The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

Ms. Day speaks to Hockaday students as well as other students in the Dallas area as part of her role to involve Hockaday students in the community and lead them to fulfill their purpose.
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A day with Ms. Day
Sarah Moskowitz and Melinda HuMay 19, 2024

How did you get your start in social impact? Day: Out of college, I decided to do a year in a program called The Jesuit Volunteer Corps. It...

Lone Star Royalty Q&A
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Lone Star Royalty Q&A
Lang Cooper and Mary Bradley SutherlandMay 17, 2024

What initially interested you in beauty pageants? Roberts: When I was six I joined the Miss America Organization. This program is for girls...

Opinion
Branching Out During Break
Jessica Boll, Web Editor in Chief • May 16, 2024

Instead of lazily lounging by the pool this summer, taking advantage of an academic break is the best usage of the months when we don't have...

Senior Splash Day
Senior Splash Day
May 13, 2024

Form I Camps at Allaso Ranch

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Instead of making the five hour drive to Mo Ranch, the freshman class camped at Allaso Ranch in Hawkins, Texas from Aug. 22-24 to begin the 2017-2018 school year.

Other than the changes in the facilities, this year’s form I retreat differed from previous years in many aspects. Form I did not have camp counsellors; instead, they were guided by their advisors through activities like low ropes, high ropes and canoeing. And for the first time, the seniors and freshmen crossed paths on their retreats: on the morning of the 23rd, the seniors gave advice about Upper School and answered the freshmen’s questions.

Director of Service Learning and former Form I Dean Laura Day attended the retreat.

“The whole point of the retreat is unity, building this class together and making bonds,” Day said. “I hope that all the new [Freshmen] feel a part of a group and don’t feel so isolated when they show up to school. It’s scary when you’re new.”

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New to Hockaday, freshman Alex Stalcup is only a few days into life as a Hockadaisy.

“I’m looking forward to making new friends and just really growing as a student as a person,” Stalcup said. “I’m also looking forward to the freedom in the Upper school.”


Photos and story by Cheryl Hao – Web Editor

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