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2022

News Archive

  • January

    Your 4,000 Weeks: Time Well Spent?

    Scott Allenby
    Our daily lives, and our students, are filled with commitments. Be here, do this, check in, check out, log on, log off, be on time, hustle to the next “thing”. This routine, this external cultural assessment of our productivity, teaches us to check the boxes on our to-do list, but fails to teach us to optimize our 4,000 weeks. Now, more than ever, we need to rethink our perspective on time and how we fill it. Let’s each commit to realigning how we spend this next week that we have been given. Read more HERE
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  • Mountain Classroom: Big Bend and the Rio Grande

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor's Mountain Classroom program kicked off the New Year with a trip to Big Bend National Park and canoe excursion down the Rio Grande. With high winds and cold temperatures challenging them along the way, the group continued to bond, grow, and learn from each other and the environment in which they are living. Read more HERE
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  • European Art Classroom: Welcome to Winter 2022

    European Art Classroom
    Proctor's European Art Classroom program is underway in Aix en Provence. After a year stateside in the American Southwest, this lucky group of eight students alongside program directors Jen and Dave Fleming are created their own artist colony in the south of France. Read more HERE
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  • Learning Justice, Together

    Brian Thomas
    We often look at Dr. King through the black and white photos of a bygone era in a way that detracts our own attention away from what we might do to understand these larger issues and lead us to action. Read more HERE.
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  • Preparing Our Hearts and Minds for MLK, Jr. Day 2022

    Jen Baker
    Every day you walk on this campus, it is our hope that you work to create a just and caring community for all members. It is my sincere hope that you take time this weekend to think about your contributions to our community, to the greater community, and what impact you hope to have when you leave this space. Read more reflections HERE
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  • Proctor en Segovia: A New Year, the Same Warm Welcome

    Proctor en Segovia
    Apart from safety-related shifts due to the ongoing pandemic, the core of this off-campus program remains unchanged. Just as they have since the 1970s, host families welcomed a new group of Proctor students to their city and into their homes, providing them with invaluable linguistic and cultural immersion (and life) experiences. Read more HERE
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  • Assembly and the Power of Community

    Scott Allenby
    If the main objective of assembly is to nurture the relationships that build community, the time leading into assembly is as important as assembly itself. The walk up the hill from Maxwell Savage is not just a great photo opportunity, but a time for us to connect with each in a meaningful way. Read more HERE.
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  • The Journey: Unobserved and Deeply Private

    Brian Thomas
    When I think of the work that we adults do every day, I see the hidden genius parts of it. If you look closely, you will come to understand as I have that other people notice as well, AND we all have different ways of seeing. Seeing, when it is expressed, is called valuing. Read more HERE
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  • Ocean Classroom: Launching Winter 2022 with the MET School

    Ocean Classroom
    Proctor's winter 2022 Ocean Classroom program, aboard the Harvey Gamage in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine, launched today from Charleston, South Carolina. The nine-week journey will finish on March 8, 2022 in Mobile, Alabama as students from both Proctor and the MET High School and Big Picture Learning, both of Providence, RI, explore the historic roots of these two southern ports, and the open waters in between. Read more HERE
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  • Proctor Arts: Welcomes the Work of Jozimar Matimano

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy is thrilled to welcome the work of artist Jozimar Matimano to our exhibit space in the Lovejoy Library from January 5 through the end of May, 2022. A fine art painter originally from the East Democratic Republic of Congo, Jozi’s work skillfully ranges between joyful, intimate moments and political, economic and identity challenges of daily living. Read more HERE.
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  • Attitude is Everything, Perspective Matters

    Scott Allenby
    Our hope as we relaunch Proctor into the rest of the Winter Term is that we keep our attitude and perspective in alignment. We have access to a remarkable educational experience, sometimes we just need to remember how special it is to be together. Preserving the magic that is Proctor requires temporary sacrifices to ensure we are safe, healthy, and thriving as a community. Read more HERE
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