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Horace Mann School's Athletics Department wrapped up its winter sports schedule on March 7, 2019 with a dinner honoring all of the student athletes who participated on the season's HM Lions teams. The season just past had been a stellar one for HM Athletics, with the Department, a host of teams, and individual athletes recording historic first, several coaches told the students gathered in HM's Cohen Dining Commons enjoying tailgate type treats together at the annual Winter Athletics Banquet. All of HM's coaches, including HM Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education Robert Annunziata, were on hand to show the athletes their support.
A month of exciting musical performances at Horace Mann School culminated on the morning of March 12, 2019 with an assembly that brought all of the School's Upper Division students' voices together—both those of the choir members on stage, and of students in the audience. The assembly also highlighted how arts and academics enhance one another at HM, and how the arts are a uniting force within the School. The flurry of musical activity began a month earlier with the launch of HM's annual Music Week on February 11-15, 2019.
Horace Mann School alum William Barr '67 was sworn in to the office of U.S. Attorney General on Thursday, February 14, 2019, following his confirmation to the position by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 54-45. Barr is the country's 85th Attorney General, succeeding former A.G. Jeff Sessions. Honored with the Horace Mann Alumni Association's Award for Distinguished Achievement in 2011 Barr returns to this position after serving as the country's 77th Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993. Click to read more.
For two weekends in a row Horace Mann School's Upper Division science and athletics facilities became regional centers for STEM education as HM hosted robotics competitions for hundreds of high school and middle school students from New York and New Jersey. On Sunday, January 27, 2019 students from 29 high schools gathered at HM from early morning into the evening to participate in a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) qualifier competition.
Horace Mann School launched its Black History Month observances on Friday evening, February 1, 2019, with a celebration of Black culture that was both exciting and illuminating. Completely student organized the event represented the collaborative efforts of HM's Union, and the Hilltop Diversity Coalition (HDC), which brings HM students together with students from the nearby Fieldston Ethical Culture, and Riverdale Country School. The event drew some 350 students, faculty members, and families from all three schools to a screening of the 2015 documentary "Fresh Dressed" followed by a panel discussion of issues raised by the film. Directed by Sacha Jenkins "Fresh Dressed" chronicles the history of hip-hop's urban fashion from its beginnings to high fashion.
Model United Nations, a part of Horace Mann School student life for 52 years, has grown over the last decade-plus to include Middle Division students in the international organization's conferences and related competitions. On February 2, 2019, for the sixth year in a row, Horace Mann School's Middle Division Model UN club sponsored HoMMUNC Jr., a middle school only Model United Nations Conference. This year, 120 students from HM and eight other middle schools came together to debate issues critical to current international relations.
Horace Mann School's Girls and Boys Lions Varsity Basketball teams will meet the Riverdale Falcon Girls and Boys teams in the 68th installment of the Buzzell Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Manhattan College. The girls' game begins at 2 p.m. with the boys scheduled to tip off at 4 p.m. This year's Buzzell Tournament promises to be an exciting one. It's been that for generations, as recalled here by HM alum Roy Salomon '55, a former Lions team captain. This year, the HM side brings to Manhattan College's Draddy Gymnasium a Girls Varsity Lions team that's rocking a record of 17 wins and one loss since their season began in late November 2018. On February 6, 2019, the New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) ranked HM number one in the State's Class B division.
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