A Message from Dr. Kelly
Discerning knowledge today, and taking action through the inspiration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
New beginnings mean new opportunities. At Horace Mann School a new beginning always offers a new opportunity to learn and to celebrate learning. So it was that our faculty began 2010 by immersing ourselves in the most cogent issue shaping our era in education: the intersection of understanding and knowledge, and how knowledge is gained in this technological age.
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Noroviruses ('Stomach Viruses') at HM
Since our return from the winter recess, our community of learners has been wrestling with a rapidly spreading norovirus. Please take a moment to click the link below to learn more about this virus and what you can do to constrain the spread of it at HM:
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Fact Sheet: Noroviruses
For those of you unfortunate enough to be dealing with one of the noroviruses at home, it is imperative that your report the presence of this illness to the nurse in each division and keep your child or children home for 3 days after recovery.
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Thank You to the Parents
We would like to pass on an enormous thank you from the Horace Mann Faculty and Staff to all the families who donated to this year's Holiday Gift Fund. Everyone was so appreciative of the generous gifts, and we received many warm letters and messages of holiday good wishes and thanks.
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Support Horace Mann
Please consider making a gift to Annual Fund 2010. All contributions help to ensure the School's ability to fulfill its mission of providing each student with he finest educational experience possible. Gifts received by January 31 will be listed in the Interim Report of Donors. Thank you.
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Alumni & Development
The Horace Mann School Alumni Council cordially invites you to our annual Winter Celebration honoring Steve Singer, retiring Director of College Counseling. Please join fellow alumni on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Moran’s Chelsea (146th Tenth Avenue @ 19th Street) The cost is $40 per person or $25 for young alumni (classes of 2001-2005). For more information and to RSVP, please contact Eleni Jiavaras at 718-432-3452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nursery Division ended 2009 with a joyful holiday sing led by our music teacher, Mrs. Marin. This year’s faculty surprise for the children was a lovely winter poem about five little dancing snowflakes, played by five teachers, and their encounter with the sun, played by Mrs. Zuroski.
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A Note from the Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid Application materials for the 2010-2011 are now available.
There are also changes in how we process the application. Read more>>
The end of 2009 came so quickly. The children were in the holiday spirit. The last week of school before vacation was filled with joyful times being together.
Office of Curriculum and Professional Development
Nominations for the 2010 Tina and David Teaching Excellence Award were announced in late December by Bellet Award committee chair, Dr. Barbara Tischler. Read more>>
In December we enjoyed two musical concerts and the Middle Division production of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon. We’ve shared some photos and video clip highlights of these events. January has arrived and lots of additional events are now unfolding.
Center for Community Values & Action
The Upper Division Service-Learning Team will reach a new milestone this week. We begin our participation at a second after-school program: the Marble Hill Community Center.
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Last week I was asked the following question by a reporter for The Record, our School newspaper: In the last ten years, what is the most important change you've seen at Horace Mann? I thought of two changes and couldn't decide which was the more important, so I gave her two answers.
The Eighth-Grade Programs are designed to create a working community within each group through adventure-based activities. The challenge of the program is to draw together individuals with disparate thoughts, feelings, experiences and values into a supportive unit.