Thursday, February 11, 2016
1190 Holland Road • Simpsonville , SC 29681 • (864) 355-6770 • FAX: (864) 355-6988

News and Notes

Soccer Player/Parent Meeting
There will be a soccer player/parent meeting on Friday, February 12 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the MMS gym.  Your $32.00 insurance payment is due at this meeting.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
The media center is offering the Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program to interested students in any grade.  Read 3 books, turn in a reading log March 7-11 and receive a voucher to attend the Greenville Drive game on Monday, April 11.  Contact the library staff for more information.

STEMfest this Saturday!
Wanna be a maker?  Check out the STEMfest  being held at Roper Mountain Science Center this Saturday, February 13 from 9:00 - 3:00 for lots of fun STEM activities. 

Mauldin's Got Talent
Once again, MMS is holding the Mauldin's Got Talent show!  Come be enthralled and entertained by great student and faculty acts!  The show is Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the MMS cafeteria.  Tickets are $3.00 and go on sale Tuesday, February 16th. 

Baseball News
Congratulations to the following boys who were selected for the 2016 MMS Mustangs Baseball Team:  Richard Beerman, Miller Clement, Krystphr Downey-Simms, Michael Eggert, Wyatt Evans, Christopher Felder, James Ferguson, Caleb Freeman, Edward Moman, Jacob Nichols, William Nichols, Kallen Shelton, Bennett Sloper, Hayden Stapleton, and Dillon Westmoreland.  Curtis Harper is the coach.

Mauldin Sports and Recreation is registering for the spring baseball season through February 14 for ages 4-13.  Register online at or at the Mauldin Sports Center.

Interested in an IT Career?
IT-oLogy Upstate Cyber Saturday is a free event that will be held at NEXT High School (Mandarin Room) on February 13 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.  NEXT High School is located at 2000 Wade Hampton Blvd.  This program includes creative sessions that cover a variety of IT topics with presentations and hands-on activities designed to interest students.  Students will have the opportunity to explore and experience technology in new ways and learn about careers in technology.

High School Curriculum Nights & Open Houses
Area high schools will hold curriculum nights and open houses for rising 9th graders in the coming weeks.  Continue to watch this announcement for added events.
Golden Strip Career Center - February 9, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Eastside High School - February 18, 6:30 p.m.
Hillcrest High School - February 22, 6:00 p.m.
Mauldin HIgh Curriculum Night - February 22, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Carolina High School - February 22, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
JL Mann High School - February 23, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Want to Support Mauldin High Athletics?
The Mauldin High School Athletic Department is hosting an Oyster Roast on March 19th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center (101 East Butler Road).  There will be all the oysters and barbeque you can eat!  General Admission tickets are $35.00 and MHS Faculty/Staff tickets are $25.00.  You may purchase a ticket at the door for $40.00.  Email for more information or to purchase tickets.  You may also buy a ticket from any MHS athlete.

Find it at the School Store!
Need a pencil for class?  Last-minute poster board?  Well, stop by the school store and buy what you need.  The store is staffed by PTA volunteers and open each morning during homeroom for students to purchase school supplies.  Click HERE for the list of available items and prices.

Shoes4Water Collection
The Beta Club is collecting old shoes to donate to Shoes4Water, an organization that uses funds from the sale of these shoes to build clean water wells in Kenya.  If you want to donate, shoes must be in pairs.  Please rubberband shoes together or tie laces so that shoes stay in pairs.    Donations may be brought to the media center during homeroom each morning through February 12.

Instrument Selection Dates for Band and Strings

Instrument Selection dates have been scheduled.  No prior music experience is needed to join band or strings!​  Attending a meeting is the only way to be registered for band or strings next year.  Students (and a parent) only need to attend one of these meetings.  At the meeting, you will:

-Receive all information you need about being registered for band or strings.
-See a demonstration of all band and strings instruments.
-Get to hold and try out every instrument we offer!
-Get to ask any questions you have and speak with the band and strings directors one on one.

Thursday, February 11 @ 4:00 PM               Tuesday, February 16 @ 6:00 PM            Thursday, February 18 @ 4:00 PM

Looking for a Summer Camp?
Are you looking for a summer camp?  Contact Patricia Whitener at or 864-365-0627 for more information.
Summer Camps
Tomato Project

Box Top Contest Round 2

Thank you for all your participation in the last Box Top contest!!  Congratulations to the first contest winners:   AJ Dominguez, Noah Burgess, Marsh Kral, Will Alber, and Joshua Dendy!  Our second contest is already underway.  Five students will be drawn to win a $10 gift card to the movies or Starbucks.   If you would like to enter, glue your Box Tops to the contest sheet and be sure to write in your name and homeroom teacher’s name.  Make sure the Box Tops are trimmed and not expired.  You may enter as many times as you would like to increase your chances of winning.  Your name may be drawn more than once!  Contest ends Wednesday, February 24th.  Thank you in advance for your participation!!

Check out this College Fair!
The first annual National (NACAC) College Fair will be held in Greenville! The Upstate NACAC College Fair will be at the TD Convention Center on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Over 100 colleges from across the country are expected to be represented.  This is a great opportunity to get information about a lot of different colleges!


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