News From the Middle School- October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Midterm Progress Report

This past Friday, October 6, 2017, marked the midway point of the first  trimester.  Families are encouraged to visit the parent portal this week to view their child’s academic progress.  If you have any questions regarding your child’s academic progress, please contact their teacher or guidance counselor.

 

Makerspace- A HUGE Hit

Recently, we opened Medway Middle School’s Makerspace!  A makerspace is a tool for redefining the educational experience. The tools and resources that are present in a makerspace environment allow student expectations and lesson objectives to be easily redefined.  Students are able to access the makerspace during lunch and after school.  In addition, teachers will be able to bring their classes to the makerspace to support and enhance student learning.  Each week, Mr. Camire leaves a challenge for students to work on or students can create/collaborate on individual projects.  We will continue to assess the success of this space and make adjustments and additions as necessary and possible!

 

We have been overwhelmed by our students interest in our makerspace!  The library is alive with students, creating and collaborating everyday after school.  We are in the process of tracking how many students are using the makerspace daily and it may become necessary for us to have students sign-up to limit the number of students in the library after school.  We are also exploring the option of having parent volunteers assist in the makerspace. If this is something that you would be interested in volunteering with, please email Mrs. Muench at jmuench@medwayschools.org.

 

News from the MFE

 

The MFE Annual drive will begin  9/25 and run through 10/15

 

Be sure to check your email or our Facebook page and website for each weeks special prize. Every person who donates will have a chance to win!

 

This week, win a pair of Red Sox tickets for the September 30th game against Houston.

 

Watch the big tally board at the middle school to see how we are doing.

 

We thank you for your support.

 

News from the MSPTO

MSPTO

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

 

All Meeting Start @ 7:30PM on last Wednesday of the Month

 

October 25-High School

November 29-Middle School

(6:00 PM Start - 4th Annual Pop-up Shop)

January 31- High School

February 28- Middle School

March 28-High School

April 25- Middle School

May 23rd- High School

 

Meeting Locations:

Middle School Library

High School Guidance

 

Box Top Contest

Medway Secondary Parent Teacher Organization

Middle School Box Tops Contest

 

The one class that brings in the most box tops and labels will enjoy a pizza party!

 

The one Student who brings in the most box tops and labels will win a $25 Gift Card!

 

Students must bring boxtops and labels in a bag labeled with their name and homeroom number to the office by Friday, October 27, 2017 to be entered into this contest.

 

Good luck!!!

 

News from SEPAC

The Medway SEPAC will hold our first meeting of the school year on October 17 in the High School Library.  We will have officer elections and SEPAC business at 6:45 (with a raffle for anyone who attends the business meeting), followed by a talk by Dr. Jennifer Del Rey on "The Transition to College for Students with Special Needs"at 7:00.  Parents can visit our website (https://medwayspedpac.wordpress.com/) or our facebook page (https://goo.gl/e6g4Pg) for more information.

 

In addition, with the help of the Student Services Office, we will be hosting a big event in November that we hope will be very popular with parents.  Jessica Minahan, BCBA and author of The Behavior Code, will be speaking at 7 pm on November 8th in the Middle School Auditorium.  Like all of our events, it is open to the Public.  We will send you more details for that event as the event gets closer.

 

College Planning Event at Framingham State University

 

"College Readiness for Parents: What Every Parent Needs to Know" seminar being held at Framingham State University on Thursday, October 19 at 7-9 PM.  This program focuses on helping parents understand the difficulties students have with the transition to college in order to help build the habits needed to become successful.  This event is open to all, and would be a good program for parents of students in grades 7-10.  Topics include:

 

-Expectations and assumptions of college faculty

-Work/study habits and organizational skills: high school vs. college

-Why getting good grades now is not a guarantee for future success

 

Information:

·   English     Spanish     Portuguese:

Please use this link  to register for the event:  https://www.framingham.edu/about-fsu/enrollment-and-student-development/college-readiness-what-every-parent-should-know.php

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