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Martin Middle School

Welcome Eagles

Dear Eagles,


This school year will be my fourth year at Martin Middle School and the third year as the proud principal. I am excited to share with you the wonderful events and programs continuing this year at Martin MS. The Innovation Academy at Martin is now offered in all three grade levels. Our students will continue to participate in fun and educational field trips that will open their world to careers and experiences in STEAM fields. The Dual Language program at Martin is now in 7th and 6th grade. We have over 80 students that have requested DL programming in the 6th grade. We are so excited about that! Thanks to community and staff feedback, we have added options for our dress code. The additional colors are a reflection of the campus partnerships that we have with the University of Texas (burnt orange), Houston Tillotson (maroon), and Austin Community College (purple). Our partnerships with AISD’s Creative Learning Initiative have planned a fun transition camp. We look forward to meeting our incoming 6th graders on August 6th – August 9th. As always, I look forward to having an opportunity to meeting with our families and community members at our monthly Community Alliance/Coffee with the Principal meetings. This meeting occurs the second Tuesday of every month, at 8:30 am, in our library starting on September 13th. I hope to see you at our campus events. Follow me on Twitter, @MartinMSEagles, so that you can see the great things we do this year. It’s going to be a great year!


-Mrs. Monica de la Garza-Conness

Principal

Martin MS

Martin Transition Camp

Date: August 6-9

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Martin Middle School


Bus pick up will occur at the following locations:

- Pecan Springs ES

- Norman ES

- Ortega ES

- Govalle ES

- Allison ES

- Rosemont Apartments

- Mountain Ranch Apartments

- Forest Hill Apartments

- Pleasant Hill Apartments

- Trio Apartments

- Metropolis Apartments

- Brooke ES

- Zavala ES

- Metz ES


Pick-up will start after 8:30 a.m.


Note:

Please call Martin MS to find out the exact pick-up time for each location.

Martin Office: (512) 414-3243

Mr. Guillory: (512) 414-6770


What To Expect?

Students will learn about the middle school experience:

- meet classmates and teachers

- explore the campus

- learn class schedules

- hands-on and engaging activities

- field trip and guest speakers


Parent Orientation will occur on Thursday, August 9th from 9:00 - 10:00 at the Martin Middle School cafeteria. Please join us for coffee and breakfast! You will have the opportunity to meet our fearless leader, Ms. de la Garza - Conness and tour Martin.

Dress Code

Shirts:

  • 6th grade – Representing The University of Texas

    • gray

    • burnt orange

    • University of Texas shirts with logo must be burnt orange


  • 7th grade – Representing Huston-Tillotson University

    • green

    • maroon

    • Huston-Tillotson shirts with logo must be maroon


  • 8th grade – Representing Austin Community College

    • black

    • purple

    • Austin Community College shirts with logo must be purple


All Grade Level Shirts

  • Collar or Crew neck (round neck)
  • No v-neck


Pants:

  • Solid black or gray

  • Khaki

  • Denim

  • No camoflauge

  • No sagging


Jackets:

  • No solid red or blue

  • No hoods on head at any time

  • Shirts must be visible underneath at all times (not zipped all the way)


Shoes / Socks

  • No solid red or blue

  • No backless shoes / sandals

  • No slides


Martin gear:

  • Game days

  • Announced days

School Supply List

  1. 1 backpack

  2. *4 composition notebooks

  3. *4 glue sticks

  4. 4 poly pocket folders with brads

  5. 1 pencil bag

  6. *2 package #2 pencils

  7. 1 package colored pencils

  8. 1 package of washable markers

  9. 1 package colored highlighters

  10. 1 box of Kleenex (collected by advisory teacher)

  11. 1 bottle hand sanitizer (collected by advisory teacher)



NOTE: Additional supplies may be requested from individual teachers



*Please plan to replenish school supplies throughout the school year

Mark your Calendars

I. School Registration

Date: August 8

Time:8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Location: Martin Middle School


Please bring with you the following:

1. Parent/Legal Guardian Picture I.D.

2. Proof of address (ex: light bill, water bill, ect...)

3. Child's birth certificate

4. Child's shot record


II. Back to School Night

Date: September 4

Time: 5:30-7:30

Location: Martin Middle School


III. Back to School Bash

Date: August 4

Time: Noon - 4:00p.m.

Location: Palmer Event Center


IV. Middle School Orientation

For all students new to a campus or new to AISD

Bus routes will run


Date: August 9

Time: 8:30a.m. - 10:00a.m.

Location: Martin Middle School


V. District of Innovation (DOI) Days

- October 29, 5

- November 26

- February 15


VI. Student Holidays

- September 3

- October 8

- November 19-23

- December 21-31

- January 1-4 and 21

- February 18

- March 18-22

- April 19