For the arts, our community came together Saturday, April 27, to create, collaborate, and imagine at Nashoba Brooks School's first-ever music festival, Nashobapalooza. It was a tremendous success.
A record-setting crowd of 400+ attendees gathered despite the rainy weather for an afternoon of celebration that included lawn games, face painting, a tie-dye T-shirt station, and more.
In the Wallace Dining Commons, guests were treated to delicious food from local community vendors, including ice-cream from Reasons to be Cheerful, freshly baked bread from Nashoba Brook Bakery, and hor d'oeuvres from local eateries including Saltbox Farm, 8- Thoreau, Adelita, and Lavender Bee Baking Company.
The highlight of the day took place inside the Achtmeyer Gymnasium, where performances by Nashoba Notes, Jazz Band, Advanced Ensemble, World Music, Grade 6 Choir, Grade 3, and Kindergarten took center stage. Our students displayed their talents as they sang and played a variety of instruments that carried music into the afternoon. The final act of the day was the Employee Band, featuring a rousing rendition of "La Bamba" performed by a talented group of Nashoba Brooks teachers.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this exciting inaugural event. This day would not have been possible without our amazing community.
On Tuesday, June 4, members of the Nashoba Brooks community came to campus In celebration of Merry Long and her 40 years at Nashoba Brooks School. It was a pleasure to welcome back many familiar faces, past and present, which included current and past parents, alumni, employees, friends, and family.
Throughout April and May, Nashoba Brooks School students in Grades 2 through 5 volunteered their time to the read for Seeds fundraiser at Gaining Ground, a non-profit organic farm in Concord that helps those in need by donating all of their produce to meal programs and food pantries in the area.
On Saturday, May 19, the Nashoba Brooks School track and field team had a successful and winning meet at the Hillside School in Marlborough. Six runners from Nashoba Brooks had outstanding accomplishments.
Under the direction of Nashoba Brooks School employees, Lisa Stanley, art teacher, and, Kendra Aber-Ferri, library director and transliteracy integration specialist, Grade 8 students picked historic events that occurred during their lifetime, researched the event, and presented the rationale behind why the event needed to be memorialized
Rachel Simmons, best-selling author of Enough As She Is and Odd Girl Out, visited Nashoba Brooks School on Thursday night, February 7, for a raw and candid conversation on the challenges and mounting pressures facing adolescent girls and young women today.
The magnificent and colorful works of shark art lining the hallways of Grade 3 (a project led by art teacher Kara Angeloni-Williams) gives only a brief, but artistic, glimpse into all that transpired in a two-month unit of study on sharks.
In October 2017, Nashoba Brooks Alum Meghan Spring (‘90) became the youngest appointed judge in Massachusetts after Governor Charlie Baker nominated her to serve as Associate Justice in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.
Culminating their integrated classroom unit on nighttime, Kindergarten students and their families gathered at Nashoba Brooks School for Kindergarten Night Magic, a beloved decades-long School tradition and an important part of the Kindergarten curriculum.