2017 Summer Reading

The faculty sat down this year to talk about summer reading, its purpose, and our goals around it. We realized that we want students to learn to love reading, not look at it as a chore. While we know many of students do LOVE reading (and we LOVE that), others haven’t yet found the joy in sitting down and reading a good book. Because of that, we have decided to revamp our summer reading program at Mooreland. For part one of the summer reading requirement, we ask everyone (faculty and students alike) to read The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan. When we get back to school, we will spend some time during the first week discussing the book in our individual classes as well as in multi-grade book groups.

Part two of summer reading will be free reads. We are asking all students to read the required summer reading book, and at least four other books. Students are not required to write book reports about each book, instead we are asking them to bring in the titles of the books they read with a short (3-4 sentence) review. At the beginning of the school year we are going to create an all school book list on one of our bulletin boards that we will add to throughout the year. Under each student’s name, the books they read over the summer (and those they read outside of school over the school year), along with their short review will be posted for everyone to see. That way we can all share in the joys of reading together - bonding over reading the same titles, asking friends more about a book they read, or deciding to read their next book together!

CLICK HERE and you will find a list of suggested books put together by the faculty. There are so many wonderful books out there, and we couldn’t put them all on our list, so please feel free to choose a book or multiple books on your own. All book descriptions come from Amazon. We can’t wait to see what we’ll add to this list once the school year begins!

Congratulations, Benjamin Czuprinski '13!

Congratulations to Benjamin Czuprinski '13 on being named the salutatorian of the Class of 2017 at St. Paul Catholic High School. Benjamin will be attending Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y in the fall. There is a wonderful article about Benjamin's accomplishments in the Bristol Press. CLICK HERE to read all about Benjamin. Congratulations, Benjamin, from your Mooreland Hill School family! 

All School Trip!

On Thursday, May 4th the whole school will head down to the CT shore for a day of fun and learning. The schedule for the day is as follows:

Depart school on bus

9:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Grades Fields of Fire Adventure (high ropes and zip lines)
Lower Grades: Mystic Aquarium

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunchtime for all.

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Upper Grades: Glass blowing tour at the studio of Jeffrey P'an CLICK HERE for more information about his work
Lower Grades: Stonington Nature Center Tour

2:30pm - 5:00pm
Upper Grades: Mystic Seaport
Lower Grades: Ice cream and back to MHS by 4:00

5:15pm - 6:15pm
Dinner Out

7:15pm - 7:30pm
Return to School

It should be a GREAT day! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the trip. We're really looking forward to it!

Vassar College Names Dr. Elizabeth Howe Bradley '77 Eleventh President

The entire Mooreland Hill School community congratulates Dr. Elizabeth Howe Bradley '77, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy at Yale University and a visionary global health scholar, on being elected the eleventh president of Vassar College. 

From Vassar College's announcement, "Over her more than 20 years at Yale, Bradley has garnered deep experience with residential college life as Head of Branford College, one of the university’s largest residential colleges for undergraduates, and broad leadership experience as the Director of Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and as founder and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute." To read the entire announcement, please CLICK HERE. Dr. Bradley's position was also announced in the New York Times.

Author Christine Ieronimo to Visit Mooreland

We are very excited to announce that Christine Ieronimo will be joining us at school on Thursday, April 20th from 10:00am-12:00pm to talk to students about her book, A Thirst for Home, and her involvement in The Gimbichu Project. The project was set up by Mr. and Mrs. Ieronimo after returning to their adopted daughter's birth village to find her older sister. They support her education and that of 9 other children. They also work with the local health clinic and have had successful projects there as well. To learn more about Christine and the project, please go to http://www.christineieronimo.com/

Parents and other family members are welcome to join us in what should be a very special presentation. Lower grade students will see Christine from 10:00-10:45, and upper grade students  from 11:00-11:45. Please contact the front office if you would like to join us so that we can get a head count. 

Join Us for Our Open Classrooms and Open House!

Please join us for our Open Classrooms on Tuesday, March 7th from 9:00am-11:00am or our Open House on Thursday, March 9th from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Learn more about our K-9 program, meet current community members, and see firsthand how a Mooreland education combines purposeful, joyful, and expansive learning with 21st century skills in a small class setting.

Open House - Sunday, February 5th

Mooreland Hill School
Invites You to Our Open House

Please join us for a tour of the school and a meet and greet with current faculty and students. See how a Mooreland education combines purposeful, joyful, and expansive learning with 21st century skills in a small class setting. 

Sunday, February 5th from 11:00am - 2:00pm

Open Gym Evenings!

Mooreland Hill School
Invites You to Our Open Gym Evenings!

Come in from the cold and play in our school gym. Pre-K to 3rd graders are welcome to join us for ball games, hula hoops, jump ropes, and more! Light refreshments provided. This is a free event. 

Wednesday, January 18th
Wednesday, January 25th
Wednesday, February 1st
All times are from 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Mooreland Hill School Presents "Frosty the Snowman" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Mooreland Hill School Presents
Frosty the Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas

When: Friday, December 16th
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 6:30pm
Where: Mooreland Hill School Gymnasium
Admission: A non-perishable food item to be donated to the Berlin Food Bank or a new unwrapped toy to support our school toy drive

We hope you can make it to this wonderful production! It's going to be a great night!