While not an alumnus, Dr. Michael Sherry is a former faculty member whom we caught up with recently after discovering his photo on the cover of the 2003 Hamden Hall Magazine. Michael was pictured alongside alumni Richard Peck and David Pilot, classmates from the Class of 1972. The three had attended a Hamden Hall 30th reunion, hosted at the home of Richard Peck’s mother, former faculty member Mary Peck.
Four Mathcounts students have qualified to compete in the Invitational Chapter Competition following their participation in an area event. The 2021 Mathcounts Chapter Invitational Competition takes place online this evening via the AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) Contest Platform. The competition involves a 90-minute test.
Ellen Rich, Class of 2010, is a regional account manager with IFI Claims Patent Services, a leading supplier of patent data for resellers and innovators in the research and healthcare sectors. She has been with the company since June 2018 in the capacity of identifying, engaging, and developing new regional accounts.
Getting out in the field more and interacting with stakeholders were two things Maria Kozdroy, Class of 2014, was looking for in a new job. Maria recently found the right opportunity as a civil engineer working for the Capital Improvement Program at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Jean Arpine, mother of Hamden Hall staff member, Daria Howard, died on February 11, 2021. Jean was the grandmother of alumni Jackson Arpine, Class of 2007, son of Hamden Hall staff member Benelyn Arpine, and Francesca Howard Macias, Class of 2008, daughter of Daria Howard.
The Hamden Hall Community is saddened by this news and extends sincere condolences to the Arpine/Howard family during this difficult time.
Funeral services are private. A celebration of Jean's life will be held at a later time.
The Beckerman gymnasium finally saw some basketball action on Thursday evening, but it certainly had a different feel with no fans in attendance to set the place rocking. Similar to the fall, there is no official league play this winter, with just a limited schedule of contests. Nevertheless, the Varsity Boys were just thrilled to be tossing the rock around when they faced off against St. Luke’s.
Just prior to Winter Break, physical education teacher Mark McEachern handed out jump ropes to every student in Kindergarten through Grade 4. The assignment? Get familiar with jumping rope in anticipation of National Heart Month in February!
Certainly one of the toughest aspects of our health crisis to affect students is the impact on athletics. After wrestling with one of Mr. Sokoloff’s DBQ essays or tackling one of Mr. Flamm’s math tests, many students normally look forward to hitting the fields and enjoying a healthy workout. Not surprisingly, however, the winter has continued to see limitations on what our student-athletes can do; yet most teams have been actively practicing and getting the most they can out of the season, even if it requires some creative adapting to make it work.
After trekking through both the Ozark Mountains and Alaska’s Brooks Range, 1964 alumnus Fred Paillet has co-authored a handbook that details and illustrates the “typical trailside perspective” of a hiker.
Norma Josephine Zito Bailey, grandmother of Hamden Hall faculty member Andrea Calandrelli, died on January 23, 2021. One of Norma's great-grandchildren, Giulia Calandrelli, is a student in the Hamden Hall Class of 2033.
The Hamden Hall community extends sincere condolences to Andrea and her family during this difficult time.
Bernice (Levine) Margolis died on January 22, 2021. She was the grandmother of Hamden Hall alumni Kate Epstein Fierman, Class of 2000, Emily Epstein, Class of 2002, and Herbert "Herbie" Epstein, Class of 2005. She was the mother of Debbie Epstein, wife of Hamden Hall Trustee Emeritus Richard Epstein. The Hamden Hall community is saddened by this news and extends deep condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Funeral services will be private and are under the care of the Robert E. Shure and Son Funeral Home.
From the effects of technology on mental health to the challenges of remote learning and exploring personal identities, Peer Leaders have been leading presentations on topical issues for members of the freshman class.
Hamden Hall Lower School students were part of a global initiative last year that sent more than 20,000 valentines to soldiers overseas. This year, despite the fact that the Hugs for Soldiers program has suspended the project due to COVID-19, our community is one of the few schools across the country asked to participate with student artwork.
While there may be shells aplenty strewn across the sands of most beaches, Cameron “Cammy” Griffin, Class of 2011, discovered a lack of pretty ones on retail shelves. She has since established Swanky Shells, a commercial line of decorated shells that can be used for party favors, decorations, home décor, and more.
Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.