The Record

‘Spelling Bee’ the play creates buzz

‘Spelling Bee’ the play creates buzz

Hanna Hornfeld, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

While spelling bees are generally fairly mundane, this year’s Middle Division musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” has been nothing short of hilarious and exciting for its cast members. Throughout this production about a middle school spelling bee, characters come up to the stage...

GSA looks to extend their LGBTQ+ safe space

GSA looks to extend their LGBTQ+ safe space

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

After launching their first meeting of the year, the Middle Division (MD) Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club hopes to broaden students’ perspectives and expand their organization through discussion, communication, and fun opportunities. The organization began in the fall of 2016, when a group...

New MD Faculty Profiles

Marina Kazarian and David Maydan

September 13, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Rosa Mary Elizabeth Rosa is a new Spanish teacher. She will be teaching 6th and 8th grades this coming school year. Rosa’s experience teaching at both independent and public schools across a wide range of grade levels from nursery to 8th grade enables her to meet the developmental need...

GSA attends ‘Be More Chill’

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Seventh graders from the Middle Division (MD) Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) travelled to see a matinee performance of ‘Be More Chill’ at the Lyceum Theater on Wednesday. ‘Be More Chill’ is a recently opened science-fiction Broadway musical set in an American high school. It tells the story...

Newbery winner visits school

Newbery winner visits school

Hanna Hornfeld, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2019

Author Veera Hiranandani visited the school last week to speak about her Newbery Honor winning book “The Night Diary” as a part of the Middle Division Lions and Cubs book club. “The Night Diary” is the second book that Middle Division families have read together in Lions and Cubs, a club fo...

Students bond over fantasy games

Students bond over fantasy games

Chloe Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Each day, middle schoolers eagerly gather in the atrium during their lunch periods and frees to participate in the games of Magic: The Gathering (Magic) and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). These games both encompass fantasy, and require major strategy. However, they differ in that Magic: The Gathering...

MD SPORTS IN ACTION!

Alison Isko, Jack Crovitz, Morgan Smith, Yin Fei, Sam Chiang, and Lauren Ho

May 20, 2019

The MD Boys’ Lacrosse team has experienced an eventful season under the coaching of MD Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Gregg Quilty. “I feel like this season has been amazing overall, with a record of 3-3, and a huge improvement from last year when we didn’t win any games,” Julien Harcourt (8) said. In p...

MD Mentors make memories

Jack Crovitz and Chloe Choi

May 16, 2019

The Middle Division Mentoring Program allows students in the Horace Mann Upper Division to guide and advise Middle Division students through a smooth transition to the Upper Division. The program, created over 20 years ago, has impacted the experiences of both middle and high school students. The MD ...

Singing into Spring

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Over 200 Middle Division singers and musicians performed in Gross Theatre for the Spring Concert on Tuesday afternoon. The Middle Division Chorus (MD Chorus), Concert Band, Horizons Ensemble, HM Strings, and Chamber Orchestra all performed. MD Chorus, directed by N-12 Music Program Coordinator Timot...

From Middle to Mini Mania

From Middle to Mini Mania

Avi Kapadia and Kate Feiner

May 16, 2019

“Mini Mania,” a battle of grades, will take place instead of Middle Mania on May 13th. In past years, Middle Mania has been a day filled with athletic and intellectual competitions. There were five teams (Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, and Green) each led by faculty and student captains. The school ...

Students walk for an impactful cause

Yin Fei, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2019

The Middle Division (MD) Sanctuary for Families Walk-a-thon is a fundraising event that is hoping to aid those who have either been victims of abuse at home. This year, the walk-a-thon was originally scheduled for today, and the students planned to walk from  through much of Upper Manhattan. Unfortunately, with the possibili...

New York through the years: analyzing city streets

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

30 sixth graders will travel to the Lower Manhattan to take part in a walking tour covering the creation of New York this Saturday, May 4th. The trip fits with the sixth grade Museum project and also serve as a bridge between the sixth grade and seventh grade curriculum, while also being an extension ...

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