iMPAct Newsletter November 2010

In Honor of Satya Amrit Singh (1983-2010) Many have heard by now that our beloved and enlightened Khalsa brother, Satya Amrit Singh, passed away a little less than a week ago. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for …

Rangoli: Bringing in Diwali with a Host of Colours

Rangoli is an ancient cultural tradition and folk art from India. Rangoli is made in Indian homes on the days preceding Diwali, for decoration and bringing in good luck. The Art and Design students’ grade 11 and 12 worked with …

Remembering Satya Amrit Singh

With the permission of Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa, Mr Sikhnet, we are reprinting this beautiful tribute to our friend and brother Satya Amrit Singh who died yesterday.  He was loved by friends and family all over the world. Remembering Satya Amrit …

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India Studies Curriculum Becomes Interactive

After one month of working on the India Studies curriculum, MPA juniors (grades 3-6) and some students of grade 7 enacted scenes from the Indian epic “Ramayan”. The story of the Ramayan depicts the victory of good over evil, and …

Focus on Learning Continued

  During our second team meeting, members identified and discussed how professional learning teams differ from traditional teacher teams. We realized we have been a traditional teacher team, which is now moving towards becoming a professional teacher team. Teachers shared …

Parkarma Seva

Every year, there comes a time when we all wake up at two in the morning to go humbly wash the floors of Sri Harmandir Sahib, most commonly known as The Golden Temple. The Golden Temple gets as many as …

Focus on Learning

When teachers and administrators have a common vision of “focusing on student success and improving student learning”, a powerful collaborative team is essential to make that vision a reality.  The MPA Professional Learning Community-Focus on Learning team was created on …

iMPAct Newsletter September 2010

In Celebration of Guru Ram Das Ji The birthday of Guru Ram Das Ji is a beautiful time to be in the city of Amritsar.  Each year MPA students participate in thecrowded and lively Nagar Kirtan, demonstrating Gatka and raising …