• Blue Devil News - May 7, 2021

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 5/7/2021 3:30:00 PM

    A big thanks to our MMG PTSA for showing us so much love and support on this Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

     

    LET'S GET READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL!  

    8TH GRADE WALK

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

    In order to participate in the this event, for the 4th quarter students must:

    • Not have any major discipline infractions (ISS, OSS, bus)

    Details will be forthcoming.

     

    Jueves, 27 de mayo de 2021

    Para participar en este evento, para el 4to trimestre los estudiantes deben:

    • No tener infracciones disciplinarias importantes (ISS, OSS, autobús)

    Los detalles se publicarán próximamente.

     

    WATER AND CHAPERONES NEEDED

     

    Chaperones for 8th Grade Social

    Water Donations for 8th Grade Walk

     

    MMS HONORS CELEBRATIONS

    Join us in celebrating our amazing scholars!

    We will be honoring our students by team between the dates of May 17th - May 20th in the Big Blue Gym. Parents will be allowed to come OR can attend virtually through Zoom.

    Specific times TBA. 

    ¡Únase a nosotros para celebrar a nuestros increíbles eruditos!

    Honraremos a nuestros estudiantes por equipo entre las fechas del 17 de mayo al 20 de mayo en el Big Blue Gym. Los padres podrán venir O pueden asistir virtualmente a través de Zoom.

    Tiempos específicos por confirmar.

     

    CHROMEBOOK AND HOTSPOT COLLECTION PLAN

    Parents and Students:

    As we near the end of the school year, we wanted to provide you with our plan for collecting Marietta City Schools’ chromebooks and hotspots. In-person students will return MCS chromebooks and hotspots on Wednesday, May 26th at the end of the school day. Absent or virtual students will return chromebooks and hotspots to our front office on:

    • Tuesday, May 25th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 26th during normal business hours.
    • Thursday, May 27th during normal business hours.
    • Friday, May 28th during normal business hours.
    • Saturday, May 29th from 8:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

    ****Students who are required to attend Summer School will keep their MCS chromebooks and hotspots until June 30th. We will communicate our plan for the collection of chromebooks and hotspots for summer school students as we near June 30th.

     

    Padres y estudiantes:

    A medida que nos acercamos al final del año escolar, queríamos brindarle nuestro plan para recopilar los Chromebooks y hotspots de las escuelas de la ciudad de Marietta. Los estudiantes en persona devolverán los Chromebooks y hotspots de MCS el miércoles 26 de mayo al final del día escolar. Los estudiantes ausentes o virtuales devolverán los Chromebooks y los puntos de acceso a nuestra oficina principal en:

    • Miércoles 25 de mayo de 4:00pm - 7:00pm.
    • Jueves 26 de mayo durante horarios laboral normal.
    • Viernes 28 de mayo durante horarios laboral normal.
    • Sabado, 29 de mayo de 8:00am a 2:00pm.

    ****Los estudiantes que deben asistir a la escuela de verano mantendrán sus Chromebooks y hotspots de MCS hasta el 30 de junio. Comunicaremos nuestro plan para la colección de Chromebooks y hotspots para los estudiantes de la escuela de verano a medida que nos acercamos al 30 de junio.

     

    DRESS CODE REMINDER

    MMS Unified Dress Code Reminder

    • Pullover hoodies must contain the symbol or word Marietta.
    • Hoodies/jackets must ZIP Up and be plain navy, black or gray. 

     

    SUMMER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

    Attention MMS Families,

    Students must work hard to pass all classes because Ready UP Summer School will be mandatory. Dates will be June 2-30.  If you are in danger of being retained (remaining in the same grade level), you must successfully complete the classes.

    • Make sure that all work is being turned in, on time, and that an effort is being put into schoolwork.
    • Next Level Tutoring is also available for students both as in-person and virtual sessions.
      • NOTE: If you're signed up for tutoring, attendance is important at the risk of losing the spot.

    Atención familias de MMS,

    Los estudiantes deben trabajar duro para aprobar todas las clases porque la escuela de verano Ready UP será obligatoria. Las fechas serán del 2 al 30 de junio. Si está en peligro de ser retenido (permanecer en el mismo nivel de grado), debe completar con éxito las clases.

    • Asegúrese de que todo el trabajo se entregue a tiempo y de que se esté poniendo un esfuerzo en el trabajo escolar.
    • La tutoría de siguiente nivel también está disponible para los estudiantes tanto en sesiones presenciales como virtuales.
      • NOTA: Si está inscrito para recibir tutoría, la asistencia es importante a riesgo de perder el lugar. 

     

    SPRING 2021 TALK AND TOUR

    The staff of Marietta Middle School invites you to listen to a brief presentation, tour the campus, and speak with counselors.

    • Please arrive a few minutes before the start of the Talk and Tour.
    • Please park at the Auditorium Entrance, which is in the front of the school on Winn St.
    • Please wear your mask, and we will follow social distancing practices.

    Space is limited, so please sign up using the link below:

    ⇒ SPRING 2021 TALK AND TOUR SIGN UP⇐

     

    El personal de Marietta Middle School lo invita a escuchar una breve presentación, recorrer el campus y hablar con los consejeros.

    • Llegue unos minutos antes del inicio de la charla y el recorrido.
    • Estacione en la entrada del auditorio, que está frente a la escuela en Winn St.
    • Use su máscara y seguiremos las prácticas de distanciamiento social.

    El espacio es limitado, así que regístrese usando el siguiente enlace:

    ⇒ SPRING 2021 TALK AND TOUR SIGN UP⇐

     

    2021 IDEA PARENT SURVEY

    If your child has an IEP (for special education services), please take a few minutes to complete the Department of Education survey below.

    The short survey is available in both English and Spanish at the following link: https://survey.gadoe.org/SPEDParentSurvey

    For help filling out the survey, go to www.p2pga.org or www.parentmentors.org.

    If you do not have access to take the online survey, please contact your child’s teacher for a paper copy of the survey.

     

     

    TESTING 

     

    On testing days, it is important that students login at their regularly scheduled time for LAUNCH (by 7:45 am). Students will still complete their LAUNCH activities during this time. Once testing starts for the day, those not participating in testing are encouraged to use this time productively to include completing missing work and studying for upcoming classroom assessments. Regular instruction resumes at 11:22 a.m., and it is very important that students are logged into the correct class at this time (click here for detailed testing schedule).

     

    TESTING FAQ

    1. Will students who typcially attend school virtually and are reporting in-person for testing need to be in uniform?
      Yes, we can provide a shirt; they should be in school-approved bottoms.
    2. What will virtual students and in-person students who opted out be doing during testing?
      Students not testing will complete missing assignments, work on current and upcoming assignments, and study for tests.
    3. Where will in-person students report who have opted out of testing?
      Students not testing will report to the auditorium. They will need to have Chromebooks with them.
    4. Will students test with their Launch teacher?
      Most students will test with their Launch teacher. Some students are assigned to a different Launch teacher due to having an educational plan; IEP. 504 or EL.
    5. How will parents and students know the daily schedule?
      The daily schedule was emailed to both parents and students. Teachers have included this information on their Schoology page. The schedule is also included on the Blue Devil Blog and on the hallway announcement boards. In addition, teachers will review the schedule on a daily basis during Launch.

     

    INDIVIDUAL TESTING SCHEDULE 

    • GA Milestone Testing (Science) – Tuesday, May 11th; LAUNCH
    • End of Course Test (Physical Science) – Tuesday, May 11th; LAUNCH
    • GA Milestone Testing (Social Studies) – Wednesday, May 12th; LAUNCH
    • End of Course Test (Algebra) – Thursday, May 13th; LAUNCH

    MAKE-UP TESTS FOR GA MILESTONES:

    • ELA Make-up Tests – Monday, May 3rd, Tuesday, May 4th, and Wednesday, May 5th;
    • Math Make-up Test – Thursday, May 6th;
    • Science Make-up Test – Wednesday, May 12th;
    • SS Make-up Test – Thursday, May 13th;

     

    En los días de exámenes, es importante que los estudiantes inicien sesión a la hora programada para el lanzamiento (antes de las 7:45 am). Los estudiantes aún completarán sus actividades de lanzamiento durante este tiempo. Una vez que comiencen las pruebas del día, se anima a los que no participan en las pruebas a que utilicen este tiempo de manera productiva para incluir la realización del trabajo faltante y el estudio para las próximas evaluaciones en el aula. La instrucción regular se reanuda a las 11:22 a.m., y es muy importante que los estudiantes estén registrados en la clase correcta en este momento (haga clic aquí para ver el horario de exámenes detallado).

     

    PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

    1. ¿Los estudiantes que han sido virtuales y se presentan en persona para las pruebas, necesitarán usar el uniforme?
      Sí, podemos prestarle una camiseta y deben estar en pantalones aprobados por la escuela.
    2. ¿Qué harán los estudiantes virtuales y los estudiantes en persona que optaron por no participar durante las pruebas?
      Completaran sus trabajos faltantes, trabajaran en las asignaciones actuales y futuras, estudiar para examen de clase.
    3. ¿Dónde informarán los estudiantes en persona que han optado por no participar en las pruebas?
      El estudiante se reportará al auditorio y mantendrá un ambiente de prueba. Deberán tener sus Chromebooks con ellos.
    4. ¿Los estudiantes probarán con su maestro de LAUNCH?
      Sí, los estudiantes probarán con sus maestros de LAUNCH. A algunos estudiantes se les asigna un profesor de LAUNCH diferente debido a un plan educativo; IEP. 504 o EL.
    5. ¿Cómo sabrán los padres y los estudiantes el horario diario?
      El horario diario se envió por correo electrónico tanto a los padres como a los estudiantes. Los maestros han incluido esta información en su página de Schoology, está incluida en el Blog Blue Devil y es un anuncio de desplazamiento en nuestros tableros de anuncios a través de la escuela. Los maestros también revisarán el programa diariamente durante el período de prueba durante LAUNCH.

     

    HORARIOS DE PRUEBAS - DIAS INDIVIDUAL

    • GA Milestone Testing (lectura/ingles lengua) – martes, 27 de abril (1), miercoles, 28 de abril (2), y jueves, 29 de abril (3); LAUNCH
    • GA Milestone Testing (matematicas) – martes, 4 de mayo (1) y miercoles, 5 de mayo (2); LAUNCH
    • GA Milestone Testing (ciencias) – martes, 11 de mayo; LAUNCH
    • End of Course Test (ciencias fisicas) – martes, 11 de mayo; LAUNCH
    • GA Milestone Testing (estudios sociales) – miercoles, 12 de mayo; LAUNCH
    • End of Course Test (algebra) – jueves, 13 de mayo; LAUNCH

    PRUEBAS DE RECUPERACIÓN PARA GA MILESTONES:

    • Ingles Lengua – lunes, 3 de mayo; martes, 4 de mayo; miercoles, 5 de mayo
    • Matematicas – martes, 6 de mayo
    • Ciencias – miercoles, 12 de mayo
    • Estudios Sociales – jueves, 13 de mayo 

      

    ENRICHMENT CENTER 

     

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    ESPAÑOL PARA HISPANOHABLANTES

    Padres, madres y/o encargados de estudiantes hispanohablantes en el 7mo grado; si su hijo o hija ya habla español y desea que mejore sus hablidades de lectura y escritura el próximo ciclo escolar esta notificación es para usted. 

    Español para Hispanohablantes 1, es la clase en la cual su estudiante se podría registrar y a la vez obtener su primer crédito para graduación de High School. Si le interesa esta oportunidad comuníquense con Mr. Pérez-Cordero a su email: hperezcordero@marietta-city.k12.ga.us y/o la oficina de consejeros. 

     

    MYP: Did you know?
    IB Approaches to Learning Skills: Social

    MYP: Did you know?  Intercultural Understanding

    In this latest edition of MYP: Did You Know? our topic is, What contributes to the development of Intercultural Understanding in IB students?  The first part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) mission statement is, “The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”  All schools that choose to become IB World Schools chose to be a part of the important work of thinking how their schools will help students grow in this way.

     

    In thinking about Intercultural Understanding in the MYP, did you know . . .

     

     

     

    • that intercultural understanding leads to international-mindedness?
    • that learning to communicate in more than one language is a fundamental feature to the development of intercultural understanding in the IB?
    • that intercultural understanding involves acknowledging and reflecting on one’s own perspective, as well as the perspective of others?
    • some ways that IB programmes increase intercultural understanding is to foster learning how to critically appreciate various beliefs, values, experiences, forms of expression and ways of knowing?
    • there is a belief that by understanding the world’s rich cultural heritage, the IB community is led to explore human commonality, diversity, personal identity and interconnection?
    • learning in context, like the MYP Global Contexts, creates the opportunity for explorations of other cultures and our collective humanity?

    Our need for intercultural understanding is greater than ever with current technologies, multicultural environments, and the global pandemic.  With the IB’s philosophy and framework, we are able to plan learning experiences that support this intercultural understanding goal.

    For more information on the IB or MYP, go to ibo.org, our MMS school website on the International Baccalaureate page, or contact me, Jill Sims, MMS IB coordinator, at jsims@marietta-city.org

           

    COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES 

     

    KIDS FUNDAMENTALS CAMP

    Location: MHS

    Dates: June 2nd - 4th

    Times: 9am -3pm each day

    Level: All levels of players are welcome [beginner to advanced]

    Grades: Boys going to the 1st-8th

    Direct link: https://mariettabasketball.sportngin.com/register/form/870624957

    Cost: $150

      

     

     

     

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    Please contact Carla Howard, MMS Site Coordinator with questions at choward@marietta-city.k12.ga.us or choward@cisgeorgia.org or call me at 770-422-0311 ext 5572.

     

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    SPORTS

     

    VOLLEYBALL

    Middle School Clinics and Tryouts Info

    Clinics: May 3, 6, 10, 13 (Optional)
    Tryouts: May 17
    Time: 3:30 - 5:30PM
    Location: Marietta Middle School Big Blue Gym

    We will make 2 teams, an A Team and a B Team. We will also have development teams in the fall for anyone who does not make the A or B Team.

    Everyone MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE PHYSICAL ON FILE WITH MCS TO PARTICIPATE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Please email questions to nspinks@marietta-city.k12.ga.us

     

    FOOTBALL

    Football Spring practices begin on MAY 3RD.

    Make sure you have a CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE.

    Las practicas de primavera para futbol americano empiezan el 3 DE MAYO.

    Asegurese que tengan un FISICO ACTUAL EN EL SISTEMA.

      

    LOOKING AHEAD

      • Volleyball Clinic – Monday, May 10th; @3:30pm-5:00pm; MMS
      • Milestone Testing (Science) – Tuesday, May 11th; LAUNCH
      • End of Course Test (Physical Science) – Tuesday, May 11th; LAUNCH
      • Milestone Testing (Social Studies) – Wednesday, May 12th; LAUNCH
      • End of Course Test (Algebra) – Thursday, May 13th; LAUNCH
      • Volleyball Clinics – Thursday, May 13th; @3:30pm-5:00pm; MMS
      • Fine Arts Festival – Thursday, May 13th; @6pm; LAUNCH
      • Volleyball Tryouts – Monday, May 17th; @3:30pm-5:00pm; MMS
      • MMS Honors Celebrations – Monday, May 17th – Thursday, May 20th; @MMS
      • 8th Grade Social – Friday, May 21st; @6:00-9:00pm; MMS Practice Field
      • 8th Grade Honor Walk – Thursday, May 27th;
      • Last Day of School – Thursday, May 27th
      • Ready Up Summer Program – Wednesday, June 2nd – Wednesday, June 30th
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