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2018 Global Leadership Summit with Hyla Teacher Jeff Steele and Education First   Dear Hyla Alumni Parents,  I invite your Hyla grads and their friends to travel with me on a delegation to London, Paris, and Berlin to attend the 2018 Education First Global Leadership Summit from July 5-16, 2018….

Student curiosity and teacher responsiveness

Student curiosity and teacher responsiveness

The hallway outside the Humanities room has been transformed with the colorful cartography of the fictional worlds invented by 6th graders. The maps create a gallery of student enthusiasm, teacher responsiveness to student passion, and the incredible work that results.    To establish a vision of the world, and to expand…

Peer Inspiration in Academics

Peer Inspiration in Academics

Poems, collage, dioramas, and scale models are just a few of the ways that 7th and 8th graders represented the complex themes they discovered in their summer reading books. The assignment gave students a lot of choice and that was deliberate. “When we give them the opportunity to explore something…

Hyla’s Spring Garden

Hyla’s Spring Garden

Many years ago when Hyla moved to its current home on the property of the Bucklin Family homestead, we inherited a tradition of tending the land to grow food. Spanish teacher, Mike Fosmark, will tell you that the garden at Hyla “has been tended for over 100 years starting with…

Join us at Summer Camp!

Join us at Summer Camp!

Join us for two weeks of fun, adventure and discovery!   June 19 – 23 and June 26 – June 30 Morning classes 9 – 11:30 AM Afternoon classes 12:30 – 3 PM Click here for full class descriptions and the registration form.  Ages: For students entering grades 5-6-7-8-9 Cost:…

Laura Jones Retires

Laura Jones Retires

Dear Parents and Friends, I am writing to let you know that Laura Jones, our art teacher of 23 years, will retire at the end of this school year. Her letter is below, but I absolutely have to share some thoughts with you first. As most of you probably know,…

Guest Speaker: Burmese writer, poet, and activist Khet Mar

Guest Speaker: Burmese writer, poet, and activist Khet Mar

Join us in the Hyla Library on Tueseday, September 20th from 1:45-2:30 PM for a conversation with Khet Mar, Burmese writer, poet and activist. In Humanities class in sixth grade, students participate in Hyla’s ongoing relationship with Educational Empowerment, a local non-profit devoted to promoting literacy and community in Southeast Asia. Over…

Introducing our Interim Head of School

Introducing our Interim Head of School

The Hyla Board of Trustees is happy to officially announce that our Interim Head of School for the 2016-2017 school year is Paul Carroll (pictured here with is daughter, Colleen, and wife, Betsy). As many of you may know, Paul founded Hyla in 1993, and served as Head of School for the first fourteen…

A change in leadership

A change in leadership

A Message from the Hyla Board   Dear Hyla Families and Friends, On Wednesday May 18, our Head of School, Vicki Jenkins, announced to the Hyla Board that she will not renew a contract at the end of this school year. Vicki has made the difficult decision to leave full-time work…