May Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillside

Spotlight On…

New Building/Redesign Update!Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 9.59.05 AM

We are so excited, and hope you will be too! We have thought and discussed and explored, and want to share our plans for updating Hillside’s current facilities and the design sketches from Living Shelter Design Architects for our new building!
While we originally thought of having the main office in the new building, we realized we want the heart of the school in the main building, and that with the generosity of our donors last year, we can start a conversion of the Firs classroom to a smaller classroom (the west side of the room) and an office (the east side of the room). This allows easy access to the office for students, teachers, parents, and prospective families.
The new building, which will be located in what is currently the gravel pit, will be a classroom and storage space. We are aiming to begin construction this summer.Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 9.59.21 AM

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It is time for our final Open House of the year. This Thursday, celebrate a sweet start of spring with some…sweets! We plan to pair our delectable desserts with sweet conversation with the Hillside community. Please share the Open House invite with any families who are searching for the next academic step.


“Church & State” by Jason Odell Williams, a fast-paced dramedy starring Brynne!

It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong, particularly when faith, politics, gun control and ‘The Twitter’ mix it up?
Brynne recommends the show for 8th graders and up due to some profanity and heavy issues. The show runs through May 20th. Visit Burien Actors Theatre (https://www.burienactorstheatre.orgfor more information and tickets.

May 9th GiveBIG—For All

This is the final year of Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event, so we hope that our Hillside community will give big to a variety of non-profits on (or before!) May 9th. Hillside will use our donations to support the new building and changes on campus (see above for more details) so that we can better achieve our vision of having a facility that supports our mission of helping students develop and share their gifts.


Microsoft-affiliated People

Please note that Hillside is now on the Microsoft Alumni Nonprofit Directory, which makes Hillside eligible for matching funds during the GiveBig campaign!

Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 10.26.40 AMHillside History Feast

On Saturday, May 18, at 5:00, Hillside high school students will perform their History Feast characters in the Hillside Gym. This event, unique to Hillside, is a meeting of minds researched, created, and acted by those students.
We ask $15 per audience member to help cover the cost of our supplies. Additional donations are welcome.
Please reply ASAP, and send your check to Joel with your expected number of attendees since we have limited space. Priority is given to the families of performers.
The food supplied by parent supporters will reflect the time period, which is Modern World History.
This year’s characters may shock and surprise—and likely entertain—you with their views. Please join us for an unusual evening!
Note to Student Actors: Arrive at 10 am for set-up and rehearsal all day. Bring lunch, printed writings, and costumes!

Events CalendarScreen Shot 2018-05-01 at 10.40.14 AM

Tuesday, May 1
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 3
Open House—6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4
NO SCHOOL—Weather Make-Up Day
Saturday, May 5
History Feast Practice—2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 7
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9
History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10

Friday, May 11
Electives Begin
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
History Feast Practice –10:00 a.m.
History Feast—5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 14
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 17
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 10.48.26 AM
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 24
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 25
Animation Club (Term I)—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 26
Set Building—11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 28
No School—Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 29
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 31
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
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