September 28, 2015

A Minute with Mrs. Mayes


  1. 8th Grade Families: Mark your calendars. The annual field trip to Washington, D.C. is scheduled for June 9-12. What a great way to end the year!! We have a parent information meeting scheduled for October 15. More information to come.
  2. Check out the Manchester Village Scarecrow Contest here. Entries are due October 2.
  3. Continuing Nurturing Parenting Classes

    Ackerson Board Room 6-7pm

    Class 2, Wed. September 29th: Communicating with Respect

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me!” If words can never harm us, why does just about everyone get upset when they are criticized, poked fun at, talked harshly to, and yelled at? What is said does hurt, and the way words are said also hurts. You can tear down the self-worth of a child through constant criticism and blame. The key to healthy communication is to communicate your thoughts and feelings to your children in a matter that does not purposefully hurt them, or encourages them to think less of themselves. This class will help parents learn to model appropriate communication styles by learning to use I-statements and You messages.

    Class 3. Wed. October 7 Understanding Feelings

    In the Wizard of Oz, the tin man didn’t have a heart, and could not feel. He saw this as a limitation, and sought out the wizard to get a heart. In the end, the tin man realized he always could feel: he just never knew it. Maybe that is the lesson we all must learn--how to recognize, manage and communicate feelings, and learn to recognize the feelings of others. This workshop will assist parents on how to recognize feelings of children and show them how to teach children to manage their feelings in a healthy productive way.


  1. To honor our commitment to "be green," we've included two electronic forms that were to be completed by Friday, 9/25: Walking Field Trip Permission Slip and Handbook Contract. If you haven't completed these, please do so immediately. This will save the school from tracking you down. =)
  2. Text alerts are available through Remind. You must complete this step annually. TEXT @mms5678 to 81010
  3. Weekly classroom assignment charts are listed below, or you can also find them under the middle school's "Parents & Students" tab.

Meet Our New ELA / Social Studies Teacher, Brian Thomas

Dear Manchester Middle School Families,

I am very excited to be here at Manchester Middle School this year teaching Social Studies and English. It is nice to be teaching in the district in which we live. My family has lived in Manchester for eleven years and I have subbed at the middle and high school for a number of years before accepting my current position. When I am not teaching I can be found on the pool deck coaching swimming. I am excited for this year and excited to be among the Flying Dutch.

MMS Student Handbook 2015-2016

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Manchester Middle School

District Vision:

Educational Excellence in a Caring Community

District Purpose:

Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.

School Mission:

To provide a secure, challenging learning environment which will empower all students to achieve their greatest potential. The MMS team joins the parents and community to assist students in developing skills necessary to become successful, responsible, contributing citizens.