“I am determined to continue our work to educate children who will one day, as Mother Ruth said years ago, ‘tear down the walls and divisions that separate people of different cultures, creeds, and classes.’”
It might seem strange that our News section begins with an event from 1950. That is the year in which Mother Ruth had a vision to bring together children and families of all backgrounds to learn from one another and about one another. That mission is at the heart of all we do, from highlighting student endeavors, to celebrating our recent grads, to catching up with alumni and seeing how they are living our mission every day.
Although the items here in our News section, change frequently, the heart and soul behind remain constant.
The St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's faculty connects with students and parents through a musical tribute.
In Chapel, Lower Division French Teacher Deb Jordan-Levy discussed the importance of learning about different Francophone countries while studying the language.
“It’s still school. Even though we’re in a different setting, we can still learn.”
“For us, Black History is not just about February; it is every day.”
We are approaching this situation thoughtfully and deliberately, recognizing that the risk to our families is very low. Advice and counsel are being provided by experts in the Mount Sinai Health System.
St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s Basketball Hawks captured the NYCAL regular season championships for 2019-2020.
“This event is titled a ‘Gospel Celebration,’” Minister Irventz Garçon said. “However, it is much deeper than that.”
This year St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s introduced an innovative photography course under the leadership of social studies teacher and accomplished photographer Duane Bailey-Castro.
On Valentine’s Day, early childhood students reconnected with their former eighth grade buddies, reminding the school’s newest alumni that they still have many friends at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s.
“They Sold Human Beings Here” uncovers the mostly hidden and forgotten locations where enslaved people were bought and sold, accompanied by images of auction sites taken by photographer Dannielle Bowman.
Students and guest performers put on a spectacular Lunar New Year performance which included singing, dancing, and fireworks. View photos from this beloved all-school event here.
The popular GeoGames Trivia Board continues to engage grade 4-8 students with challenging geography questions.
As St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s marked the 70th anniversary of its opening day on February 2, 2020, it lost one of its founders. Sister Elise, one of the founding members of the Community of the Holy Spirit and one of the school’s first teachers, died on Sunday at the age of 98.
As teachers of young children ages 3 to 9, language teachers Deb Jordan-Levy (French), Elizabeth Ortega (Spanish), and Peng Zeng (Mandarin-Chinese) are unified in their mission to provide a contemporary, immersive, and age-appropriate learning environment for their students.
The Hawks continue a tradition of basketball excellence this winter. Playing in the NYCAL league, both the boys and girls 7-8 teams have begun the year with an unbeaten record, while a second 7-8 boys "silver team" and the two six grade teams are representing the school with pride.
A lawyer and criminal justice reformer, Janos Martin '96 began to explore his passion for activism in second grade at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's. Janos is still driven by the values his teachers imparted—morality, civics, and service to community.
As the second grade embarked upon their year-long study of the world, their technology class went along on the journey, with a stop-motion movie project to illustrate the movement of the continents, and a re-creation of the Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge in Peru.
Lower Division Learning Specialist Margaret Pennoyer began the new year by talking about different New Year's Eve traditions around the world.
“When children have immersive play experiences, early academic skills—such as literacy, numeracy, vocabulary, and language—all emerge naturally,” says Dr. Lisa Wright, director of the Hollingworth Center at Teachers College Columbia University.
“‘Always a Hawk’ means doing your best every day. It means that when it’s time to represent your school in uniform, you know how to be a supportive teammate, to be coachable, to work hard, to balance academics, and to represent us with pride.”
Senior Kindergarten teachers Ms. Clark and Ms. Washington share their knowledge and personal experience with Día de los Muertos during Chapel.
During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, fourth and fifth grade science teacher Katie Behrmann talked with the upper division in Chapel about the challenges faced by people with disabilities and how the laws and practices of New York City and the entire nation affect them.