February 2024

Global Studies Wine & Cheese Information Session

We invite you to join current and past host families on Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30-8pm in the Patio Music Room, to learn more about the possibility of hosting a student through Archmere’s Global Studies Program. With several international visitors eager to come to Archmere next year, we hope to drum up some interest in this life-changing program. Click the link here to register for the Wine & Cheese Info Session. Please RSVP by Monday, March 4th.
Interest Meeting for Nicaragua Trip in November

Archmere's Global Studies Program is very excited by all the opportunities it continues to offer students. By the end of Easter 2024, Archmere will have traveled to Belize, France, India, and the British Isles over 12 months. Are we going to Costa Rica over Easter break in 2026? It looks like a real possibility. But we hope that the next available trip, in 9 months, is to Nicaragua in November 2024. We need students to join forces with Wilmington's Neighbors to Nicaragua program to tutor young students in Spanish, engage in some exploration of the region, and maybe perform some local service. Who wants to climb a volcano and so some ziplining?

Thursday, March 14, is a tag day to support Neighbors to Nicaragua, and on that same day, Chuck Selvaggio, the founder of the organization, will visit Archmere during the Work Period to talk about his work and a trip to the barrio, Nueva Esperanza, where his school is located. Students who would like to attend this informational meeting should sign up here and click the RSVP NOW button. Mr. Dougherty, Global Studies Coordinator, will announce the location of the meeting the week of March 11 based on the number of registered attendees. This trip would count toward the Global Studies Diploma.

Jace Walker '25 Selected to Co-Host National Webinar for Art

Junior Jace Walker was selected as a student co-host for a national webinar sponsored by the National Art Education Association on February 22nd. Jace was selected by NAHS Sponsor Stephanie SIlverman '00 to represent Archmere Academy's National Art Honor Society Chapter to lead the conversation for the nationally-aired broadcast, featuring a Q&A with 9B Collective, a Concept Art Design Studio whose client list includes Marvel, HBO, Pixar, Netflix, and Nickelodeon. The webcast was recorded and will be made available to the entire National Art Education Association and NAHS Sponsors at arteducators.org.

2024 Summer Driver Education Program at Ursuline Academy and Charter School of Wilmington 

Ursuline Academy and the Charter School of Wilmington are offering Driver's Education programs this summer that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction along with the 14 hours of in-the-car driving instruction and observation. 
Ursuline Academy will hold 2 classes this summer: 
  • June 10-13 8am-2pm 
  • July 8-11 8am-2pm
*Cost is $648. Driving will be scheduled according to availability. Please contact Chanteea.Harmon@sussexvt.k12.de.us or call 302-853-1448.
Charter School of Wilmington

Charter's dates and times are not yet available. Contact Jason Casper at jcasper@charterschool.org. There are 4-5 different weeks of class.
For questions or additional information, please contact Archmere teacher Mr. Mike Walsh at: mwalsh@archmereacademy.com.

Cultural Perspectives Guest Speaker Series

Cultural Perspective students are asked to familiarize themselves with international English-speaking news, to research other cultures, participate in class discussions, work in groups and share their findings. The objective of the Cultural Perspectives course is to give students an understanding of the nature and significance of culture, and to heighten awareness of their own culture.

The Cultural Perspectives class, taught by Ms. Therese Horning, hosted a guest speaker series this month. Guest speakers visited the classroom to share the cultures of different countries. Topics discussed revolved around Traditions and Holidays, Foods, History, Education and Work, Family Time and Sports. 

Guest speakers included:
  • Madame Thiel shared about her time spent living in France
  • Former Archmere German teacher, Sabine Wagner, shared about her German and Indian roots 
  • Exchange student Nina Rešteiová shared about life in her country Slovakia
  • Archmere Spanish teacher, Carmen Trainer, shared the culture of her home country of Mexico

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.