This is a special week for New Hampton School. Over the course of two days, more than 80 families will join us on campus to carefully consider returning to New Hampton for the 2017-2018 academic year. Saturday, we were thrilled that nearly all of the families scheduled to revisit campus braved winter storm Theseus to join us for an energetic glimpse into all the things we love about New Hampton School.
We were equally thrilled by the pride, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness with which our students and community members prepared to greet our guests. Why should you want to #BeAHusky?
Revisit day is telling.
Harry the Husky welcomed families to a beautiful snow covered campus in the state-of-the-art Pilalas Center for Math and Science, and our Husky tour guides led families across campus to the theatre to begin the day. Families were welcomed to campus by Head of School Joe Williams, and student leaders Kaleb Davis '18 and Madison Adler '17. Both Kaleb and Madison are well-spoken students, but more importantly they spoke from the heart about how Husky Nation has become their home since they arrived following a similar Revisit Day at which they, too, were nervous and excited newly accepted students.
Shortly after the welcome in the theatre, parents and students separated so that students could attend classes with their tour guides and parents could attend their choice of information sessions highlighting programs at New Hampton. In classes, students gained first-hand experience about the way we teach at New Hampton School featuring student-centered learning, technology, and authentic learning opportunities. Parents had the opportunity to ask questions and truly understand the benefits of the programs most important to their son's or daughter's education, such as the International Baccalaureate, or the use of technology in the classroom.
Bi-weekly school meetings always make our community smile and serve to unite us with laughter, emotion, and thought-provoking discussion. The school meeting showcased on Saturday's Revisit Day shared a vibrant community with our guests. From student-athlete of the month to Minute-to-Win-It competitions to a Contemporary Music Lab Performance, Husky Nation was on display.
Revisit opportunities culminated with Open Studios and a student activities
, and program Fair. Here, families could explore the range of possibilities open to Husky Nation students, whether they hope to pursue a sport that they are passionate about, or are eager to try a new activity such as the Outing Club or Model UN. Following the fair, families sat down in the dining hall with faculty and students to reflect on the day, ask follow-up questions, and consider the possibilities.
It is always a privilege to share the community we love and celebrate the great students interested in joining us. We look forward to our second Revisit Day on Wednesday, April 5th. Though it might not be quite as snowy, we are confident the day will be equally exciting and informative. We look forward to meeting more future Huskies.