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Women in STEM
Last Thursday, Ms. Cook and Ms. Rangel invited a team of young engineers to share their college and work experiences with the APH community. Our guests were Samantha Eaton, a Structural Engineer at edm, Alex Moore, a Mechanical/Aerospace engineer with...
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APH Women in Leadership Speaker Series: Vanessa Farino
As part of APH’s Women in Leadership Speaker Series, last week entrepreneur Vanessa Farino visited to give us insight into her illustrious career as a businesswoman. From the outset, Ms. Farino made it clear that the business world isn’t always...
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Penguin Post Hosts Open Poetry Competition
The Penguin Post recently hosted an open poetry competition. Students were encouraged to write poems on the subject of their choosing and in any form. We asked Dr. Adrienne Raphel, poet, author, Princeton writing instructor and friend of Dr. Trout to...
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Tension Table and Structural Design
This past semester, the students put their understanding of the fundamental engineering principles to use in their creation of a tension table - a table with no solid legs supported by the tension of chains. From planning the design, to...
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7 Ways to Visit Colleges Over Break
Traveling this Spring Break?  Staying in the area? Whatever you choose to do, this maybe the perfect time to visit a college either locally or on your travels. Here are 7 ways to visit colleges over break!
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Penguin Hall Launches New 5-Day Boarding Program
Girls in grades 9-12 now have the opportunity to experience a brand new 5-day boarding program at The Academy at Penguin Hall. Whether local or out-of-state, students will have the opportunity to live independently while actively participating in an intentional...
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Students Commemorate the History and Ripple Effects of Racial Slavery
For their culminating project, Dr. Kimberley invited students to create memorials that commemorate the history of racial slavery. She tasked students with understanding the concept of historical memory; exploring the complex decision making processes behind designing a memorial; examining the...
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An Interview with Hollywood Screenwriter, Olivia Krebs
It is a crisp, breezy Saturday afternoon in October in Greenwich, a small, eerily quiet Connecticut town. My interviewee, Ms. Olivia Krebs, and I, are brought together by both the circumstance of a family reunion and our mutual affinity for...
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Krav Maga: New Self-Defense Course at APH
At Penguin Hall, students have the experience of pushing themselves past their perceived limitations. They learn that what they thought was a limit does not apply to them. This learning opportunity is part of Athletics at APH. The self-defense course,...
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APH Students Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
On Tuesday, November 16, Dr. Kimberley and Mr. McLean's Civics class took a field trip to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston! Anna B. '22, Natalie B. '22, and Mackenzie F. '22 attended the field trip and shared their...
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APH Welcomes Great Friends to campus!
Penguin Hall was honored to welcome the great friends of our students on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. It was an event that did more than just welcome visitors, it broadened the APH family. Great Friends’ Day allowed...
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APH Student Helps Make Wishes Come True
“Lifting others up lifts me up.” For APH Senior Christina Autilio ‘22, community service is not just a hobby or a box to check off on her high school resume. It’s an opportunity to lift others up and make a...
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APH Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of September 11
This week, the APH community took the time to reflect with a moment of silence as we remembered the 20th anniversary of September 11. Mr. Williams' Philosophy elective class, who will also be studying a novel centered on the events of...
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Penguin Hall Begins Its 6th Academic School Year
Penguin Hall has launched into the start of a brand new school year! On Wednesday, September 1 our usually quiet campus over the summer ERUPTED with excitement as old friends reunite, new friendships are formed, and the flurry of fun...
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Capturing Oral History
The one-semester elective course Capturing Oral History introduced students to the techniques and practices of the oral history interview, including: the background research, drafting the interview questions, and planning the interview with awareness of the ethics and etiquette of oral...
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10 Test Anxiety Tips
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, causes of test anxiety may include a fear of failure, lack of adequate prep time, or bad experiences taking tests in the past. You're not alone! Here's what you can do...
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Mastering Cemetery Iconography
For Symposium Week 2021, Ms. Healy offered a Master Class titled “Cemetery Iconography,” which was a two-hour course that would take place off-campus. The master class drove north to the Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich, MA. It was established...
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A Celebration of the Arts: APH Hosts Its Spring Arts Festival
On Friday, May 21, the South Lawn transformed into an oasis for the arts. Weeks of preparation included building a stage complete with lights, curtains and microphones for the three-act extravaganza. Our tent housed carefully curated artworks created by students....
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Two APH Students Win Statewide Democracy Challenge
Each year, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) sponsors a student video contest. This year, they held the "Democracy Challenge" Student Video Contest. The league asked high school students in Massachusetts to create 30-second videos answering the question...
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Student Reflections: Caitlin D. ’24
Caitlin D. ‘24 is just beginning her journey at APH. As she remembers when she first walked through the spider-web doors of Penguin Hall she notes that who she was eight months ago has grown and changes today.
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Welcoming Spring with Community and Prayer
At Penguin Hall, we believe that there is a place for you here--no matter your beliefs. To be truly empowered to live and lead exemplary lives, the students at Penguin Hall are invited to grow in inner wisdom as well...
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APH Celebrates Return of Entire Student Body to Campus
On Monday, March 22, Penguin Hall welcomed its entire student body back to campus for fully in-person classes for the first time since March 2020--marking almost a full year. This was a momentous occasion and cause for celebration! While the...
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A Message On Recent Events
We are deeply saddened by the tragic events in the Atlanta, Georgia area in which eight people, six who identified as Asian American, were senselessly murdered. This violent act is the latest in a series of brutal attacks on members...
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Stronger Together: One Year Later
What was unthinkable to us a year ago has become all too familiar. The ring of a Zoom call signaling the start of class, the sting of hand sanitizer over a small papercut, the adjustment of a mask as it...
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Dr. Nerissa Kreher Joins APH As Guest Speaker
Yesterday, Penguin Hall welcomed Dr. Nerissa Kreher as a guest speaker for our Women in Leadership Speaker Series. Dr. Kreher is an accomplished physician executive and pediatric endocrinologist with strong biotech experience in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs.
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Students Commemorate Racial Slavery with Own Memorials
For their culminating project, Dr. Kimberley invited students to create memorials that commemorate the history of racial slavery. She tasked students with understanding the concept of historical memory; exploring the complex decision making processes behind designing a memorial; examining the...
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APH Students Put Their Twist on Famous Greek Tragedy
APH 9th graders in World Humanities read the first play of the trilogy, "Agamemnon", together and then broke into groups for a creative assignment. Each group put their own spin on the tragic play and presented it in a totally...
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The Top Three Reasons to Transfer to Penguin Hall
Change is not always easy and starting something new is full of unknowns. But more often than not, change is worth it and can open the door to greater opportunities! At APH, you have the ability to blaze your own...
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APH First-Year Inspires Us with Community Cleanup
We’ve all felt it in some way or another. Spending hours and hours inside quarantining can take its toll. That’s why it’s important to keep our minds and bodies healthy by going outside for socially distant activities. It’s also a...
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5 Tips for Hybrid Learning
Everyone can agree that hybrid learning is hard, but here are some tips to help you with our new normal from a student's perspective.
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Penguin Hall’s New Core Value: Respect
At Convocation on September 8, all students gathered on the South Lawn to welcome in the new academic year. Campus Minister Brigid Beckman, opened with prayer and some of our students prepared special music to open and close the ceremony.
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Diversity of the Girl: A Student Art Exhibit
Diversity of the Girl is an art gallery highlighting the variety in women. Student Hannah V.' '20, the exhibit curator, assembled this collection to help defy the societal stereotypes we are presented with every day.
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How to Prepare for the SAT & ACT
If you're a rising high school senior, the postponed SAT and ACT gives you more time for practice! APH's College Counselor gives tips on how to prep for both.
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How to Find Your Best Fit College
Director of College Counseling Carter Delloro shares how students can decide on their best fit college (hint: the social scene isn't everything, but it counts!)
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A Day of French Cooking
Recently, students from French IV, V and VI classes prepared meals at the French Cultural Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Building Cities: Past, Present, and Future
Sometimes amazing opportunities arise when we least expect them. This September, Humanities Teacher Alick McLean was invited to Seoul, South Korea to share his expertise on city planning.
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Convocation Address: The Power of Courage
President Martin’s Convocation Address at the start of the 2019-2020 Academic Year: I am so happy to welcome all of you, students, faculty and staff, to the 2019-2020 school year at The Academy at Penguin Hall.   As I look at...
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Out of the Shadows Class: Creating a Headstone
Recently Michael Updike visited our Out of the Shadows class. Mr.Updike is a slate artist out of Newbury, Massachusetts. He will be engraving the headstone we are installing to honor former Andover slave Lucy Foster. A headstone is the last...
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Dr. Renee Gosline: MIT ‘Iron Professor’ Visits APH
Recently the APH community welcomed Dr. Renée Richardson Gosline, a Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, to our Women in Leadership Speaker Series. Dr. Richardson Gosline has been named one of the World’s Top...
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Making Waves and Baskets
The season of basketball and swimming was an exciting one for The Academy’s athletics program The basketball team took the next step, playing a schedule that was split between half varsity opponents and half JV opponents. The team hung tough...
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How Fearless Girl Changed the World
APH had the honor and privilege of hosting, Dominica Ribiero, Head of North America Institutional Marketing at State Street Global Advisors. She visited APH as part of our Women in Leadership Speaker Series and in conjunction with International Women’s Day....
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100% of APH 2018 Seniors Accepted into 4-Year Colleges
By Jan Healy, Dean of Academics—Congratulations to members of the Class of 2018, who were accepted to forty-two different colleges and universities. These students have been offered 1.8 million dollars in non-need based academic scholarships.
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Maria Stephanos Inspires the APH Community
By APH Staff—"Find your way in life, never say no to opportunities, and don't let others say no to you. Kick down shut doors, and "be exactly who you are" to be successful and change the world." —Maria Stephanos
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