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More Notes A Conversation with Doug

October 1, 2009 Issue No. 2

Questions and Answers: Douglas Powers More Notes caught up with Executive Director, Douglas Powers, and offered him an opportunity to share his thoughts on High Mowing and his position at our school. Here are his responses to our questions:

Q: What makes you uniquely qualified to take on the role of Executive Director?

A: I’ve known High Mowing School since 1989, when my daughter came here as

Douglas Powers Executive Director High Mowing School dpowers@highmowing.org 603-654-9408 ext. 141

a boarding student. I love the School and believe it plays an important role in the development of young people. In my professional life, I spent 25 years on the faculty of Boston College, seven of those years as Chair of the Biology Department. I also spent 10 years in the field of clinical medicine and medical devices. I appreciate the importance of good management and leadership and I also understand the very significant differences between academic institutions and for-profit companies.

I’m personally very interested in shaping the evolving definition of leadership in Waldorf schools. Q: What are your goals for High Mowing in the next year? A: Here are some of the goals I shared with the Trustees in September: a. Increase enrollment for 2010-11 b. Improve parent satisfaction through improved communication, a more functional website and informative newsletters c. Prepare for the school accreditation visit in the fall of 2010 d. Improve the registration and course scheduling process e. Complete an internal study of and definition for the vision of High Mowing School


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Q: What is the role of the Executive Director at High Mowing? A: When the Board created my position, they said: “The Executive Director

provides High Mowing with leadership and operational accountability for all administrative functions and activities including support of the School’s mission. The Executive Director is the public spokesperson with responsibility for leadership of the School community, Board relations, strategic planning and implementation, institutional advancement and financial management. The Executive Director is also the Chair of the school Leadership Team and works closely and collaborates with the Board, faculty, and staff to insure the School’s success.” I believe that accurately sums up my mission here. In addition to these goals, I hope parents and alumni/alumnae feel comfortable enough to talk to me about any topic relating to the school. I welcome their comments and feedback. I can be reached by phone at 603-654-9408 ext. 141, or via email at dpowers@highmowing.org

—Douglas Powers

CAMPUS MOMENTS: Freshman Peter McColl, above, gets a warm welcome (and a boa) from his senior buddies, Madeline Tucker and Ariana Taylor. Seniors Dan McGuire and Gus Meissner rolled out the bubble carpet for their freshman buddy, Zach Adinolfi, right.

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Students Returning FROM Trips In response to concerns regarding communications with parents about return times from school trips, we have made an adjustment to our cell phone policy for students. In the future, students will be able to take their cell phones and have them on or off according to the policy stated in the Handbook. At the point in time that we can estimate when students will be available for pick up, the faculty member driving the vehicle will tell students they can turn on their cell phones to notify parents of the expected arrival time. Please note that when trips return, the buses or vans need to be unpacked, equipment put away and vehicles cleaned out before students are free to leave. It is important that all students participate in this effort.

Dress Code Correction Our dress code for evening chapel has been well received by the students, who appreciate the feeling of dressing up for an occasion. However, we have discovered an error; the word coat was omitted from the line that requires ties for young men. It was intended to state “coat and tie” and that error has been discussed with the students. I have encouraged the boys to shop at Goodwill, Salvation Army or consignment shops where very nice jackets can be found at inexpensive prices.

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More Notes from the Academic Dean

Projects Block: A chance to stretch In April, High Mowing’s students and faculty will spend two weeks out of the classroom. They will undertake a wide range of activities that are designed to lead them beyond their normal realm of experience. Students will have the opportunity to stretch themselves, with the possibility of transformational moments. Many alumni attest to the importance of Projects Block and remember its significance years later. Recent projects have included: participating in the reconstruction of New Orleans, hiking in North Carolina and the British Isles, experiencing the reflective atmosphere of a Buddhist retreat, learning about the construction of kayaks and creating stunning claymation sequences. The faculty is currently preparing its offerings for this year and will present them to the students in early October. They will be presented to parents at Parents Weekend. This will give parents and students ample time to discuss their choices. And it will give project leaders the time they need to make travel and accommodation arrangements. —Robert Sim

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Soccer Update The men and women’s soccer teams are off to fabulous starts in their respective seasons. They are undefeated after two regular season games apiece, and the men went one for two in their preseason scrimmages. Coaches Gulden and Wood praise the commitment of the players—on and off the field—to sportsmanship and school spirit! Game Scores: Men Scrimmage vs. Dublin: Dublin 3, HMS 2 Scrimmage vs. Dublin Christian Academy: HMS 4, DCA 2 Season Games to Date: 9/23 HMS vs. Sant Ban: HMS 4, SB 2 9/26 HMS vs. Cardigan Mountain School: HMS 3, CMS 2

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Goals: Dillon Badger(6); In Woo Son (2); Tolin Vaccaro (2); Brian Schmidt (1); Matthias Fuell (1) Game Scores: Women 9/23 HMS vs. Dublin: HMS 4, Dublin 0 9/26 HMW vs. White Mountain School: HMS 5, WMS 1 Goals: Jazmin Ment (3); Georgia Doing (2); Allison Hill (2); Nicole Perez (1); Roze Bradshaw (1) Goalie Shutouts: Bella Goldman (1)

All naturalist classes have been busy these last two weeks. Students have been getting their feet wet with numerous projects and activities; from learning aidless navigation through the wilds to mastering friction fire and tanning deer hides! The weather has been glorious for all of our endeavors, with faint intimations of autumn that enliven the head, hands, and heart.

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NATURALIST SKILLS: Students scrape deer hides, left. Students “break� deer hides into buckskin, right.

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More Notes Michaelmas

Michaelmas at High Mowing Michaelmas was this past Tuesday, September 29. Because Tuesday was a day of classes that meet only twice per week, we celebrated a day late, on Wednesday, September 30. After Block Class on Wednesday we gathered the school in the Big Room where Robert Sim shared some thoughts on the importance and meaning of the day. He wrote some of those thoughts down for More Notes: In preparing to speak to the students about Michaelmas, I decided to turn to Mrs. Emmet, the founder of our school, for inspiration. In her book, Vespers, she reminds us that Saint Michael is one of four archangels, and that to understand the significance of Michaelmas we need to consider the cycle of the year. In her words, the four archangels create. . . ‘‘A great wheel of guardian figures in the sky, invisible but omnipresent.”

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Michael is the guardian of the autumn, Gabriel the winter, Raphael the spring, and Uriel the summer. In our culture we have winter and spring celebrations—at Christmas and Easter respectively—but the other two seasons are generally not celebrated. However, one can travel to the British Isles and other European countries to celebrate Saint John’s day, heralding the start of summer, or Michaelmas, which ushers in autumn. Here at High Mowing we also acknowledge the significance of all four seasonal transitions in the course of the year. Michaelmas is traditionally celebrated on September 29, since this is the day of the autumn equinox, when there is a balance between day and night. After this the nights become longer than the days. It is a time when we turn inward and reflect upon our relationship with the earth, which is preparing itself for the cold winter months. It is a time to ask ourselves what we can do for the earth. In the face of the destruction that humankind has caused, it is a time to be courageous and say: The problems facing us are enormous but we are strong enough to combat them. The answers we have may be modest, but we cannot afford to surrender our responsibility towards the earth and each other. The call to connect with the earth is the essence of our celebration of Michaelmas at High Mowing. —Robert Sim

Freshman Block Class To start their four year journey, the freshman class went to Fort Ticonderoga in New York state for their orientation trip. The purpose of this journey was to allow the class to bond as a group and to begin their first Block Class, Revolutions, experiencing a place where history was made. We spent two sessions at the fort. Students learned to fire a musket and what other weapons might have been used in battle. Eighteenth century tactics and strategies were also discussed. There was plenty of time for journaling and sketching scenes

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and cannons for their block books. Museum displays in the fort clearly depicted the events there during the French and Indian War. We were able to spend time experiencing the scene of the Battle of Ft. Carillion; we stood on the ground where more than half of the famed Black Watch Highland regiment was killed or wounded in battle. On Saturday we broke camp in the rain. We went back to the fort to observe and talk with several hundred re-enactors, demonstrating 18th century camp life and warfare. We were treated to the sharp drill of British Regulars and spoke with British Officers who took a dim view of the rag-tag Americans and their poor attempts at being soldiers. The Americans gave an excellent accounting of their skills in military drill, but their lack of precision was striking—as was their great variety in dress. Native Americans—real Abenaki tribesmen in war dress and paint—held students’ rapt attention for a long period, as they recounted their views and answered questions. It was hard to pull everyone away from this scene to return home. —Cary Hughes

IN THE DORMS: Harvested from abandoned, local orchards, apples filled the girls dorm last Sunday. Students celebrated the bounty of the season by picking peaches, apples and pears and pressing them into juice. Above, Bella Goldman and Woori Lee work the press while others prepared cobblers and pies for the evening snack. May thanks to Phil Brooks for loaning his press to HMS.

Junior Block Class The juniors are studying medieval history. Our major topics are the social phenomena that define the age—such as feudalism, the rise of Christianity, and the response to the Black Plague. An undercurrent is the great difficulty and uncertainty involved in being king, or queen, in this time. We have learned a medieval song which we will sing at roll call, and have been working on creating illuminated manuscript letters. On Monday the 28th, the students observed a day of silence in order to feel what this was like for medieval monks. It was a quiet day on campus! —Wendy Bruneau Senior Block Class

This advice by Ralph Waldo Emerson is embedded in his well-known essay, “Self-Reliance.” The senior class has been immersed in studTrust ies of the Transcendentalists that focus on the writings of Emerson thyself: every and Henry David Thoreau, and includes the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, among others. Themes of individuality vibrates to that versus conformity; the need for direct experience of life, truth and spirit; the power of solitude and the search for ideal community, have iron string —RWE permeated our discussions. Following the practice of many Transcendentalists, at the heart of our work is journal keeping, where students reflect on the writings, note outstanding quotations, favorite and original poems, observations of nature and the inner life.

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The voices of the great writers we have studied seem to speak directly to the students at this time in their life. Hopefully, they will carry with them such encouragement as Thoreau offers when he says, “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one

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More Notes Updates to College admissions events

advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” —Patrice Pinette

Fri Oct 2, 2009 8:30a.m. - 9a.m. St. Joseph’s College (ME) Where: Guidance Office Sun Oct 4, 2009 12p.m. - 4p.m. Boston Portfolio Review Day Where: School of Museum of Fine Art Boston at Hynes Convention Center located at 900 Boylston Street. Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:30a.m. - 10a.m. Lyndon State College (VT) 2:45p.m. - 3:15p.m. Naropa University (CO) Where: Guidance Office

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National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes Nicole Perez!

We are pleased to announce that Senior Nicole Perez has been selected as a 2009-10 National Hispanic Recognition Scholar. The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. This year, the NHRP is recognizing nearly 5,000 students selected from a pool of over 200,000 students who took the 2008 PSAT/NMSQT/PAA and identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino. Only students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher are designated as Scholars. Congratulations Nicole! College Fair

Sat Oct 24, 2009 4p.m. - 5p.m. Parents Weekend College Overview Where: Science Auditorium Sophomore/junior/senior Presentation for students and parents. RSVP to Andrea Badger if you have questions or plan to attend: guidance@highmowing.org Tue Dec 8, 2009 7p.m. - 8:30p.m. Financial Aid Night Where: Digital Arts Room A financial aid professional from the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Officers will guide seniors and parents through filling out the FAFSA and present an overview of Financial Aid Awards. Junior families are encouraged to attend as well.

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling Fall College Fair will be held Monday, Oct. 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. Representatives from a number of colleges will be on hand to provide information on majors, financial aid, admissions and more. A bus from High Mowing—with limited seating—will be going to the fair. Interested juniors and seniors should sign up in advance. Please contact Andrea Badger to be added to the list: guidance@highmowing.org. For a full list of attending colleges, visit http://www.neacac.org/ PSAT/NMSQT

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT/NMSQT at High Mowing. The test takes 2½ hours and measures critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills. The PSAT/NMSQT helps students prepare for the SAT. For juniors, the test is also the qualifying exam for National Merit Scholarships and for the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Pamphlets with test instructions and a full-length practice exam have been for more handed out to students. Scores from the PSAT will not be sent to college events: colleges, but all students will receive a score report in December. No registration is needed for the PSAT. A $16.00 fee for the test highmowing.org will be billed to student accounts.

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More Notes from the Admissions Office

Admissions “High Season” Is Upon Us: Please Help Spread the Word While our school year is just starting, High Mowing’s Admissions Office is already hosting campus visits for next year’s potential parents and students. How can you help? Share your good feelings about High Mowing with middle and high school students (and their parents) and encourage them to visit our school. If you bring these friends to campus for a public program or event, even better! Class plays, concerts, and the Nativity are perfect introductions to our school. Information sessions abound this fall: there is even a special program for inquiring parents on Saturday, October 24, at 1:00 p.m., during Parents Weekend. In considering students for admission to High Mowing, there are basic qualities and characteristics that help identify a desirable candidate. The successful HMS candidate will: Be enthusiastic about, capable of and engaged in learning He/she will have: 1. Demonstrated ability 2. Solid Math, English and guidance references 3. Basic working knowledge of English (ESL classes are offered to augment vocabulary for understanding coursework) AND be enthusiastic about, capable of and willing to engage in being an active and contributing member of the HMS community. He/she will be willing and able to uphold community values and standards of deportment Completed admissions applications for 2010-2011 are due on February 15, 2010. We suggest starting the process now. Pat Meissner is happy to answer questions or set up an appointment for a visit: 603-654-2391 ext. 109 or admissions@highmowing.org.

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More Notes Update: PARENTS WEEKEND October 23-25 Parents Weekend begins at 8:00a.m. on Friday, October 23, and ends with brunch on Sunday, October 25. The weekend will include an opportunity to visit classes, a general meeting with all parents and teachers, class meetings with parents and mentors, individual conferences between teachers and parents, performances of eurythmy, chorus, chamber music ensembles, jazz, soccer games, an Ultimate Frisbee game (which you can join!), Sinfonietta and more! Of course we will have good food and time for socializing.

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High Mowing Parents Are Invited to Attend Morning Classes Friday, October 23 As part of Parents Weekend, High Mowing’s faculty cordially invites you to join us for Morning Assembly, Block Class and the first two Track Classes of the day on October 23. If you would like to attend classes, please come to campus in time for Morning Assembly—which begins promptly at 8:00a.m. Parents Weekend at High Mowing School 8:00a.m. - Noon 12:00p.m. 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. 4:00p.m. 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. 5:00p.m. 6:00p.m. 7:30p.m.

Friday, October 23 Parents Attend Morning Assembly and Classes Lunch ($12.00) Pre-scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences Class Receptions for Parents and Mentors 9th grade / 10th grade / 11th grade / 12th grade: Locations to be assigned Pre-scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences Chamber Music and Eurythmy in the Big Room Dinner begins ($12.00) Chorus and Jazz Performance in the Big Room

Saturday, October 24 8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. Pre-scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences 9:00a.m. Parent Association Reception and Meeting in the Dining Room 10:00a.m. Meeting of Parents and Teachers in the Big Room

11:30a.m. 1:00p.m. 2:00p.m.-6:00p.m. 2:30p.m. 3:00p.m. 3:00p.m. 4:00p.m. 5:00p.m. 6:00p.m. 7:30p.m.

Lunch begins ($12.00) Class Meetings for Parents and Mentors Prospective Parents Math Room in Science Building 9th grade Digital Arts Room 10th grade Center Room 11th grade Auditorium (Science Building) 12th grade Library Pre-scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences Ultimate Frisbee Game (Parents too!) Boys’ Soccer with Holderness Girls’ Soccer with Brewster Academy College Workshop: Guidance Counselor Andrea Badger in the Library Chorus and Jazz Performance in Big Room Dinner begins ($12.00) Chamber Music, Eurythmy, and Sinfonietta, in the Big Room

Sunday, October 25 10:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. Brunch ($12.00)

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Conferences Follow these instructions to email your conference request. Please note the deadline.

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How to schedule Individual Parent/Teacher Conferences Individual parent/teacher conferences are pre-scheduled 20-minute meetings during Parents Weekend (October 23–25) between advisors, teachers, dorm counselors, our guidance counselor and parents. We will also have some time available the weekend after Parents Weekend (October 30-31). We will make every effort to accommodate as many of these conferences as we can. However, we will begin with scheduling four teachers per parent (or set of parents). If there is time, we will schedule more. We will begin scheduling Wednesday, October 14. Requests after 9:00a.m. on Monday, October 19 will be filled on a space-available basis.

To arrange appointments for parent/teacher conferences:

Note the slots for conferences: • Friday afternoon, October 23, between 1:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. • Saturday morning, October 24, between 8:00a.m. and 9:00a.m • Saturday afternoon, October 24, between 2:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. • Friday afternoon, October 30, between 4:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. • Saturday morning, October 31, between 8:00a.m and 12:00a.m Determine the times during those slots that you are available for conferences. If you want to go to performances at 5:00p.m. on Friday or Saturday, watch the soccer or Ultimate Frisbee games on Saturday afternoon, or attend the College Prep Workshop at 4:00p.m. on Saturday, please do not request a conference during those times. See the Parents Weekend Program on the previous page. Make a list of the teachers (including advisor, dorm counselors and guidance counselor) that you would like to see, and prioritize it: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Communicate your priorities to us when you request your conference. E-mail Dianna Normanton, dnormanton@highmowing.org with your list of teachers, which day(s) and times you are available for conferences, or call our receptionist, Lori Way (603-654-2391). Dianna will reply to all emails within 24 hours to indicate receipt of your request. If you do not get a reply, please email her again. Be specific as to which weekend you are requesting (and please, do not call Dianna). Dianna will collate all of the information from you (and the teachers) and will schedule all parent teacher conferences (a rather monumental task as you can see!). You will be emailed and/or called with your schedule a few days before your appointment. (If you don’t receive an email by Thursday afternoon, October 22, let Dianna know by email.) Please know that every effort will be made to meet as many requests as possible, but compromises will inevitably have to happen!

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More Notes from the Development Office

Annual Giving 2008-09: Record level of High Mowing parent participation Thank you to all of our parents who gave last year! We finished the Annual Campaign with more than 70% participation among parents, well above the average 56% parent participation rate at independent schools of similar size! Freshman parents (current sophomore parents) finished with 95%. This is a record for High Mowing School! We also finished well above our goal of $200,000 for the campaign: High Mowing parents, grandparents, alumni/ae, faculty & staff, trustees, parents of alumni and friends generously donated more than $249,000! Annual Giving 2009-10: Off to a great start Our goal this year is $260,000 and we’re already more than a quarter of the way there. Every member of the Board of Trustees has made a gift or pledge, doubling their level of support from last year—collectively, they have given more than $60,000 this year! What a strong show of support for High Mowing. We are deeply grateful to this group of committed individuals. The Parent Committee of the Annual Campaign is poised to kick off the Parent Campaign during Parents Weekend in October. Thank you, Molly Geaney and Michael Moore, Sabine and Fritz Schuster, Yoko and Seiji Takahashi, and Barbara and Peter Talbot! The gifts from this generous group of parents totals more than $16,000—we will work hard to match that next month, when the Parent Committee invites other parents to join them in giving. Gifts to the Annual Campaign help the school meet expenses that are not covered by tuition income; funds raised assist in meeting costs in all areas of our program, from teacher salaries to the great meals that are served here. All students benefit from gifts to the Annual Campaign. If you have questions about the Annual Campaign or would like to make a gift or join the Parent Committee, please contact Heather Cochrane at 603-654-9408 ext. 105 or hcochrane@highmowing.org

Thank you Joan! High Mowing School wishes to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Joan Walter (mother of Jonathan Northrop ’92) for donating the gorgeous autumnal floral displays for the David Anderson Music Fund Benefit Concert this past Sunday. The flowers are in the Big Room and in the Main Building Lobby for all to enjoy.

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New HMS website is coming! Tired of surfing the High Mowing website, only to find the thing you are looking for doesn’t exist? Hoping for a quick and easy way to get information about the school? Your hopes will soon be realized, as our new website is nearing completion. In partnership with Finalsite, a web software and design company, we are working on a brand new design, complete with current content and frequent updates. Stay tuned for more information! More Notes

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NOTE: High Mowing Is OPEN on these Holidays Please note that High Mowing School is in session on the following dates (these days are not school holidays):

The High Mowing Music Fund Scholarship This fund was established in memory of David Anderson ’96. David was a lover of music, a gifted cellist, and a remarkable member of our community.

We are pleased to announce the availability of funds to assist young musicians in financing music lessons, summer music camp fees, and music festival application fees. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the linked form and return it to Heather Carver in the Development Office. Scholarship awards will be announced on October 30, 2009. Forms are due by October 16, 2009.*

*Award priority is based upon financial need as well as merit (the seriousness and commitment of the student). Therefore, we ask that you thoughtfully consider your ability to support your child’s lessons before submitting your application.

Columbus Day October 12, 2009 Monday

Winter Ski Season News Veterans Day November 11, 2009 Wednesday Martin Luther King Day January 18, 2010 Monday Presidents’ Day February 15, 2010 Monday Memorial Day May 31, 2010 Monday

It’s not too early to be thinking about that glorious “white stuff,” and for those who can’t wait here is some good news! The Crotched Mountain After School Program & Season Pass Club is looking for you! We need at least 15 participants to qualify, so if you are looking ahead here’s what you need to do: 1. Call Keith Badger at 603-654-9408 ext. 133 for more information or 2. Check out the information board in the front hall of the school! and 3. Act quickly —the deadline for the following prices is October 13th! Hurry!! Club Season Pass: $299/Adult; $249/ Junior 6-18 years Season Mid-Week Pass: $199 Adult & Junior Blue Sky & Night Pass: $229; Adult & Juniors (Monday-Saturday, 3p.m. -9p.m.) VIP Kids 5 & Under Pass: $50 School Program Pass: Students— $89 (1 day/week for 5 weeks) Parents— $119 (1 day/week for 5 weeks)

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More Notes More Notes is published every other week throughout the school year by High Mowing School. If you would like to have an item considered for publication, please submit it via email to: ntichanuk@highmowing.org Submission deadlines: Oct 26 Nov 23 Dec 21 Jan 18 Feb 15 Mar 29 Apr 26

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Community Bulletin Board Delicious, Organic, Grass Fed Beef Know where your food comes from! Local farmer Steve Normanton, High Mowing School parent, raises various breeds of cattle; Scottish Highlander, Hereford, Angus and Galloway, on certified organic pasture in Litchfield, NH. This is pure grass fed beef, meaning the cattle are never finished on grain as other “grass fed” cattle often are. Hormones, and antibiotics are also never used. All cuts of beef are available: hamburger, stew beef, roasts, steaks, organ meats, and bones. You can order individually by the cut, or purchase ¼, ½ and whole sides. To receive a price list and other information contact Steve at 320-1169, or send an email to him at steve@normanton.com. Local delivery and pick up is available.

Volunteers needed! We are in need of volunteers for front desk duty at High Mowing on Fridays. Please contact Dianna Normanton if interested at 603-654-9408 ext. 107 or dnormanton@highmowing.org

A few images from Coffeehouse: 9/26/09

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