“Almost, Maine” Honored By Hennepin Theatre Trust
February 25, 2021
The Upper School Winter Show, “Almost, Maine,” took part in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program this year. As part of the Spotlight Education program, the show was evaluated and recognized with multiple honors!
- Achievement in Theatre: Honorable Mention
- Overall Production: Outstanding
- Overall Performance: Honorable Mention
- Ensemble Performance: Honorable Mention
- Acting Performance: Honorable Mention
- Costume Crew: Honorable Mention
- Overall Technical Team: Outstanding
- Light & Sound Crew: Honorable Mention
Summer Registration Is Open!
February 18, 2021
We are pleased to be offering an expanded summer program with a larger choice of academic programs, enrichment classes, athletic clinics, full and half day Panther Camp, and much more for students of all ages! As always, our goal is to provide our participants with the highest quality program in the context of a safe and healthy environment.
Register at moundsparkacademy.org/summer. All Lower School classes and camps are currently open for registration. More Middle and Upper School options will be added in the coming days.
If you have any questions, please contact Russ Purdy, extended day program coordinator, at 651-748-5571 or email@example.com.
Virtual Maker Fest Is Saturday, February 20!
February 18, 2021
We are so excited for Virtual Maker Fest 2021 this weekend! On Saturday, February 20 at 11 AM, join us on Zoom as community makers to showcase their projects, passions, and hands on how-to demonstrations. Participants will be able to view the presentations by visiting different breakout rooms, ask questions, and discuss with our guest presenters. We are looking forward to seeing you there to celebrate our creative community!
Join via Zoom >
Meeting ID 913 0516 4223
Discover MPA Student And Maker Amelia Dickson
We interviewed MPA student and passionate maker Amelia Dickson so you can get to know her ahead of time! Don’t miss her Virtual Maker Fest presentation on Zoom Saturday, February 20 at 11 AM! Discover Amelia’s artwork and learn more about Virtual Maker Fest >
Seeking Host Families For International Students
February 18, 2021
Do you have room to spare? Space in your heart for another family member? A desire to expand your family’s perspective of the world? MPA is seeking host families for international students for the 2021-22 school year. For one exceptional prospective Middle School student in particular, we are seeking a current family to host her.
Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has created for our new international students, they are truly finding great success, experiencing near-daily “firsts,” and loving their MPA journey. Between the adults in their school and home lives, our students feel supported, nurtured, and loved while living so far from their families. This is vital to their success and the strongest testament to everything our MPA host families and staff do to care for our international students. Read More
MPA At The Harvard Speech Tournament
February 16, 2021
MPA Speech participated in the Harvard Speech Tournament for the first time this weekend, and the team’s run went all the way to the Quarterfinals! Senior Ryan Ghose made it out of preliminaries, into Octafinals, and into Quarterfinals in a preview of this year’s National Tournament. The category in which he made it to Quarterfinals is Humorous, and he was also next out in Dramatic Interpretation. Seniors Salmah Elmasry and Emma Cohen also competed, placing in the top half of their fields of more than 300 other students.
Students from approximately 450 schools and 46 states competed. In Ryan’s Octafinal and Quarterfinal, he competed against students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida all the way to James Logan High School in California. He finished thirteenth overall. Congratulations to our team!
Upcoming Parent Education Event
February 11, 2021
Save the date for this upcoming grades 7-12 Parent Education Event. The Upper School Parents Association is virtually hosting a parent education event on Monday, March 1, from 7-9 PM. This session will cover ways to work with children during this period of social distancing, the lack of being able to socialize, issues with too much social media, depression caused by isolation, lack of social normal activities, and other concerns parents are currently facing. More details and a Zoom link will be communicated when they are available. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Math League Going To State For Third Consecutive Year
February 11, 2021
The MPA Math League team had their final meet of the regular season on Monday. The top scorers were senior Sean Park with 10 points, junior Leo Yu with eight points, sophomore Anthony Troullier with seven points, senior Steve Min with seven points, senior Amit Manicka with six points, and junior Amy Xiang with five points. The team earned 20 points on a challenging team round, thanks in part to sophomore Qiya Zhang solving a really tough geometry problem with less than a minute remaining!
The team finished the season third in the state in class AA and 15th in the state overall among schools from all three classes. In our division, individually, Sean Park finished 4th for the season, Leo Yu finished 11th, Anthony Troullier finished 12th, Lareina Gu finished 19th, and Amy Xiang finished 20th. The team will earn an invitation to the state tournament for the third consecutive year.