The purpose of the Jemicy School Alumni Association is to promote the interests and goals of Jemicy School by providing leadership, support, and resources for the benefit of the School community including alumni, students, parents, faculty, administration and staff.
In order to achieve this, the Association will facilitate a meaningful dialogue between the alumni and School administration, sponsor and promote events, programs and other activities designed to encourage alumni participation. These programs are intended to cultivate a heightened affinity and loyalty for the School and to provide opportunities for the professional, social and intellectual growth of the Alumni Association’s members and students.
Alumni Association EXECUTIVE BOARD
Russ White '84 President
Lexi Fisher ’05 Vice President
Rebecca Steller '96 Secretary
Manuel Vendelis '82 Treasurer
Katie Fink '04 LMS Representative
Stephanie LaPenna ’13 US Representative
Joe Morgan ‘83 Past President
Mark Westervelt Assistant Head of School Director of Alumni Relations
Members of the Class of 2016, as well as other alum from the past four years, returned to the Upper School Campus for Alumni Day on Wednesday, January 4. This annual event provides former students an opportunity to reconnect with teachers and friends and share stories and advice about life after Jemicy with our current students.
A campaign to reach a fundraising goal that would name the new gymnasium on the Lower and Middle School Campus “The Alumni Center” was launched at the Alumni Phonathon held on November 1. Led by Alumni Association President Russ White ‘84, alums Lexi Fisher ‘05, Kristen Bell Stone ‘96, Jake Shapiro ‘11, Rob Glick ‘77, Phil Hoesch ‘06, and Katie Fink ‘04, along with Assistant Head of School and Director of Alumni Relations Mark Westervelt, reached out by phone and text to many former Jemicy students spanning the decades. The callers did a great just getting the campaign rolling!
Research is showing that dyslexia is genetically based and passed from parents to children. Between twenty-three and sixty-five percent of children with dyslexia have a parent who is dyslexic. It is not uncommon for dyslexia to affect several people in the same family, and most dyslexics will generally have someone else in their extended family who also struggles with dyslexia. The familial nature of dyslexia has been recognized since the beginning of the last century.
Do you suspect your child is “following in your footsteps?” The earlier children can be professionally diagnosed, the sooner they can seek specialized instruction that will empower them to become successful learners.
Common symptoms of dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences can be categorized broadly in groups:
Difficulties with little words
Bizarre reading and spelling
Difficulties with handwriting (dysgraphia)
Difficulties with math
*Please remember: For a diagnosis of dyslexia, several symptoms are likely present, persist over time, and interfere with learning.
Alumni BBQ for College Freshmen
College send off for LMS Class of 2012 and US Class of 2016 as they head to college
PA Family Fun Color Run
Come enjoy the run and other fun activities. Stop by the alumni tent to say hi!
Let’s pay it forward! Seeking your support for the current and next generation.
Ages and Stages and PA General Meeting
Hear alumni share their stories and journeys to success.
Alumni Flag Day
Upper School Class of 2016 returns to lower their flag and share post-graduation experiences.
Get active! Learn what’s on the horizon?
Upper School Career Day
Students learn about career opportunities from professionals - alumni and others in the community.
Alumni Community Service Day
Bring your family for Earth Day by Spring Campus Cleanup and tour the new LMS Gym.
Cheer on our student and alumni creators and pilots as conquer the course.
Honor Debbie Reid & Brandon Emmons for changing lives of Jemicy students.
Y Group Commencement
Celebrate Y Group and their incredible achievements.
12th Grade Graduation
Celebrate our graduates and their incredible achievements.
An internationally recognized leader in educating talented and bright students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences.