News from MAMS | December 2012
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Mass Academy Shows Appreciation to Local Teachers

On Wednesday, November 28, students at Mass Academy expressed their appreciation to teachers who have made a difference in their lives at this year’s annual Mass Academy Teacher Appreciation Day. There were smiles, hugs, and a lot of reminiscing, as students were reunited with their former teachers. The afternoon featured a luncheon provided by the Mass Academy Parent Support Group, a tour of the school, and a complementary photo with teachers and their students to commemorate the occasion. Read more...

Student News
Computer Science News

Did you know that the week of December 9-15 is designated Computer Science Education Week--a national effort to “to recognize the critical role of computing in today’s society and the imperative to bolster computer science education at all levels.” Mass Academy celebrates this week annually with different challenges and events. Read more...

Mass Academy Scholar Athletes Play on for Home Schools 

Athletics is alive and well at Mass Academy as it continues to play a role in the lives of our junior student-athletes who are participating in sports at their sending schools. Read more...

Mass Academy Junior Girls Fight Back 

Junior girls learned the Rape Aggression Defense System--a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk education and avoidance, while progressing to basics of hands-on defense training. Read more...

Mass Academy Students Win MIT Essay Contest 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted its first annual science and engineering essay competition this fall, a program designed to promote interest in the STEM fields and to encourage high school students to explore its implications on changing the world. MAMS juniors won seven of the 10 prizes that were awarded. Read more...

Faculty News
Mass Academy Teachers Provide Professional Development to Local Educators

MAMS faculty, in a continuing effort to fulfill the Academy’s mission to demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching practice, have prepared a series of workshops designed to provide professional development in specific content areas to a cohort of local teachers. In addition to providing content knowledge in the context of pedagogical approaches, these workshops also improve networking and communication among teachers on a regional level. Read more...

 
A Fond Farewell 
End of an Era - Salvatelli Retires

Mr. Robert Salvatelli is officially retiring from Mass Academy on New Year’s Eve, 2012. The 2012 recipient of the Arthur E. Chase award for outstanding contributions to the Mass Academy of Math and Science, Salvatelli has served the school for 14 years--as the Academy’s Director for 13 years, and staying on this past year as the Assistant Director while the combined Director/Principal position transition was completed. Read more...

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