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2019

News Archive

  • May

    Academic Lens: Best of Us

    Scott Allenby
    We never want to become a school where isolated pockets of academic novelty trump the whole of the work done in our classrooms. We simply want to be who we are, to be who we have always been, long before buzzwords like innovation, maker-spaces, and collaboration saturated our lexicon. We want to be a school where these buzzwords happen naturally through the work we do with our students. Read more about Innovation Night 2019 here.
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  • 2019 Spring Athletic Award Recipients

    Scott Allenby
    The spring athletic season in Northern New England is not for the faint of heart. It snowed on May 14th this year, and rained nearly every day throughout the months of April and May. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the lessons our athletes learned on the playing fields this spring undoubtedly will last a lifetime, as will the relationships built within teams. Read more about spring athletics award recipients HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: Portugal and Farewell

    European Art Classroom
    As we finished our last week in Vauvenargues and Aix we are starting to realize that the term is coming to an end. A scary thought appeared in our minds and reality slapped us in the face: Even though we as a group are still going to talk, we are not going to see each other everyday. Read the group's full blog post HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: The Soul Corner of The Norris Family Theater

    Mike Henriques
    The Norris Theater with its paneling, the wooden beams that hold up the grid, the scene shop. It’s one of those spaces that invites lingering. It’s calming and energizing. It’s a place of music, of singing, of acting and set magic, of students making birthday announcements and game recaps. It’s a place of laughter and sometimes somber talks. It’s one of those places that makes Proctor…well, Proctor. Read more HERE.
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  • Proctor Presents: Once On This Island

    Neal Shivakumar '19
    As the year winds down, things are just heating up in Proctor’s Drama department. Opening night of the spring musical is fast approaching (Friday at 7:00 PM is the first show), and the hard work that students and faculty have put into this show will finally be on display. Read a complete preview of the show HERE.
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  • Academic Lens: A New Approach to World Languages

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s World Language Department continues to pioneer a rethinking of the traditional approach to assessing and evaluating student development used by most high schools. Read the full article on this exciting evolution HERE.
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  • Mountain Classroom: A Day in the Life

    Mountain Classroom
    Proctor's Spring 2019 Mountain Classroom group is nearing the end of their nine-week road trip across America, and share a window into the daily operations and roles that allow the group to function on the road. Read Maura's '20 description of a day in the life of Mountain Classroom and Bella's '20 Top 10 gear necessities for future Mountain students HERE.
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  • Academic Lens: Senior Projects 2019

    Neal Shivakumar '19
    For the final three and a half weeks of the school year, many of our seniors take part in Senior Project. Check out an in depth look at some of their adventures from from around the globe HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Keeping Sportsmanship Alive

    Mike Henriques
    How do we renew our faith? Being up at the courts on Wednesday was a reminder, just as Trey Mancini's tip of the cap to JBJ was a reminder: games are still being played at a higher level of sportsmanship and skill. We need more of that, not less. When you see sportsmanship, it doesn't just restore faith in the game, it restores faith in fundamental decency. Read Mke's full blog post HERE.
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  • Proctor in Costa Rica: Soaking in the Cloud Forest

    Proctor in Costa Rica
    Proctor in Costa Rica affords sophomores the opportunity to study abroad in one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Read more about this spring's group of Proctor students living with host families and learning at The Cloud Forest School in Monteverde, Costa Rica HERE.
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  • Remove the Disconnect: Earth Day 2019

    Scott Allenby
    We have never been more connected to each other (digitally), yet we have never been more disconnected from the world around us. Whether it is the food we consume, the natural world, the fuel we consume, or the waste stream we leave behind, it has become far too easy to glaze over the externalities we create as someone else’s problem. Read more reflections from Earth Day 2019 HERE.
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  • Proctor en Segovia: Memories Like These

    Proctor en Segovia
    Let beautiful student writing and photography transport you to Spain’s Catalonia region. This post also contains several photos from our family weekend that included a visit from a surprise visitor! Read the rest of this week's blog post HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: Belgium and a Visitor

    European Art Classroom
    As mid-term quietly passes, we had a special  guest coming from Proctor-- Jill! As Dave jokes “New Hampshire people always bring New Hampshire weather with them…” Jill arrived on a cloudy day in Provence. Read more from European Art Classroom's past week HERE.
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  • Nurturing Our Soul: Honesty

    Scott Allenby
    We have a choice as an independent school:
    1. Create a facade that we are a perfect school community in order to attract prospective families and hope they don’t see our flaws too soon. OR 
    2. Present openly the challenges that accompany educating 370 adolescents in a boarding school setting within an incredibly competitive boarding school market.
    Daily, we choose the latter. Read more thoughts on the importance of nurturing the soul of our community through honesty HERE
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  • Mike's Notes: Bits and Pieces

    Mike Henriques
    The trick is to not go backwards, to push the change forward, and this week a 14 page article in National Geographic pushed me in a good way. It’s not just about picking up trash, it’s about generating less. The bits and pieces add up. Read more from this week's Mike's Notes HERE.
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  • April

    Academic Lens: Who We Could Become

    Scott Allenby
    Society's obsession with categorizing us encourages others to place us in a box, a binary statement of being this or that, crippling the fluid development of our own identity. Our mission is help students move beyond who they believe they are, and to begin to visioning who they could become. Read more HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: Whitewater Slalom Team Spotlight

    Mikel Timm '19
    Proctor is not your average high school, and whitewater slalom kayaking is not your average afternoon activity. Read this week's team spotlight on one of Proctor's most underappreciated sports HERE.
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  • Proctor en Segovia: Spain is Different

    Proctor en Segovia
    Proctor en Segovia checks in after an amazing three weeks of living and learning abroad. Now midway through their trimester in Spain, this group is realizing just how different this program is. Read the rest of the group's blog HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Baseball, Extra Help, and Hustle

    Mike Henriques
    On a Thursday night when the game was knotted up and students went off to extra help, I thought to myself, “Good. Good for them. They are working hard, maybe unlocking passions, and certainly prioritizing in a way we celebrate at Proctor." Me, I stayed for the end of the game. Read the rest of Mike's blog HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: Varsity Baseball 2019 Spotlight

    Mikel Timm '19
    "From our oldest to our youngest players we are all like family. We have two captains on our team, but there are so many guys who step up and hold big roles on the team even though they may not have the title of captain. We trust each other both off and on the field, and that is key to our success." Read more about the varsity baseball team in this week's spotlight HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: USSA/FIS Season in Review

    Scott Allenby
    Known as the school on skis throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Proctor’s commitment to snow sports has never been more prominent than it is today. Across all on-snow programs, the quality of coaching, access to a privately owned and operated training/race venue, and flexibility of support within Proctor’s academic curriculum has opened doors to experiences past generations of Proctor students could only dream of having at their fingertips. Read a season update from Proctor's USSA/FIS ski team HERE.
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  • Mountain Classroom: Great Sand Dunes and Moab 2019

    Mountain Classroom
    Proctor's Mountain Classroom program continues to wind their way through the American southwest with recent stops in Moab, Utah and Great Sand Dunes National Park. Read reflections from Audrey '19 and Bella '20 in this week's Mountain Classroom blog HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Finding the Sweet Spot

    Mike Henriques
    It’s a good time of year to re-read the Robert Frost poem Two Tramps In Mud Time. You know the one. The narrator splitting wood in his yard, the blocks of straight grained beech falling “spinterless as a cloven rock.” You know the poem. It speaks of April in northern New England and is a good reminder this time of year. Read the rest of Mike's Notes HERE.
     
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity Softball

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s Varsity Softball team has battled cold temperatures, persistent snow, and plenty of rain this spring, but are finally in action. After graduating two seniors off of last year's Lakes Region Championship team, the remaining pieces are back and a some new talent has made this squad an immediate contender for a repeat title. Read the full team spotlight HERE.
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  • Spring Family Weekend 2019: Ultimate Guid

    Scott Allenby
    The first half of the Spring Term has flown by, and we are thrilled to welcome families to campus this weekend to discuss student growth, share future direction for Proctor Academy, and celebrate the hard work that has gone into the school year thus far. Get all your details HERE
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  • Proctor Alumni: Meredith (Donaldson) Amen

    Scott Allenby
    We love seeing the varying paths our alumni choose as they navigate life at Proctor. Check out Meredith (Donaldson) Amenkhienan's '02 journey to being a female entrepreneur and owner of her own boutique lingerie shop in Boston HERE
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  • European Art Classroom: Vienna in Spring

    European Art Classroom
    Chloe '20 shares this week's European Art Classroom blog after the group's journey to Vienna, Austria over the past week. Enjoy photos, reflections, and some short video clips of Proctor's off-campus programs in action HERE.
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  • Mountain Classroom: Tight Spaces in Capitol Reef

    Mountain Classroom
    Asher '19 writes from Capitol Reef National Park as his Mountain Classroom group navigated tight spaces canyoneering and climbing through one of southern Utah's most beautiful parks. Check out Mountain Classroom's most recent blog post HERE
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  • 35,000 Opportunities to Make a Difference

    Scott Allenby
    Someone left small, anonymous notes of appreciation across campus today. No more than a sentence or two, these notes left an oversized impact on our community. Thank you to whomever chose to use one of his/her 35,000 decisions to embark on this project and fundamentally change hundreds of people’s days. Read more thoughts on the daily decisions we make and how we need to support our students HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Lacrosse 2019

    Mikel Timm '19
    Sports Information intern, Mikel Timm ‘19, is hard at work this spring researching, interviewing, and writing Team Spotlights for our website. Check out this week's Team Spotlight on the girls' varsity lacrosse team HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: Getting Comfortable

    European Art Classroom
    Proctor's European Art Classroom has gotten comfortable living and learning Aix-en-Provence. Read Ingrid's '20 most recent blog post from across the pond HERE
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  • Mountain Classroom: Escalante 2019

    Mountain Classroom
    Proctor Academy's Mountain Classroom program continues to wind its way east as the spring term unfolds with a recent backpacking adventure near Escalante, Utah. Read more from the student group HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Boys' Varsity Lacrosse

    Mikel Timm '19
    Sports Information intern Mikel Timm '19 shares this spring's first team spotlight featuring the boys' varsity lacrosse team, their new coach, and their goals for the season ahead. Read the full spotlight HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: The Appeals Process and Ownership

    Mike Henriques
    It’s hard to know exactly when second chances should end. Compassion matters, but so, too, do boundaries. Our community, any community, cannot survive without them, and this dance of the appeals will always be delicate, imperfect, and essential. Read this week's Mike's Notes HERE.
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  • The Power of Real: Chasing Imperfection

    Scott Allenby
    How can we best show visiting families the power of a Proctor education during Revisit Days? Our approach: show visiting families the real Proctor. The perfect school does not exist, so stop trying to be one. Be yourself. Read more thoughts HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: Welcome Spring 2019

    European Art Classroom
    Proctor's European Art Classroom program is off and running again this spring as eight students and two faculty members strive to create an art colony in Aix-en-Provence, studying art history and European culture, the French language, and traveling throughout Europe. Sound like high school to you? It is for this group. Read more HERE.
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  • Proctor en Segovia: We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

    Proctor en Segovia
    Proctor en Segovia shares their first blog post of the Spring Term. Check out reflections from Johnny '20 and Will '19, beautiful photography and a quick video of their time abroad thus far. Read more HERE.
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  • March

    Mike's Notes: Shutting Down Winter and Honoring Garry

    Mike Henriques
    There are many people who make the Proctor engine churn. Mac, Steele, Adam and so many others on our staff make the gears turn, but Garry George, when he slips into the cab of the Cat at 3:00 a.m. or hauls the snow making hoses across the hill at midnight, he sets the tone. So as the winter season shuts down across the valley and those white ribbons of snow finally melt away, the one thing that remains a constant is our collective gratitude for the work of Garry George. Read more HERE
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  • Proctor Admissions: A Message for Our Parents

    Scott Allenby
    Our unabashed goal is to present the best of Proctor, and at the same time we have the deepest desire for each visiting family to experience the authentic Proctor. This blog is for those visiting parents. It is a message as their family makes the very, very difficult decision about where they want to spend their high school years. Read our message HERE.
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  • Mountain Classroom: Cling to Your Inner Child

    Mountain Classroom
    Mountain Classroom Spring 2019 is off and climbing in Red Rocks, Nevada. Emily '19 shares a moving reflection on her pursuit of her inner child and the role Mountain Classroom has already played this spring in a much needed rebirth in her own spirit. This is the power of Mountain Classroom. Read their post HERE
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  • Academic Lens: New Term, Same Mission

    Scott Allenby
    Mother Nature probably has one more snow storm in her, but our sights are firmly set on spring. As we prepare to turn the calendar to April, we are reminded of the rebirth that takes place this time of year and the opportunity for a fresh start for each of our students. Read more thoughts HERE.
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  • Project Period 2019: The Value of Immersion

    Scott Allenby
    We are in the midst of Project Period, our five day immersion learning program that kicks off each Spring Term. So why do we allocate 10% of our spring to this program? Read our "why" in THIS blog post.
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  • Women's History Month: Jennifer Fletcher P'18, '21, '21

    Kelly Griffin-Brown
    Throughout the month of March, we will profile different female faculty and staff members in celebration of Women's History month. Thank you to faculty member Kelly Griffin-Brown for spearheading this project. Read this week's profile on Jennifer Fletcher P'18, '21, '21 HERE.
     
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  • Preparing for Revisit Days: Dare to be Different

    Scott Allenby
    Dozens of families have already submitted their contracts for next year; Proctor was their #1 choice and the fit between their son or daughter and our school was perfect. For the vast majority of our accepted students, the decision is not that easy. So how does Proctor stand out from the crowd? How do we ensure prospective families fully appreciate and understand the depth of the Proctor experience when weighing their options? Read our thoughts on Revisit Days HERE.
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  • Proctor en Segovia: Hasta luego, not adiós

    Proctor en Segovia
    Right now I am walking on a long empty road, forty minutes of solitude, just walking by the sea. I have not seen a single soul in this entire time except a black cat that has crossed my path. Read more final reflections from Winter 2019 Proctor en Segovia HERE.
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  • Winter Athletic Award Recipients

    Scott Allenby
    After three months of games, races, and competitions, a few individuals stood out for their contributions to their teams. Check out a full list of this winter's athletic award recipients HERE
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  • Admissions Decisions 2019: You ARE Ready!

    Scott Allenby
    Within this world of insatiable, ever present content, we forget the feeling of excitement and anticipation that accompanies awaiting. Delayed gratification is a good thing! For the roughly 175 students who have been admitted, the waiting is over! Read more HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: Spring Training Trips

    Scott Allenby
    As most of students enjoy Spring Break, more than 100 students and coaches are taking advantage of this break in academic schedule for training trips and competition. USSA/FIS skiers will continue to train and compete through the end of the month, while our freeride skiers and snowboarders are currently training in Big Sky Montana, and our a group of Nordic skiers are training in Norway, while four of our spring sports teams have headed to warmer weather for a preseason training trip as well. Check out a preview of each of the trips HERE!
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  • Teamwork: Appreciating the Intangibles

    Scott Allenby
    We all deserve to experience what it is like to be a part of a great team at some point in our lives. Great teams know themselves. They understand who they are. They know their strengths, their weaknesses, and individuals understand the importance of individual roles within the group. Read more about how we seek to appreciate the intangibles of team at Proctor HERE
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  • February

    Mike's Notes: A Future Gateway to the Proctor Woodlands

    Mike Henriques
    We have carried a different community energy this year, an energy that is still positive, still Proctor, but different. We carry the loss of Dave Pilla from the summer. We miss his cheer, his laughter, his grace, and his generosity. The Woodlands Office has been quieter this year, the woodstove cold for much of the winter. Next door, the Wilson Building sits empty and unused; it carries a heavy energy. We haven’t wanted to remove the building too quickly, partly because of all those positive memories, but enough time has passed. Read more HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: Spring Sports Apparel

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s spring athletic season is just around the corner! As we anxiously anticipate the snow melting off our fields, spring athletes should get ready for the season ahead by visiting Proctor’s sport-specific online apparel store. Click the link below for your sport, and be sure to place your orders before March 4, 2019. Question? Reach out to Director of Athletics Gregor Makechnie ‘90 via email.
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  • Mountain Classroom: Joshua Tree and the ISGE

    Mountain Classroom
    Proctor's Mountain Classroom group shares a final blog of the Winter Term as Timmy '20 reflects on their student planned and led expedition to Joshua Tree National Park. Read Timmy's reflections in their final blog post HERE
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  • 2019 NEPSAC Tournament Preview

    Scott Allenby
    In high school athletics, the most talented team does not always win, but the most cohesive, balanced, and disciplined often does. Proctor’s girls’ basketball team (#1 seed in Class C) and boys’ hockey team (#2 seed in Small School Division) check both boxes as their talent and team chemistry have been core to their success all winter. Read more about their first round NEPSAC tournament match-ups HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: Art Snippets

    European Art Classroom
    As we spent our last week in Aix-en-Provence and our beautiful cozy house in Vauvenargues, we enjoyed the sunshine, the picnics, the broken dryer, the excursions, and the art that we are proud to have created. Read more HERE
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  • Proctor en Segovia: Under the Sevilla Sun

    Proctor en Segovia
    "Although I arrived a day late and missed an exciting day in the Roman ruins of Itálica on Saturday, I can say without doubt that the weekend excursion to Sevilla was my favorite thing that we have done in Spain so far." Read the rest of the group's blog post HERE.
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  • Proctor Alumni: Daniel Loehr '09

    Scott Allenby
    We believe deeply that schools like Proctor should exist, that the relationships we develop and the work we do with our students lays a foundation for future impact, just as Daniel’s work at the Equal Justice Initiative represents. Read the full profile on Daniel '09 HERE.
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  • Proctor Arts: Winter Play 2019

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy's theater department will show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Wilkins Meeting House. Check out a preview of the winter play HERE and be sure to reserve your tickets. 
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  • Hailey's '19 Wisdom: Dandelions

    Hailey Lapointe '19
    Hailey '19, a two year senior from Rosebud, South Dakota, shared a powerful speech on her life, her people, and the work she feels called to do as a young Lakota woman. Read Hailey's profound words HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: Tour de Espana

    European Art Classroom
    Proctor's European Art Classroom program toured Spain and met up with Proctor en Segovia over the past week. Check out their most recent blog post of their study abroad adventures HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: Girls' Basketball Spotlight

    Ben Beinner '21 and Scott Allenby
    Proctor's girls' varsity basketball team enters the final week of the regular season with a remarkable 18-5 record and their eyes set on both a Lakes Region title and a run at a NEPSAC title. Read this week's full team spotlight HERE.
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  • Proctor en Segovia: Tarde de Fútbol and Visitors from Across the Pyrenees

    Proctor en Segovia
    Proctor en Segovia has had an incredibly busy week traveling, studying, and meeting up with Proctor's European Art Classroom program. Read the group's full blog post, including amazing photography and student writing, HERE.
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  • Proctor in Costa Rica: Home Stays 2019

    Costa Rica
    At the core of the study abroad experience in Costa Rica is the home stay where our students are immersed in the Spanish language and develop relationships that last a lifetime. Read more about the power of the home stay experience HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: In the Zone

    European Art Classroom
    This week has been anything but short of entertaining. We started off with a sleep-in on Monday morning in attempts to rejuvenate our minds after a late night watching the Super Bowl until 4am our time. However, once we all did manage to crawl out of bed, we were greeted by freshly cooked pancakes courtesy of our pancake master, Annie. Read the group's full blog HERE.
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  • Proctor Announces $3M Gift to Build New Outdoor Center

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy is excited to announce the planned construction of a new Outdoor Center on the west end of campus after an anonymous gift of $3,000,000 catalyzed the project. Long committed to outdoor sports, the construction of the Proctor Outdoor Center reaffirms our institutional belief in the benefits of year-round outdoor activities. Read more about this exciting news HERE.
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  • A Weekend of Celebrations: Ski Area, Ribbon Cutting, and Trustees

    Scott Allenby
    On one of the busiest weekends of the winter, our Board of Trustees met to discuss the 2019-2020 budget, tuition rates, and the greater landscape of independent school market place, celebrated the opening of Phase 3 of the Farrell Field House renovation, hosted six home games, and capped the night with the 12th Annual Proctor Ski Area Celebration. Read more HERE.
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  • Mountain Classroom: Solos and Superstition Wildnerness

    Mountain Classroom
    After four day solos in the Arizona desert, the group planned and executed a week long backpacking trip through the Superstition Wilderness, Proctor Academy's Mountain Classroom program enters the final two weeks of their term-long expedition throughout the American Southwest. Check out reflections from Vienna '20 and Jane '20 in this week's Mountain Classroom blog HERE!
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  • Mike's Notes: Soul Grit

    Mike Henriques
    I love these weeks in February. They are the New England character test weeks. They are the weeks that set out ice traps, puddle traps, chill traps, mood traps. They just make you have to find a different inner grit, a different kind of soul traction. Read Mike's Notes HERE
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  • Academic Lens: Scaffolding the Proctor Experience

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor does not simply offer an academic support program, it immerses your child in an academic support CULTURE. Read more about Proctor's Learning Skills culture and the scaffolding of the Proctor experience HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Varsity Hockey

    Ben Beinner '21
    Proctor's girls' varsity hockey team has begun to turn a corner with great results versus Lakes Region foes Kimball Union Academy and Brewster Academy this week. Check out this week's team spotlight HERE.
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  • A Quiet Threat to Community: Individualism

    Scott Allenby
    We want to graduate individuals who understand their individualism is only made possible through their relationship with others, their relationship to our community, and to the world around them. Read more HERE.
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  • European Art Classroom: Family Weekend 2019

    European Art Classroom
    In a week where the south of France saw many more rainy days then it usually does, our European Art Classroom crew continued to make the most out of every day.  Our Mondays and Thursdays here in Aix-En-Provence, are our only days where we truly have a set schedule. We begin the day with French class, followed by a well informed art history class by Dave. Read more HERE
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  • Mountain Classroom: Conchise Stronghold 2019

    Mountain Classroom
    "Staring up the face of a cliff, the only thought in my head is, "How am I going to climb this thing?" It’s 50 feet tall and practically flat. What little hand holds there are can only be held by the tips of my fingers and foot holds require my feet to be 90 degrees to the side to even have a chance to stand." Read more from Marshall '19 and the Mountain Classroom group in their most recent blog HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: The Polarization of Awareness

    Mike Henriques
    These are tricky times to navigate. As much as progress moves us forward to more inclusion and more awareness, there also appears to be greater polarization. Fissures seem to be opening at a greater rate. In a paradoxical way we seem to be experiencing both greater awareness and greater distance. Read the rest of this week's Mike's Notes HERE.
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  • January

    Alumni in Athletics: The Holy Cross Connetion

    Scott Allenby
    Roughly 20% of each graduating class has continued their athletic career at the NCAA Division 1, 2, 3 or club level. Occasionally, Proctor teammates have the opportunity to be collegiate teammates, but rarely do we see a confluence of Proctor athletic talent at the same institution like we have at College of the Holy Cross this year with seven former Hornets playing Division 1 varsity sports for the Crusaders this year. Read more HERE!
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  • Conservation Ecology: Connecting Students to Nature

    Scott Allenby
    Perhaps the most powerful lesson courses like Conservation Ecology teach us is that we are part of a greater whole, something larger than ourselves. In a society driven by a focus on the individual, we must actively work to understand and accept our responsibility to work for the greater good of those around us, our environment. Read more HERE.
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  • Proctor en Segovia: The Adventure Begins

    Proctor en Segovia
    The first weeks of Proctor en Segovia are in the books! Getting adjusted to the Spanish way of life has been thrilling. Segovia’s culture is so rich, and it seems every step I take, I learn something new about this historic city. From creative writing with a croissant in Café Colonial to Spanish class on the streets of Segovia, it's hard to imagine ever having to go back to regular high school class. Read more HERE!
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  • European Art Classroom: Paris 2019

    European Art Classroom
    Proctor Academy's European Art Classroom spent the past week exploring a snowy Paris. Ride along on their adventure in this week's blog post. Read more HERE!
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  • Recommitting to the WHY of Education

    Scott Allenby
    Why have we dedicated our life to education? Why have we chosen Proctor as the fertile ground into which we will sow our seeds of hope for the next generation? Read our WHY in today's Academic Lens POST.
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  • Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Scott Allenby
    While most public schools have the day off to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Proctor chooses to suspend regular classes in order to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King as a community through special programming. The production of Sweat by our drama department added a depth to the conversations on campus we have not experienced before. Enjoy THIS recap of the day.  
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  • European Art Classroom: In the Groove

    European Art Classroom
    European Art Classroom is in the groove after their first three weeks abroad. Check out their most recent blog post from Aix-en-Provence as they settle into a routine and prepare for their first major excursion to Paris! read more HERE.
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  • Mountain Classroom: Border Perspectives

    Mountain Classroom
    Lulu '19 and Sean '20 share remarkable insights into their experience at the border, offering each of us a human window into what has become a largely dehumanized struggle in our Nation. Check out this week's Mountain Classroom blog post HERE.
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  • Academic Lens: Hays Speaking Prize 2019

    Scott Allenby
    Thursday evening provided the Proctor community an opportunity to hear seven sophomores share speeches during the 20th annual Hay's Speaking Contest. The Winter Term affords all sophomore English classes the opportunity to embark on a speech writing process that explores personal journeys, influential moments, or social commentary using research for support. Read more HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Affinity Spaces

    Mike Henriques
    Head of School Mike Henriques shares thoughts on affinity spaces, those places where those who share a common cultural or ethnic background can gather, rejuvenate, and simply be without being the “other.” These are important spaces, especially at independent schools. Read this week's Mike's Notes HERE
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  • Proctor in Costa Rica: Mid-Term Update

    Proctor in Costa Rica
    Proctor in Costa Rica provides a unique opportunity for tenth graders to study abroad with host families, continue in their regular sophomore year courses at the Cloud Forest School, and earn an entire year's worth of Spanish credit. Learn more about this winter's Proctor in Costa Rica program and their mid-term update HERE.
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  • The Art of Listening

    Scott Allenby
    The foundation of any community rests in an appreciation and understanding of each other. Conversely, we undermine the communities in which we live the moment we allow our own limited experiences to inform our understanding of others. We must actively listen to each other's stories as we work to shape our own narrative. Read more HERE
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  • European Art Classroom: Winter 2019 Bienvenue!

    European Art Classroom
    European Art Classroom has landed in Aix-en-Provence and has settled into their live in France; studying art, getting to know the lay of the land, hiking, picnicking, and enjoying life on the road. Read more about their first week abroad HERE
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  • Mountain Classroom: Big Bend 2019

    Mountain Classroom
    Proctor Academy's Mountain Classroom winter 2019 reunited in Texas after the winter holiday break. Kicking off the New Year, this intrepid group of ten students and two faculty instructors set out on a six-day river trip on the Rio Grand through Big Bend National Park. Read Charlotte's '19 account of their adventure below. Read Mountain's full blog post HERE
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  • Proctor Athletics: Varsity Basketball Team Spotlight

    Ben Beinner '21
    Sports Information intern Ben Beinner '21 interviewed captains of the boys' varsity basketball team after week of three hard fought losses. Read this week's team spotlight HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Off-Campus Reunions

    Mike Henriques
    Those who feel the distant pulse of the off campus programs with the greatest poignancy are likely those who were off campus in the fall. They have left pitching decks and strolls across the plaza in Segovia for the icy, huddled, hunching runs across campus. That bond they felt, those adventures they were living, where did they go? Read this week's Mike's Notes HERE
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  • Under Construction: The Adolescent Brain

    Scott Allenby
    The beauty of the life we have the privilege of living lies in the never-ending problems available for us to troubleshoot. We must develop a resiliency in our community that leans into the interminable complications of life rather than running from them. We must teach our students the skills they need to navigate life, while reminding them it is ok to be under construction, for it is through this construction we become better versions of ourselves as both individuals and a community. Read more thoughts HERE.
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  • Cycles of Life: The Proctor Pond

    Scott Allenby
    Life at an academic institution synchronizes you to nature’s cycles that create inseparable associations: fall foliage/Fall Family Weekend, first snow/Holderness Weekend, Thanksgiving Break/snow guns blowing at the Proctor Ski Area, frigid cold of January/pond hockey. This winter, a disruption to this cycle occurred when Proctor made the decision to dredge the Proctor Pond in order to restore the aquatic ecosystem at the center of campus. Read more HERE
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  • Mike's Notes: The Question of Football

    Mike Henriques
    Rumors on campus swirled, snippets of gossip coalesced into definitive opinions about what decision the school would make around a program that has seen regional numbers decline, our own numbers half from a high-water of 50 student athletes in 2013 to the lean squad of 25 this past season, and growing concerns around health issues. I heard rumors the school was going to axe the program. That football was over. Well…not yet. Not at Proctor. Read Head of School Mike's full post HERE.
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  • Life Groups and the Heart of a Teacher

    Scott Allenby
    Sustaining and stewarding a school's culture through generations is the responsibility of each of us. Wednesday's inservice day for faculty took a non-traditional approach to professional development; one that will undoubtedly have a significant impact on student learning. Read more thoughts HERE.
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  • Proctor Recognized as High Performance Club

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy and the Proctor Ski Area has been recognized as a High Performance Club by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. Check out a complete press release on this exciting news HERE
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Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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