Student Activities & Extracurricular
The Student Government of Holland Hall acts as a medium between the students and the faculty, serving to empower the voice of the student body. The members of this student-elected organization are charged with sponsoring activities and projects that may include dances, parties, and community service activities. The election of some officers, such as the student body President, Vice-President, Sophomore Representative, Social Chair, and Student Life Chair takes place in April for the following school year. The community service chair applies and is selected by a faculty committee. Other class level officers are elected in August of the applicable school year.
The Student-Faculty Honor Council, composed of elected students and an equal number of elected faculty, meet with students who have violated major school rules. The Honor Council is given the responsibility of recommending appropriate consequences to the dean, subject to the approval of the Head of the Upper School.
The Cum Laude Society is a national honor society recognizing outstanding academic achievement. Each spring an induction ceremony is held for new members. Membership is limited to a small number of juniors and seniors who meet criteria set by the Cum Laude Society.
Foreign Language National Honor Societies
Holland Hall has formed chapters on National Honor Societies in Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish. These societies recognize outstanding intermediate and advanced students of the individual languages who have made significant contribution to their adopted language and to the life of the school.
The Hallway is the student newspaper published regularly in the Upper School. Any student may participate in the publication of the paper. Opportunities available include writing, photography, editing, layout, and advertising. The editorial staff for this publication is enrolled in the journalism class.
The Windmill is a yearly publication offering the Holland Hall community the creative efforts of all students from grades PreK-12. The Windmill features fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork, and photography.
Eight Acres is the title of the school yearbook. Students may sign up to be a member of the yearbook staff. Opportunities available include editing, writing, photography, layout, and advertising. The editorial staff for this publication is enrolled in the journalism class.
The members of Dutch Spirit plan all-school pep rallies, paint signs for athletic contests, decorate lockers, and try to generate enthusiasm and support for the school’s athletic teams.
The Community Service Program in the Upper School is an extension of the school’s mission to foster in every student a deep sense of social responsibility. The program seeks to create in every student a life-long commitment to service in the school, the local community, and the world at large. The program is overseen by a service learning board that is charged with establishing and maintaining contacts within the Tulsa community, publicizing and promoting service opportunities, and encouraging student involvement through advisor groups, clubs, classes, and school-wide projects.
Each spring, the senior class leaves the traditional classroom to experience life in the workplace outside of school. Under the supervision of faculty intern advisors, the student interns work for 40 hours in a workplace of their choice, record their experiences in journals and write an essay at the completion of their internship. Satisfactory completion of the internship is a requirement for graduation.
Freshman Orientation takes place in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, OK in late September and October. Under the supervision of faculty and upper class leaders, the freshman camp out in the refuge for two nights. Students are divided into patrols that remain together, cooking, hiking, exploring, and rock climbing. The purpose of Freshman Orientation is to provide the 9th grade class with a significant bonding experience early in the school year.
Tenth Grade Leadership and Fellowship Trip
Similar to Freshman Orientation, the 10th grade class travels to a camp in two groups to explore what it means to lead and what it means to follow. Students explore issues such as communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. They participate in activities like the ropes course, canoe racing, capture the flag, and fire/shelter building.
Clubs are formed each year so that students have the opportunity to engage in activities that are of special interest to them. Clubs meet during unscheduled time, before or after school or on the weekend. Each club has at least one faculty sponsor.
Each year, Holland Hall students work together preparing for local, regional, and national competitions with Louder than a Bomb. Students write and perform their own poetry, both individually and in groups.