“Rise and Shine!!” Back to School

BackToSchool2016This week Hamlin students rejoined their classmates and began a new year of school. The opening assembly featured 8th grade student council president Wendy S., who spoke about the importance of being true to yourself. Head of School, Wanda Holland Greene sang the Justin Timberlake lyrics “sunshine in my pocket,” as a fun way to introduce this year’s theme, “Rise and Shine.” Holland Greene went on to speak about the meaning of “liberty and justice for all,” urging students to continually reflect on the founding principles of our country. She stressed the need to confront inequality, as Sarah Dix Hamlin did many decades ago.

You may watch Wendy’s speech here:

On Thursday, the entire Hamlin community got together for a “Hamlin Family Picnic.” The event showcased all the wonderful summer trips (DC/NYC, Ashland, OR, and Santa Cruz) the girls went on, as well as faculty “Summer of Love” experiences.  The picnic also highlighting new teachers and staff, displaying their Riveter Lab-produced “Creed Creation” art projects. Tasty cuisine was provided by Nopalito, Sugarfoot, Bini’s Kitchen, Pizza Politana, and Girl Friday Zeppole.

Click here to listen to 8th grader Samantha H’s thoughts on the upcoming school year:


Special thanks to Natalie Holland, Lyn Everly, Adrienne Moon, Kate Ceremsak, and Lauren Thornhill for organizing the community-building “Hamlin Family Picnic.”

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