Math Team Shines at State Finals


Morgan Park Academy's math team reestablished its place among the top teams in the state, closing out a condensed 2021 season by placing third in the region and 13th in the state in Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) testing in March 2021. After posting high scores at the American Mathematics Competitions, MPA nearly duplicated its program-best, 10th-place state finish at ICTM two years ago with a strong team that earned a host of regional and state awards in Division 1A competition against 60 similarly sized schools. Coached by math teacher Diane Nead, the team is composed of seniors Emmett [...]

Math Team Shines at State Finals2021-03-31T15:11:49-05:00

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jaclyn Mortimer Latteri ’01


Dr. Jaclyn Mortimer Latteri ’01 is chief pharmacist at Optum Frontier Therapies, a new independent business created by the healthcare provider Optum to support advanced therapeutics for orphan and rare diseases and emerging cell and gene therapies. Q&A What have you been up to since graduating from MPA? I have been working in Las Vegas since earning my Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Ohio Northern University, starting with 10 years at Walgreens, where I was a licensed pharmacist and advanced to pharmacy manager, pharmacy supervisor, and district manager. I joined Optum in 2017 as site director for OptumRx, supporting specialty and [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jaclyn Mortimer Latteri ’012021-03-30T14:57:35-05:00

Math Students Score in Worldwide Top 5%


After a strong showing at Academic Challenge regionals, Upper School students continued a successful year of math and science contests at the American Mathematics Competitions, with junior Merlin Mo and senior Frank Li posting scores in the top 5 percent of students worldwide. The two were among 3,000 students to qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination by scoring in the top 5 percent on the AMC test for juniors and seniors. Run by the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and [...]

Math Students Score in Worldwide Top 5%2021-03-08T15:04:32-06:00

Celebrating Black History


Proud to be one of the most diverse and inclusive school communities in Chicago, we celebrated Black history and culture in February with a month of lessons and activities “Black history is American history,” Head of School Mercedes Z. Sheppard said. “We are in the fabric and backbone of every aspect of American culture. Our struggles and triumphs have influenced every area of American history, from music and literature to education and politics. “One of my favorite poets, Maya Angelou, said it best: ‘Won’t it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. [...]

Celebrating Black History2021-03-04T11:19:41-06:00
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