February 15 – 21 (Upper School)

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020

Dr. John Foubert: Sexual Assault Prevention and the Dangers of Pornography

Dr. John Foubert, a national expert on these topics, will provide a session geared towards parents at 7 p.m. in the Branch Theater on Thursday, February 20. This session is open to the public. On Friday, February 21, he will work with students.

Dr. Foubert will have a session with the 8th and 9th grade classes. His main topics will be consent, the appropriate use of technology in a romantic relationship, and the dangers of pornography on the developing brain.

He will speak to the 10th – 12th grade boys and girls separately. In these sessions, he will will describe a sexual assault and talk about issues such as consent, how to help a victim of sexual assault (signs of PTSD), the profile of repeated perpetrators of sexual assault, and different strategies to prevent sexual assault. In terms of his research on pornography, he will talk about issues such as what pornography does to the developing brain, the impacts of pornography on biological function and the brain, sexting, and the danger of violence within pornography.

In the morning (while the boys are meeting with Dr. Foubert), the girls will watch excerpts from the documentary “The Hunting Ground” and will have follow-up discussions with female teachers. In the afternoon, the boys will have discussion/reflection groups with the male teachers who attended the morning workshop with Dr. Foubert.

We respect that different families have different perspectives, histories, and experiences with these issues. If you wish to excuse your child from these sessions, please contact Frances Fondren-Bales to let her know.


Tulsa Term Applications for Spring 2021 — Deadline February 21, 2020

Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for Cohort 3 – Spring 2021. Tulsa Term is built on the core values of engaged citizenship that reflect understanding, awareness of, and responsibility for the places, people, policies, and promise of our city and beyond. Make the city of Tulsa your classroom, learn with and from experts in your community, and make a difference! Apply now! All application materials can be found online at www.tulsaterm.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

And did you see these stories about Tulsa Term in this Tulsa Kids and the Tulsa World? Check out all of the students’ great work here:

Tulsa Term: Where Street Smarts Meet Book Smarts

Tulsa Term students produce documentaries exploring how Tulsa’s past intersects with its present

Parent Council Meeting

We will have a Parent Council meeting on Thursday, February 20, noon – 1 p.m. in the Alumni Center. Please join us for our monthly parent council meeting. The topics will be a report from the student Diversity and Inclusivity Council and information about the ISAS Arts Festival.


ISAS 2020: We need Upper School parents!

We are thrilled to announce that the Parent Volunteer SignUp Genius Link for ISAS Arts Festival 2020 is now live!  Almost 4,000 people from 43 independent schools will be on campus April 2-4, and we need every part of the Holland Hall community to get involved. Plus, volunteering is the only way you’ll get to see the festival!

What do you need to do?

  1. You must have a  KeepNTrack online background check on file. (If you have completed this in the past, you do not need another one).
  2. Decide what you’d like to do — a detailed list of volunteer opportunities can be found by clicking here.
  3. Sign up for a shift here.
  4. Everyone should make sure they’re familiar with the ISAS Calendar and FAQ Page.

Faculty and staff will all be participating but have a separate sign-up sheet.

Thank you in advance for your help with making this festival the best ever.


Holland Hall news

Vote now! Holland Hall senior Tyia Treleaven has been nominated by the Tulsa World’s sports department as basketball’s Ms. Outside. Vote for her here. And don’t forget to vote for Brock Davis for Mr. Inside here: http://bit.ly/HHMrInside


Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The 2020 Holland Hall Book Fair needs YOU! One of the biggest ways we prepare for the Annual Book Fair is by weekly sorting in the book room/annex. We still have several dates left for you to pop in, sort a few books, have fun with friends AND support your school!

Join us after drop-off until noon on the following dates:

2/11, 2/12 and 2/19.

Also, don’t forget to clean out your toys/games/puzzles over the break and donate them to the a Book Fair!

Please contact Erin Redfearn or Kristin Lees with any questions!

Book Fair Volunteer Information »