Making News at the Middle School

 

Thank you, families of Middle School Students for coming to our orientations.  Each night included relevant information for students in those grade levels.  The 7th and 8th grade heard details of the Life Applications program which is part Career Awareness, and part Career Readiness.  For the 7th grade it is the first year of the "Trimester" classes:  Health/Family & Consumer Science, Business Education and Technology Education.  Each course is designed to expose students to the senior high school Learning Pathways.   The 8th grade components include planning for and participating in a Job Shadow Day, a Career Day, and a field trip to the senior high school for a first hand look at the 9th grade electives.  Following that field trip to the senior high will be an evening Open House at the Senior High at which time families can meet with the 9th grade teachers.

6th grade orientation is the follow up experience families take with their sons and daughters to meet teachers, see classrooms, and walk the building on a mini-schedule.   It is a full two hour experience that provides lots of answers to questions about the difference between the elementary programs and the "mysterious" middle school program. 

All of us who work at the middle school truly appreciate "showing off" what we do with students during their time in the school.

To see your HOMEROOM assignment, log into the Parent or Student Portal.  When you select the tab to view your SCHEDULE (or Attendance, or Grades, or Personal Info), the homeroom assignment is listed by classroom number next to the student name in the blue bar.  Check the Homeroom list to find your homeroom teacher’s name.   That list is posted below this message.

For those who cannot log into the Parent or Student Portal, the Homeroom classroom number and teacher name will be posted on walls in the middle school.

 Middle School Homeroom Classroom numbers and the Homeroom Teachers

6TH Grade  Homeroom Numbers and Homeroom Teachers

Orange Team

 

Black Team

 

Justin Armbruster

E110

Darrin Bischof

E112

Betty Jo Eberhart

E105

Emily Buttorff

E116

Ruth Levan

E103

Krista Callahan

E109

Brenda Rippey

E101

Kelly Klein

E113

7th Grade  Homeroom Numbers and Homeroom Teachers

Orange Team

 

Black Team

 

Nikki Eoute

D133

Heather Reeder

D147

Barb Fedele

E209

Rebecca Schaller

E203

Sarah Kuehne

E204

 

 

Tracy Silvis

E210

 

 

Jennie Welsh

E205

 

 

Erica Wingo

E207

 

 

 8th  Grade Homeroom Numbers and Homeroom Teachers

Orange Team

 

Black Team

 

Nichole Bechdel

A201

Lynnann Charnego

A211

Ellie Hubbard

A205

Angela Haffley

B205

Jeff Klugh

A203

Jeanne Reeder

A207

Danielle Miller

A208

William Zeruth

A209

Michelle Moore

B201

 

 

Sarah Smith

D151

 

 

  2015 Coming Events:

 
→  Picture Day order forms and ParentLink/Online Grade Access Information were distributed during the Orientations.  

First Day of School:  August 26, 2015 and it is "Picture Day!"  Click on this link for the order form and further information: 

 
Important Information Regarding Middle School Student Schedules and Parent Portal Credentials for Access:
A ParentLink message was sent on Friday, July 17, regarding access to student schedules.  If you are having a problem logging on because you forgot your credentials/logon information, please complete the online problem reporting form found below.  The middle school staff will make contact with you.  Because of the volume of expected requests, please allow one week for the middle school staff to contact you.  The earliest any contacts will be made will be Thursday, July 23.  Once contact has been made, it will be determined whether you will have access via the portal or whether the student schedule will be emailed to you.
Survey Link:
 

 For your information:

 

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⇐

    August 26:  Middle School Picture Day
    August 28 Orange and Black Day - Spirit Day!


    September 7:  School Closed for Labor Day
    September 11: Star Spangled Spectacular before home Football Game
    September 24:  ROCK Track and Field for students; wear Orange and Black Day
    September 25:  No School for Students
    September 28 through October 2:  Middle School Musical Auditions
    September 30:  Mid-1st Quarter - Have you checked your child's grades on MMS Parent Portal?


    October 7:  7th grade visits CTE programs at Senior High
    October 12: No School for Students-Columbus Day Celebrated
    October 29: End of 1st Quarter
    October 30:  ROCK Fall Fest for students; wear Orange and Black Day


    November 6:  Report cards go home
    November 12: 8th grade Job Shadow Day
    November 13: End of 7th and 8th grade Life Applications 1st Trimester
    November 20: ROCK Movie-Popcorn-Water for Students; wear Orange and Black Day
    November 23 & 24:  Family-Teacher Conferences
    November 25 through 30:  Schools are closed


    December 7:  Mid-2nd Quarter - Have you checked your child's grades on MMS Parent Portal?
    December 8:  Dress Rehearsal for MS Concert, 3:00-5:30 PM
    December 10:  Winter Concert at 7 PM
    December 18: ROCK A Time to Give for Students; wear Orange and Black Day
    December 21 through January 1:  Schools are closed


    January 18: Schools are closed
    January 20: End of 2nd Quarter
    January 21-22:  Middle School Musical in the evening
    January 29:  ROCK Road trip to the Roxy; wear Orange and Black Day
    January 29:  Report cards go home


    February 10: 8th grade visits the Senior High Electives courses
    February 11: Middle School-Senior High Choral Pops Concert at Senior High
    February 12-13:  Schools are closed
    February 14:  No School for Students
    February 18:  Senior High Open House - 8th grade families are invited to attend
    February 22: Mid-3rd Quarter - Have you checked your child's grades on MMS Parent Portal?
    February 26:  ROCK "Minute to Win It" for Students; wear Orange and Black Day
    February 26:  End of 7th and 8th grade Life Applications 2nd Trimester


    March 11: 8th grade Middle School Career Fair
    March 18: Hoops for the Heart Event for Students
    March 21 through 25: No School for Students
    March ROCK Event:  April 1 - "Price is Right"; wear Orange and Black Day


    April 1: End of 3rd Quarter
    April 1: March ROCK "Price is Right" for Students; wear Orange and Black Day
    April 8: No School for Students
    April 11 through 14:  PSSAs for all students-ELA content
    April 18-20:  PSSAs for all students-Math content
    April 27 & 28:  PSSAs for 8th grade - Science content
    April 29: ROCK "Middle School's Got Talent" for Students; wear Orange and Black Day


    May 4:  Mid-4th Quarter - Have you checked your child's grades on MMS Parent Portal?
    May 16: 8th grade visits Pennsylvania College of Technology
    May 16: 5th grade students and teachers visit the middle school
    May 17 & 18:  8th grade Algebra Keystones
    May 18 & 19:  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 Outdoors for Students; wear Orange and Black Day
    May 27: Music in the Parks Select Ensemble Competition (Hershey)


    June 1: 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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