Michael Bierut, father of three Hackley alumni (Liz ’04, Drew ’08, and Martha ’11), returned to the Hilltop to present this year's Forbes Lecture. An acclaimed graphics designer and partner in the New York design firm, Pentagram, Mr. Bierut spoke to Hackley Upper School students about the ways graphics design affects our lives in surprising and, often, transformative ways.
On Saturday, March 11th, Hackley sent 35 MS students to participate in our 4th regular season debate of the year. Hackley students competed at two separate locations, one in Queens and one in Brooklyn.
The Middle School Chinese Language Rapid Response Team (MSCLRRT) sprang into action this past week, working with Ms. Steinberg’s Lower School students on the Chinese portion of the song, “One World, One Dream.” They then moved into dumpling making this week, with tremendous support from Ms. Feng, a dumpling making expert, and Flik's Chef Lasseter and Ms. Aguilar-Gonzalez.
At Hackley’s 4th annual Lower School STEM Night on 3/9/17, Hackley parent Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, offered a keynote address to students and their families about the work scientists do and how they, through science, might one day serve as superheroes. Students and parents then participated in workshops led by Upper and Middle School students and explored 4th grade independent STEM projects on display -- a fantastic opportunity for the LS students to be inspired by fellow Hackley students.
It was a wonderful year for Hackley swim teams with the Varsity Boys swim team completing an undefeated dual meet season and being crowned Ivy League champions, while the Girls finished in third place at the championship meet at Lehman College. This was the first Boys’ title since 2013. The team set a new record in the Boys’ 200 Medley Relay, and a new school and Ivy League record in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Ms. Maddox’s Drama 5 classes recently presented four memorized Shel Silverstein poems for two Lower School classes! After the performance, the Lower School students were asked to join the actors on stage to pose in a tableau that they saw during the presentation and then join the fifth graders in a theatre game. Read on....
During their unit on nonfiction, first graders were engaged in a cross curricular animal research project. Choosing an animal whose habitat includes our own Hackley campus, the students conducted research using books, information sheets prepared by Upper School students, and the Pebble Go database. Read on....
Congratulations to the girls’ saber fencing team for their outstanding accomplishments this season including winning the ISFL league championships. Hannah Mark ‘18, Brooke Schwidel ’17, Katherine Lee ‘18, Rebecca Steinberg ‘20 and Cathy Fan ’19 all were vital to the team’s success. Four other squads also took home medals: girls’ foil (silver), boys’ foil and epee (bronze), and girls’ epee (bronze). Please congratulate the teams and their coaches--Greg Gall (foil); Gene Vastola (epee); Anton Kuksa (saber)--on a great performance.