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Robert’s Summer Math Suggestions

By Robert Berkman Math Coordinator  Break out the Tablet Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad math apps out there which are little more than electronic flash cards. At gottasolveit.blogspot.com you’ll find in-depth reviews of tablet based puzzles that will … Continue reading

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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: 8-9s fishing trip

The 8-9s joined the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy with a catch and release fishing day! Students caught a variety of fish including striped bass and blackfish. They discovered the living estuary of the Hudson river, mussels and all. We … Continue reading

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Highlights: 9-10s class trip to MCS Farm

During the 9-10s class trip to the MCS Farm, students were exploring nature on the MCS Farm, feeding cows and chickens, finding snakes, and jumping in the hay loft, cooking food, and so much more.

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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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View Robert Berkman’s math exhibits on Governors Island

 This summer, enjoy math on Governors Island with MCS’ Math Coordinator Robert Berkman! The Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking (Mü-Math, for short), is now in residence in Building 315 on Governors Island every weekend from now until September 30th from 11:30 … Continue reading

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Thanks for supporting the rooftop garden

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher This school year has brought many changes, some have been years in the making. When I became Lower School science teacher, the 5-6s food study did not include homegrown food. Little by little … Continue reading

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8th grade textile projects

By Lynn Haroldson Farm Textiles Teacher This year’s 8th grade textiles are characterized by the wide variety of fiber media used in their creation. For their graduation projects in textiles, students on the fifth floor create a useful object from … Continue reading

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Highlights: Shop Show 2012

Leo Reynoso’s annual Shop Show was on display in the MCS lobby during parent-teacher conferences in May. Parents, teachers, students and school visitors were able to view the work created by students in their woodworking classes. In case you missed it, … Continue reading

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Afterschool ‘All About Dogs’ class visits the vet

By Susan Harris Afterschool Director Students in the “All About Dogs” afterschool class are crazy about canines, and last month they visited a local veterinarian’s office.  It was a high point for these children who had spent semester learning about … Continue reading

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9-10s student wins second place in Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest

Ayla won second place in the American Immigration Council’s annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest. According to the website: “The contest inspires educators to bring U.S. Immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and gives students the opportunity to explore … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Learning in Urban Outdoor Spaces

Dear Friends, Parents and Colleagues, On Friday, June 1st from 1-3 p.m., I hope you can join me for a talking and walking tour of my Master’s Project research, “Learning in Urban Outdoor Spaces.” We will meet in the Living … Continue reading

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Space is available! Apply now to MCS Farm Camp

Manhattan Country School’s 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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Manhattan Country School students participate in Packer Model Congress: Fourth Year, 8 Bills, 3 Golden Gavels!

On Saturday, 17 students from Manhattan Country School participated in a regional Model Congress at Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn. They competed against several independent schools to support bills they’ve been working on with the guidance of 5th grade teacher Pinki … 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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8th graders enjoy their final trip to MCS Farm

By Kristen Lee Berger 7th/8th Grade History Teacher In Emma and Altana’s fundraising letter for the activism trip they wrote that the project was the culmination of all that they had learned at MCS about social justice and activism. In many ways, … 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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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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7th graders tour greenhouse at Blenheim Hill Farm

By John McDaniel MCS Farm Program Director  On their spring Farm trip a few 7the grade students took a field trip to Blenheim Hill Farm located near Roxbury, NY. Blenheim Hill was created to supply fresh produce, beef, pork and … Continue reading

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6-7s return to Yorkville Common Pantry

By Laura Swindler 6-7s Head Teacher The 6-7s were excited to return to Yorkville Common Pantry.  Many of them remembered visiting the pantry when they were in the 5-6s class.  Debbie Weiss, 8-9s Head Teacher, helps to organize visits for … Continue reading

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Highlights: Fifth grade trip to MCS Farm

MCS fifth graders and teachers Pinki Shah and Chris Guajardo visited our 180-acre working farm in the Catskills during the week of March 19th. View a slideshow to see students learning, growing, and playing at the MCS Farm. Photos by … Continue reading

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7-8s garden, read with preschoolers at Union Settlement

By Aimee Arandia Østensen 7-8s Head Teacher Our book drive for the Union Settlement pre-school was a huge success.  Thank you for all of your donations. We have had a relationship with Union Settlement since the fall through our use of … Continue reading

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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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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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