April (2014)
March (2014)
January (2014)
1/10/2014
Candid Cam
December (2013)
12/18/2013
Holiday Vibes
12/8/2013
Open House
October (2013)
10/11/2013
Hornet Games
September (2013)
9/24/2013
Today's Rant
August (2013)
8/22/2013
Mindsets
July (2013)
7/5/2013
Andover Day
May (2013)
5/6/2013
Formalities
April (2013)
4/11/2013
Mascot Mania
March (2013)
February (2013)
2/5/2013
Then and Now
January (2013)
Fresh Starts
11/29/2011
Many schools operate with trimesters rather than traditional semesters. Trimesters configure well with athletic seasons, holidays and a spring break that is a given in the United States. Proctor, however, may be the most "trimesterized" school in existence. Since 1972, each year-long course has been offered as independent credit-earning thirds of the whole, enabling extraordinary curricular freedom and creativity. 

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S
uddenly, we're back from Thanksgiving Break, and have plunged into the winter trimester, a term that will be interrupted in 17 days by an extended holiday vacation. Twenty-three students are back from the adventure of a lifetime: sailing a 130' schooner from Gloucester to San Juan. Nine students are back from a trimester at Proctor in Spain. The return of a critical number of "old" students--who know the landscape--creates a kind of fresh start for those of us who knew the on-campus community that was (from September-something to today.)

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Yet, for those students returning from a trimester abroad or at sea, their new community includes 123 students they haven't known until now...123 students who now know the school very well!

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Meanwhile, this winter, ten students will be touring and exploring the American Southwest on Mountain Classroom; ten students are off to Proctor in Spain; eight students will be based in Aix-en-Provence, France on European Art Classroom, three students are studying at the American School in Tangiers, Morocco, and one student will attend the Country School in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This is a Proctor education.

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The start of the winter term is a very real beginning for this community!

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Mike welcomes the community to the winter term by calling up all those who studied off campus this fall.
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School Leader Taylor Pearlman calls for us to make this the best term ever.
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New term, old friendships.
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Jackson and Sam had a dream, and their dream has come true.
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We know how Jake and Richard feel about the start of a new term....
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Hi, Mike.
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Yearbook friends of someone?
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Mission accomplished: We're on the ice, and we're on the Corner....