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Tiger Tracks mUfsd's monthly e-news

November, 2018

District Highlights:

  • From the Veteran's Day Ceremony to Thanksgiving Feast, Interacting with Seniors in Our Community Enhances the Student Experience
  • Kinesthesia Coming Soon: One of the Most Wonderful Shows of the Year!
  • Mamaroneck Schools Foundation Awards Student Grants in Pilot Initiative
  • "Cast Into Space" All Media Fall Art Exhibition Opens Dec. 13
  • Winter Concert Season is Here
  • Winter Sports Underway: Check Out Mamk Varsity Game Schedules, Plus News on Seven D1 College Commits and Con Ed Winner
  • Across the Elementary Schools: Pen Pals Meet Up
  • Hands-On Exploration at the Marine Education Center
  • Hommocks Students Facilitate Math Nights at Elementary Schools
  • "Mamaroneck Minute" with Maria Elena Baldor: in Case You Missed It

Seniors in Our Community Play Valuable Role in Student Educational Experience

From the Veteran's Day remembrance honoring and thanking our veterans at Mamaroneck High School (coupled with the new tradition of Hommocks 8th graders interviewing veterans about their experiences) to our annual Thanksgiving feast at Hommocks Middle School with 150 seniors from the community, or Pizza & Bingo with elementary students at the VFW, the experience our students have interacting with seniors in invaluable.

Above: Honoring and thanking our veterans at Mamaroneck High School’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, plus a new addition: Hommocks students interacting with veterans about their experiences.
Seniors from the community enjoyed a full Thanksgiving feast at Hommocks Middle School. Thanks to Andy Scopp, Justine Wamsley, Hommocks Student Council advisers and our amazing students for making this possible. And Happy 86th to Ascenzio Marsella!!

PACE Kinesthesia Coming Soon: One of the Most Wonderful Shows of the Year

Kinesthesia: A Dance Concert, will run Wednesday, December 5th through Saturday, December 8th at 7 pm in the PACE Theatre at Mamaroneck High School. Kinesthesia is a student-choreographed dance production featuring dances choreographed by PACE juniors and seniors, a dance choreographed for the PACE 4 Senior Dance class by PACE dance teacher, Allison Parsley, and a cast and crew of 100+ PACE students. Congratulations to the following students who will have their choreography featured: Angelina Alfieri, Morgan Banks, Shea Betten, Lily Dailey, Zoe Devaney, Anna Giarraputo, Daurell Houser, Sophie Johanson, Sam Lodge, Sklyer Minguillo, Ella Nahr, Angelica Pantginis, Riddhi Patel, Sammy Pignalosa, Danny Regan, Sasha Reist, Leah Richard, Kerr Rudge, Erin Takaya, Grant Tucker, Shai Wexler, and Zisis Zias

Mamaroneck Schools Foundation Funds and Celebrates New Student Grants

Mamaroneck Schools Foundation has been funding teacher-led ideas for more than 20 years. This fall, MSF piloted a student-initiated grant program and is proud to fund and celebrate the following MHS students and their inspiring ideas: Community Outreach Through Lacrosse - Cole Lovejoy & Robby Lundberg (Gr 11); Diversity Today - Yasmine Arnwine, Briana Cisneros, Leah Richard (Gr 12); Adaptive Culinary Equipment - Jack Lambert, Debbie Margolis, Lorena Paras (Gr 12); Tech Enhancement for Calliope Literary & Art Magazine - Kate Mason (Gr 12); Expanded Access to Beekeeping - Leonardo Ferrisi (Gr 12); Physics Club - Thomas Wiesenberg (Gr 12); Performing Arts Audition Master Classes - Eliana Kraut (Gr 11) New Photography Studio - Anna Epstein (Gr 11), and Mamaroneck Aeronautics & Rocketry Society - Leonardo Ferrisi (Gr 12)

Check This Out! A Preview of the Artwork in the Fall All-Media Show Opening Dec. 13th

The Fall All-Media Art show titled "Cast Into Space" will open Thursday, December 13th 5:30-7:30pm, and remain up until the day before February break. Check out some of the work that will be on display.

Above: A sampling of the artwork to be on display in the upcoming "Cast Into Space" art show at Mamaroneck High School. Opening reception is 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Dec. 13th in the Palmer Art Gallery.

Winter Concert Season is Here!

In New York City on Friday, Dec. 7: Join us at the Met Life Building at 12 noon for the Met Life Sing. Mamaroneck High School and Hommocks choral groups will perform.

Catch Winter Sporting Events! Show Your Tiger Spirit

Come out to support your Mamaroneck Tigers and show your Tiger Spirit. A full slate of winter sporting events is in store.

Seven Mamaroneck High School Athletes Have Committed to Play at D1 College Level

On National Signing Day, we recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of our seven Mamaroneck High School seniors who have committed to continue their athletic careers in college at the Division I level. In March, we’ll hold another follow-up recognition for all of our athletes committed to playing sports in college, including our D III athletes (some of whom have already committed and some of whom we expect will be recruited in the months to come). Congratulations to all of these students on their hard work and dedication to their sport.

Seven Mamaroneck High School seniors will move on to play sports at the D1 level in college. Above, they gather on National Signing Day to be recognized and celebrated by the community.

Mamaroneck's Elizabeth Brissette Receives Con Edison Athlete of the Week for Field Hockey

Above: Our latest Con Ed award winner, Elizabeth Brissette

Pen Pals Meet Up Across the Elementary Schools

Fifth graders from across the elementary schools who have been writing to each other as pen pals finally had the chance to meet up in cross-elementary school exchanges this month. The students are already looking forward to sending their next letters and meeting up again! A terrific opportunity for our students to establish relationships with their future Hommocks buddies.

"Community is the heart of the school district and further building community connectedness is key to the District's long-range plan," Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps.
Elementary schools across the District pair up to establish pen pals in 5th grade. This month, the students came together for Meet & Greets, enabling them to further build their new relationships. The initiative supports one of the District's multi-year stretch goals: To Foster community connectedness: ensure that students, families and district staff engage in meaningful, authentic interactions.

Students Study Long Island Sound Ecosystem & Enjoy Hands-On Exploration at Marine Education Center

Mamaroneck High School's freshmen Biology classes work with the Marine Education Center's naturalist Kyle Troy at Harbor Island to study the ecology of the Long Island Sound. Students have the chance to examine plankton under the microscope, check out the American Eel, view the Center's tanks full of animals from the Sound, and peruse the table display artifacts and literature. Students learn about the importance of the Long Island Sound not just to the fish and other animals that live in it, but to the community as a whole. Students have the opportunity to do some seining, where they get to catch some fish; the naturalist talks to them about why each species is important to the ecosystem. Wonderful to have this treasure right in our own backyard.

In a partnership with the Marine Education Center at Harbor Island, Mamaroneck biology classes benefit from hands-on exploration of the Long Island Sound ecosystem.

Hommocks Middle School Students Facilitate Math Nights at Elementary Schools

Our elementary schools held special Math Nights this month, inviting family members in to participate in math games that support students' development of number sense. Hommocks Middle School students helped facilitate the evenings, and a great time was had by all!

Elementary Math Nights help solidify students' number sense. The evenings are facilitated by Hommocks Middle School students.

In Case You Missed It: "Mamaroneck Minute" with Murray Teacher Aide Maria Elena Baldor

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