collage 1.18.2008

Breaking news!  Several of CA’s most innovative thinkers
[1] traveled to San Francisco this week to unveil tooble, their new software program, at Macworld 2008 and are winning worldwide attention for their work!  Jesse Youngblood ’08, Alex Catullo ’08, and Sen Forest Fang ’09, along with their advisor, computer science teacher Ms. Sue Heintz, are at Macworld to demonstrate the software that makes it possible to browse and download easily from YouTube to mobile media devices.  Congratulations to these visionary folks - not only on creating this terrific new tool, but also on professionally representing CA on an international level!  Get the scoop on tooble. 

The latest exhibit to grace the walls of the Kohn-Joseloff Gallery features the work of two art department faculty members, Upper School photography and digital imaging teacher Ms. Lindsay Furman and Middle School art teacher Karleen Loughran Kubat.  Back in the fall, Lindsay had a showing of her photography, The Flower Series, at her alma mater, Suffield Academy (read past article).  For the CA show, she is joined by Karleen for an exhibit collectively entitled Explorations from Within.  Karleen works in printmaking, pastels, oils, and other media, and she exhibits her work frequently throughout the area.  Shown above [2] are Karleen’s Fresco Impression: Pompeii II and Lindsay’s Flowers Series, Untitled No. 1.  Be sure to take in this beautiful show which runs through February 21 with a reception from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on Friday, February 8.  For details, contact gallery curator Mrs. Cheryl Moody.  

A new face at CA:  This year, we are joined by Mr. Michael Malaro [3], part-time Roxbury instructor.  Michael retired in 2006 from the Clinton Board of Education after more than 36 years of Connecticut public school service.  He received his BS and MS, as well as a Sixth Year Advanced Degree in Administration and Supervision, from Southern Connecticut State University.  Michael and his wife, Susan, live in Clinton and have two children: a 23-year-old son who is a corporate pilot and a 21-year-old daughter presently doing graduate work in special education.  “I really enjoy the environment at CA,” Michael comments, “I am most impressed by the total dedication and hard work I observe from the teaching and support staff here.  I really look forward to coming to work each day.”  As a disabled Vietnam Era veteran, Michael is very active in assisting other veterans in need.  He belongs to two shoreline rod and gun clubs and is an avid fisherman and hunter. 

CA students are now expressing their creativity electronically and sharing it with the world through the launch of juxtaposition, the school’s new online literary magazine [4].  The student-driven project, under the guidance of faculty advisors Ms. Diane Cook and Ms. Lindsay Furman, publishes photography, poetry, literary non-fiction, interviews, profiles, memoirs, art, and fiction by Upper School students and faculty.  A panel of student editors juries the work and prepares the material for publication.  Submissions are accepted throughout the academic year, and the content of the magazine is updated monthly.  The student editors include Carlos Arrata ’09, Heather Cirmo ’09, Amanda Goldman ’09, Tara Greenhalgh ’10, Anastasia Sokoloff ’08, and Eric Stern ’09.  Congratulations on the inaugural issue!  Check out juxtaposition! 

Follow-up to last week’s story on the Middle School Geography Bee [5]:  This week’s finalists were Mike Ford ’12, Courtney Fox ’12, Mollie Goldblum ’12, Alice Hayes ’14, Caroline Hayes ’13, Victor Kuc ’12, Jake Lamar ’12, Jack Rogers ’12, Jennifer Salamone ’13, and Adam Vlock ’12.  …and the winner is JACK ROGERS (shown with coordinator Marta Farb)! 

The CA varsity basketball team got a little unexpected media attention when they traveled to St. Andrew’s School in Rhode Island on Wednesday and found the local Cox Cable company there, ready to tape the game for broadcast.  Although the Cats fell short by five points in an exciting 74-69 loss to the Saints, the boys and their coaches enjoyed their time in front of the camera.  Great work was delivered by Rob Bower ’08, Nino Greer ’09 [6], Hamilton Levy ’08, Derick Longley ’08, Dan Parker ’08, Jack Slatery ’09, and AJ Tonucci ’09.  If you’re in the Rhode Island area, the broadcast will be on Cox Cable Channel 3, Sunday, January 20, starting at 7:00 pm.  

Our trustees not only oversee the current operations of the school, they are also vital in creating a vision of where they Academy will be ten, twenty, one hundred years from now!  During the last two weeks, the board members spent time with students and faculty members and listened to their hopes and dreams for CA.  On January 10, board chair David Jepson ’59 spoke at a faculty meeting and outlined some of his ideas for the campus.  Last night, the trustees joined us for a wonderful community dinner [7] and had the opportunity to hear first-hand what students had to say.  We thank these committed individuals for the enormous amount of time and energy they voluntarily give in helping CA be its very best! 

-Links of Interest: 
Schedule Your Teacher Conferences Online for Parents’ Weekend!
Coleman Group Luncheon Symposium – Fashionable Careers!
Admission Office - Winter Open House Information
Cheshire Academy Parents’ Association Webpage 
Weekend Activities Webpage  



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