Athletic Physicals

If your son or daughter is going to be in 7th-12th grade next year and plans to participate in school athletics, they must have new physical dated after April 1st every year.  This must be done on the UIL form that is here.  You must also complete all of the online forms that can be found on the SBISD website under athletics.  Coaches also have a copy of these, so feel free to ask them for a copy of the form.  SBISD will be holding low cost physicals at Northbrook High School on April 14 from 800 AM-12:00 PM.  If you choose to go, please have the forms completed ahead of time.  You can also have your physical done at any doctor’s office or redi clinic.  It must be done on the UIL form.  Once the forms are completed, please turn them in to a one of the coaches.

Dance Club- Class of 2024

DANCE CLUB- CLASS OF 2024 REGISTRATION

Attention parents of 6th graders zoned to MHS!!! Dance Club registration for the Class of 2024 (current 6th graders) will open online for students zoned to Memorial High School on Thursday, April 19th, at 9:00AM. Membership is limited, and spaces will fill quickly. You should have received a mailing last week with all registration and participation details.

The Memorial Cotillion Dance Club has a rich history in Houston. This is a tradition you will want your daughter or son to experience! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at danceclub2024@gmail.com.

Courtney Anderson, Kathryn Roark, Ara Hardig, Kerri Kenne, and Heather Springer
Dance Club 2024 MMS Board members

Off Campus Health Fitness – Due May 1

Off Campus Health Fitness (OCHF) student applications are due to the MMS main office on or before May 1, 2018.  Students who would like to earn middle school PE credit via OCHF for next school year must complete and return the OCHF application by May 1, 2018.

 

Prescription Drugs – safe disposal drop off

Parents – Prescription medications from our homes (like opioid painkillers and ADHD medications) are an increasing source of drugs that are being abused by teens.

Please check around your house for prescription medication that you no longer need and bring them to this drug take back day for safe disposal.

If you have prescription meds you still need to keep please make sure that it is stored securely in a location that is not accessible to your children or their friends while visiting your home.

April 28: 10am-2pm @ HCC Spring Branch Campus

Click here for more details.

Dance Club West 2024

Calling all current 6th graders zoned to Stratford High School. Save the date for MAY 8TH at 10am to register for Dance Club 2024. The registration will be online. A detailed letter with specific instructions will go out in the mail the week of April 23rd.

Mark your calendar because you don’t want to miss this registration. It’s a fun tradition!! Email christymaloy2000@gmail.com or eleighfowler@gmail.com with questions.

April 12-14..

 MMS presents

“The Music Man”

April 12: 4pm & 7pm

April 13: 4pm & 7pm

April 14: 2pm & 7pm

Tickets are $10

Children under 5 are $5

Children 2 and under are Free

SHS and MHS Principals to Speak at April 19th PTA Meeting

The Principals from Memorial High School and Stratford High School will be our guest speakers at the April 19th PTA meeting. Ms. Weir and Mr. Crowson will present on what to expect in high school.

SHS Middle School Night

Texas A&M Physics & Engineering Festival

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University invite the public to an entertaining and informative event. People of all ages will find funny, puzzling, and fascinating hands-on experiments. Everyone is invited to participate. All events are free of charge and no registration is needed!

Here is a link to the event http://physicsfestival.tamu.edu/

2018 8th grade Washington DC trip update!

Attention parents! The Washington DC trip will be coming up May 18-21 and still has limited slots available for your child to travel to see our Nation’s capitol and experience history firsthand! Right now we have 85 students signed up for our annual excursion to DC. Interested in having your child join???
Contact Coach Thornton at: dana.thornton@springbranchisd.com

Quick Push for Boxtops for Education

If you have boxtops languishing around the house, we’d like them. You can affix to this Boxtops for Education sheet and send them up to school. There will be a box in the office to collect them. The deadline is very short though, we need them by this Friday, February 23. Proceeds benefit 8th grade dance. Thank you.

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Memorial Middle School Standing Rules 2017 Update

Per the Texas PTA, it is time to update our Standing Rules. Please review HERE as these will be voted upon at our next general meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

 

After-School Cooking Classes Now at MMS!

Does your teen love to watch cooking shows? Does your child show an interest for being in the kitchen at home? Now they can explore their culinary genius easily after school!

Figlia Kitchen is excited to now offer this weekly fun and educational after-school culinary program for kids at MMS. Students will extend their math, science and other problem-solving skills into the kitchen through this educational and engaging outlet that’s a great fit for all kids! The program will promote life-long skills such as learning about kitchen safety, knife skills, cooking and baking techniques and more. But most of all, what we love to see is how kids’ confidence and self-esteem soar from this independent experience, as well as kids’ exposure and interest in trying new foods! It’s an all-around great experience for teens!

Reflections

The Reflections Contest is a national program that encourages students in pre-K through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts.

The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is “Within Reach”. Thousands of students will create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts. The judged contest beginsat the school level and winners advance to the district level. Those that advance from the district level have the honor of representing themselves and MMS at the state and possibly the national level.

Entries are due November 17th.

Visit our 2016-2017 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries that were awarded by Texas PTA in past years.

For additional information, please contact Isabel Asander at salemic@hotmail.com

Student Entry Form

Reflections Information

Rules

Math Mondays

American Mathematics and MathCounts Competitions

Are you interested in participating in math competitions?

Do you like solving challenging math problems?

Then you are invited to join Math Mondays. Monday after school, 3:30 to 4:25, in Library Room. Our first meeting will be Monday, October 16th

Math Mondays will be the Memorial Middle School sponsored and parents volunteered program to prepare students for the AMC 8 and MATHCOUNTS Competition, which are the math competitions held for students in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade. We will meet on Mondays after school from 3:30 to 4:25 and will focus on math problem solving. Students will work together to solve problems and improve math skill.

The AMC 8 contest will be held at Memorial Middle School on November 14th 2017 after school. The MATHCOUNTS Competition will be held in February 2018. Further details will be provided during the Math Mondays meetings.

The Math Mondays is the volunteer parent organized program. The parents of the participating students are expected to take turns to help running the Monday’s meeting. If you are interested and your parents are able to volunteer, ask your parents to send email to daliu@yahoo.com to register or ask questions.

The AMC 8

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills,. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

The MATHCOUNTS

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MATHCOUNTS program. MATHCOUNTS competitions are provided at four levels: school, chapter, state and national. Top individual students and teams in a level will advance to next level. Each level of competition is comprised of 4 rounds—Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round.

Odyssey of the Mind

Creativity, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Drama, Art: How can you get it all on ONE extracurricular activity? Odyssey of the Mind does it all, plus more!

Odyssey of The Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. Each team of 7 kids is parent coached, so parental involvement is essential too. It’s an incredible experience for both the kids and the coaches. Come to the Odyssey of the Mind Awareness meeting on Tuesday October 3rd, at 4:00pm in the Library. Come to the meeting to find out all about this exciting, enriching experience, or email Beth Otillar at botillar@gmail.com. Parents and kids are both welcome.

Gifted & Talented Referral Information

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who would like to participate in the GT Referral Process must submit a GT Parent/Student Referral Form to the main office by October 23rd.

Paper copies are available in the main office.

Please review the GT Brochure for information regarding the Secondary GT Referral Process. Questions?  Please email Michelle Perkins at Yvette.perkins@springbranchisd.com.

From the MMS Registrar…

Parents: If you’re child is a returning SBISD student, please take a moment to log onto Skyward’s Family Access and updates your child’s information. Parents can login to the Family Access Portal from their campus website or from the homepage of the SBISD District website. Parents, you are now able to change your login and password to whatever you like rather than the randomly generated login and password you received when you signed up. You can now also change the e-mail address that is stored in your Family Access account. Skyward (Family Access) is a password-protected site that provides both parents and students access to course grades, homework, attendance, and other data.

Attendance Policy

If your student is sick please make sure to call the school’s Main Office (713-251-3900) and let us know before 10:00 AM. Please indicate the student’s full legal name, grade, and reason. (There is no need to call if he/she will be coming in late with a medical note/excuse).

If your student has to leave campus for a medical appointment, please make sure to sign him/her IN and OUT through the main office and turn in any medical notes, as soon as possible. If you leave a doctor/dentist/ortho office and forgot to ask for a note, you may request them to fax the note to us (713-251-3915).

All other absences require written notification signed and dated (including student’s full legal name and reason) and are DUE no later than TWO days upon the students return to campus. Email notifications are also accepted. Please note that some absences may require a confirmation from church, like in the case of a religious observance.

Eagle Aid: GiveBig~MMS Spirit Hats

By popular demand and for a LIMITED TIME, we are offering MMS spirit hats inspired by MMS Eagle Aid.  Show your Eagle Pride for our MMS community!  Profits from the sale of spirit hats will benefit our teacher Wish List, as well as educational needs throughout the school year.
Caps are offered in MMS school colors – black with orange lettering as shown.  Embroidery reads “MMS HOU” on the front, and “Texas Strong 2017” with a hurricane symbol on the back.  Hats are adjustable.
Order yours before we sell out!  Hats will be delivered to activity classes.
  

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Donut Days 2017-2018

Dates:

September 29th – October 27tth – November 17th – December 15th 

January 26th – February 23rd – April 6th

 

Time:              7:50 am – 8:20 am

Location:        Courtyard and outside of 8th grade building

Cost:               Donuts and Water – $1

Kolaches – $2

               (please try to bring exact change)

Volunteers

Needed:         www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4EA8AE238-donut

Chairs:                        Julie Bergen, Claudia Cintora, Karen Diego, Eva Gomez, and Mariana Pinto

All proceeds benefit the 8th Grade Party!

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