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Posted Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 
David Sozanski '16, has qualified to compete in the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee, which will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Worcester Academy. Only the top 100 participants in the State are afforded this opportunity. This is David's third time advancing to the State Bee, The Hillside community is very proud of him and wishes him the best at the State Bee!
Posted Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 
Hillside's resident singers and dancers added more hardware to their collection at the recent Central Mass. Show Choir Festival. Performing at Shepherd Hill High School in front of a large crowd and competing with five other schools, Hillside came away with respect and several more material rewards: Hamsen Shen '15 earned the Most Outstanding Performer medal (again!); Jack Baker '15 received the Best Student Choreographer, for helping director Shah Salmi with blocking and designing; and soloists Jack, Tom Choi '15, Mike Olson '15, Brian Ruballos '17 and Brandon Yep '17 took home the Best Soloist Group trophy. Overall, the Boys received a Silver Medal, a significant improvement over last year's showing. At a Hillside lunch presentation, the performers described their experience... See their quotes and info about their next gig by clicking the headline above!
Posted Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 
In one of the most unique journeys anywhere, the life of Hillside alum Brolin Mawejje '08 is explored in "Far From Home," a film that tells his story from being raised in Uganda to rallying the support of an entire nation in his goal to make history in the 2018 Olympics as the first snowboarder to represent an African country. The film just had its world premiere at the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Everyone at Hillside is very proud of the accomplishments of this tremendous young man, and we look forward to following his exciting path in the future! See the details and a link to the SBIFF website - click the headline above.
Posted Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 
Austrian Robinson '12, a basketball star and revered figure on the Hillside campus, will be making the move from Trinity-Pawling to the University of Mississippi in 2015. One of the nation's top high school strong-side defensive ends and New York State's #2 ranked prospect. Austrian was a 2014 All-Erickson League selection. Robinson, pictured in the middle of the picture, originally came from Harlem, NY, and is now a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end who took official visits to Purdue, Maryland, Miami before signing to the University of Mississippi. The Hillside community salutes his accomplishments and wishes Austrian the best in the big-time football world!
Posted Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 
For the 10th year, Hillside is competing in the National Geographic Bee. This year's Grade Level Bee winners were Jake Sands '19, James Walker '18 (replaced by Syan Maity '18 for the finals), Spencer Bernard '17, Luke Black '17, Brad Zona '16 and David Sozanski '16. On Thursday, January 29th, director Rich Meyer tested the group with challenging questions. David Sozanski was pushed hard but surprised few people with his third straight crown. He next takes a written test and, if his score is in the top 100 in the State, continues to the State Bee on March 27th, an honor he's accomplished twice already. We wish David good luck in pursuing the $50,000 college scholarship and congratulate all the young men who stepped up to compete!
Posted Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 
Hillside's renowned resilience was on display as the School opened Wed., Jan. 28th at 10 a.m. - one of only six local schools to do so during one of the largest storms ever around Greater Boston. Headmaster Beecher thanked the students for their positive attitude and willingness to pitch in as well over two feet of snow fell on campus; he specifically commended the contributions of Hillside's crack Buildings and Grounds team for meeting their ambitious goal. Erik Bentley, who lives on campus, worked for hours during the blizzard Tuesday, followed by a long Wednesday of clearing, shoveling and more by B & G director Pete McKenna and teammates Steve Carleton and Cisco Elias. Great work, Hillside! Read more and see some pics - click above!
Posted Friday, Jan 23, 2015 
On Wednesday January 21st, Hillside's Varsity hockey team played host to Cardigan Mountain School, a fellow junior boarding school and strong hockey competitor. The visitors were eager to avenge last year's defeat, but Ryan Lovett put Hillside on the board first, and both teams continued to battle hard throughout the rest of the period. The game went back and forth with some strong offensive forays and tough D, but in the end, Hillside's additional goals from Patrick Robles (1) and Andranik Armstrong (2), plus strong goaltending from Carson McKinnon, led to a 4-0 victory. See further details by clicking on the headline!
Posted Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 
Students interested in how government works and how legislation is developed and approved can now participate in the process, as Hillside has created a team that will attend a Model Congress program at Packer Collegiate Institute in New York. A committee, can create a legislative proposal and then present it before a group of peers at Packer in May, where the proposed bill is discussed, debated and ultimately voted on, with select proposals moving out of committee and to a vote before the entire student-run Congress. Proposals that the Hillside teams are considering include transit programs, a drive to eliminate pennies, gun control, and changing school summer breaks.‚Äč
Posted Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 
The Tracy Gym rocked throughout the weekend of December 12-13, as Hillside celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its Holiday Basketball Tournament. The Varsity and JV both entered teams in four-team fields and there were several tributes to the 25th anniversary of the tournament, including founder Brian Pare throwing the ceremonial tip-off in the Varsity Championship game. The Hillside Varsity defeated St. John's handily in the first round, then roared back from a 24-point second-half deficit to edge rival Rectory and their three players 6'7" and above by a 61-57 score. The overflowing crowd in Tracy Gym, including many Hillside alumni, stuck with the Bulldogs even when they were way down, and the players used three-point shooting and defense as catalysts for one of the biggest comebacks in the program's long history. Click the headline for more details and pictures!
Posted Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 
The Fall Preliminary Awards are a pre-cursor to the main awards event on December 18th, and recognize the achievement of the top performers in the Specials, including Art and Music, as well as the participation of all the Fall athletes, who received their letters. Varsity sports captains of Soccer and Cross Country were also commended for their leadership in the nice ceremony held in the Messman Library. The winners of the Specials were...click the linked headline for the details!
Posted Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 
Check out this exciting new recipe from Chef Brendan!
Posted Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 
These facts are good to follow any time - and especially for the holidays!
Posted Monday, Nov 24, 2014 
Terance Mann '12, a basketball star at Hillside who brought his talents to Tilton School three years ago, is moving up to the big time: he just committed to playing at Florida State next year. Terance is shown proudly wearing his new team's cap while celebrating with his mother (Daynia La-Force, head women's coach at URI) and brother Martin '14. Hillside is very excited about Terance's success, and we look forward to writing about his future exploits at FSU!
Posted Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 
Congrats to our own Mr. Hundley, Dean of Student Life, who was just elected to the Chicopee Athletic Hall of Fame! Kevin was a captain of soccer, basketball and track at Chicopee Comprehensive High School before playing on some top soccer teams at Middlebury. With his family in attendance, he was feted at an awards banquet on October 24th, giving him the chance to re-connect with old friends and coaches. The boys are fortunate to have Mr. Hundley play a major role in Hillside's successful soccer program!
Posted Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 
On November 1st, Varsity Soccer competed in the 41st Annual Eaglebrook Junior School Tournament. Hillside played three games in the morning, beating beat Shore (2-0) and New Canaan Country School (3-1) but losing to Rumsey Hall A (0-2). That led to a three-way tie for first in their group, leading to a tie-breaking shootout, which the Bulldogs lost, placing them in the B Division. Playing 20-minute games in the next stage, Hillside had a great afternoon, tying Eaglebook's B team (0-0), then beating Rumsey Hall B (6-0) and Indian Mountain (1-0) to take first place in their group. In the B final, the team had their fourth clean sheet of the afternoon, taking the title with a 1-0 win over Cardigan Mountain B.
Posted Friday, Oct 24, 2014 
Hillside's beautiful new bus is here! Decorated with a variety of scenes from academic, social and athletic activities, the bus will be used for all manner of school trips: weekend activities, athletics, academic field trips, Senior Trip and more. Over the long term, it will provide us with cost savings, and also gain valuable marketing exposure for our mission. It just started on its maiden voyage to Lake Placid, NY for a hockey tournament!
Posted Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 
Drumming, African culture, dance and art were all the rage as students and faculty were treated to both education and performance from African Arts in Education. Each class was given hands-on drumming lessons followed by conversations about life and culture in West Africa. The day's highlight was a stunning performance, with music history lessons weaved in, by the five-member Crocodile River Music group. Click the headline to see videos of the drumming education and live performance!
Posted Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 
Every year the 7th Graders embark on a three day team-building journey at Chewonki in Maine. The boys set up their campsites and manage their food and supplies. They are also presented with many other challenges to help strengthen their trust with each other, including the barn climb, where students help each other complete various climbs they could not accomplish on their own.
Posted Friday, Oct 10, 2014 
Hillside's strong tradition of doing good while educating the boys through unique conservation programs has continues with our participation in the Blanding's Turtle project. Emilie Schuler of the Grassroots Wildlife Conservation group kicked off "Headstart" for Blanding's Turtles in partnership with Hillside. The program will help this endangered species thrive while teaching the fifth and sixth-grade boys about field conservation and how to make a real-world contribution to society. The kickoff meeting ended with a bang as the boys met their two new turtles, Squirtle and Franklin!
Posted Monday, Sep 29, 2014 
The new Hillside Culture Connection offers the boys access to cultural events, natural wonders and unique exhibits around New England. The first trip on September 21st was to Andres Art Institute at Big Bear Mountain in NH. The boys hiked and saw unique sculptures created by leading artists, on the mountains - and had the chance to meet two of the artists in their studios!
Posted Friday, Aug 22, 2014 
Terance Mann '12 and Dominick Thomas '12 decide which colleges they will attend in Fall 2015.
Posted Friday, Aug 15, 2014 
Trey Bourque '17 competes for the New England Regional Champions Team in the Little League World Series.
Posted Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 
Terance Mann '12 competes in the Nike Global Challenge in Chicago, IL this weekend.
Posted Friday, Aug 8, 2014 
Cullen Young, a returning 8th grader from Maynard, was named "All-Tournament Defense" for the Mini Chowder Cup's 2000 division after posting 3 goals and 2 assists over 4 games to help the Boston Jr. Whalers win the tournament. Incoming student-athletes Frankie Ireland and Connor Guyette also had strong showings over the weekend.
Posted Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 
Hillside School is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry G. Lapham as our new Director of Secondary School Placement.
Posted Monday, Jun 2, 2014 
The Class of 2014 marked their Commencement on Saturday, May 31st. Celebrating their accomplishments as brothers, this exceptional group of young men will be sorely missed. Headmaster David Z. Beecher praised them as one of the most outstanding classes in the history of Hillside.
Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2014 
On May 21, 80 leading eighth grade students from New England were toasted at the New England League of Middle Schools Annual Scholar Leader Banquet. Two Hillside students were voted Scholar Leaders: Ross O'Connor, from New York, and Chang Hwa (Alex) Jeong, from South Korea.
Posted Monday, May 19, 2014 
Each year, the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) asks member schools to identify the two students (Eighth or Seventh Graders) who are the school's top "Scholar Leaders." This year's winners were Eighth Graders Alex Jeong and Ross O'Connor.
Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 
Hillside alumni, mark your calendars and gather your friends for the first ever Hillside Alumni Games on Thursday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m.! Hope to see you there, spread the word!
Posted Monday, May 12, 2014 
The Hillside family is sad to share the news that John Butler, Hillside's former head of school, died May 6, 2014, one day after his 75th birthday.
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