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Homecoming and Alumni Weekend

Homecoming Weekend 2021

September 23-25, 2021

It was our hope to merge our traditional fall Homecoming Weekend and our more traditional Alumni Weekend festivities into one weekend this fall. Unfortunately, with the emergence of the Delta variant and more than half of our student population unable to receive the vaccine, we have decided to shift our plans once again.

We will continue with our plans for Homecoming Weekend and encourage all alumni who wish to join us to do so for the festivities, which will all take place virtually or outdoors. In the coming days a finalized schedule will be emailed but, in the meantime, here’s a glimpse of the weekend activities.

Friday, September 24, 2021
All Day | School Spirit Day – “Wear Red and White”
9:30am – 9:45 a.m. | Homecoming Weekend Senior Snack for Class of 2022
1 p.m. | Manlius Alumni Virtual Event – “Building for the future at MPH” – Update with Head of School, Dave McCusker | Zoom
4 – 6 p.m. | Food Trucks located on Poole Road Lot – Chicken Bandit (visit here for menu) and Gannon’s Ice Cream (free ice cream cones for MPH seniors and Alumni)
4– 5 p.m. | School Spirit Pop Up Tent – Stop by for Free Ma & Pa’s Red & White popcorn and School Spirit items | Free red and white pom poms and MPH school tattoos while supplies last!
4:30 p.m. | Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Homer – home game Lower Field – Game will be livestreamed by the MPH Light & Magic crew at Trojan TV

Saturday, September 25, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Recess Coffee Cart – stop by for your favorite brew hot or cold
10:30am – School Spirit Pop Up Tent – Stop by for Ma & Pa’s for free red and white popcorn and school spirit items including free red and white pom poms and MPH school tattoos while supplies last!
11 a.m. | Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Fabius-Pompey – Lower Field – Game will be livestreamed by the MPH Light & Magic crew at Trojan TV

Service Project Opportunities

As part of our homecoming Celebration we continue to strive and encourage our MPH students, families, staff, and alumni to make a difference in the community where we live. Please join us in these three MPH service projects.

Mulch for the Playgrounds – a Mini Service Project
Next week we will receive 30 yards of playground mulch to touch up the two MPH on-campus playgrounds. We are looking for 5-10 student or parent volunteers to help spread the mulch on Saturday, September 25 from 9-10 a.m. This is a great way to get involved, meet new friends, get a little exercise, and enjoy the a little family time while doing something good. If you are interested in joining in please email Karen Belgrader to receive details. Join in to make our campus a little prettier and little safer for our kiddos!

The Teal Ribbon 5 K Run/3K Walk
In June of this year, one of our staff members, Amy Hogan, lost her sister, Mary Jo Driscoll, to ovarian cancer. We invite you join us for The Teal Ribbon 5K Run/3K Walk  – a CNY event where proceeds go to support ovarian cancer research in CNY. The in-person event takes place on Saturday, September 25, and the virtual event can be completed between September 25 and October 2.  You can participate by running/walking either virtually or in person for this event. If you would like to run or walk, you can join our team, Chumley’s Chums. Sign up here.

If you can not walk or run, but would still like to contribute, you can donate to our team fundraiser. Money raised will be used to support ovarian cancer awareness, local patient support and research. Thank you for your support and looking forward to walking or running with you!

A Can in Each Hand Food Drive
During MPH Homecoming week we will be collecting cans of food to help local individuals and families struggling with hunger in our community. We are asking our MPH students, families, and staff to make a difference by donating canned food items that will be shared with local food pantries and soup kitchens. Canned food items (especially Campbell’s Soup and Starkist cans of tuna) are being accepted and greatly appreciated. The cans of food can be dropped off each day at school where collection bins will be located in the Phoenix and McNeil lobbies. Also, please keep a look out for the development of the CANstruction project: an “MPH Flag or Pennant” that will be designed and constructed by our talented  MPH students. To complete this project we will need more than 500 red and white soup and 144 tuna cans! Donate as many cans as you can to help us build our community to help others in need.


Please Note Policy for Facemask on MPH Campus – Outdoors

When outdoors, individuals may choose to wear face coverings or remove them; in either case they must be mindful of physical distancing. OCHD recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated, as well as fully vaccinated people if they or someone in their household are immunocompromised, wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings. As MPH continues to monitor community spread and vaccination rates, we will make adjustments to this protocol that are reasonable and responsible.