Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 02/20/23

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 02/20/23

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Moscow Middle School has been working with Greg Sommers and the Idaho-based CORE project since 2009, providing opportunities for students to develop stronger connections and positively enhance our school climate.  In addition to 6th grade Cub Pride, 7th grade Respect and Responsibility and 8th grade CORE days that took place earlier this year, we have a themed weekly activity each Friday morning during homeroom.  These valuable activities take approximately 30 minutes and are facilitated by the homeroom teacher or another staff member.  I have had to good fortune to be a facilitator nearly every week since the beginning of the year, and I look forward to these activities and the opportunity to work with kids in this way.  Our PST group thought it would be beneficial for me to include our weekly CORE theme along with the CORE challenge that the students receive in the email each week. The lesson last week focused on kindness. 

This week's CORE/Cub Pride topic:  Diversity     This week's Lesson Guide:  Diversity-Course-1-The-Core-Project-Advisory-Curriculum.pdf 

The weekly CORE challenge:  Pick one of the challenges below or make up your own. The idea is simply to become more understanding and aware of the variety of differences all around.

  1. Join or visit a club you’ve never considered before.
  2. Learn about a disability and what it is like for someone to live with one.
  3. Visit with a grandparent or older relative and ask them to share what it was like for them growing up.

More information about this program can be found at: and please contact me if you have additional questions. 

Clubs and Activities - 

  • Mondays after school - D & D Cub, room 204
  • Mondays after school - Tech Club, Room 1
  • Tuesdays during lunches - Speak Out, MPR Stage
  • Tuesdays during lunches - Travelling lunches:  First Lunch - room 212, Second Lunch - room 103
  • 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 

Sports Update:  This week at a glance:

  • Wrestling will practice from 3:20 until 5 pm in the Bear Den Wednesday through Friday this week.  They have a match at Lincoln Middle School in Clarkston on Tuesday at 5 pm.  
  • B Girls Basketball will practice Tuesday in the Bear Den.  Games Wednesday and Thursday (see below).
  • A Girls Basketball final game on Tuesday v Pullman in the MHS gym.  

On the calendar:  This week - A, B, C, D

  • Monday, Feb. 20                              No School – Presidents Day
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21                              Staff Meeting, 3:15 pm                
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21                              7/8 A Girls Basketball v Pullman, 7th – 4:30, 8th – 5:45 pm, MHS
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21                              Wrestling @ Clarkston, 5 pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22                       B Girls Basketball – M1 v P, 4:00 pm – M2 v M3, 5:00 pm, MHS Gym
  • Thursday, Feb. 23                            B Girls Basketball Intersquad Mini-Tournament, 3:30 pm, Bear Den
  • Saturday, March 4                           Bi-State Wrestling Meet, Lewiston High School, 8:30 am

Have a terrific week!

Bill Holman