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6th grade studies the stars at museum

Liliana Greyf and Katya Tolunsky

November 30, 2018

Sixth grade students visited the Natural History Museum to further their knowledge of astronomy last Tuesday as the first few months of their science course are dedicated to the study of astronomy and to introducing the earth in perspective to other planets. Middle School (MD) science teacher Jodi Hill...

6th graders showcase skills in first talent show of the year

Kate Feiner, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018

On Monday, November 19th, sixth grade students sang and danced in a talent show for their peers and parents instead of having a regular grade meeting.  The talent show took place in the Recital Hall and provided an opportunity for students to showcase skills that they have been learning in classes ...

Robotics teams take out-of-this-world trip

Claire Goldberg and Diane Kim

November 30, 2018

On Tuesday November 20th, the Middle Division (MD) girls and co-ed Robotics team visited the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics located in the Lower East Side. The center uses the NASA Aerospace Education Lab to conduct a program that helps get students excited about STEM through hands on ch...

Puzzles, projects, and posters: students celebrate Mexican holiday

Puzzles, projects, and posters: students celebrate Mexican holiday

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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