Posted 04/17/2013 01:25PM
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on others," the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson once said. As the first African American in Major League Baseball, Robinson led a life of impact not only on the sport he played with stellar skill, but on history itself, as his decade in the game also ushered in some of the most significant strides in this country's struggle toward Civil Rights. But, how the impact he made on others impacted Robinson's own life was another part of his story. That story is the subject of "42" a newly-released film on Jackie Robinson's first steps into baseball that brings to cinematic life the fortitude and courage it took for him to make his transformative impact on the society of his day, and that continues to inspire today.
On Sunday, April 14, 2013, 225 members of the Horace Mann School community shared the experience of learning about Jackie Robinson's life, struggles and triumphs when they gathered at the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem to watch the film together. The event was organized by HM parents Domingo Neris and Sharon Joseph of The Black Parent's Union at Horace Mann, which the group co-sponsored with the HM Office of Diversity. HM families, students, faculty members, and administrators were invited to the theater for an afternoon screening of the film, followed by a conversation with a former Negro League ballplayer and a League historian, Gilbert Hernandez Black.
Posted 03/19/2013 11:06PM
A job doing something you love, that includes the chance to make great new friends, travel to new countries, learn a lot, and do some good while you're at it: It doesn't get much better than that. Call it the "Luck of the Irish" – with a lot of hard work. Together, they've landed Horace Mann School alumnus Brendan Barile '06 in a dream job this year—coaching and playing basketball in Ireland. And, while being far from home may add the drawback of missing family, Brendan is five for five this St. Patrick's Day week: His mother and siblings are in Ireland to visit, and to add some American accents to his cheering section for a few games, of course. Not to worry. Brendan's dad, veteran Horace Mann School coach Ray Barile, made it to Ireland for a short visit late last fall, between HM's fall and winter sports seasons.
Posted 03/19/2013 11:03AM
Back when he was a student at Horace Mann School Dr. Glenn Fleisig '80 had three passions: sports, science, and math. An avid Little Leaguer growing up, he hoped to make HM's varsity baseball team, but the Lions failed to call him up. That left science and math. Fleisig excelled in these subjects, earning him acceptance to MIT. A mechanical engineering major there, he discovered he could pursue his love of sports from an academic standpoint, studying the mechanics of motion in athletes. The HM alumnus shared some of the insights he has gained through his research over the years, while teaching the physics involved, in a lively, humorous and informative lecture at Horace Mann on Thursday, March 7, 2013. About 200 HM physics, Advanced Placement physics, AP biology students, and other interested students, along with their teachers and several administrators, including HM Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly, attended his presentation.
Posted 02/22/2013 09:52AM
Six overtimes. A dramatic steal with four seconds left to go in the game. The player takes the ball down court and lobs a three-point prayer toward the basket. It lands, just as the buzzer sounds, and the Horace Mann School Lions take the tournament 54-51 over the Riverdale Country Day School Indians.
Posted 01/18/2013 06:50PM
Victoria Arlen has a motto: "Rock Your Disability." That's why the gold and silver medalist at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London uses a wheel chair with gold spokes and a silver "blinged-out" seat cover. That motto is also why she loves sharing her story with audiences young and old, as she did at Horace Mann School's first-ever Paralympic School Day. Held on January 10, 2013, the special program presented to HM's sixth graders, was also one of the first Paralympic School Days held in the United States.
Posted 11/29/2012 06:26PM
Even after winning its first-ever New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association (NYSAISAA) championship title Horace Mann School's girls soccer team continues to make news.
Posted 11/20/2012 01:11PM
It may be November, but the baseball season is already started for Horace Mann School's Jesse Roth '13—the college baseball season, that is. Roth, HM's pitching ace, signed a contract to play baseball for the University of Virginia following his upcoming high school graduation in June 2013. Donning a cap emblazoned with the crossed swords of the UVA Cavaliers, Roth signed in an informal ceremony in the Moose Miller Room of Horace Mann's gym.
Posted 11/15/2012 09:54AM
On Tuesday, November 13th, the sixth seed Horace Mann School Girls' Soccer team beat fifth seed Columbia Prep 1-0 to take the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association (NYSAISAA) title for the first time in School history.
Posted 10/15/2012 08:37PM
The historic iron bell outside Horace Mann School's Prettyman Gymnasium rang out shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 as members of the school's varsity football team clanged it to celebrate their victory in the game just ended. The 27 to 14 win over Harvey School was the team's third in a row this season, but the first on a Homecoming Day, in a long time. It was a moment worth marking in front of the sizeable number of fans gathered to cheer on the team.
Posted 09/25/2012 03:35PM
In late September, when some teams are only "playing for pride" the pride of Horace Mann School was on display both on the field and in the stands. On the field–NY Mets' Citifield ball park that is–was HM alumnus Pedro Alvarez '05, who plays third base for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the stands were 250 Horace Mann School alumni, administrators, teachers, current students and their parents, who came out to the stadium to welcome one of their own, as the Mets took on the Pirates on September 24, 2012 in the first game of a four-game series.
Posted 07/02/2012 01:35PM
HM's Crew team and Coach and Administrative Assistant for Athletic Operations Karla Ward and her husband Michael were featured in the June 27th Riverdale Press article, "A couple that rows together goes together."
Posted 04/12/2012 12:43PM
During the March break, seven HM varsity teams travelled to Florida and California to start their seasons with spring training and competion. Golf, Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls' Lacrosse, and Crew headed to Florida, while Boys Tennis played in San Diego.
Posted 04/10/2012 11:46AM
In a March 20th press release, U.S. SQUASH announced the recipients of two of it's most prestigious awards to outstanding members of the junior squash community. Pierson Broadwater '14 was selected for the William T. Ketcham Award.
Posted 02/24/2012 11:25AM
As Horace Mann School celebrates its 125th anniversary the entire school community is commemorating its powerful traditions. One of those is "Buzzell" – the annual basketball game taking place this year on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Manhattan College's Draddy Gymnasium. The girls' game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off at 7:45 p.m.
Posted 02/07/2012 08:56AM
The Dalton gymnasium was packed on Friday, January 20, 2012. Horace Mann students, faculty and team parents had come to root the Lions team to the day's 47-34 victory. They'd also come to cheer on team captain Madison (Maddy) Gordon '12 who was expected to score her one-thousandth HM career point—and shoot her way into the pages of Horace Mann School history.