• Blue Devil News - September 25, 2020

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 9/25/2020

    talk_and_tour_invite Dear MMS Families,

    S.A.F.E. Return

    We are very excited about our upcoming S.A.F.E. return to in-person learning. Please review the attached flyer for more information.

    Notification of Intent to Return

    All families recently received an email from their child’s Launch period teacher to inquire about in-person learning. Please reply to this email by Friday, October 9th at 3:00 p.m. and answer the following question: Starting the week of October 26th, would you prefer to transition to in-person learning four days per week or remain in all virtual learning? If you did not receive this correspondence, please contact our parent liaison at 470-473-2514.

    Family Town Hall Meetings

    Family Town Halls are available prior to the deadline for in-person or virtual learning decisions.

    Talk and Tour for New Students

    We are hosting several “Talk and Tours” for our new students. During this event, students will be able to meet the administrative staff and tour the school. More information can be found on invitation. Sign up for the event here.

    I hope everyone has a wonderful fall break, and we look forward to seeing everyone SOON!

    Your principal,
    Dayton Hibbs

    Queridas Familias de MMS,

    Regreso S.A.F.E.

    Estamos entusiasmados sobre nuestro regreso S.A.F.E. al aprendizaje en persona. Por favor vea el boletín adjunto para más información.

    Notificación sobre Intento a Regresar

    Todas las familias recientemente recibieron un correo electrónico del maestro de LAUNCH de su estudiante para preguntar sobre aprendizaje en persona. Por favor respondan a este correo antes del viernes, 9 de octubre a las 3:00 p.m. y responda a la pregunta siguiente: Empezando la semana del 26 de octubre, ¿preferiría que su estudiante regrese al aprendizaje en persona por cuatro días a la semana o que siga con su aprendizaje virtual? Si no recibió el correo electrónico comuníquese con nuestra mediadora de padres al 470-473-2514 – texto.

    Reuniones de Town Hall para Familias

    Las reuniones Town Hall para Familias serán disponibles antes de la última fecha para la decisión de aprendizaje en persona o virtual.

    Habla y Visite para Nuevos Estudiantes

    Vamos a tener varios “Talk & Tour” o “Habla y Visite” para nuestros nuevos estudiantes. Durante estos eventos, los estudiantes podrán conocer los administradores de la escuela y ver la escuela. Más información se puede encontrar en la invitacion. Use este enlace para incribirse para el evento.

    ¡Esperemos que todos tengan unas vacaciones de otoño fantástica y esperamos verlos muy PRONTO!

    Su director,
    Dayton Hibbs

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    FALL BREAK 2020

    Fall Break will run from Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 2nd. We'll be back to virtual learning on Monday morning October 5th at 8:30AM for LAUNCH

    Las vacaciones de otoño serán del lunes, 28 de octubre al viernes, 2 de octubre. Regresaremos al aprendizaje virtual el lunes, 5 de octubre a las 8:30AM para la clase de LAUNCH.

     

    PTSA SCHOOL STORE 

    The MMG PTSA Online Store is once again open for sales!

    After placing an order, emails will be sent to notify when the order is ready. All orders will be available for pickup at MMS front office Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. (NOTE: Do not come in before you receive an email declaring your order is ready for pick up.)

    Uniforms preordered before 10/14/20 will be available to be picked up as referenced by emails.

    In-person sales will be from Thursday, October 15th - Saturday, October 17th. This will also be a day for pickups for any person that preordered prior to October 15th.

    • Thursday, October 15: 5pm-7pm
    • Friday, October 16: 9am-3pm
    • Saturday, October 17: 10am-1pm

    All online orders placed from Thursday, October 15th - Sunday, October 25th will be delivered to the student's LAUNCH classes on Thursday, October 27th.

    We will be needing volunteers! A sign-up genius will be created and shared, any interested parents - or students - can come and help us fill in orders! (NOTE: Masks will be required.)

    ¡La Tienda Escolar del PTSA de MMG está abierto para ventas de nuevo!

    Después de hacer su orden, correos serán mandado para notificar cuando la orden esta lista. Todas las ordenes serán listo para recoger en la oficina de MMS lunes – viernes de 9am-3pm. (NOTA: No venga a recoger antes de recibir su coreo declarando que su orden está listo.)

    Uniformes ordenados antes del miércoles, 14 de octubre serán listo para recoger como referido en el correo mandado.

    Ventas en persona serán del jueves, 15 de octubre – sábado, 17 de octubre. Estos días también serán dia de recojo para cualquier persona que ordeno uniformes antes del 15 de octubre.

    • Jueves, 15 de octubre: 5pm-7pm
    • Viernes, 16 de octubre: 9am-3pm
    • Sábado, 17 de octubre: 10am-1pm

    Todas las ordenes hecho en línea del jueves, 15 de octubre – domingo, 25 de octubre serán llevado a la clase de LAUNCH de su estudiante el jueves, 27 de octubre.

    ¡Necesitaremos voluntarios! Un formulario de inscripción será hecho y compartido para cualquier padre – u estudiante – que quiera ayudar llenar órdenes. (NOTA: Mascaras serán necesarias durante las horas de voluntario.)

     

    IMPORTANT! ZOOM UPDATE

    Marietta Middle School is adding additional security measures for Zoom. Beginning Monday, September 21st, all students will need to sign into Zoom using their MCS Google accounts. 

    Here is a step by step video of steps students will need to take: https://drive.google.com/file/d/139-MMBrN0qHMuaxob3G1xJ7QoM1Nd8AW/view?usp=drivesdk.

    Summary of Steps

    1. Open the zoom app (The zoom app or program on your device, not the website)
    2. Logout of any other account 
    3. On the sign in tab choose “Sign in with Google”
    4. Enter the MCS Google username and password (same as to log into Schoology)

    Marietta Middle School está agregando medidas de seguridad adicionales para Zoom. A partir del lunes, 21 de septiembre, todos los estudiantes deberán iniciar sesión en Zoom usando sus cuentas de Google MCS.

    Aquí hay un video paso a paso de los pasos que los estudiantes deben seguir: https://drive.google.com/file/d/139-MMBrN0qHMuaxob3G1xJ7QoM1Nd8AW/view?usp=drivesdk.

    Resumen de pasos

    • Abra la aplicación de zoom (la aplicación o programa de zoom en su dispositivo, no el sitio web)
    • Cierre de sesión de cualquier otra cuenta
    • En la pestaña de inicio de sesión, elija "Iniciar sesión con Google"
    • Ingrese el nombre de usuario y la contraseña de MCS Google (igual que para iniciar sesión en Schoology)

     

    LUNCH APPLICATIONS

    Lunch applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available: https://mariettacity.strataapps.com/(S(diw0bk2mgnn5g5x4rdbevvla))/default.aspx

    It is available in English and Spanish.

    Las aplicaciones de almuerzo para el año escolar 2020-2021 ahora están disponibles: https://mariettacity.strataapps.com/(S(diw0bk2mgnn5g5x4rdbevvla))/default.aspx

    Está disponible en inglés y español. 

      

    PTSA REFLECTIONS

    i_matter_because_ptsa_reflections This year’s theme is: I Matter Because..

    Students can make an entry using: dance, film production, literature, music composition, photography, or visual arts. Their submissions will focus on the answer to the above theme. Please see the reflections flyer and the rules for submissions.

    End date is Wednesday, October 21st.

    El tema de este ano es: I Matter Because... (Yo Importo Porque…)

    Los estudiantes pueden entregar medios de: baile, producción de video, literatura, composición de música, fotografía, u artes visuales. Las entregas se tienen que enfocar en responder la tema de arriba. Por favor vea el boletín de Reflexiones y las reglas de entrega.

    La fecha de término es el miércoles, 21 de octubre.

     

    EBOOKS

    Need something to read over the break? Remember that we have EBooks available in the MMS Learning Hub Class on Schoology. Choose from an array of books to read for class, or just in the off-hours.

    ¿Necesitan algo para leer durante estas vacaciones? Aquédense que tenemos libros digitales en la clase MMS Learning Hub en Schoology. Elijen de una cantidad de libros para leer para la clase o en su tiempo libre.

     

    cis_logo_1 COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL OF GEORGIA - MARIETTA/COBB

    Communities In Schools of Georgia Marietta/Cobb County (CISMCC) is a drop-out prevention program. CISMCC serves in four high schools, one non-traditional high schools and two middle schools. The CIS Model is to have a site coordinator located in each school to work one on one with the students. Our Mission is surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. In 2019, Marietta/Cobb County proudly announced an 87% graduation rate.

    We distributed over 3000 new and gently used books to children who don’t have books to read in their homes. In total, we served over 5000 students and 571 parents with various services and resources by collaborating with other community organizations and businesses.

    The work being done at Marietta Middle School (MMS) is impactful because of student and parent engagement.  Carla Howard, Site Coordinator is making a difference in the lives of students and families at MMS by providing to include academic support/tutoring, mentoring and community resources for families. The effort being put in by CISMCC site coordinators is increasing the graduation rates in the Marietta City School Systems.

    For additional information regarding Communities In Schools at Marietta Middle School please contact Carla Howard, Site Coordinator at (770) 422-0311 ext. 5572, choward@marietta-city.k12.ga.us or choward@cisgeorgia.org.

     

    GIRLS INC.

    Interested in participating in Girls Inc? 

    Please contact Carla Howard, Communities In Schools of Georgia, Site Coordinator at choward@marietta-city.k12.ga.us or (678) 561-2896 with any questions. Please email the attached permission form to Mrs. Howard. Virtual programming begins Friday @10:00AM – 11:00AM. Please note that students required to go to Virtual Office Hours must attend that first.

    Estan interesado en participar en Girls Inc?

    Por favor contacten a Carla Howard, Communities In Schools of Georgia, Coordinadora de Sitio al choward@marietta-city.k12.ga.us o al (678) 561-2896 con cualquier preguntas. Por favor mande el formulario de permiso (permission form) al correo electrónico de la Sra. Howard. El programa virtual empieza el viernes de 10am-11am. Por favor tome nota que estudiantes que tienen que ir a horas de oficina de sus maestros tienen que asistir ahí primero.

     

    TUTORING OPPORTUNITIES

    We will be hosting weekly face-to-face tutoring Monday - Thursday, 4pm-5:30pm. Transportation will not be provided, so there must be reliable transportation available for participating students.

    Please use the following link to sign up for tutoring next week. We are also in the process of adding additional math slots. We will send updated information as they are added.

    Please make sure to only sign up for one session a day - this will not involve switching classes in order to keep the environment as sterile as possible and to keep unneccessary contact to a minimum.

    Upon arrival to Tutoring Time at Marietta Middle School, students will:

    • Remain in their cars until an adult arrives for the temperature check process which will be around 3:45 pm. Parents will NOT be allowed to drop off early.  
    • Put on masks prior to exiting their vehicles. 
    • Maintain safe social distance of at least 6 feet from other students as they prepare to enter the building.
    • Allow their temperatures to be taken. 
    • Sign in using their laptops.
    • Report immediately to their assigned class. No aimless, wandering of the halls will be permitted. 

    Tendremos tutoría cara-a-cara cada semana de lunes – viernes, 4pm-5:30pm. No hay transportación escolar; tendrán que tener transportación confiada para los estudiantes participando.

    Por favor use este enlace para inscribirse para tutoría para la próxima semana. También esteremos agregando clases adicionales de matemáticas. Habrá información actualizada cuando se agregan esas clases. Por favor asegúrese de inscribir a su estudiante para una sección al día – esto no involucra cambiando clases en orden de tener un ambiente lo mas estéril posible y para que no tengamos contacto innecesario.

    Al llegar al tiempo de tutoría de Marietta Middle School, los estudiantes tendrán que:

    • Quedarse en sus autos hasta que un adulto venga para empezar el proceso de chequeo de temperatura aproximadamente a las 3:45 pm. Padres NO podrán dejar a los estudiantes antes de ese tiempo.  
    • Ponerse las máscaras antes de salir del automóvil 
    • Mantener una distancia de al menos 6 pies de otros en entrar a la escuela.
    • Permitir que le tomen la temperatura.
    • Chequiarse dentro usando sus computadoras.
    • Reportar inmediatamente a su clase asignada. No podrán estar en los pasillos sin destinación..  

     

    SNEAKER & BOOK DRIVE

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    COUNSELORS CORNER TIPS
    10 Tips to Manage Stress

     

    stop.start.continue Some time ago Dr. Hibbs asked our staff to take time to think and reflect using a STOP. START. CONTINUE model.

    The Counselors thought it a very cool way to assess we are as we go off on Fall Break.

    Check out this model of self assessment STOP. START. CONTINUE.

    Let your counselors know if you like it.

    Thanks for the idea Dr. Hibbs!

     

    SPORTS

    LACROSSE

    Eighth graders interested in playing lacrosse, please fill out this form:

    Estudiantes de 8º grado interesados en jugar lacrosse por favor llenen este formulario:

    Niñas: tinyurl.com/girls2021
    Niños: tinyurl.com/boys2021

     

    SOCCER

    Any student interested in playing soccer this year, please fill out this form.

    Cualquier estudiante interesado en jugar futbol este año, por favor llene este formulario.

     

     

    BASKETBALL

    Girls basketball tryouts will be held October 6th & October 7th from 5PM-7PM in the Big Blue Gym. Students must have a current physical on file and must be academically eligible.

    Please fill out the following two forms if you have not already done so: Interest Link & Athletic Portal.

    Las pruebas de baloncesto para niñas se llevarán a cabo el 6 y 7 de octubre de 5:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. en el Big Blue Gym. Los estudiantes deben tener un examen físico actual en el archivo y deben ser académicamente elegibles.

    Complete los siguientes formularios si aún no lo ha hecho: Interest Link y Athletic Portal.

     

    FOOTBALL

    UPDATE: Two games times have changed. Please see schedule below for the changes.

    See rules and reminders here.

    Buy your tickets here.

    UPDATE: Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be having an MMS Homecoming Court this season.

     

    LOOKING AHEAD

    • Technology Pick-Ups - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Big Blue Gym, @8am - 11:00am
    • Tutoring – Monday – Thursday, @4:00pm - 5:30pm, MMS (Limited Capacity)
    • MMS Football v. Pope – Saturday, September 26th, @9:00am (7th), 11:00pm (8th), @Home - TIME UPDATE
    • Fall Break – Monday, September 28th – Friday, October 2nd
    • Virtual Town Hall – Tuesday, October 6th, @4:30pm (English); @6:00pm (Español)
    • Virtual Town Hall – Thursday, October 8th, @6:00pm (Español); 8:00pm (English)
    • MMS Talk & Tour – Friday, October 9th, @9:00am, 1:00pm
    • In-Person Decision NEEDED – Friday, October, 9th
    • MMS Football v. Wheeler – Saturday, October 10th, @11:00am (7th), 1:00pm (8th), @Wheeler HS
    • MMS Talk & Tour – Friday, October 16th, @9:00am, 1:00pm
    • MMS Football v. Hiram – Saturday, October 17th, @10:00 am (7th), @Home - TIME UPDATE
    • MMS Football v. Gainesville – Saturday, October 17th, @3:00pm (8th), @Gainesville
    • Synchronous Learning Begins (VIRTUAL) – Monday, October 19th, @7:45am
    • MMS Talk & Tour – Friday, October 21st, @6:00pm
    • MMS Talk & Tour – Friday, October 23rd, @9:00am, 1:00pm
    • MMS Football v. Sequoyah – Saturday, October 24th, @11:00am (7th), 1:00pm (8th), @Sequoyah HS
    • In-Person Learning Begins – Monday, October 26th, @7:45am
    • MMS Football v. River Ridge – Saturday, October 31st, @11:00am (7th), @River Ridge
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