Hewitt's newly formed Anti-Racism Task Force has been charged with evaluating and recommending schoolwide protocols, policies, systems, and infrastructure to ensure that Hewitt becomes an actively anti-racist school. In this update, we share the work the task force has been doing as a full group and in subcommittees to develop anti-racism actions to recommend to Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.
Beyond the Classroom
Understanding that a rich and challenging program extends beyond the classroom, Hewitt offers abundant opportunities for students to develop their own sense of purpose and passion. Supported by their teachers and classmates, Hewitt girls act with confidence and empathy as they step outside of their comfort zones and embrace new opportunities to learn and grow.
When the cast and crew of A Midsummer Night's Dream learned that health and safety guidelines would prevent them from performing live, they came up with creative solutions to ensure that they could share their production with an audience. Their strength, enthusiasm, and flexibility turned what could have been just another event cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic into an amazing theater experience for the Hewitt community.
Hewitt’s Lunch and Learn series welcomed Julia Dunetz '15 back to campus for a discussion about how Hewitt helped her discover her passion for the arts and prepared her for a career as a theater producer.
Hewitt's Anti-Racist Summer Reads is a K-12 initiative designed to inspire and deepen conversations about equity, racial injustice, and racism among our students, parents and guardians, and faculty and staff. This fall, our community will gather to discuss their reading, ask questions, and commit to actions that address institutionalized racism at Hewitt and in the world.
Hewitt’s Lunch and Learn series welcomed Sydney Sadick '12 back to campus for an intimate conversation with upper school students. During this event, Sydney spoke about how the guidance and support she received at Hewitt encouraged her to pursue her goals as a print journalist and on-air reporter.
In Hewitt’s Programming and Robotics course, students learn how to create computer animations, design for digital fabrication, and program electronic circuitry, all with code. Because this introductory course focuses on hands-on projects that are grounded in real-world contexts, students start learning by doing at their very first class meeting, quickly making connections between the projects they are working on in class and the systems and electronics they use on a daily basis.
This June, the Hewitt community gathered together for A Virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020, an online event honoring our seniors. Developed in collaboration with members of the Class of 2020, this virtual event was not a replacement for an in-person Commencement, but rather a joyous celebration designed for these unusual times.
The Hewitt School mourns the loss of beloved French teacher and advisor Claire Arnod, who passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Our community of students, families, faculty, and staff grieve for our dear teacher, colleague, and friend.