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News From the Principal's Desk

8th Grade Awards and Recognition – May 16th

We will hold our 8th grade awards and recognition on Tuesday, May 16th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Medert Auditorium.  This is a fun evening to recognize our students for academic achievement as well as for the five character traits in LIGHT – leadership, integrity, generosity, honesty, and teamwork.  We hope you will be able to celebrate with us and then join us after the program for a reception in the high school cafeteria.  Thanks to Amy Hugentobler and the National Junior Honor Society for hosting the reception for our 8th graders. 

Mayfest – May 19th

Our annual celebration of the visual and performing arts is scheduled for this Friday, May 19th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. here at the middle school.  We will have a lot of artwork on display in the main hallway on the first floor and our middle school choirs and bands will be performing.  Weather permitting, the band will be outside the bandroom in the courtyard to the south of the building and the choirs will be performing in the gym.  We will also have several food trucks in the bus circle and are crossing our fingers the weather cooperates with us so we can stay outside for part of the evening.  So, bring your lawn chairs and come to Mayfest this Friday at MMS!

Chromebook Turn-in

We have had a great year with the 1:1 initiative and each student having a Chromebook to use in the classroom and take home each night.  One of the things we asked students in a year-end survey, was how having a Chromebook impacted their education.  Some of the benefits students cited from the Chromebooks were:

  • Greater access to their learning
  • More organized for school
  • Increased responsibility

These are three very good payoffs for us here at school and we are looking forward to next year and having the Chromebooks for year 2 of our 1:1 program.

As we stated in the fall, all Chromebooks and the charging cord MUST BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL prior to summer vacation. This is so they may be refurbished and gotten ready for the new school year.  We will have new labels to attach to each device and power cord so the returning students in grades 6, 7, and 8 (next year) will receive the same device and power cord in the fall.  Please help your child return the Chromebook and the power cord when each team requests it.  If you have any questions about this, please call the office at 561-5555.

Other Things to Note:

May 22nd – Our 8th graders leave for Washington D.C. at 5:00 a.m.  They are to be at school by 4:30 a.m. so we can get the buses loaded and off campus on time.

May 25th – Early release 1:30 p.m. - students last day of school.

June 2nd – Report cards will be mailed home.

As has been the case this year, for other important community announcements for our students don’t forget to visit the “Student Opportunities” on our district web page. 

Thank you again for a great school year and supporting the academic, social, and emotional needs of your children.  We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing everyone again in August!

Tom





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