Dutch Weekly March 5-11
The Upper School Theatre Department presents 'Puffs'
"Puffs" is the story of Wayne Hopkins: a regular boy who finds out he's a wizard and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends and has adventures. This perhaps sounds familiar. When Wayne is sorted as a Puff, he and the other Puffs simply want to learn how to be wizards and avoid attacks by evil wizards.
When: March 4-5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Newman Theatre in the Walter Arts Center
Click here to order tickets online. Tickets will sell quickly.
New date for Parents’ Association Book Club
We are thrilled to have author Sasha Martin join us in our discussion of her memoir "Life from Scratch." Hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments inspired by her blog, "Global Table Adventure" will be served, followed by a presentation by the author, Q&A, and book signing.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2022
WHERE: Chapman Library in the Upper School Building
Click here to RSVP. Kindly respond by Tuesday, March 1
Click here for more about the book
Click here for more about Sasha Martin
Click here to purchase your copy via Magic City Books, where a number of copies have been reserved.
2022 Yearbooks for all
In honor of the school's centennial, every student will receive a copy of the yearbook at the end of the year. That's why you have not seen sales information during this school year. Watch for instructions in April about distribution and pickup.
2022 Holland Hall Golf Tournament set
This is your invitation to become a corporate sponsor in support of Holland Hall. The proceeds from this event help fund the physical education and athletics programs at all three branches. Enjoy an afternoon of golf with your friends, or reward employees. Following the tournament, sponsors receive a letter stating the tax deductible portion of their sponsorship level. All sponsorships include lunch, range balls, carts, green fees, all the beer you can drink, and a $5,000 Hole-in-One shot.
Click here to learn about being a sponsor.
For more information, contact Charlie Brown, Director of Stewardship at (918) 481-1111, Ext. 4737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate to the Gezellig online auction
The Gezellig online auction is gearing up for the first of April! Help us raise funds for our students and teachers by donating an item or service from your business. We'd love to include it in our fantastic auction offerings! Please contact Madison Graves, email@example.com, or Katie Land, firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the donation form here!
Get to know college deans at 36th annual event
When: Monday, March 28
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Where: A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness Center
Please join us in welcoming to campus Heather Daniels from Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), Justin Doty from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), and Bob McCullough from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). These three outstanding professionals in college admission are dynamic and you will not want to miss this very entertaining and informative evening as they discuss current trends and the state of college admission in general. We'll have time set aside at the end of the program for your questions.
This event is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends!
Field Hockey Spring Clinic
The University of Michigan Field Hockey Staff is hosting a spring clinic on Hardesty Field on Saturday, April 23, 2022! Open to all interested 4th-12th graders! Michigan Wolverine Head Field Hockey Coach and two-time Olympian Marcia Pankratz will lead the clinc! All abilities welcome!
Click here to register.
'Swan Lake' offer for Holland Hall families
Odette, a young maiden trapped in the form of a swan due to an evil curse, must find eternal love to break the spell. Head to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for this enchanting tale of love, sorcery, and deceit that critics praise as “effervescent and breathtaking.” Featuring live music and stunning sets and costumes, see for yourself why Swan Lake is the most performed ballet around the world.
When: March 24-27
Where: Tulsa Performing Art Center
Remember, select seats are first come, first served.
ORDER NOW to secure the best seating.
Online sale code for HH families
FOR UP TO 50% OFF TICKETS
ON SELECT SEATS
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Primary School News
After-school enrichment classes
All American Girl Soiree!
Celebrate the upcoming holidays with your American Girl! Join Mrs. Bucholtz and Mrs. Gollihare once a month for the next three months for some after school fun! Get ready for sweet treats and some crafting for you and your special doll. We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Easter, & Mother's Day. Don't miss the party! We look forward to seeing you there! (Enrollment to take place monthly)
When: Session #1 - Monday, March 7 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Session #2 - Tuesday, March 8 - 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Class limit: 30
Where: Primary School Kindergarten Pod
Theatre Enrichment with Mrs. Long
Ready, Set, ACT! Let Upper School's Theatre Arts Director, Leslie Long, guide your child into exploring the first steps to understanding what acting is all about! In this fun and supportive class, children will use theatre games, storytelling & role-playing to stretch their imaginations and discover the endless creativity and confidence in themselves.
When: Tuesdays (March 22, 29 & April 5, 12, 19, 26), 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Class limit: 20
Where: Primary School multi-purpose room
Pick-up: Primary School flag pole
Cost: $120 (6 weeks)
Middle School News
Middle School parent college chat
When: Monday, March 7
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Where: Upper School Lecture Center
Planning ahead, do you and your student have questions about college? Come to the Upper School and join Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling, and college admission guests Clinton Brown from the University of Tennessee, and Cecelia Granzin from High Point University, for a casual evening of questions and answers. We'll discuss college admission testing, when to start testing, test prep, test-optional admission, Upper School course selection, and more.
Middle School Spring Conference Teacher Lunch Sign Up
The Middle School Parents' Association is hosting a meal for our hardworking Middle School Teachers during Spring Conferences, Thursday, March 10. Ludger's is catering sandwiches and wraps. We need your help with paper goods, drinks, fruit, chips, sides and desserts. This is the last Parents' Association sponsored meal of the year for teachers. Can you help? If so, please check the Sign Up Genius below. Teachers so appreciate the sustenance to help them power through the long conference days!
Click here to signup.
Day of Service
It's that time of year again. The Executive Student Council of the Middle School has been working hard to plan our Annual Day of Service.
On Wednesday, March 30, students will arrive at school and load up buses to spend the day giving of themselves. Some of the locations we plan to assist at are The Oasis Market, Emergency Infant Services, Tulsa Dream Center, Bixby Outreach Center, and Catholic Charities.
Who: All 4th-8th grade students and staff
What: Day of Service
When: Wednesday, March 30
Where: a variety of off-campus locations
Why: As our Mission Statement says, "we seek to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility."
Dress: HH Centennial T-shirt (or any red HH shirt) with appropriate work pants and shoes (jeans and tennis shoes are a good idea)
Middle School Parents' Association April Meeting Moved
The MS PA Meeting scheduled for April 5 has moved to April 12 at Noon.
Planning ahead for the end of the school year
Final Exams for 6th-8th grades
May 18-20 will be final exams for 6th-8th grade students.
Exams each day will begin at 9 a.m.
On Wednesday and Thursday, exams will end at 12:30 p.m. Students should bring a snack and no lunch will be served.
On Friday, exams will end at 11 a.m. Make-up exams will take place on Friday afternoon.
Last days of school for 4th & 5th grades
4th and 5th grades will have regular school days on Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19. 4th and 5th grade students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20.
8th Grade Promotion
8th grade students will stay after their last exam on Friday, May 20, for an end-of-year lunch with faculty and a quick rehearsal for their promotion ceremony. They should be picked up at the Tandy at 12:30 p.m.
The 8th grade promotion ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20 in the Branch Theatre. Following the ceremony, there will be a dance/party for the students to celebrate.
Upper School / College Counseling
9th and 10th grade parent college chat
When: Monday, March 7
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Where: US Lecture Center
Come meet with the college counseling team and college admission representatives to chat about all things college. We'll discuss the importance of a transcript, GPA range, academic and summer plans, setting up college visits, and more.
Kindness Week in the US
Our amazing student council has organized Kindness Week: a fun-filled way to spend the last week before Spring Break! The Theme this year is "Going for Gold." Each day, the student council will run games in morning meeting, offer special programming, and have a dress up theme. Here are the themes for each day:
Monday, March 7: "Warm up day": Students may wear a "groutfit." What is a "groutfit," you ask? "Groutfit n. (neologism, slang) An outfit made out of entirely gray clothing. Etymology: This is a blend of the words gray and outfit." It seems that this is a tiktok phenomenon.
Tuesday, March 8: "Get your head in the Game": Students may wear Sports Team Merchandise (Tshirt, jersey, sweatshirt) with uniform bottoms.
Wednesday, March 9: "Home Team": Students may wear their centennial t-shirt and uniform bottoms.
Thursday, March 10: "Gold out": students are encouraged to wear as much gold as possible!
Friday, March 11: No classes! (so no dress up day!). Family conferences may be scheduled on this day.
Course Requests/Curriculum Guide
At family conferences next week, advisors will start discussing course offerings and selections. This is just the beginning of the process: all final decisions on course selections for next year will need to be complete by March 30. Please see the link below for our updated curriculum guide.
Click here to view the 2022-2023 Curriculum Guide.
Freshman Orientation this spring
We are excited to announce that we will run the Freshman Orientation program this spring for the class of 2025. Half the class will go on the trip Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30 and the other half of the class will go from May 1 - May 3. This longstanding tradition involves a camping trip to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, led by upperclass students and accompanied by faculty, as a means of reinforcing communal values to our 9th grade students. Please read the information in the link below for all of the important details, including timing of an evening parent information session and a packing list!
The Class of 2022 will be doing their senior internships this spring! We are thrilled to announce the return of this graduation requirement and a wonderful opportunity for our students to engage in "real world" experiences for 40 hours at the end of their senior year. Please click below to read the details of the internship, and please be in touch with Dee Laskey with any questions.
Graduation announcements/class rings
On Nov. 18, Jostens met with the senior class to give them information about graduation announcements and class rings. We wanted to make sure that the information made it home to parents (there was a print packet that was handed out: Nancy O'Neil has extra copies if you'd like one).
You can access information at www.jostens.com. For information about Graduation Announcements, click on Graduation: shop.
Please be aware: Jostens supplies every senior with 10 generic graduation announcements free of charge. The website is useful if you'd like to order more or if you'd like to personalize them!
Summer program suggestions
For more information about any of these programs, please contact Ms. Ashlee Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org.