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Random COVID-19 screening yields all negative results

Mia Calzolaio, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

The school’s random COVID-19 screening testing produced all negative results, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly wrote in an email to parents on Sunday.   The screening was the first round of the bi-weekly testing program. This program entails 125 to 175 randomly selected students and faculty...

Professional Development Day features White Fragility discussion

Professional Development Day features White Fragility discussion

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Faculty attended Professional Development Day, a virtual event that featured keynote speaker Dr. Robin DiAngelo, this past Tuesday. Head of Upper Division Dr. Jessica Levenstein and Associate Director of the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE) Ronald Taylor designed the even...

Students, faculty communicate despite barriers

Students, faculty communicate despite barriers

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Large circular tables have been converted into rows of desks with plexiglass barriers, and students no longer gather in groups in the library — and as result, students and faculty are finding new ways to communicate and collaborate both inside and outside of the classroom.  Hannah Lipskar (12) now has fewer group disc...

Remote learners face struggles from home

Remote learners face struggles from home

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

While many students have returned to the school's campus, approximately 27 students, or four percent of the Upper Division, remains online. Despite the efforts made to adapt classrooms for these online learners, they still face difficulties hearing, seeing, and participating in the class, online learner Sc...

History speaker series explores BLM through webinar

History speaker series explores BLM through webinar

Devin Allard-Neptune and Vidhatrie Keetha

September 18, 2020

Professors Dr. Crystal Feimster and Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor contextualized the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement yesterday on a Google Meet webinar. The speakers also answered questions submitted by students before and during the event, which was moderated by history teachers Dr. Emily Straus an...

Students confront new testing options

Students confront new testing options

Purvi Jonnalagadda and Clio Rao

September 18, 2020

Beginning in March and continuing through the summer, the College Board and ACT closed test centers across the country due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, leaving many students stressed and unable to take a test.    Usually, colleges require applicants to submit either an SAT or ...

Public Safety Officer Mike Rooney passes away

Public Safety Officer Mike Rooney passes away

Vivien Sweet and Emily Shi

September 11, 2020

For 31 years, beloved public safety officer Mike Rooney was the first face to greet students and faculty walking onto campus. To the deep sorrow of the school community, Rooney, who retired in 2017, passed away of heart failure on June 3 at the age of 66.  The school community remembers Rooney as a c...

Black students demand change at HM

Black students demand change at HM

Arushi Talwar, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Over the summer, nearly 40 students from 12 schools in the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) formed Black Students Demanding Change (BSDC), an organization that advocates for racially equitable reform in private schools.  In June, Horace Mann approved BSDC’s list of demands, which co...

Upper Division Orientation welcomes students

Upper Division Orientation welcomes students

Rowan Mally and Ayesha Sen

September 11, 2020

The annual Upper Division Orientation (UDO) occurred over Zoom on September 4, replacing the three-day Dorr campus experience. This year, 54 new students and 63 returning students at UDO were divided into 10 groups, Director of Dorr Glenn Sherratt said. Each group was led by a faculty member from ...

Flik adjusts lunch options

Flik adjusts lunch options

Claire Goldberg and Hanna Hornfeld

September 11, 2020

All food and drinks will be free this September to limit crowding around the cashier — one of the many changes to school policy implemented to ensure students’ and faculty members’ safety while eating on campus, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly wrote in an email.  The school’s food service company, FLIK, h...

SuperTrans adds safety regulations

SuperTrans adds safety regulations

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

For the safety of the hundreds of students who take school-provided transportation every day, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly, Director of Transportation Robert Forcelli, and SuperTrans Bus Company Owner Nick Vallone have created new guidelines that enforce limited contact, mask-wearing, and daily sanitiz...

School takes precautionary measures against coronavirus

School takes precautionary measures against coronavirus

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

After six months apart, all faculty and students will return for in-person schooling until Thanksgiving break, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly wrote in an email. “Any time we can spend together — employees and students — physically on campus, dramatically enhances our collectively shared outcomes fo...

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