Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 09/16/19

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 09/16/19

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As was reported in the Daily News last Friday, the administration of MMS received a threat directed at the school. We were able to respond immediately with support from the Moscow Police Department.  While we are limited to what we can share, no danger was posed to students or staff during the event.  The ongoing safety of all continues to be our primary goal as we move forward in addressing the incident.  I am very thankful for our terrific students and staff and for the fact that this is an extremely unusual event for us.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Healthy Youth Survey:  They Healthy Youth Survey is given in multiple states every other year in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12.  This survey provides data relevant to the health and social/emotional well-being of our students.  It maintains the confidentiality of the students who take it.  We have rescheduled this from the original date sent out last week, and will administer this to 6th and 8th graders on Tuesday, October 8 during PE and Health classes.  Parents will receive notice of the opportunity for your students to opt out if you wish. 

TeacherEase Update:  MMS staff has been extremely busy getting up to speed and working out initial kinks as we begin to use our new reporting platform.  You will receive information very soon about parent and student access.  In the meantime, we are monitoring work and giving feedback to students as has always been the case.  We will contact you directly if an issue arises that needs your quick attention.  Thank you for your patience with this process, and I appreciate the terrific work of MMS staff!

On the Calendar:

Tuesday, Sept. 17              B Volleyball @ Pullman:  M1 – 4:30, M2 – 5:30, M3 – 6:30

Tuesday, Sept. 17              A Volleyball v. Pullman:  7th – 4:30, 8th – to follow, MHS gym

Thursday, Sept. 19            B Volleyball v. Pullman:  M3 – 4:30, M1 – 5:30, M2 – 6:30, MHS Gym

Thursday, Sept. 19             A Volleyball @ Asotin:  7th – 4:30, 8th – to follow

Thursday, Sept. 19            Cross Country @ Moose Creek (Reservoir) Invite, Deary.  2:15 bus

Friday, Sept. 20                  6th Volleyball Match:  3:45 pm, Bear Den

Tuesday, Sept. 24              Respect & Responsibility Day, 7th Grade

Monday, Sept. 30               Picture retakes, sports photos

Tuesday, Oct. 8                  Healthy Youth Survey

Have a great week!

Bill Holman