* Head’s Note
Over the last week, we were able to conclude two additional searches for next year. We have now hired new faculty for first, fourth, and fifth grades as well as our new art teacher and new Lower School Assistant. Currently, we are focusing our efforts on searches for a Middle School Assistant and a Middle School music teacher. Crossroads was fortunate to receive over one hundred-eighty applications for these positions and we conducted interviews with close to fifty applicants, some of whom visited the campus several times as part of their interview process. Our three new homeroom teachers have been invited to return to campus this spring to meet with the parents and students who will be in their classes next year. As the schedules for these visits are finalized, room parents will share the dates and times to welcome these talented educators to our community.
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
Apr 25Preparation For Secondary School, Room C,
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.