CH-CH News

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  • CH-CH Unveils the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden and Learning Commons

    During a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 28, 2017, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall unveiled two new spaces on campus, the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden and the CH-CH Learning Commons.
     
    Nancy Spooner Emery was a member of the CH-CH community from 1972-1997. During her time, Nancy was a beloved teacher, educator, colleague, and friend. She shaped the lives of individual students, she mentored faculty members and she helped to create a school where each person mattered and was recognized and respected for their individual worth. 
     
    As a former CH-CH teacher, current Trustee, and a good friend of Nancy, Margaret Allen spoke at the ribbon cutting to the importance behind the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden. “There are times in the life of an organization when things come together to create a special moment, a unique opportunity. This is one of those times for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall”, said Allen. “Today, we recognize this extraordinary person, Nancy Spooner Emery, and honor the central role she played in the history of the School, as she worked to guide it from its early beginnings to the School that it is today.”
     
    The Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden will be used for both outdoor classroom space and independent work and features flowering plants and trees, and a Soapstone Sphere designed by David Allen ’93 of Stone Point Studio. It is a place designed for quiet reflection and the peaceful enjoyment of nature, with an aesthetic that would have pleased Nancy's sensibilities.
     
    The CH-CH Learning Commons brings many new features, including a maker space with 3D printing capabilities, a collection of modular group work tables, and a portable stage. It also is the new location of CH-CH’s collection of books, reference materials, and access to the many databases and online resources. A key aspect of nurturing this creativity is flexibility. The entire space is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate several small groups of two, three, or four students working together, but can also become a space big enough to handle two whole classes working separately, or an entire grade level engaged in some large group activity.
     
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  • 2017 CH-CH Chronicle is Published

    The latest issue of the CH-CH Chronicle, the magazine of Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, is in the mail and will soon be arriving in over 4500 mailboxes around the country. We are excited to share our second issue as it provides wonderful articles and updates to all of our community members.

    Our theme for this issue is CREATIVITY. You will meet students, alumni, and educators who are demonstrating creativity in myriad ways at CH-CH.

    We are appreciative of the support of our writers, designer, and fellow CH-CH staff members. They built the CH-CH Chronicle with incredible writing, engaging design, and beautiful photography. We are also indebted to the members of our new Chronicle Editorial Board, who considered and evaluated themes and article ideas.

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  • Welcome to Our New Faculty and Staff

    As we prepare to start the 2017-2018 school year, we are excited to welcome some new faculty and staff to the CH-CH community. We have pride in our motto, We teach the way students learn, and a huge part of what makes that motto a reality is our passionate and dedicated faculty and staff.

    Kasey Aulenback joins the 9th grade team and the history department to instruct World Civilizations I and II. She will also be coaching JV volleyball and Ultimate B. Kasey earned a BA in History and Secondary Education from Providence College. Kasey has spent time fundraising and writing grant letters for the cardiac unit at Children’s Hospital Boston.

    Chris Abrams is a local professional artist who will be joining the visual and performing arts department as a ¾-time member of the faculty. As part of the 11th grade team, Chris will also assist our new winter MakerSpace co-curricular opportunity. Chris holds a BFA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University, a Certificate of advanced study from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, as well as an MFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art. You can view his artistic work at www.christopherabrams.com.

    Danielle Gutelius, a long-time campus resident, will join the science department to teach our one AP Environmental Science course this year. Danielle holds a BS in Biology from Bucknell University, as well as a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences: Molecular Virology from Brown University. Danielle (spouse of CH-CH Director of Technology and the Khalsa Center, Jon Andruchow) has taken on various support roles at the School in our Communications and Admissions departments, as well as athletics and residential life.

    Jim Barrett is the first of our two Teaching Fellows for the upcoming year. Jim will be working with our history department, living in Worcester Hall, and coaching boys’ varsity soccer with Scott Bloom, girls’ JV basketball with Cassandra Dinkel, and girls’ varsity softball with Jacquie MacDonald. He will also be a member of the 11th grade team. Jim holds a BA in History and African Studies (minor) from Trinity College. Jim has lived on campus and been a substitute teacher at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT for the past three years while finishing up his degree at Trinity.

    Kelsey Mack is our second Teaching Fellow; her focus will be in the sciences, and she will participate on the 9th grade team. Scheduled to live at the north end of campus in the Clark Farmhouse, Kelsey will be helping with the winter musical this year. Kelsey is a recent graduate of Smith College, earning a BA in Chemistry. Kelsey just completed summer work as a teaching assistant, dorm counselor, and academic advisor at Phillips Academy Summer Session in Andover.

    Nichole Mercier-Fitzpatrick joins CH-CH as our new Athletic Trainer as Sarah Orban’s role shifts this year. Nichole holds a BS in Athletic Training from the University of New England, an AS in Physical Therapy Assistant from Bay State College, and an MS in Education-Sports Management from Baylor University. Nichole will also be joining our 11th grade team. Recently, Nichole has been an Athletic Trainer at Phillips Exeter Academy.

    Anne Kaduboski comes to us from Cambridge Montessori School where she fulfilled the role of Assistant Director of Finance & Operations. At CH-CH, Anne will fill her retiring father’s role as Controller and work in East Hall. Anne earned her BS in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. She also has an MBA from Bryant University. While at CH-CH, Anne will continue to coach the varsity women’s swim team, including her younger sister, at Bentley.

    Leslie Thatcher Wales will formally begin her six-month position as Interim Director of College Counseling on November 6th while Brooke Fincke is on extended maternity leave. Leslie recently concluded a decade of work at Worcester Academy in various roles, such as Associate Director of Admission, Freshman Dean, Residential Faculty, Learning Specialist, PG Advisor, Orientation Coordinator, and faculty member. Leslie holds a BA from Lewis & Clark College, as well as an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Leslie recently launched Thatcher Education (www.thatchereducation.com), providing services in college counseling, academic and career planning, and tutoring.
     
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  • CH-CH Unveils the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden and Learning Commons

    During a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 28, 2017, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall unveiled two new spaces on campus, the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden and the CH-CH Learning Commons.
     
    Nancy Spooner Emery was a member of the CH-CH community from 1972-1997. During her time, Nancy was a beloved teacher, educator, colleague, and friend. She shaped the lives of individual students, she mentored faculty members and she helped to create a school where each person mattered and was recognized and respected for their individual worth. 
     
    As a former CH-CH teacher, current Trustee, and a good friend of Nancy, Margaret Allen spoke at the ribbon cutting to the importance behind the Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden. “There are times in the life of an organization when things come together to create a special moment, a unique opportunity. This is one of those times for Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall”, said Allen. “Today, we recognize this extraordinary person, Nancy Spooner Emery, and honor the central role she played in the history of the School, as she worked to guide it from its early beginnings to the School that it is today.”
     
    The Nancy S. Emery Memorial Garden will be used for both outdoor classroom space and independent work and features flowering plants and trees, and a Soapstone Sphere designed by David Allen ’93 of Stone Point Studio. It is a place designed for quiet reflection and the peaceful enjoyment of nature, with an aesthetic that would have pleased Nancy's sensibilities.
     
    The CH-CH Learning Commons brings many new features, including a maker space with 3D printing capabilities, a collection of modular group work tables, and a portable stage. It also is the new location of CH-CH’s collection of books, reference materials, and access to the many databases and online resources. A key aspect of nurturing this creativity is flexibility. The entire space is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate several small groups of two, three, or four students working together, but can also become a space big enough to handle two whole classes working separately, or an entire grade level engaged in some large group activity.
     
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  • Alumni Day - 2017 (recap)

    Ben Rogers
    On Saturday, June 10, we welcomed alumni from Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall back to campus for Alumni Day. Alumni traveling from New Mexico, North Carolina and points in between reconnected with former classmates, teachers, and friends. Guests included alumni from the classes of 1974 to some of our most recent graduates from the Class of 2014.

    There was also a special 1980’s reunion where we welcomed back over 20 1980’s alumni. This was organized by Michael Raphael ’84. Other activities throughout the day included campus tours, a scavenger hunt, access to our new pools and great conversations all around.

    Former faculty members Richard and Margaret Allen, Teresa Corrigan, Gus Favreau, Peter Hendrickson, Brad Pratt, Nancy Richardson and Vanessa Schukis mingled with colleagues and former students and were joined by current faculty and staff members Jon Andruchow, Bill Gostylo, Paul Harlan ’10, Leslie Jacobson Kaye, Conor Maguire, Sam Melanson ‘10, Ben Rogers, Alice Solorow and Matt Soule.

    In his remarks during the BBQ, CH-CH Alumni Council Vice-Chair, Sean Mulvehill ‘10 described the impact of his CH-CH experience on his life and career and explained the ways he continues to give back his alma mater. In honor of Alumni Day, guests made gifts to support the School’s Annual Fund and the Nancy Emery Memorial Garden.

    If you were unable to attend Alumni Day but would still like to make a gift to support CH-CH in any way, please go online at www.chch.org/donateonline. If you prefer, you may contact Director of Alumni Relations Ben Rogers directly at 781-314-0810 or brogers@chch.org.

    Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for alumni to remain involved with CH-CH. The next time your travels take you to the Waltham area, please stop by the Alumni Relations Office – a member of the team would be pleased to host you on a campus tour and share some updates on School activities.

    Click here to view photos from Alumni Day
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  • Steve Abramowitz '89

    CH-CH alumnus speaks to current students

    Ben Rogers
    Steve Abramowitz ’89 visited campus on Wednesday, February 15 and spoke to our business club about his latest business venture, KULKEA. Steve told our students that if “you work hard and stay focused, you can accomplish anything.” Thanks Steve for visiting CH-CH and speaking to our students!
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Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Our faculty, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees, offers instruction tailored to individual learning styles and strengths, empowering our students to achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and addresses the different ways students learn. Our curriculum challenges and engages students, with support seamlessly integrated into the classes and culture of the School. All our students are accepted into college or university with an emphasis on finding the best fit for their ambitions and interests. Diversity thrives in a social climate of acceptance. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. Our alumni/ae describe their experience at CH-CH as truly transformational. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston.