Saturday, January 31, 2015
Mauldin Middle School • 1190 Holland Road • Simpsonville , SC 29681 • (864) 355-6770 • FAX: (864) 355-6988

News and Notes

NEW!! ACT Aspire Test
This school year, students in grades 6-8 will take a new test called the ACT Aspire, a timed test, which will require students to answer multiple choice questions and to write the answers.  Students will ELA (English, reading and writing) and mathematics.  Also, all students in grades 6-8 will take the SCPASS, an untimed test, in the areas of social studies and science.  Both these tests are aligned to state standards and what is being taught in your child's classroom.  For a testing schedule and more information, click HERE.

Reflection Winners Announced
Congratulations to our 2015 Reflections Contest winners!
Photography:  1st - Kavya Patchipulusu; 2nd - Chloe Webber
Film Production:  1st - Dylan Tate
Literature: 1st - Shu Takamori, 2nd - Zora Brewster; 3rd - Abigail Parsons; 4th - Abrianna Custodio
HM - Gunnar Wilson

Spring Sports Info
If you're interested in trying out for a spring sport, put these dates on your calendar.  Students must turn in a completed physical form and $10 for insurance in order to try out or play any sport.  If a student participated in fall practice or a fall/winter sport at MMS or MHS, their forms are already on file and they do not need to bring $10.  Only 7th and 8th graders may participate and team members must maintain a minimum grade of C in all classes.

Tryouts will be held January 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the MMS field.  There will be a mandatory parent meeting at 6:00 p.m. on January 28 at the Mauldin High auditorium.

Track & Field
Any 7th or 8th grader interested in joining the MHS track team is invited to attend a Track & Field Rules meeting on January 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mauldin High auditorium.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Please sign and return these TRACK FORMS  at the meeting or bring them to the first practice.  Track practice will start on February 2nd at Mauldin Middle from 4:00 - 5:45 pm.

Baseball tryouts will be held Feb. 2-4 (weather permitting).  Baseball players should also bring a copy of their report card on Feb. 2.  Meet in the gym at 3:45 p.m.

Soccer tryouts begin Feb. 9 at 3:45 p.m. Meet in the gym. 

Music Auditions
The MMS Band and Strings departments will hold auditions in February.  The ONLY way for a student to be registered for one of these classes for the 2015-16 school year is to attend (with a parent) one of the meetings listed below.  For more details about Band, click HERE.  For more information about Strings, click HERE.

Beginning Band and Strings Instrument Selection Nights:
Monday, February 2 -- 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11 -- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12 -- 6:00 p.m.

Last Call to Order a Yearbook!
The deadline to purchase your 2015 Trailblazer yearbook is fast approaching -- March 9th!!  The cost is only $45.  You can order online by clicking HERE or by sending in a check, cash, or money order in a regular envelope to your student's homeroom teacher.  It's that easy!!  Be sure to include student's name, homeroom teacher, and grade.

Most importantly, unlike previous years, there will NOT be extra yearbooks available for purchase on May29th (yearbook distribution day).  If you want a yearbook, you must place an order by March 9th!!

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