NEWS & EVENTS
Moroccan Student/Culture Exchange
On Monday September 21, 2015, a group of Moroccan students visited several schools in Chicago, Illinois. They visited Chicago Vocational School (CVS) and one other private school. One group consisting of 3 girls and a chaperone visited Muhammad University of Islam for 2 days. The three girls names were Mouna Dafil, Lamya Yaich, and Maha Bachchar.
According to one of their hostesses, Sister Amatullah Muhammad, they were excited and enjoyed being here. Also, they thought Muhammad University was better than some of the other schools they visited in Chicago.
While they were here they toured M.U.I. and participated in many classes. They shadowed the students to learn what they do on a daily bases at Muhammad University of Islam. During their visit they were warmly greeted by many faculty, staff and students. At the end of their stay, they delivered a presentation on Moroccan culture. During the presentation the students learned about how the Moroccans dress, what they eat, the crafts they make, and some of the music and dance of their culture.
These students came all the way to Chicago to exchange their cultures and visit different schools. Hopefully, they can visit again next year.
Model Arab League Team
For the second year in a row, Muhammad University of Islam students (grades 9-12) will participate in the Model Arab League (MAL) competition. The MAL program mission seeks to enhance students with knowledge and understanding of Arab countries, the Middle East and the Islamic world to develop invaluable leadership skills while solving real-world problems, issues and crisis.
Model Arab League helps prepare students to gain knowledge, become well trained, effective leaders in civic and public affairs. The skill sets acquired and practiced in the course models are designed to serve and enhance students who participate regardless of the career profession they choose to pursue.
Congratulations to our outstanding students who represented the country of Morocco and Syria during the Model Arab League Competition! Our students are well on their way to their destined positions as future leaders producers of a whole new world of peace, but we have to prepare and train.
Future Cities Young Engineers
The MUI Future Cities Engineers meet weekly, early in the morning as they prepare for the upcoming competition where student across the city will design a city of the future. Students learn all aspects of city planning and design. It is our hope to present the winning city of the future at the competition.
FUTURE CITIES TEAM AWARDS
e congratulate our MUI Future Cities Team who competed with other middle school students at UIC on Saturday, Jan. 11th. Our students represented quite well and racked up three special awards:
Most Innovative Structures Award
2nd Place: Go To 2040 Plan Implementation Award
Most Inclusive Community Promoting Work-Life Balance Award
We thank Sister Shahidah and Sister Lisa for their commitment and hard work in preparing our students for the 2016 Future Cities Competition!
4th/5th Grade Poetry Slam A Great Success!
On Thursday, October 29, 2015, the powerful poetic voices of the fourth and fifth-grade students could be heard resonating from the beautifully decorated M.U.I. cafe. Packed with parents, students and staff, the MUI cafe became the place to be on last Thursday evening. This culminating event was the brain child of their classroom teacher, Sister Tamecka Karriem who wanted to give the students a platform to share their poetry as they come to the end of their study of poetry in class. Although, at times, the nerves of public speaking caused a few shaky voices, but the 4th and 5th grade students prevailed to deliver their original poems as well as select poems from various notable poets. Congratulations room 105 (grades 4th and 5th)!
Students Visit 7 Acre Urban Farm
On Friday, September 25, the 6th through 12th grade students visited a seven acre urban farm located on 90th and Mackinaw. This humble plot of land is owned by Will Allen and portions of the land is leased to urban farmers. Brother Randy Muhammad has a one acre plot of land that is abundant with organic vegetables and chickens. During the visit Bro. Randy helped the students understand the importance of farming, maintaining a urban farm/garden, how to raise chickens and much more. He shared many valuable lessons that he learned in his three years of working the land on the east side of Chicago. The students were able to taste fresh, organic vegetables as well as handle the hard to catch chickens. We learned much from Brother Randy and what he shared during our visit. Bro. Randy is seeking serious students who would like to participate in an apprenticeship where he will train them in urban farming/gardening. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continues to encourage us to buy farmland and learn agriculture. We hope that experiences like this will inspire the next generation of farmers. M.U.I. thanks Bro. Randy Muhammad for opening his doors to our students.
MUI STUDENTS SPEAK About Asthma on WVON
Sister Amatullah Muhammad (9th grader) and Brother Basim Muhammad (9th grader) were guest speakers on WVON’s Dr. Dorian Miller’s Community Health Focus Hour along with Dr. Christina Ciaccio, from The University of Chicago. The focus of the program was asthma control and prevention. Earlier this year MUI students were presenters at a special community health event at the University of Chicago where our students presented on this topic. The doctors and guest were so impressed with our students that they were invited to this informational segment on WVON.
During the program, Brother Basim shared his experiences having asthma and how MUI provides a healthy lunch program for students instead of the poor foods that contribute to asthma. He also spoke of multiple ways to control asthma. Sis. Amatullha shared her research on eating healthy as a key factor in avoiding asthma. After the words of Sis. Amatuallah, Dr. Ciaccio stated, “You are a woman after my own heart. You are such a wise woman.” We are so proud of our students! We love to see them wise and represent well.
MUI STEM WEEK
Saviours' Day in Detroit, MI.
February 29 - March 4
SD Break - No School