News In Brief

This Week:

Senior Head of School Day was held on Monday, May 16 exclusively for the Class of 2022. Seniors gathered on the athletic fields near Smoyer Family Field. Food, waterslides, and lawn games were provided.

Ada Limón, a renowned poet whose poetry collection, “The Carrying,” ​​received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, held a poetry reading session on Friday evening in Kemper Auditorium. Limón shared poems from “The Carrying,” “Bright Dead Thing,” and her new collection “The Hurting Kind.” The event was followed by a book-signing session by Limón.

On Wednesday evening, May 18, the Community and Multicultural Development Office (CaMD) hosted a farewell party for Char Esty, the administrative assistant at CaMD who will leave Andover after this 2021-22 school year. Students made cards for Esty and other departing CaMD faculty, including Yuto Iwaizumi, fellow in French and Japanese, Emma Staffaroni, Director of the Brace Center for Gender Studies and Instructor in English, and Bridget Tsemo, Director of CaMD and Instructor in English. The students’ attendance at the event was a surprise to the departing CaMD members.

The first Out Of The Blue (OOTB) Café since the pandemic was hosted on Thursday in the library. The OOTB board members and student attendees facilitated discussions on the recent Roe v. Wade incident and how the Supreme Court decision impacts the wider Andover community.

CaMD hosted a Transitions Open House on May 26. As many CaMD staff members are leaving Andover, the department honored these departing members and welcomed new faces to the space.

Looking Ahead:

Spring final exams will take place throughout the last week of school, from May 31 to June 2, with Monday off for Memorial Day. Period 7 and 3 are assigned for Tuesday, periods 4 and 5 on Wednesday, and periods 2 and 1 on Thursday. All students except for Seniors must depart before noon on June 3.

The Class of 2022 Prom will take place on June 3 after other students have departed from the school. Prom tickets for Seniors can be purchased at the Dean of Students Office and the Student Activities Office. Commencement for the Class of 2022 would be held on the following Sunday on June 5.