Massabesic Middle School
September 16, 2022
We have had a smooth and celebratory beginning to our school year. It is wonderful to see all of the smiling faces in the halls and hear the buzz of excitement as students reconnect with old friends and make new ones. See for yourself in the newletter photos from some of this month's fun activities and active lessons that have been happening around the building! We have seen instruments coming off the buses in the mornings, as band and chorus classes have begun; fan gear in the halls as students show their school pride and support for the Massabesic Mustangs; and the positive energy of hope in the air. Our Model Mustang program, which recognizes Ready, Respectful, and Responsible actions both big and small, started this week. Dozens of Model Mustangs were entered into our weekly raffle to win prizes. Things are in full swing here at MMS and we are finding our groove. Looking forward to a great month of connecting, learning and growth!
Mrs. Grantham and Mrs. Troiano
Important Upcoming Dates:
September 21 - Early Release Day (student dismissal 12:00)
September 29 - School Picture Day
September 30 - Custodian Appreciation Day
October 3-7 - Scholastic Book Fair
October 7 - No School for RSU 57 students (Teacher In-Service Day)
October 10 - No School for RSU 57 (Indigenous People's Day)
October 11-14 - NWEA testing (*Updated*)
October 29 - Halloween Carnival (hosted by MMS Drama Club, more information to come!)
Important Reminder About Dismissal Time
Please be sure to review our end of day dismissal procedures in the family handbook. A link to the family handbook can be found at the bottom of this newsletter each month. Thank you for your help with this!
NWEA Fall Testing Dates Coming Soon!
Congratulations to This Week's Model Mustangs!
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed
SCHOOL PICTURES REMINDER: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
We Need Your Help!
While an approved Free & Reduced Lunch Application is not necessary for students to receive free meals, completing this form is essential for our RSU 57 schools to receive vital federal and state funding.
Completing the application allows us to receive important federal funding for things like:
Additional teachers who support students in math and literacy
Instructional coaches who support teachers in their classroom
Educational Technicians who can provide target support for struggling students
Additional funding for instructional supplies and materials
Professional development for teachers
Educational software programs that grow student learning
Please complete our Socio-economic Screener found HERE and help ensure that RSU 57 students and schools receive the federal and state funding they deserve.
Photos from this week's Advisory Obstacle Course Activity!
Photos from Allagash Team Building Activity
MMS Athletics and Activities Update
We Mean Business!
Team Aroostook had their students come up with “house” names and a mascot to represent their homerooms. Each house earns points for their group by making positive choices. Miss Olsen’s homeroom decided their mascot would be the "Joebras"—a combination of Joe Bornstein and cobras. When Bornstein’s company heard about this, they sent the team some awesome Joe-related stuff! Here they are showing off their house flag and Bornstein swag!
A Message From Behn Brooks - RSU 57 Operations Manager
Custodian Appreciation Day is September 30
Another job opportunity within RSU 57...
Please note that middle school students are encouraged to attend high school sporting events, but must be accompanied by a supervising adult.