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|Head's Blog Posting: AP Testing|
Mr. Mac posted a new article to his blog, this time about AP testing. There's a lot to like about the AP curriculum and our students' and teachers' involvement with it, but there's a price to pay as well. Check out the answers Mr. Mac received from teachers when he asked for (1) a good thing, (2) a bad thing, and (3) a funny thing about AP exams this year. You can read it yourself at http://holdernessweek.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/ap-exam-weeks/.
|Senior Chapel: Bruce Barton (5/16/2013)|
Mr. Barton spoke at the seniors' chapel service on Thursday evening, discussing what scientific research has to say about happiness, what it means, what effect it has on people, and how to best find it.
|"This I Believe" - Audio Essays from AP Comp|
As one of Mr. Durnan's AP Comp class's final assignments for the year, he asked them to write and record a "This I Believe" statement on the class's online Voice Threads account. The assignment is modeled after the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow. Check out some great audio essays.
|2013 Exam Week and Commencement Weekend Schedule|
Exam Week and Commencement Weekend are just around the corner. There are a number of events scheduled, and the attached schedule will provide you with the information you need to navigate the busy weeks coming up. To download the PDF, please click here.
|Notes from Family Day: College Panel (5/11/2013)|
This past Saturday, approximately 65 parents joined three college admissions representatives in the West Wing of Weld for a lively 60 minutes of discussion. KC Ford was here from Colby College, Liz Cheron was here from Northeastern University, and Chelsea Warner joined us from UNH. Read on for some of the highlights.
|Senior Honor Thesis Presentations Schedule|
Senior Honors Thesis presentations are just around the corner, beginning on Sunday, 5/19, and continuing on Friday, 5/24. There are a wide range of topics and ideas waiting for presentation this year, and our Senior Honors Thesis scholars are busy making final preparations. To download a copy of the "grid" (where and when) as well as a list of titles and descriptions, please click here.
|All-School Summer Read Selected: The Art of Fielding|
On Friday at assembly, we were excited to have Mr. Day officially announce the winner of the all-school summer read contest: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach. Read a quick introduction to the book (provided by Ms. Cirone, who proposed the novel), as well as a quick introduction to how the book was selected.
|The Picador: Volume 8, Issue 12|
Inside this issue of The Picador:
- An exclusive report on the new Picador editors for 2013-14!
- Announcing this summer's All-School Read: The Art of Fielding.
- The Senior Stone Chapel: A Tradition or a Nuisance?
- Details about Lea Rice's clothing and toy drive.
Click here to view the online edition.
|New Leader Chapel: Hedi Droste and Eliana Mallory|
At Thursday night's chapel service, the underformers and faculty got to hear from our new President Hedi Droste, and our new Vice-President Eliana Mallory. Both spoke thoughtfully about their goals for the upcoming year, and provided some advice and direction in how to make them happen. Read their talks here.At Thursday night's chapel service, the underformers and faculty got to hear from our new President Hedi Droste, and our new Vice-President Eliana Mallory. Both spoke thoughtfully about their goals for the upcoming year, and provided some advice and direction in how to make them happen. Hedi used stories to illustrate that the keys to success at Holderness are engagement and supporting one another. Eliana used Scrabble as a metaphor for our school - we rely on the work of others in order to make our own mark and shape our own words and goals. It was a great start to what will undoubtedly be a great year in 2013-2014.