Wednesday, January 23, 2013
At Mt. Pleasant Middle School, Alex Harte has the whole world in his hands.
A boy’s love for hockey helped Alex Harte win this year’s Geography Bee at Mt. Pleasant Middle School. It turned out he also knew a whole lot about places -- with and without pro sports teams -- all over the map. Alex beat out seven other finalists as the sixth graders battled on stage in a tense War of the World, the championship round coming down to Alex and Sunny Chen, with teacher Aaron Fike the Alex Trebek of the school’s traditional quiz show. “The Bee is meant to encourage students to be aware of the world they live in by learning about the many locations of states and countries while also becoming familiar with many economic and cultural activities that take place all around the world,” said Fike, the MPMS geography teacher who …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The students placed in the top 15 of all cars, as well as taking first overall in the engineering design portfolio category.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The following article was submitted by Louise Goldsmith: Mount Pleasant Middle School students Kyle Ume, Zach Minion, and Ethan Morris participated in last week’s Junior Solar Sprint Car state inter-county final. As part of Mount Pleasant Middle School’s technology education program all students are challenged to design and build model solar powered vehicles. Those cars which perform best in categories such as engineering, innovation, craftsmanship, and speed are selected to compete at the regional level against schools from across the suburban Essex, Passaic, and Union counties. Zach, Kyle, and Ethan’s car, “Two and Half Men” won third in both speed and craftsmanship at the district level, earning them a spot in the State Inter-County …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The HSA's Holiday Shopping evening will help you check off your gift list this season.
Attention holiday shoppers of all ages: you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Mt. Pleasant Middle School is having an HSA Shopping Night on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. Hundreds of unique items will be for sale, including jewelry, clothing, accessories, housewares and gifts. Look for Jakes Gems (jewelry, scarves, bags); The Personalized Party (clothing, barware, plates, trays, etc.); On a Happy Note (stationery, bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah invitations); Live, Love, Lather (organic soaps and candles); Mimi 212 (butter sweats and lemon shirts), and Like Wear. Don't forget to bring your old gold to sell for cash. “There will be something for everyone on your holiday shopping list,” said Mindy Greenberg, co-chair of the HSA fundraising …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Helicopters land at Mt. Pleasant as 6th graders celebrate a drug-free life.
This article was submitted by Livingston Public Schools On Tuesday, Mount Pleasant Middle School students spent a day celebrating the completion of the 6th grade DARE program teaching them to say “no” to drugs and alcohol. The students climbed a rock wall, watched in awe as helicopters landed behind their school and climbed inside a Livingston Fire Department Fire Truck. They also got to meet Batman and listen to educational programs about the dangers of using drugs and alcohol. “This day is really fun,” said Gabby Miller after climbing the rock wall. “We take a day to have fun and learn you should not drink alcohol or smoke because it is bad for your lungs.” “I’m having a good time,” said Sean Patrick Racaniello. “I made it to the top of …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Mt. Pleasant Middle School presents a musical history lesson.
Political activist Emma Goldman once said, "If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming." Writer Ken Schwartz must have been listening when he created "The Taste of Freedom," Mt. Pleasant Middle School's spring musical. There is plenty of singing, too, as the talented cast belts out a score that tells the story of the historical events that took place in Boston in 1773. Centering around 13-year-old Billy Dawes, the musical mixes comedy and drama as it looks at the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington through the eyes of the citizens who brought about the revolution. The show is being presented Thursday and Friday, at 7:30 p.m., at Mt. Pleasant Middle School, 11 Broadlawn Drive, Livingston. Tickets will be sold …