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The Eagle is Back!

eagle paintingThe 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, observed from the main building’s third floor windows, circling the High Mowing fields in all his glory, perhaps looking for the chickens. For me, the return of the eagle (coincidently, on the anniversary of my father’s birth) has personal significance related to my father’s death three years ago. My beloved father, a Native American Cree, was on his death bed surrounded by family in our summer retreat cabin on a lagoon by the Eagle River in …

Posted by Rea Gill in From the Executive Director on Friday January 31 at 10:32AM
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A Look Back on the Year

It has been a whirlwind of activity on Abbot Hill for the last few weeks! There were celebratory graduation events and activities, followed by an intense week of professional development for teaching and administrative staff, topped off by our much-anticipated High Mowing Alumni/ae Weekend. Now, with the broad expanse of summer before us, I have a moment to reflect on all of these activities and the accomplishments of the year.

High Mowing's graduating class of 2013

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2013!

It has been an honor and a privilege to spend the past two years at High Mowing with this year’s extraordinary …

Posted by ReaGill in From the Executive Director on Friday June 21, 2013
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Eagle in the Hen House

Rea Gill, Executive Director of High Mowing School

Heading home from a meeting, my thoughts were elsewhere as I walked across campus past the greenhouses and chicken coops. My contemplations were interrupted by the disturbing squawk of chickens in extreme distress — mixed with another much louder, high-pitched screeching. As I left the footpath and headed across the snowy field towards the hen house, a mature eagle flew up from the entrance, disappearing into the forest. I could not immediately tell if the eagle had taken any chickens but in their attempt to escape the predator, the chickens had managed to crush and kill several of their …

Posted by ReaGill in From the Executive Director on Wednesday January 23, 2013
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