The Spring Concert is an annual event that highlights the talents of our music and chorus programs in each division. We have performances from Lower School Band and Chorus, Middle School Bands and Chorus, and Upper School Band and Chorus.
Sign-ups for the Beverly Area Planning Association Ridge Run is open! Join the MPA group by signing up at this link! Also, please note that we have MPA t-shirts for sale! They are $10, $3 of which will be donated to Mount Greenwood Special Recreation Program. All orders need to be in by May 11, 2016 with payment to the Business Office. The shirts will be grey with the logo seen here. Youth and Adult sizes are available. Please fill out this form if you'd like to order a t-shirt!
Leadership is an important quality in all walks of life. Cultivating students into leaders is critical to the Academy’s mission and whole child philosophy. Morgan Park Academy engages the whole child, inspires the independent learner, and prepares the global leader of tomorrow to make a positive difference in the world. Student leaders learn about accepting successes, and equally important, learn from failure. There are many opportunities to lead at Morgan Park Academy, including: student council, house leaders (Upper, Middle, and Lower School students who lead our four House System and plan cooperative teambuilding activities), and line leaders (students who rotate various [...]
A total of 68 schools competed at the 300 Division State Finals (which means these schools have upper school enrollment of 300 or less). A total of 418 total students competed, 156 students in Math and 100 students in Physics. Out of these, Adam scored in the top 19% in Math (9th place) and in the top 16% in Physics (8th place)! Congratulations, Adam, for this wonderful achievement!
Project-based learning (PBL) is a new and exciting movement within education. But with most things, change is slow. So often, teachers cling to “tried and true” methods of instruction and assessment; if it worked in the 80s and the 90s, it should still work now. Well, unless you want students to become fact-factories that cram information into their brains for a short-term outcome, or recreate projects that have not changed since the creation of the personal computer, this method is no longer effective or applicable. Educators are supposed to be training students to think and to be prepared for an unpredictable [...]
She will be studying at the Instituto Cervantes in Alcala de Henares for a week. During her stay, Ms. Harris will have intensive training in teaching English as a Second Language, as well as have the opportunity to visit museums and go on cultural tours. At the end of the program, she receives a certificate. She plans to use these cultural experiences to inform her teaching in the classroom.
This foundation begins with basic reading fundamentals, parent involvement, and an excitement for learning. Kennedy's teacher, Ms. Kari Misulonas, describes Kennedy as a bright, capable student with above-average reading skills. Congratulations, Kennedy!
Service Council recently received tickets to the We Day event in Chicago. WE Day is an inspirational event fueled by an educational initiative, We Schools. Together, they connect and empower a new generation to shift the world from me to we—from a focus on the individual to the power of community. MPA Service Council completed a certain number of activities in order to receive the tickets.
Come see The Sparrow! Emily Book, the lone survivor of a school bus accident, was sent away from the tiny town of Spring Farm ten years ago. Now, in her senior year, Emily must return in order to graduate from high school. When she arrives, shy and guarded, Emily is unwillingly thrust into the whirlwind of Spring Farm High. She must learn to fit in with her classmates while yearning to stay out of the spotlight. Can this strange girl with even stranger powers be the hero that her town is longing for, or will her dark secret destroy them all? Note: [...]