Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 2013

Certamen

April 26th, 2013|

Hill’s Certamen team is a group of seventh and eighth graders who meet weekly to expand their knowledge of Latin and practice answering Jeopardy-style questions. They review topics in Latin grammar, Roman history, culture, and mythology. Then, about once a month, the team travels to different schools across Virginia and Maryland to compete. In each [...]

Readers are Leaders

April 25th, 2013|

First and second grade students recently participated in a Family Reading Challenge – to spend 30 minutes reading each day of spring break. Over 80% of the first and second graders successfully completed the challenge! In the Lower School Assembly, each of the participants received a bronze Readers are Leaders medal and a handshake from [...]

Mathematics

April 22nd, 2013|

Dr. Monica Neagoy, an internationally recognized expert on teaching mathematics who has worked with Hill faculty since 2010, has continued to guide Hill teachers this year in developing a math program that emphasizes learning fundamental concepts in meaningful and developmentally appropriate ways. This year, Dr. Neagoy and upper school math teachers are implementing a middle [...]

Annual Culture Study Program

April 10th, 2013|

For the past 21 years, Hill’s entire school community – faculty, staff, parents, and students – have participated in a two and a half day Culture Study program. This year the school studied Poland – its geography, history, language, art, people, music, and customs – through a scientific ecomystery, song and dance presentations, art projects, [...]

TEEN Saturday Program

April 8th, 2013|

Hill School’s TEEN Saturday program attended the Blossom Kite Festival on March 30 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Kite Festival is one of the most popular annual events in Washington, DC and features kite fliers from across the U.S. and the world. Members of Hill’s TEEN Saturday program not only participated in [...]