Friday, November 28, 2014

MMI News

MMI Student Council holds Thanksgiving food drive

MMI Preparatory School’s Student Council recently held a Thanksgiving food drive to collect canned goods and raise monetary donations for George Bereznak and a team of volunteers from Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Freeland.

Sophomore selected as community award recipient

MMI Preparatory School sophomore Garrett Kost was chosen as this year’s MMI recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, a nationwide program that recognizes middle level and high school students for volunteer work in their communities.

English Riding Supply makes EITC donation to MMI

English Riding Supply, Inc. has contributed $50,000 to MMI Preparatory School in Freeland through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which funds need-based scholarships at the school.

MMI crowns royalty at Harvest Dance

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Seniors Emily Bogansky and Benjamin Gittleman, seated center, were crowned queen and king of MMI Preparatory School’s 2014 Harvest Dance by PFO representative Theresa Zellner and MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood. Members of the court were Alexzandriea van Hoekelen, seated left; Soprina Guarneri, seated right; Jared Dasher, standing left; and Michael Eisenhart, standing right. The theme for this year’s dance was “Night Under the Stars.”

MMI to hold visitation event November 19

MMI Preparatory School will hold Visitation Night on Wednesday, November 19, starting at 6:00 P.M.

MMI Blog

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.

Winning At All Cost

By Jason Tribbet
MMI Athletic Director

Jason TribbetIt was a nice summer evening and I was in line to get an ice cream at a local shop. A family was in front of me with two young boys dressed in their baseball uniforms. They must have been about 8 years old. When they got to the front of the line, the woman taking orders greeted them and then asked them a question. It was not, “What would you like?” or “How are you today?” The first thing she asked them was, “Did you win your game?”

Prioritizing the Planner

By Madison Below
MMI Mid School Counselor

Madison Below

My mom jokes that I’ve been using a planner since kindergarten. And quite honestly, if the option existed (and if I actually got homework when I was five years old), I probably would have. I suppose it’s fitting that I stress the importance of using a planner in my Mid School Group Counseling classes on a daily basis. While I know the strategy of recording assignments, goals, and important events may not be practical for everyone, I feel it is a critical skill for pre-teens to learn and implement.

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Friday, November 28, 2014


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