- Superintendent's Recommended Budget: Discussion Continues
- MUFSD at Forefront of Introducing NY's New Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework
- WATCH: "Shaps Chat" on LMCTV: Design Thinking at the Middle School and High School Levels
- The Music Production Staff Behind Mamma Mia! Up Next: Senior New Plays
- 1st Annual International Coffee Welcomes New District Families
- Spanish Book Fair Opens Today at MAS
- Spring Sports Season is Here: Check Out This Season's Schedules
- MHS Alumnus and Maryland Heavyweight is All-American for Second Year
- Hommocks Students Participate in Sound Shore St. Patrick's Day Parade
- Happy 100th Birthday Rose!
- Mamaroneck Minute and Facing History Videos In Case You Missed Them
2019-2020 Superintendent's Recommended Budget Provides for Continuous Improvement, Is Fiscally Sound
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Shaps rolled out details of his recommended budget for the 2019-2020 school year at the Feb. 26 Board of Education meeting, calling it an articulation of the education plan for the next school year. The plan falls under the State's allowable tax levy increase and translates into a 0.7% budget-to-budget increase over the current year.
"Despite the challenges of educating significantly more students due to continued enrollment growth, we are proud to be able to present a budget that is fiscally sound and mindful of our taxpayers, yet provides for innovation and continuous improvement of our educational offerings," Dr. Shaps said.
MUFSD at Forefront of Introducing NY's New Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework
Work continues with regional social studies specialist April Francis to introduce NY State's new social studies curriculum framework in Mamaroneck Schools. Earlier this month, she guided 5th grade teachers in mapping an upcoming unit. She conducted a demo lesson on advanced African civilizations and Mansa Musa. More broadly, Ms. Francis has been introducing educators across the District to New York's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education framework and review lessons and strategies developed to address hard history topics. Ms. Francis has pointed to Mamaroneck as one of the districts that is at the forefront of introducing this new framework.
Shaps Chat: Conversation with the Superintendent Focuses on Design Thinking in Mamaroneck Schools
The 2nd edition of Shaps Chat on LMCTV features two segments on Design Thinking in Mamaroneck Schools. In the first segment, Superintendent Dr. Shaps interviews Hommocks Technology Teachers Ron Nobles and Grace Brew. The second segment offers insights from Mamaroneck High School's Engineering Teacher Jim Love and Computer Science Teacher Jigar Jadav. Students are introduced to foundation concepts at the middle school. By senior year at MHS, they are collaborating in a design lab and working to solve real-world problems by integrating computer science, engineering and design principles.
"I bet you there are few middle schools in the country where students are building their own drones and then programming drones and flying them around the school." - Ron Nobles, Hommocks Technology Teacher
"Every single one of our middle school students has an experience with robotics and drones." - Grace Iarocci-Brew, Hommocks Technology Teacher
"We are facilitating projects that students are creating solutions for." - Jigar Jadav, MHS Computer Science Teacher
"The program is very dynamic, changing from year-to-year depending on what the students want. The most consistent thing that we run has been the robotics program with the competitions, but beyond that, it's about the students' ideas and trying to push their work out to the real world to have impact beyond the classroom." - Jim Love, MHS Engineering Teacher
Congratulations to the Cast, Crew & Production Staff of Mamma Mia! Plus a Shout-Out to the Orchestra Pit
1st Annual International Coffee Welcomes New Families
The District's 1st Annual International Coffee gave families new to the Mamaroneck School District the chance to ask questions and hear insights from other parents, as well as Hommocks and Mamaroneck High School administrators. It was a wonderful way to welcome these families and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of families that make up the Mamaroneck-Larchmont community.