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Announcing the Michael D. Dooman Scholarship

Mooreland Hill School announces
Michael D. Dooman Scholarship
New-student tuition awarded in memory of late Head of School

The Mooreland Hill School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Michael D. Dooman Scholarship.  This $12,000 scholarship will be awarded to a new student entering the sixth or seventh grade at the School in September 2015.  The recipient must demonstrate a love of learning, good citizenship, academic success and financial need.  The scholarship, which pays half of yearly tuition, will be renewed each year that the student is enrolled at Mooreland, dependent on continued academic success, contributions to school life and financial need.

This scholarship is named in honor of Mooreland’ s beloved former Head of School who passed away in November.  Mr. Dooman, Mooreland class of 1978, an inspirational educator, mentor and leader who spent twenty-two years at Mooreland, dedicated his life to educating children and establishing the fundamental focus of any vibrant school community – the special relationship between teacher and student.  Mr. Dooman was a true intellectual and a man with a visionary mission.

“The School is delighted to offer this scholarship to a student who embodies the exceptional qualities that Mike possessed and that, by example, he instilled in his students.  We are also delighted to continue Mike’s legacy in this meaningful way,” said Shirley Bendza, the president of the Mooreland Hill Board of Trustees.

Applicants for the scholarship will follow Mooreland’s standard application process and will be asked to write an essay on a topic designed by the school. A committee will select the scholarship recipient. Please submit applications by June 15, 2015.

For eighty-five years, Mooreland Hill School has prepared children for the challenges and opportunities awaiting them in secondary school and college, and also in life. With a long history of strong academics and individual attention, the school’s faculty continues to provide the opportunities and the education that enable children in grades K-9 to explore and question the world around them. It is the faculty’s spirited and knowledgeable teaching that brings a sense of wonder and exuberance to the process of discovery. To learn more about Mooreland Hill School School or to schedule a visit, contact Nora Johnson, Acting Head of School, at 860-223-6428 or at 166 Lincoln Street, Kensington, CT 06037.

Mooreland Hill School admits students of every race, color, creed, ethnic and national origin. Its website is and school activities can be found on Facebook under Mooreland Hill School.

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ACL/NJCL Recognizes Mooreland Students


Lydia Gambacini and Natalie Brennan, NLE medal winners

NLE Seal8th grader Lydia Gambacini and 7th grader Natalie Brennan, both of Southington, were awarded Maxima cum Laude by the American Classical League for their achievement on the Latin I National Latin Exam. The NLE is a prize exam administered annually to over 153,000 middle and high school Latin students.

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An Evening of Poetry at Mooreland Hill School

Mooreland Hill School held its annual Evening of Poetry in the Vance Gymnasium on Thursday, April 23rd. Each student in grades 4-9 recited a poem that he or she had learned and practiced over the course of April to an audience of parents and community members. Students started the process by selecting a poem that had personal meaning to them. With the help of English faculty members Bob Borden and Beth Williams, students worked both on memorizing and fully understanding the poems they had selected. Their hard work culminated with this poetry event, a much anticipated Mooreland tradition.

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