Tiger Tracks mUfsd's monthly e-news

April, 2019

District Highlights:

  • FBLA Wins States 2nd Year in a Row
  • In Case You Missed It: Mamk Debate Teams Also are State Champs
  • Composting in Our Schools, From Elementary On Up
  • Hommocks and MHS Students Participate in Poetry Live at the Emelin
  • WATCH: Dr. Shaps Discusses 2019-20 Proposed Budget to Community Leaders
  • Important Budget Vote Registration/Absentee Ballot Deadlines
  • Nothing Beats Outdoor Learning
  • Tri-State Consortium Visits MUFSD; Full Report Due Out Soon
  • PACE Broadway Musical Revue Runs Through Saturday, 4/27
  • New Curiosity Cove: A Modern 21st Century Student Learning Space
  • LMCTV Wants Your Feedback: Please Take Short Survey

Mamaroneck High School's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter Wins States for 2nd Straight Year

The Mamaroneck High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) captured the State Championship for the second year in a row! A total of 56 MHS members attended the Spring Leadership Conference in Binghamton, NY, with 37 students placing in the Top Five of their respective competitions and the top four eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in San Antonio, TX from June 27-July 2. Andrew Danziger ran for State President and won by a landslide. Additionally, Dante Howard was appointed State Parliamentarian and given the NYS FBLA Board of Trustees approval to run for the National Parliamentarian position. Congratulations to All!

.Above left: Mamaroneck High School's Future Business Leaders of America State Champs. Above Right: Andrew Danziger, FBLA's NY State President; Maria Siciliano, MHS's FBLA Advisor and the NYS State Officer Advisor; Dante Howard, State Parliamentarian, and Michaela Gualano, this past year's District Vice President.

In Case You Missed It: Debate Team Also Captures State Championship in Both Varsity, Novice Divisions

In just its third year, the Mamaroneck High Policy Debate Team won the State Championship in both the Varsity and Novice divisions. Read more here.

Green Tigers Everywhere: Composting in Our Schools

Initiatives to sort food waste, recycle and compost are happening throughout our district. Check out this video on composting from Mamaroneck Ave. School.

Murray Ave. School was the first school in our district to pilot a composting program, with the Town of Mamaroneck making weekly compost pick-ups. Murray's Green Tigers weigh their own food waste in the lunchroom and ensure proper sorting in the right receptacles.
Above, at Chatsworth: Learning about zero waste lunches and becoming more observant and mindful about how to separate and sort food waste in the cafeteria.
Hommocks Green Tigers/Food Waste Ambassadors lead the school in food waste sorting & recycling.

Middle and High School Students Read Original Work at Poetry Live Event at the Emelin Theatre

On the eve of National Poetry Month, community members gathered to hear our Hommmocks Middle School and Mamaroneck High School students read poetry live at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck. The 18th Annual Poetry Live event, sponsored by the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council, paid tribute to Mary Oliver.

"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable." - Mary Oliver

WATCH: Dr. Shaps Discusses 2019-2020 Proposed Mamaroneck School District Budget with Community Leaders at Summit Meeting

Each year, Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps, along with the Rye Neck Superintendent, presents the school district's proposed budget at the breakfast meeting of the Summit, an organization that brings together leaders of non-profits, government, and local businesses with citizens to promote positive change for our tri-municipal community.

Important Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Deadlines

Spring is Here and So Is Outdoor Learning

Learning opportunities abound, as students enjoy the outdoors. From tending the fruit and vegetable gardens, to exploring in the new outdoor art studio -- thanks to a Mamaroneck Schools Foundation grant -- nothing beats outdoor learning!

Above: Central School Kindergarten students spend time learning about the life cycle of the potato and planting in the garden beds.
Chatsworth Ave. School launched its outdoor art studio, made possible by a grant from the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation.

Tri-State Consortium Spends Three Days Examining Mamaroneck's Social-Emotional & Mindfulness Approach

As a member of the Tri-State Consortium, the Mamaroneck School District had the opportunity to receive a triennial assessment visit by teams of "critical friends" — trained educators from 50+ area districts within the Consortium who evaluated and reported on District programs related to social-emotional learning and mindfulness. Mamaroneck teachers and administrators shared with the Consortium the District's history, depth and passion for social-emotional learning and mindfulness practices in our classrooms. The visit kicked off with a few mindfulness moments for the adults in the room. A full Tri-State Consortium Report will be presented at an upcoming Board of Education meeting. Stay tuned!

PACE Broadway Musical Revue Runs Through Saturday, April 27: Fun for the Whole Family

New Curiosity Cove at Murray Ave. School: A Modern 21st Century Student Learning Space

Students at Murray Ave. School have had a blast using the giant whiteboard in the new Curiosity Cove. The Cove -- with its warm and inviting decor and unique lighting -- is an example of a modern, 21st century learning space with modular furniture providing an innovative student space for inquiry and project-based experiences. Children also use the Cove for quiet reading, journaling, etc.

Complete the LMCTV Community Survey

LMCTV, which broadcasts all of our Board of Education meetings and covers many school district events and happenings, is looking for feedback! They want to determine if the existing local cable programming/media services provided by LMCTV are adequate and appropriate, and identify changes that might be made to meet current and future needs and interests of residents, community groups, educational institutions, businesses and local government. Please take part in the survey!

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