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Fifteen Upper School students took part in one of the biggest Model UN conferences in the nation, traveling with Mr. Atencio and Mr. Kenenitz to the Northwestern University Model United Nations Conference on April 10-13.
College acceptances are pouring in for the Class of 2014, and with about half of the class reporting, our seniors have some very exciting options for next fall, including Stanford, Georgetown, Columbia, Vanderbilt, UCLA, NYU, Emory, Northwestern, Villanova, Michigan, Wash. U., DePaul, Miami, Boston University, and the United States Military Academy.
We hope to see all parents next Thursday (April 17) for spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. They will be held between the hours of 12 and 7 p.m., which includes a one-hour extension to accommodate more working parents.
Kindergarten and first-grade students visited Fitness Pointe in Munster, Indiana, for a special program designed for early childhood health and fitness. Fit Trip is a two-hour educational fitness field trip during which students rotate through cardiovascular, muscle strengthening, relaxation and nutrition activities.
Junior Jeffrey Eichinger placed fifth in engineering graphics as the WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering) team competed at the state finals Monday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
As the spring sports season gets underway, one of the new faces you'll see on the MPA sidelines is Elizabeth McKendry, our new athletic trainer.
Join author Joe Ziemba for a humorous look at the Chicago Cardinals and the wacky early days of professional football, plus stories of the treasured history of Morgan Park Military Academy football, highlighting the years when Ziemba's father was head football coach and athletics director.
Upper School students ended the last day of classes before Project Week on March 13 with a carnival of colors in celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi. The holiday includes a free-for-all with people of all ages playfully chasing and decorating each other with brightly colored, dry powders.
Each year, MPA sixth-graders participate in the popular and challenging Chicago History Fair, researching and presenting their first long-form research project. The three-part project is an important lesson in learning to manage the process of large assignments. Besides creating their museum-like exhibits, students completed summary statements and annotated bibliographies.
Dozens of Upper School students came together under the direction of senior Abby Raser and junior Amber Payne last weekend for our annual Dance for Life charity show, raising nearly $4,500 for HIV/AIDS care, education, and prevention.
We welcomed an ensemble from Imagination Theater on Tuesday for "No Secrets," a special program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 4.
The College Board last week released details of a host of changes coming to the SAT two years from now, in the spring of 2016.
Nick Boarden and Gabrielle Ogbevire took home team MVP awards as MPA honored the best of the winter sports season with a varsity and junior varsity awards banquet on March 6.
Our WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering) team placed first in Division 300 in regional competition, posting a higher score than the top two teams in the largest division.
We are delighted to announce that we are teaming up with Green Star Movement to create two beautiful mosaics for Barker Hall and the Arts Center.
More than 30 Upper School students will perform their annual charity dance show, Dance for Life, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8.
The Father-Daughter Dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1.

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