Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 01/09/23

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 01/09/23

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Our MMS Winter Cheer kids participated in their first ever competition this past Saturday.  They put on a great show, left it all 'out there on the mat', and represented MMS and Moscow very positively!  They are excited to put this experience to good use as they prepare for their next competition and are anxious to demonstrate how much they can grow.  Great job, kids, and thank you to Mrs. Sanford and Miss Allen for your guidance!

It was great to have kids back in the building this past week.  We are now down to just 3 weeks left in our first semester. As a reminder, there are several avenues of assistance for kids who are struggling a bit academically at this time.  Students may make arrangements to meet with teachers before and/or after school to get work done.  We staff a Homework Club Monday through Thursday after school until 3:45 pm.  If you have questions about academic progress and/or assistance, please contact me or your child's teacher(s) as soon as possible.  If you have questions about how to monitor student progress in Canvas and/or PowerSchool, please consult the Parent Resources tab on our school website.  Please contact me and/or your child's teachers if you have additional questions.  Thanks again for your help and involvement!

Sports Update:  This week at a glance:

  • Wrestling will practice from 3:20 until 5 pm in the Bear Den Monday through Friday this week. 
  • 6th and B Girls Basketball will practice from 3:20 until 4:30 pm in the Bear Den Monday and Wednesday through Friday.  No practice Tuesday due to MMS home boys basketball.
  • A Girls Basketball will practice from 3:30 until 5 pm at McDonald gym all week.
  • Winter Cheer will practice from 3:20 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday this week.

Knowledge Bowl Update - The competition originally scheduled at Potlatch Monday, January 9, has been cancelled.  Instead, the Knowledge Bowl kids will be competing against staff members right after school in room 120 tomorrow (Monday.)  This will be a lot of fun!

Drama at MMS! –  The MMS drama class will be presenting ‘Back to the Summer’ , performances to take place as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan 18, (7th period) for elementary students
  • Thursday, Jan 19, (7th period) for MMS classes who elect to attend
  • Thursday, Jan 19, 6:30 pm for families, MMS MPR.

MMS School Dance Update - The dance reschedule has been a bit challenging.  We are now looking at a date in early February.  This should be finalized in the next day or so, and I will get that info out to you as I have it.  

Clubs and activities update -  

  • Mondays after school - D & D Cub, room 204
  • Mondays after school - Tech Club (new!), Room 1
  • Tuesdays during lunches - Speak Out, MPR Stage
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:15 am - Jazz Band, Room 208 (music room)
  • Wednesdays during lunches - Beyblades Club, MMS Gym 
  • Wednesdays after school - Games Club, Room 204
  • Thursdays during first lunch - Tech Deck club, Room 214
  • Thursdays after school - Earth Club, Room 113
  • Thursdays after school - Knitting Club, Room 213
  • Fridays during lunches - Knowledge Bowl Practice, Room 120 

On the calendar:   We are on the normal schedule this week - A, A, B, C, D

  • Monday Jan. 9                              Knowledge Bowl, Staff v. Students, 3:15, room 120.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18                    MMS Drama Performance (Elementary) 7th period
  • Thursday, Jan. 19                         MMS Drama Performances, 7th period and 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10                          MOSS Informational Meeting for 6th Grade families, 6:30 pm, MMS MPR
  • Monday, Jan. 16                          No School - Martin Luther King, Jr/Idaho Human Rights Day
  • Thursday, Jan. 26                    End of Semester 1
  • Friday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 30              No School for students – teacher workday

Have a terrific week!

Bill Holman