Students shared their hopes and dreams for the school year at the All-School Gathering — the first, big school assembly of the year — on September 19 at the Lower/Middle School Campus Gym. First, four Lower School students presented their thoughts to the audience of hundreds, completing the sentence, “My hope and dream is that:
- the school year is filled with great learning.
- everyone will be great role models and follow the Husky Promise.
- all the new students feel welcomed at Flint Hill.
- we can all take care of each other and that no student is bullied or feels alone.”
Middle School students shared statements about what they’re looking forward to throughout this school year, including:
- We get to try new things everyday in STEM classes.
- Balto, Kaya, Juno, Yukon: those are the names of the four houses in our Husky House system. The houses help to build community and connect fifth-eighth graders.
- As eighth-graders, it is our job to model the driving spirit and the four core values. We believe in this spirit and the core values and strive to be the leaders of the middle school.
From the Upper School, Sonia Schmidt ’17, this year’s president of the Student Council Association, inspired all to make the most of the opportunities at Flint Hill. “I challenge us as a community to welcome every single day with the enthusiasm of a six-year old opening a new box of crayons. …Every minute in every hour you can choose to draw with your favorite crayon. And please don’t be afraid to do so. We are so lucky to be in a community where we want to see each other succeed. …We can share our enthusiasm about our academics, athletics, arts, and activities with just as much fervor as we would have colored in our drawings in first grade. This community offers us the box, now it’s our turn to choose the crayon.”
To conclude the ceremony, Seniors — who have attended Flint Hill since Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten — participated in the traditional lighting of the lantern, which symbolizes the start of the year. The lantern remains lit for the next several months, until the last student graduates.