- 2018-2019 School Year Off to a Strong Start; Students Hard at Work (and Play)
- District Welcomes 50+ New Mamaroneck Teachers
- Watch Sept. 4 Board of Education Meeting Here
- Dipping Our Toe in the Water: Thinking About Creative Classroom Designs
- A Professional Podcast Studio at the high school?
- New Collaborative Design Lab to Prepare Students for Global Market
- Exciting Year of PACE Performances Ahead
- Hommocks Choral Department to Host 24 Students from Shanghai
- Fall Sports Underway: Bookmark Your Favorite Teams' Game Schedules
- Surprise! You're a National Merit Semifinalist
- *New: Superintendent's Inbox Now on District Website
- Reminder: Tell Neighbors/Friends to Sign Up for Emails; Follow MUFSD on Social Media
Halls Are Alive with the Sound of Students
First day of school jitters quickly wore off, and our students enjoyed reconnecting with friends, meeting their teachers and becoming acquainted with their new classroom environments. After a couple short weeks, the 2018-2019 school year is well underway!
WATCH Sept. 4 Board of Education Meeting Here
Due to technical difficulties, LMCTV was unable to broadcast the September 4th Board of Education meeting Live. A link to the meeting is now available. Tune in here for updates on district-wide enrollment numbers, summer facilities work and preliminary discussion around Dos Caminos (the dual language program) past 5th grade.
Exploring "Pathway Projects"/Reimagining Classroom Spaces to Enhance Student Learning
This fall, the Mamaroneck School District has been "dipping its toe in the water" reimagining classroom space design with Fielding Nair International (an award-winning, global leader in education planning and architectural design) to identify potential innovation opportunities for the future of our schools and how spaces could be redesigned to support targeted educational outcomes. School leadership at all levels has explored schools around the world to understand emerging leading practices in education design, and administrators, students and parents worked recently in teams using various design patterns to identify their “ideal school of the future” that will support 21st century teaching and learning and enhance student performance.
Available Soon on iTunes: Our Own Professionally-Produced Podcasts from the New On-Campus Studio
Debuting in the coming weeks will be a series of professionally-produced podcasts created on-site in the new Mamaroneck High School podcast studio. The studio, with top-of-the-line equipment, was made possible by a grant from the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation. Last year's MHS seniors Josh Wertheim and Ajed Zimet helped build it. In addition to providing listeners with an ear to staff conversations and various educational programming at the high school, the studio is a major component of MHS journalism classes. Journalism students will be creating their own podcasts on itunes throughout the year. More to come so stay tuned for news on MPR (Mamaroneck Public Radio). Special thanks to Mr. Madin and Instructional Technology Coach, Gr 9-12, Mike Sammartano, for their leadership in making this happen.
New Collaborative Design Lab at the High School Offers Seniors Exciting Inter-Disciplinary Experience
A new collaborative design lab is off the ground at the high school. Seniors who have been enrolled in computer science, engineering, or design over the past three years now have the chance to come together in one space during the same time of day to benefit from the simulated experience of an operational consulting firm. Replicating a real-world collaborative work setting oriented toward entrepreneurship and design-thinking, the students' first assignment of the year was to create an 'innovative backpack'. Coming soon: A podcast on the design lab on Mamaroneck Public Radio!
"This represents a radical shift in teaching and learning" - Jim Love, Engineering Teacher
"It has only been two weeks, but I feel like we're a well-oiled machine already. A lot of it has to do with the synergy in the room." - Jigar Jadav, Computer Science Teacher
"With this collaborative consulting firm model, we're preparing students for a global market. They're utilizing prior knowledge and solving real world problems in an innovative environment." - Gwynne Bettencourt, Design Teacher