Archive for December, 2016

Decade-long Accreditation Process Begins

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Choate recently began an accreditation process overseen by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASAC), in which faculty, parents, students, and alumni contribute their opinions and observations through surveys and committees. The cycle, which is composed of self-evaluation, peer review, and a follow-up council, is being led byRead More

À La Mode

À La Mode

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On Wednesday, December 7, Haley Williams ’18 wore a skirt. This probably does not seem especially noteworthy, yet it was unconventional for Williams, who pays special attention to what she puts on in the morning, and rarely does that final choice include a skirt. Questions about why Williams might makeRead More

Clothed in blue robes, choral students perform for an excited audience.. Andrew Garver / The Choate News.

Lessons and Carols Bolsters Holiday Cheer

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The three weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas break at Choate are filled with excitement and stress, but holiday traditions such as Holiday Ball and Tiz the Season prevail. Lessons and Carols is one such Choate tradition. This old custom began in Truro Cathedral in 19th century. However, Choate usesRead More

The first holiday (then Christmas) program at Rosemary Hall, 1911.

Season’s Events Culminate in Holiday Program

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As the holiday season approaches, Choate is preparing its students for the oncoming festivities and break. The events kickstarted with gingerbread cookie decorating and Hanukkah with Hillel. This coming Wednesday, December 14, math teacher and holiday aficionado Mr. Marquis Tisdale is hosting “Tiz the Season,” a holiday-themed gathering designed toRead More

Alice Volfson ’19: Choate’s Resident Composer

Alice Volfson ’19: Choate’s Resident Composer

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Meet Alice Volfson ’19. A two-year sophomore from New York, Volfson is currently the only student studying music composition in Choate’s Arts Concentration program. Volfson has an comprehensive background in music, with 12 years of playing the piano under her belt. She first became interested in music composition around sixRead More

An Interview with Hannah Morris, New Adjunct Faculty Member

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Adrian Whatmore ’19: Where did you work before Choate? Hannah Morris: I taught at two other schools before teaching here — The Holden School in New Hampshire and the Elizabeth Morrow School in New Jersey. I actually used to teach at Choate; I started here in 2001 and worked untilRead More

Illustration by Katharine Li '17

Demystifying choate Resources for treating Eating Disorders

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“I don’t even know what the health center would do about an eating disorder—I’ve never heard any policies about it,” said Kate Moore ’17. Many students are not sure what resources are available when dealing with an eating disorder like anorexia. On why eating disorders are so complex at Choate,Read More

Winter Season Preview

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After a strong fall season, evidenced by the varsity sweep on Deerfield Day, Choate Athletics hopes to carry its momentum into the winter term. Most teams have already begun their seasons, but much is still unknown about the winter sports, with many teams still looking to solidify their identities. WhetherRead More

ITS and Communications Give Directories Makeover

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Information Technology Services (ITS) and Communications offices recently collaborated to revise Choate’s online directories, a feature in the school’s portal that provides information about all students and faculty on campus to the entire community. A disclaimer now runs along the bottom of the Directories, warning users of what comprises improperRead More