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Mustang News • May 26, 2022

Dear Families,

Tomorrow, May 27 is the 8th grade Advanced Art Show from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Commons. Come see our students' creativity and hard work on display! This week's newsletter has important updates about the 8th grade field trip on June 1 and the 8th grade promotion ceremonies on June 13. We also have the latest episode of the MMS News Show!

8th Grade Field Trip Chaperones

We had an amazing response from parents willing to chaperone the June 1 field trip - Thank You!! We would love to have everyone attend, but unfortunately we do not have enough bus space to allow for this. If you turned in your name as a chaperone, we will send home a letter with your student today letting you know if you will be able to attend or not. If you have any questions, please call the office at 488-3326.

8th Grade Field Trip Details

  • If a student does not have all forms turned in, they will not be able to attend. Behavior concerns can also impact whether students are able to attend.

  • The buses will leave MMS at 8:00 a.m. If students are late to school, they will miss the trip. Students who do not attend will have activities to do here at school.

  • We will have a bagged breakfast and lunch provided. Students can bring extra food if they choose.

  • All backbacks and bags will need to stay on the bus. Students will not be allowed to bring them into the musem. Please leave all valuables at home.

  • We are representing Othello. Polite behavior and following all directions will be very important! Let’s show people in Seattle how great Othello is!

  • Students need to be picked up at school when we return, which should be no later than 7:00 p.m.

Promotion Update

We are excited for this year's 8th grade promotion ceremonies. Here are some more details about June 13:

  • After each cerremony, students and families can have thier picture taken at our promotion photo booth.
  • After both ceremonies are over, all 8th grade students will have a special school BBQ lunch outside. The afternoon will include other fun activities for the entire group to enjoy together.
  • We encourage students to dress up if they choose, however, the MMS Dress Code still applies. All outfits must be school appropriate. School administrators may exercise their authority to determine/enforce any clothing that is a major disruption to the school environment.

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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MMS News Show Episode 5

MMS News Show Episode 5

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,