Monday, January 23, 2017
1190 Holland Road • Simpsonville , SC 29681 • (864) 355-6770 • FAX: (864) 355-6988
  • Parents are invited to come learn about MMS tech!
  • Geography Bee
  • Geography Bee
  • Rocket Building
  • GCSD Job Fair - Full Time Positions
  • Rocket Building
  • Rocket Launch
  • Rocket Launch
  • Yearbooks are still available!

News and Notes

Fly with the Eagles 5K

Join Mauldin Elementary School for their 2nd Annual "Fly with the Eagles" Family 5K Run/Walk on March 4, 2017. Your family will need to register ahead of time to participate. Click here to register online.

Registration ends February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

FLL Club

Calling all 6th & 7th graders: Do you love robots? How about Legos? Come learn how to program Lego robots at FLL Club!

There will be an informational meeting for parents in the MMS Media Center on Wednesday, January 25 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. For more information, contact Julia Powell at 864-525-7198 or email julia_gajewski@hotmail.com.

Click here to download the club application form. 

2017-18 Beginning Strings

All students in starting strings next year are asked to please attend one of the MMS Strings Instrument Audition nights. Students (and a parent) only need to attend one of the following meetings:
  • Monday, February 6 @ 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 9 @ 5:00 PM

Students do not need any prior musical instruction or be able to read music to join the String Orchestra class. You may not even have to rent or own an instrument! All instruction is free of charge, and after-school commitments are minimal.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Gencarelli or call 864-355-6897.

2017-18 Beginning Band

All students who wish to be in Beginning Band next year must attend one of the MMS Beginning Band Instrument Selection meetings. Attending a meeting is the only way to be registered for band for the 2017-18 school year! No prior music experience is required to join Beginning Band.

Meeting attendees will:
  • Receive all information needed to register for band
  • See a demonstration of all band instruments
  • Get to hold and try out every instrument we offer!
  • Get to ask questions and speak with the band directors one-on-one 

Students (and a parent) only need to attend one of the following meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 31 @ 6:00 PM
  • Monday, February 6 @ 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 9 @ 5:00 PM
  • Monday, February 13 @ 6:00 PM

Questions before the meeting? Please contact Mr. Kilgus.
 

Parent Education in Technology

Chromebook iconMauldin Middle School is offering two Parent Education in Technology (PET) classes on Thursday, January 26 in the Media Center. This session is designed to teach you what you've always wanted to know about Chromebooks, Google Classroom, and checking browser history, but were always afraid to ask! Join us at our 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM class.

Be A Fan Week

Be A Fan Week is about making our students and staff more aware of students with special needs, banning the “R” word, and how to Be a Fan of these students. Be A Fan and get your students involved!! Be A Fan Club members will be helping run the activities.

Be A Fan Week Schedule

There will also be special evening activites at the last MMS home basketball game vs. Bryson on Thursday, January 26. Prior to the game, Be A Fan Club and Special Olympics athletes & partners will eat pizza together prior to the game, and will be introduced during half-time of the girls' game. During the boys' game, you can "Shoot to Be A Fan." For $2, you get the opportunity at half time to make a half-court shot. If you make the shot, you'll win $10.

*All funds go towards activities at Special Olympics for Mauldin Middle.
 

MHS Curriculum Night

Mauldin High School will be hosting a curriculum night for rising 9th graders on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 PM.

Students and parents will begin the evening with an informational session. Students will be dismissed at approximately 7:30 PM for refreshments and ‚Äčto participate in a scavenger hunt on campus. This will be a fun way for the students to familiarize themselves with the grounds and help them identify important areas of the school. The winning team will receive prizes!
 

Spring Sports Tryouts!

It's almost time for Spring sports at Mauldin Middle! Mark these dates and times on your calendar for tryouts:

   Softball
   Monday, January 30, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

   Baseball
   Monday, January 30, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

   Boys Soccer & Girls Soccer
   Monday, January 30, 3:45 - 5:30 PM
   Tuesday, January 31, 3:45 - 5:30 PM

A completed physical form is required for anyone trying out for a school sport! Please turn your form in to Coach Ravan before the day of tryouts.

Fit's Cool School Challenge

TD Bank Reedy River RunLace up your running shoes and start building your endurance up for Fit's Cool School Challenge! Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to run with MMS at the 70th Annual Reedy River Run 5K.

The race begins at 7:20 AM on Saturday, April 22, 2017 and starts at TD Bank (corner of S. Main Street and McBee Avenue) in downtown Greenville. Register online today at www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com. The earlier you register, the more money you'll save on your entry fee!

Entry Fees:
  • First 250 to register: $20
  • Entrants 251-500: $24
  • Entrants 500+: $29
  • On-site registration @ packet pickup April 20-21: $30
  • No race day registrations will be accepted

Nominations for ACE Awards

ACE AwardsAnnual ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) will take place in May 2017. At this time, one male and one female student who are considered true "unsung heroes" 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 31. Nomination forms are available in Guidance and online at http://coaches4character.com/ace-awards.html.

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Stay Connected

This school year, stay connected with us! Take a look at our new school logo on Facebook @mauldinmiddleschool and like us today! You can also follow us on Twitter @Mauldin_Middle and on Instagram @mauldinmiddleschool.

Want to keep up with MMS sports? They now have their very own Twitter account: @mauldinmustangs. Follow us here for scores, game schedules, and player highlights.