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Posted 04/17/2018 04:03PM
The week beginning April 16th is 'Shake It Up! Week' across all Divisions of Horace Mann School, Nursery Through Twelfth Grade. With the help and guidance of our partners at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare is alive and well in the classrooms, hallways, cafeterias and screens at the Nursery, Lower, Middle and Upper Divisions. A twelfth grade English class visited Second Grade on Monday to perform a scene from Macbeth. Imagine their surprise and delight when their performance concluded and the second graders turned around and did their own version of Macbeth right back! To read more, click the title link.
Posted 03/26/2018 04:48PM
Horace Mann School alumnus Alex Bell '05 is always focused on finding answers. A serial innovator, Bell is also a serious bicyclist. Add "New York City" to that descriptor and it's not hard to discern what answer Bell is currently seeking: a solution to the city's congested bike lane problem. Along this route Bell is addressing the hot button issue of NYC traffic and public transportation problems, as well. Click the title link to read more.
Posted 03/16/2018 11:18AM
We are excited to share information about an upcoming event to support Summer on the Hill. HarMonia Ensemble, a newly formed musical enterprise comprised of HM students, is hosting a free concert on April 6th. Please click the title link to learn more about this wonderful event and student-led initiative.
Posted 03/14/2018 05:52PM
Horace Mann School senior Jahmire Cassanova '18 was one of 10 students graduating high school in 2018 from throughout New York City selected to receive a prestigious New York Times College Scholarship. The NY Times College Scholarship is a program that recognizes students who have excelled in the face of adversity. The program provides tuition money, mentorship and a summer job at The Times, among other benefits. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 03/04/2018 01:07PM
Audiences worldwide are flocking to theaters in record numbers to see the film "Black Panther." On Sunday, February 25, 2018, some 300 members of the Horace Mann School community gathered to see the film at a screening organized by HM's Black Parents Union (BPU) and its Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity (ICIE), breaking a record for attendance at this annual event. Click the title link to read more.
Posted 03/04/2018 01:02PM
Horace Mann School alum Desiree Akhavan '03 was awarded the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for her film "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in a ceremony in Park City, Utah on January 27, 2018. Horace Mann School alum Richard Factor '63, and creative partner Tony Agnello, were named winners of the 2018 Technical Grammy Award, in recognition of their influence on the recording industry, through Eventide, the company they co-founded nearly 50 years ago. The two join a distinguished list of previous Technical Grammy Award winners, including Thomas Alva Edison, to whom the award was presented posthumously in 2010. To read more about both, click the title link.
Posted 12/22/2017 04:56PM
It's not often that an orchestra's conductor hears hearty cheers before a performance, but that's what happened when Ken Yanagisawa '11 raised his baton to lead Horace Mann School's Upper Division Orchestra at its annual holiday concert on December 19, 2017. The warm welcome Yanigasawa received was also a "welcome back," for the conductor had performed on this same stage as a Horace Mann School student, only six years before. Yanagisawa was invited to return to HM as a guest conductor by the School's Middle and Upper Division Music Department Chair and Glee Club Director Timothy Ho, when a health issue prevented Orchestra Director and MD and UD Upper Division music teacher Nathan Hetherington, from conducting. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 12/15/2017 12:28PM
For students worried about missing their STEM classes during the holiday-season school break, or for family members hoping to catch up with their children's tech knowledge – here's some timely cheer. Horace Mann School alum Randi Zuckerberg '99 has created the perfect opportunity for families to engage in a STEM adventure, with her Holiday SpecTECHular, Sue's Tech Kitchen, at NYC's new tech hub on Roosevelt Island, at The Bridge at Cornell Tech. It runs through January 1, 2018. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 10/18/2017 06:04PM
For some 4,000 members of the Horace Mann School community HM's Homecoming, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, was a day for celebrating the school. From athletic events throughout the day, to the sprawling tent where students showcased co-curricular and service activities, to the family festival featuring rides and games organized by the Horace Mann School Parents Association, to the fall-themed barbecue Homecoming provided an experience enjoyed by participants of every age and interest. And, as the sun went down on this lively day, hundreds of Horace Mann School alumni headed to reunion dinners and parties in Manhattan. To read more and see photos, click the title link.
Posted 10/03/2017 08:35AM
Suzanne Price '96, founder of Sprout San Francisco, now with four other locations including one in Brooklyn, was recently featured on the big city moms website. The September news post, titled, "A Chat with Supermom, Suzanne Price, Founder of Sprout San Francisco," shares some of Price's thoughts on parenting, Sprout, and creating and maintaining a 'green' household. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 09/07/2017 11:46AM
One sure sign of summer turning to fall is pre-season football, with the NFL's official opening day on September 7, 2017. Just in time comes Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer. In this book, published September 1, 2017, editor and veteran sports writer Peter King collects the memoir and writings of Paul Zimmerman '49. To read more about this, and an upcoming documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick '79, please click the title link.
Posted 09/07/2017 11:29AM
"Crown Heights," co-produced by Matthew Thurm '06, is one of this season's "must sees." Audience Award winner at the 2017 Sundance film festival "Crown Heights" was released in special screenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center's International Film Center (IFC) the week of August 14, 2017 and nationally on August 25, 2017 to rave reviews. The film tells the true story of Colin Warner, a teen wrongly convicted of a murder that took place in 1980, and of Carl King, his friend who worked tirelessly for over 20 years to overturn the conviction and obtain Warner's release. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 09/06/2017 09:14AM
September and the start of a new school year is, for most, the end of summer's idylls—baseball included. But, to those engaged in the sport September is when the season gets started—as teams strive for a playoff spot. As Hall of Famer Willie Stargell once said "I love September, especially when we're in it." This year, Horace Mann School is "in it"—the run-up to the playoff season, that is—with a first ever: two HM alumni in the Major Leagues. This past weekend Pedro Alvarez '05 and Harrison Bader '12 were "called up" – Alvarez to the Baltimore Orioles, and Bader to the St. Louis Cardinals. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 07/26/2017 07:38PM
It was the bottom of the ninth. The score was tied 2-2, St. Louis Cardinals vs the Colorado Rockies. Horace Mann School alumnus Harrison Bader '12 stepped to the plate as the inning's lead-off batter, and smashed a double into the left-field corner. Advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt by Greg Garcia, Bader scored the winning run on Jedd Gyorko's short sac fly—short enough for the 41,514 fans at Busch Stadium to see Bader race down the third-base line and slide home for the winning run. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 07/18/2017 04:00PM
Horace Mann School alumna Val Bodurtha '14 is a rising senior at the University of Chicago, but this undergrad is already a published author. Perhaps more astounding is the fact that her young adult novel The History Makers, published in July 2017, grew out of an assignment she had as a 12th grader at Horace Mann School. To read more, click the title link.
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