MMS Principal Newsletter

October 9, 2017 @MMSCougarPride

Greetings and Updates from Ms. Gronau

Friday, October 13 will be an assembly from the group Camfel for all MMS students. As a follow-up to the Week of Respect, students will hear from speakers about how to make good decisions during this critical time in their lives. Special thanks to your HSA for sponsoring!

6th and 7th grade will have their first advisory session on Friday, October 13, 2017. They will meet the advisor (an MMS faculty member) and their peers in their advisory group. Advisory is an important structure in secondary schools to ensure personalized support and mentoring from a positive adult in the school. We are proud of the advisory sessions written by our very own MMS teachers and we know it will be a worthwhile experience for your child. Advisory will run twice a month for 6th and 7th grade and once a month in 8th grade. 8th grade advisory begins in November. Look for updates about advisory in upcoming newsletters.

We are planning to start Saturday Academy (9am-12pm at MMS on Saturdays except for holiday weekends) and after school tutoring (3:15-4:15pm M, W, Th, and F) to support students struggling in ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science. We hope to start it in October pending board approval. If not, it will begin in November. Separate email communication will be sent home via email and hard copy to MMS families.

--Ms. Gronau, MMS Principal

Maplewood Middle School Remind App Code @k92d29

This year, the MMS Principal has added a school-wide "Remind App" as another way to communicate with families. Many of your child's teachers will share Remind class codes for you and your child to stay up to date about class events and assignments. As needed, the MMS Principal will periodically use the Remind App to share important info with our school community. Our Maplewood Middle School school-wide code Remind code is listed above (@k92d29). The link below explains how to begin getting notifications. It's a simple way to stay in touch. Join us!