|Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs Holder Announced|
Dr. Adrianne Pierce has been reappointed to the Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs for a four-year term beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Adrianne is the current holder of the Chair, with responsibility for Hackley’s Global Education initiatives, including all aspects of the Round Square partnership, the Casten Travel Program, the annual Wendt Speaker program, and coordination of international student visits.
|A Letter from NYSAIS on School Bussing|
Last night at the Mamaroneck Board meeting dozens of independent school parents and students held a rally and press conference to protest the proposed busing Board Policy (8412).
|Congratulations to the Hackley Jazz Band|
The Hackley School Jazz Band was selected to perform at this year’s Westchester County School Music Association’s All-County Jazz Festival. The Hackley ensemble delivered a rousing performance at the Festival, which took place February 28th at Edgemont High School. Several members of the group were also intrepid participants in an improvisation workshop immediately preceding the concert. Hearty congratulations to the Band and its inspiring new director, Rafi Malkiel!
|Hackley Has Three Qualifiers for the Mathematics Invitational|
This year, we had three students who qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). Please join me in congratulating Phil B. ‘14, Ben S.’14, and Henry B. ‘15
|Hackley Girls' Basketball Win Championship|
The Hackley Girls' Varsity Basketball team defeated Staten Island Academy 61-49 this afternoon in the NYSAIS Tournament finals. This marks the team's third consecutive State Championship. Congratulations to the team and coaches!
|Ninth Grade Service Partnership with PS 81 in Brooklyn|
A team of Hackley ninth graders joined their class dean David Sykes for a day of teaching, partnership and friendship-building with 1st through 5th grade students at PS 81 in Brooklyn in what they hope will become an ongoing partnership.
|Hackley Artists Exhibit at Pace|
Eight Hackley artists’ works are currently on view at The Choate House Gallery at Pace University’s Small Works Invitational.
|Hackley Upper School Debate Victorious Again|
Upper School Debate continued to rumble at Scarsdale, February 7th and 8th. George W. and Karina F. repeated their speaker award performance from last week – only this time at an even higher level, Varsity Public Forum,at the Scarsdale Invitational. They and two Novice teams went 3-2 in rounds, and George and Karina "broke" to elimination rounds earning them a full qualification to the State tournament in March.
|Two Visitors From Peru|
Hackley recently hosted two students from the Markham College in Lima, Peru, the first in an ongoing series of student exchanges made possible by Hackley’s membership in Round Square.
|Poetry Out Loud – Hackley Participant Wins Second Round|
Izzy A. ’17, one of the Hackley students selected through our own Poetry Out Loud competition in January, competed on February 6 in the next round of competition at Bronxville High School and placed first, just ahead of a Bronxville student who won first place in last year's competition There were 29 students competing. What a night!
|Round Square America’s Regional Conference Experience|
From Monday, January 27, 2014 to Friday, January, 31, 2014 four Hackley Upper School students (Carina B., Meghan C., Alexandra G., and Angus P.)and two faculty members (Merideth Maddox and Glen Haslinger) joined fellow members of the Round Square Americas group as well as other Global Member schools from around the world at Bayview St. Clements School outside Toronto, Canada for a week’s worth of adventure and team building activities. The theme of the conference was “Northern Challenge..What Will You Discover?” Participation in this trip is one benefit of Hackley’s role as a regional member of Round Square.
|Hackley Students Earn Scholastic Writing Awards Recognition|
Twenty-two Hackley students won 38 individual recognitions at the 2014 H2H Regional Scholastic Writing Awards. A jury panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, journalists, and other professionals selected their works -- from nearly 1300 submitted this year -- as the most exceptional in the region.
|The Snow Ball: A Tradition Renewed?|
During a thematically appropriate snow fall, nearly two hundred Hackley students attended the Community Council sponsored “Snow Ball” on Saturday, January 25.
|Hackley Competes at Regional Science Olympiad|
On Saturday, February 1, Hackley’s Science Olympiad team competed for the first time in the Lower Hudson Valley Regional Science Olympiad placing 16th in a field of 35 teams competing.
|Hackley MS Lego Robotics Team News|
Hackley’s Middle School Lego Robotics team won two prizes at the Grady Elementary FLL Lego League Tournament on February 1 -- Best Team Spirit and Best Project (the earthquake videos that can be viewed here.) – competing in a field of 12 teams. Faculty advisor Dan Lipin notes, “I was especially proud for our team to win the best team spirit award, which was chosen by the coaches of the other teams at the tournament.”
|Upper School Leadership Workshops|
In January, Hackley Director of Student Life Chris Arnold organized student workshops led Mike Weber, a professional who runs leadership workshop for colleges and independent schools around the country. Peer Advisors, students involved in Hackley community-oriented organizations, member of the Community Council and athletics team captains delved into a number of “audience participation” exercises that explored a variety of leadership concepts, and that challenged their concept of effective leadership
|Delegation of Exchange Students Arrives at Hackley|
Hackley host families welcomed the visiting delegation of exchange students from China on Sunday, February 2nd, through our membership in WLSA (World’s Leading Schools Association). The families treated our visitors to fun day trips around Westchester and NYC.
|Hackley is stellar at the Horace Mann Metro Hudson League Tournament|
Sophomores Karina F. and George W. won their division at the Horace Mann Metro Hudson League tournament. They also earned 2nd and 3rd speaker points, taking two medals home, each! Freshman Matt B. also earned an individual speaker medal. Seth T., Connor W., Mackenzie P., and Neil S. all went 3-1 in rounds, taking medals. Ella C. Akira S., Lindsay S., and Matt B. all went 2-2 in rounds. Congratulations, Hackley Debaters! If you're wondering whether the Supreme Court rightly decided that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act violated the Constitution, ask them!
|2013-14 Naething Lecturer Nathaniel Philbrick|
On January 24th we welcomed renowned and award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick to campus as our 2013-14 Naething Lecturer. Mr. Philbrick, author of Why Read Moby Dick, spoke to our juniors and seniors about the significance and beauty of Moby Dick, a text which has recently returned to our English 11 curriculum. Afterwards in the evening Mr. Philbrick spoke to Hackley parents about why they should be proud that their sons and daughters are reading this classic text as well as about the ways in which the relationship between Hawthorne and Melville informed this important American novel, a text Philbrick calls the greatest of all American novels.
|ESU Shakespeare Competition Winners|
Hackley's English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition featured an incredibly strong field of actors, all of whom deserve congratulations. Alessia C., who played Desdemona from Othello, is our school winner, and she will compete at regionals in New York City. Catie M., who played Hermione from The Winter's Tale, placed second and will serve as alternate. The winner at the national level of this competition receives an all-expense paid trip to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's Young Actors Summer School in London, England.
|Vistors from a Round Square School in Buenos Aires|
Last month, Hackley enjoyed a visit from Fernando Boudourian and his wife and 6 children from Belgrano Day School in Buenos Aires, one of the many friends we have made through our participation in Round Square. They visited Hackley on January 7,2014, one of the coldest days so far this year!. To read about his impressions of Hackley, visit his school's blog.
|Archaeology in the Classroom|
“What do chocolate chip cookies, an old silver spoon, household garbage, and the theme song from” Raiders of the Lost Ark” have in common?” Read Dr. Adrianne Pierce’s discussion of Archaeology in the Classics Classroom to find out.
|January 25th Middle School Debate Winners|
It was an impressive day all around as we sent MS debaters to two separate events in Manhattan and Brooklyn and both sets of representatives brought home school awards for Hackley.
|Hackley MS Pete Seeger Sing-A-Long |
The MS Chorus students put on an amazing performance on January 16th in the Bridges Theater in the Performing Arts Center. The concert featured American folk music and the songs of Pete Seeger. The Middle School choirs were accompanied by a full house band composed of Hackley Music Institute faculty, and the 7th and 8th grade orchestra. It was a very fun night. Please watch the highlight video of the Pete Seeger Tribute Concert here
|Lucky Chinese New Year Lion Visit|
MS students enjoyed a visit by members of Kwan's Kung Fu School, and their performance of the Chinese New Year Lucky Lion on January 24th. Thanks to Mr. Sheldon and the HPA parent volunteers for arranging such a special day; Surprise class room visits, a performance in Allen Hall and Chinese dumplings for lunch!
2013-14 Nearly Weekly Photos
MS Pete Seeger Tribute Concert 2
Hackley MS Chorus students performed a Pete Seeger Tribute Concert on Thursday, January 16th in the PAC! The concert featured American folk music and the songs of Pete Seeger. The choirs will be accompanied by a full house band, and the 7th and 8th grade orchestra. It was a very fun night!
Hackley LEGO Robotics Team in Action
2013-14 Fall Varsity Team Photos
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