HSA@MMS SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday & Tuesday- 9AM to 5PM
Wednesday & Thursday- 9AM to 1PM
Football workouts start on June 11th 2018 at MMS from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mondays and Thursdays.
MMS FOOTBALL SIGN UP DATES
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
On Wednesday May 23rd, 30 eighth grade students from HSA at Monroe Middle School participated in a virtual field trip called Live from Surgery, hosted by the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. Scholars took part in a live video conference with Dr. Camacho from Beth Israel Hospital, New Jersey. Dr. Camacho has conducted over 600 heart transplants and shared her expertise on LVAD devices and heart transplants with HSA at MMS scholars. Throughout the program scholars were able to ask Dr. Camacho questions that they had about the heart and surgery itself. We were joined live by three other high schools, HSA@MMS being the only middle school participating. Scholars watched clips from two surgeries. The first was the implementation of an LVAD device, and the second was a heart transplant surgery. In a post survey, all of the scholars that participated said that they learned a lot! One scholar stated that he learned how delicate the heart truly is. Another scholar concluded that becoming a surgeon may not be for her because of the amount of schooling, but she realized that there are other pathways to being involved in surgery and in medical field. Another student said that he liked understanding how the transplant heart is sewn into the body.
For those of you old enough to remember the classroom scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where the students are staring in an educational stupor, that is the last thing we want for our scholars during EOG prep lessons. Not only does the repetitive reading of passage after passage and question after question bore everyone, teachers included, but it slowly kills any love for reading our scholars may have. Our goal as the seventh grade team was to make EOG review as exciting as possible and to engage the scholars in reading for fun while using strategies they have learned throughout the year. We have been gamifying the unit by competing as tribes in Survivor: HSA@MMS.