Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter

October 4th, 2021

Important Dates:

October 4th

  • Musical Rehearsal 4:30 pm

October 5th

  • 8th Grade Science PMA
  • Biology PMA
  • GSA Meeting 8:00 am
  • Musical Rehearsal 4:30 pm

October 6th

  • 8th Grade Science PMA
  • Biology PMA

October 7th

  • Chess Club 8:10 am
  • FCA Meeting 8:25 am
  • TSA Club Meeting 8:30 am
  • Chorus Officer Meeting 8:30 am
  • Musical Rehearsal 4:30 pm

October 8th

  • Girls/Boys Basketball Informational Meeting 6:15 pm

October 11th

  • Teacher Planning Day

October 13th

  • 8th Grade PSAT Testing

October 15th

  • Student vs. Teacher Volleyball Match

October 16th

  • Campus Cleanup 8:00am-10:00 am

October 19th

  • Student Flu Shots

October 22nd

  • School Activities Fair

Parent Reminders:

Quarter 1 Ends Soon

Quarter 1 will end on October 8th. Students need to follow up with their teachers this week regarding missing assignments.

Planning Day October 11th

Due to the teacher planning day on October 11th, students will not have school.

Requesting Parent Conferences

If you would like to set up a parent conference with a teacher, please reach out to Ms. Dukes who works in our School Counseling Office.

Ms. Dukes


Colder Weather

Since the weather will be changing soon, we are expecting students to start trying to wear hats and hoodies on campus. Please encourage your student not to wear a hoodie over their heads.

Admin and security are working very hard to confiscate those items when students are wearing them on campus. Thank you for supporting MMS policies in order for us to have a safe campus.

Social Media Challenge

There are very popular social media challenges that are occurring across our schools in Jacksonville and surrounding cities. Please remind your student this behavior will not be tolerated at Mandarin Middle School. Students who exhibit this type of disturbing behavior will receive consequences based on the DCPS Code of Conduct.


School Event Coming Soon:

MMS Students vs. Teachers Volleyball Match

We will host our MMS Students vs. Teachers Volleyball match on October 15th. Students that DO NOT have any referrals and have less than five tardies for Quarter 1 will be invited to attend the school wide event. Masks will be required.

Hawk Nation

Students of the Week

Julian Melendez

While announcing the student of the week, Julian's name was called by mistake. Julian told the front office that we had the wrong Julian. We appreciate his honesty! Students like you make Hawk Nation great! ~ Ms. Humphreys

Julian Zetterower

"A couple of weeks ago, during dismissal, a student dropped a $5 bill. Julian picked it up and rushed to give it back to the student! "~ Ms. Farjian

Math Tutoring

If your child needs additional tutoring outside of school hours, please see the Mandarin Tutoring Organization below.


Testing Information:

This is our last week of DCPS PMA testing for our students. Please see the schedule below for this week's tests.
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PSAT 8/9

On October 13th, the PSAT (8/9) will be administered to our students. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. When students are in 11th grade, PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. Click on PSAT 8/9 for more information.

MMS Athletics:

Athlete of the Week

Rayna Joquin - 8th grader

"Rayna always shows up to practice with a smile on her face and ready to work hard. She has taken on a leadership role as of a result of her positive attitude and work ethic. Rayna has over a 3.0 G.P.A. and is one of the team captains. We look forward to watching her grow and lead this year's volleyball team. " -Coach Shumnes

Football and Volleyball Schedule

October 4th

Volleyball at Southside

6:30 pm

October 5th

Football vs. Darnell Cookman (H)

5:30 pm

October 6th

Volleyball vs. YWLA(H)

5:30 pm

Girls/Boys Basketball Interest Meeting

Coach Mobley will host an informational meeting on October 8th for MMS Girls Basketball Tryouts. Meeting will occur in the gymnasium at 6:15 pm. For more information, please contact mobleyl3@duvalschools.org.

Last Week's Important Announcements

Grade Level Administrators

Each grade level is assigned an administrator. If you have concerns or questions, please reach out to the appropriate administrator.

6th Grade: Mr. Wright

7th Grade: Ms. Bailey

8th Grade Girls: Ms. Bailey

8th Grade Boys: Mr. Wright

Mr. Wright


Ms. Bailey


Class T-Shirts

Did you miss purchasing a class t-shirt during orientation? Click on the flyer below to purchase a t-shirt. Once the purchasing window closes, the items will be printed and shipped.

Class T-Shirt Online Store

DCPS School Calendar

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