Parents

Gould End of Year 2022

The End of Year Schedule

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  • Saying Goodbye

    The end of the school year will be here before you know it. At Gould, we have many end-of-year traditions that are both rites of passage and a way for faculty and students to celebrate their time together as it draws to a close. We are beyond grateful for the families that make up our community, and we're excited to welcome you to campus as we begin to say goodbye.

    Whether your Gould student will be marching across the stage to accept their diploma at Commencement or is winding down the first year of their experience, Gould will always be a second home.

    Families are welcome to campus for the following key dates listed below.

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  • Friday, May 6

    Spring Concert - 7:30 pm | Bingham Auditorium
    Click here to watch on Livestream  
  • Friday, May 13

    Spring Showcase - 7:30 pm | Bingham Auditorium
    Students perform in a variety of musical acts
  • Saturday, May 14

    Spring Fling Prom - 5-6 pm | Ordway Patio and Alumni Field
    Families are welcome to come to campus to take photos, help with flowers, and see students before they head off to enjoy the event.
  • Sunday, May 15

    End of Year Art Show - 4 pm | Owen Gallery, Art Cottage
    This student exhibition is a selection of works representing the best pieces made over the 2021-22 school year. There will be two and three dimensional works. There will also be refreshments. 
  • Wednesday, May 18

    Underclass Awards Ceremony and Reception - 7:30 pm | Bingham Auditorium
    Student leadership positions will also be announced. Families are welcome to attend in-person or watch online.  The families of students receiving awards have been notified by an additional email announcement.
    Keynote Speaker Mr. Jack Henderson Adams '01 
    Western Earthworks, Florence, Massachusetts
    Click here to watch on Livestream
  • Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22

    Closed Weekend
    Boarding students must remain on campus
  • Sunday, May 22

    Eighth Grade Celebration - 4 pm | North Quad Tent 
    Each of the 12 students will make presentations as part of the "kindness" ceremony, lemonade and cookies will be served afterward.
  • Thursday, May 26

    Underclass Students Depart
    See more information below under "Departure Plan."  Contact Marya Vincent with your departure plan details and transportation needs.
  • Friday, May 27

    Baccalaureate
    • Dinner will be available from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    • Ceremony at 8:00 pm in Bingham Auditorium, masks required, or Click here to watch online via Livestream
    • Senior shoutouts and late night snacks to follow for Seniors only
    The Baccalaureate Dinner & Ceremony is open to any graduate's family and friends who wish to attend. A buffet dinner will be served in Ordway with outdoor seating (there will not be any indoor seating in an abundance of caution related to Covid).  The class banner will be presented.
  • Saturday, May 28

    Commencement
    Ceremony at 10:30 am | Alumni field - Click here to Livestream

    The ceremony will take place on Alumni field, rain, snow or shine - the traditional backdrop for their graduation, marking the same spot where they first arrived on campus and began their high school journey at Gould.  All parents and families of graduates will have seats under the tent, others are welcome to sit on the lawn and bank outside the tent. 

    Boxed lunches will be available following the graduation ceremony on Saturday. We have found that many families have their own parties planned and may not be interested in eating on campus, while others who might be traveling need a meal, so our boxed lunches have been working well.

    Generally, following the ceremony, seniors, their guests, and faculty linger on the field to connect, share memories, and say their goodbyes.

On Campus Events for Students and Staff

There will be additional events, celebrations, and performances hosted on campus for students and staff only.  This schedule can be found here

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  • Announcements

    Commencement Speaker: MIT Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Desiree Plata ’99

    Underclass Awards Speaker:
    Jack Henderson-Adams ’01, Owner, Western Earthworks

    *Parents of underclass award recipients will be notified in advance if their student will be receiving an award
  • Senior Portraits

    Senior Portraits are available for families to download and/or purchase prints via this SmugMug album.
  • Yearbook

    2022 Yearbook Ads
    In the 2022 yearbook, each senior will have 1/3 of a page with their name, their official school portrait, and an optional senior quote. But parents and other family members often add an additional page of pictures, memories, quotes, or words of praise and congratulations. These pages can be purchased here (best viewed on desktop not mobile) with a deadline of May 12th. More information about purchasing ads is here.
     
    2022 Yearbook Opt-Out: If you do not want your student to receive the 2022 Yearbook, contact the business office.
    By default, all current students will receive the 2022 Yearbook during the next school year, either by mail or on campus. This charge will be posted to your student account shortly. If you do not want your student to receive the 2022 Yearbook, contact the business office
  • Special Info for Senior Families

    • Please send a baby photo of your senior to Marya Vincent!
    • There is no guest limit on commencement or baccalaureate, and no need to RSVP
    • Graduation announcements were emailed to senior families on May 4th with more details about the related events
  • Ordering "Class of 2022" Yard Signs

    Again this year, we’ve created artwork for families to order a “Class of 2022” yard sign showing their Husky pride.  

    To place your order:
    Step 2: Go to Vistaprint (or any other sign printer) and order an “18" x 27" horizontal sign”
    Step 3: Upload the design and complete the transaction 

    Reach out to Sarah Krizo, Greg Gilman, Marisa Hanning, or Lindsay Legare with any questions.
  • Departure Plan

    Underclass students may leave after their last commitment and no later than the morning of Friday, May 27, ideally, Thursday, May 26.

    Graduating Seniors should plan to depart campus by 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Long-distance travelers who need an extended stay should contact their advisor and Marya Vincent.
  • Other Questions?

    Please contact Lindsay Legare.
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.