Tag Archives: Horace Mann

Spotlight: Twenty-two years – Summer On the Hill

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Summer on the Hill at Horace Mann is a year-round supplemental enrichment program that has served more than 1,700 promising students since 1994. During a 5-week summer program and 18 Saturdays over the course of the school year, SOH holds accelerated classes in language arts, math, science, performing and visual arts to develop the potential […]

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Some Indy School Best Practices!

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Why re-invent the wheel, when we can grow community by sharing what we do best! Our schools are lucky to have the insight & creativity that our diverse families bring to the community. RIISE encourages families of color to give voice to their perspectives, gain consensus, and make things happen! Regardless of your role in […]

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Invitation: 2/26-Black History @ Horace Mann + 2/28-Girls Like Us! @ Chapin

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Navigating Dr. King’s Dream in 2015, Keys to Success Horace Mann School – Recital Hall in The Fisher Hall Building 231 West 246th St. Bronx, NY Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m., Recital Hall  Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Black Parents Union (BPU) and the Office of Diversity invite parents from all divisions to join us for an […]

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RIISE HOS Series – Tom Kelly @ Horace Mann

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We’ve been having a really good time interviewing our Heads of Schools. Thank you for taking the time to get to know them. The second installment of RIISE’s HOS Series is a spirited interview with our friend, Thomas M. Kelly, Ph.D. who leads Horace Mann School in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Tom is not […]

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#BMAWeek Kick Off with Darrin Steve Boland of Horace Mann

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Today is the first day of Black Male Achievement Week! RIISE asked our member schools to help us recognize Black Male Achievement by nominating a student or faculty member who has demonstrated achievement. We thank you for joining RIISE today as we recognize Darrin Steve Boland (who goes by Steve) as he works hard to excel […]

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Our Newest RIISE Advisor Talks: Affinity Groups, Are They Relevant?

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  We are thrilled to formally introduce Elizasbeth Perez Azerad . Liz has been a good friend, and a true RIISE advocate contributing as a guest blogger; and  co-developer/moderator of a compelling admission’s panel discussion at our Fall Boutique Recruitment Event. We are happy to have her official support! Liz opens this blog about the relevancy […]

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RIISE Funding of an Independent School Blog Series

  There is no denying that an independent school costs a lot of money to operate and a lot of money to attend. Resources In Independent School Education will look at the different ways funding shows up in independent schools for parents and schools, what that  looks like, and how prospective and current families interact […]

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Middle Schoolers Learn The Power of Asking Questions – MS Hilltop Diversity Conference

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 It was Horace Mann’s turn last week to host the annual MS Hilltop Diversity Conference. Here is an excerpt from Patricia Zuroski, Director of Diversity Horace Mann… Markell (Markell Parker; Associate Diversity, Assoc. Director of Admissions)  is the master of “lean into discomfort” and his vision for the annual MS Hilltop Diversity Conference was an […]

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RIISE Guest Blog – RAISE YOUR HAND! Three Reasons Why Class Participation is Important

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By Leslie Talbot, Talbot Consulting Leslie, we appreciate your valued insight on why it’s important for our kids, even our shy kids, to participate in class. RIISE, along with Horace Mann are very excited about your upcoming workshop on the “Hill” that will go deeper, offering parents ways to encourage meaningful classroom participation, K-12! Class […]

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Some Considerations for Dads’ on Father’s Day – Dr. Ernest Morrell

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RIISE met up with Horace Mann Dad, Ernest Morrell, recently as he facilitated a revealing and authentic Parent Diversity Panel at HM. Ernest, with all his letters, represents many of the amazing dads of color at independent schools and he is talking directly to Dad in honor of the day they share, Father’s Day! Thanks […]

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