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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017
Manhattan Country School kids are super aware under any circumstances. One teacher described them as super saturated with the news today. There is palpable empathy for the targets of bias attacks, and renewed understanding of complex emotional, intellectual and activist responses in our homes, neighborhoods and across the world. Yesterday, our Student Council members discussed whether MCS classes should watch the inauguration. The group was split 50/50. Curiosity and some compelling...
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017
MCS Farm Ski Trip
Sliding on snow, be it on skis, sleds, a snowboard or your belly is a cultural tradition in northern climates. Manhattan County School  seventh- and eighth-grade students had the opportunity to learn the sports of skiing and snowboarding at Belleayre Mountain during their winter Farm trips. Some students had never experienced this sport, while others had. The day started with lessons based on previous experience and skill level. The quality instruction by Belleayre Snowsports helped...
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017
Honey Bee Hive at MCS Farm
The MCS Farm has acquired a second beehive, thanks to Cathy Cammer, farming teacher, program coordinator, and resident beekeeper. She entered a contest and won a new beehive kit from Hudson Valley Bee Supply valued at $280. Cathy introduced honey bees to the lower garden of the MCS Farm in the Spring of 2016. We purchased our supplies from Hudson Valley Bee Supply and have benefitted from their vast experience and knowledge.   Our honey bee colony thrived over the summer and fall,...
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017
Michele Sola, MCS Director
Welcome to 2017! Thank you for such generosity of spirit and appreciation as we said goodbye to 2016. It is impressive to take stock of the many contributions to MCS in the first few months of the school year—innumerable volunteer hours, donations to the MCS Fund, gifts for faculty and staff. After a two-week hiatus, students are settled back into routines at school, and January traditions fill our thoughts, our ears and our hearts. The Farm bus took seventh- and eighth-graders off for a...
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016
Zahrah the Windseeker
Hello from the library! First, if you haven’t been by the library yet, please feel free to come visit us. Next, for our newest members of the Manhattan Country School community, these are the annual Holiday Shopping Lists. Several years ago, some parents asked me for recommendations for books for holiday gifts. The lists have grown and expanded to include one for grownups as well. I hope you enjoy them! Of course, if you have any questions about other books and anything else related to...

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