Four McCallie athletes announced their plans to participate in college sports during the fall signing period, with three seniors signing with NCAA Division I programs in track and field, basketball, and lacrosse.Read More
As the approximately 4,000 United States Air Force Academy cadets stood at their tables awaiting permission to sit and begin their noon meal in late August at the Academy’s campus in Colorado Springs, Colo., McCallie alumnus Mac Caldwell ’12 stepped to the podium with somber news for his classmates.Read More
By Sumner McCallie
An amazing thing happened this past year on McCallie's Habitat house build site. On the first Saturday in December, about twenty McCallie guys gathered at 8:45 a.m. in a neighborhood about five minutes from campus to construct the floor system for a new house. The woman whose house this would become stood with her 16-year-old son, hammers in hand, ready to go; she had worked hard for a long time for this dream to come true.Read More
Many people love catching up on their education-related reading during the Advent season and over Christmas Break, so we've compiled a nice list of links to articles which might interest you. Enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday season! Subjects in this group include college admissions, boys and reading, the value of handwriting, introverts, moral decision-making, and more!)
Field Notes From This Year’s Application Season
(The New York Times, December 8 )
“To get an on-the-ground glimpse of this year’s admissions cycle, The Choice reached out this week to a handful of college counselors across the country to hear what trends they had been observing.
While our survey was unscientific, it brought into focus some themes, including increased applicant interest in public colleges – both in and out of state – and an apparent rise in the number of students who have been filing applications early this year, sometimes at the prodding of the colleges themselves.
As Kelly Sortino, director of college counseling at Crystal Springs Uplands School, a private school near San Francisco, wrote in an e-mail…”
"we had a PC education—people tried to hide from us as long as possible that not everyone is equal
we were told we all have a fair chance of making it
that’s just not so
and we’re starting to realize that"
A piece this week in New York Magazine entitled "The Kids Are Actually Sort of Alright" is eye-opening and depressing, and the author was interviewed yesterday on "Morning Joe." (Warning: The author is a 20-something in New York writing about 20-somethings; ergo, her article contains numerous expletives.)
Forty-five percent of young adults (ages 16-29) are currently unemployed, the highest percentage since World War II, according to the article. If you are a current college student, consider your roommate. Statistically speaking, one of you won't have a job -- possibly for years -- after you graduate, but you'll likely have plenty of debt.
This is the environment into which this current generation of students must trudge, and there is a lot of (understandable) hand-wringing about the parent/educator part in it.Read More