June Bulletin

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Mt. St. Helens

Laura and Julie set up a fantastic (and educational)! field trip to Volcano Outdoor School for the Earth Science and Environmental Science classes. Over the two days students learned about ecological impacts of the St. Helens explosion, participated in hands-on activities in mineral formation and town-planning, as well as outdoor activities including hiking and a field survey. Ask any 5th-7th grader what happened on May 18th, 1980, and they can tell you the whole story!



6th Grade Fly-Up

One of our Hillside traditions is to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of our 6th graders as they are on the brink of their next adventures. This is a short ceremony, mainly aimed at the student body of Hillside, but parents and friends are welcome to attend.


The Ancient-Renaissance Literature class has been doing an in-depth exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. We were quite taken with the story (and fate) of Ophelia–so much so that some students conducted an Ophelia-themed photo shoot at the Mercer Slough.

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Spring Play

The Drama Elective has been hard at work preparing ‘I’ll Leave It To You’  by Noel Coward. Set in the 1920s (created by and originally starring a 20-year old Coward), this drawing room comedy tells the story of the Dermotts, an English family down on its luck; father has recently died, leaving behind his wife and five adult children, without prospects. Wealthy Uncle Daniel arrives from South America to save the day. Evidently dying of a gradual but incurable disease, he promises to leave his entire estate to the child who “makes good” – in short, whoever discovers their gift and “makes their mark” in the months before Uncle Dan’s inevitable demise. Who will succeed…or fail? And is Uncle Dan actually who he says he is? Hijinks ensue.


The end of a school year is always bittersweet, especially saying goodbye and wishing good luck to seniors  starting on the next step in their journey. Please join us to mark this occasion with our graduation ceremony, followed by a potluck.


Hillside Swag

While we didn’t get any entries for new T-shirts this year, we do have enamel pins! If you would like to sport some Hillside swag on a bag, lapel, or anywhere else, get in touch with Sigrid to buy!

Events Calendar


Preparing bread during the Cooking elective

Thursday, June 6
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 10
6th Grade Fly-Up—11:30 a.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Thursday, June 13
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16
Drama Dress Rehearsal—12:00 p.m.
Monday, June 17
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
Last Day of School—Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m.
Final Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Friday, June 21
Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
Graduation—5:00 p.m.
Graduation Reception and Potluck—6:00 p.m.
Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.

Nice shot!

Sunday, June 23
Set Strike—11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 25
Work Party—5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29
Work Party—10:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 30
Work Party—11:00 a.m.

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