Veterans Day Celebration


All military veterans in the MPA community are cordially invited to join us on Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, for an all-school event at 10:30 a.m. in the Arts Center. Our students will run the assembly and would be honored to have veterans in attendance. A luncheon will be provided afterwards in the Arts Center Gallery for veterans and their guests, and the MPA museum and archives will be available for tours. Please RSVP to David Honor via email or (773) 881-6700 ext. 229 and include the number in your party so we can make proper arrangements for lunch, but more importantly, include your name in the presentation!

Veterans Day Celebration2018-07-20T12:03:12-05:00

Winter Program


The audience was wowed by performances by the Junior chorus, Middle School chorus, Upper School chorus, Junior band, Middle School band, and Upper School band! The 1st grade also performed a song and the 2nd grade put on a marvelous play! Click the picture to see more pictures from this fantastic event! And here to see the recording of the performance!

Winter Program2018-07-20T11:48:01-05:00

Coach Drahozal Gets 400th Win!


Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach, Tom Drahozal, got his 400th career win Wednesday December 8, 2015 when MPA played Elgin Academy! Ever modest, Coach Drahozal credits his players: "The girls played really well tonight and we defeated Elgin Academy 71 to 18." He also stated that Gabby Ogbevire joined the 1,000 point club that night as well. Congratulations to Coach Drahozal, the team, and Gabby!

Coach Drahozal Gets 400th Win!2020-02-10T13:53:30-06:00

Chicago Scholars


18 Upper School seniors participated in the Chicago Scholars on-site forum at Navy Pier this fall, resulting in 26 college acceptances so far with more positive news to come! The forum allowed the participating students to apply early, but in order to do so, they had to have their college materials ready much earlier than they would have otherwise. The 26 acceptances resulted in $226,500 in merit scholarships! Congratulations to these MPA students!

Chicago Scholars2018-07-20T11:43:11-05:00

Finding the Right College Fit


With an abundance of post-secondary options available to students, finding a college that fits each student’s needs can seem like a daunting task. It is important to determine what factors are most significant in order to begin the process of narrowing down one’s final college list. Every institution will offer a varied experience, so finding the college that each student will thrive in, both academically and personally, is individual to the student. This process includes self-reflection and proper research and knowledge of each school. Academically-based factors to consider include: admission requirements, majors offered, student-faculty ratio, typical class size, accreditation of the [...]

Finding the Right College Fit2019-02-22T23:36:01-06:00

The Difference Between Project Based Learning and Project Oriented Learning: Process vs. Product


Doing projects in the classroom is not a new concept. In fact, many of our fondest memories from school include the diorama we glued and glittered to perfection, based on a book we read or depicting a time from history. Project oriented learning focuses on the final product versus the process. This is indeed fun and has a place in the classroom, but do we remember much from that assignment? There is a distinct difference between doing projects and project based learning. If done properly, project based learning, or PBL, can make learning exciting by motivating a deeper understanding, a drive to go further, [...]

The Difference Between Project Based Learning and Project Oriented Learning: Process vs. Product2019-02-22T23:36:07-06:00

Why Sleep is So Important For Student Success


Sleep. What a luxury, as I write this at 6:00 in the morning on a Saturday, following an energetic wake-up from my 3-year-old. Coffee is my longtime friend, and the days are gone that I sleep in until a time of my choice. So, why write about sleep if it’s something that I don’t seem to get enough of in my own life? Though highly beneficial for adults, sleep for a child under the age of 21 is absolutely crucial to their growth and happiness. A lack of sleep actually causes irreversible, permanent changes in the formation of a child's growing brain. Growth [...]

Why Sleep is So Important For Student Success2020-09-28T11:55:39-05:00

Parent Booster Club


The MPA athletic department would like to ask our parents whose children play sports to become part of our athletic community. We are forming the MPA Athletic Booster Club, supported by parents and students. The Warrior Boosters would support the athletic department by helping to raise funds for uniform replacement, fees for officials, tournaments, etc. The Booster Club could sell food and MPA sportswear at home games. The Warrior Boosters will help promote the contests our scholar/athletes compete in; our main objective is to increase attendance at our home games. If you are interested, please contact Athletic Director Lynda Pariso at this [...]

Parent Booster Club2018-07-20T11:58:28-05:00

Little Shop of Horrors


Congratulations to the cast of Little Shop of Horrors who put on a magnificent performance! The cast will be traveling to the Illinois High School Theater Festival Jan. 7-9, 2016 at Illinois State University. Though the show wasn't chosen to participate in the festival, the judges raved about the performance and mentioned that Aubrey was extraordinary. Each year, judges look for a variety of show (musicals, one acts, etc.). This is a festival that MPA will continue to participate in every year. Congratulations also to the seniors this year! Will Callihan, Danielle Catlett, Maddie Delaney, Francesca Milliner, Everett Mosley, & Zara Singh! To see [...]

Little Shop of Horrors2020-03-08T12:09:20-05:00
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