Reunion & Homecoming Weekend 2020

Alumni attending reunion

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the global spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone most reunion and homecoming activities from October 9-11, 2020 to fall of 2021. Classes ending in 0s and 5s will celebrate their milestone reunion with classes ending in 1s and 6s in fall 2021. We look forward to celebrating with you then!

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN AUGUST


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8

Golden Bears Luncheon

Start your reunion weekend at this intimate luncheon for longtime friends and alumni from the classes of 1945 to our newest Golden Bears, the class of 1970. Share favorite memories from school days past and catch up on each other’s lives today. Head of School Dr. Anne Stavney will welcome you and share a brief update on the school. The Upper School’s a cappella choir also will perform. All luncheon attendees will receive a commemorative Golden Bears pin representing alumni celebrating a 50th or greater reunion.

Postponed until fall 2021


The Take on Blake: Remote Learning Highs and Lows

RSVP required

Upper School faculty members Maggie Bowman (social studies) and Jim Spector (studio art) will talk about how Blake’s curriculum was adjusted for remote teaching and learning during the pandemic. They will share how the Upper School handled their first experience with an extended home-based online teaching and learning program in their respective course subjects. This presentation will include a general overview of the Upper School schedule and student expectations as well as Maggie and Jim’s particular challenges and successes.

1-2pm
Zoom Meeting (link provided once registered)


Northrop Campus Tour

Experience a step back in time and a leap into the future as you explore this beautiful building, which incorporates modern renovations, such as the Ankeny Center for Science, Design and Research, while retaining its historic character. While much has changed throughout its 100-plus years, the Northrop campus continues to positively impact learning and teaching. The tour will be led by former faculty member Jan Woolman.

Postponed until fall 2021


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

Breakfast at Blake: Reunion Edition

RSVP required

The reunion edition of our popular Breakfast at Blake speaker series will feature our Young Alumnus of the Year Rolf Haas ‘04. We will honor and hear from the 2020 Outstanding Alumna of the Year Jenifer Neils ‘68 at the fall 2021 Breakfast at Blake: Reunion Edition.

7:30–9am
Zoom Meeting (link provided once registered)


Blake Campus Tour

Exciting changes are underway in Hopkins! Come see the transformation of our oldest campus while revisiting some familiar spaces. Check out the new entrance hall, refurbished MacMillan Performing Arts Center and Dining Commons. The future meets the past on our present-day walk through campus.

Postponed until fall 2021


25th Reunion Reception
THE BLAKE SCHOOL CLASS OF 1995

A quarter century deserves a celebration! Join your fellow classmates at a reception to mark this milestone reunion. Reminisce, catch up and share some laughs with the people who knew you when. Watch the homecoming game from the best vantage point on campus and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Postponed until fall 2021


50th Reunion Dinner
BLAKE AND NORTHROP CLASSES OF 1970

Time flies and you're sure to have fun at this reception and dinner celebrating your milestone 50th class reunion. Reconnect with your friends and classmates, sit back, relax and remember past times shared together. Head of School Dr. Anne Stavney will welcome you and share remarks.

Postponed until fall 2021


Homecoming Game

Postponed until 2021


Great Blake Get-Together

All alumni and their families are invited to this casual Reunion and Homecoming gathering. Reunite with friends and classmates and partake in a complimentary buffet and cash bar. Cheer on the Wolfpack — Blake’s co-op football team with Minnehaha Academy and St. Paul Academy — to a homecoming victory over Minneapolis North. Enjoy an up-close view of the game from Blake’s Dining Commons. The dress code is casual and the atmosphere is family friendly.

Cancelled


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

REUNION CLASS ACTIVITIES

Most reunion classes have additional class-hosted activities during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend. The details (time, location and cost) are determined by each class’s reunion organizing committee.

Postponed until fall 2021


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