June 5th, 2021
Eighth Graders Come Together for Final Middle School Assembly
On Friday morning Head of School James Hickey, Ph.D., Head of Middle School Michael McLaughlin, and National Junior Honor Society officers welcomed eighth graders to Meelia Hall for the Final Middle School Assembly celebrating the Class of 2025. Families, friends, and Middle School community members were invited to view the assembly via livestream. Select students provided reflections on their Middle School Journey, and Saint Rita of Cascia Medals were distributed to the Class as each eighth grader was recognized. The program for the event can be found here, and you can view photos here.
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Austin Prep Presents Concludes June 29
Our monthly series Austin Prep Presents will close-out the 2020-2021 APP series on Tuesday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. with Sharon Driscoll Klardie ’96, Sr. Manager Salesforce Labs at Salesforce and “#IAmRemarkable Empowerment Workshop.”
#IamRemarkable is a 90-minute workshop created by Google that strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. In this interactive course, you will participate in group discussions and exercises around self-promotion and unconscious bias to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively.
To see a full list of past Austin Prep Presents programs, please visit here. Registration information for the June 29th event will be made available before the program.
If you are or know an alum who would like to be part of the Austin Prep Presents series, please contact Jennifer Hodgdon, Director of Alumni Relations and Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish National Honor Society
(La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica)
Recently, the Austin Prep Chapter of La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica welcomed new members. Students who are inducted into the group must have maintained excellent standing in their Spanish classes as well as meet the requirements set forth by the national sponsoring group, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. A full list of the new members is below.
Newly Enrolled Students Welcomed at Middle School BBQs
Despite the academic year just coming to a close yesterday, we are already excited for 2021-2022! This week we hosted BBQs with carnival style games and great food for newly enrolled and returning Austin Prep Middle School students and parents. It was a great opportunity to meet new classmates and families before we break for summer! BBQs for newly enrolled 9th grade students will take place next week. #unitas
Spanish Students Write and Perform Skits to Close Year
Juniors in Ms. Celia Barletta's Spanish 4 classes ended the year with class skits in which students wrote scripts and performed scenes from some of their favorite stories. Each student in the classes collaborated in both the writing and the performance.
Summer Programs at Austin Prep
Have a Great Summer!
We made it. A year marked by a Reopening Plan, Cohort A, Cohort B, and the Covenant also brought us livestreamed editions of The Nutcracker and Lessons and Carols, a return to sports -- for some, after an almost two year break -- and a Senior Prom. As Dr. Hickey noted in his email to the School community yesterday, "we have much to be proud of and much to celebrate."
This is the final weekly edition of the Cougar Courier, but a special 2020-2021 Year in Review Edition of the Cougar Courier will be arriving in your inboxes in the not so distant future. Thank you for reading, and we will see you in the Fall!