MMS Connections

Mustang News • May 4, 2022

Dear Families,

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Check out our Facebook page for pictures of our teacher breakfast earlier this week. In the newsletter below, we are also featuring our new McFarland News show that features some fun our teachers recently had with the students. Please join us in thanking all the hard-working teachers at McFarland!

Spring Testing Schedule

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McFarland Middle School News

Our Publishing class has a new format for sharing the news about McFarland. See the video below for the most recent episode of this fun show where students are experimenting with green screens, interviews, and funny special effects. The second video features our MMS Track & Field Home Meet. Mr. Smith and this group of students also publishes our school newspaper and the yearbook!
MMS News Show Episode 2
Track and Field Special Report

8th Grade Promotion Update

We are planning some special things for promotion this year. Students are voting on some options for the ceremony's theme and we will also have a special 8th grade BBQ lunch that will happen on June 13th after both ceremonies are over. Please see below for details on which ceremony your student will be in. We also have order information if you'd like to buy a promotion T-shirt. The design was voted on by the students and the deadline for orders is Friday May 20. Please go to for more information.

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8th Grade Promotion

We will be hosting two separate ceremonies in the gym, the first at 8:30 a.m. and the second at 10:00 a.m. Students will be assigned to one of the ceremonies based on their advisory class, much like we did last year. Students will receive 4 tickets to give to family members who want to watch them get their certificates. If a family cannot attend, both ceremonies will be live-streamed on YouTube.

Find your student's advisory teacher's name below to know which ceremony they will be in.

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Yearbook Order Information

Our publishing class puts out the annual yearbook as well as the Mustang Minute newspaper. This year's yearbook is a fantastic collection of full-color photos of all 7th and 8th graders as well as ALL sports teams - even spring sports!

Yearbooks are $30 and can be purchased in the office or with the link below. Yearbooks will be delivered to students before the end of the school year.

MMS Sports Calendar

Please visit for game times and locations!

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Every Student, Every Class, Every Day!

The Othello School District provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of trained dog, guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For more information, contact Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: Executive Director of Human Resources, Sandra Villarreal, (509) 488-2659,; and 504 Coordinator: Heidi Wagner, (509) 488-2659,