A Good Day to be Well
It was a gorgeous day Friday for Lower School Wellness Day, which featured:
  • Grades 3-5 making bird houses out of recycled materials in the STEAM Park
  • K-2 making homemade bird food to go in the bird houses.
  • Grades 3-5 making homemade dog treats to donate to Clear Path for Veterans and Clear Path's service pup making an appearance
  • Recycling relay races in the gym and a community clean up around campus
From MPH to the PA: Thank You!
Saturday, April 23

Armashreddin' at MPH! | 9 a.m. to noon | for details see below

Spring Awakening | Shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Tickets here
Spring Awakening Flash Preview Friday
Monday, April 25
Girls Varsity Golf vs. Bishop Grimes | Drumlins | 3:30 p.m.
Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Onondaga | MPH | 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26
JV Baseball (Bishop Grimes) @ Fabius-Pompey | 4:30 p.m.
JV Softball (Bishop Grimes) @ Fabius-Pompey | 4:30 p.m.
Girls Varsity Golf @ Skaneateles | Skaneateles CC | 3:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball (Bishop Grimes) vs. Marcellus | 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27
JV Softball (Bishop Grimes) vs. Phoenix | 5 p.m.
Boys and Girls Varsity Track @ Port Byron | 4:30 p.m.
Boys Varsity Tennis @ LaFayette | 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28
Boys Varsity Golf vs. Pulaski | Drumlins | 3:30 p.m.
Girls Varsity Golf @ Marcellus | Tuscarora | 3:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball (Bishop Grimes) vs. Jordan-Elbridge | 4:30 p.m.
Boys Varsity Tennis @ CBA | 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 29
Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Pulaski | 4:30 p.m.
JV Softball (Bishop Grimes) vs. Onondaga | 4:30 p.m.

Shred Your Old Electronics in an Eco-Friendly Way this Saturday

It’s time for Armashreddin’!

The PA invites you to gather up those old tax returns and hard drives, and destroy them in a secure and eco-friendly way. Got old electronics, small kitchen appliances, and old gaming systems and games? Bring those too!

When and where? April 23, 9 a.m. to noon at MPH.

Then join us for donuts and coffee after the shredding. Bring your own coffee mug or water bottle if you’d like. We’ll have sidewalk chalk and a small activity for the kids. And there is always the playground! 

Just a few notes:

  • Hard drive shredding is $5 per hard drive, please bring cash.

  • TV’s are not accepted, flat screen monitors are.

Want to help? We’re looking for volunteers for half hour shifts. Sign up HERE!
Questions? Contact Theresa Heath at teehee_esq@hotmail.com or 315-254-5687.

We can’t wait to see you!

The MPH Parents’ Association 
MPH Photos of the Week
It appeared this week, we think, clouding the door of the room that serves several purposes: storage for old computer equipment, in-person pop-up office for staff made remote by the farmhouse renovation, and hatching ground for ambitious student art projects. The latter was suspected Monday and confirmed Friday. What could only be described as a huge ball in the room is a project of Oliver Hewett, Grade 10.

"Underneath, it's a beach ball. On top I'll be putting homework. It's like that guy, Sisyphus," Oliver said.

Pushing his rock uphill in futility, at least in the original telling. But something about the beach ball brought to mind Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus, with the (marginally) more optimistic conclusion" "One must imagine Sisyphus Oliver happy."
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!
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.
Guests 18 and over welcome.
 Cocktail attire suggested.
Save the Date:
MPH Giving Day!
May 12, 2022

Mark your calendars for our second annual MPH Giving Day on Thursday, May 12, 2022! Help us reach our goal of 150 donors in one day! Looking to offer a class challenge or encourage fellow MPH families to participate? Contact Heidi Marquart, for details.
The Scene Around MPH
MPH 2022-2023 Calendar
The MPH 2022-2023 calendar is here. Find a downloadable/printable version HERE.
Senior Capstone Projects Return to Campus
Seniors present their capstone projects Friday, April 29 to the whole community for the first time in three years! This is going to be a public (and masked) event, where our seniors are given the chance to show you the results of a research journey they began last spring! Students from the Class of 2022 have researched fetal microchimerism, the future of unmanned space exploration, and contemporary methods for learning Eastern languages. They've written witty cultural analyses, painstakingly researched policy papers, and searching personal essays. They've filmed documentaries, video essays, and one-take films. They've written plays and screenplays. They've made albums in record studios and in their bedrooms. They've interviewed doctors, academics, and jazz musicians. They've programmed podcasts, academic curricula, and self-driving cars. They've designed affordable clothing styles, performed standup, and waded through the shallows of Cranberry Lake collecting mayflies. They've surveyed, sleuthed, drawn, designed, predicted, practiced, read, written, and revised their way to next week's presentations and they'd love for you to see what they've done. 

The community IS invited, but it will be a masked event, and non-students/faculty will be asked to complete a DHA.

Senior capstones are one of those MPH traditions that absolutely set the School apart. This is college-level work done on fascinating, complex subjects. For a look at past year's projects, visit the 2020 MPH Senior Capstone Projects site and the 2021 MPH Senior Capstone Project Site.
Student Collecting Supplies for Ukraine
Evie McGuire-Griffin in Grade 9 is collecting supplies for Ukraine until May 13 at the School in conjunction with the Girls Scouts. Medical supplies, clothing, canned goods, water, blankets, bedding, and hygiene products will be welcome. Look for the collection box in the Phoenix Lobby. Once donations are collected, Evie will bring them to St. John's Baptist Church in Auburn, which is working with Ukrainian churches to deliver the supplies.
Grade 6 Sees Themselves in 3D
Susan Reeve’s Grade 6 math class and Meghan McBennett's computer literacy class worked together this week to take measurements of themselves and scale those dimensions down to create a character in a 3D modeling program called Tinkercad. The students rigged their 3D model into an avatar animation using Mixamo, where they then used Screencast to record a story of their avatar and choose the movements for their character.
MPH Tennis Champ Visits Grade 2 with Some Pointers
Ninth-grader Amitees Fazeli visited Grade 2 before break to give a lively presentation on the sport of tennis. Amitees, a member of the All-CNY Girls Tennis Team and state tournament participant, demonstrated how to hold the racquet and the various strokes (backhand, forehand, serve, etc.). Students enjoyed inspecting her tennis racquet.  Amitees shared that she started taking tennis lessons when she was 4 years old and that she and her sister, Parmees, Class of 2022, advanced to the NY State Championships in 2021 as a doubles team. The students had many questions for Amitees and are thankful for her time and instruction on tennis! 

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