ATTENTION PARENTS OF STUDENT-ATHLETES INTERESTED IN VOLLEYBALL OR CROSS COUNTRY:
Tryouts for volleyball and practice for cross country will begin August 11, 2014. Specific times and game/meet schedules will be available soon. This is simply an announcement for parents as you plan family vacations and other summer events.
Please contact volleyball coach, Teresa Childs, at email@example.com or cross country coach, Mike Kline, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding conflicts with tryout/practice dates.
A current VHSL physical form must be complete and on file at MMS prior to the first day of practice. You may print one from here VHSL201314PhysicalForm.pdf or pick up a hard copy at Montevideo Middle School.
Attention runners: Cross Country at MMS will begin in August. You must have a current VHSL physical prior to coming out. Information on training and guidlines can be found on Coach Kline’s site http://mrcoachkline.weebly.com/
Ginger Carico is the MMS Teacher of the Year as voted by the faculty of Montevideo.
Congrats to Mrs. Carico. She has taught Math and Algebra at MMS for many years.
Read about all the RCPS Teachers of the Year at: http://blogs.rockingham.k12.va.us/highlights/2014/05/16/2015-rcps-teachers-of-the-year/
Mr. Boyle, 8th grade counselor wanted parents to note this important detail about their student report card.
8th grade parents will receive a Credit Waiver form when the end-of-year grades are mailed home. Parents are advised to waive high school credit courses if low grades appear for the final end-of-year grade in those classes. This is the only year that parents have that option, and it protects students from starting high school with a poor grade point average. F’s count as a zero, D’s count as a 1, C’s count as a 2, etc. Please look for that form and utilize it if your student ends up with a low grade in a credit bearing class.
They are due by July 15. Call Mr. Boyle at MMS if you have questions.
Planning Ahead for 2014-2015
Registration/ Fee Collection Days: August 5 and August 6 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Back-to-school night: August 13
6th Grade Smoothie Social 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
6th Grade Orientation 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade Open House 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
First Day of School: August 19
Additional information for incoming 6th graders:
- Athletics- 6th graders are eligible to participate in cross country, wrestling, and track. Prior to the first practice/tryouts of any sport, a completed VHSL physical form needs to be turned in. Athletic physicals must be current, having been completed after May 1 of the current year. An athletic physical will be effective through June 30 of that academic year. http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/RCPS/Forms/VHSL-physical-2013-14.pdf
Cross country will not start prior to August 11, 2014. The exact date and details about the first practice will be posted on the Montevideo website over the summer.
- Electives- In addition to core classes and PE, 6th graders will choose one of three elective classes. They may choose Band, Exploratory or Challenge (for students in the Challenge program). For more information about Band: http://montevideoband.weebly.com/ The middle school Challenge program is an elective offered to students identified by RCPS as Gifted and offers student-centered and problem-based curriculum. The Exploratory class will consist of four different class rotations (one each grading period). Students have eight to choose from but will only attend four of the eight. The eight exploratory classes are: Art, Career Exploration, Chorus, Agriscience, Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Computer Applications, and Introduction to Theater and Drama. As of May 1st, students have received, completed, and submitted the elective course selection form. Elective class changes can be made from now through the first 5 days of school. If you have any questions about students’ selections or any of these classes please feel free to call Ms. Weston at 289-3401 or email her at email@example.com.