One Week Away
With baccalaureate one week away and commencement two days after, we are now in the home stretch of the academic year – which is a formal way of saying "most everyone on campus has lost their minds, students and staff included." We are close to the great unloosing of summer, but the schedule is still packed with meaningful, celebratory events.
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.
MPH Spring Events (updated May 19)
Return to Flexible Face Covering Policy
Dear MPH Community,

Throughout the entirety of the COVID pandemic, we have strived to make policy decisions based on sound evidence, guidance from the CDC, and our own understanding of the MPH community. Now that the CDC has set Onondaga County’s COVID Community Level at “Low” (green), we have decided that Monday, June 6, we will return to our Flexible Face Covering protocol for all adults and students. We will continue to support those who choose to wear masks, as well as for those who choose not to. This will apply to all events on campus during and after the school day.
As before, all students and employees will be expected to bring their own masks to school every day so that we are ready to use them if circumstances call for extra care. I thank you once again for the remarkable commitment to this community has shown throughout the year.

Dave McCusker 
Monday, June 6
Upper School Study Day
4:30 p.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Baseball v. LaFayette
4:30 p.m. | Girls (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Softball @ Westhill

Tuesday, June 7
Upper School Final Exams

Wednesday, June 8
Upper School Final Exams
5:30 p.m. | Fifth Grade Celebration
6 p.m. | Dourdas Basketball Clinic @ Whitey Anderson Court @ Manlius Pebble Hill School (6:00 PM)
7 p.m. | Eighth Grade Celebration

Thursday, June 9
Upper School Final Exams
Last Day of Classes | Middle School
Middle School Picnic

Friday, June 10
Fifth Grade Class Trip 
Last Day of Classes | Lower School
Quarter 4 Ends
Lower School Carnival Day
Summer Programs
Registration Still 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!
The Scene Around MPH
MPH Musician Featured as "Extraordinary Talent" on WSYR
Alexa Rose Battaglia was chosen as an "Extraordinary Talent" and featured by Carrie Lazarus at Local SYR. Alexa discussed her love of music in the story and how she was truly fortunate to be introduced to music in kindergarten at MPH!
Upper School Star Viewing Party Tonight!
Do you look at the night sky and wonder what it would look like if everything weren’t so small? Upper School students are invited to a star viewing party tonight, Friday, June 3, on the Lower Field. Ms. Magagnoli will be setting up telescopes for students, parents, and faculty members to observe the beauty of the night sky. Please join us any time between 9 and 11 p.m.! Ninth- and tenth-graders should be accompanied by an adult. After parking in the main lot, students can access the Lower Field by walking down the road between the tennis courts and gym. Please note this event will not include building access. 
Grade 1 Students Take Animal Trading Cards on Virtual Animal Kingdom Trip
To finish their final unit of study in Grade 1 (Animals and their unique features), students in Ms. Meyer's class finished their final project, an "animal trading card," participated in a seminar-style group conversation about their learning, and then went on a virtual field trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom.
A Blast from the Handheld Past
Ms. Pawlikowski had some fun this week bringing her old Nintendo Gameboys to the Extended Day to teach the kids about the evolution of technology in game systems with the handheld that would eventually pave the way for the Switch they love today.
SUNY Oswego Offers Chemistry Summer Research Camp for High School Students 

July 11 - August 5, 2022 
Application deadline: Jun 20, 2022
Eligibility: 10th grade or higher with at least one Chemistry course

The Chemistry Department at SUNY Oswego is excited to announce an opportunity for high school students to engage in a summer research experience at the university. If you are interested in the scientific foundations of our natural world and would like to participate in collegiate-level research, this experience is for you. Students selected for this program will spend four weeks exploring topics in analytical/forensic, biochemical, inorganic, and organic chemistry, focusing on topics that include forensic investigation in a model scene, developing sustainable plastics, exploring the transition metals in search of light, and identifying enzymes among protein structures of unknown function.

This camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 11 through August 5. Participating students are responsible for their own transportation; however, a stipend of $200 will be provided to aid in transportation costs, and free lunches will be included. Please note that college credit will not be provided for this experience.

If interested, please submit your application June 20, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Vadoud Niri at

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