The Advanced Topics in Science class spent a day at Horace Mann's Dorr Nature Laboratory campus in Connecticut where they studied sustainable design, learning about their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) features and enjoying the fall colors.
The third graders had a hands-on experience at the Museum of the City of New York to complement their social studies unit on woodland natives. The boys studied replicas of artifacts used by the Lenape, the indigenous people of Manhattan, in order to understand how the tribe survived using natural resources more than 400 years ago.
The Form IV Music Survey class enjoyed a final dress rehearsal of The Metropolitan Opera's production of "Thaïs" and even met with a tenor from the Met chorus who offered insight into his craft. The boys sat four rows back from the orchestra pit, in awe of the sound and grandeur of the stage.
Nineteen Lower School boys participated in the Ronald McDonald House Fun Run, which raises funds to help house families battling cancer. The boys braved chilly temperatures in Central Park on a Saturday morning to compete in short races with others in their age group.
Lower School boys learned the proper way to fold the American flag during a weekly assembly led by retired US Army Capt. Alex Ameter, who also spoke about his experience serving overseas.