News

2021

  • November

    November 2021

    Ms. Lauren Walton Leads Faculty/Staff Book Club on Neuroteach; Attends Boston Conference 

    Archmere Learning Specialist Ms. Lauren Walton is currently running a Faculty/Staff Book Club on Neuroteach, and recently attended the Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. The conference was titled "Calming Anxious Brains", and focused on teaching and treating students with anxiety, trauma, depression, and academic learning loss. Learning & the Brain connects educators to the latest research in the science of learning and its potential application to education. Ms. Walton has extensive experience in the mind, brain and education, and has been an invaluable addition to the the Archmere community this year.
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  • October

    October 2021

    Art Advisory Group Learns About Modern Art Movements

    On the September 29 Green Day, the Art Advisory group met and painted pumpkins inspired by different modern art movements. National Art Honor Society officers Jocelyn Zavala Garcia '22 (President), Bella Reeves '22 (Treasurer), and Helen Qi '23 (Vice President) each presented a slideshow to the group, providing an overview of key modern art movements and styles. The advisory group then painted pumpkins inspired by their artist/art movement of choice. The pumpkins were displayed in the Manor for the Archmere Open House.

    To view the presentations and the final pumpkins, click here. 
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  • September

    AP Art at the Delaware Art Museum

    September 2021

    Students and Alumni Sing At Ordination

    On July 13, 2021, Monsignor William Edward Koenig was ordained as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington.  This was the first Episcopal Ordination to take place in the diocese in 100 years.
     
    There was a large Archmere presence in the music ministry for the historic event. Mr. David Ifkovits, Archmere’s Choral Director and Music Department Chair conducted the choir and orchestra. Choir members included alumni Jamie Wohlhagen, Annalise Tonn, Katie Yakovenko, Eric Longo, Ryan Ifkovits as well as past parent William Hassink and current senior Rob Smith. The installation was aired nationally on EWTN and can also be seen on YouTube.
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  • May

    May 2021

    Archmere Students Receive Science Awards

    Each year, Archmere nominates three students who have excelled in science to participate in an interview program with the Delaware Valley Science Council. One of the Archmere participants was selected as a finalist. Congratulations to Nick Zhu '22 for being selected as that finalist.
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  • April

    April 2021

    Amanda Treston to Compete at National Catholic Forensic League Tournament

    Junior Amanda Treston will be representing Archmere at the National Catholic Forensic League national tournament, being held online over Memorial Day Weekend. Amanda earned this honor by taking first place at the Delaware Speech and Debate Association's state competition on April 17 in the category of Oral Interpretation, where students present both poetry and prose selections.

    We wish Amanda the best of luck!
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  • March

    March 2021

    2021 Summer Driver Education Program at Ursuline Academy 

    Ursuline Academy is offering a Driver's Education program this summer that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction along with the 14 hours of in-the-car driving instruction and observation. To register and reserve a spot, contact Chanteea Harmon at 302-853-1448 or email her at chanteea.harmon@sussexvt.k12.de.us. Also, there is a summer program in Newark at Aspira Academy. The contact person is Jason Casper who can be reached at jasonpcasper@gmail.com. For questions or additional information, contact Mike Walsh at: mwalsh@archmereacademy.com.
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  • February

    February 2021

    Archmere Ranks 4th in the State in Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition

    The Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition took place virtually on February 19 and 20, 2021. Archmere Academy fielded both a Varsity and a JV team in a surprisingly exciting case about drone surveillance, land restoration and insurance denial of coverage. The teams competed in 4 rounds, with Varsity winning 3 rounds and ultimately coming 4th in the state, continuing a long tradition of excellence in the competition. The JV team was very competitive for a team consisting of first year team members, coming in 13th above all other JV teams and many other schools.
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  • January

    January 2021

    Stephanie Silverman Awarded Grant from National Art Education Association for Innovative Design Thinking STEAM Curriculum
     
    Art Department Chair Stephanie Silverman '00 NBCT was awarded the 2021 Dr. Martin Rayala Grant from the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) Design Issues Group (DIG) for an original curricular unit. The DIG Dr. Martin Rayala Grant Awards recognize dedicated NAEA Art and Design Educators for developing, implementing, and documenting insightful design-thinking learning challenges. Titled Juxtapositions & Biomimicry—Trans-Disciplinary Design Learning from Concept to Completion, Silverman's interdisciplinary unit incorporates both National Core Art Standards and NextGen Science Standards into design learning challenges, while leveraging new and emerging technologies.
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grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.