The RED RED Reveille

Your MMS Newsletter - 5/5/2107

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A Message from Miller

Cardinal Parents:

Wow! What a busy and impressive two weeks we have had at our district and on our campus. The 8th Grade Send-Off dance was a great success - our students turned out in big numbers, they were all dressed so nice, and seemed to have great time. Next, Expresso Yourself was an awesome event and so many of our students' talents were on full display. And then, this past week our Theater Dept. finished their season with a mystery dinner theater. When reflecting on all of these events, I am reminded once again how fortunate we are to work with and for such talented and dedicated students. These students impress me more and more each day and this group has set the bar very high.


I want to thank some folks for their consistent support with our campus. First, the parents who have donated their time to help our campus pull off events like the dances and performances. Also, to all the parents who attend these events - nothing validates and excites students more than to have their loved ones watch them share their talents and passions. And finally, we are so grateful for the PTSO, Booster Club, and many parents who have brought food and gifts to MMS this past week during Teacher Appreciation Week. The amount of "goodies" that have been bestowed up on Faculty Lounge and offices is unbelievable, and I'm fairly sure all of our staff will spend next weekend in a carb-comatose, but we certainly feel appreciated and supported by this wonderful community.


We are reaching the finish line, but the home stretch is very important and full of further events that will allow our students to shine and also create life-long memories. I look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming events. Go Cards!

Grade Level Newsletters

Congratulations to Our Poetry Winners

Mark Your Calendars for these important upcoming dates at MMS

5/8 > STAAR Testing: 6th/7th Math; 8th Math Retest - 9am to 1pm

5/9 > STAAR Testing: 6th/7th Reading; 8th Reading Retest - 9am - 1pm; Percussion Concert - 7pm at MMS

5/10 > STAAR Testing: 8th Science

5/11 > STAAR Testing: 8th Social Studies; Athletic Info Night - 5:30pm in MS Cafeteria

5/12 > Friday Night Lights: 4:30 - 6:30pm

5/15 > Band Field Trip to Six Flags; Board Meetin - 6pm

5/16 > Band Spring Concert: 6:30pm at MMS

5/17 > Immunization Clinic: 7:30 - 9am; 6th Grade Band Soundpost Musical Festival; Athletic Physicals: noon - 5:30pm at HS Gymnasium

5/19 > Special Olympics in Prosper; GT Field Trip; Incoming 6th Grade Pep Rally - 2:30pm in Comp. Gym

Important News from the PTSO

Texas Roadhouse in McKinney

Tues, May 9th

Safety Scoop from Mr. Eckert

Cardinal Nation,

I would like to make you aware of a few safety concerns I have noticed over the past few weeks as we inch closer and closer to the end of the year. It is important that we stay diligent in abiding by routines and procedures we have in place on campus to keep students safe and engaged! Fidgets, fidgets, fidgets...these things are everywhere. Please don't allow your students to bring fidgets to school unless they are an approved fidget and your child has a diagnosed educational need. They are becoming a distraction in class and have created subsequent discipline problems. If you have questions about fidgets, please contact me at marcuseckert@melissaisd.org and I will be happy to discuss them with you. Another important reminder is to please continue following MRI and MMS traffic protocols at drop off and pick up. This time of year there is an increased amount of traffic before school at drop off. Please respect are awesome volunteers and follow the procedures we have in place. Thank you and have a great weekend! Go Cards!

Attention Incoming Parent: Important Immunization Information

Please review the flyer and letter regarding immunizations for 7th Grade Students from Nurse Venner. Please remember that all 7th grade students must receive immunizations before attended classes.


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Athletic Parent Info Night

Thursday, May 4th, 5:30-6:30pm

MMS Cafeteria

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