Congratulations to the winners of the 4th annual Poetry Outloud Haldane High School competition: Lucy Austin and Isabella Convertino. The Literary Magazine sponsored this contest, during which students recited poems from famous classical and contemporary authors. The winners will go onto the regional competition to be held on February 6 at SUNY New Paltz.
Good luck to them at the Regional Competition! Special thanks to Professor McDaniels (pictured), who helped both students prepare for their regional poetry recitation.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, thirty-six Haldane High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society. Mr. Lou Sassano, National Honor Society Adviser, welcomed all students and families of the new
Congratulations to Haldane’s 2014 NHS Inductees! Read more...
Haldane teachers brought holiday cheer to the high school on Friday with their "ugly sweater" competition. Special thanks to Mrs. Peparo for organizing this event. Congratulations to Ms. Grasso, who "won."
The Reaching Out for Animal Rights (ROAR) interest group recently organized a week long effort to raise awareness for animal cruelty and help those animals in need. The President of the Hudson Valley Humane Society, Ann Marie Gaudio, came to speak to students. She explained the various cases of animal cruelty from which her shelter has rescued animals. Meanwhile, the group held an animal gift drive that received many generous donations for local shelters. Led by the group’s founder, Michelle McEwen, the entire project was completely student driven and serves as just another example of the great student initiative happening at Haldane.
Thanks to the generosity of the Haldane School Foundation, Ms. Ortiz's AP Spanish classes and Mr. Schepisi ventured to NYC on Wednesday, December 11th. They experienced "El Quijote" performed completely in Spanish at the Repertorio Español Theater. They enjoyed the performance, which depicted Miguel de Cervantes' famed characters Don Quijote and Sancho Panza as they embarked on several zany adventures across 17th Century Spain. After the play, students enjoyed an authentic Mexican lunch at the Mėxico Lindo restaurant. Students are grateful to the Haldane School Foundation for supporting an informative and entertaining experience.
The Haldane Leo Club recently volunteered for Project Linus. The mission of Project Linus (named after the blanket-towing Peanuts character) mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gift of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
Philipstown Resident Joan Deneher organized the extremely successful event. The group set an original goal of nine blankets. Joan wrote, “Because of the Leo's diligence, we now have twenty three beautiful fleece blankets ready for delivery to children in need. The Leos are a great group and I owe the success of the day to them. I can't thank them enough.” The project used all the donated fleece and even finished a half hour ahead of schedule. To see more pictures, click here to review the slideshow at Philipstown.info
The literary magazine staff went to New York City on October 30th to see a fantastic production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Mr. Dennis Cairl kindly volunteered to help chaperone the trip. Each year the literary magazine staff takes a field trip to see a Broadway show.
The Senior Trip for the Class of 2014 was a success!
Haldane High School is honored
to be named a Wise Blue Star School for the 2012-2013 academic year. On the Wise Financial Literacy Certification Test, Haldane's students achieved a 98% pass rate and earned an average score of 86%. A special congratulations to Mrs. Seideman, who has been recognized with the Gold Star Teacher Award.
Haldane High School Participates in 9-11 Memories Across the Country Project
at Haldane High School participated in a collaborative and reflective
9-11 memorial blog. Students in the History Department interviewed
a family member or friend about their memories of 9-11. Students wrote a
reflective blog post
about how 9-11 has changed the world we live in today incorporating the
interviews into their response. The posts were shared at a collaborative memorial blog
where students throughout the nation
For more information please visit the blog
The members of the Literary Magazine Staff dedicated Insight 2013 to retiring teacher, Madame Eva Cagianese.
"By the work one knows the workman."
- Jean de la Fontaine
Pour le maitresse qui adorait la poesie.
For the woman who loved poetry.
The 2013 Edition of Insight, the Haldane High School Literary Magazine, is once again loaded with incredibly creative and engaging pieces. Please enjoy it in digital form. If you would like a printed copy, please contact Dr. Richter Cover design by Connor Filardo.