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Middle schooler’s thoughts on the show

Emma Colacino, Contributing Writer

December 14, 2018


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The Middle Division theater cast performed “Almost, Maine,” last week, eliciting a range of opinions from the audience. “Almost, Maine” features stories of love told in unique ways. The plots, such as a man shrinking in size after losing his love or a woman carrying her heart in a bag are re...

A look into the Middle Division’s production of “Almost, Maine”: Interview with the Director

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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The Record: Why did you choose the play “Almost Maine?” Haila VanHentenryck: I read it on a plane after Mr. Isaac Brooks recommended it to me. I really loved it; the stories, the themes, the spaces between the dialogues, the way the characters were listening and not listening to each other reall...

A look into the Middle Division’s production of “Almost, Maine”: Student Review

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Wintery nights in Maine can be chilly, but the Middle Division’s (MD) emotional performance of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” brought warmth to the hearts of every person in the theater. The series of vignettes, each taking place in the same ten minute time span around a small town in norther...

Sixth grade buys holiday gifts for Mercy Center families

Lucas Glickman and Patrick Stinebaugh

November 30, 2018


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This past week, in their annual partnership with Mercy Center, the sixth grade traveled to Target to buy holiday gifts for Mercy Center families, as well as hosted a bake sale to raise funds for the trip. The Mercy Center is a community center located in the Bronx that promotes a higher quality of ...

ICIE leads assemblies addressing microagressions

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Over the past two months, each grade in the Middle Division (MD) has had an assembly about microaggressions titled “Having Good Intentions Isn’t Enough.” These three assemblies were led by Candice Powell-Caldwell, an associate of the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE...

New LGBTQ+ group highlights school-wide inclusion events

Samuel Singer, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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Rainbow and Friends, the Middle Division (MD) alliance group for sexual orientation and gender identity Rainbows and Friends aims to foster a culture of tolerance and acceptance during  2018-19 school year, as a part of a school-wide effort to increase knowledge and respect for all identities, MD psycholog...

6th grade studies the stars at museum

Liliana Greyf and Katya Tolunsky

November 30, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

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