Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter

January 17th, 2022

Important Dates:

Monday, January 17th

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No School

Tuesday, January 18th

GSA 8:30 am

Matilda Play Rehearsal 4:30 pm

Boys Soccer at Home 5:00 pm

Girls & Boys Basketball at Southside 5:30 pm

Wednesday, January 19th

Science Fair 8:00 am

Gaming TSA 8:30 am

Matilda Play Rehearsal 4:30 pm

Thursday, January 20th

Chess Club 8:10 am

Coding Robotics 8:15 am

FCA 8:25 am

Chorus Officers Meeting 8:30 am

Boys Soccer at Twin Lakes 5:00 pm

Girls & Boys Basketball at Dupont 5:30 pm

SAC Meeting 6:00 pm

Friday, January 21st

No School Events

Saturday, January 22nd

School-Wide Campus Cleanup 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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COVID Updates as of January 16th:

Return to School Information for Students Positive for COVID-19 or with Symptoms of COVID-19

The district will continue to follow the state’s emergency rule 64DER21-15. Students experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have received a positive test for COVID-19 shall not attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property until:

  • The student receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic; or
  • Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result, the student has had no fever for 24 hours and the student’s other symptoms are improving; or
  • The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under chapter 464.

Information for Close Contacts to a COVID-19 Positive Case

For staff and student close contacts, we are complying with the Senate Bill SB 2021 2-B: COVID-19 Mandates. The school board or district may not prohibit a student or employee from attending school or school-sponsored activities, prohibit them from being on school property, or subject them to restrictions or disparate treatment, based on an exposure to COVID-19, so long as they remain asymptomatic and have not received a positive test for COVID-19.

If an employee or student is a close contact to a COVID-19 case, they do not need to quarantine if they are asymptomatic, regardless of vaccination status.

Employee of the Year

Congratulations SRO Lucas for being voted for the MMS Employee of the Year. We appreciate all the support you provide to our students and teachers. Thank you for helping us keep Hawk Nation a safe place!



Practices Begin: Week of February 14th

Season Begins: Friday, March 4th

Season Ends: Saturday, April 23rd

Ages: 3-16 years old

Practices: Each team practices once a week Monday - Thursday after 5:30 pm.

Games: played on Friday evenings or Saturdays


Practices Begin: Week of April 18th

Season Begins: Friday, April 29th

Season Ends: Saturday, June 11th

Ages: 7-16 years old

Practices: Each team practices once a week Monday - Thursday after 5:30 pm.

Games: played on Friday evenings or Saturdays

Members: $0*

Non Members: $165

*($35 uniform fee)

Financial Assistance available for those who qualify

To register, visit The Williams Y or register online at www.FirstCoastYMCA.org

Mid-Year Stakeholder's Meeting

MMS Meeting will be on February 17th at 6:00 pm located in Room 10.

The Duval County School Board requires each School Advisory Council, in cooperation with various identified community stakeholders that work with the school, to conduct an annual midyear stakeholders' assessment community meeting and file a written report outlining the recommendations of the mid-year stakeholder assessment community meeting.

Teacher of the Month Nominee

It is that time again to vote for your favorite teacher! Please take time to complete the survey to celebrate a Hawk Nation teacher.

Click here to vote.

Chat with the Superintendent

You are cordially invited to an interactive dialogue with Board Member Lori Hershey and Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene being held this week. This “Chat with the Superintendent” event is open to the public, but will be geared toward the District 7 school communities. Parents, students, community members, teachers, and staff are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Jan 18th, 6 p.m.

Bartram Springs Elementary School

14799 Bartram Springs Pkwy

Jacksonville, FL 32258

Student Opportunities:

Our campus continually needs sprucing up throughout the school year. We would love to have any volunteers help clean up the campus on Saturday, January 22nd from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Please do not forget to bring your yard tools, gloves, and water. Thank you in advanced for supporting Hawk Nation!
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Jumbo Shrimp's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are asking students what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech means to them. The club’s essay contest will reward the winning students with free tickets for their entire class to attend a Jumbo Shrimp regular season game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, as well as a special thank you by Scampi or Southpaw.

The Jumbo Shrimp’s essay contest is open to all K-12 students in Duval County, Clay County and St. Johns County. Submissions will be divided into three categories (Grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, respectively).

The contest will begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 17. All entries should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 18 to win@jaxshrimp.com, and must include the student’s name, age, grade and school. Following the submission process, each category will have their respective winners notified by email and announced on Friday, February 25.

For any questions regarding the Jumbo Shrimp’s Dr. King “I Have A Dream” speech essay contest, please contact Director of Community Relations Miranda Rossum at miranda@jaxshrimp.com.

Positive Behavior Initiative

Encourage your child to get "Caught in the ACT" this week. We are encouraging all students at Hawk Nation to consistently wear their student IDs. If students are caught wearing their ID, a treat is coming their way. Thank you Hawk Nation for keeping our school safe.

Spirit Wear

Spirit sweatshirts are for sale in Room 426. The comfy sweatshirts cost $25. Please bring cash to purchase the sweatshirts. Also, they can be purchased during home basketball games at the concession stand.

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Testing Calendar

Winter Testing Dates

January 4th - January 28th: 2nd Semester Baselines Grades

WIDA Testing (ELL Students)

January 24th - February 28th

NAEP Testing for Select 8th Graders

January 24th - January 25th

Infrastructure Trial Testing

January 27th

PMA 3 Testing

February 18th - March 9th

MMS Athletics:

Boys Soccer

Come out and support the MMS Boys Soccer team this week! They are currently undefeated. Their next home game is on January 18th at 5:00 pm against Darnell-Cookman. As always, Go Hawks!

Athlete of the Week

James Davis

As a coaching staff, we nominate James Davis as the player of the week. James leadership on and off the court is why we nominate him. James has been the steady influence that has allowed the Hawks to get off to a 2-0 start. James not only displays leadership on the court, but also around campus and in the classroom. James is a 3-sport athlete and currently holds a 3.43 GPA. Since arriving on MMS campus he has lived up high academic standards.

Our team goal this year is to uphold our road M.A.P. which is striving to become better young men, better athletes and better people. Please come out and support your Hawks!! Looking forward to seeing you at the game. ~ Coach Mobley

Girls Basketball Coach Highlight

"This 2021-2022 girls basketball team is full of amazing young ladies eager to learn. They are passionate and ready to take on the next challenge thrown their way.

Our goal is always to continue to work hard on our craft, learn from our mistakes and improve our weaknesses so we may progress as basketball players but more importantly so we may continue to develop and further establish ourselves as young leaders in our community." ~ Coach Conrad

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. -Jackie Robinson

DCPS School Calendar

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