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Featured above, the Central School Givers Club, which collected hundreds of items for their Valentines for Veterans drive. The students created Valentine's Day cards and counted, sorted, and packaged donations, assembling toiletry bags for the Veteran’s Hospital/Clinic. ❤️

February, 2019

District Highlights:

  • Mamaroneck Debate Team Captures First Place at Harvard Tournament
  • MSF Approves 20 Grants District-Wide Totaling $240K+
  • Hommocks Celebrates Opening of International Library
  • Mamma Mia! Opens Tomorrow at Mamaroneck High School
  • Hommocks Roaring Robots Team Brings Home the Gold for Research
  • Elementary Schools Observe Global Play Day
  • Building Bridges: A Valued Tradition in Our Schools
  • New Episodes Added to 'Discourse', the Student Show on iTunes
  • OSR Students Win Top Awards at Science & Humanities Symposium

Mamaroneck Debate Team Captures 1st Place at Harvard Tournament: A First in Program's Short History

The Mamaroneck High School freshmen debate team of Rayeed Rahman and Jacob Miller won the junior varsity division at the Harvard Debate Tournament. Rayeed and Jacob defeated Stuyvesant in the final round to capture the championship, which was contested by 100 top policy debate teams from around the country. The duo did not lose a single ballot in the elimination rounds, winning all three ballots in each of their four elimination rounds. This is the first championship at a National Circuit tournament in the Mamaroneck Debate Team's short (third year) history.

MHS freshmen debate team Rayeed Rahman and Jacob Miller win 1st Place at Harvard Tournament.

Mamaroneck Schools Foundation Approves 20 Grants Totaling $240,000+; All Six Schools Impacted

The Mamaroneck Schools Foundation has approved funding for 20 grants for the 2019-2020 school year. The grants, which total $240,513, will have an impact on all six district schools, as well as on the entire community. Among the initiatives to be funded through the grants: Building Social and Emotional Resilience Through Literacy at the elementary level, a 360 degree math classroom at Murray, a collaborative outdoor garden at Mamaroneck High School and sustainability programming at Hommocks. Additionally, numerous grants will focus on optimizing learning through 21st century classroom design.

At the February 26 Board of Education meeting, the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation presented its grant awards totaling nearly a quarter-million dollars and benefiting all six schools.

Hommocks Celebrates Opening of International Library

A ribbon-cutting at Hommocks marked the official opening of our International Library, generously funded by the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation.

Mamma Mia! Runs Feb. 28 - March 2 at Mamaroneck High School's McLain Auditorium

The MHS Music Department is proud to present this year's production of MAMMA MIA! Set to the music of Swedish pop sensation ABBA on a Greek Island, this outrageously funny and vibrant show will have you dancing in your seats! Our student cast, crew and pit orchestra hope to see everyone there to celebrate this story of family, fun and FUNK! Box Office email: mhsmusic10543@gmail.com

Hommocks 'Roaring Robots' Brings Home the Gold

The STEM Alliance’s Roaring Robots Team Orange, one of two Hommocks robotics teams, returned home with a 1st Place Research trophy for their innovative project at the Hudson Valley First Lego League Regional Championship. The STEM Alliance, which is dedicated to advancing robotics education across grade levels in partnership with the Mamaroneck School District, also recently began an elementary Cyber Tigers team. This young team reached new heights while competing in the same league as their older counterparts. Stay tuned for more info from STEM Alliance on these exciting robotics accomplishments.

Hommocks Roaring Robots team wins 1st Place Research award at Hudson Valley First Lego League Regional Championship

Elementary Schools Celebrate Global Play Day

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” - Fred Rogers

Building Bridges: A Valued Tradition in Our Schools

During the week-long Building Bridges initiative, students participate in interactive, hands-on activities that help them gain greater understanding and compassion for what it's like to live with different abilities, and they learn empathy by putting themselves in someone else’s shoes. Students listen to others' stories about being blind or deaf or having motor impairments or learning differences, among other things. The Building Bridges program, which reinforces the importance of acknowledging that ALL people have the same social emotional needs and feelings, takes place one week per year, but its benefits last far beyond.

Students participate in interactive, hands-on activities that help them gain greater understanding and compassion for what it's like to live with different abilities.
The students at Central School loved having Spencer return for a visit to his alma mater during Building Bridges week.

New Episodes Added to "Discourse": MHS's Show Featuring Student Written and Produced Podcasts

"I want you, just for a second, to imagine a high school radio station on demand. Here at Mamaroneck High School, we are looking to tell stories. About people. What we have found, is our students have stories to share. And we want to arm them with the skills and platform to do so. Our show features students composing and mixing feature radio stories about the public and our community. All pieces are student written and student produced. Welcome to Mamaroneck Public Radio." - Evan Madin, MHS Journalism Teacher

Original Science Research Students Win Top Awards at Science & Humanities Symposium

A large group of Mamaroneck High School's Original Science Research (OSR) students, guided and led by OSR Teachers Mr. Guido Garbarino and Mr. Alejandro Victoria, presented their research projects at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Congratulations to all of our participating students on their hard work and dedication in preparing and presenting their multi-year research projects: