Thursday, March 26, 2015

MMI News

Visiting chefs help prepare sustainable, healthier lunches

Continuing MMI Preparatory School’s focus on a more sustainable, healthier food program, the school hosted guest chefs Tuesday who crafted a special and healthy “build a sandwich” menu for the students. The guest chef program is part of the three-year plan undertaken by MMI Preparatory School to provide preferable food to student body and staff in a more sustainable manner.

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Third quarter Honor Roll released

Thomas G. Hood, head of school at MMI Preparatory School, has announced the names of students who achieved Honor Roll status during the third quarter.

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Students inducted into language honor societies

MMI Preparatory School held inductions for the Spanish, German, and Chinese national honor societies.

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MMI students enjoy a close encounter with Hollywood executive

Students at MMI Preparatory School had a close encounter with Hollywood Thursday thanks to a visit from Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the organization behind the Oscar awards.

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MMI Drama Club presents “The Music Man”

The MMI Preparatory School Drama Club presented “The Music Man” on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 P.M. and Sunday, March 22 at 6:00 P.M. in the MMI Athletics and Drama Complex, 154 Centre Street, Freeland.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015



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