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  • February

    The Bull Stampede: February 18, 2019

    Monday 2/18
    Girls’ V Basketball vs. Proctor 62-78 L
    Girls’ V Hockey vs. Brewster 4-0 W
    Boys’ V Hockey vs. Proctor 5-1 W
    Eastern Alpine Skiing update for U16's:
    Nominated to represent Holderness and the State of NH at the U16 Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf, ME March 7th-13th:  
    Emma Reynolds (won Sunday's slalom qualifier at Mittersill this weekend!)
    Jasmine Whittaker
    Wells Gillette
    Annika Howard
    Topher Davenport
    Joe Colwell
    Nominated to represent Holderness and the State of NH at the U16 Eastern Finals at Gore Mountain, NY March 14th-19th.
    Charley Croft
    Madison Roth
    Ty Dahl
    Go Bulls!
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  • The Bull Stampede: February 15, 2019 & February 16, 2019

    Friday 2/15
    Girls' V Hockey vs. Worcester 4-4 T
    Girls' V Basketball vs. Vermont 39-55 L
    Boys' V Basketball vs. Beaver Country Day 58-56 W
    Saturday 2/16
    Boys’ JV1 Basketball vs. Dublin 43-55 L  
    Boys’ JV Hockey vs. Proctor 5-2 W
    Boys’ V Hockey vs. St. Paul’s 0-4 L
    Girls’ V Hockey vs. Middlesex 5-1 W
    Boys’ JV2 Basketball vs. New Hampton 40-29 W (Hayden Dahl scored 21 points which included three 3-pointers!)
    Girls’ JV Hockey vs. Groton 3-6 L
    Boys’ V Basketball vs. Vermont 61-74 L
    Go Bulls! 
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  • Day of Giving 2019 - An Un-Bull-Evable Success!

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their #HoldernessLove and helped us reach our Day of Giving goals.  We raised $192,910 and thanks to some late night work done by Bullsy we finished with a record 879 gifts!   
    We could not have done this without all of you Bulls. Thank you so much for your continued support and #HoldernessLove!
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  • The Bull Stampede: February 13, 2019

    Wednesday 2/13
    Boys’ JV2 Basketball vs. Brewster 23-41 L
    Girls’ V Hockey vs. Proctor 3-0 W
    Girls’ JV Hockey vs. Berwick 6-4 W
    Boys’ JV Hockey vs. Berwick 5-1 W
    Boys’ V Hockey vs. Winchendon 6-4 W
    Go Bulls!
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  • The Bull Stampede: February 10, 2019 & February 11, 2019

    Sunday 2/10
    Boys' V Basketball vs. Cégep de Sherbrooke 70-41 W
    Monday 2/11
    Boys' V Basketball vs. KUA 68-76 L
    Girls' V Basketball vs. Winchendon W

    Nordic Skiing Update
    The Holderness Girl's Nordic Team won the Sibley Award at the New Hampshire Coaches Series race last weekend. Over 40 teams from all over New Hampshire competed in two races and the Holderness Team took the overall. 
    In a field of almost 250 high school girls, they were anchored by top ten results from Amanda Vansant, Mae Whitcomb, and Olivia Lammivaara. Buzz Fisher and Gus Whitcomb also represented Holderness well with a 4th and 20th place respectively. 
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  • Excelling At Every Level

    Max Paro '17
    Holderness prides itself on safe risk-taking. The school works to create an environment where you can try something new, possibly fail, possibly succeed, and definitely learn. Holderness has teams and athletes who reach the highest levels of competition and we also have teams and students who are learning how to compete, even learning how to play a sport. Such is the case with Quang Minh Do '19. He didn't even know how to skate when he arrived on-campus two years ago. He started managing the boys JV hockey team but an opportunity presented itself and Quang rose to the challenge.
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  • The Bull Stampede: February 9, 2019

    Saturday 2/9
    Girls' V Basketball vs. Bradford Christian Academy 72-85 L
    Boys' JV Hockey vs. Hillside 2-6 L
    Boys' JV1 Basketball vs. Cardigan 33-50 L
    Boys' JV2 Basketball vs. KUA 18-41 L
    Boys' V Hockey vs. KUA 4-4 T
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  • The Bull Stampede: February 8, 2019

    Friday 2/8
    Girls' V Hockey vs. Hoosac 4-1 W
    Boys' JV1 Basketball vs. New Hampton 38-53 L
    Boys' V Basketball vs. Proctor 64-77 L
    Nordic Race on Wednesday 2/6 at home:
    Team Results (out of 10 teams)
    Girls 1st
    Boys 4th
    Individual Results: 
    Olivia Lammivaara 3rd
    Amanda Vansant 5th
    Mae Whitcomb 6th
    Buzz Fisher 4th
    Gus Whitcomb 9th
    Go Bulls!
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  • Day of Giving 2019!

    This year's Day of Giving is on Tuesday, February 12th. Money raised on the Day of Giving (DoG) goes to the Holderness Fund. The Holderness Fund pays for 10% of the school’s operating costs.
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  • The Bull Stampede: February 6, 2019

    Wednesday 2/6
    Boys' JV1 Basketball vs. Tilton 48-73 L
    Boys' JV2 Basketball vs. Tilton 24-41 L
    Girls' JV Hockey vs. New Hampton 1-8 L
    Girls' V Hockey vs. Brooks 0-1 L
    Boys' V Hockey vs. Tilton 6-3 W
    Snowboarding at Cannon (Lakes Region Slopestyle)
    1st, Jobe Gemmell-Hughes
    4th, Colin Casey
    5th, Pat Lessard
    6th, Noah McIntire
    9th, Nick Sherman
    11th, Oliver Kiker
    20th, Alan Yu
    23rd, Andrey Yao

    24th, Stephen Jung
    25th, John Menkes
    Go Bulls!
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  • The Nordic Team: Part of Something Bigger

    Emily Magnus
    Nordic in New England. With icicles hanging from their noses and their eyelashes covered in frost, Nordic skiers are known for going out in any weather and relishing steep climbs and gnarly downhills. With Head Coach Pat Casey leading the way, the Holderness School Nordic skiers are no different; with their special blend of competitive drive and playful energy, they are at the core of the growing Nordic community in the Plymouth area.
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  • The Bull Stampede: February 2, 2019 + Freeski January 30, 2019

    Friday 2/1
    Girls' V Basketball vs. Winchendon 72-18 W
    Girls' V Hockey vs. North Yarmouth Academy 1-1 T
    Boys' V Basketball vs. Winchendon 62-52 W
    Boys' V Hockey vs. KUA 1-5 L
    Wednesday 1/30 (Lakes Region Freeski at Mt Snow)
    Jamie Bayha 1
    Ian Switzer 2
    Asa Moskowitz 4 
    Bram Hickmate 6 
    Alden Sawyer 8 
    Jared Carr 9 
    Drew Peatman 10
    Griffin O'Neil 11
    Teddy Hughes 13
    Seth Gray 15
    Jack Sawyer 16
    Ben P Hutchinson 19
    Pat Heffernan 20
    Charlie Morris 24
    Russ Hutchinson 29
    Thalia Anastos 3
    Remy Lehouiller 5
    Go Bulls! 
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  • Darwin 2.0 -- Neuroscience and You

    Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton shares a chapel talk about the amygdala; a part of the mid brain about the size of an almond that is the home to our emotions, our fears and our “fight or flight” instinct. In his talk, he describes Neuroscientist, James Doty's belief that acts of empathy and compassion actually help us shrink the FEAR center of our brain (the amygdala) and open us up to new ways of seeing and understanding and ultimately experiencing happiness in our lives. 
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  • Nordic Update: An Interview with Coach Pat Casey

    Max Paro '17
    Nordic Coach Pat Casey gives an update on both the boys and girls Nordic season.
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  • Carlos and his wife, Jennifer

    Q&A with Faculty Member Carlos Villafane, PhD

    Suzanne Dewey and Carlos Villafane, PhD
    We often “catch up” with long-term faculty members in our magazine, Holderness School Today, but thought spending some time with our new faculty would also be enjoyable for our readers. Carlos Villafane, PhD joined the faculty in September 2018. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Webster. Carlos teaches both Spanish and History and is currently coaching Boys JV Basketball. He has just had an article published in an academic journal so we also salute his good efforts!
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  • January

    The Bull Stampede: January 30, 2019

    Wednesday 1/30
    Boys' JV1 Basketball vs. Proctor 26-74 L
    Boys' JV2 Basketball vs. Proctor 26-50 L
    Girl's JV Hockey vs. KUA 2-3 L
    Boys' JV Hockey vs. Berwick 6-2 W
    Boys' V Hockey vs. Exeter 1-3 L
    Girls' V Hockey vs. Hebron 2-5 L
    Go Bulls!
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  • An Invitation to Learn

    Suzanne Dewey
    This year, as a part of our Equity and Inclusion curriculum, students are engaging in conversations about race and ethnicity.  For the next three weeks they will also participate in a 21-Day Racial Equity Learning Challenge.
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  • The Bull Stampede: January 26, 2019

    Saturday 1/26
    Boys' JV Hockey vs. Vermont 5-3 W
    Girls' JV Hockey vs. New Hampton 1-10 L
    Boys' V Basketball vs. Tilton 56-68 L
    Girls' V Basketball vs. Brewster 64-54 W
    Boys' V Hockey vs. Kents Hill 4-4 T
    Girls' V Hockey vs. Groton 2-2 T
    Go Bulls!
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  • Holderness School Fosters Family and Magic

    Peter Durnan
    The Lamp, an online Holderness publication, is a forum for ideas, experiences, and stories. Intended to “generate critical reflection” and “stoke our creative fires” this post, originally featured on The Lamp’s website earlier this month, is Academic Dean Peter Durnan’s reflection on his recent experience visiting alumni families in China.
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  • Rev. Jason Wells visits Holderness School

    Just this past week, across the nation, people celebrated the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many will argue, however, that those celebrations are limited to a few simple quotes that do not truly represent the scope and breadth of King's work. Rev. Jason Wells, the executive director of New Hampshire's Council of Churches, spoke at Holderness during Tuesday's chapel and shared the ways in which Dr. King's legacy is being lived today, in this nation and in New Hampshire.

    Listen to Rev. Well's speech to the school  
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  • Screen Time Impact: Evolving Considerations

    Suzanne Dewey
    With a focus on technology for the academic year, Director of Teaching and Learning Kelsey Berry uses discussion forums, films, readings, and shared perspectives to enlighten thinking and consider policy implications. Read about her approach and one of those offerings: Screenagers, a film to be shown for the wider community during Winter Parents Weekend.
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  • Stand Up to Dream

    Suzanne Dewey
    Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Holderness started with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., the founder and director of the White Privilege Conference (WPC), a leading social justice conference. Dr. Moore with a PhD in Educational Leadership provides workshops in leadership, diversity, and privilege. He is also the founder of the Privilege Institute, a non-profit which seeks to engage people through relationships and learning. The Institute offers research, education, and other resources including a peer reviewed journal, “Understanding and Dismantling Privilege.” Dr. Moore spent the day visiting classes and engaging with students culminating in a presentation that is detailed in this post and that allowed students to follow-up with questions about affirmative action, what their roles as young people looks like in action, language in rap music, and what to do when they hear people say racist things.
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  • Second 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.

    Honor Roll
    Effort Honor Roll
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  • Big Mountain Vision

    Suzanne Dewey
    Coach Alan Smarse has been on the slopes with Holderness students for over two decades. He has helped the Holderness Freeski and Snowboarding program evolve over the years with the coaching philosophy that our mission is to support our student-athletes to the highest level achievable, while setting them up to gain entry into the colleges of their choice. Simply stated, our coaching philosophy is to be better today then we were yesterday. Read on for some history and for the latest evolution.
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  • Five Things You Should Know About Affinity Groups

    Emily Magnus '88
    Building community is complicated. Diversity makes a community richer and more resilient. But in order for everyone to work toward a common goal, some assimilation is necessary. What’s the best balance? What’s the best way to support a diverse community and help all to feel known and respected? At Holderness, affinity groups might be the answer.
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  • Cig Harvey Photos Featured in Upcoming Edwards Art Gallery Exhibit

    Emily Magnus '88
    Cig Harvey’s photographs are the focus of the next Edwards Art Gallery exhibit at Holderness School. The opening reception for “Cig Harvey: A Simple Grace” will be held on Friday, January 11, from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.
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