- MUFSD Students Gr K-12 Participate in "Hour of Code"
- 'Portrait Project' to Connect Design Students with Community
- Learn More About Collaborative Design at MHS
- Have You Seen MHS's Impressions? Winter Issue Due Out Soon
- Food Rescue Program Provides Donations to Neighbors in Need
- Elementary Schools' Green Tigers Making a Difference
- Middle School Girls/Boys Empowerment Groups Learn Leadership Skills
- Padres Unidos Going Strong
- Debate Team Reaches New Heights in 4th Year
- MHS Student Selected as 2020 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist
- Winter Sports are Heating Up; Fall Athletics Wrap-Up Report Presented
- Alumni Spotlight: 2009 Grad Named to "Forbes 30 Under 30" List
Students Celebrate Worldwide "Hour of Code" with Week Full of Activities
All students K-12 participated in the worldwide "Hour of Code" event that takes place annually during Computer Science Education Week (December 10-17th). This event seeks to spark student interest in tech-related fields and make computer programming more accessible for all. In partnership with the Larchmont-Mamaroneck STEM Alliance, special events throughout the district contributed to a fun-filled atmosphere of learning and collaboration. MHS computer science students visited elementary classrooms to share their passion for coding and guide students through hour-long challenges. Additionally, a host of other community events took place throughout the week, including a Digital Arts Experience Bus visit to all four elementary schools. Hommocks students celebrated the occasion with coding in all math classes, culminating in a schoolwide raffle with prizes for the lucky ticket-holders. At MHS, it was ‘Hour of Code: Excel Edition,’ with students taking on a spreadsheet-based challenge that introduced them to programming formulas and automated budgeting.
The 'Portrait Project': MSF Student Photography Grant Connects Design Program to Broader Community
A student grant funded by the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation will provide family portraits at no cost to financially disadvantaged members within our school district.
"During my freshman year at MHS, I had started to think about how I could bring together the community and my passion for photography through a project that would benefit others. The Design Program at MHS teaches within its curriculum the concept of human-centered campaigns and provided me with a great foundation to develop an idea for my grant proposal." - Anna Robarts, MHS sophomore
Anna says she created the human-centered design initiative of the "Portrait Project" in design class freshman year. The prospect of applying for a student grant came into focus when she had the opportunity to participate in a service-oriented program Service Through the Lens in Ollantaytambo, Peru. In addition to a work project where she helped build a reading room for a local school, she traveled across the region, meeting other students, families, and children while creating connections through photography. She was inspired by these connections and the joy it brought to the people she met, many of whom had never had a portrait taken of them or their families. It was at that point she decided she wanted to help families right here in her own community. Anna looks forward to bringing the "Portrait Project" to life this winter.
Learn More About MHS Collaborative Design
Watch this video produced by MHS Info students Mateo Cruz & Gent Malushaga to learn more about the Collaborative Design program at Mamaroneck High School and the recent "Shark Tank" project.
Winter Issue of Student Photography and Design Magazine Coming Soon
If you're not familiar with Mamaroneck High School's innovative student photography and design magazine, you will want to take a look. Keep an eye out for the Winter 2020 issue of Impressions, which will delve into the themes of what it means to visualize the space around us. A "Behind the Scenes" special will showcase the design thinking process and use the MHS Garden Project as a noteworthy example.
"We would like to introduce our readers to the finer aspects of our living environment through portraits, landscapes, city life, and human creative freedom. We hope to give our reader an awareness of the outside world and how it influences each and every one of us." - Impressions student president Ines Chammaa
District's Food Rescue Program Assists Neighbors in Need & is "Share" Component of Love Your Food Grant
Since September, the Mamaroneck School District has been collecting excess food from its school cafeterias’ hot lunches -- as well as from uneaten items that students wish to donate from their lunches -- for neighboring after-school programs, soup kitchens and food pantries in need. This food recovery program is directly aligned with the Love Your Food three-year grant initiative that the District is proud to be a part of, along with the Town of Mamaroneck and Villages of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, to inspire our community to reduce wasted food and share the excess with those in need.
Elementary Schools Create Their Own Reusable "Green Bags" in Support of Town's Plastic Bag Ban
Students at several of our elementary schools have created and distributed their own reusable "green bags" in support of the Town of Mamaroneck's single-use plastic bag ban, which took effect Dec. 1. The MAS Green Tigers, shown below, made reusable bags from donated t-shirts. This is just another example of the multitude of sustainability initiatives underway in Mamaroneck Schools.
Boys and Girls Empowerment Groups at Middle School Focus on Leadership Development, Team Building Skills
Our "Males Moving Forward" and “Girls Empowerment” lunch leadership groups, launched this year at Hommocks Middle School and run by our new Director of Student Life April Francis, are off to a great start. The purpose of these programs is to help young men and women develop leadership and positive team building skills so that they can serve as mentors to others. Guest speakers from the community share stories of resilience and help students set goals. Students also participate in small service learning projects and social networking, with emphasis placed on making good decisions, being positive, and serving as role models for others.
Padres Unidos Going Strong
Padres Unidos is a group of Hispanic parents who support other Hispanic parents in the pursuit of their children’s academic success within the District. This year, they have held regular meetings in which the bilingual social workers talk about relevant topics, such as “How to Navigate the Parent Portal”, “An Introduction to the NYS Education System”, and “How to Help our Kids in our Schools”. This week they held their traditional annual holiday fiesta, which was a huge success.