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Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017
2017 Model Congress
On Saturday, May 20, 12 student delegates from Manhattan Country School attended Model Congress at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York. The delegates that proudly represented MCS and their families this year were Aaron G., Layla H., Anais O., Jory L., Roxanne S., Ricky C., Malik S., Madeleine L., Gabriela M., Jack T., Stella A. and Lillian P. After three months of classes, these delegates were prepared and excited to defend their seven bills. During the event, delegates broke...
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017
2017 Spring Concert
On Thursday, June 1, the Manhattan Country School community gathered for its first Spring Concert in our new home. Under the direction of Donavon Soumas and accompanied by piano played by Nehemiah Luckett, students in the 8-9s through eighth grade offered a performance that included songs both familiar and new. The students opened with “Aya Ngena,” a traditional Zulu folk song, followed by “Woven As One.” Nehemiah invited the audience to join in on “We Shall Not Give Up the Fight,” the...
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017
News about changes in staffing will be shared with students on Monday, June 5. We ask that families wait until Monday afternoon to discuss these changes with their children so that Monday's morning meeting remains a common experience for all the students in a class. Every year, a few Manhattan Country School faculty members are ready to move on. Some have completed their training at MCS; others have personal and professional reasons. Our community has been made richer by their presence,...
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017
2017 Social Justice Data Fair
On Thursday, June 1, Manhattan Country School hosted its seventh annual Social Justice Data Fair.  The event, which features student work and a keynote address, highlights the role of math in exploring and addressing social justice issues. For the eighth-graders, the data fair is a capstone project. Students research an issue of their choosing and hone their visual storytelling skills, preparing a compelling collection of graphs, info-graphics and maps to draw attention to the key concerns...
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2017 MLK Living the Dream Book Award Winner
On Monday, May 15, fifth-grade students from Manhattan Country School, Central Park East II and Children’s Workshop School presented the 2017 MLK Living the Dream Book Award to the author and illustrator of I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, in a ceremony at Manhattan Country School. The Living the Dream Book Award culminates a yearlong private/public school partnership, initiated by MCS in 1990. The award is presented to a children’s picture book that embodies the values of Dr....