Mid school students at MMI Preparatory School recently had a unique opportunity to bring their grandparents or grandfriends to school with them.

More than 94 grandparents and grandfriends returned to the classroom as part of MMI's third annual Mid School Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day. The day began with a lunch for everyone in the MMI Athletic Complex. Following the meal, grandparents and grandfriends joined their MMI student for sixth-period class. After class, all the guests were treated to a preview of the MMI Holiday Concert featuring the second-year violins, third-year violins and the mid school choir.

Jack McCarrie, grandfather of seventh-grade student Colin McCarrie, said, "I was happy to have the opportunity to spend quality time with my grandson at a beautiful Educational Facility surrounded by caring people."

All four grandparents of sixth-grade student Ethan Warner attended. His maternal grandparents, Joseph and Lois Zoldi, said, "As always, it was a joy to spend the afternoon with our grandson Ethan and observe firsthand the exceptional learning opportunities available at MMI. The day was thoughtfully arranged and thoroughly enjoyable." Ethan's paternal grandparents, Joan and Stanley Warner '56, also attended and Stanley described being back at MMI as "a very heartwarming experience."

The grandparents and grandfriends completed a number of cross-generational activities that encouraged the younger MMI students to learn more about their guests.

MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood said, "This was an enjoyable time for our students as well as their grandparents and friends. Family involvement is a very important part of a student's education at MMI and we would like to say thank you to all the grandparents and friends who visited MMI."