Massabesic Middle School
March 3, 2023
Hello to the MMS Community!
We had a busy February at Massabesic Middle School. It was full of activities and making memories. We saw 7th grade students working in groups that crossed teams to complete the NASA Spinoff project, which then culminated in the Showcase on February 10 (see photos below). Team Allagash finished up their Wabanaki Week with a Snow Snake competition that was great fun! Team Pemaquid's Westward Expansion interdisciplinary projects are well underway and we are looking forward to seeing their creativity and learning. All of our sixth grade students enjoyed field trips to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to learn about our oceans. In addition to all this excitement, we held a full school assembly to celebrate the very successful food drive organized by Student Council. Thanks to the support of our very generous community, we donated almost 4,000 items to the York County Shelter and Pantry. At the assembly, over 40 brave staff members were pied in the face or covered in silly string to celebrate.
Last month included National School Counselor week and we are fortunate to have an amazing school counseling team of Mrs. Tremblay (Gr. 6), Ms. Landez (Gr. 7) and Mrs. Pagano (Gr. 8). This month brings us School Social Worker's Week (3/6- 3/10). Thank you to Mrs. Phelan and Mrs. Geno! We are grateful for the work this entire team does to support all of our MMS students every day.
Mrs. Grantham and Mrs. Troiano
Important Upcoming Dates:
March 6-10: School Social Worker's Week
March 8: Early Release Day
March 10: End of Trimester 2
March 17: Trimester 2 Reports Available on Parent/Student VUE
March 23: Grade 8 KidWind Competition
March 23: All District Band Festival at MMS at 6:30
March 28: Middle School Spring Chorus Concert
March 29: Early Release Day
March 31: End of Quarter 3
News from MMS Band
- Mr. Laciano
RSU 57 All-District Band Festival
Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30pm
Massabesic Middle School Gym
Updates from Student Council
It's wonderful to see students and community members coming together to support those in need and show appreciation for the hard work of others. Donating to the York County Shelter and Pantry is a great way to help provide food and other necessities for those who need it and the RSU57 School Community, the Waterboro Eagles, and Hannaford all contributed to the effort. (Check out some photos below of our end of food drive celebration!)
Showing appreciation for the Custodial Staff is also very important, as they often work behind the scenes to keep schools and other facilities clean and safe for everyone. It's great that the MMS Student Council Members are recognizing the hard work of these individuals and taking steps to support them. Whether through a kind word, gesture, or a more tangible form of support, showing gratitude can significantly make someone feel valued and appreciated.
Photos from the NASA Spinoff Showcase
Allagash Wabanaki Snow Snakes
Team Allagash students took part in an interdisciplinary unit to learn about Maine Native Americans and the traditional game of snow snake. Students teamed up to create and decorate their snow snakes, then put them to the test during our celebratory snow snake competition.
Photos from the 6th Grade GMRI Field Trips
Please note that middle school students are encouraged to attend sporting events, but must be accompanied by a supervising adult.