What’s Happening at Hillside
In the Classroom
As students settle in at Hillside, we are hard at work in the classroom expanding our knowledge and working hands-on in multiple mediums. From experimenting in science class to getting creative with cognates and props in Spanish, Hillside students are developing their critical thinking skills each day.
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!
According to the National Hispanic Heritage Month website we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th-October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17th, 1988. The day of September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and 18th, respectively. Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12th, falls within this 30 day period.
The open house will be held Thursday, October 7th from 7:00-8:30 pm. We encourage you to share Hillside with any families looking for the right fit for their students. Our community members are our best ambassadors, so please feel free to extend an invitation to those you know to come learn about Hillside!
Happy October birthday wishes to: Lola, Ausby, and Frances! We hope you have wonderful birthdays and delicious cake to celebrate!
Community Building Day
Students and families in all grade levels came out for a hike on the Coal Creek Trail near campus. After the vigorous hike, we gathered at campus for a socially distanced picnic and socializing. We were also graced with the presence of our local barred owl. What do you think we should name the owl?
The annual Hillside Halloween Party is a go this year! We will be celebrating on Saturday, October 30th. Please stay tuned for additional details as we get closer to the date.