- Hommocks Middle School Celebrates 50th Anniversary
- MHS Student Shines at Film Festivals for Documentary on Sesame Street Writer
- Infrastructure Bond FAQs: Your Questions Answered
- WATCH Community Forum on Proposed Bond
- Mamaroneck Field Hockey Wins Section Championship, Advances to Regionals
- 2018-2019 MUFSD Data Dashboard Unveiled
- Sampling of This Year's Initiatives Within District "Stretch Goals" Presented
- WATCH: "Redesigning Schools for 21st Century Learning"
- Learn More About the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation: WATCH Video
- Hommocks and MHS Enjoy Cultural Exchange with Students from Shanghai
- Google Expeditions Enabling Elementary Students to Explore Far Away Places
- Curling Up with Books in Cozy Reading Nooks
- MHS Bee Team Still Going Strong: Schoolhouse Honey is In
Happy 50th Anniversary to Hommocks Middle School!
Hommocks Middle School students and staff honored the school's 50th Anniversary this month through a variety of activities and events commemorating life in the Year 1968. In math, students looked at how pricing has changed from the 1960’s; they explored rates and unit pricing, rate of change and inflation. In science, students studied achievements in the field of science from 1968, and in social studies, they created their own snapshots of headlines from that year. Staff members dug out their bell bottoms and platform shoes and had fun celebrating their pride for Hommocks and work for the future of Hommocks.
MHS's Eli Canter Making Big Splash at Film Festivals with "Inclusion on the Air" Documentary Short of Former Sesame Street Writer
Mamaroneck High School senior Eli Canter’s documentary short titled “Inclusion On the Air” about Emily Perl Kingsley -- an Emmy-award winning writer for “Sesame Street” and a longtime advocate for children with disabilities and their families -- has been recognized as the 2018 Official Selection at eight film festivals and competitions across the country, including this past weekend’s Austin Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival in mid-October, All-American High School Film Festival (where Eli's film was one of ten nominees among 2,000 submissions for Best Overall Film), the Santa Cruz Film Festival, Boston International Kids Film Festival, San Diego International Kids Film Festival, New York City Teen Film Festival, and the upcoming Yonkers Film Festival on Nov. 7. Eli shot and edited the film for Ms. Dombroff’s Video class last spring, 2018. In the film, Ms. Kingsley talks about having her son Jason with Down Syndrome appear on the show and how Jason inspired her to cast others on the show with disabilities. "Here I was on Sesame Street, so I had an opportunity to share with the world that this kid with Down Syndrome was capable of academic stuff...I wanted to cast as many people with as much variety as I possibly could onto the show, and I think it had an impact. I hope it had an impact," Ms. Kingsley said.
“It has been cool to be recognized after spending so much time and effort on this. I wanted to give everything I had to the story because I thought it deserved that.” - MHS Senior Eli Canter
Check Out the Proposed Bond FAQs
Check out the FAQs page in the Proposed Infrastructure Bond section of the District website. This section provides answers to some of the questions we have received recently in emails/conversations with community members. We will update as new questions come in. The Board of Education will continue discussion of the proposed bond at its Nov. 6 meeting.
WATCH: LMCTV Tape of 10/23 Community Meeting on Proposed Capital Infrastructure Bond Referendum
Mamaroneck Field Hockey Wins Section Title & Advances to Regionals
After defeating Horace Greeley 2-0 in the Section 1 Class A Finals to capture the Section Title, Mamaroneck Field Hockey now advances to the Regionals, where they will face off against Kingston High School at Dietz Stadium in Kingston, NY tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30th at 2 pm. Good luck girls!!
2018-2019 Data Dashboard Unveiled
Among other things, the Data Dashboard includes information on student performance outcomes for reading proficiency, State Assessments, Regents Exams, and AP Exams. This comprehensive data is instrumental in guiding informed decision making and meaningful goal setting.
Sampling of 2018-19 Initiatives Within District "Stretch Goals" Presented
WATCH: "Redesigning Schools for 21st Century Learning
“Schools should reflect the world our children live in today and tomorrow.” - Jay Litman, Partner & Principal, Fielding Nair International
Are You Familiar with the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation? Watch Video to Learn More
For more than 22 years, the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation (MSF) has provided funding to support staff-led passion projects in all six schools in our District. Much of the inventive programming that our community is most proud of started with or was enriched by MSF grant dollars. To date the Foundation has funded more than 470 grants and raised in excess of $4.2 million to support their mission. MSF operates independently, but in close partnership with each of the schools, the PTAs, and the District - a collaboration that mobilizes breakthrough educational ideas and enriches existing programs. If supporting big ideas as they take seed in your child's school sounds exciting to you, visit the MSF website to learn how to get involved, attend one of the many community-building events or support the Foundation to help MSF impact more children and classrooms.
Hommocks and MHS Enjoy Cultural Exchange with Students from Shanghai
Cozy Reading Nooks: Spaces to Curl Up with Books
Several of our schools have been creating makeshift reading nooks, cozy spots for students to curl up with a book. These spaces are so inviting and adding a new dimension to our independent reading initiatives.