Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, Hill School students and faculty will be involved in three opportunities for experiential learning - one for each term - as they dive into the complexities of what it means to act with integrity. Each term will feature an evening presentation by a guest speaker, a Q&A session, and a reception hosted by a specific form. On the following day, there will be no classes. Instead, students will participate in interactive, hands-on experiences that will reinforce the intricacies and challenges of moral decision-making.
Mission Statement: The community-wide theme of Integrity will help guide Hill School students in right thinking and action. This will be accomplished through a series of programs designed to be, not only instructional and insightful, but experiential and hands-on. Building on our foundation of honor and truth at The Hill, students will be encouraged to view their world through a lens of mindfulness, compassion, and a sense of shared humanity.
Fall Term: Ethical Literacy Training
Tuesday, September 10 at 7:15 p.m.: Paula Mirk from Institute for Global Ethics addressed the entire student body in the CFTA followed by a reception for the sixth form in the Boyer Gallery. Read more about Ms. Mirk's visit to The Hill.
Wednesday, September 11:
8 a.m: 9/11 Memorial at the flag pole
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: All-school Honor Signing Ceremony (Alumni Chapel)
Student Ethical Literacy Training
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.: All-school assembly (CFTA) with Paula Mirk
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Students meet with advisers
12:30-1 p.m.: Seated lunch (Dining Room)
Sept. 14-16: Spiritual Integrity
On Sept. 14, students enjoyed the music of Hayley Reardon, a gifted 16-year-old folk singer/songwriter, who shared her music and inspiring anti-bullying message during her "Find Your Voice" concert. On Sept. 15 and 16, we welcomed three alumni of the Interfatith Youth Core (www.ifyc.org) - Mr. Chris Stedman, Ms. Guruamrit Khalsa, and Ms. Nada Zohdy. The IFYC is an organization that encourages college students to lead the interfaith movement by having “respect for people’s diverse religious and non-religious identities, mutually inspiring relationships between people of different backgrounds, and a common action for the common good.” Read more about these events
Winter Term: Integrity Intelligence
January 10-17: Honor Awareness Week
Friday, January 10:
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Dr. David Gruder
will visit with select classes during the day to have open discussions with students about “What is Integrity?” or “What’s the connection between integrity and happiness?” or “How is integrity inculcated into a community?”
7:15 - 8 p.m.:
Dr. Gruder will address the entire student body on Integrity Revolution
and Integrity Intelligence.
Reception with fifth form to follow in Boyer Gallery.
Saturday, January 11:
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Dr. Gruder will continue his presentation followed by break-out groups for students, facilitated by advisers. Group activity will consist of a text rendering titled The Four "A's" Protocol.
Spring Term: Experiential Learning with Integrity
March 28 and 29 (no Saturday classes)
Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m.: Tom Wolf '67 is a Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate. Learn more about Mr. Wolf at http://www.wolfforpa.com.
Saturday, March 29, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.: School-wide experiential learning/community service event