- Parent Academy Returns- Parents of current students came to Hyde this week to teach in the annual Parent Academy. The offerings for this year’s Parent Academy included “Independent and Documentary Film Making” with Richard Searls (Maeve O’Sullivan ’10), “Breast Cancer Awareness” with Gina Castronovo (Nic Hartley ’10), “Stock Market Boot Camp” with Bill Smith (Harry Smith ’10), and “Careers: Art Major to Airline Pilot” with Dan Beishline (Sofia Beishline ’12).
- Winter Athletics Winds Down- Hyde’s five male swimmers Kevin Ou ’11, Dexter Jenks ’10, Won Ho Chang ’10, Erik Peterson ’11 and James Frazier ’11, headed to Orono on Saturday for the Class B Men’s State Swim Meet. With twenty-nine teams competing, the powerful Hyde five came in sixth place overall. For a team as small as ours to compete and place as well as we did is truly outstanding! In the end, Won Ho Chang ’10 won the award for the “Swimmer of the Meet” after taking home two first place finishes in the 100 Butterfly and the 500 Freestyle, combining with Peterson, Ou and Frazier in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
Also on Saturday, the varsity wrestling team traveled to Wallingford, Connecticut to compete in the 2010 Class “A” League Tournament, hosted by Choate-Rosemary Hall. Solid performances, committed attitudes, and tough wrestling propelled Hyde into 6th place overall at the start of the championship round. At the conclusion of the finals, Hyde stood in a tie with Worcester Academy for 7th place, just one point behind Phillips Exeter Academy. Standouts for the day were Zoe Dorian ’10, taking 6th place, Luke Locatell ’10, earning a 5th place finish, Nico Figueroa ’10, wrestling up a weight class and taking 3rd, and finally Mike Ingalls ’10, finishing in 2nd place.
Indoor Track finished its season on Sunday by running in the Love ME 5K Road Race in Rockport, ME. Alumni Lucas Brower ’08 and his father Reade Brower joined the team where all athletes placed thirty-ninth or better, and all improved significantly since a similar run completed in December. Notable performances included Hannah MacMillan ’10, who won her age group with a time of 23:53 (a 2+ minute improvement over her last 5K). She was also the second woman overall. Faculty member Mukhaye Muchimuti won her age group, while faculty member James Redstone placed second in his age group and placed 6th overall in the race. Juno Ra ’11 and CeCe Jackson ’10 placed third in their respective age groups.
Finally, the entire school went to Augusta to cheer on the Men’s Basketball team in the Class D Western Maine Semi-Final contest. The Phoenix played an outstanding game against the undefeated Richmond Bobcats, leading for most of the game. The Phoenix came out focused, determined and proud and played with heart the entire game. The score remained close until the final minutes, when Richmond’s relentless defense turned the tide, sending Hyde home with the loss. Ted Cercos ’11, led the team with 22 points, and Harry Smith ’10, Alex Needham ’10 and Jonah Alexander ’12 played well on both ends of the court all game.
- Artists in the Woods- Six Hyde art students have been invited to participate in a Women’s Art Retreat weekend in Eustis. Hannah Rhea ’10, Jane Miller ’11, Lily Smith ’11, Jessica Smith ’10, Olivia Chance ’10 and Erin Fonseca ’10 will leave Friday afternoon for the Hyde Wilderness Lodge in Eustis. Their hosts, Ms. Muchimuti and Mrs. Newberg, have prepared a guided retreat experience that will include: art projects of the students’ choice, snowshoeing, morning meditation and yoga, a movie about women artists, Ms. Muchimuti’s famous cooking and fun! “This is an opportunity to do something out of the ordinary, offer new experiences to students and deepen our connection to each other around our common interest of Art,” said Mrs. Newberg. “What better time than the middle of winter!”
- Special Note: This season, Hyde School brought in a professional photography company to do individual photos of your athletes as well as team photos. The photos were completed and ready for purchase as of Monday, President’s Day. (February 15th). The company is offering package pricing for a limited time. Packages begin at $22 for an 8×10 team photo, one 5×7 and two 3×5 individual photos. Packages will be available until February 28th only. If you wish to take advantage of the package pricing please order by the 28th.
Please use the following links and password to view photos.
www.NortheastProPhoto.com > View Photos > enter Hyde in the search box > Select Hyde > Password is BIGH
- Jam packed – As the term comes into the final stretch, our days this week have been full. Highlights include the following: The freshmen class has been working on personal autobiographies. The other English classes have been working on a Hyde tradition which is a mid-term reflection paper which is a powerful insight into students’ visions. The women’s varsity basketball team has found a new drive which has resulted in avenging some earlier losses and surprising their opponents. Men’s thirds basketball has inspired the school with their guts and tenacity and the equestrian team prepared for their show. A morning meeting highlight was a traditional Chinese dance performed with grace and elegance by Alice Guo ’12. She wowed the crowd and inspired us all. The senior class took a step to take the Brother’s Keeper ethic to another level by finding the courage to address some peers who were struggling. Finally, the commitment board by my office was a daily hot spot for juniors who declared their intentions to lead the school next year.
- Parent Academy – For the fourth year in a row, Hyde Woodstock welcomed parents and grandparents to spend a few days sharing their passions, wisdom and insight with the school community. This year, we had perennial favorites like knitting along with some great new offerings. Classes included: Knitting, painting, assault training, business and money management, ceramics, sewing, SAT prep and ESL training. Thanks to veteran staff member Judy Hendrickson who organized the program and had this to say, “It is so amazing to watch the students engage with parents during these workshops! I truly appreciate the parents who are willing to give of their time and energy to come and share their passion at Hyde Parent Academy.” Much thanks to Ronnie and Karen McNeil, Sharon DeNunzio, Pam Racicot, Julie Kent, Carol Numrich, Deb Carreau, Corrine Beane and Kevin Budd, Richard Curran, Sue Schofield, Kerri Walsh, Irene Boudreau, Sue Nowak and Barbara Hackett for your contributions. We all learned a lot! Comments included: “I took the painting class and really learned how to paint in two classes!” “The money management class was interesting and I need to learn more so I can be better at handling my finances.” “I got signed up for the SAT class and didn’t really want to go, but I learned that there is some method to the madness.” “I took the sewing class because I will be going to college and my mom won’t be there!” “I chose the business class because I was to pursue a career in this area.” DM/LDG
Parent Survey – Assistant Head of School, John Rigney, sent out a “Parent Questionnaire” last weekend to all parents. If you have not responded, please take a moment to visit the link below. Please be sure to let us know at which campus your son or daughter is enrolled. Thank you for your assistance in completing this survey. To take the survey, please go to this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DDJBKRW
Hyde Offers Family Weekend for Siblings
- Do you want your other child ages 12-15 to get a “taste of Hyde?”
- Are you concerned your child isn’t quite ready for an entire Family Weekend?
- Would you like your child to spend some time with other Hyde siblings and Hyde faculty and staff?
If you answered yes to any of the above visit www.hyde.edu/family-education/current-families/siblingx/ to learn more and to register your child for a meaningful Family Weekend Hyde experience.