How to start the year with a sting

By Julia Thomson, Staff Writer

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you get off to a good start this school year!


How to stay organized and on top of your game:

As you jump into the new year, it is extremely important to make sure you stay organized. Separate your work for each subject in a different binder or folder, and develop a system that works for you. Set up meetings with your teachers to help you stay on top of your assignments and tests, and take advantage of your free time. If you want to get homework done, the library and admissions hallway are great places to do so.

Keeping your health and wellness in check:

The month of September will still be hot and humid, so carrying a water bottle with you is a great way to stay hydrated throughout the day. If you’re running late to school and forget to eat breakfast, bring a snack  or money for the Tuck Shop. Wedged In and The Bagel Emporium are some of Hackley students’ favorite places to stop on the way to school in the mornings. In addition to eating well, it is also important to make sure you are getting at least 8 hours sleep every night to help you stay focused and attentive during class.

Becoming involved in the community:

Being a part of extracurricular activities is a fun way to get more involved in the Hackley community and meet new people. The annual club fair, held on September 18th, was open for all upper school students to browse and join various clubs. It is strongly encouraged that everyone, especially freshmen, attend. Clubs on campus vary from community service clubs to activist clubs and much more. In addition, if there is no club in your area of interest, you can talk to Assistant Director of the Upper School Christopher Arnold about starting your own club.

Support the Hackley Hornets by attending school events:

Make sure to show school spirit by attending sports games and school events! Community Council organizes dress up days during the year and offers incentives to attend the three Stings. Going to sports games, plays, and art shows gives insight into the passions of your classmates and are a great way to meet new students. Also visit the Hornet’s Nest at the Tuck Shop to buy cozy Hackley apparel!



Illustrations by Amy Chalan