The HonorRoll 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 HonorRoll and Effort HonorRoll are simplified but significant markers of the engagement of our students in the most recent marking interval.
Congratulations to our first quarter 2019-20 Honor and High Honor students! High Honors is a distinction earned by having a 90 percent average or better, with no grade below a B, and all effort grades of good or excellent. Honor Roll is a distinction earned by having an 85 percent average or better, with no grade below a B-, and all effort grades of good or excellent.
The recent single-digit temperatures and mix of sleet and snow signal that the crisp days of fall are gone. Despite the best efforts of our athletic teams to extend the fall season, we’ve traded soccer cleats and football helmets for downhill skis and hockey sticks. We’ve even transitioned the hustle of daily life to our winter schedule in an effort to improve student sleep habits and take full advantage of wintry bluebird days. At a time when the surrounding environment is preparing for a period of dormancy, Holderness School is meeting this change in season with a smile and sense of energy -- this community blooms in winter.
That’s why, for most of November, Holderness students and faculty took part in an innovative Study Hall Pilot Program. Shaped with input from this year’s senior class, the pilot program made several changes to students’ evening schedules – all with the goal of improving their shared sense of community, sleep health, and general well-being.