Mr. Holman’s Weekly Parent Update 11/07/22

Mr. Holman’s Weekly Parent Update 11/07/22

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for your understanding last Friday afternoon as we experienced a water main problem near the end of the school day.  A large seal failed in the main water vault near D street, requiring a city crew to shut off the water to MMS and the Bear Den to repair it.  Fortunately, no excavation was necessary, and the repair was completed by the early evening.  Without water (toilets, etc.) we were unable to keep people in the building while the repair was taking place, so we cancelled all after school activities.  I appreciate your assistance picking students up, some earlier than anticipated. 

Staff Appreciation, conferences, thank you! - Thank you to all who contributed to a terrific midday meal of soups, snacks, etc. last Tuesday, and to those of you who joined us for scheduled conferences.  Everyone on staff enjoyed the food and treats!  We really appreciate getting together with you to help your children have the most successful middle school experience possible.  Please feel free to contact your child's teachers if you have additional questions related to their coursework and progress. 

Gifts of Music! - MMS bands. choirs and orchestra present their fall music concert this Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Bear Den.  The kids have been working very hard with assistance and direction from Mr. Garrett and Mrs. McIntosh, and it is terrific to be able to have this event live once again!  We have chosen the Bear Den as the venue to house an expected large audience and to increase breathing room for all!  Thanks for your support of your children in the art of music!  

PST Corner -  Our next PST meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 pm in the MMS library.  Stay tuned for more information!

Sports Update - See below for sports in 'On the calendar', with this additional information about practice adjustments:

  • 6th boys basketball will not practice on Wednesday, due to the concert in the Bear Den.
  • B boys basketball will not practice Wednesday (concert) or Friday (6th grade scrimmage).
  • A boys basketball will practice at McDonald on the days they are not competing this week.

Clubs and activities update -  

  • Mondays after school - D & D Cub, room 204
  • Mondays after school - Tech Club (new!), Room 1
  • Tuesdays during lunches - Speak Out, MPR Stage
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:15 am - Jazz Band, Room 208 (music room)
  • Wednesdays during lunches - Beyblades Club, MMS Gym 
  • Wednesdays after school - Earth Club, Room 113
  • Wednesdays after school - Games Club, Room 204
  • Thursdays after school - Knitting Club, Room 213
  • Fridays during lunches - Knowledge Bowl Practice, Room 120 (First competition vs. Troy, Monday, Nov. 14, 7 pm in room 120)

On the calendar - We are on a normal A, A, B, C, D schedule this week.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8                           7/8 A Boys Basketball @ Jenifer, 4:30 and 5:45 pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8                           7/8 B Boys Basketball @ Pullman, 4, 5, and 6 pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9                     Fall Music Concert, 7 pm Bear Den
  • Thursday, Nov. 10                       7/8 A Boys Basketball @ Sacajawea, 4:30 and 5:45 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 11                             Veterans Day, (Video Assembly, more info to follow)
  • Friday, Nov. 11                             6th Boys Basketball Scrimmage, 3:30 pm
  • Monday, Nov. 14                         Knowledge Bowl vs. Troy, 7 pm, MMS room 120
  • Thursday, Nov. 17                       PST Meeting, 5:30 pm, MMS Library
  • Nov. 21 -25                                   Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week!

Bill Holman