September Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillside…

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First Week

Welcome back to Hillside – we are so glad to be embarking on our 52nd year with you! Although this year is starting off a bit unconventionally, staff and students are adjusting amazingly to the new normal at school.
Thankfully, we are lucky enough to be able to hold once weekly community building days (socially distanced of course!) on campus. This week, we played drama games with Jean and spent time reconnecting with and meeting new friends.

Birthdays, birthdays!

11058378_10153799894037480_1295631808666088687_o-3-871x1024.jpg Happy July birthday wishes to: Tavish, Paul, Sam, Thomas, Rowan & Wis!
Happy August birthday wishes to: Ashton, Joshua, Noah, Jacob, Megan, Kalan & Karen!
Happy September birthday wishes to: Isaac, Liza, Amelia, Kyle, Kael & Julie!
Hillside is excited to launch a new birthday initiative that speaks to our community’s value of participating in our world with a sense of collective responsibility.  Each month’s group of birthday celebrants will come together in choosing a nonprofit or charity that speaks to their hearts, and will donate a modest sum on behalf of Hillside. Stay tuned for the October newsletter to see which nonprofits or charities were chosen by our July, August and September birthday celebrants.


All clubs will be held online through Zoom this trimester. Stay tuned for late September start dates! For information about signing up, please contact Lizeth or the club sponsor.
Mondays—Broadway Club
3:05-4:20 with Megan
At the Broadway Club, students will discover or hone their singing skills through vigorous vocal warm-ups, fun singing games, and of course, as they practice and perform their Broadway musical favorites. Click here to read more!
Mondays-Portfolio Club
3:05-4:20 with Leslie
Calling all high schoolers! Prepare your portfolio either in preparation for the AP Art Exams, college applications, or your own satisfaction and growth. Click here to read more!
Wednesdays—Drama Club
3:05-4:20 with Jean
Drama Club is open to 7th grade and above. Since we will be using the Zoom platform, we will work largely on monologues and duets. These may include Shakespearean soliloquies and other poetry and prose of note. Click here to read more!
Thursdays—Social Justice Club
3:05-4:20 with Kalan
This club will explore ideas of Social and Ecological Justice from a variety of perspectives, and investigate strategies of action to effect change – asking questions like: What is privilege and how can it be used for good? What is hope and what do we want for the future?  Click here to read more.
Fridays—Fiber Arts 
3:05-4:20 with Leslie
Explore creating 2-D and 3-D images using fibers. We’ll explore using a variety of techniques such as sewing, weaving, felting, and more! Click here to read more.

Curriculum Night

Curriculum night will be online this year. Expect an email later this month with links to curriculum videos from staff. Watch curriculum night at a time that suits you best!

September Events Calendar

Monday, September 7
No School – Veteran’s Day
Wednesday, September 9
Community Building Day @ Hillside 9-11
Wednesday, September 16
Community Building Day @ Hillside 9-11
Wednesday, September 23
SAT School Day for Juniors
Wednesday, September 23
Community Building Day @ Hillside 9-11
Thursday, September 24
Block IA begins
Wednesday, September 30
Community Building Day @ Hillside 9-11
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