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Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017
Class of 2017
The final farm trip for Manhattan Country School eighth-graders provides a time for reflection, reconnections, visits to cherished places and new experiences. A couple of birthdays were celebrated with singing and cake, baked by classmates. The class worked throughout the week on their mural, which had the theme from the movie “Up.” In nature studies they continued their investigation and discussion of the yearlong topic of honey bee hive collapse. Their action plan, to support the Farm’s...
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Dear MCS Community, More than 400 guests gathered at Big Night Out! this past Saturday to celebrate Manhattan Country School’s 50th anniversary and to raise funds critical for supporting sliding-scale tuition. The room was filled with current parents, faculty and staff, alumni families and friends who came out for MCS, for honoree Ta-Nehisi Coates, and for what many agree is “a meaningful acknowledgment of a truly diverse and important institution.” Through the generosity of our community, we...
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017
Mushrooms, mustard and leeks, oh my! Springtime walks in the fields and forest at the MCS Farm provide not just the vital connection to nature, but the opportunity to feast. During this week’s farm trip, the fifth-grade class took to the forest in search of the wild leek or ramp. This highly coveted member of the allium family can be found from southeastern Canada to southern Appalachia. The kids set out with shovels and buckets in hand, to harvest the pungent plant that is a cross between an...
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sixth Grade Civil Rights Museum
On Thursday, April 20, the sixth-graders presented a Civil Rights Museum to showcase their months-long study of the Long Freedom Struggle and civil rights. Since November, students have been learning the complicated and sometimes difficult history of the fight for civil rights in America. In addition to the MLK Play that sixth- graders produce in January, the Civil Rights Museum is an opportunity for students to more deeply investigate stories and episodes in the curriculum. Students elected...
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017
Upper School Assembly
Caring for the environment and living sustainably are inherent in life and learning at Manhattan Country School. However, in the days leading up to Earth Day (April 22), several classes engaged in additional activities in recognition of the annual observance. Lower School Letter Writing   The 6-7s' Wings Postal Service organized a postcard and letter writing campaign for the children in the school. The 4-5s, 5-6s, 6-7s, 8-9s and 9-10s wrote cards and letters to the president explaining...