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2019

  • May

    Lax & Softball Advance in Tournament

    Three Hackley teams advance in NYSAIS Tournament! Softball won 10-2, with Dana Van Buren throwing her 700th strike out. Boys Lax won 14-4 and Girls Lax won 18-7. All three teams host semifinal rounds at Hackley on Monday, 5/20, 3:30 PM.
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  • Ducklings!

    The weather may not have been very spring-like recently, but it is spring, nevertheless--proven by the arrival of Hackley's ducklings!
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  • In Appreciation...

    On Saturday, May 18, we join in celebration of Armed Forces Day, in appreciation of the men and women in our community and beyond currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.
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  • Serving the Community Through Music

    The Music Institute’s Cello Club had their Inaugural Recital at the Marymount Convent Nursing Home in Tarrytown on Friday, May 10th.
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  • Track Athletes Win at Loucks and Rasbeck

    Hackley Track and Field athletes performed well, setting new personal records and bring home championships at the Loucks games and Rasbeck Relays over the weekend of May 11-12.
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  • Congratulations, Teams!

    Hackley Athletics is proud to announce that we have eight spring teams competing over the next week for Ivy and NYSAIS titles. Please come out and support the athletes and coaches as they make runs for championships! Read on for team by team schedules.
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  • 7th grade Whirlpool scoring points during their second run

    MS Aquabots Triumph!

    On May 11th, Hackley’s Aquabots competed in the Marine Advanced Technology and Engineering, or MATE, Regional Competition at Villanova University.
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  • Pirate Adventures and Song

    Our 2nd grade Pirate Adventurers traveled the globe in their recent play, “Traveling the World for Buried Treasure.” One of their stops was China where they learned this beautiful children’s song, “One World, One Dream.”
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  • Hackley Baseball Heads to NYSAIS Tournament

    Congratulations to the Hackley Varsity Baseball team, which has received the number eight seed in the NYSAIS tournament. The team has a play in game against Stony Brook this Thursday at Hackley School at 3:30 PM, and the winner will face the number 1 seed poly on Saturday. (NYSAIS Baseball Tournament Bracket.)
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  • Service Learning in Latin

    Dr. Adrianne Pierce shares her students' adventures in teaching Latin to elementary school students in Port Chester as our newest contribution to Hackley Perspectives.
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  • Dr. Vin Sandhu (P ’18, 23) visits IRP

    On May 3, 2019, Dr. Vin Sandhu, who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, came to visit the students in the Independent Research program.
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  • Fly...be free!

    During the first week of May, Hackley kindergartners and 1st graders released into the Lower School Garden the butterflies and ladybugs they had raised from larvae and watched as they went through their metamorphosis in the classrooms.
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  • 16th Annual Yoho Artists' Open Studio

    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.
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  • Josh Saha

    Athletes of the Week, 5/6

    Athletes of the Week for the week of May 6th are Josh Saha ‘19 (Track & Field), Julia Thomson ’20 (Girls Lacrosse), Abbey Schiller ’21 (Softball) and Patrick Wertimer ’19 (Boys Lacrosse).
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  • Hack Gives Back

    Check out all that our students accomplished in the spring Hack Gives Back effort!
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  • Hackley Boys Golf at Fisher's Island

    The boys golf team competed in the Fisher's Island golf tournament yesterday--a very special opportunity for these four players to play on such an incredible course. The team placed 2nd out of 12 teams, and Neil Singh placed third individually, shooting a 76.
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  • Image: Iulia A. ‘23

    It's Arrow Season!

    The Middle School Arts and Literary Magazine submissions are in--take a look at some of the terrific 5th-8th grade works of art and creative writing posted so far on our blog.
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  • Learning Made Personal

    Frida S. in the Class of 2027 found connection across Hackley generations with Ilyasah Shabazz '79 by way of her fourth grade biography project on Malcolm X.
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  • Josh Saha '20

    New Hackley 400M Record Set

    At the Somers invitational on May 4 Josh Saha '20 won the 400m hurdles event, setting a new school record time (56.84), surpassing the record set by Ian Parnell '13 in 2012.(57.7).
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  • Building Bridges...with Spaghetti

    Hackley Advanced Physics students conducted a study on the theory and design of truss, arch, and suspension bridges, seeking to design the most efficient bridge using only spaghetti, fishing line, and hot glue.
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  • Critics' Choice Recognition for Costume Design

    Congratulations to Chiara Kaufman, who won a Superior rating and the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2019 New York State Thespian Competition for Costume Design.
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  • Exploring Francophone Culture

    Hackley's Post-AP Advanced French Literature class went to the Vietnamese restaurant Saigonese, located in Hartsdale. The class had been discussing for weeks the politics of food in various French-speaking countries, and it was time to continue the conversation in an actual restaurant!
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  • Exploring Project-Based Learning in Second Grade

    In Social Studies, the Second Grade have been traveling around the world, learning about various countries and their rich cultures and the students have been intrigued by how different life can be.
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  • The 400m Relay Team

    Hackley Athletes Compete at Penn Relays

    Two Hackley relay teams traveled to Penn Relays to compete in the world's most widely recognized relay-only competition.
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  • Hackley Debaters Compete at National Tournament

    Seniors Philip Bonanno and Tucker Wilke were among just 119 high school debaters in the country to qualify for the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, KY.
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  • Hacktors on (or really, Off-)Broadway

    If you really want to celebrate this weekend, please come out and join your fellow students
    as the Hacktors present The NYC -Acting 4 Showcase.
     
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  • Introducing Hackley's Rwanda Partnership

    On April 25, the team of Hackley teachers who traveled to Rwanda as part of Hackley's longstanding partnership with two -- and now three -- schools there talked to Middle School students about their travels and the friends we have there.
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  • MS Debaters Compete at National Tournament

    On April 27 & 28, six Hackley 8th graders, Mason N., Amy K., Zara Y., Paul E., Bella W., and Arushi C., competed in two Public Debate Program Championship tournaments outside of Los Angeles.
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  • Madeline Zuckerman '20

    New "Sound and Stage" Podcast

    Episode 2, part 2 of Dr. Lauren' Rgby's  "Sound and Stage" podcast series, featuring Hackley Upper School theater students, is now online -- check it out!
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  • Our Project Was to Please

    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.
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  • Riverpark Cleanup

    On Saturday morning, April 27th, over 30 Hackley community members, spanning across all three divisions, came together to help clean up the riverbanks down by the water at Pierson Park in Tarrytown.
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  • Sharing and Remembrance

    On Thursday, May 2, Hackley students who participated in the recent Casten Trip to Israel and Palestine hosted a lunchtime panel conversation about their experience. They also shared impressions of their visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum in recognition of Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed on the same day.
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  • April

    Cross Divisional Language Partnership

    On Monday, April 29th, Upper School French students had the exciting opportunity to visit 2H to teach mini-lessons about France, connected to the second grade Social Studies curriculum.
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  • PSAs for Earth Day

    In honor of Earth Day, Lower School and Upper School students have created this terrific set of public service announcements to remind students –and adults -- in every division about the proper ways to recycle.
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  • Tahryam Toure

    Athletes of the Week, 4/22

    Athletes of the Week for the week of April 22nd are Tahryam Toure ’20 (Track and Field), Jimin Jung ’20 (Boys Golf), Zoe Naughton ’19 (Track and Field) and Jason Mark ’19 (Baseball).
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  • eRecycling Drive, 5/1-3

    Please join HEAL (Hackley Earth Action League) and the IT department for the 2nd biennial eRecycling Drive.
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  • Making Monuments in Kindergarten

    Kindergarten students, in KK, recently worked collaboratively in small groups to recreate four U.S. Symbols (The Liberty Bell, The Washington Monument, the bald eagle, and the Statue of Liberty) by upcycling items from Mrs. Murray-Jones’ portable Makerspace cart.
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  • Three Hackley Squash Athletes Named All-American

    Congratulations to Willie Ezratty '19, Nina Mital '21 and Ryan Chen '21, whose were named 2018-19 All Americans in Squash.
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  • Sharing Robot Wisdom

    On April 18, the MS Sumobot club invited the LS LEGO teams to visit.
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  • Summer Sports Camp at Hackley

    The week of July 22-25, Revolution Field Hockey, GameBreaker Boys & Girls Lacrosse, & Revolution Softball Camp will be held at the HACK.
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  • Experiencing Water Resource Accessibility

    During the week of April 15, students in 4th, 6th and 10th-12th grades had the opportunity to learn about water resource accessibility in an unusually powerful way and in conjunction with Earth Day.


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  • Exploring Chinese Culture - in Queens!

    On Friday, April 12th, Hackley's upper school Chinese language students traveled to Flushing, Queens to explore Chinese culture close to home.
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  • Hudson Scholars Earth Day Reunion

    The Hudson Scholars reunion on April 13th, in honor of Earth Day, consisted of a variety of outdoor activities that exposed the Scholars to the wonderful outdoors while also providing stimulating and fun activities for them.
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  • 2019 Arrow Online

    The 2019 Arrow Online is up and running! Please take a look - and check back frequently, as more and more middle school student art and writing will continue to be added until the published magazine is released later this spring.
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  • Activating Student Voice

    "Whether you might be ready to hear their thoughts (or not), Middle Schoolers are poised to share their ideas and they want to know that what they say matters and has an impact." Check out MS Community Service Coordinator Jennifer Louros' recent contribution to our blog, Hackley Perspectives.
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  • Independent Research Presented

    On Saturday, April 14, senior William Crainer presented his work on “a statistical analysis of cutaneous and environmental microbial communities of pre-and post-metamorphic North American frogs” at the Northeast Natural History Conference (NENHC).
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  • Making News

    Television producer Scott Weinberger P ’23 shared the unexpected joys of a career that led him from working in law enforcement to becoming an Emmy-winning TV news reporter and producer at a lunchtime conversation hosted by the History Department on Wednesday, April 16.
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  • Science Finalist Wins Trip to ISEF

    On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Anastasia Popova attended the WESEF (Westchester Science and Engineering Fair) Finalist Celebration Dinner and presented a brief summary of the work her and Ardsley teammate Isha Brahmbaht completed to win their trip to ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair), the most prestigious science fair in the world.
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  • Hackley’s Bow Tie Challenge Starts Next Week!

    The Bow Tie Challenge is a community-wide fundraising effort in support of The Annual Fund--if 150 parents participate in the Bow Tie Challenge by making a gift on or before April 26, an additional $100,000 will be donated to The Annual Fund.
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  • A Great Year of Partnership

    On April 13, Hackley Middle School completed the 6th and final MS Soup Kitchen of the year, with a great turn out--close to 15 student volunteers present and enthusiastic to serve others in the community.
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  • Dana Van Buren ’19

    Athletes of the Week

    Dana Van Buren, Ameera Shaban, Jordan Johnson, Leah Holmes, and Henry Jones have earned Athlete of the Week honors for their performance in last week's games
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  • 1st Grade Publishing Party

    First graders celebrated the end of their Nonfiction Unit by presenting their work to LS students and teachers, the culmination of an interdisciplinary collaboration between first grade homerooms and Art, Science, and Library.
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  • Off to the Zoo!

    On April 8, the AFER trip took their annual trip to the Bronx Zoo to take a class on predators and prey.
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  • Show Some Respect!

    The Lower School took on the latest Character Education virtue, RESPECT, with the help of our Kindergarteners, who dramatized various ways in which we can show respect for our environment, our classroom, and each other. Check it out here.
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  • Talking About Democracy

    On Wednesday, April 17, Hackley History teacher Chris Loomis will be part of a panel discussion alongside other local educators talking about the meaning, origins, and practice of democracy in the U.S. and around the globe at the Warner Library in Tarrytown, 7:15 PM. All welcome: read about it here. Sponsored by the Warner Library and The Hudson Independent.
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  • A Day at the Museum of Chinese in America

    On Thursday, March 14th, the entire fifth grade, along with students from the 6th grade Chinese language class, visited the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.
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  • Bravo!

    Adam Tannenbaum '20 has been selected to participate in the 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus.
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  • Pi Day Challenge

    On March 14 (a.k.a. 3.14 or "Pi" Day) 3S had a Pi Challenge in which students set out to memorize "Pi" to the most digits.  Emma P. triumphed, successfully memorizing Pi to 106 digits! Close on her heels, Jack M. made it to 105. That's some good Pi!
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  • Springtime in the Garden!

    2H helping bring the Garden back to life!
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  • Problem-solving Through Making

    Fourth grade teacher Lesley Turton is our latest contributor to Hackley Perspectives, talking about the introduction of "makerspace" activities to her History curriculum and the opportunities for hands-on, independent problem solving it opened up for her students.
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  • March

    As (Lenten) Evening Falls...

    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.
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  • Hackley Boys Golfer Recognized in 2019 Season Preview

    Hackley golf standout junior Jimin Jung was recognized in 2019 season preview by LoHud as one of the top local high school players.
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  • Students Particpate in WESEF

    On Saturday, March 16th, seniors Anastasia Popova and Josh Zhang (IRP) were among the 670+ students from the region that participated in the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF).
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  • US Junior Squash Event at Hackley

    Head Varsity squash coach Adrian Grant hosted a US junior sanctioned silver event on March 16/17, attracting over 50 participants many of the top junior players in the country for this tier, which included Hackley students.
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  • 2019 DuBois Lecture: LaChanze Sapp-Gooding

    On March 12, Tony Award-winner LaChanze Sapp-Gooding P' 18,'19 offered this year's W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, an annual tradition honoring Black history and culture.  Originally scheduled for February but postponed due to snow, Ms. Sapp-Gooding's talk shared experiences and insights ranging from growing up in th segregated South to making it as an actor on stage and screen. Here are excerpts form her talk.
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  • 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!
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  • Rob Horan

    Two Hackley Wrestlers Selected as Area's Best

    Rob Horan ’21 was selected 1st team Westchester/Putnam All-Stars at 113lbs by the Journal News and Jack Bosco ’20 received Honorable mention at 120lbs. Congratulations to both on this impressive honor!
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  • Captured (on film) in the Woods

    The Advanced Forest Ecology Research class continues to capture great images of Hackley forest life -- from songbirds to predators!
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  • 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.
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  • Game On!

    On Saturday, March 9th, Hackley School, in conjunction with HMGS (Historical Miniature Gaming Society), ran its second annual Mega-Game in the Chapel.
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  • 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.
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  • NAFME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus

    Adam Tannenbaum '20 has been selected to participate in the 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus.
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  • Seeing the Possibilities Beyond the Classroom

    One of the joys of being at a K-12 school is the many opportunities for cross-divisional partnerships -- most recently seen when our 11th grade English students visited Hackley third graders to coach them in the craft of writing!
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  • The US Hacktors Winter Show: "Nothing Serious!!!"

    This production, done in the round, will consist of eight-10 minute scenes around love, life and all the strangeness in between the beginning and the end. Come see it in the PAC, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm.
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  • Boys Basketball Moving in Right Direction

    The 2018-19 Hackley Hornets Boys Varsity Basketball team took positive steps forward in a season that found wins hard to come by, but new coach Zach Kuba focused on establishing a new culture in the program that included a positive atmosphere, the joy of practicing and playing basketball together, good communication and chemistry.
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  • Girls Basketball Exceeds Expectations with Breakout Season

    The Hackley Girls Basketball Team vaulted past their high pre-season expectation to finish the year with an impressive 19 – 5 record, second place in the Ivy League with a record of 10 - 2, and the #3 seed in the NYSAIS state tournament.
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  • Girls Squash Mixes Hard Work, Commitment and Fun

    The Hackley Girls Squash Team finished with a 6-8 record on the way to the #5 seed in the NYSAIS tournament, and then went on to beat the 4th seed in thrilling fashion demonstrating how their hard work was paying off.
     
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  • Hackley Swimming Finishes Start of New Era on Upswing

    The 2018-2019 season has been a year of growth and learning, for Hackley swimmers and coaches. Following the nearly 30 year reign of coaching excellence from Coach Gillard, this year saw a new trio of coaches at the helm: Anne Budlong, Mike Ruggiero, and Jeremy Storm, in addition to practicing and competing in the new JCHW pool.
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  • Winter Track Athletes Set New Records

    The 2018-2019 Winter Track Team consisted of 52 athletes and their coaches, Seth Karpinski, Dejan Maksimovic, Jessie Gaines, and Bill McLay. The team participated in several meets over the season, including four Ivy League meets, the New Balance Games, the New Jersey Classic, the Ivy League Championships, and the NYSAIS Championships.
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  • Youth Movement Takes Charge of Hackley Wrestling

    The Hackley Wrestling had an impressive season as young stars broke through and the team went 5-3 on the year with a 3rd place finish in the Ivy Prep League, and a 4th place finish at the NYSAIS Championships.
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  • 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.
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  • Hackley Fencing 2018-19

    Hackley Boys Fencing dominated this season, with undefeated Foil and Epee Teams and 2nd place in the league for the Saber Team, while Girls Fencing, small but feisty, captured an individual championship and two fifth place team finishes.
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  • United, we help...

    Hackley Lower School students set about shoveling off the playground first thing on Monday's snowy morning--many hands making light work!
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  • February

    Hudson Scholars February Reunion

    The Hudson Scholars February reunion began with Hackley Upper School students leading small group sessions about Hackley clubs/organizations in order to foster conversation around pursuing your passions and different leadership styles.
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  • Learning About the Amazon

    After learning about Brazil, the Amazon Rainforest, and deforestation, Hackley second graders presented their research on different species of animals that live there, sharing interesting facts, and discussing what would happen to the animals if the rainforest continued to be cut down.
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  • LS Character Education: Flexibility

    A multi-talented (and brave!) group of Hackley parents demonstrated the virtue of Flexibility for Lower School students.  Watch highlights of the action here!
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  • Hackley Boys Squash Wins State Championship

    Congratuations to the athletes and coaches of the Hackley Boys Squash team, which defeated Horace Mann 5-2 on Sunday, 2/24 to win the boys NYSAIS squash championship.
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  • Happiness is a Warm Puppy

    Upper School students were treated to a little puppy love in the middle of their exam review.
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  • Hackley Boys and Girls Squash Compete in Final Round of NYSAIS Tournament.

    Hackley Girls Squash vs. St. Ann's at Hackley, Sunday, 2/24, 2PM.
    Hackley Boys Squash vs. Masters at Hackley, Sunday, 2/24, 4 PM.
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  • Strong Finish for Hackley Fencers

    Hackley fencers brought home first and second place tournament finishes and a Team Tournament win for Boys' Foil.
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  • Hackley NYSAIS Tournament update

    Hackley Girls Basketball defeats RCDS to advance; Girls squash advances. Boys Squash advances.
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  • Hackley Track & Field Competes at NYSAIS Indoor Championship

    At the NYSAIS Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Armory in New York City on February 21, Princess Ohia-Enyia '20 finished first in the Girls 600 Yard Dash and Gracelynn Green '21 out-threw all other competitors in winning the Girls Weight Throw.
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  • Andy King on Learning Beyond Boundaries

    Director of Upper School Andy King explores what it means to "learn beyond boundaries" in our latest edition of Hackley Perspectives.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • New "Sound and Stage" Podcast

    Check out the latest installment of Dr. Rigby's podcast series, "Sound and Stage."
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  • Summer Programs – NEW Course Added for Grades K-2

    American Girl Doll Tea Party & Crafting (D. O’Lunney) has been added to the Hackley Summer Program course offerings for rising grades K-2 . This fantastic new course will be offered in the afternoon of WEEK 2 and WEEK 3.
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  • Hadassah (left) and Lara (right)

    Hackley Girls Shine at State Wrestling Meet

    Congratulations to Lara Schechter ’21 and Hadassah Henderson ’21 for their strong performances at the Girls State Wrestling Championships at Truman High School (Bronx) this past weekend.
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  • Hackley Teams Heading to Post Season Competition

    We would like to congratulate many of our athletics teams for making the NYSAIS championships and moving on to the post season.
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  • 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.
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  • Hackley Wrestlers 4th Overall at NYSAIS

    The Hackley Wrestling Team took home 4th place overall at the NYSAIS Championship this week at Long Island Lutheran. Three individual Hackley wrestlers won their respective weight classes.
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  • Strategic Plan Update

    Hear Hackley faculty talk about progress on early initiatives supporting Redefining Excellence: Learning Beyond Boundaries.
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  • Athletes of the Week, 2/4

    Athletes of the Week for the week of February 4th are Aidan Wilson ’20 (Swimming), Mary Rotenberg ’21 (Swimming),
    Jack Bosco ’20 (Wrestling) and Tyler Wyman ’21 (Wrestling).
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  • Boys Foil and Epee Teams End the Season on a Perfect Note

    Monday was a very exciting day for the fencing program. Heading into their last regular season matches the Foil and Epee Teams had perfection looming in front of them.
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  • Building Bridges: Understanding People with Different Abilities

    Over the past two weeks, the Hackley Lower School students, teachers, and many parents participated in the Building Bridges program.
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  • Josh Saha '20

    Hackley IRP Students Present at Symposium

    On Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, Hackley US students William Catalano, William Crainer, Varun Krishna, Yingshyan Ku, and Josh Saha joined over 350 students from the region to present their science research projects at the Westchester Rockland Science and Humanities Symposium.
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  • On the Lookout in the Forest

    The Advanced Forest Ecology Research class set up five camera traps in the Hackley forest.
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  • Undefeated Hackley Boys Squash Captures League Title

    The Hackley Boys Squash Team has enjoyed an incredible year finishing the season a perfect 10-0.
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  • LS Leads in Literacy!

    Hackley Lower School students were truly leaders in literacy on Feb 1st!
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  • Active Learning in MS Chinese Studies

    Hackley Middle School Chinese students have been expanding their language studies in creative and fun ways.
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  • AP Art Students Exhibit at Katonah Museum

    Twelve Hackley seniors are participating in the Katonah Museum of Art’s annual Young Artists Exhibition.
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  • Stacy Kaegi Named to Alumni Humanities Chair

    Stacy Kaegi, lead kindergarten teacher, has been named Hackley's next holder of the Alumni Humanities Chair, following nomination by faculty peers who wrote thoughtfully about her work.
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  • Hack Gives Back Update

    Hackley gave beck through several student led initiatives from January 22 to February 1.
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  • 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.
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  • Lunar New Year Learning

    Upper School Chinese V students visited with second graders this week to teach them about the Lunar New Year and Chinese culture -- a timely extension of the 2nd grade Social Studies unit on Asia--and helped them create the Chinese symbol for "Spring." Fun and learning was enjoyed by one and all!
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  • Round Square Visitor with First Grade

    Hackley's Round Square visitor from Romania, Sergiu Ciavoi, visited Hackley's 1st grade classes on 2/7, and led an interactive presentation on his home country of Romania.
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  • Dr. Louis Catalano III visits IRP

    The Independent Research Program had a special visitor on Tuesday Feb 5, 2019: Dr. Louis Catalano III (P ’19), who came to talk about surgical techniques on distal radius fractures, and presented results from his past clinical research and more current anatomical research.
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  • US Debate Update

    Eleven Hackley HS Parli debaters competed this past weekend as Hackley hosted it’s 3rd annual HS Public Debate Program parliamentary debate tournament.
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  • Hackley Wrestlers Capture Three Titles

    The Hackley Wrestling Team placed 3rd overall at the Ivy League Championships this past weekend with three Hornets taking home individual titles.
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  • Hudson Scholars at (STEM) Work!

    On Saturday, January 12th, 30 Upper School mentors, under the leadership of computer science teachers Melissa Tranchida and Jed Dioguardi, worked with 25 Hudson Scholars in what was a fun day of engaging STEM/tech activities
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  • LS Lego Tournament

    On the first weekend of February, two teams represented Hackley Lower School at a First Lego League Junior Tournament, with the theme "Mission Moon."
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  • Out Digging for History

    From the department of “when life gives you lemons...” Our intrepid Latin 4 crew, in the midst of their Archeology study, were gifted a gorgeous digging day, albeit in February, and battled ice deposits, mud, and accumulated leaves to have a great class experience.
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  • Turn and Face the Strange

    Director of Informational Technology Jed Dioguardi's reflects on the powerful intersection of curiosity and change in Hackley Perspectives.
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  • Jordan Wade ’19

    Athletes of the Week, 1/28

    Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 28 are Jordan Wade ’19 (Girls Basketball), Zaya Gooding ’19 (Fencing), Joshua Zhang ’19 (Fencing) and Nicky Wind ’22 (Fencing).
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  • Hackley Fencing

    Congratulations to the Hackley Fencing Program for their outstanding performances this past weekend. Thirteen of our fencers medaled on Saturday with three individual champions. Congratulations to the coaches and fencers on a fantastic day.
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  • Hackley LAX Athlete Named to US Team Training Roster

    Leah Holmes '20, member of Hackley's Girls Varsity Lacrosse team,is one of 23 players named to the U.S. women's U19 National Team training roster following the recent Spring Premiere at Stanford University, a first for Coach Leffler's players. Read about it here.
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  • Late Additions to Summer Program Offerings

    Two late additions to the Hackley Summer Program (not in the printed catalog) include the Adirondack River Road Trip (July 8-12) with Mr. Ogden and Hackley Basketball Camp with Varsity Boys Basketball coach Zach Kuba (July 15-18).
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  • 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.
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  • January

    Hackley 1000 Point Club

    Senior Jordan Wade joined Hackley's elite group of basketball players to reach the 1000 point mark in points scored at the Winter Sting. Jordan is the 10th female athlete and the 18th athlete overall to reach this benchmark.
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  • Hackley students with Diego Elias from Peru.

    Learning from the Pros

    Last week, Hackley squash players took advantage of the opportunity to see some of the world's top professional squash players compete at Grand Central Station.
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  • Silly Socks, PJs and School Spirit!

    How do Hackley Lower School students show their spirit?  In so many ways!!
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  • Employee Wellness: Knitting Together

    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!
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  • Flexibility is a Virtue!

    This week, Lower School parents wrote, directed and starred in a Character Education performance on the virtue of flexibility.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • PJ Day in Lower School

    Hackley Second Graders were enthusiastically adorned for Pajama Day this week -- part of the Lower School Spirit Week!
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  • After the Storm

    Heavy winds and rain on 1/24 made for a dramatic weather day at Hackley--culminating with a dramatic rainbow crowning the Hilltop during afternoon dismissal!
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  • 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!
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  • Creating Inclusive Community

    "Diversity at Hackley encompasses more than identity (“backgrounds”) and it requires that we embrace the value that arises in a diverse community: differences in experiences, opinions, and thought (“perspectives”) that enrich the learning environment for everyone." Michael Wirtz shared this essay in our blog, Hackley Perspectives.
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  • Jasmyn Phillips ’21

    Athletes of the Week, 1/14 and 1/21

    Hackley Athletics recognized six Athletes of the Week over the last two weeks.
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  • Boys Fencing Sits Atop Standings at Season Midpoint

    The Boys Fencing Team has had a terrific start to the season with strength across all disciplines, with undefeated Foil and Epee teams sitting in first place, and the Saber team in second place.
     
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  • Coach Scarcella ’84 Notches 100th Win

    Hackley Girls Basketball coach and Hackley alum Margaret Scarcella ’84 recorded her 100th career varsity coaching win with a 40-28 win over Convent of the Sacred Heart in NYC.
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  • Robert Horan' 21

    Big Win at Westchester Wrestling Championship

    Hackley wrestler Robert Horan' 21 won the prestigious Westchester County Championships in Yonkers on Saturday, January 19th.
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  • Boys Basketball Tops Fieldston

    The Hackley Boys Varsity Basketball Team earned their First Ivy League victory of the season on Monday evening when they ousted a feisty Fieldston team, 67-64, in the Johnson Center.
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  • Guest Vocal Artist at Hackley

    Guest artist Ivy Walz provided vocal workshops to 7-12 choral classes on January 17th.
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  • Learning about Theatrical Engineering

    Middle School drama students in the All Things Theatrical classes had a visit from theatrical engineer Dan Hanessian.
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  • The Power of Perspective: Hackley Football

    Varsity Football coach Simon Berk offers this thoughtful reflection on "The Power of Perspective" in our blog, Hackley Perspectives, noting the important difference the shift from "I have to" to "I get to" makes--a message that applies to athletics and to everything else we do.
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  • Westward!

    Fourth grade students enjoyed participating in a Western Square Dance with their parents on January 11, part of their learning on Westward Expansion in the U.S,
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  • 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.)
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  • Opening Doors with Language Study

    On Tuesday, January 8th, Hackley alum Joanna Miller ‘15 visited Chinese V and AP Chinese to discuss her experience as an intern for the U.S. State Department.
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  • The gathering

    Winter Wellness Welcome Back

    Hackley started the new year on January 7 in the Johnson Center with an official Welcome Back from Head of School Michael Wirtz and Community Council President Zaya Gooding before launching into activities designed to exercise one particular dimension of wellness — cognitive/mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual.  Enjoy these video highlights from the morning's work!
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  • Engaging Creatively with History Studies

    History teacher Steve Fitzpatrick shared this report in Hackley Perspectives about his students' use of Minecraft to engage in new and creative ways with history studies.
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  • Hudson Scholars Holiday Party

    On Saturday, December 15, Hudson Scholars and their families gathered at Hackley for a potluck dinner to celebrate the holidays with Hackley friends.
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  • Resourcefulness in the Hackley Forest

    After studying the dwellings of the Eastern Woodlands Native Americans, 3S students ventured out into the Hackley forest to find all the materials needed to build a chickee, wigwam, and longhouse.
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  • Christina Rapp Prescott ’94 visits IRP

    On the Friday before winter break (12/21/2018), the Independent Research Program hosted a special guest: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Christina Rapp Prescott, MD, PhD class of ’94.
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  • 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.
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