January Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillside

Spotlight On…

Hello to Lizeth!

We are so excited to welcome an excellent addition to the Hillside team, Lizeth Gutierrez.
From Kael, “Earning her B.A. at Grinnell College, Iowa, and her PhD. at Washington State University in Pullman, Lizeth worked as a Fellow on the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in American Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN, for the last two years before returning home to the Northwest. She has experience in conflict management and resolution, collaborating with faculty, museums, and non-profit organizations, and managing and mentoring undergraduate researchers. She has developed curriculum for college and high school students. Highly organized, she is capable at grant writing, public speaking, and management.”
Please make sure to stop in and say hello when you have a chance!

Graphic-ONLY-Murder-on-the-Orient-Express-2019-Murder on the Orient Express

Hillside teacher Brynne Garman and Hillside grad Jane Davie are both featured in Valley Center Stage’s upcoming production of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express, in North Bend. Brynne is performing as Helen Hubbard and Jane is working Technical Crew in this fast-paced adaptation by Ken Ludwig. The show runs from February 14-March 1. For ticket information, go to valleycenterstage.org/shows/murder-on-the-orient-express/
This show is suitable for all ages.
Thanks in advance for your support!

Edible Architecture

Intermediate students created culinary delights the week before Winter Break. Each student selected a notable piece of American architecture, researched its history and the style of architecture, and then translated the physical building into an edible version.
Our Willy Wonka-like tour through American History starts in 1734 with George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, a Palladian style building. Next we have two 19th century buildings, the Grand Masonic Lodge/Opera House built in 1871 in the Second Empire style, and the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake, a Gothic Revival building finished in 1893. Our final three are from the 20thcentury. The 1923 Mediterranean Revival estate of Vizcaya is a nod to the excesses of the roaring 20s, including Italianate Gardens. 1938’s Fallingwater, the Organic Architecture oeuvre by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a completely different approach; rather than dominate and shape the landscape, it is intended to harmonize with it. By looking at the two buildings you can almost feel the Great Depression and shifting American society that lie between them. Finally, we have the absolutely astounding Modernist 1959 Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes. This complex includes three domes, each of which covers an area equal to half of a football field.

open houseOpen House

Now that 2020 is here, many families are looking at their school choices for the fall, and we are eager to tell them about Hillside. We hope that you can join us, and please recommend Hillside to any families you know exploring their options!

YuleYule Ball

Come one, come all (students and alumni) to the 2020 Yule Ball! It will be the evening of January 23rd. More details to come!


IMG_3155Farewell Joel

Due to the possibility of snow next week, we celebrated and bid farewell to Joel a few days before his actual last day. He will be around for Open Houses, plays, and other activities this spring, so this is not goodbye forever. In addition to cupcakes (thanks, Brynne!) and brownies (Thanks Kati!), Laura knocked our socks off by making Khachapuri, a cheese-filled bread dish from the country of Georgia, one of Joel’s favorite foods.

Beauty in Biology

The biology students put elodea plants in acid indicator BTB solution, exposed one plant to light and covered the other test tube in foil, then compared both tubes to a control with no plant to examine carbon dioxide use and production during photosynthesis and cellular respiration.


123_1Events Calendar

Friday, January 10
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 13
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 14
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15
Block IIB begins
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 16
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, January 17
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 20
MLK Jr. Day – No School
Tuesday, January 21
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 23
Open House—6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday, January 24
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 27
Hillside Atelier—3:00 p.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 29
Drama Club—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 30
Fencing Club—3:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31
Fiber Arts—3:00 p.m.

Acres of Wilderness (OLD)(REPLACE)

We are immensely proud of our graduates (NEW)

Supportive Community (NOT IN ROTATION) (OLD)

Teachers who love what they teach and teach it passionately… (NO IMAGE)

Small classes in which each voice is valued and necessary… (NO IMAGE)

Hands on Science (NOT IN ROTATION) (OLD)

Arts that inspire and delight (NOT IN ROTATION) (OLD)

An exciting curriculum that ignites natural curiosity (NEW)

Teachers who love to teach / Engaging math curriculum / Student mentors / A supportive community where students are free to be themselves (NOT IN ROTATION) (FIND IMAGES FOR THESE TAG LINES)