Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 02/13/23

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 02/13/23

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding as we all navigated the threat that took place this past Wednesday.  I appreciate the support of the safety protocols that we utilize in such cases.  The drills that we run pay off in times like these, and MMS staff, students  and families did a very good job as circumstances evolved.  We are doing a full district review of the events and responses this week and we will continue to adjust, refine and improve as indicated.  Thanks again, everyone.  

7th Grade Social Studies Original Children's Books - This past Friday, MMS seventh grade social studies students went on the road to MSD elementary schools to share their original European children's books with those kids.  It was terrific to be able to do this once again...great job, Cubs! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Essay contest winners – On Saturday, February 11, Coco Harlow and Linus Wannamaker from MMS were honored by Mayor Art Bettge as MMS winners of the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Art & Essay Contest sponsored by the Latah County Human Rights Task Force. Great job, kids!

Spirit Week next week – MMS Student Leadership has arranged a spirit week this week...thanks, kids!  Daily themes are as follows:

  • Monday – Pajama Day
  • Tuesday – Valentine’s Day Apparel
  • Wednesday – Dress Like Your Favorite Character (Movie/TV/Book)
  • Thursday – Crazy Hair Day
  • Friday – Color Wars!  6th Grade: Pink, 7th Grade: Red, 8th Grade: White

PST Corner - The next MMS PST Meeting will take place Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 pm in the MMS library.  School Counselor Natalie Stone is the guest speaker this month.  Hope to see you there!

Sports Update:  This week at a glance:

  • Wrestling will practice from 3:20 until 5 pm in the Bear Den Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday this week.  They have a match at Jenifer MS in Lewiston on Wednesday at 5 pm.  
  • 6th Girls Basketball will not practice Monday or Tuesday due to home MMS events.  They will scrimmage Wednesday beginning at 3:30 in the Bear Den.
  • B Girls Basketball will practice Tuesday at McDonald gym until 4:30 and Thursday in the Bear Den.  Games Monday and Wednesday (see below.)  
  • A Girls Basketball will practice from 3:30 until 5 pm at McDonald gym Wednesday through Friday.  They play Lapwai away on Monday and Clarkston at home on Tuesday. 
  • Winter Cheer will practice from 3:20 to 4:30 this week on the days members are not cheering at home events, Monday Through Thursday. 

High School District Wrestling next Friday – Moscow High School gets a long awaited turn to host the district wresting tournament this next Friday, February 17.   The Bear Den will be off limits to Moscow Middle School for the entire day.  

On the calendar:  Normal 5-day week:  A, A, B, C, D

  • Monday, Feb. 13                          7/8 B Girls Basketball – M2 v P, 4:00 pm, M1 v M3, 5:00 pm, MHS Gym                          
  • Monday, Feb. 13                          7/8 A Girls Basketball @ Lapwai  7th – 4:30, 8th – 5:45, Lapwai
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14                          7/8 A Girls Basketball v Clarkston, 7th – 4:30, 8th – 5:45 pm, MHS
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15                    7/8 B Girls Basketball – M3 @ P, 4:00 pm,  LMS Pullman
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15                    Wrestling @ Jenifer, 5 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15                    6th Girls Basketball Scrimmages, 3:30 pm, Bear Den
  • Thursday, Feb. 16                        PST Meeting, 5:30 pm, MMS Library
  • Monday, Feb. 20                          No School – Presidents Day

Have a terrific week!

Bill Holman