Congratulations to the Girls' and Boys' Varsity Lacrosse teams for winning the Ivy League Championship. And the Girls' Varsity Lacrosse team won the NYSAIS Championship. In May, the Athletics Department celebrated the Spring Season All-League recognition and individual championships at Ivies and NYSAIS. For details click Read More.
For the first time ever, three Hackley students were named Regeneron ISEF finalists–Maxwel Lee ’22, Joey Nadol ’22, and Noah Nager ’23. They joined over 1,700 students from around the world at the International Science and Engineering fair in Atlanta, from May 6 – 13, 2022, where they presented their respective research projects.
Two Hackley Middle School students, Isaac A. '26 and Mason L. '26, active members of Hackley’s Orchestra program, scored perfect scores at the New York State School Music Association Festival this Spring. And both are doing even more extraordinary work.
This week there are spring season playoff updates, and six new Athletes of the Week: Greg Reich ’22 Boys’ Golf, Theo Saujet ’22 and Teddy Roberts ’23 Boys’ Tennis, Brooke Koffler ’25 Girls’ Lacrosse, Lila O’Brien: ’23 Girls’ Lacrosse, and Calista Santomero ’22 Girls’ Golf.
At a reception honoring a legacy of outstanding faculty, Hackley celebrated endowed chair holders and the donors who established these chairs. This year’s honorees were: Glenn Hasslinger, Sternberg Family Chair; Lauren Rigby, Ferraro Family Chair in the Arts; Eva Van Buren, McLean Chair in Mathematics and Science; and Andrew Ying, Akin Family Chair.
On Wednesday, April 13, Hackley welcomed artist Thomas Doyle for a day of creative expression with Middle and Upper School students in our art studios and Maker Space. Doyle is the first visual artist-in-residence to visit the school as part of the Creative Residency Program since the onset of the pandemic two years ago.
The Dial has recently been awarded a Silver Medal from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association for its 2020-2021 edition. The Dial entered the competition as a “hybrid” publication, meaning that it was judged and recognized for excellence in both print and online coverage.
In this month’s blog post on Hackley Perspectives, Bobby Aldrich, Director of Operations and Campus Planning, writes, "The important work of diversifying teams, elevating the opinions and talents of those who are under-represented, and challenging the way things have always been done must be on-going and ever present.” Read the post here.
On Wednesday, March 30, Eighth Grade Health welcomed to campus the JCK Foundation whose mission is to improve mental wellness and resilience amongst youth by working directly with schools and their communities.
The Athletics Department is pleased to announce the following accomplishments for the Winter 2021-22 season. Hackley had 26 All league recipients, 5 Individual Ivy Champions, 4 League team titles, 3 Individual NYSAIS Champions, and 4 School or League records broken by Hackley Student-Athletes. The Athletics Department and its coaching staff could not be prouder of the student-athletes.
During Spring Break, twelve Hackley students participated in the state’s largest science and engineering fairs. They did significantly well, with a school record of three students qualifying for the Regeneron International Science Fair held in Atlanta, GA in May, and one student qualifying for the International Genius Olympiad in June. Both fairs represent the world stage for science and engineering students to present their work.
Seniors Iheukwumere Marcus ‘22, Daniel Nuzum ’22, and Ryan Thomson’22 were all selected to the 2022 Golden Dozen Team. Iheukwumere was chosen as one of the Golden Dozen Scholar Athletes, and Ryan and Daniel received Honorable Mention.
Hackley School is pleased to announce and celebrate our four new Endowed Chair holders, Dr. Andrew Ying as the Akin Family Chair, Dr. Lauren Rigby as the Ferraro Family Chair, Eva Van Buren as the Wallace W. McLean Chair, and Glenn Hasslinger as the Sternberg Family Chair.
The Winter season on the Hilltop proved to be an incredibly rewarding experience for our students. We witnessed teams growing together, winning championships, and getting back to competing in the sports they love after a two year absence.
In this month’s blog post on Hackley Perspectives, Damon Hall, Middle School history teacher, 7th Grade Dean, and Coach writes “Learning to balance the desire to blaze our own paths as individuals while developing the capacity to team up with others in fulfillment of bigger goals can be a long journey. But as the ancient African proverb says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’” Read the post here.
In this issue, faculty, administrators, and student authors explore the deep connections to learning and friendships formed on the Hilltop. Enjoy the beautiful photo spread of Alumni Day 2021 which was held on campus in the fall. Click to read the digital copy.
On Friday, February 11, the upper school’s Service Leadership for Social Impact and English 12 classes continued their partnership with 914Cares and their work addressing Period Poverty in our local community.
In this month’s blog post on Hackley Perspectives, Ariana Aguilar, Director of Annual Giving, writes "I have made a career out of giving, have been both a giver and a taker, and I can unequivocally say that giving is much, much more rewarding. I daresay that giving, in the moments when you think you have little to give, is a radical act of love and empowerment...” Read the post here.
Sid Shah ’22 couldn’t get enough of the Classics. After taking AP Latin as a sophomore and ancient Greek as a junior, the Hackley senior worked closely with Mr. Sheppard, Chair of Classics, to design an independent study which allowed him to combine his interests in teaching, Latin, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
On February 5, Hackley’s Independent Science Research students—seniors Daniel Cai, Dionne Chen, Joey Nadol, and Daniel Zhang—presented their science research projects at the Westchester Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, among more than 350 other projects from the region.
This academic year three Upper School Spanish courses, Accelerated Spanish III, PostAP Spanish: Language and Culture Service-Learning, and Civic Engagement for Advanced Spanish Speakers, have been engaged in long-term Service-Learning projects with our community partner, Neighbors Link.
During his virtual visit on January 21 with Independent Science Research Program students, Dr. Ephraim Tsalik MD/PhD spoke about how his research has demonstrated the ability to utilize Machine Learning (ML) to analyze the imprint a bacteria or a virus has on the gene expression of your immune response to categorize what is causing your symptoms.
On January 21, Mr. Schwartz ’96 visited students in Mr. Sykes’s “Advanced Topics in Economics” independent study. Throughout the year, the students in this unique class have been exploring various topics, with a recent focus on finance and investing.
In this month’s blog post on Hackley Perspectives, M. Cyndy Jean, Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusivity, writes “We all deserve to have the kinds of relationships that help us to face adversity and celebrate the wins. We need these connections because they push us to be better versions of ourselves.” Read the post here.