Tulsa’s only PreK-Grade 12 independent Episcopal school celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2021-22.
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Dutch Weekly: Get tickets for the 3A football semifinal

Football semifinal set for Friday

Let's go, Dutch!

Let's pack the stadium for the 3A State Football Semifinal on Friday, November 26!

It's a rematch between Holland Hall and Verdigris — this time at the Owasso High School stadium, 12901 E. 86th St. N., Owasso.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Buy online tickets at https://gofan.co/app/events/469106?schoolId=ossaa or buy tickets in person the night of the game for $10 cash.

To watch online: gotohh.org/stream.

All-school information

From the Head of School: Masks are optional

Masks are optional for all students and faculty, whatever their vaccination status, at this time.

Winter concerts set for Dec. 2

The Winter Orchestra Concert (for 6th - 12th grades) is Thursday December 2, 2021 Walter Arts Center's Branch Theatre.In an attempt to keep audiences smaller, we have staggered the times for this concert. Middle School students will arrive and perform first. We will have a short intermission for parents to meet their Middle School student and exit while families of Upper School students enter for the Upper School Concert.Please make note of the times below.

Schedule

Student arrival times:

  • 6th grade: 6:15 p.m. (on stage)
  • 7th and 8th grades: 6:30 p.m. (in assigned seats)
  • Upper School: 7:15 p.m. (WAC Orchestra Room)

Performance Times:

  • 7 p.m.: Middle School Concert (6th-8th Grade)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Intermission for audiences to exit/enter
  • 7:40 p.m.: Upper School Concert

We look forward to sharing what we have been working on this semester!

Lands' End uniform sale

Lands' End is experiencing some of the supply chain issues other retailers are feeling. But many orders are arriving soon, according to a representative.

See 'The Nutcracker' at a special price

Holland Hall families are invited to see the all-new "The Nutcracker" for almost 50 percent off the normal price. Tickets must be purchased before Dec. 1 using the online code: G22NUT28SHH. Seats eligible for the promotion would be priced at $46-$67 in the orchestra level and mezzanine.

Order your Charlie Brown books for holiday gifts

Coach Charlie Brown has documented his life and his 56 years at Holland Hall in a new book. All proceeds from the book will be donated to the Charlie Brown Endowment for Financial Aid."Consider this book your opportunity to spend time in conversation with Coach Brown as he tells stories of his determined life journey that reveals what I believe to be his greatest gift — his ability to build relationships and positively influence young men," University of Tulsa standout and Buffalo Bills (NFL) Offensive Lineman Jerry Ostroski, Jr. wrote for the back of the book.Order your copy for $20 — $25 shipped — at hollandhall.org/cbbookTo give to the Charlie Brown Endowment for Financial Aid, go to hollandhall.org/charliebrown

Primary School News

After-school enrichment classes

Holiday Cookie Decorating Event - Bake and Take!Hosted by none other than Primary School's Betty Dougall and Millie Spencer. Your children will bake, create, and decorate a 1/2 dozen cookies each for the holidays under the direction of Mrs. Dougall and Mrs. Spencer. Let the culinary confections begin!When: Thursday, December 9th, 3:15-4:45Who: K-3rdWhere: Primary School Multi-purpose roomFee: $35Maximum class size: 30Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

PS raises money for American Heart Association!

What an amazing time the kids had raising money, jumping and learning about heart health for the American Heart Association!A special thank you to all PS families who participated in this year's fundraiser. Our final fundraising total was $30,132.The Primary PE teachers are thankful for such a wonderful group of Primary School families and children who help serve others.

Primary School volunteers needed

If you'd like to volunteer in the Primary School lunchroom, volunteers are needed! Just let your class representative know you'd like to help.

Middle School News

B.E.A.R. Night

Fourth-graders will celebrate reading at B.E.A.R. Night on Thursday, December 2. They were challenged to read 400 pages in the month of November to be able to attend this special night. We encourage everyone to Be Enthusiastic About Reading!

Warm weather gear

With the weather getting colder, students need to bring a jacket or coat daily. NO BLANKETS will be allowed in the Middle School.

Upper School / College Counseling

Yearbook Senior Ad Submissions

Thanks to all who bought senior yearbook ads. If you think you submitted a contract and haven't had a response, please email egardenhire22@hollandhall.org ASAP.If our staff is preparing your ad, your survey with content is due to no later than Dec. 1.Staff Designed Ad Information FormIf you are providing a finished ad, the file is due Jan. 15.

Lessons and Carols Service

We will be bringing back our traditional Lessons and Carols program on Sunday, December 5, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church downtown.All 11th- and 12th-graders will be required to attend unless there is an excused absence cleared through the Deans of Students.Ninth- and 10th-graders are encouraged to attend, as well.This hour-long service is a meaningful and important part of our identity as an Episcopal school. Thank you for marking your family calendars and helping to support this service.

Final exams, projects, and papers in US

During exam week: if students have a seated exam or are required to be present for an assessment, they should check in by 8:45 a.m. We will ring the bell at 8:45 a.m. in the Commons to give directions about the exam that day. Students are free to come and go that week, outside of required assessment times. They are asked to spend most of their time in the Tandy when exams are going on in the US building. If a student would like to meet with a teacher, they should be sure to set that up in advance, as teachers have some required meetings and such throughout the week. Students must be in uniform during exams. Remember: the temperatures vary in the buildings, so students are advised to bring layers. It is a good idea to bring a water bottle, calculator (for math/science exams), extra batteries, and extra writing utensils.Exam week plans: Every final assessment is due on the day of the final exam this year, with the sole exception of presentations. If a presentation factors in to the final 20% assessment, those may be done prior to exam week. If students have a written portion of the presentation that they must submit, they should submit those before dead days. If they need to do the actual presentations on dead days, that is fine!Dead Days (no new material and no graded assignments other than presentations that factor into the final exam score): Thursday, December 9, and Friday, December 10. Friday will be a late start schedule (mod 1 starts at 9:10 a.m.) in order to have our Holiday party in the Commons.Students who are doubled up in a subject: you will take the second exam at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. on a day established by the department chair, taking into account the student's exam schedule.Everyone must sit for 1 hour. Students may leave after that, as they finish, and they must leave the US building and patios to head to the Tandy in order to minimize noise for other testers. All exams start at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. or they start at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.Monday, December 137:45 a.m. - Breakfast for everyone in the Commons9 a.m. - Math Exam; 12 - 12:50 p.m. optional PEP presentation with a visiting speaker in the Lecture Center for extra credit on the examTuesday, December 149 a.m. - Social Studies Exam1 p.m. - Conflict examsWednesday, December 159 a.m. - World Language Exam1 p.m. - Technology / ReligionThursday, December 169 a.m. - Science12-12:50 p.m. - Optional Physics and Honors Physics presentation with a visiting speaker in the Lecture Center for extra credit on the exam1 p.m. - Conflict examsFriday December 179 a.m. - English1 p.m. - Make up exams (if a student has been ill, for example)Locations of exams will be determined in the next few weeks by department chairs and we will publish locations on The Commons on PSL and on the pillars in the Barnard Commons.