Hyde School Blog

Puerto Rico Spring Break Service Trip

“I’m grateful for all the basic needs I had considered necessities prior to our trip: cold drinking water, warm showers, a bed, hygiene, and the list goes on. By forfeiting these luxuries I was able to fully immerse myself in a culture that exposed me to how the greatness of human potential lies in community…. Read more »

News from the Wilderness Squad

By Wilderness Faculty Michelle Beebe Winter has been busy for the Hyde Wilderness Department. We finished the decks to our winter yurts and Mother Nature has graced us with at least four feet of snow. This gives us ample opportunity for snowshoeing, skiing, and, you guessed it…shoveling! We’ve run different programs here on the Black… Read more »

The 2 Ways Hyde Has Helped Me Build My Confidence

By Gaby Hirsch ’20 To me, the word confidence is being able to trust yourself and your abilities. Confidence is something that many teenagers seek to find, especially within ourselves. Self-esteem is something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. Coming to Hyde last winter, I did not trust my self,… Read more »

President Malcolm’s Blog

Books of Race & Me

Last week I wrote about songs that have stretched the boundaries of my racial consciousness.  This sparked dialogue and more stretching which has, not surprisingly, spilled over into books. Before serving up 15 “stretcher” books, a few disclaimers: I’m not saying they’re great works. I am saying they pierced my veil of racial oblivion or… Read more »

(Looking for) A Few Good Schools

Beta Sites Wanted! Back in the Old Normal – 6 months ago, give or take – an early 90s Hyde alum reached out to me to talk about his efforts as president of the PTA of his children’s elementary school. At one point, he quipped, “Malcolm, we gotta get some Hyde up in here!” Since… Read more »

Songs of Race & Me

Not sure you can teach if you are not conscious of when you have been taught.

(More) Fresh Songs for a Stale Quarantine, Vol. 2

Looks like this thing is going to take a little longer than we might have thought… Here’s 20 more. All new releases. (Well, mostly) No particular order… “Turf Accountant Daddy” by The Pretenders – They’re back. And I know I don’t need to tell you that Chrissie (still) ain’t takin’ no prisoners: “Hey, Baby. You wanna… Read more »

Everything. Is. Derivative.

!!! Warning !!! The following may be unsuitable to those persons not as musically obsessed as the author.