August 12 – 18
Traffic on Campus
As you come back to Holland Hall for the start of school, you will notice some big changes on campus! Construction has begun on the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center which will impact traffic patterns and parking on campus throughout the year.
Most notably, the road from the front gate to the Upper School is changing from one-way to two-way traffic.
Please read more about this and other changes, and drive slowly and carefully while on campus. We look forward to welcoming you back for the 2017-18 school year!
Health Forms are Due Immediately!
Please turn in your student health forms as soon as possible. Your student will not be able to participate in athletics or attend the first day of school if the forms are not received. If you have lost your forms or have questions, please contact Linda Christensen at email@example.com.
Dutch Spirit Night
Come out to watch the varsity Dutch football team scrimmage Heritage Hall at Hardesty Field. We will recognize the fall athletic teams on Friday, August 18 at 6pm. The Dutch Zone will also be open with the latest gear.
SHAPE – A Holliman Gallery Exhibit
We are pleased to welcome local artists Linda Stilley and Sarah Bliss to the Holliman Gallery. Join us for the artist reception on August 17 for a firstlook at their sculptures, or come by the gallery during school hours through October to view the exhibit. A portion of sales proceeds will benefit Family and Children’s Services Women in Recovery.
Artist Reception: August 17 from 5-7 pm
Exhibit Dates: August 17 – October 27
You’re invited to the Parents’ Association Welcome Party!
Celebrate the start of an exciting new year with the Parents’ Association! Enjoy wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres while you connect with other parents.Adults only, please.
When: Monday, August 28 from 7-8 pm
Where: Upper School Commons
Book Fair Donation Bins have Moved
The new drop-off for all Book Fair donations is located at the Primary School Annex, just inside the East Gate by the Primary School. Click here to view the map. Thank you for your donations!
Calling Youth Rowers for the 2017-18 Season
The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association (TYRA) is looking for 8th-12th Graders to join their competitive rowing program. Learn to row or brush up on your skills at Basic Training August 21–September 1. Interested? Learn more or register at okrowing.org or email Head Coach Tamara Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate a new school year at the Primary School back-to-school party!
Monday, August 14, 2017 – Meet at the 2nd Grade Porch
PreK and Early PreK: 10-10:45 am
JrK and Kindergarten: 11-11:45 am
1st Grade: 12-12:45 pm
2nd Grade: 1-1:45 pm
3rd Grade: 2-2:45 pm
Please bring a towel and swimsuit. In the event of inclement weather, the party will be held in the Primary School gym. Please make other arrangements for siblings.
Cafeteria Volunteers Needed
Primary School student lunches are served by parent volunteers and we need your help for this upcoming school year! There are several days of the month that are still open. Shifts are 11:20 – 1 pm. Duties include serving lunch and cleaning tables in-between grades. Can’t commit monthly? Consider being a substitute and add your name to the list. The sign-up sheet can be accessed by clicking here.
For more information, email Primary School Cafeteria Coordinator, Linh Mokhtee email@example.com.
New Leadership in the Middle School
We are pleased to welcome a new friend along with two familiar faces to leadership positions in the Middle School:
Middle School Head: Ms. Jennifer Whisenhunt White ’89
Middle School Athletic Director: Ms. Crystal Lawson
4th/5th Grade Dean: Ms. Tia Magee
Back to School Information
Upper School families should have received a mailing this week that is packed with back-to-school information. Please be sure to read it and be in touch with questions. Included in the packet:
Welcome letter from Mr. JP Culley
Welcome letter from Ms. Frances Fondren-Bales
A Copy of either 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th Grade experiential learning trip
New Holland Hall student information
Returning student information
Attendance Quick Guide
There is not an official supply list for the Upper School. Students are expected to have basic supplies (pencil, pen, Mac laptop computer & paper) with them on the first day of school. Teachers will notify students within the first few days of school if any special supplies are necessary for their class.
Class Schedules & Locker Assignments
Students in 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade will be given their class schedule and locker assignment on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 16th. 9th Grade students will receive their schedule and locker number when they attend Orientation on August 14.
First Day of School is a Half Day
8:45 am – 1pm: Wear Uniform
1:45 am: Cookout Lunch
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Required Workshop for Honors English Students
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Optional Movie
1:00 pm – 2 pm: PowerSchool Learning session for all new students in the Library
The first two cycles of the first semester are set aside for possible adds and drops to student schedules. Students must fill out the appropriate form (located in Ms. O’Neil’s office) and discuss all changes with their advisor during this time. Students will need to collect approval signatures from the advisor, the department head(s), and the Head of the Upper School before a change can take place.
9th Grade Parent Meeting
Parents of all 9th Grade students, please join us for an evening parents meeting the Upper School Lecture Center on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm. After your children have been in school one week, we would like to meet to talk about the transition, answer questions, and provide important information about Freshman Orientation.
Class Officer Elections
Students who would like to run for a class officer position need to have a conversation with Richard Spencer, the Dean of Students, by the end of day,Wednesday, August 23. Elections will take place during class meetings on Monday, August 28.
August 21 will be an event to remember, the first Total Solar Eclipse to cross America in 99 years!
The Upper School has chartered a bus, and we will travel to the Path of Totality to an area that will be optimal for viewing, just north of Kansas City.
Depart: 6:00 am – Upper School
Return: 7:30 pm – Upper School
Lunch and snacks: Provided by the school
Dinner: Will be the student’s responsibility
Cost: $40.00. Cash or check made payable to Holland Hall due on or before August 21 to Ms. Schale. 53 seats are available – sign up early!
Eclipse glasses provided by the school.
To sign up, or for more information, please contact Nancy Baumann: firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 664-6264
Monday, August 14
2:30 pm – Grade 9 Returning Students Orientation, SMT Mini Commons
Monday, August 14
5 pm – Orientation for all Students and Parents who are New to Holland Hall, Barnard Commons
Tuesday, August 15
12 pm – 4 pm – Senior Retreat in the Newman Theater
Wednesday, August 16
8:45 am – First day of school, followed by a cookout
12:15 – 2 pm – Seniors enrolled in Honors English will attend a required workshop
1 pm – Dismissal
2:30 pm – Sports will start at 2:30 pm
Saturday, August 26
8:30 pm – Back to School Dance, Black Box Theater
Wednesday, August 23
6:30 pm – 9th Grade Parents’ Meeting, Upper School Lecture Center
Monday, August 28
7 pm – Parents’ Association Kick-Off Party, Barnard Commons
Friday, August 25
9:30 am – Convocation, Walter Arts Center
Thursday, September 14
12 pm – Upper School Parents’ Association meeting, Alumni Center
Thursday, September 14
6:30 pm – Upper School Back-to-School Night, Barnard Commons
Senior Parent Orientation for College Counseling
The college application season is upon us! We will review the application process, how our office operates during the fall semester, expectations for you and your student, and go over various ways we can help you help your son or daughter navigate this sometimes stressful, but oh-so-exciting time in their life.
When: Monday, August 14 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Upper School Lecture Center
The late registration for the August 26 SAT isTuesday, August 15. An additional fee will apply. For more information click here.
The late registration deadline for the September 9ACT is Friday, August 18. An additional fee will apply. For more information click here.