Morning Meeting begins every school day at 8:30AM, by division, with a few moments of settling silence, then meeting leaders call on those who have announcements to make. Morning Meeting provides daily connection to community, an opportunity to find out about the day's events, and an open forum for those who have announcements to share.
In a typical Middle School Morning Meeting, an 8th grader acts as meeting leader, ringing a bell to start the meeting, ending the settling silence, and calling on any adult or student who has an announcement to make. Teachers explain any changes to the day's schedule, students announce birthdays, share concerns, mention athletic game outcomes, and announce community related events or concerns. Seniors run each Upper School Morning Meeting, beginning and ending the silence and calling on anyone who has an announcement to make. As in the Middle School meeting, students and faculty share announcements about schedules, games, practices, birthdays, concerns, opinions and community issues. Seniors happily share college acceptance news with their peers.
Students are expected to be on time and mentally present at Morning Meeting.