Choreography Takes the Stage
Livestream Available for Saturday, 7 p.m. Show
The MPH Performing Arts Department is delighted to present its 21st Annual Student Choreography Concert this weekend, and although in-person viewing is reserved only for guests of those students involved in the show, we are pleased to offer a livestream of our closing night performance this Saturday, January 29, at 7 p.m.

Use this link or select the video embedded at right to watch the show. We hope you join us to celebrate the creativity of our Upper School Dance students as they premiere their own original dance works!
MPH Video of the Week
"What Does MPH Mean to You?"
Grade 6 student Peter Rubenstein of MPH Light and Magic produced "What Does MPH Mean to You?" this week and shared it at Wednesday's All-School Meeting. Students and faculty gave fantastic answers, ranging from "family" to "academic freedom" to "somewhere you don't have pretend to be someone else."
Online Drivers Ed and SAT Prep Offered
All ONLINE Drivers Ed and SAT Prep classes from MPH fit our students' busy schedules and feature the high-quality instruction you'd expect from our fantastic community programs.

Drivers Ed begins January 31 and features pre-recorded chapter reviews, along with assignments and quizzes. Parents/guardians provide support for the required 24 hours of driving time and submit weekly logs.
SAT Prep starts February 27 and features a Sunday Zoom class that is recorded for anyone who can't attend at that time.

All classes are recorded and will be available up to seven days if a class is missed.
The Scene Around MPH
Applying Spanish Skills to Real-World Scenarios
Karin Trouyet's Spanish 6 students chose a business in a Spanish-speaking community to research and then create with household materials. The class made a storefront and practiced how to sell and buy items, all while using cultural expressions to bargain for the best price.
MPH Library Finds a Home on the Road
Anyone who had seen the MPH library before the arrival of COVID might have been a little jealous of MPH librarian's Liza Morrison's impeccable, spacious, modern digs. But, with a need for classroom space brought on by social-distancing requirements in the fall of 2020, the moment was short lived. The new library was parsed into Grade 3 and 4 classrooms, and the books were moved into the space between the gym and classroom hallway (some found their way farther down the hallway, too).

This year, Ms. Morrison has added another exciting twist to the library's availability by adding the MPH Little Library to the McNeil lobby and also posting QR codes around campus so students can check out books on their mobile devices.

The Little Library also has a reading nook and features popular new titles as well as periodicals.

It's a great example of the innovative approach that drives education at MPH. If it isn't quite as easy to bring students to the library, let's bring the library to them.
Volleyball Finishing Strong
Photo by Charles Wainwright '74
The Girls Volleyball team has won two out of its last three, defeating Onondaga at home last Saturday, 3-1, before dropping a 2-3 decision at McGraw on Monday and bouncing back Wednesday at Weedsport with a 3-0 victory.

The girls play again Friday night at Sandy Creek at 7 p.m. and Saturday at home against Chittenango at 11 a.m. The regular season wraps up Monday at CBA at 7 p.m.

The two wins this week bring the team's record to 6-10 on the season.
After winning three of their previous four, the Boys Basketball team dropped two games this week, with only one of them counting in league play.

Monday was a tight one at Faith Heritage, with MPH losing 53-44. The Trojans took on DeRuyter at home Wednesday, losing 76-24 to the Rockets, who are ranked 12th in the state in Class D.

The boys continue this week at Pulaski on Tuesday at 7 p.m., at home against LaFayette on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and on Saturday at home against Mexico at 12:30 p.m.
For up-to-date scores and schedules for both teams, check out High School Sports Stats.
MPH's Model United Nations team is hosting a Red Cross blood drive Thursday, February 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MPH gym.

Each donation at the drive will raise $10 in support of MPH Model UN and will help save potentially three lives – especially now when there is a blood shortage across New York state.

Schedule a time
Visit the Red Cross MPHMUN link or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to find a time.

Not only do you help to save lives in our area, but donors also get:
  • An American Red Cross branded item
  • A $10 Amazon gift card

For Parents of MPH participating students
Students must be at least 16 to donate. Parents must sign this consent form for 16-year-olds. Please have your student bring the form on February 10.

There are also some specific height/weight requirements for students. Please read through this document in advance of scheduling.

For Students
The Red Cross provides a Student's Guide to Blood Donation.

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