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Upcoming Events

  • October 15 to 28 Fall Fundraiser
  • October 21 to 25 Red Ribbon Week
  • October 24 at 5 to 6:30 pm Trunk or Treat
  • October 29 Orchestra's Spooky Spectacular
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Letter from the Principal

Dear Miller Families,


Hello and welcome to Miller Intermediate. Our theme, “Game on. Mavericks achieving excellence together”, is a statement that embodies our core values and celebrates who we are as a school family. As we begin the second nine weeks grading period, we ask for your continued partnership in working together to promote the best learning experience for your child to ensure their academic growth and achievement. We continue to ask that you:


  • Be sure your child attends regularly and on time
  • Communicate with your child’s teacher
  • Check and sign your child’s planner daily
  • Set aside time and place for your child to complete homework
  • Praise your child for their effort in academics and appropriate behavior


Bridging the gap between school and home is essential in improving student growth and achievement. With the above practices in place along with the hard work of our dedicated teachers and staff, we ensure students will be successful and prepared as they progress through school. We are very appreciative of what you do to support and ensure the success our students.


We have lots of great upcoming events and activities to participate in at Miller Intermediate. Please take a moment to view our marquee, website and follow us on Twitter @MillerMavsAISD. Thank you.


Sincerely,

Seymour Stewart, Principal

A CONNECTED PARENT = A SUCCESSFUL CHILD

  • Student Planners: Have you and your child read all of the important information in the planner? All students and parents are responsible for knowing this information. Various sections will be highlights each 9 weeks. Students must pay $5 to replace lost/damaged planners.
  • Signing Planners: Students should bring home their planners each day. Conduct grades, homework, and notes form the teachers will be in the planner as communication. Please check you child's planner daily and initial to verify that you have seen it.
  • Student ID: Students are required to wear an ID each day. Replacements are $5.

Counselor's Corner

Even if your child has never participated in bullying or been a bully's victim, odds are he/she has seen a classmate being teased or threatened. Mavericks can help an important role in helping those who are bullied. Here's how:

Reporting vs. Tattling: Mavericks can interrupt a bully by asking the victim to play or read with him/her. If he/she doesn't feel safe to do so, however, he/she should get the help of an adult immediately. When it comes to bullying, telling an adult isn't tattling. Make sure your child knows the difference: tattling gets someone in trouble while reporting gets someone out of trouble. Then, ask him to think of grown-ups he can go to if he sees bullying.

"Pull-Ups" vs. "Put-Downs": Encourage your child to say nice things to students who are teased. He might compliment a classmate on a presentation or ask if they want to sit together at lunch. His friendly words will act a "pull-ups" to help counter the "put-downs".

5th Grade News

Reading/Language Arts

Our state has released new State standards for the ELAR department this year and with that our district went through a new textbook adoption. HMH Into Reading is our new district curriculum. We are really excited about the program. Your student has been through their first module and have been exposed to a vast amount of reading and writing skill every day. This first 9 weeks they will complete 3 successful modules and 3 main writing pieces, which include; Expository Essay, Story, and Persuasive Essay.


Math

Multiplication, division, and order of operations have come, but they are never gone! Mavericks are now using those skills to dive into fractions, decimals, and conversions. This is a struggle for many of our students. You can help your child by having them use these skills at home. Finding opportunities for them to work with fractions while cooking or measuring are some examples of ways to incorporate these skills in real-world situations.


Science

Exciting happenings in 5th grade Dual Language classrooms. It’s PBL time! 5th grade’s Fall PBL is” Food For Thought”. 5th Grade will be going on a field trip to the Bluebell Ice Cream Factory on October 22, 2019. Please make sure all those permission slips get back to their teachers. Next month parents and community members will be able to see all their hard work during the annual PBL Showcases.


Social Studies

Miller students are learning about exploration and colonization of the US. They will discuss: The First Americans, Ancient American Cultures, American Indians, European Exploration, along with the settlement of Spanish Colonies, English Colonies, Pilgrims and Puritans and about the French and Dutch in North America.

6th Grade News

Reading/Language Arts

Our state has released new State standards for the ELAR department this year and with that our district went through a new textbook adoption. HMH Into Reading is our new district curriculum. We are really excited about the program. Your student has been through their first module and have been exposed to a vast amount of reading and writing skill every day. This first 9 weeks they will complete 3 successful modules and 3 main writing pieces, which include; Personal Narrative, Imaginative Story, and Opinion Essay.


Math

Mavericks have been learning about integers. Now they will be using all the operations to solve problems involving the integers they have been learning about. This is a new concept and sometimes struggle. You can help your child by using these skills at home. Finding opportunities for them to work with positive and negative numbers while discussing money and banking are some examples of ways to incorporate these skills in real-life.


Science

Exciting happenings in 6th grade Dual Language classrooms. It’s PBL time! 6th grade’s PBL is “ Helmet Safety”. 6th grade will be taking a field trip to Crump Stadium to watch a high school scrimmage game. Please make sure all those permission slips get back to their teachers. Next month parents and community members will be able to see all their hard work during the annual PBL Showcases.


Social Studies

Miller Students are learning about the foundations of geography and North America. They will be learning about climate, culture, exploration, and the economy.