Math Counts. That’s right! It does and our students know it. After months of practice on challenging problems, and after qualifying at the regionals at the Thayer School, five of our students moved on to the state finals in early March at Plymouth State University. Katherine Duan, Andrew Huang, Aidan Samwick, and Fiona Sweeney competed as individuals and as a group. Zach Herndon joined in the fun for the individual competition.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and our Head of School Search Committee, it is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Brad Choyt as Crossroads Academy’s next Head of School. The Board was unanimous in its support of the Search Committee’s enthusiastic recommendation of Brad based on an extensive and highly competitive eight-month search process. His term will begin on July 1, 2015.
When my family and I began the search for a school we could embrace and support in the coming years, we created a list of ideal qualities: a warm and nurturing environment, a place that knew its values and embraced high standards, a school that had a strong programmatic foundation but remained open to mission-appropriate innovation, a location that attracted a vibrant, diverse community where a wide variety of perspectives were valued, and a school that fostered meaningful intellectual and moral pursuits that helped children reach their full potential. But our eight-year-old daughter, Thea, put it most succinctly. She wanted to find a school, she said, “Where people are really nice, there’s a lot of learning and we can make amazing friends.” Without knowing it then, she quite aptly captured the essence of Crossroads.
Crossroads Academy Student Team Named Best in Region in Third Verizon Innovative App Challenge
Lyme, NH –– A group of students from Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH, has earned one of 24 Best in Region awards in the third national Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
The student team came up with an app concept called TempUsHomework that helps teachers and school administrators ensure that students have a reasonable workload by allowing them to monitor students’ homework assignments, projects and upcoming tests across all classes. Teachers login to the app to enter the project they have assigned in class, along with an estimated amount of time the assignment should take to complete. Students can also log in to record assignments they are working on, assignments they have completed, and how much time they spent on each assignment.
Crossroads Academy is an independent, coeducational day school committed to academic excellence and moral integrity. We inspire our students to love learning, act honorably, and contribute actively to intellectual, cultural, and civic life.