With much appreciation, I thank you for the privilege of being a part of yet another awe-inspiring year at Horace Mann School. This month has seen celebrations across all our divisions; from the wonderful voices of our Kindergarteners to the inspiring words of this year's Valedictorian, we have much to celebrate and much to be proud of. The undeniable good cheer and camaraderie that resonates at this time of year reassures us that our core values and purposeful instructional moments continue to provide a solid foundation for the great and giving lives of the students we serve.
For those of you who were unable to attend yesterday's Commencement Ceremony, below is the text of my opening remarks to the community.
Commencement Remarks, Class of 2010
Wishing you a safe and joyful summer,
On behalf of the Parents Association and each of the division officers, I
want to personally thank everyone who volunteered their time this year
to the Parents Association. 2009-2010 was a stellar year, with many
community building events.
During the past school year Horace Mann School celebrated
renovations at the John Dorr Nature Laboratory that made this treasure
outdoor and community-building education into an
facility – one that inspired sustainability efforts throughout all of
campuses and culture. To mark these efforts we bring you the spring 2010
of Horace Mann Magazine with sustainability as its
They arrived at the Nursery Division filled with energy and excitement
looking for familiar friends and quickly separating from their parents.
They ran up the stairs to the roof; down the stairs to see their
Spring has been in the air now for quite some time. All you need to
do is take a look
around our campus. Blooming and
blossoming are the words of the moment. Every corner of our campus brings surprise and delight.
MM2 or the 4 Ms of Middle School. Middle Mania
and Middle Memories are two important events in the life of the Middle
I'm often asked, "How was your year, Dr. Schiller?" Often, I find myself
at a loss to respond. A year is a long time in at Horace Mann. Time
goes so quickly.
Enjoy the spring programs at Dorr, including 4th Grade Dorr, 1st Grade Dorr, 4's Nursery Pretend Camping Trip, 2nd Grade Dorr, 8th Grade Dorr Day and Peer Mentor Training and 8th Grade Dorr Day.
Thank you for your support
which helps us to provide the finest educational experience possible. If you have not already made a gift,
please consider supporting HM by giving to the Annual Fund today. Annual Fund 2010 closes on June 30th.
the new “Thank You” video
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From the Third Annual
Service-Learning Day to
workshops on ethical dilemmas in parenting and education, the Center for
Community Values and Action continued to strengthen the connection
between education, ethics and action at Horace Mann in the 2009-2010
December 1, the Upper Division assembly featured a celebration of the
four hundredth anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei and the two
hundredth anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth as well as the one
hundred fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s On the
Origin of Species in 1859.
This May, SOH completed its 16th
year of providing accelerated academic classes, test prep, and guidance
school and college choices to promising students from the Bronx,
Heights, and Harlem.
It was a time for reflection,
nostalgia and lots of climbing as 36 seniors spent their final weekend
graduating at the John Dorr Nature Lab.