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  • HMS Alumni in Oscar-Nominated Film

    Posted by Rosanna Jones on 5/26/2021

    Oscar-nominated movie 'Sound of Metal'

    Local deaf actors praise Oscar-nominated 'Sound of Metal' in this WCVB 5 ABC news segment.

    Two of the actors featured in the movie, Joe Toledo and Elbert Joseph, are HMS alumni.


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  • Excellence in School Wellness Awards

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 5/23/2018

    HMS Wellness

    Each year, Boston Public Schools honors schools who celebrate innovative, collaborative, and shared leadership approaches to create sustainable, healthy, whole-school environments that advance students' healthy development and readiness to learn. Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing received two special awards at this week's Annual Boston Public Schools Wellness Summit.


    - Excellence in School Wellness Award: Safe and Supportive Schools

    - Certificate of Recognition: School Food and Nutrition Promotion


    Check out the selected pages from the 2018 Wellness Summit's program book recognizing Horace Mann School here.

    Special thanks goes to our Wellness Committee for their commitment and dedicated work promoting wellness at Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Our Wellness Committee includes: Beth Ronan, Jena Chace, Lis Drake, Cliff Furtado, Linda Gregorio, and Rosmira Forero-Tarquino.

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  • Rebooting Deaf Ed

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 12/1/2017

    Rebooting Deaf Ed

    Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was featured in Boston University's School of Education fall magazine. BU is supporting and acknowleding the very important work we are doing at HMS.


    How can deaf children learn English without first knowing ASL? Read the article here to see how instructors from BU's School of Education are supporting HMS!

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  • Deaf Can Dance!

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 11/29/2017

    Urban Jazz Dance Company visits HMS

    HMS was honored with a visit from Antoine Hunter and Zahna Moss from the Urban Jazz Dance Co. in San Francisco, CA. They dedicated their time and talent to the HMS community this week. Staff and students enjoyed an energetic, inspiring performance and fun follow-up workshops. Antoine hunter is a well known Deaf International Professional Dance Instructor, Mentor, and Dancer who has performed and hosted workshops all over the world. You can learn more about Antoine Hunter here and here.

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  • Learning Online

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 10/26/2017

    DonorsChoose Upper Elementary Teacher of the Deaf, Christine Erikson, set up a Donors Choose project for a computer to access important resources that are available online. Her project, totaling $585, was fully funded, bringing new life to her classroom by providing access to learning and hands on experiences to more of her deaf and hard of hearing students. Interactive and engaging lessons further supports their development of language and vocabulary. The new math curriculum contains daily projectable content! Being able to project content has allowed her to teach with her hands free to communicate clearly; also allowing students to manipulate materials easily. Congratulations, Christine! Read more about her project here

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  • HMS Mission and Vision Statements

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 10/18/2017

    HMS The School Site Council committee voted and unanimously approved the new Vision and Mission statements for HMS.



    Our Vision:

    The students of Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are lifelong learners and innovative thinkers, fluent in both American Sign Language and English, who contribute to the world as self-determined Deaf individuals.


    Our Mission:

    Our dynamic dual language K-12 public education prepares students for postsecondary success by providing them equitable opportunities to engage with rigorous curriculum, by developing academic discourse in both American Sign Language and English, and by empowering students as Deaf individuals with diverse linguistic, ethnic, and cultural identities.


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  • Deaf Students with Multiple Disabilities in OT

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 10/9/2017


    Occupational Therapist, Sara Feinberg, set up a Donors Choose project for adaptive equipment and fine motor materials to develop her students' motor skills, access their curriculum and participate as independently as possible in school activities. Her project, totaling $711, was fully funded, helping her to access materials supporting all her students' therapy goals. Congratulations, Sara! Read more about her project here.

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  • Class of 2017 Valedictorian

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 6/23/2017


    BPS Valedictorians

    The Boston Herald acknowledges Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's Class of 2017 Valedictorian in this article. Congratuations, Ivy Chow!

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  • Improving Sign Language Development

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 6/8/2017

    HMS was in the news! WGBH came to film our 4th-5th grade ASL class, taught by ASL Specialist Megan Malzkuhn. Their story featured how Horace Mann School for the Deaf utilizes ASL-LEX, a native dictionary for American Sign Language, which has been an ongoing project by Dr. Naomi Caselli from Boston Universitiy. You can read the article "Improving Sign Language Development For Children And Their Families" here and watch the WGBH news clip here.

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  • Creative Computing and Literacy

    Posted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf on 4/4/2017

    Creative Computing and Literacy

    "While existing research points to the benefits of learning to program, Charlotte has found that learning to code with Scratch and similar programs also helps develop literacy skills for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students in her classes. Millner and Huang (2013) suggest that learning to program could be a bridge to language learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students by connecting written and spoken language learning."

    Read more here.

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