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Academic Boosters

Academic Booster Committee

Working to provide activities and events that encourage the scholastic efforts of all MMU students.

**Academic Booster meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month in the Conference Room in the Main Office**

For more information, please email mmuacademicboosters@mmuusd.org

Read February Meeting Minutes Here

Read March Meeting Minutes Here

Annual Fundraiser

**In lieu of our annual Lasagna Dinner, the Academic Boosters will** be holding other small fundraisers throughout the year.  Our first is a Pebble Art Project!!  See Details below:

Pebble Art Fundraiser for MMU Academic Booster on Sunday, September 27th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the Jericho Community Center

Join Once Upon A Rock Vermont for an afternoon of pebble art as we support Mount Mansfield Union High School.

A portion of this event's proceeds will be going directly to MMU's Academic Booster program, which provides activities and events that encourage the scholastic efforts of all MMU students.

Whether you're a pebble art newbie or have created with us before- ALL are welcome for this great cause! In the span of 2 hours, you'll be the proud owner of a one of a kind, framed pebble art piece.

Location:
Jericho Community Center
329 Browns Trace Road
Jericho, VT 05465

Pricing:
$40 per person
Please make a check out to Once Upon A Rock Vermont. Cash is also accepted.

Please send payment to:
19 Old Pump Road
Jericho, VT 05465

In the Jericho area? Payment can also be dropped off at Palmer Lane Maple (same address as above)

** Your seat(s) must be paid for prior to the event as this is the only way we can confirm an accurate head count. Due to the venue's size and COVID restrictions, space for this event is very limited. **

Any questions? Please email our team at onceuponarockvermont@gmail.com

Lasagna Dinner Open House Night

**Not being held in 2020**

This is our only fundraiser. The dinner is held right before the September Open House at MMU, and the funds are used to support our activities during the year. This popular meal features lasagna of all kinds, green salad, fresh bread, and pie for dessert. We need parents to donate food, solicit donations from other parents, and help set up and serve.

Volunteers

Help is needed for setting up and serving at the Open House Lasagna Dinner, Freshman Breakfast, Staff Appreciation Lunches, and Recognition Night. Food donations are welcomed for the Staff Appreciation Lunches. Help is also needed to scoop ice cream during the Ice Cream for Effort days.

 

Meeting Schedule

All meetings will begin at 6:00 pm.

2020 - 2021 Dates

October 7

November 4

December 2

January 6

February 3

March 3

April 7

May 5

Academic Booster Activities

Freshman Breakfast early December

After the publication of the first quarter honor roll each year, the freshmen who have achieved honor roll status and their parents are recognized with a breakfast. This provides immediate recognition of their success at the high school, as well as an opportunity for socializing.

Ice Cream in Celebration of Effort October, February, April

Every quarter, MMU faculty and staff members are given two coupons to give out to students who have made extra efforts in any area, not just academics. Students receiving a coupon can redeem it for a dish of ice cream during lunch on the specified day in the cafeteria.

Honor Roll Rewards December, February, May

Students who are on the honor roll are eligible to participate in this rewards program. Local businesses offer special discounts and free things to MMU students who are on the honor roll. Examples of rewards include free cookies, sandwiches, copies, and discounts on clothing.

Recognition Night early June

Students who received an average of 3.5 or better for 2 out of the first 3 quarters of the year are invited to attend this event. A motivational speaker gives a 10-15 minute speech to the students, parents, and faculty in attendance. Students receive an Academic Excellence patch or pin and a certificate celebrating their achievements. A dessert reception follows.

Staff Appreciation Lunch two times a year

Academic Boosters organizes a special lunch during exam week in January and June to show appreciation for all the MMU staff. Food is donated by parents of MMU students.

Teacher Incentive Grants March/April

Incentive grants are made available for the MMU faculty to assist in the expansion of curriculum, the creation of a special project, or the development of a significantly different or unique program. The grant is directed at enriching the academic lives of all MMU students. Previously, grants have been awarded in math, history, English, science, music, arts, and library acquisition.