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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Centennial Celebration Continues

Centennial Celebration Continues
A MAGICAL MOMENT Though the Hockaday community embraces the daisy as the school mascot, a unicorn head adorns the top of the school crest, which was created from Miss Hockaday’s family crest. To incorporate this less known Hockaday symbol into the centennial celebrations, a unicorn will bring up the rear of the Kick off parade. The unicorn, after the parade, will be on the Middle School practice fields from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will pose with for pictures with attendees. Her hair will be braided with daisies to represent both of Hockaday’s mascots. Afraid of loud noises, the unicorn will have to leave the kick-off party at 7:30 p.m. before the firework display. Her presence, even for the short period of time, marks the fun playful atmosphere the Centennial planners hope to bring to this year’s festivities. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ANA ROSENTHAL
A MAGICAL MOMENT Though the Hockaday community embraces the daisy as the school mascot, a unicorn head adorns the top of the school crest, which was created from Miss Hockaday’s family crest. To incorporate this less known Hockaday symbol into the centennial celebrations, a unicorn will bring up the rear of the Kick off parade. The unicorn, after the parade, will be on the Middle School practice fields from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will pose with for pictures with attendees. Her hair will be braided with daisies to represent both of Hockaday’s mascots. Afraid of loud noises, the unicorn will have to leave the kick-off party at 7:30 p.m. before the firework display. Her presence, even for the short period of time, marks the fun playful atmosphere the Centennial planners hope to bring to this year’s festivities. 

To celebrate the school’s opening, which Hockaday historians recognize as September 28. 1913, members of the Hockaday community–students, parents, alumni, teachers and neighbors–are invited to a Centennial Kick-Off Parade and Concert that evening.

The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with the parade, composed of the entire student body, who will be divided by grade and dressed in their designated themes. Upper School students will wear their Form shirts, featuring the centennial logo.  Middle School is doing a Birthday Theme and each grade will sport different birthday party props.  Lower School has a variety of themes, from Fourth Grade’s Hockaday is Tu Tu Awesome to Pre-K’s Pom Poms. After the parade, the band Limelight, a ten-instrument group performing songs from the 60’s through the 90’s, will headline the concert.In addition, Lower School students will sing selections from the traditional Rotunda Rocks repertoire, Middle School is scheduled to perform and the Upper School Show Choir will perform.

Attendees can also enjoy the Athletic stations like field hockey and basketball, as well as bounce houses and obstacle courses. Food will be available to purchase from local Dallas Food trucks, serving tacos, burgers, pizza, snow cones and cupcakes. One of the attractions will be a Indian Club dance performance, Ela Hockaday’s favorite form of exercise, by fourth graders.The two and a half minute routine was choreographed and taught to the students by physical education teacher Adaku Achilefu. According to Achilefu, Miss Hockaday taught this form of exercise to her students to improve posture and instill a feminine grace. It was performed at the 75th anniversary of the school and was requested by alumnae to be brought back for the centennial.

According to Centennial Director Holly Hook, the school aims to create a relaxed and energetic atmosphere for the entire Hockaday public and guests. The night will end with a fireworks display at 9 p.m, marking the beginning of year-long festivities.

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