News & Media

Middle School News Archive

2019

  • March

    Students Teaching Students

    On March 13, students from Spanish 8 helped Hackley second graders expand their International Studies with a lesson about the parts of the body including songs, movement, and even a game of Spanish Simon Says!
    Read More
  • Hackley MS Round Square Travelers: Belfast

    The five Hackley eighth grade students currently representing Hackley at the Round Square Globally Accessible Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland visited Giant’s Causeway on March 13th.
    Read More
  • Hackley Hosts MS Debate

    Approximately 30 MS debaters competed this past weekend at two separate locations – one of which was at Hackley – for the final regular season debate tournament of the season.
    Read More
  • Digging for Connection

    Dr. Adrianne Pierce, Hackley Classics Department Chair, shares this story in Hackley Perspectives about deepening connection with ancient history through archeology in our own back yard.
    Read More
  • February

    Hackley Faculty Present at NY Symposium

    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.
    Read More
  • Middle School Robotics Team

    The Hackley Middle School Lego Robotics team competed against two other schools (Greenwich Country Day School and Long Ridge Elementary School) at Long Ridge Elementary School in Stamford, CT.
    Read More
  • Into the (New) Pool!

    Swim season in Hackley P.E. has begun -- in the new Johnson Center Pool-- with Mr. Hasslinger's 5th grade PE class taking the honors as  the first ever Hackley PE class to swim in the new pool.
    Read More
  • Active Learning in MS Chinese Studies

    Hackley Middle School Chinese students have been expanding their language studies in creative and fun ways.
    Read More
  • Ilyasah Shabazz and her book fans

    Ilyasah Shabazz '79 Kicks off Pillars Day

    The Hackley Middle School "Pillars Day" celebration, devoted to the theme of Women's Leadership, launched with a visit with Ilyasah Shabazz, Hackley Class of 1979, whose book, Betty Before X, was the Middle School Summer Reading selection.
    Read More
  • Prayers for the People and Dr. MLK, Jr

    Upper and Middle School students enjoyed an inspiring and engaging performance by -- and with, since students stood, knelt, and chanted along -- visiting artists performing the powerful "Prayers for the People," based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s important "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Our students have been learning about the letter this week -- for those less familiar, here is History Department Chair Bill Davies' eloquent lesson on the topic.
    Read More
  • January

    MS Debate Update

    On Saturday, January 26th, 2019, twenty MS debaters participated in the 3rd NY Debate league MS tournament of the season. It was a great day with a nice mix of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade debaters competing.
    Read More
  • The four grade level winners in the final round.

    MS Geography Bee

    This past month, Hackley MS students have been competing through their history classes in the National Geographic Geography Bee, an annual competition in which Hackley has participated for almost 20 years.
    Read More
  • MS Soup Kitchen, 1/26

    This past Saturday, 10 middle school students volunteered to serve a hot meal to residents in the Ossining area at the Trinity Episcopal Church’s Loaves and Fish Soup Kitchen.
    Read More
  • Bee-ing Awesome in Hackley Middle School

    Hackley Middle School students did such an awesome job in the 1/25 Spelling Bee that they ran through all the words their teachers had planned -- sending the faculty scurrying for more words!
    Read More
  • 5th Grade Paper Rollercoasters

    During the month of December students in Mr Lipin’s 5th grade science class created marble rollercoasters out of cardstock and tape, a  challenging project that developed student’s teamworking and problem-solving skills and also introduced them to concepts such as potential and kinetic energy. (View the student videos here.)
    Read More
  • Hackley Rocks the Hackery...with Rocks!

    Just before our Holiday break, 6th Grade science students worked with Mr. Lipin and Mr. Molter in our Hackery makerspace to create artwork with Hackley and non-Hackley rocks.
    Read More
2019