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Congratulations to our 50 First-Generation college students who will be graduating from Mamaroneck High School next month. Some of them are gathered above at a special celebration held in their honor on May 1. See event remarks by Superintendent Dr. Shaps (a first-generation college student himself) and MHS Principal Elizabeth Clain, plus more photos here. Also, check out where our entire Class of 2019 will be headed to college this fall.

May, 2019

District Highlights

  • Tiger Pride Soars Both On & Off the Field
  • PTA Council Debuts New All-Schools Logo
  • Progress Made Towards District Stretch Goals
  • Capstone Snaps: A Glimpse at Gr 5 Grade Student Work
  • From D.C. to China, Students Travel Far and Wide
  • MHS Students Win Awards at Westchester Film Festival; Plus, New Advanced Video Project
  • Work of PACE Students Selected for NYC's 92nd St Y Dance Show
  • School Gardens Flourish Across the District
  • Student Council Hosts 'Senior Prom' for Community Members
  • "You OK?" Message from the Community Counseling Center
  • OSR Symposium Showcases Original Science Research

Tiger Pride Soars Both On & Off the Field

Mamaroneck Tigers are showing their stripes in so many ways. From our Transition Academy's work in organizing their first Mother's Day floral arrangement sale, underwater robotics, music concerts and art shows, to celebrating our 50 first-generation college students, film and dance awards, and sporting competitions, Tiger Pride is abundant.

Congratulations to our Transition Academy students, who worked so hard to learn the skills required for their new floral arranging initiative. Their first Mother's Day floral arrangement sale was a success!
Mamaroneck High School's underwater robotics team -- Mamaroneck TigerSharks -- recently took 3rd Place at the MATE ROV regional competition in Sandwich, MA.
Players and community members have been enjoying the new Memorial Field. Don't miss the chance to support our sports teams on the field this playoff season.

PTA Council Debuts New All Schools Logo

District Multi-Year "Stretch Goals": How are We Doing?

These ambitious Stretch Goals were set back in 2016:

#1 - All students will read capably and voluminously across genres for a variety of meaningful purposes

#2 - Empower every family to support their child(ren)’s learning

#3 - Foster community connectedness: engage students, faculty, families, and community members in meaningful, authentic interactions

Capstone Snaps: A Glimpse at Gr 5 Grade Student Work

Find out what our 5th graders are exploring for their Capstone Projects, and follow the evolution of their thinking throughout the spring. Search for students, teachers, topics, or hashtags.

From D.C. to China, Students Travel Far and Wide

Mamaroneck High School Students Premiere Films at Westchester Film Festival

Congratulations to MHS video students Leah Roffman, Amelia Silvestro, and Eli Canter who won awards after screening their films at the Westchester Future Filmmakers Festival at the Pelham Picture House! The festival is comprised of 30+ films from about a dozen high schools in Westchester. Senior Leah Roffman won the award for best editing for her Juxtaposition film It’s a Girl; sophomore Amelia Silvestro won the award for best cinematography for her Sound in Motion film Clouds, and senior Eli Canter won for best documentary for Inclusion on the Air about the Sesame Street writer. Sophomore Lulu Tantillo also screened her video self portrait.

(Above, from left to right: Amelia Silvestro, Eli Canter, Lulu Tantillo, Leah Roffman)

New Culminating MHS Video Project Featured at MHS Video Show: Film to be Submitted to Film Festivals

MHS Video has begun a new culminating experience for 3rd and 4th year video students, with the closing of the first half of the recent MHS Video Show featuring a short film produced by all of these Advanced Video students. Earlier this year, each student in the class wrote several drafts of an original script. Eventually, one was chosen to go into production. From there, students filled different production roles, including some stepping in front of the camera. They planned extensively, shot on location all around the high school, and arrived at the final edit. The film, titled "As You Will", (written and directed by senior Hanna Young) is being submitted to film festivals and will be available for viewing at a later date. This was a tremendous learning experience for everyone involved.

Above: Shots from behind-the-scenes, as well as from the film "As You Will", the culminating MHS Video experience. Bottom right: Group photo with creative leads/actors from the film, along with MHS English Teacher Elena Elmoznino, who appeared in the film. and MHS Video Teacher Emily Dombroff.

PACE Students' Choreography Featured in NYC's 92nd St. Y Dance Up Show

Two PACE seniors had their choreography presented this past Saturday, May 4th at the distinguished 92nd Street Y's Dance Up Festival in Manhattan. Shea Betten and Grant Tucker, who submitted their choreography from this past year’s Kinesthesia to an adjudicated panel, were chosen from dozens of high school students around the country.

Gardens Flourish Across the District

Outdoor learning experiences are cherished throughout our district, from the elementary schools on up. Gardening is a favorite among many of our students.

"Prom" for Our Community's Seniors Always a Highlight

MHS's Student Council Social Events Committee held senior prom for our community's seniors. 65 seniors and 40 MHS students danced and had dinner at the VFW, themed "Meet You At The Diner" (decorated w/old 45 records & lots of black & white checks). Great night!

LMCCC Encourages Us to Ask Friends and Family “You OK?” this May During Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month and LMCCC, our local counseling center, joins organizations across the country in support with the “You OK?” campaign. May can be a particularly tough time for many and “You OK?” invites us to hit the pause button, look up from our screens, and have direct conversations with the people around us. Research has shown that that this kind of connection has a direct impact on mental health by breaking through the isolation that makes any challenge feel worse. So let’s help LMCCC continue to improve mental health and cultivate a community of caring. Put down your phone, turn to a friend and ask them how they’re doing. Let “You OK?” be our reminder that asking is helping.

OSR Symposium Showcases Multi-Year Original Science Research Projects

More than 100 Mamaroneck High School 10th, 11th and 12th grade Original Science Research students presented posters and PowerPoints highlighting their three-year, professional-level scientific research projects covering a range of topics.

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