Spotlight Blog

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 [...]

Middleburg Humane Benefits from 5th Graders

March 8th, 2013|

For over thirteen years the 5th grade students at Hill School have raised money for the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Students participate by decorating a can with pictures of animals and a description of how proceeds will be utilized. Then students work with local businesses to place their donation cans for a specified amount of time. [...]

6th Grade Balloon Launch

March 6th, 2013|

The 6th grade science curriculum includes the study of the atmosphere and thermodynamics. As part of this unit, students build and launch large paper hot air balloons. Led by science teacher Susan McCaskey, teams of students design, measure, and create their balloons from architectural paper. The construction requires students to measure eight gore panels and [...]

Headmaster Emeritus Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

February 27th, 2013|

This winter, Headmaster Emeritus Tom Northrup was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the “other” Hill School in Pottstown PA. In a wide-ranging video interview on the school’s website, Tom reflects on the lessons he learned as captain of the school’s basketball season in 1964, when he led the team to an undefeated [...]

Hill School Leaders

February 18th, 2013|

At Hill School community service is part of our culture. Each class participates in at least one community service project of their own during the school year, and the entire school participates in annual projects. In particular as eighth graders are frequently reminded of the counsel of Reverend Dick Peard ”When you find your place [...]

Lower School Benefit for Room to Read

February 11th, 2013|

Over the past three years, the Lower School has made and sold goods at their Holiday Craft Bazaar for Room to Read. Kindergartners work with their Third Grade buddies to make cookie mix. First Graders bake and decorate their famous Gingerbread Cookies. Second Graders make bird themed items, such as bird feeders and bird houses. [...]