The Hotchkiss Record

Students Meet Political Candidates

Ally Fertig '20

November 1, 2018

Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to meet politicians and ask them questions, as Hotchkiss students recently had the opportunity to do. On Tuesday, October 9, students and faculty visited Noble Horizons to listen to Maria Horn and Jahana Hayes discuss their respective campaigns for ...

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Maria Horn, State Rep Candidate

Inside Local Politics: An Interview with Maria Horn, State Rep Candidate

Alex McLane '20

October 19, 2018

This November 6, citizens of the northwestern corner of Connecticut will be faced with many choices on their midterm election ballots. One of these decisions will be for State Representative. Ms. Maria Horn, former prosecutor, local Democrat, and mother of Max Quinn '19, Abby Quinn '17, and Maude Quinn...

The Red Carpet Comes to Hotchkiss

Gabe Polsky ’98 chats with Scott Shrager '19.

Ally Fertig '20

October 19, 2018

Weeks before its release to the public, the highly anticipated and long-awaited movie, In Search of Greatness, came to Hotchkiss for a special screening this past Saturday. Gabe Polsky ’98, the director of the film, brought his newest movie as a gift to the Hotchkiss community. Polsky previou...

Read the Student Impact Statement for the New Inter-dorming Policy

October 16, 2018

Provided by Daniel Pai '19 and Caitlin Reilly '19The Hotchkiss School Student-Faculty Government11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Administrators and Faculty MembersThe Hotchkiss School11 Interlaken Rd.Lakeville, CT 06039  ...

New Artwork Arrives on Campus

Ally Fertig '20

October 15, 2018

Alongside new incoming students, a new piece of artwork arrived at campus at the start of school. Alison Saar’s Black Bottom Print was purchased by the school as part of the alumnae print project.The process to purchase a print began at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year when a gr...

Fall Holiday Honors Class of 1953

Meghana Annamaneni

October 15, 2018

Walker auditorium was full of excited students on the night of Wednesday, October 1, as Mr. Craig Bradley, head of school, announced the annual fall holiday. At 9:30 p.m., students received an email from Mr. Bradley announcing an immediate meeting.  Screams of excitement filled campus as students quick...

New Inter-dorm Policy Enacted

Daniel Pai begins the StuFac meeting.

October 9, 2018

 Two weeks ago on Monday, September 17, tensions grew between administration and students in a Stu-Fac discussion about the new inter-dorming policy. The meeting was intended to give students the opportunity to express concerns directly to members of the administration. Many students left t...

Ms. Phyllis Gapinski Retires After 19 Years at Hotchkiss

Ms. Phyllis Gapinski Retires After 19 Years at Hotchkiss

Kavi Sarna '21

October 9, 2018

On September 28th, Ms. Phyllis Gapinski, housekeeping supervisor, left the school to retire to South Carolina. In November of 1999, Ms. Gapinski joined Hotchkiss as the housekeeping supervisor and remained in that role for 19 years. No one has yet been selected to fill her position.As housekeepin...

Bluestockings Hosts Prep Senior Tea

Ally Fertig '20

October 9, 2018

On Friday, September 21, joy and excitement filled Harris House as Prep and Senior girls gathered for the annual Prep Senior Tea, hosted by Bluestockings. As the girls sipped tea and snacked on cookies and donuts, they answered discussion-starter questions and shared experiences.Bluestockings is a club tha...

An Updated Timeline of Administrative and Student Leader Response to Inter-dorming Policy

October 9, 2018

A Timeline of Administrative and Student Leader Response to Concerns about the Inter-dorming Policy provided by Daniel Pai ’19 and Caitlin Reilly ’19Visit our past timeline to learn more about events regarding changes in the Inter-Dorming policy before September 17: September 27, 2018: Ad-Hoc C...

Farewell to Mr. John Tuke

Royce Shey '21

September 28, 2018

Mr. John Tuke, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving Hotchkiss after 20 years. Mr. Bradley described Mr. Tuke’s role, saying, “For the past 20 years, Mr. Tuke has assured that the resources of the School have been managed with discipline and integrity, [which] helps us to assure the excellence of the Ho...

India Delivers Victory for LGBTQ Community

Diana Reiss '20

September 25, 2018

In a groundbreaking decision earlier this month, India’s courts overturned a 157-year-old ban on consensual intercourse between gay adults.The ban, originally established during the British colonization of India, threatened same-gender couples with a maximum penalty of life in prison. Mr. Samu...