• Blue Devil News - August 16, 2019

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 8/16/2019 4:00:00 PM

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    Please join us at our 2019-2020 Open House.
    Hear about subjects such as our new Pearson Math, Schoology, Title One, and other Hot Topics to know!

     

    SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION NIGHT

     

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    MEAL APPLICATION

    ALL MCS families and households are encouraged to complete an application for SY 2019-2020. 

    This will check to see the status if your students are eligible for free/reduced lunch. We encourage all families to complete the form regardless of whether it is applicable to them or not. If a hard copy is needed, one can be picked up in the cafeteria.

     

    Le pedimos a todas las familias de MCS llenen la aplicación de almuerzo para el año escolar 2019-2020.

    Esto le dirá si sus estudiantes son elegibles para almuerzo gratis o reducido. Nos gustaría que todas nuestras familias lo llenen. Si necesita una copia física, el estudiante puede pedir uno en la cafetería de la escuela.

     

    COOL KIDS CLUB INC STEP/DANCE TEAM

    CKC, Inc. will be having Step/Dance tryouts on August 20th from 2:30-4:30pm. Parents/guardians are responsible for making sure your child is picked up at 4:30pm after tryouts.

    The Marietta Middle School code of conduct and dress code will always be enforced. Any inappropriate conduct could result in losing the privilege of attending Step/Dance throughout the year. Fighting and/or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated. 

    These are tryouts and we would love to keep everyone on the team, but unfortnately, we can't so there will be rounds of cuts. If your student is picked, you must provide transportation for practice.

     

    BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE

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    Join us on Tuesday 8/20 for our Back to School Dance. All PTSA members enter for FREE!! Memberships are still available for purchase for $7. Visit squareup.com/store/MariettaMiddle

    Cost at the door is $10

    Additional items available for purchase include concessions, face painting, photo booth, and more! 

    To Volunteer or Donate click https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4eaead29a1f94-mmsback

     

    HONOR'S NIGHT

    The time is now to start preparing for Honors Night! Students who have all As in all subjects have the opportunity to be recognized at the end of the year for their academic achievement.

     

    LUNCH ON THE GREEN

    In case you are new to this tradition, Lunch on the Green is our PBIS, positive behavior incentive to students who haven't received any referrals throughout the week. They are able to go out on the practice field during their lunch period and eat and play out there.

    They have the opportunity to buy items such as Zaxby's, ice cream, or other invited vendors.

    HOWEVER, this does NOT replace their lunch and so if they usually buy their lunch they should still do so in the cafeteria, if they bring lunch, they should still do so. We cannot assure the sale of these items to every student in every lunch due to time constraints so we want to make sure everyone has a lunch.

    This is a weekly event, unless otherwise specified. Please make sure that students come prepared for it.

    This is not mandatory for eligible students. If your student chooses to stay in the cafeteria instead of going outside, they are welcomed to do so.

     

    YEARBOOK

    Yearbooks are on sale at $26 if you purchase before 09/13. Purchase today at jostensyearbook.com or at 1-877-767-5217. Eighth grade ads are also on sale now. Create and purchase online by October 1, 2019!

    Annuales estan a la venta a $26 si lo compran antes del 13 de septiembre. Comprenlo en jostensyearbook.com o al 1-877-767-5217. Anuncios especiales para estudiantes de 8o grado tambien esta a la venta. Comprenlo antes del 1 de octubre!

     

    BELIZE TRIP MEETING

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    STUDENT HANDBOOK

    The student handbook is ready for our families! Please make sure to read over to look at our rules and regulations at Marietta Middle School with your student.

    El manual estudiantil esta lista para nuestras familias. Por favor revisen las reglas de la escuela Marietta Middle School con su estudiante. 

     

    ARTS

    ART IN THE PARK

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    SPORTS

    A Marietta City Schools physical must be on file before students can try-out for any sport throughout the year. Students also need to have insurance to participate in any sport. If you wish to apply for insurance through the school, please fill out this form which can be brought to the school along with money order.

    Valid physicals for the 2019-2020 School Year are those from Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020.

     

    MMS FOOTBALL

    Marietta Middle's Football Schedule can be found here.

     

    MMS VOLLEYBALL

    Marietta Middle's Volleyball Schedule can be found here.

     

    BLUE DEVIL FAN FEST

    blue_devil_fanfest_before_every_varsity_game_from_5-7pm           mcs_elementary_school_spirit_night_fri_oct_18th_7:30pm_at_northcutt_stadium

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    LOOKING AHEAD

    • PTSA Back to School Dance – Tuesday, August 20th @2:45-4:30pm, 400 Gym
    • MMS Football – Saturday, August 24th @10am (v. Etowah), Etowah HS (8th Grade only)
    • MMS Volleyball – Wednesday, August 21st, @5:30 (vs. N. Cobb)/@7:30 (v. McEachern)
    • Science Fair Information Night – Monday, August 26th @6pm, MMS Auditorium
    • MMS Open House – Thursday, August 29th @6:00-7:30pm
    • MMS Football – Saturday, August 31st @11am/1pm (v.Hillgrove), Home
    • Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) – Monday, September 2nd
    • Movie on the Green – Friday, September 6th @8:00pm, MMS Practice Field
    • MMS Football – Saturday, September 7th @9am/1pm (v. Cambridge), Cambridge HS
    • MMS Volleyball – Wednesday, September 11th, @5:30 (vs. Allatoona)/@7:30 (v. Harrison)
    • MMS Volleyball – Saturday, September 14th, TBD @TBD
    • MMS Football – Saturday, September 14th @9am/1pm (v. Campbell), Home
    • MMS Volleyball – Thursday, September 19th, @4:30 (v. Cartersville)
    • MMS Football – Saturday, September 21st @5pm/7pm (v. Pebblebrook), Pebblebrook HS
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  • Blue Devil News - August 9, 2019

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 8/9/2019 4:00:00 PM

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    Our first Lunch on the Green of the 2019-2020 School Year is in the books! 

     

    STUDENT HANDBOOK

    The student handbook is ready for our families! Please make sure to read over to look at our rules and regulations at Marietta Middle School with your student.

    El manual estudiantil esta lista para nuestras familias. Por favor revisen las reglas de la escuela Marietta Middle School con su estudiante. 

     

    SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION NIGHT

    science_fair_information_night_monday_august_26th_6-7pm

     

    MEAL APPLICATION

    ALL MCS families and households are encouraged to complete an application for SY 2019-2020. 

    This will check to see the status if your students are eligible for free/reduced lunch. We encourage all families to complete the form regardless of whether it is applicable to them or not. If a hard copy is needed, one can be picked up in the cafeteria.

     

    Le pedimos a todas las familias de MCS llenen la aplicación de almuerzo para el año escolar 2019-2020.

    Esto le dirá si sus estudiantes son elegibles para almuerzo gratis o reducido. Nos gustaría que todas nuestras familias lo llenen. Si necesita una copia física, el estudiante puede pedir uno en la cafetería de la escuela.

     

    HONOR'S NIGHT

    The time is now to start preparing for Honors Night!  Students who have all As in all subjects have the opportunity to be recognized at the end of the year for their academic achievement.

     

    LUNCH ON THE GREEN

    In case you are new to this tradition, Lunch on the Green is our PBIS, positive behavior incentive to students who haven't received any referrals throughout the week. They are able to go out on the practice field during their lunch period and eat and play out there.

    They have the opportunity to buy items such as Zaxby's, ice cream, or other invited vendors.

    HOWEVER, this does NOT replace their lunch and so if they usually buy their lunch they should still do so in the cafeteria, if they bring lunch, they should still do so. We cannot assure the sale of these items to every student in every lunch due to time constraints so we want to make sure everyone has a lunch.

    This is a weekly event, unless otherwise specified. Please make sure that students come prepared for it.

    This is not mandatory for eligible students. If your student chooses to stay in the cafeteria instead of going outside, they are welcomed to do so.

     

    YEARBOOK

    Yearbooks are on sale at $26 if you purchase before 09/13. Purchase today at jostensyearbook.com or at 1-877-767-5217. Eighth grade ads are also on sale now. Create and purchase online by October 1, 2019!

    Annuales estan a la venta a $26 si lo compran antes del 13 de septiembre. Comprenlo en jostensyearbook.com o al 1-877-767-5217. Anuncios especiales para estudiantes de 8o grado tambien esta a la venta. Comprenlo antes del 1 de octubre!

     

    BELIZE TRIP MEETING

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    MYP Did You Know

    "I am Jill Sims your new Marietta Middle School (MMS) MYP coordinator.  Throughout the year, I will be giving you information about the MYP in a “Did you know?” format.  Please don’t hesitate to contact for me for additional information about the MYP.  My email contact is jsims@marietta-city.org.  This week, I am just giving you basic facts in numbers about the MYP."

    Did you know…

    • MYP was the second created of the four International Baccalaureate programs?
    • MYP is designed as a whole school program that is being implemented in more than 1,300 schools in 108 countries around the world, 660 in the USA, and only 28 in Georgia?
    • The MYP is the largest of the four IB programmes?
    • that all students in Marietta City Schools grades 6-10 are IB MYP students?
    • that MMS was authorized as an IB World School in April 2008?
    • that every school must be evaluated every 5 years to continue to offer IB programmes?

    Every parent is part of the IB Parent Community and can engage online and through social media? (IBO.org website: www.ibo.org ; https://www.facebook.com/IBO.org; https://twitter.com/iborganization)

     

    ARTS

    ART IN THE PARK

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    SPORTS

    A Marietta City Schools physical must be on file before students can try-out for any sport throughout the year. Students also need to have insurance to participate in any sport. If you wish to apply for insurance through the school, please fill out this form which can be brought to the school along with money order.

    Valid physicals for the 2019-2020 School Year are those from Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020.

     

    MMS FOOTBALL

    Marietta Middle's Football Schedule can be found here.

     

    MMS VOLLEYBALL

    Marietta Middle's Volleyball Schedule can be found here.

     

    BLUE DEVIL FAN FEST

    blue_devil_fanfest_before_every_varsity_game_from_5-7pm           mcs_elementary_school_spirit_night_fri_oct_18th_7:30pm_at_northcutt_stadium

    mhs_varsity_football_schedule_2019

     

    LOOKING AHEAD

    • PTSA Back to School Dance – Tuesday, August 20th @2:45-4:30pm, 400 Gym
    • MMS Football – Saturday, August 24th @10am (v. Etowah), Etowah HS (8th Grade only)
    • MMS Volleyball – Wednesday, August 21st, @5:30 (vs. N. Cobb)/@7:30 (v. McEachern)
    • Science Fair Information Night – Monday, August 26th @6pm, MMS Auditorium
    • MMS Open House – Thursday, August 29th @6:00-7:30pm
    • MMS Football – Saturday, August 31st @11am/1pm (v.Hillgrove), Home
    • Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) – Monday, September 2nd
    • Movie on the Green – Friday, September 6th @8:00pm, MMS Practice Field
    • MMS Football – Saturday, September 7th @9am/1pm (v. Cambridge), Cambridge HS
    • MMS Volleyball – Wednesday, September 11th, @5:30 (vs. Allatoona)/@7:30 (v. Harrison)
    • MMS Volleyball – Saturday, September 14th, TBD @TBD
    • MMS Football – Saturday, September 14th @9am/1pm (v. Campbell), Home
    • MMS Volleyball – Thursday, September 19th, @4:30 (v. Cartersville)
    • MMS Football – Saturday, September 21st @5pm/7pm (v. Pebblebrook), Pebblebrook HS
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  • Blue Devil News - August 2, 2019

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 8/2/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Welcome Back and Always Remember...We Are Connected (Left) Some highlights from our Back to School "Be Somebody" Pep Rally where we highlight our 7 Mindsets and the fact that We Are Connected as one Big Blue Family

     

    Greetings MMS Families,

    On behalf of the faculty and staff of Marietta Middle School, welcome to another wonderful school year.  Collectively, we look forward to serving you as we take the middle to the top!

    Students encounter many new experiences during the middle years. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) school, we aspire to support the social, emotional, and academic growth of every student. In doing so, we seek to provide memorable experiences for students as they prepare for success in high school and beyond.

    It is very important to us that you remain “in the know” regarding all things MMS.  Please review the MMS Blue Devil Blog often to learn about the latest and greatest happenings. We are also launching a new learning management system this year called Schoology. This resource will keep you continuously up-to-date about your child’s courses.

    See you soon!

    Principal Hibbs

     

     

    SCHEDULES- ELECTIVE CHANGES

    If there is any need to change electives on your student's schedules, please fill out the following form and it will start the process with the counseling office. All requests must be entered before August 9th. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the counceling office at 770-422-0311 ext. 5620 or ext. 5512.

     

    MESSAGE FROM MMG PTSA

     

    Dear MMS Families,

    We want to take a moment to thank you for your support of PTSA!

    Due to multiple challenges at Meet & Greet not everyone was able to pick up their order. If you have not yet received your entire order please send an email to: schoolstore@mariettamiddlegradesptsa.com OR Text 678-653-0260. Simply send the name of the person who placed the order, the order #, & the student’s name. We will confirm with our systems and be sure your order is ready for pick up. To pick up orders, please send your student to the cafeteria next week prior to the tardy bell or during their lunch period.

    Para nuestros padres de habla hispana, por favor manden un texto al 678-653-0260 o un correo electronico al schoolstore@mariettamiddlegradesptsa.com con el nombre de la persona que puso la orden, el numero de la orden, y el nombre del estudiante.

    If you still need to purchase items please come into the school store. Processing of online orders will resume on August 19th. We still have school supply kits available for purchase as well. All new purchases and exchanges will be handled through the school store during normal business hours (7:15-7:45am M-F). 

    Due to higher volumes of orders please be prepared to experiences longer than usual wait times. 

    If you would like to receive more info about getting involved with PTSA please visit:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4eaead29a1f94-there

     

    Thank you again!! If you have any further questions please email: schoolstore@mariettamiddlegradesptsa.com 

    ~MMG PTSA 

     

    STUDENT HANDBOOK

    The student handbook is ready for our families! Please make sure to read over to look at our rules and regulations at Marietta Middle School with your student.

    El manual estudiantil esta lista para nuestras familias. Por favor revisen las reglas de la escuela Marietta Middle School con su estudiante.

     

    MEAL APPLICATION

    ALL MCS families and households are encouraged to complete an application for SY 2019-2020. 

    This will check to see the status if your students are eligible for free/reduced lunch. We encourage all families to complete the form regardless of whether it is applicable to them or not.

     

    UNIFORM/DRESS CODE

    At MMS, we follow a unified dress code which includes our uniform shirts which are sold by our Marietta Middle Grades PTSA. Please review our Unified Dress Code which can be found here

    Uniform shirts can be purchased at the PTSA Online Store

     

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES

    This year, our PTSA is selling premade kits of school supplies which can be purchased on the PTSA Online Store. Students can pick these kits up from the School Store (7:15-7:45am) once the order is completed. 

     

    CAR POOL - PICKUP/DROPOFF

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    BUS ROUTES

    Bus routes are available on the Marietta City Schools Transportation page. Any appeals made to add or reactivate a stop should be sent to the transportation department.

     

    YEARBOOK

    Yearbooks are on sale at $26 if you purchase before 09/13. Purchase today at jostensyearbook.com or at 1-877-767-5217

    Annuales estan a la venta a $26 si lo compran antes del 13 de septiembre. Comprenlo en jostensyearbook.com o al 1-877-767-5217

     

    SPORTS

    A Marietta City Schools physical must be on file before students can try-out for any sport throughout the year. Students also need to have insurance to participate in any sport. If you wish to apply for insurance through the school, please fill out this form which can be brought to the school along with money order.

    Valid physicals for the 2019-2020 School Year are those from Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020.

    Marietta Middle's Football Schedule can be found here and Marietta Middle's Volleyball Schedule can be found here.

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  • MMS Blue Devil News - Back To School Edition

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 7/26/2019 5:00:00 PM

    meet_greet_2024_2025 Greetings MMS Families,

    On behalf of the faculty and staff of Marietta Middle School, welcome to another wonderful school year.  Collectively, we look forward to serving you as we take the middle to the top!

    Students encounter many new experiences during the middle years. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) school, we aspire to support the social, emotional, and academic growth of every student. In doing so, we seek to provide memorable experiences for students as they prepare for success in high school and beyond.

    It is very important to us that you remain “in the know” regarding all things MMS.  Please review the MMS Blue Devil Blog often to learn about the latest and greatest happenings. We are also launching a new learning management system this year called Schoology. This resource will keep you continuously up-to-date about your child’s courses.

    Please don’t miss our Back-to-School Meet & Greet event scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. During this time, students will meet their teachers and learn more about the exciting school year ahead.

     See you soon!

     Principal Hibbs

     

     

    our_first_steps_saturday_july_27th On Saturday, July 27, dozens of our teachers, staff, and administrators will be taking Our First Steps. We’ll be out in the community, ready to answer your questions as you get ready for the first day. While you are going about your Saturday activities, we hope you will stop by and tell us hello!

     

    SCHEDULES

    Students will be able to see their schedules by July 31st before Meet & Greet. They will also receive a physical copy of their schedule during the MMS Open House Meet & Greet.

    Classes begin at 7:45 A.M. and end at 2:30 P.M.

    Parents may drop off their students at 7:15 A.M. behind the BIG BLUE GYM. (Bus Schedules will be available to you at Meet and Greet)

    Students are tardy after 7:45 a.m.

     

    MEAL APPLICATION

    ALL MCS families and households are encouraged to complete an application for SY 2019-2020. 

    A message from our superintendant, Dr. Grant Rivera, was sent this past week which explained the situation with free breakfast. Underneath is a snippet of the correspondance sent this past week:

    "For the last fifteen years, MCS was classified as “Provision II”, meaning that our free and reduced percentage was high enough to qualify students at select schools to receive free meals (breakfast and lunch). This past spring, a federal review of our food nutrition program was completed.  This review determined that the free and reduced percentage in MCS is decreasing, and our district can no longer function as “Provision II” status.  By comparison, in 2013, our free and reduced lunch rate was 67.7%; this past spring, it was 54.5%.  To be explicitly clear – the loss of “Provision II” was not due to any issues with MCS or our food nutrition program; rather, we simply had fewer students who qualified for free and reduced meals."

     

     

    UNIFORM/DRESS CODE

    At MMS, we follow a unified dress code which includes our uniform shirts which are sold by our Marietta Middle Grades PTSA. Please review our Unified Dress Code which can be found here

    Uniform shirts can be purchased at the PTSA Online Store

     

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES

    This year, our PTSA is selling premade kits of school supplies which can be purchased on the PTSA Online Store (and will be delivered to the student on the first day of school or picked up at Meet & Greet).

    If you do not wish to purchase these supplies as a kit, the general supply list can be found here.

    Additional supplies or donations might be asked of the student at the discretion of individual courses/teams. 

     

    CAR POOL - PICKUP/DROPOFF

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    BUS ROUTES

    Bus routes are available on the Marietta City Schools Transportation page. Any appeals made to add or reactivate a stop should be sent to the transportation department.

    Bus schedules will also be available at Meet and Greet, July 31st.

     

    YEARBOOK

    Yearbooks are on sale at $26 if you purchase before 09/13. Purchase today at jostensyearbook.com or at 1-877-767-5217

     

    SPORTS

    A Marietta City Schools physical must be on file before students can try-out for any sport throughout the year. Students also need to have insurance to participate in any sport. If you wish to apply for insurance through the school, please fill out this form which can be brought to the school along with money order.

    Valid physicals for the 2019-2020 School Year are those from Apr. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020.

    Marietta Middle's Football Schedule can be found here and Marietta Middle's Volleyball Schedule can be found here.

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