Nov 5, 2019

Teacher Wins Literary Award

Teacher Wins Literary Award


Adding to her nomination as the 2006 Georgia Author of the Year for her chapbook If Not an Apple, MPCS high school English teacher Katie Fesuk Hartsock has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, one of the most respected literary awards in the country. Her poem, “To Other Parents in June, Our Children Like Kites or Birds Near the Sea,” first appeared in River Heron Review, the journal that nominated her work for the Pushcart. This poem, the first and namesake piece for her forthcoming collection Mamabird, examines both motherhood and art-making. This adds to Mrs. Hartsock’s long list of accolades, more than forty journals having published her poetry. Mamabird, her full-length manuscript to be released in January, is now available for pre-order. Mrs. Hartsock has earned degrees from UGA, Agnes Scott, KSU, and Reinhardt. We are thankful to have such a skilled teacher and talented writer on our staff. Congratulations, Mrs. Hartsock!


DECEMBER 13: Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

for parents of fifth-graders, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center 1st floor

NOVEMBER 11-22: Operation Christmas Child

Beta Club School-wide Shoebox Collection

NOVEMBER 22: Lower School STEAM Day

Grades K-5

NOVEMBER 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

No School All Grades

DECEMBER 5: Campus Preview (all grades)

for prospective families, 9:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center

DECEMBER 7: FLL Robotics Competition

Middle and lower school teams, gyms and dining hall

DECEMBER 13: Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

12:00-1:00 p.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

DECEMBER 13-18: High School Testing

Finals, Make-up tests December 19

DECEMBER 17: PreK Christmas Program

10:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center

DECEMBER 19: Early Release

Merry Christmas!

JANUARY 7: 2nd Semester Begins

Back to school, Staff reports on January 6

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