During the last week of school before Thanksgiving break, we had the opportunity to witness many of the projects on which students have been working throughout the semester. On Tuesday we listened to the band and chorus during an evening performance, and on Friday students in STEM Energy tested their solar cookers. (Unfortunately, the weather was a cloudy and the temperature was below freezing so the marshmallows never toasted!) A new display of 3D sculptures created by students also opened this week. Meanwhile, on Southside the Big Dig continues; by the time students return after break, all the dorms on the circle should be hooked up to the new heating pipes. And not to be overlooked, Friday also marked the first home game of the season. Go Bulls! And Happy Thanksgiving!
Tonight was the first home game of the winter season! The boys' varsity basketball team played a tough game against Vermont Academy, losing only in the last two minutes of the game. Visit the Smugmug Athletic Gallery to see photos from the game.
It's was a big crew this year for the fall concert, but quality was not sacrificed. There were amazing performances by new and old students alike! Click here to view photos from the event!
|Student Work on Smugmug|
There were lots of great project to photograph this week. Check out what our students have been up to here!
|The Picador: Volume 10, Issue 5|
There was so much news this week, we had to publish 16 pages! This is the biggest Picador ever!
Inside this issue:
- A Letter from President Harker
- Alumni from the '50s and '60s share their stories
- Winter Sports Previews
- An introduction to math teacher and basketball coach Joe Arsenault
To read the online edition, click here!
|Boys' Varsity Soccer Advances to NEPSAC Tournament|
This is the fourth time in five years that the boys' varsity soccer team has advanced to the NEPSAC tournament. The team is the #6 seed and will face off against #3 seed Beaver Country Day School on 11/12. The Bulls last faced this team in the first round of the 2010 playoffs on their way to winning the championship. The team goes into the tourney with a 7-4-4 record having scored 39 goals and giving up just 12. The Holderness boys' varsity soccer last won the New Englands Class B title in 2000 and 2001 in addition to the 2010 Class C championship. Good luck team!
|Community Leadership Program in its Second Year|
As concern over hazing and bullying continues to hold the national spotlight, Holderness School is entering the second year of a school-wide program designed to address issues of hazing, bullying, bias and harassment with a focus on prevention. Last year 10 faculty members were trained through a Training of Trainers model. Then, in a series of small group meetings that occurred over the school year, these faculty took approximately 200 students through a program focusing on education, skills-building and empathy-building. This autumn the program has continued, beginning with an all-school meeting and education session with a nationally known expert, as well as additional small-group sessions for students who have not yet been through the training.
|Veterans Day Address|
On Monday, November 10, Holderness School honored veterans with a special chapel. Assistant to the Head of School, Andy Herring, a veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan shared remarks, an offering was taken, and the hymn was "America the Beautiful." In his remarks, Mr. Herring discussed the paradox of vulnerability and strength that can make returning home from war a difficult transition for vets, and challenged listeners to seek to understand the individual stories of returning warfighters, rather than place them on a pedestal. He also challenged listeners to see the well-being of veterans as an important social justice issue, noting that the U.S. military is a culturally diverse population that suffers the same social justice challenges as the general population, as well as the added stressors of deployment and combat. The full text of his remarks are below.