Above: Mamaroneck School District's 35th Annual Thanksgiving Feast, hosted by Hommocks Middle School Student Council. Our students warmly welcomed, served and entertained about 150 seniors from the community
Food for Thought:
Waste Free Wednesdays -- with students carrying reusable containers for snack and lunchtime -- are just one of the ways our school community is emphasizing the importance of reducing wasted food.
- BOE Meeting Spotlights Sustainability Initiatives Across the District
- MUFSD Partners with Municipalities on Three-Year Love Your Food Grant to Reduce Wasted Food
- Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors Hosted by Hommocks Students Goes Green
- Data Presentation Provides Community with Student Performance Highlights
- Holiday Drives Aim to Bring Cheer to District Families in Need
- Collaborative Design Lab Students Present Ideas in Shark Tank Style
- MHS Podcasting Class Tells Stories Using Hindenburg Audio Editing Software
- 2019 MHS Athletics Hall of Fame Members Inducted
District Focuses on Sustainability Across the System
A presentation at the Nov. 19th Board of Education meeting highlighted the many things the Mamaroneck School District is doing to focus on sustainability across the system, from sorting and recycling in school cafeterias and composting beginning at the elementary school, to extensive food education at Hommocks Middle School (revolving around a Garden-to-Classroom-to-Compost-to-Soil model of teaching and including a course developed in conjunction with the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture), and a food recovery and sharing program with our neighbors in Port Chester. Stay tuned for more on that next month. Additionally, as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Annie Ward and Hommocks Consumer Science Teacher Taryn Delaney reported, sustainability curriculum tie-ins are being integrated in subjects such as science, math and culinary arts.
Top Photo: Nov. 19 Board meeting focuses on District sustainability initiatives. Bottom : MAS Green Tigers presented Superintendent Robert Shaps with his own reusable bag made from recycled t-shirts.
Sustainability initiatives tied to curriculum are being integrated in varied ways into numerous subject areas, including science, math, and culinary arts.
The Board of Education is currently reviewing a draft MUFSD Sustainability Statement of Purpose and a set of guiding principles the District will use to direct its work.
"Love Your Food" Partnership with Municipalities Aligned with District Sustainability Initiatives
The Mamaroneck School District is proud to partner with the local municipalities on a three-year "Love Your Food" grant to reduce wasted food. Eat. Share. Compost the Rest is the campaign's slogan, and the District's emphasis is on the sharing and composting portions of this theme. The District has been operating a food recovery and sharing program, where uneaten food left in cafeterias is collected and distributed to community organizations in Port Chester.
"It's important to reduce waste in the first place as an alternative to composting." - Taryn Delaney
"There is tremendous power and opportunity in local action. Kids can effect change in their own school communities and homes." - Annie Ward
The Love Your Food grant kicked off at the Larchmont Farmers Market Nov. 16. The Mamaroneck School District is proud to partner with the Town of Mamaroneck and Villages of Larchmont & Mamaroneck on this exciting NY State-funded initiative to reduce wasted food.
Hommocks Student Council Hosts First-Ever "Green" Thanksgiving for 150 Seniors
This year marks the 35th annual Thanksgiving luncheon hosted by Hommocks Middle School Student Council for senior citizens in the Larchmont - Mamaroneck community. Seniors arrived at Hommocks by bus and were eagerly escorted inside by awaiting students. The Hommocks Jazz Band played while guests piled in. Student Council members coordinated with the Green Tigers to make this the first-ever "green" Thanksgiving event and guided the guests on proper sorting into bins for trash, recycling and composting. Special thanks to Hommocks teachers Andy Scopp and Justine Pesce for working with the students to orchestrate this fabulous event.