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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.
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.
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.
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.
Emily Seratch, a 2015 MMI Preparatory School graduate, placed sixth in the competitive event of Client Service at the 2015 FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Seratch, the daughter of Frank and Sarah Seratch of Hazleton, earned national recognition among thousands of other high school students. A total of 11,000 students gathered from all over the country to compete for national accolades. Among those competitors were 400 students from Pennsylvania, including five representatives from MMI.
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By Lisa FerryArt Instructor
Ah, 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.
By Jason TribbetAthletic Director
If 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?
By Tim GarveyScience Instructor
One 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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