Students across the District tune up their bikes and their summer reading lists! Above: Central School's Bike Safety Rally. Below: Chatsworth Book swap. Parents and students donated books, and then everyone came to take what they wanted for the summer. Within 48 hours, between 1,000 and 2,000 books were swapped!
- New App Allows Mamk Students to Enjoy Free Ebooks/Audiobooks
- 2019-2020 District Calendar is Live: Will Be Online Only This Year
- Community Enrollment Forum Explores Potential Long-Term Strategies
- 2nd Annual Elementary Tech Challenge Brings Students Together District-Wide
- HMX Writer: Check Out the Summer, 2019 Edition
- Hommocks Singers Shine at Music in the Parks Event
- Senior Internship Program Grows to 352 Students Participating This Year
- First-Generation College Students Tour Local Colleges
- Students Awarded National Scholastic Gold Medals at Carnegie Hall
- MHS Student Combines Passion for Film-Making w/Love for her Best Friend
Ready, Set, Go! Summer Reading is Here
Thanks to the fabulous work of our District librarians, all Mamaroneck students can now enjoy a free collection of ebooks and audiobooks through Sora, Overdrive’s latest app.
WATCH video below produced by MHS Video Teacher Emily Dombroff and MHS student Hannah Rogoff about this new app, which enables students to be flexible in where and how they read
2019-2020 District Calendar Will Be Online Only (No Print Edition); WATCH Short Video Tutorial
The District will not be producing a print version of the District calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The calendar will be accessible online via the District website. WATCH a short video tutorial below on calendar features, how to filter, etc. (Spanish version to come). Additionally, a handout of key dates/info will be mailed home to all District families. Print copies of the full calendar will be available through the schools for parents unable to access online.
Community Enrollment Forum Lays Out Benefits, Challenges of Long-Term Strategies
The community enrollment forum held June 10 gave community members the chance to ask questions to Task Force members and discuss potential long-term strategies the Task Force has been studying to address growing enrollment and instructional space limitations:
- Preserve Current Elementary Schools
- Expand Current Elementary Schools
- Reconfigure by School Choice
- Early Childhood Center
- Paired Elementary Model
- Princeton Plan
- Gr 5-8 Middle School
Board of Education President Steve Warner once again thanked the Task Force for its extraordinary dedication and commitment to researching and studying potential strategies in the context of the unfolding transformation of teaching and learning and assessing strategies based on durability, financial impact, educational impact, equity of opportunity for all, impact on class size and overall value. Warner reiterated that additional opportunities to continue this important discussion will be planned for the 2019-2020 school year.
2nd Annual Elementary Tech Challenge Aligned with District Stretch Goal
Aligned with our District Stretch Goal of fostering community connectedness and promoting meaningful, authentic interactions across the district, this 2nd Annual Elementary Tech Challenge held at Mamaroneck High School brought together 48 5th-graders from all four elementary schools. Students worked together with their peers to take on three challenges: "Hungry, Hungry Finch," "The Space Race," and "Skee-ball." MHS interns Gavin Kaplan, Luke Murphy and Brandt Schwartzman taught students how to incorporate sensors into their programming, designed structures for all three challenges and organized the entire event. Robotics Team members and other MHS volunteers helped judge, coach and connect with our elementary students.
HMX Writer: Check Out the Summer, 2019 Edition
Check out the HMX Writer, the literary magazine from Hommocks! Our writers and artists have produced a beautiful beach read for you, filled with award-winning stories and poems.
Hommocks Singers Shine at Music in the Parks Event
Hommocks Singers led by Mrs. Matsushita, and HaVoC led by Mr. Whyte, entered a Music In The Parks choir competition in Bristol, CT. Both choirs were rated SUPERIOR, with both winning their own category. HaVoC took home the top prize of best choir. Congratulations to all our students!
Senior Internship Program has Grown Exponentially: 352 Participants This Year
Each spring, Mamaroneck High School Seniors have the opportunity to venture outside their high school building and comfort zone to participate in the MHS Senior Internship Program. The program has grown exponentially since its inception in 2012, with 352 seniors and more than 200 businesses and non-profit organizations participating this year. Coordinators Amy Rothman, Evan Madin and Mike Sammartano identify and secure internship placements throughout Westchester, Manhattan and Fairfield County while coaching students how to write a cover letter, make a business phone call and develop interview skills. During the six weeks that seniors are in the field, emphasis is placed on demonstrating professional behavior and a positive work ethic. For most MHS students, having the opportunity to do an internship before graduation is an amazing experience and for many this opportunity is transformational.