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Gaga Ball: a metaphor for Hyla

Gaga Ball: a metaphor for Hyla

One of the most exciting additions to our campus in the 2014-2015 school year came from our students. When the 8th grade class came back from their retreat at Camp Indianola, they were all abuzz about a game called Gaga Ball. So excited, in fact, that they took the initiative…

Electives – Round 1

Electives – Round 1

Middle school students thrive on choice and variety. One way we support that need at Hyla is through our elective classes. Every quarter, Hyla students choose a general elective class, and a PE elective class from a diverse set of offerings created by faculty members. The broad range of activities…

Summer Camp Registration is Open

Summer Camp Registration is Open

Summer Camp at Hyla is back! This year, we are offering two one-week sessions featuring half-day courses in art, theater, science, sports, and engineering. Families may register for a half-day or full-day option for one or both weeks. When: Session I: June 22-26; Session II: June 29 – July 3…

Hyland Games

Hyland Games

The 2nd Annual Hyland Games features outdoor field and carnival style games, prizes, raffles, live music, food trucks and plenty of family fun! Sunday, May 17th Noon – 3:00 PM Hyla Middle School 7861 Bucklin Hill Road Bainbridge Island, WA  98110   In the spirit of traditional Scottish Highland Games,…

Improv at Hyla

Improv at Hyla

          Last week our 7th grade students took to an empty stage for Hyla’s annual Improv night. Building on the strong ensemble work from last year, students worked together in a collaborative process, learning the art of adaptation and a new expression for creativity. Through a series of improvisation and…

Parent Ed TIP

Parent Ed TIP

As part of our parent education program, “Parenting Right in the Middle,” we offer online TIPs for busy parents. TIPs stands for “Tools for Intentional Parents.” Here are two great resources for keeping normal tween behavior from setting your hair on fire: Looking for a way to move through reactivity? This…

Our next round of Electives begins!

Our next round of Electives begins!

Just glancing at the list of Electives you get a sense of the fun – experimental cooking, printmaking, debate – to name just a few. But Electives are about a lot more than fun. The broad range of activities offered through Electives speak to the multi-dimensional skills, talents, and passions of…

New Math Program

New Math Program

“The evolution of algebra at Hyla The story of our new math curriculum begins at the Arbor School soccer exchange. Each year Hyla students compete in various sports events in the region with other students from independent schools. While the soccer exchange with Arbor, Catlin Gabel (track) and Spring Reign…

Science Room Makeover

Science Room Makeover

Starting in the Spring of 2014, the science room has received some exciting upgrades: New technologies: Robot kits for computer programming and robotics in 6th grade and electives. iPad minis for science (to receive data from probes) and math class (graphing calculators). Digital probes to transmit data wirelessly (like temperature…

6th Grade Performs Shakespeare

6th Grade Performs Shakespeare

They did it! The 6th grade class has completed one of the signature Hyla experiences: performing a full Shakespeare play. A culminating experience, like a performance, allows students to demonstrate their developing skills, and therefore to feel a great sense of success. Sitting in the audience, we too can feel their…