Thursday, October 23, 2014
Mauldin Middle School • 1190 Holland Road • Simpsonville , SC 29681 • (864) 355-6770 • FAX: (864) 355-6988

News and Notes

Love Yourself. Be Drug Free!
This year Red Ribbon Week and PTA Spirit Week coincide!  Many activities have been planned for this exciting week!  Students are invited and encouraged to participate everyday and show their MMS spirit and committment to living a drug-free life.

The week's activities include:
rrw bannerDaily ~ Chick-fil-A Biscuits sold in car line; Tea sold at lunch; CandyGrams sold by Step Team.
Monday ~ Red Ribbon Day: Wear your Red Ribbon and get $5 off a Jersey Mike's sub.  Candy/treats sold after school.
Tuesday ~ Hat and Sunglasses Day: Wear your favorite hat and sunglasses (Cost = $3.00).  Candy/treats sold after school.
Wednesday ~ Wear RED Day:  Dress in RED from head to toe to win a snack at lunch.  Also...Cell Phone Music Day: Students may use cell phones during lunch to listen to music with earphones. (Cost = $3.00)
Thursday ~ Flip-Flop/Krazy Hair/Tacky Day: Wear flip-flops, krazy hair, or dress tacky.  You can even do all three! (Cost = $3.00).  Sandlapper Bake Sale after school.
Friday ~ Monster Mash Costume Day: Wear a costume that follows these GUIDELINES.  (Cost = $3.00).  Sandlapper Bake Sale after school.

Poinsettia Sale Begins
The Sandlapper Club Poinsettia Sale is going on now!  The cost of each plant is $16.00 and they will be delivered on Thursday, December 4th.  All orders are due Thursday, November 6 by 9:00 a.m.  Contact a Sandlapper Club member or sponsor for more details and to order.

MMS's Got Talent?!
Have you got talent you want to share with the world?  Or at least with MMS?  Head to the Talent Show Tryouts on November 5 and November 6 from 3:30 - 5:00.  Start practicing now and bring your best talent!  You might be selected to perform in the show on Friday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m.  If you're one of the acts chosen, be sure to save the date of November 20 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

for a dress rehearsal.

ACE Award Nominations

We are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) will take place in May 2015.  At this time, one male and one female student who is considered a true “unsung hero” in their school will be honored.  This award was created to recognize students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another but have accomplished great things in their community or school or have overcome great adversities in their lives. These students will be recognized at the ACE Awards Banquet for outstanding character and academic effort. 

Nominations from students, faculty, staff, parents and other community members are encouraged.  If you would like to nominate a Mauldin Middle 8th grade student who is truly an “Unsung Hero”, please complete a nomination form and return it to Mrs. Sponaugle in Guidance by Friday, January 30th. Nomination forms are available in Guidance and online at

Free SAT/ACT Test Taking Strategies Workshop

The Greenville Region of Personal Pathways to Success is hosting a free SAT/ACT workshop on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the University Center in Greenville from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The workshop is open to 8th-12th grade students. Lunch will be provided.  If you are interested in the registration process, please email Christie Sponaugle

Parent/Student Awareness Night
Need information about high school??  Come to the 8th Grade Parent/Student Awareness Night at Hillcrest Middle School on Monday, November 10.  Magnet Schools information will be presented from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and info booths will be set up outside the HMS cafeteria.  For students planning to attend Mauldin High or Hillcrest High, presentations will run  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Locations are as follows:   Mauldin High --  HMS library   ~~   Hillcrest High -- HMS cafeteria

Eighth graders will receive a treat if a parent attends one meeting.  If you are unable to attend the night meeting, there will be another 8th Grade Awareness Day on Friday, November 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the Hillcrest Middle cafeteria.  Call Jane Hunnicutt (HMS 8th grade counselor) at 355-6117 if you have questions or concerns.

Have a Spooky Story to Share?

It's October and Mauldin Middle School is holding its annual Halloween Contest for Scary Stories, Poems, and Art.  Turn in your entries to Mr. Husted in Room E-104, by Friday, October 31st.  Winners in each category will get published in a Halloween book and will receive a copy of the book.  

Order Your Yearbook Today!
Yearbook BannerPreorder your yearbook now!  It's as easy as one click!  You can order online for $45.00.  Click HERE to place an online order.  If you wish, you can still send in money and order forms to your student's homeroom teacher. Use the envelope provided in the first day packet or use a regular envelope.  Be sure to include student's name, homeroom teacher, and grade.

Yearbook Ads on Sale Now!!  Eighth Grade Yearbook ads are on sale now!!  The cost is $40 but space is limited. Reserve your spot today!  See a member of the Yearbook Staff or Ms. Godfrey ( for an ad kit.  Don't miss out!

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