1.) More than 135 new students have joined us under the pines! Congratulations to our Admissions team, faculty, and staff for creating a dynamic school program.
2.) This school year, we welcomed a host of new faculty and staff members
to our school community. Please click here
for a complete listing.
3.) Community Commons Construction
- We are making progress on the expansion and remodel of our new dining hall. To better meet the nutritional standards and social aspects of today's students, faculty, and staff, we are adding 2,000-square-feet to our dining space, which will include a reception area for special events and functions and a beautiful outdoor patio. Click here
to learn more about our Community Commons project and to view construction photos to date.
4.) Human Rights, Equity and Health is a new curriculum offering for sophomores. The class integrates Hamden Hall's core values with critical thinking and an engaging learning experience that explores the topics of globalized social responsibilities, human rights, activism, environmental justice, and public health information messaging.
5.) Upper School students got out of their comfort zone last week and worked on team-building activities to inspire group unity and personal development with the help of Empower Leadership and Adventures. Click here
to read more on the program.
6.) Team-building activities are also scheduled for Middle School students as part of student orientation. Empower Leadership and Adventures will run activities on Sept. 28 at our Skiff Street Athletic Complex to help students get to know each other and explore new ways of working together.
7.) Our Grade 1 classrooms are home to two new pets: Blackberry and Frogzilla, the axolotls. Teachers Beth Messina 1996 and Rebecca Godinez said they knew the critters would be a "cool" addition to the classroom, and their students think so too!
8.) MakerSpace is now a weekly class requirement for Grades K-6. The hands-on design project course allows students to use their imagination and S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) elements to create, build, and invent projects that spark learning and cultivate lifetime skills.
9.) Water polo
is now a fall athletics option. This co-ed offering, a first at Hamden Hall, will be a club sport in which Hornets will compete with other high school teams. Practices will be held in our own pool at the Beckerman Athletic Center with Andy Lewanbowski as the head coach. For more information, please contact Director of Athletics David Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
10.) The cross-country trail
at the Skiff Street Athletic Complex has been redesigned and is ready to use! Thanks go to David Bennett, former faculty member and coach, for spearheading the project. Click here
to read more about the redesign efforts.