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The PTO is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair for the middle school students May 10 through 13.  Family Night is Wednesday, May 11 from 6 to 8 PM.  This spring book fair is "Buy One Get One Free."  What a great time to get books for summer reading.

PTO will be meeting on Thursday, May 5 at 7 PM to finish up plans for the Book Fair.  We hope you will come to this meeting.
 
The PTO "Yankee Candle" Fund raiser earned over $4000 for the PTO.  Thank you for your support.
 
The May ROCK Event will be for Military Appreciation. 
 
Great improvements have been happening at the middle school due to the senior high school Building Maintenance program.  During the school day, senior high Building Maintenance students have repainted locker room floors, built new benches for the boys locker room and made the both the boys and girls locker rooms "Bulldog" identified with orange and black painted detailing plus the bulldog mascot proudly displayed on walls.  A great big "Thank You" goes out to the former middle school students for their work.
 
The middle school Outdoor Club did a super job on Earth Day cleaning up 8 miles of the Jersey Shore Rail-Trail.  Check out this article about the students' work: https://www.facebook.com/Tiadaghton-State-Forest-119486088697/
 
Jersey Shore Area Middle School Future Business Leaders of America just returned from state competition.  This is the second full year we've had a Jr. FBLA club at the middle school.  The students have really made it a strong organization already.   At the state competition, these Jersey Shore Area Middle School Students took home medals:
 
Serena Gunn:  1st Place, Career Exploration
Alexa Gephart:  2nd Place, Employability Skills
Arizona Shreck:  2nd Place, Introduction to Business Communications
Luke Maneval:  2nd Place, Sports & Entertainment Management Concepts
 
Middle School Science Olympiad going to state competition April 23, 2016.   First time to state competition in five years!  What a great event for the students to experience.
 
On March 9, 2016,  25 Middle School students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades traveled to a regional Science Olympiad competition.  By the end of the day, they took 7th place out of 25 teams and were invited to the state competition at Juniata College.  The students who took medals in their events at the regional competition are:
 
Corina Sarge and Robert Parker:  1st place, Wind Power
Samantha Machmer and Sophia Lauer:  1st place, Crime Busters
Max Ferguson and Natalie Charnego:  2nd place, Mission Possible
Max Ferguson and Evan Fink:  2nd place, Picture This
Samantha Machmer and Robert Parker:  2nd place, Reach for the Stars
Rylan Rockwell and Corina Sarge:  3rd place, Invasive Species 
 
 Middle School Military Support for deployed troops Middle School Military Support to deployed troops Middle School Military Support to deployed troops
 The Middle School Military Support club worked on collecting plastic eggs and candy from the school district and community in order to send out a special treat along with an inserted small note of thanks.  This year some senior high students provided letters of appreciation to the military.  The collection of letters was copied and enclosed in each package.   A fifth grade class wrote notes and colored the page to be included along with sending over plastic eggs and candy.  West Branch Pharmaceuticals donated candy and a representative spent a club period helping pack up eggs. The outcome of the effort:  1465, mostly large, plastic eggs were filled with candy and a message, after running out of eggs, 185 snack bags of candy were filled, over 1600 military personnel received a treat and thank you note from our district.  Most of the 18 boxes that were sent out were received by 3/27/16.   An egg hunt was planned for the troops in Korea, and the middle school military support t-shirt fund raiser paid for the postage to send the boxes overseas.
 
Here's a sample of the "Thank you" notes the middle school students received for their efforts:

  "We received our Easter Surprise right on time.  I don't think you could have planned it any better!  I shared the box with my Sailors and they loved it!  I've attached some pictures for you to show the kids.  Everyone was very thankful and very excited to receive a box full of eggs!  Thank you again for your support!"

PTO:  Next meeting is Thursday, April 7 at 7 PM ….Did you know…The Middle School PTO currently has a fund raiser, Yankee Candle, that ends April 8.  The profits will support transportation and treats for the students.   These are the extras we know the students enjoy. In May, we are planning an appreciation of Veterans' and will have the National Guard showing off equipment and maneuvers.  If it is a hot day, we will ask the PTO to help supply bottled water for the students and the military who are helping with this event.  This is just one example of the middle school PTO helps students have a great event.

For those of you who are using the MMS Parent Portal do you know you can check on Homework, Classwork, Quizzes, and Tests in each subject? 

After you open up your child's grade report on the first screen you see all subjects. If you “click” on a subject name it will open up to a full screen of assignments and scores in that subject. You will see the type of assignment such as HW=Homework or CW=Classwork.  Missing assignments are listed at the bottom of the report. 

For Parents’ and Guardians’ information: the middle school will not offer summer remediation.  During the school year there are daily opportunities for students to get additional help with their school work.  Parents and Guardians, please be sure to check with the school if your child is not passing a subject or is in danger of failing for the school year.  Now is the time to get the help your child needs in order to make sure he or she has a successful school year and is promoted to the next level.

 To see the teachers' remediation options - Click on the Bullpup Scholars which is a link on the top left of this home page under "Headlines."  Keep in mind any teacher on a student's team can help him or her.  The teachers share what they are teaching and requiring of their students so they are capable of helping students in other subjects taught by the teachers on the team.

 

Here are the ranges of Start and Dismissal times when weather events or unpredictable events that necessitate a change in the middle school student day:

 

Delay Start/Early Dismissal

Start of the School Day

End of School Day-Dismissal

1 Hour Delayed Start

9:30 AM

3:30 PM

2 Hour Delayed Start

10:30 AM

3:30 PM

3 Hour Delayed Start

11:30 AM

3:30 PM

 

 

 

1 Hour Early Dismissal

8:30 AM

2:30 PM

2 Hour Early Dismissal

8:30 AM

1:30 PM

3 Hour Early Dismissal

8:30 AM

12:30 PM

 

 

Important Dates

  • ⇒Dates are subject to change⇐


     


    May 4:  Mid-4th Quarter - Have you checked your child's grades on MMS Parent Portal?

    May 10-13:  Scholastic Book Fair- Buy one, Get one Free

    May 11:  Book Fair Family Night 6-8 PM


    May 13: FBLA Field Trip
    May 16:
    8th grade visits Pennsylvania College of Technology

    May 16: 5th grade students and teachers visit the middle school
    May 18 & 19:  8th grade Algebra Keystones
    May 17 & 18:  7th grade trips to Little Pine State Park
    May 18:  Dress Rehearsal for Spring Concert 3:30-5:00 PM


    May 19: Spring Concert at 7 PM


    May 26: Middle School-Senior High Instrumental Pops concert at Senior High
    May 27: ROCK Military Appreciation Event for Students; wear Orange and Black Day
    May 27: Music in the Parks Select Ensemble Competition (Hershey)


    June 2: 8th grade trip to Washington, DC
    June 3: Band and Chorus Knoebel's Reward Trip
    June 6: ROCK Pool Party; wear Orange and Black Day
    June 6: Last Student Day

     

     

     

     

     

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