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Fifth Graders Climbed to New Heights and Navigated a Celestial and Nature Journey at Dorr

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” 
  Lao Tzu

The journey was the theme of this year's 5th grade Dorr Trips. Students explored the meaning of a Journey in both the physical and metaphysical context. Over two days, students climbed to new heights on the climbing tower and navigated their way around the beautiful Autumn forest and fields on an adventure hike.

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Roar, Lions, Roar, at Homecoming 2023!

On Saturday, September 30th, Horace Mann School will welcome alumni home while showcasing the best of HM today at the annual Homecoming and Reunions Celebration. HM alums from far and wide will join current students, parents, faculty, and staff at the school’s much-loved tradition of Homecoming Day. 

Many alumni will be bringing their families to the festivities on campus, which will include a Parents Association-sponsored carnival of games for all ages, a barbecue lunch, tours led by student ambassadors, demonstrations by HM Robotics and exhibitions in Fisher Gallery and the Horace Mann School Archives - not to mention 'lots of opportunities to cheer for the Lions!

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Ceramics Year in Review

During the 2022-2023 academic year, nearly 90 Upper Division students in grades 9 through 12 traveled to the Ceramics Studio a few times each week for Ceramics I: Introduction to Ceramics, Ceramics II: The Pottery Wheel, Ceramics III: Complex Forms & Surfaces, Ceramics IV: Building a Body of Work, or Directed Study in Ceramics.

Ceramics teacher Keith Renner shared, "It has been an absolute joy to work with our talented students as they engaged in the adventure that is ceramics.  From making their own clay body from raw materials, to ‘tallest clay tower’ competitions, to exploring the differences between oxidation and reduction glazes as their works were fired in a 2300 degree kiln, to the endless supply of surprises that each and every student brought to each and every project, we have enjoyed a remarkable year in HM’s ceramics studio.” When asked about his experience with the program, graduating senior Jake Ziman ‘23 reflected, “HM’s Ceramics program has driven my love for and interest in visual arts. Mr. Renner’s guidance has helped me unlock my artistic potential, and I’m so thankful for the creative opportunities that he has given me.”

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