Today, Kai Bynum announced that the 2021–2022 school year will be his last at Hopkins School. "While my journey to this point has been fortunate, joyous, and blessed," Bynum wrote, "I have decided that it is time for me to return back home. In July of 2022, I will become the Head of School at Lakeside School in Seattle." Visit hopkins.edu to read letters to the community from Dr. Bynum and Vincent A. Calarco, President of the Committee of Trustees.
Congratulations to the Hopkins School Class of 2021! On this beautiful June morning, the 361st class of Hopkins School graduated under the tent! Congratulations to all 144 graduates of the Class of 2021!
It's day 2 of Virtual Alumni Weekend. Today's line-up includes: Back to Class Sessions from 5-6 PM EST, Faculty Hour from 6:30-7:30 PM EST, and Class Zooms–the culminating event for alumni in classes ending in 1s and 6s celebrating their reunions. Get the Zoom links and more information at hopkins.edu/reunion.
Virtual Alumni Weekend is a few days away! More information and registration is available at hopkins.edu/reunion. Event spotlight: Faculty Hour-Saturday, 6/5 from 6:30-7:30 PM EST. Drop in and visit virtually with some of your favorite faculty members from the past and present. Faculty members will have virtual rooms that you can drop in, then easily visit someone else! Faculty member participants include: John Anderson, Dana Blanchard, Jim Bucar, Erika Chapin, Brad Czepiel, Rocco DeMaio, Dan Drummond, Bill Ewen, Susan Elconin Feinberg, Clay Hall, David Harpin, Lan Lin, Errol Saunders, Peter Ziou and more!
This week on #HOPFacultyFriday, Director of Athletics, Rocco DeMaio '86, shares details about his multifaceted role at Hopkins. Rocco joined Hopkins in 1992, serving as 3rds basketball coach, JV Softball Coach and Assistant Football Coach. He became Director of Athletics in 2015. Over the past 29 years, he has been head coach of four different sports and takes pride in the fact that he holds the record for being in the most team pictures (82 Varsity team photos as a player or a coach!) that adorn the halls of the Walter Camp Athletic Center.
Today was the last day of classes for our seniors. To celebrate the Class of 2021, Head Adviser Ms. Doval arranged for the Ice Cream Emergency Truck to come to campus for scoops and unlimited toppings! Congratulations seniors on your last day of classes! The countdown to Commencement now begins!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of HDA’s original musical, ”Killing Time.” The lively show opened last Thursday, May 20, and has will conclude its five show run tonight, Monday May 24, with a final performance at 8:00 PM. Don’t have tickets? Tune in to the LIVESTREAM from wherever you are at 8:00 PM. Tune in on hopkinsarts.com This production holds the honor of many firsts for HDA: Its the first live performance on campus this school year; the first time HDA has used the Thompson Amphitheater as a mainstage performance venue; and the first staging of this full-length ORIGINAL musical written and composed by Hopkins’ own faculty members Erika Schroth and Ian Melchinger. Killing Time is billed as a "toxic workplace musical" where the mega company MamaBear.com is being bought in a hostile take-over by their rival, Dragon Drop Unlimited. Who will get let go? Who will stay? And whose secrets will be revealed? Tune in tonight to find out!
Virtual Alumni Weekend is less than 2 weeks away, and we will be spotlighting some of our exciting virtual events, open to the entire Hopkins community. More information and registration is available at hopkins.edu/reunion. On Saturday, June 5 from 5:00–6:00 PM, join us for one of two Back to Class Sessions. Hopkins Writer in Residence and acclaimed poet, non-fiction writer, and New Haven resident, Dwayne Betts, will perform portions of "Felon," his most recent collection of poetry, speak about the Million Book Project, and answer questions. In a separate session, 2021 Distinguished Alumna Phoebe Ellsworth '61 DPH will be sharing about her work conducting psycho-legal research on topics such as death penalty attitudes, eyewitness performance, and juries, followed by Q&A. These events are open to alumni, parents, students, and faculty/staff. Register and read more about the weekend's events at hopkins.edu/reunion.
This week’s #HOPFacultyFriday spotlight shines on Classics Department faculty, Kate Horsley, 2020 recipient of the Classical Association of New England's Matthew I. Wiencke Teaching Award for Excellence in Classics teaching.