Hartsbrook High School Week at a Glance
Current Events and Activities
THESE ITEMS NEED IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:
At this point every rehearsal is crucial. If your student is absent it affects a whole group of actors. Please do not make any appointments or take your student away from rehearsals from this point on.
The link to the Homework website is http://goo.gl/4jND3k.
Parent Evening Dates
Unless you are notified otherwise, Parent Evenings begin at 6:30. A hearty snack and beverage will be provided during the meeting so that those of you have may have to miss supper can feel sustained but in the interest of an earlier conclusion we no longer serve snack before the meeting begins. Please plan to arrive at 6:30.
This year Parent Evenings occur on:
Wednesdays after school 3:30-5:00 Homework Club is a quiet, proctored environment for students to work on homework after school regularly each week. Please send Caryn Hesse an email or give a call when your student is interested in staying. For safety reasons we cannot allow a student to stay on the grounds without parental permission.
SAT & ACT Test
SAT – Saturday, March 8 For more details see collegeboard.org
ACT – Saturday, April 12 For more details see act.org
After School Macbeth Rehearsals
Check with your student about the timing of these rehearsals. Each student with have a slightly different schedule and some may not be needed on any one of these days.
Macbeth and the End of Block, End of Trimester
The end of the block approaches. March 3-7 is the last week of the current block. It is also a week filled with after school and perhaps evening rehearsals. Please be aware that there is always quiet time and a quiet place for students to do homework during play rehearsals. The homework calendar is available to reference so that students can look ahead and plan out their work in relation to the demands of the play. Sometimes students will need a bit of parental support and persistence to accomplish this type of planning.
Macbeth Production Week
Production Week is March 10-15. This is one of our Intensive Weeks. There are no academic classes so that the play can bloom during this time. School will take place as usual from 8:15-3:20. We have many play-related scheduled activities during the day such as baking for the concessions, working on advertising, last minute costuming, etc.
Winter Ball at Monadnock Waldorf School
March 22-23 Winter Ball is a formal or semi-formal ball, similar to a prom, with a sit down catered dinner. Hence the $30.00 fee. Students are expected to dress in suits and dresses. You do not have to wear evening gowns and tuxedos but then again, you are welcome to and would not be out of place. The theme of the roaring twenties will be in the decorations, the scenery, etc. In the past, some students have chosen to dress in formal-wear that matched the theme, but this is not necessary and in fact, only a few students actually do it each year. Dinner will be followed by dancing. There will be a small amount of actual ballroom dancing but for the most part, it will be contemporary dance music, DJ’d by a teacher from Monadnock. Students will arrive, transported by Hartsbrook faculty and parent volunteer chaperones, at around 2 pm. Students from all the schools will meet at the Monadnock School for a brief hello and greeting. Then you will be transported to your host family’s home to get “all-dolled-up” together with your host student. Host families will transport the all-dolled-up folks to the dance hall where the dinner and dancing will occur. The dancing ends around 10 pm and you will be transported back to your hosts for sleeping and breakfast. You will be transported once again back to Monadnock to say goodbye to the whole group and will depart for home at around 11 am.
We would like to welcome Maximillian Schnee from the Ravensburg Waldorf School in Germany to our high school. He has joined the 10th Grade and will be here until the end of April, living with Gaelen Hall his exchange partner. We are very happy to have him here.In other exchange news, we bid farewell to Isabel Drittenpreis who returned to Uberlingen Germany just before the February break. There are many 10th Graders preparing to head off on exchanges in the next few months, and 2 that already departed. Ciara Hudson and Dante’ Radysh Bowman are currently in Germany. In March Nora Weber and Conor Richie Dunham head there as well, while Gavan Rice will depart for Spain and Lucy Brady Grossman to Austria. In April we will also be saying bon voyage to Terra Szuhay who is off to France and Hannah Horak who will do our first exchange to Taiwan! We wish them all a wonderful linguistic and cultural experience!