Mathcounts Regionals


Congratulations to the MathCounts team! They placed in the top 50% of teams competing this past weekend! The students who competed are DeAngelo F., Lucy M., Kenneth M., Elizabeth P., and Avery S. The MathCounts Competition Series is the only competition program of its kind, with live, in-person events in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and schools worldwide. The Competition Series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math who need to be challenged. Students engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students. We are so proud of our [...]

Mathcounts Regionals2018-08-14T12:18:54-05:00

ACT Aspire Testing


This year, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire which assesses student readiness in English, math, reading, science, and writing. This assessment is specifically geared toward college and career readiness. The test can also help to predict ACT exam outcomes. We will divide testing into two days. Students will test in the morning on Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th. For more information, please visit the Aspire section of ACT’s website by clicking here.

ACT Aspire Testing2018-07-20T11:08:48-05:00

Academy’s Got Talent


If you would like to participate, you must fill out a form! The deadline to submit is Sunday, March 13th. Acts should last about three minutes. We will post and email a list of all the selected acts at the end of March. In lieu of auditions, there will be two rehearsal times during lunch periods: Rehearsal Session 1: March 14, 15, & 16 Rehearsal Session 2: March 28, 29, & 30 Click here to access and submit the form!

Academy’s Got Talent2018-07-20T11:07:32-05:00

What I Learned from my Favorite Teacher


Dr. David Sandmire, a professor in the life sciences department at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, has been one of my most influential teachers. I first met him while taking his Anatomy and Physiology course during my sophomore year. He is the person to whom I credit with changing my major to medical biology, with changing my career aspirations to teaching, and is the reason I enjoy teaching and feel confident in my ability to do so. Dr. Sandmire was the first person who allowed me to experience authentic learning, by which I mean, learning through critical thinking [...]

What I Learned from my Favorite Teacher2019-02-22T10:47:23-06:00

Eat this, Not that


As a busy parent, it isn’t always easy to juggle our long to-do lists. Between working, homework, extracurricular activities and other obligations, most parents look for ways to streamline their task list. One of the most common outsourced tasks is meal preparation. A quick stop at a drive-thru or the use of pre-packaged meals are often the answer to “what are we going to eat?” But these “convenience” foods may be doing more harm than good. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 1600-2200 calorie diet per day for school age children and is currently recommending a reduction of daily sugar [...]

Eat this, Not that2019-02-22T23:34:42-06:00

Congratulations WYSE Team


The team placed 2nd out of 7 teams in the 1500 division, meaning MPA (130+ high school students) placed 2nd out of schools whose high school enrollment is up to 1500 students. And a nod to these students who placed: Hiba K. - 1st in Chemistry; Augustine L. - 3rd in Chemistry; Grace L. - 3rd in Math; and Adam W. - 2nd in Physics. The WYSE competition is run by the University of Illinois and stands for Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering. Students compete in the following categories: Engineering Graphics, Computer Science, Math, English, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

Congratulations WYSE Team2018-07-20T11:10:58-05:00

Cultivating Kindness


Kindness is not only embedded in our children as they live the MPA Way – “Be Kind and Do Your Best,” it is rooted in our curriculum. Because of our emphasis on teaching the whole child, as educators we believe that fostering social and emotional development is just as important as the academics. From the very first moments students enter through our doors, to our recent celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week, teachers implant concepts of kindness and friendship on a regular basis. In addition to weekly Character Education classes taught by Jennifer Stec, our Wellness Counselor, classroom teachers instill [...]

Cultivating Kindness2020-01-15T12:33:47-06:00

Middle School Girls Maroon Basketball Team Takes 2nd Place


The Middle School Girls' Maroon basketball team took 2nd place this past weekend at the Christian Liberty 8th Grade Basketball Tournament. They beat Westlake Christian, Midwest Christian Academy, and host Christian Liberty Academy before losing to Mooseheart by 5 in a hard-fought physical game for the championship. Congratulations Warriors!

Middle School Girls Maroon Basketball Team Takes 2nd Place2019-12-22T14:11:29-06:00

Gym Show


Our Gym Show is a reflection and collection of skills learned through age-appropriate activities during physical education classes. These skills are showcased in routines where the students can present activities they have mastered. See the videos by clicking here! And the pictures here!

Gym Show2018-07-20T11:13:10-05:00

Dance For Life


See the pictures form this year's show here! Please join us at 7:00 pm in the Arts Center for Dance for Life, our annual charity dance show. Dance for Life is in its 14th year at Morgan Park Academy as a student-run fundraiser for AIDS awareness, treatment, and prevention. All proceeds go directly to the Dance for Life foundation. The evening features various genres of dance including: hip hop, ballet, modern, tap, jazz, Bollywood, and folk. 

Dance For Life2018-07-20T11:12:09-05:00
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