Report of the Headmaster to the Board of Trustees / 1949 - 1950
Walden Pell II
Alternate title: Twentieth Anniversary Sermon and Report of the Headmaster to the Board of Trustees, 1949-50

Sermon date: October 15, 1950. Summation of school history, with focus on decade 1940-1950. Rev Pell enumerates the gains made and the challenges ahead, and the resolve of the School in its mission based on a firm Christian foundation.

Excerpts from the Report of the Headmaster to the Board of Trustees: November 17, 1950. Pell opens report noting his sabbatical absence for two terms. Details are made of the "great refurnishing and refurbishing" throughout campus.
"The Noxontown Museum of Natural History" established by the Science Club. Naudain Situate tract added to property. Work Squad lake front improvements significant. School Farm income-producing program moving forward.

Personnel report notes new chaplain Rev. James Oren Reynolds; Farm Manager Samuel DeBoer; Pell's first grandchild born. Notes on Alumni detail Findlay Burns, Jr. as recipient of Alumni Award for Outstanding Public Service; Albert Lucas as Commencement speaker. Curriculum and Enrollment notes contain details of student demographics, college matriculations; scholastically, that concern is less with new courses, but with improvement of courses; formation and purpose of Academic Eligibility Committee detailed. A health insurance plan has been offered to students.

Reporting on Athletics, a flattering lengthy quote form an article in the Wilmington Morning News is related. Activities Program provides the "necessary free time recreation for the boys" though attention to be paid as to possibly over-doing extra-curriculars. Criss-Cross Club performed "You Can't Take It With You", in Middletown as well.

Chapel notes include reports on marriages, baptisms, confirmations, visiting preachers, conferences attended. Faculty children attend church school at St. Anne's. Religious questionnaires given the boys raise interesting and challenging ideas. Graduates sent religious questionnaire, as was done in 1940.

Gifts catalogued and acknowledged. Notably, Mrs. A. Felix duPont gifts the Founder's collection of firearms

In conclusion Rev Pell notes the work ahead: completion of main building, better quarters for boys, more housing for employees, revising of Pension Plan.