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Madeira Middle School News

News From the Principal's Desk

March 20, 2017

Growth Mindset

One of the topics I have talked with you about this year is having a “growth mindset” or a belief that our intelligence is not fixed and we can grow our capacity to think and learn in new and different ways.  Dr. Carol Dwek has popularized this belief in her book Mindset, The New Psychology of Success.   A couple of weeks ago, I shared this quote with the staff in my weekly bulletin to them:

  • “The growth mindset is the belief that abilities can be cultivated.  But it doesn’t tell you how much change is possible or how long change will take.”  (p. 50)
Welcome Cincinnati Children's CCHMCPartnership

We are pleased to announce and begin a new partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) in all three of our schools.

12th Annual MMS Geography Bee

The 12th Annual MMS Geography Bee took place on December 19th. Nineteen contestants competed for the title of MMS Geography Bee Champion. Niklas Polanco, 7th grader, was the school champion and Ethan Lex, 8th grader, was runner-up. Niklas won a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to The Bookshelf in Madeira and a National Geographic medallion. Niklas will take an online test administered through the National Geographic Society in January to see if he qualifies for the Ohio Geography Bee. The contestants who competed were as follows: J.T. Hamstra, Eric Luther, Bradley Poppell, Andrew Sampson, Nora Winterrowd, Maryn Dubay, Murray Katkin, Claire Leroy, Jessie Miller, Rosie Davis, Renè Polanco, Niklas Polanco, Owen Tucker, Sean Wiesemann, Lexi Born, Katie Dimmitt, Ethan Lex, Hayden Loring, and Joe Schneider.

The 12th Annual MMS Geography Bee took place on December 19th. Nineteen contestants competed for the title of MMS Geography Bee Champion. Niklas Polanco, 7th grader, was the school champion and Ethan Lex, 8th grader, was runner-up.
11th Annual MMS Spelling Bee

The 11th Annual MMS Spelling Bee was held on December 20th. Twenty contestants competed in grades 5-8. Maddie Luther, 7th grader, won the school bee. She won a twenty-five dollar gift certificate from The Bookshelf in Madeira. Ethan Lex, 8th grader, was runner-up and Alexa Wallace, 7th grader, was third place winner. The other contestants were: Katie Dunn, Bradley Poppell, Nicholas Hyland, Andrew Sampson, Cole Seaman-Kossmeyer, Zach Bisselberg, Michael Cedillo, Ceana Crompton, Maryn Dubay, Charlie Manning, Lucy Adams, Maddie Luther, Henry Manning, Owen Tucker, Alexa Wallace, Ethan Bisselberg, Lexi Born, Charlie Cochran, Ethan Lex, and Jake Schoemaker. Congratulations to all contestants!   ‚ÄčThank you to everyone!

The 11th Annual MMS Spelling Bee was held on December 20th. Twenty contestants competed in grades 5-8. Maddie Luther, 7th grader, won the school bee. She won a twenty-five dollar gift certificate from The Bookshelf in Madeira. Ethan Lex, 8th grader, was runner-up and Alexa Wallace, 7th grader, was third place winner.
Weather Alert Information news story snow emergency

During each school year conditions may arise which could cause us to adjust our school operating hours. Here's all the information you need to know in advance. 

Digital Citizenship

What is appropriate and responsible when using technology.

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

March 27 ~ Spring Break Begins 

April 1 ~  OMEA Jr High Solo Ensemble

April 4 ~  School Resumes 

April 13 ~  PTO Meeting - 9:15 am

April 19 ~ Early Release -  MMS 1:30 pm

8th Grade Washington DC Trip - May 2017 Washington DC

Important information regarding the Washington DC trip for 8th grade students in May 2017 is attached. Please contact Julia Cabral at jcabral@madeiracityschools.org with any additional questions and/or concerns. 

MMS ATTENDANCE LINE

 

Please call 513-924-3777 (option #2) to report your child's absence. This number is accessible 24/7. Please leave the following information:

1) Child's Name

2) Grade Level

3) Reason for Absence

4) Person Making the Call

*If you are reporting an absence weekdays after 8 am please call the MMS Main Office at 513-561-5555.