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So This Happened at MSSM!

Hello MSSM Community!

Next year, MSSM will be offering many new and exciting courses! These classes range from STEM fields to Humanities–there is definitely a variety! Our new Humanities department chair, Mr. Mark Tasker, will be bringing in Anthropology 1, Anthropology 2, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Sociology. These classes will give students an opportunity to earn social science credits through interesting and challenging curriculum. In the science department, Dr. Debbie Eustis-Grandy is bringing back a former class, Genetics and Biotechnology. This is a biology class that explores genetics. Another science class that will be offered is Advanced Topics in Physics. This is an advanced course that students may take after AP Physics C. With all of these new classes, we can expect an awesome year!

That's a wrap for this week's edition of "So This Happened at MSSM"

Sarah Kuptchik, '18


Hello MSSM Community!

Recently, things at MSSM have been quite busy! With Advanced Placement exams, students have definitely been kept occupied. Students are in full test-taking mode, as AP exams are very important in this academic environment. (Fun fact: MSSM students' AP scores have reflected that our college readiness index is 100%... great job, MSSM!) Thanks to the year-round support of our incredible teachers, college counselor, and many others, MSSM students have the tools to succeed. In addition, hours and hours of hard work are put into exam preparation by the students. Best of luck to those who are testing in the next few weeks!

That's a wrap for this week's edition of "So This Happened at MSSM"

Sarah Kuptchik, '18


Hello MSSM Community!

On Tuesday April 4th, the state math meet was held in Augusta. MSSM's Ivory team drove a long but worthwhile four hours to the competition. The fun-filled day of math ended in very pleasant results: MSSM Ivory finished in first place with a score of 801 points (a whole 140 points ahead of the second place team). In addition, Brett Foster tied for first place, scoring a perfect meet of 72 points! James Hawkes, Peter Nielsen, and Tobyn Blatt tied for sixth place with 67 points. We are extremely proud of our classmates and the efforts that they have made this MAML season.

That's a wrap for this week's edition of "So This Happened at MSSM"

Sarah Kuptchik, '18


Hello, MSSM community!

As many people know, MSSM offers a myriad of STEM related extracurriculars. One of the activities that we have been offering for a while is competing in the Science Bowl. Once a year, the U.S. Department of Energy hosts a National Science Bowl for young scientists to participate in. Teams participate in several matches to determine the rankings. Each match consists of two teams in a division and approximately 20 questions are asked. Students are challenged with questions ranging from topics in physics, biology, astronomy, and many other branches of science. Last weekend, MSSM sent two teams of five to the Maine Regional High School Science Bowl. After a long day of matches, MSSM Team A was completely undefeated in Division X and MSSM Team B had only two losses in Division Y. In order to determine which teams went to the finals and which went to the semifinals, the two MSSM teams competed head-on! The two teams definitely put up a great fight, giving each other some friendly competition. In the end MSSM team A went on to the finals and team B went on to the semifinals. Team B finished in 4th place after competing with Greely and MSSM team A finished second to Cape Elizabeth. MSSM did excellent as a school, being the only school with both its teams making it to the semi-finals. Great job, MSSM Science Bowl!

That's a wrap for this week's edition of "So This Happened at MSSM!"

Sarah Kuptchik '18


Hello, MSSM community!

After a week of rest and relaxation, MSSM students have returned from February break. Before we left, J-Term off-campus exhibition occurred. During J-Term at MSSM, many students take the opportunity to participate in an exciting internship. Internships ranged from working in a prosthetics clinic, to law offices, to software engineering firms. Internships are a great opportunity for students to get a taste of the career they may be interested in. Other off-campus J-Term opportunities were trips to the Bahamas, Japan, or Jackson Labs. Students in the Bahamas and Jackson Labs had a concentration in biology, while students in Japan visited our sister school Hikone-Higashi. Students greatly enjoyed watching the presentations and hearing about the great time that our fellow Penguins had!

That's a wrap for this week's edition of "So This Happened at MSSM!"

Sarah Kuptchik '18


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