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Spring MD Concert

Spring MD Concert

Clara Stevanovic, Staff Writer May 14, 2022

“I’ve found that with Middle School concerts, something always breaks. That’s why I’m carrying this roll of tape with me right now,” band conductor Michael Bomwell said at the Middle Division...

ERB Testing Returns

ERB Testing Returns

Madison Kim, Staff Writer May 14, 2022

The Educational Records Bureau (ERB) test returned to the Middle Division (MD) this week for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic. Unlike in the previous years when the test was administered only...

Middle division students work and learn in centers

Middle division students work and learn in centers

Ariella Frommer, Staff Writer May 7, 2022

Writing Center “[The Writing Center] provides a space to learn how to be creative with your writing in addition to just a space to work,” Anna Kim (8) said. Since Middle Division (MD) English teacher...

“Escape from Blackwell Island”: Teachers Host Professional Development Workshop

“Escape from Blackwell Island”: Teachers Host Professional Development Workshop

Nia Huff and Samantha Matays May 2, 2022

Tuesday, Middle Division (MD) English teacher Isaac Brooks, English teacher Melissa Meléndez, history teacher Emma McFarland, and science teacher Noah Kaminsky held the first faculty-led professional...

Students Give Back to their Communities with Mitzvah Projects

Neeva Patel, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

While preparing for their Bat, Bar, or B’nai Mitzvahs — the celebration of becoming a Jewish adult — many Jewish students participate in charity and service projects to give back to their communities,...

MD International Food Festival: Bringing Families and Students Together

MD International Food Festival: Bringing Families and Students Together

Naomi Yaeger and Leah Marquardt April 23, 2022

The Middle Division (MD) ran its annual International Food Festival (IFF) yesterday after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. The event was co-chaired by Joanne Diaz P’24 ,’26, Ratna Mukani P’28,...

MD advisories return to in-person service learning trips

Samantha Matays and Nikita Pande April 23, 2022

Over the course of the past two weeks, several Middle Division (MD) advisories participated in Service Learning trips to Van Cortlandt Park where they focused on cleaning up park trails through removing...

Surprise meeting boosts MD faculty morale

Julia Bouchut, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

Middle Division (MD) faculty and support staff met in the cafeteria on Tuesday to celebrate, socialize, and have a good time, Head of MD Javaid Khan ’92 said. February and March tend to be difficult...

MD math team members Yuan and Sun (6) qualify for state championships

Ben Rafal, Staff Writer March 5, 2022

“During our meetings, we have mini-competitions where you answer questions and the first person to answer the question stays while the loser moves on,” Felix Yuan (6) said. “That’s really fun because...

Middle Schoolers take charge in leadership club

Sophie Q. Li and Max Chasin February 23, 2022

HM Lead is a Middle Division (MD) after school program that is designed to help students develop leadership skills and put them to use, Faculty Advisor Caitlin Hickerson said. “HM Lead is a leadership...

Understanding grade anxiety among MD students

Understanding grade anxiety among MD students

Sophie Rukin, Staff Writer February 13, 2022

“Grades are really important, because you need good grades to get into a good college, and then you need good grades in college so that you can get a good job and make a living,” Luca Brown (6) said....

“Own your masters:” A look into Middle Division assemblies

Ayesha Sen, Staff Writer February 13, 2022

The Middle Division’s (MD) assembly programming is a testament to the power of assemblies, MD history teacher Emma McFarland said. “[The messages] can stick with you for years,” she said. “Lessons...

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