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 …

Emphasizing Creative and Performing Arts

For many years our focus on creative and performing arts has taken the form of extra-curricular classes in the evening hours.  For the first time this year, however, we are shifting our program to increase the level of rigor and …

Academic Orientation and Introductions

Students gathered in the Gurdwara to hear from Kirandeep Kaur, our Academic Principal, about our expectations and hopes for their education this year.  Students were introduced to our teachers and were able to ask questions and get to know the …

Teacher Professional Development

Each year the teachers of Miri Piri Academy gather several weeks before the students arrive to begin planning for the coming year and learning new techniques and skills to add to their repertoire.  This year teachers focused on goal setting …

Honoring the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan

On the eve of the Siri Singh Sahib’s Birth Anniversary, August 25th, a set of rumalas and a canopy was presented at Darbar Sahib, Golden Temple, Amritsar, which was followed by a Bhog of Akhand Path on the morning of …