Notes From Our Nurse

6th grade Parents: The immunization  letters are  on the way! You will receive a letter if your child needs immunizations to enter the 7th grade or your child is not signed up on the Texas state Registry. Please attend to these matters and return official documentation to the clinic. The sooner the better to assure your student’s smooth transition into 7thgrade.

6th, 7th, & 8th grade Parents: Please tend to all referrals for vision, hearing, AN, Spinal and send paperwork to clinic. 3rd notices are soon to be sent  out.


NJHS Toy Drive

The NJHS Toy Drive runs between now through Friday, December 14.  We are donating toys to our very own Westwood Elementary School in SBISD! Each grade level will be donating toys for a different age group (see graphic below for more info). Please donate NEW toys (and no individual hot wheels cars – packs only)!

As a friendly competition between activity classes, the activity that donates the MOST toys will receive a pizza party for each grade level!! Your activity earns points by donating! One toy = one point! The OVERALL classroom winner gets not only a pizza party but a playdate with snuggly puppies from CAPS. We will collect December 12th, 13th and 14th. We will have the grade level pizza parties after the Winter Break due to finals. As always thank you for supporting our endeavors.

CURRENT TOTALS – The competition lasts only one more week so bring your toys!


A list of suggested toys are below.

Library Makerspace

We have been making some really cool projects in our library makerspace these past few weeks. Students can still join in on the fun in the library after school on Wednesdays until 4:15 p.m. and before school on Thursdays. This is a great time for kids to use their imaginations and create projects. The theme for December is Coding with Robotics and the theme for January is Cardboard Creations.

Please send any cardboard and/ or new or used T-shirts that you are no longer using. Donations are being collected in the library. Also, we are still accepting Legos if you are willing to donate them to use with our Lego wall.

Thank you for your help!

There is no need to sign up. Students can just show up and have fun! If you have any questions, contact the librarian, Shanda Fraser.

International Day – Chaperones and Pictures Needed!

Save the date! January 11th will be the first MMS International Day! We need your help. It will be from 1:00pm to 3:30pm and will feature opportunities for students to learn about other countries, play games, taste treats, hear music, and celebrate the diversity that makes MMS great.

Please save the date and sign up to chaperone. Additional sign ups will follow for guides to help with providing exhibits, games, food, and activities.

Additionally, we are collecting photos of “Students Around the World”

Please click HERE to email your photos and please be sure to include:



Place where the picture was taken:


The name of the photo should be in this format:




All volunteers MUST have registered THIS SCHOOL YEAR in order to be able to attend and chaperone. Click HERE to register online

SBISD Academic Calendar Survey – Round II

You may have seen and/or taken the SBISD school calendar survey last month. As happens from time to time, date changes came down from the Texas Education Agency requiring the proposed SBISD school calendars to be reworked. If you’d like to see the changes and vote on your preferred school calendar for both 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, please click HERE.

Stratford Playhouse Newsies Production – Backstage Pass Form

Do you know any budding young actors/actresses? The Stratford HS Playhouse is offering the opportunity to have access to back stage for the big show, the musical Newsies!! The link below contains the registration form*. It’s so fun and makes a GREAT Christmas present! We have made the registration available online only this year. Easy to register, but we will sell out FAST!

Stratford Newsies Backstage Pass

*Walk on passes are now sold out.