This weekend at MAIA, we hosted over 25 graduated students for our annual Alumni Day! With beautiful springtime weather, students and alumni joined forces to participate in a variety of activities, including a delicious Chinese barbecue, potting plants to grow flowers, tie-dye t-shirts, and more! A wonderful addition to the day was the baby animal petting zoo! Students enjoyed holding baby bunnies, goats, chickens, lambs, and even pigs! The highlight was right after lunch, wh
This past Monday was MAIA's badminton tournament. The tournament was held in the basketball court and was planned by our very own SGA. Ten teams competed for the title of MAIA Badminton Champion and the 1st place prize of a new racquet set! Students enjoyed playing with their peers and coming to watch and support their friends' teams. Results: 1st Place: Haixi Wang and Langford Luo Runners Up: Chester Huang and Jerry Xi Special Thanks to: Crystal Shu, Yoko Yang, Zhaoyu Wei, V
On Thursday after classes, Student Advisors helped students make squirrel/birdfeeders that they could hang on trees outside MAIA. Using a few simple materials including pinecones, peanut butter, and birdseed, students were eager to make the delicious treats for their furry friends outside! This was an easy, creative activity that the students really enjoyed and a great way to get outdoors as the weather finally gets warmer!
This weekend, MAIA students faced their fears and climbed over 40 feet in the air at a nearby rock climbing gym! With the support and cheering from their classmates, all of our students made it to the top of some of the highest and most challenging climbs available, and all got the chance to try a new challenge and see their hard work pay off. We also got to see some more professional climbers tackle the advanced part of the gym, which gave us some great inspiration for the f
ATTENTION MAIA ALUMNI! Alumni Day at MAIA is Saturday, April 28th and starts at 12:00 PM! If you were a MAIA student in the past, you are invited to come back and visit for a day to celebrate MAIA Alumni! Come relive your MAIA experience with a day filled with outdoor activities, yummy Chinese BBQ, baby farm animals, and chances to meet other MAIA alumni and students! We will provide FREE transportation for students at UMass Boston, UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell. For activit
The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum is a wonderful museum that houses modern, classic, local, and global art by famous and budding artists. This past Sunday an SA and a group of students took a trip to visit this famous university museum in the capital city of Rhode Island, Providence. Students were free to roam the collection and practiced their English reading skills as they read about each exhibit. Although the day began in the museum, students were welcome to
Maple sugar is perhaps one of the most famous treats in the New England region and Maple sugar season is finally here! On March 30th, a group of MAIA students visited a small maple sugar farm to learn about how maple sugar is made. Students were able to learn about the history behind this popular sweet and see how this is processed today. At the end of our tour, students were able to stop by the sugar house to have a taste of fresh made maple syrup.
This past Sunday, students celebrated Easter at MAIA with an Easter Egg and Easter Basket Hunt! Two of the SAs sent hints to students who then rushed around the building to find eggs so that they could win the grand prize of one of our awesome Easter baskets! The eggs all had various Easter goodies in them, including candy, toys and money. Aside from this being a fun activity to break up a lazy Saturday, it also got them up and moving around through the school in an exciting
This week, MAIA students started off their weekend with a trip to the local Rollerskating Rink to test out their skills at rollerskating alongside many families, teens, and adults from the local community! The rink was lit up with colorful lighting and popular music for their Friday night special skate time, which made the environment seem like a party! Students honed their skills and ended up racing one another, trying to skate backwards, and teaching one another about the b