Middle School November Students of the Month


Each month, nine Middle School students (3 from each grade) are recognized who have exemplified a certain quality in some area. In November, the following students were recognized for outstanding citizenship! Congratulations to Amelia G., Chantal G., Faiz H., Justin H., Sheridan H., Joe P., Lizzie P., Aiden V., and Bradley W.

Middle School November Students of the Month2018-07-20T09:21:51-05:00

3rd & 4th Grade Basketball Wins Tournament


11/29/2016 Congratulations to the 3rd and 4th Grade basketball team who won the 17th Annual 4th Grade Butler Boys Basketball Turkey Shoot! 24 teams competed in the St. Cajetan tournament and our team won 5 games over the Thanksgiving weekend to become champions. The team trophy will be displayed in the Arts Center. Congratulations to Coaches Lay and McCoy who have our young athletes really playing some inspired basketball. And they made the newspaper! To read coverage of their win in the Beverly Review, click here!

3rd & 4th Grade Basketball Wins Tournament2018-08-21T12:14:46-05:00

Middle School Council Members Chosen


Olivia, Saanvi, Sheridan, Lauren, Naomi, Aria, Michaela, Riya, and Arnav were appointed as the new Middle School Student Council representatives! They were chosen from a qualified, and large, pool of applicants. Congratulations to the new members! We look forward to your leadership this year in Middle School!

Middle School Council Members Chosen2018-07-20T09:21:04-05:00

Is my child ready for Kindergarten?


Most parents begin asking this question as their child approaches the age of 5. This is one of the first questions that parents ask at admission events and it can cause unwarranted anxiety and worry. Due to the focus (or over-focus) on common core standards and standardized testing in many schools, parents often think children need to enter Kindergarten knowing how to read and write. You may have even heard that “Kindergarten is the new First Grade.” While it may be true that the Kindergarten curriculum has become more academic, educators still recognize that students enter Kindergarten from a wide variety [...]

Is my child ready for Kindergarten?2019-02-22T23:30:21-06:00

Annual Fund Gala Brings MPA Community Together


More than 250 parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends gathered on Nov. 12, 2016 to celebrate and support Morgan Park Academy at the Annual Fund Gala, raising more than $200,000 for student programs, faculty professional development, financial assistance, and facilities improvements. From the Roaring Twenties theme to the jazz stylings of the Greta Pope Band, it was a fantastic evening. Thank you to everyone who made our biggest event of the year so special, including event chairs Debra Smith and Carla Robinson, our tremendous sponsors, and all the supporters who help us secure the future of MPA! SEE MORE EVENT PHOTOS

Annual Fund Gala Brings MPA Community Together2020-08-31T13:37:55-05:00

Gross Motor Movement, Development, & Physical Education


I have been involved in teaching physical education for many years. My colleagues and I often remark on how some movement skills are so natural to some children while others struggle with simple movements. Starting from infancy, children learn and develop motor skills. Many people think that all this is just natural movement and most motor skills do develop as a natural process with maturation. But maturation takes care of only part of the process - the part that allows a child to execute most movement skills. As your child develops and begins running, jumping, throwing and playing, you need to [...]

Gross Motor Movement, Development, & Physical Education2018-07-20T10:54:18-05:00

“Turning the Tide” – A Shift in College Admissions


Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, published a report called “Turning the Tide” in January, 2016 in an effort to ignite the process of what has been viewed as much-needed change in the college application review process. This report, which was developed from the feedback of admissions deans and leaders from top colleges, school counselors and principals, character education experts, and other educational organizations, identified three distinct goals. These goals included: increased ethical involvement and community service amongst student applicants, a decrease in elevated and excessive achievement pressure, and creating equality within the application process [...]

“Turning the Tide” – A Shift in College Admissions2019-02-22T23:30:29-06:00

Upper School Art Exhibit


Upper School students will display their art in the Fall Art Exhibition. The exhibition features ceramics, drawings, paintings and photography. The show will include works created by students during the 2016 Fall semester as well as Upper School students that did not attend art classes, yet submitted their work to be displayed. The exhibition opens on November 17, 2016 at 6PM and will run through December 2016.

Upper School Art Exhibit2018-07-20T09:11:57-05:00

MS Students of the Month


Each month, nine Middle School students (3 from each grade) are recognized who have exemplified a certain quality in some area. In October, the students demonstrated enthusiasm for service! Congratulations to  Cameron B., Andrew D., Olivia F., Kayla I., Riya K., Riya K., Luke P., Hannah S., and Rachel S!

MS Students of the Month2018-07-20T09:14:17-05:00
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