New Hampton School's 197th Convocation ceremony marks the beginning of a series of memorable events, as the 9th grade class that arrived last week, and officially starts the academic year today, will be the school's bi-centennial class; these students will be the 200th class to graduate from New Hampton School.
During the school year, faculty are focused on students. They dedicate countless hours to classroom instruction, curriculum development, residential life activities, coaching, and time spent building important relationships with their students. One of the reasons they are so successful at their jobs is because of their ability to role-model the New Hampton School mission; to cultivate lifelong learners who will serve as active global citizens.
New Hampton School is thrilled to welcome Meredith Brown, History Department Chair, as the 2017-2018 Convocation speaker. Last year, the student body selected Ms. Brown to receive the O'Connor Excellence in Teaching Prize, awarded to a teacher who is caring, inspiring and represents the best of New Hampton School.
One of 400 schools from around the world, New Hampton has been awarded the Polar3D Classroom Package as part of the GE Additive Education Program. The Polar3D Classroom Package includes two different 3D printers plus materials, and a Tinkering with Turbine kit. As part of the program, New Hampton School will have access to GE's STEAM educational modules, and live training webinars for faculty throughout the year.
Summer Reading offers an opportunity for the whole school community to return to campus in the fall and unite around a collective experience, reflecting on themes, inspiration and insight gained from a shared reading over the summer months.
New Hampton School kicked-off Reunion 2017 on Friday night with a pig-roast on the Memorial Dining Hall patio. We were thrilled to welcome over 175 alumni and their families—ranging from the class of 1948 all the way to those that graduated just a mere ten days ago.
In his commencement address to New Hampton School's 196th graduating class, Roddy W. Ames '02 of Charlestown, MA spoke to the assumptions associated with "Generation Z." Rather than emphasize the criticisms of a generation entrenched in technological advances, and a world defined by electronic and online advances, Ames highlighted the strengths of this generation: "You are constantly on the move, you have energy, you are creative and forward thinking. You are socially aware, and you never back down from a challenge. Use the momentum you feel today to confidently begin your next challenge. Continue to embrace change, implement and master the newest and best technologies, embrace cultural difference, compete to your highest capabilities, and put your best foot forward every day."
On the eve of graduation, New Hampton School celebrated the Class of 2017 with a Senior Awards Ceremony followed by an intimate Baccalaureate gathering for the Class of 2017 and their families. The evening commenced with Senior Awards, where exceptional students were recognized for making significant contributions to specific areas of the School.