The Seahawks Call
Week of November 9, 2020 Volume 9
Message from Principal Taylor
Preparation for Phase 2
Yesterday, Superintendent Kim Hill sent a message to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) stating how we were prepared to move to Phase 2 of our Reopening Plan; however, the recent rise in COVID-19 cases has caused us to pause our move to in-person learning for students.
Therefore, we will remain in Phase 1 and will not consider a move to Phase 2 until after the first of the year because of the upcoming holiday season. CCPS will continue virtual learning for all students until further notice.
Effective Monday, November 9th, students will continue to learn in the virtual learning environment.
Drive Through Thanksgiving Food Drive
Career Technology and Education (CTE) Programs
Hello 8th Grade Families,
The time has come for you and your student to begin thinking about his or her transition from Milton Somers to High School. Throughout the middle school years, we have explored various educational and career outlets. Charles County Public Schools provides a great opportunity for students to narrow down their potential career choices. North Point High School offers 16 CTE programs beginning in 9th grade. Additionally, various Career Technology and Education programs are available at all our high schools throughout the school system.
Over the last two days, I have sent out information to parents and students via Synergy. Please make sure to check your ParentVue and StudentVue emails to receive important CTE information. Also, in your spare time, please check out the CTE promotional video below:
Also, November 19, 2020 is “National Parent Involvement Day”. Please mark your calendars for a special virtual CTE presentation for you, our Milton Somers family, at 6pm! The Somers PTSO will be hosting a virtual Parent Information Night in which CTE Specialists will be present to answer any questions and provide more information. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to login to gain extra knowledge for the upcoming CTE application process.
Important date to remember:
- CTE Application opens on Monday, November 23, 2020 and will close on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 more information will follow.
Please continue to monitor your students’ progress as we work together to navigate virtual learning.
Celebrate American Freedom Week - November 9 - 13, 2020 Let's Honor our very own MSMS Veterans
Marlon Walker - 6th Grade Vice Principal
United States Marines Corps
Active Duty - 6 years
Michelle Coney - Social Studies Teacher
Senior Airman - 4 Years
Royshel Richardson - English Language Arts Teacher in our EA Program
Security Forces - 13 years
A Tribute to our Veterans - Freedom is not Free by Ashley Persyn
There is a price we pay for freedom
For it is not truly free
But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans
To buy our liberty,
As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river through the grass
Over the years it’s forgotten, war is placed in our past
I don’t think we all realize the importance Veterans play
as they voluntarily serve America each and every day.
We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield
Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.
So if you would take a second to commemorate
You will instantly see
We owe veterans our gratitude
For they are the reason we are free.
Milton Somers Yearbook
This year is unlike any other--help us document the life of our Somers Seahawks during the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested in joining the yearbook staff, please fill out this application no later than November 17th. Meetings will run on Wednesday's from December through April. If you have any questions about yearbook, please contact Mrs. Strobel or Ms. Villella-Villela.
Marlon Walker - 6th Grade VP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Panizzi - 7th Grade VP - email@example.com
Wualanda Thenstead - 8th Grade VP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Matthew - Administrative Asst. - email@example.com
Kenneth Tojek - 6th Grade Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Franklin - 7th Grade Counselor - email@example.com
Brittany Williams - 8th Grade Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Andrea Johnson - Reading Resource Teacher (Reading) - email@example.com
Jennifer Branham - Instructional Resource Teacher (Math) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Johnson - Learning Resource Teacher (Gifted Education and Testing Coordinator) - email@example.com