Big mess. Big pay off. Summer work at MSS.

You might think that the school building is quiet over the summer–and you’d be wrong! Administrative staff remain on site throughout the summer to plan and prepare for the fall.

If you’re a current parent, then you’ve already received the summer mailing and information on how to fill out forms for your student in the fall. That’s just one small piece of summer work that happens.

What’s happening around the building?

This is the summer of retiling! An anonymous donor has generously funded a retiling project in the hallways of the second, third, and fourth floors. Workers have been heating up the tiles to release the glue before removing them. It’s quite a messy process.

tile ripped up

tile ripped up2

It’s not pretty now, but it will be! We can’t wait to show the “after” photos.

July Community Work Day

We had several people turn out for our July Community Work Day. We’re grateful to all of the volunteers for all of the cleaning, fixing, moving, and painting.


work day 3

workday 1

dusting ceiling


New Library System

The school’s implementing a new library system so that books and resources can be found much more easily. Several teachers have given some of their summer vacation time to help make this possible. And Ms. Brasser’s mom and sister (Suki and Martha) joined us from Michigan for several days to catalog books. Ms. Brasser was there too. She just didn’t make it into the photo!

small brasser library

speaking of the Brassers…

This is the ninth(!) summer that members of Ms. Brasser’s family have joined us from Michigan for summer work.  Here’s a shot of her dad building new shelves with Mr. Cuervo for the Fountains classroom.

mr brasser and mr cuervo

And her nephews (shown her with Mr. Choi and Mr. Cuervo) put in hours and hours of cleaning.

gabe and sam

Thank you, Brassers, for your many years of service and dedication!

Technology updates, of course

Ms. Gautier, Mr. Choi, and Mr. Martino have been busy making sure that the laptops, servers, and all of the other technology at school is updated and ready for teachers and students.

Want to Join in? Next Summer Work Day: August 19

Come to the Saturday August 19th Community Work Day. Register here. We’d love to have your help.

And be on the look out for more changes/improvements when we return in the fall. There’s a lot happening this summer!


Abby Liu

ABBY LIU, Associate Director of Communications

Ms. Liu is a writer for the development office and manages the school’s digital and print media. She’s the parent of a current MSS student and a recent alum.