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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 20

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 20

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 20

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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Congratulations to the Class of 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. Read more
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's Farm Outing Day. And a special thanks to the fifth-grade families who put on an amazing event.  Read more
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.  Read more
On Thursday, June 13, the MCS gym filled with families, students, faculty and staff to celebrate the end of the 2018-2019 school year. On the heels of 8th grade graduation, a celebratory spirit filled the air, as there is so much to celebrate this year.  Read more
Eighth Grade students spent the year in science seminar designing, building, constructing and programming Lego Mindstorm robots to engage their engineering, computer science, design and mathematical reasoning abilities. They built Lego towers to learn about structure and stability, robots that could draw to learn about loops, robots that played tag to learn about sensors and conditional expressions and racing robots to learn about gears. Read more
Delivered at the June 7, 2019 State of School And Final Parents' Association Meeting A week ago, upon the arrival of the 9-10s’ pen pals from Roxbury Central School, two 9-10s greeted their bus as it pulled up out front. “Welcome to our school. We call our teachers by first names here -- no last names.”  This child was not prompted to say this, but somehow knew that this was important information to convey. What this child intuitively senses, I believe, is that this pronouncement is more than just a minor detail about our school, but rather one that helps to orient our guests to our school culture. In fact, it speaks to a key tenet of how we are a progressive school.   Read more
Delivered at the June 7, 2019 State of the School and Final Parents' Association Meeting EMPOWERMENT and LIBERATION Read more
Delivered at the June 7, 2019 State of the School and Final Parents' Association Meeting “A Place Where the Children Are Going to Make ‘This Land Is My Land, Our Land’” Read more
Thank you for your participation and engagement during RG175’s (Tony Featherston and Bob Henderson) site visit in early May. Many of you spent time in-person with the search firm and 140 of you completed the survey. From those conversations and survey data, RG175 worked with me and the Search Committee to formulate a position statement that clearly characterizes what we love about MCS, the opportunities for the future, and the challenges that our school is working to overcome. Please read the Position Statement and feel free to share it with your networks. 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
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
"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
Save the Date! Farm Festival is set for Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The day will feature a raffle, games and rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and food. The Farm Festival co-chairs for 2019 have met several times since the winter with the vision to build on the success of past years. We aim to refine and systematize some past processes to ease planning in future years as our school community grows. Read more

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