Monthly Archives: March 2012

Apply now to MCS Farm Camp!

Manhattan Country School’s 2011 Farm Camp Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 27 Daily activities are divided between sustainability and recreation at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, N.Y. MCS Farm Camp is open to students in the 9-10s class through the 8th grade. Enrollment … Continue reading

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Activism Update: Students watch Senate in session, ride secret subway and meet with Voto Latino

By Maiya Jackson Upper School Director  We are having an amazing time in Washington! We arrived on Tuesday after a long bus ride, but instead of getting settled in our rooms, we had to rush off to make our appointment … Continue reading

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Eighth graders explore their immigrant roots

This project is an exploration of our immigrant roots and their connection to our activism project this year. How is it that a country built by immigrants has such a negative sentiment towards immigrants today? Is it not the same? … Continue reading

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7th & 8th graders to lobby in Washington for DREAM Act

Manhattan Country School seventh and eighth graders are visiting Washington, DC this week (March 26-30) to lobby for the DREAM Act and participate in the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Day of Action as part of their activism project. Each year, … Continue reading

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8th graders explore career paths on Mentor Day

On March 14th, eighth graders did what many adults do every morning — they headed off to work. Some students took the subway or walked, while others experienced a commute by car to New Jersey. Once they arrived at their … Continue reading

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Sound Science with 6-7s and 7-8s

By Susan Harris Lower School Music Teacher Stop by a Lower School music class most Mondays and Wednesdays if you want to hear and see enthusiastic singing, square dancing and percussion accompaniment.  Once a year, however, the 6-7s and 7-8s … Continue reading

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Save the Date: MCS’ Big Night Out! Saturday, May 5th

You’re invited to BIG NIGHT OUT! to benefit MCS on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street Cocktails Dinner Dancing Auction Special MCS Video Alumni … Continue reading

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Breakfast discussion with Ilene Green on March 23

You’re invited to a breakfast discussion with Ilene Green on Friday, March 23rd at 9 a.m. in the Living Room. What role does conflict play in social, emotional and cognitive development? Is it always a negative indicator or are there … Continue reading

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Sapping, syrup making for 7th graders at MCS Farm

By Nick Patel Upper School Science Teacher The seventh grade is having a blast at the farm as we near the end of our stay in Roxbury, N.Y.  It is a beautiful time of the year to be here as … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Cultural Festival to Support Fifth Floor Activism Project

By Kyle 8th Grade This year, the 7th and 8th grade activism project is focusing on the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act is a bill that says that if you came to the U.S. before the age of fifteen and … Continue reading

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MCS to celebrate National Pi Day on March 14

By Flannery Denny Math Specialist Pi Day is Wednesday, March 14 (a date which coincides with Albert Einstein’s birthday and the first 3 digits of pi)!  Manhattan Country School students and teachers will commemorate the day by celebrating all things … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Cultural Festival to Support Fifth Floor Activism Project

By Kyle 8th Grade This year, the 7th and 8th grade activism project is focusing on the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act is a bill that says that if you came to the U.S. before the age of fifteen and … Continue reading

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Highlights: 100th Day of School

Teachers Anna, Kendia and the 5-6s class hosted their 100th day of school celebration with much fan fare for visiting parents, staff and other classes. The classroom was adorned with creative depictions of the number 100. There were 100 homemade cookies, … Continue reading

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Join us! U.S. Science Fair this Tuesday

Nick Patel Upper School Science Teacher This is a very exciting time of year because it’s time for the Upper School Science Fair! Join us this Tuesday, March 6, from 12:30-2 p.m. on the fifth floor. There will be live demos, … Continue reading

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6-7s class attend first-day-of-issue stamp ceremony at Schomburg

By Laura Swindler 6-7s Head Teacher On Feb. 29th, the 6-7s were invited by Deirdre Hollman, mom of Myles (8-9s), to attend a first-day-of-issue ceremony as part of their post office studies. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture … Continue reading

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7th graders write identity poems en Español

By Señorita Naomi Enright Profesora de Español The 7th grade has written their identity poems! They will be displayed outside of my classroom next week, so please come if you have the chance. Below are two. ¡Gracias! Yo soy Max … Continue reading

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