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Commencement Speaker Announced


Heather Abbott is a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Her leg was amputated below the knee as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack. Heather has been chosen to speak at the Class of 2018 Commencement in May! 

Read her bio

Winter Musical


Students sang and danced in this classic musical. It was a spectacular performance that followed the journey of a city kid whose rebellious spirit shook up a small town where rock music and dancing had been banned. Special thanks to all who were involved in making this musical amazing!

Watch the muscial!

Pomfret Mystery Checkout Challenge


This winter, English IV: Great Books explored the following question: What makes young adult fiction books great? Students have considered adolescent topics that are consistently encountered in young adult fiction, many dealing with the adolescent journey of self-discovery. As a class, they read the graphic memoir Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash, and Sherman Alexie’s award-winning semi-autobiographical novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

In collaboration with the Pomfret Public Library, students have created a checkout challenge. What is this you ask? Check out the video to find out!


#PomfretMysteryChallenge

Watch the video!

Athletic Recruiting Seminar
Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 PM
Hard Auditorium | Pomfret School


Join us for a seminar on college athletic recruiting. During this ninty-minute discussion, we will cover a wide range of topics, including rules around NCAA eligibility and recruiting, what coaches look for in their recruits, and how recruits can best present themselves to coaches. Our panelists this year include Kristen Hargis, assistant director of compliance services at the University of Connecticut; Casey Brown, head coach of women's soccer at Holy Cross; and Matt Greason, head coach of men's ice hockey at Trinity College.

Register here

Manuscripts

“Back of the House” by JP Jacquet
8’x7’ latex paint on board
Commissioned for Fenton River Grill, a new restaurant in Mansfield.

Untitled by Trish Berk '18

I am a visionary,
But my emotions are rather unpredictable.
I think in a logical way,
But express my energy in an analytical way.
In love,
I seek understanding.
In life,
I seek adventure.
I take on the role of an outlaw,
A wild heart,
An untamed soul.
I am a simple girl; a complex woman.

 Linh Phan '18 Chapel Speech Excerpt
 
"As I slowly fell asleep, I dreamed that life fast forwarded until I was in my sixties. I walked towards a small, thin figure that looked so fragile and skeleton-like, and it barely showed any sign of life. As I came closer, I realized it was my mother. When I touched her to hug her, I could feel her body so small and boney. She slowly crumbled and dissolved into sand. But when I touched her, I felt love. Waking up in tears, uncontrollably shaking, I realized how the gift of life was so generously given by my mother, and how easily it can be taken away. My mom’s youth was traded for my first steps in life, for my girlhood, for everything that I aspire to be."

Manuscripts is Pomfret School’s portfolio of student and faculty artwork (paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography), writing (prose, nonfiction, and poetry), and music. We aim to showcase our student and faculty talents via email, our regularly updated website, and our printed booklets.


Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch

Wednesday, March 7 @ 11:30 AM

Parsons Lodge | Pomfret School

Calling all parents/guardians! Do you make a killer wrap? An amazing salad? How about a delicious dessert? Do you have a knack for putting together a fun gift basket? Pomfret's annual employee appreciation lunch is Wednesday, March 7 in Parsons Lodge and we are looking for volunteers to prepare food and/or donate to the raffle. 

Desired food items include sandwiches, wraps, hot entrees, soups, salads, desserts, and other creative culinary ideas. Suggested raffle items can be gift basket(s), book(s), and gift card(s).  Food should be delivered by 10:30 AM. Thank you in advance for your help and support!  
 
If your home is too far way and cannot be present at this event, not a problem. There are many ways you can be a part of this special event. Need more information? Contact Hut Beall, Maarita Dubitsky, or Catherine Dunning or sign up below.

Sign up here

Spring Break

Wednesday, March 7 - Monday, March 26

Please see the Student Travel Needs document for any information, or feel free to contact Chris Lamothe if you have any questions or concerns. 


QUEST

Saturday, March 3 @ 9:00 AM

This week, students will participate in the following QUEST pillars on March 3:


  • Freshman - Diversity & Social Justice, Becoming a Change-maker in My World
  • Sophomores - Health & Wellness, Stress Management
  • Juniors - Beyond The Hilltop, Career Expo
  • Seniors - Beyond The Hilltop, Career Expo


School Store


Spring break is around the corner! While in town to pick up your child, stop by the school store to get stocked on the newest Pomfret swag! 

Visit the Store

Sports Roundup

The NEPSAC Class B New England Tournament started for the girls varsity basketball team yesterday. Our Griffins came out on top with a win and will head to St. George's on Saturday for the semifinals. Great work! To catch up on this week's sports, head over to the scoreboard on our website.

Scoreboard

Upcoming Events


Friday, March 2 @ 12:45 PM
A Lecture by Barney Frank and John DiIorio
Hard Auditorium | Pomfret School


Friday, March 2 @ 4:00 PM
AAEC Spring Meeting
Pomfret School

Friday, March 2 @ 6:30 PM
Emerging Women's Exhibit
Pomfret School Gallery | Putnam, CT

Friday, March 2 @ 9:00 PM
Battle of the Bands
Hard Auditorium | Pomfret School 


Saturday, March 3 @ 8:00 AM
7th Annual Career Expo
Pomfret School


Saturday, March 3 @ 9:00 AM
QUEST
Pomfret School


Saturday, March 3 @ 7:00 PM
TEEG Performing Arts Series
Hard Auditorium | Pomfret School


Saturday, March 3 @ 8:30 - 10:30 PM
Form Olympics
Jahn Rink | Pomfret School 


Wednesday, March 7 @ 11:30 AM 
Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch
Parsons Lodge | Pomfret School 


Wednesday, March 7 - Monday, March 26 
Spring Break


Monday, March 26 @ 7:00 PM
Athletic Recruiting Seminar
Hard Auditorium

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