|Hadi Partovi '90 and Ali Partovi '90 Launch Code.org|Hadi Partovi '90
and his brother Ali Partovi '90
have launched Code.org
, a non-profit with a goal to expose all U.S. students to computer programming. It is Code.org's vision that "that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn how to code" and that "computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra." The launch video which was released earlier today can be viewed by clicking on "Read More".
|Introducing Becky's Bites NYC by Becky Kestenbaum '07|
As of January 2013 Becky Kestenbaum ’07 established Becky’s Bites NYC
. These bite-sized treats are perfectly portioned to satisfy your most serious sweet or savory craving: with a special cream cheese filling, a delicate layer of graham cracker, and an outer coating of chocolate. Served chilled, they maintain a hard chocolate shell encompassing a smooth and delectably creamy center. Becky’s Bites come in 12 irresistible flavors including...
|"The Tragedy Paper" by Elizabeth Trostler LaBan '85|
Elizabeth Trostler LaBan '85's book The Tragedy Paper is a young adult novel about first love at a boarding school. It includes reminders of Hackley and the tragedy paper many of us wrote for Mr. Naething’s senior English class. The Tragedy Paper was selected by the editors of Amazon.com as a spotlight pick for the best young adult book of January 2013.
In it, Elizabeth thanks Mr. Naething "for teaching the most important lesson he could - that I love to write."
|Paddling with Retz|
Science teacher Andy Retzloff has established a summer tradition of a wilderness canoe trip with his family and his former ecology student, Cathy Haffner ’93 that has happened each year since 1994. (When Alex Retzloff ’11 was not yet two years old!)
|Peter Strauss '65 to star in "The Outgoing Tide"|
Peter Strauss '65 is starring in The Outgoing Tide a new play premiering in New York on November 7th and running through December 16th at 59E59 Theater (59 East 59th Street). The Chicago Sun Times review sums it up: Featuring an all-star cast this transformative piece offers surprising humor as it thoughtfully explores the ebb and flow of a family dynamic. In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and grown son. This new drama by Barrymore Award winner Graham "hums with dark humor and profound emotion" For tickets or more information CLICK HERE.
|Lisa Bernhard ’83 hosts Online Shows for Reuters|Lisa Bernhard '83
has taken a new on-air job with Reuters where she hosts 3 different on-air financial shows for the company’s website. Each show is available on the Reuters.com website
. Recent shows include:
U.S. Morning Call
– Each morning Lisa runs through the biggest financial headlines in the U.S.
(pronounced “3 Times Square” aka Reuters NYC address) – Lisa covers the headlines for the day in more detail
Trading at Noon
– Lisa breaks down the developing stories of the day as they relate to stock prices.
|Hackley Alumni play an integral part in Upper School "First Friday" activities|
"First Friday", a relatively new Hackley tradition, occurs on the first Friday of the school year in the Middle and Upper Schools. Instead of regular classes, grade deans arrange and lead a variety of grade-wide activities designed to break the ice for new students and help the class bond. This year, two alumni played an integral part in the 9th and 10th grade "First Friday" activities.
The freshmen (Hackley Class of 2016) were tasked with building boats out of corrugated cardboard and duct tape and racing them against each other in the Allen Pool. This exciting regatta was made possible by a generous donation of 100 large sheets of cardboard by Dennis Mehiel '86, a Principal with Mannkraft Corp.
The sophomores (Hackley Class of 2015) were treated to a special screening of “How to Grow a Band,”
a documentary produced and directed by Mark Meatto '95
, at the Pelham Picture House. Tenth Grade Dean, Melissa (McCaffery) Stanek '90
introduced Mark to the 10th Graders, and he took questions from them following the screening. To learn more about Mark's movie, including future screenings, please visit www.punchbrothersmovie.com
|Bob Lee ’61 to Embark on Ride for 3 Reasons|
Bob Lee '61 is using his passion and abilities to make a difference to those in need. On September 5, Lee will bike more than 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation, American Cancer Society, National Hospice Foundation and Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois. His “Ride for 3 Reasons: Part III” will complete the 12,000 mile loop he has made around the United States, which began with a ride in 2001 and another in 2007. Lee is aiming to raise $1 million through the Ride for 3 Reasons with help from generous donors, including a Pacesetters group who offer 2-for-1 match for every dollar donated by the public. To support Lee’s efforts and follow his ride this September, visit www.3Reasons.org.
|Free comedy show by Elizabeth Tryon '98 |
Elizabeth Tryon '96 is doing a FREE comedy show on Monday 8/20 at 7:30 PM at the Ann Goodman Recital Hall (129 West 67th Street) not far from Lincoln Center. She performed a clip from the show on PBS last winter - this show will include the bit from the clip and more. There will also be drinks and possibly cupcakes! To see more about Elizabeth you can also visit her website at www.elizabethtryon.com
Alumni Holiday Reception 2012
A History of Goodhue Memorial Hall - Updated