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2020

News Archive

  • May

    Jed Hinkley '99 Named Sport Director for US Nordic

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor alum Jed Hinkley '99, a former Olympian in his own right, was named Sport Director of US Nordic. Growing his responsibilities as development dirctor for US Nordic in recent years, Jed will now oversee all operations for the sports of ski jumping and Nordic combined in America. Learn more about Jed's appointment HERE
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  • Proctor Athletics: Class of 2020 Playing at the Next Level

    Scott Allenby
    Each year, roughly 20% of Proctor graduates go on to compete at the collegiate level. The Class of 2020 boasts more than 30 of its members pursuing athletics at the next level. Read more HERE.
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  • April

    Proctor Alumni: Forum on College Athletics

    Scott Allenby
    The Proctor Athletic Department is excited to sponsor two virtual panel discussions featuring Proctor alums who will share their experience participating in college athletics. Each of these sessions will provide invaluable advice and counsel to current Proctor students who aspire to participate in college athletics. Read more HERE.
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  • Radical Acceptance: Our Collective Mental Health Journey Through COVID-19

    Kara Kidder
    In dealing with dissonance we commonly rely on a skill called radical acceptance. Radical acceptance, as a therapeutic term, is not to be confused with a passive state of contentment. Rather, it is learning to come to terms with circumstances that are beyond our control; learning to proactively accept allows for an increase in the tolerance of distress. Read more HERE.
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  • From Fear to Freedom: Who Could You Become?

    Scott Allenby
    We encourage each prospective student to ask themselves “Who could you become?” They arrive with one perception of self and quickly realize their self-imposed, artificial confines of identity need not apply here. Institutionally, we are facing our own “Who could we become?” moment. What can we learn from this COVID-19 induced remote experience this spring? How can online or a hybrid learning model work at Proctor? Read more thoughts HERE
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  • March

    We Got This

    Scott Allenby
    We know this spring will feel different, but unanticipated benefits await us. New forms of connection discovered. New teaching strategies unearthed. We will come out the other side of COVID-19 as a stronger, more agile, more vibrant school that values our community more than ever before. Read more HERE.
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  • Virtual Revisit Days: Connecting to Proctor

    Scott Allenby
    We talk often to our students about their need to be flexible, agile in their approach to their learning and unexpected hurdles that may enter their lives. The rapidly changing landscape related to COVID-19 has allowed us to practice what we preach as we prepare to host Proctor's first Virtual Revisit Day experience on March 31 and April 7. Read more on Proctor's Virtual Revisit Days HERE
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  • Spring Break Training Trips

    Ben Rulli
    As we enter Spring Break, students and coaches from five different teams are taking advantage of a pause in the academic schedule for training trips and competitions. As we have communicated to parents and students, each of these trips and their planning remains fluid as we monitor the COVID-19 situation. Check out a preview of each of the trips HERE.
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  • Girls' Basketball Earns NESPAC Tournament Bid

    Ben Rulli
    Proctor girls’ varsity basketball team earning a NEPSAC Tournament bid has become an annual tradition in Andover. After winning back to back titles in 2016 and 2017, and making subsequent appearances in the NEPSAC finals and semifinals in 2018 and 2019, this year’s squad is looking to add to the rich history of the girls’ varsity basketball program. 
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  • February

    Winter Athletics Awards

    Scott Allenby
    Athletic seasons do not just happen. Athletes and coaches do not simply show up and perform on game days, but instead spend countless hours watching film, working on strength in the fitness center, and refining both tactical and technical skills during practice. Read more about winter athletic award recipients HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Pace and Flow - Coaching the Game Within the Game

    Mike Henriques
    Sometimes you have to speed the game up, sometimes you have to slow it down. That’s one of the lessons that sports can teach: an awareness of the whole, the flow, and the requisite pace for a particular moment in a contest. Read the rest of Mike's Notes HERE.
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  • Molly Mueller '20 - A Season for the Ages

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s USSA/FIS skiers compete at the highest levels around the country all winter, but due to the nature of the sport and remote competition locations, we rarely see their successes as a community. Senior Molly Mueller is putting together a season for the record books.
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity and JV Alpine Skiing

    Ben Rulli
    Proctor's jv and varsity alpine skiers had some great results at yesterday's NEPSAC Championships at Waterville Valley. Check out this week's team spotlight HERE.
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  • Stewarding Proctor in Our Own Ways

    Scott Allenby
    For each of us, our stewardship of Proctor takes different forms. We pick up trash on the walk to assembly, help clean dormitories, relentlessly sweep and vacuum sand from the entry ways of buildings, volunteer to serve food at Saturday night’s Proctor Ski Area Celebration, coach, teach, dorm parent, advisee. We each chip in in our own way, utilizing our own skill sets and our own resources. Read more thoughts from the weekend HERE
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  • January

    Proctor Hockey: Navy SEAL Hockey Foundation

    Ben Rulli
    In what has become an annual fundraising event that impacts so many, Proctor's Boys’ Varsity Hockey team will be raising funds for the Navy SEAL Hockey Foundation Program. Read more for details on this year's fund raiser.
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  • Team Spotlight: Boys' Varsity Basketball

    Scott Allenby
    Under the leadership of veteran head coach Gregor Makechnie ‘90 and first year assistant coach Ben Bartoldus ‘10, the boys’ basketball team is well on their way to reaching their team goals of helping one another maximize their potential, improve offensive and defensive execution each day, and playing the best basketball at the end of the season. Read more HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: A Commitment to the Outdoors

    Mike Henriques
    It was only a little over a year ago that this center was simply an idea parked outside of “campaign” priorities, and today, tucked into the northwest corner of the Field House Parking lot sits twelve-thousand square feet of highly functional space that aligns with the ethos of the school and puts some of our critical outdoor programs front and center.  Read more in this week's Mike's Notes HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Varsity Hockey 2020

    Ben Rulli
    Proctor Academy's girls' varsity hockey team has rebounded from a tough start to the season and is playing some of its best hockey to date. Read more in this week's team spotlight HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Proctor Nordic 2020

    Ben Rulli
    Proctor Academy's Nordic team enjoyed the earliest snow of any venue in the region at the Proctor Ski Area, and recently returned from a training trip to Quebec. Read more about this dynamic group of students in this week's Team Spotlight 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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