2:30 Children’s March participants Janice Kelsey and her brother Alvin Wesley in the lecture room at BCRI
3:30 Performance/Poetry with LaQuita Middleton-Holmes
Dinner at Dreamland
Home to Hargis
Today was all new. I feel that there was nothing that we as a class did today that wasn’t new and it was amazing. It was a giant adventure and I loved it. It was so cool to meet people that were actually a part of the struggle for civil rights and are still working at it today. To read about marches is one thing, but to listen to someone talk to you in person about their experiences with such things was amazing. -Sam
We hung out on the lush lawn of Kelly Ingram Park awestruck in the shadow of the children who had been there before us. -Julia
Janice and Alvin have lived through so much and they are living history. It is important to know the history from people that lived it right up front. It’s actually amazing. Each and every individual children’s march participant has a story and they deserve to be heard. -Leila
Just imagining the children stampeding out of the church only to be hosed down. It felt like everywhere we stood had a 100 different moments of significance. -Eliot
Sitting in the pews (at 16th Street Baptist Church) that so many had sat in before me, I could picture the church overflowing with people and songs of freedom filling the hearts and minds of everyone… This is where 4 innocent girls died. This is where the nation looked at and finally realized it was time for a change. This is where humanity was thrown out the window. -Lucy F.
What a day. After a swift and jubilant flight to Chicago we found ourselves with a 4 hour delay. We did a little terminal surfing, Starbucks slurping, card playing, aeronautic cuisine tasting, and generally did basically everything terminals 1 and 2 had to offer at O’Hare International.
But we made it, got our beautiful vans, and drove to our Birmingham home, The Hargis Retreat Center. We sang, we dialogued about why we have come, and read from Eric Holder’s analysis of our countries racial challenges. Then we packed everyone off to bed…we hope…Spirits are high, generosity is aplenty. We are ready.
Math Day at Hilltop, Saturday, Feb 11 from 9 -11:30 am. Bring a dish to share for lunch and we’ll provide pizza.
Learn how math is taught the Montessori way. Parents will be treated to a journey of our math curriculum through the years, from toddler to eighth grade, with ample opportunity to ask questions along the way.
Meanwhile Hilltop students are invited to a very special, FREE, Circus and Storytelling Workshop with local performers, Bill Forchion, Billy Higgins and Kali Quinn in our Arts Barn. With the help of these talented performing professionals, the children will stage a performance that very morning after the math presentations. You won’t want to miss that!
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of adults for the math presentation.
Join us for an evening of courage, elocution, and fine words. It’s the Middle School Poetry Night, and you are invited. Students will share selections from their work written over the past 8 weeks of study as well as a selection of short poetic films.
is our Annual Ginormous Cookie Swap, Holiday Craft Sale and Snowflake Tricky Tray Raffle!
Bring in a batch of your favorite homemade cookies on Tuesday, December 20th for our Annual Ginormous Cookie Swap. Buy a box, sashay down the line of delectable treats and fill yours to the brim with cookie goodness!
Were also collecting small items from merchants and crafters, like gift certificates etc. for a modest “tricky tray” raffle. We sell raffle tickets and you choose the item you’d like to win and place your ticket in that item’s jar.
In the recent years, we’ve invited students and parents to sell their crafts. Our very own Cheryl, teacher from the Birch Room, sells gorgeous wreaths, maple syrup and other fun crafts.
9am – Welcome
9:15 – Tour and observations
10 -10:30 – meet with program director for discussion and Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 wrap up session with representative students, Head of School and Admissions Director
Reservations are not necessary for Open Houses, but please be sure to sign in when you arrive. We welcome parents interested in the school, for their toddlers through middle school (students interested in middle school may also attend the open house).
All are welcome to join the middle school students for this year’s Curriculum Vitae and Love/Hate night on Thursday, November 10 at 7pm. This revealing, poetic, and moving evening will take place in the Arts Barn theater.