Families and students drove by the HS Entrance on Saturday Morning with Christmas music blaring, Santa (with his National Honor Society helpers) brought out gifts to all the boys & girls in their cozy cars. The season of giving kicked off this month on our Gift Drive-Thru & Toy Drive organized by MAS' very own National Honor Society (NHS). The Toy Drive received over 500 brand new toys, all donated by Ronald McDonald House, Spur 16 Apartment Complex, and MAS' very generous staff.
MAS is proud of its students and staff and grateful for their giving spirit in these trying times. A special shout out to MAS Student & NHS Member Jalisa Batemon who came up with this idea and all those who made this Gift Drive-Thru & Toy Drive possible!
Demystifying "Code" One Hour at a Time!
Our scholars participated in the world-wide movement called Hour of Code this month! With the basics, our scholars can dream of their futures in the computer science field.

Over 650 K-12 MAS students engaged in hour of code in just one week!

Thank you to Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, Rising Tides, West Bend Mutual Insurance, and Entrision for being our teachers in the process!
High Honors Celebration
We celebrated K-8 students with the highest grades and attendance for Q2 with a virtual awards program and yard sign...check it out!

Watch the Middle School High Honors
Ceremony by Clicking on the image!

Watch the Elementary School High Honors
Ceremony by Clicking on the image!
More about Ms. Ghee...
Ms. Ghee has been MAS’ 8th grade Science Teacher for 3 years. A mantra that is getting Ms. Ghee through this demanding time is “ I can and I will because others are depending on me”. In fact, Ms. Ghee has many depending on her as she juggles virtual learning with four wonderful children ages 4-15. She graduated from Mount Mary University in 2010. Ms. Ghee’s favorite thing about teaching is making lifelong, genuine connections with students and showing students that science is interesting, relevant, and fun. Ms. Ghee’s favorite science fact is that there is enough DNA in the average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back-17 times.
This is on a good day. Some days don’t go as planned and some days I am just too tired to function. However, I keep pushing and try to put my kids and my students first.

4:30 am: I wake up and say a prayer of gratitude. Getting out of bed is extremely difficult, so I have to really push myself. I find some work out clothes

4:45-5:30 am: I eat a quick snack for energy (boiled egg, peanut butter sandwich, and an apple) and I drink some lemon water, while I am eating I listen to a church sermon via youtube. 

I do a 25-30 minute workout to rap or gospel music depending on my mood. I go in the backyard and jump rope for 5 minutes first.

5:30-6:30 am: I need this alone time. I shower, get dressed and do my hair and makeup. I like to listen to something motivational while I get ready: Eric Thomas, Earl Nightingale, Gary Vaynerchuk, or Les Brown

6:30-7:30 am: I plan out dinner and do some light cleaning. Then, I wake up three of my four children. First, I wake up my 14-year-old daughter, Kayla, so she can get ready for school and pack her lunch. An alarm does not work so I have to yell at least 3 times. Second, I wake up my 8-year-old daughter Ava. She attends MAS. She is pretty self-sufficient. I trained her to get herself ready from a young age. I do comb her hair and oversee her process. Closer to 7 am, I wake up my 4-year-old son Andrew, 4 years. I give him a bath and get him dressed. I save him for last because he is difficult in the morning. I have to physically brush his teeth for him and get him dressed. Like usual, we can never find his shoes. 

7:30-8:00 am: My 15 year old, my oldest daughter Karis is a sophomore at MAS. She wakes up and cooks breakfast, pretty often. I eat whatever she cooks. I never have time to sit and eat so I walk and eat as I get my youngest children to daycare and drop Kayla off to school. I stop at McDonald’s to get a coffee. 

8:00-8:20 am: I call my mom or friends just to say good morning and have a quick chat as I drive to MAS. 

8:20- 9:30 am: When I arrive at MAS. I get water and a snack(I eat a lot). I log on and go over my lesson plans, read emails, and try to catch up on work

9:30-10:00 am: The Junior Academy has a zoom staff meeting. I enjoy seeing my coworkers in the morning on Zoom. They are great people to work with.

10:00- 11:45 am: I log on to zoom and teach. Before I log on I say a quick prayer and ask that I can reach my students, connect with them and that they receive the information