IN THE MIDDLE

April 11, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, April 11

  • School Resumes


Tuesday, April 12

  • PTSA Meeting @ Media Center, 5:30 pm


Wednesday, April 13

  • MSTEP Testing Begins (5th and 8th Grade)


Thursday, April 14

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Friday, April 15

  • MSTEP Testing (8th Grade Only)
  • Spirit Day: Wear PJs


Monday, April 18

  • MSTEP Testing (5th Grade Only)
  • BOE Meeting @ Ackerson, 6:00 pm


Tuesday, April 19

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Wednesday, April 20

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Thursday, April 21

  • MSTEP Testing (5th and 8th Grade)


Friday, April 22

  • Math and Science Night @ Klager (Showcasing 5th Grade's CO2 Dragsters), more info to come


Tuesday, April 26 - Thursday, April 28

  • MSTEP Testing (6th Grade)
  • Book Fair


Wednesday, April 27

  • Book Fair, 3:00 - 6:30 pm


Friday, April 29

  • Spirit Day: Wear a Hat


Monday - Friday, May 2-6

  • Teacher / Staff Appreciation Week


Tuesday, May 3

  • Celebrity Server Night to Benefit MCSF (Manchester Community Schools Foundation)
  • PTSA Meeting, 5:30 @ Media Center


Friday, May 6

  • Manchester Market Day, 6th Grade

A MINUTE WITH MRS. MAYES

  • Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be April 26th, 27th and 28th. The book fair is open from 8:30 - 3:00 on Tuesday through Thursday with extended hours until 6:30 on Wednesday. We will have a variety of books for elementary through high school students.
  • MSTEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress - formerly MEAP) is just around the corner. 5th and 8th graders will be testing from 4/13 - 4/21. 6th graders will be assessed on 4/26 - 4/28. Lastly, 7th graders begin testing on 5/12 and go through 5/19. See how you can help your child do his/her very best by accessing this report to parents put out by the National Association of Elementary (and Middle School) Principals.
  • MSTEP Reminders - It is imperative that students have their iPads here at school, fully charged, and in good working order on days that they will be assessed. If your child's iPad has an issue, please let us know asap. Also, students will need a pair of headphones or earbuds during portions of the test. Thank you for helping ensure that our kids do the best they can.
  • Field trip season is quickly approaching. Please be sure to review the student handbook's guidelines for participation:
FIELD TRIPS: In order to participate in building field trips, all students will be expected to maintain good attendance, grades and proper behavior. The following eligibility guidelines have been established for participants:
1. More than 4 unexcused absences after January 1st will result in trip ineligibility.

2. More than one suspension will result in trip ineligibility.

3. More than 3 referrals of the same offense after January 1st will result in trip ineligibility.

4. A semester and/or quarter grade of E in two or more classes will result in trip ineligibility.


HELPFUL INFORMATION:

  1. Text alerts are available through Remind. TEXT @mms5678 to 81010
  2. Weekly classroom assignment charts are listed below, or you can also find them under the middle school's "Parents & Students" tab.

WISD BOOK FAIR

On April 16, Washtenaw ISD will be hosting a book fair at the Ann Arbor Barnes and Noble store at 3235 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor between 11am and 4pm.


In addition to many activities planned for children and families, any purchases made that day using the bookfair ID number will generate donations to purchase new books for young children attending programs in Flint including Head Start, Early Head Start and Early On. As the event is also part of the Barnes and Noble teacher appreciation week, educators with school ID will also be eligible to receive an additional discount on their purchases.

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Meet Mrs. Fillyaw, Teacher Consultant


My name is Sandi Fillyaw and I have worked in Manchester for 13 years. I am also a proud Manchester alumni, as I was born and raised in Manchester. I received my undergraduate degree in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University and my masters degree in Elementary Math and Reading from Walden University.

I am married and have two children, Drew who is in Kindergarten and Ben who is two. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, gardening and traveling.

I enjoy working in Manchester as it is a tight knit community. I value the support the community extends to the school district and look forward to watching the students grow, learn and develop into part of the Manchester community as adults. Go Dutch!

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS / ATHLETICS

  • Builders Club meets next on April 12 and April 26.


  • Middle School Track: April 13 @ Michigan Center, 4:30 pm
  • Middle School Track: April 18 @ Napoleon, 4:30 pm
  • Middle School Track: April 20 @ Manchester, 4:30 pm

MMS Student Handbook 2015-2016

Click here to review the handbook.

Manchester Middle School

District Vision:

Educational Excellence in a Caring Community


District Purpose:

Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.


District Mission Statement

Manchester Community Schools, in partnership with parents and community, use best practices to develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in all students to ensure they are future ready.


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.