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
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!
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
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
After the Town of Dewitt Boil Water Order, Manlius Pebble Hill School took precautions to ensure all students had safe drinking water. On Friday, October 4th, the Onondaga County Health Department informed the public that test results found coliform bacteria in their drinking water. Tests were done over the weekend and, during those days, citizens were not allowed to use any of their water, unless … Continue reading Manlius Pebble Hill Ensures Safe Water After Boil Water Order
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
By Simon Hoke For a number of years at Manlius Pebble Hill, teachers and administrators have been considering the pros and cons of offering Advanced Placement (AP) classes. The classes offer a clear selling point to families looking to enroll their children in the best schools. Not every public school can boast AP’s, so simply offering these classes at MPH differentiates us. MPH has experienced, … Continue reading AP’s – Here to Stay?
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
By Maya Heimes It was a Friday, and all the students were wearing MPH apparel. History Teacher Matt Twomey-Smith walked the halls of MPH and saw school spirit everywhere. He saw that this spirit was powerful and wished to see it more throughout the year. Then, recalling conversations among the faculty about a house system, Mr. Twomey-Smith thought there should be a way to excite … Continue reading Building a New House