Monthly Archives: July 2011

MCS Farm Camp Update: A Visit to Howe Caverns

By Sam MCS Farm Camper Before gardening on Monday, John told us that we were going to Howe Caverns. After class we ate lunch then we packed up to go. It took about a hour to get there. We took … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: A Night on the Deck

By Jalen MCS Farm Camper On the night of Saturday, July 16th, the Manhattan Country School Farm campers spent the night on the deck next to the greenhouse. We were able to see the stars and the beautiful glowing moon. … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Rollerskating!

By Pilar MCS Farm Camper     After visiting the Farmers’ Museum we headed off to Interskate 88 to go rollerskating! We walked in and I saw a whole disco rollerskating rink just waiting for us. So we walked up … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: The Farmers’ Museum

By Cara MCS Farm Camper  On the second weekend of Manhattan Country School’s Farm Camp, we had a ton of activities to keep us happy and busy. On Saturday morning, we got up, ate breakfast (I have a new love … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

By Michèle Solá Director “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is your last theatrical gift to the MCS community. Your accomplishments are legendary and the high schools you’ll attend are impressive. We are thrilled with the 19 individuals you have become. … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Going to Pine Hill Lake

By Jose and Cara MCS Farm Campers This is our favorite spot at Pine Hill Lake with shade for playing cards, the volleyball court for Newcom, and not too far from the beach. The moment we go over the bridge … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Dinner and a Movie

By Leilani MCS Farm Camper  On Saturday, after Clark Gym, we enjoyed a great dinner of baked potatoes, cole slaw, barbecue chicken, bread rolls, and soda.  After that we played in a park for a few minutes, then we headed … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: A Visit to Clark Gym

By Mia MCS Farm Camper  On Saturday we went to a place in Cooperstown that’s called Clark Gym. It’s a place where you get to do a lot of activities.  When I was there i did rock climbing, basketball, ping … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Campout with John

By Jalen MCS Farm Camper  On the second week of Farm Camp, Program Director John McDaniel and nine campers went off on a hike up Thyme Hill. We spent the night in Meeker Hollow, deep in the woods. Like the first … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: A Meal from the Farm

By Savannah MCS Farm Camper At the farm we grow a lot of vegetables. We also have a lot of cows we use for beef. We had a dinner and everything we ate was from the Manhattan Country School Farm. … Continue reading

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Hatching chicks at MCS

Earlier this year, Manhattan Country School’s 4-5s and 6-7s classes learned about the lifecycle of chicks and ducklings and participated in the incubation to hatching process. It is an exciting time for the students as they watch the baby chicks … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: A Bonfire

By Asha MCS Farm Camper On Thursday, Chris and Tom made a bonfire. At first the fire would not light, but then they had the idea of using hay. The fire finally caught on the sticks. Lots of the seven … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Evening Activities

By Maya MCS Farm Camper After dinner on weekdays at MCS Farm Camp our teachers, Tom and Chris, choose evening activities for us to play such as: 1. Ditch – a tag game 2. Spud – a tag game 3. … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Gardening

Every weekday morning all the campers (unless they are on a campout) work in the garden.  Before the sun gets very hot they pull weeds in garden beds and paths, pick off potato bugs and hoe the rows between crops.  … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Instrument World

By Miles MCS Farm Camper If you play guitar or dulcimer and you don’t want to miss out on practice, you can ask a staff member at MCS Farm Camp and grab one and play! We have been playing guitar … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Campout with Cathy

Each of the first two weeks of MCS Farm Camp, a group of intrepid campers leaves the farmhouse to sleep and eat at the campsite high on the hill above the Farm.  They carry what they will need for the … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Family Visiting Day

Everyone is getting excited about Family Visiting Day. The MCS Farm will prepare hamburger and veggie burger patties and substantial salads. You are welcome to bring “comfort foods,” such as desserts, salads, and other side dishes. Don’t forget serving utensils. … Continue reading

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New and familiar staff at MCS Farm Camp

The Manhattan Country School Farm faculty, Ginny, Ed, John, Donna, Cathy and Mary Ann, welcome back Tom Grattan, Fifth Floor teacher as the Farm Camp Teacher, and for the first time Chris Guajardo, Interim Spanish Teacher as the Overnight Resident, … Continue reading

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MCS hosts reception for young alumni

On June 7th, Manhattan Country School hosted a special reception for young alumni in the Living Room. It was an opportunity for former students to reconnect with teachers and classmates from the class of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. About 20 … Continue reading

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Robert’s Summer Math Suggestions

By Robert Berkman Math Coordinator  Let ‘em handle some money Give your kids an allowance. Now. Commerce makes the world go ’round, and working with coins and dollars is an excellent context for developing everyday number awareness. You can get … Continue reading

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