MPH Fall Sports Recap 2019

By Natalie Storie It was a successful season for MPH Varsity fall sports, with several teams advancing to league sectionals. The Boys’ Varsity Soccer team advanced to the second round of sectionals, and the Girls’ Varsity Tennis team had five players earn sectional spots: 2 groups of doubles and one single. One of the doubles teams made it to State Qualifiers, and the one single … Continue reading MPH Fall Sports Recap 2019

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An Update on Our New Head of School

By Simon Hoke and Katherine Mezzalingua Nearly two months ago, David McCusker stepped up to the podium of the Manlius Pebble Hill gym to deliver his first address to students, faculty, and parents who lined the walls. McCusker was chosen after a long search process, beginning early last school year, to replace former Head of School Jim Dunaway. Even before the first day of school, … Continue reading An Update on Our New Head of School

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New Faces at MPH – Jason Zencka

By Emma Gross Mr. Zencka is the current AP Literature, AP Lang, and Twelfth Grade Literature teacher at MPH. He also teaches an Upper School creative writing elective. After teaching at a high school in Minneapolis, Mr. Zencka and his wife moved to New York a year ago. Zencka’s first job after the move was professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College. “One of the reasons … Continue reading New Faces at MPH – Jason Zencka

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Mindful Pause Here: MPH

By Kate Chaffee On Wednesday, the 16 of October, MPH had its first ever Stress-Down Day. Dr Elizabeth Perryman, a mindfulness educator, visited and talked to students in the lower, middle and upper schools about mental health, stress, and anxiety. She emphasized finding a balance in life, teaching students how to determine the difference between good and bad stress. Dr. Perryman  talked about how our … Continue reading Mindful Pause Here: MPH

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The Pebble Needs You!

This year’s print edition of The Pebble, due out in the spring of 2020, will include content that was once published in The Windmill, the school’s literary magazine. All Upper School students are encouraged to submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, and digital art for publication. Simply email your written work or photographs of your art work to The Pebble advisor, Mrs. Hogan, … Continue reading The Pebble Needs You!

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Homecoming Happenings

By Brendan O’Malley MPH celebrated its annual Homecoming festivities the weekend of October 4th and 5th. Beginning with the pep rally on Friday, students eagerly cheered on the various sports recognized this fall. Prior to the announcement of the Boy’s Varsity Soccer team, students were invited to participate in two games including a “Ping-Pong Ball and Spoon Relay Race” and an “Oreo on the Forehead” … Continue reading Homecoming Happenings

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New Clubs, Old Clubs, and Everything in Between

By Kaeli Ahn MPH held its annual US Club Fair on Friday, the twenty-seventh of September, during US tutorial.  With the graduation of the class of ‘19, and the new group of freshmen came the end of some traditions, and the beginnings of others.  The Club Fair is a chance for people to advertise their clubs, but most importantly, it’s a chance for students to get … Continue reading New Clubs, Old Clubs, and Everything in Between

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New Faces at MPH – Michelle Dannan

Michelle Dannan By Emma Gross Ms. Dannan is the new Vocal Music and General Music teacher for grades Kindergarten through 12. She first started her music teaching career at Union Springs. She was there for two years before moving to Cincinnati, OH where she taught for thirty-two years. When she returned to the Syracuse area, Ms. Dannan worked at St. Margaret’s in Mattydale, NY before … Continue reading New Faces at MPH – Michelle Dannan

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Upper School Reworking Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The Upper School is putting on Hamlet: A Devised Reworking of Shakespeare’s Classic the first weekend of November. The cast, directed by Maya Dwyer, is reworking the original Shakespeare play with new concepts. From setting to language and costumes, cast members will develop their own take on the play. The cast appears below: Hamlet: Maya Heimes Claudius: Agnes Coleman Gertrude: Kiru Morrissette-Ugoji Ophelia: Rhys Denno … Continue reading Upper School Reworking Shakespeare’s Hamlet