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  • November

    Letters of gratitude to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    Annual Veteran’s Day Letter Writing

    In honor of Veteran’s Day, community members from all three divisions voluntarily took the time to write heartfelt letters of gratitude to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.
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  • Hackley Teams and Athletes Earn Season Accolades

    All League recognition for 30 Hackley athletes capped off the Fall season, along with other accomplishments of the season.
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  • Hackley’s Independent Research students and Advanced Bio students at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

    Exploring Science in Action

    Hackley’s Independent Research students and Advanced Bio students were lucky enough to take a field trip to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday 11/5/2019.
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  • Gobble, Gobble!

    Gobble, Gobble!

    The Hackley library is in holiday spirit as we approach Thanksgiving -- with this handsome fowl greeting all at the Circulation Desk!
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  • Maya Miller '22

    HGVT at Federation Tournament

    After winning NYSAIS for the first time in school history, the doubles team of Sadie Nipon and Maya Miller participated in another first: The New York State Doubles Federation tournament.
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  • Alex, Lily, and Kiri.

    Hackley Debate Update

    Both the Hackley debate programs saw great success this last week.
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  • Celia jointed all who were able to stay beyond the end of the performance for a group photo, waving the Hackley banner!

    Hackley Takeover at Jagged Little Pill

    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.
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  • The students performing a variety of pieces for the residents.

    Musical Service

    On Wednesday, November 13, Dr. Rigby and Ms. Fogarty took a group of Middle and Upper School string players and pianists to Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Ossining.
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  •  Adam Tannenbaum '20 (Bass Vocalist)

    National Honors Ensembles Performance

    Congratulations to Adam Tannenbaum (Bass Vocalist), who performed this past weekend in Orlando, Florida with the National Honors Ensembles Mixed Choir.
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  • Mike Canterino

    Rising Stars!

    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.
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  • LS Community Service and US Hackley Earth Action League representatives spent the day at the TaSH Farmer’s Market.

    Teaching Sustainability

    On Saturday 11/9, Lower School Community Service and HEAL (Hackley Earth Action League) representatives spent the day at the TaSH Farmer’s Market, educating the community about the dangers of single use plastics and giving away reusable bags.
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  • Donating Treats for Troops at the Lower School.

    Treats for Troops -- and UNICEF

    In the days following Halloween, Hackley Lower School students donated all or part of their Halloween loot for Treats for Troops, sponsored by the Soldier’s Angel Organization --and shipped off eight shopping bags full of candy! They also collected approximately $910 in UNICEF donations.
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  • The 2019 Boys Varsity Soccer Team.

    Fall 2019 Boys Soccer

    Going into the 2019 Boys Varsity Soccer campaign, the team knew there we some big holes to fill, in particular the graduation loss of standout Matt Braver who scored 31 goals for the team in 2018. On paper it certainly looked like a rebuilding year.
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  • The 2019 Boys Cross Country Team.

    Fall 2019 Cross Country

    Hackley Cross Country had an exceptional, record-breaking 2019 season, the groundwork for which was laid during the summer months and preseason.
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  • The 2019 Varsity Field Hockey Team.

    Fall 2019 Field Hockey

    The Varsity Field Hockey team had another successful season. Defending its undefeated Ivy League Championship (for the 6th straight season), the team did not even give up a goal in the Ivy League.
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  • The 2019 Hackley Football Team.

    Fall 2019 Football

    The 2019 Hackley Football Team earned an impressive 7-2 record and won the Metropolitan Independent Football Bowl Championship for the second year in a row. 
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  • The 2019 Girls Varsity Soccer Team.

    Fall 2019 Girls Soccer

    The 2019 Girls Varsity Soccer Team, led by seniors Alex Cohen, Sofia Graziano (captain), Annabel Ives, Sophia Masotti (captain), Jordan Miller, and Julia Thomson (captain), finished the season with a 9-5-3 record.
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  • The 2019 Girls Varsity Tennis Team.

    Fall 2019 Girls Tennis

    Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis Team had a historic 2019 fall season, going undefeated, with a 13-0 record, and winning the Ivy Championship for the first time in school history.
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  • All members of the Lower School faculty dressed in black and maroon.

    Black and Maroon Day

    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"!
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  • Students had the chance to peruse editions of the Vision going back over 30 years.

    Launching Vision 2020

    Upper School students and faculty gathered for the annual celebration of literary and visual arts as we open the door to submissions for the 2020 Vision magazine.
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  • At the World Squash Coaching Conference in Cairo, Egypt.

    Coach White Presents at World Squash Conference

    Colin White, Hackley Boys Varsity Coach, presented at the World Squash Coaching Conference in Cairo, Egypt, October 31-November 2.
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  • The middle school art majors took a break from their regular classes to travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    7th and 8th Grade Art Majors’ Trip to The Met Museum

    The middle school art majors took a break from their regular classes to travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art together with their chaperones Ms. Carrier, Mr. Chin, Ms. Coble, Mr. Walters and Mr. Whitaker.
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  • Enjoying a painting by Robert Jackson.

    Exploring Art in Chelsea

    On Tuesday, October 29th, the AP Art Studio seniors and Advanced Studio Art juniors traveled to Manhattan together for their annual Chelsea Gallery tour.
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  • Daniel Zhang '22 and Arushi Chandra '23

    Hackley Students at Parliamentary Debate Tourney

    At the November 2 APDA Parliamentary debate tournament at Vassar College, Hackley was represented by Daniel Zhang and Arushi Chandra, who debated four resolutions in four rounds with just 15 minutes of preparation before every round.
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  • Jad B. and Robbie G. brought home the 1st place trophy.

    MS Debaters Compete in Two Tournaments

    On Saturday, November 2nd, 38 MS debaters attended two separate debate tournaments in Manhattan for our first MS debate tournament of the season.
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  • Hackley Angling Club ventured out on Long Island Sound for a truly epic day of fishing.

    Anglers Away!

    On November 3, the Hackley Angling Club ventured out on Long Island Sound for a truly epic day of fishing. The students, ranging in age from 5th to 10th grade, were able to boat over 80 striped bass and blue fish! This was one for the record books!
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  • Five of Hackley's ten runners finished in the top 15.

    Hackley Boys Cross Country Wins State Championship

    Hackley Boys Cross Country won their first ever NYSAIS Championship on November 3 with a dominating performance.
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  • Hackley Football Defeats Poly 27-21

    Hackley Football won the Metropolitan Independent Football League Bowl Championship game on 11/2 over Poly Prep, 27-21.  Go Hack!
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  • Hackley Field Hockey Advances to NYSAIS Championship

    Congratulations to Hackley Varsity Field Hockey for their 3-1 win in todays's semi-final round competition over Chapin.  The team advances to the championship game on Sunday 11/3 at 12 PM, Manhattanville College.
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  • The Hackley Lower School Orchestra learned a fun piece with a bit of a Halloween theme and decided to take it to the next level and add a theatrical element.

    Happy Halloween from the Lower School Orchestra

    The Hackley Lower School Orchestra is excited to present their very first music video. In keeping with the goal of promoting creative expression through the arts, the students learned a fun piece with a bit of a Halloween theme and decided to take it to the next level and add a theatrical element.
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  • The Hackley Lower School Halloween Parade video.

    The Monster Mash!

    You can count on Hackley to come out in full Halloween Spirit!  Even under cloudy skies!
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  • The cover of the 2018-19 Vision magazine.

    Vision Named 2020 CSPA Crown Finalist

    Hackley's Upper School Literary and Art magazine, Vision, has been been named a 2020 Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  All finalists will receive either "silver" or "gold" Crown recognition upon final judging in the spring.  Congratulations to the 2019 editorial team!
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  • October

    The Dial's 2018-2019 editors, staff, and advisors.

    Dial Wins Gold!

    The Dial has recently been awarded a Gold Medal from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association for its 2018-2019 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.
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  • Ava Roberts, Allison Oh, Daniel Zhang, Kiri Fitzpatrick, and Will Gannon.

    Hackley Area All-State Performers

    Five Hackley Upper School students will perform at SUNY Purchase on Thursday, November 7th as part of the Area All-State Festival for band, orchestra, and chorus.
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  • HGVS Advances to Semifinals

    Congratulations to Hackley Girls Varsity Soccer, the athletes and coaches, for their quarterfinal victory 1-0.  The team advances to the semifinals vs. Riverdale, at Riverdale, Friday, 11/1 at 2:30 PM. Go Hack!
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  • Students in 1M heading to the outdoor classroom.

    Observing Nature Through Varying Perspectives

    Students in 1M took a trip to the outdoor classroom to complete a writing activity. “I observe…,” and “I wonder…” are two writing prompts they used.
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  • Hackley students, including the members of the Upper School

    Celebrating Service at Abbott House

    On October 29, ten Hackley students, including the members of the Upper School "Civic Engagement for Advanced Spanish Speakers" class volunteered along with their teacher, Emily Washington, at the Abbott House Loving Arms Dinner, the annual fundraiser.  In addition, Hackley tenth grader Mira Zaslow was honored by Abbot House for her service to the organization.
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  • Go Hack! Go Hornets!

    Hackley Soccer NYSAIS Competition

    Both the Hackley Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer teams compete today in the quarterfinal round of the NYSAIS Tournament.  HBVS play at 2:30 today at Fieldston, and HGVS hosts Packer at home, also at 2:30. Go Hack!
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  • Regina with her students at Hackley School.

    Overcoming Obstacles Through Service-Learning

    Lower School Science teacher Regina DiStefano's summer work on the opportunities presented at the intersection of diversity, sustainability, and service work is featured in the Community Works Journal, Digital Magazine for Educators.
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  • The importance of play in the educational life of our students.

    Play and the "6 Cs" at Hackley

    Hackley's Director of Lower School, Lisa Oberstein, offered this thoughtful reflection on the importance of play in the educational life of our students.
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  • Hackley Teams Head to NYSAIS Championships

    While Hackley Tennis wrapped up its season with a NYSAIS win last week, Boys & Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, and Cross Country teams continue to compete, and Football has its league championship ahead as well.  Read on for schedule.  For brackets, visit the Athletics News page.
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  • The Hackley Varsity Field Hockey team.

    Field Hockey Wins 6th Consecutive Ivy Title

    Hackley Varsity Field Hockey team wrapped up their sixth consecutive Ivy League title on 10/21 with a 1-0 victory over Fieldston. The team has had an incredible season within the league behind excellent play and a stout defense. No Ivy League opponent has scored a goal this year against Hackley--truly incredible.
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  • Hackley's first NYSAIS doubles champions Sadie Nipon ‘21 and Maya Miller ‘22.

    Girls Tennis brings home first NYSAIS championship

    Sadie Nipon ‘21 and Maya Miller ‘22 won Hackley's first NYSAIS doubles tennis championship today with a 6-3, 6-2 win over a good Horace Mann opponent. 
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  • The Hackley Boys Cross Country team.

    Hackley Boys Cross Country Wins Ivy Title

    Hackley Boys Cross Country brought home their first Ivy title since 1986 on 10/25. The team, led by Ivy Champion Jonah Gorevic ’21, ran the perfect race to defeat perennial power Collegiate. Five of Hackley School’s runners placed in the top 15 to bring home the top prize in a great race.
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  • The Hackley Girls’ Tennis team.

    HGVT Wins League Title

    Hackley Girls’ tennis team won their first league title in the history of the school on the Roberts Tennis Courts on 10/23. In a very tightly contested match, the team defeated Horace Mann 4-1 to bring home the school’s first Ivy title. Two of five matches went to tie breaking sets with another match closely contested to bring home the victory. 
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  • Senior Josh Saha

    IRP Student Presents at International Conference

    Senior Josh Saha attended and presented his work on “Neutral gas and resonant magnetic perturbations as seen by optical and magnetic sensors on HBT-EP” at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics on Tuesday Oct 22, 2019.
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  • Sadie Nipon ’21

    Hackley Tennis Doubles #1 Seed at NYSAIS

    Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis doubles teams earned the first and fifth seed in the upcoming NYSAIS tournament, to be held this weekend at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center in the Bronx.  Hackley Girls Tennis secured the Ivy championship this week as well witha  4-1 win -- the first Ivy tennis win in Hackley history.
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  • Celebrating Mrs. Hackley in the Upper School.

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Hackley!

    By tradition, October 27 is "Founder's Day," a Hackley celebration recognizing our founder, Frances Hackley, on her birthday. Our campus celebration took place on Friday, complete with "Selfies with Mrs. Hackley," a black and grey spirit Dress Down Day, and birthday cake! ​Check out the "Did You Know?" photos on Instagram.
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  • The Hackley Lower School fourth grade students visited the sculpture gardens at Pepsico on October 22.

    Learning About Public Art

    The fourth grade students visited the sculpture gardens at Pepsico on October 22 as part of the research portion of the process that will lead to them collaborating on a public art sculpture for the Hackley grounds.
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  • Anne Siviglia reading Edgar Allan Poe's

    Mrs. Siviglia reads "The Tell Tale Heart"

    In anticipation of Halloween, we're pleased to bring back one of our favorite videos: English teacher Anne Siviglia reading Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart"!  Enjoy!
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  • Hackley Abilis Club participated in the annual Walk/Run for Abilis in Greenwich, CT on Sunday, October 20.

    Walk/Run for Abilis

    On Sunday, October 20, the Community Service Hackley Abilis Club participated in the annual Walk/Run for Abilis at Tod’s Point in Greenwich, CT.
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  • Creating giant bubbles on Akin Common using homemade bubble wands.

    Experimental Design in Fifth Grade

    Fifth grade science students have been gaining experience over the past two weeks with experimental design.
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  • Helping clean up the Scenic Hudson RiverWalk.

    Helping Hands at the RiverWalk

    On Saturday, October 19 about 30 Hackley volunteers arrived at Pierson Park in Tarrytown to help clean up the Scenic Hudson RiverWalk. Friends of the RiverWalk supplied trash bags and gloves and Hackley Community Service provided a delicious brown bag lunch. The weather was gorgeous and the volunteers collected 14 bags of trash.
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  • Hackley Boys’ Cross Country team

    Boys Cross Country Tops at Brown NE CC Invitational

    On Saturday, October 19th, the Hackley Boys’ Cross Country team won the Division I race at the Brown Northeast Cross Country Invitational up at Goddard State Park in Rhode Island.
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  • PF Team Makes a Strong Showing at Big Bronx!

    The US Public Forum team continues to move through its fall season with a strong showing by our Varsity team at the NYC Invitational this past weekend.
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  • Mrs. Hackley returning to campus with student assistance.

    Stewarding Our Mission

    What does it mean to be a Hackley trustee?  Head of School Michael Wirtz, in partnership with Board President John Canoni '86, offer this thoughtful reflection on the meaning of Trustee service at Hackley – a timely message as we approach Founder’s Day, when we honor Mrs. Hackley and her many accomplishments, including the creation of Hackley School.
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  • A first introduction of the 5th graders in the 2nd graders room.

    Fifth Grade/Second Grade Partnership

    Hackley fifth graders visited their Lower School buddies in second grade last Friday during community time, continuing the tradition of cross-divisional mentoring and friendship that is a wonderful benefit of our K-12 community.
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  •  (L to R) Seth Karpinski, Bill McLay and Chris Loomis.

    Go Hack Coaches!

    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.
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  • Hackley upper school students learning about sustainable farming.

    Learning about Sustainable Farming

    On October 18, students in Hackley’s Upper School Course “Food and Power: The Science and Politics Behind What we Eat” visited Stone Barns Center For Food and Agriculture.
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  • Kiegan Lenihan ’15 (Far right in green shirt.) returned to the Hilltop to speak to the IRP students about his research experiences at Duke University.

    "Feed Your Curiosity": Message to IRP Students

    On October 7, 2019, Kiegan Lenihan ’15 returned to the Hilltop to speak to the Independent Research students about his research experiences at Duke University.
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  • Our Founder, Frances Hackley, touring campus on Founder's Day.

    Founder's Day: Celebrating Mrs. Hackley!

    On Friday, October 25, the Hackley School Community will celebrate Founder's Day -- a Hackley tradition recognizing the birthday of our Founder, Frances Hackley. Read about Mrs. Hackley's extraordinary leadership at Hackley and beyond.
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  • Fun with the 4K video wall.

    Under the Sea!

    The 2nd grade visited the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in support of our study of world oceans! Fun and learning was had by all!
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  • The Future's So Bright...

    ...we have to wear shades. Or, so Dr. Richard Robinson, English Department Chair, suggests in his discussion of the value of interdisciplinary learning in Hackley Perspectives.
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  • Hackley 5th graders.

    First Middle School Debate Event of the Season

    On Saturday, October 5th, 20 MS debaters, including 10 brand new 5th graders, attended the novice scrimmage at the West End Secondary school to kick off the 2019-20 MS debate season. Over 90 debaters from 10 schools engaged in workshops, training sessions, and two rounds of practice debate on the topic “Schools should be year-round.”
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  • Middle School Student 2019 Casten Trip China Ambassadors present in Allen Memorial Hall.

    MS China Travelers Present

    An intrepid group of Hackley Middle School students traveled to China as part of the June 2019 Casten Trip. This week, they presented their experience to all their Middle School peers. Thank you to our Middle School China Ambassadors!
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  • Sophia Masotti ’20 (Girls Soccer)

    Athletes of the Week, 10/7

    Athletes of the Week for October 7th are Sophia Masotti ’20 (Girls Soccer), Enzi Teacher ’20 (Football), Grace Rainero ’23 (Girls Tennis) and Dan Paradis ’23 (Boys Soccer).
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  • Adam Tannenbaum '20

    All-National Honor Ensembles

    Adam Tannenbaum (Bass Vocalist) has been selected along with some of the finest choral students in the country for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles November 7–10, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
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  • Enzi running the ball.

    Athlete Spotlight

    Senior Enzi Teacher was profiled recently in The Hudson Independent, highlighting his strong comeback from last year's surgery.
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  • Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis

    HGVT Goes Undefeated in League Play

    Congratulations to Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis, which has gone undefeated in league play for the Fall 2019 season. Our records suggest that this may be the first such feat for Hackley Girls Tennis since the girls’ tennis league was created in 1982. Led by captains Leah Holmes and Maggie Broaddus and by Head Coach David Sykes and Assistant Coach Pawel Meres, the team’s historic performance is worthy of applause as they head into the Ivy Preparatory School league tournament.
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  • Describing their “mystery noun.”

    Mystery Nouns in Second Grade

    Hackley second graders took on the Mystery Noun challenge to deepen their learning about common nouns and identifying words as either people, places or things.
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  • The Hackley delegation on the way to the Round Square Conference 2019.

    "Sarvoydaya" -- Reports from RS India

    News is flowing in from our Round Square International Conference participants (three Upper School students and two faculty) attending the conference hosted by Emerald Heights School in Indore, India (September 27 - October 9, 2019).
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  • Colin Ives ’22

    Athletes of the Week, 10/1

    Athletes of the Week for Oct 1st are Colin Ives ’22 (Field Hockey), Sadie Nipon ’21 and Maya Miller’22 (Tennis), Josh Williams ’21 (Football) and Charlie Rudge ’21 (Cross-Country).
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  • Asking the Better Question

    "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  Andy King suggests it's the wrong question to ask. Read about it here in Hackley Perspectives.
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  • Girls Soccer off to a Good Start

    The Hackley Girls’ Soccer Team has had a strong start to the season with a 4-2-3 record thus far.
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  • September

    Asahi Goods ’24 and Alex Gray ’20

    Athletes of the Week, 9/23

    The Athletes of the Week for September 23rd are Asahi Goods ’24 and Alex Gray ’20 (Girls Tennis), and Thomas DeGirolami ’22 (Boys Soccer).
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  • During their lunch shifts, students had the opportunity to mingle and make friends across the grades.

    Peace-zza and Peace Soup for Peace!

    Hackley Lower School celebrated Peace Day on Friday, 9/20 by sharing a “Peace Meal.”
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  • Chef Andy Lasseter in the Lower School Dining room.

    Taste Testing in Lower School

    As part of our Lower School Nutrition program, each month we highlight a locally sourced, (usually) organic food. The purpose of the program is to get students excited about trying new healthy foods.
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  • Hackley 7th graders and 1st graders working on their healthy plates.

    Teaching "The Healthy Plate"

    Hackley 7th graders are working throughout the fall with the first graders to teach them about healthy meals. 
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  • Hackley Upper School students completed their first Midnight Run of the year.

    US/LS Partnership on the Midnight Run

    Hackley Upper School students completed their first Midnight Run of the year, delivering food to homeless citizens in NYC. Eight students assisted the Midnight Run social worker to deliver sandwiches made by Hackley Lower School students.
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  • The Hackley Middle School Outing Club

    Outing Club Adventure

    The Hackley Middle School Outing Club had its first adventure of the school year on Sunday, September 22. Five fifth grade students canoed 6.5 miles down the Housatonic River in northwest Connecticut.
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  • Beginning the Day with Salsa

    It's Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hackley community is observing, celebrating and exploring aspects of Hispanic heritage and culture across all three divisions.
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  • Eliana Lee '20 Competes in Vienna

    Eliana Sumin Lee '20 competed in the Virtuoso International Competition in Vienna on Friday, September 13 and won first place in her division. She performed at the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna along with other winners from all over the world.
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  • Find Your Path by Drawing It

    Head of School Michael Wirtz opened the 2019-20 Hackley School year challenging students to face the "blank page" of the year ahead as a chance to create their own paths forward.
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  • Sofia Graziano '20

    Athletes of the Week, 9/19

    Sofia Graziano '20, Jessie Bard '21, Will Rifkin '21 and Jordan Johnson '21 are Hackley's newest Athletes of the Week.
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  • (Left to right) Public Forum debaters at the Yale Invitational: Alex Goldman, Zach Yusaf, Sydney DeFilippo, Ben Kirsch, Zara Yusaf, Max Rosenblum, Madeline Zuckerman, Zach Couzens, Sid Shah, and Michael Lee.

    Hackley Debate Team Competes at Yale Invitational

    Five Hackley Public Forum teams and two Hackley Parliamentary teams competed in over forty rounds of debate from Friday, September 13th through Sunday, September 15th at the Yale Invitational, one of the first major national debate tournaments of the season.
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  • Leah Holmes '20

    Holmes '20: Top Lacrosse Recruit

    Senior Leah Holmes has been named in the top three of Inside Lacrosse's "Young Gun Seniors" -- the top Lacrosse recruits nationally. Congratulations, Leah!
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  • Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis Team

    Strong Start for HGVT

    Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis is off to a fantastic start, opening the season at 6-0.
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  • Celebrating Zhong Qiu Jie

    On Friday, September 13th, Hackley Middle and Upper school Chinese students celebrated Zhong Qiu Jie, China’s Mid-Autumn Festival.
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  • Dr. Adrianne Pierce

    HackDigs: Sunday, 9/22

    The Archeological Institute of America is hosting an event at Hackley on Sunday, September 22, and the featured speaker is our very own Dr. Adrianne Pierce, presenting on her work with students in "Archeology in the Classroom." Interested members of the community are welcome!  2:00 - 3:15 PM in the Lindsay Room.
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  • Community Council President Taylor Robin '20

    Learning from the Person Right Next to You

    In her Convocation address, Community Council President Taylor Robin '20 inspired the Hackley community to listen, learn, and expand their perspectives.
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  • Redefining Excellence: Learning Beyond Boundaries is Hackley's contribution to the national conversation on the changing nature and future of education.

    Three New Endowed Funds Supporting Redefining Excellence

    Hackley School is proud and grateful to announce the creation of three new endowed funds that will support the ambitious priorities of Redefining Excellence: Learning Beyond Boundaries, Hackley’s strategic plan.
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  • Jonah Gorevic ’21 (Cross Country)

    Athletes of the Week, 9/12

    Jonah Gorevic '21, Maggie Broaddus '20, Conor McMahon '20, and Jenny Canoni '20 are Hackley's latest Athletes of the Week.
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  • Jenny Canoni ’20

    Canoni Reaches 600 Saves

    Jenny Canoni ’20 recorded her 600th save on Wednesday, September 11th, an accomplishment very few have achieved. Jenny, who was already our career saves leader on the Hilltop, continues to stymie offenses with her outstanding play. Congratulations, Jenny.
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  • The challenge poster.

    Hackley Reads...All Summer!

    Challenged to tell what they read this summer (and rewarded for reporting with a Tootsie Pop!), nearly 100 Hackley students reported back about their summer adventures in reading.
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  • 2019-20 New Employees

    2019-20 New Employees

    Hackley is pleased to welcome 19 new members of the faculty and staff for the 2019-20 school year.
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  • Hackley Lower School students set off into the woods  equipped with Hackley Trail maps and compasses

    Finding Our Way with Maps

    Hackley second graders have been learning about maps and map skills in Social Studies, and used Hackley's trail maps as a real life test of their map skills.
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  • LS Lego program

    Leading by Example

    Hackley Lower School's vibrant Team Lego program continues to grow, and recently enjoyed a visit from program "graduate" Ben I., current sixth grader, who has been mentoring the Lower School teams since last year.
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  • Sid Shah '22, Ben Aybar '21, US Debate Coach Mr. Wallman, Ben Kirsch '21, and Zach Yusaf '22

    US Debate Starts the Year Strong

    The Hackley Upper School Public Forum team started their fall season with a strong showing at their first tournament this past weekend.
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  • Amy Chalan '19

    Giving Back to the Community

    The Hudson Independent recently featured Amy Chalan '19 and her great work on behalf of the local Tarrytown community, an extension of her work with Hudson Scholars.
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  • August

    Leading Effort in Football Safety

    Hackley School is collaborating with Riverdale Country School and other independent schools in the greater New York City area to partner with the Concussion Legacy Foundation to launch the Future of Football Project. The project will be focused on making High School football safer in our country.
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  • Holmes, US U19 Lacrosse, Win World Championship

    Leah Holmes '20 and the United States U19 Lacrosse Team dominated the World Championship competition, defeating 2nd place Canada 13-3. Leah led the team in scoring, with four goals, including the team's first goal, about 8 minutes into the game. Read about it here.
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  • Ryan Smith ’17 Pitches for Cape Cod League

    Ryan Smith ’17 is pitching for the Harwich Mariners, which is competing in the Cape Cod League's championship series, which runs through August 10.
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  • July

    Come Support Hudson Scholars on Saturday, 7/27

    Saturday, July 27th, the Hudson Scholars program will run three exciting Service-Learning projects based in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. Please stop by, say hi, join in, buy some lemonade or cheer on our Scholars, Hudson Scholars faculty and amazing Upper School Mentors.
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  • Hackley Gaming Presenters at Historicon

    Hackley History teacher Jared Fishman and Dillon Schaevitz '19 ran a one hour seminar and game at Historicon 2019, talking about Hackley’s gaming program, how it evolved, its impact on student well being, and presenting Dillon’s senior project which focused on games.
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  • June

    Julianne Puente ’91

    Growing Through Discomfort

    Julianne Puente ’91’s Journey in Jordan
    By Suzy Akin

    A career educator learns the growth that comes from learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
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  • Jenny Leffler and Julianne Puente '91

    Jenny Leffler on Julianne Puente '91

    What I loved most about working with Julianne was her passion and the way it spread like wildfire.
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  • Margaret and Julianne coaching Varsity Softball. Photograph by Armando Passarelli

    Julianne Puente ’91 and Margaret Scarcella ’84

    Julianne’s first visited Hackley at the invitation of Margaret Scarcella ’84, who as a high school student coached Julianne’s 5th grade basketball team back home.
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  • Visitors to the Path to Peace project at the Israel-Gaza boarder help create a mosaic that says “Peace” in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

    Immersed in Multiple Perspectives

    The Spring 2019 Casten Trip to Israel and Palestine.  Steele Sternberg shares the lessons gained across varying perspectives in a place where there's no getting away from difference of opinion.
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  • Ismene Germanakos '19: 19th at Nationals

    On Friday, June 14th, in Greensboro North Carolina, javelin thrower, Ismene Germanakos represented Hackley at the most prestigious high school track competition in the country, New Balance Nationals.
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  • Getting to the Heart of the Matter

    Valentina Castro '19 is among local students profiled in The Hudson Independent, In the story, she talks of her desire to study medicine, inspired in part by her Hackley Senior Project experience.
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  • Habits of Accomplishment

    New on Hackley Perspectives, Head of School Michael Wirtz reflects on the values represented by a Hackley diploma.
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  • The Hackley Hilltop Relay

    Dribbling a field hockey ball around pylons.  Eating a bowl of popcorn without hands. Translate a Spanish passage. Correctly tie a necktie. These are among the challenges students accomplished as part of the first ever Hackley Hilltop Relay competition between student "houses." Check out video highlights here!
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  • You Will Be Found

    The Performing Arts Department recently debuted its yearlong video project, featuring the K-12 community in a moving and poignant video. Showcasing students, instrumentalists, vocalists, faculty, and staff members, the inspiration came from the virtual choir performance of “You Will Be Found,” from Dear Evan Hanson.
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  • Hackley second grader Luke D.

    Junior Athlete Qualifies for National Competition

    Hackley second grader Luke D. participated in the Tri-State Ambulatory Games, a Paralympic competition, over Memorial Day weekend and qualified to compete in nine track and field events at the US Adaptive Sports Junior Nationals this July in Minnesota. His biggest accomplishment so far has been beating the 800 Meter US national record for 11 and under in his disability class.
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  • The Arrow is Here!

    The Arrow, Hackley's Middle School literary and art magazine, arrived this week -- preview a digital version here!
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  • Ismene Germanakos

    Top Track & Field Results at Easterns

    On June 2 at the Eastern Track & Field Championships Ismene Germanakos broke her own school record in the Javelin by over 5’, throwing 124’5” to qualify for Nationals in Greensboro NC on June 14th. Several other Hackley athletes brought in exceptional performances as well.
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  • May

    Alumni Perspective via Skype

    Steele Sternberg’s “History of the Middle East” class skyped with Felicia Schwartz ’10, The Wall Street Journal's Israel and Palestinian Territories correspondent, based in Tel Aviv.
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  • Building Communities...By Hand

    First graders learned about different communities through a hands-on building project. Students selected specific buildings within a community: urban, suburban, and rural, to paint and build.
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  • GCA member Anne Myers, Hackley parent and grandparent, Regina DiStefano, Katherine Myers Baldwin '97, and Ali.

    Regina DiStefano Honored

    Regina DiStefano, Lower School Science teacher, is among 18 teachers chosen from across the nation to receive the Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award by the Garden Club of America.
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  • Charles Segal '20

    Athletes of the Week, 5/27

    Charles Segal '20, Jared Rosenberg '22, Maddie White '19, and Charlie Hite '19 are the final Athletes of the Week for the 2018-19 school year. Congratuations to all our athletes!
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  • Service Learning: Education in Meaningful Problem Solving

    Hackley Spanish teacher Diane Remenar writes about her work with her AP Spanish students on the new "Distinction in Service-Learning" commendation and the learning beyond boundaries it supports. Read her story here.
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  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    May 21 was a perfect day for a service learning trip as Ms. Maddox's Drama 5-3 students went to the Pre-K/4s class at Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center to perform an adaptation of the book "Crazy Hair Day."
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  • Camp Out!

    On May 17, Hackley Fifth Graders enjoyed their first overnight “Hilltop Campout.”
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  • Hackley Scientist Presents at ISEF

    Anastasia Popova and Ardsley teammate Isha Brahmbahtt presented their work at ISEF last week. Congrats to both girls for their incredible work that won them a spot to present at the world’s largest venue for science projects.
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  • Vivek, Nina and Angela

    MS Debate Concludes Strong Season

    For the fourth time in five years, Hackley had an undefeated team in the finals of the MSPDP Championship year end debate tournament and, for the third time over that span, Hackley won the Championship, its first since 2016.
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  • Spring Chamber Concert

    Check out these highlights from the US Spring Chamber Concert.
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  • Strong Finishes at Track & Field Championships

    Hackley Girls Track & Field captured second place in the NYSAIS meet, led by several individual event champions. Boys Track & Field finished fourth, just five points out of the top three, with several outstanding individual finsihes. Together, they concluded another outstanding season for HackleyTrack and Field.

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  • Teaching Our Buddies about Wolves

    This past week, the 4th grade students hosted their kindergarten buddies at a “wolf museum.”
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  • Hackley Lacrosse Teams Win NYSAIS Championships

    In an exciting afternoon of lacrosse between perennial rivals Hackley and Rye Country Day School, Hackley Girls and Boys Lacrosse each delivered strong wins (18-7 and 12-10, respectively) in the NYSAIS championship round at Manhattanville College on Wednesday, May 22.
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  • In Memoriam

    On this Memorial Day, we remember Hackley alumni who lost their lives in military service. The following alumni are recognized on plaques hanging in the Hackley Chapel and under Kroeger Arch.
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  • Three Hackley Teams Advance to NYSAIS Championships

    Hackley Softball and the Hackley Girls and Boys Lacrosse teams all delivered resounding victories in the semi-final round of the NYSAIS tournament on Monday, May 20, and advance to the Championship round on Wednesday, May 22 at Manhattanville College.  Hackley Golf and Track & Field teams also have NYSAIS competitions on Wednesday.
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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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  • 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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  • Reaching for the "Why"

    Hackley Fourth grade teacher Lesley Turton explores the introduction of "makerspace" activities to her History curriculum and the opportunities for hands-on, independent problem solving it opened up for her students. Read her story here.
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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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