|5 of Westchester's Best Musicians!|
Congratulations to Jules, Akira, Risa, Basia and Tom - all Hackley musicians who participated in outstanding performances two weeks ago at the Area-All State Concert at SUNY Purchase. Jules and Akira were named to the Area All-State Band, while Risa, Basia and Tom all performed with the Area All-State Symphonic Orchestra.
They logged many hours of individual practice and group rehearsal to achieve the status of top musician on their particular instrument in Westchester County and proudly represented Hackley School. Well done to all!
|2013-14 Fall Season Summary: Perseverance!|
Perseverance is the word that best describes the fall season on the Hilltop in Hackley Athletics. As the season began there were high hopes for many of the teams. You name the reasons -- key seniors returning, new players, redemption – all were part of the preseason talk. As the season began, key injuries on many of the teams brought out the true grit and determination our teams had in them in order to succeed. Almost every team faced adversity, with key players missing due to broken bones, torn ligaments, concussions or sickness. All of our teams however showed their true colors, never giving up and finishing with impressive seasons.
|Learning by Teaching: Middle and Lower School Spanish Partnership|
On Thursday, October 31, students in Ms. Garfield's sixth grade Spanish classes traveled to the Lower School to read original stories to third and fourth grade students in Ms. Alonso's Spanish classes. They penned the stories after reading ¿Cuál es mi color? by Antoine Guilloppé, which depicts a boy’s thoughts as he grapples with the seemingly conflicting labels the world bestows upon him.
On Saturday, November 23rd, from 9:30-3:30 PM, Hackley School will be hosting its second annual Hackley Invitational Chess Tournament. The tournament will take place in the Hackley Lower School, off of 293 Benedict Avenue. This is a free tournament for students in grades K-6. Registration is open to the first 120 registrants. Registration closes as of Friday, November 22nd.
|Upper School Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery Crawl 2013|
On a brisk and beautiful Halloween eve, Hackley's talented Advanced Studio junior and AP Studio senior artists left campus after homeroom to travel to Manhattan for our annual Chelsea Gallery Crawl. This is always a much anticipated and immensely valuable trip during which seniors are looking for inspiration and ways to strengthen their current “concentration” portfolios, and juniors, who have just begun work on their “breadth” portfolios, are searching for initial concentration ideas.
|Debate Team in Action|
Congratulations to Hackley Sophomores Karina F. and George W. for their recognition at the Harvard Yale Brown College Debate and HS Challenge, last Friday night, November 1, at Blind Brook HS. They tied for top team and top speakers at the public exhibition with strong, succinct speeches and rebuttals.
|Hackley Participates in the Round Square International Conference|
On October 6, four Hackley students and two members of the faculty set off for Boca Raton, Florida to attend the week-long Round Square International Conference. Juniors Derek R. and Jeffrey G., sophomores Joe L. and Max C., joined faculty members Chris Arnold and Kevin Rea and nearly 1,000 delegates from the nearly 100 Round Square schools scattered across six continents.
|Student Newspaper Wins Award|
The Hackley School Dial has been awarded Gold Medalist status from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the 5th year in a row, receiving its highest point score ever, and garnered 186 out of a possible 200 points in the journalistic “Essentials” category. Congratulations to the Senior Editorial staff of the class of 2013, and to the entire Dial team including advisor Jennie Lyons.
|Welcome to Hackley!|
Hackley School is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff to the 2013 academic year.
|What We Did This Summer|
Summer is a time for faculty to rest and recharge, certainly, but for so many in our community, that “recharging” takes the form of amazing learning opportunities. From workshops in New York City to teaching in Rwanda to curriculum design projects and technology workshops right here on campus, Hackley’s faculty engaged in a wide range of enriching and, often, inspirational endeavors on their “time off."
|Hackley Middle School Public Debate Team Prevails!|
On Saturday, June 15th, Hackley once again won the final debate of the New York Middle School Public Debate League which was formed last year, defeating the National Champion Hunter College Middle School team at the Morgan Library in midtown Manhattan. This year's team, 8th graders John C., Chris T., and Seth T. argued the opposition-side on the issue: "We should welcome the end of the printed book.”
This event caps another successful year for Hackley's fledgling debate program which saw participation by over forty 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade MS students over course of five tournaments.
|Largest billboard in NYC!|
Hackley School appears in Times Square as part of New York State Association of Independent Schools initiative to help the public better understand the exciting aspects of contemporary independent schools in New York.
|Hackley All-American and All-Academic Athletes|
Congratulations to Dominique A. ’13, Sarah C. ’13 and Laurel C. ‘14 who received All-Academic or All-American recognition from US Lacrosse this spring. Laurel C. has been named to the All-American team, a particularly spectacular accomplishment for a high school junior. In addition, seniors Dominique A. and Sarah C. earned All-Academic Team recognition at the end of the 2013 season. All three girls were members of Hackley’s NYSAIS championship Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team this spring.
On May 22nd, Hackley athletes brought home four NYSAIS titles – a historic feat! Congratulations to our NYSAIS championship Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse teams and Boys’ and Girls’ Track & Field teams! To read about all our Spring 2013 athletics teams, visit the Athletics News page.
|Young Round Square California Conference|
At the beginning of April, Hackley sent two intrepid pioneer delegates to the Young Round Square of the Americas conference hosted at Chadwick School in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The Hackley seventh graders spent five days exploring the concept of leadership and service with sixty-three other student delegates from Round Square member schools.
2013-14 Nearly Weekly Photos
2013-14 Nearly Weekly Photos
2013-14 First Snow on the Hilltop
2013-14 Fall Varsity Team Photos
2012-13 Commencement Speaker
2013 Commencment Exercises
Thula Sizwe: An all school choral project
A History of Goodhue Memorial Hall - Updated
Big "H" for Spring Break!
3D Animated video tour of the Hackley Campus
Goodhue Memorial Hall rebuilt in less than a minute