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Holderness News

2020

  • March

    THIRD QUARTER HONOR ROLL ANNOUNCED

    The Honor Roll recognizes and commends outstanding achievement and effort in the academic program. Holderness School recognizes that each student's growth and progress is complex. Quarterly comments written by faculty better reflect the unique path traveled by each student, and the Honor Roll and Effort Honor Roll are simplified but significant markers of the engagement of our students in the most recent marking interval.
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  • Distance Learning Begins April 9th

    Kelsey Berry
    Holderness School will offer its program via distance learning beginning on Thursday, April 9. Watch the video below to learn more about Holderness School’s distance learning program.
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  • Holderness School Names Ben Drummond Director of Snow Sports

    Andrew Herring
    Holderness School is pleased to announce that Ben Drummond has been named the Director of Snow Sports.  
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  • How We Think: A Reflection on Biblical Literature and Interdepartmental Learning

    Peter Durnan
    It was 10 p.m. on the second of July and the bells of Dartmouth College’s Baker Library were chiming.  The three of us were in our third session. Our lofty goal was to ponder why interdepartmental learning matters, and why its pursuit would make Holderness a better school.  More practically our goal was to help Chaplain Joshua Hill design a new interdepartmental course in English and Theology & Religious Studies: The Bible as Literature.
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  • February

    Understanding Numerical Literacy: A Mini-Grant about Big Figures

    Greg Kwasnik
    Most people know the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire – at least that’s the hope. But how many of us really understand the difference, in concrete terms?
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  • Holderness Announces Interim Director of College Counseling

    Andrew Herring
    At Holderness School, college counseling is all about helping students find the right college fit. It's only appropriate, then, that the leadership of the College Counseling Office be an appropriate fit.

    With Director of College Counseling Bruce Barton’s Chair Year scheduled for the 2020-21 academic year, Holderness School is proud to welcome Erika Blauth as the Interim Director of College Counseling.
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  • Emma Reynolds '22 (center) on the podium!

    Holderness Snow Sports Shine in Mid-Season Competition

    Andrew Herring
    Winter is in full effect at Holderness School, and we are once again affirming our legacy of snowsports excellence in a variety of competitive disciplines.
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  • A Different Election: The Unique Way Holderness Selects Leaders

    Andrew Herring
    Elections are kind of a big deal in New Hampshire.  The Granite State treasures its first-in-the-nation primary status just as much as it loves its pristine lakes and mountains.  It’s a privilege to catalyze any presidential race, and New Hampshire goes all out. Our roadsides are littered with campaign signs, our televisions are clogged with advertisements.  Stand outside long enough, and you’re bound to be greeted by an overzealous canvasser or candidate doing their best to convince you to mark their name on your ballot. 
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  • January

    Big Mountain: The Future of Competitive Skiing and Snowboarding

    Greg Kwasnik
    Slalom gates, halfpipes, and terrain parks are where Holderness School athletes have traditionally excelled. But for an increasing number of Holderness athletes, the school’s new Big Mountain program is the future of competitive skiing and snowboarding.
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  • Courageous Conversations: Author, Priest leads Anti-Racism Chapel for MLK Observance.

    Greg Kwasnik
    Changing the status quo can be an uncomfortable task – especially if you benefit from it. That was the message to students from the Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell, the school’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker and the white author of Seeing My Skin, a personal examination of the role of whiteness in his own life.
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  • Second Quarter Honor Roll

    The Honor Roll recognizes and commends outstanding achievement and effort in the academic program. Holderness School recognizes that each student's growth and progress is complex. Quarterly comments written by faculty better reflect the unique path traveled by each student, and the Honor Roll and Effort Honor Roll are simplified but significant markers of the engagement of our students in the most recent marking interval.
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  • Holderness School Receives $6M Gift for Snow Sports, Athletics

    Andy Herring
    Affirming Holderness School’s position as the premier snow sports school in the country and committing to the school’s multi-sport athletic philosophy, the New Hampshire boarding school recently received a transformational $6 million gift.  Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Holderness School is able to jumpstart fundraising initiatives that will better support world-class outdoor athletic facilities and impact every athletic team and snow sports discipline.
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  • The Running of the Bulls: Cross Country Laps the Competition

    Maxfield Paro '17
    Both Boys' and Girls' Cross Country had an exceptional season and ran their way to the podium in nearly every competition.  Read more about how these student-athletes logged an amazing season.
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  • Rock Climbing Team Summits Steep Challenges

    Maxfield Paro '17
    Surrounded by some of the best climbing spots on the East Coast, the Holderness School Rock Climbing Team is privileged to spend their afternoons exploring the cliffs of Rumney, New Hampshire.  Head Coach Erik Thatcher ‘08 pushes his climbers to set goals for themselves throughout the season in order to guide their growth.  
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  • Muddy Days and Smiles: Mountain Biking Pedals Ahead

    Maxfield Paro '17
    With nearly ten kilometers of trails on campus and many more only a short minibus ride away, the Holderness School mountain biking team enjoyed a season full of challenging rides, thrilling races, and strong friendships.
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Head's Photo of the Day
Head of School, Phil Peck, has been documenting the daily life of Holderness School one photo at a time since 2001, highlighting teaching moments, inspirational chapels, Head’s Day shenanigans, service projects, and more.
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