This year students in Hillside’s American Literature classes incorporated American authors into their Poetry Out Loud focus. Students chose a poem that spoke to them by an American author, then worked to create dynamic recitations of their chosen poems. In addition to developing public speaking skills, 10thand 11thgrade students interpreted their poems visually.
The finalists for the Hillside’s competition were Nick Houser, Sam Lamberti, Amelia Ossario, and Harrison Lin. Each student had to select and memorize a second poem for the final. Brynne assembled a team of judges familiar with poetry and performance for the school competition held on Tuesday, 11/26.
Advancing to Regional Competition in Tacoma in February is Harrison Lin. Harrison chose “Ode to the Midwest” and “Charge of the Light Brigade”. Hillside’s Runner-up is Sam Lamperti who chose “Sci-Fi” and “What Honor To Awake At Night”.
There is only one Open House left in 2019, and it will not be the same without YOU! Even if you cannot attend, please be sure to tell families you know about Hillside so that their students can check out what the Number 1 School for the Arts in Washington (as ranked by Niche.com). We love getting to talk with our community and sharing it with others, so please stop by and send along some possible new Hillside scholars!
Earn Money for Hillside
Did you know that you can raise funds for Hillside without spending a dime extra? Hillside has accounts with both Office Depot and Amazon.
For Home Depot, you can designate a school to benefit from your online and in-store simply by providing Hillside’s number at check out. Hillside’s number is 70105940, but you can also look it up on their website if you forget it.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
To choose Hillside, go to smile.amazon.com. Then click on “supporting” near the top of the screen, and search for “Hillside Fellowship.” Once you set this up, you only need to remember to go to smile.amazon.com and Hillside will receive your percentage!
Short Stories Live–with Jean!
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00PM
A Town Hall holiday favorite, Rogue’s Christmas brings together unconventional holiday tales as part of Town Hall’s Short Stories Live series. This year, curator Jean Sherrard offers a selection of humorous stories for the whole family, featuring readers Julie Briskman, Kurt Beattie, and Marianne Owen, with special guests Nancy and Joe Guppy—plus accompaniment by returning house band Pineola, fronted by Leslie Braly. Pull up a seat for laughter and live music at this family-friendly installment of a Rogue’s Christmas.