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Dear Academy Families,
Welcome to our 61st year of educating the hearts and minds of boys in the Holy Cross tradition! Having the boys back on campus always brings energy and excitement! Each year, the Brothers of Holy Cross announces a theme for their 29 schools – and this year that is “a year of bringing hope”. The Brothers believe that no education is complete without the power of hope. In a world driven by so many external factors, this notion of bringing hope could be received as insignificant. At the heart of any good teacher, however, is the ability to inspire students to grow, challenge themselves and embrace their gifts. The teachers bring hope each day by believing in your sons. As we strive to grow as a school and a community, starting with the growth of...  [Click here to keep reading.]
Our Parents' Association is happy to announce the return of SEA's Halloween Event on Saturday, October 19th. There will be tailgate-style ‘Trunk or Treating’ WJBR on site, music, food and so much fun for sure! We are currently asking families, sport teams, or homerooms to sign up to host a trunk. The event is also open to the community so share with a friend! We will send out more details about food and other events for the evening, but we are currently asking you to grab a spot for your trunk before they are all reserved! It surely will be a 'spooktacular' time! 
Spread the word to grandparents and special friends-- Be here on Friday, September 27th to spend the morning with your Lancer. Explore campus, enjoy a continental breakfast, and see your boys in action. Click here for more info and to submit your RSVP. Please note that invitations are no longer being mailed. We need you to send the link to your intended special guests (or maybe just sign them up yourselves). 
Even though it's only Day 4 of their 8th grade year, it's time to start looking at the upcoming dates for high school open houses and admission tests. Mr. Cincotta has put a few things together to help you get started.  Click here for all the info. Remember to email the Main Office when your son is going to be absent for a Shadow Date.  Enjoy the process and let us know how we can help!  
Congrats to all students who participated in summer music or drama programs this year. All those who did Shoestring Productions programs can be very proud of their effort and performances. SPECIAL KUDOS to Jack Maister who played the part of The Page in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" presented by the Delaware Shakespeare Festival and Antonio Thompson who attended a choral camp sponsored by the Royal School of Choral Music- King's College (PA).
CHORAL NEWS   Liturgy Ensemble- rehearsal during Enrichment time slot on 9/10 for the Bishop's Mass (9/12) Academy Singers, Men's Ensemble, and members of The Lancers and Academy Chorus who sang last year will rehearse during the Enrichment Period Time Slot on 9/13, 9/17, 9/19, (9/24 if needed), and final run on 9/26 to prepare for Grandparents Day on 9/27. Academy Singers, please return your contracts. The lists of choral placements are posted outside the music room. If you wish to sing or are new to the school, please contact Ms. DeHart ASAP for placement in the appropriate group. 
DRAMA NEWS  This year's spring musical will be Singin' in the Rain, Jr. Auditions are Sunday, 11/3 (3- 6pm).  Rehearsals for the Halloween play, The Sorcerer's Apprentice are Fridays, 3-4pm (4:15) on 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 (No class 10/25). Dress rehearsal is 10/30.
LANCER BAND + CONCERT BAND   If your 4th-8th grade son is interested in joining the band program, email Mr. Cropper for info about the Concert/Lancer band, lesson, instruments, and other materials you might need. It’s a very exciting time to be a band kid, so join the band program and see what it’s all about!
In case you missed it, here is the menu for the month of September.  After September, the menu is published each week in the newsletter only. Please click here for 2019-2020 Lunch Pricing. Click here for Breakfast (NEW to SEA!) pricing. Click here to volunteer in the Lunch Room. Even if you can't stay long, come by to help. We promise you will have a good time in the Lancer Lunchroom.

WED., 9/11
'Meet the Teacher' Night
(Grades 4-8) 6:30pm

Mass with the Bishop (10am)

Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day

SEA Parents' Association Meeting (7pm)

No School

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Monday, 9/9
'E' Day

Tuesday, 9/10
'F' Day

Wed., 9/11
'A' Day

Thursday, 9/12
'B' Day


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