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Winter Carnival 2020

Eaglebrook's Winter Carnival, first held in the winter of 1925, is the second oldest of its kind in the country. Only Dartmouth College's Winter Carnival is older. On a weekend in early February, parents join Eaglebrook students for classes, parent symposia, games, a play, a concert, and parent-teacher conferences. The weekend activities include skiing, outdoor competitions, and traditional Winter Carnival events. All students - day and boarding - are on campus for Carnival and may leave for a long weekend with their parents after their last obligation on Saturday. Boarding students must return by Monday evening.

Below you will find the schedule for Winter Carnival 2020. Click on the underlined day to see the full entry. Some of the times of these scheduled events may change between now and Winter Carnival. Please check back at the end of January for the finalized calendar. 

RSVP to Winter Carnival 2019 here.  

Schedule of Events - click to read

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  • Friday, January 31

    8:30-9:45 a.m. Registration in Gibbs Lounge

    8:45 a.m.
    Academic classes begin with an assembly in the Bartlett Assembly Area in the Learning Center; parents are welcome and parent/faculty conference sign up sheets will be posted.

    10:00 a.m. Registration continues - Admissions Office
    Class Schedule:
    • 1st Period, A Block: 9:02-9:27
    • 2nd Period, B Block: 9:31-9:56
    • 3rd Period, C Block: 10:00-10:25
    • 4th Period, D Block: 10:29-10:54
    • 5th Period, E Block: 10:58-11:23
    • 6th Period, F Block: 11:27-11:52
    • 7th Period, G Block: 11:56-12:21
    1:00-3:00 p.m. School Store open, lower level of Gibbs Dining Hall

    12:05-1:10 p.m.
    Lunch in Gibbs Dining Hall for Sixth & Third Forms

    12:25-1:10 p.m. Lunch in Gibbs Dining Hall for Fourth & Fifth Forms

    1:15-2:15 p.m. Music Department concert in the Bartlett Assembly Area in the Learning Center; classroom dress required

    2:30-4:15 p.m. Athletic practices and contests. Click here for the full schedule

    4:00-6:00 p.m. Registration continues at the Switchboard throughout the weekend

    5:00 p.m. Secondary School Placement Meeting for Fifth Form students and parents in the Assembly Area 

    6:15-7:30 p.m. Optional buffet dinner in Gibbs Dining Hall; classroom dress required

    6:30 p.m. Informal parent conferences - Dormitory faculty available in dorms

    7:30-8:30 p.m. Drama Department performance of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play" by Werner Trieschmann. Classroom dress required. 

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  • Saturday, February 1

    8:15 a.m. Breakfast

    8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m.  Parents' Symposia by Form 
                                       Third Form Parents- Evans Center 226 
                                       Fourth Form Parents- Library 
                                       Fifth Form Parents- Assembly Area
                                       Sixth Form Parents- Band Room (EV 127) 

    9:15-11:15 a.m. Winter Carnival Events on Memorial Field & Easton Ski Area
    • Cardboard Sled Derby
    • Dormitory Klondike Sled Race  
    • 3 Legged Race 
    • Jack Jumping 
    • Dual Slalom 
    • Ski & Snowboarding Jump  
    • Skiing, and a bonfire 
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. School Store open

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Book Fair in Copley Library

    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Alumni Office open

    11:15 Optional Placement Meeting for Fifth Form International Parents in Learning Center Room 106

    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Buffet lunch in Gibbs Dining Hall

    12:00 p.m. Parents' Association meeting in Gibbs Dining Hall

    12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Athletic events as per the winter sports schedule. Click here for the full listing.

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Winter Carnival Family Skiing/Snowboarding. Refreshments available in Neme Lounge in the Gym

    3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Brief parent/faculty conferences. Parents may take their child off campus at this time for the remainder of the weekend; boarders have to return to campus by Monday, February 3 at 8 p.m.

    6:00 p.m. Regular school supper for those remaining on campus. Informal Dress.
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  • Sunday, February 2

    8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Buffet brunch for those remaining on campus

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  • Monday, February 3

    Parent/faculty conferences available by appointment throughout the day

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast for those remaining on campus

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m  Buffet lunch for those remaining on campus 

    6:00 p.m   Buffet dinner for those on campus 

    8:00 p.m. All boarding students must return to the Hill
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Winter Carnival 1944

A brief look back 70 years to the 1944 Eaglebrook School Winter Carnival activities: a march to the slopes, ski-joring, 3-legged race, ski jumping, skating, an obstacle race on skis, and a grand toboggan jump. All from old 16mm home movies.

Winter Carnival Video

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