The Hartsbrook School

High School Week-at-a-Glance

Parent Meetings at 6:30 pm:    November 9 & 29  |  March 7  |  April 26  |  May 11

Yearly Events: Parent Teacher Conferences for grades 9 & 12 October 11, 10th Grade Play October 26-27, 12th Grade Lyceum Lectures  November 2, Solstice Celebration December 15, Music and Art Showcase February 16, High School Musical March 23-25, Senior Projects April 12-13, Common Block Showcase May 11, Senior Play June 1-2

Upcoming Events:

12th Grade Trip to Concord, October 6, 8 am – 8 pm

No School, October 10 and 12
Parent Teacher Conferences, October 11

10th Grade Play, Trojan Women, October 26 & 27 7:30 pm, school performances October 25 & 26, 11 am

Halloween Party, October 29

Parent Teacher Conferences, October 11

This year we have scheduled two parentteacher conference days at different times of year.  On Tuesday, October 11 we are encouraging conferences for 12th grade, 9th grade, and incoming students, and on January 27 we will focus on 10th and 11th grades.  We are also moving towards more student engagement in the conferences, and would like to invite all seniors to join the conference as we set a course together for the final year of high school and what comes next.

You are encouraged to meet with the individual advisor, who will collect impressions from other teachers prior to the conference.  If there is a particular need to sign up with another teacher (e.g.  math, language, music teacher) you are welcome to do this as well.  Only individual advisors are scheduling times through the online signups; any other teacher should be contacted directly.  Also, with Yom Kippur beginning at sundown, if this affects your ability to attend the conferences we are more than happy to schedule a separate conference time.

Please follow this link to sign up. Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up

Trojan Women by Euripides, in a modern adaptation by Ellen McLaughlin

The 10th Grade will present two performances of a modern version of Euripides’ Trojan Women. This play touches on timeless themes of war and the plight of civilian refugees and will be performed in modern dress. Students will be working with different components of the production in addition to stage acting—original music, set design, painting and building and research into today’s refugee crisis.  There will be two evening performances on October 26 and 27 at 7.30 pm and two in-school performances on October 25 and 26 at 11 am. (The October 26 performance may begin at 8 pm due to soccer playoffs). Students are expected to be at school two hours before curtain.


From the Hartsbrook Blog — High School

12th Grade Zoology Intensive: Hermit Island, Maine
As part of our Zoology block, the senior class went on a week long camping trip to Hermit Island in Maine. We were joined by the Hawthorne Valley, Kimberton, Lake Champlain, Mass Bay, Monadnock, and Saratoga Springs senior classes. There were ninety-six Waldorf students all gathered at Hermit Island for the second of a three week program that Waldorf senior…

10th Grade Washington DC Trip
This year’s tenth grade intensive brought us to Washington DC. Through our investigation of the ancient Greeks, we have taken up the foundations of our modern institutions: specialized work, political and religious institutions, law and morality and the beginnings of democracy. One of the themes in our curriculum for the tenth grade is comparing and contrasting and a visit to…

9th Grade Civil War Intensive
As part of their Civil War block, the 9th Grade learned about the real life of the civil war soldier, with particular help from the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, based in South Hadley.  The re-enactors led classroom demonstrations and taught outdoor marching and weapons drill, and helped us establish an overnight cookout and encampment behind Piening Hall in tents the students built…

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