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Project Lead the Way: An Inside Look at PLTW Classes

  April 2021 Do you have an interest in science or math? Do you enjoy working with technology? Would you like to be an engineer or programmer in the future? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you should consider taking the Project Lead the Way courses offered here at Mynderse. These three classes – Design and Drawing for Production (DDP), Principles…

We’re Joking: Mynderse Maggots

September 2019 Change the mascot.    This may sound like an unreasonably bold move. But, this actually is a very prudent decision, as I will reveal in time.     What would we change our mascot TO? Fear not, for I have a solution. I present to you – the Mynderse Academy Maggots. You may scoff at this suggestion. Maggots? Really? However, a deeper look into the subtleties of…

We’re Joking: How to Succeed in a Socratic Seminar

February 2020  The Socratic Seminar is an invaluable tool in any English teacher’s repertoire. These democratic discussions, however, are the source of much stress for students. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you succeed in your next seminar:    1) Establish dominance early and often. If someone starts talking at the same time as you, glare at them, talk louder, or even better,…

Club Corner: Model U.N.

February 2020  Looking for an exciting and intellectual club to join here at school? Think about Model UN! Mynderse Academy’s Model UN team began over forty years ago. The current advisor, Mr. Jones, has been a part of Model UN since 2001. In an interview, Mr. Jones expressed that he enjoys advising it as it lets students “put themselves out there.”    As the name suggests,…

5 Minute Recipes

February 2021   I absolutely LOVE eating. And I know you do too. But I DESPISE cleaning up. And I know you do too. So, I wanted to write this column just for lazy, impatient people like you and me. A column that will give you recipes for delicious treats that you can make under 5 minutes. These desserts will definitely satisfy that sweet tooth…

Preserving Yourself In Time of COVID Crisis

May 2020  By now, we have all heard about how this experience is impacting our Mental Health. You have heard the words: self care, mindfulness and coping but what does this all really mean? What can we really do? Taking care of mental health can be as simple as doing something to take our focus off this time, even for just a little while. The…