Head of School Dave McCusker recaps another busy week at MPH and discusses our recommendations for masks in the coming week.
Spring Awakening Delayed,
But It's Worth the Wait
US Musical Postponed to Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9
It opens gracefully, with a brief exchange between mother and daughter that elicits a few laughs and ends in a song, but by the time 10 minutes has passed, a class full of teens smacked down under the repressive stick of their domineering teacher has spun around their chairs, jumped off a few of them, and launched into a raucous song that isn't fit for the youngest among us, but will likely bring a smile to everyone else. MPH staff and students got a look at the Upper School musical Spring Awakening this week and, in spite of a postponement that will see the musical performed this coming week, it is a refreshing and challenging show perfectly for the time of the year and the times in a broader sense.

Look for information this week regarding show times and ticket availability.
Monday, April 4
Varsity Baseball @ Chittenango | 4:30 p.m. | MPH baseball players join the Bishop Grimes squad for varsity baseball.

Tuesday, April 5
Boys Varsity Tennis @ Cazenovia | 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6
Varsity Track Girls and Boys @ Cato-Meridian | 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 7
Boys Varsity Tennis v. Phoenix | 4:30 p.m. | MPH Tennis Courts
Varsity Baseball @ CBA | 5 p.m.

Friday, April 8
A Schedule for students
Varsity Baseball @ Solvay | 4:30 p.m.

Important Upcoming Dates
Save the Date for April 23! The Parents’ Association is sponsoring a Paper Shredding Event with ProShred at MPH on April 23, from 9 a.m.-noon. More details to come!

Spring Recess | April 11-15
MPH Photos of the Week
Last Wednesday, our MPHMUN team traveled to NYC to participate in the second session of the National High School Model United Nations conference. There were more than 2,000 students attending from an estimated 100 schools from around the world. During the opening ceremonies, students had the privilege of hearing from Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff. During closing ceremonies, the team heard from Venezuelan opposition leader María Corina Machado.

The team had some chances to enjoy the city, as well, visiting Central Park and enjoying the “Top of the Rock” (top of Rockefeller Center). Over four days, student delegates debated unique solutions to complex issues such as the fast fashion industry, sustainable fishery management, the modernization of the labor force, the independence of Catalonia, and access to girls education. In all it was a powerful learning experience and a successful, fun trip. The following students earned individual awards for committee performance:

JJ Braverman, Jacob Temes, Gabe Pasniciuc, Jorge Niederhoff, Schuyler King, Neha Chhablani, and Raphael Jennings.

The entire delegation also won a performance award. In order to with this award, all student delegations had to have performed exceptionally well. Mrs. Chhablani offers congratulations to:

Asriel Anderson, Casey Beach, JJ Braverman, Neha Chhablani, Agnes Coleman, Paul DiFolco, Alex Fung, Omia Gaines-Howard, Raphael Jennings, Schuyler King, Jasper Kyle, Katherine Mezzalingua, Caroline Mezzalingua, Ari Nemes, Jorge Niederhoff, Gabe Pasniciuc, Jeffrey Pisciarino, Mitchell Rovit, Jacob Temes, Thatcher Thomas, and Ayden Whitted.
Summer Programs
Registration Open!
Manlius Pebble Hill School is excited for our Summer 2022 program offerings, which you can check out in detail on the MPH Summer Programs page and register now! Sports programs are filling up quickly. You can also view the full brochure here.

In addition to summer day camp, MPH offers athletic and enrichment camps, driver education, and the SAT Preparation Course. For the SAT Preparation Course introduction and instructor bios, please go here. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
MPH Global Academic Offerings Also Open for Summer Registration
Also found in the 2022 Summer Programs brochure are offerings from the second season of MPH Global, a summer academic program offering in-person and online courses in literacy, math, world languages, and music. Our first session will feature a masterclass and parent talk on the Suzuki Teaching Philosophy by Zachary Sweet on July 13. Audience participation for this masterclass is free and open to the entire MPH community, but registration is required. Registration for all offerings is now open. Sign up and learn more about the MPH Global program here!
Summer Camp Director Jay Brown is Family Times' Educator of the Month
Speaking of our fantastic summer camp offerings, director Jay Brown appears in this month's Syracuse Family Times as the "Educator of the Month." If you've met Jay or seen him in action, you know he brings real energy to our camps and our campus throughout the year as a member of the Core Health team. Read Jay's interview here.
MPH Spring Gala
Friday, May 20, 2022
Owera Vineyards
6 p.m.
Join us for fabulous celebration at Owera Vineyards as we honor and celebrate the achievements of MPH’s educators while paying special tribute to teacher and coach Don Ridall. 
Enjoy the sounds of Prime Time Horns, tastes from Karen’s Catering of Attilio’s Restaurant, auctions, and so much more. Proceeds from this event will directly support strategic investments to our academic programs, facilities improvements, expanding scholarship assistance, and enhancing resources to support our faculty and staff. 

Tickets are on sale now! 
To RSVP by May 6, purchase tickets online or call (315) 430-3376.

The Scene Around MPH
Violist Kari Maxian to Perform with Symphoria
Congratulations to Kari Maxian ’24 (as well as LS Strings Teacher Arvilla Wendland - Kari's private instructor) for winning the 2022 Civic Morning Musicals Concerto Competition. As a reward, Kari will be performing as a soloist with Symphoria this coming Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Church in Syracuse. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
MPH Students Honored at CNY Science and Engineering Fair
MPH students had an incredibly productive time at the CNY Science and Engineering Fair at the MOST last week, earning a number of specialty awards, numerous other recognitions for their efforts.

In contrast, Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors were awarded to multiple recognized projects at every grade level in the Junior Division (Grades 4 - 8) and collectively across the Upper Division (Grades 9-12).
Upper Division

Alexa Rose Battaglia
Ricoh USA Inc Sustainable Development Award | Innovating ideas to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.
Lockheed Martin Award | in recognition of excellence in engineering and technology
SUNY ESF Best Environmental Science Project (Senior Division) |one project recognized for excellence in environmental science.
Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation at SUNY ESF
in recognition of excellence in environmental science and paper engineering
Honors Recognition
in the Upper Division
Matthew Roberson
Office of Naval Research Award | US Navy/US Marine Corps Award for outstanding STEM project
Regeneron Biomedical Science Award | recognizing outstanding project in biomedical science
IEEE Award (Awards in Electrical and Computer Engineering) | in recognition of mastery in the area of electronics, computers, electricity and magnetism, or optics.
Lockheed Martin Award | in recognition of excellence in engineering and technology
SUNY Cortland Science Leadership Scholarship | scholarship awarded to one senior level project in recognition of outstanding leadership, research and accomplishment in science.

Amitees Fazeli
National Geographic Society Award | in recognition of a project seeking to solve the Earth’s most pressing issues.
LeMoyne Excellence in Biology | Professor David Smith Memorial Award (Side note, David’s kids Shannon and Morgan Smith are MPH graduates) in recognition of a project demonstrating excellence in biology.
Terra Science and Education Award | in recognition of excellence in the STEM fields. Honors Recognition in the Upper Division
Evi McGuire Griffin
Association for Women Geoscientists Award | in recognition of high achievement and outstanding research and high standards of innovation in a geoscience field.
Science Congress | an invitation to attend the New York State Science Congress. High Honors Recognition in the Upper Division

Junior Division

Tae Reid | Grade 6
Terra Science and Education Award | in recognition of excellence in the STEM fields. High Honors in 6th grade

Mira DeVincentis | Grade 6
IEEE Award (Awards in Electrical and Computer Engineering) | in recognition of mastery in the area of electronics, computers, electricity and magnetism, or optics.
Elle Rubenstein | Grade 6
ASM Materials Education Foundation Award - for outstanding research in materials science. High Honors in 6th grade

Peter Rubenstein | Grade 6
Honors in 6th grade
Nicky Comprix | Grade 6
Abigail Alexander | Grade 6
High Honors in 6th grade
Sona Trikha | Grade 6
Honors in 6th grade
Anya Reckess | Grade 6
Broadcom Masters | in recognition of the mastery of science, technology, engineering and math. This comes with an opportunity for further competition.
Highest Honors in 6th grade

Langley Foster | Grade 7
Honors in 7th grade
Lilah Temes | Grade 7
Highest Honors in 7th grade
Owen Reckess | Grade 8
High Honors in 8th grade
Daniel Ford | Grade 8
NASA Earth System Science Award - in recognition of a project reflecting an understanding of Earth’s connected spheres.
SUNY ESF Best Environmental Science Project (Junior Division) | in recognition of excellence in environmental science.
Caroline Bernazzani | Grade 8
Highest Honors in 8th grade
From left, Owen Reckess and Caroline Bernazzani
From right to left, Sona Trikha and Peter Rubenstein
Elle Rubenstein
Daniel Ford
Evie McGuire
Amitees Fazeli
Matthew Roberson
Alexa Rose Battaglia
From left, Elle Rubenstein, Tae Reid, and Abigail Alexander
At left, Langley Foster
At right, Anya Reckess
Second from right, Lilah Temes
Roots and Shoots Club Plans Earth Week Activities
The MPH Roots and Shoots Club is planning some fun, community-oriented activities for Earth Week this year. These activities will take place from April 18-22 and will range from a chalk-walk to an outdoor seed-planting station available for all grade levels to participate in. Stay tuned for more details on these events as they will be weather dependent!
Spanish Language, Culture Clubs Learn Through Board Games
This Tuesday, Spanish Language and Culture Club participated in several juegos de mesa, or board games. Club members gathered into groups and played a few rounds of Monopoly en Español, with currency measured in pesetas (before the Euros) rather than dollars. This gave students the chance to practice their favorite past times in Spanish, all the while sharing some great fun and laughs while listening to Spanish music!

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