Class of 2014
Joe Kingery sang a solo during the New Albany
Symphony Holiday Concert last month and recently performed at the Columbus
Symphony's Holiday Pops and the Columbus Museum of Art's Cantilena
Concerts. The CA seventh-grader also was
a principal in OSU's production of "The Magic Flute" last year and toured Europe over the summer with the New World Singers of the
Columbus Children's Choir. In February,
he will return to Opera Columbus as a member of the children's chorus in
The Viking Voice is published weekly by the Columbus Academy communications office.
|January 7, 2009
||Volume 2, Issue 19
A new look for a new year
Columbus Academy will launch a new external Web site later this week
after considerable development and input from parents, students, faculty
members and alumni. The site, designed
and hosted by Americaneagle.com, will offer an improved navigation system with
easy-to-find buttons for the most popular sections, a new faculty and staff
directory, and a customized content management system that provides much
greater flexibility in controlling and improving materials placed on the site,
which will continue to be a work-in-progress as new features and modifications
are added. In correlation with the site launch, the "Viking Voice" online newsletter is now
a biweekly publication (every other Wednesday) to allow for more web
development and to more efficiently control the flow of information we are
sending out to our current families. In
actuality, the "Viking Voice" has
already been biweekly since mid-November.
From now on, "off-weeks" will be reserved for messages from division
heads, the headmaster and possibly special editions of the "Viking Voice" if
circumstances require. Thank you for
your understanding and assistance as Academy communications continue to evolve.
Early Release Day scheduled for Monday, Jan. 12
For all three divisions, the school day will end at noon this upcoming
Monday, January 12, because of faculty/staff professional development
sessions in the afternoon. The buses
going to New Albany, Bexley, Dublin,
Worthington, Olentangy, Upper
Arlington and Westerville
will pick up at noon that day. All other
buses (Reynoldsburg, Gahanna
and Columbus) will
pick up at the normal time. The CASE program will be open free-of-charge
from noon until 6:00 p.m. for all students not being picked up at
noon. Lower School CASE is located in
the Multipurpose Room (D-118) while Middle School CASE is split between rooms
C-112 and C-114. Upper School
students without transportation are encouraged to help out in the CASE rooms
(see Alyssa King if interested) or to study quietly at a designated location (a
message from US Head Shane MacElhiney later this week will go into more detail). All students staying on campus and who have not already eaten by noon will be
offered lunch in the Dining Hall.
Currier Lecture Series takes center stage next week
Bol Deng, one of the Sudanese orphans known as The Lost Boys
of Sudan, will be the guest speaker for Columbus Academy's
Phil Currier Lecture Series next
week. The free public lecture will take
place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, in Schoedinger Theatre with an
address to Academy students planned for the following day. The public lecture is free, but seating is
limited. If you have a large group,
please register in advance by contacting Kyle
Tong at (614) 509-2282. Click here
for the event poster.
December issue of Academy Life available online
In case you missed it, the December issue of The Academy Life student newspaper is
available online by clicking here. The issue highlighted Lisa Ling's visit to campus as well as
the school's successful Holiday Project
and provided features on diversity at CA, the new Career Day Lunch Forums, the
economic downturn, post-election opinions, movie reviews and the latest student
council, athletics, clubs and arts activities.
Rocky Saxbe '65 honored at 2008 Holiday Luncheon
Charles "Rocky" Saxbe '65 received Columbus Academy's 2008 Distinguished Alumnus
award at the Alumni Holiday Luncheon on December 18. The popular annual event at the Athletic Club
of Columbus was well attended and included 25 members of this year's senior class. A full story will be included in the spring
issue of Academy Magazine. Please click here to see photos.
Special Programs offer something for everyone
Looking for fun after-school activities,
stimulating adult classes or something to do over Spring Break? Then check out the special programs being
offered by Columbus Academy over the next few months! Be sure to view the just-released 2009 Spring Experience brochure that includes quality programming for children in
pre-kindergarten through sixth grade on March 23-27, 2009 (second week of
Spring Break). Also, click here for
Academy's new Adult and Family Programs
being offered from January through March 2009, and click here for the Winter After School Activities
You must register with 3N to get calls on snow days
With winter weather fully upon us, please be
aware that a phone chain no longer
exists to notify you of school cancellations or delays. Therefore, make sure your contact information
is up-to-date in the school's 3N system,
since that is the primary way for the school to contact you should a schedule
change or emergency happen. The 3N
log-in screen can be accessed by clicking the 3N Online link at http://intranet.columbusacademy.org/. For more information or further assistance,
please contact Technology Director Sean
or 509-2245. We
will also continue to announce weather-related school closings on the main
television and radio stations and the Academy website.
Upper School News
The next SAT
Prep course will begin on Sunday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m. There are still openings for the course. If you have questions or wish to register,
please contact John Exline '64 at 509-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper School students can attend lunchtime forums with Academy alumni,
who discuss their careers (how they prepared and started in them) and offer
advice about how to move forward in their specific areas. Upcoming forums include Blane Walter '89 (advertising) on January 26, Lindsay Alexander '02 (retail clothing and life as a merchant with
Abercrombie & Hollister) on February 2, Dr. Steve Smith '88 (facial reconstructive surgery) on February 9
and John Hoberg '89 (writer/producer
for NBC's "My Name is Earl") on February 23.
Middle School News
This week's Middle School activities include the
Geography Bee tomorrow (January 8)
at 9:40 a.m. in Schoedinger Theatre and a dance
for seventh-graders and eighth-graders at Columbus School
for Girls from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday.
Next week, parents
of fifth-graders and sixth-graders are invited to join their children for
all or part of the school day on Tuesday, January 13. Open House for parents of seventh-graders and eighth-graders will be on Thursday,
January 15. Come sit in class with them,
find your way through the hallways with them and eat lunch in the Dining Hall
with them (students are not allowed to leave campus).
Lower School News
Photos from the Lower School Holiday Gathering can be viewed by clicking here.
Also, Lower School Head Dan Vorenberg
invites CA parents to join him at the January 12
appearance by noted children's author and advocate Trudy Ludwig
in Bexley's Cassingham Theatre (250 Cassingham Road). The 6:30-8:00 p.m. free lecture will focus on
helping children develop more respectful friendships, resist emotional bullying
and contribute to a more caring school climate.
for more information.
Arts & Music News
Tickets are now available for the Middle School
musical "The Secret Garden" coming
up on January 30-31. The cast includes Emily Cipriani '15 as Mary Lennox, Bobby McDonald '13 as Collin Craven, Michaella Cipriani '13 as Lily Craven, Ezer Smith '13 as Archibald Craven and Eli Kroos '13 as Dr. Neville
Craven. Click here for the ticket order
Chris Crockett '08, currently a freshman on the Columbia University
men's basketball team (click here for his bio page), was profiled in the Fall 2008 issue of Favor Magazine, a
popular African American "New Age" publication headquartered in Columbus. To see the story, as well as all the latest
Viking sports, school and alumni news in print and online media, check out CA's
most recent press clippings.
Updates on all of Academy's winter sports teams
will be included in the next issue of the Viking Voice. In the meantime, click here for complete Viking athletic schedules.
Parents' Association News
The next monthly Parent Meeting hosted by the Parents' Association will be held next
Tuesday, January 13, from 8-9 a.m. in the Trustees' Room. All parents are invited to attend. Agenda items include: Leslie Dahl and Leanna Keith
providing details of the upcoming Spring
Gala, which will be on Saturday, April 25; and several Middle and Upper School
science teachers talking about their unique approach to instilling a love of
science in your children.
a series of discussions with CA parents about parenting experiences sponsored
by the Parents' Association of Columbus Academy, will kick off in January with
several events focused on "Healthy Decisions and How We Make Them." Click here for a list of meeting dates and
topics. For feedback and/or more
information, please contact Lee Szykowny
Parent/Faculty/Staff Talent Show planned for Feb. 28
Annual Parents' Association Talent Show will be held Saturday, February
28. It is a fun, adult-only, event that
showcases the various talents among our parent and faculty/staff
community. If you have ever wondered if Dan Vorenberg really has any true
talent (musically speaking), then this is a must-see event. Please mark your calendar and come be
entertained at an event where all the proceeds are given to the arts at our school. For more information or to purchase tickets,
please contact Courtney Bosca at
638-5630 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Jan. 8-C
Geography Bee, 9:40 a.m. (Schoedinger Theatre)
Speeches, 10:30 a.m. (Amelia Wise, Roberth Wirthman, Jacob Peters)
chicken legs, vegetable lo-mein, rice bar
Friday, Jan. 9-D
Buddy activity, 10:30 a.m.
MS Dance at
CSG, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
glazed pork medallions, eggplant casserole, nacho grande bar
Sunday, Jan. 11
in St. Louis
interviews, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 12-E
Release-SCHOOL DAY ENDS AT NOON
Professional Development, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
cheese steak, potato wedges, cereal bar
Tuesday, Jan. 13-F
Meeting, 8:00 a.m. (Trustees' Room)
House (Gr. 5-6), 8:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
stir fry, vegetable egg rolls, bruschetta station, Italian ice
Wednesday, Jan. 14-A
SEED Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
Lecture by Gabriel Bol Deng, 7:30 p.m. (Schoedinger Theatre)
herb chicken, focaccia with roasted vegetables, jambalaya
Thursday, Jan. 15-B
House (Gr. 7-8), 8:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
7th & 8th grades with Gabriel Bol Deng, 9:15 a.m. (Theatre)
US Assembly with Gabriel Bol Deng, 10:30 a.m. (Theatre)
Lunchtime Forum with Gabriel Bol Deng, 12:45 p.m. (Huntington Rm)
tacos, zucchini casserole, ice cream cups
Friday, Jan. 16-C
packets mailed by Admissions Office
(pepperoni, cheese & vegetable), baked potato bar
Saturday, Jan. 17
SAT Subject Tests (off-campus)
Monday, Jan. 19
Luther King Day-NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Jan. 20-D
Inauguration Viewings, noon
Audio Conference, 1:00 p.m. (Trustees' Room)
Exchange, 7:00 p.m. (Trustees' Room)
roast, spicy broccoli & tofu, rice bar, ice cream
Wednesday, Jan. 21-E
Coffee, 8:30 a.m. (Dining Hall)
Coffee House Concert, 7:00 p.m. (Theatre Lobby)
pork sandwiches, veggie quesadillas, cereal bar
Thursday, Jan. 22-F
Speeches, 10:30 a.m. (Wes Luckett, Max Yano, Albert Lavin)
Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (off-campus)
fajitas, pan-fried polenta, bagel bar, frosted yellow cake
Friday, Jan. 23-A
here for the complete Jan. 20-23 lunch menu
& mild wings, lentil & tofu curry, soft pretzel bar
for the complete Jan. 12-16 lunch menu
Click here for Viking Athletic Schedules!