Our Mission in Action
independent thinking students of knowledge, courage, personal integrity and compassion
The nature journal experience at Camp Minikani was one that allowed Lower Elementary students to put a true focus on the natural world around them. They were tasked with creating a journal via pieces of paper, a stick and a rubber band and then walk through and sit in nature.
Students were to focus on any element of nature or anything that they saw and then reflect upon it by writing about it, drawing a picture, or imprinting nature into their journal via leaf and berry rubs.
Students took time to see and know the natural world around them, so that they could truly appreciate it.
We believe athletics are intrinsically valuable and transformative. In our supportive, highly academic community, everybody gets a chance to participate and enjoy the game while competing to do their personal and team best. On Monday, coaching began for this year's basketball season.
Coach, Mr. Gonzalez, says that it is his aim to give players the skills and courage to compete and perform under pressure. "My job is to put players in a situation for success, both individually and as part of their team. Success at an individual level could be as simple as taking their first shot at the basket in a game. This way, I build their confidence and ability, and I give them the courage to compete against even the toughest teams and opponents."
Look for Storm Tracker reports on their successes in December after the Beulah Brinton Community Center league begins.
You may have heard before that the three R's of integrity are, "Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions."
MMS Junior Highers, lead by their Spanish teachers, were immersed in a Day of the Dead celebration by taking part in the tradition of painting themselves como los Muertos and then visiting a local restaurant, Cempazuchi, to view and appreciate the traditional altar on display there for an authentic, spiritual experience. Through this field trip, beyond the Spanish speaking lesson, students learned respect for another culture and for the celebration of the dead.
One of Mrs. Loder's Children's House students was very distraught and crying when another student approached to ask him what was the matter. Through his tears he replied, "I just really want to make a map." The other student comforted him, patted his back and said, "Don't worry, you can make a map at home." She then walked around the room holding his hand until he was calm enough to choose some other work.
Even our youngest MMS students exhibit a feeling of distress and pity for the suffering or misfortune of another and a desire to alleviate it.