Madeira Middle School News

December 2, 2021

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Principal Update

MMS Families,

We want to take a few minutes to welcome December, which always seems like such a busy month, and provide each of you with a few updates.

Congratulations to Mrs. Rossi-Riel and her family who welcomed a new daughter in November. We are excited to welcome Ms. Howell, who will be subbing in our Art classes until Mrs. Rossi-Riel returns.

As we are coming back from our Thanksgiving break, we are pausing here at MMS to hit reset. We want to continue to reinforce positive behaviors but also take the time to address some areas that need attention. We have been reviewing some of our rules, expectations, and our response with individual grade level teams. We are asking for your support with a couple of areas.

  • Cell Phones - Students are not allowed to carry a cell phone. Phones should be placed in a student's locker at the beginning of the school day. If you need to get a message to your student during the day, please do not text them, but call the office and we will be happy to assist.
  • If your student contacts you because they are not feeling well, please remind them that they need to go to the nurse. Our nurse will assess them and then reach out to you.
  • School begins at 8:00. Any student arriving after 8:00 will be counted as tardy and will need to sign-in at the front office.

We have amazing students here at MMS and we want to make sure they feel connected and supported. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please reach out with a phone call or email.

We look forward to seeing everyone at one of the many upcoming events and/or performances!

Thank you for your continued support!

Nicole Huelsman

Principal, Madeira Middle School

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Upcoming Date Reminders...

Dec. 7th - 5th & 6th Choir Concert @ MHS 7pm

Dec. 10th - Spelling Bee 9:30

Dec. 17th - Variety Show

Dec. 17th - End of 2nd Quarter

Jan. 12th - PTO Mtg. 9:15am (via zoom)

Jan. 17th - MLK Day (No School)

Jan. 27th - 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert 7pm @ MHS

Jan. 28th & 29th - MMS Musical

8th Grade Exams

For our 8th graders taking high school classes at MHS, please note the changes for the week before Winter Break. Students taking Honors Algebra II at MHS will take this exam on Wednesday, December 15th following lunch at MHS.

Monday, December 13th & Tuesday, December 14th
- Regular Schedule

Wednesday, December 15th - World Language Exam 7:35-9:35 (students will then return to MMS)

Thursday, December 16th & Friday, December 17th - NO High School classes for 8th grade. Students will report to MMS at 8:00.

Helping Hands

As a service to the students and families of our community, the Helping Hands program is intended to facilitate Madeira’s ability to provide support for those of us in need through the school year. We understand that hardships can arise unexpectedly, and we know that there are many people in our town that very much want to help. Helping Hands is an effort to make the connections that help our community be a better place.

For families who would like to donate, we will be collecting gift cards this year. We believe that this is the safest and most accessible option for our community. We are asking that the value of each gift card not exceed increments of $50.

While all gift cards are accepted and appreciated, we are requesting gift cards to the following:





The district-wide gift card collection begins immediately and will continue through December 10, 2021. Donations can be dropped off to any school building, or sent in with your student in an envelope addressed to the building specific school counselor.

Math Counts 2022

If you love math, problem solving & puzzles please join us for Math Counts.

When: January 6th at 3:05pm - 4:15pm

Where: Room 220 (Mrs. Flick's)

*There will also be Spring Math Bowl at UC for those who want to compete.

Yearbook Orders

It's time to order a 2021-2022 MMS Yearbook. Please use the link to order a yearbook for $16. The deadline to order is January 28. Email Lindsey Isaacs ( with any questions. Thank you!

Madeira Middle School PTO

Our Luminary Sale was a success this year! Thank you to everyone who purchased kits. We raised over $11,000 for MMS. Don't forget to Light Up Madeira on the evening of Sunday, December 5th from 5-8pm with your luminaries. We have a few extra kits available for purchase.

Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for January 12th at 9:15 via zoom.

We are looking for some volunteers to help with:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (in May)
  • Teacher Conference Meals (February)

If you are willing to help, please email MMS PTO President, Lange Combs at

Help Needed

Please consider helping us by becoming a substitute at Madeira Middle School. We have been challenged to find subs for both teachers and educational aides.

Please apply today at

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