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The voice of the student body

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New Head of School, Mr. Charles Franklin addressed the Hackley community as a whole for the first time at Convocation. Mr. Franklin recognized each group at Hackley that makes the school so special to him: teachers, staff, the board of trustees, and the students. He later recognized the seniors for their accomplishments and got to know them better at the Senior Breakfast.

Mr. Franklin Welcomes Students and Faculty Back to the Hilltop During Convocation

By Charlotte Feehan, Feature Editor (Sports) September 14, 2023

The Hackley community reunited once again on Akin Common for Convocation, an annual tradition that inspires students and faculty to start the year off on the right foot. The K-12 event opened with Hackley’s...

Juniors and sophomores walk to the Quad. After being instructed to go back inside or stay outside, the students either line up along the halls or encircle the Quad. The seniors final destination on the Graduation Walk was the through the senior lounge and onto the Quad.

New Tradition On The Hilltop – the Senior Graduation Walk

By Charlotte Feehan, Feature Editor June 6, 2023

June 5, 2023, marked the beginning of a new tradition: the ‘Graduation Walk.’ Yesterday, Hackley’s student body and administration recognized and honored the senior class’ thirteen-year journey...

The difference between the schedule from the 2021-2022 school year and the 2022-2023 year. The original one, on the left, consists of a seven-day schedule with seven periods per day, with major classes meeting five times out of the seven days. The schedule on the right shows an eight-day schedule with five periods a day, and major classes meeting five days out of the seven.

More Schedule Changes Coming in 2023-2024

By Fernanda Paz, Feature Editor June 6, 2023

As we wrap up the 2022-2023 school year and take a look at the new changes introduced to the Hilltop last fall, the new schedule is one that has definitely made an impact on both faculty and students in...

Mr. Franklin sat in on a 7th grade science class. Mr. Franklin really appreciated the sense of community he felt when visiting Hackley and meeting faculty and students. During Mr. Franklins first year at Hackley he hopes to immerse himself in all there is to know about Hackley. Sitting in on different classes is a great first step to accomplish this.

Meet Hackley’s New Head of School

By Maura McGlarry June 2, 2023

“For the two days I was at Hackley, the number of people I met who wanted to convince me to want to work at Hackley or share their love for Hackley with me really made an impact,” said Charles Franklin,...

App of the Month: SchoolVerse

App of the Month: SchoolVerse

By Emily Koch, Editor-In-Chief April 4, 2023

The days of navigating through nearly half a dozen websites daily to find information about things happening on campus are over thanks to seniors Daniel Shola-Philips, Malcolm Krolick, Paul Evans,...

Head of School Search Update

Head of School Search Update

By Ashley Currie, News Editor March 17, 2023

As spring approaches, the school year is coming to a close and Hackley will soon have a new head of school. The Dial spoke to Dawn Crainer, a Lower School teacher and Upper School Coach, who also serves...

This is an image of Hackleys Dial. Will Bunchs last year on The Dial was his junior year. As a senior he joined Hackleys literary magazine.

Spotlight of Hackley’s Very Own Former Dial Journalist: Will Bunch

By Ashley Currie, News Editor March 3, 2023

Hackley’s very own Will Bunch was on The Dial and said that “45 years later a lot of what I learned in that class has really stayed with me all these years”.    Hackley alumnus and journalist...

GSA club leaders Ava Lattimore, Nailah Archer, and Tabitha Jones discuss upcoming ideas at their meeting. Each have been involved in the club throughout their high school careers, and now find themselves at the head of the group. Their goals for this school year is to expand GSA visibility and involvement at school.

Club Spotlight

By Bella Wasserman, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2023

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance club, GSA for short, is one of Hackley’s core clubs with a long-lasting and vital presence at the school. Offering a safe haven for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies...

Lucia Monteleone 23 and Catie ORourke 23 are teaming up to trap the St. Lukes player. They are trying to prevent her from passing the ball to one of her teammates so that Hackley can gain possession.

Insider’s Look on the Undefeated Field Hockey and Tennis Teams

By Ashley Currie, News Editor January 3, 2023

The Hackley fall teams dominated this year and the girl’s field hockey and tennis teams were no exception. The girl’s tennis team maintained their undefeated streak to win the Ivy Preparatory League...

Mr. King is speaking to prospective families and outlining the course of the day for the Open House. Some other speakers included Mr. Wirtz, Ms. Jean, Ms. OCallaghan, and Ms. Hicks-Rotella.

Open House Welcomed Prospective Upper School Students

By Ashley Currie, News Editor November 14, 2022

Hackley was buzzing with a large influx of families who were now able to experience the full range of traditional Open House events that have been put on hold because of Covid-19. The Johnson Center...

New Year, New Clubs

New Year, New Clubs

By Sejal Virk, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

The club fair revealed the seventy-two new clubs students and teachers have created for the ‘22-’23 school year. This year's club fair held on the quad was lively with music and busy tables promoting...

Head of School Mike Wirtz recently announced that he will be leaving at the end of the 22-23 school year.

This Year is Mr. Wirtz’s Final Year as Head of School

By Rebecca Ingles, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

On Tuesday, September 27, Michael Wirtz, Hackley’s Head of School, announced that the 2022-2023 school year would be his last year on the Hilltop. In an email to Rodge Cohen, the President of the Board...

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