Nashoba Brooks School celebrated the Grade 3 graduation on Monday, June 10, in a morning that included delightful music, touching words, and proud smiles.
Grade 3 ushered in the ceremony with a performance of “Ode to Joy” before Head of School Danielle Heard took the stage.
Danielle began by speaking of her love for children’s literature and expressed her love for one book in particular, Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. The book tells the story of adventure, exploration, and reunification. Danielle reminded the graduates, “Even if we are headed to the same goal, we chart our own course...there is no single path.” With these words, she urged students and parents to understand that everyone should measure their accomplishments against their own growth and know that even the best-laid plans do not go exactly as anticipated on the first attempt. Through these experiences, we stretch farther and grow more.
Follow a performance of the “Bicycle Song” by Grade 2 students, the presentation of diplomas began.
With thoughtful memories and inspirational words, Grade 3 teachers Kristen Kosich and Peggy Gaffny congratulated each student one by one before receiving their diplomas from Assistant Head of Lower School Jane O’Connor. Halfway through the presentation of certificates, attendees paused as Grade 3 rose to sing “Lean on Me.” Grade 2 students joined Grade 3 students on stage to bring the ceremony to a close singing Gaudeamus Hodie and the Nashoba Brooks School Song.
We wish our Grade 3 students the best in their continuing education and as the Grade 3 boys move on to their “next schools.” We are excited to hear about all of our students’ future successes and encourage them to come back to Nashoba Brooks School often.
This spring, the Grade 7 class at Nashoba Brooks School traveled up to Camp Takodah in New Hampshire for a two-day experience filled with team building activities and opportunities to push beyond their comfort zone.
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.