- The New York Hall of Science Helps Students Hone Scientific Research Skills
Thanks to generous funding from The Partnership for Inner-City Education, MCHR students delve deeper into a wide range of scientific topics with New York Hall of Science Coach Jasmine Maldonado. The Science Coach enhances our science curriculum through in-school instruction as well as working with Grades 6, 7, and 8 in an afterschool CSI Club. Using state of the art equipment including microscopes to study everything from the properties of aerodynamics and gravity to single-cell organisms, MCHR is becoming a center for exploratory learning!
- Art for a Better World Fair: Dominic Taglialatella Helps MCHR Artists Shine
December 4th - 9th
Dominic Taglialatella, a beloved role model to the MCHR community, was internationally recognized for his generous spirit and remarkable work with the Katherine M. Taglialatella Foundation at the Art Basel-Miami art fair. » Read More
- MCHR Advisory Board Member Eric Lee Invites Students to the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
December 1, 2012
MCHR Advisory Board Member Eric Lee graciously took 10 students to the Alvin Ailey matinee performance at City Center. Moved by the mesmerizing show, our young dancers found themselves in awe of these dancers’ ability to capture such visceral emotion and master so many forms of dance. The support of friends like Mr. Lee enables MCHR students to experience these wonderful culturally enlightening experiences.
- Racing for Charity: MCHR Supports Ronald McDonald House
This past November, MCHR joined over 20 other schools and over 1,000 runners in Central Park for the Ronald McDonald House Fun Run. Through the support of family members and friends, 34 students raised over $5,000 to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide a “home away from home” for families of children with cancer as well as a supportive, nurturing community. Participating in this event enabled students to learn the importance of philanthropy while reaping the benefits of healthy exercise!
- MCHR Students Showcase their Fancy Footwork for the Rt. Honourable Theresia Villiers MP
October 25, 2012
Pierre Dulaine, founder of the American Ballroom Theater, hosted the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland, the RT. Honourable Theresa Villiers MP and other esteemed guests in East Harlem. He chose MCHR to illustrate the merits of ballroom dance as he is expanding the Dancing Classrooms Program internationally. Dancing Classrooms’ curriculum encourages a sense of teamwork, respect, camaraderie, and discipline among our students while allowing them to have fun and appreciate the art of dance. Ballroom dance has become an integral part of MCHR’s performing arts program, and one from which all of our students reap incredible awards. The school is especially grateful to Brad and Barbara Evans for supporting the Dancing Classrooms program at MCHR because without their patronage, the students would be unable to have these unforgettable experiences!
- MCHR Partners with Horizons Mentoring Program
Four of our current First Graders benefited from a six-week summer mentoring program at St. David’s School, a private all boys elementary school on the upper east side of Manhattan. Horizons provided students with exceptional academic, cultural, and recreational enrichment opportunities including swimming lessons, field trips, and individualized instruction.
- Students Explore the Great Outdoors at Rye Nature Center
For the fifth summer in a row, MCHR students enjoyed the stunning natural beauty of Rye Nature Center in Rye, New York. Thanks to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, 26 of our young learners developed an appreciation for environmental conservation issues and reveled in the natural beauty of the outdoors. These unique experiences enabled students to see a new world outside of Manhattan and develop new friendships in the process.
- Honors Violin Ensemble Performs at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel
August 2, 2012
The Honors Violin Ensemble had the privilege of showcasing their talents for St. Francis Food, Pantries, & Shelters’ ‘Women of Valor’ tea. Students reveled in the beauty of the grand ballroom but kept their composure while performing in front of such an esteemed audience.
MCHR offers violin instruction as a curricular enhancement to Grades 3, 4, and 5. Through our partnership with Ten O’Clock Classics, students in the upper grades have the opportunity to join the Honors Violin Ensemble and further develop their passion for music.
- Gospel Choir Joins Critically Acclaimed Violinist Daisy Jopling at Symphony Space
Impressive musician Daisy Jopling invited MCHR’s Gospel Choir to accompany her and perform at Symphony Space. Our singers serenaded the audience with Christmas Carols sharing their holiday cheer. Given our school’s dedication to dance and music, we always appreciate the opportunity to showcase our love for the arts.
- Mr. Stanley Sponsors School-Wide Trips to the Big Apple Circus
Mr. Stanley’s incredible generosity allowed every student at MCHR School to witness the world-renowned Big Apple Circus. Circus Artists performed spectacular feats ranging from juggling to acrobatics to contortions! This unforgettable show allows students to see the wonderful world of magic and have a ball!