Middle River Middle Newsletter
Kindness Matters and Bullying Prevention Month
Attention 8th grade students and families! The portal is now open for your high school magnet applications. All 8th grade students have received the flyer containing the QR code for the magnet brochure and application. There is a magnet program for almost any career our students might consider. Check out the brochure and apply by November 3rd. Any questions, please contact Ms. Ridgell, 8th grade counselor.
Dance Company Auditions
Dance Company Auditions are being held on October 25th, 2023 from 3:00PM until 3:45PM.
Rehearsals (once accepted): Wednesday’s
Time: 3:00PM until 4:45PM (may vary with notice)
Brief Details: Dancers will study genres of dance, not limited to, Cultural Rhythms, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, etc. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform at Basketball games, field trips, dance festivals, and in school activities. Dancers are expected to hold themselves as professionals, academically and professionally within dance, at all times.
*except field trip lunch -optional.
Family Movie Night
Attedance form link
Students can pick up permission forms from Dr. Baldwin in Room 7 or they can use the following link to print permission forms here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gay3fOGH_4UnLBeQWVRrC3v9RM8aYw_hFNKOGwMuSHc/copy?usp=sharing. The permission forms need to be turned in to Dr. Baldwin by Friday, October 13, 2023.
News from Nurse Montgomery
The Baltimore County Health Department will be on site October 9th -12th to conduct hearing and vision screenings on 8th grade students and select students in 6th and 7th.
If your child wears glasses and is in a grade to be screened, be sure that they bring them to school on the days of screening. Notify Nurse Montgomery if you do not want your child to be screened.
Results of students who do not pass will be sent via U.S. mail or via students’ take-home folders along with instructions to follow-up with a health care provider for further evaluation.Hearing and vision problems can interfere with learning if they are left untreated, so we highly encourage parents to consult with a health care provider if their child does not pass the screening. Parents will not receive notification if their child passes the screening. Please call Nurse Montgomery at 443-809-0168 or email LMontgomery@bcps.org if you have any questions.
Vaping Dangers Information
We are excited to announce an opportunity for you to get involved and make a positive impact on your child's education. We are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic parent volunteers to join our Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) team!
Our PTSO plays a crucial role in enhancing the educational experience of our students by organizing events, fundraisers, and initiatives that support our school's goals. We believe that when parents are actively engaged, it fosters a stronger sense of community and contributes to the overall success of our students.
Whether you have a little or a lot of time to spare, your involvement can make a significant difference. Here are some ways you can contribute:
Attend PTSO meetings to share your ideas and insights.
Volunteer at school events and fundraisers.
Join a committee to work on specific projects or initiatives.
Help coordinate and support school programs.
Advocate for the needs and interests of our students and parents.
By becoming a PTSO volunteer, you'll have the chance to connect with other parents, teachers, and students while making a positive impact on our school community. Together, we can create a nurturing and enriching environment for our children.
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact us at MRMSPTO2@gmail.com. We welcome your involvement and look forward to working with you to make Middle River Middle School an even better place for our students.
Volunteers Make Fun Happen!
Our next PTSO meeting will be held virtually on 10/18/23 @7pm. Check your email and our Facebook page for the link.
ATTENTION WINTER SPORT ATHLETES!!!
Registration for the following sports will be opening Monday, October 9th until Tuesday, November 14th.
- Basketball (Girls and Boys teams)
- Cheer ***NEW SPORT***
- Allied Bocce (Primarily for students with special needs and/or an IEP/504)
Students Athletes must have a completed registration, updated physical, and a 2.0 GPA or higher with no more than 1 failing grade during the 1st quarter.
Basketball Tryouts will be Wednesday November 15th through Friday November 17th. More information will be shared later this month regarding Winter Sports.
Use the following link for parent/guardians to register their child for Winter Sports. Any questions, please contact Mr. Reider at firstname.lastname@example.org
To stay up to date on our Athletics Programs, please join our MRMS Athletics Schoology Group by going into Schoology > Click Groups > Click “My Groups” > Click “Join Group” > Enter code CNNK-B7T3-PVRJV.