Fifty members of the Hackley faculty/staff (and some family) filled the Mezzanine at the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway on November 12 (a school night!) for the performance of Jagged Little Pill, in which Celia Rose Gooding, Hackley Class of 2018, makes her Broadway debut as a lead in the exceptional ensemble cast.
Hackley teachers Mike Canterino and Jared Fishman have been awarded the NASAGA [North American Simulation and Gaming Association] “Rising Star Award” for best new simulation or game, and have been invited to scale up their work and run it as one of the keynote presentations for all participants at NASAGA 2020 in Montreal, themed around the French Revolution.
Like the best traditions, it started by accident, and for fun. Several Hackley Lower School teachers began noticing that many of them wore clothes in black and maroon to school on the same day--so they decided to declare an occasional "Black and Maroon Day"!
Three Hackley teacher-coaches participated in (and medaled!) in the Taco Trot at FDR State Park in Yorktown on 10/20/19, a charity race for Young Survival Coalition & Cans for Cancer. Seth Karpinski finished 1st overall, while Chris Loomis and Bill McLay finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in their age groups.
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) selected this essay by Hackley's Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, Steve Bileca, for an online exclusive for its summer magazine. In it, he explores the thoughtful process behind the ongoing creation of Hackley's Health and Wellness programming.
Hackley computer science intern Will Molter leaves the Hilltop this June to pursue his dream of releasing a video game! The game, titled EXO: Perl, provides a relaxed, sci-fi take on space exploration. You can follow its development on a number of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and on its official website www.exoperl.space.
The 16th Annual Yoho Artists’ Open Studios is on Saturday May, 18th & Sunday, May 19th, from noon – 5pm both days. Four artists in the Hackley community are participating and will be opening their personal art studios for the weekend event as a part of Yonkers Arts Weekend.
Dr. Adrianne Pierce and Dr. Richard Robinson offer our latest addition to Hackley Perspectives, an exploration of roots, sources, inspirations and meanings in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Enjoy the fruits of their collaboration here.
Over Hackley’s Spring Break, History Department Chair Bill Davies devoted himself to his “other” life’s work, outside of teaching history, that of Music Director for Christ Church, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge, NJ, as his choir presented Lenten Evensong with the works of Thomas Tallis, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Sir John Stainer.
Merideth Maddox and Bettie-Ann Candelora presented a workshop titled “Setting the Stage for Success: The Role of Theatrical Improvisation in Shaping Strong, Successful, and Supportive Young Women” at the NCGS-NYSAIS Educating Girls Symposium at the Nightingale-Bamford School on February 20th.
As we frequently highlight, "wellness" comes in many forms: physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social, and Hackley employees are engaging in many forms -- including finding cognitive, social, and emotional gratification through needlework!
As part of Hackley's emphasis on Health and Wellness, employees have a wonderful array of wellness and fitness activities to partake in right on campus -- ranging from knitting and ceramics to yoga and CrossFit.