Congratulations to 8th grader Zoey Fox! Her artwork won first place at the Valley VSBA (Virginia School Board Association) Regional Forum last week. Her artwork has been taken by the VSBA to be framed and displayed around the state for the coming year.
It will hang in various state government offices, along with the winners from all of the other regions. We are so proud of Zoey and her art teacher, Ms. Iwanicki!
9th grade PE is being offered this summer at Turner Ashby High School and will run from June 17 through August 1. Application forms are now available in the guidance office. There is a $100 fee for students to take this course, and you must provide your own transportation to SHS. Buses will transport students from SHS to TA and back. This will enable students to add an elective next year. The course runs from 8am to 12:45pm, Monday – Friday.
With SOL End-of-Course tests and final exams rapidly approaching, Montevideo Middle School is offering free after school tutoring on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students who could benefit from additional help. We believe every child can succeed, and in order to help every child succeed, we have recently increased our tutoring efforts.
The tutoring program focuses primarily on Math and Reading and provides tutoring that is coordinated with what is being taught in the classroom. The program teaches strategies and concepts in those content areas as well as those in Science and Social Studies.
Tutoring sessions run from 3pm – 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students can bring a snack and a drink. Parents are to pick up their child by 4:30 pm at the East Porch or an afterschool bus can transport students home. Because there is only one bus serving the Montevideo school community, it may take an hour or two for all students riding the bus to arrive home safely.
This is a great opportunity to help your child in school without any cost to you. We are committed to seeing your child succeed, and we hope you will join us in this important educational offering.
Please call the guidance department if you have any questions about this tutoring program.
7th Grade Drama Class; Photo by John Knauf
Montevideo Middle School was selected as a Grand Prize winner in NBC’s “Smash” Make a Musical Constructed by Lowe’s contest. Under the leadership of Mr. John Knauf, our drama teacher, and with the help of the Montevideo community, we received more than 52,000 votes over the past few weeks and we are one of 5 Grand Prize winners nationwide! MMS joins Tennessee, California and New York in the Grand Prize winner list.
Montevideo will be receiving a $3000 gift card to Lowe’s! We plan to refurbish the stage floor and make other improvements to our theatrical space. We’ve had many inquiries from individuals interested in making additional financial contributions to improve lighting and to meet other technical needs for our auditorium. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please send a check payable to “REFI” (Rockingham Educational Foundation Inc.) with “Montevideo Stage” in the memo line and send it to:
100 Mount Clinton Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Thanks for all you do to support MMS! Go Mustangs! The Rockingham County page has a story at this link
Montevideo’s Band, under the direction of Lisa Pullen, has achieved recognition this spring. Following are the MMS students and their honors.
District Honor Jazz Band: Mackenzie Burke
District Honor Concert Band: Jacob Emmerman-First Chair ~ Joohee Yang-First Chair – Nina Gabel, Lisa Reitze, Ginny Witman, Rayelle Nelling, Maryam Shulgan, Mackenzie Burke, Gloria Becchi, Josh Holsinger, Emma Hall, Azure Harless, Bryan Albertson
The superior rating was received by: The Pride of Montevideo 7th & 8th Grade Concert Band
(on March 15)
All-County Honor Band: Josh Holsinger, Jacob Emmerman, Mackenzie Burke, Lisa Reitze, Nina Gabel, Karina Mozheyko, Ben Moomaw, Emma Hall, Cheyenne Wilson, Ginny Witman, Lauren Miller, Joohee Yang, Rayelle Nelling, Kyle Eichlin, Blake Robertson, Gloria Becchi, Maryam Shulgan, Azure Harless, Evan Wilson, ANdrew Croissant, Christian Hayes, Izzy Van Huss, Layne Kenee,