High Mowing | This Yearis a new format for High Mowing's Annual Report. Like our past Annual Reports this publication acknowledges High Mowing's donors for their generous support of the school, but it now also serves as a recap for the previous year: short news articles, a feature story, donor lists, student art, and more. High Mowing's fiscal year begins on July 1, and so each edition of High Mowing | This Year, like past Annual Reports, details giving from the fiscal year prior to publication.
High Mowing | This Yearwas born as an extension of our two primary online communication tools: High Mowing | Today, a page on our website that features daily posts about life at High Mowing, and High Mowing | This Week, a weekly email with a picture highlighting the events of the past week. High Mowing | This Year recaps the prior year and thanks the donors who made possible the opportunies enjoyed by the students.
If you would like to speak with someone about giving, please contact Heather Carver, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at (603) 654-9408 ext. 135.
This Year | Alumni Edition 2016
This second issue of "High Mowing | This Year" is digital-only and focused on our alumni. Titled "This Year | Alumni Edition 2016,"this issue contains letters from the Director of Development and Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association President, bios of the Class of 2016, and photos from Reunion Weekend 2016. In this issue you will also read Class Notes and a list of passages; to submit your own updates and news of alumni passings, please email Heather Carver, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this inaugural edition of "High Mowing | This Year" our theme is "Looking Back": on a successful year of fundraising and on the the completed, multi-year Campaign for Frye Field. Throughout the Campaign for Frye Field, faculty, staff, and trustees often looked back on Mrs. Emmet's vision for High Mowing and on the role played by this special land in the lives of High Mowing students, past and present. Generous financial support from our parents, alumni, and wider community made the Campaign for Frye Field a success. Now, as we turn our attention to the future and the school's 75th year, the success of the Campaign for Frye Field leaves us with one question: if as a community we can preserve 150 acres of forest and farmland forever, what else is possible?
Alumni and parents gave generously in the 2013-14 fiscal year. Gifts to the Annual Fund supprted the day-to-day operations of the school, and gifts to scholarship and specialized funds opened doors for our students.
Meanwhile, the Campaign for Frye Field launched in the spring of 2014. Alumni, parents, faculty, and the wider community stepped up together to purchase and conserve 101 acres from the Frye Family, who had farmed the land for seven generations. Mary Graham, HMS Board President and alumnae parent, donated a stunning painting of Frye Field to be raffled. Five alumni returned to campus to perform a benefit concert. Wilton residents voted at Town Meeting to contribute to the project.
Founded in 1942, HMS is an accredited Waldorf co-educational high school serving day and boarding students in Wilton, NH. High Mowing School is a place for young adults to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.