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December 2015

December 18 | Yule




December 17 | Christmas Spirit


Cordelia Schiller '16 writes about what Christmas Block means to her: "...it’s not about a religion or a holiday and it’s more than any one of its traditions, more than all of them combined. Christmas Block is a feeling that visits you for a moment, then leaves. Over and over, like a tiny flame being kindled and going out, only to be rekindled. It’s students gathered around last year’s Christmas Book, turning the pages in reverence. It’s the Nativity songs floating through the building even when rehearsal is not going on. It’s the same thing every year, and every year it feels as precious as ever." Read more from Cordelia...


December 16 | Open Studio


    • The school initiated a schedule change this year to allow for in-depth, two-hour blocks of study and studio time. Lily Doyle

      The school initiated a schedule change this year to allow for in-depth, two-hour blocks of study and studio time. Lily Doyle '16 begins capturing a quiet corner in the main building during her Fine Arts open studio.



December 15 | Resident Organist


    • Alex Marin ‘19 practices piano in the last few minutes of lunch. Alex is here from Maine and brought his own antique organ to school with him!

      Alex Marin ‘19 practices piano in the last few minutes of lunch. Alex is here from Maine and brought his own antique organ to school with him!





December 11 | Portraits


Art students at High Mowing first learn to develop an artistic eye by capturing light and shadow on basic shapes and scenes. They then apply these same objective principles to a more complicated subject. It is an interesting exercise to look at one's own reflection objectively as a series of ratios and shapes.


December 10 | A virulent debate




December 9 | Hilltop Economics


    • Cordelia Schiller

      Cordelia Schiller '16 delivers her proposal for an all-natural perfume company to the rest of her Economics block. Each senior devised a viable business proposal to pitch to the class; on Friday, their proposals will go to auction and the students will be able to invest in shares of each other's proposed companies.



December 8 | Longbow Making


    • Hunab Almehua

      Hunab Almehua '18 hewing a length of white ash during Naturalist class. Soon, he will have hand-crafted an English Longbow from this same piece of wood.



December 7 | World in Crisis


Our Model United Nations students engaged in an unmoderated caucus at Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH to write a resolution concerning Ebola. The purpose of this Model UN's General Assembly session was to attempt to create some sort of protocol for future outbreaks of Ebola that will not infringe on the rights of countries to enact their own regulations, but lead to a more effective response. Delegates researched their country's position on key issues that pertain to the topic such as border control, global aid and poverty, prevention and treatment, media response, and cultural traditions.


December 4 | Caroling




December 3 | Star Making




December 2 | Candle Making




December 1 | Wreath making




November 30 | Greens Day




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