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As I See It - May 2018
As far as I know, the ground is still cold in Blue Hill, Maine, and yet my thoughts stray to my garden there and the garnet-colored astrantias I planted last summer and if they have wintered over. And I drift to other corners of the garden, to other favorite perennials, other beauties, and to the long summer ahead. The boys in my history class summer dream too, and as we begin to feel the first warmth of May, I am careful to steer us close to the work at hand—yesterday, it was Little Rock Central High School in 1957. These summer reveries remind me of how vacations can renew us and broaden our understanding of things and that to leave the city for quieter and more verdant places, close-by or far away, often in unfamiliar circumstances, and often in pursuit of some passion, is to make more of one’s schooling. When I asked the seventh graders about their upcoming summers last week, they had me all over the map—a Bar Mitzvah in Israel, a family reunion in Mumbai and another in Japan, a day camp in Westchester County, hockey, tennis and baseball camps, archery in Jackson Hole, and canoes in northern Maine. Raam Melvani '20 was clear about his early summer plans, "Cooking camp," he answered, "though I’m not sure which one yet." He told me his favorite dessert was a double chocolate layer cake.
Andrew Arias '92, a captain with the New York Police Department, came to the School on January 12, 2018. Mr. Arias spoke to a group of Upper School boys about his life at A-S through the present day. The article, first published in the Blue & Gold Alumni Newsletter, was written by Braden Queen '20, a member of the Upper School Newspaper elective group. Special thanks to Mr. Kersey, Mr. Keats, Ms. Sklow, and Mr. Fennelly and the boys in their elective groups.
On November 21, more than 30 alumni, current students, and faculty/staff participated in the first Alumni of Color gathering. The current students are members of BOCAS, a school affinity group for boys of color at Allen-Stevenson. The group is overseen by Jennifer Vermont-Davis, a faculty member who is also a member of the Community Life + Diversity team. The class years of the alumni and students ranged from 1976 through 2020.
Join us at Barnes & Noble to stock up on reading for the summer. Teachers, including the whole library team, will be there to provide reading recommendations. Adam Gidwitz, this year's A-S Book Week author will be signing books.
Enjoy Barnes & Noble's huge inventory of children's and adult books knowing that whatever you purchase, 20% of what you spend will benefit the Allen-Stevenson library.
All members of the Class of 2015 and their families are invited back to the School to celebrate their achievements since graduating from Allen-Stevenson. The evening will feature the opportunity to reconnect with faculty, and the chance to catch up with friends and classmates.
Legacy Admissions - Kindergarten Applicants for 2019-20 School Year
Admissions will be meeting with current Allen-Stevenson parents and alumni this May who have children ready for Kindergarten 2019-2020. Please contact the Admissions Office at 212-606-0884 or 212-606-0899, as soon as possible to schedule a parent interview with Susan Etess Director of Admissions, Enrollment and Financial Aid.