Community

End of Year Recognition & Celebration

HOS Statement on End of Year Plans

As people throughout our city and around the world cope with chronic uncertainty brought by COVID-19, familiar traditions provide us at St. Edmund’s Academy with a sense of continuity. Rituals marking the conclusion of one school year and the beginning of the next provide invaluable milestones for children, rites of passage symbolizing the value of what they have achieved and the opportunities that await.
 
Filled with traditions marking the year’s conclusion, our final days of the school year from May 26 through June 3 warrant advanced community awareness. While restrictions brought by COVID-19 will require some adjustments to several traditions and delays to others, conversations with parents and students have helped us retain the spirit and substance of those events to the greatest degree possible.
 

Upcoming Chapel Schedule and Guiding Questions

May 7: Learning from Crisis | Reflections from students
May 14: Core Values in times of uncertainty | Reflections from alumni
May 21: Voices of Hope | Reflections from 8th Graders and Kindergarteners
May 28: Voices of Gratitude | Reflections for our 8th Graders
Zoom Meeting ID: 971 4081 0307
Password: Chapel

All Chapel events begin at 8:15 a.m. 
 

8th Grade Recognition & Celebration

Class of 2020 Recognition & Celebration Ceremony
  • Program Description: In a live ceremony with prerecorded multimedia celebrations of each 8th grader, St. Edmund’s Academy will also present 8th grade awards featuring among others The Headmaster’s, Duff, Scott, Schoff, Athletic Bowls, and Izod Awards. 
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 11:15 a.m.
  • Location: https://zoom.us/my/bollens
7th/8th Grade Send-Off
  • Program Description: 7th graders will deliver their memories speech and 8th graders will announce legacy gifts.  Legacy gifts will be physically handed off to the 7th grade at the start of next school year. 
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020 | Following Chapel
The Class of 2020 Presentation of Diplomas and Class Speeches
  • While honoring CDC Guidelines and local social distancing standards, St. Edmund’s Academy plans to host a final gathering for the Class of 2020 and their parents.  Depending on restrictions, the event may happen at the Church of the Redeemer, Gathagan Gymnasium, or St. Lucy Field.  Graduates will walk to receive their diploma and class speeches will be presented.
  • Graduation Date Options | Doodle Poll for Parents 

Upper School End of Year Programs

Virtual Spring Arts Festival
  • Program Description: A celebration of performing and visual arts at St. Edmund's Academy. 
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | Full Schedule
Academic Awards 
  • Program Description: In a prerecorded ceremony, St. Edmund’s Academy Administrators and Faculty will announce academic honors and awards recipients to students in 5th through 8th grades. Awards Program featuring among others the Schoyer, Class of 1992 Scholarship, Stuart Goodman, Rising Star, Veeder, St. Brigid, and Hugh Clark Scholarship Awards.
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: https://zoom.us/my/bollens
Academic Olympics
  • Progrm Description: A much-loved Upper School tradition is moving online to allow for friendly competition between advisories in activities like trivia, scavenger hunts, and Kahoot quizzes!
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 | Full Schedule

Lower School End of Year Programs

Virtual Spring Arts Festival
  • Program Description: A celebration of performing and visual arts at St. Edmund's Academy. 
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | Full Schedule
Meet the Teachers
  • Program Description: This event provides a chance for our new and returning families to meet the teachers of the grade they will be entering in the 2020-2021 school year! Teachers will review the fun highlights and milestones of their grade level.
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 | Schedule
5th Grade Preview Day for Current 4th Graders
  • Program Description: This is a special event for our 4th grade students to learn more about Upper School life at SEA.
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
Lower School End of Year Grade Level Events & Activities
  • Each grade level will wrap up the year with a series of events, activities, and presentations to highlight their accomplishments over the past year!
  • Schedule

Early Childhood End of Year Programs

Meet the Teachers
  • Program Description: This event provides a chance for our new and returning families to meet the teachers of the grade students will be entering in the 2020-2021 school year! Teachers will review the fun highlights and milestones of their grade level.
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | Schedule
Early Childhood End of Year Grade Level Events & Activities
  • Each grade level will wrap up the year with a series of events, activities, and presentations to highlight their accomplishments over the past year!
  • Schedule

Resources & Quick Links

412-521-1907 - phone
412-521-2988 - fax