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State of the School 2014 | Alumni Convocation Address
On Saturday, September 27th, Head of School Phil Peck addressed alumni and faculty at the first annual Alumni Convocation on the state of the school.  His address entitled, "The Paradox of Holderness Today, is below.  Bruce Barton, our director of college counseling, gave an introduction that can be read here.
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Bruce Barton Addresses First Alumni Convocation
On Saturday, September 27th, Bruce Barton gave the opening welcome and blessing at the first annual Alumni Convocation. His beautiful and inspiring words are below.
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Duane Ford, '74 Awarded Distinguished Service Award
On Saturday, September 27th, at the first Holderness School Alumni Convocation, Head of School Phil Peck awarded, in absentia, this year's Distinguished Service Award to Duane Ford '74. Day-long lacrosse coaching duties, as well as advisor duties, had kept Mr. Ford off-campus for most of his 40th Reunion. A resourceful student body managed to surprise him with a version of the award at their Friday Assembly in Hagerman Auditorium on Friday the 26th.  Below is the text of Mr. Peck's remarks at Alumni Convocation.
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Alumni and Friends Come Back For Blue
A full slate of events is planned for Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, including several panel discussions, the first ever Aumni Convocation, and our current Edwards Art Gallery exhibition of paintings by Robert Shetterly. Of course there will be libations, awards, dinners, and dancing. WELCOME ALUMNI!
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KUA-Dexter Day
Next Friday, October 3, is KUA-Dexter Day. All students (with the exception of the football team) will be traveling to KUA in Meriden, NH to compete in a school-wide competition with KUA. Because KUA does not have a football team, the football players will be traveling to Dexter School in Brookline, MA. The class schedules will be slightly altered and there will be no Saturday classes. To view a schedule, click here!

National Hazing Expert Advises, “Don’t engage in bad behavior.”
On September 23rd , as part of National Hazing Prevention Week, Attorney Linda Johnson, a nationally recognized expert areas of harassment, including hazing, bullying and safe school zone, spoke to the Holderness School student body about how to identify and prevent harassment in the school’s community.  

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Let us deliberately run the race with endurance fixing our eyes on the prize
Head of School, Phil Peck addressed the faculty and staff at today's Opening Chapel for employees. Here is the full text of his remarks.
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Parents' Newsletter | August 26, 2014
In this, the inaugural edition of the weekly Parents' Newsletter, our Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, Amy Woods, gives an overview of the coming weeks.
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New Coaching Staff Bring Passion and Experience to Holderness Athletics
Six new head coaches will bring an infusion of talent, passion and experience across all of our sports teams in 2014-2015, guaranteeing a great start to the year. 
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Edwards Art Gallery Features Robert Shetterly's "Americans Who Tell The Truth"
The Holderness School Edwards Art Gallery autumn show features selections from Robert Shetterly’s award-winning portrait series, "Americans Who Tell The Truth." The artist will be at a reception in the gallery on 9/25 at 6:30pm.
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New Faculty Bring Experience and Talent
Holderness School has had a very exciting year on the hiring front, signing up several talented new faculty, staff and coaches to lend their skills to our community. We are looking forward to having the time to get to know them in person, but for now, here is a quick overview. 

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Mosaic: Volume 12, Issue 2
In this edition of Mosaic:
-- Poetry by AP Composition students
-- Out Back reflections
-- Beginning Ceramics students' mugs, figurines, and bowls
-- Editorial photographs
-- Ninth grade biography excerpts
Click here to read the online version!
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