Friday, October 9, 2015

MMI News

Two MMI students among just seven Americans chosen for cultural leadership program in China

Two students from MMI Preparatory School were among only seven students from across the United States who were selected to take part in a cultural leadership program in China this summer.

Senior Terrance Jankouskas and 2015 graduate Rachel Stanziola, who were taught Chinese at MMI by World Language instructor Christina Spencer, visited China from July 27 to August 7 and participated in the ninth annual Ameson Chinese Elite Program (ACE), sponsored by the Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation. ACE is an annual event that brings together the brightest young minds from top secondary schools from the United States, China, France, the United Kingdom and Russia for a week of cultural exchange, leadership development and lectures from high-level professionals in government and education.

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MMI students celebrating German Week

MMI German language students are celebrating German Week from now through October 8.

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PFO holds first meeting of 2015-2016 school year

Lori Losen, LPC, RPT gave a presentation on the topic of helping children manage anxiety during the first PFO meeting of the 2015-16 school year on September 22 in the cafeteria.

PFO co-presidents Peggy Durako and Eileen Perchak presided over the meeting, which included remarks from Head of School Thomas Hood and the committee chairs and treasurer.

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New 3D printer helps MMI Preparatory School students experience the future of technology

MMI Preparatory School students are utilizing three-dimensional printing technology as part of their curriculum with new equipment purchased through a donation from the family of two MMI students.

David and Maureen Eschenbach of Drums have a daughter, Katie, and son, Ryan, who are juniors at MMI and through their donation, the school purchased a 3D printer that is being used in several courses and grade levels.

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MMI welcomes new group of seven into Wall of Fame

MMI Preparatory School held its 10th annual Wall of Fame dinner on Saturday, September 19, welcoming seven new members to its Wall of Fame.

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.

During this year’s dinner and awards ceremony, the following inductees joined the Wall of Fame: Ryan J. Breznak ’88 (Athletic Achievement), James M. Makuch ’60 (Community Service), Atty. Albert F. Maier Jr. (Service to MMI), David G. Gundling ’68 (Professional Achievement), Atty. Tara E. Gutterman ’84 (Professional Achievement), Roy W. Johnson ’63 (Professional Achievement), and Rosalyn V. (Menon) Kennedy ’97 (Professional Achievement).

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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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Friday, October 9, 2015


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