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.
Alumna Elisabeth Reidy Denison ‘04 has immense gratitude for having the freedom during her formative years at Nashoba Brooks School to “write more or less what I wanted.” That rare and special time created the seedbed for her remarkable and prolific writing career.
Nashoba Brooks School hosted Dr. Stuart Ablon and Ben Stich from Think:Kids, a program based in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), for a professional development session with employees followed by an evening presentation for parents and the broader community.
Nashoba Brooks School officially unveiled the new Shilling STEAM Lab, an innovation hub “where learning comes together” to advance the School’s ongoing commitment to the strategic directions of innovation, inclusivity, and impact.
Nashoba Brooks School employees and parents gathered at Concord Academy’s Performing Arts Center yesterday for a powerful and timely presentation focused on understanding and managing anxiety by author Lynn Lyons, LICSW: Beyond Calming Down: Shifting the Anxiety Paradigm from Avoidance to Action.
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.