- News & Events
DATES TO REMEMBER
Senior Play, Pride and Prejudice, June 3 & 4
Trip to Lake Wyola, June 6
Field Day. June 8 1 pm
High School and All School Final Assemblies, June 10 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Graduation, June 11 10 am
The schedules for the final weeks are a bit different. You can view and print them here:
Senior Class Play, June 3 & 4, 7 pm
The Senior Class will present Pride and Prejudice on June 3 & 4 at 7 pm. Tickets are available only at the door, so plan to arrive early. Prices are $12, $8 and $5 for children under 10. This class has many fine thespians and it promises to be an excellent performance. Please join us.
Lake Wyola Trip, Monday, June 6
The entire high school will take a break for sun, fun and barbeque at Lake Wyola in Shutesbury on the final Monday of school. Students will attend Main Lesson and then gather up the supplies and head over to the beach. Students should arrive at school with swim clothes, towels, Frisbees, etc. We will return in time for regular dismissal.
Review of Year
During the final week we celebrate our work together over the past year, allowing time each day for classes to present their work in world language, mathematics and science. We also practice for graduation and develop skits for the high school final assembly.
Field Day, Wednesday, June 8, 1 pm
On Field Day, the entire school gathers to team up across the grades to play games, run silly relay races, and compete in the traditional tug-of-war. Parents are welcome to watch. Students should dress for running, sweating and generally having a good time. Megan Owens will send an email when the teams and their colors are announced. No one sits on the sidelines on this day!
Senior Verse Giving, June 9 – seniors and faculty only
Seniors and the assembled faculty of the Hartsbrook School gather for the final parting verse on Thursday, June 9 after school. This is an opportunity for students to reflect on their past and imagine their future with those educators who have carried them through their Hartsbrook years. Seniors should wear neat attire, perhaps even wearing what they plan to wear to the semi-formal Senior Banquet that evening.
Senior Banquet, June 9 5:30 pm for ninth grade, 6:15 for seniors, 6:30 for parents
Faculty, parents and the guests of honor–the senior class–celebrate together at this final social gathering. Ninth grade servers (and parents) should eat at home and arrive by 5:30, the students wearing white button shirts and black skirts or pants with dress shoes. Long hair will need to be neatly tied up. Many ninth grade parents will be helping serve the catered meal, by preparing the salad, plating and serving food, refilling water glasses and clearing away and rinsing dishes. Usually they are finished by 9 pm. We have found that the students really enjoy this glimpse of what life will be like at the end of their high school career. We are still looking for additional parent volunteers so please contact Caryn Rozgonyi-Hesse if you are able to help. This is a mandatory event for all ninth graders.
Final High School Assembly, June 10, 8:30 am
Everyone is welcome to join us at the Final High School Assembly in Piening Hall and bring a friend, perhaps from the elementary school or early childhood program. The assembly is a wonderful way to share a view into the high school. Especially for senior parents, there will be opportunity to share reflections on your student’s time at Hartsbrook. Ninth through 11th grade students will gently roast the seniors in skits or songs and be roasted in return. Faculty members will share insight from the curriculum before the final rose-giving ceremony. Please enter through the rear door to Piening Hall and proceed up the back stairs.
All School Final Assembly, June 10 11:00 am
After a light snack the all-school final assembly will take place under the tent behind Piening Hall. Offerings from each grade will be followed by the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony. This is a great opportunity to see the progression of work in Waldorf education across all the grades.
June 10, Dismissal at 12:45
Students vs. Alums Ultimate Game, June 10, 2 pm
Come and watch our Varsity Ultimate team face some of Hartsbrook’s biggest talents from years past in the second annual Alumni Ultimate Game. Cheer for your favorite Hartsbrook team and enjoy a visit with our alums!
Graduation, June 11, 10 am
Graduation takes place in the tent behind Piening Hall. This event is for the entire Hartsbrook community and their guests, young and old. Our seniors are eloquent and insightful and their graduation promises to be a fulfilling culminating event.
All students are required to attend graduation and to wear assembly dress. The entire school will be performing onstage. The 11th grade class and their parents help to set up for graduation early in the morning, arriving around 8 am. They decorate the tent, and prepare coffee and snack food that will be served after the ceremony. The 11th grade students also serve as ushers and help clean up after graduation. The ceremony itself is from 10 am to approximately 12 pm. Eleventh grade students and parents are usually finished between 1 – 1:30.
High School Homework Site – resources for high school courses. Click here to see this week’s homework.