More than 250 parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends gathered on Nov. 11 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 masqued carnival theme to the music of DJ Steve "Silk" Hurley, it was a fantastic evening. Thank you to everyone who made our biggest event of the year so special, including event chair Lisa Daniel-Olimene, our tremendous sponsors, and all the supporters who help us secure the future of MPA!Please contact Allie Bowles (email) with any questions about the [...]
Thank you to the military veterans who joined us for our annual Veterans Day program on Nov. 13, 2017. We were honored to be joined by MPA parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, and friends John Bell, Andrea Bowman-Butler, Dr. George Bryar, Jim Burns, Richard L. Duchossois '40, Robert Goss, Terry Hillard, Travis Novack, and Tim Scolan. We also were pleased to welcome U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dan Miller, who spoke on behalf of Wounded Warrior Project and accepted a $1,000 donation from the MPA community in memory of retired faculty member Mark Erzen, who passed away this summer.
MPA honored the best of the fall sports season with an awards banquet for Upper and Middle School teams on Nov. 1. Angela Cabrera, Dev Desai, Olivia Kamin, Isis Rodriguez, and Niles Williams were recognized as top players for varsity golf, boys soccer, girls tennis, and girls volleyball. Graham Alcorn, Diego Gomez, Samaria Harris, Charles Hendon, Celeste Kettaneh, Amaya McLachlan, Carter Middleton, Sabrina Rathi, Ben Rosen, Kirsten Schmidt, and Adam Wu also received individual awards at the varsity level. Becky Perez and Alexus Spann were recognized at the junior varsity level; Aria Fifer, David Johnson, Luke Panozzo, and Lauren Robinson in [...]
MPA students in grades 2-5 often cheer at the opportunity to use iPads or Chromebooks during class, although the assignment involves much more than simply play time. But don't tell them that!
The numbers at the core of mathematics haven't changed, but the tools and approaches our teachers employ to convey this often-vexing subject are ever evolving.