Mr. Holman’s Weekly Parent Update 10/10/22

Mr. Holman’s Weekly Parent Update 10/10/22

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are now well into our first quarter, which ends on October 28.  MMS will mail report cards at that time, which serve as a mid-semester progress report.  In addition we will be mailing progress reports within the next week for those who have some work to do to bring current grade(s) up to passing.  You can follow student progress on both Canvas and on PowerSchool, the latter being the official database for final grades.  Depending on the situation in each class, Canvas/PowerSchool can be consulted to check in on student progress regularly.  On two week intervals at least, teachers double check PowerSchool to make sure it is giving an accurate representation of the child's grade.  This Friday, Oct. 14, is one of those dates.  We also check grades for the purposes of athletic eligibility on these dates.  If you wish to follow your child on Canvas and/or check in with PowerSchool and haven't yet set things up, resources can be found on our school web page MMS Home - Moscow Middle School (msd281.org) under the Parent Resources tab.  If you have questions, please contact the MMS office.

Sports this week: Please see the calendar information below for dates and times of contests this week.  For practice info:

  • 7th/8th A – Combined practice at McDonald Elementary from 3:30-5:00pm (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • 7th/8th B –  Practice on Monday and Wednesday
  • 6th Volleyball – No practice on Tuesday (10/11) because of a rescheduled high school VB game, and regular practice all other days.
  • Football - Regular practice week except Wednesday games
  • Cross Country - Practice Monday-Wednesday, Bi-State Championships Thursday
  • Cheer - Regular practice week except football game Wednesday

Parent Support Team Corner

Greetings MMS parents!  Please mark your calendars for our next PST meeting, coming up on Thursday, October 20th!  We will continue our discussion with Mr. Holman about the challenges of managing cell phone and tech use at the middle school, and bring up the subject of vaping.  Join us with questions and comments!

When:  Thurs, Oct. 20th, 5:30 pm                  Where:  MMS library              Topic:  Cell phone/tech use/vaping

Jodi McClory, MMS PST

On the calendar:  Regular full week - A, A, B, C, D

  • Monday, Oct. 10                          7/8 A Volleyball @ Lapwai, 4:30 and 5:45 pm, bus – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11                          7/8 B Volleyball @ Pullman:  M1 – 4:00 pm, M2 – 5:00 pm,  bus – 3 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12                    7/8 Football v Sacajawea, 7th – 4 pm, 8th – 6 pm, Bear Field
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12                    7/8 A Volleyball v Sacajawea, 4:30 and 5:45 pm, MHS Gym
  • Thursday, Oct. 13                        Bi State XC Championships, Beachview Park, Clarkston  G – 3:30, B – 4:00, bus – 1:45 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 13                        7/8 B Volleyball v Pullman, M2 – 4 pm, M3 – 5 pm, MHS gym
  • Friday, Oct. 14                              Grade check Friday
  • Friday, Oct. 14                              6th volleyball scrimmages, W v R – 3:30 pm, W v B, 4:15 pm, Bear Den
  • Thursday, Oct. 20                        PST Meeting, 5:30 pm, MMS Library
  • Friday, Oct. 28                              End of first Quarter

Have a great week!

Bill Holman