Entries by Julia Kempner

Hyde’s Middle School Faculty Attend Hunts Point Community Tour

“Every year the Middle School division welcomes our returning and new staff members with a tour of our Hunts Point neighborhood. However, this year we wanted to be a bit more purposeful with our tour. We wanted to ensure that our staff really understood the community they are going to be working for [by] not just know[ing] the […]

Seals, Rays, and Sharks, Oh My!: Hyde’s Summer Program Students Visit the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk Connecticut

Last Wednesday, the students of Hyde’s Summer Enrichment Program ventured out of the Bronx to visit Norwalk, Connecticut’s renowned Maritime Aquarium. Our elementary school students learned about marine life during this field trip by getting up close and personal with a diverse array of ocean residents – from seals, starfish, and otters to stingrays, jellyfish, […]

Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Signs $1.5 Million Check for 730 Bryant Avenue Renovations

Last year, over 788 community members came together to sign a petition to renovate our auditorium. This petition supported a lengthy campaign led by our families, including former Hyde parent Patricia Rodas and her friend Estela Medel. On June 11th, thanks to our community’s efforts, Councilmember Salamanca presented a check for 1.5 million dollars to […]

11th Grader Wins First Place at Bronx Rotary Club’s 2021 Essay Competition

  Last week, 11th grader Jeleny Mendoza won first place in the Bronx Rotary Club’s 2021 Essay Writing Competition which was in honor of the organization’s founder, Bea Castiglia Catullo. Students were asked to write about how they’ve seen leadership and perseverance in their communities and within themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Jeleny’s award-winning […]

Hyde Community Comes Together Through Food and Flowers

On Friday, May 7th, Hyde hosted a community food giveaway outside of our high school building which provided food boxes to 925 Hyde and Hunts Point community members. Hyde also distributed direct cash assistance for groceries to 300 family members thanks to a special partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation. Through the teamwork of our […]