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Posted 11/12/2015 04:01PM
Ivan Arroyo is a member of the Army Reserve National Guard who was deployed to Kandhar, Afghanistan from August 2012 to July 2013. A Yonkers, N.Y. resident for 41 years, he and his wife Caroline have lived in public housing since the 1980s, raising their four children there, while ever dreaming of having a home of their own. That dream is now a reality, thanks, in large part, to Horace Mann School's work with Habitat for Humanity to both sponsor and build that home. For a group of HMers, who gathered with the Arroyo family, Habitat for Humanity of Westchester leaders and volunteers, and other U.S. Armed Forces veterans outside 54 Purser Place in Yonkers on November 11, 2015, this day – Veterans Day – provided the perfect opportunity to participate in this national observance, and also celebrate the completion of the house at that address. Click title link for more details.
Posted 11/11/2015 02:03PM
The Horace Mann School Lions Varsity Football team captured its third-in-a-row Hudson Valley Football League (HVFL) championship in a game at Newark Academy on November 7, 2015. The 34-24 win brought the Lions' season record to 6-2. To read more, and see photos from the game, click the title link.
Posted 10/08/2015 10:37PM
A record crowd is expected to participate in Horace Mann School's Homecoming and Reunion events, on Saturday, October 10, 2015. A full roster of activities is planned for Horace Mann School alumni and current HM students and families, from Lions varsity team sports competitions, to a family fun fair, to a sumptuous barbecue, to a "Life of the Mind" discussion on environmental issues. To see a schedule of events and read more, click the title link.
Posted 08/11/2015 02:33PM
Horace Mann School's Boys and Girls Varsity Volleyball team members were recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the outstanding academic records they collectively accumulated, while also playing varsity-level volleyball during the 2014-2015 school year. Academic awards to a record-breaking 752 college and high school volleyball teams across the United States were announced at the end of July by the Lexington, Ky.-based AVCA. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams with members displaying excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
Posted 07/13/2015 09:21AM
Horace Mann School alumnus Harrison Bader '12 is moving swiftly up baseball's Minor League ladder after being drafted into Major League Baseball in June 2015. Bader was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the MLB Draft and began his MLB career on June 30, 2015 as an outfielder with the New York-Penn League State College Spikes, in State College, PA. Racking up stellar stats, by the end of his first week Bader was advanced to the Chiefs, the Cardinals' affiliate in Peoria, Ill.
Posted 06/10/2015 04:45PM
"Put me in, Coach," was the constant call Horace Mann School Coach Neil Berniker heard from HM alumnus Harrison Bader '12 during the slugger's days with the HM Lions Varsity Baseball team. Bader is in now – the major leagues, that is – fulfilling a dream he's had for as long as anyone can remember, Berniker said on Tuesday June 9, 2015, minutes after learning that the alum was picked to play for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Bader, an outfielder for the University of Florida Gators, was picked number 100 in the third round of the draft.
Posted 04/21/2015 05:53PM
Horace Mann School's 2015 All-School Service-Learning Day on Saturday, April 11, 2015 drew over 800 volunteers and participants to the HM campus, and to service partner venues in the neighboring Bronx and in New York City, breaking the record for participation in the event that is now in its eighth year. Launched in 2007 by HM's Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) the day engages HM students, family members, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni in a variety of activities that incorporated the learning aspect of community service. "Each year, we try to keep some aspects of Service-Learning Day the same as in previous years, but each year we also try to do some things differently," said Jeremy Leeds, Director of the CCVA. "We always try to preserve a sense of collaboration, common purpose, and enjoyment. This year, we added many new activities and brought our community partners to HM. The work of the Service-Learning Team has allowed us to expand and deepen relationships in ways that just were not possible before this year."
Posted 02/23/2015 01:22PM
Harrison Bader '12 was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on February 16 after hitting .583 to begin the 2015 season. He was also chosen as one of Louisville Slugger's National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The Florida Gators are currently ranked #5 in the country.
Posted 02/20/2015 11:28AM
Horace Mann School's Girls and Boys Lions Varsity Basketball teams will meet the Riverdale Falcon Boys and Girls Teams in the annual Buzzell games on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Manhattan College. The girls' game begins at 6 p.m. and the boys' will tip off at 8 p.m. This year marks the 54th year of the Buzzell Tournament. The game was initiated in 1951 in memory of Robert Buzzell, a member of the HM Class of 1951, who was fatally stricken with polio in October 1950. Not long after his tragic death, Robert's classmates decided that an athletic contest would be a fitting tribute to this student, who was a dedicated HM Lions team members and fan. The game has been played ever since, in all but one of the succeeding years, through today. The Buzzell Games have also served as a fundraising event, with funds originally dedicated exclusively to the March of Dimes and its efforts to defeat polio. To read more, click the title link above.
Posted 11/25/2014 09:02AM
Booming over the powerful sound system at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday night, November 22, 2014 the announcer called on fans in the arena to direct their attention to mid-court where the American Cancer Society was about to make a presentation to Horace Mann School, Dr. Thomas Kelly, Head of School, and Ray Barile, Associate Director of Athletics and founder of the Coaches vs. Cancer High School Basketball Classic. Dr. Kelly and Coach Barile were called to center court in front of over 10,000 fans in attendance be honored for the school's efforts to further the fight against cancer.
Posted 11/11/2014 01:25PM
On the hot and muggy Friday afternoon of September 5, 2014, with the temperature at 87 degrees and the humidity rising, eight members of Horace Mann School's 22-member varsity football team climbed to the second story of a half-built house in Yonkers, N.Y., and began doing what they'd done every day since reporting to pre-season training for the Fall 2014 athletic season: They broke a sweat. On this day, however, it wasn't the teammates' laps around the field, their pushups, or tackle- dummy drills that had these HM Lions sweating. Instead, it was the bright sun beating down on them as they wielded hammers and hoisted wood panels. This was the first working day on the first "build" of a new initiative between Horace Mann School and Habitat for Humanity, the organization that builds homes for people in need around the world. By the end of the day the teammates had put into place the first of the second-floor walls of a home that Horace Mann School's Upper Division athletic team members, together with members of the school's Habitat for Humanity Club, will complete during the 2014-2015 school year. At the end of the build, when every floor, window and wall is in place, and the house painted according to its occupants' wishes, a veteran of the U.S. armed forces and his family will move in. To read more, click the title link above.
Posted 10/23/2014 02:07PM
The October 20, 2014, edition of the Horace Mann School Lions Report features the 2014 Ivy League Champion Varsity Boys' Soccer and Varsity Girls' Tennis Teams. To watch the Lions Report video, click on the title above for the link.
Posted 10/06/2014 01:00PM
Horace Mann School has been nationally recognized as only of five schools in New York State to achieve 1st Team status by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). According to the NATA website, "1st Team awards are given to schools that have acted on all recommended and required elements of the Safe Sports School checklist. ... In order to achieve Safe Sports School status, athletic programs must do the following..." (click the title to read more).
Posted 09/24/2014 05:52PM
Horace Mann School gave summer a glorious send-off and fall a warm welcome as over 4,100 HM alumni, students, administrators, faculty and staff, families and friends came to the school's Bronx campus for athletic events and a carnival of activities on Saturday September 20, 2014, and to reunion dinners and parties in New York City that lasted late into the night.
Posted 06/14/2014 01:02PM
The run-up to graduation for high school seniors across the country is typically marked by a whirlwind of activities, from honor and award ceremonies, to special assemblies, picnics, parties, and, of course, the senior prom. Members of Horace Mann School's Class of 2014 enjoyed a similar season of celebrations that began with the school's annual Cum Laude Society induction ceremony in April, and continued throughout May with a Senior Sports Banquet, a "Letting Go" evening for graduates and their parents, Senior Independent Project presentations and performances, a final Student Body Presidents' assembly, yearbook distribution, Class Day, prom and a senior class weekend at HM's John Dorr Nature Laboratory. The excitement culminated with commencement on June 11, 2014. But this year's senior class enjoyed one additional event during this busy season. It was one that connected the still-then students with the Horace Mann School alumni community they would enter upon graduation. On May 27, 2014 about 125 members of the HM senior class, along with about 80 HM teachers and staff members, joined about 280 HM alumni from across the generations and their guests at the New York Mets' Citi Field stadium to enjoy watching a baseball game together on a beautiful spring night. The occasion gave these most recent graduates of Horace Mann School a preview of the alumni body they would join, and the kinds of connections and lifelong friendships established during their HM days they could imagine maintaining.

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