Horizons

Horizons at MHS

A ONE-OF-A-KIND PROGRAM

Horizons is where the Miss Hall's commitment to engagement, service and leadership comes to life. 
Through weekly on and off-campus internships, volunteer opportunities, and on-campus student-led projects, 100 percent of Miss Hall's students spend Thursdays developing leadership skills, exploring career interests, and making a difference in the communities around them.                        Horizons evolves sequentially: as students move from one year to the next, they build on skills learned earlier in their Horizons work.
What do you do on Thursday morning?
 

Horizons Photos

  • Horizons Work on Campus — by Bethany Song ’20

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  • Horizons Visit to Hancock Shaker Village — By Bethany Song ’20

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  • Visit to Caretaker Farm

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  • Gala of the Arts - 5.4.18

    The Horizons Arts Council (an on-campus Horizons site) hosted the annual Gala of the Arts (GOTA) on Friday, May 4. This year’s event, “A Night at the Oscars,” showcased the work of student videographers on campus. After entering the Woods Theater via the red carpet — complete with photo booths and performance art! — 17 short films were screened and awards distributed by a panel of faculty judges.

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  • Senior Horizons Presentations - 5.3.18

    For the senior Horizons presentations, 12th grade students offered a trade show in Centennial Hall, with students reporting on their senior projects and showcasing work done at their sites through a variety of media.

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  • Arty Party at Handmade Holiday Festival - 12.2.17

    December 2 and 3 found MHS freshwomen selling their wares at the Handmade Holiday Festival in Dalton. As part of their entrepreneurial efforts, students made a variety of items—ceramic coasters, laser-cut wooden key chains, terrariums, and other handmade crafts to sell and support their philanthropy.

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  • Grade 9 Arty-Party Preparation - 11.9.17

    Horizons students in Grade 9 are preparing handmade goods to sell at the Handmade Holiday Festival in December.

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  • Hancock Shaker Village Visit - 10.26.17

    Horizons and the History Department teamed up on another outing, with sophomores traveling to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield. Students toured the grounds and buildings, learned about the Shaker community and its customs, and tried a Shaker dance. Photos by Maya Creamer '20 and Char Green.

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  • Sophomore Horizons at Rain Gardens - 10.12.17

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  • Horizons at Caretaker Farm - 10.5.17

    For the first day of Horizons off-site programming, one group of Sophomore girls traveled to Caretaker Farm in Williamstown, where they learned about sustainability and Community Supported Agriculture. Photos by Nancy Borges and Akilah Edgerton.

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  • Horizons at Housatonic Valley Association - 10.5.17

    For the first day of Horizons off-site programming, one group of Sophomores ventured to Hinsdale, where they performed trail maintenance for the Housatonic Valley Association and Berkshire Natural Resources Council. The students were accompanied by HVA Horizons intern Emily Hunter ’18 and BNRC Horizons intern Caroline Chen ’18. Photos by Julia Heaton and David Smith.

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Horizons Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Alison Basdekis 

    Director of Horizons
    University of Vermont - B.A.
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  • Kimberly Boland '94 

    Horizons Teacher; Co-Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs
    University of Massachusetts - M.B.A.
    St. Michael's College - B.A.
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  • Norvelene Contakos 

    Horizons Advisor
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  • Akilah Edgerton '00 

    Sophomore Horizons Advisor; Co-Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs
    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University - B.S.W. and a Certificate in Global Sudies
  • Fay Parker 

    Associate Director of Horizons
    Bethany College - B.A.
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  • Marian Rutledge 

    ESL Teacher; Greenhouse Manager
    Wheaton College - B.A.
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492 Holmes Road Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 443-6401

About us

Located in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Miss Hall's School is a private, college preparatory, boarding and day high school for girls in grades 9-12.
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