Holiday assembly features student performances

With winter-themed dance and musical performances, Tuesday’s holiday assembly featured many performance groups at the school. 

The holiday assembly provided students both with an opportunity to hone their performance skills and with an opportunity to share their work with their friends and with the larger school community, arts teachers said. 

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Middle Division

MD holds holiday concert

This past Tuesday the Middle School held it’s annual Winter Concert in Gross Theater in front of a full house lined with parents, faculty and peers. The concert featured the Middle Division Chorus, the Concert Band, the Chamber Orchestra, the Horizons Ensemble and the HM Strings ensemble.

“All of the ensembles performing practiced intensely for this ... Continue Reading

Students practice coding at Hour of Code

Middle Division students created their own games that were modeled after popular phone apps last week. They participated in an international coding event called the Hour of Code, which helped bring computer science into the classroom, Computing and Communications teacher Glenda Guerrero said. 

After watching a few videos on the initiative and about coding, each student ... Continue Reading

Opinions & Editorials

Recognizing our own privilege

     Amazing. Transformative. Life changing.  These are not the words normally used to describe Indiana. 

     However, these are the words that come up over and over again when I think about the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) that took place in Indianapolis, an event which, according to their website, is “an inclusive, multiracial, ... Continue Reading

Mistaking frustration for senseless violence

“Police and officials in Ferguson have declared war on the First Amendment,” said Gregory P. Magarian, a law professor at Washington University Law School. “Since the police shooting of an unarmed student, Michael Brown, local officials and law enforcement have blatantly violated three core First Amendment principles: our right to engage in peaceful political protest, the importance of ... Continue Reading

Lion's Den

Boys Basketball falls to the Falcons after competitive first half

This past Tuesday the Boys Varsity Basketball team took on its nemesis Riverdale. The Lions would go on to lose the low-scoring affair 33-47, dropping their fourth straight game, and making their record 1-6. 

 “We knew coming into the game that Riverdale would be a tough matchup. They aren’t much bigger than we are, but ... Continue Reading

Girls’ Basketball wins two in a row, frosh shine

The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team is off to a 2-1 start against league competition. The Lions lost to Dalton last Wednesday, but bounced back with wins against Trinity and Riverdale on Friday and Tuesday.

The team knew the Dalton game would be tough, having lost twice to a similar Dalton team last year, Head Coach Ray ... Continue Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Musicians spread holiday cheer in annual concert

For the first time in years, today’s annual Upper Division Holiday Concert will include every ensemble in the Music Department. 

In the past, the steel drum and wind ensembles have performed in a winter concert separate from the Glee Clubs and the Orchestra. Due to the way that the schedule has played out this year, however, ... Continue Reading


Our Favorite Holiday Recipes

Horace Mann students share their favorite family recipes for the holiday season.

Yummy Hanukkah Latkes!

These are a lot of work and make a greasy mess, but they are really worth it! Super delicious – just ask Bettina and Jonathan Edelstein! Remember: Careful with the hot oil and never touch the blades of the food processor with the ... Continue Reading

Hilltop Cares Foundation brings school community together

Over 70 alumni, administrators, parents, and students gathered at Hilltop Cares Foundation’s kick-off event earlier this month to discuss ways to promote communal healing in light of the revelations of sexual abuse at the school.

Hilltop Cares strives to “provide support for alumni who suffered abuse at the school years ago, to support their therapy, as ... Continue Reading