Fall Retreats geared to team-build, school culture, and individual accomplishment kicked-off the school year. Freshmen headed to Ohiopyle State Park - Youghiogheny River, while other classes traveled to Camp Merryeland, Calleva’s Green Farm, YMCA Camp Letts, and Round Top/Hershey Park.
Jemicy Upper School students, teachers, and alumni gathered for its 10th anniversary run in the East Coast Championship of the Kinetic Sculpture Race, the culminating event that would test the engineering worthiness of the vehicles the students worked all year to create. The school entered six cake-themed vehicles, dressed for a party, and made their mark on the day. This year, three of our six entries successfully navigated 15 miles of asphalt, water, sand, and mud without assistance, earning prestigious ACE awards.
Jemicy Upper School students learned about surface tension by seeing how many drops of water could fit on top of a penny. 23 drops!
History II students took a trip to Washington D.C., where they visited Congressman John Lewis’s office, as well as historic sites, including the Lincoln, World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials. The field trip provided an additional multisensory component to their studies and enriched the students’ understanding of the curriculum learned throughout their U.S. History course.