Abbott Lawrence Academy Events

Students gathered around in a circle in the Learning Commons

ALA sophomores were acting out the infamous gang fight between the Montagues and the Capulets at the start of Romeo and Juliet, focusing on the wordplay, puns, and lawlessness of the scene. Afterwards, students returned to the classroom and cut their own 20-line adaptation of the scene. They will go on to watch excerpts of two filmed versions of the scene and compare how different directors adapt a script to their own purposes.

Seven ALA students standing in a group

Members of ALA’s Excel Club attended the Police and Fire Safety Awards Ceremony on February 21st, an event put on by the Exchange Club of Lawrence. The event honored the Police, Firefighter and EMT/Paramedics of the year for the communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

Incoming students and ALA faculty standing on the LHS main stair case

Last Friday, March 9th, was the 4th annual ALA Welcome Reception! We celebrated the 100 students who were selected as members of the fourth class of Abbott Lawrence Academy. It is hard to believe our little school that started with 92 students in year one is now adding its fourth class and will be a full 9-12 experience. 

In the picture from left to right, winners of gold medal for Battery Buggy at Science Olympiad with Doug Prime - Director of STEM Programs at YDO and Giancarlos Jaime-Guzman volunteer teacher/coach at YDO for STEM Programs.

Giancarlos Jaime-Guzman has been volunteering at the Youth Development Organization (YDO) teaching and coaching kids from elementary & middle school in an engineering class, called Battery Buggy (along with the Director of STEM Programs Doug Prime). On Saturday March 3rd, these students participated at the Science Olympiad and two of his students won gold! This is the first gold medal for YDO at the Science Olympiad. Congratulations to YDO and all the kids who participated! We are very proud of Giancarlos for volunteering, teaching, and coaching his students to success.  

Giancarlos volunteered & taught Battery Buggy at YDO from January - March 2018 a total of 33 hours. 

Earlier this school year he volunteered & taught Motorized Machines at YDO from September - December a total of 35 hours.

19 ALA students smiling and posing at Harvard Model Congress

Over the February break, 19 Students from ALA and Marcus Tejada from the Upper School, attended the 33rd annual Harvard Model Congress Conference in Boston. With over 1,500 students in attendance from across the nation and Puerto Rico, these students got to represent members of the United States Senate as they lobbied to pass bills and argue for implementation in the spirit of the United States Congress. Additionally, ALA Junior Francisco Melendez was awarded for his performance and participation as a member on the Senate committee for Environment and Public Works.