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Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Sheen, Eisenhart named Hazleton Elks Teens of the Year

MMI Preparatory School seniors Claire Sheen and Michael Eisenhart were recently named the Hazleton Elks Lodge 200 Teenagers of the Year.

Sheen is the daughter of Kwangsup and Chaeyun Sheen, Mountaintop; and Eisenhart is the son of Stephen and Denise Eisenhart, Freeland.

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Jay Solgama wins Wilkes University scholarship in LCCTM math contest

MMI junior Jay Solgama won first place in the individual competition and joined classmates Brendan Drusda and Sarah Moyer to capture the top prize in the team event at the 67th annual Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics (LCCTM) Contest, which was held recently at Wilkes University.

Solgama, the son of Paresh and Arti Solgama of Mountaintop, won a full scholarship to Wilkes University that may be used for any degree or program. Moyer is the daughter of Robert and Susan Moyer, Bowmanstown, and Drusda is the son of Jeffrey and Linda Drusa, Drums.

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MMI students among top five in region on National Spanish Exam

Three MMI Preparatory School students finished among the top five in their respective levels during regional competition for the National Spanish Examination.

Senior Claire Sheen was second in Spanish 4, sophomore Daniel Tron placed fourth in the Spanish 2 bilingual category, and freshman Angel Alday finished fourth in Spanish 1 among students from all Spanish classrooms in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Joleen Beltrami '82 to speak at MMI commencement

MMI Preparatory School Head of School Thomas G. Hood announced that Dr. Joleen Beltrami has accepted his invitation to deliver the Founder’s Day Address during MMI’s 123rd commencement ceremonies, which will be held on Thursday, May 21 at the school.

Beltrami, a 1982 MMI graduate, joined the faculty of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas in 2009 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. She was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2014.

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Anirban Chowdhury earns region’s top score on ACS chemistry exam

MMI Preparatory School sophomore Anirban Chowdhury recently recorded the region’s highest score on the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society’s annual chemistry exam.

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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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