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. The program also includes performances by Joy Flemming, bassoon, Peter Sheen, voice, and Mark Ferguson, piano. Donations to the music fund will be accepted at the door.
Celebrate Spring by joining us for two Spring events. Finian's Rainbow will be presented by High Mowing students on May 1, 2 and 3 at Pine Hill Waldorf School. This annual all-school musical is always a production that shouldn't be missed! Then enjoy the spring weather with a May Day celebration at High Mowing School on May 3. This year Pine Hill Waldorf School and the Temple-Wilton Community Farm join High Mowing School to create an top-of-the-hill celebration for the Wilton community.
Summer Renewal Courses will be back on campus this summer! The Center for Anthroposophy offers two weeks of inspiring courses for adults. Waldorf teachers, parents and trustees as well as artists, thinkers and seekers will enjoy the varied offerings.
Even in the digital age, teenagers and children need deep, personal relationships with adults and peers who see them for who they are–and who they might become. High Mowing is fortunate to have Florian Osswald, a 30 year Waldorf teacher and consultant to Waldorf schools around the world, spend two days with us on March 25 at 7 p.m. for a conversation about these issues.
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. The LEFT Award recognizes an individual, company, or government agency that has made unique and significant land-use decisions based upon accurate and complete land information gathered and used in an advanced and innovative manner.
This year, sophomores performed Twelve Angry Men on February 6, 2014 as a part of their Greek Tragedy block. This well-known drama originated as a television production in the 1950s, was well received as a film with Henry Fonda in 1957, and has gone on to be produced numerous times in the last 60 years. Its exploration of consensus building, how arguments are formed, and facts versus opinion (each with their own power to sway) made it a powerful learning experience for the students.
The Cabin students spent a weekend in a Non-Violent Communication facilitation training retreat with educational consultant Barbara Thorngren, and then facilitated a whole-school, day-long workshop where we learned about each other, our differences and similarities, how labeling, judgments of, and holding assumptions and preconceived ideas about each other leads to intolerance and narrow-mindedness.
December is a special month at High Mowing. Mrs. Emmet, the founder of High Mowing School, instilled many traditions that still exist today, 70 years later. The many events, activities and festivities create a special experience and infuse the campus with feelings of love and hope. The memories created are held and cherished by students long after they leave High Mowing.
Teachers, students and parents eagerly anticipate Parents Weekend, the one time each year that parents return to campus to get a glimpse of what student life is like here on the hill. This year Parents Weekend will be held October 25-27.
Many high school seniors struggle with that exact question as they plan for the next phase of their lives. But, for at least one High Mowing senior, the answer has crystallized in the form of a giant leap. The LEAPNOW program describes itself as "the most engaging year of college on the planet." And Nina Duggan '13 would wholeheartedly agree.
The thoughtful interplay of composition, form and light are featured in a new black and white photography exhibit of work by students from High Mowing School. The show takes place at the Hilltop Café on Abbot Hill Road from April 19 through May 31. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 19th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
Harpist Fiona Graham '13 of Wilton headlines a concert to benefit the David Anderson Music Fund on Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm at High Mowing School on Abbot Hill Road. The program also includes chamber music performances by musicians including Fiona, Aurora Pearson and Cam Twarog on violin, Joe McConaughy on viola, Andrew Koutroubas on cello, and pianist Mark Ferguson (HM Chamber Music teacher and Sinfonietta Director).
If you spend any amount of time on the High Mowing campus, you will soon realize that music is everywhere. Students practice their instruments, perform in Sinfonietta and ensembles, and dance to music in plays, performances, and morning exercises. But, an equal presence is our students' ability and desire to sing, and here is the story of how one student created an A Capella group to meet that desire.
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