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Posted 05/24/2017 06:29PM
Horace Mann School Upper Division students Karen Jiang '17 and Stephanie Li '18 were part of the 13-member team representing New York City at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Lost Angeles, Calif. from May 14 – 19, 2017. The HM students joined over 1,700 high-school age students from 78 countries selected to compete in this premiere STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) Both were announced as ISEF Finalists at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Awards Ceremony on March 31, 2017 at Tribecca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 05/22/2017 06:00PM
For the past decade, Horace Mann School's Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) has promoted a service-learning model of community participation by HM students by developing Service-Learning projects that work within neighboring Bronx and other organizations. Now, as it celebrates its tenth anniversary, the CCVA is also sharing Horace Mann School's service-learning experience with other schools, as educators become more and more interested in incorporating the service-learning philosophy into their schools' community involvement. On April 21, 2017 the CCVA hosted about 75 administrators and teachers from over 30 lower, middle and upper schools in the New York tri-state area for a conference on "How to Build a Service-Learning Program." The conference included workshops and presentations by HM faculty members, students, parents on their service-learning experience, along with representatives of partner organizations of the Horace Mann School Service-Learning programs. To learn more, click the title link.
Posted 05/05/2017 03:36PM
For the past 15 years students in Horace Mann School's tenth grade have closely examined some of this country's most pressing issues in light of the U.S. Constitution, as participants in the William K. and Marion Langfan American Constitutional Oratorical Competition. Held at the school since 2002, the 2017 "Langfan Competition" had students respond to the following question: "One of the primary responsibilities of the President of the United States is to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. At the beginning of this new presidential administration, what, in your opinion, are the most pressing Constitutional issues facing the country?" Five finalists addressed the question in speeches they delivered at a dinner at HM on May 2, 2017, attended by their family members, HM faculty and administrators, and the finalists from the 2016 competition, who served as judges at the event. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 05/02/2017 05:52PM
Horace Mann School students shared the many ways they are "Making Waves" in their science and technology research and studies, as an exhibit of their work at the school's 2017 Sci Tech event demonstrated. HM's Upper Division students offered poster presentations describing classroom and independent study work and research they've done in the areas of chemistry, biology, psychology, medicine, computer science and more during the 2016-2017 school year. The students explained their work to the 100-plus visitors from throughout the HM community who came to the Sci Tech event on April 21, 2017. To learn more, click the title link.
Posted 04/27/2017 02:15PM
Each April, since 2008, members of the Horace Mann School community and a host of Bronx and New York City organizations have gathered together to participate in HM's Annual All School Service Learning Day. The event, coordinated by Horace Mann School's Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) and its student Service-Learning Team members, brings about a thousand people together for a day of activities that highlight the year-around service-learning pursuits with which HM students are engaged. This year's annual All-School Service Learning Day took place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Despite a drizzly start to the day the event saw children from neighboring Bronx schools, including PS 37, the AmPark Neighborhood School, and the afterschool programs of the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC), spread out across HM's Middle and Upper Division campus for a full roster of fun and educational activities. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 04/24/2017 05:32PM
Citizens throughout the U.S. are taking to the streets, reaching out to their elected officials and expressing themselves in both traditional and social media in unprecedented numbers, addressing issues ranging from health care, the environment, race relations, and more. Women's rights are high on the list of enduring concerns, mobilizing generations of HM students to seek ways to address this important subject. On April 5, 2017, at a dinner at Horace Mann School, over 100 members of the HM student, faculty, alumni and parent community listened as four women who are engaged with social activism spoke about their efforts on behalf of the causes they champion and offered advice on how audience members could pursue their own activism in meaningful ways. For more information, click the title link.
Posted 04/24/2017 12:41PM
For 23 years, the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, NY, has celebrated Book Day, a day each spring when the school community — students, faculty, parents, and alumni, along with a host of guest speakers — turns its attention to exploring the issues and themes raised in a single book. Classes in the Upper Division for the school's 740 students and 150 faculty members are cancelled for the day so that students and faculty can give their full attention to the day's proceedings. The day is an exploration of one work through interdisciplinary workshops, discussions, art and theater pieces, and larger assemblies. This year, on April 6th, the school tackled the very raw emotions and personal narrative in Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 04/20/2017 03:07PM
The Spring 2017 issue of Horace Mann Magazine, which is out now, reports on Horace Mann School's HM in Motion capital campaign—the catalyst for construction now underway on the northern side of HM's Middle and Upper Division campus. This initiative will result in new, state-of-the-art science classrooms and facilities, a new swimming pool and refurbished gymnasium, and a Campus Center that will address the HM in Motion goals of: Inspiring Science; Encouraging Community; Encouraging Wellness; and Enhancing Athletics. To read the magazine, click the title link.
Posted 04/19/2017 11:00AM
April 7th saw the Cohen Dining Commons transformed into a Winter Wonderland of song, lights, and even holiday decorations. No, it wasn't a snow day- but it was the 8th annual Acapellooza competition, and the first one to have a theme. The event brought eight teams from area public and independent schools to compete in song, and to raise money for two wonderful organizations, the Joyful Heart Foundation and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation. Acapellooza was created in 2010 by Katherine Dubbs '10 with a grant from the Alexander Capelluto Foundation. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 04/07/2017 08:06AM
Horace Mann School alumni from across the decades, living in the Boston, Mass area, gathered for a reunion there on March 30, 2017. The event gave alumni from the classes of 1953 through 2015 a chance to meet one another and to catch up on news of their school, through a presentation and conversation with Horace Mann Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly, who traveled to Boston for the gathering. He was joined by fellow HM administrators Melissa Parento '90, Director of Development, Dr. Susan Delanty '79, Upper Division science teacher and Dean of Students, and Kristin Lax, Director of Alumni Relations. Dr. Tom Kelly welcomed the 40-some alumni who came to the event at the Boston home of HM alum Nicole (Nikki) Fish Nudelman '87 and Harry Nudelman, and thanked the hosts for their generous hospitality. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 04/04/2017 10:16AM
Today's vigorous conversation on immigration policies in the U.S. and around the world have many considering the contributions made by immigrants to their adoptive countries, as well as how recent immigrants are enhancing society today. Horace Mann School alumnus Chidiebere (Chidi) Akusobi, 25, is among these "new Americans" who is already contributing to medical research. Akusobi was profiled in an online series on CNN Money called "My American Success Story." As described by CNN Money, the series features articles on "CEOs, entrepreneurs, policy makers, innovators and big thinkers" who are immigrants to the United States. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 04/03/2017 04:38PM
Horace Mann School's recent spring break provided most HM students and families a chance to relax during the busy school year. It also provided 41 HM Upper Division students a chance to consider their futures. The students were all members of HM's Class of 2018—juniors in the school's Upper Division, who participated in a tour of colleges and universities, organized by the HM College Counseling Office. The tours were led by counselors from the Office, which is known at HM, affectionately, as "CoCo." The spring 2017 college visits marked the third year in a row that CoCo has organized college trips for HM students. To read more click the title link.
Posted 03/17/2017 04:52PM
Horace Mann School's Model Congress (HMMC) was honored with the "Outstanding Large Delegation" award at the first annual Columbia Model Congress Conference that took place March 9-12, 2017. The Conference brought together around 200 students from seven high schools in the tri-state area. HM's delegation of 30 Upper Division (UD) students also captured 20 individual awards. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 03/16/2017 01:43PM
March 2017 marked the beginning of a new chapter in Horace Mann School's partnership with England's Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as three RSC actor-educators visited classes in every HM Division. Spending the week of March 4-10, 2017 at HM the RSC professionals also held after-school workshops with a group of 18 HM teachers from grades K-12 who began training in the esteemed company's pedagogic techniques. To read more, click the title link.
Posted 02/03/2017 02:08PM
On Saturday January 28, 2017 a federal judge granted a request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups for a nationwide temporary injunction to block the deportation of people stranded in U.S. airports under President Donald J. Trump's Executive Order banning entry to the U.S. by Muslims from seven countries. Arguing the case was Horace Mann School alumnus Lee Gelernt '80 who worked with colleagues around the clock to try to halt the effects of the Executive Order signed by the President the day before. The order bars entry to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, all countries with Muslim-majority populations. To read more, click the title link.