MPH Dancers WOW the Crowds!
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I n Upper School Dance Composition and Performance, the first semester is devoted to preparing for the annual Student Choreography Concert. The curriculum includes movement classes, exploring multiple dance genres, improvisation, dance composition, dance history, and the elements of theatrical design and production. Class time is used by students to discover their own styles, develop choreography, conduct rehearsals, and engage in production planning. This year marked the 19 th annual concert, in which 15 student choreographers presented their pieces on January 17 and 18.

Special thanks to our parent volunteers:
Gina Benedict                 
Kristen Montas Graves                
Karen Spear                     
Moira Kelly                      
Sarah Davis

M UN Competes at CNYMUN
The MPHMUN team participated in CNYMUN on January 10 and 11 at Syracuse University. CNYMUN is a two-day Harvard style Model United Nations conference, with nearly 600 students in attendance. Over the course of two days, delegates solve global issues through substantive debate supplemented by phenomenal guest speakers from SU and other area organizations. CNYMUN is one of the largest high school-run MUN conferences on the East Coast, now in its 37th year! Congratulations to all of our participants and the following students for their well-deserved recognitions:

Honorable Mention 
Oliver Dreyfuss
Madelynn Huff
Ari Nemes
Outstanding Delegate 
Casey Beach
Katie Sullivan
Best Delegate 
JJ Braverman
Peri Cannavo
Paul DiFolco
Max Fung
Maya Heimes
Middle Schoolers Jump for Joy!
Nearly 70 percent of our Middle Schoolers let loose last Friday with a trip to Sky Zone. While there was plenty of jumping on the trampolines, dodge ball was the game of choice for these students!

AP Bio: Cellular Respiration
Ms. Yaeger's AP Biology students are conducting experiments testing the respiration rates of germinating and dry peas at different temperatures. As the peas consume oxygen, the volume of gas in the chamber decreases. Students will then apply what they learned in their baseline experiments to conduct their own inquiry experiments such as looking at respiration rates of insects (crickets and superworms), different types of seeds, or comparing rates of plants and animals in different temperatures.   See the video below!
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Yoga in Pre-K

Pre-K students practice Yoga with Amy Abdo, who is certified to teach through YogaWorks Teacher Training. Using the “Yoga Pretzels Card Deck” developed by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish, Pre-K students follow a class sequence with the help of visuals on the cards. They are learning about various poses, as well as breathing techniques, to calm their bodies and develop their balance, strength, and flexibility. See the photos and video below!

Can You Find the Butterflies?
Third graders in Ms. Palmer's class designed paper butterflies to see how well they could camouflage them into their classroom. They plan to invite teachers and students in to see how many butterflies they can find!

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