8th Graders: Join us for Archmere’s Homecoming!

Archmere Homecoming Events!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Calling all Future Auks! Please join us to celebrate Archmere’s Homecoming. This is a great opportunity to visit campus and to experience student life in action! Archmere students and the Admissions Team will be available to take you to the athletic games, tour campus, and answer your questions.
Meet us at the Student Council and Auk Ambassadors Tent, located between The Patio and the Science Center, near the football field. This is a family friendly event with entertainment such as face painting, arts & crafts, and a moonbounce for younger siblings. Light refreshments will be provided.
We are excited to see you there!

Homecoming Athletic Schedule:

Boys’ Soccer vs. St. Andrew’s School, 2:30 p.m.
Girls’ Field Hockey vs. St. Thomas More, 3:30 p.m.
Football vs. Appoquinimink High School, 4:00 p.m.

 Mass Celebrated by Father McLaughlin – 6 p.m.

All Families Welcome!

Father McLaughlin will celebrate a mass for the Archmere community in the newly renovated Immaculate Conception Oratory, located on the first floor of Saint Norbert Hall.
 
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Kristin Mumford ’96, Director of Admissions, at 302-798-6632 ext 781 or e-mail kmumford@archmereacademy.com 

Top 3 Tips for Archmere Shadow Visitors from the Admissions Office

Beginning Monday October 6,  we will start welcoming 8th graders to campus for shadow day visits.  Being an Auk for a day is a great way to check out Archmere students, teachers, and classes first hand!  We know that coming to a new school filled with a bunch of older kids for the day can be a bit nerve-wracking. Hopefully this will help you feel a bit more comfortable when you visit. Check it out!

1.  Be yourself!  We want you to ask questions, participate in class, and enjoy your time with your shadow buddy and other Archmere students. The goal of this day is to determine if Archmere is a good fit for you.  We will match you with a student that you have requested or with a student that has similar academic and extra-curricular interests to you.  You will have a lot to talk about!

2.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!  We know that dressing for this day can be stressful (especially for the girls).  Keep in mind that you will be moving around our college- like campus a lot during the day, so comfy shoes and appropriately warm clothes are a must!  Remember our students wear a uniform, so no need to impress!  We just ask that you do not wear jeans or sneakers.  Khaki pants, an oxford shirt , and a fleece jacket with loafers is a great option for the guys.  For the girls, pants or a skirt with a sweater and fleece jacket worn with flats or loafers is a great choice.

3.  Eat- Food is everywhere!  We will provide lunch for you in the cafeteria.  There are many great options to choose from, including a salad bar, deli bar, pizza, soup, warm lunch options, and many snacks and goodies.  If you have gluten issues or other allergy conditions, let us know and we can work with your needs.  Also, make sure you take advantage of the many places and offices on campus (for example, Mr. Dougherty’s office, see below) that are always stocked with candy!

Our entire student body and faculty are looking forward to welcoming you, future Auk 2019,  to campus. See you soon!

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Archmere Admissions in the Twittersphere

It’s official! Kristin and I have launched an Archmere Admissions Twitter account. We’ll use it as another great way to tell Archmere’s story and highlight so much of what makes it such a great place to be.

So why tweet? Twitter provides a unique window into daily life at Archmere, campus events, and news that would otherwise have been inaccessible to anyone other than students and staff. We’ll be able to quickly share updates, too brief to blog about, right from our smartphones so you can experience what’s happening on Archmere’s campus in real time.

We’ll be tweeting several times per week with campus and admissions-related events, student spotlights, and much more. Also, be sure to check in on Thursdays when we post some fun throwback pictures of people, events, and organizations in Archmere’s history. If you’re on twitter, please do follow us and re-tweet whatever resonates with you! If you’re not on twitter, you can still see our feed by checking back to the blog and taking a look at our twitter widget in the left hand column!

Follow us on Twitter @AuksFlyTogether!

New Archmere College Counselors a Dynamic Duo!

Welcome Mr. Chris Boehm and Ms.Catherine Souza, the new college counselors at Archmere Academy!  This dynamic duo, along with tenured administrative assistant Mrs.Liz Lyon, offers top -notch programming and individualized support to Archmere students year round. The goal of the college counseling program is to promote student growth and to assist students in finding the college with the best academic, extracurricular, and social fit for them.

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Mr. Boehm and Ms. Souza, both with extensive college admission experience, become involved in each student’s experience from their freshman year through graduation.  Year-round dynamic programming is available to all students and their families.  Program topics include college list formation, campus visit and interview preparation, composition of college essays, career discussions, and college athletic recruitment.  In addition, representatives from over 100 colleges and universities will visit Archmere during their fall recruitment process, giving students direct access and personalized attention from college admission professionals.

Additionally, our college counselors will work with each student, examining how schools make decisions and helping students to understand the strategic side of college applications to maximize their success.  At Archmere, we believe that having continual college discussions and making counseling available throughout the entire high school career will reduce the stress level associated with the college admission process. Less stress and more preparation will equip students with the necessary tools to make the best possible college decisions and will maximize each student’s success.

Welcome Mr. Boehm and Ms. Souza, and good luck to the Archmere Class of 2015 as they start the official college application process!