NNHS Assemblies


Mouse Assemblies

Fall 1954 - Class of 1959

Fall 1955 - Class of 1960

Fall 1956 - Class of 1961

Fall 1957 - Class of 1962

Fall 1958 - Class of 1963

Fall 1959 - Class of 1964 - 10/19/11

Fall 1960 - Class of 1965 - 10/19/11

Fall 1961 - Class of 1966 - 10/19/11

Fall 1962 - Class of 1967 - pp. 92-93 (COMING SOON)

Fall 1963 - Class of 1968 - 10/19/11

Fall 1964 - Class of 1969

Fall 1965 - Class of 1970

Senior Assemblies

May 1955 - Class of 1955

May 1956 - Class of 1956

May 1957 - Class of 1957

May 1958 - Class of 1958

May 1959 - Class of 1959

Thursday, May 26, 1960 - Class of 1960

May 1961 - Class of 1961

May 1962 - Class of 1962

May 1963 - Class of 1963

Thursday, May 21, 1964 - Class of 1964 - 02/11/10

Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Class of 1965 - 02/11/10

May 1966 - Class of 1966

May 1967 - Class of 1967

Pep Assemblies

1962 - p.17 (2); 1963 - pp. 92-93 (5) (COMING SOON)

Honor Assemblies

1963 - p. 92


We have often talked about the Typhoon spirit. Remember the assemblies we used to have? We had lots of them
during football and basketball season. Didnít we have one for every home football game? We had assemblies
to mark special occasions, too. At Thanksgiving time it seems to me I remember gathering the entire student body
in the auditorium and we sang the traditional Thanksgiving songs. The entire student body assembled
in the auditorium with the seniors seated in the front rows.

Perhaps the assembly that most endures in my mind was the first one held in the new auditorium that replaced the one
destroyed by fire. Miss Sherman led the student body in singing ďBless This House.Ē Iíll never forget the words.
I still hear the voices rising in unison to sing:

Bless this house, O Lord. Make it safe by night and day;
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out;
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, letting in Godís heavenly light;
Bless the hearth a blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee.

In years after I left NNHS and worked in other schools, I did not see assemblies like the ones we had at NNHS.
We had lots of them, yet they did not interfere with the academic program, although I do remember watching
the hands on the clock in Mrs. Gravesí English class, hoping the clock would get to time for the assembly
before she got around to giving the promised quiz on the homework that I did not finish the night before!

Remember the pep rallies, yelling at the top of our lungs to support our teams? Remember the chorus and
the band performing for the student body? Remember the skits and plays our classmates performed
at assemblies that marked holidays? Remember the Mouse Assembly and the Senior Assembly?  
I wonder if those assemblies had something to do with building the Spirit that was NNHS? Did they
somehow enter into the chemistry that created the phenomenon we know as the NNHS Typhoon Spirit?

- Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of Northern VA - 12/01/05
WOWZERONI - what a thought!  Thanks, Aretie!



(This page was finally created on 03/25/06 - and at last posted on 02/10/10.)

"Bless This House" midi, suggested by
Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of Northern VA - 12/01/05;
and located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, courtesy of
- 01/26/05
Thanks, Aretie and Dave!

Comedy-Tragedy Masks clip art courtesy of http://www.hscripts.com/freeimages/icons/human/face-mask-clipart.php - 03/25/06

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