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Monday, February 24, 2020
MONDAY IS Day 5

MMI News

MMI students receive honors at Mock Trail District competition

MMI Preparatory School’s Mock Trial team defeated Blue Mountain High School in a trial and had four students receive awards during the recent District competition at the Luzerne County Courthouse.  The Honorable Thomas Burke and The Honorable Correale Stevens were in attendance for the competition.

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Three MMI seniors receive Scholastic Writing Awards

Three MMI Preparatory School seniors received recognition in the Scholastic Writing Awards.

Adam Tron won a Gold Key in the Personal Essay & Memoir category for “The Dichotomy of Masculinity and Femininity” and will advance to the national awards competition. Gold Keys are awarded to the very best works submitted to Region-at-Large programs and are automatically considered for national-level recognition.

Paige Machulsky received an Honorable Mention in Poetry for “A Tourist’s Sehnsucht” and Maya Rizkalla was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Critical Essay category for “Police Brutality.”

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MMI donates bake sale proceeds to Brandon’s Forever Home

Ninth grade students at MMI Preparatory School held a bake sale at the Laurel Mall on January 25 and donated their proceeds to Brandon's Forever Home. The sale was organized as part of a community service project. 

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MMI announces Geography Bee winner

Eighth grade student Caylee Herseim won first place in MMI’s school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee and will move on to compete for the chance to represent MMI in the Pennsylvania State GeoBee. Fellow eighth grader Nathaniel Neidlinger was the runner-up in the contest.

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MMI announces “Best of the Best” winner for the first semester

Senior Benjamin Putnam captured first place in MMI Preparatory School’s “Best of the Best” competition for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. As part of the biannual competition, 10th and 12th grade students delivered presentations during an all-school assembly. Ninth and 11th grade students will make their presentations in the second semester.

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MMI Blog

The Effect of Positivity on Resilience

By Cheryl Bayo
School Counselor

CherylKavinskiBayo“When a child is at their most unlovable is when they need the most love.”

It can be very hard to find the small positives in a world that is hectic for us and our students, especially with the rigorous academic challenges at a school like MMI. The pre-teen and teenage years are full of opportunities for children to express themselves in both positive and negative ways. The impact of a positive relationship between a child and parent (or other adult) has an effect on how they handle the choices they make. Rewarding students, even for the smallest positive, with the greatest reward of all-our time and attention – can have a big impact on how they think and react to many choices and obstacles.

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Calm Yourself! Using Relaxation and Anxiety Relieving Techniques to Beat Stress

By Lisa Marie Ferry
Dean of Students

Ferry Lisa2018Hi Everyone! ‘Tis the season for holiday food, joy, celebrating the end of the year and yes, the dreaded semester exams. This time of year is stressful enough, so it is important to try to reduce stress and any anxiety about taking those end of the year tests and exams. 

So, what to do?  Never fear! Mrs. Ferry has some ideas for students to try. First a bit about studying and relieving that stress:

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Understanding Social Conflict

By Cheryl Bayo
School Counselor

CherylKavinskiBayoMiddle School and High School are prime time for social conflicts.

The term “bullying” is used frequently in situations where one person feels as though another is not being nice to them.  In reality, “bullying” is a recurring pattern of unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves real or perceived power imbalance.  Parents might ask themselves, “How do we determine if an interaction rises to the level of bullying?” “How do we help our students navigate difficult situations?” and “What consequences should be given to the bully?” These can be challenging questions to answer.

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