The White Mountain School welcomed 90 parents, siblings, grandparents – even pets, to the 2019 Spring Family Weekend! Despite some wet weather and gray skies, it was a truly amazing weekend that featured open classes, a parents’ reception, National Honor Society Induction, college counseling, campus hikes, open farm day, an open gym with trampoline certification, and the Senior Class Talent Show – which raised funds for the Class of 2019 School Gift.
2019’s Spring Family Weekend offered a showcase of all that White Mountain has to offer: our Student-Driven Inquiry focused classrooms, passionate faculty, creative students, dedicated staff, and the warm spirit of our vibrant community. Despite the cancellation of some sports events, the 46 families who visited White Mountain enjoyed an action-packed weekend that featured the opportunity to experience students’ education at White Mountain firsthand.
Our next Family Weekend takes place in October. The special weekend will also include Alumnae/i Reunion events.
Expanding on their daily practice of good ecological citizenship, The White Mountain School community marked Earth Day 2019 with a day-long program of workshops, expert discussions and films about humanity’s relationship with the Earth. Sustainable Communities Day 2019 highlighted steps we can all take to develop more sustainable communities. White Mountain students celebrated Earth Day’s principles by focusing on actionable insights they could affect to help save our planet.
Kicking off the day with a morning meeting, White Mountain students took part in hands-on workshops like yoga and mindfulness, cheese making, upcycling, greens planting, a clothing swap and an urban land policy discussion.
Midday, White Mountain Science Teacher Eben Kopp introduced renowned Atmospheric Scientist Alan Betts, PhD. Dr. Betts presented Climate Change and Community Resilience, which underscored the significance of local and national climate data, trends and insights with students.
The day’s programming wrapped up with a series of thought-provoking environmental films and discussions about humanity’s relationship with our Earth.
Scroll down to see more photo highlights from the day’s events, then check out our website for details on our Sustainability Studies program. Founded in 2001, our Sustainability Studies
Department is the first such department at the secondary-school level in the United States.