What we're curious about
Members of our student council and class presidents spoke in chapel today on the skills, habits, and mindsets that will help us to thrive through this unusual school year.
This year we celebrated an old tradition in a new way. Students, faculty, and staff members participated in chapel from their classrooms, while readers and singers went outside so they could remove their masks and be heard more clearly. With the help of Zoom, Head of School Jeff Zemsky spoke to us live from Central Moravian Church, keeping us connected to that sacred space. Our flags were raised by Sawyer '31, Oliver '27, Zander '24, and Pepper Ritchey '21 as Rowan Taylor '25 sang our Alma Mater accompanied by our Middle School music teacher, Mr. Nathan Diel. Even though we were spread across two campuses and joined by our virtual students learning at home, we still managed a school-wide "Hip-Hip-Hooray" with the help of Mr. Ben Wallace, our Lower School music teacher. The All-School Opening Chapel and Flag Raising is one of several unique Moravian Academy traditions that help keep our hearts and minds connected to the many who have come before us. It’s a beautiful thing to know that our school has 279 years of history to lean on, learn from, and remind us who we are. Each of those 279 years has been unique, and each held its own gifts and challenges, just like each student and teacher and staff person who passes through our doors. But in all our diversity, we share a common story, a common love of learning, and a common commitment to grow in mind, body, and spirit.
Every Wednesday morning, a group of 8th graders arrive at Chapel early. They set up the room, manage the projector, and greet their classmates when they arrive. Their work is mostly behind the scenes, but chapel couldn't happen without them.