Special Recognition for Our International Graduates
Qiqi “Kiki” Wang and Zheyu “Penny” Pei, two MPH graduates from China, were recognized this week in a special ceremony in the gym, as they won't be able to attend June 12 commencement.
Upcoming Commencement Dates
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.
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, May 7
SAT (Off Campus)
11:00 a.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Baseball v. Onondaga Central
3:00 p.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) Varsity Baseball @ Chittenango

Monday, May 9
8:00 a.m. | AP Calculus AB Exam
8:00 a.m. | AP Calculus BC Exam
3:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Golf v. Christian Brothers Academy, Dewitt
4:30 p.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Baseball @ Mexico
4:30 p.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) Varsity Baseball @ Westhill (Warriors)
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Tennis @ Mexico
4:30 p.m. | CANCELLED: Girls (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Softball @ Mexico

Tuesday, May 10
8:00 a.m. | AP English Language & Composition Exam
Noon | AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam
2:00 p.m. | AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism Exam
3:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Golf @ Bishop Grimes
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Tennis v. Phoenix
4:30 p.m. | Girls (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Softball @ Solvay

Wednesday, May 11
8:00 a.m. | AP Spanish Language & Culture Exam
Noon | AP Biology Exam
3:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Tennis v. Chittenango
4:30 p.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Baseball @ Bishop Ludden
4:30 p.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) Varsity Baseball v. Bishop Ludden
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Outdoor Track Weedsport @ Onondaga Central
4:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Outdoor Track Weedsport @ Onondaga Central
4:45 p.m. | Boys 7th/8th Outdoor Track Pulaski @ Cazenovia
4:45 p.m. | Girls 7th/8th Outdoor Track Pulaski @ Cazenovia
5:00 p.m. | Girls (MPH/BG) 7th/8th Softball v. Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW Rebels)

Thursday, May 12
8:00 a.m. | AP French Language & Culture Exam
3:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Golf v. Fabius-Pompey
4:30 p.m. |Boys Varsity Tennis v. Marcellus

Friday, May 13
Last Day of Classes | Seniors
Red & White Olympic Day
3:30 p.m. | Girls Varsity Golf v. Skaneateles
5:00 p.m. | Boys (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Baseball v. Marcellus
5:00 p.m. | Girls (MPH/BG) Junior Varsity Softball v. Marcellus
It's a Busy Time of Year
Keep Track of all MPH Spring Events with this Handy List
MPH 2022-2023 Calendar
The MPH 2022-2023 calendar is here. Find a downloadable/printable version HERE.
Red & White Day Awaits
The Great MPH Showdown Happens Friday, May 13
Red & White Day is next Friday, May 13. The annual battle of the MPH colors will feature jump roping, potato sack races, corn hole relays, kicking and throwing events, and more!

Grades 1-4 will participate from 9-11 a.m., PreK-K from 11-11:45 a.m., and Grades 5-8 from 12:45-3 p.m.
Team colors for this year:

PreK (Walsh) | White
PreK (Jones) | Red
K (Gannon) | White
K (Brang) | Red
1st - White
4th - Red
5th - White
6th - Red
7th - White
8th - Red
2nd - Red
3rd - White
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. 

Last call for tickets!
To RSVP by May 6, purchase tickets online or call (315) 430-3376.
Can't attend, but would like to make a gift in honor of our great teachers? Please visit our page and follow the prompts.
Questions? Please contact Karen Belgrader.
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 Musicians Named Best Syracuse-Area Ensemble
Alexa Rose Battaglia, Grade 9, and Kari Maxian, Grade 11, won the “Best Syracuse-Area Ensemble Award” at the Youth Chamber Music Competition sponsored by the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, where their Symphoria quartet performed Schubert’s “Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29 – III Menuetto Allegretto” and Mozart’s “Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387, Molto Allegro.” Alexa Rose and Kari are members of the MPH Orchestra, the Symphoria Young Artists Orchestra, and the Symphoria Chamber Music Program. Congratulations to Alexa Rose and Kari for winning this prestigious award!
Measuring the Thickness of Hair with Lasers
Ms. Magagnoli's Physics students used laser pointers to measure the thickness of hair this week. When pointing the beam of the laser pointer directly at a stretched hair, the hair splits the beam to create an interference pattern when projected onto a surface. By measuring the spacing between the bright spots, as well as the distance between the hair and wall, and by knowing the wavelength of the light from the laser pointer, students can calculate the thickness of the hair.
Senior is First YMCA Teen Board Member
MPH Senior Matthew Roberson was unanimously appointed as the first Teen/Youth Member of the YMCA of Central New York Association Board of Directors. Matthew's outstanding character and his impressive record of achievements made him an ideal choice for this new position on our Board, said the YMCA.
Students Pitch Innovative Ideas to MPH's Own Shark Tank
From an app that turns any set of headphones into noise-canceling headphones to a lens adaptor that allows for switching of lenses between camera bodies, MPH students in Mrs. McBennett's Entrepreneurial Studies class presented to a Shark Tank of MPH investors this week, which included Mr. Zlomek's father, Ryan, and the School's Director of Finance and Operations Sue VanderMeer.

Projects included:

Destiny Holligan | Ground-2-Mouth |This is a company working with local farmers to supply locally grown food to food deserts.

Nick Trivelpiece | ProAdapt | A lens adaptor that will allow favorite lenses to fit new or old cameras. 

Owen Peios | Dog-Fit | Track your dog’s activity, heart rate, and sleep.

Evan Cook | EngagedDoor | Automatic door shutting

Jack Hogan | Air Controller | Gaming controller that has built-in fans to keep your hands cool.

Nathan Rubin | Seta | Noise-canceling headphone app for any type of headphone. 
Light and Magic Visits Grade 2
Lights & Magic joined Grade 2 for the weekly Upper School presentation this week, and the young students were thrilled to learn about the MPH video production team. Seniors Simon Fortner, Nick Trivelpiece, and Jake Aretsky conducted a well-planned presentation on how they became the production group they are today. They were initially asked to stream live sports events when spectators were not able to attend in-person during the early days of COVID, starting with streaming just video at the first games and then eventually adding audio, graphics, commentating, and replay capabilities. In the past two years, the team has televised MPH sporting events, plays, and concerts to the families and to the MPH community via their Trojan TV channel on YouTube. Jake, Simon and Nick told the students how as a team they continually revise and improve their video work and that they each spend about 10 to 13 hours a week streaming games, producing the all-school meetings and working on other various projects for the school.   
On behalf of the second grade and the entire MPH community: Thank you to the Lights & Magic production team for your ingenuity, time and devotion, and important contributions to MPH!   
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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