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Dutch Weekly: No school Friday and the week's news

Football championship set for Friday

There is no school on Friday, so put your Dutch shirts on and hit the turnpike to cheer on the football team Friday, Dec. 3.The 3A State Football Championship against crosstown rival Lincoln Christian is set for 1 p.m. Friday at the University of Central Oklahoma's Chad Richison Stadium.

Tickets: Tickets may be purchased online here: 3A State Championship Tickets.Online tickets are $10 + a $1.50 service fee. Paper tickets will be sold on site for $13 cash.Gates will open at 11 a.m., and the Dutch will be the home team and sit in the west side stands.Band Seating/Holland Hall student section: The band will be in the north end of the home (west) side stands. Holland Hall students will sit in the section next to the band on the north end of home (west) side stands.Livestream/Radio options: The NFHS and the OSSAA own the rights to livestream broadcast so you can view the game at: www.nfhsnetwork.com There is a $10.99 fee. You will get viewing rights for a month so be sure and cancel after you are finished viewing.Holland Hall livestream: We are not allowed to show our livestream, but you can listen to the broadcast on our normal link from Brandon Hart on your device at gotohh.org/streamLocal radio broadcast: 97.1 The Sports Animal will be carrying the 3A State Championship game. 

All-school information

6th-12th Grade Winter Band Concert

The Winter BAND Concert for 6th-12th grades is Wednesday, December 8 in the 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.Student arrival times:

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

Performance Times:

  • 7:00 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!

From the Head of School: Masks are optional

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

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 9, 3:15-4:45 p.m.Who: K-3rdWhere: Primary School Multi-purpose roomFee: $35Maximum class size: 30Register: dalmohandis@hollandhall.org

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

B.E.A.R. Night for 4th grade has been postponed until January 6.

5th grade heads to BizTown on December 7

Our 5th grade students are excited to again have the opportunity to attend Junior Achievement's BizTown. For the past month, the students have been immersed in lessons about living in a community with a mixed market driven economy. Along the way they have been introduced to concepts like limited resources, supply and demand, as well as civic virtue and philanthropy. The culminating experience is an on-site simulation day where they get to be the producers, consumers and entrepreneurs at the Junior Achievement facility.

Middle School Holiday Spirit Week

Monday, December 13 - HOLIDAY COLORS DAYTuesday, December 14 - HOLIDAY SWEATER DAYWednesday, December 15 - HOLIDAY SOCK/ACCESSORY DAYThursday, December 16 - HOLIDAY MOVIE DAYFriday, December 17 - DUTCH/HOLIDAY PAJAMA DAY

Upper School / College Counseling

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.

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 you are providing a finished ad, the file is due Jan. 15.

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.