Head's Letter

White Mountain wonderland

Head’s Letter 10/5/2017

Dear NNS Families,

Due to the holiday weekend, I’m sending my letter a day early.  Nonetheless, it was a busy week on campus and off.  I had the pleasure of joining the Upper School for my sixth trip to the White Mountains and trust me, this year did not disappoint!  The weather was the best I’ve ever seen for hiking and the students took full advantage of the experience to bond with each other, learn about their own capabilities in a mountain setting and over come adversity.  We were building “grit” for sure!  I know the Upper School students and parents join me in thanking Matt, Forest, TJ, and especially Claire for ensuring everyone had a meaningful and fun trip.  Check out the view of Mt Washington from the summit of Mt. Jackson.

Here’s the whole gang getting ready to descend from Mizpah Hut to the Highland Center.

With so much sunshine it’s no wonder the first grade has had such success watching their Monarch Butterflies undergo metamorphosis right before their eyes.  I love all the fun facts!

Second grade went off campus this week and visited the UMASS Field Station to study the weather.  In addition to measuring wind speed and temperature, they learned about tornados and extreme weather.  Here they are studying a “water tornado” to see if the middle has any wind or not.

With all the fall activity at school, let’s not forget the most important activity of all.  The Annual Fund! http://nantucketnewschool.org/product/donate-to-nantucket-new-school/

We had so many pictures last week that I had to hold a few back for today. I thought I’d highlight two of our newest programs.

Though we started archery last year, it continues to be a big hit.

And the eighth grade was jamming on our new Orff instruments.

Have a wonderful long weekend!






Nantucket New School
15 Nobadeer Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554