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Madeira Middle School News

News From the Principal's Desk

December 4, 2018 

Thoughts for the Week

“Stories are how we think.  They are how we make meaning of life.  Call them schemas, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, or narratives.”                                                                                                                                       - Dr. Pamela Rutledge 

When you take a moment to think about it, stories DO help us make meaning of life.  Our brains are wired for memory matches and stories feed this wiring very well.  When information comes into our sensory register (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell) the brain instantly looks for a match in long-term memory to make sense of the sensations it is experiencing.  We do not have to think about this process, but it happens thousands of times a day.  When certain people call, text, email you or stop by your place of business you instantly have memories or stories that help you place that person in context.  The next interaction adds to the stories already stored in your long-term memory and may or may not change the schema in a small or drastic way.  It depends upon the interaction we have! 

Geography Bee Geography Bee

Twenty contestants competed in the Geography Bee on Friday, December 7th. 

The winner of the Geography Bee was 8th grader, Murray Katkin.

There was a tie for 2nd place between eighth graders

Graham Sorg and Luca Salerno.

Congratulations to all contestants!

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

December 7 ~ Geography Bee - 9:30 am - Media Center

December 7 ~ Empty Bowls - 5 to 7 pm - MMS Cafeteria

December 11 ~ Band & Choir Concert - Grades 7 & 8 - 7 pm - Medert Auditorium

December 12 ~ PTO Holiday Meeting - 10 am - Media Center

December 14 ~ Spelling Bee - 9:30 am - Media Center

Our Strategic Plan MES kids

Our blueprint for the future in four key goal areas

Madeira’s Legacy of Giving Continues New donors

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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

Lunch Menu 2018-2019
CCHMC partners with Madeira Schools CCHMCPartnership

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

Our New Quality Profile qp kids

We're proud to share our most recent accomplishments!



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. 



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