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The Hawthorne School Association, Inc.
Grand Reunion 2005


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Two Letters from Sandy and Eleanor
  Help write The Book
Preliminary Schedule (updated 7/21/2005)

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Two Letters from Sandy and Eleanor
Exhibits Help write The Book

To all you Hawthorne folk:

A highlight of the reunion is to be rooms
devoted to displays of what everyone has been
doing since Hawthorne:
-- One for the visual arts and for sound -- paintings,
drawings, prints, photographs, videos, tapes of
music, speeches, etc. 
-- One for printed materials:  newspaper/periodical
articles by and about alumni and faculty; books by
and about alumni and faculty; poetry and fiction by
alumni and faculty.
-- A third for Hawthorne Memorabilia:  yearbooks,
photographs, assignments/exams; articles about
Hawthorne; remembrances of moments/events
written by anyone.

All materials are to be sent in advance to:  
Jennifer Woods  '69
8401 Cedar Street
Silver Spring, MD  20910
For questions contact Jennifer.

Jennifer and her husband are ready to catalogue
and store all submissions.  Jennifer says that her
mailman and UPS know her well for things sent her
for various occasions she has managed. On the
Friday of the Reunion, a committee of alumni will set
up these rooms at the 4-H Center.  Jennifer requests
that every item be identified by a 5 x 7 unlined card
on which is written with a green permanent marker the
name of the alumnus/a,  graduation or last year at
Hawthorne, title of item if appropriate and a sentence
or two of  explanation or identification.

We look forward to seeing you all,

Sandy and Eleanor
To all you Hawthorne Folk out there,

An idea that has been rolling around in our
(and others') heads for some time is to put
together a book about Hawthorne.  The idea
is that the story of Hawthorne demonstrates
the quality of  living and learning that can be
the product of keeping schools small.  Our
aim is to provide the kind of evidence that can
support the fledgling movement in this country
to break up our much too large school buildings
into several separate schools within each build-
ing, each with its own administration, its own
faculty, its own schedule, its own curriculum. 
Who better to tell this story than the Hawthorne
alumni?  We hope that all of  you will want to
contribute to such a book.  The sheer diversity
of the alumni as well as the faculty would make
for an educationally informative and entertaining

One of our goals at the 2005 gathering would be
to share and expand on what by then would have
been submitted

The stage will be there:  the open-mike, the general
session, the break-out sessions, and the give and
take of incidental conversations throughout the
weekend provide the perfect setting for such an

We hope all of you, those who are coming and
those who are not, will start thinking now about
all those things that in your mind would not have
been possible in one of the large public high
schools of today and why you think such things
are so important.

Start writing now.  For now, it's enough to just  list
the things that were important to you or to write
first-draft sketches of those things.  It can all
be piecemeal at this point.  We can all refine
it down the pike.

Send now before the Reunion whatever you come
up with to

             Stowe Davison '67
             4813 Erie St.
             College Park, MD 20740
             or by email to s.davison@computer.org

We look forward to seeing you,

Sandy and Eleanor

Preliminary Schedule (updated 7/21/2005, to be replaced by actual schedule)

Friday 8/5
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Display viewing: art, books, and objects by alumni

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dinner (optional)

8:00 PM to TBD
Welcome, Open-mic music
Saturday 8/6
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Breakfast (optional)

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All group general session (auditorium)

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Alternative #1: All group general session (auditorium)

Alternative #2: Breakout sessions

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Lunch, Clover Cafe

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Unscheduled down time and display viewing

2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
tentative: Musical Moment (artist to be announced)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Alternative #1: All group general session (auditorium)

Alternative #2: Breakout sessions

4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Reception/cocktail party

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Dinner, Clover Cafe

8:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Harpsichord presentation by John Shortridge

9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Cabaret Dancing
Sunday 8/7
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Breakfast (optional)

10:00 to 11:00 AM
All group session (auditorium)

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Lunch, Clover Cafe

Last updated August 10, 2005