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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018
2018 Activism Project
We are writing to update you on our activism work and to ask for your help and support in our campaign to end domestic violence. WE CHOSE THIS TOPIC BECAUSE People are being hurt and killed, one in four women and one in seven men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. There are even some families in our community that this may affect and we don’t want this to affect us or anyone else. Our government is not doing enough to end this problem....
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018
8th Grade Mentoring Day
Each year, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders have the opportunity to learn about a career of interest as part of Eighth-Grade Mentoring Day. On March 9, the year’s eighth-graders visited members of the MCS community to observe them at work. The following mentors, representing MCS alumni, current parents, board members and friends of the community, participated in this year’s event: Marika Hughes ’85, professional cellist Marcin Sawicki (current parent and MCS trustee), programmer and...
Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Making bagels at the MCS Farm.
Bagels! Many of us have a favorite—plain, salted, poppy, sesame, cinnamon raisin, pumpernickel, everything. Our toppings—a schmear of cream cheese, some butter, lox, a slice of onion, just to name a few—are an expression of our personal taste. This dietary staple we may eat on the go or leisurely on a Sunday morning is part of our daily fabric, but how many people have attempted to make their own? During this week’s farm trip, two Manhattan Country School seventh-graders challenged themselves...
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
Sixth-Graders Learn the Science Behind Making Maple Syrup
Sugaring, syruping or, as most say in the Catskills, sapping are terms used to describe the process of making authentic maple syrup. I say authentic as most grocery stores are flooded with “maple syrup” brands filled with high fructose corn syrup and flavoring. The Manhattan Country School sixth-grade class arrived at the MCS Farm at the perfect time to start the sapping process. The students started by hiking to the sap bush, an area deep in the Farm’s forest. They learned to look for maple...
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Manhattan Country School’s two 5-6s classes celebrated the 100th Day of School. This annual observance showcases the students’ creativity and developing math skills. 5-6s Norte In preparation for the big day, students in 5-6s Norte worked on family projects that involved creating something using 100 items. Some examples included a poster with 100 images of black women, a flag made out of 100 condiment packets, a hanging display of 100 paperclips, a...