We were thrilled to induct a new class into the Morgan Park Academy Hall of Fame on September 21, 2019: retired teacher Susan Oczkowski and retired board members and alumni parents Imre Boarden, Dr. Hugo and Linda Cuadros, and Jeffrey Gilbert. Their contributions to our school over many decades have been tremendous! IMRE BOARDEN Boarden has been a bedrock of the MPA community for the past 25 years, both with the Mothers Club and the Board of Trustees, from which she retired this summer. When she and her husband, Bill, first enrolled their oldest child, Boarden jumped in with both feet [...]
From listening skills to learning styles to building confidence through performing on stage, the benefits of singing in a choral group go beyond learning to carry a tune.
Senior golfer Brandon Chan earned all-conference honors for the second year in a row, placing fifth at the ISL championships at Cog Hill on Sept. 24, 2019. Congratulations! MPA has had all-conference golfers in five of the past seven years, also including Dev Desai, Daniel Jesuthasan, and Jack Costello. Brandon and MPA teammates Logan Walton and Josh Kirksy will compete next in the IHSA regional championships.
Putting their STEM skills to use, fifth-grade teams competed to build the tallest free-standing structure, using 20 dry spaghetti sticks, 25 marshmallows (5 large, 20 small), 1 yard of string, and unlimited Scotch tape. The next generation of engineers and architects looks promising! PHOTO SLIDESHOW
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 MPA Fieldhouse Grounds Help us celebrate at MPA's Homecoming event. Featuring fun, food, friends, and family! Want to help? The Parents Association is seeking volunteers! VOLUNTEER TO HELP Schedule of Events 10:00 a.m. MS boys soccer game, Soccer Field 10:00 a.m. JV girls volleyball game, Bitta Gym 10:00 a.m. MPA community tennis doubles invitational, Tennis Courts 10:00 a.m. Bike decorating, Warriors Circle 10:30 a.m. Lower School Bike Parade, Warriors Circle 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Carnival (games, inflatables, lunch and more!), Fieldhouse Grounds 11:00 a.m. Varsity girls volleyball game, Bitta Gym 12:30 p.m. MS girls volleyball game [...]
Going well beyond old-fashioned textbooks, we must use primary sources, witnesses, historical novels, plays, re-enactments, and more as supplements or even substitutes for classic textbooks, to help bring the past to life and build empathy in all students.
We welcomed the new school year at our annual Convocation assembly on Sept. 3, 2019, including an opening address by Head of School Mercedes Z. Sheppard. A transcript of her remarks: Good morning and happy first day of school! Welcome to Convocation 2019. For those of you I haven’t met, my name is Mrs. Sheppard and I am the Head of School. While this is the beginning of my 23rd year at MPA, I always get the first-day-of-school jitters. I’m sure I’m not alone — this year we have about 65 new students and several new faculty members. If you [...]