June Bulletin

What’s Happening at Hillside
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Mt. St. Helens

Laura and Julie set up a fantastic (and educational)! field trip to Volcano Outdoor School for the Earth Science and Environmental Science classes. Over the two days students learned about ecological impacts of the St. Helens explosion, participated in hands-on activities in mineral formation and town-planning, as well as outdoor activities including hiking and a field survey. Ask any 5th-7th grader what happened on May 18th, 1980, and they can tell you the whole story!

 

 


6th Grade Fly-Up

One of our Hillside traditions is to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of our 6th graders as they are on the brink of their next adventures. This is a short ceremony, mainly aimed at the student body of Hillside, but parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Hamlet

The Ancient-Renaissance Literature class has been doing an in-depth exploration of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. We were quite taken with the story (and fate) of Ophelia–so much so that some students conducted an Ophelia-themed photo shoot at the Mercer Slough.

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Spring Play

The Drama Elective has been hard at work preparing ‘I’ll Leave It To You’  by Noel Coward. Set in the 1920s (created by and originally starring a 20-year old Coward), this drawing room comedy tells the story of the Dermotts, an English family down on its luck; father has recently died, leaving behind his wife and five adult children, without prospects. Wealthy Uncle Daniel arrives from South America to save the day. Evidently dying of a gradual but incurable disease, he promises to leave his entire estate to the child who “makes good” – in short, whoever discovers their gift and “makes their mark” in the months before Uncle Dan’s inevitable demise. Who will succeed…or fail? And is Uncle Dan actually who he says he is? Hijinks ensue.

Graduation

The end of a school year is always bittersweet, especially saying goodbye and wishing good luck to seniors  starting on the next step in their journey. Please join us to mark this occasion with our graduation ceremony, followed by a potluck.

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Hillside Swag

While we didn’t get any entries for new T-shirts this year, we do have enamel pins! If you would like to sport some Hillside swag on a bag, lapel, or anywhere else, get in touch with Sigrid to buy!

Events Calendar

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Preparing bread during the Cooking elective

Thursday, June 6
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 10
6th Grade Fly-Up—11:30 a.m.
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Thursday, June 13
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16
Drama Dress Rehearsal—12:00 p.m.
Monday, June 17
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
Last Day of School—Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m.
Final Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Friday, June 21
Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
Graduation—5:00 p.m.
Graduation Reception and Potluck—6:00 p.m.
Drama Performance—7:30 p.m.
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Sunday, June 23
Set Strike—11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 25
Work Party—5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29
Work Party—10:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 30
Work Party—11:00 a.m.
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Minstrel at Camlann

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May Bulletin

 What’s Happening At Hillside

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Panorama of the new office

GiveBIG

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Two days left until GiveBIG! Along with your donations to other area non-profits, please include Hillside. We are celebrating 50 years of Hillside, and donations through our GiveBIG fundraiser help set us up to carry the legacy into the future. Our goal is to continue our work renovating and expanding our facility. If you have not yet admired the new office funded by your previous GiveBIG donations and beautifully fitted out by Leslie, make sure to stop in.
Early donating is open now, so you can give today!
Another way to help Hillside is to write reviews. Here are some links that would help us spread the word about our community:
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Google (google “Hillside Student Community,” then look on the right and click on “Write Review”)

History Feast

This Saturday, travel through time and meet luminaries from the Ancient and Medieval World, as portrayed by Hillside high school students. This event, unique to Hillside, is a meeting of minds researched, created, and acted by those students.
We ask $15 per audience member to help cover the cost of our supplies. Additional donations are welcome. Please RSVP with Joel and send your check with your expected number of attendees since we have limited space. Priority is given to the families of performers.
The food supplied by parent supporters will reflect the time period, which covers ancient history up to the Renaissance. This year’s characters may shock and surprise—and likely entertain—you with their views. Please join us for an extraordinary evening!

 Washington State History

The 8th graders have been hitting the road to learn about our area’s history. Last week they visited Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility and Renewable Energy Center to learn about sustainable energy. This week they will be heading to our state capital in Olympia.

Camlann Medieval Village Outing

Destination—England, 1376! We will be going to Camlann Medieval Village’s Village Day on June 1st. Ask Sigrid if you have more questions!
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World Cultures

The 7th grade has been learning about China and incorporating art, construction, and tasting as part of their studies.

 

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5th and 6th Self Portraits for Egyptian Tomb Project

Events Calendar

Monday, May 6
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
5th, 6th, and 8th at Diary of Anne Frank performance
Thursday, May 9
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10
Spring Electives Begin
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11
History Feast—5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 13
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Thursday, May 16
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17
Graduation Practice, Staff Photo, Senior Appreciation—2:30 p.m.
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 20
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22
Volcano Outdoor School Overnight Trip begins (5th-7th)
Thursday, May 23
Volcano Outdoor School Overnight Trip returns(5th-7th)
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25
Set Building—11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 27
NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28
Fencing—3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
Thursday, May 30
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

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