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April 2016





April 27 | Gordon A. Russell Award


Lauren Conde '17 and Maija Massey '16 receive the Gordon A. Russell Award from the Russell Farm & Forest Land Conservation Foundation for their interest in the environment and the natural world around them.

Thank you to Gordon Russell and his foundation for this opportunity and the support given to the High Mowing community in the recent years.


April 26 | Roundtable


    • Residential Life Faculty member Kyle Finnell leads the Sophomore Roundtable block class. The Sophomore Roundtable gives students a chance to reflect upon their high school experience thus far, and space to consider what classes and opportunities they want out of their final two years. Photo taken by Ethan Blair

      Residential Life Faculty member Kyle Finnell leads the Sophomore Roundtable block class. The Sophomore Roundtable gives students a chance to reflect upon their high school experience thus far, and space to consider what classes and opportunities they want out of their final two years. Photo taken by Ethan Blair '17.



April 25 | Beach Cleanup


In celebration of Earth Day, a group of students went to Salisbury Beach, MA to help the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation clean up the beach. Alongside a few other volunteers, 57 lbs of trash was collected from the shoreline.


April 22 | Winchendon @ HMS


    • A group of students from The Winchendon School visited our campus today. They met with Horticulture teacher Brad Miller who toured them through our gardens and greenhouses, and talked them through our intricate composting process.

      A group of students from The Winchendon School visited our campus today. They met with Horticulture teacher Brad Miller who toured them through our gardens and greenhouses, and talked them through our intricate composting process.



April 21 | Coordination




April 20 | Sowing Seeds


    • Alise Kaplan

      Alise Kaplan '19 and Sadhana Lake '18 plant spinach during the Horticulture & Sustainability pre-lunch class.



April 19 | Morris Practice


    • Long-time community member and Morris Dancing teacher Leslie Vogel shouts commands from the center of the Big Room during the first official Morris Dancing practice. The 45 students will practice daily for the next two weeks, perfecting their performance for High Mowing School

      Long-time community member and Morris Dancing teacher Leslie Vogel shouts commands from the center of the Big Room during the first official Morris Dancing practice. The 45 students will practice daily for the next two weeks, perfecting their performance for High Mowing School's Annual May Day Festival, this year held on Saturday April 30th at 10:00 a.m.



April 18 | Handcrafted Fleet



April 15 | Practice Space


Izzy Blascucci '16 practices her cello in the afternoon sunlight. #spring #waldorfeducation #boardingschool #music #nature

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April 13 | Contemplate


    • Emma Upton

      Emma Upton '19 contemplates and adjusts her nearly finished piece. The Pictures & Words Projects Block is nearing the end of its two weeks and finished art pieces paper the walls of the Eurythmy Room. The group will present their finished works to the school next week.



April 12 | Molten



April 11 | Grow Anew


Our Tropical Ecology Projects Block group talking with Max Villalobos, the reforestation coordinator at Osa Conservation in Costa Rica. The group learned about primary and secondary forests in this area, and the work being carried out to conserve this ecologically important part of Costa Rica. See posts from abroad by following the Tropical Ecology Projects Block Blog 


April 8 | Amalfi Coast


    • Our Italy Projects Block strolling into the town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.

      Our Italy Projects Block strolling into the town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.



April 7 | Turtle Patrol!


The Costa Rica Projects Block is at the Piro Biological Station! The group woke up before 5:00 a.m. this morning to go on their first morning turtle patrol. They walked through the forest to reach the beach, and once there searched along a few kilometers of beach in search of evidence pointing to newly established nests and for signs of predation. In the first photo the group is listening to Manuel Sanchez, the sea turtle conservation coordinator at Osa, as he explains how to check on existing turtle nests; in the second photo the group is searching the beach at dawn.




April 5 | From Scratch


    • Izzy Darby

      Izzy Darby '17 places a panel inside the unfinished frame of what will soon be a kayak. In the next two weeks, Izzy and several of her peers will each create their own hand-built kayak during the "Build Yourself a Kayak" Projects Block taught by professional boat maker and Wilton local, Chris Balch.



April 4 | Exploring the World


Learn more about this Projects Block with blog updates from the road: From Monticello to Red Boiling Springs Blog


April 1 | Capstone




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