April Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillside…olypiaganza1

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Thrills! Gyrations! Aggravations! I’m talking about sons killing fathers who killed their fathers and it’s AWESOME! This Thursday and Friday the 5th and 6th grade is performing a hilarious take on Greek Mythology.
Join us in the gym at 7:30, and prepare to be AMAZED.
$10 suggested donation per ticket.


Science Connections

Laura writes:
Ben Peterson, a noxious weed specialist for King County, came to the environmental science class on Tuesday to teach us about invasive species.  We enjoyed a walk around our forest where he introduced us to garlic mustard, a very high priority invasive species in Washington State.  Garlic mustard isn’t found too many places, but we do have some in our forest.  We can help prevent its spread by removing it and putting it in the trash (not compost) when we find it, and making sure we don’t spread seeds on our shoes.
The 5th and 6th graders are finishing up a unit on Erosion and Deposition, including a case study of the challenges facing the Mississippi River Delta.  On Thursday they got to have a phone conversation with Richie Blink, the Plaquemines Parish Outreach Coordinator for Mississippi River Delta Restoration with the National Wildlife Federation.  The students asked great questions, and Richie put a human face (or voice) to the challenges of erosion and deposition that we have been discussing in class.  He explained the multi-tiered response necessary in terms of wetland restoration, levies, and efforts to live with the natural systems rather than against them, through building on stilts, transitioning to houseboat living, and even moving entire communities inland as sea level rises.  You can check out his bio at http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Faces-of-NWF/Richie-Blink.aspx and see a video on some of his early efforts at http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2011/09/20119309026615213.html.

Games Club

Avalon, Dominion, Catan, oh my! Join Board Games Club for our third term starting Monday right after Spring Break! Contact Sigrid or Joel for more details.

Events Calendar

Tuesday, April 4
History Feast Script Writing—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 6
Intermediate Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 7
Animation—3:00 p.m.
Intermediate Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8
Drama Set Strike—11:00 a.m.

Monday, April 10-Friday, April 15
No School—Spring Break

Monday, April 17
History Feast Script Writing—3:00 p.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 24
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25
History Feast Script Writing—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 27
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 28
Animation—3:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 29
History Feast Script Writing—2:00 p.m.

Monday, May 1
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3
History Feast Script Writing—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 4
Spring Sweet and Greet—6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5
Electives Begin

Saturday, May 6
Performers setup, rehearsal, performance—10:00 a.m.
History Feast—5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 8
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10
Give Big!

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