Every Wednesday is "Words Day" in Sternberg Library in Goodhue Memorial Hall. Use the word in a sentence and earn a treat! This week's word: Succinct. "We do our best to make our news succinct, in hopes of holding your attention!"
The HPA recently funded purchase of quality board games fitting for our beautiful wood-paneled library, which the library staff thought would be a great addition to our collaborative space. Students can now enjoy five hand-crafted wooden board games--Scrabble, Solitaire, Chinese Checkers, Mancala and GO-- in the library. It’s been a huge hit!
Lower School faculty and parents collaborated to pull off two wonderful, complicated events with no hitches at all. Grandparent and Special Friend’s Day, a wonderful parent-school collaboration, took place on April 13th in Lower School homerooms, followed by a K-4 concert in the new Walter C. Johnson Center for Health and Wellness. Spearheaded by our Development Office and supported by many others, the day was lovely and built upon our community spirit.
Each year, the kindergarten classes run a post office for a week in the spring. All students and teachers are welcome to send letters, and the K students sell stamps and sort and deliver the mail. This year, a grand total of 882 letters were processed.
With the help of parents, Hackley Lower School celebrated "Trip Around The World" day, representing various countries – 13 in all. Students travelled from place to place, passports in hand. We all learned something new and enjoyed the desserts provided by parents during their lunchtime.
For Hackley Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach Chris Arnold, every win or loss his teams achieves is part of the fabric of something larger: a commitment of players working together to bring unreserved effort to their game. Ask Coach Arnold where he stands in career wins and losses, he couldn't tell you. He didn't keep track. Read on.
7th grader Advith S. was one of the top 10 finalists out of 101 participants in the 2018 New York State National Geography Bee competition held on Friday, April 6th in Albany, New York. The Geography Bee is open to all students from 5th through 8th grade in the United States. Advith earned the right to represent Hackley by winning the school-wide Geo Bee this past winter.
Senior Physics All-stars Jasmine Bayrooti, Connor Larson, Hannah Mark and Demetra Yancopoulos, joined approximately 5,000 other US students to take the extremely challenging first round F = ma test. Read on.