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Parents who are looking for smaller class sizes, personal attention, and co-curricular and extra-curricular options in athletics, the arts, and academics, as well as a well-rounded, college preparatory liberal arts education, for their students in grades 6 through 12 can explore all the benefits MMI Preparatory School offers during Visitation Day this Saturday, January 11. The event begins at 10 a.m. on MMI’s campus at 154 Centre Street in Freeland. Registration is open for MMI’s Entrance Exam, which will be given on Saturday, January 25 beginning at 9 a.m.
MMI Preparatory School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation that the school will use to purchase a new 3D printer for the science department. Liberty Petroleum Distributors nominated the school for the grant.
MMI Preparatory School sophomores Alain Benitez and Connor Spencer were selected to represent MMI at the 2020 Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar, which will be held May 14-17 at Shippensburg University. Sophomore Andrew Blasko was selected as an alternate.
The MMI Upper School Drama Club will present An Evening of One Act Comedies V this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the MMI Cafeteria. The show is rated MA-13 and is appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up.
Students at MMI Preparatory School honored their school’s founder, Eckley Brinton Coxe, and his wife, Sophia Georgianna Coxe, during an assembly at the school and graveside service on Wednesday, giving thanks for the Coxes’ contributions to the school and the area.
An all-school assembly was held in the MMI cafeteria, where senior class officers presented information about MMI's history. At the conclusion of the assembly, the senior class traveled to the grounds of St. James Episcopal Church in Drifton, where they held a wreath-laying ceremony at the gravesites of Mr. and Mrs. Coxe, more than 120 years after Eckley Coxe’s death.
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By Lisa Marie FerryDean of Students
Hi 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:
By Cheryl BayoSchool Counselor
Middle 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.
By Grete FloryshakHistory and Geography Teacher
I love exploring local history with my freshman classes. We are fortunate to live in northeastern Pennsylvania, especially when it comes to learning about economic and labor history, because of local sites like Eckley Miners’ Village as well as people who have preserved the details of their lives for future generations.
The ninth graders learn about kids their age in a historical context. Presidents and wars are important facets of our past, but so are the ordinary people just trying to go about their lives. Comparing themselves to a nineteenth century breaker boy (coal sorter), who was sometimes as young as six years old, or a garment worker, who was often a teen girl working six twelve-hour shifts a week, gives new perspective to the relative ease of our lives now.
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