“The design of the installation was inspired by the spirit of play and exploration that permeates all aspects of the curriculum and educational philosophy of St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s,” said Mr. Nester.
The students in St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s class of 2019 have made their final decisions about which secondary schools they will attend, while the class of 2015 will soon move on to an impressive array of colleges and universities.
“The runners represented us proudly with their skill but also with the strong bond they developed, supporting one another through highs and lows in the months they have been together,” said Patti Lesser, Director of P.E. and Athletics.
Alumna author Rabeah Ghaffari ’89 offered a reading from her recently published novel, To Keep The Sun Alive, in the C.V. Starr Library at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's on May 23.
St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s inaugural Geography Bee challenged students’ knowledge of U.S. and world geography, with two upper division teams facing off in an exciting quiz show-style format.
“While all of our delegates performed admirably, one eighth grader won a special distinction as our only student to earn a ‘Golden Gavel’ for his legislating skill in his committee,” said advisor Duane Bailey-Castro.
April 18 is National High-Five Day. The Upper Division Student Council along with the St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Hawk greeted the community with high-fives as they arrived in the morning. The celebration continued throughout the day from the Nursery Lemonade Stand where customers paid with high-fives to the grade 3 Ice-cream Sundae Party in the Special Dining Room, and beyond.
Financial journalist Ron Lieber spoke at the Parents’ Association's March meeting, addressing parents about developing financial intelligence and responsibility in children.
Some new friends stepped “out of the wardrobe” to greet students and parents of St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s when they arrived for school last Friday. Aslan the Lion, Mr. Tumnus, The Pevensie children, The Professor, and Jadis the White Witch—portrayed by members of the faculty—were assembled in the lobby, a living tableau of characters students have come to know and love during the school’s month-long exploration of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
“I'll tell you what ‘freedom’ is to me—no fear!” The words of legendary soul singer Nina Simone inspired the students, faculty, and parents assembled at this year's Gospel Celebration, titled “A Journey of Love, Rooted in the African-American Tradition.”
The Beginners had a chance to play alongside the first grade experts, who offered the 2- and 3-year-olds a lesson from the circus unit of their daily physical education class.
Students honored the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by exploring the power of his words and taking inspiration from his influential “I Have a Dream Speech,” delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.
When Greenhouse Keeper Lauren Paull noticed that younger students were overwatering plants in the greenhouse, she turned to the senior kindergarten to impart this important lesson.
Beginning technology students in second grade used hands-on materials to learn the foundational principles of computing and lift the veil of technology, revealing the building blocks of how their iPads, computers, and other devices work.
Eighth grade Latin students had a special substitute this week, when Herbert Toler ’18 returned to teach a lesson on Roman culture. Eighth grade Latin teacher Joan Wentworth invited Herbert back after hearing about his current success with high school Latin.
Singers, dancers, and crew members at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's are preparing for this year's spring production, School of Rock, The Musical! The performances will take place Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m.
Singing at a nursing home; baking for local firefighters; and making cards, decorations, and treats for a neighborhood soup kitchen were just some of the ways that students observed St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s Day, an annual schoolwide day of service that honors the school’s patron saints, Hilda of Whitby and Hugh of Lincoln.
Members of St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s Board of Trustees and administration offered parents an in-depth examination of the school’s finances and how investments in independent school tuition and philanthropic giving directly impact students and faculty.
“We are an Episcopal school founded to bring together children and families of all racial, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds,” she said. “One of the crucial aspects of our program is helping children to become people of conscience and compassion. This is not a new endeavor for us—it has been part of our mission since our founding 70 years ago.”
“This is a dark moment that reminds us of the importance of choosing a path of peace. As a community, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s chooses the path of peace and life.”