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Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 29

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2016-2017 Issue 29

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Photo of the Week

Students, faculty and staff, and parents gather in the Gym on Thursday for an assembly to mark the end of the first school year in Manhattan Country School's new home.

MCS Class of 2017 Graduation Night
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 22 eighth-graders graduated from Manhattan Country School. In a ceremony shared with faculty and staff and friends and family, the graduates offered the following thoughts about their time at MCS and whether they are ready to leave. Read more
The Lion King, Jr.
This week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "The Lion King, Jr." The production was directed by Nehemiah Luckett and featured the school's oldest students in the following roles: Rafiki: Osiris/Jonah Mufasa: Myles Read more
Mary Trowbridge, Lower School Director
Delivered June 9, 2017 For several decades now, the 9-10s have hosted the June visit from Roxbury Central School pen pals, teachers and parents, and I have joined their student-led tours of MCS for many years. They are always touching to witness as the children proudly share their school. However, little did I know the adults would be so entertained this time around. Read more
Maiya Jackson, Upper School Director
Embracing/Fighting for Change Delivered June 9, 2017 This has been a year of change. Settling into this building took time, but also gave the students an opportunity to create new spaces. The other day I watched a few seventh graders play a game they created, where they run from square to square in the courtyard, tagging each other and ducking away. They’re growing comfortable in the space, squeezing through the gap between the column and the window when walking down the hall, running up and down the stairs, playing basketball in the gym and hunting for each other in brand new nooks and crannies during Sardines.  Read more
Each summer for the past 10 years, I’ve shared summer reading lists with the MCS community. There is one for the Lower School, one for the Upper School and one for parents. While I take books and reading rather seriously, the intent of these lists is for enjoyment. Read more
6th grade mushroom study at the MCS Farm
The sixth-graders at the Manhattan Country School Farm last week enjoyed a mushroom hunt with our guest expert, John Michelotti—“The Fungi Guy.” John is a walking encyclopedia of everything having to do with mushrooms and fungi. He is eloquent and entertaining as he reels off one fascinating bit of mushroom lore after another. Read more
7-8s First Farm Trip
A Manhattan Country School Farm trip would never be complete without a good-bye meeting. After the luggage is loaded on the bus, students and teachers take a few minutes to share their experiences of the trip with each other. Read more
9-10s Tertulia
In their last Lower School Spanish class, the 9-10s took time to reflect on the meaning of culture. Here is an opportunity to listen in. Read more

Three Things We're Talking About This Week

Have a Great Summer

This is the last issue of Nuestra Semana en MCS for the 2016-2017 school year. We hope you have a wonderful summer. See you in September. 

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