|Rink Architect Hired; Students Study Photo Voltaic Possibilities|
Holderness School has hired the H.L. Turner Group as the lead architect on the construction of its new outdoor hockey rink, slated for opening for the 2015 – 2016 ice hockey season. The new rink’s design reflects a long-standing “bold and cold” Holderness ice hockey tradition – with a few modern improvements. The new rink will provide for two heated spectators areas, a plaza between Bartsch/Gallop and the rink, an improved foot pattern and walkway, and, of course, significantly upgraded mechanicals. Milestone Construction Management will be managing the project.
The current plan also calls for installation of Photo Voltaic (PV) solar panels on the new roof; such an installation could result in a net zero result on electricity use for the rink. Holderness students in this term’s science elective, “Energy,” conducted research on the possibilities of PV this fall. With more efficient LED lighting and refrigeration, and supported by rebates from the NHEC and an early gift from a donor motivated by solar, Holderness School hopes to make an important statement about sustainability along with creating a vital, welcoming and inspiring home for Holderness School hockey.
|“Evolving Tradition” Opens at the Edwards Art Gallery November 4, 2014|
Opening November 4th
and running through December 13th
, “Evolving Tradition,” a show featuring the work of ceramic artist Yoshinori Hagiwara, will be on view at the Edwards Art Gallery at the Holderness School in Plymouth, NH. Hagiwara was born in 1974 as the fifth generation of the Hagiwara workshop and is part of a tradition that includes last year’s exhibitor and renowned ceramic artist, Ken Matsuzaki
. The opening reception is on November 4th
from 6:30 – 8pm
|The Picador: The Parents' Weekend Edition|
Inside this issue:
- An interview with Jini Rae Sparkman
- A Letter from Abroad: Paige Pfenninger '15 writes from Bosnia
- Dearly Departed Thespians: Unplugged
To read the online version click here!
|Holderness School Works Towards Sustainability|
With a sustainability mission statement vowing to “embrace environmental stewardship and responsibility,” Holderness School is committed to helping address the environmental challenges global citizens face today. Excessive resource consumption, global interdependency and documented climate change are ever more urgent concerns. Our school community believes we have a responsibility to “maintain environmental integrity for the benefit of humankind and all of God’s creation.” The launch of our biomass project this autumn is a big step in this direction.
|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.
Students took off the first half of the week of October 20th to go home for a couple days, so campus was quiet...Well, not really. The installation of pipes for the new heating system continued to require lots of digging and drilling. The pipes now run under Route 175 and run clockwise around the Quad. Meanwhile, once the students returned, they immediately jumped back into their routines -- including sports competitions. The boys' varsity soccer team played an impressive scoreless game, while both cross-country teams dominated the trails and continued their winning streak. Take a look at our Smugmug Gallery of the Week to see what the Bulls were up to.
|Soccer Boys JV1|
Location: Proctor Academy
Soccer Boys JV1 vs Proctor Academy
|Soccer Boys JV2|
Location: Playing Fields - Wales Fields (Lower Fields) - 3
Soccer Boys JV2 vs New Hampton School
|Soccer Girls JV1|
Location: Brewster Academy
Soccer Girls JV1 vs Brewster Academy
|Field Hockey Girls JV|
Location: Playing Fields - Varsity Field Hockey Field - 7
Field Hockey Girls JV vs Kimball Union Academy
|Soccer Girls Varsity|
Location: New Hampton School
Soccer Girls Varsity vs New Hampton School