Menwith Hill Elementary/High School

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Menwith Hill Elementary/High School is an American facility located at RAF Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, England.

Academics[edit]

Staff[edit]

  • Principal: Kevin Brewer
  • Asst. Principal: Eric Werner
  • Counselor: Dr. Robin Gunderson

Teaching[edit]

Core classes are taught on site by DODDS certified teachers. There is a staff of about 30 teachers.

Elementary School[edit]

Elementary grades are taught by one core teacher with multiple "specials." These include art, PE, music and Host Nation cultural studies.

Middle/High School[edit]

Menwith follows the DODDS high school/middle school calendar of an eight block, two day schedule, with one seminar period. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders make up the middle school.

Gifted Ed[edit]

Menwith Hill follows the DODDS Gifted Ed requirements.

Activities[edit]

Sports[edit]

Menwith Hill is the home of the Mustangs. The teams play D-III Football (Boys), Soccer (Boys, Girls), Basketball (Boys, Girls), Volleyball (Girls), Cross-country (Boys, Girls), Track (Boys, Girls) and Wrestling (Boys, Girls).

Due to the small school size, there is generally no need to qualify for any of the sports, as cutoffs would be meaningless and there is simply not a large enough applicant pool to allow cuts. However, in recent years higher demand has led to cuts in both cheerleading, basketball, and girl's soccer. While this allows for a large percentage of the student body to participate (an estimated 85% of students are involved in athletics), some teams are less successful than at larger, more competitive schools.

NHS/NJHS[edit]

The National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society are both available to middle or high school students. There were four students in NHS for the 2009 school year and twelve in NJHS.

Duke of Edinburgh Award[edit]

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is available at MHS. It requires commitment in volunteering, physical fitness, skills and expeditions, with an added stipulation of residential work for those competing for the top tier. Three tiers are available: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Several middle and high school students are currently working on pursuing DofE awards.

Student Government/Student Council[edit]

There are three student governments at MHS: elementary, middle and high school. There is also an overarching student council responsible for the wellbeing of the entire school. For the middle and high school, each class elects a president and vice president. The high school student government is responsible for fundraising, planning for and coordinating dances, Spirit Week, Prom, and the commencement ceremony, traditionally held at Fountains Abbey in Ripon.

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Coordinates: 54°00′04″N 1°41′20″W / 54.001°N 1.689°W / 54.001; -1.689