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the academy journal Facilities Faculty Development Committee: will oversee goal 3 Alumni / Finance: will oversee goals 5 & 7 This past year we completed the following projects: • Renovations to a bathroom in deCharms Hall • Replacement of a failed water line for our buildings Dual Track Enrollment with Bryn Athyn College Performing Arts Program This past year plans were finalized for a Dual Enrollment Program in conjunction with Bryn Athyn College. The Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College will be offering qualified ANCSS students an opportunity to enroll in two college courses during their senior year at ANCSS. These two courses, Psychology 101 and Philosophy 102, are foundational offerings that fulfill certain general education requirements at most, if not all, American colleges and universi- ties. We are very fortunate to have Kiri K. Rogers, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Marcy E. Latta, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Writ- ing, who will be teaching these two courses start- ing with the 2017/2018 school year. We have a very strong, popular and well-rounded performing arts program that continues to grow each year. This includes our Performing Arts Port- folio class, Dance Team, Choral Ensemble, In- strumental Ensemble, Stagecraft, and Costuming class. We hold a performing arts camp each sum- mer for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, multiple concerts during the year, a play in winter and a musical in the spring. Some students learn how to set light- ing plots and run lights during our shows, or how to operate our soundboard during shows. Others work on the stage crew, operate our ticket sales, greet and usher. Cast and Crew of our Spring Musical - Mary Poppins Athletics Schools League championship appearance in ANC soccer history. The Girls Softball team made it to the Friends League semi-finals for the second year in a row. The 2016 - 2017 ANCSS year in sports proved to be another successful year. Championships were won in Field Hockey (5th in a row), Boys Wres- tling (2nd in a row) and Boys Lacrosse (4th in a row). Our Boys Soccer team made the first Friends 22