Apropos of the season, I am reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor upon recommendation of one of our teachers. The author is a Harvard professor who has done years of research on the positive affects that happiness, gratitude and optimism have on our personal and work lives. He cites the work of psychologist Robert Emmons, who “has found that few things in life are as integral to our well-being as gratitude…. Consistently grateful people are more energetic, emotionally intelligent, forgiving, and less likely to be depressed, anxious, or lonely.
Author Jeremy Ames recently visited the Millis High School students and presented to freshmen and sophomore students on the writing experience. His book, "ETA Exchange", is a novel he wrote about his experiences in Barcelona, and he is currently working on a children's book, as well. He also travels globally to assist companies with writing.
Check our latest edition of Millis 2020 produced by our Millis student in which we explore various aspects of our vision for the Millis Public Schools. This week's edition is an interview with Ms. Pat Granchelli follow this link to the clip of the week. http://www.millisps.org/node/5321
On Wednesday, December 9th, the Millis Public School System is proud to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Englander, director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC), to speak about Bullying Prevention. The evening will begin at 6:30pm in the Millis High School auditorium. Dr. Englander will discuss interactions that your children have with each other in school, through social media and beyond, cyberbullying, and how to deal with conflict. A professor of psychology at Bridgewater State University, Dr.
Check our latest edition of Millis 2020 produced by our Millis student in which we explore various aspects of our vision for the Millis Public Schools. This week's edition is an interview with new Middle School Interim Principal Maureen Knowlton. http://www.millisps.org/node/5300
Thank you to all the new writers and editorial staff of the Mohawk Post! Please read the online edition or stop to get a copy of the print version in the library or in Mr. Carter's room.
Our talented Video Production students are now producing a show called Millis 2020 that showcases what is happening currently in the schools to reach our vision of providing greater personalization of learning and a focus on the 21st century skills that students need to become leaders in a complex, global, innovation economy.
The Millis Public School District Improvement Plan reflects a deepening of our quest to provide an educational environment and program that ensures that every student becomes life-long learners and leaders who will contribute to a changing and complex 21st century global society.
Millis Public Schools Vision for Personalizing Learning:
Thank you to those who attended our Open House last night. For those who missed it, here's a little glimpse of Back-to-Middle-School 2015! A huge thank you goes to Danielle Mannion and the TV Production students for this video.
Check out what Middle School has been up to already this year. Enjoy!
Monday, September 14, 2015
In the last two weeks, the Town has been presented with very unique and challenging
circumstances. In reacting to these events, we learned a lot about ourselves as a community.