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Posted 12/11/2018 11:54AM
On Sunday, December 9th, Horace Mann School's First Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams -- Teams 4326 (the Basement Lions), 7890 (the Space Lions) and 9681 (the Parallel Lions) -- competed with 25 teams in the FTC "Rover Ruckus" Qualifier at John Dewey High School. Team 4326 came in first place after the qualifying matches, and then paired with team 9681 to win the entire qualifier. Team 9681 won the Inspire Award and Team 7890 won the Think Award and will also be advancing to the next levels of competition. Click to read more.
Posted 12/07/2018 12:16PM
Horace Mann School alumni Dr. Renee Richards '52, a former tennis star and distinguished eye surgeon, and groundbreaking Broadway producer Jordan Roth '93, were named to Out magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the LGBTQ+ community for 2018. The Out100 list, a 24-year long tradition of this country's premier LGBTQ+ publication, was founded "to celebrate and honor some of the brightest voices and most influential LGBTQ+ figures." Click to read more.
Posted 12/01/2018 11:00AM
Celebrating stellar accomplishments and contributions to society by Horace Mann School alumni is a longtime tradition, enshrined in the presentation of the HM Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Achievement. In 2018, the Alumni Association honored filmmaker Lynn Novick '79 with this award, recognizing how her compelling work in documentary film has illuminated our understanding of significant aspects of U.S. history and culture. Click to read more.
Posted 11/09/2018 01:04PM
Horace Mann School alum Marsha Hunt '34 was honored by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) with its prestigious Founders Award in a ceremony in Los Angeles, on October 20, 2018. Three days before the fabled actor celebrated her 101st birthday. Click to read more.
Posted 09/26/2018 04:40PM
Horace Mann School alum Harrison Bader '12, now completing his second season in Major League Baseball as a centerfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, is also making his mark on the team. Bader was recently highlighted by New York Times baseball writer Tyler Kenner in his "Extra Innings" column (September 21, 2018) on stand-out players from the MLB's 2018 season. In his column – with the segment about Bader below – Kenner quotes former Gold Glove winner Jim Edmonds, now a Cardinals broadcaster, who praised the HM alum for his hard work, and calling him "awesome to watch."
Posted 09/26/2018 04:28PM
As the sun that beamed so brightly throughout Horace Mann School's Homecoming Day of Saturday, September 15, 2018 moved toward evening HM's Varsity and JV Football teammates ran across the School's Alumni Field to ring the bell outside historic Prettyman Gymnasium—a Lions Football team tradition for celebrating a win. The 36-9 victory over Fieldston was a perfect way to end a picture-perfect Homecoming 2018 that saw a record 5,000-plus members of the HM community flock to campus for athletic games, fun-filled family activities, a barbecue lunch featuring tail-gate favorites, and more. The HM community was also introduced to the School's new athletic and aquatic facilities made possible by the ongoing HM in Motion initiative. Later that Saturday night another 550 HM alumni from the classes of 1953 through 2013 commemorated five-year reunions at dinners and cocktail parties in Manhattan. Alumni came to New York for their reunions from as far away as California, Oregon and Tokyo, Japan. Click to read more and see more photos.
Posted 08/31/2018 09:00AM
As Horace Mann School looks with excitement to September 4th and 5th, 2018 when the School welcomes it 1,785 students, Nursery through Grade 12, the HM community also reflects on the fulfilling summer that just passed. The season saw hundreds of HM students and students from other schools on campus for summer school and a variety of innovative programs, including HM's first-ever Summer Film Institute, and its first summer Service-Learning experience.
Posted 07/12/2018 01:54PM
Summer is in full swing, but there's still time to add some events and experiences to the season's calendar. From films, to books, to innovative experiences, entertainment, and opportunities to serve, the creativity of Horace Mann School alumni offer ways to enrich the coming weeks. Click the title link to read more.
Posted 06/18/2018 05:43PM
On June 13, 2018 the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) named Dr. Shana Caro '07 winner of its prestigious Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize for 2018. The award honors a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis. Presented to a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis, the award is among the most prestigious for scientists internationally. Each university in the UK submits one doctoral thesis for consideration for the award that recognizes a postgraduate research student whose thesis has made a significant contribution to a particular scientific field. Dr. Caro was honored for her thesis "Social and Environmental Factors in the Evolution of Signaling" which the ZSL described as "a demanding and significant piece of scholarship which she approached with intellectual vigor and a positive attitude, and the reward is an extraordinary body of work." To read more, click the title link.
Posted 06/16/2018 11:14AM
Superlatives are often synchronous with graduation ceremonies. Nevertheless, none of the speakers who addressed the Horace Mann School Class of 2018 felt compelled to spare their praise for its 179 members at their commencement, on June 13, 2018. "Exceptional" was among the words used to describe this class' accomplishments in science, art, robotics and computer engineering, service learning, athletics, music and more. But, of greater significant to the Horace Mann School teachers, administrators and staff who had gotten to know the Class of 2018 was the communal bond its members had developed with one another, the sense of joy they brought to the School, and their mutual support, in times both bright and sad. As Horace Mann Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly told the graduates, "You've made your mark—on this School and in our hearts—and you've left this School better than you found it." Click the title link to read more.
Posted 06/01/2018 12:26PM
Horace Mann School athletes recruited to pursue their respective sports in college marked this transitional step in a commemorative moment that symbolized the HM Athletics Department ethos: The athletes all signed ceremonial "commitment" letters together, in team-like spirit. HM athletes compete on the School's 14 Boys, 14 Girls and five mixed Varsity teams wearing Horace Mann School's maroon and white colors, with numbers but no names, on their uniforms. It was thus appropriate for HM to celebrate these students' athletic and academic achievements as one "team." Each of these members of HM's Class of 2018 had already been accepted to their respective colleges and had committed to playing their sport, but HM's first-ever "Recruited Athletes Signing Ceremony" on May 29, 2018 gave the community a chance to recognize these students for their contributions to their School. Click the title link to read more.
Posted 05/29/2018 06:13PM
The cloudless spring afternoon of May 23, 2018 saw Horace Mann School students, faculty members, parents, administrators, staff and alumni gathered outside a tent in the center of the School's Alumni Field. They had all come together with one purpose: to raise funds for cancer research, and finances that would provide resources and care for people with cancer at HM's third annual "Relay for Life." As the day's clear blue sky turned to twilight, those gathered learned that the results of their shared effort: Horace Mann School had raised a hefty $95,500 on behalf of American Cancer Society activities – or 95.5 percent of their $100,000 goal. "What these students did is amazing," said Lizzette Dorado, Director, Community Development, for the American Cancer Society, Northeast Region. "They raised that amount in only a few weeks. Most communities I work with begin their fundraising about a year in advance of their Relay for Life event, and some don't come that close to their goal." To read more, click the title link.
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.
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