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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018
2018 Lower School SingAlong
  The 4-5s through 7-8s shared songs and dances with their families at the annual SingAlong on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The program theme, "Everything Grows," featured songs of the natural world, and illustrated how science touches our lives. Drummers accompanied selections from Nigeria, Cuba, Zimbabwe and Appalachia. The main event, of course, was the children, who threw themselves into singing and dancing, taking ownership of the music and bringing us joy...
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018
MCS/Roxbury Pen Pal Exchange
The Manhattan Country School Pen Pal Project with Roxbury Central School has connected students for more than 30 years. The project takes advantage of the MCS Farm’s location in the town of Roxbury. It’s now become a multi-generational project, as current MCS fifth-grade student Layla (’21) and her father, Sean, have both had this experience. At Roxbury Central, several parents have expressed fond memories of being a pen pal. The original mission of this exchange was to help fourth-grade...
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Eighth-graders riparian planting
One of the themes of Manhattan Country School’s final eighth-grade farm trip is that of legacy. Each graduating class is remembered for a variety of reasons and the mark they leave on MCS is quite significant. The Class of 2018 has been investigating and discussing global and local water needs and issues during their three farm trips this year. Our kids are in the unique position of being stewards of the New York City Watershed as MCS students and consumers of that water in New York City...
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Activism Community Teach-In
Last week at Manhattan Country School, the seventh- and eighth-graders led a community activism teach-in as part of their “Shatter the Silence, Stop Domestic Violence” campaign. Before the event, the activism committee brainstormed ways to talk to students and parents about how to fight domestic violence. They focused their campaign on three demands: Keep guns out of the hands of abusers, teach healthy relationships and increase funding for domestic violence shelters. They prepared to...
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018
The last of the snow has finally melted at the Manhattan Country School Farm. We’ve wrapped up our maple syrup season with a respectful 20 gallons produced. The greenhouse is bursting with salad greens and winter-grown tomatoes and cucumbers, which were all added to meals and recipes. Onion, broccoli, tomato, pepper and lettuce seedlings are ready to be transplanted to larger containers or straight to the garden beds. Cows, which have spent most of the winter in the barn, are now grazing on the...