Daily Announcements - Friday, February 7, 2020

MMS Daily Announcements - Friday, February 7, 2020
Posted on 02/07/2020

Forensics:  Congratulations to the entire MMS Forensics team on an excellent Level 1 meet yesterday.  The entire team made it to Level 2!

FFA:  FFA meeting on Monday, February 10th in Mrs. Forster’s room after school until 4pm.


Record Board:  Did you notice there is a new record board going up?  Track & Field and Cross Country’s all time record board is in progress across from the locker rooms.  Special congrats to our current record holders:  Ricky Spencer, is our 200 meter sprint record holder with a time of 26.2 seconds.  The 4 X 200 girls relay team of Mary Berg, Izzy Kolek, Sam Jacobsen and Elizabeth Kyles holds the 7th grade record of 2:06!  If you see these kids, congratulate them on their speedy success!


Black History Month:  Misty Copeland was the only African-American in one of the world’s most famous dance companies. On her opening night as a prima ballerina in The Firebird, she transfixed the audience. When the curtain closed, she revealed she had injured herself; she had six fractures in her left shin and needed surgery. She recovered and worked hard to dance again for the American Ballet Theatre where she danced as a true black swan in Swan Lake.


Yearbook:  The deadline for ordering yearbooks is Friday, February 21st!  Late orders not accepted so do not wait until the last minute!  The cost of the yearbook is $25.  Please order online at Jostens.com or get a yearbook order form from the office.

SDMA Celebrates Black History Month:  In the SDMA, we will be celebrating Black History Month with a number of great school activities, including a special Superintendent Writing Challenge for all students. 

This year's challenge will focus on literacy. 

Students are welcome to be creative with their approach to this challenge, but a few ideas might be:

  • Civil Rights- What do civil rights mean to you? What would life be like without them?  How do you think people fighting for their civil rights might be able to achieve equality?
  • Recognizing Achievements and Accomplishments of African Americans- Who achieved what?  Why was it important?  What challenges did they face?
  • Brown vs. the Board of Education- What was this case about? Why was it significant? How does this case impact our world today?
  • Ruby Bridges and the Civil Rights Movement hat did Ruby Bridges do? Why did she do it? What are some of the ways the world is different today because of Ruby Bridges?

Submissions may be emailed to Dr. Zydowsky or a hard copy can be turned into the Middle School front office by 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 20.  Dr. Zydowsky will be reading all student work and awarding prizes for the best submissions for each grade level at each school in the SDMA. 


Quote of the Week:  “Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth.” – Rachel Naomi Remen


Word of the Month:  Safety