May 31, 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • A Note From Academy Photography!  Introducing the end of year Candid Photo Sale. For a limited time, all 4x6 Candid Photos (Luster) are $1.00. This includes images captured at games, awards ceremonies, campus events, off campus trips, etc. Sale extends to Upper School and Middle School photos. (Posed portraits and Posed Graduation Diploma photos are not included) To access the special candid photo pricing:

  • All AFJROTC uniforms, silver name tag, and rank should be returned to the AFJROTC department NLT Thursday at noon.  Any, remaining uniforms not turned in will be billed through finance.

  • Community, Many of our students and adults will be reading The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown this summer. Our Common Reader this year includes an exciting essay contest described on the attachment (Below).  In addition to over $500 in prizes, we are offering thirty-five complimentary copies of the book to students, and, happily, most of these have now been taken by eager young people.  The book is also available in our school bookstore.  Happy summer reading!  Robert Davies, English Chairman

 

Thursday, 6/1: Uniform is Activity

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast

  • Day students need to sign in no later than 8:45 am

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am: Exam 7 (Period 1 class)

  • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm     Lunch

 

Friday, 6/2: Faculty/Staff In-Service Day  

  • 10:00 am-11:30 am: General Wesley’s End of Year Wrap up in Boggs Chapel

  • 12:00 pm: End of Year Luncheon in Middle School Dining Hall

  • Afternoon Department and Middle School Meetings as scheduled by Department Chair/Principal

 

 

FACULTY NOTE: GRADES ARE DUE TO BE POST READY BY NOON ON MONDAY, 6/5.  YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE 4TH QUARTER, 2ND SEMESTER EXAM, & 2ND SEMESTER GRADING COLUMNS MARKED POST READY (READY FOR REGISTRAR).  PLEASE BE SURE TO MARK ALL 3 COLUMNS.  

 

PA Corner (Parents’ Association Information)

 

NEXT MEETING IS JUNE 4th at 1 pm in the Middle School!

 

Our next meeting is Sunday June 4th at 1pm at the middle school. Please come help sort clothes.

Seeking Clothing Sale co-chair to lead our major fundraiser! Please email Susan at sgawalt@pediatric-assoc.com.

 

We are proud to announce our officers for the following year:

 

President: Susan J. Gawalt, MD

Treasurer: Heather Grossman

Secretary: Cristina Lussier

US Representative: Susan Glascock

MS Representative: Shawn Richmond

 

Future Meetings:

July 2 after Summer School Registration for initial budget

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President

Susan J. Gawalt, MD

sgawalt@pediatric-assoc.com

Secretary

Heather Grossman

hgross021@gmail.com

Upper School Representative

Susan Glascock

ssg98@comcast.net

 

Basketball Concessions Group Volunteer Coordinator:  Lori Ponn loriponn@gmail.com

Mentoring Funds Coordinator: Susan Glascock ssg98@comcast.net

 

 

 

Randolph-Macon Academy/Common Reader            

Essay Contest 2017                

 

  • First Prize    $200

  • Second Prize $150

  • Third Prize     $100

  • Runners-up     Starbucks gift cards

 

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown is a thrilling and bestselling true story of sports, history, and character.  

 

Read the book carefully by this fall with attention to the elements of moral values and personal character that contribute to the extraordinary victories of the University of Washington crew team—all the way to the Berlin Olympics of 1936.

 

    Consider questions such as these:

    

        What are unique components of crew competition?

 

What obstacles did Joe Rantz and his crew team face?  

 

        What were the contributions of the coach and boat maker?

 

How did historical events, including the Depression and the rise of Nazism, impact the characters?

 

        What were the moral qualities that led to the team’s success?

 

Essay prompt:  Write an essay of about 750 words on the values and character that led Joe Rantz and his crew team to sports dominance.  

 

Identify specific qualities of moral character and specific examples.  The best essays will discuss the arc of the team’s progress from the beginning of the story to the end with good command of details and examples.  Include one or two brief and pertinent quotations from the book with parenthetical citation.  

 

Submit the essay online to Turnitin.com to by Monday, October 30, 2017:  

 

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