7:30 PM Restorative Practices
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Winter Band Concert
Great things are happening at MMS! Last week, the administrative team had the opportunity to spend an hour with 7th grade social studies students from Ms. Jackson’s classes. Seventh graders have been learning about globalization and its impact on the world. Students debated the pros and cons of globalization;
Please join me in welcoming our new school unarmed security guard, Mr. Sullivan, who will be joining our school community today. Mr. Sullivan has been working at Columbia High School as a security guard for the past six years. His primary role will be visitor containment and ID verification, and he will be on duty from 7:30am until 4:00pm.
This is a reminder to all parents that school picture retakes for your student will take place on Monday, November 9th, 2015. Additional portrait package information is available in the main office for your student to pick up at their convenience.
Thank you for taking the time to complete our NJ DOE Mandated School Climate Survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather data about parent attitudes about MMS that can be utilized to drive our school improvement efforts. If you have not had the change to complete it, please consider taking five minutes today to ensure your voice is heard!
MMS is in the process of building classroom libraries to support readers! The idea is that the more kids read, the better off they are. Their lives are made richer through books, AND reading a lot is one of the best predictors of academic success! The goal is eyes on print: it doesn’t matter what they read-- so let’s help fill these libraries with books MMS students will WANT to read!
The purpose of the W.I.N (Whatever I Need) period in grades 6 and 7 is to provide students with additional time for enrichment in Science and Social Studies or intervention instruction in English Language Arts or Mathematics. The programming will also provide a weekly advisory/character education period to address the social and emotional needs of all students and to strengthen relationships within the school community. The W.I.N. period concept is used in many middle schools in New Jersey. It is a way to provide opportunities during the school day for enrichment or intervention instruction.
October 5 – October 9, 2015 Maplewood Middle School observed New Jersey’s annual Week of Respect to promote anti-bullying initiatives. Throughout the week, students participated in activities to demonstrate their understanding of and commitment to helping maintain a culture of care in their school community.
School Violence Awareness is intended to celebrate with our students the benefits of a drug free lifestyle and anti-violence. Over the course of the week try incorporate into your lessons the important message of “choosing to be drug free” and living in a world with no violence
FAQ on EV-D68
As per the New Jersey Department of Health, following are links to the State Health Department and the Center for Disease Control’s websites with updated FAQs on EV-D68. Updated information will also appear on ERHC’s website frequently, also listed below.
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