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Rasiwala (8) makes history as first female football player on MD team

Rasiwala (8) makes history as first female football player on MD team

Clara Medeiros and Blake Bennett November 21, 2022

The Middle Division football team welcomed its first female player this season: Arshia Rasiwala (8). “When I saw that they (the school) had football as an option for boys and girls I was really excited...

MD celebrates International Food Festival

MD celebrates International Food Festival

Isabella Ciriello, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

Nancy Korff: Noodle Kugel Nancy Korff brought noodle kugel, an Eastern-European Jewish dish traditionally served when breaking fast. Korff decided to bring it for two reasons: it accommodates students...

Art classroom opens in Pforzheimer 

Art classroom opens in Pforzheimer 

Jorge Orvañanos, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

The Middle Division (MD) Art Studio opened in Pforzheimer Hall at the start of this school year. Overlooking the atrium, the MD playdeck, and Van Cortlandt Park, the room is filled with painting supplies,...

MD students create, attend new clubs

MD students create, attend new clubs

Naomi Yaeger, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

Starting in October, clubs kicked off in the Middle Division (MD). Students from every grade have clamored to sign up for, attend, and even form their own clubs. Clubs are an important part of the MD,...

Mannkind: Community takes on Homecoming theme

Mannkind: Community takes on Homecoming theme

Sophie Rukin, Harper Rosenberg, and Kate Beckler October 7, 2022

This year’s homecoming theme, “Mannkind,” is the brainchild of Director of Alumni Relations Kristen Lax P’22 ‘26. “I thought it would be fun to delve into some wordplay using Horace's last...

CCVA’s Watts joins MD as Service Learning Coordinator

CCVA’s Watts joins MD as Service Learning Coordinator

Harper Rosenberg, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

After four years in the the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA), CCVA Program Associate Conasia Watts ‘13 took on a new role this year as the Middle Division (MD) Service Learning (SL) Coordinator. Watts...

Alvarez takes over for Norma Rodriguez as MD Advisory Coordinator

Alvarez takes over for Norma Rodriguez as MD Advisory Coordinator

Sofia Kim, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

After three years as the Middle Division (MD) Advisory Coordinator, Norma Rodriguez retired last year and passed the role to MD Spanish teacher Arni Alvarez.  Alvarez and Rodriguez shared an advisory...

Sixth graders’ first impressions

Samantha Matays , Staff Writer September 16, 2022

Charles Daniel (6) “It is a really big campus; I thought that I would get lost every day and not be able to find anything.” Tayla Bryden (6) “I’m excited for the food, food trucks,...

Author Judith Heumann speaks to MD about disability activism

Author Judith Heumann speaks to MD about disability activism

Josh Shuster, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

Abilities and disabilities is a subject that everybody can learn more about, Head of Middle Division (MD) Javaid Khan ‘92 said. Yesterday, the MD welcomed Judith Heumann, disability rights activist and...

MD history and English teachers journey to England

MD history and English teachers journey to England

Sofia Kim, Staff Writer September 6, 2022

This summer, the Middle Division’s (MD) history and English departments traveled to Stratford, England to train with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for two weeks, the first time since the start...

MD New Faculty

MD New Faculty

Jorge Orvañanos and Joshua Shuster September 6, 2022

Andrea De Jesus Pronouns: she/her Teaching: Sixth and seventh grade English; 6th grade advisor Previously… : I taught English at Lake Forest Country Day School in Lake Forest, Illinois for three...

John McNally

Class of 2029 welcomes back McNally as new Dean

Julia Bouchut, Contributing Writer September 6, 2022

After a two year absence, Middle Division (MD) history teacher John McNally has returned as the new Dean of the Class of 2029, taking over for former MD dean and Spanish teacher Carlos Aguilar who returned...

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