While the 2019-2020 academic year began in earnest on September 4th, you would be hard-pressed to find students toting textbooks in The Hun Middle School. That’s because this year commenced with The Hun Way, an eight-day orientation program designed to help students grow and develop personally and socially, as well as academically.
Alex’s work on the interlock called for reprogramming the logic pattern of a larger and more powerful Arduino and fixing and modifying some wiring in the interlock circuits. The logic enables the lasers to know when curtains held together by magnets in the nanosynthesis lab are open or closed, and to shut down when the curtains are open.
While Lena spent five weeks teaching the English alphabet’s letters and sounds, it was what these children taught her that has made a lasting impact. “I didn’t expect to get that attached to the kids, but it has really changed the way I look at life,” she explains.
“I chose high school,” said Dr. Docter. “It’s really a sweet spot in that they’re basically adults in an intellectual sense. They can read and write anything. They’re really impressive thinkers. But they’re still generalists and they’re still super excited and they’re not – most of them – so job oriented.”
Students returned to The Hun School campus today smartly dressed to mark the beginning of the 2019 - 2020 academic year. The day began with the freshman book signing and annual Convocation, a celebration of community and the academic endeavors to come. Students heard reflections and encouragement from School leaders including Headmaster Jonathan Brougham and Board Chair Steve Wills, Upper School Head Ryan Hews, Middle School Head Ken Weinstein, and student speakers Milan Moise ’21 and Olivia Spektor ’24.
Any Upper School student interested in playing a Varsity or Junior Varsity fall sport is encouraged to attend Pre-Season from Wednesday, August 21st – Friday, August 30th. All students planning to attend Pre-Season must register by August 1st. There is no cost for attending and student-athletes of all abilities are welcome.
Student-athletes will meet in the Breen Campus Center of the Wilf Family Global Commons. Individual team report times for Wednesday, August 21st are:
- Football - 8:30 a.m.
- Boys’ Soccer - 9:00 a.m.
- Girls’ Soccer - 9:30 a.m.
- Field Hockey - 10:00 a.m.
- Girls’ Tennis - 10:30 a.m.
- Cross Country - 10:30 a.m.
- Fall Crew - 11:00 a.m.
Parent meetings will take place on on Wednesday, August 21st at the following times. Athletic Trainer Laura Goldsmith and coaches will be on-hand to provide a program overview and answer questions.
- Football - 9:30 a.m. in Russell Hall
- Boys’ Soccer - 10:00 a.m. in the Wilf Family Global Commons
- Girls’ Soccer - 10:30 a.m. in Russell Hall
- Field Hockey - 11:00 a.m. in the Wilf Family Global Commons
- Girls’ Tennis - 11:30 a.m. in Russell Hall
- Cross Country- 11:30 a.m. in the Wilf Family Global Commons
- Fall Crew - 12:00 p.m. in Russell Hall
Parents of students who are registered to attend Pre-Season Camps should have received emails from their respective coaches.
- Cross Country - Coach Kurt Wayton
- Field Hockey – Tracey Arndt (contact Bill Quirk prior to preseason)
- Football - Coach Todd Smith
- Boys' Soccer - Coach Patrick Quirk
- Girls' Soccer - Coach Jennifer Barrett
- Girls' Tennis – Coach Daniel Horowitz
- Fall Crew – Boys’ Coach Steve Fluhr
- Director of Resident Life Jon Stone
Please contact Mr. Esher with any question.
All Middle School students are expected to attend Middle School Student Orientation, at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd. Students should report to the Hun Middle School in Attire For Dress Down Days as described in the Middle School Handbook. Students will finish at 11:30 a.m. and will stay for lunch at the New Parent BBQ.
All parents should join us for coffee and a parent orientation in the Middle School at 9:00 a.m. You are also invited to attend the Welcome Luncheon for Middle School Families at noon on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Please contact Jillian Schneider with any questions.
All 9th grade students and new students in grades 10, 11, 12, and PG are expected to attend New Student Orientation, which begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd. Students should report to the Grant M. Shipley '42 Pavilion in the Athletic Building and may be dressed in casual school dress as described in the Hun Upper School Handbook, but 9th grade students should bring an athletic change of clothes for our Advisory Olympics that will take place on the Mall after dismissal from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Students should bring their iPads/laptops for this orientation day, but no other school supplies are required.
Please contact Alison Chmielewski with any questions.
Contact Jennifer Harris for more information.
All Middle School parents and students are invited to attend. Please contact Jillian Schneider with any questions.
Middle School students should report in Regular School Dress, as described in the Middle School Handbook, at 8:20 a.m. to the Hun Middle School Building. Students continue the day with shortened classes and advisory meetings. Middle School students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.
Upper School students should report in Regular School Dress at 8:15 a.m. to the following locations: Grade 9 to Russell Hall lobby, Grade 10 to the Breen Family Gym, Grade 11 to the Breen Campus Center in the Global Commons, and Grade 12 and PG to the Shipley Pavilion in the Athletic Building. The opening of school ceremony, Convocation, will follow class meetings as will a brief introduction to each of your classes and teachers. We end introduction to classes with a picnic on the Mall and dismissal at 1:45 p.m.