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2017 MLK March Newsletter
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017
We are excited to share with you the new and improved digital version of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March newsletter. With this year’s issue you can watch each student’s speech by clicking the play button that appears next to the student's name. Additional audio and video clips are accessible by clicking on the play/music icons throughout the publication and websites mentioned in the students' speeches can be visited by clicking on the hyperlinked URLs. You can view the 2017... Read More
Grandparents' and Special Visitors' Day
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017
Traveling from near and far, more than 150 visitors came to Manhattan Country School on Friday, April 7, for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. Guests were greeted by MCS staff and parents volunteers before making their way to the gym for a delicious selection of scones and other breakfast treats prepared by the MCS Kitchen. While in the gym, visitors had the opportunity to view several displays of student work and a photo slideshow highlighting MCS curriculum. In classrooms, guests... Read More
March 28 Panel Discussion
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017
Immigration. Healthcare. Women’s Reproductive Rights. LGBTQ Rights. These are just some of the areas subject to significant change under the new presidential administration. What is one to do during a period of so much uncertainty? At Manhattan Country School’s annual meeting for trustees, parents, faculty and staff on Tuesday, March 28, representatives from the school community described how they are responding in their professional work. The event, titled “What’s Next?: Addressing... Read More
9-10s Bake Sale
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017
On a walk down Amsterdam Avenue a few weeks ago, 9-10s students Gabrielle and Anna noticed that a popular eatery, Jacob’s Pickles, was closed. Curious as to why, the girls read a sign on the building and discovered a fire had damaged the restaurant, neighboring e’s Bar and the apartments above both establishments. The two immediately felt compelled to help. Soon the idea of their class holding a bake sale fundraiser was born. With the help of School Nurse Katie, 9-10s teacher Julianna and... Read More
Girls Varsity Basketball Championships
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017
For the first time in Manhattan Country School history both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams made it to the American International Private School League championship finals. The girls varsity team played The Mandell School on Thursday. Their 36-2 win earned them the title of AIPSL B division champions. It's the first time the girls team has played in the AIPSL finals. The win represents a strong finish for the team, which closed the season with a record of 11 wins and no losses in... Read More
2017 Community Basketball Game
Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017
Just ahead of the mid-winter break, Manhattan Country School students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni gathered at the 92nd Street Y for this year's Community Basketball Game. In front of bleachers filled with cheering fans, a team in red and a team in blue competed for the title of winner of this annual community-building event. The teams were pretty evenly matched, as was the score throughout most of the game. However, in the last quarter the blue team broke ahead, capturing a 43-36... Read More
ACL Injury Prevention Workshop
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
On Thursday, February 16 members of the Manhattan Country School community gathered to learn about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and practice a series of exercises to help prevent this common injury. The workshop was given by a professional team of physical therapists from the Hospital for Special Surgery, led by AJ Pegno. The students were especially impressed to learn that our presenters have treated some of the famous athletes who have suffered ACL injuries. We first learned... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017
This week, Manhattan Country School's Upper School students celebrated Spirit Week. During this annual event students are encouraged to participate in themed dress-up days. The schedule for this year's Spirit Week was: Monday: Wear as Many Shirts or Hats as You Can Day (Bonus points for having the most items in your pockets) Tuesday: Mirror Day (Dress the same as someone else) Wednesday: 70s/80s Day Thursday: Dress Like a Teacher Day Friday: Napping Day In addition to the dress-up... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Click to view 360 image of the Courtyard Manhattan Country School is happy to announce that the Courtyard—the architectural centerpiece of our new building—has been completed and is officially open. The 533-square-foot, four-story space provides light and air to the surrounding classrooms and will serve as an outdoor learning and meeting space for our community.
Lee Gelernt MCS alumnus '75
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017
Michelle Gelernt '81Manhattan Country School alumni siblings Lee Gelernt '75 and Michelle Gelernt '81 are featured in the February 13 & 20, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. The article highlights their work on two recent high-profile legal cases. As a public defender, Michelle recently advocated on behalf of Joaquín Guzmán, the extradited Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. Lee, an ACLU attorney, argued against the executive order barring refugees from entering the United States and... Read More