Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MMI News

MMI Class of 2018 donates original paintings to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton

The MMI Preparatory School Class of 2018 created four original abstract paintings and donated them to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton’s pediatric area as part of its series of community service class projects for the 2015-2016 school year.

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MMI students welcome guest chef to learn about culinary trends

The guest chef program at MMI Preparatory School strives to give students the opportunity to try new things. On Monday, MMI students had the chance to experience the flavors of Southern California. The program began last school year and is part of a three-year plan undertaken by MMI to provide preferable food to the student body and staff in a more sustainable manner.

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MMI crowns 2015 Harvest Dance royalty

MMI Preparatory School crowned Andrew Alday and Alyssa Famalette, both pictured first row center, its 2015 Harvest King and Queen during MMI’s annual Harvest Dance on November 7. Allison Warner-Senape, first row far left, Shaelyn Heft, first row far right, and Devon Faul, second row far left, were the runners up. Also pictured are Parent Faculty Organization representative Natalie Kost and MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood.

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Lisa M. Ferry receives Women’s Empowerment Grant

MMI Preparatory School art and anthropology instructor Lisa M. Ferry was one of only eight women who received the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Empowerment Grant during the Chamber’s 2015 Business and Community Awards ceremony.

Ferry was also awarded a certificate of special congressional recognition from Congressman Lou Barletta in honor of her achievement.

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MMI inducts students into science, math honor societies

MMI Preparatory School held an induction ceremony recently for 21 new members of the Science National Honor Society and 16 new members of the Mathematics National Honor Society.

During the ceremony, Assistant Head of School Charles Seidel welcomed guests and faculty member Michael Mele introduced the officers of the two honor societies. Jay Solgama, president of MMI’s chapters of the Science National Honor Society and Mathematics National Honor Society, gave a speech. MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood gave closing remarks and Luke Yamulla provided piano accompaniment.

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MMI Blog

Study Habits

By Madison Below
School Counselor

Madison BelowLearning good study habits in middle school assists students well into their high school years and beyond. By understanding how to manage time, information, and materials, students gain the skills they need to be organized, efficient learners who have a toolkit of strategies for completing their homework on a nightly basis. This leads to them being better equipped to tackle assessments in the classroom and can reduce test anxiety while increasing confidence and competence.

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Summer + Art = FUN

By Lisa Ferry
Art Instructor

ferry lisa portraitAh, it's finally summer. Time to kick back and enjoy the nice weather, finally. What better way to do that than to grab your tunes, a beverage, and for me, my sketchbook, paints, and canvas.

With no pressure from classes, grades, or getting up early (yes, us teachers feel the same as you students), I can experiment with techniques with no time constraints.

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School is out for summer, but staying active is in!

By Jason Tribbet
Athletic Director

mmi staff 087 tribbet webIf you listen closely, kids everywhere are cheering as summer vacation is underway. After a long school year, it’s finally time to sleep in, lie on the couch, play video games, and watch television… right? While everyone needs to relax a little and catch their breath from all the hard work the school year brings, staying active and exercising should be part of everyone’s daily routine throughout the summer.

It is recommended that kids get 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Studies have shown that physical activity improves brain function and can help students improve academically. So now that school is out and we no longer have physical education classes to help us stay active, how can we prevent kids from becoming sedentary?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015


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