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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 19

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 19

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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Parents tour the sixth floor construction site with architects from ABA Studio during the End-of-Year Thank You Reception. Additional classroom space will be built this summer. Click here to learn more about the construction plans.

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 choosing and hone their visual storytelling skills, preparing a compelling collection of graphs, infographics and maps to draw attention to the key concerns they want to raise awareness about.  Read more
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. Read more
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 to the forefront of the nation’s attention by young activists. Read more
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.  Read more
This week, as a crowd of anxious parents filled the sidewalk of 85th street, MCS 7-8s loaded the bus for their first trip to the MCS Farm. Prior to their trip, Farm Director John McDaniel visited with the students and asked them what they think happens at the farm. Comments included "We get to cook," "there are bunk beds," "there's a sewing thing" and "we can't shower." After two nights at the farm, students found that the farm exceeded their expectations! Read more
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.  Read more
Eighth Grade Play Monday, June 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. | MCS Gym Childcare will not be provided Parents and students are welcome to preview the eighth grade play "Into the Woods" performed by the MCS Class of 2019. Closing Assembly Thursday, June 13, 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. | MCS Gym Read more
Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day, a community picnic for MCS families (including new families joining the school in the fall), alumni and friends at our 180-acre farm in the Catskill Mountains, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Enjoy hay rides, hay jumping, music and tours of the MCS Farm at New Kingston Mountain. From 2-3:30 pm, you will have an opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the MCS Farm at Lower Meeker Hollow (the new farm property acquired in 2017) and learn about the expanding farm program.  Read more
Judy Pryor-Ramirez (6th grade) will be joining Dena Verhoff (7-8s) as the new PA Co-President for the 2019-20 school year. Judy will replace Stacy Parker LeMelle (7-8’s) who is completing her two year term this month. Judy has served as an Admissions Office Parent Volunteer, a panel speaker with fellow parents for the 2015 MCS Community Meeting on voting rights, and most recently as a member of the "Searching for What's Been Missed" Task Force, and Big Night Out! volunteer. Thank you Judy for taking on this important role at MCS. Read more
It is important that Manhattan Country School continues to grow as a community with purposeful, broad socioeconomic diversity across enrollment, faculty and staff, and as a model for progressive education, teacher training and equitable tuition policy. With your support and continued generosity and the broad participation of the MCS community, we know that we can meet our goals. We hope you will join in supporting MCS’ effort to sustain its founding mission, cultivate more lifelong learners and change makers and grow its impact in New York City and beyond.  Read more
"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." ---The Minpins by Roald Dahl 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

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