News & Media

Lower School News Archive

2019

  • March

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • LS Leads in Literacy!

    Hackley Lower School students were truly leaders in literacy on Feb 1st!
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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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  • 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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  • January

    Silly Socks, PJs and School Spirit!

    How do Hackley Lower School students show their spirit?  In so many ways!!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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2019