Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MMI News

MMI Preparatory School art instructor’s work to be shown in Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen

MMI Preparatory School art instructor Lisa Ferry will have three of her works shown in the Northeastern Biennial Twenty Fifteen exhibition. Her works will be displayed from October 17-November 12 at the Artist for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton.

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MMI hires five new coaches for 2015-2016 school year

MMI Preparatory School recently hired five new head coaches who are beginning their tenures during the 2015-2016 school year.

Tom Brown heads the MMI golf team, Michael Portonova D.C. coaches boys’ tennis, and Sean McLaughlin manages the baseball team. R.J. Gilgore is MMI’s new girls’ basketball coach and Katie Pavlick will helm the girls’ tennis team.

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Four MMI juniors selected for Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre

Four MMI Preparatory School juniors were recently selected to participate in Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre for the 2015-2016 school year.

Ali Aijaz, Jai-Jacob Hoover, Jessica Smith, and Jonathan Smith will all participate in the program that gives students the opportunity to use their leadership skills in the community.

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Mid Penn Bank contributes to MMI EITC program

MMI Preparatory School recently received a $2,000 contribution from Miners Bank, a division of Mid Penn Bank, toward the school’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Scholarship program.

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MMI orientation set for August 24; school starts August 25

The new school year is about to begin at MMI Preparatory School in Freeland.

Orientation will be held August 24 from 8:15 A.M.-1:00 P.M. A continental breakfast will be served to parents and students with lunch being provided to students before wrapping up the day. The orientation will help new students get acclimated to the school, fellow students, teachers, counselors, coaches, administrators, and school staff. Student ambassadors will be on hand to help new students with their transition to MMI.

The first full day of school for all students is August 25. Bus transportation and lunches will be available beginning that day.

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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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It's summertime

By Tim Garvey
Science Instructor

mmi staff 121 tim garvey webOne of my favorite songs growing up when I was a kid was called Summertime. It’s summertime…summertime…sum…sum…summertime!

For me the key word being “time.” As a student and teacher of Physics, we talk a lot about what time is and how it is measured. We have created many different types of clocks to measure it. We have also learned from Einstein, that time can be experienced in a relative way. One of the neat things about the world we live in is that nature allows us to measure time in many different ways in a daily manner and seasonal manner.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015


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