Hawk Nation Newsletter

March 7th, 2022

Important Dates:

Monday, March 7th

Maltida Rehearsal 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 8th

Jazz Band 8:15 am - 9:00 am

Yearbook Club 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Maltida Rehearsal 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 9th

Gaming TSA 8:30 am

Maltida Rehearsal 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 10th

3rd 9 weeks Ends

Maltida Rehearsal 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Chess Club 8:10 am

Coding Robotics 8:15 am

FCA Fellowship 8:25 am - 9:30 am

Tri-M Honor Society 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Chorus Office Meeting 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Detention with Dean Warner 8:30 am - Cafeteria

Jax Public Library Event 9:00 am

Friday, March 11th

No School

Planning Day

March 14th - 18th

Spring Break

March 24th

SAC Meeting 6:00 pm

Hawk Nation

Planning Day

Students will not attend school on Friday, March 11th due to a planning day. We will see students after spring break on March 21st.

Student Headphones

We have seen an increase of students using their headphones while walking in the hallways and in the cafeteria. Please review with your child that headphones are not allowed on campus unless the teacher has given them permission in class. If there is a code red or code yellow called over the school intercom, we want to make sure all of our students hear the safety message. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

New School Counselor

Welcome Ms. Cassidy to Hawk Nation. She will be servicing students with the last name A-K. Her email address is cassidyl@duvalschools.org.

Modified Bell Schedule

We are wrapping up PMA 3 Testing this week. As a result, we will continue to have a modified bell schedule on Monday.

Monday, March 7th

Civics - 6th, 1st, and 2nd Periods

Tuesday, March 8th - Regular Bell Schedule


Wednesday, March 9th - Regular Bell Schedule


Hazel Health

Is your child coming down with a cold? The district has partnered with Hazel Health for free health care services. Click on the link below to learn about Hazel Health.
Why Sign Up for Hazel? (MH+PH)

Teacher of the Month

Coach Mobley, PE Teacher

"One would never guess that he had hundreds of students based on how quick he is to reply to emails, and how supportive and available he is. My son lost his cat on Tuesday and when I notified my son's teachers that he would be out Wednesday, Coach Mobley responded by letting me know that he is available for my son, if he needs to talk. That means the world to us."~ Ms. Zetterower

Hawk Talk Productions

Our CTE Production classes partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to bring home the message of safe mobility. This statewide initiative was designed to teach young children to cross the street.

Student of the Week

Jaiden found a student's debit card at the car rider's circle and brought it directly to a teacher. He showed concern toward the student having lost the card and outstanding Hawk Nation values.


Thank you everyone who came out and supported campus cleanup. We had over 20 members of Hawk Nation volunteer last week. A special thank you to NJHS and Christ Church for sending your crew out to Hawk Nation to volunteer. Our next campus clean up will be March 26th. We hope to see you there!


Thank you Mr. Seymore for representing Mandarin Middle School at the DCPS event. We are very proud of you. Go Hawks!

MMS Athletics:


Congratulations to Coach Johnson and Coach Newman for another successful year! The MMS Boys Soccer team are city champions for a a 5-2 victory against JWJ. This is the boys 5th year of being DCPS City Champions. Go Hawks!
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Athlete of the Week

Emir Trto

Emir was selected as the Athlete of the week. Even though he was battling a knee injury, he still gave 100% and further, led the team to victory. The win over Landon gave Mandarin the Southern Division Title. Emir holds a 3.43 GPA. Also, Emir was voted the most valuable player at City Champs. ~ Coach Shmunes

Swim Tryouts Coming Soon

Tryouts are start Monday, March 21st The swim team leaves the school at 4:25 pm at the back of the school. The students practice on Monday-Friday at Mandarin High School. Please keep in mind there isn't a return bus to MMS; therefore, parents must pick-up their child at 6:15pm at MHS. Students can request tryout packets from Coach Shmunes in PE class.

Student Opportunities

26th Annual National Student Poetry Contest

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are selected in each of four divisions (Division 1 - Grades 3-5, Division 2 - Grades 6-7, Division 3 - Grades 8-9, and Division 4 - Grades 10-12). Each winner will receive a cash prize and Certificate of Achievement. The writer who places first overall receives the Editor's Choice Award, and a $500.00 cash Grand Prize. Deadline is April 30th.


Stop the Bullying Campaign

The Len Mattiace Foundation is partnering with Duval County Public Schools for a Stop the Bullying Campaign! The LMF will be awarding TWO $2,000 AWARDS to middle school students who creatively express their thoughts on bullying and how to prevent it in their own unique way (song, video, dance, drawing etc.). The submissions should demonstrate kindness, compassion and/or inclusion. The campaign banners and flyers will be delivered to all middle schools in the upcoming weeks to help promote the competition scheduled for February 7 - April 20.

See the attached flyer for additional contest details. If you have questions, comments and/or concerns please contact Heather Watson at watsonh@duvalschools.org

DCPS School Calendar

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