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Dorm Traditions Live On

With 17 dormitories on Tabor’s campus, it is to be expected that a few traditions have been created over the years. These traditions are an important and unique part of every boarding student’s experience, building connection to their dormmates and dorm parents. From baking for check in to evening star gazing, each dorm is known for something.
 
Lillard Girls have a tradition known as the “Let’s Talk Jar.” Dorm parent Rebecca Parente developed the idea as a great way to facilitate anonymous conversations about current issues or to help address any rising questions a student may have. The conversations and questions can range from, “It’s January and I still don’t know where the laundry room is” to topics regarding romantic relationships, friendships, and much more. There is a talking stick (the TV remote) that helps ensure that the person who is talking or responding is the only person being listened to at that time. The girls in the dorm love it, in fact, proctor Maddy Mahoney ’19 says that she enjoys the opportunity to respond to certain questions or concerns that she may have had as a young boarding student, rising to the opportunity to assist and mentor in any way possible.
 
Another awesome tradition exists in West House. Dorm parent Eric Long has created this tradition every night he is on duty, and the boys absolutely love it. Every Tuesday night after study hall, the entire dorm heads over to the Fish Center to play “Tuesday Night Hoops.” This is a fun way to let off some steam after a quiet two hours of homework. Ayi Dolby ’19, a West House resident, loves Tuesday Night Hoops as “it brings the upper and lower classmen together.”
 
Spring Street girls’ dormitory is known for a more seasonal tradition, but one that raises the spirit of everyone on campus. Every holiday season, they stroll through campus singing popular holiday carols. When other dorms hear them, they typically join the singing. They have been known to enjoy an evening story time, as well.
 
The list goes on and on with dorms coming together in special ways, inspiring connection and friendship. Our traditions help develop the special bond our students share with each other, but they also show the positive energy our dorm parents bring to their work to connect with the students and create not just a safe dorm, but a home away from home.
 
Whichever dorm they lived in, when today’s students graduate and eventually return for a reunion, they will enjoy special memories and the satisfaction that the traditions that made a significant impact on their high school boarding experience still exist and live on. 
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  • Morning of Service

    We are excited for our Morning of Service. Students will either be participating in Winter Game with Special Olympics MA, or be heading out in small groups to do various projects with our service partners across the Southcoast.  We look forward to the time together and to kicking off the New Year with service!
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    On our first Saturday School Day of the new year, we will enjoy working with Dennis Febo, a guest speaker who will help us raise social consciousness through his talk and various small group activities following. 

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    A native of Brooklyn, NY, Febo was raised in many different parts of the United States and Puerto Rico. Through experiences with the disparities of poverty, racism, and prejudice, Febo had an early goal to help people reach their true potential through education on social consciousness and culture.
     
    Beginning in high school, Febo targeted youth in disadvantaged communities through art, music, and entertainment. Knowing youth internalize messages provided through the arts, he hoped to explore the social conditions in which students are a part, and how they could overcome them through unity and work.
     
    Continuing this work in college through Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, and after as he earned a Masters of Arts in Humanities at the University of Buffalo, Febo found that his speaking abilities were able to draw the attention of many, allowing him to organize on larger social levels as he discussed topics including race, ethnicity, the mind, identity, and social consciousness. Today, he does this work through his consulting group Guazabara Insights. http://www.guazabarainsights.com/
     
    We look forward to spending a morning with Dennis Febo and learning from his insights! 
      
    To learn more about Dennis Febo listen to his TedTalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6pzVOaPib0

     



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  • Alumni Basketball Games

    Join us for the Alumni Game on Saturday, January 26th.  Spread the word and gather your teammates. We are hoping to have a big gang come back!  Come early to change and warm up!
     
    11:30 am             Alumni Game (Men)
    1:30pm                Tabor Girls' Varsity and JV Basketball Games vs. Lawrence Academy
    3:00pm                Tabor Boys' Varsity and JV Basketball Games vs. Groton
    5:00pm                Reception for all after the boys' game in the Great Room at 188 Front Street 
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    Ladies, lace up your skates and get back on the Tabor ice!!
    And...bring your cherring section!

    Game starts at starts at 1p.m., with lunch following!
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    Join John Quirk, Head of School, at an evening reception at the
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    1725 SE12th Street
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