The Record

Students walk for an impactful cause

Yin Fei, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2019

The Middle Division (MD) Sanctuary for Families Walk-a-thon is a fundraising event that is hoping to aid those who have either been victims of abuse at home. This year, the walk-a-thon was originally scheduled for today, and the students planned to walk from  through much of Upper Manhattan. Unfortunately, with the possibili...

New York through the years: analyzing city streets

Claire Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

30 sixth graders will travel to the Lower Manhattan to take part in a walking tour covering the creation of New York this Saturday, May 4th. The trip fits with the sixth grade Museum project and also serve as a bridge between the sixth grade and seventh grade curriculum, while also being an extension ...

New kid on the block: author Jerry Craft discusses inclusivity

Chloe Choi, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2019

Sixth grade English classes eagerly poured into the Recital Hall this past Thursday for an assembly highlighting guest speaker Jerry Craft, a successful American cartoonist and children’s book author. In the sixth grade curriculum’s recently implemented Seminar on Identity (SOI), students were tasked wi...

Sixth graders start water crisis iniative

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

In an effort to raise awareness for water shortages faced by a large portion of the population, Aashna Hari (6), Alexis Gordon (6) and Logan Scharlatt (6) spearheaded a bake sale at the school last Monday. The $275 of total proceeds of the bake sale will go to the Planet Water Foundation, which focuses...

MD Science Olympiad team makes it to States

Izzy Abbott, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The sixth through ninth grade Science Olympiad Team traveled to Syracuse, New York, last Friday to participate in the Division B and C states competition, accompanied by Dean of Class of 2025 Michelle Amilicia, Middle Division (MD) science teacher Michael Degasperi, as well as club advisors Michael ...

Seventh grade sees cultural show at Apollo Theatre

Patrick Stinebaugh, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

The seventh grade boarded buses headed for the Apollo Theater in Manhattan this morning at 9:30. The trip, run by Middle Division (MD) history teacher Natalie Wiegand, is part of the seventh grade’s museum projects for their history classes, and is new to the MD.  The museum project is part of the seventh gr...

JoJo Hong (8) skates her way to Junior Worlds

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

This past weekend, Jocelyn Hong (8) headed out to Croatia for the biggest moment of her life so far, she said. After training for six years and competing both nationally and internationally, Hong attended the Junior World Figure Skating Championships in Croatia. “I had a lot of fun in Croatia and it was ...

Students spread the joy of books on service trip

Claire Goldberg, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

A group of eighth grade students are participating in service learning project Project Cicero to fulfill their service learning requirement today and tomorrow. The students will take a bus to Hotel Pennsylvania in Midtown to have a hands-on learning experience while helping New York City public schools, ...

Profiles on stand-out female athletes: Clementine Bondor

Vivian Sweet, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

This past season on the Middle Division (MD) Crew Team, Clementine Bondor (8) rowed her way to the top and cheered on her fellow teammates along the way. Despite having no previous experience, Clementine was immediately drawn to rowing on the erg, she said. “After the first day of tryouts, I kne...

Profiles on stand-out female athlete: Bella Harrison

Lauren Ho, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

A key player of the Seventh Grade Girls Basketball team this past season was Bella Harrison (7), a point guard whose fierce competitiveness and great ball handling skills helped to bring the team to a three-and-one season. One of Bella’s main strengths is that she’s fast off the dribble and sho...

Profiles on stand-out female athletes: Emma Chan

Yesh Nikam, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

This past month, the Middle Division (MD) swimming season came to an end, and Emma Chan (8) broke the previous record for the second best time in the 50-yard backstroke. She received high praise from coaches and teammates for her achievements. “Emma is always positive and has a tremendous work ethic,...

Spotlights on MD sports stars: Harry Lowy

Nathan Zelizer, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019

A key contributor to the Middle Division’s (MD) Wrestling Team’s success this season was eighth-grader Harry Lowy (8), according to Wrestling team Coach Gregg Quilty. Lowy won both of his matches and was a central factor in the development of the younger players, Quilty said. “I won both of ...

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