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Puzzles, projects, and posters: students celebrate Mexican holiday

Puzzles, projects, and posters: students celebrate Mexican holiday

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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Vibrant artwork lines the walls of the atrium as Middle Division (MD) students and teachers admire the creative work of students celebrating the annual Day of the Dead holiday with their Spanish classes. In Mexico, the official celebration of the Day of the Dead occurs on November 1st and 2nd, but p...

New HM Parent Institute kicks off

New HM Parent Institute kicks off

Bradley Bennett, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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Director of Middle Division Guidance Wendy Reiter and Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly teamed up to establish the Middle Division Parent Institute, a new initiative designed to support middle school students by educating parents about middle school life and challenges. The primary objective of the Parent Institut...

A message from Kelly and Reiter on the HM Parent Institute Initiative

November 9, 2018


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Dear Families, We are excited to announce the launch of a new initiative in the Middle Division: The HM Parent Institute. Our intent is to offer a series of informative ParenTalks that will be designed to provide a greater appreciation of your child’s adolescent journey in this complex world and the ...

Students discuss Refugee with senior citizens

Students discuss Refugee with senior citizens

Julia Goldberg, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2018


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Last Wednesday, Middle Division (MD) Service Learning Coordinator Caitlin Hickerson offered eighth graders the opportunity to discuss the book Refugee by Alan Gratz with residents from the Bronx Jewish Community Center (BJCC). Although the trip was optional, the seven eighth graders that attended fulfille...

Assembly explores service-learning opportunities

Assembly explores service-learning opportunities

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


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This past Thursday, several Upper and Middle Division (MD) students sat down with staff from different New York community service organizations for a Q and A session. The discussion occurred during a service learning assembly led by MD history teacher and service learning coordinator Caitlin Hickerson....

MD adjusts advisory and grade wide meetings

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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This year, the Middle Division (MD) has made a significant change to the structure of advisory and grade wide meetings. While in the past grade meetings were only 15 minutes during break, now each grade has a 45-minute meeting on a weekly basis. The meeting takes place during a different period each...

New MD math and writing centers offer additional resources to students

New MD math and writing centers offer additional resources to students

Talia Winiarsky, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


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This year, the Middle Division (MD) has new writing and math centers to help MD students with their schoolwork and expand their skills outside of the classroom. The centers are both located in Pforzheimer Hall so that MD students can easily access them throughout the day. MD English teacher Morgan...

Clubs Fair: MD Edition

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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Seventh and eighth graders explored extracurricular opportunities at the school for the first time at the new Middle Division (MD) Clubs Fair held last Tuesday. The clubs fair was created in order to “provide an opportunity for students to learn about what activities they could participate in and ce...

Making America Think Again: Jiyon Chatterjee (8) interviews Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Jiyon Chatterjee

October 5, 2018


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JC: Alexandria, how did you get involved in politics from a young age? Who influenced you as a student to take the political position that you now take and why? AO-C: I worked for the late Senator Ted Kennedy years ago in his immigration office. I found it all to be incredibly fulfilling and satisfyi...

Taking STEPS for MD POC students

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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This Friday marks the kick-off of the second year of Deveraux Mackey’s (12) project called Students Together Empowering People of Color Successfully, otherwise known as STEPS. STEPS is a minority mentor program that pairs Middle Division (MD) students with an Upper Division (UD) mentor, as well a...

An inside look into HM Lead

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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This year’s Middle Division (MD) student government program, HM Lead, seeks to build confident and efficient student leaders by encouraging the success of new initiatives under the leadership of new faculty members, MD history teacher and Student Activities Coordinator Catilin Hickerson said. “Th...

Almost play season: students audition for “Almost Maine”

Almost play season: students audition for “Almost Maine”

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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This week, students have begun preparing themselves as auditions begin for the Middle Division Winter Play, “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, which will be performed three times at the beginning of December. “I didn’t know this when I chose the play, but it’s actually one of the most wid...

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