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Highlights: Social Justice Data Fair 2012

On May 31, fifth floor students participated in the second annual Social Justice Data Fair at Manhattan Country School. Each student chooses a social justice issue to research and uses mathematics to compose a compelling argument for the need for … Continue reading

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Highlights: Teach-In honors MCS’ 45th anniversary

By Flannery Denny 7th/8th Grade Math Specialist MCS celebrated its 45th anniversary on April 4th with our first-ever Teach-In. We started the day with a whole school assembly during which we sang and laughed, heard stories from founder Gus Trowbridge about the … Continue reading

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Join Us! Farm Outing Day is June 16

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day 2012 is Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends, families, new families, and alumni are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles … Continue reading

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Join us this Friday! Year-End Breakfast & 45th Anniversary Parents’ Association Celebration

  Please join us for the year-end breakfast and Parents’ Association celebration on Friday, June 8, 8:30 – 10 a.m. in the Music Room. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast 9 a.m. Directors’ Year-End Reflections It’s easy to come up with a list … Continue reading

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You’re invited! Year-End Breakfast & 45th Anniversary Parents’ Association Celebration

Please join us for the year-end breakfast and Parents’ Association celebration on Friday, June 8, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Music Room. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast 9 a.m. Directors’ Year-End Reflections It’s easy to come up with a list of … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Farm Outing Day is June 16

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day 2012 is Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends, families, new families, and alumni are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles … Continue reading

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Highlights: Celebrating MCS’ 45th anniversary!

Dear MCS Community, Big Night Out! is a thrilling evening any year, but MCS’ 45th anniversary celebration this past Saturday, May 5, was a historic gathering “thrilling” only partially describes. Some highlights from this year’s celebration include: • Eloquent remarks … Continue reading

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Students meet civil rights leader during activism trip

By Chris Guajardo MCS Specialist After meeting with New York representatives in Congress, we decided to try to meet with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia. We walked into his office and asked if we could speak with the congressman. The staffers told us … Continue reading

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Join us for Big Night Out! on 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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Save the Date! Farm Outing Day is June 16

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day 2012 is Saturday, June 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All MCS friends, families, new families, and alumni are invited to a community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles … Continue reading

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8th graders participate in NYC History Day

By Kristen Lee Berger 7th/8th Grade History Teacher  This year, 8th graders, as part of their Computer/History Seminar class participated in New York City History Day. NYC History Day is a subsidiary of National History Day, a history competition whereby: … Continue reading

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BNO! Online Auction: April 20th – May 4th

Our 2012 Big Night Out! Auction opens for bidding this Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8 a.m.   We’ll be adding new items to our auction for you to preview as Friday approaches. Feel free to place a Watch on … Continue reading

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Highlights: Pi Day Celebration

Students and teachers celebrated Pi Day on March 14th. The day was filled with activities, including the study of circular objects, creating art inspired by Kandinsky’s oil pastel circles, a reading of Sir Cumference: And the First Round Table, eating lots … 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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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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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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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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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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Community basketball game a slam dunk!

On February 17th, Manhattan Country School hosted a community basketball game at the 92nd Street Y. It had the feeling of a long-anticipated high school game. There were many MCS families, alumni, students and friends filling the bleachers, sidelines and … Continue reading

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Apply for 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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You’re invited: MCS Community Basketball Game on Feb. 17

You’re invited to Manhattan Country School’s Community Basketball Game on Friday, February 17 from 4-6 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y. Come watch MCS parents, teachers and alumni play and cheer them on! There will be all sorts of activities, … Continue reading

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MCS 7th, 8th graders to support youth immigration

By Altana and Emma 8th graders  The Manhattan Country School Activism Project is an annual and year-long initiative that is based around student inquiry and leadership on issues of crucial impact in the local and global communities.  The MCS seventh … Continue reading

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Sixth Graders Discuss Dr. King, Civil Rights with Samuel L. Jackson

By Karen Zaidberg 6th Grade Head Teacher Last month, the sixth grade attended a performance of Katori Hall’s Broadway play, The Mountaintop, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.  The play dramatizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final night in … Continue reading

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Highlights: MLK March led by MCS’ eighth graders

More than 200 people joined Manhattan Country School eighth graders on a march honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The eighth grade students delivered researched speeches at various locations in Harlem, such as the Apollo … Continue reading

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The Spotlight on MCS: Thank You Everyone!

By Michèle Solá Director Every morning and all year long, I come in to school, look up at the Ben Shahn lithograph of Martin Luther King, Jr., and feel a sense of responsibility greater than the sum of all the … Continue reading

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MCS Sings to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ‘round, Turn me ‘round, turn me ‘round, Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ‘round, I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’ All the way to Freedom Land Today, Manhattan Country School students, teachers … Continue reading

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Final weekend! MCS replica on display at NY Botanical Garden

Did you know? Manhattan Country School is one of the featured landmark replicas in the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show. This natural exhibit featuring 140 replicas of NYC buildings made of nuts, bark, and leaves is on display in the Enid … Continue reading

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