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PEAK is geared to accessing the tremendous potential within students who have dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
Thank you to all our donors in our uniquely connected community!The foxes on the hill in the senior knoll honor each of our donors. Your gift to the Hilltopper Fund enables us to be intentional about offering smaller class sizes, flexible and inventive in the classroom, deliberate about holistic education, and conscious about connecting emotions and learning.
For every gift or pledge made to the Hilltopper Fund through #GivingTuesday on November 29th, we will place a fox on the senior knoll in honor of each of our donors. Make your gift today and help us Top the Hill!
We are so grateful for our donors' support of Elgin Academy. Thank you!
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Seth & Desi Hanford
Lloyd "Chip" Fry '71
The Panagakis Family
It is with sadness that we are contacting our school community to let you know of the passing of Frank J. Hogan III, Elgin Academy’s Headmaster from 1975-1985. He died in California on the morning of June 27th surrounded by his family.
Mr. Hogan arrived on our campus at a critical moment in the Academy’s history. After what had been a particularly turbulent period of time, Mr. Hogan’s decisive leadership was instrumental in raising academic standards, strengthening the sense of school community and spirit, and reinvigorating athletic and co-curricular programs. The quintessential independent school educator, Frank stayed connected to the Academy even after he moved on to become Head at Ransom Everglades School in Florida and the Latin School in Chicago. We were so pleased to be able to welcome him back to campus for our 175th anniversary celebration in 2014. Mr. Hogan’s wife, Nancy, and their children were all an integral part of the EA community during Frank’s decade-long tenure, and our hearts go out to them as they grieve his loss. We know that our alumni, past parent, and past faculty communities join us in acknowledging the life of such a remarkable Elgin Academy personality.
Please find below a link to Mr. Hogan’s obituary with details of the funeral arrangements which will take place in Chicago this coming week.
Who would guess that nearly 20 students and three teachers would choose to spend 5 days in the cold and snow of Northern Minnesota in January but that's exactly what is happening for the students in Elgin Academy's Northern Minnesota Wilderness Experience. During the January term course and in preparation for their trip north, the students have learned about the history and culture of the Ojibwe tribe (native to the area) and also honed their camping and winter survival skills.
Today in class, students carved and painted sticks they found during a recent field trip to Lord's Park. The sticks were used to play a traditional Ojibwe game of Snow Snake. The decorated sticks are launched down tracks carved in the ice. The straightest traveling stick wins.
The cooking continues in the La Cucina Italiana January term course. This week students made fresh pasta and lasagna.
The January Term Forensics class, students performed DNA analysis utilizing the Electrophoresis machine that was generously donated by EAPA (Elgin Academy Parent Association) to the Science Department in 2020. Electrophoresis machines apply an electric charge to molecules, causing them to migrate towards their oppositely charged electrode. The technique is found in all research and clinical laboratories utilizing DNA and protein applications. And now it can also be found at EA. Very Cool!