MMS supports the United Way by doing its very own Ice Bucket Challenge. By donating to the United Way teachers are able to wear jeans until the winter break and when they make their donation they are able to vote for which administrator they would like to see take the United Way Ice Bucket Challenge. Starting Wednesday, December 9, students can put money in the bucket for the administrator they would like to take the challenge. Whichever administrator ends up with the most votes will have to take the challenge LIVE on our morning news show Friday, December 19.
On November 24th, Montevideo students went to Greenbank, West Virginia to see the massive telescope. Mr. Ken Heinz Technology teacher & sponsor said, “This was the best field trip we have ever been on. The learning experience and seeing the huge telescope is a once in a lifetime changing event for the students.”
According to The National Radio Astronomy Observatory website, the NRAO in Green Bank, West Virginia, “operates the world premiere astronomical telescope operating from centimeter to millimeter wavelengths.”~~
Additionally, “The Observatory is also a major resource for STEM education and public outreach and is used for an extensive array of programs in education and public outreach, and for the training of science and engineering students and teachers.”
This type of out-of-state field trip takes a lot of work from many people: support staff, parents, teachers, transportation and administration but we all agree it was worth the added effort from all.
Thanks, Mr. Ken Heinz
Attention students, teachers, administrators, staff and club/group sponsors:
The photographer will be here on Tuesday, December 2 during the first two blocks to take individual pictures as well as group/club pictures for the yearbook. If you were absent or did not bring money to purchase school pictures in October, please be ready on Dec.2 to have your picture made. If you enrolled in school after the October picture day, you are encouraged to have your picture made for the yearbook as well. Package prices can be picked up in the main office.
If you did have your picture made in October and would like a retake, please have the package you want to return with you on December 2 so the photographer can do a retake.
PARENT MEETING FOR 8th GRADE BASKETBALL
There will be a parent meeting for 8th grade basketball on December 2nd at 5:30 in the library. Information regarding the upcoming season, expectations, and concussions will be discussed. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.
PARENT MEETING FOR WRESTLING
There will be a parent meeting for wrestling on December 3rd at 5:30 in the library. Information regarding the upcoming season, expectations, and concussions will be discussed. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.
Montevideo Middle School LEGO LEAGUE COMPETES AT JMU
The Montevideo Middle School’s First Lego League Team participated in the Regional Contest held at James Madison University this past Saturday. “We had fun and learned a lot,” seventh grader Cameron Hill said. The team coach, Mr. Heinz, was pleased that we won 1st place in Core Values. He said, “Our team showed perseverance, team sprit and the ability to work together. The trophy is for the whole team. They worked for it and they deserved to win.” Everyone said that they are looking forward to next year’s competition. Go Mustangs!!