The end of any school year brings a sense of both nostalgia and expectation. It seems like just a few weeks ago that we celebrated Convocation, yet our students have accomplished so much since August. And while all students love summer vacation, they also love the thought of stepping up the next rung in their educations, with the added trust, independence and self-confidence of each new grade.
So as the school year draws to a close, we'd like to take a few minutes to look back and remember some our favorite stories from 2008-09. Our athletic teams enjoyed unprecedented success; young artists, musicians and actors seemed to raise the bar higher than we thought possible; and scholars of every age continued to impress us with their depth of understanding and remarkable insights to virtually every subject.
It all made for a wonderful conclusion to the first half-century of our school (you did know that next year will mark our 50th anniversary, right?).
In closing, we'd like to wish all of you, the entire HIES family, a safe, happy and fun-filled summer.
See you in August!
Haiti Boys Choir Visits Holy Innocents'
"Les Petits Chanteurs" perform for Lower and Middle Schools
Strings Connect HIES With Japanese Sister School
Upper School students visited Japan to celebrate our sister school's 50th anniversary.
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Visits HIES
Mayor Franklin speaks to students about the importance of getting an education, volunteering and voting.
Science Olympiad Success
The HIES Science Olympiad Team places fourth in the state competition.
Something to Talk About
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker and leaders from national organizations visited HIES this week to educate Middle School girls about the dangers of underage drinking.
Southeastern Slam A Big Success
Thirty-two wrestling teams from across the Southeast descend on HIES campus
Middle Schoolers Driven to Success
Canned food drive exceeds last year's numbers - in a big way!
Pre-Schoolers Have Friends in Faraway Places
Children in some small Kenyan villages are not permitted to attend school unless they can lay claim to a backpack full of school supplies. Shocked Alan A. Lewis Pre-Schoolers find this unacceptable.
Two Hands Times Millions
Jennifer Brown's fourth-grade homeroom class is forging global connections and working on changing the world through friendship.
New York, New York
Advanced Seventh & Eighth-Grade Mixed Chorus students had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall on March 22.
Chemistry Students Concoct Solar Cookers
About three billion people in the world still cut firewood for cooking, heating and sterilizing water. That is a big carbon footprint.
Students from Holy Innocents' French sister school learn what it's like to be Golden Bears.
Bears Golden on Horses
Holy Innocents' Equestrian Club Middle School Team wins National Championship!
Audrey's Pink Ribbons
A seventh-grader made pink ribbons – not for her hair, but for lockers to raise money for breast cancer research.
Holy Innocents' Stars
The school's theater department shined on the red carpet and stage during the first Shuler Hensley Awards on April 14 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
HIES Supports Heroes
Upper School Student Council donates $5,000 to HeroBox, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting deployed soldiers.
O'Neal Wanliss Wins State Title
Junior O’Neal Wanliss – for the second year in a row – is the Class A state champion in the 400-meter run. Wanliss’s time (47.99) was the third fastest in the state in all classifications and he brought home his title Saturday in Jefferson despite a sore right hamstring. Congratulations O'Neal!!!