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Aquatic biology lab along an active salmon run

Aquatic biology lab along an active salmon run

Last week teachers took the 7th grade into the Mountaineer’s Preserve near Chico, WA as part of our aquatic biology and experimental design unit. With new iPad minis in hand, students walked along the salmon run capturing data and photos. Special thanks to Hyla dad, Rick Gillat, who guided stream biology experiments…

Culture Mini-Term 2014-15

Culture Mini-Term 2014-15

Today during Morning Meeting, faculty members briefly described their visions for this year’s mini-term explorations. Yes, mini-term is a month away! This is the first time we’ve had mini-term this early in the school year; however, we are excited to start Tuesday afternoon, December 16th, 2014. Students will be in specific…

Hyla Co-Hosts New Program for Parents of Tweens on Bainbridge

Hyla Co-Hosts New Program for Parents of Tweens on Bainbridge

We are excited to announce a new program for parents of tweens on Bainbridge that Hyla is co-hosting with Raising Resilience and the Bainbridge Island School District. The program is called “Right in the Middle: Coolheaded – Warmhearted Tools for Parents of Tweens Grades 5-8.” We know that when it…

Soccer Exchange with Arbor School

Soccer Exchange with Arbor School

What a wonderful visit from Arbor School! Thank you to all of the families who volunteered to host Arbor students overnight, and to Mike Fosmark for coaching soccer this fall. In a special morning meeting on Friday, we received a new book for the Hyla library and two origami duo-decahedron…

6th Grade Translates Shakespeare

6th Grade Translates Shakespeare

The 6th grade production of a full-length Shakespeare play is a proud Hyla tradition. Our 6th grade class just finished “retellings” – an important phase of the curriculum where students effectively translate each line of the play to claim the story as their own and reach a deeper understanding of…

7th Graders vs Scotch Broom

7th Graders vs Scotch Broom

To conclude their biology study of native plants, 7th graders worked with Clarice Cutler from “Let’s Pull Together – Scotch Broom Control of Bainbridge Island” to eradicate this non-native plant from the Hyla Campus. Clarice spent a week with the 7th grade science class to teach them about invasive plants…

Elective Offerings, Round Two

Elective Offerings, Round Two

Round 2: PE and General Elective Choices On Monday, October 27th, 2014, during last period, students will sign up for the second round of electives. This second round will begin after fall conferences on Monday, November 3rd, 2014. Students will be choosing one PE elective and one General Elective. Take…

Drama – Summer viewing suggestions

Drama – Summer viewing suggestions

Hello sixth grade students and families. Here are the suggestions I mentioned in the drama letter you received. Whether you decide to see a live performance or view a filmed version of a play, please enjoy the experience. Remember to write a short refection about the play you see and…

Astronomy Night and Star Tour – join us!

Astronomy Night and Star Tour – join us!

Please join us for this FREE event: Astronomy Talk and Night Sky Tour with an astronomer who works on the Hubble Space Telescope! Friday, 6/20 8 pm – 10 pm Hyla Middle School 7861 Bucklin Hill Road, Bainbridge Island, WA We are thrilled to host Henny Lamers, internationally acclaimed astronomer…