A Tradition of Artistic
Exploration and Excellence
Clardy, Josh Grade 12 | Gold Key Photography | Chalk Clap
MPH Students Honored with Scholastic Awards
MPH continued its remarkable tradition of excellent at the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from students in Grades 8 to 12 this year. Among the nearly 4,000 works submitted for blind judging, MPH students were honored with 28 overall awards, including seven prestigious Gold Key awards and seven Silver Keys. The winning students' work will be on display at the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College and Gold Key winners will also receive their award during an upcoming ceremony at the SRC Arena. Their work will also move on to compete at the national level. 

Individual works are linked below, and all works can be seen here.
Butler, Rainbow Grade 10 | Gold Key Painting | Alone in Misery
Clardy, Josh Grade 12 | Gold Key Photography | Chalk Clap
Gonzalez, Sonia Grade 8 | Gold Key Painting | Broken
Gonzalez, Sonia Grade 8 | Gold Key Painting | How to be a Barbie Girl
Gonzalez, Sonia Grade 8 | Gold Key Painting | Numbness
Zaitsev, Emily Grade 12 | Gold Key Painting | Immolation
Zaitsev, Emily Grade 12 | Gold Key Painting | Inoculation
Fallon, Rose Grade 10 | Silver Key Digital Art | Science Experiments
Gonzalez, Nina Grade 10 | Silver Key Painting | Claustrophobic In Skin
Gonzalez, Nina Grade 10 | Silver Key Drawing | Rose
Gonzalez, Sonia Grade 8 | Silver Key Painting | Chained identity
Hinshaw, Abigail Grade 12 | Silver Key Mixed Media | Feast
Lloyd, Ella Grade 8 | Silver Key Mixed Media | City Swings
Rubin, Nathan Grade 11 | Silver Key Painting | The Bigger Picture
Anderson, Asriel Grade 11 | Honorable Mention Photography | Bled
Butler, Rainbow Grade 10 | Honorable Mention Painting | Capturing Peace
DiFolco, Luke Grade 9 | Honorable Mention Film & Animation | Étude
Gross, Zoe Grade 11 | Honorable Mention Expanded Projects | The Paper Doll, Pt. II, Pt. III
He, Jenny Grade 8 | Honorable Mention Drawing | Skull Still Life
Hewett, Oliver Grade 11 | Honorable Mention Expanded Projects | Sisyphus, Pt. II, Pt. III
Hinshaw, Abigail Grade 12 | Honorable Mention Illustration | Charity Begins at Home
Hinshaw, Abigail Grade 12 | Honorable Mention Digital Art | Prison
Lurvey, Sam Grade 10 | Honorable Mention Photography | Black and White Tree
Rubin, Nathan Grade 11 | Honorable Mention Painting | Patterns in the Sky
Temes, Lilah Grade 8 | Honorable Mention Painting | Broken Leaves
Whitted, Ayden Grade 11 | Honorable Mention Digital Art | Money for War
Zaitsev, Emily Grade 12 | Honorable Mention Mixed Media | The Seven Cardinal Sins
Zaitsev, Emily Grade 12 | Gold Key Painting | Inoculation
Athletics note: The most-recent athletics schedule is always available through Schedule Galaxy and can be accessed on the MPH Calendar page or via the Schedule Galaxy mobile app. The schedule included below is subject to change after the date of distribution, so please check Schedule Galaxy before heading out to a contest.

SCHOOL CLOSED | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday | Day 1
5:30 p.m. JV Volleyball vs. Fabius-Pompey
7:00 p.m. Varsity Volleyball vs. Fabius-Pompey

Wednesday | Day 2
6:00 p.m. Varsity Basketball vs. Faith Heritage

Thursday | Day 3
3 p.m. Ski Club
5:30 p.m. JV Volleyball @ Faith Heritage
7:00 p.m. Varsity Volleyball @ Faith Heritage

Friday | Day 4
7:00 p.m. Upper School Dance Choreography Concert in the Coville Theater

1:00 p.m. JV Basketball vs. Weedsport
2:30 p.m. Varsity Basketball vs. Weedsport
MPH Apparel Store
NOTE: The only option for delivery of these orders is shipping to an address customers provide. There will be no orders from this store delivered to the school.

The official Manlius Pebble Hill clothing store is now live with a wide variety of selections for all sizes, genders, and ages. A couple key points:

  • It's an online store, but it's open for the whole year
  • We have two designs available now - a script Manlius Pebble Hill School and an "MPH" option; you'll see the selections in the drop-down menus for each item
  • We'll be adding designs throughout the year, so keep checking back - and check Snapshot - we'll let you know when we've got new items
Weekly Lunch Menu
You'll find the weekly lunch menu here in Snapshot every Friday, but it also lives on the MPH website (you can find it through the direct link or on the left column of myMPH). And this week we welcome the return of Nutrislice, which lets users sort menu items by nutritional data, ingredients, and allergens.
Alex Fung Named to All-CNY Soccer Team
One thing we missed over the break was Alex Fung on the MPH Boys Sectional Finalist Soccer team being named to syracuse.com's All-CNY team. Alex, who told the site his favorite pre-game meal is a turkey sandwich, is more than just a star center defensive midfielder, he was also named one of the Syracuse area's Best and Brightest students in Fall 2022 and will be attending Dartmouth College this coming fall.
Jr/Sr Prom | May 26 | 6-10 p.m. | SKY Armory
This year's theme is "Old Hollywood"
Feb. 5 Deadline to Create Senior Tribute Ad
The deadline for creating a senior tribute ad in the yearbook is February 5, and the page can be created at the Jostens Yearbooks Ads for Seniors site. If anyone has any questions, contact Amy Hogan.
Model U.N. Team Shines at 40th Annual CNY Conference
The Central New York Model United Nations conference took place last Friday and Saturday at Syracuse Univ, and the MPHMUN team performed very well. The conference hosted 32 area schools for their rigorous two-day conference. It was CNYMUN’s 40th anniversary.

MPH Award Winners
Best Delegate| UN World Tourism Organization | India, Clarry-Sohriakoff
Honorable Mention | UN Food and Agriculture Committee | Sabine Concepcion
Outstanding Delegate | Taiwan Cabinet, Oliver Dreyfuss
Honorable Mention | UN Population Fund | Rafael Jennings
Best Position Paper | Comm. on Science & Tech for Development | Schuyler King
Best Position Paper | UN Economic and Financial Affairs Council | Jasper Kyle
Honorable Mention | UN Economic and Financial Affairs Council | Sophia Lovett
Outstanding Delegate | Arab League | Jorge Niederhoff
Outstanding Delegate | China Cabinet | Tae-Jin Shah
Honorable Mention | UN Security Council | Thatcher Thomas
Outstanding Delegate | UN Population Fund | Ayden Whitted
US Students Captivate Grade 6 with Canine Presentations
Dr. Bonacorsi's Upper School Canine Cognition class visited Ms. Foster's Grade 6 science class this week to practice presenting information to a younger audience in a compelling and informative manner. The presentations, during which Carter Patton taught a lesson on how dogs perceive time and Aleena Shehryar taught a lesson on dogs doing math, did a fantastic job of capturing the younger student's attention, said Ms. Foster.
Getting Visual with Blood Types
Ms. Foster's Middle School Forensics electives used playdough antibodies to learn about how and why blood types exist as part of a kinesthetic learning experience in the class this week.
Volleyball Continues Strong Start to Season
The MPH Girls Volleyball team continued its strong start to the season by moving to 6-3 with a victory over Onondaga on Thursday night. Syracuse.com featured the game and highlighted Lyv Brudin's four aces, 14 kills, and nine digs along with Kate Chaffee's two aces and 22 assists.
Last Day to Get Tix for MPH at the Crunch
Join Us and See One of Our Own Work as a Linesman
Join fellow MPH families and staff on Monday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m., when the Syracuse Crunch hosts Utica Comets. MPH’s very own Core Health Teacher Jay Brown, who will be working as a linesman in the game.

Tickets are $10 per person per ticket (regular price tickets are $20, and MPH is covering half the cost of tickets). Fifty tickets are available. Limit 6 tickets per transaction. You can purchase tickets HERE. Parking and food are not included for this event. Tickets must be purchased by today, January 13. Your purchased tickets will be at the will call box office on Monday, January 16.

Please email Alyssa Palmer with any questions: apalmer@mphschool.org.
Syracuse Stage Taking High School Playwright Submissions
Each spring, Syracuse Stage invites Central New York high school students to write original 10-minute plays and other performance pieces for entry into our annual Young Playwrights Festival contest. Our panel of theatrical and literary professionals evaluate each student’s play.

Semifinalists are invited to a writing workshop with Syracuse Stage where each play is read and critiqued. Finalists see their plays performed as staged readings by Syracuse University Drama Students at the Festival in the spring.
Important Dates:
January 1: Play acceptance begins
February 8: Submissions due
March 4: Writing Workshop
May 2: Young Playwrights Festival

For more information contact Kate Laissle at 315-442-7755 or kmlaissl@syr.edu.
Driver Education and SAT Preparation | Grades 10-12
Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring 2023 session. See our website for additional information and to register or call the Community Programs office at 315-446-2452.

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