MS Division Newsfrom Dr. Jenn Milam, Middle School director

Mark Your Calendars

  • Friday, April 5: MS End Of Quarter 3
  • Tuesday, April 9: HeadSpace “Mental Health Crisis,” 3-15-4:15 PM, Martin Lenz Harrison Library
  • Wednesday, April 10: No Classes, Eid al-Fitr, Panther Care >
  • Thursday, April 11: MS Grade 5/6 BIPOC Affinity Group, 2:20-3 PM, Panther Center
  • Thursday, April 11: PA Cultural Celebration Day, 3-6 PM, Family Commons
  • Wednesday, April 17: MS Grade 7/8 BIPOC Affinity Group, 2:20-3 PM, Panther Center
  • Thursday, April 18: Spring Book Club With Dr. Hudson, 6-7:30 PM, Martin Lenz Harrison Library
  • Friday, April 19: Spring Auction, 6:30-11 PM, Dellwood Golf Club
  • Wednesday, April 24: Spring Musical Preview Performance, 1:35-3 PM, Nicholson Center
  • Thursday, April 25: MS Grade 5/6 BIPOC Affinity Group, 2:20-3 PM, Panther Center
  • Friday, April 26: Spring Musical Performance, 7-9 PM, Nicholson Center
  • Saturday, April 27: Spring Musical Performance, 7-9 PM, Nicholson Center
  • Sunday, April 28: Spring Musical Performance, 2-4 PM, Nicholson Center
  • Wednesday, May 1: MS Grade 7/8 BIPOC Affinity Group, 2:20-3 PM, Panther Center
  • Thursday, May 2: Middle School family dinner, 5 PM, Family Commons
  • Thursday, May 2: MS/US Grade 8 Parent Meeting, 6-6:45 PM, Recital Hall
  • Thursday, May 2: MS Transition Meetings, 6-6:45 PM
  • Thursday, May 2: MS Vocal Concert, 7-8 PM, Nicholson Center
  • Friday, May 3: New Family Panther Party, 4-5:30 PM, MPA Campus
  • Monday, May 6-10: MS Grade 5 Service Trip
  • Wednesday, May 8: MS Parent Quarterly Coffee, 8-9:30 AM, Martin Lenz Harrison Library
  • Wednesday, May 8: MS/US Orchestra Concert, 7-8 PM, Nicholson Center
  • Thursday, May 9: MS Grade 5/6 BIPOC Affinity Group, 2:30-3 PM, Panther Center

I hope this issue of Middle School news and notes finds you all having had a wonderful spring break and looking forward to what is always a very busy and exciting spring at MPA. As always, if you have questions about what is shared here, reach out to the Middle School office.

PLEASE JOIN US! 2024 MPA Spring Auction on April 19 
This year’s MPA Spring Auction: Together, We Can Move Mountains program is scheduled for Friday, April 19, at Dellwood Golf Club. The annual event is a signature community gathering to share your love of MPA and share your support for our continued forward momentum!

SPRING SPORTS – Calendars, Cancellations, and Coordinating Schedules! 
While it may not feel like it this week with our recent snowfall, spring sports seasons are upon us, and schedules can be very fluid, depending on the weather. Please know that we, along with the athletic department, do our best to avoid last-minute cancellations of games and practices, but sometimes they cannot be avoided. Please bookmark the MPA athletics website on your phone and check the weekly athletic schedule regularly to plan and organize your family activities. Additionally, please ensure that Dawn Zimmerman has your most current contact information to be in touch as needed. You can reach her at

NO SCHOOL – Wednesday, April 10 
On Wednesday of next week, we will observe Eid Al-Fitr and there will be no classes. Please plan accordingly as you look toward your family calendars for next week! Panther Care >

This Friday will be the last day of quarter three, and I encourage you to connect with your student to ensure that all assignments and assessments have been completed. Given that we have only had two weeks post-spring break, and we did most of our “catch up” prior to i-Term, it is my hope your student is feeling confident they are ending on a strong note.

The last quarter of the year begins on Monday, April 8. It can be challenging to maintain focus, engagement, and stamina at this time of year. Please take some time to visit with your Middle School student to check in, set expectations, and get excited about the next year ahead.

Please mark your calendars now for Thursday, May 2, for our Rising Grade Level meetings and Middle School Vocal Concert. This is an exciting evening when we share a meal, offer insight for you and your student about next year, our new schedule, class trips, and more. Our evening will begin with dinner at 5 PM, transition meetings at 6 PM, and then our concert at 7 PM. We hope you’ll join us for all (or part!) of our evening.

NOTE: Rising Upper School students will meet with Mr. Segal and Mr. Dean, Upper School director and assistant director, respectively. It’s another great opportunity to learn what’s ahead!

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