8th grade student Jeremy wrote an op-ed stressing the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election and the implications it could have on how we navigate climate change.
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I write my latest update with mixed emotions. I was excited for everyone to finally return to campus after being apart since March, and I am extremely disappointed, as I’m sure most of you are, that we can’t do that. I feel particularly bad for the kids as we delay our on-campus start until Oct 12.
After much deliberation, including weighing the opinion of local infectious disease specialists who have presented to school districts in the area, our board has met and has decided that our most appropriate course of action is to follow the recommendation of the CCDoH until Oct 9.
I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty that all of us (families, teachers, staff) are feeling right now as we approach a school year unlike any other we have ever experienced. None of us at MPFS are infectious disease specialists, none of us are health and safety experts... What we will promise is that we will do our very best on all fronts to deliver the safest, most comprehensive education possible under the circumstances.
As I have alluded to before (and as I’m sure you’ve heard/read/seen throughout the last few months) schools will look different when reopening campuses this fall. It’s hard to know where PA/Delaware County will be regarding COVID-19 in a week, much less 6 weeks. Having said that, we plan to open our campus in September, and we have plans in place for how things will look and operate as we open.
This year students were able to learn about aquaponics and how to grow plants using the ecosystem they've created inside fish tanks. While he was at home distance learning, MPFS student Gage created his own aquaponics system inspired by what he learned in class with T. Daryl. Click here to find out what he has to say about this project. Nice job Gage!
We're happy to present our final 8th Grade Q&A! Today we'll be hosting a safe and physically distant Celebration of the Class of 2020, until we can join together in the Meeting Room for our traditional Meeting for Graduation (tentatively scheduled for August.) Join us in getting to know what makes an MPFS graduate so special as we countdown to the big day!
What advice do you have for next year’s middle school students?
Just be yourself, be kind, and keep up with your work. Be open to new things.
We're wrapping up our week of 8th Grade Q&As! Our final interview will be posted this Friday, coinciding with the safe and physically distant Celebration of the Class of 2020. Join us in getting to know what makes an MPFS graduate so special as we countdown to the big day!
What interests have been sparked during your time at MPFS?
Music. And an interest in all the subjects. I've learned over time to just try everything you can. Maybe something influential might happen. I'm doing a lot of Spanish, a lot of math, and science. So, I might as well not try and just get a good grade but be sort of immersed in the curriculum.
It’s impossible not to be shaken, saddened and angry at the senseless death of George Floyd on Monday. I know I speak for the entire faculty and staff when I join thousands of other organizations in offering our condolences to his family, his community, and African American communities across the nation...
It's our final week of 8th Grade Q&As! Our final two interviews will be posted this Wednesday and Friday, leading up to the Celebration of the Class of 2020. Join us in getting to know what makes an MPFS graduate so special as we countdown to the big day!
What do you think is the most important lesson you’ve learned at MPFS?
Advocating for yourself and advocating for people who can't do that for themselves.