AE/MS Welcomes Back Students and Staff for a New School Year

Safety protocols have resulted in a successful start

By Dennis Dobe

After a most unusual and disrupted Spring 2020, the students and staff of AE/MS returned to our school building to resume in-person studies on Tuesday, September 9. Over the first two weeks of our school’s reopening, we are pleased to report that all is smooth, focused, and safe at AE/MS. Over the weeks of late […]

Proctor Students Return and Classes Begin After Thorough Testing

Daily screening is just one layer of safety

By Scott Allenby
Proctor Students Return and Classes Begin After Thorough Testing

When this article goes to press, Proctor students will have been on campus for two weeks. After two rounds of PCR COVID-19 testing, all students tested negative, and campus came back to life after six months of hibernation.   For Proctor’s 365 students, including 101 day students this year, new COVID-19 protocols and safety guidelines […]

Three Area Students Sail Away in Proctor’s Ocean Classroom

Nine weeks along the Eastern seaboard to Puerto Rico

By Scott Allenby

For the 27th year, Proctor’s Ocean Classroom will set sail aboard a 135-foot historic tall ship on a term-long, nine week voyage along the eastern seaboard with a final destination of Puerto Rico. While Ocean Classroom 2020 will look slightly different than years past, a rigorous testing and quarantining protocol allowed the ship and its […]

Proctor Academy Announces Appointment of New Head of School

Brian Thomas will replace Mike Henriques in July, 2021

By Scott Allenby
Proctor Academy Announces Appointment of New Head of School

When Head of School Mike Henriques announced in early January 2020 his retirement in 2021, Proctor’s Board of Trustees embarked on a journey the school has taken only six times in the past century. The remarkable stability of Proctor’s leadership has allowed the school to evolve into the community it is today. While leadership styles […]

Fall Activities Include Preparing for a Halloween Parade

Also accepting applications for multiple positions

By Kimberly Faust
Fall Activities Include Preparing for a Halloween Parade

Fall is quickly approaching, and we are so grateful to be back at our small school. We have been enjoying picking our apples and peaches and harvesting our carrots. At our school we had a Monarch caterpillar and it was magical to have watched it go into his chrysalis and then emerge as a butterfly. […]

East Andover Village Preschool Is Ready for Fall Programs

Place orders for the Mums fundraiser by September 8

By Kimberly Faust Director, EAVP
East Andover Village Preschool Is Ready for Fall Programs

The 2020-2021 school year is finally here and we are excited to be back! Since unexpectedly closing in March our teachers and kiddos are so excited to be back playing, learning, laughing, and creating together. Our small school on the hill is doing everything that we can to keep our friends safe this year! We […]

Opening Weeks at AE/MS will Offer Remote or Hybrid Classes

Hope to begin full in-person on October 13

By Dennis Dobe

Greetings from the Andover Elementary/Middle School!  As the time before school reopening winds down, the pace of our preparation activity is winding up.  Here are a few highlights and updates for you as this unusual summer draws to a close. School Reopening Planning Process:  After a comprehensive planning process that began as early as last […]

Proctor Academy is Reopening Campus: Encouraging Dialogue

Safety concerns of the town are being addressed

By Scott Allenby

For nearly 175 years, Proctor Academy has played a central role in the day to day operations of the Town of Andover. Originally a town academy serving children of all ages, Proctor’s evolution to a boarding school in the 1930s initiated growth in both physical plant and the seasonal population in town. Today, Proctor serves […]

Finding Our Way Back to A New Normal of Teaching

It doesn't feel like last year ever ended

By Kasey Schoch

After being asked to write an article on returning to school from a teacher’s perspective, I eagerly sat down to begin typing.  I typed and deleted, and I typed and deleted, and I typed and deleted.  After all that was done, I closed my laptop and gave up for the night.  My perspective?  My thoughts?  […]

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