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Madeira Middle School News

News From the Principal's Desk

News from the Principal’s Desk

February 11, 2019


Thoughts for the Week

“Self-talk includes lots of automatic thoughts that we’ve reinforced over the years by paying attention to them and attaching importance.”

  • Angela Watson


Automatic thoughts can derail us from having our best days.  A few weeks ago we talked about the idea of being in control of our thoughts and feelings and no one person or situation can “make” us feel upset – we have to do this all on our own!  When we give up control, we attach importance to thoughts that may NOT be truly important.  We may be finding and focusing on thoughts that really don’t matter, but come to us automatically.  As adults, we know this can happen and cause us undo angst and frustration in a day and make us less productive than we would ordinarily be.  And, as adults, we can generally get ourselves back on track and find and focus on what matters and create self-talk that is positive and productive. 

What about our children and our students here at Madeira Middle School?  You have heard me say (or read it here) that we consistently ask students, “Who (or what) can you control?”  The correct answer to this is, “myself” or “my actions” or in this case, “my thoughts.”  We need to continue to ask this of

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

February 12 ~ Freshman Focus (for current 8th graders & parents) - 6 pm - Medert Auditorium

February 13 ~ District-wide joint PTO meeting - 9:15 am - MES  

February 14 ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY heart

February 15 ~ NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice 

February 18 ~ NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day

Our Strategic Plan MES kids

Our blueprint for the future in four key goal areas

After School Activities

Robotics  - starts on September 19th 

     ~ meets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays in Mr. Hertenstein's room 205

     ~ meets from 3 pm to 4:15 pm 

Math Counts - starts on October 4th

     ~ meets on Thursdays in Mrs. Flick's room 220

     ~ meets from 3 pm to 4:15 pm

CCHMC partners with Madeira Schools CCHMCPartnership

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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



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