This Week in the Classroom

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How Bread Rises Grade 6 scientists, Dharma Ranjit and Partap, discovered how yeast interacts with sugar to create carbon dioxide. Through this experiment, they watched as the level of the flour in the bottle rose to inflate the attached balloon as it filled with carbon dioxide. They discussed that air …

Turban Tying Competition

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This weekend we had our annual Turban Tying Competition. It’s a great way to encourage our students to bring greater excellence to their turbans and it gives some of our new students motivation to learn to tie their turbans for themselves.  For this competition, each house had ten minutes to …

Once Upon a Time

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Each student at MPA belongs to a house and those houses compete throughout the year in various competitions. The first competition of the year is the skit competition, where each squad crafts a skit to be performed for the teachers on Teacher’s Day.  This year the theme of the competition …

Anandpur Sahib Part 2

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A big part of our Anandpur Sahib trip was physical exercise; getting the students grounded and accustomed to the physical activities that play a big part in life at MPA. Every afternoon we spent time exercising, starting with PT (physical training) before moving on to wrestling, gatka or marching.  Take …

Anandpur Sahib

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We’re back from our start of the year trip to Anandpur Sahib and ready for the school year.  It was a great four days of exercise, visiting gurdwaras, langar, seva and getting to know each other. Here’s what our trip looked like.  Arriving at Dashmesh Sadan Dashmesh Sadan is the …

We're Back!

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After an eventful summer, we’re back at Miri Piri Academy. It feels to me like we’re picking up right where we left off; getting right back into the swing of things, playing sports, meditating, dipping at the Golden Temple. We’re of course missing our students who have moved on this …

Summer Fun at Solstice

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Summer Solstice is coming up around the bend! Here are all the ways that MPA will be participating this year, including hosting our first annual MPA Benefit Basketball Tournament held right after Solstice on Sunday, June 25th in Espanola. Friday, June 16th to Friday, June 23rd MPA Booth & Raffle in the Bazaar …

MPA Summer Sadhana 2017

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The year has come to a close with most of the students already home and just those taking Cambridge exams still on campus. Every year, the students are given a sadhana to practice during the summer months to stay connected and uplifted throughout the summer. This year, Jugat Guru Singh …