Save the date for Reunion 2018- April 19-21
Celebrating classes ending in 3's & 8's
If you are interested in helping to plan your class' special reunion,
please contact Alumnae Director Amanda Novak Hewitt '04, 301.365.6005
- LODGING INFORMATION
- SATURDAY CLASS PARTIES
- REUNION GIVING
- Future Reunion Dates
SAMPLE REUNION WEEKEND SCHEDULE- FINAL DETAILS STILL BEING DETERMINED!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Legacy Reception5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room
Holton-Arms Alumnae sharing a family connection to another alumna, including mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, and grandmothers, are invited to celebrate intergenerational connections and memories of our alma mater.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Alumnae Visiting Day8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Della Robbia Gallery
We invite all alumnae and alumnae parents to take part in the day's scheduled classes to experience Holton's education with current students and faculty. Enjoy many of Holton's recently refreshed spaces, including the front entrance and dining room. Stop by the Alumnae Hospitality Area for refreshments, campus maps, and class schedules for the day.
Alumnae Art History Class with Christopher Wilson
Eacho Lecture Hall
Join Holton's current Art History teacher, Christopher Wilson, for a special class just for alumnae.
Lunch with Current Students11:10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Enjoy lunch prepared by Holton's woman-owned food service provider, Meriwether Godsey, in the recently remodeled Dining Room. Upper School students will join alumnae for lunch from 1:00 to 1:40 p.m.
Class of 1968 50th Reunion Lunch12:15 to 2:00 p.m.
Father's Club Lounge Conference Room
Class of 2027 and 1968 Meet and Greet2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Lower School Gathering Area
Over the course of the year, third grade students of the Class of 2027 write letters to the 50th Reunion Class of 1968. The Class of 1968 is invited to join our youngest students for sweet treats and to potentially meet their ‘pen pal’.
Tours of the School led by Boosters6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tours of the School given by Boosters will be available during the All Alumnae Cocktail Party.
Alumnae Association Cocktail Party for All Alumnae*6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Alumnae of all classes, faculty and staff, both past and present, will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, official class photos, a photo booth, and special champagne service for those classes wining the Champagne Cup and the Presidents' Cup. Child care will be available during the cocktail party for potty-trained children.
*Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the Cocktail Party from the Bethesda Marriott Suites.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Alumnae Association Celebration Brunch with Head of School Susanna A. Jones*10:00 a.m. to Noon
Enjoy brunch while inducting the youngest members of the Alumnae Association, the Class of 2018, as well as hearing an insider's view of Holton-Arms today from Head of School Susanna A. Jones. During brunch, celebrate the recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumna Award and the Rosemary Wire Anderson Award.
*Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the Brunch from the Bethesda Marriott Suites.
Tours of the School led by Boosters
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Tours of the School given by Boosters will be available.
Educating the Mind, Soul, and Spirit in 2018 and Beyond: Conversation and Afternoon Tea with Upper School Students and Faculty
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Ruth Hanna Simms Reception Room
Join us for afternoon tea while hearing from current faculty and students as they share how Holton continues to honor and build upon 117 years of tradition in today’s complex and changing world. All are welcome to attend this open dialogue, ask questions, and share their own stories of Holton. The event is hosted by our Lamp of Learning Society, which celebrates members of our community who have demonstrated their commitment to Holton's future by making a planned gift to the School.
Blue & White Family Play Date
Lower School Playground
Bring children of all ages for a play date with snacks and face painting, and catch some of the Varsity Lacrosse game while you're there!
Holton-Arms Varsity Lacrosse Game2:30 p.m.
Lower School Turf Field
Come cheer on your Holton panthers at the HAA game of the week and enjoy a special game day treat!
S Street Celebration Cocktails & Dinner Celebrating Classes of 1931 through 1967*
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
2119 S Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Thanks to the generosity of private home owners Blair and Steve Raber, Holton-Arms alumnae from the classes of 1931 through 1967 and their guests are invited to return to S Street to reminisce among Helen Shearman’s Classroom and walk the floors of their S Street alma mater while enjoying cocktails and dinner.
50th Reunion Celebration for the Class of 19686:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Class of 1968 and their guests are invited for a special class party to celebrate their 50th Reunion.
*Transportation will be provided from Holton-Arms School and the Bethesda Marriott Suites to and from S Street and the 50th Reunion Celebration.
Saturday Night Off-Campus Class PartiesFor the Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013. Check back soon for more details!
2018 Lodging Information
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Bethesda Marriott Suites for a special rate of $119.00 per night. Please book by Thursday, March 22, 2018 to receive this special rate.
Bethesda Marriott Suites
6711 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-897-5600 or 800-228-9290 (reference the Holton-Arms Reunion Room Block, group code LTOLTOA)
Other Bethesda area hotels, at which Holton-Arms does not hold room blocks, include:
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
5151 Pooks Hill Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda
7335 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Courtyard Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
The classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 will plan their own off-campus class parties for Saturday, April 21, 2018. Please check back soon for more information!
If you are interested in helping to plan your class party, please contact Alumnae Director Amanda Novak Hewitt '04, 301.365.6005.
The Holton-Arms Alumnae Association celebrates recipients of The Distinguished Alumna and The "Rosie" Awards once a year during the Alumnae Association Celebration and Induction Brunch on the Saturday of Reunion Weekend. Nominations for the 2018 award recipients are due by November 1, 2017.
The Distinguished Alumna Award
The Distinguished Alumna Award was established by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association in 1973 to recognize the career, professional, or volunteer service accomplishments of an outstanding alumna of the Holton-Arms School.
2017 Distinguished Alumna- Dr. Rebecca Levine '97
After graduating as a Holton 10-year-girl in 1997, Rebecca received her BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 2001. She then moved to Atlanta, GA to work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellow. She went on to receive her MPH in International Health and Infectious Diseases from Emory University in 2005. Between 2005 and 2008, Rebecca earned her professional teaching certificate (in science and math) and worked as a public school educator and a Fellow at CDC before returning to Emory to pursue her PhD in the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases. She completed her PhD at Emory in 2014 and became an Officer in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS – fondly known as the “disease detectives” of the CDC) and the US Public Health Service. Rebecca spent the majority of her time in EIS supporting CDC’s Ebola emergency response in West Africa. For the Ebola response, she was deployed once to CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Atlanta, and five times to Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, she provided epidemiological technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, which included: case-finding, contact-tracing, surveillance, data management, and training of local staff. Upon returning from her fifth and final Ebola deployment to West Africa in January 2016, Rebecca was immediately re-deployed back to the EOC for CDC’s Zika emergency response. She is currently the subject-matter expert on the international mosquito vector issues team for CDC’s Zika response, where she leads projects to strengthen mosquito surveillance and control with Ministries of Health in over a dozen countries throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. When not living out her dream of chasing disease outbreaks around the world, Rebecca enjoys cycling, volunteering, and reading.
The "Rosie" Award
Created by the Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association on September 17, 1990, The Rosemary Wire Anderson ("The Rosie") Award recognizes an alumna's extraordinary service to Holton-Arms. It was presented for the first time at Reunion Weekend in 1991 to Rosemary Wire Anderson '58. The award recognizes extraordinary service to Holton faculty, volunteers, employees, and members of the Board of Trustees as well as the Alumnae Board.
The "Rosie" Award is a surprise to the recipient and will be announced at the Alumnae Association Celebration and Induction Brunch on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The Holton Fund is the primary fundraising effort at Holton-Arms. The School depends on ongoing annual contributions to sustain daily activities, to support excellent faculty, and to look toward the future. From lab equipment to computers, financial aid to sports activities, art classes to school plays, the Holton Fund supports the people and programs that make up the Holton experience for every girl, every day. Since tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Holton education, gifts to the Holton Fund provide funding for the School’s most immediate needs:
- Compensation and benefits for our talented and dedicated teachers;
- Equipment and supplies for academic, arts, and athletics programs;
- Professional development for faculty and staff;
- Innovations to our rich curricular offerings;
- Experiential learning opportunities locally, nationally, and globally;
- Upgrades to instructional technology;
- Maintenance of our campus and facilities.
The Champagne Cup is awarded to the Reunion Class achieving the highest participation in the 17-18 Holton Fund by Reunion Weekend. The Presidents’ Cup celebrates the class achieving the highest level of philanthropic leadership to Holton during a Reunion Year by Reunion Weekend.
Both awards provide friendly competition among Reunion Classes with the reward of exclusive champagne service throughout the weekend.
Nothing says celebration like a bottle of bubbly!