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Student Danny Ornelas assumes the role of the prosecuting attorney for the Trial of Tom Robinson.

Student Danny Ornelas assumes the role of the prosecuting attorney for the Trial of Tom Robinson.

The best way to interpret a text is to live through the characters. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, has been studied in English classes for years; however, having students relive the famous trial of Tom Robinson is one way to have students understand the time period and the social situations involved.

Students have been given the opportunity to introduce two new witnesses that were not originally heard in the novel version of the trial. The requirement is that the new witnesses can only introduce evidence that does not contradict what is already stated in the text. Students worked in teams prior to the trial to ensure that all witness testimonies were aligned with the text. The Judge, Lucas Mackin, worked to make sure that he understood the legal proceedings of a Judge and how to conduct the Mock Trial.

Today the students started the Mock Trial, the prosecution and defense shared their opening statements and began to question witnesses. Working through the text as a team students were able to identify areas that were considered ‘perjury’ or not aligned with the text. Tomorrow students will continue through the witness testimonies, and closing statements.

Student Zac Giles presenting his opening statement

Student Zac Giles presenting his opening statement

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Interim Week 2014!

January 7, 2014

DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE FOR Interim 2014! Maui Prep’s Interim Program offers middle and upper school students hands-on, experiential learning opportunities both on and off island. This special week of learning usually falls directly before or after spring break. The Interim Program, uniquely designed to challenge students beyond their perceived learning and comfort levels, encourages participants [...]

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Community Service Opportunity: Surfrider Foundation Calls on Maui Prep this Saturday to Help Clean D.T. Fleming!

December 17, 2013

Aloha Maui Prep Ohana.  This Saturday there will be a two hour community service opportunity at D.T. Fleming Beach Park! Come out and join Surfrider Foundation Maui for its Holiday Beach Cleanup at D.T. Fleming Beach Park. Surfrider will provide burlap sacks and gloves; you bring a pair of hands and a readiness to treasure [...]

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Student Social Calendar Comes Alive in December!

December 6, 2013

One of the most cherished aspects of our community is our close-knit ohana.  This is definitely a virtue in many ways, but sometimes this smallness can make planning student social events a challenge.  To help address this challenge, the Maui Prep Student Council (Grades 6-8) and Student Senate (Grades 9-12) have partnered with other island [...]

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PTSO ‘Ohana Directory – Online Edition!

December 3, 2013

The Maui Prep PTSO is proud to present to you the Maui Preparatory Academy ‘Ohana Directory, 2013-2014 Edition. Please follow the link to access the online edition of the 2013-2014 Maui Prep ‘Ohana Business Directory.You have received your copy in the mail, and more are available in the Maui Prep Office. This directory is packed full [...]

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Maui Prep Partners with the Will Smith Foundation to Deliver Holiday Gifts to Moloka’i Foster Children: Join Us by Bringing a Gift!

December 3, 2013

The Holiday Season is upon us!  It is a season of family, food, gratitude, and gift-giving for many.  Each of us can help spread the joy of this season by looking out for some of the most vulnerable people in our community: foster children. The Maui Preparatory Academy Student Senate, in conjunction with the Will [...]

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Adopt A US Soldier “Project Frontline”

November 18, 2013

What started as a genuine effort to provide students with an authentic, relevant audience to practice the skills of writing letters has turned into a full-blown effort to support our troops. Many of us have been affected one way or another by an American serviceman. Whether this person is a relative, a friend, or a [...]

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Project Based Learning in the Rainforest

November 14, 2013

Third Grade has spent the past two months studying tropical rainforests around the world. During Project Based Learning students worked to answer the essential question: How do rain forests impact the world? Students then put their research and collaboration skills to the test and created a group project that addressed the essential question. To celebrate [...]

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Kindergarten blasts off into outer space!

November 13, 2013

The Maui Prep Kindergarten spent the last ten weeks studying what exists beyond Earth. During this unit the students worked on developing collaboration skills, fine motor skills, expressing themselves through emergent writing, differentiating between fact and fiction and understanding the power of the sun. The Kindergarten team was proud to show off their space ship [...]

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Third Grade Trip to Twin Falls

November 12, 2013

Once again Ms. Meenzhuber’s third grade class caped their Rain forest unit off with a hike to Twin Falls. It is certainly an event that is a highlight of the year and a great way to celebrate all they’ve learned about the rain forest and how important they are to our fragile ecosystem.

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Local Issue Community Forum

November 2, 2013

The Upper School Government students are presenting their research and possible solutions on local issues that are impacting Maui. The students have written letters inviting senators, council members, and leaders of community organizations whose mission and vision align with that of their issue. The students would like to invite Maui Prep ‘Ohana to this event [...]

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