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
Stephen O’Neil ’93 Vice President
Julie Kuhn Sanchez ’00 Secretary
Kristen Bell Stone ’96 Treasurer
Bud Schuster ’05 LMS Representative
Jake Shapiro ’11 US Representative
Mark Westervelt Assistant Head of School Director of Alumni Relations
Twenty-six Jemicy alums from the Upper School Class of 2017 and Y Group Class of 2013 gathered for an old-fashioned Jemicy cookout on August 15 to catch up with former classmates and talk about their next adventures. The Jemicy alums are heading to colleges in all corners of the country from Maine to Florida to California, everywhere in between, and even to Canada!
Masters of art and design, former Jemicy faculty members Brandon Emmons and Debbie Reid, will be this year’s recipients of the Westy Award. The Westy Award, which recognizes and honors “Innovation in Education,” is bestowed upon individuals who “have tied the generations of Jemicy together through passionate dedication and personal touch.”
Honor two teachers who impacted so many Jemicy lives! Reunite with old friends and faculty! Please mark your calendars and plan to attend…Sunday, May 7, 2017; 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Jemicy Upper School Campus; $25 per person; Casual Attire
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 Flag Day
Alumni Community Service Day
Auction Gala and Westy Award
Kinetic Sculpture Race
3rd Annual Family Fun Color Run
Invite your friends, neighbors, and family members to Jemicy’s 3rd Color Run! Get colored up as you run/walk through a course that guarantees lots of fun and surprises! Photo booth, obstacles, inflatables, treats, and more! (moved from 10/8 to 5/20)
12th Grade Graduation
Y Group Commencement
An internationally recognized leader in educating talented and bright students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences.