Navigating Grief: Ship, Shipmate, Self

By Scott Allenby
 Navigating Grief: Ship, Shipmate, Self

This article was posted on Proctor Academy’s Blog The Buzz. We thought because Dave Pilla’s life touched so many people at Proctor and beyond, that it would be appropriate to reprint it in the Beacon. “Grief is the price we pay for love, and when you feel the weight of the grief we are all […]

Andover Babe Ruth Team Grateful to Proctor Academy

First Andover Babe Ruth Team in many years

By Sawn Upton
Andover Babe Ruth Team Grateful to Proctor Academy

I can not recall the last time the town of Andover had its own 13-15 year Babe Ruth baseball team.  This year we hopefully started a tradition that will continue with the help of Gregor Makechnie, Mark Trombley, and Gary George as well as the rest of the Proctor grounds crew that maintained the field […]

Proctor Academy Welcomes 105 New Students for 2018-2019

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy

During the first week of September, 105 new students will arrive on Proctor’s campus for the 2018-2019 school year, bringing the school’s total enrollment to 370 students for the third straight year. As is the case each year, the majority of new students hail from New Hampshire and surrounding states, with 31 new students from […]

PickUp Patrol is Coming to AE/MS

Press release
PickUp Patrol is Coming to AE/MS

The staff at AEMS piloted the Pickup Patrol application for the last few months of the 2017-2018 school year. Because it was such a success we are ready to fully implement for the 2018-2019 school year. PickUp Patrol is a more convenient and efficient way to make changes to your children’s after-school dismissal plan. PickUp […]

AE/MS Track Team Has Successful Season

Three students qualified for the Middle School Meet of Champions

By Brian Reynolds
AE/MS Track Team Has Successful Season

The Andover Middle School track team started practice on April 1st.  Twenty six excited middle schoolers from 5th through 8th grade were ready to show their skills running, jumping, and throwing.  The weather had other ideas, and combined with limitations on running around the school due to construction we had to be creative on our […]

Proctor Campus is Busy During Summer Break

By Kristina Harrold, Proctor Academy

During the school year, Proctor’s campus is a hub of activity: class schedules, athletics, off-campus trips, afternoon programs, and dorm life keep our community in perpetual motion. One may expect the summer months provide an opportunity to slow down, take a breath, and wait for life to pick up again in the fall. There is […]

Andover Residents Honored at Porctor Academy 169th Commencement

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy

During Proctor Academy’s 170th Commencement ceremony and awards celebration, a number of Andover residents earned recognition, including three faculty and staff members. Congratulations to each of the following individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Proctor community! Class of 2018 Award Recipients: Faculty and Staff Awards: David Pilla (Wilmot, NH) received the John O’Connor Award […]

Senior project to raise funds to help Honduran exile

By Lukas Weber, Proctor Academy '18

During the winter of this year I joined nine students and two instructors from Proctor Academy camping and learning in the southwest area of the United States. The program we were on is called Mountain Classroom and it is an option for juniors and seniors to spend a term off campus.   For a few […]

AE/MS MakerSpace Club End of Year Report

By Andrew Tyler, AE/MS
AE/MS MakerSpace Club End of Year Report

Makerspace Club this year has been full of some amazing inventors, tinkerers, perlers, and makers!   We welcomed a new group of Makers from this year’s 4th grade and they have really jumped into the Maker mindset. Students explored circuit creation and even created some wearable technology with parachute cord, copper tape, a battery, and an […]