The Hartsbrook School

High School Week-at-a-Glance

Yearly Events:
Senior Play June 1-2, Varsity vs. Alumni Ultimate Game, June 9, Graduation June 10

Upcoming Events:
Memorial Day – No School, May 29
Senior Play, June 1-2
High School Trip to Lake Wyola, June 6
Senior Verse Giving, June 8, 4 pm ( faculty and students only)
Senior Banquet, June 8, 6 pm (seniors and their parents and invited guests) – 9th Grade act as servers
High School Final Assembly, June 9 8:30 -10:30
All-School Final Assembly, June 9 11:30 -12:45
Graduation, June 10, 10 am (all students are required to attend)

Senior Play: Six Characters in Search of an Author
This year’s senior production is Luigi Pirandello’s absurdist classic “Six Characters in Search of an Author.”  Written in 1922, the play was adapted in 2012 for a Chicago’s Hypocrites’ Theater by playwright Steve Moulds and further adapted specifically for Hartsbrook School by director Tony Cape.  (Such permission is expressly granted along with performance rights to the play.) It’s both an uproarious and intellectually provocative work that explores themes of identity, reality and illusion.  Performances are on June 1 at 11 am and 7 pm and June 2 at 7 pm.

High School Trip to Lake Wyola
On June 6, leaving directly after main lesson, the entire high school will spend a day relaxing with their teachers at Lake Wyola. There will be swimming and a barbecue picnic. Please be sure to fill out and return the permission slip as soon as possible.

Senior Verse Giving
The Senior Class and the entire faculty of Hartsbrook from kindergarten through high school gather to share persectives

Senior Banquet, June 8 at 6 pm
This is a banquet to honor the class of 2017. It is attended by faculty, parents and special friends by invitation. It is a semi-formal occasion. Ninth grade students and parents are the servers and help to prepare the salad and dessert, as well as cleaning up after the meal. Ninth grade students are expected to arrive by 5 pm, having eaten supper and wearing white shirts and black pants or skirts. The main course is catered by Paul & Elizabeth’s Restaurant but served by our students.

High School Final Assembly
Please join us from 8:30-10:30 in the Assembly Room of Piening Hall for the final assembly of the high school year. This is both a time for serious reflection and humorous and gentle roasting of one class from another. It is also time for the rose ceremony where Seniors and students or faculty who are departing have the opportunity to receive a rose from the community bouquet and state what they feel that they are taking with them from the Hartsbrook experience.

All School Final Assembly and 8th Grade Promotion
You can stay for a reception with light snacks after the High School Assembly and find your way to the tent behind Piening Hall where the entire school will be presenting an assembly and the 8th grade will have its Promotion. This is an excellent opportunity to see a full display of Waldorf education from grade 1-12. Bring a friend or family member!

Varsity vs. Alumni Ultimate Game, June 9, 2-4 pm
The highlight of the season, folks really look forward to the Varsity vs. Alumni ultimate game. Join us for a great afternoon. No matter who you root for you win!

Graduation, June 10, 10 am
Graduation is a wonderful event to attend and invite a friend. It is the culmination of a Waldorf education and you will have an opportunity to hear a fine group of young men and women speak articulately and movingly about their past and the world’s future. If you know of someone who wants to discover more about Waldorf, or a parent of a younger student who is wondering if the High School is right for them, please send them to graduation. This event is required for all students. They will be performing and helping to set up and clean up the event. There are usually two shifts, one beginning at 8 am through the end of graduation and one beginning after graduation until all is clean and tidy (approximately 2 pm).

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Hartsbrook Blog — High School

Senior Projects
The goal of a senior project is for students to experience personal growth, both direct and indirect. It’s a journey of self-discovery entailing learning new skills and honing existing skills to a new level. The year-long senior project is a rite of passage allowing each student’s individuality to be revealed while they develop new capacities, push limitations and learn through…

Announcing the results of this year’s Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards!
These regional awards are open to Massachusetts students in Grades 7–12, and are sponsored by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), in conjunction with the Boston Globe. Each year the Massachusetts arm of the program receives thousands of entries and there are over 50 judges who make hard choices based on the 3 criteria: originality, technical skill, and…

Senior Class Lyceum Lectures 
In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s day, people from the community, from all walks of life, gathered on an afternoon or evening in some community Lyceum lecture hall to hear a talk and be inspired by some eminent member of the community in an age before television and radio. The speaker might be, among other things, a minister, a writer, an educator,…

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