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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...
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018
2018 Community Math Night
The eighth annual Manhattan Country School Community Math Night, an event where MCS families can experience the wonders and challenges of mathematics together, was themed around our school building, with all its interesting and sometimes puzzling features. Visitors could go on a scavenger hunt, searching our shared spaces for all kinds of unique shapes, including an irregular dodecahedron (that is, a 12-sided polygon where all the sides are not equal), tessellating diamonds and odd...
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...

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