MMS Eagle News Spring 2019

MMS: A Redesignated National School To Watch

Early Dismissal Days --- April 17, May 30 and 31

Just a reminder we will dismiss at 12:15 PM on Wednesday, April 17 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.

End Of Year Testing Schedule

For Students Who Have Prior Approval Missing YES Week, please contact individual teachers about make up exams to receive credit and to schedule that time to take the exam.

May 6---6th Grade ELA Day 1

May 7---6th Grade ELA Day 2

May 8---6th Grade Math

May 9---6th Grade Science

May 10--6th Grade Make Up Tests

May 13--7th/8th Grade ELA Day 1

May 14--7th/8th Grade ELA Day 2

May 15--7th/8th Grade Math

May 16--7th Grade Social Studies

May 16-8th Grade Science

May 17--Make Ups

May 20--Digital Literacy Exam 7th/8th Grade

May 21--EOC Algebra 1

May 22--Algebra 2 and Physical Science Exam

May 23--Foreign Language Exam Day and Physical Science Exam

May 24--Make up exams and Yearbook Fun Day at 1:30 PM

May 28-31--YES Week and Make Up Exams

Important Dates To Finish The Year

Early Dismissal Days: April 17, May 30 and 31, 12:15 PM


May 2--Orchestra Finale, SHS Gym

May 6--Teacher Appreciation Week Begins

May 6-24--SC PASS, SC Ready, EOC, and High School Exams Given

May 7--Chorus Concert, 6th Grade, 6 PM

May 10--Dance, MMS Commons, 6-8:30 PM

May 16 and 17--MMS Musical, The Music Man, 6 PM

May 18--Middle School High School League Physicals, Information in Main Office

May 24--MacBook and Charger Turn In Day, 8 AM

May 24--Yearbook Signing Fun Time, 1:30 to 3 PM

May 27--Memorial Day, Student and Teacher Holiday

May 28-31 YES Week, Students not attending YES Week are required to take all final exams

May 30--Early Dismissal, 12:15 PM

May 31--Early Dismissal, 12:15 PM

May 31--Presentation of Learning Day, YES Concludes, 9:30 - 10:45 AM

May 31--Last Day of School

May 31--Final Report Card Home

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 30 and 31 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.

Check out the catalogs:

Course List

Interest List

McCracken Redesignated As A National School To Watch!

On December 1, 2017 a team of six evaluators visited MMS to determine if we would be redesignated as a School To Watch. We were THRILLED to learn that we were approved. This is a tremendous accomplishment as we had to demonstrate significant growth and reach rather lofty goals. It is truly a reflection of the hard work of our amazing teachers, our super students, awesome administrators and phenomenal support staff along with the endless support of our terrific parents. It is an exciting time for McCracken.

Cold and Flu Season Is Here!!! Take precautions to stay healthy....

Just a couple of reminders to help us all 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.

If you shop online at Amazon, please bookmark and use the following link:
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

Parenting middle school students is an amazing journey and social media has become a big part of that parent adventure. Most of the time social media is a fun way for teens and tweens to connect and communicate with each other and you using personal devices. FaceBook and Twitter are now parent places while Instagram, Tumblr, Vine and SnapChat are the hangouts for teens now. Being aware of where your child is going on their personal devices and helping to keep them safe are all important for the parent of today's teen. I hope you will use these sites as conversation starters and tools with your student. I hope you find these helpful.

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......

Social Media Advice for Parents!

Parent and Child Social Media Contract for Home.......SO IMPORTANT!

What is SnapChat of the most popular sites for students at MMS using personal devices.

Follow Us on Facebook

District 7 Website and The MMS Website