School NewsJan 14, 2021

updated Feb 24, 2022

MHS Families Connect Around the World

A series of webinars are keeping parents and guardians connected throughout the school year.

Zooms for Families

Throughout the year, we invite families from around the globe to connect via Zoom on topics of shared interest. These conversations with MHS faculty and administrators have covered academics; health and wellness; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and more.

Check back soon for information about Spring 2022 Family Zooms.

Watch Previous Events

• Hallmark Courses/Course Registration Preview (February 2022) — Dean of Academics and Faculty Lisa Alberti ’73, Director of Academic Counseling Sarah Virden, History Department Chair Dr. Michael Alexander, and Expressive Arts Department Chair Ellie Kreischer preview the 2022-23 academic offerings and share a preview of new Hallmark classes in the year ahead. Watch the video.

• Health & Wellness (January 2022) — Head of School Julia Heaton and Director of Health and Wellness Kristen Milano discuss new initiatives and the ways we keep students healthy and safe throughout the school year. Watch the video.

• The Supportive MHS Environment (November 2021) — DE&I Coordinator Kim Boland ’94 and Dean of Equity & Inclusion Paula Lima Jones guide a conversation around supporting and celebrating LGBTQIA+ community at MHS and beyond. Watch the video.

• A Chat with the Deans (September 2021) — Dean of Academics and Faculty Lisa Alberti ’73, Dean of Students Cherèva McClellan, and Dean of Equity and Inclusion Paula Lima Jones engaged families in a conversation about academics, DE&I, and student life. Watch the video.

• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MHS (April 2021) — Hosted by Head of School Julia Heaton P’24, with Dean of Equity and Inclusion Paula Lima Jones and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team — DE&I Coordinator Kim Boland ’94, Global Programs Liaison Josephine Nicholson P’21, and International Student Advisor Tanya Kalischer. Paula and her team engaged families in an informal discussion about social justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives at MHS, including families’ hopes for their students as they learn, experience, and grow in this work. Watch the video.

• Spotlight on Hallmark Courses (February 2021) — Dean of Academics and Faculty Lisa Alberti ’73 and Director of Academic Counseling Sarah Virden present an overview of our Hallmark Courses, our innovative, upper-level classes that allow for personalized, in-depth, and sustained inquiry. History Teacher Liza Burbank, Ph.D., and Math Teacher Joanna Sutton share highlights from two of these classes, Hallmark History of American Advertising and Hallmark Linear Algebra. Watch the video.

Family Committee 2021-2022

The Miss Hall’s Family Committee is a great group!

Members of this committee will be reaching out to connect with new and returning members of the MHS community. We thank all members in advance for their hard work, ensuring that even in a time when there are barriers to meeting in person, the Miss Hall’s family community remains close and supportive.

Co-Chairs

Calvin Chen P’22 (Elin ’22)
Sienna Patti (Viola Quiles ’23)

Trustee Chair

Yiyan Zhou ’91

Alumnae Parent

Yuemin Liang (Katie Qin ’15)

Grade 12

Calvin Chen and Ping Shu (Elin ’22)
Nomsa Daniels (Aba ’22)
Huong Tran Tich Dinh (Tuong Nguyen ’22)
Van Y. Ho and Nguyet Huong Cao (An ’22, Vi ’23)
Jing Li (Sammie ’22)
Fay McGeary (Randi ’22)

Grade 11

Mingming Deng (Yolanda Zhang ’23)
Yan Huang (Cici Chen ’23)
Sienna Patti (Viola Quiles ’23)
Qi Wang (Shirley Dong ’23)

Grade 10

Aimee Van Dyne (Maddie & Sophia Tillem ’24)
Kenzie Fields (Honey ’24)
Wendy Katzman-Hauck (Ruby ’24, Emme ’17)
Nancy Tarr (Naomi ’24)
Lynn Zuckerman ’88 (Eden ’24)

Grade 9

Jennifer Callender-Hutchion ’93 (Zaria Hutchion ’25)
Jenefer Lewis ’95 (Jay ’25)
Bill and Carrie Wright (Parker ’25, Paige ’21)

Interested in joining the MHS Family Committee or have questions? Contact Merritt Colaizzi, Director of Advancement, mcolaizzi@misshalls.org, or 413-395-7065

Family Programs 2021-22