Upper School Weekly Announcements

What's Up Wednesday 1/15/20

Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr Day. This year  marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader's life and legacy.

Club Meetings 




Beginning 1/27/2020 students will be able to compost their lunch scraps rather than throwing them in the trash. Why is this important? Normally trash ends up in landfills or is burned for energy. Composting food waste returns nutrients back into the soil, increasing soil quality. Do your part, reduce waste. What food waste you have please compost! All lunch waves, in the cafe. Thank you. 


RAD Sign Ups

Follow the link for more info and to sign up: You can also email an instructor (Frau Curtis, Mr. Raby, Ms. Sonneborn, Ms. Schmid) with any questions!


Hats for Sale!

The junior class will be selling hats during all lunch waves next week. The cost is $10. 


Bracelets, too!



If you need any extra help or tutoring at any time, there are tutors available in the library (beginning at 8 am each day) and during all 4 blocks each day! Just drop in to the library (check in with someone at the front desk) and they will send you to the tutors for that day! Tutoring now available.


Host a new friend from Japan in your home! Thornton Academy will host a group of students from Meisei high school from March 13 - 16, 2020. We are looking for host families for the students. 



We are looking for student art to showcase in a Thornton Calendar! Students can submit their artwork online to be considered for this opportunity. To have your work considered, fill out the art submission form before April. To view last year's calendar visit here.

FMI: email Sydney Menard at


We also have a drop box in the entrance of the Main Building (see images below) for your to share a name & event in a hard copy format.  Thank you in advance for helping to share a shout-out! 



actresses with parasols in blue light during a theater performance