Montevallo Middle School Announcements

Daily Announcements

The Week of April 24-28 Announcements

*Tomorrow there will be a MMS Chess Tournament for the Montevallo Community beginning at 8:30 am.  Please come out and support the chess students in Montevallo.

*There will be a meeting for all interested 8th grade parents who want to help with the 8th grade end of the year celebration (cookout) Tuesday night at MMS at 6pm in the Media Center.

*Auditions for the Talent Show will be on Thursday, May 4th. The cost is $5.00 to audition.

*Upcoming MMS events include:  Friday, May 12th will be the Yearbook Signing Party for $2.00. The LOT Graduation Dinner is on May 18th, the MMS Talent Show will be on May 18th, the 8th grade Cookout will be on Friday, May 19th, Awards Day will be on May 22nd, the new LOT member induction will be on Monday, May 22nd, the Spring Fling will be on May 23rd, and the Faculty Student Game will be on May 24th.

*The MMS Band will have its final Band Concert on Tuesday, May 9th, at6:30pm at MHS.

*Congratulations to the student of the week for this week: Cody Curl

*Congratulations to the faculty member of the month:  James Rogers

*Shelby County Schools will be using a program called SchoolMint for completing registration forms for next school year.  Your child should have brought home a letter with instructions on how you can begin completing these new online forms. Each child has been assigned a unique Code that you will need when setting up your SchoolMint account. Please remember to ask your child for the letter. If it becomes lost, please contact the school’s registrar.

 

*Summer Mural Camp:  University of Montevallo, in partnership with the Montevallo Arts Council, is excited to bring back Mural Camp for students who are entering 5th through 12th grades and are interested in creating art in a community setting. This camp fills quickly.  For more information contact:

Libby Grimes

Graduate Assistant

Office of Partnerships and Outreach

845 Valley Street

Station 6006

Montevallo, AL 35115

Phone: (205) 665-6077

partnerships@montevallo.edu

 

*The National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency have funded a camp to introduce students to the critical issue of cybersecurity. Please share this opportunity with your teachers and your students. Please note that there is no charge to attend this camp. There are four camps which will all take place on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville from 8-5 PM. The schedule for camps is

Rising 7th graders: July 17-21

Rising 8th graders: July 24-28

Rising 9th graders: July 10-14

Rising 8th grade girls: June 12-16

The registration form can be found at http://www.uah.edu/eng/outreach

Direct any questions about camp to eng_camps@uah.edu

Dr. Rhonda Gaede

Camp Director

gaeder@uah.edu

256.824.6573

FAX: 256.824.6803

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April 28, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Announcements:

*If you would like to apply to be a Peer Helper next year, please get a packet from the office or Mrs. Green.  Packets must be completed and returned to Mrs. Green by today.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts and are due today. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*8th Grade students who want to apply for the Upward Bound Program need to get their application packets completed and turned into Mrs. Lusco asap. She has to turn them in to the University of Montevallo.

*Today we will be on COTS schedule.  If you owe make up work, you will be assigned Intervention COTS.

*Today the 8th grade will be visiting Montevallo High School in two half day sessions.

*Today is the last day to order yearbooks at $30.00.  Next week they will be $35.00.

*Tomorrow there will be a MMS Chess Tournament for all students and community members.  The Chess Competition begins at 8:30am.

*Next Thursday there will be auditions for the MMS Talent Show.  The cost for auditioning is $5.00.

*There will be no lunch charges beginning May 1st.  If you order extra you will have to pay cash immediately.

*Elective sheets for next year need to be turned into your 4th period teacher by today.  If you choose year long FCCLA, you will be required to be in the FCCLA club.  If you choose year long computers, you will need to be in the FBLA club.  If you do not turn in a sheet, Mrs. Lusco will choose your elective for you and you will not be able to change your elective.

*Twelve students from each grade level have been selected to participate in a Keyboarding Challenge for fast and accurate typing skills. If you received a letter Thursday afternoon in your 7th period class, please come to the library on Wednesday morning, May 3rd, to participate in this Typing Agent competition, when your grade level is announced. Our school will be competing with other middle schools in Shelby County.  The school with the fastest, most accurate scores will receive $6,000 in technology funding.  Individual prizes will be given to the top 3 typists per grade level.  Teachers, please check your email for a list of these students, and please allow them to make up their work

Have a Fantastic Friday

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April 27, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday: Gavin Juarez

*Announcements:

*If you would like to apply to be a Peer Helper next year, please get a packet from the office or Mrs. Green.  Packets must be completed and returned to Mrs. Green by tomorrow.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts and are due today. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*8th Grade students who want to apply for the Upward Bound Program need to get their application packets completed and turned into Mrs. Lusco asap. She has to turn them in to the University of Montevallo.

*Tomorrow we will be on COTS schedule.  If you owe make up work, you will be assigned Intervention COTS.

*Tomorrow the 8th grade will be visiting Montevallo High School in two half day sessions. Permission slips must be turned in by today and no cell phones will be allowed on the trip.

*Tomorrow is the last day to order yearbooks at $30.00.  Next week they will be $35.00.

*This Saturday will be a MMS Chess Tournament for all students and community members.  The Chess Competition begins at 8:30am.

*Next Thursday there will be auditions for the MMS Talent Show.  The cost for auditioning is $5.00.

*There will be no lunch charges beginning May 1st.  If you order extra you will have to pay cash immediately.

*Elective sheets for next year need to be turned into your 4th period teacher by tomorrow.  If you choose year long FCCLA, you will be required to be in the FCCLA club.  If you choose year long computers, you will need to be in the FBLA club.

Have a Thankful Thursday

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April 26, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Announcements:

Starting May 1st NO CHARGES will be allowed. All meals & snacks must be either paid in advance or at time of purchase!! Thank you!!

*If you would like to apply to be a Peer Helper next year, please get a packet from the office or Mrs. Green.  Packets must be completed and returned to Mrs. Green by Friday, April 28th.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts and are due today. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*8th Grade students who want to apply for the Upward Bound Program need to get their application packets completed and turned into Mrs. Lusco by today.

*This Friday will be COTS. If you owe make up work, you will be assigned Intervention COTS.

*On Friday, the 8th grade will be visiting Montevallo High School in two half day sessions.

*This is the last week to order yearbooks at $30.00.  Next week they will be $35.00.

*This Saturday will be a MMS Chess Tournament for all students and community members.  The Chess Competition begins at 8:30am.

*Next Thursday there will be auditions for the MMS Talent Show.  The cost for auditioning is $5.00.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday

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April 24, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Announcements:

* Girl’s basketball tryouts for MMS will start tomorrow .

*If you would like to apply to be a Peer Helper next year, please get a packet from the office or Mrs. Green.  Packets must be completed and returned to Mrs. Green by Friday, April 28th.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts and are due today. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*The bells will be off this morning for make -up Aspire testing.  Students must be quiet in the halls during passing periods.

*8th Grade students who want to apply for the Upward Bound Program need to get their application packets completed and turned into Mrs. Lusco by today or tomorrow.

*This Friday will be COTS. If you owe make up work, you will be assigned Intervention COTS.

*There is a MMS and MHS Choir Concert tomorrow night April 25, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church at 7pm.

*On Friday April 28, 2017, the 8th grade will be visiting Montevallo High School in two half day sessions.

*Congratulations to the student of the week:  Cody Curl .  He was nominated by Mrs. Burns.

Cody demonstrated the character trait of service to others. One day in PE class, he gave another student his “Fidget Cube” so that boy would have something different in class to keep his hands busy.  He said he would just give it the boy to keep even though it cost money.  Mrs Burns stated that Cody is a very thoughtful young man.

*Congratulations to the athletes of the month for March and April – Jaden Moody and Anthony Welsh

Have a Marvelous Monday

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April 21, 2017

This Weeks Announcements

*Progress Reports go home today.  If you have any concerns about your child’s grades, please call the school and schedule an appointment.  Coming home with the progress reports is a letter from Shelby County Schools about the new School Mint Program.

*Shelby County Schools will be using a program called SchoolMint for completing registration forms for next school year. Today your child should be bringing home a letter with instructions on how you can begin completing these new online forms. Each child has been assigned a unique Code that you will need when setting up your SchoolMint account. Please remember to ask your child for the letter. If it becomes lost, please contact the school’s registrar.

*MMS Girl’s basketball tryouts will be April, 24th – 27th.  Students must have a current physical form to try out.

*8th grade students attended the Upward Bound Presentation and received an application packet.  This college preparation program is available for students whose parents did not graduate from a 4 year college or university or who qualify based on income level.   The Upward Bound packets will need to be returned to Mrs. Lusco  by Tuesday, April 25th.  Parents must sign all of the forms in the packet.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts and are due on Monday. Workouts will be everyMonday and Wednesday in May.

*On Tuesday, April 25th, the MMS and the MHS Choirs will have a performance at the First United Methodist Church in Montevallo at 7pm.

*On Friday, April 28th, the 8th grade students will visit Montevallo High School during school hours.

*On Saturday, April 29th, there will be a MMS Chess Tournament for the Montevallo Community beginning at 8:30 am.  Please come out and support the chess students in Montevallo.

*The Yearbooks are still on sale for $30.00. In May, the cost goes up to $35.00.

*Auditions for the Talent Show will be on Thursday, May 4th.

*Upcoming MMS events include:  LOT Graduation Dinner on May 18th, the MMS Talent Show on May 18th, Awards Day on May 22nd, Spring Fling on May 23rd, and the Faculty Student Game on May 24th.

*Congratulations to the student of the week for this week: Jazmine Williams.

*Congratulations to the faculty member of the month:  James Rogers

*Congratulations to Emily Lint and Katie Ozley who qualified for State Recognition of the Duke TIP Scholar’s Program.  Katie also received Grand Recognition status based on her high score on the ACT test.

*Summer Mural Camp:  University of Montevallo, in partnership with the Montevallo Arts Council, is excited to bring back Mural Camp for students who are entering 5th through 12th grades and are interested in creating art in a community setting. This camp fills quickly.  For more information contact:

Libby Grimes

Graduate Assistant

Office of Partnerships and Outreach

845 Valley Street

Station 6006

Montevallo, AL 35115

Phone: (205) 665-6077

partnerships@montevallo.edu

 

*The National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency have funded a camp to introduce students to the critical issue of cybersecurity. Please share this opportunity with your teachers and your students. Please note that there is no charge to attend this camp. There are four camps which will all take place on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville from 8-5 PM. The schedule for camps is

Rising 7th graders: July 17-21

Rising 8th graders: July 24-28

Rising 9th graders: July 10-14

Rising 8th grade girls: June 12-16

The registration form can be found at http://www.uah.edu/eng/outreach

Direct any questions about camp to eng_camps@uah.edu

Dr. Rhonda Gaede

Camp Director

gaeder@uah.edu

256.824.6573

FAX: 256.824.6803

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April 21, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday: James Crowe and Saturday to Emily Haynie and Jamari Holmes and Sunday to Dante Juarez

*Announcements:

*Today we will be on Break Schedule

*Progress Reports will go home today.

* Girl’s basketball tryouts for MMS will start next Tuesday.

*8th Graders will test with the Aspire test today. There will be no cell phones or smart watches allowed in the testing rooms at all.  Students testing will not need to bring anything to the testing room.  6th and 7th graders need to get everything they need for 1st-3rd  periods as you will not be allowed into your lockers until after testing is over.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts and are due on Monday. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*The bells will be off this morning for testing.  Students must be quiet in the halls during passing periods.

*8th Grade students who want to apply for the Upward Bound Program need to get their application packets completed and turned into Mrs. Lusco by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Have a Fantastic Friday and a Happy Earth Day Tomorrow

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April 20, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday: Cole Dennis

*Announcements:

* Girl’s basketball tryouts for MMS will start next Tuesday. Volleyball tryouts will resume today after school.

*8th Graders will test with the Aspire test today. There will be no cell phones or smart watches allowed in the testing rooms at all.  Students testing will not need to bring anything to the testing room.  6th and 7th graders need to get everything they need for 1st-4th periods as you will not be allowed into your lockers until after testing is over.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*Tomorrow we will be on Break Schedule

*Progress Reports will go home tomorrow.

*The bells will be off this morning for testing.  Students must be quiet in the halls during passing periods.

*The LOT students have a field trip today.

*8th Grade students who want to apply for the Upward Bound Program need to get their application packets completed and turned into Mrs. Lusco by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Have a Thankful Thursday

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April 19, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday: Asya Sanders and Lucy Hopson

*Announcements:

* Girl’s basketball tryouts for MMS will start next Tuesday. There will be no volleyball tryouts today but they will resume tomorrow.

*7th Graders will test with the Aspire test today. 8th graders will test on Thursday and Friday. There will be no cell phones or smart watches allowed in the testing rooms at all.  Students testing will not need to bring anything to the testing room.

*Today 8th graders will have an Upward Bound Presentation at 2pm in the Cafeteria.

*The 6th graders will be on a field trip today to the Space Center in Huntsville.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*This Friday will be break so don’t have any tardies or silent lunches this week.

*Progress Reports will go home this Friday.

*The bells will be off this morning for testing.  The testing should be completed by 4th period.  Students may not go to their lockers after the first period bell.

*The LOT students have a field trip tomorrow and all LOT students need to see Coach Taylor today after testing to get your permission forms.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday

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April 18, 2017

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Birthday:

*Announcements:

* MMS volleyball tryouts will be today after school and Girl’s basketball tryouts will be next week April, 24th – 27th.

*Current 8th graders who are interested in trying out for high school basketball will have tryouts today and tomorrow at MHS from 3:15-5:00.  You must have the high school tryout packet completed and a physical before tryouts.

*7th Graders will test with the Aspire test today and tomorrow. Also the 6 Band students attending the Chicago trip will test today and tomorrow.  8th graders will test on Thursday and Friday. There will be no cell phones or smart watches allowed in the testing rooms at all.  Students testing will not need to bring anything to the testing room.

*Tomorrow 8th graders will have an Upward Bound Presentation at 2pm in the Cafeteria.

*The field trip for FBLA to CTS/Bud’s Best cookies is today. Students who have turned in their form and money should meet Mrs. Thomas in the lobby by the front office at 10:00

*The 6th graders will be on a field trip tomorrow the Space Center in Huntsville. Students going on the trip must be at MMS  in front of the gym at or before 6am. The bus will leave by 6:15am.  You can bring snacks but no gum, candy, sunflower seeds.  Lunch will be provided at the Space Center. Make sure you are in dress code and wear tennis shoes.  Parents will need to pick up students between 5:15 and 5:45pm in the front of the school.

*Any 6th or 7th grader that is interested in attending soccer workouts in May that has not received a packet, please see Mrs. Thomas.  Packets must be turned in prior to workouts. Workouts will be every Monday and Wednesday in May.

*This Friday will be break so don’t have any tardies or silent lunches this week.

*Progress Reports will go home this Friday.

*The bells will be off this morning for testing.  The testing will not be completed until sometime during 4th period.  Students may not go to their lockers after the first period bell.

Have a Terrific Tuesday

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