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Thursday
Mar272014

ANC Students Speak Their Mind


The 2014 ANC Oratorical Event has come and gone, but it's not too late to hear this annual favorite produced by the teachers and students of the ANC English Department. Experience the full range of emotions as these speakers employ humor, insight and pathos to Speak Their Minds:

Emma P., Burnt Sugar Gelato and the Best Valentine
Duke K., Power Rangers vs. School Administrators
Danae E., Soaking in All I Can
Joe L., Euphoria in a Sentence;
Jack M., Changing Scenery;
Celeste L., Sold on Old
Kendra K. Beer, Tattoos, and Change
Alex H., Spacademics
Marie D., Magical Swiping Cards

You can enjoy the speeches by watching the recorded video after clicking HERE

Tuesday
Mar182014

Performing Arts Camp Scheduled For June


ANC Performing Arts Camp offers an exciting theatrical experience for current 6th, 7th & 8th graders culminating in a performance of Disney Junior's "The Little Mermaid." Our professional group of teachers will lead your child through the process of blocking, vocal production, learning choreography and character development. The camp is held in the state-of-the-art Mitchell Performing Arts Center located on the ANC campus and will run Wednesday, June 18 to Friday, June 27 2014, with the final performances Saturday, June 28.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER     >>

Monday
Mar172014

ANC Grads Head to NCAA Tourney

Former Lions teamates, Warren Gillis and Rakeem Christmas, are playing crucial roles in their respective teams' journey into March Madness. Gillis, a junior at Coastal Carolina, was named MVP in the Big South tournament, scoring 22 points with 7 assists, as the Chanticleers advance into the NCAA.

UPDATE: The #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers pulled away from the #16 Chanticleers in the second half of their first round NCAA matchup. Warren scored 13 points for Coastal Carolina in a game that saw the underdogs up by 35 - 30 at the halftime.

Meanwhile, up in Syracuse, team injuries have increased Christmas' minutes at the center position -- and his importance to the team -- as the Orange likewise head into the tourney.

ANC Head Basketball coach Kevin Givens will have some proud -- and anxious -- viewing in the coming weeks.

UPDATE: Syracuse lost a squeaker to Dayton in the 3rd round, the third close loss after going 25 - 0 to start the season. The Orange spent 3 weeks ranked #1 in the nation. In the loss, Rakeem scored 6 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.


MORE ABOUT WARREN'S MVP AND LEADERSHIP     >>

MORE ABOUT RAKEEM'S LIKELY ROLE IN THE TOURNAMENT     >>

Wednesday
Feb052014

ANC Alums Named Scholar Athletes

Alec Horan was named a 2014 Division III Scholar-All American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Horan is a senior at Delaware Valley College, where he is studying Business. He has recorded 22 wins this season, wrestling at 165 lbs.

At ANC, recalls his wrestling coach Eyvind Boyesen, Alec likewise applied himself across the board. He wrestled for Boyesen all four years of high school, and served as co-captain of the team, as well as engaging in other sports, applying himself to his studies, and starring in musical productions. This past summer, Horan did an internship with the Department of Homeland Security.

Kate Duggan (ANC 2011) was named 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Academic Squad. This is the third time she has won that distinction. Kate, who was Senior Class President at ANC, is currently a junior at Washington College.

MORE ABOUT ALEC'S AWARD     >>

Saturday
Feb012014

Weather Impact on the School Calendar

As you might imagine, the weather-related school closures this year have been an area of concern and conversation.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires 180 days of instruction. At this point in the 2013-14 academic year, we have missed 38.49 hours due to weather-related issues. This means we are 13.77 hours short of our mandated scheduling requirements. We are only in the second week of February, and are very likely to see more days lost due to weather-related issues. In fact, there is potential for another significant weather event this week. It is difficult to predict how many more days we will lose, but it would seem conservative to suggest at least two more lost days.

We have carefully considered the situation and reviewed many potential responses. In fact, part of our solution was proposed by a student! Please read the communication linked below carefully and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

WEATHER RELATED CALENDAR ADJUSTMENTS     >>

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