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  • December

    Nativity 2014

    On December 13 and 14, the Nativity was presented to the High Mowing community. Once again, the students gave a breathtaking performance, and there was standing room only!
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  • The Making of the 2014 Christmas Book

    Last night at the Yule Festival the Christmas Book was presented to the school! Every year, each student makes a page and the seniors put those together to make a book. The seniors used oak for the box, and bound the book in leather. 

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  • November

    Monadnock Center for History and Culture

    CSA Pioneers Honored

    Hundreds of people had gathered to honor Trauger Groh, Lincoln Geiger, and Anthony Graham for their work in establishing the Temple Wilton Community Farm (TWCF), the longest operating CSA in the country.
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  • The school dedicated the morning verse to the Naturalist students on the morning of their departure

    The Naturalist Trimester: A Rite of Passage

    Beginning after the orientation trips, participating students spent the entirety of the fall trimester on a journey of self-discovery.
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  • The 2000s at Alumni/ae Weekend 2014

    Reunion Weekend 2015

    Alexis Pittman '77
    Over the years, a group of us have advocated for making the annual HMS Reunion Weekend in June free of charge.
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  • October

    HMS Hosts Yggdrasil Land Foundation

    On October 13 and 14, High Mowing School hosted Yggdrasil for their Annual Board Meeting.
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  • Artwork by Cordelia Schiller '16

    Junior Class to peform As You Like It at Parents Weekend

    Please join us at 7pm on Friday, October 24th for As You Like It, performed by the Junior Class. As You Like It is one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies!
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  • You have made a difference!

    With profound thanks to our alumni, parents, friends, neighbors, and our project partners, we gratefully announce the successful conclusion of the Frye Field Campaign!
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  • September

    Jan Kingsbury, Director of Community and Resource Development

    Introducing Jan Kingsbury, Director of Community and Resource Development

    We are excited to introduce Jan Kingsbury, the new Director of Community and Resource Development (CaRD)here at High Mowing School.
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  • by Rachael JOHNSON '99

    Monadnock Art Tour, featuring HMS teacher Rachael Johnson

    On October 11th and 12th, artists around the Monadnock region will be opening their studios to visitors as part of the Monadnock Art, 19th Annual Open Studio Art Tour. Rachael Johnson, HMS art teacher and alumna, is one of the artists featured in the tour.
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  • The plant was installed by Xylogen, LLC.

    New Building on Campus!

    There’s a new building on campus! Construction began this summer on a plant, located behind the gym, which will heat much of campus.
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  • Opening Day 2014

    Opening Day Speech

    HMS Senior Jeffrey Searls
    "Some of you are scared. Some, I'd venture most, of you are excited. Nervous, too. Some of you are probably a little hungry. Perhaps sleepy. A little daydream-y. Don't think I can't see you. But you are all here. And I can't tell you how glad I am."
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  • August

    High Mowing School Announces New Website and Communication System!

    High Mowing School launched their new website this month along with a communication system for teachers, parents and students which will bring new functionality and experiences to the school.
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  • July

    Girls Lacrosse Team 2014

    Basketball and Lacrosse Season Celebrations

    The Boys and Girls Basketball and Lacrosse teams celebrate their 2014 seasons on June 3, 2014. Players, parents and friends gather to recognize the achievements of these athletes.
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  • Claudia Duchene wins Frye Field painting, Perspective

    "Perspective" Raffle Winner

    As part of the fundraising effort to place Frye Field into conservation, local artist, alumna parent and HMS Board of Trustees president donated a stunning painting of the view of Frye Field for raffle. Claudia Duchene, alumna parent, was the lucky winner of Perspective.
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  • During the graduation ceremony, new graduates listen closely

    Commencement Address 2014

    Mary Graham, Board President
    Mary Graham, President of the High Mowing Board of Trustees and alumnae parent, gave this year's Commencement Address. Mary, a career artist, encouraged the graduates to cultivate their artistic senses, and to "be awake, and pay attention."
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  • Mary Graham, new Board President, at the 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

    HMS Welcomes Mary Graham as New Board President

    Mary Graham, alumna parent, became President of the Board of Trustees On June 20, 2014. Mary has served on the board for a number of years as well as in many other capacities at High Mowing School.
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  • June

    Senior Week Events

    The week before graduation is spent honoring our seniors and recognizing their accomplishments. The week is full, ranging from emotional remembrances to just plain fun!
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  • May

    Fiona Graham '13 performs with her harp

    Music Fund Concert Featuring Fiona Graham '13 on Harp

    High Mowing School warmly invites you to a David Anderson Music Fund benefit concert featuring Fiona GRAHAM '13 on Harp. Please join us Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Big Room. 
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  • April

    Afternoon Archery

    This spring Keith Badger is offering archery as an afternoon class. Keith, who has taught Naturalist, bow making, and science at High Mowing for many years, finds that physical activities such as archery are incredibly important for teenagers.
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  • Students and faculty clean up campus on Earth Day 2014

    Earth Day Campus Clean-Up

    Students and faculty spent the morning last Tuesday cleaning up the campus in honor of Earth Day. The day's work was organized by students in Keith Badger's Environmental Issues class.
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  • Producing Finian's Rainbow

    Every year the school puts on a Spring Musical — it's a annual highlight for the school as well as the local community. Dale Coye has directed the Spring Musical for years, and talks about the experience producing and directing a talented group of high school students.
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  • Running Away to Join Smirkus

    Senior Sorrell Nielsen has been involved in circus arts since she was five years old when her older brother, Tristan, and his friends needed circus props and started throwing around Sorrell and her sister, Greylin. Sorrell and her siblings attended the Pine Hill Waldorf School where the circus program was a big draw for all of them.
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  • March

    Warrant Article 13: 220-91!

    More than 300 people attended Wilton Town Hall Meeting this year. The High Mowing community had a particular interest in Warrant Article 13 which requested $80,000 from the Town of Wilton towards the purchase of the conservation easements on 155 acres of land on top of Abbott Hill.
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  • February

    February Model UN Conference

    On February 15, High Mowing School hosted a Model United Nations Conference. High Mowing students were joined by peers from Alvirne High School and Monadnock Waldorf School to debate one of the more difficult geopolitical issues of the 21st century: China’s Claims in the South China Sea and the islands in dispute between China and Japan.
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  • HMS receives Land Ethic for Tomorrow (LEFT) Award

    High Mowing School recently received the Land Ethic for Tomorrow (LEFT) Award from the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) at its 2013 annual meeting.
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  • The Jury: A Play by the Class of 2016

    One of the highlights for the High Mowing School community each school year is the class plays performed by each grade. The class plays are directly connected to the curriculum and allow students to dive deep into literature and learn key skills of team building, speaking, movement, design and more. Students who complete all four years at High Mowing perform in or work on at least four plays, and up to eight if they take part in the all-school annual spring musicals.
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  • January

    Frye Field: Matching Challenge and New Website

    Today we are proud to announce the launch of our Preserving Horizons: The Conservation of Frye Field website. This website was created to spread the word about our project to purchase and conserve 105 acres of farm and forestland adjacent to High Mowing School. 
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  • The Eagle is Back!

    Rea Gill
    The eagle is back! Last year at exactly this time, I was witness to a baldheaded eagle ravaging our hen house. And now one year later, he has returned...
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  • The Cabin Hosts All-School Non-Violent Communication Workshop

    The Cabin, a High Mowing student-run organization whose focus is to promote peace, hosted an all-school workshop on Martin Luther King Day.
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  • Stories from the Fire

    Kurt Schimdlein
    In the early morning of January 18, 1970, much of High Mowing School burned to the ground. But the stories from the aftermath of the fire, as remembered by Mrs. Emmet in From Farm to School, do not only paint a picture of loss. There are also many stories of hope and resilience from that night, and more still from the days and months that followed. Here are just a few.
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