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Building an Inclusive Community

What is the key to understanding each other? What allows us to open ourselves to the diverse experience and perspectives of others? How can we create a community strengthened by our differences, rather than one divided by them? How can we engage in difficult conversations around important—and even polarizing—issues in ways that support, respect, and validate all our community members, their belief systems, and backgrounds?

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Monsio Love Joof teaches about Liberian culture

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.

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CA Curious

| February 11, 2021

Healthy Data

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.

Work Experience Program - student in medical laboratory

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.

The U.S. Capitol behind caution tape

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.

Tony Hinton

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.

End Racism Now mural in Raleigh

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.

Lester Turner - band

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

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