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6-7s Building Study: Progressive Education

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 10

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 10

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 10

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Each year, the eighth grade of Manhattan Country School organizes and leads a march inspired by the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you for joining us and using your signs and voices to bring awareness to the important civil rights issues of our time.

“The route is long and the weather is usually cold, but one never tires of seeing education be this intentional.” – Frank Roosevelt On the morning of Monday, January 21, more than 250 students, parents, alumni and friends from the Manhattan Country School community gathered to begin the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March titled "Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice". Read more
There are times at the Manhattan Country School Farm where we live in an agricultural bubble. 100% of the agricultural harvests are either consumed or utilized at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, NY or at meals on 85th Street. Read more
In early December, the Manhattan Country School Farm was notified that we were awarded a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation and their partner The Bee Cause Project. Read more
Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition of educators organizing for racial justice in education.  We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year. February 4-8 will be the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, where educational and cultural institutions across the country will engage students and visitors with the 13 Guiding Principles of the Black Lives Matter Movement, as well as the National Demands. T-shirts, designed by an 8th grade student in Brooklyn, are also available. Teachers and students across New York City will be wearing their t-shirts in a show of solidarity on Monday, February 4 and Thursday, February 7.  Read more
When I first heard about MCS I thought, what’s the big deal about the farm thing? Was I in for a surprise! I grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan around the corner from MCS. I went to a private school but I had never heard of MCS and I didn’t know a lot about progressive education. Now I want to shout from the treetops and share it with all children and families...this is how it CAN BE regardless of how much money you have or what you look like. Read more
Please join us on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a mid-winter feast to support Manhattan Country School's longstanding farm-based education program for public school students and educators in the Catskills and in New York City. Purchase your ticket today. Read more
Greetings from Roxbury Hi Families! Greetings from the end of Day One at the farm! Whispering voices have finally faded into the calm of the Roxbury night, the snow has melted off the boots gathered beside the back door, and we dream of the zucchini bread and garlic breadsticks we've already had and of the pancakes and blueberry cake we will encounter tomorrow morning. Read more
This year Manhattan Country School welcomes three new faces to our staff and faculty: Dan Rubin – 5th Grade Teacher, Caroline Biggers – Admissions Associate, and Leila Jacobson – 2019 Farm Intern. Dan, Caroline and Leila all bring an exciting wealth of knowledge to Manhattan Country School and the MCS Farm. Please continue to welcome them with open arms and a warm school spirit. Read more
From the MCS Kitchen to your home, Amanda and the Afterschool Baking Club present Tres Leche Cake! Tres Leche Cake ​​INGREDIENTS: Read more
During the seventh and eighth grade printing elective, upper school students are familiarized with the process of freeform printmaking with Manhattan Country School art teacher, Janice. Read more
Anya Luna-Leibowits ‘14 has joined Manhattan Country School’s 4-5’s class as a volunteer classroom assistant during her breaks from Sarah Lawrence. Anya is in her first-year of college and majors in psychology. While commuting daily from the heart of New York to Westchester County, Anya has contemplated a career in child psychology and early childhood education. Sarah Leibowits, a 20+ year master teacher at MCS, and Anya’s mother, has inspired Anya’s dream of becoming an educator. Read more
City Camp is Manhattan Country School's summer program for MCS students in the 4-5s through 9-10s, including new Lower School students joining the school in the fall. During City Camp, students broaden their MCS experience by being immersed in fun and engaging activities aligned with the school’s mission and values. Read more
Join us for an evening discussion, exhibition and film screening with artist and educator Janice Movson on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Read more
The MCS Varsity girls' basketball season has started! They currently compete in a division that includes Rodeph Sholom, Heschel, Avenues, UNIS Queens, Stephen Gaynor, Mandell and Cathedral. The Varsity girl's basketball team beat British International School 42-12 bringing their record to 3-0. The MCS Boy's Varsity basketball team lost to School of Columbia on Monday, January 21 by 3pts, bringing their record to 1-2. For more sports information, including schedules, please email Coach Lloyd at jlloyd@manhattancountryschool.orgClick here for a printable copy of the varsity basketball schedule.   Read more
Now that our Community is deep into the winter weather and all the various health ailments that may come along with that, I wanted to send out a review of the MCS health policy. Reporting Illness: Read more
In the event of heavy rain or snow, Manhattan Country School will implement the following student dismissal plan: Read more
Manhattan Country School's policy regarding Valentine’s Day: Read more
Manhattan Country School follows the NYC Department of Education guidelines for school closures due to bad weather or hazardous conditions. If MCS has a weather-related delay, early dismissal or closure, families of students will be notified in the following ways: Read more

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