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Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 22 eighth-graders graduated from Manhattan Country School. During a ceremony shared with faculty, staff, family and friends, the graduates offered the following thoughts about their time at MCS. View Graduation Pictures Tadeáš Beise When I came into the 4-5s classroom on the first day of school, I didn't know anyone. I was pretty shy and decided to join a table with the stackable bears rather than people. Besides this, it didn't take too long for me to be... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019
Last week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "Into the Woods," a production directed by Shadenia Davis with Dan Rubins on piano. Eighth graders performed for their families, young alumni and again on the night of Graduation. Bravo to all on a fantastic production.  _MG_0011.jpg _MG_0334_0.jpg... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019
Every year at this time we prepare to say goodbye to a few members of the Manhattan Country School community and welcome some new members in the fall. This year some long-time members of the MCS community will be leaving us and we hope you'll join us as we wish them well on their next chapters.  The following will be leaving MCS, several after very long, memorable tenures.  We thank them all for their invaluable dedication to our students and wish them well on their future endeavors. Susan... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake - Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin and Erin Entrada Kelly. When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a "New Life Plan": 1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before; 2) find a new best friend; and 3) kiss a boy for the... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
Lost Children Archive: A Novel by Valeria Luiselli - A family treks south to the U.S.–Mexico border, bearing tales of broken migrant families all the way down. This remarkable, inventive fictional take on this issue captures the anguish of those families through a deliberate piling-up of stories; reading it, you feel yourself slowly coming face to face with a world where masses of children are separated, missing, or dead of exposure in the desert. Luiselli eases into the tale by introducing an... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
This year’s the activism committee, made up of seventh and eighth grade students, decided after several debates and a voting process to focus on habitat destruction. After initial investigations into ways our fossil fuel-based economy destroys habitats, including plastics and pipelines, discussions turned to the term “Green New Deal." The students saw this proposal as being inclusive enough to contain many sub-topics, as a solution that addresses the needs of diverse people, and being pushed... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
At the ninth annual Social Justice Data Fair, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Manhattan Country School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders showcased the work they have  done using math to explore social justice issues. Some seventh graders projects included an investigation of the disproportional body sizes of action figures and dolls and comparative mapping projects comparing social indicators.  For MCS eighth-graders, the data fair is a capstone project. Students research an issue of their... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
Manhattan Country School’s 2019 Spring Concert, titled “Exploring Yesterday,” celebrated music that has warmed our hearts, got us dancing and inspired us throughout time. The program featured an impressive collection of songs dating as far back as the 16th century with several popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The students dressed in retro attire befitting the theme. The MCS Rock Band, featuring Ana (percussion), Anika (guitar), Antonio (guitar), Ayo (percussion/voice), Brickelle (bass/... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
Manhattan Country School’s Junior Varsity track team competed in the Championship match on Monday, June 3. In an impressive showing, MCS student-athletes received medals in every event.  Boys 4x200 Relay - GOLD  Girls 4x200 Relay - GOLD  BOYS 400 - BRONZE  GIRLS 400 - BRONZE  BOYS 100 - BRONZE  GIRLS 100 - GOLD & BRONZE  BOYS 800 - BRONZE  GIRLS 800 - SILVER  BOYS 200 - GOLD & SILVER  GIRLS 200 - GOLD  BOYS 4X100 - GOLD  GIRLS 4X100 - GOLD  Congratulations JV Track!
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, illus. by Sarah Jacoby - An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby. What is important about Margaret Wise Brown? In forty-two inspired pages, this biography artfully plays with... Read More

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