Commencement Season is (Almost) Upon Us
And students, you have things to do
We begin with the commencement week schedule, followed by a public service message from Mrs. LaHaye. All events are held at MPH.

Senior Brunch and Commencement Rehearsal
Friday, June 10 | 11 a.m.

Baccalaureate Ceremony
Friday, June 10 | 5 p.m.

MPH Commencement
Sunday, June 12 | 2 p.m.
Dear Seniors and Senior Families,
It’s hard to believe commencement is a little under two months away! We understand some families have begun preparing for commencement and are looking forward to having extended family in town for this milestone event honoring your child.
Commencement invitations have been printed for the senior class. Each senior will be receiving 10 invitations. 
Seniors – please remember to swing by the Division Office and pick up your envelope containing your ten commencement invitations. Each envelope is labeled with your name and organized alphabetically by last name. Envelopes are located on the countertop next to Mr. Montas’ office door.
Please reach out with any questions.
Mrs. LaHaye
Commencement Address will Be Delivered by a Familiar Face
Don Ridall, who is retiring from MPH this year after 46 years with the school, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2022 at Commencement this year.
Saturday, April 30
Modified Baseball (Bishop Grimes) @ Mater Dei | 4 p.m. at Reeves Field

Monday, May 2
AP Government Exam | 8 a.m.
AP Chemistry Exam | noon
Boys Varsity Golf @ Bishop Ludden | 3 p.m.
Girls Varsity Golf @ Westhill | 3:30 p.m.
Boys (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Baseball @ Chittenango | 4:30 p.m.
Boys Varsity Tennis v. Chittenango | 4:30 p.m.
Girls (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Softball @ Chittenango | 4:30 p.m.
Girls (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Softball @ Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW Rebels) | 4:30 p.m.
Boys 7th/8th Outdoor Track @ Christian Brothers Academy, Dewitt | 5 p.m.
Girls 7th/8th Outdoor Track @ Chris | 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3
Boys (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Baseball @ Phoenix | 4:30 p.m.
Boys (MPH/BG) Varsity Baseball v. Skaneateles | 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4
AP Literature & Composition Exam | 3:30 p.m. 8 a.m.
Girls (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Softball @ Chittenango | 3:30 p.m.
Boys Varsity Tennis v. Homer | 4:30 p.m.
CANCELLED: Boys Varsity Outdoor Track Syracuse Academy of Science @ Pulaski | 4:30 p.m.
Girls Varsity Outdoor Track Syracuse Academy of Science @ Pulaski | 4:30 p.m.
Boys (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Baseball v. Solvay | 5 p.m.
Girls (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Softball v. Solvay | 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 5
AP Macroeconomics Exam | 8 a.m.
AP Statistics Exam | noon
Boys Varsity Golf v. Marcellus | 3:30 p.m.
Boys (MPH/BG) Varsity Baseball v. Christian Brothers Academy, Dewitt | 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 6
AP European History Exam | 8 a.m.
AP U.S. History Exam | 8 a.m.
Girls Varsity Golf @ Chittenango | 3:30 p.m.
Girls (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Softball v. Westhill | 4:30 p.m.
Boys (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Baseball v. Westhill | 5 p.m.
5th Grade Production Screening | 5:30 p.m.
MPH Media Appearance of the Week
Summer Camp Director Jay Brown on Bridge Street
Summer Camp Director Jay Brown appeared on Channel 9's Bridge Street yesterday to talk about MPH Summer Place and all of the fantastic programs and energy we are always excited to offer. See below for registration, which remains open for summer!
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!
Time to Get Creative with Gala Donation Baskets
The MPH Spring Gala is just around the corner on Friday, May 20. Each year, the MPH community comes together to create auction baskets with generous donations from faculty, staff, and families. From now until May 6, 2022, we will be collecting basket donations from each division. Details and themes about each basket are listed below. The more items we receive, the more baskets we can create. 😊 Monetary donations are also accepted.
If you have any items that you would like to donate, please sign up with the links below, and send them in with your student, or bring to Ms. Cappelletti or Ms. Milton in the front office, or Ms. LaHaye in the high school office. 
Your generosity and help are greatly appreciated. 
Thank you,
Karen Belgrader, Associate Director of Philanthropy and Engagement
Early Learning Basket
Lower School Basket
Middle School Basket
Upper School Basket

MPH Spring Gala
Friday, May 20, 2022
Owera Vineyards
6 p.m.

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
Grade 5 Play Moves up to the Silver Screen
The fifth-grade play has been a longstanding MPH tradition. In recent years, Maria Ricciardiello and Amy Abdo facilitated the students in a process that first began as revising an existing play and then moved to the creation of curriculum that allows the students to write and produce the entire play themselves. 
Jennifer Concepcion and Maria Ricciardiello have incorporated this production directly into fifth-grade lessons and activities to give students a sense of ownership and responsibility. Each fifth-grade student has had the opportunity to be an intricate part of a process that has included script writing, revising, acting, and, this week, filming. Students have been learning about important aspects of a play’s full production including stage directions, props/prop creation, scenery, lighting, signage, film editing, as well as the incorporation of music and special effects. 
This year, the class has been very lucky to have Raphael Concepcion (“RC”) from Syracuse’s own Newhouse School of Public Communications join them to film and edit their production. Thank you to Mr. Concepcion for his time and expertise!
The fifth-grade families are invited to a premiere screening on Friday, May 6 in the MPH Coville Theater at 5:30 p.m. Lower School families will be provided with details to watch this production on a private YouTube link that evening as well. 
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 tonight, 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.
World Language Week
From French to Spanish to Latin to Chinese, it was an eventful World Language Week at the School, with the Phoenix the site of daily club activities related to each language.
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.

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