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For 135 years Holderness has been upholding our values of community, character, scholarship, balance and involvement.  The evidence is everywhere in our students' lives - from Chapel to Job Program to Study Hall to a rousing game of Foursquare on a Saturday night - the Holderness experience is extraordinary. We hope this page will help spark conversations and keep you connected to your children during the weeks and months ahead.
Gallery of the Week
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Here's the Gallery of the Week for the first week of school! From athletic competitions to a Chuseok celebration to a visit to the Archives, our students have been busy. Visit our the gallery at Smugmug.com to see the highlights from the first week of school.
Athletics Galleries
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Saturday was the first home game for the varsity boys' soccer team. During the Weston Lea Jamboree, Holderness played Proctor and claimed the only goal of the game. Visit our Smugmug homepage for sports action photos all season long.
Forms & Other Essentials
All the rules and news that you need to navigate the year.

A student-run tumblr devoted to Holderness students and their fashion choices.

Visit this link to learn about ordering textbooks.

Here are the forms and information mailed to returning students in July 2014.

These are the forms and information we mailed to returning students in May 2014.

*New this year. STUDENTS will use this form to enter the information, print the confirmation page, and obtain the necessary signatures in person by 10:00AM on Thursdays. Please note that a parent or guardian must grant permission for his or her child's departure from the school every time the student plans to take a weekend at permission@holderness.org 
News & Events
Trinity Chapel Sermon for New Students
9/15/2014
For chapel today, all the new students went to the Trinity Chapel across the street from the main campus.  The one room chapel reeks of history, and this morning, with temperatures dipping to 32 degrees last night, the space was bright but chilly. There Mr. Barton delivered the following talk.
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Parents' Newsletter | September 10, 2014
9/10/2014
You'll find out about this weekend's events, photo links, information about Senior Thesis and much, much more in this week's Parents' Newsletter.
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Striving to be Our Very Best Begins With Our Strengths
9/5/2014
At today's Convocation, Head of School Phil Peck addressed the entire student body for the first time for school year 2014-2015.  In his remarks he discussed the three words that this year's senior class has chosen to guide them in their leadership this year: trust, respect and connect.  The full text of his remarks are below.
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Weekend Events | 9/6 & 9/7
9/3/2014
Welcome Back!
Duty Team:  Mrs. Pfenninger (AOD), Ms. Dahl, Ms. Cirone, Mr. Cirone, Mr. Casey, Mr. Galvin, Ms. Devine, Mr. Kendall
Below is a summary of this weekend's fun and frivolity including a Foursquare competition, Open House and Head's House, a sunrise hike, and a large screen movie on the quad...

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Who you are, not what you are, makes you Holderness
9/3/2014
Below is Head of School Phil Peck's Opening Chapel talk for new students and families:

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Let us deliberately run the race with endurance fixing our eyes on the prize
8/27/2014
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
8/27/2014
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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Photo Archive (past years)
Diploma and Awards Ceremony
156 Images
157 Views
Published: 6/13/2014
Commencement Photos | Gallery by Minh Tran
86 Images
231 Views
Published: 5/25/2014
Senior Brownie Night at Head\'s House
9 Images
160 Views
Published: 5/23/2014
Class of 2014 Art Exhibition
25 Images
327 Views
Published: 5/22/2014
Loudon Cycling Race | Gallery by Liesl Magnus and Jesse Ransford
  
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