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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 13

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 13

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 13

Friday, December 9, 2016

Photo of the Week

Students in the World Music with Ingrid Afterschool class practice rhythm patterns on the drums.

Student activists
In 20 years as director of Manhattan Country School, there have been many memorable moments when I recalled the words included in the Ben Shahn lithograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. that hangs in the school’s entryway. The text, an excerpt of King’s last speech, read, “I don’t know what will happen now. We have got difficult days ahead….” Read more
Teresa Edwards
Teresa Edwards, one of the most decorated players in basketball, has joined Manhattan Country School as a coach for the winter and spring team sports seasons. Teresa, who goes by the name T, is working with MCS coaches Lee Solomon and Jermaine Lloyd and our varsity and junior varsity basketball and track and field teams. Read more
MCS Eighth Grade
Manhattan Country School's seventh- and eighth-graders voted for climate change as their activism topic this year. Racism came in second, followed by mental illness and LGBTQ+ issues. The students are now thinking about what to focus their campaign on in a rapidly changing and unpredictable landscape. Read more
Hip-Hop with Davin
This week, Manhattan Country School held an open week for its Afterschool classes. Families were invited to observe students in a range of activities including Mandarin, yoga, coding, chess and hip-hop. (Visit the Afterschool page of our website to learn more about our program.) We invite you to enjoy some photo highlights from the week. Read more
2015 Winter Assembly
Manhattan Country School families are invited to join students, faculty and staff Friday, December 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gym for our 2016 Winter Assembly. Musical selections will include Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day songs and songs of peace. Some reminders about assembly protocol: Read more

What's for Lunch?

Check out next week's lunch menu.

Three Things We're Talking About This Week

  • This week's meeting of Ta-Nehisi Coates (national correspondent for The Atlantic, MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient and parent of an MCS grad) and 30 New York City school leaders, including our Upper School Director Maiya Jackson.
  • The Kids Speak Out March taking place this Sunday in Central Park.
  • Our girls varsity basketball team's 46-28 victory over the United Nations International School (UNIS) this week.

Corrections & Clarifications

In the Photo of the Week caption in the December 2 issue of Nuestra Semana en MCS, Anick Pleven '75 was incorrectly identified as production chief for The New York Times. She is the production chief for The New York Times Magazine. In addition, Marian S. Heiskell's last name was misspelled. The correct spelling is reflected in this correction.

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