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Exploration Week, 2014

Exploration Week, 2014

Take a read through the exciting Exploration Week offerings for 2014 Portland Culinary Arts Leaders: Jill Elliott and Laura Jones Funny hats, food trucks, obsessive baristas, urban gardening, and bike lovers: Portland is practically a laboratory of all that’s hip and cool in North America right now. If you love…

Mini-term

Mini-term

Hyla’s mini-term is fast approaching! The Hyla community is making plans to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 20, 2014.If you have checked your calendar, you may have noticed that we will be participating in Seattle’s March on Martin Luther King Day. We invite you all to march with us. The 8th grade…

Round 3:  PE and General Elective Choices

Round 3: PE and General Elective Choices

On  Tuesday, December 17, 2013, during last period, students will sign up for the third round of electives.  This second round will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014.  Students will be choosing one PE elective and one General Elective. Take some time to discuss the choices as a family!  Students…

Welcoming Andrew Lovejoy

Welcoming Andrew Lovejoy

We are thrilled to welcome Andrew Lovejoy to our faculty next year as PE teacher, Ultimate Frisbee and track coach, elective teacher and head of a clean crew! Andrew is a 1997 graduate of Hyla and a 2005 graduate of Carlton College. It was a game-changing day when former Hyla…

Remembering Manvel Schauffler

Remembering Manvel Schauffler

One of Hyla’s founders, Manvel Schauffler, (always known as “Schauff”) died in January at the age of 88 in Portland. In Paul Carroll’s words, “Schauff devoted his life to schools, and especially middle schools. He was the head of Catlin Gabel School from 1967 – 1980, and then taught for…

Hyla Journal Project – update!

Hyla Journal Project – update!

I followed the path and then realized, that the prettiest flowers, lay the greater distance from my cobblestones. Hesitantly, I stepped off the path. As my feet touched the spring grass, my heart lept. My soul freer. Dominique,  Wellesley College ~ ’83 Hello?  What’s this?  A complete journal? And it…

Hyla Bus Service to Poulsbo

Hyla is pleased to announce morning and afternoon bus service between Hyla and two stops in Poulsbo. This is in addition to the afternoon bus service to Winslow. Poulsbo bus service will be available every morning and afternoon (3:20 departure) except for Tuesday afternoons. Winslow bus service will continue every…

Mapping the Way to Wisdom: Hyla’s Human Relations Program

Being an adolescent means expanding on all channels at once. For sixth, seventh and eighth graders, a swirl of chemical changes, skeletal growth spurts and a surge of cognitive brain development create challenging distractions and emotions. Acknowledging this reality and helping students handle it successfully are at the heart of…

A Journey through Art and Geometry

Long before Hyla math teacher Chris Johnson knew the exact shape and focus of her sabbatical project, she knew where she’d find her inspiration. “I knew for years my sabbatical project would be in my studio—for me, that’s home,” said Chris. Chris’s studio is a 400 square foot, light-filled room…