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Plant Prints

Plant Prints

The native plant study in 7th grade connects two disciplines: while students focus on plant biology in science class with Cami, they also create visual representations of their plants in art class with Laura. After arranging plant specimens as they wished to draw them, students created a pencil sketch of…

Being Outside

Being Outside

Today the Window of the Week is about what we see when we look outside our own windows here at Hyla: lots of kids outside. Even as the weather begins to turn, they still want to be out there, enjoying the fresh air, undeterred by rain. During PE, they spread across…

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,…

Retreats

Retreats

6th Grade: With the 7th and 8th graders away on retreat, the 6th graders had all of Hyla to themselves – and they were busy! They built natural sculptures using materials from around campus to apply the philosophy and technique of Andy Goldsworthy. Returning to the beads they chose at…

PE at Hyla

PE at Hyla

PE at Hyla is off to a great start this fall. With new teacher, Cooper Rooks, the students are collaborating to celebrate their favorite games of the past while learning new activities and variations. Old favorites like Around the House, Ambush, and Hunger Games have been alternated with Speedball (soccer/touch rugby), variations of…

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…

Math is Delicious!

Math is Delicious!

It’s not unusual for students to approach math teacher, Cindy Schacht, at the end of the school year looking for summer math work. Motivated by their own momentum in math, students often ask Cindy for suggestions on how to keep going over the summer months. Cindy recommends a range of…

All about Electives

All about Electives

On Friday, students signed up for their first elective classes of the year. Just glancing at the list of offerings, you get a sense of the fun – yoga, crime scene investigation, backpacking, collage, cycling, songwriting, and rock climbing, to name just a few. But electives are about a lot…

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…