Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MMI News

MMI awards inaugural Feussner scholarship

A new scholarship has been established at MMI Preparatory School with the first recipient selected this year.

Front row, from left: Kimberly Kirschner, mother; Haylee Kirschner, this year’s recipient; and Dieter Kirschner, father. Back row: MMI Director of Advancement Kim McNulty; Patricia Morse, Roy Feussner and Ronald Feussner ’70, members of the family that established the scholarship; and MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood. The Roy and Dorothy Feussner Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by Dr. John R. Feussner ’64, Mrs. Patricia A. Morse, Mr. Gregory G. Feussner and Mr. Ronald A. Feussner ’70 in honor of their parents. The Feussners are the proprietors of Feussner Ford in Freeland.

MMI honors Wall of Fame inductees

MMI Preparatory School honored the new members of its Wall of Fame during the ninth annual Wall of Fame dinner and ceremony held on Sept. 20.

Established in 2006, the MMI Wall of Fame honors alumni in addition to current and past faculty, staff and board members who have distinguished themselves in the areas of athletics, business, sciences, education, government, public service, the arts or humanities. Wall of Fame inductees are selected in the following categories: Athletic Achievement, Community Service, Service to MMI and Professional Achievement.

Members of the Wall of Fame Class of 2014 are Shawn P. Gallagher ’84, inducted in the category of Athletic Achievement; the late Dr. David S. Wagner, inducted in the category of Service to MMI; Dr. George Feussner ’62, inducted in the category of Professional Achievement; Dr. William Koenig ’78, inducted in the category of Professional Achievement; and Dr. Robert J. Lutz ’63, inducted in the category of Professional Achievement. Robert Della Croce ’82, inducted in the category of Athletic Achievement, and Dr. James Feussner ’65, inducted in the category of Professional Achievement, are members of the Class of 2013 and were inducted with this year’s class.

Instructor’s song to be featured on TV show tonight

An instructor at MMI Preparatory School will have his original song used in a television show tonight.

Daniel DeMelfi’s “I Stand For You,” performed by Venessa Vicoso, will be featured in Thursday evening’s episode of Warrior Summit Outdoor. The show features returning soldiers engaging in outdoor activities to alleviate any PTSD symptoms. It airs locally at 9 p.m. on WYLN-TV 35, which is seen on Service Electric Cable Channel 7.

DeMelfi is a music instructor and choir and Glee Club director at MMI. He is certified by the American College of Musicians.

MMI is testing center for SAT, ACT exams

MMI is a testing center for students taking the SAT and ACT examinations in preparation for college applications.

MMI students chosen for program in China

Three students from MMI Preparatory School were selected to participate in a Chinese-sponsored international conference in Beijing, China, this summer.

MMI Blog

This Is Why I Teach

By Grete DeAngelo
MMI Social Science Instructor

Grete DeAngelo

I don't do it for the money. So many students tell me, "I don't know what I want to do, but I want to make a lot of money." Well, the money won't mean much if there's no meaning in what you do.

I don't do it for the recognition. A lot of days, I only get recognized for being a taskmaster. My students have straight-out asked me, "If you have a master's degree from a great school, what are you doing teaching?"

Surviving AP: Parent Edition

By Katherine Zucco
MMI Social Sciences Instructor

Katherine Zucco

All parents want their children to succeed at MMI, but some may not be sure how to help when their children enroll in the AP program. For this blog, teachers at MMI brainstormed together and created this quick guide to “Surviving AP” for parents.

Perhaps the best starting point is sharing a culture of optimism about school. This can be difficult to do if we hold on to our own negative experiences from our past, so it is important to stay positive as your children encounter new challenges or perceived setbacks in the AP curriculum. A child can easily obsess over a mistake, but when you help your children focus on the rewards of effort and progress, they will learn how to keep mistakes and uncertainty in perspective.

All In This Together

By Emily Seratch
Class President, Class of 2015

Emily Seratch

I can't believe it’s my senior year already. Some people have been waiting for this time to come for years, but I've been trying to slow it down. It's crazy to think this is my last year walking the halls of MMI. I can remember walking through the glass doors for the first time six years ago. It was a new experience that, thankfully, I didn't have to go through alone.

MMI Preparatory School

Wednesday, October 1, 2014