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Madras Announcements: December 15, 2014

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Megan Czerwinski Wins Clean Water Essay Contest; Recognized at State Capitol

Published from Newnan Times-Herald:

Madras Middle School student Megan Czerwinski is the Coweta County winner of the 2014 Middle School Water Essay Contest.

Czerwinski’s essay – “Essence of Life” – was chosen as the Coweta County winner of the contest. More than 2,600 students state-wide - including hundreds of students from Coweta County’s six middle schools - entered this year’s essay contest, which is sponsored by the by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

Students were asked to write a 300 to 500 word essay to “Explain why water quantity (how much water we have) and water quality (how clean the water is) are equally important.”

Czerwinski’s addressed water scarcity world-wide, and the importance of fresh drinking water to the American economy. “I did like the topic the most,” she said. ‘I think you write better if you’re interested in the issues.” Aside from scholarly interests, Czerwinski is also an noted students athlete at Madras, competing in volleyball, basketball, lacrosse and golf.

Czerwinski traveled to the Georgia State Capitol building on December 4 to be honored among 16 contest winners from metropolitan Atlanta counties. She was accompanied by her 8th Language Arts teacher Tracey Pitts, REACH teacher Candace Cochran, and Madras Principal Lorraine Johnson.

“I was excited to see her be honored today,” said Cochran. She is a wonderful, driven student, and a good example… for students and her teachers.”

Pitts agreed. “She is an honor to teach,” she said.

2014 marks the 13th year of the contest, which is open to sixth through eighth grade students in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties.

Battle of the Books 2014: Eighth Grade Wins School Championship

Thank you to Diane Vanden Heuvel and to the many parents who helped make this year's Battle of the Books a huge success. The team finalists worked together to battle for the title and the race was the closest ever! We're very proud of our students!

Holiday Concerts Showcase Madras Talent!

Affidavits of Residency Due December 19th

Affidavits of Residency are due Friday, December 19th. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Melissa Handley, Madras registrar at 770-254-2744.

Last Minute Gift Reminders from PTSO

Just a friendly reminder that new white long sleeve "comfort colors" brand t-shirts are now available in the front office or the spirit store at Madras.

These make a great gift for anyone at Madras Middle School. Limited order - so buy this week! The back of the long sleeve is shown below with the red M. The front left reads: "Madras Middle School, Newnan, GA EST 1998, The new shirts are $20.

Also available are Madras PJ bottoms ($20) & new winter hats ($15).

If you are purchasing an item as a gift, please contact Kyna Stanley or Johanna Wessells in our front office during school hours, and they will be happy to assist you.

Congratulations, Lady Eagles! 2014 Soccer Tournament Runners-Up

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Thank You, Alison Kelleher and Madras Parents for a Wonderful Luncheon! Our Parents are the BEST!

A Letter from Madras PTSO

Dear Madras Parents,

Thanks to the dedication and support of our parents, teachers, staff and students, Madras Middle School has been very successful in every area. Our teachers have compiled a “wish list.” This list includes digital balances for the Science Department, approximately 10 Memeo Boards and repairs to our Madras sign at the front entrance. MMS PTSO will offer two ways you can help contribute to the purchase of these needed items.

In the past, parents have expressed an interest in making a simple donation in lieu of a fundraiser (in which only a percentage of profits go to the school). To accommodate this request, the MMS PTSO would like to offer the opportunity for families to make a simple monetary donation. We hope you will consider donating a minimum of $10.00 per student. This would take us to our $10,000.00 goal, enabling us to purchase several educational resources. Any amount you choose to donate would be greatly appreciated. The priority of the PTSO is to fund the basic academic needs of MMS that are not covered by the state/local budget.

For our parents who would like to order magazines, we are still promoting the yearly magazine sales online. The name of the company is Great American Fundraising. The link to promote is www.gaschoolstore.com. Our school code is 2521599. This fundraising is all year long and you can order any time. The site has more than magazines and Madras will receive 40% profit from anything ordered.

Please take time to seriously consider making a difference at MMS. With your support, the PTSO will be able to provide the students with the tools they need in order to be successful in the world today. We hope this simple form of fundraising will help each of you. We greatly appreciate your support as we strive to help Madras achieve these goals.

We would like to have this fundraiser completed as soon as possible. We are hoping to have our goals met at this point. Remember we are doing this so other major forms of fundraising will not be necessary throughout the school year.

Please go online for magazine sales and/or return the form (download this form at the link below) to Madras PTSO with your donation to our school. Please feel free to share with anyone who would like to contribute to our success at Madras Middle School. Madras PTSO appreciates your support!

Any questions/concerns, please contact a MMS Board Member.



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