V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n in the winter time!

December 21, 2015

holden square

Twas the first days of vaca and all through Holden,

not a student was stirring, well, only Luke Hayward.

stockings square

Stockings were hung by the chimney with “care,”

because we all knew no one would be there…

My poetry (re)writing “skills” are feeling a bit weak this week, so I will punish y’all with no more doggerel. It is “Sunday” (using my theory that every day on vacation is basically Sunday, so I am all good) and Winter Break!

 At Gould, the last school event of the calendar year is Yülefest. It is one of the two major concerts of the year, and this year we were treated to some amazing performances by our students. Ali Parker had her inaugural moment conducting the band.  We had a bunch of amazing solo vocal performances, accompanied by the ever talented James McLaughlin and other faculty and student musician. We were also treated to covers of Purple Haze and Closing Time by student band “Fully Torqued.”

The chorus performs at Yülefest.

 A few moments from the last week of classes.

In Mandarin I, we are learning to talk about our families. Each student had to give a short presentation about their family. Stella Kim ’19 drew us a great picture of her family, including Danny Kim ’17.

kim family square

The Kim Family. Can you tell who is who? Introduce, Stella, introduce.


three cooking square

An Italian, a Spaniard, and a Vietnamese guy walk into a kitchen… there has to be a joke in there somewhere.

On the left is Nam. Nam is my advisee. He lives in Hanoi, Vietnam.  I’ll write more about him next year (as in in 2016… not the 2016-2017 school year. He’ll be gone by then.)

Next is Gregorio. Grego is from Italy. He plays soccer (or to him, and the rest of the world football) and snowboards and skateboards. He is a cool dude.

Last is Joaquin, from Spain. He is also a good soccer/futbol player. He is generally happy and smiles a lot. He was excited for break when we talked.

Cook, boys, cook!


One Response

  1. Avatar Nancy Babcock says:

    Keep going with the poem – it was sounding good:)

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