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Friday morning students in the elective Circus Arts Aerials class performed for students and faculty in the Circus Studio. Circus Arts teacher and High Mowing Alum Jon Roitman '03 enjoys the collaborative nature of the Aerials class noting that students of all grade levels and ability are welcome to participate in the course. "It is a positive teaching environment in which older students help younger students work on strength, fitness and coordination, a place where students can collaborate and share their skills." In addition to providing a unique form of artistic self-expression, Jon shares that "Circus is a great way of building self-confidence through performance and the joy of physical activity." #circusarts #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #anthroposophy #circus #boardingschool #nhboardingschool #circusprogram
In Mike Anderson's Introduction to Computer Science class students have a hands-on, project-oriented course in how computers work. This fall, Mike & his students have focused on the Python programming language, which is widely used both in higher education and in the computer industry. As the students' proficiency improves, the students will move on to projects involving the Raspberry Pi computer, a low cost but quite powerful device widely used in schools and among hobbyists. The course is intended as a bridge to the kind of work common in computer science programs at the college level. #computersciencestudents #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation #hscomputerscience
Grade 12 students in Laura Rubiano-Gomez & Emily Turner's Transcendentalist & Hydrology class (aka Walden & Water) visit an on-campus stream to record observations on flow by measuring the depth, width and speed of the water. #transcendentalists #hydrology #waldorfscience #handsonlearning #waldorfeducation #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfeducation
First-time voters Rhianna and Anna were up early this morning exercising their civic duty before arriving for school. This afternoon HMS provided transportation for students wanting to vote in today's election. #vote #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation
The community at High Mowing School embraces diversity in its student body, staff, and faculty. International students constitute over 16% of our student body and come to us from China, Tibet, Taiwan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil & Canada. Members of the HMS community provide a rich confluence of religion, culture, and tradition. Leila Pineda '22 and HMS faculty member and Spanish teacher Stephanie Packer collaborated on the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar and invited members of the school community to participate in honoring the lives of their loved ones by placing photos, drawings, or sentimental items on the altar in the HMS chapel. Leila also visited the Pine Hill campus and made a presentation to the grade 8 students and Kat McFee who contributed to the altar by making sugar skulls. Stephanie elaborates on the significance of the altar, "the arch represents the passage between life and death and is an invitation for us to connect more deeply with our loved ones on the other side of the threshold. Each item on the altar is symbolic of the enduring connection that remains between us." Leila explains, "the Day of the Dead is a tradition that I have always celebrated with my family. I wanted to make sure that I kept my culture with me. I can't wait until next year to do more activities." #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfeducation
When the weather cooperates, folks on the HMS campus will often see students in Robert Sim's small engine repair class working outdoors. In this elective class, open to students in grades 9-12, students restore small machines such as lawn mowers so that they are fully functional. By disassembling and rebuilding motors students will gain an understanding of compression, carburetion and the transmission of power. #smallenginerepair #hsmechanics #studentmechanics #handsonlearning #realworldskills #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation #highmowingschool
Although senior capstone projects are presented late in the school year, the class of 2019 is actively working on their year-long projects which will culminate in a senior expo night followed by presentations to their peers and faculty. #seniorcapstone #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfeducation #seniorcapstoneproject
Here’s one way to wake up! Jogging the #brain one #juggle at a time... • • • #flyinggravitycircus #youthcircus #fgc #juggler #clubs #rings #skills #handeyecoordination #groupjuggle #focus #fun Repost from @highmowingschool using @RepostRegramApp - Grade 10 students practice juggling skills during Circus Arts morning activity. #circusarts #waldorfeducation #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #highmowingschool
Grade 10 students practice juggling skills during Circus Arts morning activity. #circusarts #waldorfeducation #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #highmowingschool
On Friday, parents weekend began with open classrooms where parents could sit in on morning classes. In Laura Rubiano Gomez & Emily Turner's Transcendentalist and Hydrology block class parents and students participated in a short session indoors before heading out for a brisk walk to the Soughegan River to test theories and make observations. Other parents weekend activities included the grade 11 performance of Macbeth, tiny house tours, open studios, parent conferences, and a High Mowing Orchestra performance followed by a wine & cheese reception with Geraldine Kline and members of the Board of Trustees.#nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation #parentsweekend
The second Tiny House built by HMS students and HMS trustee member Phil Brooks has moved to its new location next to the Boys dorm. Tiny house tours will be available this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon as part of the activities planned for Parents weekend. #tinyhouse #tinyhouses #highmowingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhprivateschool #studentbuilders #builtbystudentsforstudents
This year, Wendy Bruneau's grade 11 Shakespeare class present Macbeth. Macbeth is arguably Shakespeare's most emotionally intense and powerful play, underlined with strong literary themes. Wendy and her students do a wonderful job of performing the harrowing tale of a brilliant but ruthless Scottish general who -- spurred by a compelling prophecy, the urging of his wife, and his own ambition and vaulting imagination -- seizes the throne after murdering the king. The ensuing need to hold on to power through further violence, and the attendant fear and guilt, consume both Macbeth and his wife. Upcoming performances are 2 PM on Thursday and 7 PM Friday evening. Both performances take place in the auditorium on the Pine Hill Campus. #shakespeare #highschooldrama #highschooltheater #studenttheater #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #highmowingschool #creativeboardingschool #nhprivateschool
This weekend our very own Flying Gravity Circus (lead by HMS alumn and faculty member Jon Roitman) performed and taught workshops at the Waldorf School of Lexington MA. The Flying Gravity Circus (FGC) is a non-profit youth performance and education organization located in Wilton, New Hampshire. Many of the students participating in FGC are High Mowing Students who also study circus arts with Jon at the high school campus. For more info on the Flying Gravity Circus please go to www.FlyingGravityCircus.org #circusarts #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation #nhwaldorfschool #flyinggravitycircus @flyinggravitycircus #highmowingschool
Grade 8 students spent time on the high school campus today with Brent Poole, the HMS Director of Admissions and Outreach. Students toured the campus, visited classrooms and art studios and even took a quick peek at one of the tiny houses on the high school campus! #nhprivateschool #pinehillwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #highmowingschool
Grade 8 students spent time on the high school campus today with Brent Poole, the HMS Director of Admissions and Outreach. Students toured the campus, visited classrooms and art studios and even took a quick peek at one of the tiny houses on the high school campus! #nhprivateschool #pinehillwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #highmowingschool
Today in the material arts studio, Michal Noer teaches an elective stained glass class to students in grades 9-12. #stainedglass #hsart #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhboardingschool #privateschool
Grade 11 students in Wendy Bruneau's Shakespeare block are rehearsing lines for Macbeth. In this Shakespeare block course, students explore Shakespeare’s work as a bridge between medieval and modern times and intensively study one play. The block work involves readings, short essays, and a culminating performance of a play. The junior class will perform Macbeth next Thursday afternoon and at 7 PM on Friday, October 26th. #Macbeth #shakespeare #hsenglish #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhboardingschool #nhprivateschool #nhprivateschoolwilton #internationalschool
For the next five weeks, grade 12 students in Emily's Turner's Transcendentalists class spend morning activity journaling at their favorite campus location. Each morning students visit their selected location and practice the technique of journal writing famously encouraged by Emerson and followed devotedly by Thoreau. The students journal about their observations and reflections of the natural world around them. This course introduces the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and other thinkers from the Transcendentalist movement. These great thinkers all stressed the importance of the individual and direct experience. The significance of their ideas and their expression are explored in this block course required of all grade 12 students. #transcendentalists #waldorfeducation #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #internationalschool #hsenglish #highschooltrancendentalist
HMS Girls Soccer and HMS Boys Soccer teams both played great home games on Saturday. Here are a few highlights from each of the games with Brewster Academy. #hssoccer #soccer #nhsoccer #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhprivateschools #waldorfboardingschool #highmowingschool #waldorfeducation
Surveying & Trigonometry teacher Laura Warden guides grade 10 students to utilize transits and other surveying tools to map the front oval of the high school campus. Laura and her students work with trigonometrical ratios to calculate areas and elevations of the oval. This required course engages students in practical uses of trigonometry and map-making skills. #trigonometry #surveying #waldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation #highmowingschool
This awesome carved pumpkin was spotted near the main building. Does anyone know who carved this work of art? Boarding students will have the opportunity to see a ton of carved pumpkins this weekend on a trip to the Milford Pumpkin Festival! #awesomepumpkin #pumpkinart #nhwaldorfschool #waldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation #highmowingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool
The process of creating a three-dimensional object takes place in both time and space. As the process unfolds, the perceptive participant learns to observe from multiple viewpoints - not just their work, but also themselves and their participation in the world around them. In this class, grade 10 students are guided in the sculpting of life-sized human heads using the hollow-coil technique so that the form and features can be modeled from both the inside and outside, consciously using both convex and concave forms. Attention is given to overall proportions, anatomical and characteristic details, and the sculptural treatment of the finished surface. #clay #hsart #highmowingschool #waldorfeducation #waldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #artinschool #hollow -coil #highschoolart #waldorfart #awesomeartteacher
A bit of rain doesn't dampen the spirit of HMS movement teacher Thomas Mbungo. Several students from the class of 2019 practice Rugby skills on the front oval this afternoon. #rugby #hssports #waldorfeducation #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool
In Tuesday's lab, grade 12 students dissected squid as part of their examination of animals in the Zoology Block. The students first learned Gyotaku, a traditional Japanese method of fish printing. They then dissected the squid, determined the sex of their squid, pulled the pen from the squid and used the squid's ink to write their name with the pen. The seniors then observed a dissection of a 50 pound, five foot long, Humboldt squid that was obtained through Squid 4Kids, a program piloted by Rob Yeomans in conjunction with Dr. William Gilly out of Stanford University where teachers from across the country can obtain a squid and dissect it with their students. #hsscience #zoology #waldorfscience #squiddissection #highmowingschool #waldorfeducation #waldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool
Preparations are underway for Friday's Michaelmas celebration. Students from the high school campus will join faculty, students and families at the Pine Hill Campus for an afternoon of activities including a Michaelmas pageant, singing, field games, and a community potluck! #michaelmas #waldorftraditions #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfcommunity #waldorfboardingschool
In this English block class, Emily Turner and grade 10 students discuss Homer's Odyssey. Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey tells of the trials and journey of Odysseus as he makes his way home to Ithaca from Troy. In this block students read and discuss the text, exploring themes that are as relevant today as they were 2600 years ago in Ancient Greece. #odyssey #waldorfboardingschool #waldorfeducation #highmowingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #highschoolenglish #highschoolenglishclass
With the help of bookbinding and art instructor, Michal Noer grade 9 students create journals for their geology block course. #bookbinding #waldorfeducation #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool
Tonight at 7 PM! The Class of 2018 presents "The Government Inspector," written in 1836 by Russian author Nikolai Gogol. The play is a satire of greed, blindness to truth, political corruption, social climbing, and thoughtless action. Everyone is on the take, and status, or the appearance of status, reigns as the guiding principle of life. Performances are Thursday and Friday evening at 7 PM! #theinspector #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #highschooldrama #highschooltheater
Grade 12 students shared their capstone projects at the senior expo last night. The expo is a one evening event, however, student presentations for faculty and grade 9, 10 & 11 students occur throughout the week. #capstone #classof2018 #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool
The Alumni Association treated the class of 2018 to "Senior Dessert" and custom sweatshirts last night! After a busy day which included play practice, capstone presentations and the capping ceremony, grade 12 students were able to enjoy delicious treats and a bit of downtime! #nhwaldorfschool #waldorfboardingschool #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #alumni #hmsalumni
High school is an important step on the journey into adulthood. Part of our role at High Mowing is to help our students find their way, honoring their individuality as well as their membership in the community. Our advising program in the sophomore year is especially important for the students on this journey. We aim to help students take more responsibility for their education. We do this by creating time and space for reflection about their interests and goals for their final two years at High Mowing. To that end, all sophomores have been asked to reflect about topics including individual strengths and challenges, how s/he would like to improve and grow, and what s/he would like to contribute as an upperclassman. During the roundtable meeting, the student will present answers to the questions and a portfolio of work, as well as share his/her goals and aspirations as a student and as a person. #sophomoreyear #sophomoreroundtable #waldorfhighschool #waldorfeducation #waldorfboardingschool #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool
The last coffee house of the year is this Saturday! Once again, the coffee house mc's have created a wonderful trailer promoting the event! #studentfilms #coffeehouse #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool
Students in Cary Hughes' Government and Economics class take advantage of a beautiful day as they prepare debates on whether it is better to have a democratic government or an authoritative government. #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #govecon #livingclassroom #outdoorclassroom
Grade 11 students in Rob Yeomans' botany class dissect, observe and sketch ferns in this botany lab. Utilizing microscopes and dissection scopes, students view cross-sections and longitudinal sections of fern roots, stems and leaves. Students then sketch their observations and include notations on the ferns they viewed. #fronds #frondsofbotany #botany #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool
On Monday, boarding students and the residential life staff were treated to lunch and a great day at Canobie Lake Park! Thank you Carl & Anne Berni for your thoughtfulness and generosity! #holidayweekend #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #canobielakepark
Grade 9 students are working on heat equations in Laura Rubiano Gomez's Thermal Physics class. #thermalphysics #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #waldorfeducation
Congratulations to Tor Petrov ’18 who will be performing the role of Romeo with Project Shakespeare this summer in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. A group of students from Project Shakespeare, a theater group based in Jaffrey, NH, will travel to the birthplace of William Shakespeare to perform "Romeo and Juliet" at The Dell, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theater. Way to go Tor! #projectshakespeare #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #theater #highschooldrama #highschooltheater
Students who answered the call of the coyote learned how to cook, camp and sleep in nature. HMS faculty member Rob Yeomans, in conjunction with members of the Merrohawke Nature School staff, and a group of adventure seeking, nature-loving students, had rich and diverse experiences during this projects block session. In addition to learning techniques for living off the grid, the Coyote group created paths to their camp and revived a peaceful outdoor area for others to enjoy in the future! #projectsblock2018 #coyote #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #merrohawkenatureschool
Grade 8 students put their carpentry skills to the test making tables in Woodworking class. #woodworking #waldorfeducation #waldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool
HMS faculty members Emily Turner and Bruce Darby took grade 7 students on a memorable camping trip to Marlow, NH last weekend. The winter camping trip was a culmination of the 7th grade's Naturalist classes with Emily Turner. The students have been learning about how to care for their physiological needs in the challenge of a winter environment--in other words, how to stay warm, dry, and well-fueled! Grade 7 students explored the woods and found otter tracks and ice caves. The class cooked over an open fire and a wood cookstove. Upon their return from the daytime adventures, students gathered in the warmth of a yurt. Students slept in traditional Cree earth lodges, and a few brave souls even overnighted in the snow shelters (quinzees) that the teachers and students dug. #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhprivateschools #nhnaturalists #wintercamping #outdooradventures
We hope all of our NH friends are enjoying a safe snow day. It's a perfect day for indoor art projects! #talentedstudents #highschoolartists #nhboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfschool #waldorfboardingschool #outstandingartwork #selfportraits
Grade 12 students in Rob Yeoman's Biochemistry class are working on a two-day lab to determine the lipid content in several foods including potato chips, chocolate and sunflower seeds. #biochem #hsbiochemistry #nhwaldorfschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #nhboardingschool #nhprivateschools #hsscience
Today grade 9 students create copper cuff bracelets in the Material Arts studio with HMS Art teacher Michal Noer. #materialarts #highschoolelective #metalwork #nhwaldorfschool #nhboardingschool #waldorfboardingschool #nhwaldorfboardingschool