The 2018 District Strings Fest (pictured above) was themed after the Beatles' classic "Come Together", featuring 160 students from elementary, middle and high school orchestras throughout the District performing beautiful music together. The concert went off without a hitch. Watch finale here:
District Highlights: Celebrating a Wide-Range of Activities & Accomplishments
- Broadway in Your Own Backyard: Mamaroneck High School Presents Les Mis March 1-3
- Black History Month Celebrated at All of Our Schools
- Holocaust Survivor (& Grandparent of Hommocks Student) Shares Personal Story with Middle Schoolers
- Robotics Update: Hommocks Team Moves on to Regionals; MHS Team Ends Season with Strong Showing at Hudson Valley Regionals
- MHS Musicians Rock it at Berklee Jazz Fest
- Varsity Playoff Season is Here! Many Mamaroneck Teams in the Spotlight
- Senior Nights Bid Farewell to Winter Athletes Graduating in June
- In Case You Missed It: Watch "Welcome to Mamaroneck High School" Video
- SEPTA-Sponsored Evening Reading Event Thurs., Feb. 15 with Annie Ward
Broadway in your Own Backyard: MHS Presents Its All-School Musical, Les Misérables, March 1 - 3
Les Misérables, the dramatic adaptation of Victor Hugo's Romantic novel, has long been considered one of the most iconic works of theater, exploring themes of faith, forgiveness, love, betrayal, justice and hope. It includes such memorable songs as "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and "Master of the House". Les Misérables continues to captivate audiences around the world, and this MHS production, exquisitely sung to the lyrical score played by our incredible student musicians in the Pit Orchestra, is sure to captivate YOU! A flash mob (in video below) from the upcoming production surprised staff at a recent faculty meeting. What a special treat on a rainy winter Wednesday.
Schools at All Levels -- Elementary, Middle & High School -- Celebrate Black History Month
All six of our schools planned activities, events and lessons around Black History Month, the annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Keep an eye out on the District facebook (Mamaroneck Public Schools) page for photos of scrapbooks created by MHS students in honor of Black History Month.
Holocaust Survivor (& Grandparent of Hommocks Student) Tells Personal Story to Middle Schoolers
“I’m not here to give you a Holocaust lesson. I am here to tell you my story.” - Ruth Millman, Warsaw Ghetto and Lintz Labor Camp survivor and grandmother of a Hommocks Middle School student.
Ms. Millman shared remembrances of life under Nazi oppression and her daring escapes. The students were mesmerized. Although she spoke to a small group of 6th graders, the entire conversation was taped so it may be replayed for 8th graders as part of their curriculum.
Hommocks 'Roaring Robots' Advance to Regional Playoffs
The Hommocks Roaring Robots had another stellar round of competition, when their performance at the FIRST Lego League Semifinals this past Saturday, Feb. 10th, enabled them to move forward to the Regional Playoffs. Hommocks was one of six teams to advance in the competition based on their robot performance, project presentation, core values and robot design presentation. The team was mentored and led by Coaches Stefan Birek and Jessica Gordon from Hommocks Middle School, along with teen coach, Jessie Morris.
"The STEM Alliance is so proud of these kids and beyond grateful to the coaches who steered the team this year to new successes!," said Jill Bock of the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck. "FIRST Lego League puts great emphasis on what they term 'Gracious Professionalism.' The Hommocks Roaring Robots and their coaches truly embody this concept and are representing our district and the STEM Alliance with ingenuity and enthusiasm."
The Regional event takes place Saturday, February 24th at Duchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie. Stay tuned!
MHS Robotics Students Cap Off Season with 3rd Place 'Connect Award' and Lots of Fabulous Experience
MHS Robotics students finished the season on Sunday, Feb. 11, at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Hudson Valley Regional Championship, where our Mamaroneck Students received the 3rd Place Connect Award. The Connect Award is a judged award given to the team that most connects with their local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community. Teams considered for the Connect Award aggressively seek and recruit engineers and explore the opportunities available in the world of engineering. They also have a clear business or strategic plan and have identified steps to achieve their goals.
“I am so amazingly proud of the work our team has done this year. We had a fantastic, well designed robot that performed well in competition. In addition to the design and fabrication work, we made significant steps in developing may other components of our presentation. We had an outstanding display board highlighting all of our work and we really took our CAD [computer aided design] work to the next level. The students are already talking about what we need to do to move forward with FTC next year, and the spring MATE Underwater ROV season is already heating up.”
Numerous MHS Groups Performed at Berklee Jazz Fest; Jazz Band Receives Special 15-Year Award
Three groups and one soloist represented Mamaroneck High School at the prestigious Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival in Boston on Saturday, February 10, 2018. This festival, in its 50th year, is the largest of its kind in the nation with more than 3,000 student participants and 200+ ensembles from across the country participating. The MHS Jazz Band (awarded 15 years of participation in the festival this year), the MHS Jazz Combo, and the MHS Swing Choir (participating again this year for the 3rd time) lit up the stage with outstanding performances. Each ensemble performed for professional musicians from the Berklee College of Music and was judged for the instrumental and vocal jazz competitions. MHS singer Grace Maffucci was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the Berklee Jazz Singers Solo Showcase. Additionally, Edmond Kam, also a MHS singer, was bestowed the honor of being named Outstanding Musician among the hundreds of students up for the award.
Varsity Playoff Season is Here! Many Mamaroneck Teams in the Spotlight
Numerous Mamaroneck High School teams are advancing to the playoffs/Sectionals. Bowling was at Sectionals yesterday, Feb. 13, in Fishkill, NY, with five students participating: David Carpanzano, Joey Tantillo, Justin Fanelli, Keith Fanelli, and Ade Wilson. The Mamaroneck Ski team (Caroline Allen, Cole Lovejoy, Robert Lundberg, Daisy Patrick, Charles Roseberry and Callie Roseberry, 8th grade) will be at Sectionals today, Feb. 14, at Hunter Mountain. Girls Varsity Basketball also begins playoffs today, matching up against Clarkstown North High School at 4pm in an out-bracket game. Good luck to all of our athletes!
Varsity Girls 4x800 Track Takes Gold at Class A Sectionals
The Mamaroneck girls’ 4x800m track team took the Gold at the Sectional Championship at the New Balance Armory in New York City last Saturday night, Feb. 10. Seniors, Lauren Shpiz and Eliana Safer, and juniors, Jane and Emily Hollander defeated powerhouse North Rockland for the Sectional title. Anchor Jane Hollander held off one of the best high school runners in the country, Katherine Tuohy, to secure the win for the Tigers. The team will compete at the State qualifier this Sunday, Feb. 18.
Varsity Boys Basketball finished the regular season with a 16-4 record -- best record since 1974. The first playoff game will be at 5 pm on Saturday, Feb. 17th at home (Mamaroneck High School Palmer Gym).
Tigers Ice Hockey finished off the season with a 15-2-3 record. Freshman goalie Jack Fried had 25 saves in the last game against Scarsdale. Playoffs begin at 5:30 pm this Friday, Feb. 16, at home (Hommocks Ice Rink)
Congratulations Mamaroneck Wrestling on a Fantastic Season!
Mamaroneck Wrestling finished 10th overall at Sectionals, with outstanding individual finishers: 1st Place-senior Crew Fullerton; 2nd Place-senior Trent Wechsler; 3rd Place-sophomore Joey Rodas, and 5th Place-senior Michael McGowan.
Senior Nights: A Special Tradition for All Athletic Teams
Senior Nights provide the chance to wish our winter athletes who will be graduating Mamaroneck High School this June a fond farewell!