MMS Eagle News Winter 2018 - 2019
MMS: A Redesignated National School To Watch
Make Up Day February 18, 2019
Spring Student Led Conference Days
Students and Teachers Return January 7
January 8: BB v BSMS @4:30 PM, Away
January 8: Wrestling v Powdersville, Home, 5 PM
January 10: Report Cards Go Home
January 10: BB v Carver, Away @ 4:30 PM
January 10: D7 Spelling Bee, 6 PM, MMS Theater
January 10: Wrestling v Chesnee, Away, 5 PM
January 11: Report Card Envelope Due To SOAR Teacher Signed by Parent
January 12: Border Qualifier
January 14: BB v FFMS, Away, 4:30 PM
January 15: Wrestling v Carver, Home, 5 PM
January 16: Peachtree Tournament, Away, BSMS
January 17: BB v Dawkins, Away, 4:30 PM
January 19: Carolina Invitational, Wrestling, Lexington HS, All Day
****January 21: Student/Teacher Holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day***
January 22: BB v Gable, Away, 4:30 PM
January 24: BB v DR Hill, Away, 4:30 PM
January 27: Possible BB Make Up Game Day
January 28: BB v FCMS, Home, 4:30 PM**** Rescheduled from December 10
January 30: BB Conference Day 1, Location TBD
February -- African American History Month
February 1: African American History Month Celebration Begins
February 4: BB Conference Tournament Round 2, Location TBD
February 5: 7th Grade Dental Screenings
February 6: Orchestra to Atlanta
February 6: BB Tournament Semi-Finals, Girls, Gaffney Middle School
February 7: BB Tournament Semi-Finals, Boys, Gaffney Middle School
February 9: BB Tournament Finals, Boys and Girls, Gaffney Middle School
February 11: Progress Reports Go Home
February 12: Progress Reports Due to SOAR Teacher Signed By an Parent
February 12: Beta Club Installation, 6 PM
***February 15: EARLY DISMISSAL DAY For Teacher Professional Learning, 12:15 PM***
February 18: MAKE UP DAY
February 19: 7th Grade Parent Meeting, 5:30
February 21: NAEP Test, Selected 8th Grade Students
February 27: Black History Month Celebration Assembly
March 20--End of 9 Weeks
****MARCH 26 OR 28---STUDENT LED CONFERENCE NIGHT 3:30 to 6 PM****
March 27--Report Cards Go Home
March 28--Report Cards Due To SOAR Teacher
March 29--Student and Teacher Holiday
YES Week---Mark Your Calendars
Y.E.S. Week is May 28-31. It is one of our most important weeks of the year. May 31 will be a half day and we will dismiss at 12:15. Remember if your child does not participate in YES they will be required to take end of year exams.
Check out the catalogs:
McCracken Redesignated As A National School To Watch!
Cold and Flu Season Is Just Here!!! Take precautions to stay healthy....
1. Wash hands frequently. Our next best choice is hand sanitizer.
2. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Sneezing/coughing into a Kleenex is best and if that is not available then into the crook of your arm
3. Remember to come to school after you have been fever free without any fever reducers for 24 hours.
4. Get a good night's sleep each night.
5. Exercise and a good diet always help.
We are hoping for a healthy year and we appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our nurse Ms. Russell.
Discount Cards Always Available In The Main Office for $10 Each! Check out these deals!
Our First Turn In Day for Discount Cards is August 31st--sell your discount cards for fabulous prizes. Our 3 Top Sellers Will also win cash prizes! Each student selling 15 cards will win an all expense trip to Carowinds. If you sell 3 cards your student will receive a "Homework Pass." Thank you for supporting this event that funds so many initiatives, field trip scholarships, and many other fun days.
Look at these fabulous businesses who are participating
New On Our Card:
Burrito Hub: 10% Off Purchase
Ike's Corner Grill: Free beverage with purchase of meal
Mezcal Taverna Mexicana: 10% off Purchase
Nacho Taco: Buy 1 Quesadilla, Get 1 of Equal or Lesser Value Free
Pelicans: Buy any size SnoBall, Get 1 Topping Free--Hillcrest Onlys
Pizza Inn: Free beverage with the purchase of a buffet
Rocky Moo: Free Mini Ice Cream Sandwich or One Scoop Cup with Purchase
Waffle House: 10% off Purchase
Returning This Year!
*Bob's Car Wash: $3 off of any wash
*Master's Mark: 15% off dry cleaning
*Take 5 Oil Change: $6 off oil change
*Stay Mobil: 15% off your next repair
*Twisty's: 10% off purchase
*Arby's on Pine Street: Buy 1 Classic Roast Beef Sandwich, get 1 free
*Bojangles on East Main Street: Free seasoned fries with purchase
*The Clock: 10% Off @ Spartanburg, Gaffney and Duncan locations, excluding specials
*Coffee Bar East: 25% Off!! NEW OFFER THIS YEAR!!
*Fratello's: $5 off a $30 or more purchase
*Japan House: 10% off purchase
*Firehouse Subs: Free 22oz drink with purchase of any sub
*Sub Station II: 10% Off total purchase-Asheville Hwy, John B. White Locations
*Sonic: Buy 1 Sonic Works Burger, get 1 free
*Dairy Queen: Buy 1 Blizzard, get 1 of equal or less value for $.99
*Krispy Kreme: Buy 1 dozen at regular price, get 1 dozen for $2, plus tax, Sptbg only.
*Los Mexicanos: Purchase 1 combo (1-40) and 2 drinks, get a second combo free
*McDonald's: Buy an extra value meal and get the same sandwich free
*Mellow Mushroom: 10% off purchase
*Monarch Cafe: Free tea with purchase of lunch item
*Monsoon Noodle House: Free beverage with purchase of entree
*Papa John's Pizza: Buy 1 large 2 topping pizza for $14.99 + tax, get one free. Pick Up Only.
*Star Lanes: Free shoe rental with purchase of a game
2 for 1! Help MMS PTSO while you shop with Amazon, Publix, and Office Depot.
QUICK & EASY WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO OUR SCHOOL!
If you shop online at Amazon, please bookmark and use the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8818169
AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your purchase to McCracken each time you shop! (No fees are charged for participating.) When you click on the link the first time, you will need to enter:
1. "McCracken Middle School PTSO";
2. Then select "McCracken Middle School PTSO" as your charity of choice.
3. Each subsequent time you log in using the link, "McCracken Middle School PTSO" will show as your chosen charity.
*Remember to pick up your Publix card from the main office and swipe your card when you shop.
*When shopping at Office Depot just mention MMS and our PTSO receives 5% of each sale.
Social Media Tips and Sites for Parents
This site has a wealth of information about the meaning of music lyrics, movie content and reasons for ratings, trending social media sites and other ways to keep your child safe on the internet. Included is information on safe and unsafe social media sites for your student.
These sites also have a lot of information at a glance:
Super Article For Managing Social Media With Teens......
Parent and Child Social Media Contract for Home.......SO IMPORTANT!
What is SnapChat video......one of the most popular sites for students at MMS using personal devices.