Eagle Updates

End-of-Year 2022; Principal, Lorraine Johnson

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Thank you, Parents!

Parents,


We can't believe we are at the end of a school year already! We have had so much to celebrate, and we want to thank you all for your continuous support of our school and staff.


A huge heartfelt thank you to Jamie Bowne, along with all of our PTSO board members, committee chairs, and parent volunteers for your countless acts of service and kindness. You all have gone above and beyond to support our school both professionally and even personally when a family has been in crisis. You've poured everything into our school and have led with a servant's heart. We are grateful, and our staff THANKS you from the bottom of our hearts! ❤️❤️❤️


  • President: Jamie Bowne
  • Co-Treasurers: Andrea Johnston, Robyn Suchla
  • Hospitality: Laura Beth Rogers
  • Snack 'n Chat: Skye Best
  • School Store: Tammy Hawes
  • Boxtops/Amazon Smile/Coke Rewards: Stephanie Armstrong
  • Kroger Community Reward Program: Stephanie Armstrong
  • Spirit Wear Coordinator: Jennifer Ryan
  • Sponsorship Banner Chairperson: Anna Richardson


For those who are moving on to their respective high schools, we will miss you - but we will be excited to follow our students' future successes. We know our Eagles will go on to do great things!


For our returning Eagles, we are looking forward to a wonderful school year beginning in August, and we will continue to post summer updates on our website and via email to keep our families informed of upcoming news and events.


We hope our families have a safe and happy summer!

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Last Day Reminders

Report Cards: Parents and students can view final grading reports via Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portals on June 3. If a paper copy is needed, parents can call or email the registrar, Alecia Bruce at alecia.bruce@cowetaschools.net.


Georgia Milestones Reports: We only have complete scores back from 8th grade. We sent home 8th Milestones reports with students on May 26th. We will have 6th and 7th grade results this summer and will distribute them to students when school returns. If parents prefer, they can pick up a copy of the report this summer from the front office. We'll send out an email notice once we receive them.


Summer School: Students who fail two or more subjects are eligible for Summer School to earn promotion to the next grade level. You can view Summer School information here.


Chromebooks: All students will keep their Chromebooks over the summer until they return to school in August. If your student will not be returning to a Coweta County school next year, he/she should return both the Chromebook and charger to Mrs. Pitts in the media center.


Medication in the Clinic: Parents will need to pick up any medication their child has in the clinic by the last day of school. The school will be unable to keep any medication in the school over the summer. Anything not picked up by 4 PM on Friday, May 27th will be disposed of.


Library Books: All books or materials checked out of the media center were due May 20th. Please have your student check to ensure all books have been returned by Friday.


Athletics and Summer Practices: Summer conditioning for athletics will be announced on our website and school calendar. Check frequently for updates over the summer break. All students must have a current physical, along with accompanying paperwork on file to participate.


High School Courses for Upcoming 8th Graders (Spanish and American Govt) See expanded information in article below. The deadline is this Friday, May 27.

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HS Course Offerings (Deadline is Friday): Attention 7th Grade Parents

Dear Parents of Rising 8th Grade Students:


This upcoming academic year, Madras will offer two courses at the middle school for credit at the high school level. These courses meet the 9-12 grade Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and the Georgia Performance Standards for Modern Languages (GPS) and will be taught by high school and middle school certified teachers holding a valid 6-12 grade Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) certification in the subject area. These courses will follow Georgia course requirements as well as any associated End of Course Test or Student Learning Objective (SLO) requirements. This is a great opportunity for your student to earn high school credit at the middle school level.


At Madras we will offer Spanish I and American Government/Civics. These courses are year-long (two-semester courses during connections) offered for high school credit to 8th grade students. Enrollment is on a space-available basis (by lottery) and requires parental permission/approval. Middle school teachers, counselors, and administrators will work collaboratively in the identification of 8th grade students requesting enrollment who have demonstrated readiness for high school coursework and student requirements. You should know that once the student is enrolled, we will only honor parent requests for schedule changes before the end of the 1st nine weeks. A student dropping out of a year-long class for high school credit and completing just one nine weeks will receive the grade earned up to that point. That grade will be reflected on the student’s middle school report card as a regular middle school course.


High school level courses taken and passed in middle school will count towards the total units required to graduate from high school. The grade earned will post to the transcript and become a part of the student’s overall GPA. However, as per current HOPE scholarship guidelines, this grade will not be used to calculate HOPE scholarship eligibility. Please become familiar with HOPE guidelines and future HOPE changes so that you know how this might affect your child.


Again, this is an opportunity for your child to earn high school credit during the 8th grade year. If you would like your student to be considered for enrollment in either of these classes, you must submit a request by May 27th at: https://forms.gle/65EtB6Y2Sbaone8w9


Parents of students enrolled will be contacted via email (at the email address submitted via parent’s online request) by the end of June.


A letter is being sent home with this information on April 25th. If you have questions, please contact a Madras administrator at 770-254-2744.

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Health and Personal Fitness for Rising Ninth Graders

Health and Personal Fitness for rising ninth graders is available this summer through Coweta County Summer School Program for rising 9th graders and current high school students.


The Health and Personal Fitness course from the online Edgenuity platform enables rising 9th-grade and current high school students an opportunity to satisfy this graduation requirement during summer school.


Click here for more course information.


  • Dates: Monday, June 6 - Friday, July 22, 2022
  • Cost: $200 Course Registration Link Payment Link
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) is not included, and students must register separately with the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) for the FREE eADAP course (required by law for Georgia teens). For information and registration for EADAP, visit the DDS website.

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Yearbook Delay

Madras received this correspondence from Josten's regarding yearbooks:

All of us at Jostens appreciate all the great work you have done in creating your 2022 yearbook. We’re excited to get it in your hands, but, unfortunately, due to challenges with supply chain and labor shortages, it’s taking longer than expected to get your yearbooks through production and delivered.


These challenges are part of the national and global story and are large in scale and frustratingly complex. Regardless, though, you need your yearbooks. Please know, we’re working non-stop to get them printed and out to you. We will keep in close contact with you as production and delivery progress.


We know this delay impacts your entire school community, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience and stress this adds. Thank you for your understanding and patience. They mean everything in these tricky times.

The delay was no fault of the school's, and we are disappointed that Josten's was unable to meet their production deadline in time for our students to receive them today.

We will communicate yearbook distribution plans via email and our website as soon as we receive our yearbooks (which is anticipated in early to mid-June). Although this was beyond our control, we apologize for the inconvenience to our families.

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Important Notice Regarding Free and Reduced Meals


Parents, we have enjoyed serving all of our students breakfast and lunch at no-cost this year, but current guidance from USDA does not allow us to serve free meals to all students in the 2022-2023 School Year.


It is encouraged that you fill out our online free and reduced meal application for your family. Any free or reduced meal application completed in the 2021-2022 School Year that is given an eligibility of free or reduced will carryover into the 2022-2023 School Year for the first 30 days of school or until a new application is processed (whichever occurs first).


You can easily complete the application at our website: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/COWC01


All meals will continue to be served to students at no-cost for the remainder of the 2021-2022 School Year; regardless of eligibility via the processed application

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Medication Reminder

Kate Caswell, School Nurse


Parents will need to pick up any medication their child has in the clinic by the last day of school. The school will be unable to keep any medication in the school over the summer. Anything not picked up by 4 PM on Friday, May 27th will be disposed of.

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Attention 6th Grade Parents: Required Immunizations for ALL 7th Grade Students

The Georgia Department of Human Resources has issued an immunization update regarding Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and Meningococcal immunizations.


Children who were born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering the seventh grade are required to have a


  1. Tdap and a Meningococcal immunization
  2. an updated immunization certificate (Form 3231) reflecting the administration dates of the two additional vaccines.

All rising 7th graders born on or after January 1, 2002, must have ONE of the following:


  1. A current , up-to-date DHR Immunization Form 3231 reflecting the additional one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccine and one Meningococcal conjugate vaccine have been administered OR

  2. A signed immunization waiver (available at the school for eligible students only) granting an extension of 30 calendar days OR

  3. A notarized affidavit affirming a religious belief conflict.


If you have any questions regarding your student’s immunization status, contact your child’s physician, the local Health Department, or the school nurse (Kate Caswell). We encourage you to attend to this promptly.

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We can’t believe it is the last week of school! We are so grateful we got to spend another school year with all of our Eagle Families at Madras. Thank you so much for helping us support your students this year. This summer, we hope you will encourage your students to continue to take opportunities to learn, grow, recharge, and relax.


We are so excited to meet our 6th grade Eagles next year! Good luck and congratulations to our 8th grade students who are moving on to high school! I hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy summer break. See you next year!


Mrs. Nash and Miss Rothschild

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Media Notes

Karen Pitts, Media Specialist

May 23, 2022


We are excited to announce our Battle of the Books list for next year. Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for all our students in grades 6-8 at Madras Middle School. The objectives of the program are to encourage the pleasure of reading, broaden reading interests, practice cooperative learning, increase reading comprehension, and provide opportunities for students to speak in a public forum.

Students read books from a list of ten books and come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read in a trivia style competition. Competing teams of 4-5 students are alternately asked questions about reading selections from the list of books. Points are scored for correctly identifying which book the selection is from. Students will sign up and form teams in their ELA classes or on their grade level team. Battle team members will divide up the books and read them before the first competition in January. The books on the list are available in the MMS Media Center but can also be borrowed from the public library or purchased online or at a local bookstore. Our list is composed of a variety of genres and Lexile levels so that all students will have the opportunity to participate in our Battle of the Books program.


Please visit our Library Media Center website @ http://madrasreadingeagles.weebly.com for more information and a list of the books for the 2022-2023 school year. This past year, we had over 300 students participate in this competition. We would love to see these numbers increase for next year!


Also, we want to thank you for supporting our ice cream float fundraiser on May 20. The money we raise from this fundraiser directly funds our Battle of the Books program. We would also like to thank the PTSO for all of their hard work in helping with this fundraiser and to all who donated items. It is greatly appreciated!



Thank you for your support of our Library Media Center at Madras Middle School this year!

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Lady Eagles Soccer Summer Conditioning

Head Coach, Jimmy Countryman

jimmy.countryman@cowetaschools.net


Lady Eagles Soccer Conditioning


Dates: July, 25, 27, 29 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Madras gym)


Info: Physical packets are located in the front office or can be downloaded off the MMS Website. Physicals must be completed and submitted to the Madras front office before conditioning starts.


  • Open to any rising 7th or 8th grade girl at Madras

  • Girls should bring their own water bottle to the conditioning.

  • Players must wear appropriate shoes/sneakers/cleats, shorts, t-shirt

  • Students should be dropped off and picked up on the track.


Google Classroom: Students are asked to please join the Madras Girls' Soccer Conditioning Google Classroom for updates throughout the summer.

  • Join with the code: cyzsgnn


Text Alerts: Girls can join Remind 101 Girls Soccer Text Messaging

  • Text: @madsocc

  • To: 81010


Lady Eagles Soccer Tryouts (More information will be announced in August.)


Dates: August 10, 11, 12 (second week of school; 3:30-5:15)

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Lady Eagles Basketball Summer Conditioning

Head Coach, Deontay Teagle

arthur.teagle@cowetaschools.net


Assistant, Marcia Herring

marcia.herring@cowetaschools.net


Summer Conditioning

Girls’ Basketball summer conditioning will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • July 5, 6, 7

  • July 12, 13, 14

  • July 19, 20, 21

  • July 26, 27, 28


Athletic Paperwork Requirement

Physical packets are located in the front office or can be downloaded online. Physicals must be completed before a student can participate in conditioning.


Additional Information

  • Open to any rising 7th or 8th grade girl at Madras

  • Bring your own water bottle to the conditioning.
  • No parents are allowed in the gym during conditioning.

  • Players should be dropped off and picked up on the track.

  • Girls are asked to please join the Madras Girls' Basketball Conditioning Google Classroom Page for updates.
  • Google Classroom Code: s7q6tud
  • Complete the survey that is posted in Google Classroom.
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Boys' Soccer Summer Conditioning

Head Coach, Zach Galatian

zachary.galatian@cowetaschools.net


Boys' summer conditioning will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • June 7, 9

  • June 14, 16

  • June 21, 23

  • June 28, 30

  • July 12, 14

  • July 19, 22


Info: Physical packets are located in the front office or can be downloaded off the MMS Website. Physicals must be completed before conditioning starts.


  • Open to any rising 7th or 8th grade boy at Madras

  • Bring your own water bottle to the conditioning.

  • Wear appropriate shoes/sneakers, shorts, t-shirt

  • No parents are allowed in the gym during conditioning.

  • Players should be dropped off and picked up on the track.


Google Classroom: Please join the Madras Girls' Basketball Conditioning Google Classroom


  • Join with the code:xmrxvlh


Text Alerts: Join Remind 101 Boys Eagles Basketball Text Messaging


  • Text: @mmsboyssc

  • To: 81010

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Boys' Basketball Summer Conditioning

Head Coach, Matt Nash

matt.nash@cowetaschools.net


Boys' summer conditioning will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • June 7, 14, 28

  • July 5, 19, 26


Info: Physical packets are located in the front office or can be downloaded off the MMS Website. Physicals must be completed before conditioning starts.


  • Open to any rising 7th or 8th grade boy at Madras

  • Bring your own water bottle to the conditioning.

  • Wear appropriate shoes/sneakers, shorts, t-shirt

  • No parents are allowed in the gym during conditioning.

  • Conditioning includes fundamentals (conditioning, ball handling/dribbling, scrimmages)

  • Players should be dropped off and picked up on the track.


Google Classroom: Please join the Madras Girls' Basketball Conditioning Google Classroom


  • Join with the code: z2zbpga


Text Alerts: Join Remind 101 Boys Eagles Basketball Text Messaging


  • Text: @madrasba

  • To: 81010

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Membership for the 2022-2023 School Year

Welcome to Madras 2022-2023 School Year. Thank you for taking an interest in middle school PTSO. Your time, talents and treasures are greatly appreciated and valued in our middle school community. Here is a quick overview of activities of Madras PTSO:



  • Hospitality: Our hospitality crew hosts several luncheons for staff throughout the year, remembers birthdays, and steps in for special treats when staff need an extra boost. Sign-ups are shared to assist in gathering needed items, volunteers or funds for these events.
  • School Store: Open 8-8:30 a.m. to sell Madras spirit wear and novelty items to students. 1 volunteer daily; schedule very flexible. Store training provided. Must complete CCSD volunteer training. Spirit Wear is also available at open house events.
  • Spirit Nights: Schedule spirit nights with local restaurants and share event info via email and FB page. 1-2 volunteers; all outside of school hours.
  • Snack ’n Chat: This is our biggest activity throughout the year and works like a bake sale of pre-purchased treats for students. Volunteers help set up, sell items, pop popcorn, and clean up. 6 throughout the year on Fridays. Student favorite!
  • Madras Fund Donor: Madras strives not to host large fundraisers. Our Madras Fund donations assist in supplying needed items to staff and students throughout the year. Monetary donations of any amount may be submitted via cash, check to Madras MS PTSO, or paypal @madrasPTSO or paypal.me/MadrasPTSO.
  • Charitable Donations: Donate funds with the items you already buy. Sign up on your app to automatically support Madras via with your purchases from Kroger, Publix and Amazon Smile. You can also scan your receipts for box tops and coke lids for Coke Rewards.
  • Banners: Support Madras by advertising a local business in our car-line every day.

A few other activities pop up during the year that PTSO strives to assist staff in supporting students such as a fall and spring book fairs and ice cream fundraisers, orientation nights, community events and scoliosis screening. Sign-ups or requests for these events are shared via FB & email.



Our Facebook page is the best way to stay in touch. Join us at Madras Middle School PTSO for regular updates. Please note this page is managed by the PTSO. Specific classroom or school questions are best directed to teachers or administration. We also send out regular updates via email. Shoot us your email to be added to the email list madrasmsptso@gmail.com or complete our membership form to let us know how you’d like to be involved.


Life at middle school is very short, but a very exciting time for our students. We rely on all of our parents to make Madras a great place for our Eagles to SOAR. The PTSO meets monthly at the school to help plan future events and share ideas. All are welcome to attend. Our parent volunteers have been amazing in previous years in sharing their time, talents and treasures. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at Madrasmsptso@gmail.com and again welcome to Madras.

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Banner Sponsorship Through Madras PTSO

By Jamie Bowne, PTSO President


Banner Sponsorship

Is your company, organization, or group interested in advertising at Madras? Check our our Banner Sponsorship options to promote your business today. All sponsorships are tax deductible.


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Our electronic announcements, Eagle Notes, are emailed regularly and will keep you updated with the latest news and happenings. We hope you’ll also take advantage of all the additional ways to connect with our school community such as text reminders via Remind, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Parent and Student Portals, and the Madras Web site.
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