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Monday, December 16, 2019

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MMI Upper School Drama Club to present An Evening of One Act Comedies V Friday and Saturday

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.

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MMI holds annual Founder’s Day ceremony

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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MMI English instructors attend National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention

Members of MMI Preparatory School's English Department participated in the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

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MMI students finish third in King’s College Math Contest

A team of MMI Preparatory School students placed third in the King's College Math Contest. Benjamin Putnam, pictured second from the left, was the top scorer for MMI and earned a book and $500 scholarship. Also pictured are, from left: team members Darren Zheng and Louis DeAngelo, and advisor Susan Moyer.  

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MMI announces 2019-2020 First Quarter Honor Roll

MMI Preparatory School has announced the names of students who achieved Honor Roll status during the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.

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MMI Blog

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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The Importance of Studying Local History

By Grete Floryshak
History and Geography Teacher

GreteI 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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