News Year in Review

October

New Open Grading Policy: Introduced MHS introduced a new system for students, the student portal, where students have 24/7 access to their current grades. Prior, students either had to visit a teacher or wait until reports cards were released in order to see their grades.

School Athletic Renovations Confirmed: After 2 years of planning, new Palmer gym facilities (60 years old) and post gym facilities (75 years old) are set to be completed by 2017

Devastating Storm Hits Mexico: Category 5 storm, Hurricane Patricia, hit many small fishing towns below Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. The storm consisted of 190 mile winds and uprooted every tree in the area.

December

MHS Students See “Hamilton”: 11th grade had the incredible opportunity to attend the Broadway show “Hamilton.” Corresponding with the U.S. History and Government curricula, “Hamilton” tells the compelling story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

New Group Celebrates Larchmont: The “Love Larchmont” committee aims to promote local businesses and hopes to fill empty storefronts through out the town.

MHS Student Body Takes Presidential Poll: Hillary Clinton landed 25%, in 2nd was Bernie Sanders with just under 25%, Donald Trump scored just under 10% of the vote, followed by Bush with 3%, and Carson with 2%

February

El Chapo Removed from the Streets: Joaquin Archiralds Guzman Loera, the most wanted and notorious drug Kingpin in the world, was captured after escaping close watch in a maximum-security prison in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico.

Oscar Winner Visits Hometown of Larchmont: On Jan. 7, residents of Larchmont packed into McClain Auditorium to see Ang Lee speak. Lee is the first ever Asian recipient of the Academy Award for Best Director, and he has found a home in the town of Larchmont.

Forham Prep Mourns Second Suicide in Less Than a Month: On the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 1, a sophomore enrolled at the all-boys Jesuit high school in the Bronx took his own life. The student—whose name authorities had yet to release at the time, and Owen Kelly—also a sophomore at the school—will be forever missed.

March

Phys-Ed Teachers Triumph in Faculty Dodgeball: Filling the Palmer Gym in their respective colors and matching kitschy accessories were the Science, Math, English, Physical Education, Special Ed, Social Studies, Counseling and World Lan guage departments. However, it was the Phys-Ed department, led by Coach Chap, who came out on top.

Club Breaks Ground in Senegal: Over February break, a group of students from Mamaroneck High School’s Students for Senegal club took the trip of a lifetime to Senegal. Led by chemistry teacher Amary Seck, the students visited the town of Lambeye, watched a Senegalese wrestling match, and immersed themselves in the unique culture.

Hockey and Relay Teams Land Major Victories: Both Mamaroneck’s ice hockey and girls 4×800-meter relay teams won big on March 5. Hockey defeated Massena 5-1 in the regional championships to move onto the Semifinals in Buffalo, and the girls 4×800-meter relay team became national champions.

April

Board of Ed Adopts New Budget: On April 19, the Mamaroneck Board of Education adopted the Superintendent’s proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The adopted budget–which totals $133,159,163–reflects a decrease of 0.55 percent from the previous year despite an increase in district-wide enrollment.

MHS Appoints New Assistant Principal: On April 20, it was announced that Jenny Rodriguez would be appointed the New Assistant Principal at Mamaroneck High School. Rodriguez has extensive experience, with her most recent position being the instructional leader and the Assistant Principal at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) in New York City.

Junior Advances to ISEF Finals: For the second time in the history of Mamaroneck High School, a junior was selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Ali Mann ’17 was se -lected to go to Phoenix, Ariz. from May 8 to 13 to compete with 1,700 other high schoolers from 75 different countries.

Computer Science Teams Win Big in Mobile App Contest: At the Westchester County Mobile App Contest, an impressive bunch of A.P. Computer Sci -ence students were out developing and presenting their own apps. MHS’s “The Rock Club”, comprised of Alex Ewald ’16, Sam Blumberg ’16, Max Bobby ’18, Pablo Garza ’18, and Paul Pedrozo ’18, won the grand prize.

May/June

Mamaroneck District ‘Unlawfully’ Denies Student’s Admission: On March 29, the Guatemalan student filed the papers required to transfer from New Rochelle public schools to those in Mamaroneck. The district denied the 16 year-old Larchmont resident’s request to enroll at Mamaroneck High School, claiming that the student had already recieved the equivelent of a high school diploma.

Second Annual STEM-tastic Saturday: The Hommocks Middle School held the 2016 STEM-tastic Saturday event on May 14. The exposition included a display of the growing technology, computing and science programs in the school district as well as a appearance from The Robotics Club.

Future Business Leaders leave Victorious from Spring Conference: During the 13th-15th of April, a record number of 57 Mamaroneck High School students represented the MHS chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at the Spring Leadership Conference (SLC) held in Rochester, New York. 31 of our students placed in the top five in their competitions.

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