Tuesday, March 3, 2015

MMI News

Marci Hosier new director of admissions and marketing

Marcianna (Marci) Hosier was recently appointed to the position of Director of Admissions and Marketing at MMI Preparatory School. Hosier is a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania and has spent time working in media, higher education, and non-profit institutions.

Freeland historical expert to discuss local history

Freeland native and historical expert Charlotte Tancin is returning to her hometown to share her historical knowledge of the borough during a presentation that will be held at MMI Preparatory School on Centre Street in Freeland.

MMI students win writing competition awards

Three students from MMI Preparatory School have earned awards in the Scholastic Writing Awards’ Northeast Writing Region-at-Large competition.

Claire Sheen is 2015 National Merit finalist

Claire Sheen, a senior at MMI Preparatory School, has been notified she is a finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

MMI honors ‘Best of the Best’ for first semester

MMI Preparatory School recognized seven students as the “Best of the Best” during an assembly program held at the school recently.

MMI Blog

Taking Time to See the Road Ahead

By Michael Mele
MMI Science Instructor

Michael Mele

Class begins at 5:45 A.M., so don’t be late! I show up for class long before my students do. Not literally, of course, but my mind is already running in teacher mode from minute one. The first thing I do is check my phone for email messages. You know, every now and then, something strikes a student as urgent at 2:15 A.M. I need to be ever vigilant!

Then I go to the news and my mind is already meshing the events of the morning with my biology, anatomy, and marine science classes. Viruses are, of course, a hot topic and I think of how the morning’s news can be integrated into the classroom. What are students’ concerns? How can I make the world around them make sense to them in relation to what we are doing? In marine biology, it’s “why a horseshoe crab’s blood could save your life” and in anatomy it’s “guzzling milk might boost your risk of breaking bones.” There’s always something to give significance to what we do in class; you’ve just got to have your eyes open.

Why I'm happy I was the "new student"

By Lauren Toscano
11th Grade Student

Toscano-Lauren-2014-2015I have never been a new student. I went to the same school from kindergarten to eighth grade, and then I started at a high school in ninth grade, just like everyone else. I had new teachers and things like that, but all the other people in my grade did, too, so it wasn't really that scary.

I started MMI in eleventh grade, and I guess I was nervous about the change — I figured it would be a harder school where everyone knew each other, and I would never be able to catch up. However, I was greatly surprised.

How to Have a Meaningful Parent-Teacher Conference

By Grete DeAngelo
MMI Social Science Instructor

Grete DeAngelo

As a teacher and parent, I've been on both sides of the desk for conferences. Some have been more successful than others, and I've come to the conclusion that it's the preparation beforehand that makes the difference.

I'd like to offer a few tips on how you, as a parent, can get the most helpful information from your child's teachers on parent-teacher conference day.

MMI Preparatory School

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


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