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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

No band sectionals today due to PARCC make ups.

 

Noon dismissal tomorrow.  You must have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Track practice here at MMS today.

 

Wrestlers:  The banquet is Thursday, March 24th at 6 pm in the MMS cafeteria.  Please bring your uniform in a bag with your name on it to the banquet.  Coach Meadows

 

Builders Club has been rescheduled for tomorrow morning.

 

Bike Club:  Permission slip for club activity tomorrow are in the office or at 7th grade drinking fountain.  Free Game Day and snacks at the Youth & Rec. Center for  your community service help but you must have a signed permission slip to attend.

 

Murphysboro Volleyball takes its 6th straight regional title in dominating fashion last night beating Carbondale 25-7,25-17 and  Herrin in the finals 25-10, 25-11.  The girls played awesome and improved their record to 29-3 on the season.  A HUGE Thank you to all that came and supported.  The state tourney is April 2nd at Pinckneyville high school and we will play Milstat at 10am first round.  Coach Layne 

 

All Wizard of Oz cast members make sure you get an April rehearsal schedule from Mrs. White before leaving for break.

 

Sallie Logan Library is hosting a Videography class.  Students will learn basic video production and create videos from experienced and local film producer, Ellen Esling.  Classes are free and are on Tuesday from 3:30-4:45 beginning April 5th.  Register at Sallie Logan Library or call 684-3271.

 

Book Battle information and sign up forms are available in the library.  Book Battle is a program for 7th and 8th grade students only.

 

Palette Painting Party at the Youth & Rec. Center over spring break on Monday, March 28.  Morning party starts at 10 am, afternoon party start at 2 pm.  Pick 1 of 4 different canvases to paint, $15 to participate.  You must pre-register.  Information in the office.

 

Volleyball players:  Be sure to get your banquet reservation form into the office.

 

 


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Builders Club will meet at 8 a.m. in Mr. Wells’ room on Wednesday for our weekly meeting.  The Easter Egg Hunt will be discussed.

 

All Wizard of Oz cast members make sure you get an April rehearsal schedule from Mrs. White before leaving for break.

 

Band Students– Reminder to bring your instruments to school tomorrow.

 

MMS Bike Club will have a club activity at Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center on Thursday. Information will be in announcements tomorrow.  Bike club will be Thursday instead of today.

Sallie Logan Library is hosting a Videography class.  Students will learn basic video production and create videos from experienced and local film producer, Ellen Esling.  Classes are free and are on Tuesday from 3:30-4:45 beginning April 5th.  Register at Sallie Logan Library or call 684-3271.

 

Book Battle information and sign up forms are available in the library.  Book Battle is a program for 7th and 8th grade students only.

 

No Art Club this week.

 

Track practice will be at the high school today, 3:30-5:00.

 

Palette Painting Party at the Youth & Rec. Center over spring break on Monday, March 28.  Morning party starts at 10 am, afternoon party start at 2 pm.  Pick 1 of 4 different canvases to paint, $15 to participate.  You must pre-register.  Information in the office.

 

Volleyball players:  Be sure to get your banquet reservation form into the office.

 

 


Monday, March 21, 2016

Book Battle information and sign up forms are available in the library, beginning today.  Book Battle is a program for 7th and 8th grade students only.

 

MMS Bike Club, watch announcements this week for information on bike club event on Thursday instead of Tuesday.

 

Congratulations to all 5K members who participated in the St. Patrick’s 5K this weekend!  Everyone did very well.  A special congratulations to Alexis Fletcher and Chapin Hammers who placed 1st and 3rd in their age group.

 

No Art Club this week.

 

Track practice will be here at MMS today, 3:30-5:00.

 

Palette Painting Party at the Youth & Rec. Center over spring break on Monday, March 28.  Morning party starts at 10 am, afternoon party start at 2 pm.  Pick 1 of 4 different canvases to paint, $15 to participate.  You must pre-register.  Information in the office.

 

Volleyball players:  Be sure to get your banquet reservation form into the office.

 

Spring Break is March 25  - April 3.

 


Friday, March 18, 2016

Builders Club members:  Remember we will have shifts set up for the kids fair tonight 4-6 pm and 10-2 Saturday at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center.  We need everyone to try to help on Saturday.  Sign up with Mr. Wells if you have not done so already.  Also, those of you already signed up, remember your shift.

 

5K:  If  you are in tomorrow’s race see Mr. Wells before you leave today.

 

Congratulations to Alexzandra Ellett, Jesse Hernandez, and Michael Grode for making it into the Million Words Club!  That makes 70 students!  Keep on Reading MMS!

 

Any Wizard of Oz cast member in Act 1, Scene 1-3 needs to see Mrs. White today for a revised March rehearsal schedule.  This includes munchkins, fighting trees, poppies and snow fairies.

 

Palette Painting Party at the Youth & Rec. Center on Monday, March 28.  Morning party starts at 10 am, afternoon party start at 2 pm.  Pick 1 of 4 different canvases to paint, $15 to participate.  You must pre-register.  Information in the office.

 

Report cards go home  today with next year registration packets.  We ask that parents check over all information and make corrections and return as soon as possible.  Deadline for returning  registration is April 15.

 

Volleyball players:  Be sure to get your banquet reservation form into the office.

 

Spring Break is March 25  - April 3.

 

Did you know. . . . March 18, 1925, the worst tornado in U.S. history passes through eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana, killing 695 people, injuring some 13,000 people, and causing $17 million in property damage. Known as the “Tri-State Tornado,” the deadly twister began its northeast track in Ellington, Missouri, but southern Illinois was the hardest hit. More than 500 of the total 695 people who perished were killed in southern Illinois, including 234 in Murphysboro and 127 in West Frankfort.

 

 


Thursday, March17, 2016

Track practice will be at MHS the rest of the week.

 

MMS Volleyball would like to thank all the faculty, staff and students who attended last nights 8th grade ceremonies.  We really appreciate all your support throughout the year.  8th grade is now 27-3 and 7th grade finished the season 15-1.  Our 6th grade team did an excellent job all year learning how to play MURPHY style volleyball and we are very proud of you.  Regionals will be played in Herrin on March 22nd and your blue devils are the #1 seed.  Schedule and times are available in the office if interested.  Coach Layne

 

Palette Painting Party at the Youth & Rec. Center on Monday, March 28.  Morning party starts at 10 am, afternoon party start at 2 pm.  Pick 1 of 4 different canvases to paint, $15 to participate.  You must pre-register.  Information in the office.

 

Report cards go home  tomorrow with next year registration packets.  We ask that parents check over all information and make corrections and return as soon as possible.  Deadline for returning  registration is April 15.

 

Volleyball players:  Be sure to get your banquet reservation form into the office.

 

Spring Break is March 25  - April 3.

 

Thursday Health Tip:  Say No to Soda.  It has absolutely no nutritional value.  Soda is loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and diet soda has artificial sweeteners.  Water, it’s the ultimate healthy drink. To promote a healthy lifestyle each day we will have a different health tip. 

 

 

 


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Track practice will be at MHS the rest of the week.

 

The MMS Blue Devil Volleyball Team is having an unbelievable season.  In addition to going undefeated through the conference season (12-0), they are currently 27-3 and closing in on an unheard of 30-win season.  The team will play it’s last regular season home match this evening.  This match will be 8th Grade Recognition Night. 

 

There will be a short Beta Club meeting after school today, March 16th.  See Mrs. Shuler if you cannot attend.  There are new opportunities for service hours.

 

Palette Painting Party at the Youth & Rec. Center on Monday, March 28.  Morning party starts at 10 am, afternoon party start at 2 pm.  Pick 1 of 4 different canvases to paint, $15 to participate.  You must pre-register.  Information in the office.

 

Report cards go home on Friday.

 

Builders Club will have a meeting after school today with a trip to the Murphysboro Youth & Re. Center to begin decorating for the Kids Fair.  We really need everyone to help on help on this project!!

 

 


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Track practice will be at MHS the rest of the week.

 

Congrats to MMS volleyball for winning conference in both 7th and 8th grade levels.  8th grade record is 25-3 and 7th grade is 12-1.  Players will be released today at 2:50 to leave for Anna. Tomorrow night is 8th grade night and the last home game of the year.  Coach Layne

 

There will be a short Beta Club meeting after school on Wednesday, March 16th.  See Mrs. Shuler if you cannot attend.  There are new opportunities for service hours.

 

Palette Painting Party at the Youth & Rec. Center on Monday, March 28.  Morning party starts at 10 am, afternoon party start at 2 pm.  Pick 1 of 4 different canvases to paint, $15 to participate.  You must pre-register.  Information in the office.

 

Report cards go home on Friday.

 

Builders Club will have a AM and PM meeting this week with a trip to the Murphysboro Youth & Re. Center to begin decorating for the Kids Fair.   See Mr. Wells to pick up a permission slip, we really need everyone to help on help on this project!!

 

 

 


Monday, March 14, 2016

Congratulations to Hayden Sullivan, Ashley Jarrett, and Tori Johnson on making it into the Million Words Club!  That makes a total of 66 students with 13 more just one book away! Keep on reading MMS!

 

Please release volleyball players at 2:40 today for games in Chester.

 

Track practice today at the high school.

 

Reminder tonight’s Wizard of Oz rehearsal is 3:30-4:30.

 

OWLS:  Meeting today!  Permission slips will be given out for our hike at Piney Creek Ravine.  Even if you haven’t come yet you still can!  This is a free hike.  Come see what OWLS  is all about!  Meeting 3:15-4:00.

 

Builders Club will have a AM and PM meeting this week with a trip to the Murphysboro Youth & Re. Center to begin decorating for the Kids Fair.   See Mr. Wells to pick up a permission slip, we really need everyone to help on help on this project!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, March 11, 2016

Track practice is at MHS today. Ride bus 5 or 7.

 

OWLS:  Meeting on Monday!  Permission slips will be given out for our hike at Piney Creek Ravine.  Even if you haven’t come yet you still can!  This is a free hike.  Come see what OWLS  is all about!  Meeting 3:15-4:00.

 

Builders Club will have a AM and PM meeting next week with a trip to the Murphysboro Youth & Re. Center to begin decorating for the Kids Fair.   See Mr. Wells to pick up a permission slip, we really need everyone to help on help on this project!!

 

 

 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Please release volleyball players at 2:20 today for their games in Nashville.

 

Builders Club will have a AM and PM meeting next week with a trip to the Murphysboro Youth & Re. Center to begin decorating for the Kids Fair.   See Mr. Wells to pick up a permission slip, we really need everyone to help on help on this project!!

 

Congratulations to Justin Hunter, Jett Hayes, Kenneth Bunton, and Ms. Menz on making it into the Million Words Club!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

All Bike Club members:  Thanks for your community service at the Youth & Rec. Center.  Your help was much appreciated. 

 

There will be no Builders Club meeting this week.  We will have a AM and PM meeting next week with a trip to the Murphysboro Youth & Re. Center to begin decorating next week.  See Mr. Wells to pick up a permission slip, we really need everyone to help on help on this project!!

 

6th grade volleyball practice today is 5-6:30.

 

 

 


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Track practice will be at the high school today from 3:30-5:00.  Parents can pick up students at the south ticket gate.  Students will take bus 5 or 7 to the high school. 

 

There will be no Builders Club meeting this week.  We will have a AM meeting next week with a trip to the Murphysboro Youth & Re. Center to begin decorating next week.  See Mr. Wells to pick up a permission slip, we really need everyone to help on help on this project!!

 

6th grade volleyball– We will practice today from 6-7:30 and tomorrow from 5-6:30.

 

All MMS Bike Club members:  Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center would like our help in a community service project today, March 8th.  We will meet there, at the Rec. Center from 3:30-4:30.  You will need to arrange pick up at the same place.  If you bring a note from your parent/guardian, make prior arrangements, you may ride bus #13 to the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center.

 

No Student Council meeting today, March 8.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15 from 3:15-3:30. 

 

PSTA committee meeting Tuesday, March 8 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.

 

 

 

 


Monday, March 7, 2016

Please release volleyball players at 2:50 today for games in  DuQuoin.

 

Track practice today after school in the big gym.

 

Congratulations to our 3 wrestling state qualifiers: Michael Humphrey, Arojae Hart, and Rewn Stearns.  Good luck this weekend!

 

Track T-shirt orders are due today for any track athlete, student or staff member that would like one.

 

Wizard of  Oz rehearsal is today from 3:30-5:30.  This is a mandatory rehearsal for all cast members.  You will receive your rehearsal schedule and script at this meeting.

 

All MMS Bike Club members:  Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center would like our help in a community service project tomorrow, March 8th.  We will meet there, at the Rec. Center from 3:30-4:30.  You will need to arrange pick up at the same place.  If you bring a note from your parent/guardian, make prior arrangements, you may ride bus #13 to the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center.

 

No Student Council meeting tomorrow, March 8.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15 from 3:15-3:30. 

 

PSTA committee meeting Tuesday, March 8 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, March 4, 2016

Track practice will be in the big gym today.

 

Please release volleyball players at 2:20 today for games in Sparta.

 

Murphysboro Volleyball won its 20th game of the season to bring their record to 20-3 and 7-0 in conference.  7th grade also won and their record stands at 8-1.  Thanks to all that support these ladies.  Coach Layne.

 

Congratulations to Samantha Bailey and Mr. Goetting for making it into the Million Words Club!  We now have 60 student members with several only a book away and 25 adult members, 26 as soon as Ms. Menz enters her most recent books!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

PSTA committee meeting has been postponed till next Tuesday March 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Job well done 6th grade.  You raised $851.53 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Great team work! 

 

All volleyball players:  March 3rd game against DuQuoin, the order must change in which you play due to the 8th grade parent meeting at the high school at 6 pm.  The order will be 6th grade at 4 pm, 8th grade at 4:30 followed by the 7th grade.  Coach Layne

 

Congratulations to Jake Attig, Cadence Brown, Katelynn Roznowski, and Miguel Brown on making it into the Million Words Club!!

 

In other Million Words Club news, A.G. Howard, author of the Splintered series will be Skypinig with us on April 21st 2:00!

 

Builders Club:  We will have our weekly meeting at the Murphysboro Youth and Rec. Center.  We will walk to the Youth Center as a group at 3:15 and the meeting will end at 4 pm.  All rides should pick up at the youth center.  If you plan on attending make sure you have a signed permission slip.

 

Auditions for Wizard of Oz are this week.  Please check your audition date and time.  All who are trying out for Dorothy need to make sure you have a signed up for a reading audition and a singing audition.  Singing auditions are Thursday.

 

8th grade parents and students:  Thursday, March 3 will be an important informational meeting on freshman registration.  Meeting will be in the MHS cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

MMS Bike Club:  We will have tutoring today, Tuesday, April 1st.  Open to ALL students, room 212 until 4:15.

 

Builders Club:  We will have our weekly meeting at the Murphysboro Youth and Rec. Center.  We will walk to the Youth Center as a group at 3:15 and the meeting will end at 4 pm.  All rides should pick up at the youth center.  If you plan on attending make sure you pick up a permission slip today.

 

Auditions for Wizard of Oz are this week.  Please check your audition date and time.  All who are trying out for Dorothy need to make sure you have a signed up for a reading audition and a singing audition.  Singing auditions are Thursday.

 

8th grade girls:  Auditions for the 2016 Crimson Express Color Guard will take place today and tomorrow in the MHS gym from 6-8:30 pm.

 

8th grade parents and students:  Thursday, March 3 will be an important informational meeting on freshman registration.  Meeting will be in the MHS cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

 



Monday, February 29, 2016

MMS Bike Club:  We will have tutoring Tuesday, April 1st.  Open to ALL students, room 212 until 4:15.

 

Builders Club:  We will have our weekly meeting at the Murphysboro Youth and Rec. Center.  We will walk to the Youth Center as a group at 3:15 and the meeting will end at 4 pm.  All rides should pick up at the youth center.  If you plan on attending make sure you pick up a permission slip today.

 

Scholar Bowl tournament members will have practice after school today until 4:00 pm.  Members include:  Bryce Clover, Veronica Crowell, Olivia Bowring, Alexis Tweedy, Jessie Groninger, Micky Grode, Tristian Mick, Sydney Francis, Molly Carrington, Elana Qasem, and Zach Sanders.  All must attend practice to attend tournament tomorrow.

 

Auditions for Wizard of Oz are this week.  Please check your audition date and time.  All who are trying out for Dorothy need to make sure you have a signed up for a reading audition and a singing audition.  Singing auditions are Thursday.

 

8th grade girls:  Auditions for the 2016 Crimson Express Color Guard will take place starting today and  March 1st, and March 2nd in the MHS gym from 6-8:30 pm.

 

Track practice everyday, 3:30-5:00.  Be prepared.

 

8th grade parents and students:  Thursday, March 3 will be an important informational meeting on freshman registration.  Meeting will be in the MHS cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, February 26, 2016

No track practice today.  Apparel order forms in the office.

 

8th grade girls:  Auditions for the 2016 Crimson Express Color Guard will take place February 29th, March 1st, and March 2nd in the MHS gym from 6-8:30 pm.

 

Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast Saturday and Sunday at SIU Touch of Nature Environmental Center.  Home cooked pancake breakfast is 9:00-1:00.

 

OWLS Club:  If you want to go to the Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday pick up a permission slip AFTER SCHOOL in my room.  Mrs. Batteau

 

Students must pick up their dance pictures today after school in the art room.

 

8th grade parents and students:  Next Thursday, March 3 will be an important informational meeting on freshman registration.  Meeting will be in the MHS cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

Audition materials for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are located in the MMS library.  Sign-up for an audition day/time and check out the materials with Mrs. Cravens.  Read ALL of the information and notice the specific audition days.

 

Today is noon dismissal.

 

 


Thursday, February 25, 2016


8th grade girls:  If you are interested in color guard next year at MHS, there will be a meeting today, Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2:45 during Rti in the auditorium, report to class first.  Auditions for the 2016 Crimson Express Color Guard will take place Feb. 29th, March 1st, and March 2nd in the MHS gym from 6-8:30 pm.

 

6th grade boys basketball game will now start at 5:30 tonight.  Team bus leaves at 4:30 sharp!

 

Track Athletes:  There is a mandatory parent meeting  for all parents of track athletes today, Thursday, Feb. 25th in the cafeteria from 5:00-5:30.

 

Please release volleyball players at 2:55 today.

 

Track shirt order forms are in the office on the counter.

 

OWLS Club:  If you want to go to the Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday pick up a permission slip AFTER SCHOOL in my room.  Mrs. Batteau`

 

MBI baseball and softball registration forms in the office on the counter.

 

Students can get their dance photos in the art room at the end of the day.

 

8th grade parents and students:  Next Thursday, March 3 will be an important informational meeting on freshman registration.  Meeting will be in the MHS cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

Audition materials for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are located in the MMS library.  Sign-up for an audition day/time and check out the materials with Mrs. Cravens.  Read ALL of the information and notice the specific audition days.

 

Tomorrow is a noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

 

 

 

 

 



SCHOOL IS DISMISSING AT 11:30 TODAY

Wednesday Updates:
Track practice for today has been cancelled.  Parent meeting scheduled for 5:00 pm today has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria.

Volleyball game tonight has been cancelled.

Wrestling practice cancelled.

Builders Club and Art Club cancelled.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

8th grade girls:  If you are interested in color guard next year at MHS, there will be a meeting Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2:45 during Rti in the auditorium.  Auditions for the 2016 Crimson Express Color Guard will take place Feb. 29th, March 1st, and March 2nd in the MHS gym from 6-8:30 pm.

 

Track Athletes:  There is a mandatory parent meeting  for all parents of track athletes today, Wed., Feb. 24th in the cafeteria from 5:00-5:30.

 

OWLS Club:  If you want to go to the Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday pick up a permission slip AFTER SCHOOL in my room.  Mrs. Batteau`

 

MBI baseball and softball registration forms in the office on the counter.

 

Students can get their dance photos in the art room at the end of the day.

 

8th grade parents and students:  Next Thursday, March 3 will be an important informational meeting on freshman registration.  Meeting will be in the MHS cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

Audition materials for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are located in the MMS library.  Sign-up for an audition day/time and check out the materials with Mrs. Cravens.  Read ALL of the information and notice the specific audition days.

 

Friday is a noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

1st track practice is today for boys and girls in the cafeteria, 3:30-5:00.

 

8th grade girls:  If you are interested in color guard next year at MHS, there will be a meeting Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2:45 during Rti in the auditorium.  Auditions for the 2016 Crimson Express Color Guard will take place Feb. 29th, March 1st, and March 2nd in the MHS gym from 6-8:30 pm.

 

Track Athletes:  There is a mandatory parent meeting  for all parents of track athletes tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 24th in the cafeteria from 5:00-5:30.

 

Bike Club will meet today.

 

No student council meeting today.  We will meet again next week on Tuesday, March 1. 

 

OWLS Club:  If you want to go to the Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday pick up a permission slip AFTER SCHOOL in my room.  Mrs. Batteau

 

Students can get their dance photos in the art room at the end of the day.

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Baker and Noel Quinones on making it in to the Million Words Club!  We now have 55 students and 23 adults in our MWC with over 50 on track to make it by the end of the year.  Keep on reading MMS!

 

8th grade parents and students:  Next Thursday, March 3 will be an important informational meeting on freshman registration.  Meeting will be in the MHS cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

Those that made the track team, the list is posted outside the office.

 

Reminder:  Students are to keep purses, backpacks, etc. in their lockers, they are not allowed in the classroom.

 


Monday, February 22, 2016

No track practice today.

Those that made the track team, the list is posted outside the office.

OWLS meeting today,  Monday, February 22, 3:15-4:00 pm.  Please bring signed permission slip with you to the meeting.

Murphysboro Volleyball deserves a HUGE congratulations for finishing 2nd place in the prestigious Effingham tournament this weekend.  This is the highest finish in the 16 years we’ve been attending the tourney.  They represented our community very well on and off the court.  Coach Layne

 

Volleyball games are at home Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week.  Come out and support your 6th grade thru 8th grade volleyball teams.  Games start at 4 pm.

Reminder:  Students are to keep purses, backpacks, etc. in their lockers, they are not allowed in the classroom.

Audition materials for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are located in the MMS library.  Sign-up for an audition day/time and check out the materials with Mrs. Cravens.  Read ALL of the information and notice the specific audition days.

MMS Bike Club will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23.

Friday is a noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

 

  

 

 


Friday, February 19, 2016

Valentine Dance tickets are on sale today in the cafeteria during your lunch break.  You must have a signed permission slip to purchase a ticket.  If you purchased a ticket last week you do not need to purchase another one, you will just need to turn in a current/correct permission slip.  Dance tickets will also be sold at the door tonight, $2.

 

Dance permission slips can be picked up from your teacher or in the cafeteria at lunch.

 

7/8 boys basketball end of season pizza party today after school in the cafeteria until 4:30 for all 7/8 players that finished the season and have turned in ALL uniform pieces.  Players need to bring $3 for party.

 

Read-a-Thon participants will meet during Rti in the library.  This is a necessary meeting-please arrange with your Rti teachers to be excused.  Please bring the money from your pledges so we can finish up all details.

 

Track tryouts for girls today in the cafeteria after school.  Practice gets over at 5:00.

 

OWLS meeting on Monday, February 22, 3:15-4:00 pm.  Please bring signed permission slip with you to the meeting.

 

Reminder:  Students are to keep purses, backpacks, etc. in their lockers, they are not allowed in the classroom.

 

Audition materials for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are located in the MMS library.  Sign-up for an audition day/time and check out the materials with Mrs. Cravens.  Read ALL of the information and notice the specific audition days.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet Tuesday, February 23.

 

The Art Club photo booth will be open at the Valentine’s Dance tonight.  $1/person, everyone in picture gets a print.

 

 

 

 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Volleyball players wanting to participate in track are encouraged to sign track list in office and you can participate as soon as the volleyball season ends.

 

Valentine Dance tickets go sale today in the cafeteria during your lunch break.  You must have a signed permission slip to purchase a ticket.  If you purchased a ticket last week you do not need to purchase another one, you will just need to turn in a current/correct permission slip.

 

Today starts track tryouts for girls.  Meet in the cafeteria after school.  Practice gets over at 5:00.

 

OWLS meeting on Monday, February 22, 3:15-4:00 pm.  Please bring signed permission slip with you to the meeting.

 

Read-a-Thon participants will meet during Rti in the library.  This is a necessary meeting– please arrange with your Rti teachers to be excused.  Please bring the money from your pledges so we can finish up all details.  Mrs. Cravens

 

Congratulations to the volleyball program for staying undefeated at all levels by beating Pinckneyville last night.

 

Student Council meeting today after school.

 

Reminder:  Students are to keep purses, backpacks, etc. in their lockers, they are not allowed in the classroom.

 

Volleyball game for tonight has been rescheduled to March 3.

 

Audition materials for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are located in the MMS library.  Sign-up for an audition day/time and check out the materials with Mrs. Cravens.  Read ALL of the information and notice the specific audition days.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet Tuesday, February 23.

 

The Valentine Dance has been rescheduled for this Friday evening, 6-8:30.  Have rides here at 8:30 pm.

 

Million Words Club Members, we will be skyping with Bethany Wiggins, the author of Stung and Cured, on Thursday, February 18th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium!!  Be sure to wear you MWC shirt that day!

 

The Art Club photo booth will be open at the Valentine’s Dance on Friday.  $1/person, everyone in picture gets a print.

 

7/8 boys basketball team after school pizza party on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3:15-4:30 for all players that finished the season and have turned in all uniform pieces.  Players need to bring $3 for party.

 



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Volleyball players wanting to participate in track are encouraged to sign track list in office and you can participate as soon as the volleyball season ends.

 

Today is the final day for BOYS track tryouts.  Meet in the cafeteria after school.  Practice is over at 5:00 pm, have rides here at 5:00.  Girls tryouts start tomorrow after school in the cafeteria.

 

Student Council meeting Thursday after school.

 

History Fair tonight in the big gym at 6:00 pm.

 

Volleyball change:  Game for tomorrow night has been rescheduled toThurs., March 3.

 

Audition materials for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are located in the MMS library.  Sign-up for an audition day/time and check out the materials with Mrs. Cravens.  Read ALL of the information and notice the specific audition days.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet Tuesday, February 23.

 

Don’t forget to take an AR test on this edition of the Blueprint.  It is worth 3,306 words!

 

The Valentine Dance has been rescheduled for this Friday evening, 6-8:30.  Updated permission slips will be passed out by your teachers today.  Tickets will be sold Thursday and Friday during lunch hours in the cafeteria and at the door Friday night. 

 

Million Words Club Members, we will be skyping with Bethany Wiggins, the author of Stung and Cured, on Thursday, February 18th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium!!  Be sure to wear you MWC shirt that day!

 

Any 8th grade student wanting to submit a Red Devil Class of 2020  t-shirt design for the 8th grade class shirt needs to turn them in to Mrs. Lemons by Wednesday, February 17.

 

The Art Club photo booth will be open at the Valentine’s Dance on Friday.  $1/person, everyone in picture gets a print.

 

7/8 boys basketball team after school pizza party on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3:15-4:30 for all players that finished the season and have turned in all uniform pieces.  Players need to bring $3 for party.

 

 

 


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Volleyball players wanting to participate in track are encouraged to sign track list in office and you can participate as soon as the volleyball season ends.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet Tuesday, February 23.

 

Don’t forget to take an AR test on this edition of the Blueprint.  It is worth 3,306 words!

 

The Valentine Dance has been rescheduled for this Friday evening, 6-8:30.  Updated permission slips will be passed out by your teachers Wednesday morning.  Tickets will be sold Thursday and Friday during lunch hours in the cafeteria and at the door Friday night. 

 

Million Words Club Members, we will be skyping with Bethany Wiggins, the author of Stung and Cured, on Thursday, February 18th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium!!  Be sure to wear you MWC shirt that day!

 

There will be a short meeting after school today until 3:15 for 7th and 8th grade scholar bowl members.  All 7th and 8th graders need to see Mrs. Fry after school today.

 

Any 8th grade student wanting to submit a Red Devil Class of 2020  t-shirt design for the 8th grade class shirt needs to turn them in to Mrs. Lemons by Wednesday, February 17.

 

The Art Club photo booth will be open at the Valentine’s Dance on Friday.  $1/person, everyone in picture gets a print.

 

Auditions for this year’s school play “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” will be March 1-4 in the MMS Auditorium.  More audition information will be coming next week.

 

7/8 boys basketball team after school pizza party on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3:15-4:30 for all players that finished the season and have turned in all uniform pieces.  Players need to bring $3 for party.

 

Track practice starts today, Tue., Feb. 16 in the cafeteria after school for boys and Thursday, February 18th for girls.  Practice will be until 5:00 pm  You must have your rides waiting for you at 5 pm. 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Any 8th grade student wanting to submit a Red Devil Class of 2020  t-shirt design for the 8th grade class shirt needs to turn them in to Mrs. Lemons by Wednesday, February 17.

 

The Art Club photo booth will be open at the Valentine’s Dance on Thursday.  $1/person, everyone in picture gets a print.

 

Auditions for this year’s school play “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” will be March 1-4 in the MMS Auditorium.  More audition information will be coming next week.

 

7/8 boys basketball team after school pizza party on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3:15-4:30 for all players that finished the season and have turned in all uniform pieces.

 

There will be one more round of ordering of the yearbook t-shirts.  There are extra forms in the office, or you can see Ms. May.  All money and order forms are due by Thursday, February 11 to Ms. May

 

Valentine Dance Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6-8:30 pm in the cafeteria  You must be eligible and have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn in your permission slips when you purchase your tickets.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16 in the cafeteria after school for boys and Thursday, February 18th for girls.  Practice will be until 5:00 pm  You must have your rides waiting for you at 5 pm. 

 

Friday and Monday are non attendance days.

 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Any 8th grade student wanting to submit a Red Devil Class of 2020  t-shirt design for the 8th grade class shirt needs to turn them in to Mrs. Lemons by Wednesday, February 17.

 

Today is the last day to buy friendship grams!  Valentine’s Day Dance tickets will be sold today through Thursday at lunch.  $1 in advance or $2 at the door.  Pizza, nachos, candy and soda will be sold at the dance!

 

The Art Club photo booth will be open at the Valentine’s Dance on Thursday.  $1/person, everyone in picture gets a print.

 

Auditions for this year’s school play “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” will be March 1-4 in the MMS Auditorium.  More audition information will be coming next week.

 

7/8 boys basketball team after school pizza party on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3:15-4:30 for all players that finished the season and have turned in all uniform pieces.

 

Any 8th grade boy interested in playing soccer at the high school next year will have a meeting today at 12:10 in the auditorium.  You will be called from the cafeteria after you eat lunch.

 

The numbers for Saturday’s First Annual Read-athon!  14 students with 708,750 pages read, 3 teachers with 905 pages read, 24 donuts, 1 gallon orange juice, 4 pizzas, 12 apples, 16 oranges, 12 cupcakes, 1 bag pretzels, 3 bags hard candy, and $770 collected so far.  Per page pledges are due to Ms. Taylor or Mrs. Cravens by February 19!  We hope for $1000 for our first time!  Thanks to all who supported us with good things to eat and pledges and contributions!

 

There will be one more round of ordering of the yearbook t-shirts.  There are extra forms in the office, or you can see Ms. May.  All money and order forms are due by Thursday, February 11 to Ms. May

 

Valentine Dance Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6-8:30 pm in the cafeteria  You must be eligible and have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn in your permission slips when you purchase your tickets.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet today, Tues., Feb. 9, 3:15-4:15.  Homework help will be available for all who would like to come.  Meet in room 212.  Bring ALL homework and missing assignments.

 

8th grade parents: 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16 in the cafeteria after school for boys and Thursday, February 18th for girls.  Practice will be until 5:00 pm  You must have your rides waiting for you at 5 pm. 

 

 

 


Monday, February 8, 2016

Any 8th grade student wanting to submit a Red Devil Class of 2020

 t-shirt design for the 8th grade class shirt needs to turn them in to Mrs. Lemons by Wednesday, February 17.

 

Today after school in Mrs. Batteau’s room (112) is the first meeting of the newly formed club, O.W.L.S (Outdoors, Wildlife, Leadership, and Service) from 3:15-4:00.  All rides must be here by 4:00.

 

7/8 boys basketball team after school pizza party on Friday, Feb. 19th from 3:15-4:30 for all players that finished the season and have turned in all uniform pieces.

 

Any 8th grade boy interested in playing soccer at the high school next year will have a meeting tomorrow at 12:10 in the auditorium.  You will be called from the cafeteria after you eat lunch.

 

There will be one more round of ordering of the yearbook t-shirts.  There are extra forms in the office, or you can see Ms. May.  All money and order forms are due by Thursday, February 11 to Ms. May

 

Murphysboro Soccer tryout information flyer in the office.

 

Valentine Dance Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6-8:30 pm in the cafeteria  You must be eligible and have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn in your permission slips when you purchase your tickets.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet tomorrow, Tues., Feb. 9, 3:15-4:15.  Homework help will be available for all who would like to come.  Meet at the bike garage.

 

Do you want a chance to win $500?  Your invited to compete in the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by The Illinois Elks.  The subject is The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.  Pick up information flyer in the office.

 

8th grade parents:  Rescheduled 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

It’s once again time to select a theme for this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival.  Pick up an entry form in the office.

 

 

 


Friday, February 5, 2016

There will be one more round of ordering of the yearbook t-shirts.  There are extra forms in the office, or you can see Ms. May.  All money and order forms are due by Thursday, February 11 to Ms. May

 

Read-a-Thon in the library tomorrow from 9-3.

 

7tth and 8th grade boys  basketball team must meet in the big gym after school today and turn in your uniforms to Coach Marks.

 

Murphysboro Soccer tryout information flyer in the office.

 

Valentine Dance next Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6-8:30 pm in the cafeteria  You must be eligible and have a signed permission slip to attend.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet next Tues., Feb. 9, 3:15-4:15.  Homework help will be available for all who would like to come.  Meet at the bike garage.

 

New Club forming at MMS!  Murphysboro Middle School O.W.L.S. Club (Outdoors, Wildlife, Leadership, and Service).  Do you like any of the following:  hiking, being outside, challenging activities, teamwork, camping, canoeing, and taking care of the earth?  Meeting next Monday, Feb. 8 in Mrs. Batteau’s room, 112 from 3:15-4:00.  Open to 7th & 8th graders only.

 

Do you want a chance to win $500?  Your invited to compete in the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by The Illinois Elks.  The subject is The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.  Pick up information flyer in the office.

 

Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Event on Saturday for MMS students, 7:00– 10:00 pm.  Includes DJ, food, pizza and prizes, $5 ticket.  Information flyers in main office.

 

8th grade parents:  Rescheduled 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

Today is the last day to buy a friendshipgram at lunch.

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is tonight! Activities will include ping-pong, volleyball, basketball, video games, board games and a scavenger hunt.  Pizza, soda, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn permission slips into your teacher.

 

It’s once again time to select a theme for this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival.  Pick up an entry form in the office.

 


Thursday, February 4, 2016

There will be one more round of ordering of the yearbook t-shirts.  There are extra forms in the office, or you can see Ms. May.  All money and order forms are due by Thursday, February 11 to Ms. May

 

Valentine Dance next Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6-8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Permission slips go home tomorrow.

 

New Club forming at MMS!  Murphysboro Middle School O.W.L.S. Club (Outdoors, Wildlife, Leadership, and Service).  Do you like any of the following:  hiking, being outside, challenging activities, teamwork, camping, canoeing, and taking care of the earth?  Meeting next Monday, Feb. 8 in Mrs. Batteau’s room, 112 from 3:15-4:00.  Open to 7th & 8th graders only.

 

Do you want a chance to win $500?  Your invited to compete in the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by The Illinois Elks.  The subject is The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.  Pick up information flyer in the office.

 

Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Event on Saturday for MMS students, 7:00– 10:00 pm.  Includes DJ, food, pizza and prizes, $5 ticket.  Information flyers in main office.

 

8th grade parents:  Rescheduled 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

Buy a Friendshipgram for your friend on Valentine’s Day.  Student Council will be selling them at lunch. It will cost fifty cents per Friendshipgram that you send.  Let all your friends know that they are important.  They will be on sale through Friday, Feb. 5.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is tomorrow night! Activities will include ping-pong, volleyball, basketball, video games, board games and a scavenger hunt.  Pizza, soda, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn permission slips into your teacher.

 

It’s once again time to select a theme for this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival.  Pick up an entry form in the office.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Club forming at MMS!  Murphysboro Middle School O.W.L.S. Club (Outdoors, Wildlife, Leadership, and Service).  Do you like any of the following:  hiking, being outside, challenging activities, teamwork, camping, canoeing, and taking care of the earth?  Meeting next Monday in Mrs. Batteau’s room, 112 from 3:15-4:00.  Open to 7th & 8th graders only.

 

Do you want a chance to win $500?  Your invited to compete in the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by The Illinois Elks.  The subject is The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.  Pick up information flyer in the office.

 

Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Event on Saturday for MMS students, 7:00– 10:00 pm.  Includes DJ, food, pizza and prizes, $5 ticket.  Information flyers in main office.

 

Builders Club:  We will have our regular meeting today after school.  Open shift for Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

 

8th grade parents:  Rescheduled 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

Buy a Friendshipgram for your friend on Valentine’s Day.  Student Council will be selling them at lunch. It will cost fifty cents per Friendshipgram that you send.  Let all your friends know that they are important.  They will be on sale through Friday, Feb. 5.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is Friday.  Activities will include ping-pong, volleyball, basketball, video games, board games and a scavenger hunt.  Pizza, soda, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn permission slips into your teacher.

 

It’s once again time to select a theme for this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival.  Pick up an entry form in the office.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Club forming at MMS!  Murphysboro Middle School O.W.L.S. Club (Outdoors, Wildlife, Leadership, and Service).  Do you like any of the following:  hiking, being outside, challenging activities, teamwork, camping, canoeing, and taking care of the earth?  Meeting next Monday in Mrs. Batteau’s room, 112 from 3:15-4:00.  Open to 7th & 8th graders only.

 

Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Event on Saturday for MMS students, 7:00– 10:00 pm.  Includes DJ, food, pizza and prizes, $5 ticket.  Information flyers in main office.

 

The Million Words Club wants to send a big thank you out to Aurora Flowers and Sydney Francis for waking up in the wee hours to speak on live TV in support of our first annual Read-a-Thon!  We currently have 53 members in the MWC, last year at this time, the current 6th-8th grade students only had 27 members!  Way to go and keep on reading MMS!  Ms. Taylor

 

MMS Bike Club will meet today, Feb. 2 in room 212 for homework help, 3:15-4:15.  All are welcome to come.  Ms. Aguilar

 

7th grade Scholar Bowl practice has been cancelled today.  Wear your shirts and bring money for our away game on Wednesday.

 

Builders Club:  We will have our regular meeting Wednesday after school.  Open shift for Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

 

8th grade parents:  Rescheduled 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

Buy a Friendshipgram for your friend on Valentine’s Day.  Student Council will be selling them at lunch starting today.  It will cost fifty cents per Friendshipgram that you send.  Let all your friends know that they are important.  They will be on sale through Friday, Feb. 5.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is Friday.  Activities will include ping-pong, volleyball, basketball, video games, board games and a scavenger hunt.  Pizza, soda, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn permission slips into your teacher.

 

It’s once again time to select a theme for this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival.  Pick up an entry form in the office.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

 


Monday, February 1, 2016

6th grade boys basketball bus will leave today at 4:45 for Marion.  By here no later than 4:30 pm.

 

MMS Bike Club will meet tomorrow, Feb. 2 in room 212 for homework help, 3:15-4:15.  All are welcome to come.  Ms. Aguilar

 

Watch WSIL New 3 This Morning, tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Feb. 2 to see MMS Million Words Club members Aurora Flowers and Sydney Francis promote the First Annual Library/Million Words Club Read-a-Thon!

 

7th grade Scholar Bowl practice has been cancelled on Tuesday.  Wear your shirts and bring money for our away game on Wednesday.

 

Builders Club:  We will have our regular meeting Wednesday after school.  Open shift for Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

 

8th grade parents:  Rescheduled 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

Buy a Friendshipgram for your friend on Valentine’s Day.  Student Council will be selling them at lunch starting today.  It will cost fifty cents per Friendshipgram that you send.  Let all your friends know that they are important.  They will be on sale through Friday, Feb. 5.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is Friday.  Activities will include ping-pong, volleyball, basketball, video games, board games and a scavenger hunt.  Pizza, soda, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.  Turn permission slips into your teacher.

 

It’s once again time to select a theme for this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival.  Pick up an entry form in the office.

 

 

 


Friday, January 29, 2016

Noon Dismissal today.

 

8th grade parents:  Rescheduled 8th grade dance planning meeting for all parents of 8th grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend as we will discuss costs, theme ideas, and form a dance committee.

 

Girls Basketball end of the season pizza party is today in the cafeteria from12:15-1:30 pm.  Uniforms will be collected at the party.  You will need to turn in both uniforms.

 

Buy a Friendshipgram for your friend on Valentine’s Day.  Student Council will be selling them at lunch starting next week.  It will cost fifty cents per Friendshipgram that you send.  Let all your friends know that they are important.  They will be on sale Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

6th grade Fun Night is tonight,  5:30-7:30.  You can turn in your permission slip tonight if you forgot it today but you must have signed permission to attend.

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is next Friday, February 5.  Permission slips will go out with progress reports today.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Please release 6th grade volleyball players at 3:00 to change and catch the early bus to Carruthers for practice.

 

Girls Basketball end of the season pizza party is Friday, 12:15-1:30 pm.  Uniforms will be collected at the party.  You will need to turn in both uniforms, leave them in your locker after picture day today.

 

6th grade boys basketball game this evening will be at 6:00 pm at the high school.  Players need to be there by 5:15 pm.

 

Students show your pride.  We are building an Integrity Bridge,  add your piece at lunch.  Just put your name on one side of a stick and a positive character trait that you show on the other.  Then add it to the bridge!

 

Buy a Friendshipgram for your friend on Valentine’s Day.  Student Council will be selling them at lunch starting next week.  It will cost fifty cents per Friendshipgram that you send.  Let all your friends know that they are important.  They will be on sale Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

6th grade Fun Night is tomorrow evening,  5:30-7:30.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is next Friday, February 5.  Permission slips will go out with progress reports on Friday.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

 

 


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Please release 6th grade volleyball players at 3:00 to change and catch the early bus to Carruthers for practice.

 

Girls Basketball end of the season pizza party is Friday, 12:15-1:30 pm.

 

Builders Club:  No meeting after school.

 

No Art Club today.

 

6th grade Fun Night is Friday, 5:30-7:30.  Added to the activities will  be a scavenger hunt.  You may turn in signed permission slips to your teacher. 

 

7/8 grade Fun Night is next Friday, February 5.  Permission slips will go out with progress reports on Friday.

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be TOMORROW.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

 


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Student Council members who signed up to work the game tonight, please be there on time.  For the 7th grade game be here at 5:15 and for the 8th grade game be here at 6:30.  If you are not sure if you signed up, see Mrs. Goetting.

 

The following students need to see Ms. May some time today with a pass:  Zane Caraway, Jake Hoppenstedt, Nick Stokes, Kani Ganer, Aniya Gaines, Nick Blaise, Lillie Schaldamose, Tristan Phillips, Alara Pfeaster, Micky Grode, and Yasmina Amley.

 

Girls Basketball end of the season pizza party is Friday, 12:15-1:30 pm.

 

Builders Club:  We will only have a morning meeting this week due to faculty meeting.  If you can’t attend be sure to stop by and check in with Mr. Wells.

 

No Art Club tomorrow.  See you all the 3rd of February!

 

6th grade Fun Night is Friday, 5:30-7:30.  Added to the activities will  be a scavenger hunt.  You may turn in signed permission slips to your teacher. 

 

Track practice starts Tue., Feb. 16.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 


Monday, January 25, 2016

Girls Basketball end of the season pizza party is Friday, 12:15-1:30 pm.

 

Builders Club:  We will only have a morning meeting this week due to faculty meeting.  If you can’t attend be sure to stop by and check in with Mr. Wells.

 

Art Club is cancelled this week, Wednesday, January 27 due to faculty meeting. See you all the 3rd of February!

 

Last 2 home boys basketball games are tonight and tomorrow night.  Come out and cheer on our teams.

 

6th grade Fun Night is Friday, 5:30-7:30.  Added to the activities will  be a scavenger hunt.  You may turn in your signed permission slip to your teacher. 

 

Track practice starts in February.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

 

 

 


Friday, January 22, 2016

Girls Basketball end of the season pizza party next Friday, January 29, 12:15-1:30 pm.

 

Art Club is cancelled for next week, Wednesday, January 27 due to faculty meeting. See you all the 3rd of February!

 

6th grade Fun Night next Friday, January 29, 5:30-7:30.  Activities will include ping-pong, volleyball, basketball, video games, and board games.  Pizza slices will be available for $2.00.  Soda, candy and popcorn will also be available to purchase.  Classroom teachers passed out permission slips on Tuesday, if you did not get one, see your teacher.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.

 

Million Words Club January Event News:  We are planning on going to the movies, Sunday, 2:00 pm Matinee.  For those who want to go with the group, we are meeting here at the school at 1:15 to caravan to the theatre, the cost of tickets is $5 per student.  We need to make sure that we get a head count of all students that will be needing a ride so that we can arrange drivers.  If you need a ride please let Ms. Taylor, Mr. Wells, or Ms. May today.

 

Track practice starts in February.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boys Basketball Team bus leaves at 4:15 today for game in Chester.

 

Student Council meeting today in Mrs. Goetting’s room, 3:15-3:30.

 

Girls Basketball end of the season pizza party next Friday, January 29, 12:15-1:30 pm (this is an early out day).

 

6th grade Fun Night next Friday, January 29, 5:30-7:30.  Activities will include ping-pong, volleyball, basketball, video games, and board games.  Pizza slices will be available for $2.00.  Soda, candy and popcorn will also be available to purchase.  Classroom teachers passed out permission slips on Tuesday, if you did not get one, see your teacher.  You must have a signed permission slip to attend.

 

Congratulations to Sydney Francis, Alexis Fletcher, Carlee Pullis, and Dalton Owens for making it into the Million Words Club!  That makes 52 students so far this year and several are one book away!

 

Million Words Club January Event News:  Due to volleyball/basketball conflicts for several of our members we can not go to the 7:00 showing tonight.  We are planning on going to the Sunday, 2:00 pm Matinee.  For those who want to go with the group, we are meeting here at the school at 1:15 to caravan to the theatre, the cost of tickets is $5 per student.  We need to make sure that we get a head count of all students that will be needing a ride so that we can arrange drivers.  If you need a ride please let Ms. Taylor, Mr. Wells, or Ms. May know.

 

Track practice starts in February.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

No Art Club tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19th due to the Faculty Meeting.

 

Builders Club:  Due to the faculty meeting after school tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19th, there will be no meeting this week.  We will have an AM and a PM meeting next week on Wednesday.

 

Track practice starts in February.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, January 15, 2016

Track practice starts in February.  If you are  interested in participating in track, sign up sheet in office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file.

 

Tyler Miller, Jaime Evans, and Makayla Nagel please see Ms. May today to pick up your yearbook t-shirt order.

 

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

Do you like Dodgeball?  Looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come out  to the Dodgeball Tournament in the big gym sponsored by Jackson CEO.  Tournament is from 11:00-4:00, ages 10 & up, brackets and prizes by age groups.  Register at:  jacksonceo.org/dodgeball-tournament/ or come to the office for information flyer.  $8 in advance or $10 at door.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 


Thursday, January 14, 2016

It’s time to sign up for the Read-A-Thon. This is a fundraiser for the library and the Million Words Club!  Get information from the library or Mrs. Taylor.  It’s all day February 6!  Find sponsors who’ll donate for each page you read, or who will support you for a flat dollar amount!  It’ll be fun!

 

Million Words Club Member/Harry Potter Fans:  I’m sad to inform you that the actor who played Severus Snape, Alan Rickman, died this morning.  He will be remembered, always.  Ms. Taylor & Ms. Whitlock.

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

Do you like Dodgeball?  Looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come out  to the Dodgeball Tournament in the big gym sponsored by Jackson CEO.  Tournament is from 11:00-4:00, ages 10 & up, brackets and prizes by age groups.  Register at:  jacksonceo.org/dodgeball-tournament/ or come to the office for information flyer.  $8 in advance or $10 at door.

 

Volleyball tryout mandatory parent meeting tonight, Thurs., Jan. 14 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Athletes do not have to attend.

 

Registration deadline for the technology conference is Jan. 22nd.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

Lunch box/lunch found,  pick up in office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

Do you like Dodgeball?  Looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come out  to the Dodgeball Tournament in the big gym sponsored by Jackson CEO.  Tournament is from 11:00-4:00, ages 10 & up, brackets and prizes by age groups.  Register at:  jacksonceo.org/dodgeball-tournament/ or come to the office for information flyer.  $8 in advance or $10 at door.

 

Volleyball tryout mandatory parent meeting on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Athletes do not have to attend.

 

Registration deadline for the technology conference is Jan. 22nd.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MMS bike mechanics will meet tonight 3:15-4:15 in the bike garage.

 

Winter Sports/Clubs/Organizational picture day will be Thursday, January 28.  You must remember to bring your full uniform.  Phone calls home will not be permitted for forgotten items.  Students who forget their uniform will not appear in the yearbook photo.  Pick up your picture packets in the main office.

 

The 8th grade class pan photo will be taken on Thursday, January 28.  Please check with your 1st hour academic teacher to see if you are to wear a black or white shirt.  You can pick up order forms in the main office.

 

Million Words Club announcement:  The 5th Wave movie comes out on Thursday, January 21st.  We are still working on the day and time in which the MWC will be going to see it for our January event.  More details to come!

 

Do you like Dodgeball?  Looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come out  to the Dodgeball Tournament in the big gym sponsored by Jackson CEO.  Tournament is from 11:00-4:00, ages 10 & up, brackets and prizes by age groups.  Register at:  jacksonceo.org/dodgeball-tournament/ or come to the office for information flyer.  $8 in advance or $10 at door.

 

If your interested in Larry’s House of Cakes cards, see Mrs. White.  She has a few left from MHS choir fundraiser.  $10 each and redeemable for 1 dozen sugar cookies, brownies or cupcakes.

 

Volleyball tryout mandatory parent meeting on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Athletes do not have to attend.

 

6th grade Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, January 29 from 5:30-7:30.  Permission slips will be passed out next week. 

 

Registration deadline for the technology conference is Jan. 22nd.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, January 11, 2016

MMS Bike Club bike mechanics will meet Tues., Jan. 12th, 3:14-4:15.  Ms. Aguilar

 

Congratulations to Adam Barringer and Mrs. Shuler on making it into the Million Words Club!

 

Million Words Club announcement:  The 5th Wave movie comes out on Thursday, January 21st.  We are still working on the day and time in which the MWC will be going to see it for our January event.  More details to come!

 

Girls basketball practice today after school for 8th grade team only.

 

Do you like Dodgeball?  Looking for something to do on Saturday?  Come out  to the Dodgeball Tournament in the big gym sponsored by Jackson CEO.  Tournament is from 11:00-4:00, ages 10 & up, brackets and prizes by age groups.  Register at:  jacksonceo.org/dodgeball-tournament/ or come to the office for information flyer.  $8 in advance or $10 at door.

 

If your interested in Larry’s House of Cakes cards, see Mrs. White.  She has a few left from MHS choir fundraiser.  $10 each and redeemable for 1 dozen sugar cookies, brownies or cupcakes.

 

Volleyball tryout mandatory parent meeting on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Athletes do not have to attend.

 

Mark your calendars for Fun Nights! 6th grade Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29th, 5:30-7:30 and 7/8 Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5th. 

 

Registration deadline for the technology conference is Jan. 22nd.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

 


Friday, January 8, 2016

GJAL is asking MMS parents/students to donate their old Legos blocks/sets to GJAL.  These Lego sets will be used during indoor recess and used for Lego building challenges.  Donations can be dropped off at GJAL or MMS.

 

Correction:  7th & 8th  grade boys basketball team will be dismissed today at 2:45 for tournament in Massac County.

 

Volleyball tryout mandatory parent meeting on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Athletes do not have to attend.

 

Mark your calendars for Fun Nights! 6th grade Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29th, 5:30-7:30 and 7/8 Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5th. 

 

Registration deadline for the technology conference is Jan. 22nd.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

Today  is last call to pick up 2nd quarter artwork from Ms. Langellier.

 

These students need to return their health books to Mrs. Burgess:

Scott Leeper and Veara Varnum

 

Report cards go home today.

Town Square Ice Skating Rink in Carbondale for those looking for a different fun activity.  Tonight is Friday Night Family Skate, 6-9 pm, $10 per family.  Sat. & Sun. skate times are from 12-6, $3 person.  All prices include skates.

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, January 7, 2016

MMS Bike Club– Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center sends a BIG THANK YOU to all bike club members that volunteered their time to help make food boxes for the community.  With your help they were able to deliver food to 300 families.  Thank you from Mrs. Anderson and myself.  Ms. Aguilar

 

GJAL is asking MMS parents/students to donate their old Legos blocks/sets to GJAL.  These Lego sets will be used during indoor recess and used for Lego building challenges.  Donations can be dropped off at GJAL or MMS.

 

6th grade boys basketball team will be dismissed tomorrow at 2:45 for tournament in Massac County.

 

Volleyball tryout mandatory parent meeting on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Athletes do not have to attend.

 

Mark your calendars for Fun Nights! 6th grade Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29th, 5:30-7:30 and 7/8 Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5th. 

 

Registration deadline for the technology conference is Jan. 22nd.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

Friday is last call to pick up 2nd quarter artwork from Ms. Langellier.

 

These students need to return their health books to Mrs. Burgess:

Hailey Ivy, Scott Leeper, and Veara Varnum

 

Report cards go home tomorrow.

 

 

 


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

6th grade boys basketball team will practice today at Carruthers from 6-8 pm.

 

Volleyball tryout mandatory parent meeting on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Athletes do not have to attend.

 

Mark your calendars for Fun Nights! 6th grade Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29th, 5:30-7:30 and 7/8 Fun Night is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5th. 

 

Registration deadline for the technology conference is Jan. 22nd.

 

8th grade parents:  PSTA 8th grade dance meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  This meeting is to discuss costs, theme ideas, location and dates for work sessions.  All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend.

 

Friday is last call to pick up 2nd quarter artwork from Ms. Langellier.

 

7/8 scholar bowl practice today after school.

 

These students need to return their health books to Mrs. Burgess:

Hailey Ivy, Randall Riley, Scott Leeper, Chloe Peterson, and Veara Varnum

 

Builders Club will meet today at 3:15 pm.

Report cards go home on Friday.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Friday is last call to pick up 2nd quarter artwork from Ms. Langellier.

 

The Scholar Bowl game on Wednesday has been cancelled due to flooding by the New Year’s Flood.  I’ll keep you posted it we reschedule.  7/8 grade practice today after school.

 

These students need to return their health books to Mrs. Burgess:

Hailey Ivy, Randall Riley, Scott Leeper, Chloe Peterson, and Veara Varnum

 

PSTA 8th grade dance parent meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 20th in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm.

 

Builders Club will meet Wednesday at 3:15 pm.

5K will run outside today.  Make sure you are dressed for the temp.

Report cards go home on Friday.

 

 


Monday, January 4, 2016

5K will be running outside tomorrow.  Make sure you have appropriate gear.

Builders Club will meet Wednesday at 3:15 pm.

6th grade scholar bowl practice today after school until 4:00 pm.

Report cards go home on Friday.

 


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

7th and 8th grade students that have borrowed books from Ms. Taylor and not returned them....I want them back! By keeping them to yourselves you are denying other students the opportunity to read them! 

 Congratulations to Trenton Shepard for FINALLY making it into the Million Words Club! 

Today is a noon dismissal.

  All yearbook t-shirt order forms are due to Miss May by noon today.

 


Monday, December 21, 2015

All yearbook t-shirt order forms are due to Miss May by noon on Tuesday.

 

Congratulations to Ms. Tefft's class for winning the canned food drive!  Thank you to all of the students and teachers who helped make the food drive a success!

 

7th and 8th grade students that have borrowed books from Ms. Taylor and not returned them....I want them back! By keeping them to yourselves you are denying other students the opportunity to read them! 

 

 Builders Club-  If you would like to help pick up after the dance on Tuesday see Mr. Wells today to get on the list.  There will be a holiday hangout Tuesday morning from 7:50-8:10 am . . . Cupcakes may or may not be involved!

 

 Million Words Club news, we will be playing the Divergent Games, today after school from 5:00-7:00!

 

All school reward dance and games on Tue., Dec. 22nd.  Concessions will be available with popcorn and candy $1 each and soda $2.  It’s also ugly Christmas sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt day.

 

Wear your ugly/gaudy Christmas sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt tomorrow.

 

 


Friday, December 18, 2015

Congratulations to Jamarr McZeke and Annie Kennedy.  797 entries were submitted in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing awards for Southern and Central Illinois, including the Metro East.  290 artworks were picked for an exhibition at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon.  Annie’s oil pastel drawing received a Silver Award.  Jamarr entered 4 pencil sketches, one received an Honorable Mention, one a Silver Award and one received a Gold Key– which means it will go on to National judging in New York.  Proud of you both!  Ms. Langellier

 

There will be a Beta Club meeting after school today in Mrs. Shuler’s room until 3:30.

 

7th and 8th grade students that have borrowed books from Ms. Taylor and not returned them....I want them back! By keeping them to yourselves you are denying other students the opportunity to read them! 

 

 Congratulations to Makayla Chancey, Mr. Walton, and  Marlon Dominguez for making it into the Million Words Club and Mrs. Shuler is just about one book away! The first round of Million Words Club shirts will be in this afternoon. I will be distributing them by the end of the day. 

 

Builders Club-  If you would like to help pick up after the dance on Tuesday see Mr. Wells today to get on the list.  There will be a holiday hangout Tuesday morning from 7:50-8:10 am . . . Cupcakes may or may not be involved!

 

 Million Words Club news, we will be playing the Divergent Games, Monday after school from 5:00-7:00!

 

All school reward dance and games on Tue., Dec. 22nd.  Concessions will be available with popcorn and candy $1 each and soda $2.  It’s also ugly Christmas sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt day.

 

6th grade boys– If you interested in trying out for the 6th grade team you need to sign up in the office. Tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

 


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tomorrow is the last day to bring in food for the canned food drive!  Remember, you can also bring in money.  Every .50 will count as 1 can for your class.

 

There will be a Beta Club meeting after school on Friday in Mrs. Shuler’s room until 3:30.

 

Builders Club-  If you would like to help pick up after the dance on Tuesday see Mr. Wells today to get on the list.  There will be a holiday hangout Tuesday morning from 7:50-8:10 am . . . Cupcakes may or may not be involved!

 

Sprit wear is for sale in the office.  New design, come check it out.

 

Congratulations to Makayla Chancey and Mrs. Ihle on making it into the Million Words Club!

 

Other Million Words Club news, we will be playing the Divergent Games, Monday after school from 5:00-7:00!

 

Canned Food Drive update: 

6th grade– 175, 7th grade– 183, 8th grade– 152

Mrs. Shuler’s class is in the lead with 63 items.  You have until Friday to bring in your items.

 

All school reward dance and games on Tue., Dec. 22nd.  Concessions will be available with popcorn and candy $1 each and soda $2.  It’s also ugly Christmas sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt day.

 

6th grade boys– If you interested in trying out for the 6th grade team you need to sign up in the office. Tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

Registration for the Students Involved with Technology Conference is now open.  Register at www.sitconference.org.

 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Builders Club will not meet today.  If you would like to help pick up after the dance on Tuesday see Mr. Wells today to get on the list.  There will be a holiday hangout Tuesday morning from 7:50-8:10 am . . . Cupcakes may or may not be involved!

 

Sprit wear is for sale in the office.  New design, come check it out.

 

Bike Club members– Fantastic job packing Christmas food boxes at the Youth & Rec. Center.  Many families will appreciate your kindness and generosity for making their Christmas dinner special.

 

Art Club Christmas party today, same time/same place.  You must have made after school plans before you came to school for transportation before you can attend.

 

Congratulations to Rayvon Jones, Evan Lay, Myranda Holten, and Jake Hunziker for making it into the Million Words Club!  Our numbers are growing at record speed this year!  Any MWC member that does not yet have a locker sign, make sure that you get Ms. Taylor your locker number before break and if you haven’t signed the Million Words Club Wall in Ms. Taylor’s classroom, make sure you do!

 

Other Million Words Club news, we will be playing the Divergent Games, Monday after school from 5:00-7:00!

 

Canned Food Drive update: 

6th grade– 175, 7th grade– 183, 8th grade– 152

Mrs. Shuler’s class is in the lead with 63 items.  You have until Friday to bring in your items.

 

All school reward dance and games on Tue., Dec. 22nd.  Concessions will be available with popcorn and candy $1 each and soda $2.  It’s also ugly Christmas sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt day.

 

6th grade boys– If you interested in trying out for the 6th grade team you need to sign up in the office. Tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

 


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Canned Food Drive update: 

6th grade– 175

7th grade– 183

8th grade– 152

Mrs. Shuler’s class is in the lead with 63 items.  You have until Friday to bring in your items.

 

MMS Bike Club– Rain or shine we will meet today after school in the bike garage and all go together to the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center.  You must have your signed permission slip before you can attend.

 

If you ordered spirit wear, you may pick it up in the office.  Spirit wear is available for purchase if you did not pre order. 

 

All school reward dance and games on Tue., Dec. 22nd.  Concessions will be available with popcorn and candy $1 each and soda $2.  It’s also ugly Christmas sweater, t-shirt, or sweatshirt day.

 

6th grade boys basketball tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

Registration for the Students Involved with Technology Conference is now open.  Register at www.sitconference.org.

 

 

 


Monday, December 14, 2015

MMS Bike Club Community Service Project is tomorrow, Tues., Dec. 15th.  We will go together, but you must arrange for rides to be picked up at Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center at 4:30.  It will be dark so make transportation arrangements.  Any questions, see Ms. Aguilar

 

All school reward dance and games on Tue., Dec. 22nd.  Concessions will be available with popcorn and candy $1 each and soda $2.

 

6th grade boys basketball tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

Registration for the Students Involved with Technology Conference is now open.  Register at www.sitconference.org.

 

Get your ugly/gaudy Christmas tee shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters ready, for Tue., Dec. 22nd. 

 

 


Friday, December 11, 2015

All school reward dance and games on Tue., Dec. 22nd.  Concessions will be available with popcorn and candy $1 each and soda $2.

 

Builders Club:  Anyone interested in helping at a high school basketball concession stand Friday night from 6-9:30 pm needs to see Mr. Wells ASAP.

 

6th grade boys basketball tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

Registration for the Students Involved with Technology Conference is now open.  Register at www.sitconference.org.

 

Get your ugly/gaudy Christmas tee shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters ready, for Tue., Dec. 22nd. 

 


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Builders Club:  Anyone interested in helping at a high school basketball concession stand Friday night from 6-9:30 pm needs to see Mr. Wells ASAP.

 

Congratulations to Ella Vigardt, Jenna Leaton, Lillie Schaldemose, and Hayden Compton for making it into the Million Words Club!  We currently have 15– 8th graders, 15– 7th graders and 5-6th graders (come on 6th grade . . . get it together.  Get in the double digits). We have several students, 7th and 8th graders, that is, that are only a book or two away from making it!!!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

6th grade boys basketball tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

Registration for the Students Involved with Technology Conference is now open.  Register at www.sitconference.org.

 

Thursday’s Thoughts:  “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted”.

 


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Congratulations to our wonderful kitchen staff on receiving a 100% on the Health Inspection Report from the Jackson County Health Department.

 

6th grade boys basketball tryouts are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18th, Monday, Dec. 21st and Tue., Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout. 

 

Registration for the Students Involved with Technology Conference is now open.  Register at www.sitconference.org.

 

Congratulations to Tristian Mick and Donyai Oliver for placing first in wrestling tournaments last weekend.  Also, to Arojae Hart, Rewn Stearns, and Owen Steffens for 2nd place finishes and Dillon Ellis for 3rd.

 

It’s time again for the MMS Annual Canned Food Drive!  Students can bring in non-perishable food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items during RTI.  Our goal is 2,000 items!  This year, in addition to food items, students can donate money.  Every .50 donated will count as one item for their class.  All food items and money will be donated to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  The homeroom class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

 

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom:  “The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away”.

 


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Congratulations to Hazel Braggs and Jessie Groninger for making it into the Million Words Club!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

Million Words Club Members, if you see Mr. Taylor around, he could use some good book recommendations to get him motivated over Christmas Break!

 

In other Million Words Club news, our shirt designs are ready!  I will be putting in the order for the first round of shirts at the end of the week!  All MWC members make sure that Ms. Taylor has your shirt color and size by Thursday this week!

 

Congratulations to our wonderful kitchen staff on receiving a 100% on the Health Inspection Report from the Jackson County Health Department.

 

Builders Club:  If you want to go to the Key Club toy drive site on Wednesday after school, you must return your permission slip today.  See Mr. Wells for details . . . There will be no regular meeting on Wednesday.

 

MMS Bike Mechanics will meet today, Tues., Dec. 8th, 3:15-4:00.  Community service ride is Tues., Dec. 15th.

 

It’s time again for the MMS Annual Canned Food Drive!  Students can bring in non-perishable food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items during RTI.  Our goal is 2,000 items!  This year, in addition to food items, students can donate money.  Every .50 donated will count as one item for their class.  All food items and money will be donated to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  The homeroom class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

 

Tuesday’s Thoughts:  “We rise by lifting others”

 


Monday, December 7, 2015

Congratulations to Myranda Holton, Evan Lay, Madison Falkenburry and Mrs. Batteau for making it into the Million Words Club!  We currently have 29 students and 16 adults that have made it already this year!  That is incredible! Keep on reading MMS!

 

In other Million Words Club news, our shirt designs are ready!  I will be putting in the order for the first round of shirts at the end of the week!  All MWC members make sure that Ms. Taylor has your shirt color and size by Thursday this week!

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Bunton’s, Mrs. Fry’s, and Mr. Wells’ classes for tying on the wrapping paper drive competition!  We collected over one hundred and sixty rolls!

 

Builders Club:  If you want to go to the Key Club toy drive site on Wednesday after school, you MUST pick up a permission slip from Mr. Wells and return it tomorrow.  See Mr. Wells for details . . . There will be no regular meeting on Wednesday.

 

MMS Bike Mechanics will meet Tues., Dec. 8th, 3:15-4:00.  Community service ride is Tues., Dec. 15th.

 

It’s time again for the MMS Annual Canned Food Drive!  Students can bring in non-perishable food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items during RTI.  Our goal is 2,000 items!  This year, in addition to food items, students can donate money.  Every .50 donated will count as one item for their class.  All food items and money will be donated to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  The homeroom class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

 

Murphysboro High School Devil Dazzlers Dance Clinic is Sunday, Dec. 13th from 1-5 pm.  Open to all girls through 8th grade.  $30 per person and includes camp tee shirt, games and dance routine that will be performed on Dec. 15 varsity basketball game.  Information flyer in the office.

 

Monday’s Moment:  “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”  Theodore Roosevelt

 


Thursday, December 3, 2015

It’s time again for the MMS Annual Canned Food Drive!  Students can bring in non-perishable food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items during RTI.  Our goal is 2,000 items!  This year, in addition to food items, students can donate money.  Every .50 donated will count as one item for their class.  All food items and money will be donated to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  The homeroom class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

 

There is a mandatory Beta Club meeting Friday, December 4th, in Mrs. Shuler’s room from 3:15-3:30.

 

Wrapping Paper Drive-  You may bring in rolls of holiday wrap through Friday.  All wrap will be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

Murphysboro High School Devil Dazzlers Dance Clinic is Sunday, Dec. 13th from 1-5 pm.  Open to all girls through 8th grade.  $30 per person and includes camp tee shirt, games and dance routine that will be performed on Dec. 15 varsity basketball game.  Information flyer in the office.

 

Thursday’s Thought:  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Gandhi

 


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The next Builders Club meeting is tomorrow after school.

It’s time again for the MMS Annual Canned Food Drive!  Students can bring in non-perishable food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items during RTI.  Our goal is 2,000 items!  This year, in addition to food items, students can donate money.  Every .50 donated will count as one item for their class.  All food items and money will be donated to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  The homeroom class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

 

There is a mandatory Beta Club meeting Friday, December 4th, in Mrs. Shuler’s room from 3:15-3:30.

 

No scheduled bike club meeting today.   However, any bike club member needing homework help please see Ms. Aguilar to schedule time after school.  Next bike mechanics meeting is Dec. 10th and community service ride Dec. 17th.

 

Wrapping Paper Drive-  You may bring in rolls of holiday wrap through Friday.  All wrap will be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

Murphysboro High School Devil Dazzlers Dance Clinic is Sunday, Dec. 13th from 1-5 pm.  Open to all girls through 8th grade.  $30 per person and includes camp tee shirt, games and dance routine that will be performed on Dec. 15 varsity basketball game.  Information flyer in the office.

 

 


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The next Builders Club meeting is Wednesday after school.

 

It’s time again for the MMS Annual Canned Food Drive!  Students can bring in non-perishable food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items during RTI.  Our goal is 2,000 items!  This year, in addition to food items, students can donate money.  Every .50 donated will count as one item for their class.  All food items and money will be donated to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  The homeroom class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

 

There is a mandatory Beta Club meeting Friday, December 6th, in Mrs. Shuler’s room from 3:15-3:30.

 

Reminder:  Library is closed today.

 

No scheduled bike club meeting Tues., Dec. 1st.  However, any bike club member needing homework help please see Ms. Aguilar to schedule time after school.  Next bike mechanics meeting is Dec. 10th and community service ride Dec. 17th.

 

Wrapping Paper Drive-  You may bring in rolls of holiday wrap through Friday.  All wrap will be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

 

 


Monday, November 30, 2015

It’s time again for the MMS Annual Canned Food Drive!  Students can bring in non-perishable food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items now through December 18th.  Beta Club members will collect the food items during RTI.  Our goal is 2,000 items!  This year, in addition to food items, students can donate money.  Every .50 donated will count as one item for their class.  All food items and money will be donated to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  The homeroom class that brings in the most items will win a pizza party.

 

There is a mandatory Beta Club meeting Friday, December 6th, in Mrs. Shuler’s room from 3:15-3:30.

 

No scheduled bike club meeting Tues., Dec. 1st.  However, any bike club member needing homework help please see Ms. Aguilar to schedule time after school.  Next bike mechanics meeting is Dec. 10th and community service ride Dec. 17th.

 

Today starts the wrapping paper drive! You may bring in rolls of holiday wrap through Friday.  All wrap will be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Whitlock for making it into the Million Words Club before she leaves us and graduates this month!  We are so proud of you!  Keep on reading MMS!

 


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Regular dismissal at 3:11 today.

 

Million Words Club update:  So far this year; 6th grade students have read 507 books, 7th grade students have read 515 books, 8th grade students have read 515 books, and the teachers/staff/adults have read 454 books, for a total of 2,247 books read so far this year!  That’s an amazing accomplishment!  Don’t forget to keep on reading over Thanksgiving Break!

 

Are you interested in making a Gingerbread House?  Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center will be sponsoring a Gingerbread Workshop on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.  To register call 684-8243.  You must register by Saturday.  Fun & Prizes.  Information flyer in the office.

 

If your pastel was displayed in the hallway, you can come by the art room to pick it up today.

 

Beta Club will be sponsoring a canned food drive.  More details when we return next week.

 

Wrestlers:  Practice is today and tomorrow from 3:30-5:15.  All donut money must be turned in today.

 

Spirit wear orders are due today.

 

Cupcakes are good . . . Helping others is good!  Builders Club is sponsoring a wrapping paper drive.  Bring rolls of holiday wrapping paper to be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive  from Nov. 30th to Dec. 4th.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

Students Involved with Technology Conference is scheduled for February 20th but the last day to register is Jan. 22 or until the conference is full. It is recommended to register soon if your interested. This years theme is “Crack the Code”.  There will be great sessions, contests, fun and prizes for attendees.  Information flyer in the office or at the website www.sitconference.org

 

 


Monday, November 23, 2015

Regular dismissal at 3:11 tomorrow.  Thanksgiving break is Wed., Nov. 25-Fri., Nov. 27.

Wrestlers:  Practice is Mon., Tue., and Wed. from 3:30-5:15.  All donut money must be turned in tomorrow.

Lunch box found in gym this morning.  Claim in office.

Tomorrow for lunch is our Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes w/gravy and green beans.  No chef salads tomorrow.

Cupcakes are good . . . Helping others is good!  Builders Club is sponsoring a wrapping paper drive.  Bring rolls of holiday wrapping paper to be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive  from Nov. 30th to Dec. 4th.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

Students Involved with Technology Conference is scheduled for February 20th but the last day to register is Jan. 22 or until the conference is full. It is recommended to register soon if your interested. This years theme is “Crack the Code”.  There will be great sessions, contests, fun and prizes for attendees.  Information flyer in the office or at the website www.sitconference.org

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until tomorrow.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

 

 

 


Friday, November 20, 2015

Cupcakes are good . . . Helping others is good!  Builders Club is sponsoring a wrapping paper drive.  Bring rolls of holiday wrapping paper to be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive  from Nov. 30th to Dec. 4th.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

Students Involved with Technology Conference is scheduled for February 20th but the last day to register is Jan. 22 or until the conference is full. It is recommended to register soon if your interested. This years theme is “Crack the Code”.  There will be great sessions, contests, fun and prizes for attendees.  Information flyer in the office or at the website www.sitconference.org

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

 

 

 


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cupcakes are good . . . Helping others is good!  Builders Club is sponsoring a wrapping paper drive.  Bring rolls of holiday wrapping paper to be donated to the Murphysboro Key Club annual toy drive  from Nov. 30th to Dec. 4th.  If your class collects the highest average, it will get a cupcake party!!

 

Congratulations to Nick Stokes on making it into the Million Words Club by finally finishing Graceling!  We currently have 24 student members, last year at this same time we only had 11!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

Students Involved with Technology Conference is scheduled for February 20th but the last day to register is Jan. 22 or until the conference is full. It is recommended to register soon if your interested. This years theme is “Crack the Code”.  There will be great sessions, contests, fun and prizes for attendees.  Information flyer in the office or at the website www.sitconference.org

 

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Congratulations to Rylea Wardell on making it into the Million Words Club!  We are now 23 student members strong!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

The Million Words Club November event, The Lunar Chronicles Winter Release Party was once again, a big success!  We are already in the planning stages for December’s event, The Divergent Olympics!  More information to come!

 

A big thank you to MMS Bike Club for your community service to the  Youth & Rec. Center.  Mrs. Anderson was so thankful for all your help.  Next Bike Club will Tues., Dec. 1st.

 

Students Involved with Technology Conference is scheduled for February 20th but the last day to register is Jan. 22 or until the conference is full. It is recommended to register soon if your interested. This years theme is “Crack the Code”.  There will be great sessions, contests, fun and prizes for attendees.  Information flyer in the office or at the website www.sitconference.org

 

Tomorrow is Parent/Teacher Conferences.

 

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in dental forms to be eligible to see the dentist.

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Congratulations to Braden Tripp, Allison Jaynes, Zachary Miller and Elena Qasem for making it into the Million Words Club!  We currently have 22 student members, 4-6th graders, 12-7th graders and 6– 8th graders.  We also have 14 adult members as well, with several students and adults very close already.  Mr. Walton is only 1 book away!  Keep on reading and representing MMS!  I am so proud of you.  Ms. Taylor

 

Notice to all Million Words Club Members:  We will be having a Lunar Chronicles, “Winter” release party today after school from 5-6:30.  Bring a snack to share, or not, the choice is yours.  You may also bring a “plus 1” to this event as long as they are currently on track (already have 350,000 or more words) to make a million words by the end of the year.  Fun will be had by all . . . .

 

MMS Bike Club– If it is raining today at 3:00, our ride will be cancelled.  However, we still can help the Youth & Rec. Center with community service.  See Ms. Aguilar before the end of the week if you would like to help.

 

Builders Club members:  We still need help with the Farm Bureau dinner Wednesday evening and the Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday.  Please stop by Mr. Wells’ room to sign up as soon as possible. 

 

Students Involved with Technology Conference is scheduled for February 20th but the last day to register is Jan. 22 or until the conference is full. It is recommended to register soon if your interested. This years theme is “Crack the Code”.  There will be great sessions, contests, fun and prizes for attendees.  Information flyer in the office or at the website www.sitconference.org

 

Thurs., Nov. 19th is the last day to turn in dental forms to be eligible to see the dentist.

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

Today’s thought:  If you are really thankful, what do you do?  You share.

 

 

 


Monday, November 16, 2015

Builders Club members:  We still need help with the Farm Bureau dinner Wednesday evening and the Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday.  Please stop by Mr. Wells’ room to sign up as soon as possible. 

 

Students Involved with Technology Conference is scheduled for February 20th but the last day to register is Jan. 22.  This years theme is “Crack the Code”.  There will be great sessions, contests, fun and prizes for attendees.  Information flyer in the office or at the website www.sitconference.org

 

The library is closed until further notice.

 

Thurs., Nov. 19th is the last day to turn in dental forms to be eligible to see the dentist.

 

MMS Bike Club will have a community service ride to Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center on Tues., Nov. 17 from 3:15-5:00.

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

 


Friday, November 13, 2015

Builders Club members:  We still need help with the Farm Bureau dinner next Wednesday evening and the Parent/Teacher Conferences next Thursday.  Please stop by Mr. Wells’ room to sign up as soon as possible. 

 Congratulations to Ms. May for completing the Zoo Challenge!  Marlon Domingez, Paige Jaynes, and Mrs. Grandt have completed well over half of the challenge with a bit more than a month to go.  Next weeks 5K run schedule will be Monday and Tuesday due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Any and all MMS students or staff that would like to join us are welcome!  Let’s make it to the zoo!

 Next Thurs., Nov. 19th is the last day to turn in dental forms to be eligible to see the dentist.

 Book Fair next week.

 MMS Bike Club will have a community service ride to Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center on Tues., Nov. 17 from 3:15-5:00.

 New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

MMS Bike Club will have a community service ride to Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center on Tues., Nov. 17 from 3:15-5:00.

 

Students are encouraged to come out and support the Blue Devil boys basketball team tonight against Carbondale at 5:30. Wear your blue devil apparel.

 

 

If anyone is interested in joining the newspaper class and writing for The Blueprint, please pick up an application form from Mrs. Fry and turn in by Thursday.

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

 

 



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

If anyone is interested in joining the newspaper class and writing for The Blueprint, please pick up an application form from Mrs. Fry and turn in by Thursday.

 

No school tomorrow in honor of Veterans Day!

 

A great big thank you to Ms. Langellier’s first quarter art students.  We love the art exhibition in the new MMS Art Gallery.  The art work is inspiring!

 

7/8 grade scholar bowl practice after school today in room 318.

 

Book Fair is next week during school hours.

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

MMS Bike Mechanics will meet today, Tues., Nov. 10th, 3:15-4:30.

 

 

 


Monday, November 9, 2015

Girls basketball-  6th, 7th & 8th grade practice is today from 6-7:30. 

 Cheerleaders– Don’t forget to pick up your Butter Braid orders in the cafeteria after school!

 

Builders Club will meet Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Wells’ room.  Anyone not present should pick up an agenda and check sign ups!

 

Book Fair is next week during school hours.

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

MMS Bike Mechanics will meet on Tues., Nov. 10th, 3:15-4:30.

 

There is a Beta Club meeting today in Mrs. Shuler’s room after school until 3:30.  If you cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Shuler sometime on Friday to pick up an agenda.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

 

 


Friday, November 6, 2015

Congratulations to Michael Humphrey and Terrence Whitten on making it into the Million Words Club!  We now have 19 student members!  Way to go and Keep on Reading MMS!!

 

New spirit wear orders will be accepted in the office until Tues., Nov. 24th.  Colors shown on flyer posted in hall outside main office.

 

Girls basketball will NOT have practice today.  The next practice is Monday, Nov. 9th.  Practice time has changed on Monday from 6-7:30. 

 

MMS Bike Mechanics will meet on Tues., Nov. 10th, 3:15-4:30.

 

There is a Beta Club meeting today in Mrs. Shuler’s room after school until 3:30.  If you cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Shuler sometime on Friday to pick up an agenda.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

 

 


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Girls basketball will NOT have practice tomorrow, Friday.  The next practice is Monday, Nov. 9th.  Practice time has changed on Monday from 6-7:30. 

 

MMS Bike Mechanics will meet on Tues., Nov. 10th, 3:15-4:30.

 

There is a Beta Club meeting Friday in Mrs. Shuler’s room after school until 3:30.  If you cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Shuler sometime on Friday to pick up an agenda.

 

Wrestling practice today in the small gym 3:15—5:15. 

 

Book Fair is scheduled for Mon., Nov. 16– Fri., Nov. 20 during school hours.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

 

 


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

There is a Beta Club meeting Friday in Mrs. Shuler’s room after school until 3:30.  If you cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Shuler sometime on Friday to pick up an agenda.

 

Wrestling practice today in the small gym 3:15—5:15. 

 

Today is the last day to order a yearbook.

 

Book Fair is scheduled for Mon., Nov. 16– Fri., Nov. 20 during school hours.

 

Cross Country season end party today, Wednesday, Nov. 4 after school at the Hammer’s house for bonfire, hot dogs and games, 3:30-5:30.     Contact Coach Presswood with any questions.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

Wednesday’s Words:  Knowing when to walk away is WISDOM. Being able to is COURAGE. Walking away, with your head held high is DIGNITY.

 


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Did anyone lose a purse at the dance?  See office.

 

Builder’s Club will meet tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. in Mr. Wells room.

 

Anyone who is interested in going out for wrestling, practice starts today in the small gym 3:15—5:15.  If you can’t make it today, please come on Wednesday or Thursday.  Coach Meadows

 

Any last minute yearbook orders may be turned into Mrs. Cook or Miss May by Wednesday to guarantee a yearbook in May.

 

Cross Country season end party on Wednesday, Nov. 4 after school at the Hammer’s house for bonfire, hot dogs and games, 3:30-5:30.     Contact Coach Presswood with any questions.

 

 

MMS Bike Club will briefly meet today, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd to discuss 2015/2016 bike club events and work on homework, 3:15-4:00 in room 212.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

Tuesday’s Thought:  Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

 


Monday, November 2, 2015

November PRIDE word is GRATITUDE.  Gratitude means thanks and appreciation; the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

 

The winners of the $50 yearbook drawing are Samantha Bailey, Molly Carrington, and Hannah Samuel.  Your gift card is available for pick up in the office after school.

 

Any last minute yearbook orders may be turned into Mrs. Cook or Miss May by Wednesday to guarantee a yearbook in May.

 

6th grade scholar bowl practice WILL be today after school until 4:00 pm in Mrs. Fry’s room.

 

The Crimson Express completed their competition season in Pinckneyville this past weekend.  They received Best percussion, Best Drum Major, and 2nd Place in Class 2A.  Congratulations on another tremendous season.

 

Cross Country season end party on Wednesday, Nov. 4 after school at the Hammer’s house for bonfire, hot dogs and games.   Contact Coach Presswood with any questions.

 

The 1st Annual Million Words Club Literary Character Halloween Party was a huge success.  Congratulations to the winners of the costume contest:  1st place went to Effie Trinkett, 2nd place, Briana Lee as Corpse Bride, and in 3rd was Trenton Shepard as Rowan Whitehorn.  The winners of the Trivia Contest were:  1st place, Team Gryffindor, 2nd place, and no one knows how . . . Team 3 Ballers, and in 3rd place , The Underdogs!  I am already looking forward to next years event!!

 

MMS Bike Club will briefly meet tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd to discuss 2015/2016 bike club events and work on homework, 3:15-4:00 in room 212.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

 

 


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Noon dismissal tomorrow.  You must have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Congratulations to Paige Jaynes, Madeline Reynolds, and Mrs. Attig on making it into the Million Words Club!  There are several students and adults that are very close!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

There will be a photo booth at the Halloween dance.  Pictures are $1 per person and everyone in pose gets a print. 

 

MMS Bike Club will briefly meet next Tuesday, Nov. 3rd to discuss 2015/2016 bike club events and work on homework, 3:15-4:00 in room 212.

 

Red Ribbon Week this week.  Tomorrow is Fandom Color Day.  Don’t know what that is, check out the posters in the hallways.

 

Crimson Express will have a fan appreciation show tonight at 6:00 pm at the high school field.  Come out and see their award winning show.  No charge.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 30.  The dance will be from 6 – 8:30.  Tickets  on sale at lunch.  You must have signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket.  Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door.  If you bring a canned good in when you purchase your ticket, you will get $1 off ticket price.  We will only be accepting canned goods, no boxed or bagged items. 

There are extra copies of yearbook order forms in the office on the counter.

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. Come dressed as your favorite literary character.

 

Deadline to order a yearbook is Friday.  No late orders accepted.  Everyone who orders one by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for $50 for each grade level.  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069.  Extra order forms in the office.

 

 

Thursday’s Thoughts:  Be kind to unkind people.  They need it the most.

 

 

 


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Noon dismissal on Friday.  You must have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

There will be a photo booth at the Halloween dance.  Pictures are $1 per person and everyone in pose gets a print. 

 

MMS Bike Club will briefly meet next Tuesday, Nov. 3rd to discuss 2015/2016 bike club events and work on homework, 3:15-4:00.

 

Mark  your calendars:  Book Fair is scheduled for Nov. 16-Nov. 20. with late night hours on Thurs., Nov. 19th until 7:30 pm.

 

Red Ribbon Week this week.  Tomorrow is Decades.  The 6th grade will dress as the 60’s, the 7th grade as the 70’s and the 8th grade as 80’s (throwback to No Drugs!  Live decades without Drugs).

 

Crimson Express will have a fan appreciation show Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at the high school field.  Come out and see their award winning show.  No charge.

 

A regular Builders Club meeting will be after school today.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 30.  The dance will be from 6 – 8:30.  Tickets  on sale at lunch.  You must have signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket.  Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door.  If you bring a canned good in when you purchase your ticket, you will get $1 off ticket price.  We will only be accepting canned goods, no boxed or bagged items. 

There are extra copies of yearbook order forms in the office on the counter.

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. Come dressed as your favorite literary character.

 

Deadline to order a yearbook is Friday.  No late orders accepted.  Everyone who orders one by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for $50 for each grade level.  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069.  Extra order forms in the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

There will be a photo booth at the Halloween dance.  Pictures are $1 per person and everyone in pose gets a print. 

 

MMS Bike Club will briefly meet next Tuesday, Nov. 3rd to discuss 2015/2016 bike club events and work on homework, 3:15-4:00.

 

Mark  your calendars:  Book Fair is scheduled for Nov. 16-Nov. 20. with late night hours on Thurs., Nov. 19th until 7:30 pm.

 

Congratulations to Garrett Speith, James Norris, and Justin Gregory on making it into the Million Words Club!  Mrs. Baggot is only about 3,000 words away from her first million! Keep on reading MMS!

 

Red Ribbon Week this week.  Tomorrow is favorite Hat/Sport Team (Hit drugs away)! Thursday’s theme is decades.  The 6th grade will dress as the 60’s, the 7th grade as the 70’s and the 8th grade as 80’s (throwback to No Drugs!  Live decades without Drugs).

 

A regular Builders Club meeting will be after school on Wednesday.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

7/8 grade scholar bowl practice is CANCELLED today.  Wear your Scholar Bowl shirt or a blue shirt to our first home game on Wednesday.

 

Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 30.  The dance will be from 6 – 8:30.  Tickets  on sale today at lunch.  You must have signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket.  Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door.  If you bring a canned good in when you purchase your ticket, you will get $1 off ticket price.  We will only be accepting canned goods, no boxed or bagged items. 

There are extra copies of yearbook order forms in the office on the counter.

The chorus is selling 2016 St. Louis Cardinals calendars again this year.  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, ask any chorus member or Mrs. White and we will get you an order.  They make great gifts for the holidays!

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. Come dressed as your favorite literary character.

 

Deadline to order a yearbook is Friday.  No late orders accepted.  Everyone who orders one by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for $50 for each grade level.  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069.  Extra order forms in the office.

 

 


Monday, October 26, 2015

Girls basketball bus leaves at 4:00 today.

 

Congratulations to our 7th & 8th grade football players who are our undefeated, conference champions.

 

Also, congratulations to 6th grade football on your 4th place finish in the Benton Tournament.

 

Congratulations to members and staff of the Crimson Express.  The band received Best Color Guard, Percussion, Music, Visual Arts, and 1st Place in Class 3A at the Ste. Genevieve, MO. competition this past weekend.  If you would like to see the Crimson Express perform their award show, there will be a fan appreciation expo Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at the high school field.  No charge.

 

Mark  your calendars:  Book Fair is scheduled for Nov. 16-Nov. 20. with late night hours on Thurs., Nov. 19th until 7:30 pm.

 

Red Ribbon Week this week.  Tomorrow is Twin Day.  Find a friend and dress alike because Twinning is Winning!  Be a Winner, Don’t do Drugs.  Wed. is favorite Hat/Sport Team (Hit drugs away)!

 

A regular Builders Club meeting will be after school on Wednesday.

 

Do you know someone who is currently or has served in the armed forces?  If you would like to bring a name or a picture of them, we will post them on the PRIDE board outside the cafeteria to honor them for Veteran’s Day.

 

7/8 grade scholar bowl practice is CANCELLED on Tuesday.  Wear your Scholar Bowl shirt or a blue shirt to our first home game on Wednesday.

 

Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 30.  The dance will be from 6 – 8:30.  Tickets  go on sale tomorrow at lunch.  You must have signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket.  Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door.  If you bring a canned good in when you purchase your ticket, you will get $1 off ticket price.  We will only be accepting canned goods, no boxed or bagged items. 

There are extra copies of yearbook order forms in the office on the counter.

The chorus is selling 2016 St. Louis Cardinals calendars again this year.  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, ask any chorus member or Mrs. White and we will get you an order.  They make great gifts for the holidays!

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. Come dressed as your favorite literary character.

 

 

 


Friday, October 23, 2015

Red Ribbon week starts next week.  Monday is Neon/Shades Day!  Wear a bright neon color and/or your sunglasses.  Our students are To Bright to do Drugs!

 

Scary grammar poster contest winners are:  6th grade– Vera Varnum, 7th grade– Amanda Rowald, 8th grade– Michael Humphrey.  You may pick up your haunted hayride tickets after school in the main office.

 

Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 30.  The dance will be from 6 – 8:30.  Permission slips will be handed out during homeroom on Friday. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, Oct. 27 at lunch.  You must have signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket.  Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door.  If you bring a canned good in when you purchase your ticket, you will get $1 off ticket price.  We will only be accepting canned goods, no boxed or bagged items. 

Report cards go home today.

There are extra copies of yearbook order forms in the office on the counter.

The chorus is selling 2016 St. Louis Cardinals calendars again this year.  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, ask any chorus member or Mrs. White and we will get you an order.  They make great gifts for the holidays!

 

Don’t forget Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26-30.  Prizes will be given each day.

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. Come dressed as your favorite literary character.

 

Deadline to order a yearbook is next Friday.  No late orders accepted.  Everyone who orders one by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for $50 for each grade level.  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069.  Extra order forms in the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 30.  The dance will be from 6 – 8:30.  Permission slips will be handed out during homeroom on Friday. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, Oct. 27 at lunch.  You must have signed permission slip in order to purchase a ticket.  Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door.  If you bring a canned good in when you purchase your ticket, you will get $1 off ticket price.  We will only be accepting canned goods, no boxed or bagged items. 

Report cards go home tomorrow.

Girls basketball– Practice today for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, 6-7:30.  Mandatory parent meeting after practice at 7:30 pm.  Parent/s of girls basketball player  must attend the  meeting.

 

The chorus is selling 2016 St. Louis Cardinals calendars again this year.  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, ask any chorus member or Mrs. White and we will get you an order.  They make great gifts for the holidays!

 

Don’t forget Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26-30.  Prizes will be given each day.

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30. Come dressed as your favorite literary character, or not, the choice is yours.  More info coming soon!

 

Deadline to order a yearbook is next Friday.  No late orders accepted.  Everyone who orders one by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for $50 for each grade level.  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Girls basketball– Mandatory parent meeting Thurs., Oct. 22nd after practice in the big gym at 7:30 pm.  Parent/s of girls basketball player  must be at meeting.

 

Tomorrow morning in the gym before school will be a meeting for anyone wanting to participate in wrestling.  Wrestling starts in 2 weeks and you must have a current physical on file to participate.

 

The chorus is selling 2016 St. Louis Cardinals calendars again this year.  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, ask any chorus member or Mrs. White and we will get you an order.  They make great gifts for the holidays!

 

International Space Station Visible this evening: 

Time: Wed Oct 21 7:37 PM

Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 70°

Appears: 10° above NW, Disappears: 67° above ENE

 

Don’t forget Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26-30.  Theme for Wednesday, Oct. 28 is favorite Hat/Sport Team (Hit drugs away!  Use your head for hats,  not drugs).  Thursday’s theme is Decades.  The 6th grade will dress as the 60’s, 7th grade as the 70’s, and the 8th grade as the 80’s (throwback to NO DRUGS!  Live for the Decades without Drugs)!

 

Do you have a question for “Dear Susan”?  Write down your question and drop in the “Dear Susan” box on the counter in the office and your question might get printed in the MMS newspaper.

 

Attention MMS:  It’s time to get your scare on.  There is some scary grammar out there and we need your help in exterminating these horrific monsters!  The writing teachers are holding a poster contest where you can display and exterminate your scariest grammar.  See your writing teacher for details.

 

Student Council will sponsor a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct., 30th from 6-8:30.  Mark your calendars and more information will come as the dance gets closer.

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30. Come dressed as your favorite literary character, or not, the choice is yours.  More info coming soon!

 

Deadline to order a yearbook is next Friday.  No late orders accepted.  Everyone who orders one by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for $50 for each grade level.  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, October

Girls basketball– Mandatory parent meeting Thurs., Oct. 22nd after practice in the big gym at 7:30 pm.  Parent/s of girls basketball player  must be at meeting.

 

The chorus is selling 2016 St. Louis Cardinals calendars again this year.  If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, ask any chorus member or Mrs. White and we will get you an order.  They make great gifts for the holidays!

 

Excitement is about to begin!  Red Ribbon Week starts Oct. 26-30.  Look for posters around the school to let you know what will be happening each day!  Let’s show how MMS students stand together against drugs! Join student council and your classmates to participate in each day’s activities.  Monday, Oct. 26 will be Neon/Shades day.  Wear a bright neon color and/or your sunglasses.  Our students are too Bright to do Drugs!   Tuesday, Oct. 27 will be Twin day.  Find a friend and dress alike because: Twinning is Winning! Be a Winner-Don’t Do Drugs! This is just a little of what is to come, so watch the announcements and get ready for a fun week!

 

Congratulations to Olivia Herring, Selena Watts,  Alan Rulfo, and Ms. May on making it into the Million Words Club! We currently have 10 adults and 9 students in the MWC! Last year at this time we only had 2 students and 3 staff members! Way to go, Keep on reading MMS! 

 

Do you have a question for “Dear Susan”?  Write down your question and drop in the “Dear Susan” box on the counter in the office and your question might get printed in the MMS newspaper.

 

Attention MMS:  It’s time to get your scare on.  There is some scary grammar out there and we need your help in exterminating these horrific monsters!  The writing teachers are holding a poster contest where you can display and exterminate your scariest grammar.  See your writing teacher for details.

 

Student Council will sponsor a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct., 30th from 6-8:30.  Mark your calendars and more information will come as the dance gets closer.

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30. Come dressed as your favorite literary character, or not, the choice is yours.  More info coming soon!

 

Deadline to order a yearbook is next Friday.  No late orders accepted.  Everyone who orders one by the deadline will be entered into a drawing for $50 for each grade level.  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Tuesday’s moment:  One kind word can change someone's entire day!

 

 


Monday, October 19, 2015

Girls basketball practice this evening for every player (6th, 7th & 8th) in the big gym from 6:30-8:00 pm.

 

Do you have a question for “Dear Susan”?  Write down your question and drop in the “Dear Susan” box on the counter in the office and your question might get printed in the MMS newspaper.

 

Congratulations to Adam Barringer, Brocton Tonkinson and Kani Ganer for making the Illinois Music Education all district choir.  These students competed against students from all over Southern Illinois and the Metro-East area.  They are among the top singers in this part of the state.  They perform with other participants on November 7 at SIUC. Mrs. White is extremely proud!

 

The Crimson Express performed in Imperial, MO. this past weekend and received Best Music, Best Visual, Best Color Guard, and 1st Place in the class and also placed 6th overall in the finals competition.  Congratulations!!

 

Attention MMS:  It’s time to get your scare on.  There is some scary grammar out there and we need your help in exterminating these horrific monsters!  The writing teachers are holding a poster contest where you can display and exterminate your scariest grammar.  See your writing teacher for details.

 

Student Council will sponsor a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct., 30th from 6-8:30.  Mark your calendars and more information will come as the dance gets closer.

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30. Come dressed as your favorite literary character, or not, the choice is yours.  More info coming soon!

 

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Monday’s Moment:  “A single act of kindness can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life.”

 


Friday, October 16, 2015

Attention MMS:  It’s time to get your scare on.  There is some scary grammar out there and we need your help in exterminating these horrific monsters!  The writing teachers are holding a poster contest where you can display and exterminate your scariest grammar.  See your writing teacher for details.

 

Student Council will sponsor a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct., 30th from 6-8:30.  Mark your calendars and more information will come as the dance gets closer.

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30. Come dressed as your favorite literary character, or not, the choice is yours.  More info coming soon!

 

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Friday’s Thought:  Kindness is always in fashion.

 

 

 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Congratulations to Punt, Pass and Kick winners:

10-11 Boys– 2nd Tyler Doody

10-11 Girls– 1st Brianna Lee

12-13 Boys– 1st Dezmond Clark, 2nd Jake Carter, and 3rd Javen McRoberts

12-13 Girls– 1st Annie Decker, 2nd Kylie Kerrens, and 3rd Lamaria Smith

14-15 Boys– 1st Jamarr McZeke, 2nd Jameirr Frazier

14-15 Girls– 1st Salena Watts, 2nd Tori Crowell

Winners will compete on Saturday at 10:30 in Waterloo.

 

No school tomorrow for Teacher Institute Day or Monday for Columbus Day.

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30. Come dressed as your favorite literary character, or not, the choice is yours.  More info coming soon!

 

Boys Basketball tryouts will be next week from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym on Tue., Wed., and Thurs.  Sign up sheet in the office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.

 

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Baseball and Softball end of season pizza party will be TODAY, Thursday, October 8 right after school in the cafeteria.  Have your rides here at 4:00 pm. 

 

Baseball players please pay $2.00 for your pizza party to Mrs. Cook ASAP.

 

Thursday’s Thoughts:  Focus on changing how you think of, speak to, and treat other people.  Let your words be effective and uplifting to everybody around you.  Go out of your way to help people.  Make the effort to be nice to your enemies, as well as strangers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

There will be a brief meeting Thursday morning in the gym right after dismissal  for any boy wanting to try out for basketball.

 

Congratulations to Annie Kennedy for making it into the Million Words Club!  That makes 7 students members so far.  Last year at this time, no one had made it yet!  Way to go MMS, keep on reading!

 

The Million Words Club will be having a Halloween Party on October 29th from 5:30-7:30. Come dressed as your favorite literary character, or not, the choice is yours.  More info coming soon!

 

Fresh, crisp salads are available for lunch on Tue., Wed., and Thursdays.  Stop by the cafeteria before school and preorder one by writing your name on the list. 

 

Boys Basketball tryouts will be next week.  Sign up sheet in the office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.

 

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Scholar Bowl tryouts are after school today for any 6, 7, or 8 grade student interested in trying out in room 320.  Tryouts should be over by 3:30 so have a ride arranged to pick you up.  BRING A PENCIL to tryout.

 

Baseball and Softball end of season pizza party will be Thursday, October 8 right after school in the cafeteria.  Have your rides here at 4:00 pm. 

 

Baseball players please pay $2.00 for your pizza party to Mrs. Cook ASAP.

 

Girls Basketball- Tryouts today from 6:00-7:30 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.  Sign up sheet in office on counter.

 

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 

 

 

 



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fresh, crisp salads are available for lunch on Tue., Wed., and Thursdays.  Stop by the cafeteria before school and preorder one by writing your name on the list. 

 

Boys Basketball tryouts will be next week.  Sign up sheet in the office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.

 

Builders Club– Our next meeting is Wednesday morning at 8:05 am.  Be sure to pick up passes by that point.  Doughnut orders must be turned in on Wednesday, Oct. 7th.  Delivery/Pick up will be Wednesday, October 14th.  If you can work the fair at Longfellow Park please let Mr. Wells know ASAP.

 

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Scholar Bowl tryouts are after school Tuesday and Wednesday October  6 and 7 for any 6, 7, or 8 grade student interested in trying out in room 320.  Tryouts should be over by 3:30 so have a ride arranged to pick you up.  BRING A PENCIL to tryout.

 

Baseball and Softball end of season pizza party will be Thursday, October 8 right after school in the cafeteria.  Have your rides here at 4:00 pm. 

 

Baseball players please pay $2.00 for your pizza party to Mrs. Cook ASAP.

 

Girls Basketball- Tryouts are today and tomorrow from 6:00-7:30 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.  Sign up sheet in office on counter.

 

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, October 5, 2015

Boys Basketball tryouts will be next week.  Sign up sheet in the office on the counter.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.

 

Builders Club– Our next meeting is Wednesday morning at 8:05 am.  Be sure to pick up passes by that point.  Doughnut orders must be turned in on Wednesday, Oct. 7th.  Delivery/Pick up will be Wednesday, October 14th.  If you can work the fair at Longfellow Park please let Mr. Wells know ASAP.

 

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Scholar Bowl tryouts are after school Tuesday and Wednesday October  6 and 7 for any 6, 7, or 8 grade student interested in trying out in room 320.  Tryouts should be over by 3:30 so have a ride arranged to pick you up.  BRING A PENCIL to tryout.

 

Baseball and Softball end of season pizza party will be Thursday, October 8 right after school in the cafeteria.  Have your rides here at 4:00 pm. 

 

Baseball players please pay $2.00 for your pizza party to Mrs. Cook ASAP.

 

Girls Basketball- Tryouts are Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.  Sign up sheet in office on counter.

 

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, October 2, 2015

Congratulations to our PUNCTUALITY Poster Contest Winners!  1st place winners– 6th grade Alexis Fletcher, 7th grade Amanda Rowald, 8th grade, Tori Crowell.  Honorable mention– 6th grade Deztinee Godwin, 7th grade Hailey Ivy, 8th grade Hannah Samuel.

 

Builders Club– Our next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 8:05 in Mr. Wells room.  All doughnut orders are due by that day.  Everyone is asked to sell!  Anyone interested in membership can still see Mr. Wells for information.  We still need two members to help out at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center at Longfellow Park from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday night, see Mr. Wells ASAP if you can.

 

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

Scholar Bowl tryouts are after school Tuesday and Wednesday October  6 and 7 for any 6, 7, or 8 grade student interested in trying out in room 320.  Tryouts should be over by 3:30 so have a ride arranged to pick you up.  BRING A PENCIL to tryout.

 

Baseball and Softball end of season pizza party will be Thursday, October 8 right after school in the cafeteria.  Have your rides here at 4:00 pm. 

 

Baseball players please pay $2.00 for your pizza party to Mrs. Cook ASAP.

 

During the month of October, The Million Words Club and Ms. Taylor needs your help getting a $2500 grant to make the Million Words Club even more amazing!  Check with Ms. Taylor or the office to find out how!

 

Girls Basketball- Tryouts are next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.  Sign up sheet in office on counter.

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick has been rescheduled for Monday, October 5th.

 

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Yearbook orders are due by Oct. 30.  Everyone who pre-orders by the 30th will be entered in a drawing for $50 for each grade level.

 

Order your yearbook now!  3 ways to order:  Online www.smart-pay.com, phone 1-800-853-1337, mail to Balfour, P.O. Box 150069, Austin, TX 78715-0069

 

All Color Guard members need to come to school dressed and ready for picture at 8:10 a.m. tomorrow.

 

Reminder to all athletes:  You must bring your uniform to school tomorrow.  No phone calls home for forgotten uniform.  You will NOT be in the yearbook picture if you do not have your uniform.

 

Scholar Bowl tryouts are after school Tuesday and Wednesday October  6 and 7 for any 6, 7, or 8 grade student interested in trying out in room 320.  Tryouts should be over by 3:30 so have a ride arranged to pick you up.  BRING A PENCIL to tryout.

 

Baseball and Softball end of season pizza party will be Thursday, October 8 right after school in the cafeteria.  Have your rides here at 4:00 pm. 

 

Baseball players please pay $2.00 for your pizza party to Mrs. Cook ASAP.

 

During the month of October, The Million Words Club and Ms. Taylor needs your help getting a $2500 grant to make the Million Words Club even more amazing!  Check with Ms. Taylor or the office to find out how!

 

Are you interested in writing for The Blueprint, our school paper?  If you are not in a math Rti and want to join newspaper class, pick up an application sheet from the front office.  All applications must be turned in by Thursday, October 1st to Mrs. Fry.

 

Girls Basketball-  Open gym tonight 5:30-7:00 in big gym.  Open gym is for any girl interested in trying out for basketball.  Tryouts are next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.  Sign up sheet in office on counter.

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick has been rescheduled for Monday, October 5th.

 

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 

Tomorrow is picture retake day, fall sports and color guard pictures.  All athletes must bring their uniform to school for pictures.  Picture packets are in the office for anyone who would like to purchase fall portraits, individual or sports team pictures.

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Scholar Bowl tryouts are after school Tuesday and Wednesday October  6 and 7 for any 6, 7, or 8 grade student interested in trying out in room 320.  Tryouts should be over by 3:30 so have a ride arranged to pick you up.  BRING A PENCIL to tryout.

 

Baseball and Softball end of season pizza party will be Thursday, October 8 right after school in the cafeteria.  Have your rides here at 4:00 pm. 

 

Baseball players please pay $2.00 for your pizza party to Mrs. Cook ASAP.

 

The softball girls and coaches would like to thank everyone who took the time to come and watch the team play on Monday.  It cannot be expressed in words how much that meant to them.

 

The Million Words Club most up-to-date statistics:  In 3rd place is 6th grade with 10,253,979 words read, in 2nd place is 8th grade with 11,213,100 and with a resounding lead in 1st place is 7th grade with 20,482,082 words!!  That’s incredible 7th grade!  Keep on reading MMS!

 

During the month of October, The Million Words Club and Ms. Taylor needs your help getting a $2500 grant to make the Million Words Club even more amazing!  Check with Ms. Taylor or the office to find out how!

 

Dog Day 5K Run/Walk is Saturday.  Registration forms in the office on the counter.

 

Are you interested in writing for The Blueprint, our school paper?  If you are not in a math Rti and want to join newspaper class, pick up an application sheet from the front office.  All applications must be turned in by Thursday, October 1st to Mrs. Fry.

 

Girls Basketball-  Open Gym on Thursday 5:30-7:00 in big gym.  Open gym is for any girl interested in trying out for basketball.  Tryouts are next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick has been rescheduled for Monday, October 5th due to picture day on Friday.

 

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 

Friday is picture retake day, fall sports and color guard pictures.  All athletes must bring their uniform to school for pictures.  Picture packets are in the office for anyone who would like to purchase fall portraits, individual or sports team pictures.

 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dog Day 5K Run/Walk is Saturday.  Registration forms in the office on the counter.

 

Are you interested in writing for The Blueprint, our school paper?  If you are not in a math Rti and want to join newspaper class, pick up an application sheet from the front office.  All applications must be turned in by Thursday, October 1st to Mrs. Fry.

 

Girls Basketball-  Open Gym on Thursday, not today.  Open gym is for any girl interested in trying out for basketball, 5:30-7:00 in big gym.  Tryouts are next week.  Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick has been rescheduled for Monday, October 5th due to picture day on Friday.

 

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 

Friday is picture retake day, fall sports and color guard pictures.  All athletes must bring their uniform to school for pictures.  Picture packets are in the office for anyone who would like to purchase fall portraits, individual or sports team pictures.

 

Builder’s Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until Oct. 7th. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, September 28, 2015

The Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center has tutors for after school homework help.  They have availability for 10 MMS students.  There is a monthly fee but the director said that for students with financial restrictions, students can bring snacks, food or supplies like paper towels in lieu of a cash tuition.  Paperwork is available from Ms. Blossom or Mr. Taylor.

 

If your interested in Builders Club and not yet a member, Mr. Wells will have a very short meeting at 8:05 am Tuesday morning.  Anyone is welcome to attend and join the club.

 

Congratulations to the members of the Crimson Express. The band performed at McKendree University this past weekend and received Best Music, Best Visual, and 1st Place in Class 2A.

 

Are you interested in making a positive impact in your school, community, and the world?  Then Builders Club is for you! 

 

Friday is picture retake day, fall sports and color guard pictures.  All athletes must bring their uniform to school for pictures.  Picture packets are in the office for anyone who would like to purchase fall portraits, individual or sports team pictures.

 

Builder’s Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until Oct. 7th. 

 

Girls basketball tryouts are next week, Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th  from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  Sign up sheet in the office for those interested in trying out.  You must have a current physical on file before you can tryout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, September 25, 2015

No Cross Country practice today.

 

Are you interested in making a positive impact in your school, community, and the world?  Then Builders Club is for you!  If you are interested in Builders Club we will meet in Mr. Wells room, 208 on the 7th grade floor by the library.  There will be a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29th at 8:05 a.m.  If you cannot make it, see Mr. Wells before or after school to get information or ask questions.

 

Next Friday, Oct. 2 is picture retake day, fall sports and color guard pictures.  All athletes must bring their uniform to school for pictures.  Picture packets are in the office for anyone who would like to purchase fall portraits, individual or sports team pictures.

 

Today is noon dismissal

 

This  afternoon at the Youth & Rec. Center will be snacks, games, music, tennis, pool from 12:30-3:00.  You must register by calling 684-8243, space is limited.

 

Builder’s Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until Oct. 7th. 

 

Girls interested in basketball, open gym will be Sunday, Sept. 27th from 4:00-5:30.  Tryouts will be Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th  from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  Sign up sheet in the office for those interested in trying out.

 

 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

No Cross Country practice Friday.

 

Congratulations to Caileya Newton and Briona Foust for making it into the Million Words Club!

 

Are you interested in making a positive impact in your school, community, and the world?  Then Builders Club is for you!  If you are interested in Builders Club we will meet in Mr. Wells room, 208 on the 7th grade floor by the library.  There will be a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29th at 8:05 a.m.  If you cannot make it, see Mr. Wells before or after school to get information or ask questions.

 

5K:  We will have our normal session today after school.

 

Turn in all posters for the PUNCTUALITY contest today in the office.

 

Next Friday, Oct. 2 is picture retake day, fall sports and color guard pictures.  All athletes must bring their uniform to school for pictures.  Picture packets are in the office for anyone who would like to purchase fall portraits, individual or sports team pictures.

 

Tomorrow is a noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Friday afternoon at the Youth & Rec. Center will be snacks, games, music, tennis, pool from 12:30-3:00.  You must register by calling 684-8243, space is limited.

 

Builder’s Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until Oct. 7th. 

 

Girls interested in basketball, open gym will be Sunday, Sept. 27th from 4:00-5:30.  Tryouts will be Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th  from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  Sign up sheet in the office for those interested in trying out.

 

 

 


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

5K:  We will have our normal session tomorrow after school.

 

Builders Club:  If you are going to miss today’s meeting swing by and pick up the forms for doughnut sales.

 

The poster contest for PUNCTUALITY ends tomorrow . . . Make sure that you turn your posters in by the end of the day tomorrow.  Late posters will not be accepted!  Turn into the main office.

 

Next Friday, Oct. 2 is picture retake day, fall sports and color guard pictures.  All athletes must bring their uniform to school for pictures.  Picture packets are in the office for anyone who would like to purchase fall portraits, individual or sports team pictures.

 

Art Club meets today in the Art Room 3:15-4:00. 

 

Friday is a noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Friday afternoon at the Youth & Rec. Center will be snacks, games, music, tennis, pool from 12:30-3:00.  You must register by calling 684-8243, space is limited.

 

Students are not to use west entrance/exit doors by the gym until further notice.

 

Builder’s Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until Oct. 7th. 

 

Girls interested in basketball, open gym will be Sunday, Sept. 27th.  Tryouts will be Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th  from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  Sign up sheet in the office for those interested in trying out.

 

If you need white construction paper for the poster contest, you may pick it up in the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Congratulations to members of the 5K Club for completing their first 5K run of the year on Saturday!  Everyone finished strong.  Chapin Hammers won first place for her age division in her first ever 5K with a time of 30:31.  Way to go, Chapin!

 

 NO cross country practice today due to parent teacher conferences.

 

Student Council meeting today for all those that applied to be on Student Council after school until 3:30 in Mrs. Goetting’s room (104).  Attendance is mandatory!

 

Thursday is the last day to submit a poster for the punctuality poster contest.  All are encouraged to submit a poster.  Gift card prizes will be awarded to the winners.

 

Art Club meets Wednesday in the Art Room 3:15-4:00.  Have your rides ready and after school arrangements made before you come to school.

 

Friday is a noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Friday afternoon at the Youth & Rec. Center will be snacks, games, music, tennis, pool from 12:30-3:00.  You must register by calling 684-8243, space is limited.

 

Today is absolute last day to turn in Yankee Candle Fundraiser orders.

 

Students are not to use west entrance/exit doors by the gym until further notice.

 

Builder’s Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until Oct. 7th. 

 

Girls interested in basketball, open gym will be Sunday, Sept. 27th.  Tryouts will be Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th  from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  Sign up sheet in the office for those interested in trying out.

 

If you need white construction paper for the poster contest, you may pick it up in the office.

 

Are you interested in playing an instrument in the band?  Come out to the instrument display in the cafeteria this evening,  Tues., Sept. 22 from 4-6 pm.

 

Blue Devil T-shirts on sale for $8 each.  Sample is hanging in display case in 7th grade hall.  See office to purchase one.  We are out of size small.

 


Monday, September 21, 2015

Student Council meeting tomorrow for all those that applied to be on Student Council after school until 3:30 in Mrs. Goetting’s room (104).  Attendance is mandatory!

 

Please release softball and baseball players today at 1:55 for their game in Nashville.

 

Art Club meets this week in the Art Room 3:15-4:00.  Have your rides ready and after school arrangements made before you come to school.

 

Friday is a noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Friday afternoon at the Youth & Rec. Center will be snacks, games, music, tennis, pool from 12:30-3:00.  You must register by calling 684-8243, space is limited.

 

Tomorrow is absolute last day to turn in Yankee Candle Fundraiser orders.

 

Students are not to use west entrance/exit doors by the gym until further notice.

 

Builder’s Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until Oct. 7th. 

 

Girls interested in basketball, open gym will be Sunday, Sept. 27th.  Tryouts will be Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th  from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  Sign up sheet in the office for those interested in trying out.

 

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!  No time to say “Hello” ,“Goodbye”.  I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

Hey all MMS students– PUNCTUALITY!  Don’t be late.  The annual Punctuality poster contest is on NOW!  The theme of your poster is punctuality.  What does it mean to be punctual?  Why is that a good thing?

Prizes will be awarded for 1st place and honorable mention for each grade level.  Posters due next Thursday, September 24.  Turn into main office or to a teacher.

 

If you need white construction paper for the poster contest, you may pick it up in the office.

 

Are you interested in playing an instrument in the band?  Come out to the instrument display in the cafeteria on Tues., Sept. 22 from 4-6 pm.

 

Blue Devil T-shirts on sale for $8 each.  Sample is hanging in display case in 7th grade hall.  See office to purchase one, we have plenty in stock.

 


Friday, September 18, 2015

Girls basketball open gym for Sunday, Sept. 20 is cancelled.  Next open gym will be Sunday, Sept. 27th.  Tryouts will be Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th  from 3:30-5:00 in the big gym.  Sign up sheet in the office for those interested in trying out.

 

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!  No time to say “Hello” ,“Goodbye”.  I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

Hey all MMS students– PUNCTUALITY!  Don’t be late.  The annual Punctuality poster contest is on NOW!  The theme of your poster is punctuality.  What does it mean to be punctual?  Why is that a good thing?

Prizes will be awarded for 1st place and honorable mention for each grade level.  Posters due next Thursday, September 24.  Turn into main office or to a teacher.

 

If you need white construction paper for the poster contest, you may pick it up in the office.

 

Are you interested in playing an instrument in the band?  Come out to the instrument display in the cafeteria on Tues., Sept. 22 from 4-6 pm.

 

You may start returning your Yankee Candle fundraiser packets/money to the office.  All orders with money were due today.  If you did forgot yours today, bring on Monday.   Prizes will be awarded to top sellers in each grade.

 

Those that applied to be on Student Council will have a meeting next Tuesday, September 22 at 3:11 until 3:30 in Mrs. Goetting’s room (104 on 8th grade floor).  Attendance is mandatory!!

 

Today is a 2:30 dismissal.

 

 Pet & Hobby Parade is at 4:00 today.

 

Tonight the  Murphy Red Devil Football game will be the WSIL News Channel 3 “Sack Hunger” football game of the week.  Everyone attending the game is encouraged to bring a sack or item of non-perishable food to donate to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  We will be competing against the Massac County fans to see which community can contribute the most.  The community raising the most items for their pantry will also receive a $500 gift card from Black Diamond Harley Davidson to purchase more supplies.  Please bring items and encourage anyone coming to the game to also participate.

 

Blue Devil T-shirts on sale for $8 each.  Sample is hanging in display case in 7th grade hall.  See office to purchase one, we have plenty in stock.

 


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Girls basketball open gym for Sunday, Sept. 20 is cancelled.  Next open gym will be Sunday, Sept. 27th. 

 

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!  No time to say “Hello” ,“Goodbye”.  I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

Hey all MMS students– PUNCTUALITY!  Don’t be late.  The annual Punctuality poster contest is on NOW!  The theme of your poster is punctuality.  What does it mean to be punctual?  Why is that a good thing?

Prizes will be awarded for 1st place and honorable mention for each grade level.  Posters due next Thursday, September 24.  Turn into main office or to a teacher.

 

Are you interested in playing an instrument in the band?  Come out to the instrument display in the cafeteria on Tues., Sept. 22 from 4-6 pm.

 

You may start returning your Yankee Candle fundraiser packets/money to the office.  All orders with money are due Friday.  Prizes will be awarded to top sellers in each grade.

 

Those that applied to be on Student Council will have a meeting next Tuesday, September 22 at 3:11 until 3:30 in Mrs. Goetting’s room (104 on 8th grade floor).  Attendance is mandatory!!

 

Tomorrow is a 2:30 dismissal.  Please have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Pet & Hobby Parade is at 4:00 on Friday.

 

MMS has 5 teams in the Pie Eating Contest  this evening.  Come out and cheer your classmates to victory.  Event starts at 6:00 pm at the Appletime stage.

 

This Friday, Murphy Red Devil Football game will be the WSIL News Channel 3 “Sack Hunger” football game of the week.  Everyone attending the game is encouraged to bring a sack or item of non-perishable food to donate to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  We will be competing against the Massac County fans to see which community can contribute the most.  The community raising the most items for their pantry will also receive a $500 gift card from Black Diamond Harley Davidson to purchase more supplies.  Please bring items and encourage anyone coming to the game to also participate.

 

Blue Devil T-shirts on sale for $8 each.  Sample is hanging in display case in 7th grade hall.  See office to purchase one, we have plenty in stock.

 

 


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Apple Festival Fun:

Advice from an APPLE- Be well-rounded, Let your plans ripen, Hold on to core values, Savor variety, Eat healthy,  Know when to let go, Take a bite out of life!

 

Are you interested in playing an instrument in the band?  Come out to the instrument display in the cafeteria on Tues., Sept. 22 from 4-6 pm.

 

Please dismiss the cross country team at 1:45 today for meet in Herrin.

 

You may start returning your Yankee Candle fundraiser packets/money to the office.  All orders with money are due Friday.

 

Those that applied to be on Student Council will have a meeting next Tuesday, September 22 at 3:11 until 3:30 in Mrs. Goetting’s room (104 on 8th grade floor).  Attendance is mandatory!!

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Fry and Ms. Tefft for making it into the Million Words Club! Keep on reading MMS! 

 

Friday is a 2:30 dismissal.  Please have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Pet & Hobby Parade is at 4:00 on Friday.

 

MMS has 5 teams in the Pie Eating Contest Thursday evening.  Come out and cheer your classmates to victory.  Event starts at 6:00 pm at the Appletime stage.

 

This Friday, Murphy Red Devil Football game will be the WSIL News Channel 3 “Sack Hunger” football game of the week.  Everyone attending the game is encouraged to bring a sack or item of non-perishable food to donate to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  We will be competing against the Massac County fans to see which community can contribute the most.  The community raising the most items for their pantry will also receive a $500 gift card from Black Diamond Harley Davidson to purchase more supplies.  Please bring items and encourage anyone coming to the game to also participate.

 

Blue Devil T-shirts on sale for $8 each.  Sample is hanging in display case in 7th grade hall.  See office to purchase one, we have plenty in stock.

 

There will be open gym for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this year.  Open gyms will be on Sept.  20 and 27 from 4:00-5:30 in the big gym.

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Release cross country athletes at 1:05 today.  Bus leaves promptly at 1:20.

 

Release baseball and softball players at 2:15 today.

 

Those that applied to be on Student Council will have a meeting next Tuesday, September 22 at 3:11 until 3:30 in Mrs. Goetting’s room (104 on 8th grade floor).  Attendance is mandatory!!

 

Yankee Candle orders and money due Friday.

 

Friday is a 2:30 dismissal.  Please have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Pet & Hobby Parade is at 4:00 on Friday.

 

MMS has 5 teams in the Pie Eating Contest Thursday evening.  Come out and cheer your classmates to victory.  Event starts at 6:00 pm at the Appletime stage.

 

This Friday, Murphy Red Devil Football game will be the WSIL News Channel 3 “Sack Hunger” football game of the week.  Everyone attending the game is encouraged to bring a sack or item of non-perishable food to donate to the Murphysboro Food Pantry.  We will be competing against the Massac County fans to see which community can contribute the most.  The community raising the most items for their pantry will also receive a $500 gift card from Black Diamond Harley Davidson to purchase more supplies.  Please bring items and encourage anyone coming to the game to also participate.

 

Blue Devil T-shirts on sale for $8 each.  Sample is hanging in display case in 7th grade hall.  See office to purchase one.

 

There will be open gym for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this year.  Open gyms will be on Sept.  20 and 27 from 4:00-5:30 in the big gym.

 

 


Monday, September 14, 2015

Yankee Candle orders and money due Friday.

Friday is a 2:30 dismissal.  Please have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 Pet & Hobby Parade is at 4:00 on Friday.

MMS has 4 teams in the Pie Eating Contest Thursday evening.  Come out and cheer your classmates to victory.  Event starts at 6:00 pm at the Appletime stage.

Blue Devil T-shirts on sale for $8 each.  Sample is hanging in display case in 7th grade hall.  See office to purchase one.

There will be open gym for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this year.  Open gyms will be on Sept.  20 and 27 from 4:00-5:30 in the big gym.

MMS Bike Club will not meet again until Tues., Oct. 27th.  Work on turning in your homework and following school rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, September 11, 2015

Some Million Words Club statistics for your Friday: 8th grade is currently in 3rd place with 6,073,000 words, 6th grade is in 2nd place with 7,276,919 words and 7th grade is representing, like I know they can, in 1st place with 11,384,966 words!! Way to go 7th grade-I am so proud of you! That being said...6th grade is already ahead of where you guys were last year, so don't start slacking! FYI: the teachers and staff, consisting of 16 participants are schooling everyone with 17,332,537 words!  Keep on reading MMS! 

 

Progress Reports go home today with all students.

 

Today is the deadline for entering the Pie Eating Contest.  Get a team together with 5 friends.  Entry forms in main office. Teams will compete next Thurs., 6:00 pm at the Appletime Stage.  At this time MMS has 4 teams competing!

 

There will be open gym for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this year.  Open gyms will be on Sept. 13, 20, and 27 from 4:00-5:30 in the big gym.

 

Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center is having a free WIFI party this evening from 7-9 pm.  Snacks provided.  Admission cost is 1 non-perishable food item.

 

MMS Bike Club will not meet again until Tues., Oct. 27th.  Work on turning in your homework and following school rules.

 

The Million Words Club will also be collecting Campbell’s Soup labels in addition to Box Tops for education so please start bringing them into your reading teacher as soon as possible!

 

MMS is selling Yankee Candles.  Collect payment with orders.  Checks should be made out to Murphysboro Middle School.  Turn all orders with payment into your teacher by Friday, September 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Please dismiss Cross Country runners at 1:45 today,  bus leaves at 2:00 pm.

 

Please release baseball and softball players at 2:15 for their game at DuQuoin.

 

Tomorrow is the deadline for entering the Pie Eating Contest.  Get a team together with 5 friends.  Entry forms in main office. Teams will compete next Thurs., 6:00 pm at the Appletime Stage.  At this time MMS has 4 teams competing!

 

Congratulations to Jacob Bennett on making it into the Million Words Club!

 

There will be open gym for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this year.  Open gyms will be on Sept. 13, 20, and 27 from 4:00-5:30 in the big gym.

 

Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center is having a free WIFI party on Friday from 7-9 pm.  Snacks provided.  Admission cost is 1 non-perishable food item.

 

MMS Bike Club will not meet again until Tues., Oct. 27th.  Work on turning in your homework and following school rules.

 

The Million Words Club will also be collecting Campbell’s Soup labels in addition to Box Tops for education so please start bringing them into your reading teacher as soon as possible!

 

Cross Country spirit wear order forms in the office.

 

MMS is selling Yankee Candles.  Collect payment with orders.  Checks should be made out to Murphysboro Middle School.  Turn all orders with payment into your teacher by Friday, September 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

There will be open gym for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball this year.  Open gyms will be on Sept. 13, 20, and 27 from 4:00-5:30 in the big gym.

 

Baseball and Softball games are cancelled for today.  You will stay at MMS and practice in the gyms.

 

Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center is having a free WIFI party on Friday from 7-9 pm.  Snacks provided.  Admission cost is 1 non-perishable food item.

 

Builders Club:  Meeting today at 3:15 and finished by 3:25.  ALL rides should be here by that time, anyone who can’t make it should stop by and get an agenda.

 

MMS Bike Club will not meet again until Tues., Oct. 27th.  Work on turning in your homework and following school rules.

 

The Million Words Club will also be collecting Campbell’s Soup labels in addition to Box Tops for education so please start bringing them into your reading teacher as soon as possible!

 

Cross Country spirit wear order forms in the office.

 

MMS is selling Yankee Candles.  Collect payment with orders.  Checks should be made out to Murphysboro Middle School.  Turn all orders with payment into your teacher by Friday, September 18th.

 

Are you interested in the Apple Festival Pie Eating Contest?  Get a group of 5 friends together and challenge your classmates on Thurs., Sept. 17th.  Entry fee is $3.00 per person.  Entry forms in the main office.  Deadline is approaching, get your team together and turn in entry form to the main office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Back to School Bash & Ice Cream Social is TONIGHT from 6:30-7:30 on the front lawn.  Ice cream sundaes served in the cafeteria.

5K:  Reminder we will not run today due to the Back to School Bash, we will do a make up day after school on Friday; please plan accordingly.

 Builders Club:  Don’t forget about the shift after school today to dip ice cream for the Back to School Bash.  Also, tomorrows meeting will be short due to a teachers meeting.  We will begin by 3:15 and finish by 3:25.  ALL rides should be here by that time, anyone who can’t make it should stop by and get an agenda.

 Bike Club will meet in room 114 (Menz) after school today from 3:15-4:30.  Homework help available and we will have Bike Club members that are willing to help.  You do not need your bike or permission slip to attend.  We will be in the classroom for the entire time.

 Congratulations to Janice Wright on making it into the Million Words Club.  Mrs. Wright has been one of our biggest supporters and I am so excited that she is finally part of our club!

 Don’t forget that the SIUC Quidditch Team will be at the Back to School Bash tonight to teach our MWC members how to play quidditch!

 The Million Words Club will also be collecting Campbell’s Soup labels in addition to Box Tops for education so please start bringing them into your reading teacher as soon as possible!

 Cross Country spirit wear order forms in the office.

 MMS is selling Yankee Candles.  Collect payment with orders.  Checks should be made out to Murphysboro Middle School.  Turn all orders with payment into your teacher by Friday, September 18th.

 Are you interested in the Apple Festival Pie Eating Contest?  Get a group of 5 friends together and challenge your classmates on Thurs., Sept. 17th.  Entry fee is $3.00 per person.  Entry forms in the main office.  Deadline is approaching, get your team together and turn in entry form to the main office.

 

 


Friday, September 4, 2015

Student Council applications due TODAY!

No school Monday in observance of Labor Day!

 Come out to Riverside Park tomorrow for the Cross Country Murphy Invitational and cheer on our MMS teams.  Meet begins at 10:00 a.m.

 Cross Country spirit wear order forms in the office.

 MMS is selling Yankee Candles.  Collect payment with orders.  Checks should be made out to Murphysboro Middle School.  Turn all orders with payment into your teacher by Friday, September 18th.

 

Million Words Club News:  The SIUC Quidditch team is going to be here next week, September 8 at 7:00 during our MMS Back to School Bash to teach our members the wonderful gamae of Quidditch!   Make sure to wear your shirts that night!

 Bike Club will meet next Tuesday, Sept. 8th for homework help, presentation/pictures & map of my upcoming trip.  No signed permission slip required.  We will meet 3:15-4:30.  You must have made arrangements for after meeting pick up before you come to school.

 

Are you interested in the Apple Festival Pie Eating Contest?  Get a group of 5 friends together and challenge your classmates on Thurs., Sept. 17th.  Entry fee is $3.00 per person.  Entry forms in the main office.  Deadline is approaching, get your team together and turn in entry form to the main office.

 Million Words Club is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Save those Box Tops!

 Back to School Bash/Ice Cream Social is next Tuesday on the front lawn from 6:30 to 7:30.  Come out and meet the teams, club members,  and hear the band & chorus perform.  Ice Cream sundaes served in the cafeteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fundraiser packets go out today with all students.  MMS is selling Yankee Candles.  Collect payment with orders.  Checks should be made out to Murphysboro Middle School.  Turn all orders with payment into your teacher by Friday, September 18th.

 

Congratulations to Makayla Bezar, Mrs. Cravens, and Mrs. Stanton for making it into the Million Words Club!  In other Million Words Club news, the SIUC Quidditch team is going to be here next week, September 8 at 7:00 during our MMS Back to School Bash to teach our members the wonderful gamae of Quidditch!   Make sure to wear your shirts that night!

 

Bike Club will meet next Tuesday, Sept. 8th for homework help, presentation/pictures & map of my upcoming trip.  No signed permission slip required.  We will meet 3:15-4:30.  You must have made arrangements for after meeting pick up before you come to school.

 

Are you interested in the Apple Festival Pie Eating Contest?  Get a group of 5 friends together and challenge your classmates on Thurs., Sept. 17th.  Entry fee is $3.00 per person.  Entry forms in the main office.  Deadline is approaching, get your team together and turn in entry form to the main office.

 

Million Words Club is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Save those Box Tops!

 

Back to School Bash/Ice Cream Social is next Tuesday on the front lawn.  Come out and meet the teams, club members,  and hear the band & chorus perform.  Ice Cream sundaes served in the cafeteria.

 

Zoo Challenge:  Life’s a zoo . . . Run with it!  It’s 92.5 miles from Murphysboro Middle School to the St. Louis Zoo.  Can you walk, run, or bicycle it before winter break?  Track your miles or come join the 5k Club on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s as we track our miles and have fun!

 

Student Council:  Any student wanting to run for Student Council should pick up and return the application with the following teachers– 6th grade: Ms. Fry, 7th grade: Ms. Cochran, and 8th grade: Ms. Menz or Ms. Goetting.  Applications will be available beginning today and must be turned in no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

 

Cross Country Invitational T-shirt order forms are in the office.

 

After school Homework Club at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s.  Cost is $25 month.  Call 684-8243 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Builders Club meeting today after school until 3:45.  You must have made after school arrangements for pick up before attending meeting today.

 

No Cross Country practice today.

 

Bike Club will meet next Tuesday, Sept. 8th for homework help, presentation/pictures & map of my upcoming trip.  No signed permission slip required.  We will meet 3:15-4:30.  You must have made arrangements for after meeting pick up before you come to school.

 

Are you interested in the Apple Festival Pie Eating Contest?  Get a group of 5 friends together and challenge your classmates on Thurs., Sept. 17th.  Entry fee is $3.00 per person.  Entry forms in the main office.

 

Million Words Club is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Save those Box Tops!

 

Back to School Bash/Ice Cream Social is next Tuesday on the front lawn.  Come out and meet the teams, club members,  and hear the band & chorus perform.  Ice Cream sundaes served in the cafeteria.

 

Zoo Challenge:  Life’s a zoo . . . Run with it!  It’s 92.5 miles from Murphysboro Middle School to the St. Louis Zoo.  Can you walk, run, or bicycle it before winter break?  Track your miles or come join the 5k Club on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s as we track our miles and have fun!

 

Student Council:  Any student wanting to run for Student Council should pick up and return the application with the following teachers– 6th grade: Ms. Fry, 7th grade: Ms. Cochran, and 8th grade: Ms. Menz or Ms. Goetting.  Applications will be available beginning today and must be turned in no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

 

Cross Country Invitational T-shirt order forms are in the office.

 

After school Homework Club at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s.  Cost is $25 month.  Call 684-8243 for more information.

 

 

 

 



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Are you interested in the Apple Festival Pie Eating Contest?  Get a group of 5 friends together and challenge your classmates on Thurs., Sept. 17th.  Entry fee is $3.00 per person.  Entry forms in the main office.

 

Hey Million Words Club members!  Remember our talk last year at the end of the year celebration, in which, you stated that you would like to see prizes and more activities to make our group even more amazing?  Well, those things cost money, so its time to bring in your Box Tops!! The MMS Million Words Club is now collecting Box Tops for Education to help fund the growth of our fantastic Million Words Club!  Start turning in your Box Tops to your reading teachers as soon as possible!

 

More Million Words Club News:  The SIUC Quidditch  team has agreed to come to our school and demonstrate for us how to play Quidditch and I have gotten another author, A.G. Howard of the Splintered series to agree to Skype with us!  Dates and time to be announced.

 

Bike Ride today.  Make sure you have your permission slip before attending.

 

Back to School Bash/Ice Cream Social is next Tuesday on the front lawn.  Come out and meet the teams, club members,  and hear the band & chorus perform.  Ice Cream sundaes served in the cafeteria.

 

Zoo Challenge:  Life’s a zoo . . . Run with it!  It’s 92.5 miles from Murphysboro Middle School to the St. Louis Zoo.  Can you walk, run, or bicycle it before winter break?  Track your miles or come join the 5k Club on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s as we track our miles and have fun!

 

Student Council:  Any student wanting to run for Student Council should pick up and return the application with the following teachers– 6th grade: Ms. Fry, 7th grade: Ms. Cochran, and 8th grade: Ms. Menz or Ms. Goetting.  Applications will be available beginning today and must be turned in no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

 

Deadline is TODAY for any student wanting to walk or run in the Appletime 5K.  Cost is only $10 and that includes a T-shirt.  Turn in form to Ms. May or office.

 

Cross Country Invitational T-shirt order forms are in the office.

 

After school Homework Club at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s.  Cost is $25 month.  Call 684-8243 for more information.

 


Monday, August 31, 2015

Newspaper class begins today during Rti. The following students need to report to Mrs. Fry for Rti:  Kaitlyn Lopez, Samantha Bailey, Morchelle Brown, Nyah Richardson, Aurora Flowers, Elana Qasem, Chapin Hammers, Reilly Webber, Alexis Meier, Noel Quinones.

 

Back to School Bash/Ice Cream Social is next Tuesday on the front lawn.  Come out and meet the teams, club members,  and hear the band & chorus perform.  Ice Cream sundaes served in the cafeteria.

 

Zoo Challenge:  Life’s a zoo . . . Run with it!  It’s 92.5 miles from Murphysboro Middle School to the St. Louis Zoo.  Can you walk, run, or bicycle it before winter break?  Track your miles or come join the 5k Club on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s as we track our miles and have fun!

 

Bike Club Members:  If you are going on the bike ride  tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st to Mi Patio, please turn in your permission slip today or first thing in the morning.  You can find me in the gym. Ms. Aguilar

 

Student Council:  Any student wanting to run for Student Council should pick up and return the application with the following teachers– 6th grade: Ms. Fry, 7th grade: Ms. Cochran, and 8th grade: Ms. Menz or Ms. Goetting.  Applications will be available beginning today and must be turned in no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

 

Deadline is tomorrow for any student wanting to walk or run in the Appletime 5K.  Cost is only $10 and that includes a T-shirt.

 

Cross Country Invitational T-shirt order forms are in the office.

 

After school Homework Club at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s.  Cost is $25 month.  Call 684-8243 for more information.

 

Color Guard Members:  Chorus student in color guard, you will be meeting with the band on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on the days they are going outside to practice/march.  Mrs. Hanson

 

 

 


Friday, August 28, 2015

Zoo Challenge:  Life’s a zoo . . . Run with it!  It’s 92.5 miles from Murphysboro Middle School to the St. Louis Zoo.  Can you walk, run, or bicycle it before winter break?  Track your miles or come join the 5k Club on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s as we track our miles and have fun!

 

Bike Club Members:  Next ride is Tues., Sept. 1 to Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant.  Permission slips can be picked up in the bike folders on each floor or in the office.  You must be passing every class to participate. 

 

Student Council:  Any student wanting to run for Student Council should pick up and return the application with the following teachers– 6th grade: Ms. Fry, 7th grade: Ms. Cochran, and 8th grade: Ms. Menz or Ms. Goetting.  Applications will be available beginning today and must be turned in no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

 

MMS Newspaper– please turn in your application forms to Mrs. Fry TODAY if you are interested in writing for the school newspaper.  The class will begin on Monday during Rti.

 

Are you interested in the Murphysboro Apple Festival Apple Pie or Apple Butter Contest?  Pick up forms in the office.

 

Cross Country Invitational T-shirt order forms are in the office.

 

After school Homework Club at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s.  Cost is $25 month.  Call 684-8243 for more information.

 

Color Guard Members:  Chorus student in color guard, you will be meeting with the band on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on the days they are going outside to practice/march.  Mrs. Hanson

 

Any student interested in walking or running in the Apple Festival Appletime 5K can pick up information in the office.  The Apple Festival Committee is only charging the middle school students $10 and that includes a T-shirt.  Deadline is next Tues., Sept. 2nd.  See Mrs. Grammer in the office or Ms. May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bike Club Members:  Permission slips for next Tuesday’s bike ride will be in the Bike Club folders on Friday.  Also, turn in ALL assignments today.  Grade check deadline for this ride is today at 4:00 pm.

 

Student Council:  Any student wanting to run for Student Council should pick up and return the application with the following teachers– 6th grade: Ms. Fry, 7th grade: Ms. Cochran, and 8th grade: Ms. Menz or Ms. Goetting.  Applications will be available beginning Friday, August 28 and must be turned in no later than Friday, Sept. 4.

 

MMS Newspaper– please turn in your application forms to Mrs. Fry by Friday if you are interested in writing for the school newspaper.  The class will begin on Monday during Rti.

 

Are you interested in the Murphysboro Apple Festival Apple Pie or Apple Butter Contest?  Pick up forms in the office.

 

Cross Country Invitational T-shirt order forms are in the office.

 

After school Homework Club at the Murphysboro Youth & Rec. Center from 3:30-5:00 pm on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s.  Cost is $25 month.  Call 684-8243 for more information.

 

Color Guard Members:  You will not be meeting with the band until Friday.  Do not go down today.  Chorus student in color guard, you will be meeting with the band on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on the days they are going outside to practice/march.  Mrs. Hanson

 

Any student interested in walking or running in the Apple Festival Appletime 5K can pick up information in the office.  The Apple Festival Committee is only charging the middle school students $10 and that includes a T-shirt.  Deadline is next Tues., Sept. 2nd.  See Mrs. Grammer in the office or Ms. May.

 

Tomorrow is noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Color Guard Members:  You will not be meeting with the band until Friday.  Do not go down on Thursday.  Chorus student in color guard, you will be meeting with the band on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on the days they are going outside to practice/march.  Mrs. Hanson

 

Any student interested in walking or running in the Apple Festival Appletime 5K can pick up information in the office.  The Apple Festival Committee is only charging the middle school students $10 and that includes a T-shirt.  Deadline is next Tues., Sept. 2nd.  See Mrs. Grammer in the office or Ms. May.

 

Baseball & softball time change for bus.   Bus will leave at 2:35 sharp!  Athletes should be dismissed at 2:20 today, Wednesday.

 

Congratulations to Aurora Flowers for being the first student to make it into the Million Words Club with having read 1,180,203 words over the summer and first week of school! In second place is Caileya Newton with 558,632 words and new comer Emmalee Hansil is a close third with 505,940 words! Way to go ladies! Keep on reading MMS! 

 

Color Guard practice for Thursday, August 27 has been cancelled.

 

Friday is noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Back to School Bash & Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 8th from 6:30-7:30 on the front lawn.  Come out and meet the teams, clubs and organizations. 

 

MMS all school fundraiser will kick off on Sept. 4th.  Yankee Candles will be sold by students Sept. 4-Sept. 18th.  Information will be passed out on Sept. 3.

 

5K and Fitness Club:  Tomorrow, it’s bring a friend to the  meeting.  It’s not to late to participate,  pick up information in the office.

 

Art Club will have its first  meeting  today, Wednesday, August 26th.  Anyone can join.  Come to the art room after school.  We will be done by 3:45, have your ride here and waiting at 3:45.  You must have your after school plans made before you can attend meeting next Wednesday.  Any questions, see Ms. Langellier.

 

Newspaper class will be starting this week during Rti.  If you are interested in becoming a reporter for the Blueprint, our school newspaper, Mrs. Fry will pass out application sheets during Rti.  You must provide a writing sample and have an A or B average in writing class to apply.

 


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Baseball & softball time change for bus.   Bus will leave at 2:35 sharp!  Athletes should be dismissed at 2:20. 

 

Today, MMS Bike Club will ride to Riverside Park.  Bike Club forms and dues must be turned in to participate in the ride today.  No phone calls home, this must have been arranged before you came to school today.  We will meet in the bike garage which is located behind the recycling container near the field.  Time is 3:30-5:30.  Any questions, see Ms. Aguilar in room 114.

 

Congratulations to Aurora Flowers for being the first student to make it into the Million Words Club with having read 1,180,203 words over the summer and first week of school! In second place is Caileya Newton with 558,632 words and new comer Emmalee Hansil is a close third with 505,940 words! Way to go ladies! Keep on reading MMS! 

 

Color Guard practice for Thursday, August 27 has been cancelled.

 

Friday is noon dismissal.  Have all after school plans made before you come to school.

 

Back to School Bash & Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 8th from 6:30-7:30 on the front lawn.  Come out and meet the teams, clubs and organizations. 

 

MMS all school fundraiser will kick off on Sept. 4th.  Yankee Candles will be sold by students Sept. 4-Sept. 18th.  Information will be passed out on Sept. 3.

 

5K and Fitness Club:  We will meet today at 3:30 behind the statue.  It’s bring a friend to the Thursday meeting.  It’s not to late to participate,  pick up information in the office.

 

Art Club will have its first  meeting  tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th.  Anyone can join.  Come to the art room after school.  We will be done by 3:45, have your ride here and waiting at 3:45.  You must have your after school plans made before you can attend meeting next Wednesday.  Any questions, see Ms. Langellier.

 

Newspaper class will be starting this week during Rti.  If you are interested in becoming a reporter for the Blueprint, our school newspaper, Mrs. Fry will pass out application sheets during Rti.  You must provide a writing sample and have an A or B average in writing class to apply.

 

 

 


Monday, August 24, 2015

Back to School Bash & Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 8th from 6:30-7:30 on the front lawn.  Come out and meet the teams, clubs and organizations. 

 

MMS all school fundraiser will kick off on Sept. 4th.  Yankee Candles will be sold by students Sept. 4-Sept. 18th.  Information will be passed out on Sept. 3.

 

5K and Fitness Club:  We will meet again tomorrow at 3:30 behind the statue.  It’s bring a friend to the Thursday meeting.  It’s not to late to participate,  pick up information in the office.

 

Art Club will have its first  meeting  Wednesday, August 26th.  Anyone can join.  Come to the art room after school.  We will be done by 3:45, have your ride here and waiting at 3:45.  You must have your after school plans made before you can attend meeting next Wednesday.  Any questions, see Ms. Langellier.

 

Newspaper class will be starting this week during Rti.  If you are interested in becoming a reporter for the Blueprint, our school newspaper, Mrs. Fry will pass out application sheets during Rti.  You must provide a writing sample and have an A or B average in writing class to apply.

 

 

Anyone in 6th, 7th or 8th grade wanting to sign up for MMS Bike Club can pick up a form on each grade level floor by the west drinking fountain, in the office after school or see Ms. Aguilar in the gym before school.

 

Reminder to students:  No phone calls home for forgotten items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday , August 21, 2015

5K and Fitness Club:  We will meet again next Tuesday at 3:30 behind the statue.  It’s bring a friend to the Thursday meeting.  It’s not to late to participate,  pick up information in the office.

 Art Club will have its first  meeting next Wednesday, August 26th.  Anyone can join.  Come to the art room after school.  We will be done by 3:45, have your ride here and waiting at 3:45.  You must have your after school plans made before you can attend meeting next Wednesday.  Any questions, see Ms. Langellier.

Newspaper class will be starting next week during Rti.  If you are interested in becoming a reporter for the Blueprint, our school newspaper, Mrs. Fry will pass out application sheets next week during Rti.  You must provide a writing sample and have an A or B average in writing class to apply.

 Last day to join MMS Cross Country is today.  Please get info packet from the office.

 Anyone in 6th, 7th or 8th grade wanting to sign up for MMS Bike Club can pick up a form on each grade level floor by the west drinking fountain, in the office after school or see Ms. Aguilar in the gym before school.

 

Students:  We ask that you have all after school plans made before you come to school. 

 

 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Art Club will have its first  meeting next Wednesday, August 26th.  Anyone can join.  Come to the art room after school.  We will be done by 3:45, have your ride here and waiting at 3:45.  You must have your after school plans made before you can attend meeting next Wednesday.  Any questions, see Ms. Langellier.

Newspaper class will be starting next week during Rti.  If you are interested in becoming a reporter for the Blueprint, our school newspaper, Mrs. Fry will pass out application sheets next week during Rti.  You must provide a writing sample and have an A or B average in writing class to apply.

 Last day to join MMS Cross Country is Friday.  Please get info packet from the office.

Cross Country practice today from 3:30-4:30.  Parent pick up out back like yesterday.

 All parents are encouraged to get involved in MMS by attending the first PSTA meeting of the school year on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.

 New this year in the cafeteria is strawberry milk!  You now have a choice of chocolate, strawberry, 1% or fat free milk.

 Anyone in 6th, 7th or 8th grade wanting to sign up for MMS Bike Club can pick up a form on each grade level floor by the west drinking fountain, in the office after school or see Ms. Aguilar in the gym before school.

 

Cross Country runners will meet in the small gym after having already changed for practice.  We will finish practice at Riverside Park.  Please bring water!!!!

Builders Club:  Students interested in joining Builders Club should meet in Mr. Wells Room (208) on Wednesday, August 19th.  Builders Club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who would like to make a difference in their school, community or environment. 

Are you interested in fitness?  MMS has a Fitness & 5K Club.  Anyone interested in joining can pick up a form in the main office.  You must have a current physical on file.  First day is Thursday, August 20th from 3:30-4:00.  You do not need to know how to run a 5K, we will work up to it.  Come out and join us!!

 

Students:  We ask that you have all after school plans made before you come to school. 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Please release the baseball and softball players today at 2:45 for their away game in Jonesboro.

 Art Club will have its first  meeting next Wednesday, August 26th.  Anyone can join.  Come to the art room after school.  We will be done by 3:45, have your ride here and waiting at 3:45.  You must have your after school plans made before you can attend meeting next Wednesday.  Any questions, see Ms. Langellier.

 Last day to join MMS Cross Country is Friday.  Please get info packet from the office.

 Congratulations to Mrs. Grant, Mr. Wells, Mrs. Lemons, Mrs. Cochran, and Ms. Taylor for being the first staff members of the 2015-2016 Million Words Club!! Student should be able to start taking tests over the books they read over the summer today!  Lorien Legacy fans, The Fate of Ten will be out on September 1st!

All parents are encouraged to get involved in MMS by attending the first PSTA meeting of the school year on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.

 New this year in the cafeteria is strawberry milk!  You now have a choice of chocolate, strawberry, 1% or fat free milk.

 Anyone in 6th, 7th or 8th grade wanting to sign up for MMS Bike Club can pick up a form on each grade level floor by the west drinking fountain, in the office after school or see Ms. Aguilar in the gym before school.

 Cross Country runners will meet in the small gym after having already changed for practice.  We will finish practice at Riverside Park.  Please bring water!!!!

 

Builders Club:  Students interested in joining Builders Club should meet in Mr. Wells Room (208) on Wednesday, August 19th.  Builders Club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who would like to make a difference in their school, community or environment. 

 Are you interested in fitness?  MMS has a Fitness & 5K Club.  Anyone interested in joining can pick up a form in the main office.  You must have a current physical on file.  First day is Thursday, August 20th from 3:30-4:00.  You do not need to know how to run a 5K, we will work up to it.  Come out and join us!!

 Students:  We ask that you have all after school plans made before you come to school. 

 

   

Monday, August 17, 2015

All parents are encouraged to get involved in MMS by attending the first PSTA meeting of the school year on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.

 

New this year in the cafeteria is strawberry milk!  You now have a choice of chocolate, strawberry, 1% or fat free milk.

 

Anyone in 6th, 7th or 8th grade wanting to sign up for MMS Bike Club can pick up a form on each grade level floor by the west drinking fountain, in the office after school or see Ms. Aguilar in the gym before school.

 

Cross Country runners will meet in the small gym after having already changed for practice.  We will finish practice at Riverside Park.  Please bring water!!!!

 

Deadline to join cross country will be Friday for anyone else that is wanting to join.  Please see Coach Presswood in the small gym after school for information.

 

Any 6th grade student or new 7th & 8th grade students interested in joining chorus that have not signed up for a time to sing needs to see Mrs. White (in the chorus room) during lunch or after school today.  Don’t know where the chorus room is, just ask an adult, they will be happy to show you.  Chorus begins today for 6th graders.

 

Builders Club:  Students interested in joining Builders Club should meet in Mr. Wells Room (208) on Wednesday, August 19th.  Builders Club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who would like to make a difference in their school, community or environment. 

 

Are you interested in fitness?  MMS has a Fitness & 5K Club.  Anyone interested in joining can pick up a form in the main office.  You must have a current physical on file.  First day is Thursday, August 20th from 3:30-4:00.  You do not need to know how to run a 5K, we will work up to it.  Come out and join us!!

 

 


Friday, August 14, 2014

Cross Country runners will meet in the small gym after having already changed for practice.  We will finish practice at Riverside Park.  Please bring water!!!!

 

Deadline to join cross country will be next Friday for anyone else that is wanting to join.  Please see Coach Presswood in the small gym after school for information.

 

Band is today for all grade levels.

 

Any 6th grade student or new 7th & 8th grade students interested in joining chorus that have not signed up for a time to sing needs to see Mrs. White (in the chorus room) during lunch or after school today.  Don’t know where the chorus room is, just ask an adult, they will be happy to show you.  Chorus begins on Monday for 6th graders.

 

All cheerleaders need to see Mrs. Blevins after school today to pick up a schedule.

 

Builders Club:  Students interested in joining Builders Club should meet in Mr. Wells Room (208) on Wednesday, August 19th.  Builders Club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who would like to make a difference in their school, community or environment. 

 

Are you interested in fitness?  MMS has a Fitness & 5K Club.  Anyone interested in joining can pick up a form in the main office.  You must have a current physical on file.  First day is Thursday, August 20th from 3:30-4:00.  You do not need to know how to run a 5K, we will work up to it.  Come out and join us!!

 

Students:  We ask that you have all after school plans made before you come to school. 

 



Welcome Back to School!

 

Any 6th grade student or new 7th & 8th grade students interested in joining chorus that have not signed up for a time to sing needs to see Mrs. White (in the chorus room) during lunch or after school on Thursday or Friday.  Don’t know where the chorus room is, just ask an adult, they will be happy to show you.  Chorus begins on Monday for 6th graders.

 

Builders Club:  Students interested in joining Builders Club should meet in Mr. Wells Room (208) on Wednesday, August 19th.  Builders Club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who would like to make a difference in their school, community or environment. 

 

Are you interested in fitness?  MMS has a Fitness & 5K Club.  Anyone interested in joining can pick up a form in the main office.  You must have a current physical on file.  First day is Thursday, August 20th from 3:30-4:00.  You do not need to know how to run a 5K, we will work up to it.  Come out and join us!!

 

Cross Country practice is today after school at Riverside Park, 3:30-4:30.  Cross Country practice schedules are in the main office if you don’t already have one. 

 

Students:  We ask that you have all after school plans made before you come to school. 

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