Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 10/09/23

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 10/09/23

Dear Parents and Guardians:

MMS/Vitalant STEM Blood Drive:  The MMS Drama department along with Vitalant is holding a Blood Drive, Wednesday, October 18 from 3 pm until 7:15 pm.  This is the second of two blood drives and, if there are enough participants, our Drama department will receive a $2000 grant to be use for more sound and lighting upgrades in the MMS MPR.  This event coincides with a Moscow School District Benefits Fair held in the MMS MPR that afternoon.  The blood drive will take place in room 105 at MMS.  Please consider participating if you can.  See the attached flyer for information about how to enroll:  MMS STEM Blood Drive 10-18-23.pdf    Thank you for your consideration!

MMS Spirit Wear Store:  The MMS Online Spirit Wear store will be open until October 13.  Purchased items will be shipped to MMS and distributed to students here at school. If you are interested in purchasing MMS themed clothing for yourself or your child, please check out the following link:  

District 2 Massed Band/Orchestra Festival:  This Wednesday, Oct. 11, MMS band and orchestra kids will be bussing over to Genesee to participate in this event which will last the balance of the school day.  Go Cubs!

PST Corner:  The first MMS Parent Support Team meeting has been rescheduled to take place Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 pm in the MMS library. 

Hello MMS families -- the first meeting of the Moscow Middle School Parent Support Team for the 2023-2024 school year will take place Thursday, October 12 from 5:30-6:30pm in the MMS library. The meeting is open to all families and friends of students at MMS Mr. Holman will give an update on the start of the school year and then we will be discussing technology/cell phone use including MMS policies and parental concerns. Contact Jen Hohenlohe ([email protected]) with any questions and Go Cubs!

CORE/Cub Pride Lesson this week:  This week's CORE/Cub Pride lesson is entitled 'Facing Challenges.'  Lessons are as follows:

6th Grade:    Facing-Challenges-Course-1.pdf      7th Grade:    Facing-Challenges-Course-2.pdf      8th Grade:    Facing-Challenges-Course-3.pdf 

MMS Club Information:

  • Origami Club will meet Monday during both lunches in room 202.
  •  Dungeons and Dragons will meet Mondays after school in room 204.
  • Earth Club will meet Thursdays after school in room 113. 
  • SpeakOut will meet Fridays during both lunches.
  • Mrs. Bailey is gauging interest in a Stock Market Game Club...stay tuned for more information.

This week sports specifics (see below for calendared events):  

A volleyball week

  • Monday: @ Lapwai – bus at 3:00pm
  • Tuesday: Practice in the Bear Den 3:30-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: Home vs Sacajawea
  • Thursday: Practice at the high school 3:30-5:00pm
  • Friday: No practice

B volleyball week

  • Monday: Home vs Pullman
  • Tuesday: @ Pullman – Bus at 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: No practice
  • Thursday: No practice
  • Friday: Practice at the high school 3:45-5:15pm

6th volleyball week

  • Monday: Practice in the Bear Den 3:30-4:45pm
  • Tuesday: Practice in the Bear Den 3:30-4:45pm
  • Wednesday: Practice in the Bear Den 3:30-4:45pm
  • Thursday: Scrimmages – Gray vs Red at 3:30 and White vs Black at 4:30pm (6th volleyball season over)

See below for contest information for all teams.  6th volleyball and cross country will be finishing their fall seasons this week.  

On the calendar:   We will have a normal A, A, B, C, D schedule this week.

  • Monday, Oct. 9                            7/8 B Volleyball v Pullman, M2 v P2 – 4 pm, M1 v P1, 5 pm, M3 v P3, 6 pm, MHS Gym
  • Monday, Oct. 9                            7/8 A Volleyball at Lapwai, 7th – 4:30, 8th – 5:45, 3 pm bus, 2:45 release
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10                          7/8 B Volleyball @ Pullman, M1 @ P2 – 4 pm, M2 @ P3, 5 pm, M3 @ P1, 6 pm, MHS Gym, bus 3 pm.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11                    Middle School Massed Band/Orchestra Festival – all day, Genesee.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11                    7/8 A Volleyball vs Sacajawea, 7th – 4:30, 8th – 5:45,
  • Thursday, Oct. 12                        MMS Cross Country @ Clarkston (Beachview Park), 3:30 pm, buses at 1:45 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 12                        7th Football v Sandpoint, 4 pm, Bear Field
  • Thursday, Oct. 12                        8th Football @ Sandpoint, 3:15 pm, bus at 11:45 am
  • Thursday, Oct. 12                        6th Volleyball Scrimmages, Grey v Red – 3:30, White v Black, 4:30 Bear Den
  • Thursday, Oct. 12                        PST Meeting, 5:30 pm, MMS Library

Have a great week!

Bill Holman