At CA, one of our primary goals in world history is to instill a mindset of genuine, respectful, and ethical curiosity about other cultures and empathy for other people. Through exploration and discovery, we aim to broaden our students’ perspectives, encouraging them to develop a more nuanced and intricate understanding of other countries, peoples, and cultures. As Middle School social studies teachers Lucy Dawson and Alicia Morris explain, earlier this month, the seventh grade took part in our first-ever annual Celebrate Africa Day. An immersive experience designed to supplement the world history curriculum and study of the African continent, this community event was an opportunity for students to move beyond a single story of Africa and its people.
CA's varsity girls swim team captured their fifth-consecutive NCISAA State title last week. The varsity boys swam to State Runners-Up. Athletic director Kevin Jones exclaimed, "The coaches are extremely proud of both teams! It was simply a joy to watch."
One of Cary Academy's ongoing strategic goals is prioritizing student wellness, including the need for balance and support in our students’ lives. Head of Upper School Robin Follet explains how participation in the High Achieving School Survey will help CA map a course to help our students succeed, inside and outside the classroom. Read it on CA Curious.
What’s your passion? What motivates you? Where will your curiosity take you in life? When you think of that dream job, what does it look like? CA’s Work Experience Program helps students engage with these life-altering questions while they navigate the high-pressured whirlwind of college planning and future charting. Let Director of Equity and Community Engagement Danielle Johnson-Webb explain how our community is the key to this program. Read it on CA Curious.
Cary Academy's varsity swim team extended their multi-year dominance of the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference with resounding wins during the 2021 conference championship meet.
Few moments in history compare to the violent January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol Building. When historical events unfold before us, how do we as educators, role models, advisors, and caretakers support students' wellbeing and need for understanding? Head of Upper School Robin Follet shares how CA's Upper School responded, ensuring the Upper School community could work together to discuss, process, learn, and support one another in this time of national strife. Read it on CA Curious.
Last week Tony Hinton joined the CA leadership team, replacing Jess Garcia, who retired at the end of 2020, as Director of Facilities. Tony joins us with his family from Baltimore, where held facilities and compliance roles for the State of Maryland in the Department of General Services. Tony has a broad background, having previously served as a director of facilities and operations, quality assurance manager, property manager, and police officer.
For students and employees alike, affinity groups have been a vital feature of the Cary Academy experience for well over a decade. In light of recent events, and a desire to push themselves to become more actively anti-racist in their work and lives, a group of employees have formed the White Ally Anti-Racist Faculty and Staff Affinity Group.Middle School language arts and social studies teacher Lucy Dawson and Upper School social sciences teacher Bill Velto reflect on the creation of the group, its goal of continuing the crucial work of understanding and recognizing systems of power, oppression, and privilege in hopes of shaping anti-racist work at CA. Read it on CA Curious.
This past week, Marvin Koonce '21 joined the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles Virtual Event, as the top high school jazz pianist in the nation. At the district level, six Cary Academy students were selected for the NC Bandmasters Association All-District Ensembles