Congratulations to Chestnut Ridge Academy student, Jeremy for his winning entry to the Lions Club Peace Poster contest. This year's theme was Peace Through Service.
Due to state restrictions during the Coronavirus pandemic, the start to our co-op was delayed this year. While we continue to take necessary precautions, we are able to get together for learning and fun with old friends and new friends. At this time, our co-op is full. If you would like more information about classes and/or to be put on the waiting list, contact our main office.
Finally! Our yearbooks for the 2019-20 school year are in! We were able to gather at a local park to visit old friends, make new friends, enjoy ice cream from Chunky Monkey and recieve our yearbooks.
This is an annual event so we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
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.
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