A 3rd Place Finish for Mamaroneck High School's Fed Challenge Students
MHS students took 3rd Place in the 2017 high school Fed Challenge competition at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The "Fed Challenge" is a competition designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom. Teams play the role of monetary policymakers by analyzing economic conditions and recommending a course for monetary policy. The MHS team was one of 13 high school teams from across NY competing in the Semifinals before advancing to the Final Four, where they finished in a tie for 3rd Place. Congratulations to team members Courtney Sawyer, Evan Kreinces, Alex Alma, Emily Renner, Sophia Danziger, and Stephen Rothman
Westchester County Features MHS Students Talking About App Competition in State of the County Video
Mamaroneck High School's computer science program was featured in Westchester County's 2017 State of the County address. Computer Science Teacher Jigar Jadav and student Sam Brause are shown talking about the County's Mobile App competition providing students the opportunity to design real-world mobile apps to benefit the elderly (MHS won the inaugural competition in 2015.) The video focuses on County stories and programs that residents have benefited from.
“Competition gives you an incentive to want to win and to want to succeed and to want to work harder,” MHS Computer Science student Sam Brause
Celebrating National Poetry Month with 'Poetry Live'
Hommocks and MHS students participated in Poetry Live, an event to celebrate National Poetry Month. Joining middle and high school students from around the country, reading their original work and seeing it published, the goals of the program are:
--To increase awareness of poetry as a viable and accessible means of communication.
--To expose participants and the audience to a range of poetic expressions and Poets Laureate.
--To encourage students in the art of poetic thinking and writing.
It's Gardening Time!
A glimpse of the gardening initiatives taking place in our elementary schools:
At Murray Ave. School, all 3rd grade classes visited Murray Farms, Murray’s vegetable garden, to sow seeds for a spring salad garden. Students spent time observing the garden soil — which they found was dark, crumbly and full of earthworms — and used their knowledge of seed germination to determine how deep to plant the seeds. Classes are keeping journals and growth logs to track the progress of their salad garden in the coming weeks. The students will have a salad tasting in June to celebrate their hard work. Additionally, yesterday the Murray Garden Recess Club measured and laid out rows for growing corn, measuring one-foot rows and laying straw paths between each row. Murray's very own compost was used to enrich the soil and planted a “green manure” to grow until we’re ready to plant our corn.
Students and parents volunteered at Central School to participate in "Spruce Up Central" day, staying after school to turn the soil and add beautiful flowers to planters in front of the building.
At Chatsworth Ave. School, 2nd graders planted in Mrs. Peters' garden. They spent some time studying different types of lettuce, noticing the similarities and differences between the varied kinds and also had fun digging for worms.