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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MMS SOL schedule is shared through a public Google Calendar. The MMS testing window begins Monday May 12 and completes May 28th.
To view the schedule click HERE.
There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 13th for the 2015 World Strides trip.
This is a science-based trip to Florida for upcoming 8th graders. Information about the itinerary of the trip, fundraising, safety concerns, etc. will be addressed at this meeting. Informational packets from World Strides will be handed out to the students this Friday, May 2nd. If you have questions, please contact Jacque Roach, email@example.com.
How would you like to throw a pie in a teacher’s face? Well, now is your chance. To raise money for the Rockingham Educational Foundation, you can put money in the jar of the teacher you want to see get pied. The teacher who has the most money in his jar gets to be pied. Every $1.00 you donate is worth one chance to have the opportunity to pie the teacher. Look for the jars in the office or stop by Mrs. Palmer’s room anytime.
Our goal is to raise $100 for REFI. You can bring in your money during the next few weeks.
Who would you like to see get Pied? Mr. Kline? Mr. Long? Mr. Shifflett? Or Mr. Miller?