MESSAGE FROM THE HEADMASTER
February has flown by. College admissions continue to
advance and our students are doing very well in earning
admission to some of the nation’s most competitive
colleges and universities. Athletically, our ladies’ soccer
team earned their second straight State Championship!
The Theatre Department presented “Into the Woods” to
rave reviews, and our conservatory produced an excellent
Strings Concert, debuting a work commissioned for MVA.
Two Middle School and two Upper School robotics teams
earned spots at the State competition. Our Academic Team
won the County Academic Team competition and will
represent the county at the State Competition. Lastly, our
boys’ varsity basketball team has earned an invitation to
the GEICO High School Basketball Nationals in New York
on April 4-6, where they will attempt to earn a fifth national
Plans are being finalized on the proposed new middle
school facility and will go out for bid in March for review
by the Board of Trustees in April. Once approved, we will
navigate through the plans review and permitting process and hope to break ground on the middle school
building during the 2019-20 school year.
In a few short weeks, we will close our third grading period and encouraging our students to finish the grading
period strong as we prepare for the home stretch to conclude the semester.
Finally, save April 27 for our annual Celebrating Education Gala, a fundraising event for the Montverde Fund. This
year will be dedicated to Mr. Warren Delmolino, Dean of our Middle School, long-time employee and friend, who
will be retiring at the end of the school year. Mr. Del has dedicated three decades of his career to Montverde
Academy, and I have been blessed to have him as my colleague and friend. Please join me in April to celebrate
Montverde Academy and Mr. Del!
Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring
THE GATE | MARCH 2019