On the gloomy evening of May 17, 2011, Hewitt musicians and singers provided the sunshine to ease our climatic sorrows with a number of successful performances in the annual Spring Concert. This year’s concert encompassed many musical genres, which provided the audience with a varied and memorable auditory experience. From the Chamber Choir’s performance of the Latin piece “Nigra Sum,” set to music by legendary cellist Pablo Casals, to the Jazz Choir’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” the Spring Concert truly represented Hewitt’s versatility. “This year’s spring concert preparation was easier than last year, because I knew the ropes and what to expect. Also, the singers have been working hard and are singing better than ever!” responded Chamber Choir conductor Mr. John Liepold, after being asked about the difficulty of preparing for such an … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2011
On Monday, May 9, I, along with nine other tenth graders, visited Ms. Kirsch’s classroom and taught her enthusiastic fourth graders how to use the blogging feature that many of you have used for the 10th grade blog project or The Hewitt Times. The fourth graders greeted us eagerly as soon as we arrived. They could not contain their excitement toward adding media to their most recent blog posts. As Ms. Kirsch described, the students had the choice between blogging about the bridge competition they had in science or the 4th grade poetry slam, in which each girl read her poem out loud in the library in front of her friends and family. Many of them chose to write about the poetry slam, said Ms. Kirsch. Although some were nervous to recite their poems in … Continue reading
Science fair. One of the greatest Hewitt traditions and the second most stressful time of the year (following March exams, of course). Every year, students rush to Staples in panic to purchase triple-fold boards and stick-on letters before they are all sold out. But is the stress worth it? Especially this year, with half of the sophomores not participating in science fair (due to the 20/20 project) and with the event being held on the seniors’ second to last day of school, there was a lot of talk about who should be required to submit projects. The student body could not seem to reach a consensus- about half agree that all students should participate in and attend the fair while the other half think that it should be optional. Ahmerie Shihade, Class of 2013, fell … Continue reading
The Gallery Walk, an annual event on Madison Avenue, had a new unofficial addition this year. This gallery included works of several different mediums, from paintings to ceramics to videos; the works were reflections of the extraordinary development and ability of the artists, and the spectacle was none other than The Hewitt School Upper School Art Show. The purpose of the art show is to showcase the amazing works of all Upper School artists. This year’s art show, attendees agreed, was the best yet. Not only was the work amazing, but the risks that many of the artists took were equally admirable. Each piece had a deeper meaning that related to the general theme of the project: for example, junior Elleni Guzman’s works’ theme was disgust, which all of her works portrayed very well. Months … Continue reading
Participants: What is your new mascot? Do you want to join a sorority? Are you scared to meet your new roommate? What do you think you will miss most about Hewitt? Diplomats! Probably not. Absolutely terrified. My friends. The Raiders. Ehh… Not particularly. Uniforms. Herons. No. Yes. Mr. Rose- all teachers and students! The Lyons! My school doesn’t have sororities. Not really. The community.