On Tuesday, June 11, Nashoba Brooks School celebrated the graduation of the Nashoba Brooks School’s Grade 8 Class of 2019.
The ceremony began with Grade 8 students singing a beautiful rendition of “Your Song” by Elton John. As class Co-Presidents Mae Rusconi and Elizabeth Wolfram captivated the audience with a creative and witty stroll down memory lane, recounting their favorite memories from the year including class trips to Chewonki and Washington D.C.
President of the Board of Trustees Jason Robart expressed his, and the Board’s, congratulations to the graduates and shared four pieces of advice with them. First, find your passion. “We all do our best work when we are passionate about what we’re doing.” Second, work hard. “How much you get out of an activity is directly related to how much you put into it.” Third, create. “We’re counting on you to ask the hard questions, push the envelope and to create a new path forward.” And fourth, evolve. “Try new things, seek out different experiences and continue to grow.”
Head of School Danielle Heard addressed the class noting their embrace of the School’s mission—the aspirational pursuit of personal excellence, reminding graduating students that “excellence and perfection are not the same,” encouraging students to embrace continuous growth, imperfection, and joyful hard work as essential parts of the learning process. Following her well-wishes and closing words, the presentation of diplomas began.
Advisors provided a personal reflection for each graduating student sharing memories and observing how far these graduates have come, whether they’d been at Nashoba Brooks for just one year or since preschool.
A reception followed in the Wallace Dining Commons where students, friends, family, and employees continued to reminisce. The entire Nashoba Brooks School community wishes our graduates the best in their future endeavors, and we hope they come back to campus soon—and 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.