MWMS Newsletter, 2/2/18

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MWMS Newsletter                               

February 2, 2018


From the Principal’s Desk

Thank you to all of the families who donated snacks for today’s incentive day!  We get great joy when we celebrate our students and their efforts, and we appreciate your generosity in helping to make this day GREAT for our kids.  Thank you!!!!


Last night’s talent show was awesome!  I am still in awe over the incredible talent displayed at last night’s Talent Show. If you missed it, be sure to check out my Instagram or our school’s Twitter feed for pictures!


Congratulations to Bryce Gordon who won our school wide Geography Bee!  For more information about our Geo Bee, click here


Winter Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) testing begins next week.  Do you want to know when your child will take MAP? Click here to see our winter MAP testing schedule.


Do you drive your child to school?  If so, we kindly ask that you not park in the drop-off lane due to the unsafe situation this creates.  Click here for more information.


Reminder to 8th Grade Parents:  Do you have question about high school scheduling or orientations?  If so, click here for more information.   We will continue to update the website with JumpStart and other resources as we receive them. 


Registration for 2018 HCPSS Summer Programs began yesterday, February 1. Click here for HCPSS Comprehensive Summer School information, including the registration link and more!


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


Cold Weather Reminder: Please encourage your child to dress appropriately on these cold winter 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.


Memory Books are on-sale now! It’s time to order the 2017-2018 yearbook!  Order forms were sent home with students and you can begin ordering now online. Yearbooks are $22.00 and must be pre-ordered (for distribution at the end of the year).  The deadline for ordering online is March 29, 2018.  For more information, click here.


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.


I’m from Philadelphia so I’ll be watching the game Sunday and cheering on my team.  I hope you enjoy your Super Bowl weekend, too.  Go Eagles! 

Have a wonderful weekend! 



Melissa Shindel




Stay Connected

Main Office: 410-313-5022

Fax:  410-313-5029                                                                                                           

Guidance:  410-313-5025

Health Room:  410-313-5022

Twitter: @hcpss_mwms

Principal's Instagram: principal_shindel

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PTA's Facebook Page:  Search “MWMS PTA”

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Save the Dates            

02/02              Incentive Day #2

02/05              Report Cards Issued

02/06              6th Grade MAP Testing – Math/Reading

02/07              6th Grade MAP Testing – Math/Reading

02/07              Permission Slips due for Spring Play Tryouts

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

02/07              Dance Tickets on Sale During Lunches

02/07              Family Relocation Orientation – 6:00 PM

02/08              HCPSS 6th Grade Honors Chorus Performance

02/08              Auditions for Spring Play

02/08              Dance Tickets on Sale During Lunches

02/09              MWMS National History Day Presentations

02/09              Dance Tickets on Sale During Lunches

02/09              Winter Dance, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

02/12              8th Grade MAP Testing – Math/Reading

02/13              8th Grade MAP Testing – Math/Reading

02/13              Spring Play Rehearsal

02/14              7th Grade MAP Testing – Math/Reading

02/15              7th Grade MAP Testing – Math/Reading

02/15              Spring Play Rehearsal




PTA News

The next meeting is:  2/7/18, 7:00 PM, Media Center



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


This March, the River Hill High School Theatre Arts Department will proudly present the Broadway musical, Pippin.  With a memorable score from multiple Tony, Oscar, and Grammy winner, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary.  This multiple Tony-award winning show was originally produced on Broadway in 1972 (directed by the legendary Bob Fosse) and then successfully revived in 2015.  River Hill’s production promises to bring magic and joy to the hearts of audience members of all ages.  See the attached flyer for ticket information.


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:


Mayfield Woods Middle School

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