Thanks to Technology Director Jim Cox and his tech team, almost all home athletic contests are Livestreamed to our families. With hundreds of events streamed during the past year, it is hard to select a Top 10 of 2015, but here’s our best attempt. Enjoy and be sure to subscribe to Proctor’s Livestream channel to catch the best of 2016 as it happens!
Proctor Academy's boys' varsity basketball team was granted the amazing opportunity to take part in the Haris Tournament in Manchester, England from December 27-29. Nine players joined one manager and coaches Gregor Makechnie '90 and Junior De La Hoz Christmas day to fly to London and kick off an adventure of a lifetime.
The Buzz has quickly become our most visited page on our website welcoming over 60,000 visitors during 2015. Here are the top five blog posts based on number of views and engagement from our community. Enjoy this brief glance at 2015 and be sure read more posts on The Buzz!
Following Mountain Classroom's week long journey up the Mississippi River, they spent two days in Clarksdale, MS visiting with high school students before touring William Faulkner's home and Rowan Oak. They then traveled to visit a politics professor at Ole' Miss before making a stop with river ecologists at the USDA research station in Oxford, MS. As the group breaks for two weeks, Avery '16 leaves us with this reflection from Clarksdale.
At some point in December I start carrying it – no definitive date. I slip it, small and silver colored, in a vest pocket or the pocket of my canvas jacket. It jingles quietly, muffled, as though coming from a distance. It’s periodic, but I can count on its definitive sound when I shake out of my jacket and hang it on the walking stick in the corner of my office. A small bell.
As current students scurry to complete off-campus program applications for 2016-2017 Ocean Classroom, Mountain Classroom, European Art Classroom, Proctor en Segovia, and Proctor in Costa Rica, we hear what Proctor en Segovia's Ryan Graumann and Mikaela Buldoc, and European Art Classroom's David and Jennifer Fleming believe are the top five benefits to studying off-campus or abroad while in high school!
The following press release was shared with us by ReVision Energy. ReVision has been crucial to Proctor's investment in renewable energy infrastructure on campus over the past three years. After our most recent installations, Proctor now offsets more than 25% of its energy consumption through solar production, and alternative energy supplies 100% of the school’s electric load.
Over the past week, Proctor Academy's Mountain Classroom program traveled the mighty Mississippi River in 30 foot canoes. Sound like an amazing experience? Read student reflections and see stunning photography of the trip in this week's update from Mountain! The remarkable photos in this blog were taken and shared with us by John Ruskey, Quapaw Canoe Company Outfitter!
Reilly Walsh ‘17 has been selected to join the U-17 U.S. Hockey National Team to play in the Four Nations Tournament in Puchov, Slovakia from December 13-21. Walsh, a junior defenseman for Proctor’s boys’ varsity hockey team will be one of twenty players, and seven defensemen, representing the United States in games against Slovakia, Switzerland, and Russia over the coming week.
On December 6th, deer hunting season came to a close in New Hampshire, and that means that running on the Proctor woodlands trails becomes a slightly different endeavor. Gone are the orange hats or the reflective vests strapped on dogs. Gone is the worry of taking a high trail along Ragged or even one of the Nordic trails across the river. Running becomes a little simpler once again.
Ten years ago, Chuck Will composed a comprehensive History of Proctor, including blog posts, archival photographs, and videos. This Proctor History 101 has proven invaluable to our institutional memory and is worth a read HERE. Today, we take a look back at perhaps the most transformative years in Proctor’s history through an interview with David Fowler who served as Head of School from 1971-1995, our first installment of Proctor History 202!
Despite record setting warmth for the month of December, Proctor's snow sport athletes are getting on snow for early season training! Not only is the Proctor Ski Area open for business, but Nordic skiers, USSA/FIS racers, and Freeride skiers and snowboarders have traveled the globe to find early season terrain.
Proctor Academy's Mountain Classroom program begins its 43rd year of students and instructors setting out on a life-changing journey across the American Southwest. This winter's Mountain Classroom group, along with instructors Coco Loehr '07 and Timbah Bell, have made their way from Eagle Pond in Wilmot, New Hampshire to Buffalo, New York and just yesterday morning departed Foxhollow Farm in Louisville, Kentucky bound for Clarksdale, Mississippi and a week of canoeing. Max '16 shares the group's first reflection of the term below!
Proctor is a school that believes character emerges through experience, mentors, and self-reflection. Character cannot be mandated. It roots and grows from within in accordance to the environment without. Its emergence is no small source of anxiety for parents and educators who watch character emerge quickly in some, painfully slowly in others. It is clear that boundaries play a part in character development, but rules are not the definitive means to that end. Still, discipline matters.
Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Our celebration of #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season of giving. But before you jump online and press the “Give” button to support Proctor, we want to make sure you understand why your gift matters.