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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 for the Social Justice Data Fair on May 31st

By Flannery Denny 7th/8th Grade Math Specialist Parents are invited to attend the second annual MCS Social Justice Data Fair on Thursday, May 31st following the spring concert. We will kick off the event in the Music Room at around … 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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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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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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Students learn about music, culture of Native Americans

By Debbie Weiss and Hilary Davis 8-9’s Head Teacher and Student Teacher  Students from the 8-9s, 7th and 8th grade had the opportunity to meet with Tiokasin Ghosthorse on Tuesday, January 25th.  He is a Lakota flute maker/player, speaker, and … 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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