The RED RED Reveille

Your MMS Newsletter - 10/6/17

A Message from Miller

Cardinal Parents:

We are officially 6 weeks in to the year - what a great time to go eat some fair food! The State Fair means Fall in Texas and also a reminder that the newness of school has faded and parents can begin to see the dedication their students are making to school. Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Thursday, Oct. 12. I encourage parents to contact their teachers if they have concerns. Many times the collaboration between parent and teacher goes a long way discovering what may be hindering a student's academic performance.

I know that many of you take advantage of the Parent Portal, which allows parents to track student progress in each class. The Parent Portal is live, so you will see your student's current standing as well as their grades on each assignment. A nice features of the Parent Portal is the parent's ability to set alerts for a variety of circumstances, such as failing grades and even absences. If you have not used the Parent Portal, please take time to set up your account to do so. If you need assistance in accessing the portal, don't hesitate to contact the front office.

Also. the end of the first six weeks marks the first UIL grade check. In able to participate in any extra-curricular activities, students must be passing all of their classes. I have placed a link below that provides you with a schedule of UIL eligibility dates for this school year. There is so much going on at MMS right now and it is quite easy for students to lose track of what is most important. Staying in contact with teachers and using the Parent Portal are two really efficient ways to stay on top of your child's academics.

I hope to see you all at upcoming events and as always, thanks for your continued support. Go Cards!


Grade Level Newsletters

What's Been Shakin' at MMS

Mark Your Calendars for these important upcoming dates at MMS

10/9 > Fair Day - No School

10/10 > Cross Country District Meet - 4:30pm in Celina; VB at Anna; GT Information Night - 6:30pm at Home Office

10/11> Picture retakes

10/12> Pep Rally - 3:30pm in Comp. Gym; Football at Bonham.

10/13> Friday Night LIghts - 4:30pm

10/14> Flu Shot Clinic: 2-6pm at HS

10/16> VB vs. Aubrey at HS Gym; Board Meeting - 6pm

10/17> Choir Concert: 7pm at HS; Dyslexia Information Night: 6pm at Home Office

10/19> FB at Caddo Mills

10/20> Friday Night Lights - 4:30pm

10/21> STUCO Fall Dance: 6th Grade 6-7:30pm; 7/8th Grade 8-10pm

MMS Picture Retakes

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 8:30-10:30am

2950 Cardinal Drive

Melissa, TX

Picture Day ID LD947068Q1

STUCO Fall Dance

Saturday, Oct. 21st, 6-10pm

Melissa Middle School Cafeteria

6th Grade Dance: 6-7:30pm

7th/8th Grade Dance: 8-10pm

Safety Scoop from Mr. Eckert

Cardinal Nation,

We have had another great couple of weeks here at MMS. The students have made a smooth transition from one grade level to the next and the 6th grade students have adapted well to the middle school expectations. It has been such a pleasure to see all the students working so hard in class and also getting high fives and fist bumps in the hallway. A couple safety reminders as we get into full swing:

1. Remind students to walk their bikes, scooters, and skateboards across the crosswalks and anytime on school property.

2. Parents/Guardians - please refrain from using your cell phone while on school property, especially during drop off and pick up.

3. Remind students crossing Harrison to the stadium to wait for Officer Barrett or the teacher on duty to give them the signal to cross.

4. Please review cell phone and internet safety with your children. This is so important with today's teens, and it is often times overlooked with busy schedules.

5. We are crowded! Remind students to walk on the right side of the hallway and keep hands and feet to themselves (Unless they are high fiving Mr. Eckert).

We have such a great school, with wonderful teachers, awesome students, and supportive community and parents! Please let me know if you ever have any questions or concerns about safety at MMS. Thank you for everything you do to keep the kids of Melissa safe! Go Cards!

Thompson's Tales - A Message from Your Counselor

Parents, do you want to see some great examples of our Cardinals modeling excellence? Follow our counselor, Mrs. Thompson, on Twitter. You may recognize some faces! @MMSThompson #ModelingExcellence

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