A Message from Dr. Kelly
I write you today from our Horace Mann School campus aglow with sunlight flooding through autumn’s last splendor. But, as I visit our classrooms, our School appear to be lit from within—by the learning taking place here, and the passion of the students and teachers that drive our lives. That passion was palpable to the 19 members of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) visiting committee who spent time in our classrooms with our staff, faculty, administrators and students during the last week of October.
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Holiday Gift Fund 2009
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As the holiday season approaches, we know parents want to show their appreciation to the Faculty, Staff, and Administration. Individual gift giving is not permitted at Horace Mann, so the Holiday Gift Fund has become the traditional way for parents to thank those at HM in whose care and guidance we place our children. To learn more about the HGF or to make a contribution online today, click on the link above.
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Alumni & Development
Horace Mann Homecoming brings hundreds to school and reunions. The outpouring of excitement at Horace Mann School’s Homecoming 2009 made downpours during the day only a minor inconvenience to HMers of all ages who took part in the festivities.
Comings & Goings at HM
• Volleyball in the NYSAISAA Read more >>
• Homecoming 2009
• Fall Family Gathering
• Robert Hass to visit HM
• Fall Family Gathering
• NYSAIS visit
• HM Theatre Company news
• Dr. David Sanders, '79
• UD Orchestra performance
• Farmers' Market
October was all about food at the Nursery Division! We started the month with a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for Jumpstart. Inc. Read for the Record. 181 Nursery Division children, teachers, parents, caregivers and friends read this children’s classic to help take the number over 1 million and break the Guinness Book World Record of a single book being read on the same date.
With the rain behind us, Friday dawned with bright sunshine and warm temperatures to give rise to a wonderful Halloween celebration for all of us at the Lower Division. On our Grasshopper field, our kindergarten children started the celebration with an event of their own.
The Service Learning Program is an important part of the curriculum in the Middle Division and it is one of the ways that we make the core values come alive for our students. Many Service Learning activities take place in the Bronx so that middle schoolers can begin to see themselves as part of a larger community in the neighborhoods that surround their school.
Whenever I think about the Shakepeare culture at Horace Mann, I smile. Shakespeare's poems and plays have been an integral and crucial part of the English curriculum and of the School's culture for many years. Not only do our ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders read a Shakespeare play each year, we offer electives in Shakepeare as well.
The John Dorr Lab is generating its own electricity, and students are able to monitor the process as it happens. Two beavers have been living at Dorr since July, and the HM eighth graders are starting to arrive in bunches. Take a look inside at three slideshows that showcase sustainability, the environment and our first eighth grade program of the year.