Upper Division: Join the Cast of Willy Wonka!

Auditions for upper division students interested in solos or lead roles in our spring production of Willy Wonka will be held on:

Thursday, January 26
FridayJanuary 27
MondayJanuary 30

UD students will be able to sign up for specific time slots starting Jan. 18. The signup sheet will be located on the C-level performing arts board. For more information about auditions, required rehearsals, and details about the production, please visit the Performing Arts portal and look for the document titled Student Information Meeting Agenda.

The two performances of Willy Wonka will be on May 12 at 6 p.m. and May 13 at 11 a.m. Students must be able to attend both performances to be in the show.

Students interested in joining the ensemble do not need to audition. Ensemble rehearsals will begin on Feb. 28 and will be on Tuesdays only until April 28, when additional rehearsal days will be added. Students in the ensemble will be playing one or more of the following roles: CandyMan Kids, an Oompa-Loompa Group, a Chorus of Cooks, and Crowd people. Families may register their child now through the enrichment registration, to help coordinate scheduling with other enrichment classes. There is no charge for enrolling in the spring production. To register your child for the ensemble, please click here 

Lower school (gr. 1-3) students will also have a chance to join the ensemble; rehearsals begin in April 2017. First grade rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Gr. 2-3 rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. The week of May 8 is not finalized but will include some additional after school rehearsals.

There is no cost to participate in the spring production, and the registration period will conclude in mid-March. A reminder with more details about registration will be coming soon! If you know your lower school child wants to participate and you would like to register now, click here.

Visit original >

"Try Talking to a Stranger": Reflections from Service Learning Curriculum

“What if, in the safe space we create as their teachers, we could show them how to live the Gospel, listening to and talking to strangers? Our sixth grade religious knowledge class is trying to do that in a simple way: listening to and talking to the homeless who spend their days in the Church basement next door to our school.”

Visit original >

Taking Cues from Our Students, School Launches Wellness Initiatives for Faculty and Parents

Wellness programs for the children and the adults of St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s seek to relieve anxiety through meditation, movement, and connection.

Visit original >

Helping Hands Day of Service

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s is collecting gently used or new books to give as gifts to Syrian refugee families resettling in New Jersey this winter.

Visit original >

Holiday Festivities Celebrate, Unite, and Teach

Beginning with the Thanksgiving Food Chain and concluding with a joyous Christmas Pageant, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s spent much of the last month sharing the many cultural and faith traditions present in the community.

Visit original >

Hawk Basketball Off to a Winning 8-0 Start!

Our girls and boys seventh and eighth grade basketball teams have compiled a cumulative 8-0 record as of our holiday break. We have had some convincing wins and come-from-behind victories as well as an exciting girls’ overtime thriller. Our Hawk teams look forward to bringing their winning ways into 2017 as the team returns to play Columbia Prep away on January 3. Go Hawks! 

Visit original >

Record-breaking Giving Tuesday Supports "Incomparable" Programs

In just one day, parents, faculty, trustees, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, friends, and even an uncle, together raised half a million dollars for St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s annual fund.

Visit original >

Health Advisory: Cold and Flu Season

This is a general reminder for parents to monitor your children for symptoms of flu as well as upper respiratory illnesses. If your child experiences fever or cough, please see your pediatrician and keep your child at home.

For general advice about when to keep a sick child at home please click here.

Visit original >

Lessons from The Silver Palate, Or How to Celebrate Friendship

Head of School Virginia Connor shared the story of a person who influenced her life, and the lives of and so many other Americans who endeavor to show their love and devotion to friends through cooking and hospitality.

Visit original >

Sandy Coffin: Teaching Brass Band Where it Began

Brass Band Director Sandy Coffin’s pride in her students inspired a transcontinental exchange that led her to the faculty of the National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland (NYBBS).

Visit original >

James Oehler: International Travel with a Local Flavor

Visiting farms in southern Italy this summer, Greenhouse Keeper James Oehler sought time-tested answers to the question at the heart of the school’s greenhouse and religious knowledge curricula: “How can we live, and eat, and shop in ways that bring us more in harmony with the environment?”

Visit original >

Librarian Angela Perna: From Reluctant Reader to Fantasy World Traveler

“My purpose as a librarian is to help each child find the book that will uncover the pleasures of reading,” says librarian Angela Perna. “As I know from personal experience, books have the ability to change a life.”

Visit original >