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MD faculty meets to discuss “Grading for Equity”

MD faculty meets to discuss “Grading for Equity”

Jiya Chatterjee, Staff Writer November 14, 2021

“It's important to understand that the traditional grading system that most schools, including HM, use today was invented over 100 years ago as a response to the needs of a very different world,” Middle...

MD Students Atttend Sexual Abuse Prevention Training 

Erica Jiang and Heidi Li October 22, 2021

Sixth and eighth graders attended presentations by the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) over the past few weeks. “The overall goal is that we are providing foundational...

Eighth grade lecture combines history of religion and study of art

Cece Coughlin, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Visual Arts Department Chair and Upper Division art history teacher Dr. Anna Hetherington lectured eighth-grade students about art history in Southern, South Eastern, and Eastern Asia on Wednesday, as...

“Singin’ in the Rain” rehearsal process begins

“Singin’ in the Rain” rehearsal process begins

Rani Ogden, Staff Writer October 9, 2021

Last week marked the first full week of rehearsal for the Middle Division (MD) musical, “Singin’ in the Rain.”  The audition process began on Monday September 20, a week before rehearsals. The...

Actor and activist Takei visits MD 

Alex Lautin and Sophie Rukin October 1, 2021

“The first word that comes to mind is ‘gift.’ We were given a real gift to hear from George Takei,” Head of Middle Division (MD) Javaid Khan said about last week’s assembly. Last Thursday, Takei...

Students return to Dorr for the first time since COVID

Sofia Kim and Ceci Coughlin October 1, 2021

For the first time in 18 months, students visited the John Dorr Nature Laboratory (Dorr). Over the past few weeks, groups of seventh grade students traveled to the Connecticut campus to collect data on...

Middle Division switches to semester system

Middle Division switches to semester system

Athena Rem, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

This school year, the Middle Division (MD) moved from a trimester system to a semester system. Though the MD has used the trimester system since the division’s implementation, the change will ultimately...

Welcome new MD teachers!

Ariella Frommer, Etta Singer, and Lucy Peck September 10, 2021

Dr. Bataller When Spanish teacher Dr. Rebeca Bataller became a teaching assistant after college, she immediately fell in love with the profession. Bataller, who has been a teacher for more than...

MD students read “They Called Us Enemy”

MD students read “They Called Us Enemy”

Divya Ponda, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

This summer, all Middle Division (MD) students read American actor and activist George Takei’s memoir, “They Called Us Enemy”.  Takei, known for his role in the television show “Star Trek,”...

“A Real Leader:” After 34 years, Wendy Reiter steps down from Middle Division Mentoring program

“A Real Leader:” After 34 years, Wendy Reiter steps down from Middle Division Mentoring program

Sean Lee , Staff Writer September 10, 2021

“The spirit and energy she poured into the mentor program changed everyone who was a part of it for the better,” former Middle Division Mentor (MDM) Beatrix Bondor ‘18 said. After 34 years of running...

Coming to terms with coming out

Coming to terms with coming out

Mia Calzolaio, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

When Gayle* (11), who is anonymous because she is not publicly out, was in middle school, the concept of queerness was foreign to her. “It never even entered into my brain that I could be queer,” she...

Lion pride: MD celebrates athletics during first Spirit Day

Hannah Katzke and Rachel Baez May 30, 2021

On Wednesday, the Middle Division (MD) celebrated its first Spirit Day, which brought the MD student body together to celebrate a year of physical activity, Director of Athletics, Health, and Physical...

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