On Monday and Tuesday, we welcomed Kip Fulbeck, a pioneering artist, professor, spoken word performer, author, and filmmaker who uses his art to explore multiracial identity. In addition to addressing students and faculty in a school-wide talk on Monday evening, Fulbeck met with some of Hill’s arts and humanities classes during his time on campus. Fulbeck visited The Hill as the School’s fourth speaker in the School’s Thomas G. Ruth Speakers Series.
We had a perfect fall evening for dorm picnics on Tuesday evening. Students and faculty members (and their families) enjoyed a cookout-style dinner complete with lawn games on the Quad and soccer pitch. Students enrolled in Hill's studio art classes spent the day off-campus on Thursday afternoon. They had the opportunity to work with local artists at the nearby Spring City Mills Studios before visiting the Berman Museum at Ursinus College.
During lunch on Thursday afternoon, Headmaster Lehman surprised everyone by announcing Friday would be a Headmaster's Holiday! The campus was quiet in the morning while students took advantage of sleeping in on their unexpected day off from classes. There were many activities planned for the day including baking at Mr. and Mrs. Eilberg's home and trips off campus for brunch, shopping, and movies.
On Friday evening, the talented cast and crew of Songs of a New World performed their first of four sold-out shows in The BAM Box. On Sunday, Mrs. Richards and her Design Thinking students held the 2nd annual Trick or Treat event that was enjoyed by students in the local community. Other weekend activities included a trip to Dorney Park, a local pumpkin patch, local restaurants, and shopping malls; the annual pumpkin carving contest; a Halloween writing workshop; and on-campus movies.