Final Countdown
MPH plays Tuesday for Section III crown for first time in more than a decade
In another huge win for the Trojans, MPH avenged two earlier losses to Mater Dei Academy with a tightly played 1-0 victory over the Saints at Mexico High School on Wednesday evening in the Section III Class D semifinal, vaulting MPH into Tuesday’s championship game against Fabius-Pompey at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School at 7 p.m.

Section III Class D Championship
Manlius Pebble Hill vs. Fabius-Pompey
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School
Tuesday, November 1 | 7 p.m.

Tickets Required
Spectators must purchase tickets ahead of time. Get those tickets here – be sure to select Class D Final.

Livestream Link
The game will also be streamed live for those who cannot attend. That link is here.  
Be sure to select the highlighted game: Tuesday, November 1 | 7 p.m. | Class D Final @ VVS
Finals Send-off for the Boys | 4:45 p.m. Tuesday @ MPH
Bus available for Upper School students
Students, parents, and other supporters of the Trojans boys soccer team will be gathering outside the Phoenix entrance around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 to send the boys off properly for their Section III Class D Championship game against Fabius-Pompey. MPH cheering swag will be available for fans.

Game Day Bus for Upper School Students
Upper School students can take an MPH fan bus to the game. Permissions slips will go home with students today. The bus will leave at 6 p.m. on Tuesday from the Phoenix.
MPH Runners Shine at OHSL Patriot League Meet
Seniors Oliver Dreyfuss and Tea Hokanson were strong at this week's OHSL Patriot League meet, finishing second and ninth in their respective classes. Oliver won his division with the second overall finish, which has also earned him a spot as the #10 ranked runner in Section III Class D. Both runners and their teammates will now prepare for sectionals on November 5 at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
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.

Monday | Day 3
Fall Fest!

Tuesday | Day 4
7 p.m. Boys Soccer vs. Fabius-Pompey @ Vernon-Verona-Sherrill HS | Section III Class D Championship

Wednesday | Day 5

Thursday | Day 6

Friday | Day 7

College Reps on Campus This Week

For Grade 12:
Below is the list of colleges visiting MPH next week. Don't forget to register at the home page of your Naviance.
For Grade 11:
Juniors are welcome, in order to attend, in advance of the meeting you must register by sending an email to Mrs. Cappelletti ( and Mr. Cardamone ( 

9:30 a.m. Manhattanville College

11:30 a.m. University of Tampa

11:30 a.m. SUNY College at Geneseo
Photos of the Week
Friday's Senior Snack had a Harry Potter theme, complete with cupcakes, Potter-esque spectacles, and a showing of the namesake's first film.
MPH Apparel is Here
And you can buy online any time
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.
Student Eye Screening November 16
Parents who wish for students to participate must fill out consent
On Wednesday, November 16, the Manlius Lions Club will be coming to campus to complete vision screenings for students. This is primarily aimed at Lower School students but is available to Middle and Upper school students as well. This is a non-invasive, painless, and quick opportunity that requires no medication or preparation. Their equipment offers technology that can diagnose many vision problems an eye chart would miss, particularly in our youngest students. For more information go to
The vision screening does require parental permission. We ask you to complete and return the consent form if you are interested in having your child screened. Please return it in your student’s folder or to the Health Office no later than Monday, November 14. Questions may be sent to our school nurse Christine Civello.
Classes Combine to Create Spanish Horror
Spanish Cinema Class and Spanish 1A class joined together to create horror short films. The Cinema students directed and filmed the shorts and also helped the Spanish 1A write and create the script for the scenes.
Emergency TEST text set for Saturday

The School will be sending a TEST of the emergency messaging system this Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m. via text to current parents and employees of MPH. If you do not receive this text, please email

It is essential that all members of the MPH community are included in this text database in the event of emergency closing or any kind of emergency.
Fifth-Grader is Head of School for the Day: Calls for Pizza and More Recess
Conor Lavelle served as Head of the Lower School today after his family put in the winning bid for the honor at May's MPH Gala. Using his powers for good, Conor facilitated STEAM Centers today, arranged for a pizza delivery for fifth grade lunch, and added an extra recess for the class. 
He Even Has a Video Message
Lower School Notes for Monday's Fall Festival
  • Monday, Oct. 31, will be our MPH Fall Festival. Lower School teachers will fill this day with fall-themed learning activities that may involve pumpkins, harvest themes, STEAM experiments, art projects, read-alouds, math games, music/dance, and writing as it relates to their particular grade/class. 
  • Please note that Lower School students will not wear Halloween costumes to school on Monday Oct. 31. Costumes, wigs, masks, and face paint/makeup are a distraction to our youngest learners and prevent them from actively engaging in planned lessons and activities. Lower School students are welcome to wear a fall or Halloween themed T-shirt or accessory on Monday, Oct. 31.
  • In accordance with our MPH Food Allergy Safety Protocols, please do not send any food, snacks, or treats for your child to eat or share with their class. Chef Christine and her dining hall staff will share a special nut-/egg-free treat with our students as part of our MPH Fall Festival. 
After-School Clubs Off to a Creative Start
From Chess Club to Art Club to the Junior No-Bake Bakeoff Club, after-school activities have gotten off to a great start in October.

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