Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Volley for Vera House! Friday March 3rd from 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Mentors for Violence Prevention Club Presents:

Volley for Vera House! 


Friday March 3rd from 6-9 

Pizza, Drinks and Snacks to be served!


CREATE teams of 4-6 MPH Upper School students OR sign up individually! 

SUPPORT bringing awareness about domestic violence and what it means to be an empowered bystander! 


Sign your teams up from Mon- Thurs of 2/27-3/2 during lunch in the Phoenix 

ONLY 1$ per person

Thursday, February 2, 2017

"POTUS and The Press" Feb. 10, Tutorial, Coville Theater

On Friday, Feb. 10 the Pebble magazine will host "POTUS and The Press," a talk by Roy Gutterman, Director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Gutterman will address the current relationship between the media and the office of the President of the United States and what it means for everyone, not just journalists. Gutterman is a graduate of the Newhouse School and the Syracuse University College of Law.

Resources where Gutterman is quoted:
What Sean Spicer's first news conference tells us about White House press relations under Trump, on the CS Monitor
Now begins the @realDonaldTrump era, on CNet

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Black History Month 2017 at MPH

 (Major Taylor, 1899 1 mile track cycling World Champion)

Community Wide Dialogue and the senior class are collaborating on celebrating black history in February. Events and performances will take place every day:

- Music, videos, presentations, or live performances every day in the Phoenix during snack
- Story telling for the Lower School in the library with the senior class on February 3, 8, 9, and 14
- Elizabeth Keckley presentation to 4th and 5th grade in the library with Mrs. Johnson on February 8
- Movies and documentaries in the Student Lounge

Also in the classroom:

- “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” in Biology (Feb 9, 13, 15)
- Apartheid, justice, truth and reconciliation in 8th grade History
- Frederick Douglas discussion in 8th grade History
- Reading Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 8th grade English
- Reading Toni Morrison's“Beloved” in AP Literature
- Selection of books on display for Black History Month at the library
- Major Taylor presentation with the Bicycle Mechanics Club

On display outside of the student lounge: Black History Month "People and Movements of the Day"

Follow or post on Twitter #mphblackhistorymonth

Resources on Britannica School

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dress Down Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday 1/18/2017, is our third Wednesday of the month all school dress down day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Screening of 13th on Friday

Friday, January 13, during tutorial and 3rd block, MPH Upper School students will have a chance to screen the documentary 13th by Ava DuVernay in the Student Lounge. This screening is sponsored by the students of Community Wide Dialogue in anticipation of Martin Luther King's day the following Monday.

"Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them..." Read the whole article and interview by Jukeyla Latigua Williams titled "Ava DuVernay's 13th Reframes American History" on The Atlantic.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Community Wide Dialogue still open to new applicants

As of today, there are still 5 spots open for Community Wide Dialogue. We are looking for 9th, 10th grade and 11th grade students in particular, so they can be trained to be student mentors for next year.

Community Wide Dialogue (CWD) is a student-led leadership group focused on issues of race and social justice. MPH students will work in partnership with students from Henninger high school under the guidance of members of Interfaith Works. This year CWD is committed to educating MPH students on issues of racism and to leading MPH into a proper celebration of Black History Month in February.

The program starts at the beginning of January for student mentors, and at the end of January for every one (see application for details)

Applications must be returned to M. Leclercq or Ms. Thomann.