Making Learning Irresitable for Over 25 Years.

Dr. Tyson's Student Challenge for 2007 (VP)

At the beginning of each year Dr. Tyson meets with all of our Mabry students to review important school rules and routines as well as to challenge our students to do their very best work. In this video podcast, he talks with Mabry students about character, persistence, commitment, kindness, and other important aspirations. If you are new to Mabry, you will certainly want to listen carefully to his hope for your future.


posted on: August 22, 2006

Mabry Celebrates and Gives Thanks (VP)

On November 15, 2005, Mabry Middle School paused to celebrate four significant accomplishments at our school:

  1. 27 years of outstanding service to our community
  2. Completion of $8.8 million in SPLOST renovations and additions
  3. Scholastic and Intel's prestigious Schools of Distinction Award for Technology Innovation
  4. Georgia's Silver Award for Academic Achievement: Highest Percentage of Students At and Above Grade Level

In the video podcast below is Dr. Tyson's presentation at the dinner celebration. He discusses each achievement and ends the presentation by answering the question, "Where do we go from here?". The goal he sets before us at Mabry: "In order to meet the unfettered demands of the global job market, we need to turn school on its head by changing school from an information distribution system to a collection of collaborative knowledge fabrication systems, and let's start that shift here at Mabry." Listen to find out what he means by this significant challenge.

If you were unable to attend our celebration, enjoy this "virtual celebration!"

Celebration Guests
To view a list of our special guests for the evening, click the image above.

The podcast below is a video podcast (which, once downloaded on a Mac or Windows machine, requires iTunes 6.x or Quicktime 7.x).

posted on: November 18, 2005

Mabry Celebrates and Gives Thanks

On November 15, 2005, Mabry Middle School paused to celebrate four significant accomplishments at our school:

  1. 27 years of outstanding service to our community
  2. Completion of $8.8 million in SPLOST renovations and additions
  3. Scholastic and Intel's prestigious Schools of Distinction Award for Technology Innovation
  4. Georgia's Silver Award for Academic Achievement: Highest Percentage of Students At and Above Grade Level

In the audio-only podcast below is Dr. Tyson's presentation at the dinner celebration. He discusses each achievement and ends the presentation by answering the question, "Where do we go from here?". The goal he sets before us at Mabry: "In order to meet the unfettered demands of the global job market, we need to turn school on its head by changing school from an information distribution system to a collection of collaborative knowledge fabrication systems, and let's start that shift here at Mabry." Listen to find out what he means by this significant challenge.

If you were unable to attend our celebration, enjoy this "virtual celebration!"

Celebration Guests
To view a list of our special guests for the evening, click the image above.

The podcast below is an audio-only podcast.


posted on: November 18, 2005

Best School in the World (VP)

Yesterday I went to 6 different classes with 1 simple question for the students: "If you were to walk into the best school in the entire world, what would you see?" I told the students that I wanted thoughtful answers, as in answers that are full of thought. I gave no suggestions, no ideas, no context whatsoever. I simply asked them the question.

I must admit to being stunned by the depth of their answers. Our students will tell us what an excellent educational setting is if we only ask. They get it.

Listen to their answers.

posted on: November 16, 2005

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On September 23, 2005, Mabry Middle School held an induction ceremony for our chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Parents attended this special event in which over 60 of our 7th and 8th grade students accepted the oath of Leadership, Scholarship, Character, Citizenship, and Service. The ceremony was followed by a reception for parents and students. This was a special event in the history of our school as this is our first group of inductees into our newly-formed chapter.

This short podcast illuminates the high ideas of the society to which the students made their pledge.

posted on: November 01, 2005

Dr. Tyson's Challenge to Students (EP)

This enhanced podcast is a summary of the beginning of the year meetings Dr. Tyson had with the students at Mabry. In it he goes over some of the important school rules, but most importantly, he sets forth a challenge for students. Since this is an enhanced podcast you can also see his Keynote Presentation in iTunes as you listen.

You can download this file and drop it into iTunes to listen to it as well as watch it.

posted on: August 23, 2005

Dr. Tyson's Challenge to Students

This podcast is a summary of the beginning of the year meetings Dr. Tyson had with the students at Mabry. In it he goes over some of the important school rules, but most importantly, he sets forth a challenge for students. Since this is a regular podcast, all you have to do to listen to it is click on the icon above.

posted on: August 23, 2005

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