Marcy Open School offers a learning climate where the student is the center, emphasizing academic achievement as well as personal development that promotes lifelong learning and individual goal setting. Learning takes place in multi-grade classrooms (except kindergarten) where many activities occur at the same time, using an integrated curriculum in which students are taught to take responsibility for themselves and their learning. Teachers function as guides and facilitators of learning. Marcy strongly promotes learning through the arts by involving students in arts activities with local artists through the Marcy Arts Partnership; and emphasizes a commitment to peace education through its membership as an International Peace Site. Parents are welcome in school as observers, helpers and classroom participants. What is an Open School?
School Tours for Prospective Parents
Interested in having your child attend Marcy Open School? Why not take a tour? During the tour you can ask questions, meet teachers and staff, visit the library/media center, theater, gym, multipurpose room, and classrooms. We are done giving tours for the 2012-2013 school year. We will resume tours in October of 2013. Please contact Marcy's Family and Community Liaison to schedule a visit. Tour details...
We had a perfect day for Field Day! Click here to see a slide show of some of the fun.
Groundbreaking for the Marcy Path to Peace/ Terry Labyrinth will be held on Thursday, May 30! Click here for more complete information. Volunteers are needed on Friday, May 31 to help place bricks. Thank you to Jacqueline Dekker-Travis for leading the effort to get the Labyrinth built, and to everyone who has helped or donated!
The 8th Grade Completion Ceremony celebrates our 8th graders as they move on to high school! The ceremony will take place on the last day of school, June 4 at 1:00 in the gym. Scott Bean, retired art teacher and all-around great guy, will be our guest speaker.
Marcy Open has been awarded a Region 11 grant for our 3rd through 5th grade math teachers. This five-day content training will help teachers deepen their own understanding of rational numbers as well as give them some ways to identify aspects of student development of mathematical reasoning related to rational number ideas.
We will host a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast Thursday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. Talk to Sidney for details.
The Magazine Sale is an important fundraiser for Marcy, and we need everyone to participate! You can still order on-line by going to aphearst.com and use the school code MARCYOPEN. If you have questions, contact Sidney.
Buy a Brick, Build a Labyrinth Support the Marcy Open Community and Marcy Holmes Neighborhood in transforming the unusable space next to the playground with a 30 x 30 foot labyrinth as a focal point that will be a permanent Peace destination to all with a donation brick pathway leading to the sidewalk. Purchase a brick for $150, $400, or $1,000 to help us reach our $25,000 goal by spring 2012. Brick order form and information...
Current Marcy lunch menu from MPS Food Service Department.
Marcy Spirit Wear
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Past video podcasts
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