Teachers, students and parents eagerly anticipate Parents Weekend, the one time each year that parents return to campus as a group to get a glimpse of what student life is like here on the hill. This year Parents Weekend will be held October 25-27.
The weekend starts with an opportunity for parents, and middle-school-aged siblings, to attend classes on Friday morning with their son or daughter. Block classes include Modern History, Kinematics, Shakespeare and Transcendentalist Writers. Morning track classes include Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus & Calculus, World History, Agricultural Policy, Health, Naturalist, Spanish & French, Culinary Arts, Eurythmy, Arts 10, Drawing & Painting, Stained Glass, and Metalworking. It is fun to be a 'student' again and see what HMS students are studying, and many parents take advantage of this opportunity.
The rest of the weekend includes meetings and performances. Teachers will meet with the parents of each grade, and the parents as a whole group. The Parent Association will have their monthly meeting. Student performances will highlight the weekend with jazz, eurythmy and choral performances. And last but not least, a few purely fun activities are planned throughout the weekend. Nourishment for those participating in all these activities will be provided by the excellent meals in the HMS dining room. Review the schedule for the whole weekend!
Parents will also be able to meet with individual teachers about their son's or daughter's academic progress. Parent/Teacher conferences (pre-scheduled) are available Thursday through Saturday.
Each year it is a pleasure to share the glorious New Hampshire fall season with families on this special weekend in October—we are looking forward to it!