MMS Eagle News Fall/Winter 2019
MMS: A Redesignated National School To Watch
Early Dismissal Days at 12:15 PM --- November 13, February 14, April 15
Just a reminder we will dismiss at 12:15 PM on Wednesday, November 13, Friday February 14, and Wednesday, April 15 for teacher professional development. There will be no activity buses, all regular bus routes will run and breakfast/lunch will be served. Thank you for making on time pick up arrangements.
6th Grade Parents: Schedule Your Tdap Vaccination -- Required Before 7th Grade
Just a reminder to schedule your child's Tdap Vaccination Booster or ask that it be given at your next well child check up. It is very difficult to get this appointment and it can take weeks to months to get it scheduled. The summer is the busiest time for these vaccinations. This vaccination has been required to begin 7th grade since 2013. After you have the vaccination, please drop by a copy of your updated record and we will cross your name off of the list for vaccinations.
Thank you for handling this for us so that your student will start 7th grade on time.
Scholastic Book Fair
Veterans Day at MMS
The faculty, staff, and students McCracken Middle School cordially invite you to our Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM.
Please provide us with the names of family and/or friends who have proudly served our county so we may honor them at our program. The deadline to submit this information is Monday, October 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM.
Important Dates Mark Your Calendar
****Early Dismissal Days: November 13, February 14 and April 15 at 12:15 PM****
Student Led Conferences are October 24 and 29 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM
Exam Week: December 16-20---No Early Exams and Missed Exams Require Prior Approval To Make Up
YES Week: May 26-29, 2020--Any student missing YES week must take ALL exams the first
week of June. This requires prior approval.
****IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES FOR OCTOBER THROUGH JANUARY****
7--VB v Carver, Home 4:30 PM
9---7th Grade FB v Boiling Springs Middle School, Home, 5 PM
10---Student Flu Vaccine Clinic--8:30 AM
10--8th Grade FB v Boiling Springs Middle School, Away, 5 PM
16-- PSAT Day for 8th Grade---No Make Ups--Please arrive by 8 AM
16--7th Grade FB, Open Date
17--8th Grade FB, Open Date
21--End of the 9 Weeks
22—PTSO Fall Treat Day for Faculty and Staff
23—7th Grade FB v Fairforest Middle School, Home, 5 PM
24—Student Led Conference Night, 3:30 to 6:30
24---8th Grade FB v Fairforest Middle School, Away, 5 PM
28---Report Cards Go Home
29---Student Led Conference Night, 3:30 to 6:30
30---7th Grade Football Conference Championship Games, Location TBD, 5 PM
31---8th Grade Football Conference Championship Games, Location TBD, 5 PM
5---Student Holiday/ELECTION DAY! See you at the polls!
11--Veterans Day Assembly--9 AM
12--Clubs and Fine Arts Yearbook Pictures--No Make Ups--begin at 1:30
13--Early Dismissal Day at 12:15 PM for teacher professional development
18---Progress Reports Home
21---Orchestra Concert at 6 PM
25---6th Grade Field Trip to Asheville
2---Chorus Concert for 6th through 8th Grade
5---Basketball v Carver, 4:30, AWAY*****Note venue change
5--Band Concert, Gym, 6 PM
9---Basketball v Dawkins, 4:30, Away
12--Last Day for Quizzes, Tests and Projects
12--Basketball v Boiling Springs, 4:30, Away
13 and 16--Exam Review Days
16---Basketball v Florence Chapel, 4:30, Away
17--7th Period Exam
18--1st and 2nd Period Exams
19---3rd and 4th Period Exams
19---Basketball v DR Hill, 4:30, Home
20---EARLY DISMISSAL DAY AT 12:15
20---5th and 6th Period Exams
20---END OF 2nd NINE WEEKS
23-31----Winter Holiday for Students and Teachers
1 -6---Winter Holiday for Students and Teachers
7---Student and Teachers Return
7---Basketball v Fairforest Middle, 4:30, Home
9--Report Cards Home
9----Basketball v Gable, 4:30, Home
13--Basketball v Sims, 5:00, Home***Later Starting Time
16---Basketball v DR Hill, 4:30, Home
20--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, No School
21---Basketball v DR Hill, 4:30, Home
23---Basketball v Gaffney Middle, 4:30, Home
27---Basketball v Carver, 4:30, HOME*******Note Venue Change
30---Basketball v Fairforest Middle, 4:30, Home
February 1---Spartanburg Sings
February 3---Black History Month Celebration Begins
YES Week---Mark Your Calendars---MAY 26-29
Y.E.S. Week is May 26-29. It is one of our most important weeks of the year. May 28 and 29 will be half days 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.
Cold and Flu Seasons Are 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
*Waffle House: 10% off purchase
*Pelicans Hillcrest Only: Buy any size SnoBall, get one free
*Pizza Inn: Free beverage with purchase of an adult buffet
*Rocky Moo: Free mini ice cream sandwich or one scoop cup with purchase
*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 Coffee Drinks!!
*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
*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.