MWMS Newsletter, 1/5/18

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MWMS Newsletter                               


January 5, 2017


From the Principal’s Desk


Happy 2018!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the winter break!    Thank you to all of the families who spoiled our staff with sweet treats and tokens of appreciation in the days leading up to the break – it was very much appreciated!


Memory Books are on-sale now! It’s time to order the 2017-2018 yearbook!  Order forms will be sent home with students during the week of January, but you can begin ordering now online. Yearbooks are $22.00 and must be pre-ordered (for distribution at the end of the year).  For more information, click here.


Attention 6th and 7th grade parents: Although the deadline has passed, we will still accept forms from our current 6th and 7th grade students for performing arts and/or world languages courses for the 2018-19 school year.  Please note, however, that students who turn in forms now will be placed on a waitlist.   If you need a copy of the forms, please click here.


Last Call!  Is your child interested in being in the Geography Bee?  The Geo Bee is on Wednesday, January 10 during the school day. Social studies teachers have been encouraging kids to participate. Although the deadline to participate has passed, if your child is still interested, we have 10 spots left (first come, first served).  Please contact Ms. Cohen by Monday, January 8 if your child is interested (


Cold Weather Reminder:  The weather is beginning to get much colder, so please encourage your child to dress appropriately on such days.  In accordance with HCPSS guidelines, children will go outside for PE and recess unless there is precipitation or the outside temperature combined with the wind chill drops below 20 degrees.  Click here for more information.


Interested in Having Your Child Considered for a GT Class for the 2018-19 School Year? The deadline is quickly approaching on February 12.  Click here for more information.


If your child is absent from school for an excused reason, we have some guidelines and tips for making up missed workClick here for more information.


Citizens of the Month! On December 6th we recognized 8 outstanding students as November Citizens of the Month! Each month teachers from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, along with teachers from related arts choose two students to be “Citizens of the Month”.  This honor is awarded to students who demonstrate exemplary achievement, attitude, attendance, and BARK attributes:  Be Safe, Act Responsibly, Respect Self and Others, and Keep Focused.  Congratulations to the November selections for Citizens of the Month!!



  • 6th grade:
    • Daniel Tabora-Martinez
    • Haiden Saffer


  • 7th grade
    •  Ryan Ebong
    •  Ava Buchberger



  • 8th grade
    •  Colin Sample
    •  Madison Gribbin



  • Related Arts
    •  omitted
    •  Maria Jaramillo Hernandez



Also, on January 3rd we recognized 8 outstanding students as December Citizens of the Month! Congratulations to the following December selections for Citizens of the Month!!


  • 6th grade:
    • Luis Sanchez Perez
    • Keila Rosales Marroquin


  • 7th grade
    •  Christian Brower
    •  Kahlan LaCount



  • 8th grade
    •  Eric Allen
    •  Destiny Cheeks



  • Related Arts
    •  Giovanni Rivera Martinez
    •  Natalie Jeon


One name has been omitted due to being on the “no name” list.



Have a wonderful weekend! 




Melissa Shindel





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Save the Dates 


01/08              HCPSS Honor Band Rehearsal, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

01/10              Geography Bee

01/10              HCPSS Honor Band Rehearsal, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

01/10              PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Media Center

01/11              Snow Date:  HCPSS Honor Band Rehearsal

01/12              Photos for Clubs and Music Groups

01/15              MLK Day – Schools and Offices Closed

01/16              Talent Show Dress Rehearsal, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM    

01/17              Snow Date:  Geography Bee

01/17              Talent Show Dress Rehearsal, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

01/17              HCPSS Honor Band Rehearsal, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

01/18              Talent Show, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

01/19              HCPSS Honor Band Rehearsal, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

01/24              Snow Date:  Talent Show, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

01/26              End of Marking Period – All Schools Close 3 Hours Early

02/01              Code Slam Field Trip

02/02              Incentive Day #2

02/05              Report Cards Issued

02/07              PTA Meeting, Media, 7:00 PM

02/08              HCPSS 6th Grade Honors Chorus Performance

02/08              Snow Date – Code Slam Field Trip

02/08              Auditions for Spring Play

02/09              MWMS National History Day Presentations

02/13              Spring Play Rehearsal

02/15              Spring Play Rehearsal




PTA News

The next meeting is:  01/10/17






The website includes:

•  On-going access to up-to-date MWMS and MWMS PTA news

•  Links for joining the PTA and volunteering in and out of school

•  Calendars of MWMS, MWMS PTA and MWMS Music events

•  Spirit Gear purchase info

•  MWMS Music Boosters Page

•  MWMS Teacher/Staff Gift Guide

•  And more …


We hope the new site will be a great resource for MWMS Families. Please take time to explore the site and bookmark us on your computers and smart devices today!


Our address is:



School News


A Message from the Cafeteria


Please be aware that the cafeteria is not able to break large bills and provide change for field trips, dances, or other events.  However, large bills are accepted for lunch accounts. 


Please check your child’s lunch account and make sure there is an adequate balance to cover lunch purchases.  Account balances can be viewed at:



Community News


A new community news and programs webpage is now available!!  This page contains brief announcements of upcoming events and announcements from community organizations.  Please visit the HCPSS website for details about upcoming events or visit:




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