Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Host a Spanish Student in July!

Dear MPH families,

Last summer, MPH participated in a full immersion language exchange in Spain. We are thrilled to announce that this year, there will be a reciprocal program. Five Spanish students from our partner school Liceo Europa will travel to Syracuse for three weeks to participate in our summer program, and six MPH students will travel to Zaragoza and Comarruga to discover Spain this summer. We hope to grow this program over the coming years, and to offer this opportunity for our students every year.

 If you are interested in hosting a Spanish student, and perhaps in building a relationship with a family in Zaragoza, please contact Colleen Xavier at (315) 446 2452, ext. 110. The students will be in Syracuse from June 28 through July 17, date at which they will leave for New York City for three days, and then return to Spain.

Hosting a student entails providing him/her a place to sleep, meals when they are not at school, as well as transportation to and from school during the week (9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). On the weekend, they would love to discover CNY with you, or engage in whatever activities you normally plan for your family. They will no doubt be a great summer companion for your child, and perhaps, their first Spanish friend.

The students visiting are a boy and four girls between 16 and 17 years old: Jaime, Elena, Andrea, Pilar, and Marina. You can see Elena, Marina and Jaime introducing themselves in this video, and Pilar and Andrea in this one. For more information on each student, please email Colleen Xavier, who can share their information form with you.

Thank you for considering this chance to build a relationship across oceans, in the spirit of friendship and openness.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The launched online today!

Manlius Pebble Hill magazine The Pebble now has an online version, the Pebblemag, and it goes live today! Check it out:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Last Senior Snack: Friday May 12

To celebrate our senior's last day, Senior Snack will be available all day at the Alumni Lodge on May 12. Ms. Toyama will also ask our youngest alumni soon-to-be to share their contact information for next year.

Red & White Day: Friday May 12

Friday, May 12 is Red & White day. The day will run as follows:

8:10 – 9:30 – First Block Classes (PK/K R&W Day happens outside starting at 8:45 – feel free to bring your class out to cheer them on if you would like)

9:45 – Opening Ceremony in the Dining Hall.

10 – 11 – Specialty Events (Upper Field)

11 – 12 – Field Events (Tennis Courts and Behind Tennis Courts)

12 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 2:30 – Track Events (Upper Field)

2:30 – Closing Ceremony in the Dining Hall

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Seniors' trip to Darien Lake: May 19

All seniors are invited for a day of fun at Darien Lake on May 19 to celebrate their accomplishments together, and to have one last experience as a class before the end of the year ceremonies.

The bus will leave MPH on May 19 at 8:00 a.m. from the juniors' parking lot, and return to campus no later than 5:00 p.m..

The permission slip for this trip is available here.

Monday, May 1, 2017

End of the Year Calendar for US

This is the most up-to date version of the end of the year calendar: we added the senior trip to Darien Lake on May 19, and changed the date of the last senior assembly to June 1st.

 End of the Year Calendar for US
May 1 - May 12                AP exams
May 12                              Last class day for seniors in good academic standing
All morning Senior Snack provided during Red & White day (8:30 a. m. - 12:00)
Seniors’ book return (to classroom)
May 13                              Prom at the Wellington House (8:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.)
May 19                            Senior trip to Darien Lake
                                           Junior class first “Senior Snack” at the Alumni Lodge  (9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.)
May 25                              Juniors’ STP proposals presentations
June 1                              Last senior class Assembly under the tent (11:05 a.m.):
-          Presentation of colleges
-          Induction into the Alumni Association
-          Reverse Handshake Ceremony
Senior locker cleanout* and caps & gowns pick-up at Phoenix                                    
June 1-3                            Alumni Weekend
June 2                                Last day of classes
Multi-cultural festival in the gym (11:05a.m. -1:30 p.m.)
US Book return (to classroom)
                                            Junior, sophomore and freshmen locker cleanout*                                    
                                            Gym locker cleanout*
June 5                                 Study Day (no US classes)
June 6, 7, 8                         US finals               
                                            US Book return (to classroom)
June 8                                 Last day of bussing
June 9                                 Senior Student Brunch (11:00 a.m.)
                                            Commencement rehearsal for seniors (12:00): all seniors must attend
                                             Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony (5:00 p.m.): all US students must attend
June 11                                Commencement Ceremony (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
                                             Senior group photos at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Farm House

* After June 8, all lockers will be emptied of their remaining content

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Community Dialogue at Interfaithworks: last meeting

We had our last Community Wide Dialogue meeting at Interfaith Works' offices today. Thank you to the seniors who were instrumental in restarting this program, to the sophomore class who really rose up to the challenge, to Ennis who single handedly represented the juniors, to our friends from Henninger who opened their hearts and their school to us, to our IW coordinators Karen, Gwen and Kofi, and to Ms. Thomann for joining us in building this bridge.