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Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 2:23:54 PM
One of the nicest traditions at Forman School is the special gatherings hosted by Head of School Adam Man and his wife, Beth. Several times a year, the Mans invite students and faculty over to their home for a themed meal or a survey of fine chocolate confections. Last month featured sushi. And on Saturday, November 10, the Mans offered a meal of Surf and Turf. 
Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 2:14:00 PM
The 22nd session of the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations took place over the weekend of Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11. Forman's delegation of thirteen veterans and newcomers alike arrived in Providence late Friday afternoon in time for dinner before attending opening ceremonies on Brown's campus.
Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 2:04:00 PM
Forman's Theater department raised the bar and challenged students and our community with a complex and at times' rather serious play. 
Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 1:46:06 PM
Athletics is a key part of any teenager's development. It builds a sense of individual accomplishment, dedication, and teaches one how to be on a team. Forman School Athletic Director Scotty McCarty '76 embodies these traits and has dedicated his life to teaching and supporting them. Each sports season ends with a banquet and awards ceremony that allows McCarty to recognize players and coaches and everyone else involved with athletics at Forman. 
Posted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 1:46:00 PM
Forman Students entered their work into a photography competition presented by the After School Arts Program (ASAP), a local non-profit organization in Washington, CT.
Posted Friday, Nov 9, 2018 9:22:54 AM
Project Based Learning is one of Forman's signature programs. Students across all disciplines are encouraged to pursue non-traditional approaches to learning. Each semester features a PBL Exhibition night which is an opportunity for students to discuss their learning, explain what the PBL was, what they did, and why they did it. The Fall 2018 event was held Sunday, November 4 from 6:30-7:00PM in the Student Center. 
Posted Friday, Nov 2, 2018 2:15:54 PM
John Hassan joined the English Department of Forman School in the fall of 2016 after a long career in publishing and journalism. He teaches Reading New York and Sports and the Human Experience in Literature. He is also the primary dorm parent in Carriage House.
Posted Friday, Oct 26, 2018 1:03:40 PM
Parents' Weekend is always a busy yet reflective time on campus. From teacher conferences to athletic contests, it was a full and memorable time to understand and appreciate Forman as a whole, from all staff and faculty to the students and their families.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Every year noted LD education expert Rick Lavoie comes to Forman during Parents' Weekend. His task is the same each time: to give new Forman families a sense of what the next few years will be like. On Thursday 18, new Forman families gathered in the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater to begin their journey together. 
Posted Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 4:28:00 PM
Several times in every school year, Head of School Adam Man and his wife, Beth, invite students and faculty to their house for a themed food event. On Saturday, October 13, sushi was the main attraction for the first gathering of the 2018-'19 Forman School year.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 4:19:35 PM
On the evening of October 14, Forman students went to the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater to enjoy Cometry, a comedy ensemble group from Austin, TX that provides entertainment by encouraging the audience to laugh while learning. This event was the first performance in the 2018-19 series of cultural performances at Forman School.
Posted Friday, Oct 12, 2018 2:45:00 PM
A regular visitor to Forman is Dr. Vicky Zygouris-Coe. Dr. Zygouris-Coe is a Professor of Education, College of Education & Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. "Dr. Zygouris-Coe observes a variety of classes in several different subject areas," says Jamie Dwan, Director of Studies. "She provides insight and guidance in a variety of ways to support teachers in helping their students learn using disciplinary literacy and improved ways to incorporate technology in the classroom."
Posted Monday, Oct 8, 2018 5:05:00 PM
One of the signs that the school year is well underway is the arrival of Open House which happened on Monday, October 8. Forman School welcomed a record 45 families and over 110 guests in total. The admissions office reported that the usual positive energy that accompanies the arrival of students who are just beginning their school journey was on full display. 
Posted Friday, Oct 5, 2018 10:59:00 AM
To those who know him, Scott McCarty '76 is not really a scorekeeper. He doesn't hold grudges or check items off lists as he assesses people and things around him. He takes a longer view, especially as a coach, teacher, and mentor in his role as soccer coach and Athletic Director at Forman School. 
Posted Friday, Oct 5, 2018 10:33:00 AM
After a morning of visiting classrooms and then lunch, the visitors gathered in the wonderfully air-conditioned Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Head of School Adam K. Man, Assistant Head of School Mike Kowalchick, and Assistant Head of School for Advancement Justin Solomon offered welcoming remarks and reminded the guests of how grateful Forman is for their support. 
Posted Friday, Sep 28, 2018 2:54:00 PM
The beginning of the school year means the start of classes but a lot of learning at Forman School takes place outside the classroom. Recently, the Womens' and Mens' Groups have started their monthly gatherings to discuss issues of gender and identity as well as related topics. Health, Wellness, and Leadership Teacher Cecilia Gallo is the facilitator for the Womens' Group and Video and Film Teacher Sean Kelly does the same for the Mens' Group. 
Posted Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 4:35:58 PM
Each year, Head of Forman School Adam K. Man challenges the senior class president to a contest. They stand before each other, and the whole school, each armed with flash cards that have picture of a new student on one side and that student's name on the other. Whoever can name the most students correctly is the winner. 
Posted Friday, Sep 14, 2018 2:07:00 PM
For the eleventh year in a row, headmaster Adam K. Man and his wife Beth invite seniors over to their house for dinner in the first weeks of school as a warm way to start the year off. The gatherings are intimate as they are split by gender as well as by two-three-or-four year seniors. The Mans started the tradition as a way to get to know seniors and to listen to them reflect on their time at Forman. And to get teenagers to talk, it helps to feed them as Mr. Man notes. "Every year, the four-year seniors just naturally slide into a trip down memory lane," says Man. "They'll say 'Remember that time in Lodge' and then the stories just flow." 
Posted Friday, Sep 14, 2018 8:41:35 AM
Most of the Forman School community gathered in the gymnasium at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 8 to begin the traditional color wars games for the 2018-'19 school year. After all new students were assigned to either the Green or White team, the festivities began in earnest. 
Posted Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 3:35:38 PM
On the drizzly morning of September 10, students and faculty at Forman School gathered in the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater of the Visual and Performing Arts Center for the first all-school assembly of the new year. Headmaster Adam K. Man, in his 11th year at Forman, welcomed the community and started off the year with a reminder of Forman's core values and guiding principles: truth, respect, and kindness. 
Posted Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 8:40:00 AM
Each new year brings positive change and in that spirit Forman School is pleased to introduce new faculty members for the 2018-'19 academic year. 
Posted Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:07:54 PM
Forman School graduated 57 students on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the annual Commencement Exercises. The Manchester Pipe Band led the traditional academic processional on the bagpipes. Faculty members followed and then new Forman graduates processed to their seats next to the historic Graduation Tree on The Green.
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:28:35 PM
After starting the season with a loss to Milbrook, the girls softball team at Forman School never lost again and won the Housatonic Valley Athletic League Championship by defeating Harvey 19-3 in the rain on Tuesday, May 21 at Litchfield High School. Overall, Forman finished second in New England for Class C schools. 
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:41:00 AM
Led by captains Mazwe Cuba '18 and David Kilburn '19, Forman School's Boys' Varsity Tennis Team concluded their season as runners up in the 2018 HVAL Championship. 
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM
After a day of exams, students and faculty walked under a sunny, blue sky to the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater to experience the wide variety of artistic achievement by the class of 2018. The Arts Center lobby displayed work by seniors in photography, painting, jewelry making, and ceramics. 
Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM
On the night of Monday, May 21, the community of Forman School gathered in the dining hall for a celebration of the 13 spring sports teams.
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:06:00 AM
"There's Something Wrong with Katie" is Forman Makes a Movie's third feature, and it's a significant step up in scope and professional quality. Students and faculty packed the Jake Cloobeck '16 Theater at 7:00pm on Saturday, May 12 to watch the premiere together. 
Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:59:00 AM
After hearing speeches last Friday from the top five vote-getters in school-wide voting for current juniors, Forman School's student body selected a final three for next year's student government leaders. Forman All School Officers for academic year 2018-19 are...
Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:00:00 PM
Under lovely blue skies and sunshine, Forman School's annual Strawberry Festival went off without a hitch. On Monday, May 14 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, students and faculty lingered together over food, snow cones, and many fun activities. 
Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 2:08:04 PM
Each local chapter of The National Honor Society (NHS) is required to perform regular community service. Thanks to Jason Epstein '18, Forman School does a monthly act of service that truly enriches the local community and brings a smile to the face of a young child on his or her birthday. 

 

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