The mission of Maria Montessori Academy Junior High School is to provide and
individualized education that promotes academic excellence founded on the authentic
philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. MMA will craft each child’s education in partnership
with educators and parents to achieve higher levels of academic, personal, and social
achievement, thereby preparing students to become constructive contributors to their
community. Our students will naturally take their place in society when we have helped
guide them towards their authentic self – a society that will have a greater chance for liberty
and hope because our children are its members. We believe the world will be a better place
because of our students.
The Jr High had an amazing Intersession week! Among some of the activities, students created ABC books, solved a kidnapping mystery, wrote poetry, visited the weber county library, explored the history of downtown Ogden, and camped in at the school.
We could not have done any of this without the support of our parents! Thank you to all who donated their time, food, and hard work. Without our parents we would not have been able to pull off such a feat. You truly are the backbone of our community!
What a fun tent city we created in the gym!
*We have lost and found tables in the Commons of the Jr High. All items left from Intersession have been placed there. Any items not picked up by the end of the week will be donated.
Our next MMA Jr. High intersession is coming up next week! March 11-15th. Normally the students would sign up with a certain advisor teacher and do their activities for the week. This intersession is different where the whole Jr. High will be doing almost all the activities together. Here is how the week will go and don’t forget to sign up on the track it forwards. There are 90 Jr. High students so we are going to need A LOT of help from the parents to make this week a success!
*PLEASE NOTE ON YOUR PACKING LIST FOR THE OVERNIGHTER THAT A MESS KIT, WATER BOTTLE AND CAMP CHAIR ARE GOING TO BE UNUSUAL ADDED ITEMS.
Monday March 11th– The Jr. High will be doing their GALA art at MMA. Other activities for the day TBA??
Tuesday March 12th– 1/2 the Jr. High will be going snow shoeing up at North Fork for 1/2 the day. The other 1/2 will be learning about CPR and Health for 1/2 the day. The students then will switch places 1/2 way through the school day. DRIVERS NEEDED.
*Track it forward coming soon??
Wednesday March 13th– The Jr. High students will be taking public transportation busses to the main library in Ogden. *PLEASE SEND YOUR STUDENT WITH A LIBRARY CARD AND A SACK LUNCH (OR MONEY FOR THE CAFE) THIS DAY! With the city busses we would like a couple more chaperones other then teachers please. Here is the track it forward for the chaperones :
Thursday March 14th Day– The Jr. High Students will be taking public transportation busses to Ogden City to do a scavenger hunt. *PLEASE SEND YOUR STUDENTS WITH A SACK LUNCH. We will need a few more chaperones for this field experience. Please sign up on this track it forward to help chaperone this day.
Thursday March 14th Night– The Jr. High students will be having an overnighter in the MMA Jr. High Gym. We want this to feel like we are camping outside, so we will need tents donated and outdoor decorations donated. Also with the overnighter we will be in need of A LOT of food, 100 + mouths to feed:) If you could either send with your student your donations this day at drop off or bring them to the school at 3pm that would be great. *PLEASE LABEL ALL YOUR TENTS AND DECORATION DONATIONS. Here are the three track it forwards for Thursday night:
Friday March 15th– The Jr. High will be having Breakfast and cleaning up from the overnighter and packing up. Then they will have Lunch and school is out at 1pm that day. *PLEASE EITHER SEND YOUR FOOD WITH YOUR STUDENT THURSDAY OR HAVE TO THE SCHOOL BY 8AM ON FRIDAY.Here is the sign up for food this day:
Friday March 8th is the last day to turn in work and reassess for all Jr High Classes. There will not be any exceptions to this date for any of your classes.
Check CANVAS and Talk to Your Teachers to find out what your current assessments are and if you are missing work or exams.
There are 5 working school days to accomplish all of the work and reassessments you need to do. Use your Planner to help you prioritize, plan your homework and schedule your daily activities around the many things you may need to accomplish.
Maria Montessori Academy 2018-2019 yearbooks are now available for purchase. The effort of your fellow classmates went into this year’s yearbook. Their blood, sweat, tears, and last bit of energy has been put into creating your 2018- 2019 yearbook and they would very much appreciate your support. $20.00 by Friday March 1st after that $25.00 by Friday March 29th. Foil name imprinting on the cover of the yearbook is an extra $3. The foil printing is very interesting and is an attention grabber. All of this will be available to purchase at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the code: 13283719
Parent Teacher Conferences are this week and school is early release for students.
Wednesday February 13th 1:30 – 6:40 pm
Thursday February 14th 1:30 -6:40 pm
Friday February 15th 1:30 -6:40 pm
*There will be a break for dinner each evening for teachers 5:00pm – 5:30pm
The Jr High will be holding all Parent Teacher Conferences in the Gym. Teachers will be at individual tables with no appointments necessary. If you see a teacher available you may sit down and meet with them. If you see a teacher talking to a family please wait patiently for them to become available.
Ms. Andrea will be at one of the tables in the Gym on Wednesday and Thursday to meet with 9th grade students and their parents. She will be able to answer any questions about high school and credits. If you have any questions you may contact her at AEggett@mariamontessoriacademy.org
Today, January 7th, is the first day of the New Semester. Students received their new schedules and started their new classes today. If a student needs a change in their class schedule please contact Ms. Andrea AEggett@mariamontessoriacademy.org
Remember any changes that are for personal choice will be a $10.00 fee.
9th grade students will be going on a field experience to the Ogden Weber Technical College on January 15, 2019.
Students have been provided a permission form and photo release waiver. These need to be signed and turned in by Friday December 21, 2018. Please contact Ms Leigh firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thank you Ms. Michelle for applying to National Geographic for the honor of holding a national screening of the documentary Science Fair about the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair! Very few schools were selected nationally. Ms. Michelle and National Geographic decided to dedicate the screening to Troy and Molly.
Monday December 10th MMA Jr High and 6th grade students held the screening! What an amazing film and inspiration for our students to participate in science fair and innovations in science.
Students have been wearing hoodies to school and testing the boundaries with them. Hoodies are against the dress code. When teachers talk to students about being out of dress code they claim they do not have any other jackets or warm clothes to wear to school. We ask that you help us with this endeavor by not sending your students to school wearing a hoodie. If they wear a hoodie they will receive a dress code violation and parents will have to pick up the hoodie from the office after school. If your student truly does not own any other piece of warm clothing, please let their Advisor know how they can help support you in obtaining a warm piece of clothing that is within the dress code.
Pop Culture T-shirts and T-shirts are also against the dress code. Students should wear a Collared Shirt to be in dress code. If students do not wear a Collared Shirt they will receive a dress code violation and will have to call home for a change of clothes. Some students are wearing Pop Culture T-shirts under a collared jacket; this is against dress code. They may wear a T-shirt under a collard shirt as long as it is buttoned up all day.