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June 11, 2020

Letter from the Editor

June 11, 2020

Hey guys,

I still remember my first block at Hawken. “[FREE],” the thin blue letters of SAS informed me. So I sat in a corner of the AC lobby, trying t...

New Administrator on The Block: All About Suzette Dyer Redwine

June 10, 2020

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June 11, 2020

2020 was by no means a normal year. We started with the onset of COVID-19, which forced the transition away from physical schooling into online schooling and the observation of social distancing. These cautionary procedures also led to the cancellation of spring sports, conferences, prom, graduation, and many other important events that have been ingrained in our vision of high school. Even as the curve was flattening, recurre...

June 10, 2020

As the Hawken community bids its farewells to Kim Samson, we say hello to Hawken’s new Upper School Director, Suzette Dyer Redwine. Mrs. Dyer, who hails from Georgia, has lived in Cinncinati, Oklahoma, New York City, and now Cleveland. Mrs. Dyer holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree (English Rhetoric and Composition) from the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as a Master's in Education at Long Island University in NY an...

June 9, 2020

Ms. Kamaya Thompson taught at Hawken for three years and she “loved each day” that she spent there. She taught Humanities and two literature electives, but now has decided to move on and become the head of the Upper School at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, New York.

Ms. Kamaya moved to Cleveland with the intention of staying. She said that “moving to Cleveland was one of the best decisions [she has] ever made.” Cleveland...

May 1, 2020

           Over the past few weeks, Hawken’s Senate has created several new initiatives that are focused on making Hawken more sustainable by reducing the energy consumption of the Gates Mills campus. These initiatives promote methods to better regulate and measure energy consumption as well as cut back on unnecessary heating, cooling, and lighting. The Senate submitted these initiatives to Hawken’s Board of Trustees on Friday...

May 1, 2020

There are a million adjectives that could be used to describe the time we are currently living through and the way each and every one of us is feeling. Things are uncertain, scary, devastating, and weird, just to name a few. We are beginning to learn more about this virus, and we are beginning to fight i