关闭

新闻报道

新闻

节日传统全面回归

节日传统全面回归

都说别离情更深, and we feel that may be the case with some of our beloved traditions. So many of them that had become the norm for the two weeks of classes between Thanksgiving and Winter Break were not able to happen last year due to the pandemic. But this year, all of the holiday excitement returned and made for a packed calendar.

11月30日:第一天上课/上课星期二

感恩节假期后,教室里挤满了学生, AOF社区填满了象征性的捐款罐. 在# GivingTuesday, 或者uedbet官网在雅芳的“教师周二”中称之为“教师周二”, 创纪录的443名捐赠者共募集了165美元,雅芳基金为832.

12月1日:本赛季第一场曲棍球比赛/JTG 800胜

在期待约翰·T. 加德纳溜冰场, the 雅芳 community had a surprise celebration ready for Coach as he returned from his first game of the season and 800th career win—an away match against Williston Northampton.

12月3日:泽西日/儿童玩具意大利面晚餐

在周五, 134 community members paid $5 to sport their favorite team’s colors instead of the usual blazer & tie combo and another $5 for the night’s pasta dinner–with all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots fund. 这一天筹集的总金额, 包括裙子吗, 晚餐, 额外的彩票销售额是1美元,539.

12月4日:约翰? T. 加德纳曲棍球场

At the varsity hockey team’s home opener, a special celebration was planned on the heels of John T. 加德纳的800赢. 家庭, 朋友, and community members gathered outside of the Jennings Fairchild Arena to witness John Gardner cutting the ribbon to a new foyer bearing his image. Once inside, the crowd was treated to a special ceremony dedicating the John T. 加德纳溜冰场在5分球落地前.m. 和胡萨克学校比赛.

The game was followed by a post-game reception to honor the winningest high school coach in history.

12月ember 5: Trimming of the Campus Christmas Tree/合唱团 Holiday Concert

周日, 最古老的学校俱乐部, 宁录俱乐部, 派人去校园收集圣诞树. In 2019, a new spin on this tradition began with Head of School Jim Detora’s lead: the tree would no longer reside in the Refectory, but out on the Village Green for all to enjoy throughout the day. 当宁录俱乐部把树放好后, 雅芳’s newest 教师 members and their families decorated the massive tree—making use of ladders, 钩子, 还有一些传统的投球能力!

那天晚上, 校园里的几个音乐团体,包括室内乐团, 合唱团, 荣誉赞美诗, 和Riddlers为学校社区和家长表演.

12月6日:访问作者日

周一, a fall tradition which normally comes earlier in the year was enjoyed: Visiting Author Day. 史蒂夫·彭伯顿,《 世界上的一个机会, visited campus to talk about the autobiographical tale of his life in an abusive foster care home and his determination to find a better place in society.

今天,史蒂夫·彭伯顿是Workhuman公司的首席人事官, the leading online platform bringing positivity to the workplace through social recognition. 

12月7日:红十字会献血活动

通过红十字会的献血活动, 雅芳ians embraced the true spirit of giving and 53 people showed up to donate 45 pints of blood! We also had 18 student volunteers, 90% of whom were first-time donors. 四年来第一次, all possible donation slots were filled the week before the event, and a waitlist was created in the event that someone couldn’t complete their donation at the event.

12月ember 10: Ugly Sweater Dress Down for Toys for Tots/Instrumental Holiday Concert

Looking ahead toward the biggest student fundraiser each year (Toys for Tots), 雅芳举办了一场“丑毛衣”休闲日活动. 5美元, 学生, 教师, and staff could don their best ugly sweater and some jeans instead of the typical classroom dress code. 那天晚上, the second of our two holiday concerts took to the Brown Auditorium stage, 爵士乐团, 荣誉爵士乐队, 和新雅芳湾.

12月12日:装饰装饰/圣诞晚祷

在12号星期天的白天, 学生, 教师, and families gathered in the Estabrook Art Building for some holiday cheer: hot chocolate, 饼干, 和工艺. 那天晚上, 雅芳举办了圣诞晚祷特别节目, 这一传统可以追溯到20世纪50年代初.

12月13日:儿童玩具购物uedbet官网

就在大揭秘的前一天, student council members and other volunteers took a few AOF toasters to Target to spend all of the cash raised for the Toys for Tots initiative. 与当地组织“牵手哈特福德”合作, AOF 学生 shopped for gifts of varying prices for a variety of children: boys and girls of designated age groupings. 每年的购物uedbet官网都要花上几个小时, and then it’s up to the varsity hockey team to unload the toasters full of toys and stack them all on the stage of the Brown Auditorium for all to enjoy during the following day’s Morning Meeting.

12月ember 14: Donuts/Toys for Tots/Boar’s Head Festival (oh yeah, and classes!)

最后, the culmination of two and a half weeks of craziness arrived on 12月ember 14. The day started early, with the packing and delivery of 1,200 donuts. The donuts’ purpose was two-fold: it’s another Toys for Tots fundraiser, and it also takes the place of lunch so the dining staff can prepare for the busy night ahead. 

学生和教职员随后举行了延长的早会. 第一个, 每个人都有机会对所有的玩具惊叹不已, 然后,一些额外的乐趣开始了:儿童玩具的抽奖活动. 每年, 教师 and staff donate raffle prizes—from homemade 饼干 or brownies, 免费送你去机场, to gift cards and certificates galore—and raffle tickets are sold by the wingspan. 在这个特别的晨会中,获奖者将被宣布. 谁将赢得今年的五人对五人赛?? 总共, Mickoy尼科尔的14, 学生会的顾问, 这在学校历史上还是第一次, 社区已经筹集了超过25美元,000, 超过了他们的目标. Geoff Luxenberg, 哈特福德之手的项目经理, shared that 雅芳's efforts would stock their 'toy shop' and provide presents to 130 families and more than 200 children.

在抽奖活动, school historian Art Custer took to the podium to recount the tale of the Boar’s Head Festival, 哪个总是很受欢迎. In addition to enlightening new 学生 to what all the fuss is about, the opportunity to practice some of the audience participation was also a good reminder of what is to come.

那天晚上, 还有高年级学生表演的哑剧, the community came together to partake in a holiday feast in the Riddle Refectory, 配上无花果布丁甜点就不完美了吗. 

12月15日:国家意向书签署 

Celebrating our athletes has also become a beloved tradition here at 雅芳, 12月15日, 八只长翅膀的海狸做出了共同的承诺:

  • Brian Dowling -棒球-哈佛
  • James Morr -棒球- St. 劳伦斯
  • 克莱顿·韦森-棒球-救世雷吉娜
  • 本·齐默曼-棒球-肯扬
  • 马尔科·斯卡拉诺-足球-普林斯顿
  • 肯尼-苏亚雷斯-足球-西北大学
  • 詹姆斯·利尔——足球——哥伦比亚
  • 乔恩·奥里斯-足球-威廉姆斯

uedbet官网祝贺这些年轻人取得的重大成就! 现在他们有老虎了, 朝圣者, 还有他们球衣上的狮子, uedbet官网知道他们在心里永远是翼海狸.

12月ember 16-18: Christmas Hockey Classic and Seacoast Winter Classic

最后, the varsity basketball and hockey teams are competing in annual holiday tournaments: the Christmas Hockey Classic here at 雅芳旧农场, 和海岸经典甲级假日锦标赛. 请在uedbet官网的体育网页上查看完整的时间表!

友情链接: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10