Saturday, October 1, 2016

MMI News

MMI will host Harvest Bingo this Sunday

The MMI Parent Association Harvest Bingo will be held on Sunday, October 2 in the MMI Gymnasium. Admission is $5 and doors open at 12:30 p.m. Early bird games begin at 1:30 p.m. with regular play starting at 2 p.m. Tricky Trays, food and door prizes will also be available.

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MMI students attend PA Governor’s School for the Sciences

MMI Preparatory School seniors Anirban Chowdhury, the son of Bhaskar and Saumitri Chowdhury of Hazle Township, and Ali Aijaz, the son of Fakhruddin and Dr. Naghma Aijaz of Mountaintop, attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University this summer. The pair joined high school students from across the state to complete research and problem-solving projects.

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences is an annual summer enrichment program for rising high school seniors. The program hosts some of the state’s brightest students for five weeks and provides them with course work and lab work in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics.

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MMI welcomes new group of four into Wall of Fame

MMI Preparatory School held its 11th annual Wall of Fame dinner on Saturday, Sept. 17, welcoming four new members to its Wall of Fame.

Established in 2006, the MMI Wall of Fame honors alumni in addition to 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: John E. Hollis ’64 (Athletic Achievement), Lewis J. Matuella ’77 (Athletic Achievement), the late Dr. Thomas J. Conahan ’26 (Community Service), Llewellyn F. Dryfoos III ’82 (Community Service).

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MMI art instructor earns prestigious Master of Arts degree

MMI Preparatory School art instructor Lisa Marie Ferry recently earned the prestigious Master of Arts degree in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations from Moore College of Art and Design. It is the only degree of its kind in the country and they are very selective in the application process. The rigorous program trains and empowers art educators to develop skills for adapting and implementing strategies that enrich the lives of all learners.

Once accepted into the master’s program, candidates develop and test innovative techniques through their action-based research in a field setting, while critically assessing art education policies and documenting the study of contemporary art education issues for diverse learners.

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MMI students attend Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship with peers from 20 countries

MMI Preparatory School seniors Keenan Overa, Katherine Eschenbach and Jessica Smith were among a select group of students from 20 different countries who attended the month-long Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University in July.

The program is open to sophomores and juniors ages 15-18, who were selected to attend during the 2015-2016 school year. The Global Entrepreneurship program exposed the students to the topics of entrepreneurship, globalization, team building, project management, leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment and ignited the students’ spirit of creativity, innovation and learning.

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MMI Blog

Anti-Hazing Policy

It is the policy of MMI to provide a safe, positive environment for students and staff that is free from hazing. Hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational goals of the school and prohibited at all times.

Hazing is not only prohibited by this policy but is also illegal under Pennsylvania’s “Anti-Hazing Law.” This policy shall be interpreted and applied in all respects to be in compliance with the Anti-Hazing Law.

This policy defines hazing, specifies and describes prohibitions, outlines investigatory and reporting procedures, and provides for the undertaking of appropriate preventative, remedial, and corrective actions.

To read the full Anti-Hazing Policy or download a copy, please click the link below.

MMI Anti-Hazing Policy - PDF

Not Just Another Club

By Allison McGeehan
MMI Senior

When I first joined FBLA three years ago, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have on my life. Just entering my freshman year of high school, I really didn’t know much about FBLA, other than the fact it was a club to add to my résumé, and it focused on business, a topic that I was beginning to think about pursuing in the future. Flash-forward to sophomore year when I participated in the competitive event of Business Communications and was fortunate enough to qualify to compete at both the State Leadership Conference in Hershey and the National Leadership Conference in Chicago. At this point, I was well aware of the benefits and opportunities being a member of FBLA provided me, not just in terms of business education, but in developing leadership qualities and having the opportunity to network with motivated students and professionals from around the country.

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An Unforgettable Experience

By Garrett Kost
MMI Junior

At MMI, we pride ourselves with practical and useful knowledge through application both in the classroom and in real life. But little do we actually get to test the latter. For me, a student of the German language and culture for three years, the ability to try out my skills is limited to my class or those rare occasions where one can speak in German a little or barely at all. In my opinion, one can study a language for many years, but until you use it in conversation with a native speaker, you could never even think of becoming fluent. Finally, my chance came with this trip. While there, I could practice my skills and see how well I do.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016


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