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We Will Miss You, Mr. Henson!

While the long-awaited summer will finally bring warm weather and time away from school, the end of the school year will be a bittersweet moment for the community, as it marks Mr. Henson’s departure. Though Mr. Henson is leaving St. Luke’s, he will not be retiring. He will remain a teacher, but he will have...

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Paying Tribute to Mr. Henson

Mr. Henson is easily one of the most beloved teachers on the Hilltop because of his warm-natured and humorous spirit. However, we will be saying a bittersweet goodbye to him this June, as he will not be returning for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Henson plans include spending time with his family and working for...

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Upper School Play: My Big Greek Tragedy

60’s dance music for a Greek tragedy? An Oedipus who raps? On Friday, May 3, at 7 pm, and on Saturday, May 4, at 4 pm, Upper School actors will perform My Big Greek Tragedy in the Wyckoff Family Black Box. This play will capture its viewers’ attention through its comedic adaptations of widely loved...

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Maternity Leave Replacements: Two New Teachers Join SLS Faculty

Mrs. Meatto, an Upper School Spanish II & III teacher, and Mrs. Abbott, an Upper School history teacher for Foundations of Modern World History, have each given birth to a beautiful and healthy baby: Greta Meatto and Charlie Indiana Abbott. While the school said a temporary farewell to the teachers when they went on maternity...

Girls Varsity Squash: Rise to Nationals
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Girls Varsity Squash: Rise to Nationals

With less than one month remaining in the winter sports season, the Girls Varsity Squash Team is still on their game as they prepare for tomorrow’s upcoming National Tournament and next weekend’s FAAs. The team has had a solid season so far, and its team dynamic and strong set of players surely contribute to their...

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Flipped Classroom: Homework in class?

Do you ever miss what a teacher is saying in class? Do you have questions while completing problem sets for math, but your teacher is not there to help? For SLS math teachers Coach Fred and Mr. Kress, a flipped classroom – learning through a video lesson at home – is the answer to some...

Monte le Son!: A Recap of the Webster Concert
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Monte le Son!: A Recap of the Webster Concert

To highlight the celebration of National French Week at St. Luke’s (November 5 – 9), all French students were invited to the Webster Concert on November 7.   After a one-hour bus ride, students were kindly greeted at the doors of Southern Connecticut State University. Although some students claimed the ride was “long and boring,”...

A Closer Look at CGL Groups
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A Closer Look at CGL Groups

It’s almost time for another “Community Goals for Learning” (CGL) discussion, and while some students look forward to a lively, in-depth conversation, others dread the activity, which brings together randomized groups of Upper School students to discuss sensitive, timely topics. Among high school students and faculty, some believe that the meetings are engaging because students...

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Service Symposium Brings 20 Organizations to the Hilltop

During last week’s Service Symposium, SLS students embodied the school motto, “Enter to learn and go forth to serve,” by learning about local organizations and how to expand their volunteer options. Representatives from twenty different service groups in the area were invited to talk to Upper School students and faculty for the afternoon. This year,...

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Madame Berry’s New Role

Many people know Mrs. Berry for teaching middle school French. In fact, she’s taught the language since 2010 and has spent much of her time focusing on making language learning more enjoyable. This year, however, Mrs. Berry steps into a brand new role: Head of the Middle School. “I was anxious for this moment,” she...