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February 19, 2018

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Celebration, Tradition, and the Year of the Dog

It's a combination of New Year's and Thanksgiving with an all-family reunion thrown in. A movable feast based on a lunisolar calendar, it is celebrated on a different day every year, as the lunar month is two days shorter than the solar month. Its traditional color is red, and it is associated each year with one of 12 animals. It lasts for about 15 days. While this description might be unfamiliar to most of us, it describes the most important holiday for the largest cultural contingent in our boarding program: Chinese New Year.


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How Much Longer?

As I stood behind the podium on Thursday morning, leading a moment of silence to remember and pray for the victims of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, I was filled with a range of emotions. As a father who has lost a child, as a school leader who has mourned the violent death of a teacher and student, as an educator who has had to try to comfort students and try to explain how and why these things happen in schools, I could empathize with those who were suffering and grieving horrific losses. As an American citizen who has listened to leaders try to respond to too many of these senseless tragedies, I felt overwhelmed and crushed by the persistent evil that had just claimed 17 more innocent lives. All I could do for those 10 seconds of interminable silence was remind myself of my faith that love wins and recommit myself to loving those around me.


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Dance and Music Students Participate in

Master Classes

 

Dance and music students had a unique opportunity last week to work with a professional dancer and master teacher and a professional jazz musician.

 

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2017-2018 Important Dates

 

Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Stuart Black Box Theater

Staged Readings by Creative Writing and Acting Classes

 

Thursday, February 22 to
Friday, February 23

Winter Carnival

 

Friday, February 23 to
Tuesday, March 6

Winter Break

 

Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Fireside at Mayo Center

Colwell Speaker Series presents Sascha Lohmann, a political scientist from Germany, speaking about how the use of sanctions plays out on different levels of social aggregation. 


Sunday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.

Fuller Hall

Meet the Coaches for Spring Sports

 

Thursday, March 29

Day Parents' Night

Parents may sign up online in early March.

 

Thursday, March 29

Fuller Hall

Fashion Show

Follow the Hilltoppers Live on NSN Sports.
Missed a game? Check out the Past Games.

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The student section at the Varsity Girls' Basketball game vs. Rice was in beach theme. The girls won and are currently ranked #1 in VT Division 1.

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Music students had the opportunity to take classes with professional jazz saxophonist Tom Tallitsch.

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Mr. Weiss' class spent time in the Sweeney Applied Engineering Center developing board games as part of a class project focused on Indian Ocean shipping in the 17th century. 

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The First Robotics team has made some progress on their robot.

 
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Students created a timeline of the Civil Rights Movement in the Grace Stuart Orcutt Library. 

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We have many new sports photos! Alpine,

 
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