Head's Letter

Corn Hole & Corn Dogs

Head’s Letter 10/13/2017

Dear NNS Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed the extended weekend.  The students returned to school on Tuesday with a sparkle in their eyes and full of energy.  I wish I could bottle some of that energy and dole it out as needed. The wonders of childhood!

I am excited to announce that we have our first “Party Book” party scheduled for October 21st.  Check out the details below and click on the link to RSVP.


I am also excited and proud of the fourth grade for their effort to help those impacted by the hurricanes this fall.  They have two water jugs placed in the stairwells where they are collecting pennies to donate to the American Red Cross.  Dig into your seat cushions and help a great cause.

As part of Forest’s seventh grade Paleo-Indian unit, students had the opportunity to try out some prehistoric technology, including the atlatl.  The atlatl, which was simple in design but highly effective, enabled the Clovis people to hunt mega-fauna such as Mammoths.  Here one group practiced throwing “spears” before using the atlatl.

The Early School has been studying bats this week and learned all about echolocation.  I wonder if Ryder could hear better with his wings turned to the side?

Our partnership with the Artist Association of Nantucket continues to produce more artwork than I can keep up with.  I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what your children are doing in art.  Here is the latest sample displayed downstairs.

And of course, don’t forget the Annual Fund!


Have a great weekend,


Nantucket New School
15 Nobadeer Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554