September 7 – 13 (Upper School)

Posted on: Sep 06, 2019

Student Facilitators

Students who have volunteered to be trained as discussion facilitators for their advisory teams will have training from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday, September 7, in the Tandy.


Class Officer Elections

Class officer elections will take place on Tuesday, September 10.


Back to School Night

All parents of Upper School students, please join us on Thursday, September 12, for Back to School Night. This evening will allow parents the opportunity to meet their child’s advisor and teachers and to hear presentations about their child’s academic program. The evening will begin in the US Commons at 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 9 pm.


Upper School Parents’ Association Meeting

Please join the Upper School Parent Council for a meeting Thursday, September 19, at 12 pm in the Cochran Meeting Room in the Tandy. We will have an update on the ISAS Arts Festival, and some time with the new deans, Michael Berglund and Whitney Udwin.


Tulsa Term Information Session – September 24. Looking for Cohort #3!

Tulsa Term is an immersive school semester where students directly engage with the city through meaningful assignments and projects. Our learning philosophy is student-centered, place-based, and transdisciplinary. At Tulsa Term, cohorts comprised of juniors and seniors from participating Tulsa Public Schools and Holland Hall will use academic skills and experience to encounter the places and people of Tulsa, face real problems, create solutions, and make a difference in the city. Tulsa Term credits on a transcript stand for true engagement in our world.

When: September 24, 2019 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: Upper School Lecture Center
Who: Students and parents grades 9-11
Why you should come: This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to learn about this innovative program. You will be able to hear from the directors of Tulsa Term, Cohort 1 (spring semester 2019) students and parents, and teachers and administrators. We will finish the evening with open Q & A. Current sophomores and juniors may be eligible to apply for Cohort 3 (spring semester 2021) beginning in October 2019.

Visit the Tulsa Term website for more information »


Other Important Dates

Thursday, September 26 – Tuesday, October 1
Experiential Learning Opportunities

Wednesday, September 11
Senior Sunrise

Monday, October 7
6:30 pm – Senior Parent Meeting & College Financial Night


China Trip – Spring Break 2020

When: March 12-22, 2020
Who: The trip is opened to all Upper School students to apply
Teacher Chaperones: Dr. Berglund and Ms. Chen
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 10
Cost: $3,939 (group of 7-9 students) / $3615 (group of 10-14 students) + $240 visa application fee
Questions: Contact May Chen at mchen@hollandhall.org

Trip Itinerary

March 12
Depart from Tulsa.

March 13-16
Arrive Beijing to visit Great Wall, Forbidden City, Hutong and other historic sites, learn to make dumplings in a local family and more.

March 16-19
Fly to Chengdu to experience both historical and modern sides of the city. Visit local high school, volunteer at the Panda Base, hike the founding mountain of Taoism, watch Sichuan face change show, food tour and more.

March 19-22
Fly to Shanghai to visit the most populated city in China. Visit Pearl Tower, world’s largest Starbucks, Shanghai art museum, Chinese food cooking lesson, taste the local food and more.

March 22
Return to Tulsa.


Senior Pictures

Seniors, the deadline for your yearbook senior picture is fast approaching. Please make your appointment with Ervin Photography, and have the session completed by Oct. 1.

Ervin Photography’s phone is (918) 209-5050.