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May Bulletin

 What’s Happening At Hillside

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Panorama of the new office


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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:
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.


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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April Bulletin

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Award Update from Jean about Seattle Now & Then

So far, we’ve received two awards – we’re finalists in the Independent Book Publishers of America’s Benjamin Franklin award (https://www.ibpa-online.org/news/440987/31st-Annual-IBPA-Benjamin-Franklin-Awards.htm#reg). We’ll find out on April 5th – following the award ceremony in Chicago – whether we are awarded gold or silver.
Also, just got notification that the Association of King County Historical Organizations have given us the 2019 Virginia Marie Folkins Award (http://www.akcho.org/awards/).

Cooking Elective—Guest Chefs

Brynne is looking for parent Guest Chefs for our spring Tuesday/Thursday cooking elective. If any parent would like to teach a guest lesson in the kitchen, please contact Brynne (brynne@hillsidesc.org)!

Drama Club One-Acts

If you want to see the performances again, or missed out on seeing them the first time, rejoice! Jean has posted them online for your viewing pleasure.

Brynne’s Summer Study,

I am proud to announce to staff, parents and students that I got a scholarship to study East Asian Literature in Indiana this summer, funded by the Freeman Foundation. This will directly support my teaching of World Cultures-China course for grade 7 as well as my grades 7/8 Humanities courses.

Good Luck Kael!

If you see Kael, wish him luck fencing at the North America Cup in Salt Lake City on 4/14 & 15 (He will be arranging a sub for 4/15).

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GiveBIG May 8th, 2019/T-Shirt Design Contest

Since this is Hillside’s 50thyear, I decided to connect GiveBIG with some big thinking about what a special place Hillside is. I am going to be sending out (in batches) 50 Hillside connections or memories leading up to/on the day of GiveBIG along with a few possible action items for our community members.
If you have a Hillside connection or memory you would like to share, please email it to me!
My first action is to kick off our 50thyear T-shirt Design Contest!
  • Design can be digital (email me a file) or hard copy (hand me the art)
  • Art/Graphics should be created specifically for this (i.e. no stealing someone’s idea from the internet)
  • Design should have 1-3 colors used
  • Must celebrate Hillside’s 50 years
  • Designs should be submitted no later than Thursday, 4/28
  • All designs that meet these criteria will be posted for voting!




7th Grade Poetry Project

Events Calendar
Tuesday, April 2
Block IIIB begins
Fencing—3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 3


8th Grade Sharing Stories with 5/6

History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.


Friday, April 5
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 8—Friday, April 12
NO SCHOOL—Spring Break

Monday, April 15
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16


Chicken Wing Dissection

Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17
Teacher’s Meeting—11:35 a.m.
History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 22
Games Club—3:00 p.m.
History Feast Practice—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23
PSAT 10—8:00 a.m.
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25
Fencing—3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26
Animation Club—3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 29
Games Club—3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30
Fencing—3:00 p.m.