Fourth Quarter Update – June 30, 2017

Dear Members of the Archmere Community: The Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees, under the leadership of the Chair, Mrs. Vicky Yatzus, board member and Head of The Independence School, has initiated plans to move forward with a process to gather perspectives, data, and information over the next several months to develop the […]

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Personal Innovation

One of the books on my summer reading list was The Other Side of Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble. The authors analyzed multiple organizations in an effort to study why innovations succeeded or failed. I thought this would be timely reading material in light of the Academy beginning a new strategic planning cycle, […]

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A Tale of Two Stories

At this time of the year, I become very nostalgic and reflective whenever I am asked by people, “How was the school year?” Having just experienced once again the traditions and rites of passage that go along with the Archmere experience for our students, I cannot help but be proud and impressed at the accomplishments […]

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Responding to the Message of Peace

When I was in grade school, I looked forward to May, not because it was the end of the school year – though that was exciting – but because it was the month of the Blessed Mother (and my birthday!) Every May, I would set up a “May Altar” in my bedroom. I really don’t […]

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Saint Herman Joseph, the Patron of Children and of Students

On This Date… Today Norbertines celebrate the feast day of Saint Herman Joseph. He entered the Norbertine Abbey of Steinfeld in Germany at age 12. After priestly ordination he worked in the sacristy and dining room. He was described as humble, poor, patient, friendly, obedient, and spiritual; he composed hymns and wrote a commentary on […]

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