Alumnae

Alumnae Weekend 2021


Registration for Virtual Alumnae Weekend 2021 is closed. Please contact alumnae@hockaday.org if you have questions. 

The Hockaday School will provide additional information regarding Alumnae Weekend specifics via email and text. Zoom links for all events will be provided the week of April 19.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: VIRTUAL ALUMNAE ART CLASS
Thursday, April 22, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CST
Instructor: Susan Sanders-Rosenberg (MFA), Visual Arts Chair 
Alumnae will participate in a still life drawing class. Artists of all skill levels are invited. Materials that will be needed include paper, pencil, eraser, and a ball or piece of round fruit.
 
VIRTUAL ALUMNAE DAY
Friday, April 23, 11:45 am– 12:45 pm CST
Welcome Remarks and Alumnae Association Awards Presentation Video
Virtual gatherings for alumnae classes will occur immediately following the video.
 
UPPER SCHOOL CLASSROOM VISITS
Friday, April 23, 1:10 – 2:30 pm CST
Alumnae are encouraged to pop into any of the following Upper School classes. Teachers and students are aware that Alumnae will be joining them in their virtual Zoom classrooms.  
 
VIRTUAL RECEPTION HONORING CLASSES OF 2001 – 2017
Friday, April 23, 5:30 – 6:30 pm CST
Hockaday’s Young Alumnae Classes are invited to enjoy this opportunity to connect with classmates and friends.
 
VIRTUAL  AFFINITY AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Saturday, April 24, 10:00 – 10:45 am CST
This networking event provides an opportunity for Hockaday's Alumnae Affinity and Special Interest Groups to gather together.
 
VIRTUAL FAMILY MUSIC and MOVEMENT CLASS
Saturday, April 24, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm CST
Instructor: Sabrina Kessee, Lower School Music Teacher
Have a blast with your family and children during this interactive time of dancing, singing, and creativity. You will need open space, energy, and a love of music and movement. Adults and children of all ages will enjoy this class!
 
 
 
UPPER SCHOOL CLASSROOM VISITS
 
Physics
Instructor: Leon DeOliviera
Students in this class study Newton’s Laws, the Great Conservation Principles of Physics, the nature of light, the atomic nature of matter, and electromagnetic interactions.
 
Advance Placement Physics C
Instructor: Marshall Bartlett
Students in this class receive a strong foundation in classical mechanics, electricity, and magnetism. 
 
Advance Placement Biology
Instructor: Katie Croft
Concepts studied in this class include cytology, genetics, evolution, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
 
Chemistry
Instructor: Jen Fore
Students in this class study matter and its structure, properties, and transformations, and they design and conduct experiments to answer questions about the chemical nature of their surroundings.
 
English I: The Danger of a Single Story
Instructor: Lauren Miskin
Freshman students in this class read literary works in all genres and by writers across the globe. Core texts range from "Homer’s Odyssey" to William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" to more contemporary works such as Athol Fugard’s "My Children! My Africa!", Marjane Satrapi’s "Persepolis", and Dai Sijie’s "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress".
 
English II: Experiences in British Literature
Instructor: Jennifer Spradley
The curriculum for this sophomore class pays attention to the way our language sounds, appears, and acquires meaning over time, while asking challenging questions about power, gender, race, and class. Core texts range from "Wife of Bath", "Macbeth", "Jane Eyre", and "Virginia Woolf".
 
English III: The American Experience
Instructor: Jason Goldstein
This class for juniors explores the rich polyphony of the literature and arts of American culture. Students read from a variety of genres of American literature, representing all periods of its development, including Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays, poetry of Gloria Anzaldua, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Scarlet Letter", F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby", and Toni Morrison’s "A Mercy".
 
World History
Instructor: Kathryn Hodgkinson
This introductory class is intended to make students more aware of the world’s cultures and a global heritage. The class curriculum starts in 1450 and presents a view of civilization as a variety of cultures acting upon and reacting to one another.
 
Hockaday Theater Company: Advanced Drama
Instructor: Emily Gray
This class offers a structured approach to live theatre in performance, as an actor, director, and designer. Students learn to understand and create the world of the play.
 
French III
Instructor: Susan Bondy
Students study the rich cultures of the vast francophone world in this class. Advanced grammar study, written essays, and oral presentations are a part of the curriculum.
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