Above: Outdoor learning has continued through the month of December. Read the Journal News piece featuring MUFSD and exploring the benefits of learning outside.
- Celebrating 25-Year Partnership with Mamaroneck Schools Foundation
- Gift Drive Helps Brighten Holidays for 500+ MUFSD Students
- District Website: New "Staff", "Students", "Parents" Buttons at Top
- MHS Students Win "Best Small Delegation" at Yale Model Congress
- International Cuisine Studied in MHS Culinary, Hmx Social Studies Classes
- Transition Academy Visits LifeTown to Practice Daily Living Skills
- Hommocks Smile Senders Make Holiday Cards for Children in Local Hospitals
- Winter Sports Season in Full Force; Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams are Keith D Yizar Tournament Champs
- It's a Wrap: Concert Season Concludes with Festive Holiday Concerts District-Wide
Celebrating MUFSD's 25-Year Partnership with Mamaroneck Schools Foundation
This season we celebrate our 25-year partnership with the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation, which since 1996 has provided funding totaling more than $4.6 Million (488 grants) for creative, innovative programs and equipment that fall beyond the scope of our regular school budget and reach across all six of our schools.
MUFSD's 3rd Annual Holiday Drive Provides Holiday Cheer for Larchmont/Mamaroneck Families
For the third year, Mamaroneck School District social workers organized a holiday collection drive to spread holiday cheer to our Larchmont/Mamaroneck families. This year’s theme was "Family Game Night", which encourages children and parents to spend quality time together by playing games and having fun, especially during these chilly months ahead! The Social Work Department collected gift cards (to places such as Stop and Shop, Trader Joes, North Shore Farms, Target, and Amazon) and new board games for approximately 345 of our families (550 students) in need.
Hommocks students had the chance to extend their classroom study of the Ellis Island Experience - outside!
Here they share celebratory cultural dances, as well as food (generational family recipes) prepared by families of varied cultural origins.
Students - and staff - relished the opportunity to sing This Land is Your Land together.
Transition Academy Visits LifeTown to Practice Daily Living Skills
Our Transition Academy program – which teaches students vocational, daily living, social, and functional academic skills to prepare them for successful post-secondary outcomes – took their first big trip out into the community this month, visiting LifeTown in Livingston, NJ. LifeTown is a facility designed to replicate a small town and allow people with disabilities to practice their independent living skills. It includes a pet shop, copy store, grocery store, movie theater, doctor's office and more. Upon arrival, the students visited the bank to withdraw money. Then they had time to walk around town or choose to rent a bike and go for a ride. With a check sheet in hand, they kept track of their purchases and were able to put into practice the daily living skills they are taught regularly in school. They had the best time! The trip was made possible thanks to a grant from the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation.
A Little Cheer Heading Into Holiday Break! Hmx Smile Senders Make Cards for Chidren in Local Hospitals
The Hommocks Middle School "Smile Senders", a lunch group run by our Director of Student Life Keila Nunez, created holiday cards for children spending in local children hospitals. Each unique card offered a thoughtful message and drawing(s) and included a friendship bracelet hand selected by the smile sender. In total, students sent 41 cards in both English and Spanish that are sure to brighten someone's day.
Winter Sports Season in Full Force; Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams are Yizar Tournament Champs
Both the Mamaroneck High School Boys Varsity Basketball team and the Mamaroneck Girls Varsity Basketball team were crowned champions at the Inaugural Keith D Yizar Memorial Tournament, held Dec. 16-18 at Mamaroneck High School.