IN THE MIDDLE

March 28, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday-Thursday, March 28-31

  • Kids Against Hunger Games Tickets Sold


Wednesday, March 30

  • MS Variety Show, 6:30 pm


Thursday, March 31

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Friday, April 1

  • Hunger Games (Fundraiser for Kids Against Hunger)


Monday-Friday, April 4-8

  • SPRING BREAK


Monday, April 11

  • School Resumes


Tuesday, April 12

  • PTSA Meeting @ Media Center, 5:30 pm


Wednesday, April 13

  • MSTEP Testing Begins (5th and 8th Grade)


Thursday, April 14

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Friday, April 15

  • MSTEP Testing (8th Grade Only)
  • Spirit Day: Wear PJs


Monday, April 18

  • MSTEP Testing (5th Grade Only)
  • BOE Meeting @ Ackerson, 6:00 pm


Tuesday, April 19

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Wednesday, April 20

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Thursday, April 21

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Friday, April 22

  • Math and Science Night @ Klager (Showcasing 5th Grade's CO2 Dragsters), more info to come


Tuesday, April 26-Thursday, April 28

  • MSTEP Testing (6th Grade)
  • Book Fair


Wednesday, April 27

  • Book Fair, 3:00 - 6:30 pm


Friday, April 29

  • Spirit Day: Wear a Hat

A MINUTE WITH MRS. MAYES


  • We are looking for parent volunteers who may want to help monitor the cafeteria and playground each day. 5th and 6th grade lunch / recess is from 11:30 - 12:00 while 7th and 8th grade takes a break from 12:30 - 1:00. If you are interested, just let the office know. Helping once a week, twice a month, any little bit would be much appreciated. Thanks for considering!
  • Did you know that Mrs. Mayes is the State and Federal Coordinator for Michigan's Elementary and Middle School Principal's Association? That simply means that I advocate for students and for education with legislators at both the state and national level. I made a recent trip to Washington, DC--and, if interested, you can learn more by clicking here.
  • MSTEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - formerly MEAP) is just around the corner. 5th and 8th graders will be testing from 4/13 - 4/21. 6th graders will be assessed on 4/26-4/28. Lastly, 7th graders begin testing on 5/12 and go through 5/19. See how you can help your child do his/her very best by accessing this report to parents put out by the National Association of Elementary (and Middle School) Principals.
  • Did you know that Manchester High School was recognized by MLive as having the highest graduation rate in Washtenaw County? (We are slide 13.) Congrats to all the parents, faculty, and staff who work hard to make this happen.
  • Interesting article about chronic absences vs. tardies- Attendance matters, and the academic cost for students and families of missing a lot of school is detailed here. See why
  • Field trip season is quickly approaching. Please be sure to review the student handbook's guidelines for participation:
FIELD TRIPS: In order to participate in building field trips, all students will be expected to maintain good attendance, grades and proper behavior. The following eligibility guidelines have been established for participants:
1. More than 4 unexcused absences after January 1st will result in trip ineligibility.

2. More than one suspension will result in trip ineligibility.

3. More than 3 referrals of the same offense after January 1st will result in trip ineligibility.

4. A semester and/or quarter grade of E in two or more classes will result in trip ineligibility.


HELPFUL INFORMATION:

  1. Text alerts are available through Remind. TEXT @mms5678 to 81010
  2. Weekly classroom assignment charts are listed below, or you can also find them under the middle school's "Parents & Students" tab.

Congratulations to Abby Diuble

Abby Diuble was recognized at the March Board of Education Meeting for receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award through Prudential Financial. Read about her project to get wireless emergency alarm systems for individuals with hearing impairments in today's edition of the Manchester Mirror.
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GREAT Day at U of M

Hi! My name is Kate Panter and I'm reaching out to you in regards to GREAT Day, an event put on by the Society of Women Engineers at the University of Michigan aimed to spark the interest of 7th through 10th grade girls in engineering and technology.


This year, GREAT (Girls Researching Engineering and Technology) Day will be held on Saturday, April 16th from 9am - 4pm. Throughout the day, participants will be involved in a rotation of three different engineering activities, take a tour of North Campus, and be given the chance to ask questions to a panel of engineering professionals.


Parents are also very welcome at this event. They will have the opportunity to tour North Campus and various facilities across the College of Engineering and speak with current engineering students, professors, and professionals in industry to make sure any and all questions they may have about engineering are answered!


Please use this form to sign up and do so as quickly as possible. There are limited spots in this event. The cost for participation is $7 + PayPal tax. This fee is non-refundable. It includes both breakfast and lunch and there will be food to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions. There will be a place to note this on the sign-up form. This $7 charge is per person, both students and parents will need to pay. If this fee will keep you or your child from participating, please contact me at great-day-chairs16@umich.edu and we will make other arrangements.


If you have any questions please contact Kate Panter or Paro Sen at great-day-chairs16@umich.edu.

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Meet Mrs. Staten, School Secretary


Mrs. Staten is a long-term employee of Manchester Community Schools. She began working for the district 19 years ago as a paraprofessional and has since worked in the office as both a clerk and now as the school secretary. Both of her children are graduates of MCS. When she's not greeting the visitors at the front office, Mrs. Staten loves spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren,


Be sure to say, "hello" to Mrs. Staten whenever you stop by MMS! You won't regret it. =)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS / ATHLETICS

  • Builders Club meets next on April 12 and April 26.


  • Middle School Track: April 13 @ Michigan Center, 4:30 pm
  • Middle School Track: April 18 @ Napoleon, 4:30 pm
  • Middle School Track: April 20 @ Manchester, 4:30 pm

MMS Student Handbook 2015-2016

Click here to review the handbook.

Manchester Middle School

District Vision:

Educational Excellence in a Caring Community


District Purpose:

Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.


District Mission Statement

Manchester Community Schools, in partnership with parents and community, use best practices to develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in all students to ensure they are future ready.


School Mission:

To provide a secure, challenging learning environment which will empower all students to achieve their greatest potential. The MMS team joins the parents and community to assist students in developing skills necessary to become successful, responsible, contributing citizens.