MVMS Pride Newsletter
Thank you to everyone for such a positive and exciting first two months of school. We are looking forward to keeping this momentum going as we slide into the holiday season!
Looking For Veterans
Any veterans interested in attending, please contact Chris Ruwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be available beginning at 8:30 AM in the MVMS cafeteria. We hope to see you there so we can recognize your service and show our appreciation!
It's hard to believe we are already thinking about snow days and blizzard bags, but we want to make sure everyone is aware and comfortable with our new school notification protocol. Our automated school alerts for delays or cancellations will be coming through our Alma system. If you did not receive a phone call or text message when we tested the system on October 25th, please contact the main office. We will continue to update our various social media platforms as well as WMUR in the event of a delay or cancellation; however, the Alma alert message will be our most direct form of notification.
This year, we have three blizzard bags to use if necessary. The first snow day will not be a blizzard bag day. On following snow days, the superintendent will determine the appropriateness of calling a blizzard bag day depending on the timing and severity of the storm.
Please contact the school if you have any questions on the notification process.
Cyber Robotics Coding Comptetion
In case you haven't heard the buzz, MVMS is competing in the state-wide Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC). Across the state, schools are working together as teams to accumulate points in order to earn a spot in the finals at UNH on Saturday, December 15th.
Our team, MVMS Pride, is currently in 5th place out of 34 NH schools. We have scored over 330, 000 points and our top 20 coders alone have completed nearly 800 missions. The bootcamp round ends on November 4th, and the qualifying round runs from November 5-14th.
Students who have not yet joined are still able to do so by going to crcc.gocoderz.com and joining our class (MVSpride is the class code). For more information or help getting started, students should come see Mrs. Searah in the library media center.
Congratulations to Mrs. Searah for winning the social media contest portion of the coding competition. The contest asked schools to Tweet out a picture of their studetns while coding, using the hashtag #crccforall. Mrs. Searah's efforts won the school ten t-shirts as well as a personal visit from CRCC staff ! See below for the award winning Tweet!
Boys' B Soccer
The MVMS Boys' B Soccer Team had an extremely successful season after starting the season off with 0 wins and 5 losses. The boys went on to win all of their remaining games except for 1, coming away with the Merrimack Valley Soccer League championship! The team with miss their 8th graders next season as they venture on to the high school. Congrats on being MVSL Champions!
Boys' A Soccer
Girls' B Soccer
Girls' A Soccer
The Girls' A Soccer team consisted of 15 hardworking 7th and 8th graders who ended the season ranked 6th in the tri-county middle school soccer league with a record of 4-7.
The team advanced to the quarterfinal playoff game vs. Hood Middle School. Some highlights of the season include coming from a two goal deficit against Amherst and scoring 6 unanswered goals in the second half, and scoring a game winner against Mountain View in the final minutes of the game for the win.
The 2018 MVMS Field Hockey team showed tremendous improvement and team work as the season progressed! On October 20, 2018, MVMS Field Hockey won the Capital Area Middle School “B” Division Field Hockey Tournament. MVMS Field Hockey won its first game 3-0 of the tournament against Winnisquam.
Congrats to MVMS Field Hockey!!! Each and every player worked hard and the championship win is a great way to end a competitive season!
Annual Pumkin Decorating Contest
This year's staff competition was fierce, ending in tie between Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Lauren/King. The tie resulted in the first ever Ugly Gourd Decorating tie breaker, with Mrs. Lauren/King winning with their Red Sox themed display! Great job to everyone who participated.
Guest Speaker - Tom White
Attention, Basketball Fans!
Come check out the game on November 7th. Who knows what future NBA stars you will see! Click HERE for the event flyer.
And They're Off!!!
Stay tuned for next month's newsletter where we will have a full recap of the D.C. trip We are happy to have three 8th grade students writing their account of the trip to share with everyone.
Save the Date
- PTO Meeting - November 1st - 6:00 - Library Media Center
- Book Fair - November 5-9 - Library Media Center
- Sean Carrier visit to students - November 6th
- Brewster vs. Redemtion Christian - November 7th - 6:30 @ MVHS
- Basketball and Spirit Team Tryouts - November 5,6, &7th
- Veteran's Day Assembly - November 9th @ 9:00 am
- Trimester 1 Ends November 29th
Merrimack Valley Middle School
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