It's Graduation Week at Chestnut Ridge Academy! We are thrilled to celebrate this wonderful milestone with our graduating seniors. Last night was our Senior Recognition Night. Graduating seniors received cords, sashes and medals that recognized academic achievements, community service contributions and leadership roles.
Aaron Lyon, homeschool almni (Class of 2019), started off the evening with an opening prayer. Patti Hunt then gave some welcoming remarks and cords, medals and stoles were presented. Andy Lyon, Vice President of the CRA Board and Marriage and Family Therapist at Stonebridge Family Counseling, gave the closing remarks and concluded the evening with a blessing on our graduates.
Chestnut Ridge Academy's graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 20. Due to COVID 19 safety procedures, attendance at this event is by invitation only. A livestream video will be posted on our Facebook page.
The final installment in our Fine Arts Series for 2020 is a student art gallery. Students who have created art either in Vincent van Gogh's style or simply honoring Vincent van Gogh may bring their art to put on display. Art may be pieces created at one or more of our workshops in the Fine Arts Series or may be something different the student created at home. Each evening students may bring their parents, grandparents and friends to see their work.
Light refreshments will be served.
The Student Art Gallery will be open over three evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 to allow for more people to attend.
Drop off art work at the following dates/times:
Wednesday, June 2 ~ 9am to 1pm
Thursday, June 3 ~ 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm
If you attended the workshop where we painted the Starry Night on the Tshirts, you are encouraged to wear your shirt.
Be sure all art work is labeled so we are sure to return it to the correct person.
Please email ChestnutRidgeAcademy@gmail.com if you will be participating and how you will be participating - artist or aesthete*.
*Aesthete (es-theet) - An aesthete is someone who loves and appreciates works of art and beautiful things
We are moving forward cautiously keeping in mind the recommended social guidelines by making tentative plans for the summer and next fall.
Governor Lee will be giving a press conference in the morning to lay out the plan to reopen the state. As I review the guidelines, it looks like we need to get to Phase 2 to resume activities. Phase 1 may allow some activities with certain restrictions. With the events on the calendar for May (End of the Year Potluck for Co-op, Prom and Graduation), we will do what we can to make these events happen. We may have to make some modifications, but we're ready to do that.
Thank you for your patience.
The 2019-20 Yearbook will include the following:
Yearbook are $25 (By June 1) $35 (June 2 or after)
You may sell yearbook ads to help offset your costs. Contact the main office to ask how.
The Chestnut Ridge Academy Board of Directors is in communication and continually reviewing information concerning COVID-19 and the CDC's recommendations regarding event gatherings and closures. We are making decisions on cancellations one day at a time and will post information as it becomes available.
We had a birthday party for Vincent van Gogh scheduled for this week. Due to COVID19 and social distancing recommendations, we had to postpone that event. Since today is Van Gogh's birthday, I thought we could recognize it by watching a slideshow of pictures taken during our Fine Arts Series so far this year.
The Chestnut Ridge Academy Board of Directors is on top of the Corona virus situation and the school closings. We have not made a definitive decision yet about the cancellation of any of our sponsored events.
Please be assured that we are on top of the situation. With information changing daily, We don't want to make any rash decisions.
We appreciate your patience at this time.
Fine Arts Series 2020 Continues with Starry Night. Today's workshop focused on how Vincent van Gogh painted movement. Students participated in a picture study and discussion of Starry Night. Next they completed an exercise in drawing lines to show movement. Finally, they painted their version of Starry Night on T shirts.
For more information about Chestnut Ridge Academy's Fine Arts Series or how to host an event in your area, contact our main office at (931)227-7391 or email ChestnutRidgeAcademy@gmail.com
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