Maize South Middle School
A message from Principal Mr. Cort Haynes
April signals our final decent toward landing another great school year! Spring sports are underway and State Assessments are upon us. Good luck to all Mavs!
We have several year-end activities planned for our students. Participation in those events is a privilege through good behavior, remaining in good academic standing, and attending school on a regular basis. All students must adhere to these expectations in order to be a part of these wonderful memory-making events.
In light of more school crisis situations around the nation, we continue to be mindful of safety practices. Maize has incorporated a variety of systems to keep all students and staff safe. Our key FOBs for all doors and Safe Defend System are examples of improved safety measures to maximize this effort. School Resource Officer, Alex Agler, is on campus each day to provide additional support for all.
Our Mav Night In was a huge success! I would like to thank our PTO members and President, Jennifer Vogts for her leadership this year! Our students and staff benefit from resources and treats that this group provides.
Let us know how we can continue to partner with you toward the success of your child(ren). #Huddle
April 1 - State Science Olympiad @ WSU
April 6 – School Play – Alice at Wonderland – 6:30 pm – Maize Performing Arts Center
April 7 - No School (Students and Staff)
April 8 – 8th Grade Celebration Parent Meeting – 10:00 am in Cafeteria
April 11- May 6 - State Assessments & Spring AimsWeb Testing
April 17 – No School: Teacher Professional Development
May 5 – No School: Teacher Professional Development
May 10 – Mavs on a Mission – 8th Grade Civic Engagement Day
May 19 – Go Do It activities (AM) / Bull Rush (PM)
May 24 - 8th Grade Celebration (AM)
May 24 - Last Day of School
Congratulations to our Orchestra!
Congratulations to the orchestra for receiving superior one ratings (including a one plus from one judge) from all three judges at Wednesday's Wichita Suburban League Festival. Orchestra represented the school well and played fabulously. Way to go!
Congratulations to the following solos for their wonderful performances and one ratings at the festival:
Special congratulations to the small ensembles who performed quite well at the festival and also received one ratings:
Midnight Tango: Paeton Hickey, Ashlynne McCully, Skylar Johnson, Ruth Busenitz
Palladio: Esther Busenitz, Ryan Stephens, Ashlynn Brock, Meena Ghosh
Trio: Carson Baskerville, Joaqui Erillo, Zach Walker
Olympiad (8th Grade Ensemble): Esther Busenitz, MacKenzie Gassmann, Carson Baskerville, Ashlie Lambert, Zach Walker, Joaqui Erillo, Ashlynn Brock, Kayla Vogts, Evelyn Simmon, Meena Ghosh.
What an awesome day orchestra had! Congrats to all involved!
Nurses Corner: Health Room reminders
Maize School district is offering FREE dental screenings by GraceMed Dental Hygienists on April 11th 2023- They will provide dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish and sealants. All students who attend a Maize school are eligible for these services. If you already have a dentist you see, please continue care with them. But if you do not have dental insurance and your child is in need of a screening or cleaning, or has a tooth that has been bothering them, please plan to have them attend this screening!!
Dental care is so important for our whole health! If your child has never had a screening, they need to go to this. Please take advantage of this opportunity!
If you would like to sign your child up for this screening, please reach out to me. I will get you the necessary form that will need to be filled out and returned by April 4th.
The district will have transportation for the students to and from the screening, it will take place during the school day. Parents do not have to be present.
State Assessment Spirit Week
We will have State Assessments April 11th- April 14th in ELA and Math and April 18th -19th Science for 8th grade.
Monster Mania in FACS Class
Mrs. Kittle's FACS class went to visit the 1st graders at Maize South Elementary to discuss monsters. Our Mavericks handed out pictures of friendly monsters and sat and colored them with the 1st graders. They asked questions like: How old is your monster? What age and name for your monster? What does your monster eat? What is your monster afraid of?
What the littles didn't know is that the big kids were going to go back, and over the next few weeks, they were going to create and sew the monsters that the littles had colored and described. Our Mavericks got to go back to MSES this week and present the monsters they made to the students at MSES. Fun was had by all!
2023 Summer Driver Education
2023 SUMMER DRIVER EDUCATION
Enrollment Information and Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting
USD 266 Maize Schools will once again offer summer driver education. Any student who turns 14 on or before Thursday, June 1, 2023 and has or will graduate 8th grade by June 1st will be eligible to enroll in summer driver education.
Students will have 31 days (April 12th - May 12th) to complete the coursework online through Google Classroom. Students failing to complete the online portion by May 12th will be dropped from the class and forfeit the $200 enrollment fee. Students will also complete at least five, one hour driving sessions starting no earlier than May 30th (schedule to be determined after class begins). We prefer that students get an instructional permit at the DMV in advance of the class and spend as much time as possible driving in safe locations with their parents. Practicing with parents before class starts is a plus considering that driver education is only five hours of driving.
Enrollment will be offered on a first come, first serve basis with enrollment limited to the first 150 students to register. Enrollment registration will open at 8:00 AM on Monday, April 3, 2023 and will close on Monday, April 10, 2023 or when enrollment capacity has been reached. Please enroll early as the class will fill up fast. To register go to https://forms.gle/3ySnBoDJos1bdieB8 (form not accessible until April 3rd at 8 AM).
Mandatory Enrollment Meeting
The first 150 students to register will receive a Google invite to attend the mandatory enrollment meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Maize South High School Auditorium. A parent or guardian and the student MUST commit to attending this meeting. Failure to attend the meeting will result in the student being dropped from the class. At the meeting, we will discuss the driving schedule, the Kansas Driver's Handbook Test, online class expectations, answer questions regarding the online enrollment form, collect the $200 enrollment fee, administer eye tests (please bring corrective eyewear if needed), and have you sign the enrollment forms. Students will need to bring any type of license or permit they might already have to the meeting.
The cost of summer driver education is $200 with payment due in full on the date of the meeting. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunches may apply for waived fees during the enrollment process. No registrations or late payments will be accepted after the mandatory enrollment meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
Kansas Driver Handbook Test
Students who don’t have a valid instruction permit or who have an instruction permit that will expire prior to the end of the summer drivers education will be required to take the Kansas Driver Handbook Test. This test will be administered in person at a location to be determined the week after the enrollment meeting. Students who are required to take the test must pass the Kansas Handbook Test at a minimum Mastery Level of 80% in order to complete the course. The student will be given three proctored opportunities to successfully complete this test. For a digital copy of the Kansas Driver Handbook, please click the link below. Print copies of the handbook may be purchased at any local Drivers License Exam Station.
Students and parents with questions are encouraged to contact Curtis Klein at 316-462-8510 or by email at email@example.com.
USD 266 Driving Instructor
Maize South Intermediate School
9701 W 37th St N
Wichita KS 67205
Mav’s Got Talent Show!
Do you have a talent you’ve always wanted to share with others on the big stage? If so, the “Mavs Got Talent” Show is for you! A variety of acts are encouraged - singing, playing a musical instrument, dancing, performing in a skit, doing magic tricks, performing stand-up comedy, or any other unique talent! If you didn’t attend the informational meeting please pick up an audition packet in the front office or from Mrs. Kittle in room A117. Auditions packets are due Thursday, April 6th. Auditions will be after school on April 18th and 19th.
If you have any questions reach out to Mrs. Kittle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to our Science Olympiad students!
They did great this weekend at our State Competition. The first place teams will advance to the National Tournament held at WSU on May 19th & 20th.
I have included the results for the Maize South High School team also, as many of you had these students in class. For the last several years, we have included our 6th graders as part of our Maize South Middle School Team and I think we are starting to see it pay off, especially at the high school level.
Each division had 25 teams competing at State.
Division B - Maize South Middle School
1st - Write It Do It - Meena Ghosh (8th) & Maverick Buckingham (8th)
2nd - Meteorology - Luke Tobia (8th) & Leyla Saad (6th)
Division C - Maize South High School
1st - Write It Do It - Graham Stiles & Jonathan Ayotte
1st - Remote Sensing - Micah Albert & Colin Buteyn
3rd - Disease Detectives - Mario Fuentealba & Allison Kovach
3rd - Trajectory - Graham Stiles and Jonathan Ayotte
3rd - Anatomy - Kate Quinton & Samantha Kurniadi
Thank you to all who helped make Mav In a huge success! We appreciate all the volunteers and sponsors that helped put this annual event together. We could not have held this event without you!
You can support the PTO for free! April 5th we’re hosting a Spirit Night at Noodles & Co. on Maize Road, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Don’t forget to mention you’re there to support the school, and Noodles & Co. will donate a portion of sales to the PTO to support the school!
Save The Date! Our MSMS Carousel Skate Night will be held on May 15th, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Mark your calendars now!
You can support the PTO now by shopping at Dillons and linking your Dillons Plus Card to our PTO. Here’s how: go to Dillons.com/communityrewards, find your location and click enroll now, find our organization Maize South Middle School PTO #79456, click save. Every purchase you make at Dillon’s helps to support for MSMS PTO.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 11, at 6:00 pm in the library at MSMS. It’s time to start planning the PTO leadership for next year. Join us - come through the exterior library door.
We want to connect with you. Like us on Facebook at Maize South Middle School PTO. Also, check out our website at www.msmspto.com, and if you need to get in touch with us, you can email us at email@example.com.