The RED RED Reveille

Your MMS Newsletter - 10/20/17

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A Message from Miller

Cardinal Parents:

What a great trio of students pictured above. These 8th graders have Modeled Excellence and integrity since their first day on this campus two years ago. Grace, Sydney and Ashton represent themselves, their families, our school, and this community so well and we were elated to recognize them at the last school board meeting. And fortunately, they are not the only students Modeling Excellence - they have numerous of classmates doing the same thing. Our students makes MISD distinct - we should all be so proud.

There are a couple of new items in the newsletter that I want to point your attention to. Math has revised their tutoring schedule so that students have more opportunities to meet with their classroom teacher. Please check out that PDF attachment below. Also, all the Band newsletters have been added and you can find those just below the Grade Level Newsletter. Please stay on top of UIL Eligibility dates with the PDF document towards the end of the newsletter. And finally, please take a look at a wonderful charity organization that has been created right here in our community to serve those in need - Feed the Need. I know there is a lot of scrolling required to view the entire newsletter, but there is so much information and things going on at MMS, and I want to make sure we make all of it available to you. The newsletter is one way that we try to do this.

It has been great to see many of you at MMS activities, and I hope to visit with you at future events. Your students are doing wonderful things at our campus each day and their teachers are working hard to maximize their potential. Have a wonderful weekend and Go Cards!


Math Announces new Tutorial Schedule

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North Texas Feed The Need is a summer and break lunch program that delivers lunches to children's homes. Our goal is to ensure no child goes without lunch when school is out. If you would like to be added to our deliveries, please email You can also find us on Facebook at Feed the Need - Melissa for donation locations and volunteer opportunities available.

North Texas Feed the Need is also partnering with MMS to help students with school lunch needs as well. Please contact them or the Middle School is you want more information on how to help out.

Grade Level Newsletters

Band Newsletters

What's Been Shakin' at MMS

Mark Your Calendars for these important upcoming dates at MMS

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

10/23 > VB vs Celina at HS Gyms; MHS PTO Homeland Security Discussion - 7pm in HS Cafeteria

10/24 > Band Fall Concert: 7pm at HS Cafeteria

10/25 > last day to order Bundt Cakes

10/26 > Football vs. Celina at Cardinal Stadium

10/27 > End of 1st Grading Cycle; Final Friday Assembly

10/30 > No School for Students; VB at Bonham

10/31 > Grading Cycle 2 Begins; Bundt Cakes Delivered to 8th Period.

11/2 > Special Olympics BowlingFB vs. Aubrey at Cardinal Stadium; 2nd Annual Reading Festival - 6pm at HME

11/3 > Friday Night Lights - 4:30pm

Lost and Found Items

Any items that remain in the lost and found at Thanksgiving Break will be donated to the local coat drive. The lost and found for MMS is located in the Multi-Purpose Gym.

Safety Scoop from Mr. Eckert

Cardinal Nation,

It's been a fast and furious start to the school year. The students have been working hard in their classes and excelling in extra-curricular activities. One of the most important and often times overlooked factors in determining a student's success in school is whether or not the student feels safe at school. Please talk to your children about their school day and how they feel about their classes, interactions with peers, transitioning between classes, riding the bus, etc... As always, if you feel like something needs to be communicated to the school, please reach out so we can partner with you and your family to solve any concerns. In addition to talking to your child about school, take opportunities to remind them about appropriate internet and cell phone usage. Cell phones with social media access may be the biggest factor in creating tension and social emotional stress with students at the secondary level. Have conversations with your child on how to handle conflict appropriately and remind them that they can always report situations to our counselor, Mrs. Thompson, or myself and we will do our due diligence in investigating the situation. We want all of the students of MMS to feel safe and valued every time they step foot on this great campus. If there is ever anything we can do, please let us know. Have a great weekend and 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

And Then There is Always This . . .