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MHS Spring Concert & Silent Auction

Please join us for Mooreland’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Our Spring Concert – Silent Auction will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 6pm. More details to come.

 

 

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Applications for the 2014-15 School Year

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year.

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Headmaster’s Book Prize

Headmaster’s Book Prize, 2006 to the Present

 

The Headmaster’s Book Prize is presented to each member of the graduating class. As is customary, the Headmaster selects a title that befits the character and experiences of the class. This is done in the hope that the selection will enhance each graduates permanent TACTILE personal library.

 

2007: The Odyssey byHomer
2008: Einstein’s Dreams byAlan Lightman
2009: This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, a series of essays collected byJay Allison
2010: Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne with illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard
2011: Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
2012: The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition, by Caroline Alexander
2013: ?

Letter from the Headmaster

Dear MHS Parents:

Teaching at an independent school requires a certain belief in the
importance of community and personal investiture in the teaching and
learning process. The faculty here works hard to foster and encourage both.
Equally, all of you have come to Mooreland Hill School because of similar
beliefs and also work hard to support the mission of the school.

While Mooreland is not the first, nor the only school in which parents thank
teachers for their dedication and effort on behalf of their children, the
manner and genuine quality of your expression of thanks was and is very much
appreciated. From the tokens of gratitude to the sentiments expressed on the
accompanying notes to the four-course luncheon on Wednesday, we consider
ourselves lucky to have such a supportive parent group.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to do make Teacher
Appreciation Week so meaningful for all of us.

Mike Dooman
Headmaster

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2013 Summer Reading!

2013 Summer Reading Assignments are in! Stock up with these great titles for the summer months ahead.

Required Reading Selections:

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The required reading book for grade 5 is Windcatcher by Avi.
The required reading book for grade 4 is Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
The students in both grades are to read three other books of their choice.

For students entering the 5th grade, please submit a book analysis card for the three books of your choice (not for Windcatcher).  Students should include the title, author, and setting.  The majority of the card will be an original cover illustration for the book.  Students should not use the cover on the book for ideas, rather they should think of a scene they liked from the story to use instead.  The book cards should be mailed to Mr. Borden at MHS.  Mr. Borden will check his mailbox periodically.

Students in grades 6-9 should read the three required titles in addition to two free choices. A report should be completed for each of the five books read. Please bring to school on first day.

6th grade

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
Moon Over Manifest, by Claire Vanderpool

and one of the following books:
The Thieves of Ostia, by Caroline Lawrence  OR
Mara, Daughter of the Nile, by Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw

 7th grade

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
The Book of the Lion, by Michael Cadnum
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck

8th grade

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley
Night, by Elie Wiesel
American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America, by Edmund Morgan

9th grade

Same as 8th grade

45 Summer Book Analysis 2012

6789 Summer Book Analysis 2013

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