Sussex Academy Weekly Update

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Middle School

    Grades 6-8:  Casual Portrait Day-March 5.   This is a casual day for all students.

    Grades 6-8: 
    Middle School students are taking swim classes for their physical education class. Students are required to bring swimsuits, goggles and towels.  Students may also bring a t-shirt to wear over swim suit.

    High School

    Grades 9-11: Important Scheduling Information:  Scheduling for high school students will begin in late February.  Parents of 10th graders have lots of decisions to make about IB and AP courses, so we are hosting a Sophomore Scheduling workshop on February 25 and 26 at 6:00.  The same information will be presented both nights; choose the night that works best for you.  Information will be given to sophomores on Feb. 24 and 25 in English classes.  Ninth graders and Juniors will receive information during the school day in late February as well (date tbd).  If you have questions after information has been distributed, please contact Debbie Fees (IB and AP Coordinator and counselor for grades 10-12), Kathy Roberts (counselor for grade 9), or Jennifer Leonard (IB Co-Coordinator).

    Grades 9-12:  
    Chicago private auctions and dance auditions on February 13 and Call back auditions on February 18.  Please direct all questions to Mrs. Bobby.

    Grades 9-12:  
    Dress Down Day-February 13-Pay $2 to homeroom teacher to benefit MERR Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation

    Grades 9-12:  The SGA is planning a "Family Feud" game night on Friday, February 28 from 3:30-6 in the gym. Students may create their own five-member "families" to compete. Food and door prizes will be provided. 

    Teams are required to register by Monday, February 24. There is a $15 registration fee.

    Students may attend as spectators after paying $1 admission fee at the door. 

    Grades 9-12:  Casual Portrait Day-March 5.   This is a casual day for all students.

    Grades 9-12:
      World Language Student Showcase-March 14-Del Castle, DE.  

    Grade 11: Senior Portraits.  May 12 and 13 from 8am-3:30 each day.  Middle School Gym.

    Grades 11 -12:  Parents, we are looking for sponsors to help with the prom. Available sponsorships include: 
    Photo booth- $800  and Dessert table- $1300.  If interested please contact Mrs. Messina

    Grade 12:  Destination Celebration 8:30am-May 1






    School Information

    March Breakfast and Lunch Ordering:  Open through February 24.

    Ink Cartridge Recycling:  
    The SA Green Team will be accepting ink cartridges and old cell phones for recycling.  The funds raised from this recycling program will be used to install water bottle filling stations in the school.  Please drop off in Room 201. Ink Cartridges


    School Store Volunteers:  Parents, please  sign up to volunteer to open the school store during lunch and activity periods

    Interested in joining the SA PTO?
    Have questions and/or suggestions for the SA PTO?  Please email



    Sports Booster Club

    Performing Arts Booster Club

    PABC News: The PABC is still matching all donations, up to $2500.00, towards the purchase of new choral risers.  A check can be made payable to Sussex Academy PABC with "risers" in the memo line and sent into school or Venmo is accepted.  

    The PABC, with community support, has donated 40 new choral performance binders to the Sussex Academy Chorus. Look for them at the spring concert.

    We are looking for volunteers to help with our  1st annual Performing Arts Banquet in May.  


    FEATHER OUR NEST 2019-2020 ANNUAL APPEAL. Please see our wish list SA_Wish List_1119  Donations can be made by sending a check to Sussex Academy or online at

    Youth in Government Paint Night:  February 25.  6pm.  SA Cafetorium.  $25 (cash) per person to Mrs. Short or a YIG member. YIG Paint Night

    Quarter Auction to Benefit the Class of 2022:  May 8.  Doors open at 5pm and auction begins at 6pm.  Sussex Academy Cafetorium. Quarter+Auction+Flyer

    Sussex Academy 20th Anniversary Gala-May 2, 2020 from 6pm-11pm at Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen State Park.  Delicious food, open bar, dancing to KleptoRadio and a 20-year photo display.  Tickets are $125/person or $200/couple and can be purchased online at  or by sending a check to the school.  Discounted room rates are available at the Beacon Motel, 302-645-4888, by using promo code: SAAS. Please consider sponsoring this event. Gala Sponsorship form - COMP



    Sussex Academy Aquatic Center

    For Aquatics Center information/registration for programs email

    February Calendar 2020February16_29

    Lifeguard Classes 2020 Lifeguard class schedule

    2020 Programs 2020Programs_updated 1_28_20

    Spring Group Swim Spring group swim _ revised 1_27_20 

    Sussex Academy Sports

    Wednesday, February 19  

    MS softball coach visits lunches.

    3:30pm College athletic signing in cafe or gym-Bridget Cosgrove, Bella Kwan, Molly Martiner, Grant Thomas

    6pm Women's Basketball dinner in gym lobby or multipurpose room.

    Thursday, February 20 

    No events


    Friday, February 21

    No events


    Saturday, February 22 

    12pm Indoor Track State Championships in Landover, MD.  Bus departs 8:30am.


    Sunday, February 23

    No events



    February 2020-PABC Matching Campaign up to $2,500 for choral risers- all month

    February 25, 2020-Youth in Government Paint Night-6pm-SA cafetorium

    February 25 and 26, 2020-Sophomore Scheduling Workshop (same workshop on both nights)-6pm-SA

    March, 2020-PABC Matching Campaign up to $2,500 for choral risers- all month

    March 4, 2020-SAT and PSAT Testing for grades 9-11

    March 5, 2020-Spring Picture Day

    March 6 & 7, 2020-Middle School Theatre Production, Willey Wonka Jr.

    March 13, 2020-No School-In Service

    March 13, 2020-Open Enrollment Ends

    March 20, 2020-Grandparents Day for 6th Grade

    March 27, 2020-No School-In Service

    April, 2020-PABC Matching Campaign up to $2,500 for choral risers- all month

    April 4, 2020-Prom

    April 10-19, 2020-School Closed-Spring Break

    April 23, 2020-NHS Induction

    April 30, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago

    May 1, 2020-Senior Destination Celebration

    May 1 & 2, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago

    May 2, 2020-Sussex Academy 20th Anniversary Gala-6pm-Fort Miles Museum

    May 8, 2020-Quarter Auction to Benefit the Class of 2022-5pm-SA Cafetorium

    May 12, 2020-Class of 2021 Senior Pictures-8am-3:30pm-MS Gym

    May 13, 2020-Class of 2021 Senior Pictures-8am-3:30pm-MS Gym

    May 15, 2020-High School Performing Arts Awards Banquet

    May 19-20, 2020-Spring Band and Chorus Concerts

    May 20, 2020-PABC Matching Campaign up to $2,500 for choral risers Ends Today

    May 22, 2020-No School

    May 25, 2020-No School-Memorial Day

    May 26, 2020-Athletic Awards

    May 27, 2020-Last Day for Seniors

    May 29, 2020-Commencement (pending)

    June 10, 2020-Last Day-12:55pm Early Dismissal

    September 20, 2020-Lewes Dragon Boat Festival-9am

    Sussex Academy Executive Board Meetings

    The Sussex Academy Executive Board meetings are scheduled for 4pm in the Sussex Academy conference room. The meetings are public and Sussex Academy families are invited to attend

    February 19, 2020 (THIS MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 4:30pm)

    March 18, 2020

    April 22, 2020

    May 20, 2020

    June 17, 2020

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