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Around School This Week: Post Office Grand Opening, Math Night and More

Friday, March 11, 2016

Here’s a glimpse into some of the events that took place at Manhattan Country School this week:  

6-7s Post Office

The 6-7s held the grand opening of the Falcon Post Office on Tuesday.


Fifth Floor Activism

Humanitarian workers Jan Brouwer and Terra Mack spoke with the seventh- and eighth-graders Wednesday morning about their work with Syrian refugees.

9-10s Lower East Side Museum

The 9-10s hosted a Lower East Side Museum on Thursday for students, faculty, staff and families. Detailed dioramas and interactive exhibits illustrated what life was like in the early 1900s.

Community Math Night

MCS held its sixth annual Community Math Night Thursday. Hosted by our sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, the event focused on “cut and solve” puzzles that require visual spatialization skills. Participants cut out Van Hiele tiles that they used to solve geometry puzzles, assembled two-piece pyramid puzzles and saw what happened when you cut a Moebius band down the center. As in previous years, the 100-square-foot “right handed” maze drew large crowds of frustrated walkers. Among the most popular activities was building four-dimensional “hypercubes” and an extremely frustrating puzzle that required visitors to assemble an elephant by folding a six-pointed star. If you missed it, never fear: next year we’ll have a bigger event at our new building!