Daily Announcements - Monday, October 21, 2019

MMS Daily Announcements - Monday, October 21, 2019
Posted on 10/21/2019

Skylert to Parents:  Menomonie Middle School is excited to share with you that our school community will be recognizing Bullying Prevention Month the week of Oct. 21st -25th. Staff, counselors and administration have activities planned for each day of the week.  Specifically, we will be celebrating Unity Day on Wed. Oct. 23rd. Unity Day is an annual event occurring during National Bullying Prevention Month in October that promotes joining together to create healthier communities through kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. It was started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2011 and is now celebrated around the world. We encourage all students and staff to wear ORANGE to UNITE towards creating a safer, kinder and more accepting school community and world. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to talk to your children about bullying prevention and all the positive things we can do to make healthier communities. For more information on the history of Unity Day and its impact, please go to https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp


Unity Week 2019!  October 21-25.

Monday:  Unity Week Kick-Off Counselor Video in CARES

Tuesday:  Upstander Activity “Helping Hands”

Wednesday:  National Unity Day – Wear Orange to stand up to bullying!

Thursday:  Upstander Activity – “Helping Hands”

Friday:  First meeting of the MMS Kindness Ambassadors


School Dance:  Grab you neon colors and get ready for the GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE this Thursday, October 24th.  The dance will run from 3:15 – 6:00pm.  Come hang with friends and show your groove on the dance floor.  Cost of admission is $4.  Concession will also be available.  There will be a photo booth as well for you to capture the moment.  It’s the GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE this Thursday.  Get your glow on!


Gymnastics:  Mandatory meeting after school Tuesday, October 22, in the cafeteria.  Please have a ride pick you up at 4 from the Middle School.  See Mrs. Harper in room 812 if you have questions or can’t attend.


2nd Quarter Sport Sign Ups:  It’s not too late to sign up for 2nd quarter sports!  If you are interested in signing up for 7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball, 7th & 8th grade Girls Swim, or 6th, 7th & 8th Boys and Girls Gymnastics, pick up paperwork in front office. 


Girls Swim:  There will be a Girls Swim mandatory meeting in the cafeteria on Wednesday, October 23rd at 3:10pm.


Multicultural Club:  We will meet Friday, October 25th after school in Mrs. Lemanski’s room.  Come learn about how they celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico.  We will finish by 4pm.


Science Olympiad:  Are you looking for something fun to be involved in at school?  Want to be part of a team and travel to fun competitions?  Join Science Olympiad!  Science Olympiad is a STEM based competition with over 25 events rang from robots to elastic gliders and everything in between.  Permission slips and event lists are available from your science teacher.  Practice begins November 4th.  Please see Mrs. Topper, Mrs. Zuber or Mrs. Hamilin-Bowe with questions.


DECA:  Our Middle School DECA will be doing Trick or Can.  Trick or Can is where you bring in non-perishable food items (stuff in cans).  All the non-perishable food items will be going to our local food pantry, Stepping Stones.  The items that are most needed are peanut butter and jelly, canned meats, boxed dinners, spaghetti sauce and pasta, rice and dry beans.  They also accept personal hygiene products.  There will be a box in every pod, office and other locations throughout school where you can put your non-perishable food items.  They do not accept home made goods.  The drive starts today and runs through Halloween.  Thank you for your support!


MMS Gives Back:  Next week our school will be competing in a completion to raise money to make tie blankets for local children’s hospitals.  To do this we will be raising money together as a school.  On Monday, bring in pennies, on Tuesday, bring nickels, on Wednesday, bring dimes, on Thursday bring quarters and on Friday bring all coins and dollars.  When brining in collected money, simply place it in your pods jug that will be placed in the pod.  At the end, which ever pod in the school collects the most money will be rewarded with ice cream sandwiches.  Together let’s help local hospitals and have fun!


Mustang 5K:    We are having our annual Mustang 5K on Saturday, October 26th.  Registration forms are available in the office or you can register online on our website.  All proceeds will support Middle School student activities.  Hope to see you there!


Kindness Ambassador:  Self-nomination forms to be a MMS Kindness Ambassador are in the office!  Become a Kindness Ambassador to be a part of supporting our culture of kindness at MMS!  Turn in completed forms to your school counselor by next Wednesday, October 18.


Bathroom Beautification:  There is only 1 day left to submit a design to be voted on for our bathrooms!  These designs can be hand drawn or done on a computer.  Pick up an application in the front office.  They are due next Tuesday!


Quote of the Week:  Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.  ~ Les Brown


Word of the Month:  Responsibility