Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter

November 22nd, 2021

Important Dates:

Tuesday, November 23rd

Achieve & Math HMH Testing

Yearbook Club Meeting

Wednesday-Friday, November 24th-26th

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 29th

Achieve & Math HMH Testing

PMA Testing Begins

Boys and Girls Basketball Tryouts

Girls and Boys Soccer Tryouts

Tuesday, November 30th

Achieve & Math HMH Testing

PMA Testing

GSA Meeting

Yearbook Club Meeting

Wednesday, December 1st

Achieve & Math HMH Testing

PMA Testing

Science Club

Book Club

High School Transition Night

Thursday, December 2nd

Achieve & Math HMH Testing

PMA Testing

Chess Club

FCA Meeting

TSA Meeting

Chorus Officers Meeting

Hawk Nation

"Into the Woods" Musical Success

Thank you to all the families that attended the musical this week. The students did such a wonderful job!
Into the Woods Musicial
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Class of 2026 Events

Mandarin High School AICE Program Night

Is your 8th grade student interested in the AICE program at Mandarin High School? There will be an informational session on November 22nd at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For more information about the AICE program, please click here.

Paxon IB Tour Dates

Paxon School for Advanced Studies will host an informational meeting about their International Baccalaureate program. Please see the flyer at the bottom of the newsletter for more information. For information about the IB program, please click here.
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Students of the Week

Audrey Hall and Dallas Howard

"Both girls were on the bus that was hit by a car this week. Noticing how nervous their classmates were, they decided to do the Sarnoff Squeeze that is a breathing exercise they learned in TV Production to decrease nervousness. They said they were not sure if the exercise worked, but they all got a good laugh and relaxed a bit." ~ Ms. Prescott

PTSA Membership Drive

"Chick-fil-A Mandarin wants to encourage you to sign up for PTSA! Support Mandarin Middle School by signing up for a PTSA membership and you could win Chick-fil-A for a year. Each member that has signed up by November 30th will be entered for a chance to win 52 Chick-fil-A Chicken sandwich offer cards (the equivalent of one per week for an entire year). Don't delay, sign up TODAY! Just click this link https://mmsptsa.memberhub.com/store it takes three minutes. Anyone can join!! " ~ Ms. Lottman, PTSA President

MLK Tomorrow’s Leaders Essay Contest

The City of Jacksonville’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast commemorates the 93rd anniversary of Dr. King's birth by honoring his life-long commitment and achievements toward his dream for social change.

Tomorrow’s Leaders is a component of the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast that looks to recognize and award youth in our community who are exemplifying the philosophies of Dr. King through leadership, community volunteerism and civic responsibility.

The City of Jacksonville is pleased to offer the opportunity for deserving elementary, middle and high school students to be nominated for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Award. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Friday, January 14, 2022. For more information, please see the attachment at the bottom of the newsletter.

Tardy Policy

Please see the new tardy policy that we will begin to implement starting quarter 3. Even though we are half way through quarter 2, we have met with several students and placed them on a tardy contract for quarter 2. Also, if your child is at risk for receiving a tardy referral for quarter 2, you should received a phone call this week from Ms. Humphreys.

We encourage you to speak with your child about the importance of arriving to class on time and how their tardiness can have a negative impact on their academic success.

1st through 4th Tardies:

· Students receive tardy slips.

· No Referral

5th Tardy:

· Parent Contact

· Referral

· Restorative Practice

6th Tardy:

· Parent Contact

· Referral

· Tardy Contract (Duration: 2 weeks)

7th Tardy:

· Parent Contact

· Referral

· Continue Tardy Contract (Duration: Add 1 week to the initial contract)

· Detention (On Tuesdays 8:15AM Room 426)

8th Tardy:

· Parent Contact

· Referral

· 1 day of ISSP

· Continue Tardy Contract (Duration: Add 1 week to the initial contract)

9th Tardy:

· Parent Contact

· Referral

· 3 days of ISSP

· Continue Tardy Contract (Duration: Add 1 week to the initial contract)

10th Tardy:

· Parent Contact

· Referral

· Continue Tardy Contract (Duration: Add 1 week to the initial contract)

· Student Option for Success (SOS)

Testing Calendar

Winter Testing Dates

  • November 15 - December 17: Achieve 3000
  • November 15 - December 17: Math HMH Grades 6 – 8 Math
  • November 29 - December 15: PMA 2
  • November 29 - December 17: 1st Semester DEOCs
  • January 4 - January 28: 2nd Semester Baselines Grades 6 - 12

MMS Athletics:

Soccer and Basketball Tryouts

Boys/Girls tryouts are November 29th-December 1st. For more information, please contact the following coaches:

Coach McDonald

Girls Soccer


Coach Johnson

Boys Soccer


Coach Mobley

Girls and Boys Basketball


DCPS School Calendar

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