HAPA . We Are Hyde
May 2020 Newsletter

The global pandemic has brought about its fair share of challenges but it's also provided new opportunities to think about how we live, work, and stay connected.

We've been listening to your feedback and as a first step, we are pleased to share this alumni newsletter. 

Any HAPA newsletter is only going to be as good as the stories you share with us. The Hyde community is a family and we genuinely care about one another. We want to hear how things are going, know who's in the area and help celebrate exciting moments so please email us your update and, when possible, send pictures. 

We want to know:  
  • Where are you now? 
  • What career and hobbies are you pursuing?
  • Do you have a new family member? 
  • Is there a challenge you've overcome?
  • What was your favorite Hyde memory?
  • What Hyde principles are resonating with your family today?

We look forward to connecting with one another in celebration of life's moments big and small.

I'll leave you with a closing thought from Laura Gauld '76 , President & Head of School:

As Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said,
"Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
" We are in the storm but our character will see us through.
What ever we face, we face together.

Here's to valuing our past and forging our future...together.

Director of Advancement

Hyde Transitions To Teach Remote Learning
You may be wondering, how is it going at Hyde right now?

We are off and running, delivering the Hyde experience in our Hyde virtual world. Hyde students, faculty, staff, and families have embraced our new distance learning platform with great enthusiasm. Our days are spent in virtual classes, discovery groups, seminars, school meetings, family conferences, and senior evaluations. This weekend is Hyde's first virtual Spring Family Weekend and planning is underway for the Class of 2020 graduation at the end of May.

Two Hyde HAPA and veteran staff reflect on this moment:
Mary Moore , Director, Biggest Job Family Program

"Families continue to need our help (now more than ever!) We are having discovery group meetings with our students Monday-Thursday, (along with classes) Webinars at night for parents and students, and family calls with their discovery group leader on Fridays.  Students are still learning , families are still growing- even in these unusual circumstances . We are all grateful for our strong Hyde community and the dedication of our parents, faculty, staff, and fearless leader!" 
Bob Felt '90 , Chief Engagement Officer

"For the last fifty years, Hyde School has been inspiring and helping families develop character to discover unique potential. As we all process this level of discomfort caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is crucial to recall... family comes first! Use this time to connect, engage, laugh, and appreciate those around you. Finally, remember our collective Hyde training has prepared us for leading with Character through challenging times ." 
What is one thing you learned at Hyde that is serving you (and your family) right now?
Around Campus

Stay connected & join the @HydeSchoolAlumni Facebook Group
News & Events
  • "Bath’s Hyde School continues character-based education remotely amid coronavirus" Apr 15 Portland Press Article. Read

  • Malcom Gauld '72 & Laura Gauld '76, share life lessons on parenting and helping families develop charatcer in challenging times. Listen

  • Bob Felt '90 & Jason Warnick '98 presented "Tale of Two Alums...The Journey From Reluctance To Gratitude to currrent families on April 22. Listen
HAPA Updates
  • John Hiatt (Georgia '06), was such a treat, joining in to the music class He is a 2-time Hyde alum parent (not to mention, 9-time Grammy nominee!)

  • Lori Mitchell, (Cody '13, Riley '12), "My thoughts, heart & prayers are with you all. All’s well here at the homestead. Watching from afar through social media! Cheers & Best in Health."

  • Geri Goldstein (Jason '04), "I’ve been a volunteer with Dress for Success, helping to empower women to be financially independent by assisting them with job acquisition skills and appropriate clothing for job interviews. I’m loving the work!"

Join Hyde & The World for #GivingTuesdayNow
" I believe in leading by example, that's why I've decided to give back 20% of my salary in April and May to add to this critical fund."
Laura Gauld '76
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

The Hyde community has asked
"How can I help right now?

We hope you will join us this week to commit to at least one act of generosity . Consider being a 'helping hand' by supporting the Hyde Family Fund . or reach out and check-in with somone in the Hyde Family.

Every act of kindness and generosity matters. And at Hyde, It's tradition.

Give Now
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