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Berkshire School Reunion Weekend • June 6-8, 2014


You drove up the driveway for the first time, climbed the Mountain and created life-long friendships. Reunion Weekend is your chance to celebrate your Berkshire experience, reconnect with friends and enjoy an unforgettable weekend back on campus. See you under the Mountain! Kristina Thaute Miller ’97 Director of Alumni Relations


Remember when you tasted Berkshire maple syrup for the first time?

50s What was popular in the 50’s: I Love Lucy Rock and Roll hits the music scene First broadcast of The Twilight Zone & Alfred Hitchcock Presents Elvis Presley and his pink Cadillac El Dorado 3-D movies


Friday, June 6th

1:00 p.m. 50th Reunion Golf Tournament Wyantenuck Country Club

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 50th Reunion: Visit the Archives with C. Twiggs Myers Hon. ’57 James C. Kellogg ’33 Alumni Center

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Benson Commons

Registration James C. Kellogg ’33 Alumni Center 50th Reunion: Friday 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All other classes: Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Open Activities (fishing, hiking, tennis): Explore the Mountain and enjoy campus! 6:00 p.m. “A Taste of the Berkshires” Dinner Featuring local fare for the entire family and enjoy music by Abby’s Agenda with Jim Sheldon-Dean ’69. Benson Commons

All Weekend: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fine Arts Center, Berkshire Hall The Gallery in the Fine Arts Center will feature Kristin Baker ’93 and Pedro S. de Movellan ’85


Saturday, June 7th 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Continental & Pancake Breakfast Enjoy Berkshire’s own maple syrup. Benson Commons

8:30 a.m. – Noon & 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Kids’ Club/Childcare Undermountain Child Care

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Back in the Classroom with Berkshire Faculty Showcasing signature programs.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. On the Radio Share your Berkshire memories, on air, with Dave Olson, English faculty & advisor to WBSL. WBSL Studio, Allen

9:30 a.m. C. Twiggs Myers Hon. ’57 Fun Run/Walk Meet at the Welcome sign on the main driveway

11:00 a.m. Student Leaders & Faculty Panel and Q&A Hear more about Berkshire from a student’s perspective with rising senior leadership. Allen Theater

11:30 a.m. Remarks and Q&A with Head of School, Pieter Mulder Allen Theater


60s

Remember when you jumped into Guilder pond? The highest grossing movies of 1964 were: 1 Mary Poppins 2 My Fair Lady 3 Goldfinger 4 The Carpetbaggers 5 From Russia With Love 6 A Fistfull of Dollars 7 Father Goose 8 A Shot in the Dark 9 A Hard Day’s Night 10 The Night of the Iguana


11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Benson Commons

2:00 p.m. Birds of Prey Demonstration by the Sharon Audubon Society Football Field Bleachers

1:00 p.m. Golf Tournament

Wyantenuck Country Club

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Class Cocktails

Cocktail Attire

Space is limited.

Campus Tour Highlighting Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center, Fine Arts Center, Solar Field, Berkshire Hall, Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center. Meet at the Admission Office, Chase House

1:30 p.m. Guided Hikes Hike to Guilder Pond, South Pinnacle, the Russell Shelter and Black Rock, Thoreau House and the Reservoir. Meet at the Berkshire Hall Steps

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner, Alumni Awards Recognition & Class Photos Benson Commons

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Dessert & Dancing with The Audiostars! Under the Tent


70s

Remember when you cannonballed into the swimming pool?

The best-selling books of 1974 were: 1 Centennial by James A. Michener 2 Watership Down by Richard Adams 3 Jaws by Peter Benchley 4 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarrĂŠ 5 Something Happened by Joseph Heller


Remember when you hiked up to Black Rock?

80s The top songs in 1989 were: 1 “Look Away” by Chicago 2 “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown 3 “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison 4 “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul 5 “Miss You Much” by Janet Jackson


Sunday, June 8th 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast Benson Commons

9:00 a.m. Service of Remembrance

Great Room, Berkshire Hall

11:30 a.m. Depart Campus For more information and to register online, visit: www.berkshireschool.org/ reunionweekend View of campus, 1984


Accommodations For those who wish to stay on campus, dormitory housing is available. Staying on campus epitomizes the back-to-school experience, putting you a short distance away from all reunion events. You can register for on-campus housing through online Reunion Registration or by returning the enclosed envelope. Alumni wishing to stay on campus register as an individual and then list the family members with whom they would like to be housed. On-campus housing is assigned by class and by alumni with families. Please remember that dormitories do not provide hotel amenities so you may want to bring along an alarm clock, extra blankets, and toiletries. Basic linens and towels will be provided. Space is limited.

Reunion Headquarters When you arrive on campus, make the Bourne Common Room in the James C. Kellogg ’33 Alumni Center your first stop. A Berkshire welcome awaits you, where you’ll receive your name tag and weekend schedule. You can also leave and receive messages for or from your classmates, get a bite to eat, and find out who will be joining you for the weekend’s festivities. Registration Anyone planning on attending the weekend must formally register for Reunion Weekend by June 1. Online: www.berkshireschool.org/reunionweekend Phone: 413-229-1308 Email: jrathbun@berkshireschool.org Mail: Return the enclosed registration envelope.

Register online! www.berkshireschool.org/reunionweekend


Remember when you ran across Buck Valley?

90s Pop Culture of 1999... Blair Witch Project released Woodstock ‘99 in Rome, NY Monica Lewinsky’s first televised interview The internet hits 150 million users The world awaits the consequences of the Y2K bug Who Wants to be a Millionaire hits American televisions


Remember when Mountain Day was announced?

00s Best TV of the 00’s: 1 The Office 2 Arrested Development 3 Family Guy 4 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 5 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 6 The Wire 7 30 Rock 8 Curb Your Enthusiasm 9 Lost 10 Mad Men


50th Reunion, Old Guard and Former Faculty Berkshire School is pleased to invite members of the Class of 1964, the Old Guard (graduating classes from 1963 and earlier), and former members of our faculty to be our guests for Reunion Weekend. No payment for on-campus events is necessary, but you must register for Reunion Weekend so that we may have accurate counts for meals and accommodations. School Store The Berkshire school store will be open throughout the weekend. Hours will be posted at the Registration desk during the weekend. Stop by and grab some new Bear wear! Fitness Facilities Tennis, squash, and the fitness center are available all weekend for alumni and their guests.

Childcare Bring the whole family to campus for the weekend! We are pleased to offer childcare for ages 3 months - 12 years) with a fee of $60 per child. The Kids’ Clubs will provide age-appropriate activities, snacks and meals throughout the day. Payment must be made at time of Reunion Registration. Please sign up early as space is limited! To register or learn more about the Kids’ Clubs, hours, meals and what to bring, please visit us at www.berkshireschool.org/ reunionweekend. Special Needs Specific dietary requirements can be arranged with advanced notice. We are also happy to handle special needs for the physically challenged. Please call Jodi Rathbun in advance to notify us of any special needs at (413) 229-1308 or email jrathbun@berkshireschool.org.


See you in June! 245 North Undermountain Road Sheffield, MA 01257 For more information and to register, visit www.berkshireschool.org/reunionweekend or scan the QR code above.

Berkshire School circa 1954


Berkshire School Reunion Weekend 2014