The first grade musical performance was amazing, especially given that this was the first year for the young actors and actresses AND this particular performance. You couldn’t tell it was all new! I believe that the musical changed from the tide pool oriented “Sounds a little fishy” of previous years to meet the new Common Core standards.
The Winter Orchestra Concert was a bittersweet event, as we learned that Ms. Nijhowne was leaving the Hills. The beginning and intermediate orchestra students definitely rose to the occasion, though and made us all proud. Thank you, Ms. Nijhowne!
It was quite a talent show this year at just over two hours in duration. The individual performances ran like clockwork and were each limited to two minutes maximum. How talented are the Hills kids? You can do the math No matter what your answer is, Del Mar Hills students are a talented group. More photos from the talent show are here.
After a few years hiatus the PTA Reflections competition was brought back. Students created entries in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. These entries contained each student’s interpretation of the theme of Believe, Dream, Inspire. People were recruited from the community who had the talents and interest necessary to judge the student submissions. After a large amount of work, the results were on display in the PAC, along with the judge’s comments, and the efforts of the students were celebrated. It was a fantastic event! Best part: You could see the “spark” in the eyes of many students as they started to Believe, Dream and Inspire for next year.
The winning entries going on to district are
- Cambree Bigelow (K) in Literature
- Jasmine Criqui (4) in Literature
- Kat Crosby (5) in Literature
- Noah Hill (K) in Photography
- Wesley Hill (3) in Photography
- Jolie Ana Hoyle (6) in Dance Choreography
- Cameron Cooper (4) in Film
- Eli Sanchez (4) in Film
- Marlo Roberts (K) in Visual Arts
- Lily Spence (5) in Visual Arts
- Sofia Kone (6) in Visual Arts
Good Luck to those who move to the next level. Way to show the district what Del Mar Hills is made of!
Hillsfest was held at Arterra for the third consecutive year. The displays for the silent auction items were beautiful, everyone was in party mode and the auction was lively. We even had a nun present to watch over the raffle! Thank you, Sonya and Marisa for leading this year’s amazing effort. All of the Hillsfest volunteers did an fantastic job. And some of the costumes were out of this world!
As long as I can recall (or 10 years, whichever is longer) there has been a Halloween Parade at Del Mar Hills Academy. The location of the parade was slightly different this year, and I think the view was better. The best part is the smiles on the faces of the kids in the colorful costumes. Except for the traditional “sullen 5th grader” costume
This years Halloween hoedown was the best party this side of the 5! Complete with food trucks, petting zoo, live band, facing painting and much more. A special thanks to all those that made it happen. It was a night to remember!