Hollis/Brookline High School

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Hollis/Brookine High School
Established 1997
Type Public secondary
Principal Interim Rick Barnes
Students 987
Grades 9–12
Location 24 Cavalier Court
Hollis, New Hampshire, USA
Coordinates 42°44′01″N 71°35′40″W / 42.73361°N 71.59444°W / 42.73361; -71.59444Coordinates: 42°44′01″N 71°35′40″W / 42.73361°N 71.59444°W / 42.73361; -71.59444
Campus Rural
Colors Blue and White
Mascot Cavaliers
Website hollisbrookline.org

Hollis/Brookline High School is a public school located in Hollis, New Hampshire, serving the towns of Hollis and Brookline. It is administered by New Hampshire School Administration Unit (SAU) 41.

History[edit]

Aerial view of the school

The current high school building on Cavalier Court opened in 1997. A multi-million dollar addition was opened in the fall of 2001. The former high school building on Main Street is now the Hollis/Brookline Cooperative Middle School.

Academics[edit]

Hollis-Brookline High School offers accelerated courses in all departments, and has an advanced placement (AP) program including English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Calculus, US History, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Biology. HBHS was named a Blue Ribbon School in 2010 [1] and has appeared on the Newsweek list of top high schools in America. [2][citation needed]

Computer resources[edit]

Hollis/Brookline High School has three computer labs, 3 traveling computer labs with thirty laptops each, and other computers in the library. In addition to an assigned netbook, traveling projector carts are available for teachers, as well as an ELMO projector or SMART board.

Vocational education[edit]

Some students attend vocational courses held in neighboring towns. Hollis/Brookline High School, itself, offers Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Mechanical Drawing, Robotics, Video Production and several computer programming classes.

Athletics[edit]

Coach Korcoulis Track and Field

Hollis/Brookline is a member of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Class I schools. Athletic teams include cross country, indoor track, outdoor track wrestling, soccer, field hockey, skiing, cheerleading/spirit squad, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, bowling, baseball, softball, lacrosse, football, and ice hockey.

The school has three baseball fields, four multi-use (primarily soccer) fields, and a track complex. The track complex, known as Elias "Coach" Korcoulis Track, consists of a six lane track and a 320-square-foot (30 m2) field house.

Performing arts[edit]

Hollis/Brookline High School is home to the Hollis/Brookline Community Auditorium. It is host throughout the year to plays, performances, and professional public performances. The school theater department puts on plays, including a fall/ winter play and a spring musical.

One notable tradition was "Night of the Living Guitars", an annual showcase of student bands that raised money for the music department. After being discontinued for a few years, the tradition was revived in 2008. Some performances exist online, including these from the 2005 Hollis Brookline High School Guitar Night.

Awards[edit]

Hollis/Brookline high School has earned several awards, including the Blue Ribbon Award, which it won in 2010. [3] More information about these awards is on the school's website.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

The Cavalier Chronicle[edit]

The Cavalier Chronicle is a student-run newspaper that first went into publication in the spring of 2004 with one issue published before the summer recess. The "CavChron", as it is known to students, is now in its fifth year of publication.

Cavazine[edit]

The Cavazine is an online magazine devoted to students' original writing, including essays, stories, and poetry, as well as student-made artwork and photography.

FIRST Robotics[edit]

Hollis/Brookline's FIRST Robotics Team 1073, also known as The FORCE Team, was established in 2002. It remains one of the most competitive teams in the region. A full biography of the team can be found here. Along with numerous technical courses, the FIRST team makes its home in a pair of classrooms known as the Tech Center, which consists of one classroom is full of computers for the students and a modest but well-equipped machine shop.

Granite State Challenge[edit]

The 2008-2009 Hollis/Brookline Granite State Challenge team won the annual tournament, defeating the private Phillips Exeter Academy. It was the second time in school history that the Hollis/Brookline team competed in the Granite State Challenge final (known as the Superchallenge), losing to Phillips Exeter in the 1985 final.

Hollis Brookline Excalibur[edit]

The Hollis Broookline Excalibur is the Yearbook for the school. It is done by the Yearbook Club and it is sold every year to students and faculty. The covers are chosen by the editors, and are usually student made.

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