* Head’s Note
I’d like to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to our Board for all their support and for providing me with the chance to serve Crossroads into 2020. It is absolutely thrilling to me to be able to continue to lead our wonderful school into its next exciting phase.
In the two and a half decades since I began my career as an independent-school teacher, I have never been more proud of all that has been accomplished in a school over a short period of time. For those achievements, I extend my thanks to many talented people: the Crossroads Board, my colleagues, parents and grandparents, friends in the community, and, of course, the wonderful Crossroads students. With all of their help, a little bit of magic happens at our school every day!
Crossroads Academy Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration
On October 21, we warmly welcomed Crossroads community members to celebrate twenty-five years of Strong Minds, Kind Hearts!
In September 1991, Crossroads Academy opened its doors–dedicated to the proposition that little people can think big thoughts and have a lot of fun doing it. In its first years as a K-3 day school, Crossroads had 15 students and 5 teachers in the basement of a church. Today, the school’s K-8 program has over 130 students on its beautiful 140-acre campus. Crossroads Academy is a model school with nationally ranked and award-winning students and faculty.
Crossroads proudly celebrated twenty-five years of “Strong Minds and Kind Hearts” with an all-day series of events on our campus. The festivities took place throughout the day with students and faculty participating in community service projects, activities, and games. Then at 4:00 pm, the wider Crossroads community was invited to join us to continue the celebration with a school-wide parade and ringing of our school bell. Afterward, we moved to the gym for our main program, beginning with welcoming remarks and a keynote address by Crossroads founder Dr. Mary Beth Klee. We enjoyed the singing of our new school song “Strong Minds, Kind Hearts,” videotaped and congratulations presentations, and of course, birthday cake! Our celebration concluded with social time and refreshments hosted by the Crossroads Board of Trustees.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to make our school’s twenty-fifth birthday so memorable!
About Crossroads Academy
Crossroads Academy is a coeducational, independent day school in Lyme, NH, serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
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The school community celebrates twenty-five years of Strong Minds, Kind Hearts
Design Build Topple Club
Dates: 4/26/2017-6/07/2017; no session 5/31/17
Time: Wednesdays 2:45-5:00 pm
Where: Barn Basement
Ages: Grades 1-8
Cost: No charge to Crossroads students
Contact: Kimberly Rose or Clark & C.J. Stevens Kimberly.email@example.com or CJstuff@icloud.com
Availability: This club has openings. Registration will end on 4/20/2017.
Description: The domino builders club is an enrichment activity for children who love designing and building structures. Our goal is to promote the passion and practice of engineering-oriented collaborative design across ages. The sessions will be comprised of guided building tips and tricks along with free-form collaborations. Dominoes and props will be provided. This club is limited to ten students per session and free to Crossroads students. Please click here to register.
May 2Bancroft Campus Center
Soccer Club is Coming to Crossroads!
Indoor soccer club was so successful that we needed another club to continue the fun! Students will practice and refine soccer related skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Depending on field conditions, students should bring proper soccer footwear (cleats) and shin guards. Students can be dropped off and picked up at the Crossroads Academy Bancroft parking lot.
This Soccer club will include skill building, team building, and game play. Students that have never played soccer are more than welcome to come! There are only fifteen spots available, so please sign up ASAP!
Dates: Tuesdays - May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Cost: Free for Crossroads students
$25 fee for non-Crossroads students
What to bring:
• Shin guards
• Water, snack
• Athletic wear
• Jacket or sweater
• Soccer ball (optional)