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Inspiring science, encouraging community, promoting wellness and strengthening athletics are the four major goals of Horace Mann School's HM in Motion capital campaign now underway. The campaign was launched on September 15, 2016, at a gathering that brought over 350 members of the Horace Mann School community to the IAC HQ building in Manhattan to learn about the purpose and process of this project from Horace Mann Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly and HM Board of Trustees Chair Michael Colacino '75. Extensive information and numerous images explaining the purpose and planned results of the HM in Motion campaign can be found at www.hminmotion.org. Click the title link for more information.
Horace Mann School's sixth-annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference (SEC), on September 16, 2016, drew about 180 participants to the school to learn about efforts being made around the world that use entrepreneurial skills to implement meaningful social change. The conference, organized by HM senior Eva Steinman '17, featured inspiring presentations by four representatives of organizations that follow the "social entrepreneurship" model. Click the title link to read more.
Horace Mann School alumna Jody Lewen Ph.D.'82 accepted a National Humanities Medal on behalf of the Prison University Project (PUP) from President Barak Obama, in a ceremony at the White House on September 22, 2016. Lewen is founder and director of the program at San Quentin State Prison in California. Click the title link to read more.
Horace Mann School alumnus Robert Caro '53 will be awarded the National Book Award Medal for Lifetime Achievement, the National Book Foundation announced on September 21, 2016. The award, which will be presented on November 16, 2016 will honor the author-historian for his "Distinguished Contribution to American Letters." Known for his epic, acclaimed biographies of former President Lyndon Johnson and municipal builder Robert Moses, Caro was praised by the National Book Foundation for his "exceptional work and significant impact on American literature." Previous honorees include Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo and Ursula K. Le Guin. To read more, click the title link.
Excitement is building up at Horace Mann School where the entire HM community is set to celebrate Homecoming and reunions on Saturday, September 24, 2016. A highlight of the HM school year Homecoming has grown in size and participation over recent years, with over 5,000 people coming to HM's Bronx campus and to class reunions in New York City in 2015, and a similar number expected this year. Homecoming 2016 promises an energy-packed day of athletic matches, a carnival, a barbecue and reunion events on campus from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m., with class reunions in Manhattan beginning at 7 p.m. To read more and see the schedule of events, click the title link.
On Thursday, September 15th, the entire 8th grade Class of 2021 spent time in Prettyman Gymnasium knocking things down in an exercise designed to build connections and emphasize team building. Grade Dean Lynne Hirschhorn, Science teacher Michael Degasperi, and Academic Center Support Staff member Louise Parms introduced the grade to the domino activity several weeks earlier at a grade level meeting. To learn more, and see a video and photos, click the title link.
As the fall arts season gets underway in New York and throughout the world Horace Mann School alumni from across the decades are performing at various theaters, concert stages and clubs. To read more, click the title link.
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