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The Hill Academy Newsletter- October 25th, 2020

October 25th, 2020 HILL Message (from Academic Director Rick Kunc): Legacy. Webster's Dictionary defines 'legacy' as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.” Legacy is a critical part to the HILL values. It is difficult for an adolescent to see how they may leave a legacy. They often think of legacy as a material thing.  At The Hill, legacy is much more than that and it is visible every day. Students leave a legacy when they continue the tradition of honouring the 18 and 45. This tradition has been passed on to each new year of students and honours a set of values and a work ethic that we value. Our culture is visible when I see a student helping another with their academic work in the flex space or when I see teammates cheering on the final runner when they are training. And the culture exists when I overhear a student telling another student, “…we don’t do that”. When our leadership class organized a Red/ White practice as a fundraiser for Toys for Terry. This is a charity event that was started after our student, Tye Tovell, lost his father Terry last year.   Students have the single greatest influence on school culture. And when students demonstrate the importance of honouring a set of values and a work ethic, supporting each other, and having an impact on the community they leave a legacy. They pass that way of being to the students that come along after them. They teach these students the importance of being part of something bigger than themselves.  Quote of the Week: A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit. — Greek Proverb ________________________________________________________________________

Other Notes and Important Information: Monday Morning Assembly: There is a Monday morning assembly tomorrow. Secondary students will tune in by clicking the Zoom link below at 8:30am: