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February 2014

STEM

By | February 12th, 2014|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

On Saturday, February 8, eight Hill School students gathered at Foxcroft School for an all-girls competition of launching marbles, building ramps, deciphering puzzles, and solving math problems. For the third year, Hill students participated at the Expedition STEM Summit, an event sponsored by the Leesburg medical engineering firm K2M Inc., which provides middle and high [...]

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January 2014

Project Knapsack

By | January 27th, 2014|Alumni, Program, Students, Uncategorized|

Sixth graders at Hill have the opportunity this year to connect with pen pals in South Africa. Porcha Dodson (Hill ‘93) founded non-profit organization Project Knapsack, which matches students in the U.S. with African peers for aid and cultural exchange. Dodson and associate Jeannie VanMetre (also Hill ‘93) have visited Hill to introduce the pen [...]

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Cuneiform Tablets

By | January 14th, 2014|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

Hill School’s fourth grade students study ancient civilizations beginning with Mesopotamia. Imagine discovering the tablet in 1849 in Ashurbanipal Nineveh that gave us the account of Gilgamesh. This finding led to the discovery of cuneiform writing and the early evolution of written language. Cuneiform tablets were originally baked clay lids to keep track of the [...]

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November 2013

Linda Conti is Elected to State Leadership Position

By | November 25th, 2013|Faculty, Uncategorized|

Hill School faculty member and Art Chair Linda Conti has been elected Vice-President of the Virginia Art Education Association. She will begin her two year term on January 1, 2014. Linda will help to advance the Visual Arts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The members of the VAEA advocate for art education in the state [...]

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October 2013

Lunch Groups

By | October 24th, 2013|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

Lunch with the Head of School? Or the Academic Dean? Or one of your teachers? For over ten years, our sixth through eighth grade students have been meeting in groups of four or five with a faculty or staff member for lunch every other week. Lunch Groups provide an opportunity for the students to spend [...]

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Empty Bowl

By | October 18th, 2013|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

The kiln in the art room worked overtime this fall, as it fired soup bowls crafted by each student in grades 1-8 and other members of the Hill community. Under the guidance of art teachers Mary Woodruff and Linda Conti, classes created bowls using a variety of techniques, and then glazed them with vibrant hues. [...]

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July 2013

Congrats Class of 2013!

By | July 3rd, 2013|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

The last week of a Hill School student’s career is marked with a sense of accomplishment, laughter, tears, and a series of special traditions. Eighth graders have spent from nine months to nine years at Hill, and all of them share memories that will last a lifetime. One tradition is the 8th grade awards assembly. [...]

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June 2013

Tournament of Champions

By | June 17th, 2013|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the Hill School 5th grade students who ended their year with the annual Tournament of Champions. The Tournament of Champions is a three hour academic tournament that includes material the students have studied over the course of the year such as Architecture, Castles & Knights, Classic Literature, Greek & Norse Mythology , New [...]

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May 2013

Brain Game

By | May 31st, 2013|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

Three times a year, a forty minute assembly pits Greens against Whites in The Brain Game. Grades six through eight participate in a contest resembling the televised game It's Academic, for which teachers submit questions (and answers) based on material from class. Each team comprises a third of the students in the class, so everyone [...]

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Trashy Fashion

By | May 23rd, 2013|Program, Students, Uncategorized|

In celebration of Earth Day, Hill School held its fourth annual “Trashy Fashion” show. The Saplings and the Tree Huggers, Hill’s two student environmental groups, led this effort to raise environmental awareness among the school community. Trashy Fashion started as a way to focus on what we consider trash in a new and creative way. [...]

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