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Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We hope you have a blessed and restful holiday.
Have you ever seen a Hutchison girl made of gingerbread? Mollie Smith, mom to August ’29 and Evan ’32, made this beautiful gingerbread house with girls in Hutchison uniforms on the inside to help our students get into the holiday spirit. It also features snow, reindeer, holiday decorations, and pets staying warm from the cold. Mollie is quite the artist! She recently won a gingerbread-themed edition of “Holiday Baking Championship” on Food Network. We love that she shared her talents with our girls this holiday season. Happy Holidays!
Second graders grabbed their passports and traveled around the world before the break to experience Christmas traditions in different countries. Our girls celebrated the holiday in Sweden, France, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and the U.K. As they learned about some of the customs that people observe, the girls filled scrapbooks with writing and art activities inspired by the cultures of those countries.

There also were several surprises and sweet treats along the way. For example, in France, children leave their shoes by the fireplace in hopes that Père Noël will leave presents. Second graders left their shoes in the hallway as they arrived to France, and when it was time to move on, they found a small present as they grabbed their shoes. In the U.K., they popped Christmas crackers, cardboard cylinders filled with fun items, that had paper crowns inside. These are a few of the countless special moments our teachers create as they expand our girls' worlds.
Today, police officers across Memphis are receiving special holiday cards from Hutchison girls that show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Students in lower and middle school wrote thoughtful messages thanking officers and wishing them a happy holiday season.

A group of volunteers is hosting “We’ll Have a Blue Christmas” events today, during which officers from the city’s nine precincts will be celebrated ahead of the holiday. You can find more information about the events in this Daily Memphian article: https://dailymemphian.com/article/32881/mpd-memphis-police-officers-blue-christmas-free-breakfast
Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish families, faculty, staff, and alumnae who celebrate! We wish you a wonderful celebration full of light and joy.

Fifth graders Ava Iskiwitz ’30 and Paige Portnoy ’30 brought in menorahs from their homes to decorate every classroom in their grade. We are honored they shared a part of their holiday traditions with their classmates.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administrators at Hutchison, we wish you and your family a joyful and relaxing winter break. Enjoy our Christmas card to you, a short video of what our holiday celebrations have looked and sounded like on campus.

Song: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” performed by the Class of 2031
The JK Holiday Market was the place to be for early childhood girls this week! Mrs. Crump’s JK girls became interested in understanding how businesses work, so they decided to hold a holiday market and get all of our girls in Abston involved. Each Little Hive and pre-K class picked out a “tree” from Mrs. Crump’s students and paid for their trees. Girls enjoyed “hot cocoa” (chocolate milk with whipped cream) and got their cups for the sweet treat from Mrs. Valentine’s JK class. Mrs. Ivy’s JK girls helped younger girls color their gingerbread houses.

This was a great hands-on way for our JK girls to learn about entrepreneurship and how to run a business. In making signs for their market stands, the girls also practiced emergent writing and early literacy skills.
Santa! We know him! Early childhood girls got to have a special visit with Santa Claus this morning. From fanciful gifts like pink trains and unicorns to educational gifts like building sets and books, our girls got to tell him what they want for Christmas. Our girls are loving all the holiday fun, including a pajama day today! Special thanks to Dennis Ring, our head of school’s husband, for volunteering and bringing our girls such joy.
VENDORS NEEDED: We’re looking for vendors for the Hutchison Beeline Bazaar! Applications are due December 16: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news--events/beeline-bazaar
Third grade teacher Katie Davis is one of many Hutchison teachers who encourage students to become lifelong learners. Ms. Davis enjoys taking on a challenge in the classroom and the freedom to follow her students’ interests.

For example, when her girls became interested in survey questions while learning about picture and bar graphs, she showed her girls how to collect data and make and present their own graphs. Read about how she helps her girls build confidence as they learn new skills: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1259591
Early childhood and lower school girls are learning powerful messages about empathy and inclusion from Hutchison alumna Alison Humpreys Nenon '05. She wrote the book "Alfie Sees Love" about a rhino with albinism as a way to combine her love for storytelling with her passion for disability advocacy after her two boys were born with special needs.

Nenon read the book aloud and discussed it with early childhood and lower school girls at Chapel this week. They were especially excited to hear from a Hutchison Girl! Nenon also talked about storytelling and shared tips for lower school girls who are writing stories in their classes. She encouraged our girls to spread love all around as her character Alfie does and respect everyone who is different from them. This sweet message touched our girls' hearts, and it has been beautiful to see their enthusiasm for practicing kindness as we head into the holiday season.
Hutchison girls are girls who code! This week, technology integrationist Jennifer Stover focused on coding with our lower school girls as part of Computer Science Education Week.

In the Innovation Lab, Mrs. Stover introduced fun coding activities to teach our girls the basics of coding. Kindergarten learned how directions are important in coding, and first through fourth grades completed activities that use block coding, entry-level activities that help children gain a foundation in computational thinking through visuals as opposed to coding in text. In achieving their desired results, our girls practiced sequencing, using the correct commands, and looping them to repeat the commands.

This year, lower school girls have also been coding through VEX Robotics activities. Mrs. Stover is helping them realize how the vocabulary they use in robotics, such as algorithm, debug, and program, has different applications. By teaching computer science at a young age, Hutchison nurtures problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. There is a vast gender disparity in computer science, and getting a head start shows our girls they can break into the often male-dominated industry.
Congratulations to Antonella Lejwa '23 for being named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar! During her 15 years as a Hutchison student, Antonella has distinguished herself in a variety of ways in the classroom and beyond.

From the dance team to the Equity and Inclusion Council, she has learned how to express herself and uplift those around her: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news-detail?pk=1257249
Engineering rocks! Second and fourth graders recently enjoyed a special visit from Cory Williams, a geotechnical engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He spoke about soil, rocks, erosion, and the field of engineering, which the girls have been learning about in their classes and in the Innovation Lab.

Williams explained to the girls how identifying issues, problem-solving, brainstorming, and experimenting are all important parts of being an engineer. The girls earned their “engineering hats” by helping with an experiment that showed how different kinds of soils vary in size and weight. The girls were mesmerized as they watched which type of soil fell the fastest in water. Williams told them he was impressed by their curiosity and interest in math and science. He encouraged our girls to become engineers: “We want smart, creative people who like to solve problems. I think you girls are the future of engineering.” We are thankful for Williams’ visit and how he is inspiring our lower school girls!
Giving to the Hutchison Fund Matters in providing our girls with an athletics program that builds teamwork, commitment, and character. Our athletes hone their talents, experience the fellowship of teamwork, and understand the value of good sportsmanship. Because of support from our community, the volleyball and soccer teams received new uniforms and we were able to bring back Hutchison Fan Appreciation nights. Every Girl Matters. Every Gift Matters. Give today: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/giving/supporting-hutchison
Portraying the Madonna is an honor at Hutchison, and the class of 2023 celebrated Avery Arkle ’23 during this year's Christmas Chapel. For more than 60 years, Hutchison’s graduating class has honored the character and integrity of a classmate by selecting her for the Madonna Tableau at the Hutchison Christmas program. The senior selected is recognized for her good character and moral strength worthy of such an honor.

This year's tableau depicts "Maestà,” an altarpiece by Duccio, which was constructed and painted in the 14th century. Upper school art teacher Anne Davey says Duccio was commissioned to create the massive piece to honor the Virgin Mary for her guardianship of the city of Siena and helping it to victory in a major battle against the Florentines. "Maestà” means “majesty” in Italian, and the altarpiece depicts Mary as the Queen of Heaven holding the Christ Child.

Hutchison is an independent day school for girls, offering a challenging college preparatory program in two-year-old pre-k through twelfth grade.

Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and to strive for physical well-being.

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12/25/2022

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We hope you have a blessed and restful holiday.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/21/2022

Second graders grabbed their passports and traveled around the world before the break to experience Christmas traditions in different countries. Our girls celebrated the holiday in Sweden, France, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and the U.K. As they learned about some of the customs that people observe, the girls filled scrapbooks with writing and art activities inspired by the cultures of those countries.

There also were several surprises and sweet treats along the way. For example, in France, children leave their shoes by the fireplace in hopes that Père Noël will leave presents. Second graders left their shoes in the hallway as they arrived to France, and when it was time to move on, they found a small present as they grabbed their shoes. In the U.K., they popped Christmas crackers, cardboard cylinders filled with fun items, that had paper crowns inside. These are a few of the countless special moments our teachers create as they expand our girls' worlds.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/19/2022

Today, police officers across Memphis are receiving special holiday cards from Hutchison girls that show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Students in lower and middle school wrote thoughtful messages thanking officers and wishing them a happy holiday season.

A group of volunteers is hosting “We’ll Have a Blue Christmas” events today, during which officers from the city’s nine precincts will be celebrated ahead of the holiday. You can find more information about the events in this Daily Memphian article: https://dailymemphian.com/article/32881/mpd-memphis-police-officers-blue-christmas-free-breakfast

12/18/2022

Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish families, faculty, staff, and alumnae who celebrate! We wish you a wonderful celebration full of light and joy.

Fifth graders Ava Iskiwitz ’30 and Paige Portnoy ’30 brought in menorahs from their homes to decorate every classroom in their grade. We are honored they shared a part of their holiday traditions with their classmates.

12/16/2022

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administrators at Hutchison, we wish you and your family a joyful and relaxing winter break. Enjoy our Christmas card to you, a short video of what our holiday celebrations have looked and sounded like on campus.

Song: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” performed by the Class of 2031

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/15/2022

The JK Holiday Market was the place to be for early childhood girls this week! Mrs. Crump’s JK girls became interested in understanding how businesses work, so they decided to hold a holiday market and get all of our girls in Abston involved. Each Little Hive and pre-K class picked out a “tree” from Mrs. Crump’s students and paid for their trees. Girls enjoyed “hot cocoa” (chocolate milk with whipped cream) and got their cups for the sweet treat from Mrs. Valentine’s JK class. Mrs. Ivy’s JK girls helped younger girls color their gingerbread houses.

This was a great hands-on way for our JK girls to learn about entrepreneurship and how to run a business. In making signs for their market stands, the girls also practiced emergent writing and early literacy skills.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/14/2022

Santa! We know him! Early childhood girls got to have a special visit with Santa Claus this morning. From fanciful gifts like pink trains and unicorns to educational gifts like building sets and books, our girls got to tell him what they want for Christmas. Our girls are loving all the holiday fun, including a pajama day today! Special thanks to Dennis Ring, our head of school’s husband, for volunteering and bringing our girls such joy.

12/13/2022

VENDORS NEEDED: We’re looking for vendors for the Hutchison Beeline Bazaar! Applications are due December 16: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news--events/beeline-bazaar

There are only a few more days to get in a vendor application for the Hutchison Beeline Bazaar! The deadline is Friday, December 16.

The Beeline Bazaar is a student-run event organized and marketed by the junior class. It’s an opportunity for a variety of local artisans and retailers to come together and sell their products while supporting a cause. Vendors keep all but 10% of their profits, and the proceeds go toward Hutchison’s Community Service Endowment Fund. Our student-run Philanthropic Literacy Board oversees the fund, and each year, it selects local nonprofits to receive grants. You can apply to be a vendor here: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news--events/beeline-bazaar

12/12/2022

Third grade teacher Katie Davis is one of many Hutchison teachers who encourage students to become lifelong learners. Ms. Davis enjoys taking on a challenge in the classroom and the freedom to follow her students’ interests.

For example, when her girls became interested in survey questions while learning about picture and bar graphs, she showed her girls how to collect data and make and present their own graphs. Read about how she helps her girls build confidence as they learn new skills: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1259591

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/10/2022

Early childhood and lower school girls are learning powerful messages about empathy and inclusion from Hutchison alumna Alison Humpreys Nenon '05. She wrote the book "Alfie Sees Love" about a rhino with albinism as a way to combine her love for storytelling with her passion for disability advocacy after her two boys were born with special needs.

Nenon read the book aloud and discussed it with early childhood and lower school girls at Chapel this week. They were especially excited to hear from a Hutchison Girl! Nenon also talked about storytelling and shared tips for lower school girls who are writing stories in their classes. She encouraged our girls to spread love all around as her character Alfie does and respect everyone who is different from them. This sweet message touched our girls' hearts, and it has been beautiful to see their enthusiasm for practicing kindness as we head into the holiday season.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/09/2022

Hutchison girls are girls who code! This week, technology integrationist Jennifer Stover focused on coding with our lower school girls as part of Computer Science Education Week.

In the Innovation Lab, Mrs. Stover introduced fun coding activities to teach our girls the basics of coding. Kindergarten learned how directions are important in coding, and first through fourth grades completed activities that use block coding, entry-level activities that help children gain a foundation in computational thinking through visuals as opposed to coding in text. In achieving their desired results, our girls practiced sequencing, using the correct commands, and looping them to repeat the commands.

This year, lower school girls have also been coding through VEX Robotics activities. Mrs. Stover is helping them realize how the vocabulary they use in robotics, such as algorithm, debug, and program, has different applications. By teaching computer science at a young age, Hutchison nurtures problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. There is a vast gender disparity in computer science, and getting a head start shows our girls they can break into the often male-dominated industry.

12/08/2022

Congratulations to Antonella Lejwa '23 for being named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar! During her 15 years as a Hutchison student, Antonella has distinguished herself in a variety of ways in the classroom and beyond.

From the dance team to the Equity and Inclusion Council, she has learned how to express herself and uplift those around her: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news-detail?pk=1257249

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/07/2022

Engineering rocks! Second and fourth graders recently enjoyed a special visit from Cory Williams, a geotechnical engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He spoke about soil, rocks, erosion, and the field of engineering, which the girls have been learning about in their classes and in the Innovation Lab.

Williams explained to the girls how identifying issues, problem-solving, brainstorming, and experimenting are all important parts of being an engineer. The girls earned their “engineering hats” by helping with an experiment that showed how different kinds of soils vary in size and weight. The girls were mesmerized as they watched which type of soil fell the fastest in water. Williams told them he was impressed by their curiosity and interest in math and science. He encouraged our girls to become engineers: “We want smart, creative people who like to solve problems. I think you girls are the future of engineering.” We are thankful for Williams’ visit and how he is inspiring our lower school girls!

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/07/2022

Giving to the Hutchison Fund Matters in providing our girls with an athletics program that builds teamwork, commitment, and character. Our athletes hone their talents, experience the fellowship of teamwork, and understand the value of good sportsmanship. Because of support from our community, the volleyball and soccer teams received new uniforms and we were able to bring back Hutchison Fan Appreciation nights. Every Girl Matters. Every Gift Matters. Give today: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/giving/supporting-hutchison

12/06/2022

Portraying the Madonna is an honor at Hutchison, and the class of 2023 celebrated Avery Arkle ’23 during this year's Christmas Chapel. For more than 60 years, Hutchison’s graduating class has honored the character and integrity of a classmate by selecting her for the Madonna Tableau at the Hutchison Christmas program. The senior selected is recognized for her good character and moral strength worthy of such an honor.

This year's tableau depicts "Maestà,” an altarpiece by Duccio, which was constructed and painted in the 14th century. Upper school art teacher Anne Davey says Duccio was commissioned to create the massive piece to honor the Virgin Mary for her guardianship of the city of Siena and helping it to victory in a major battle against the Florentines. "Maestà” means “majesty” in Italian, and the altarpiece depicts Mary as the Queen of Heaven holding the Christ Child.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/05/2022

Solving global issues requires research, critical thinking, proposal crafting, and challenging discussions, and our 7th and 8th graders are honing their diplomacy skills through Model United Nations. Girls in both grades recently participated in the YMCA Middle School Model UN Conference, a citywide event where students engage in civil discourse and open discussion of international issues through role play.

Every year, we see how this conference expands the minds of our students and builds their confidence in their own voice, critical thinking, and teamwork. For weeks, the girls have been researching issues in assigned countries, including Armenia, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, and Austria. They prepared resolutions addressing problems each country faces and have put a lot of time into practicing presenting and defending their proposals.

Their hard work shows! The following students were named Outstanding Delegates, an award given within each General Assembly to the students who best represented their countries/delegations: Madden Culpepper '27, Kaitlyn Johnson '27, Eloise McDonald '28, and Rowan White ’28. We also had five groups whose resolutions made it to General Assembly, and several resolutions passed. You can find the full list of our girls' accomplishments at the conference here: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1260946. We are incredibly proud of the entire Hutchison delegation.

12/05/2022

Seventh grade math teacher Joe Koelsch loves quadratic equations like only a math teacher can. He wants his students to spend time understanding the equations before they rush to solve them. Mr. Koelsch, a national expert in Illustrative Math (IM), writes in a leading blog for educators that IM’s focus on understanding processes, not just the pursuit of a right answer, can be a game-changer for math students.

Hutchison teachers in grades K through 7 use the problem-based curriculum known for balancing rigor, usability, and comprehension of fundamental math standards. Read more about how this approach gives our girls the freedom to be curious: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1260841

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/04/2022

With big smiles, creative signs, and refreshing cups of water, our ninth graders supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Marathon runners this weekend. Fifty-three students ran hydration station 53 (what a coincidence!) and cheered runners on during their races.

We also would like to congratulate Meriel Rowland ’24 for finishing first overall in the 10K with a time of 39:05. What an amazing accomplishment!

We are proud of our girls for taking the time to serve and our athletic community members for their hard work and strong finishes!

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/02/2022

We had a wonderful afternoon tea party with Hutchison alumnae and their daughters in our early childhood program. Our girls were excited to visit Dr. Ring’s house, where they enjoyed “tea” (grape juice) and snacks with their moms. Some girls even made drawings with Hattie Rounder, one of our admissions directors. It was a lovely event to kick off the weekend!

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/02/2022

Like Buddy the Elf, Hutchison vocalists know the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, and our students did a beautiful job ringing in the season at our annual Winter Music Concert. Guided by Hutchison music teacher Hannah Crowley, our Bee Sharp, Just Bee, and Vocal Point choirs shared their musical talents in the Wiener Theater. There was traditional caroling in Latin, country music, and even beatboxing. Beg to Differ, the a ca****la group at Memphis University School, also made an appearance and sang with Vocal Point. Congratulations to our music groups on their incredible performances!

12/01/2022

Talented dancers from Hutchison are bringing holiday magic to life this season as they perform in “The Nutcracker.” Hutchison girls are gracing stages across the Memphis area as part of productions with Ballet Memphis, Children's Ballet Theater in East Memphis, Buckman Dance Conservatory, New Ballet Ensemble and School. Many are pictured here with ballet teacher Louisa Koeppel. We are proud to see our girls shine on stage and spread holiday cheer!

You can find information about when and where you can watch our girls perform here: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1259939

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/01/2022

Tip of the cap to Hutchison Lacrosse Head Coach David Gearhardt on his selection for induction to the Tennessee Lacrosse Hall of Fame! Coach Gearhardt is a member of the inaugural class of inductees, a select group of historically significant contributors to lacrosse in Tennessee. He has led the Sting to five state championships as assistant coach and three as head coach. A well-deserved honor for a lasting legacy. Congratulations to Coach Gearhardt and his family!

Read about his remarkable history and impact over his 33-year career: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1260103.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/30/2022

Little Hive girls have been exploring the mysterious, exciting, and nature-filled world of forests! Mrs. Shortridge and Mrs. McKnatt’s students expressed an interest in forests, so they followed their girls’ curiosity and went on walks to the “forest” (the area by the Hutchison farm). The girls were mesmerized by the objects they found, including leaves, acorns, and sticks, and they started a collection. Mrs. Shortridge and Mrs. McKnatt incorporated these items into classroom activities, including a project in which girls made their own creations out of what they found.

Read what Mrs. Shortridge and Mrs. McKnatt wrote about the project and how it exemplifies our early childhood teachers’ approach to learning: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1259875

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/30/2022

Giving to the Hutchison Fund Matters in ensuring our girls thrive in our school culture, which is abundant in Hutchison traditions and more. Culture and community-building days like Black and Gold Day are supported by the Hutchison Fund. The Hutchison Fund also supports special events that promote a spirit of belonging and engagement for students and families, like second graders who enjoyed building bee habitats with their moms. Every Girl Matters. Every Gift Matters. Give today: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/giving/supporting-hutchison

11/29/2022

We would like to congratulate four of our upper school girls for receiving the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award for their work with Le Bonheur Club Teens. As leaders of the organization, Shelton Vance ’23, McLain Pogue ’23, Emma Couch ’23, and Amelia Crabtree ’24 recently accepted the award from the Memphis chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at a special ceremony. The award recognizes service by an individual or group of young people ages 5-23 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the community through leadership, volunteerism, and the development of charitable programs.

You can read more about our students' hard work to support Le Bonheur Children's Hospital here: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1259589

11/28/2022

Our seniors recently learned how to file their personal taxes and how their tax dollars are allocated for the broader community. Hutchison Chief Financial Officer Melissa Baker, who presented on financial literacy as part of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship seminar series, says understanding how our taxes are used and every individual's role in that process, illustrates civic engagement and responsible citizenship through a unique lens.

“Imparting basic principles of taxes and personal finance helps to prepare our seniors for adulthood and helps convey to them a sense of shared responsibility of citizenship," Baker said. “This is an essential life skill, and we want our girls to be confident in their ability to file taxes and understand them.”

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/24/2022

JK girls learned they have a lot to be thankful for every day, but especially today: family, friends, teachers, Hutchison, the Earth, and more! They wrote and illustrated books about some of the people and things they are grateful for. As they made their books, they practiced spelling and writing and became authors. They also have been learning about how books are structured.

If our faculty and staff made a book about what we’re thankful for, it would include all of you! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Hutchison. We are thankful you are part of our community, and we are grateful that you entrust us to teach and inspire your girls.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/23/2022

Our wish for a magical run of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” came true! Our all-school production of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” brought four wonderful performances to the Wiener Theater. From beautiful singing to intensive choreography to spectacular transformations, our cast and crew of over 90 students did an amazing job bringing this show to life on stage. Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff who were involved in our all-school production!

This show would not have been possible without the support of generous donors to the arts program and the Hutchison Fund. We would like to extend a special thank you to Dorothy Orgill Kirsch ’51.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/22/2022

We had a GRAND time with our grandparents and grandfriends in lower school, pre-K, and JK this week. As grandparents and grandfriends visited classrooms, our girls were incredibly excited to show what they have been learning about and explain the projects they have been working on.

Our Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Days were full of big hugs, smiles, and joy. Thank you to everyone who came! We always love spending time with our grandparents and grandfriends, and it was great to see how engaged and enthusiastic they were about visiting campus and getting a taste of what our girls experience every day.

11/21/2022

Live music was a dream come true for our early childhood girls in music and movement! Our talented music teacher Heather Short and her husband played the violin and cello during classes for Little Hive, pre-K, and JK girls today.

Our girls learned about the sounds that different instruments make and listened to distinguish between high and low notes. They guessed what songs Mr. and Mrs. Short were playing, and they moved to the beat, dancing like princesses and playing hopscotch. Some favorites of the day were “Baby Shark,” “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/21/2022

The friendships made here truly do bring joy for years to come! We welcomed our Golden Bees, Hutchison alumnae who have celebrated milestone reunions of 50 years or more, to our campus over the weekend for coffee, delicious food, and fellowship. Dr. Ring also spoke about some of the new and unique academic and extracurricular opportunities that are now available to Hutchison girls.

The Golden Bees reminisced on memories and friendships that began here at Hutchison, and their love for the school remains strong. We are grateful to them for the amazing example of leadership they have set for generations of Hutchison girls.

11/19/2022

It's opening night for "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," and playing Ella feels like a dream for Juliette Forgette '23. She loves to perform and has a strong passion for theatre and the arts at Hutchison. Juliette especially enjoys the impact she can have in telling a story on stage.

While preparing for the show, she has enjoyed building relationships with younger castmates and her upper school peers. Juliette is also excited for people to see the costumes and transformations in the show, which she says are “top tier.”

We say, “Break a leg!” to Juliette and our cast and crew members as they start their four-show run of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/18/2022

It was wonderful to have the grandparents and grandfriends of our middle and upper school girls at Hutchison this week! They got to experience a morning in the lives of our students, attending several classes and seeing what they are learning in the classroom. It was amazing to see our girls in action alongside their grandparents and grandfriends, from completing math challenges to playing pickleball to writing Chinese characters. We are looking forward to welcoming our lower school, pre-K, and JK grandparents and grandfriends next week.

11/17/2022

Presenting... the cast of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella!" From our woodland creatures to our townspeople to the future princess herself, we are proud of how hard over 70 girls in grades 1-12 have been working to bring their characters and this magical story to life on the Wiener Theater stage. Our cast members are having a ball in rehearsals, whether it's their first show or their senior musical, and we are excited to see them sing, dance, and smile on stage.

Don’t miss out on our all-school production made possible by Dorothy Orgill Kirsch ’51: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/programs/arts/theatre-box-office. Online ticket sales close Friday, November 18, at noon. After that, ticket purchases can be made at the door prior to each show. Ticket availability is limited for some shows, particularly Friday and Sunday.

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Founded in 1902, Hutchison is an independent, college-preparatory school in Memphis for girls 2-years-old through 12th grade. Our all-girl environment and project-based learning approach set us apart and enable our girls to excel in academics, discover their passions, and become leaders for the next generation.

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Binghampton Christian Academy Binghampton Christian Academy
175 Tillman Street
Memphis, 38111

Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) exists to be used of God to bring the hope that is in Jesus Chri

Lausanne Collegiate School Lausanne Collegiate School
1381 W Massey Road
Memphis, 38120

Lausanne Collegiate School's mission is to prepare each of its students for college and for life in

Woodland Presbyterian School Woodland Presbyterian School
5217 Park Avenue
Memphis, 38119

Coed, Independent 2K-8 School in Memphis, Tennessee--Growing Young Hearts & Minds

Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering
1254 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, 38104

The Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE), Tennessee's first charter school, was founded

Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association Grace-St. Luke's Alumni Association
246 S Belvedere Boulevard
Memphis, 38104

Keeping Saints alumni connected and up-to-date about important GSL events! GO SAINTS!

Harding Academy of Memphis Harding Academy of Memphis
1100 Cherry Road
Memphis, 38117

Harding Academy is a Christian, co-educational day school serving 6 weeks–Grade 12 in East Memphis.

Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South
390 S White Station Road
Memphis, 38117

Margolin Hebrew Academy-Feinstone Yeshiva of the South is a PreK-12 Orthodox Jewish Day School in Me

St. Mary's Episcopal School St. Mary's Episcopal School
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, 38117

St. Mary’s Episcopal School is a nationally-recognized private, independent school for girls from

St. Benedict at Auburndale High School St. Benedict at Auburndale High School
8250 Varnavas Drive
Memphis, 38016

St. Benedict at Auburndale is a Catholic, Co-Ed and College Prep High School in Memphis, TN.

St. Augustine Catholic School Alumni St. Augustine Catholic School Alumni
1169 Kerr Avenue
Memphis, 38106

This is the alumni page for All St. Augustine Classes.

Non-Troglodyte Alumni of Briarcrest Christian Schools Non-Troglodyte Alumni of Briarcrest Christian Schools
6000 Briarcrest Avenue
Memphis, 38120

Welcome, all alumni of Briarcrest Christian Schools who are Heathens, Harlots, Homosexuals, Liberals