Together We Achieve

MMS Family Newsletter - October 2019

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MMS Wins Student Attendance Award for September - 97.28%

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Thanks for Your Generosity

Because of you, our Fall Fundraiser was a huge success! Parents and supporters helped us reach 75% of our goal, and we raised over $4,500. These funds will be used to help purchase new uniforms, sports equipment, and provide rewards for our students.

12-Month VIP Supporters Will Receive an MMS Eagle Sports Pass for the Year & a VIP Lunch

  1. Catherine Naumoff
  2. Ashley Nicholas
  3. Casey Baylor
  4. Stefanie Burrell
  5. Kevin Burgess
  6. Mavis Jackson
  7. Susan Elza
  8. Meghan Smith
  9. Raymond Teets
  10. Katja Spence
  11. Devon Gooch
  12. Tiffany Wittman
  13. Fred McDowney
  14. Jackie Jones
  15. Taniya Hickman-McDowney
  16. Tina Lambert
  17. Miranda Newman
  18. Shawntaveus Fauntleroy
  19. Rosa Johnson
  20. Will England
  21. Stephanie Tilley
  22. Sherrie Krempasky
  23. Nicholas Lee
  24. Latasha Plummer
  25. Anna Griffin
  26. Doug Griffin
  27. Pamela Jett
  28. Lee Davis
  29. William Redmond
  30. Kelly Knight
  31. Rebecca Beale
  32. Lois Bowen
  33. Becky Bowen
  34. Tiffany Jackson
  35. Angie Dove
  36. Anne Flanagan
  37. Jason Clarke
  38. Steven Spence
  39. Pamela Entwisle
  40. Charlotte Payne
  41. Frank Jones, Jr.
  42. Ewonderlyn Bartlett
  43. Lloyd Bartlett
  44. Tommie Bedford

6-Month Supporters Will Receive VIP Lunch

  1. Sonia Lopez
  2. Brandin Hilbrandt
  3. Clifton Golden
  4. Linda Ondovcik
  5. Angela Perkins
  6. Nicole Lee
  7. Helen Burrell
  8. Kati Finch

3-Month Supporters - We Thank You!

  1. Christina Byrd
  2. Mike Ondovcik
  3. Gwendolyn Mosley
  4. Gail Marshall
  5. Debra Nicholas
  6. Rachael Rawlings
  7. Juan Valencia
  8. Robin McLaurin
  9. Allie Ondovcik
  10. Florence Saunders
  11. Stacie Saunders
  12. Kathryn Witmman
  13. Elizabeth Alcazar-Zepeda
  14. Julie Quade
  15. Eyshu Dantzler
  16. Eugene Swann
  17. Magnum Motors
  18. Eva Mindrup
  19. Dennis Johns
  20. Stefanie Burrell
  21. Sonia Lopez
  22. Sarah Hutcherson

MMS Eagles Are Tough Competitors

This year, we have expanded our middle school sports program adding girls' volleyball and coed soccer. This afforded more students the opportunity to participate in a sport and to be a part of a team. All of our Fall teams have been competitive. In fact, the Lady Eagles Basketball team has amassed a solid 4-3 record. Our girls' volleyball squad earned their first victory of the season over Aylett with 3-0 performance, and the MMS Soccer team dueled Northumberland to a 2-2 tie in their last home game of the season. Also, we had one of the largest and loudest cheerleading squads among the district. All of our student-athletes have represented our school proudly in the classroom and on the fields & court of competition.


10/21 - Girls' Basketball v. Northumberland (Away - 4:30 p.m.)

10/22 - Volleyball v. Colonial Beach (Home @ W&L - 4:15 p.m.)

10/23 - Soccer v. Lancaster (Away - 4:30 p.m.)

10/23 - Girls' Basketball v. St. Clare Walker (Away - 4:30 p.m)

10/24 - Volleyball v. Colonial Beach (Away - 4:30 p.m.)

Benchmark Testing Set to Start

As we near the end of the first quarter, students have been working hard and will have the chance to show what they know. Teachers have been reviewing and practicing for these tests. Make sure your child is well rested and ready to go. Also, help us to complete testing by setting up appointments after school if possible. Students will be taking their tests within in their blocks.

Here is our benchmark schedule:

Math - 10/28 - 10/29

Reading - 10/30 - 10/31

World History I & Science 8 - 11/1

Civics/Science 7 & US History II/Science 6 - 11/7

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8th Grade Marching Band & MMS Spirit Walkers Shine at Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 5th, Montross Middle was well represented. Mr. Bruce Passaretti, band director, assembled one of the few middle school marching bands and showed the county how talented our students were. Composed of eighth grade band students, Mr. Passaretti challenged and prepared them for the parade. The band was supported by Ms. Monica Weldon, 8th grade language arts teacher, who inspired a group of MMS students to show their Eagle pride and march in the parade.


Bullying Prevention Week - 10/21 to 10/25
  • Mon - Eagle Feathers activity
  • Tue - Be the Change activity
  • Wed - Unity Day - Wear ORANGE - grade level pictures
  • Thu - Class Meetings to discuss bullying prevention rules
  • Fri - Designing Olweus posters
State of the Schools - 10/23 at W&L @ 6 p.m.
Fundraiser VIP Lunch for 12-month & 6-month supporters - 10/28

End of the 1st Quarter - 11/4

Teacher Workday - 11/5 (No School for Students)

Parent-Teacher Conferences & Olweus Kickoff Event - 11/11 ( report cards will be distributed at the conference)

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SCA Halloween Dance Will Be Scary FUN! Students will have a chance to change into their costumes after 1st load. If you plan on picking up your child, please arrive NO LATER than 5:30 p.m.