• Blue Devil News - February 15, 2019

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 2/15/2019 3:00:00 PM

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    Eight members MMS Math Counts team competed in the chapter competition on Saturday, February 9th. The members who competed in the team round won 3rd place. Their students are Paris Desai, Aastha Amin, Sheldon Downing, and Ethan Cook. Competitors in the individual round were Liam Smith, Elizabeth Pierson, Josh Diaz, and Jackie Ramirez. 

    Coaches are Dr. Elijah Khan and Ms. Rachel Tatum

     

    MIDWINTER BREAK

    Mid-Winter Break will be next week from 2/18-2/22. Students will return to school Monday, February 25th.

    Students should spend some time on Reading Plus, Lexia, or Ascend Math!

     

    YEARBOOK

    Last chance for 8th Grade Ads will be sold until Friday, February 15th.

    Last day to buy personalizations on yearbooks is Friday, February 22nd. 

    To buy yearbooks, at $35, please go here to buy your yearbook! 

     

    MONTHLY CELEBRATION

    Due to weather conditions, the Monthly Celebration for students who have not received any referrals for the month of February has been moved to Friday, March 1st. 

     

    TOASTMASTERS

    Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. With more than 357,000 members in 16,600+ clubs in 143 countries, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders since 1924.
     
    If anyone is interested they should fill out this survey.

    Any interested party please contact Mrs. Carla Howard (choward@marietta-city.k12.ga.us) or Mrs. Tammie Roach (troach@marietta-city.k12.ga.us).

     

    CLASS OF 2023 - PARENT UNIVERSITY

    Parent University for the Class of 2023

     

    LIBRARY PASS

    Your child now has a Library PASS with the Cobb County Public Library System. They can now access free resources and databases 24/7 to help with their homework or projects. For more information about their Library PASS and how to use it, please visit one of the 16 Cobb County Public Library locations or visit them online at cobbcat.org/librarypass.

     

    INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING

    Introduce a Girl to Engineering on March 23, 2019 from 8:45 to 1:30 at KSU Marietta Campus

     

    Registration is now open for this year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! This year’s event will be at Kennesaw State University’s Marietta Campus on Saturday, March 23, 2019. We will have great activity booths, a trivia bowl, and a KSU faculty Q&A session for middle school parents on preparing your daughter for an engineering education. We hope that you will be able to join us for this fun and educational event! You can register for the event online here.

     

    CLASSES/CAMPS

    Classes_ASL, Tumbling, Youth Martial Arts @Custer Park   Mid-Winter Break Camp @Custer Park  

     

    SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

    shamrock_shuffle_5k  

    ARTS

     

    LION KING JR

     Coming Soon...to the Pridelands...



    Lion King Jr.

     

    SPORTS

    TRACK

    Track Facility Map During the Spring of 2019, the traditional parking and access routes to the Marietta HS Track Facility are not accessible due to the construction of a new facility that is being added to the Marietta HS building.  All events hosted at Marietta HS for Track, Soccer, Lacrosse or Tennis will need to follow an alternative parking and access plan, as there is no access from the front parking lot through the construction zone (ORANGE ZONE).  All team buses, referees, coaches and spectators will need to park in the parking lot adjacent to Manning Road (YELLOW ZONE) and walk to the Track Field or Tennis courts.

     

    We would like to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility as we make progress towards improving our facility.  Please share this document with all coaches, parents, bus drivers and spectators to raise awareness.

     

     

    SOCCER

    Marietta Soccer Logo

    Schedule for Soccer

     

    LACROSSE

     Lacrosse Schedule for February and March  lacrosse schedule from end of March to April

     

    LOOKING AHEAD

    • Mid-Winter Break – Monday, February 18th- Friday, February 22nd
    • Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL) – Monday, March 11th
    • Spring Conferences – Thursday, March 21st- Friday, March 22nd
    • Lion King Jr. – March 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th
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  • Blue Devil News - February 8, 2019

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

     Counselor

    A special thanks to all our Counselors for all they do.
    Thank you so much Dr. Francis, Mrs. Wheeler, and Mrs. Morgan!

     

    YEARBOOK

    Last chance for 8th Grade Ads will be sold until Friday, February 15th.

    Last day to buy personalizations on yearbooks is Friday, February 22nd. 

    To buy yearbooks, at $35, please go here to buy your yearbook!

     

    ZAXBY'S SPIRIT NIGHT 

     8th Grade Zaxby's Spirit Night on Thursday, Feb. 14th from 5pm-8pm

     

    TOASTMASTERS

    What is Toastmasters?

    toastmaster founder Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. 

    The Toastmasters Journey

    Toastmasters began as a series of speaking clubs organized by Ralph C. Smedley during his time working for the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. As director of education at the YMCA, Smedley saw a need for the men in the community to learn how to speak, conduct meetings, plan programs and work on committees, and he wanted to help them.

    Smedley decided to organize a club where they could learn these skills in a social environment, and the men responded well to the concept. He named the group the Toastmasters Club; "toastmaster" was a popular term that referred to a person who gave toasts at banquets and other occasions.

    The first unofficial Toastmasters meeting was held on March 24, 1905. Much like Toastmasters meetings today, the participants took turns leading and speaking at each meeting. Smedley and the older, more experienced men evaluated short speeches, while the younger men were invited to join in the evaluations. However, as Smedley was offered positions at other YMCAs in Illinois and later, in San Jose, California, the fledgling clubs lacked leadership and did not flourish.

    The Forming of Toastmasters International

    toastmaster Smedley began working at the newly organized YMCA in Santa Ana, California, in 1922, and for the first two years, his time was spent building a home for the organization. However, his passion to help others learn to speak and lead remained. Once the new YMCA building was christened in April of 1924, he was able to introduce the idea of Toastmasters to his colleagues, and organize the Toastmasters club that eventually became Club No. 1 of Toastmasters International. The first meeting was held at the YMCA building on October 22, 1924. Word spread about Smedley's Toastmasters clubs and soon people in surrounding communities and other states were asking how they could start their own club.

    To save time replying to the many letters and inquiries he was receiving, Smedley wrote the "Manual of Instructions" and "Ten Lessons in Public Speaking," which he had printed and bound in paper covers. On October 25, 1928, he secured copyrights on the publications and trademarked the name "Toastmasters Club."

    By 1930, nearly 30 Toastmasters clubs had formed including a club in British Columbia, Canada. To reflect expansion outside of the United States, the newly formed association was re-named Toastmasters International. Two years later, in 1932, Toastmasters International was incorporated as a California non-profit organization and Smedley took on the positions of Secretary and Editor of the new association.

    He resigned as YMCA Secretary in 1941 to devote more time to Toastmasters. Through the war years, he operated the organization out of a small office. When the war ended, a new Secretary, Ted Blanding, replaced Smedley and remained active as Educational Director for the rest of his life, as well as a permanent member of the Board of Directors.

    toastmaster headquarter The Growth of Toastmasters International

    A series of rented office spaces in Southern California served as Toastmasters International's headquarters until 1962, when the staff moved into the first World Headquarters building in Santa Ana, not far from the YMCA where the first Toastmasters club met.

    Ralph C. Smedley died in 1965. In 1970, Toastmasters International admitted its first female member, Helen Blanchard, under the name Homer Blanchard. In 1973, Toastmasters began officially admitting women, and in 1985, Helen became Toastmasters' first female international president.

    Terrence McCann, an Olympic wrestler, was chosen in 1975 to serve as the Executive Director of Toastmasters International, a position he held until 2001. He was replaced by Donna Groh (2001–2008) and then Daniel Rex (2008 to present).

    Any interested party please contact Mrs. Carla Howard (choward@marietta-city.k12.ga.us) or Mrs. Tammie Roach (troach@marietta-city.k12.ga.us).

     

    OUR NEXT STEPS FREE COMMUNITY DINNER 

    Our Next Steps: Free Community Dinner @Grace Life Church on Tue. Feb. 26th @6pm  Cena Gratis Para la Comunidad en Grace Life Church el 26 de febrero a las 6pm

     

    LIBRARY PASS

    Your child now has a Library PASS with the Cobb County Public Library System. They can now access free resources and databases 24/7 to help with their homework or projects. For more information about their Library PASS and how to use it, please visit one of the 16 Cobb County Public Library locations or visit them online at cobbcat.org/librarypass.

     

    CLASSES/CAMPS

    Classes_ASL, Tumbling, Youth Martial Arts @Custer Park   Mid-Winter Break Camp @Custer Park

     

    SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

    shamrock_shuffle_5k  

    ARTS

     

    LION KING JR

     Coming Soon...to the Pridelands...



    Lion King Jr.

     

    SPORTS

    TRACK

    Track Facility Map During the Spring of 2019, the traditional parking and access routes to the Marietta HS Track Facility are not accessible due to the construction of a new facility that is being added to the Marietta HS building.  All events hosted at Marietta HS for Track, Soccer, Lacrosse or Tennis will need to follow an alternative parking and access plan, as there is no access from the front parking lot through the construction zone (ORANGE ZONE).  All team buses, referees, coaches and spectators will need to park in the parking lot adjacent to Manning Road (YELLOW ZONE) and walk to the Track Field or Tennis courts.

     

    We would like to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility as we make progress towards improving our facility.  Please share this document with all coaches, parents, bus drivers and spectators to raise awareness.

     

     

    SOCCER

    Marietta Soccer Logo

    Schedule for Soccer

     

    LACROSSE

     Lacrosse Schedule for February and March  lacrosse schedule from end of March to April

     

    LOOKING AHEAD

    • Mid-Winter Break – Monday, February 18th- Friday, February 22nd
    • Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL) – Monday, March 11th
    • Spring Conferences – Thursday, March 21st- Friday, March 22nd
    • Lion King Jr. – March 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th
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  • Blue Devil News - February 1, 2019

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 2/1/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Warm Up Wednesday with Mrs. Thornton  

    Due to increased Reading Map scores, Mrs. Thornton has started Warm Up Wednesdays
    when they enjoy coffee, hot tea, cocoa and chat about vocabulary, writing, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

     

    SCOLIOSIS TESTING

    On February 5 and 6, our school will participate in a scoliosis screening program to identify 8th grade students with signs of a possible abnormal curvature of the spine. It is known that two children out of every 100 may have scoliosis. If this condition is detected early and appropriately treated, progressive spinal deformity can usually be prevented.

    The procedure for screening is a simple test in which the trained screener looks at the child’s back in the standing position and while bending forward. Boys and girls are screened separately. Girls should wear a bra, sports bra, or bathing suit under their clothes on the day of screening. A second screening will be held on a separate date to screen students that were absent or found to have a possible curve during the initial screening. Initial screenings are conducted by Cobb/Douglas Public Health Nurses and/or Cobb County Consulting Nurses.

    If your child has a suspected curvature, you will be notified, by mail, with recommendations regarding further evaluation of your child. Opt-out forms went home with students from their Science teacher.

     

    OUR NEXT STEPS FREE COMMUNITY DINNER 

    Our Next Steps: Free Community Dinner @Grace Life Church on Tue. Feb. 26th @6pm  Cena Gratis Para la Comunidad en Grace Life Church el 26 de febrero a las 6pm

     

    YOUSCIENCE

    Eighth Grade Parents and Guardians,

    At Marietta Middle School we are dedicated to helping all of our students reach their highest potential and watching them succeed in high school and beyond. The challenge lies in discovering each student’s unique set of talents and understanding how those talents will drive high school classes, and later, college and career choices.

    We are excited to share with you that Marietta Middle School has recently partnered with YouScience, creator of the innovative program called YouScience Snapshot

    Snapshot is an exciting new tool for us, and is being offered directly to our families for the first time. With this program, students will discover their unique set of talents through the revolutionary intersection of aptitudes and interests. The online, scientific program takes students through a series   of assessments and interest questions, designed to determine their results in 5 key aptitude areas that are utilized in the working world. The results  include a review of the student’s strengths, suggested environments where they will succeed, and detailed information on possible careers clusters that match those skills and interests. 

    YouScience is a new way to understand where your child will succeed and allows Marietta Middle School to deliver even more effective and accurate high school scheduling guidance. Your child will be taking the YouScience assessments during the month of February. We will work with the 8th grade students and help them review and interpret the comprehensive results. 

    Our 8th grade students will be choosing high school electives in March. We will use the YouScience results and link them with Marietta High School 9th grade elective courses. 

    We look forward to sharing the exciting results with you. Let us know if you have any questions! 

     

    ZAXBY'S SPIRIT NIGHT 

     8th Grade Zaxby's Spirit Night on Thursday, Feb. 14th from 5pm-8pm

     

    CLASSES/CAMPS

    Classes_ASL, Tumbling, Youth Martial Arts @Custer Park   Mid-Winter Break Camp @Custer Park

     

    SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

    shamrock_shuffle_5k  

    ARTS

     

    LION KING JR

     Coming Soon...to the Pridelands...


    Lion King Jr.

     

    LOOKING AHEAD

    • Mid-Winter Break – Monday, February 18th- Friday, February 22nd
    • Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL) – Monday, March 11th
    • Spring Conferences – Thursday, March 21st- Friday, March 22nd
    • Lion King Jr. – March 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th
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  • Blue Devil News - January 25, 2019

    Posted by Melina Barbuto on 1/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

    STEM Chair Challenge Students working on building their chairs out of cardboard before the judges come
    and test their designs off.

     

    CAR RIDER REMINDER

    Please make sure students are dropped off no later than 7:40 am.  Students are marked tardy if they are not in class by 7:45 am.

    Car Riders that arrive after 7:40am might be directed to be dropped off at the front of the Main Building.

    Students are welcome to arrive as early as 7:15 am. 

     

    OUR NEXT STEPS FREE COMMUNITY DINNER 

    Our Next Steps: Free Community Dinner @Grace Life Church on Tue. Feb. 26th @6pm  Cena Gratis Para la Comunidad en Grace Life Church el 26 de febrero a las 6pm

     

    CLASSES/CAMPS

    Classes_ASL, Tumbling, Youth Martial Arts @Custer Park   Mid-Winter Break Camp @Custer Park

     

    PTSA MEETING/DAD-N-ME CHILI COOKOFF

     Dad-n-Me Chili Cook-Off on Tues. Jan 31st @6:30   Papa-y-Yo Concurso de Cocina el Jueves, 31 de enero a las 6:30

    Sign up for this event here

     

    ACCESS TESTING

    English Language Learner students in grades kindergarten through 12 will take the ACCESS for EL’s. Testing starts on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. This test measures social and instructional English as well as the language related to language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in the school environment. In other words, the questions on these tests show how much students really know and use the English language. By giving these tests each year, teachers will have important information about any strengths or weaknesses regarding English language development. It is important that students try their best. We encourage parents and children to read and talk about the test taking suggestions listed below.

    • Get plenty of sleep the night before the test.
    • Eat a healthy breakfast. This will give your brain the energy it needs to do your very best.
    • Come to school on time and with the tools that you need. Do you need your glasses/hearing aid or medication?
    • Dress comfortably. Students should wear clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for the weather.
    • Have a positive attitude. Send your child to school each day with a healthy frame of mind. Children perform best when they feel confident and relaxed.

     

    Los estudiantes que Aprenden Inglés, en los grados de kindergarten a 12, tomarán el ACCESS para EL. Las pruebas comienzan el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019. Esta prueba mide el inglés social e instructivo, así como el idioma relacionado con artes del lenguaje, matemáticas, ciencias y estudios sociales en el entorno escolar. En otras palabras, las preguntas en estas pruebas muestran cuánto realmente saben y usan los estudiantes el idioma inglés. Al realizar estas pruebas cada año, los maestros tendrán información importante sobre las fortalezas o debilidades relacionadas con el desarrollo del idioma inglés. Es importante que los estudiantes hagan su mejor esfuerzo. Alentamos a los padres e hijos a leer y hablar sobre las sugerencias para tomar exámenes que se enumeran a continuación.

    • Duerma bien la noche anterior a la prueba.
    • Come un desayuno saludable. Esto le dará a tu cerebro la energía que necesita para hacer tu mejor esfuerzo.
    • Ven a la escuela a tiempo y con las herramientas que necesites. ¿Necesita sus lentes/audífonos o medicamentos?
    • Vístete cómodamente. Los estudiantes deben usar ropa cómoda y apropiada para el clima.
    • Tener una actitud positiva. Envíe a su hijo a la escuela todos los días con una mentalidad saludable. Los niños se desempeñan mejor cuando se sienten seguros y relajados.

    Alunos Aprendizes da Língua Inglesa do jardim de infância até os 12 anos receberão o ACCESS para ELs. Os testes começam na quarta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2019. Esse teste mede o inglês educacional e instrucional, bem como o idioma relacionado a artes da linguagem, matemática, ciências e estudos sociais no ambiente escolar. Em outras palavras, as perguntas sobre esses testes mostram o quanto os alunos realmente sabem e usam o idioma inglês. Ao dar esses testes a cada ano, os professores terão informações importantes sobre quaisquer pontos fortes ou fracos em relação ao desenvolvimento da língua inglesa. É importante que os alunos façam o melhor possível. Encorajamos os pais e as crianças a lerem e falarem sobre o teste, seguindo as sugestões listadas abaixo. 

    • Durma bastante na noite anterior ao teste.
    • Coma um café da manhã saudável. Isso dará ao seu cérebro a energia de que ele precisa para fazer o seu melhor.
      Venha para a escola a tempo e com as ferramentas que você precisa. Você precisa de seus óculos/aparelho auditivo ou medicação?
    • Vista-se confortavelmente. Os estudantes devem usar roupas confortáveis ​​e apropriadas para o clima.
    • Tenha uma atitude positiva. Envie seu filho para a escola todos os dias com um estado de espírito saudável. As crianças têm melhor desempenho quando se sentem confiantes e relaxadas.

     

    SPARKLES NIGHT 

    GlowNight @Sparkles on Jan. 26th @6pm

     

    SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

    shamrock_shuffle_5k  

    ARTS

     

    ORCHESTRA

    We're excited to announce that we have three students who passed the second audition for orchestra All-state and will be attending in March. 

    Maddie Bower, bass

    Ethan Cook, viola

    Bryce Wells, viola

    We are proud of all the students who auditioned and impressed with their progress this year. The students who passed will participate in 2 days of rehearsals and a performance in Athens, GA on March 1st and 2nd. Our Marietta students will perform with an orchestra comprised of string students from across the state of Georgia and will be led by nationally renowned educators and conductors.

    Please join us in congratulating these students!!!

     

    LION KING JR

     Coming Soon...to the Pridelands...


    Lion King Jr.

     

    LOOKING AHEAD

    • Mid-Winter Break – Monday, February 18th- Friday, February 22nd
    • Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL) – Monday, March 11th
    • Spring Conferences – Thursday, March 21st- Friday, March 22nd
    • Lion King Jr. – March 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th
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