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    Parents' Newsletter | February 27, 2015
    Click through to read the latest news from Amy Woods...
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    The Picador: Volume 10, Issue 9
    Inside this issue of The Picador:
    - Jesse Ross '13 Prepares for His Adventures on the AT
    - ANWR: Conservation vs. Development
    - Is Too Much "Buy-In" Bad?
    Click here to read the online issue!
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    2015-2016 Academic Calendar Announced
    The official calendar for school year 2015-2016 is now available. Click here to view or download.

    Chapel Talk | Jeremy Stubbs on 'doing what we are supposed to be doing!"
    "So I am inviting you to play a play a really simple game, " said math faculty Jeremy Stubbs in Chapel on Thursday, "but this game is practice for your life...Let’s take on doing what we are supposed to be doing, the way we are supposed to be doing it."  Read his inspirational speech below.
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    Parents' Newsletter | February 20, 2015
    Here is this week's Parents' Newsletter!  Enjoy...
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    Dr. Bernard Sweeney Speaks on "Fresh Water: The Deciding Element on the Planet Earth"
    On Friday, February 20 the Holderness School hosted Dr. Bernard Sweeney, an expert on the importance of water to our planet. His talk, "Fresh Water: The Deciding Element on the Planet Earth," was the feature at the regular Friday Asssembly. Dr. Sweeney is the Director, President and Senior Research Scientist at the Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, PA.

    One Day Together | School Launches 1st Giving Day
    February 18th, 2015 marks Holderness School's first ever Day of Giving, a celebration of philanthropy involving the entire Holderness community. Gifts in variations on the school's founding date - 1879 - as well as class-specific challenges, video, photo and social media challenges are all encouraged. Our goals are togetherness, engagement and support for the Holderness Fund!  Read Phil Peck's letter from this morning's opening gift at 6am HERE, and join us to give online HERE.

    Nigel Furlonge to be Associate Head of Holderness School
    Head of School Phil Peck announced on Monday, February 9th that Nigel Furlonge, former Holderness faculty member and founding team member of Christina Seix Academy (CSA) has accepted the role of Associate Head of Holderness School beginning in July 2015.  More about Nigel's career and the role he is expected to play at Holderness can be found in the adapted version of Phil Peck's all-community announcement below.
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    The Picador: The Winter Parents' Weekend Edition!
    Inside this issue!
    - This I Believe: In Our Students Words
    - MLK Day: Keeping the Conversation Going
    - Humans of Holderness: Introductions to Lars Ivarson and Max Pero
    - The Dorm Report
    Click here to read the online issue.
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    7th Annual Poetry Out Loud Finalists Chosen
    Nine students recited two poems each at the Holderness School final round of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. Winner, Leah Scaralia '15, recited Richard Hugo's poem, "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" and "Break of Day" by John Donne. Runner-up, Cat McLaughlin '17, recited "Father" by Edgar Albert Guest and "The Campus on the Hill" by W.C. Snodgrass. Charlotte Freccia, Rory Macleod, Perry Lum, Charles Harker, Emma Abrams, Bee Mclaughlin and Liam O'Reilly also competed in this final round. Leah Scaralia, along with 40 other NH local finalists, will advance to one of four regional semi-finals. Top finishers at the semi-finals will compete at the state championships. New Hampshire’s champion will then travel to Washington, D.C., for the national championships in April, where more than $50,000 in college scholarships and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Photos of the event are HERE and HERE.  VIDEO is here!

    Winter Sports Team Photos
    Here are the 2015 Winter Sports Team photos. Enjoy!
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