Right after Thanksgiving, students of all ages and teachers from all divisions participated in Hackley’s First Annual Nature Trail Clean Up Marathon. Students and teachers worked tirelessly for three days to rake, prune and re-line the G. Carl Buessow Nature Trails.
A piece of artwork by senior Izzy Ampil was chosen by Art Department Chair Greg Cice as the outstanding piece produced by a member of the junior class last year, which earns it a place of honor for the 2016-17 academic year – in Mr. Wirtz’ office! At the end of the year, the piece will be returned to the artist and a new piece will be selected from the outstanding artwork produced by a member of the current junior class.
2016 Fall post-season awards were recently handed out and Hackley student-athletes were exceptionally well represented. Hackley student-athletes garnered 29 All-League awards, 22 of which were 1st Team. Congratulation to all our fall teams and participants.
Kristen Bringsjord ’17 (Tournament MVP) hit the game-winning three-pointer with just under 9 seconds left to put the Hackley Girls’ Basketball team up 33-32 over Cathedral High School on Saturday, December 3.
This year, Hackley initiated its first Wilderness First Aid Class, taught by Charles Colten, Hackley’s Director of Community Wellbeing. The course ran for the first trimester, and culminated in a weekend-long, intensive, certification course. Both students and faculty participated, and there are now 14 more people on the Hilltop who are trained and certified in Wilderness First Aid.
To parents who watch the activities of the HPA from a distance, it may sometimes seem like “those parents all know each other already -- there’s no way for me to join in!” The funny thing is, every single parent who arrived at Hackley, knowing nobody, felt that way at first, and it just took that first moment of diving into the fray to find the welcome that was there for them all along.