Academy Journal Volume 58 - Page 20

the academy journal ANC Secondary Schools Managing Director’s Report James M. Adams T support. It is truly appreciated. his past year was both difficult and rewarding in many ways. It was difficult because we ended the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year with an operating deficit of $1.56M. Also, we lost our beloved teacher, mentor to many girls in our school, and friend to all, Marah Pendleton Boyesen. It was a very difficult time for our students, faculty, staff, administrators, alum- ni, and community. Our faith and love for each other helped move us forward with heavy hearts. I will be forever grateful to everyone who offered to help our school in our time of need. We moved forward, but there will always be a void in our school. The memory of Marah’s contagious can- do attitude will always be with us. It was rewarding because we got to see how our students, with the guidance of our faculty and staff, have so many successes in academics, per- forming arts, the Oratorical Event, Telegrams, Se- nior Project presentations and athletics. Communications We have been live streaming our Chapel service each morning, and have also been live streaming other events such as our Oratorical Event and Se- nior Project presentations. We are planning to live stream other events and athletic contests during the upcoming school year. Facebook posts - we continue to upload photos of events such as club telegrams, social events, aca- demic programs, athletics, etc., on a daily basis. ANCSS Webpage - We post updates on past and upcoming programs. Admissions Private Tours Jennifer Allen conducted 90 private tours during the year with potential students and their parents or guardians. A private tour begins with Chapel followed by a tour of our buildings and ends with a conversation with the admissions office. Students and families get introduced to the administrators and faculty. Donations We raised $1.227M, but fell short of our annual fund goal by $448K. A good portion of this short- fall was due to donations being directed to endow- ment rather than our annual operating fund. Due to the generosity of our donors, approximately $2.22M was raised for our annual fund, opera- tions, endowment and targeted fundraising initia- tives. We are so blessed to have alumni and friends that believe in and support our school each year. On behalf of the ANC Secondary Schools, we thank each and every one of you for your ongoing Shadow Students 85 prospective students shadowed existing stu- dents this past school year. Each prospective stu- dent is assigned a trained student ambassador who accompanies them to Chapel and classes dur- ing the morning and then to lunch in our dining hall. Following lunch, Admissions talks with the student about their day. If the student’s parents 20