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Welcome to the HI-Fives!

At HIES, each day is packed with activity, from the Primary School all the way to the Upper School. To highlight some of the exciting happenings and accomplishments that take place each week at The 805, Paul Barton, Head of School, created the weekly newsletter known as HI-Fives! Each week’s installment features five (or more) snapshots into the life of our HIES community members, from an exciting fine arts performance, to a special moment in the Kindergarten classroom to an exciting athletic win. HI-Fives are how we celebrate the diverse and unique interests and talents of our students, faculty and staff. If you want to learn more about what life is like at Holy Innocents’, this HI-Fives archive is a great place to start.

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Commencement 2024: Congratulations, Seniors!

Commencement for the Class of 2024 was held on Saturday, May 18. It was a wonderful morning for our seniors as they officially became HIES alumni! Students gave speeches, shared special readings and gave musical performances from before the Class of 2024 was officially presented by Ms. Adrienne Rowe, senior class dean. We could not be more proud of this fantastic graduating class as they matriculate to 58 different colleges and universities. Congratulations once again to the Class of 2024 – you will be truly missed at The 805! We also wish to extend a congratulations all the Upper School students who were the recipients of Major Awards.

Kindergarten Class Celebrates 'Moving Up' to Lower School

Our Kindergarten students are officially off to first-grade! On Monday, May 20, the Kindergarten class celebrated their graduation from the Primary School and "moving up" to Lower School. After crossing the stage to receive their "t-shirt diplomas," the students performed songs for their families in attendance. Then, the students paraded through their new home: the first-grade hallway! The outgoing first-grade class, and the students' fourth-grade buddies, lined the halls to cheer them on. Congratulations to the Class of 2036!

Class of 2024 Families Gather for Baccalaureate

Celebrations for the Class of 2024 continued at Baccalaureate on Friday, May 17, at the beautiful Cathedral of St. Philip. The attendees enjoyed student performances, speeches and litanies, as well as a sermon by Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, director of enrollment management. Four additional awards were also presented at the ceremony, some of the highest honors in the Upper School.

Celebrating the Fifth-Grade Class at Honors Chapel and Graduation

On Wednesday, May 15, we celebrated the many accomplishments of the fifth-grade class at their Honors Chapel! We extend a special congratulations to Ansley Stephens, this year’s winner of the Alan A. Lewis Memorial Scholarship, the highest honor in the Lower School. We are so proud of the talent, character and academic excellence represented in the Class of 2031, and we can't wait to welcome them to the Middle School this fall. Click here to see the full list of fifth-grade award winners. 

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