What’s Happening at Hillside…
The First Month back!
Welcome back to Hillside – we are so glad to commence our 54th year with you! We began this year spending a few days getting to know some new faces, renewing old acquaintances, and figuring out how to grow as a community. This included building some shelves as teams, playing a rousing game of musical chairs, and sharing our favorite plants. We laughed, sparred, and opened up to what this school year has in store for all of us.
Lizeth Gutierrez recently published an article about the Chicano muralismo movement in St. Paul, Minnesota with the Minnesota Historical Society. Enjoy
Amy Elizabeth Spens, a Hillside alum from our 2011 graduating class, has just received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington. Congratulations, Dr. Spens!
Happy September birthday wishes to: Isabel, Isaac, Kael, Ryan, Shadow, Kyle, and Julie! We hope you have wonderful days filled with happiness and delicious cake.
We are excited to host our curriculum night in-person this year! We have scheduled the event for Thursday, September 22 at 7pm. Curriculum night is a chance for parents to meet our teachers and learn more about their child’s classes/curriculums. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask the teachers questions.
To RSVP, please sign up here.
School Picture Day!
We have scheduled our school picture day for Monday, Sept. 12.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th-October 15th. We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The theme for this year is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” Here is a great article from the Census Bureau on the Latino population in the U.S.
Community Day Hike and Party
On Saturday, September 17th, please join us for a hike at Lakemont Community Park. We will be meeting at Hillside at 1:30pm to head over together in the school vans. If you prefer to meet us at the park, we will be arriving there at around 1:40pm. A party will follow at Hillside’s campus starting at 4pm and running until 7pm. Hope to see you all there!
Our first open house of the academic year is scheduled for October 13th at 7pm. Please spread the word! We are looking forward to showing our school community to prospective new families and friends. To RSVP, please sign up here.
Also, please upload a photo to your Jupiter profile (parents and students).
Clubs begin the week of September 12th. For information about signing up, please contact Lizeth or the club sponsor.
Mondays-Tabletop Gaming Club (TGC)
3:20-4:45 with Jenn
Tuesdays—Hillside Cavalier Fencing Club
3:20-4:50 with Kael
Learn the art of the sword!
It challenges the mind and body, and develops athleticism, problem solving, and sportsmanship. Hillside Cavaliers focuses on the Olympic sport of Sabre, the fastest, subtlest, most athletic, and, to its practitioners, the most fun of the three fencing weapons. Click here to read more!
Wednesdays—Drama Club (starts October 7th)
3:25-4:45 with Jean
We will begin with intensive improv workshops and exploratory scene work, dipping into a wide range of dramatic works. Before the winter break, actors will choose monologues and one-act plays to rehearse and perform in our February showcase. Click here to read more!
Thursdays—Created Creatures Club
3:25-4:45 with Leslie
Learn basic hand-sewing, embellishment, and patterning techniques to craft your own soft creatures! Clubbers will come away with their own soft creatures to keep or share. Click here to read more!
3:20-4:50 with Kael