Marymount News

A Triumph of Courage

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee spent the day with Marymount parents, students, and faculty on Monday, October 20, 2014. Ms. Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist (and current Marymount parent) who is responsible for leading a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. She is [...]

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Recognizing a Rising Scientist

On October 9, 2014 the Child Mind Institute honored Class XII student Isabella S., one of this year’s recipients of the Rising Scientist Award. Conferred annually to only ten high school seniors in the New York City metropolitan area, this prestigious award recognizes promising students who have displayed an extraordinary interest and investment in their [...]

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Giving Life to a Dead Language

Latin may be a dead language, but four current Class XII students have helped to ensure that the language continues to thrive today. Guided by their AP Latin teacher Kristin Webster, seniors Bailey F., Nora F., Nora G., and Tylor J. piloted a textbook entitled A Notebook for Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and A Notebook for [...]

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The Amazing Muse

The Muse, Marymount’s annual literary magazine, proved to be aptly named as it garnered an impressive collection of awards from the 31st Golden Circle Awards program. Organized and presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, this nationwide competition honors the most creative, cohesive, and innovative publications produced at the secondary school, collegiate, and university levels. Last [...]

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The “Coolest Geek” on TV

Khaliah Adams ’00 is not only an accomplished alumna of Marymount and Carnegie Mellon University, but she has also returned to Marymount as a physical education teacher and Diversity Coordinator for the Upper School. When she’s not at school, Khaliah spends her free time being the voice of Sherwood, the “coolest geek” on television and best [...]

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Making a Splash at Maker Faire

On Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, Marymount participated in the annual Maker Faire, located this year at the New York Hall of Science. This is the third consecutive year that Marymount has sent talented and eager representatives to Maker Faire, the self-proclaimed “part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new,” [...]

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Pat Bauer Honored for Outstanding Teaching

Pat Bauer, Co-Chair of the Science Department, has been selected to attend a Master Class by Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann at the New York Hall of Science. This is a distinct and well-deserved honor: only eighteen teachers were accepted out of many nominees. As a participant, Pat will become a Fellow of The Academy [...]

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Making an Additional M-PACT!

More great news from our M-PACT (Marymount Philanthropy and Community Transformation) program! As a result of the advocacy of Lola A., Christina B., Elizabeth G., and Joyce H. in the M-PACT Finals, the New York Center for Children received a $5,000 grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation in addition to a $500 grant that they [...]

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New French Exchange Program

Christine Tesson, Chair of the World Languages department, spent some time this summer visiting with Marymount’s newest exchange partner — Lycée Sainte Anne in Brest, France. Marymount will host two of their students in October in New York City, and two of our girls will visit there in March. For more information on the exchange, please [...]

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Summer Service Trip

Follow along as Marymount students take part of a service immersion trip from June 22-28. Students will participate in Global Solidarity Week, spend three days in direct service in Baltimore, one day at Catholic Relief Services Headquarters learning advocacy skills, and one day on Capitol Hill advocating for those in need with government representatives. Click [...]

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Congratulations Graduates!

A big congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2014!

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Follow the Earthwatch Expedition

From June 12-20, some Upper School students and faculty members will be in the Bahamas for this year’s study tour! They will participate in an Earthwatch Expedition to study the habits and habitats of sea turtles and then work to protect them from climate change and coastal development. Follow their adventures on their travel blog [...]

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Class I Explores Japanese Art

Curator of Japanese Art Amy Poster gave a presentation to Class I at the visiting exhibition of Japanese Art from the Edo period at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She introduced the girls to the main elements of Japanese art including nature as a theme, realism versus idealism in painting, and Japanese brush work. She engaged the [...]

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V-A Meets Their Favorite Author

Class VA participated in a Skype with Heather Vogel Frederick on May 30th, the author of the Mother Daughter Book Club series. The girls were thrilled to interview their favorite author about her plans for future books, her creation of ideas for previous books, and about being an author. Many of the girls have read [...]

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Big & Little Writing Buddies

After sending letters back and forth between the Lower and Upper Middle Schools, students in Class I and Class VI had a chance to meet their Writing Buddies during a special gathering. In pairs, the girls read a favorite storybook and wrote the beginning of a short story based on the prompt: “Imagine a girl [...]

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First Communion 2014

Special blessings to all the Class II students who celebrated the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Saturday, May 17, 2014!

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Developing Apps at TurntoTech

On Thursday, May 15, members of C.O.D.E. attended a three hour workshop on iOS App Development at TurnToTech, an innovative learning space in lower Manhattan.  The workshop introduced the students to Xcode, Objective-C, and the role of APIs in app development.  Club members also debugged an existing app and then modified that app to introduce [...]

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PA Executive Board 2014-15

Introducing the new Parents’ Association Executive Board for 2014-2015. Congratulations and welcome aboard!

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Félicitations, French scholars!

In 2014, over 93,000 students across the United States took the National French Contest (Grand Concours de Français). This consisted of a 60-question exam which has listening, reading, and written portions. Nine Marymount students earned a bronze medal on the exam, and will receive their prize at a ceremony at Lycee Français on Saturday. May 31. [...]

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The Art of Prediction

Apple is pleased to announce that their “One Best Thing” collection of books is now available in iBooks.  One of the books is The Art of Prediction: Publishing Digital Weather Forecasts by Eric A. Walters, Marymount’s own Director of Technology.  According to iTunes, “this One Best Thing highlights a long-running project entitled ‘Your Weekend Weather” and [...]

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