Each year, on Giving Tuesday, CA focuses on how we can give back to our local community by considering the ways in which we can support those who help to bolster our mission–all while doing important work in the world. After all, as our mission states, CA is more than just a school; we are […]
We are always grateful to get to the Thanksgiving Break, and I wish all our students and families a restful and restorative week. Of course, getting to this year’s Thanksgiving Break feels somehow just a bit more of an accomplishment. With all the talk of fatigue and exhaustion in schools across the country, we might […]
One of the beautiful things about this new school year is the collaboration and crossover between the Upper School and Middle School. Whether it’s volleyball, cooking, scrap-building, or four square, X-days, or tailgates, we are seeing more “togetherness”. Mr. Follet and I often put the following hashtag on the bottom of our emails to each other: #OneSchool. […]
With the ongoing global supply chain disruptions impacting key technologies that Cary Academy students and staff rely on daily, 2021 has been a year of challenges. Director of Technology & Innovation Karen McKenzie offers a—dare we say it--promising update and reflects on how challenges have become opportunities for learning and community-building. Read it on CA Curious.
Community has been central to the Cary Academy experience since its founding, underscored by our campus’s very design. Our open Quad, glass-walled multipurpose meeting spaces, and innovative collabolounges invite us to connect, to see each other, to look out for one another. As Entrepreneurship Director Palmer Seeley explains, The Hub – CA's new on campus cafe and store offers unique opportunities for students to strengthen the community and to learn about how to start and operate a small business. Read it on CA Curious.
When you’re traveling in NC this fall, be sure to look up. Billboards featuring artwork by Ashleigh Smith (’22) are going up across the state as part of the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest.Smith’s art, a digital painting of a cyclist enjoying a mountain bike ride through a wooded trail in Cary, won the high school division of the contest, which aims to educate the public about steps to improve air quality through youth engagement.
The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) selected Bella Nesbeth (’22) as one of thirty Performing Arts Ambassadors for 2021-2022. Nebesth is one of thirty high school student ambassadors, hailing from across central North Carolina, are given exclusive, unique opportunities to view, interact with, and work in support of DPAC performances.
Congratulations to Corinne Laurey (’25) for earning a National Gold Medal for voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music! Laurey participated in the competition, held virtually over the summer.
“Coach Pope taught me to be kind to my mother.” Greg Jokl ’09 shared this with me when we were chatting about his experience on campus. I was struck by his statement. While his relationship to Coach Pope was in relation to athletics, their relationship—and Coach’s legacy—was one rooted in human kindness, in nurturing meaningful and sustaining connections. Last year, when our […]