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Weekly #32

Principles are our Rock 




This week, the senior and junior classes went to Hyde's Lennox Outdoor Leadership Center campus in Eustis, Maine, for end-of-year retreats. I spent a day with the class of 2023 and was inspired by their activities, which included:

  • Telling life stories around the campfire
  • Nature walks
  • A fire building competition
  • Journaling and seminars 
  • Team building 
  • Board games and kickball

While the students did have their cell phones, there were plenty of times when they put them away to focus on serious discussions and just pure fun without screen distractions. In one of the seminar activities, we discussed the "rocks" that can weigh us down in life. Examples cited were:

  • Self-doubt
  • Anger
  • Procrastination
  • Fear
  • Lack of humility
  • Ego and misplaced pride
  • Our past mistakes

We discussed how these "rocks" get collected and how we can always choose to put them down. Then we shared the "rocks" we chose for our strengths. These symbolize the power of our core values and principles. Examples cited were:

  • Integrity
  • Work ethic
  • Courage
  • Concern
  • Service
  • Honesty
  • Vulnerability
  • Humility
  • Empathy
  • Humor

Each person talked about the key principles that were their "rock" and also received feedback from the group about what they stood for and the example they set for others. It was powerful to both listen and share with the seniors, as we were truly talking on an adult-to-adult level. I learned that one of my strengths is an indomitable optimism and a "rock" that I can put down is believing that it is all up to me. I was also reminded that I am a better person when I trust the group and allow myself to be part of the collective conscience about taking the next right step.


Laura D. Gauld '76
President & Head of School








End of Year School Departure Information



As we begin to wrap up the last term, the Dean's area wanted to send out important information regarding the end of the school year.


Just like the beginning of the school year, Hyde does not provide transportation for the end of school year to students to airports, bus stations, etc.  Parents are responsible for making departure plans.  Parents within driving distance are encouraged to come to campus to pick up their student(s) so their belongings can be taken home.  If your student is returning to campus in the fall, we do offer on-campus storage for large belongings.


Mail it 4U is a local business that the school uses to ship items. This is a one-stop-shop for shipping that includes USPS, FedEx, UPS and DHL.  Below is a link to their website, and a PDF document parents can fill out and send over to Sydney Wall in the Dean's or directly to the business. 


Click here for the Mail It 4U website 

Mail It 4 U Info.pdf


All travel plans must be communicated to the Dean's Office or to your student's Discovery Group Leader as soon as possible.  Please include departure times, flight numbers, etc.  If you plan to pick up your student, please let us know your approximate arrival time to campus as this is extremely helpful to have in order to assist with your student's check-out from campus. 


We are asking all students to stay through the Graduation Ceremony at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 27th, and would love for parents to join us for this special event.  If you would like to join us for the ceremony, please let us know.  Immediately following Graduation, there will be a light lunch available in the Dining Hall.  Dorm parents will be available to inspect your student's room and clear them to depart for summer break.  The estimated time that students can depart from campus is 2:00 PM.  Please keep this in mind when planning.


We are asking that students refrain from using Hyde's address as of Wednesday, May 17th.  Any packages that are received after the end of the school year will be sent back to the sender.


If you have any other questions or concerns about the end of the year, please feel free to reach out to Sydney Wall in the Dean's Area. 


Wolfpack Recap




Saturday, May 6

BLAX vs Gould 9-6


Tennis vs Hebron


MAISAD Track Meet at Exeter

The Hyde Wolfpack T&F team traveled to Exeter, NH for our final regular season meet against fellow schools Phillips Exeter, Scarborough, Falmouth, Pingree, Gould, and Kimball Union. Short staffed due to injuries, the team used this opportunity to compete against higher caliber competition as a tune-up for the postseason.


Highlights from the girls side include multiple athletes qualified for New Englands. Aree ‘23 qualified for the 100m with a new personal record (p.r.), Bailey ‘23 qualified for javelin and finished 2nd overall, and Paula ‘25 qualified for the 3000m and finished 4th overall.


On the boys side, top finishers were Jose and Hap, both with personal bests in the long jump finishing 1st and 3rd respectively. Daniel M. ‘25 with two new personal bests in the discus and shot put, placing 2nd and 5th overall. Ben E. ‘25 placed 4th in the 110HH with a new p.r.  Benji B. ‘24 placed 5th in the 110HH, qualifying for New Englands.  Spencer ‘23 with a new p.r. in discus and a 4th place finish in the javelin.  Erez ‘23 two new p.r.s. in the 100 and 200.  Shoutout to Jeffray ‘23 for competing in his first meet this season.


The boys team looks to repeat as MAISAD champs this weekend at home. 


-Coach Ski and Rad


Wednesday, May 10

BLAX MAISAD Semifinals at Hebron Academy 8-18


Upcoming Games and Meets

Saturday, May 13

MAISAD Tennis Match Championships at Camp Laurel at Kents Hill 10:00am

Rocio '25 earned a top seed for her spot in the MAISAD championships. Brady '26 also earned a favorable seeding for Saturday, and our doubles' team Leo Squared, Leo B. 23 and Leo C. 23, had a strong showing at the last match despite their loss. Good luck to our tennis team this weekend! - Coach Edsall  


MAISAD Track Meet Championships 10:00am home

Cheer on the #hydewolfpack at the Turf this weekend!  


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