From your midtown campus principal, Rhonda Jones

What a full week! The Drama II class presented Jane Eyre. Students did an amazing job. In the midst of a trying production season, with multiple cast changes and halts due to quarantines, I am incredibly proud of this student group. While I know there was stress involved with the above scenario, this student group displayed an incredible level of commitment, flexibility, and endurance. These attributes are highly beneficial and always worth celebrating!

If you dialed in for Parent Forum on 1/28 you saw a virtual mock-up of our high school renovation. Next year will usher in new Elective offerings, a schedule that allows for more unhurried wonder in the midst of our rich curriculum routine, and students moving into the new space. I am elated to usher your children into this new Rhetoric School season. I expect good things from the 2021-22 school year. I am also very encouraged to see a high re-enrollment number at the Rhetoric School. It is a gift to provide a comfortable and thriving learning community for your students. Please know that I value the opportunity to be a part of their lives.

A Few Logistics

1. Half Day of School – On Feb. 5th we will dismiss at 11:50am.

2. Class Pictures – Monday Feb. 1st is class picture day. Students who missed Fall individual picture day or prefer to have a re-take may request to have individual pictures taken as well. Check your emails for an informative “class picture” email from Mrs. Vishanoff. She has include details about payment, paperwork processing, and uniform expectations for Monday.

Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Mondays Chapel, formal uniform
  • Tuesdays Off Campus Lunch Day, Hildegard may wear jeans & spirit wear tops all year
  • Thursdays Lyceum days or Spirit days, monthly


  • January 30 Jane Eyre recording at Midtown (for Drama II participants only). The recording will be
  • distributed to parents.
  • February 1 Class Pictures, formal uniform & chapel day
  • February 5 Half day of school, dismissal 11:50am
  • February 11 Spirit Day, jeans & House shirts/Academy shirts.
  • February 15-16 Mid-Winter Break