Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Mauldin Middle School • 1190 Holland Road • Simpsonville , SC 29681 • (864) 355-6770 • FAX: (864) 355-6988

News and Notes

All New PTA Newsletter!
NEW!! Check out the latest PTA newsletter, The Stampede, and find out what's happening at Mauldin MIddle.

Sandlapper Officers Elected
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Sandlapper Club:  Jenny Oneychi (president), Zoe Leavitt (vice-president), Kailey Grooms (secretary), and Lauren Daubler (treasurer).  The Historian Committee includes Madison Edder, Kate Gruidl, Jesse Matt, and Emily Sipple.

Make-Up Picture Day
Fall picture make-ups will be taken on October 7 for those students who missed the first picture day earlier in the year.

PTA Reflections Contest is here!

The PTA is sponsoring the annual Reflections Contest, which is open to all students.  The theme for 2014-15 is "The world would be a better place if...."  Categories for entries include Dance, Music, Literature, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts.  All entries are due October 13-14.  You must attach an ENTRY FORM with your entry.

Is Science your thing? Are you a girl?
If you're a girl interested in all things Science, come to the inaugural meeting of the Girls in Science club on October 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  All meetings will be held in Ms. Thibodeaux's room E114.  Experimenting with gases will be the focus of the first meeting. 

Vision Screening for 7th Graders
Vision screening will given to all seventh graders during school hours on October 1.

Wrap Up with a Good Book!
Wrap up with a Good Book @ the Book Fair!  The media center is having its Fall Book Fair October 2-8 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  It's a great place to get started on your holiday shopping.  There are books for all ages -- kids, of course, as well as picture books for the younger set and adult fiction and cookbooks for the adults on your list.  And don't forget about all the cute pens, pencils, and other "stuff" too!  Cash, checks, and credit cards are all welcome!  Hope to see you there.

Volunteers are need to man the fair.  Contact Christy Batson at 355-6775 or go online to www.volunteerspot.com  to sign up for a shift (or two).

Music Department Walk-A-Thon

The MMS Music Department will hold its annual Walk-A-Thon on Friday, October 10 from 3:15 until dark.  The event is held to raise funds for music, instruments, trips, and other music class expenses.

Participants get pledges and walk the MMS track to raise money.  This year about 350 walkers are expected and they hope to exceed last year's total of nearly 1800 miles!

Jump on the "bandwagon" and make a pledge to support the Music Department.  Contact Jim Kilgus  or Julie Poston at 355-6896 for more information.

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.

ID Badge Policy

All MMS students are expected to wear a district-issued ID badge every day.  The first ID (permanent) Badge is FREE!  This includes plastic ID with picture, plastic cover and a grade level lanyard.  These badges will be given out during homeroom on the first day of school.

If a student loses a badge, he or she may purchase a new one in the media center during homeroom.  Replacement costs are: 

If a student forgets his or her permanent ID, he or she may purchase a temporary (good for one day ONLY) for 50 cents in the media center during homeroom only.  A student must wear the temporary ID on his or her shirt for entire day.

 NO ID will result in a reduced lunch time and 20 minutes in ISS.

 Only students with a PERMANENT ID can go through Line C at lunchtime!

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