News From the Middle School- December 18

December 19, 2017


Winter Break

The winter break is quickly approaching.  On behalf of the entire Medway Middle School faculty and staff, I would like to wish you a restful, relaxing, and safe winter break.  Students will be dismissed at the regular time on Friday, December 22, 2017.  School will be back in session on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Happy New Year!


Academic Recognition

Medway Middle School School recognizes students' efforts and hard work after each trimester. This week, we will hold grade level assemblies to celebrate students' academic successes in addition to celebrating students demonstration of respectful and responsible behaviors.  We understand that not all students may have achieved an academic recognition award this trimester.  We will encourage students to set goals for the next trimester and support them in working hard to achieve their goals.  Please see our Student/Parent Handbook on our our website for additional  information regarding our academic recognition program.

News from the School Council

Festive Sweater Day and Door Decorating Contest

Student Council is sponsoring a Festive Sweater Day on Friday, December 22, 2017!  All members of the middle school community are encouraged to wear their favorite, festive, and fun sweater to welcome the winter break!  


During homeroom, students have been working together to create winter themed door scapes.  Keep an eye on @medwaymiddle on Twitter to see some of our students creative work!


DJ @ Lunch

Students in all grades are working towards a grade level incentive to have a DJ at lunch on Friday.  Each grade is close to reaching their goal and we are looking forward to having DJ Lafferty back to MMS to ring in the winter break!


Food Drive- Way to Rise Above!

Thank you to all the students and families who sent in canned food during last week’s food drive.  We donated over 1,900 canned food items to the Medway Food Pantry last week.  Way to Rise Above, MMS!


Band Concert

The Medway Middle School Band will present its Winter Concert for students in grades 6 through 8 on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  The concert will be at the Medway High School Auditorium at 6:00 PM.  Student musicians are asked to report to their designated spot at 5:15 pm.


In Pursuit of Presents- LAST CALL

The Medway Police Department along with our PBIS Team will be collecting Christmas presents for those in need again this year!  Due to the amazing response from the community last year, we would like to make the 2017 holiday season even better!  We are asking for donations of new unwrapped gifts. These gifts will go to the less fortunate children of Medway, as well as other charitable children's groups in the area. We ask that donations be made at the Medway Police Department or at any of the donation events we will be announcing.  Board games, dolls, building toys, art supplies, puzzles, action figures and coloring books are suggested!  There is a collection box in the middle school lobby and Medway Police officers will be at the middle school on Tuesday, December 5th collecting new, unwrapped toys.


Help us make this a special holiday for those in need!


Looking for Donations

Activities/Game During Lunch

Thank you to everyone who has sent in games/cards.  As we prepare for cooler weather, we are brainstorming activities that students could choose to do on days that we can not go out during lunch.  We will continue to accept donations of gently used games (checkers, chess, Connect Four, or other games that can be played in shorter amounts of time), cards (Uno or playing cards), or coloring pages/activities that students may choose to use.  Donations can be dropped off in the main office.  Thank you.


Grade 6 Film Series

Coming up in January, the 6th Grade and the Student Activities Group would like to extend an invitation to all 6th grade families.  In school, students are wrapping up their units on South Africa and apartheid, learning about the discriminatory laws placed on blacks from 1948 to 1991, the subsequent repeal of those laws, and the election of Nelson Mandela as the country's first black President in 1994.  In addition to these lessons, part of the discussion was about how Mandela reunited his country through sport.  The movie "Invictus" is a representation of how Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted by South Africa, to unify the people of South Africa.  We invite you, both students and parents, to join us on January 10th at 6:30 pm to watch this film in the MMS auditorium.  More information and a Permission Slip will be sent home with students after the Holiday Break, but we hope that you will be able to spare some time to join us for this event as we try to connect the student's studies with their families.  There is no cost for this event, we just hope you can make it!  If you have any further questions, please reach out to Mr. Herbst at

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