2 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
MS Schedule Update: We have been working hard to minimize and even out our class sizes to help facilitate physical distancing for our students and teachers. We rebuilt the master schedule, and scheduled each student one by one to ensure we kept class sizes as low and even as possible. Through this process we were able to keep almost every single class at 20 or less. 😁 The down side to this is that not all students got the electives classes they wanted (although many did 😊) While in a typical year we would be happy to change schedules to help get kids their desired electives, this year we will not be able to honor any schedule change requests. While we regret this, our highest priority needs to be student and faculty safety. All middle school schedules are going to be mailed next Tuesday, August 25th, so check your mail. We can’t wait to see you in person! Keep watching social media for more information about reopening! 😊
2 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Good evening, Bulldogs! I'm so excited that we'll be welcoming students back into the building in just three weeks! :) While there are still a LOT of questions unanswered, and unknowns, I will fill you all in as soon as I can. One thing I did want to let you know about now is that we're going to be using lockers, but students will not have access during every class change, as we'll be dividing that up alphabetically. All students will be able to use their lockers at arrival, once during morning classes, at lunchtime, once during afternoon classes, and at the end of the day. We are also allowing students to carry clear backpacks with them throughout the school day if they would prefer that. We typically do not allow any students to carry backpacks from class to class for safety reasons, but this year will allow this for clear backpacks. Clear backpacks are not required, but they are permitted. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Middle School office. Thanks!
2 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
clear backpack example
Attention 6th grade students and parents: Students can be in band for the first time in 6th Grade! Because we didn’t get to try instruments this spring, Mr. Roberts has developed a website for the band program: https://muband.wixsite.com/muband. Make sure to check out the 6th Grade Band section, Instruments Tab, and FAQ Tab. After checking out the website, if you’d like to try an instrument in person, you can call and go to Kincaid’s Music, (937) 325-7071 https://www.kincaidsmusic.com/. If you find you’d like to play a particular instrument and you are not interested in playing it first, that’s fine too! If you are unsure of which instrument, but know that you want to participate in band, no problem! We’ll figure that out soon enough. In any case, if you are interested in participating in band or have any questions, please email Mr. Roberts at robertsz@muschools.com as soon as possible. The deadline for signing up is next Thursday, August 20th. Simply send an email with the student’s first and last name. Be sure to include which instrument you’re interested in if you have figured that out. I hope to see you in the band! Zachary Roberts Director of Bands Milton-Union Exempted Village Schools (937) 884-7953 robertsz@muschools.com
2 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Attention 7th & 8th graders and parents: If you are interested in running cross country in the fall, please contact Coach Meredith at meredithm@muschools.com Both boys and girls are welcome! JH parents and athletes will have a meeting with Coach Farrier on July 2nd at 6pm at the athletic entrance. Please contact Coach Meredith if you have any questions. We hope to see you!
4 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Good evening, 8th graders and families! We were disappointed not to be able to have our 8th grade promotion ceremony, and wanted to do something to recognize your work and accomplishments! Enjoy the following video! https://youtu.be/DSI4rpOZqG4
5 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Good evening, Bulldogs! Use the following link to view a video awarding middle school students for perfect attendance, Math Counts, Geography Club, Science Olympiad, Power of the Pen, Student Council, Science Fair, and Art Club https://youtu.be/OLqDtHO_fMI
5 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
While there are still a lot of unknowns, we are excited to let you know that we are planning for fall sports! If you are a student in grades 7-12 who is interested in being involved in a fall sport, contact the following coaches to get involved! Cross Country- Mike Meredith meredithm@muschools.com Boys soccer- Todd Winchester todd.winchester@icloud.com Girls Soccer- Andy Grudich Grudichg@muschools.com Golf- Brett Barnes Barnesb@muschools.com Girls Tennis- Jennifer Fox jjtalk423@gmail.com Volleyball- Courtney Wion Wionc@muschools.com Football- Bret Pearce Pearceb@muschools.com Go Dogs!!
5 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Attention students interested in junior high cross country in the fall: Any upcoming 7th or 8th grader interested in participating can contact Mrs. Farrier through the Band app http://band.us/n/aba63c54KbB99 or her email farriers@muschools.com. She will be having a parent meeting Thursday July 2nd at 6 PM at the athletic entrance. Students will begin conditioning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting Monday July 6th.
5 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Good morning! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. :) I wanted to remind everyone that students have until this Thursday, May 28th at 3:00 pm to submit any missing assignments. Students need to contact the teacher through Teams or email to let them know which assignment they completed. Grades will be finalized this Friday, May 29th. We will mail report cards late next week. Those students who have been working on the enrichment menu are not required to complete activities to turn in this week, however I encourage all of you to continue these over the summer to keep your minds and bodies active and healthy! :)
5 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Just a reminder that we have the contents of students’ lockers bagged and labeled, and ready to be picked up in the front of the building. We’ll be here today from 9am to noon, and tomorrow from 1-4pm. See you soon!
5 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Good afternoon! Our amazing custodians have emptied all student lockers, and students’ belongings have been labeled with their name and locker number. We will have a “drive through” curbside pick up of these items any time next Thursday, May 21st between 9am and noon, and next Friday, May 22nd from 1pm to 4pm. Parents should simply drive up to the front of the Middle School and we will get you your child’s belongings. If you have any library books, you can turn those in as well. 😊 We look forward to seeing you soon!
6 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Locker contents
Good afternoon! Tomorrow, Monday, May 4th, we will begin a new model of learning for the remainder of the school year. Please note, school is NOT over for the year! Students who have done a good job of keeping up with their work and all/most of their grades are good will begin completing a weekly 'menu' of activities tomorrow. If you are in this group, you have been added to a Team called 'MUMS May 2020'. Students should log into Teams and read the information about the weekly activities, and how they will complete the 'Assignment' using Teams. I am also attaching the menu here for all parents and students to look at. :) Students who have not kept up with their work during this distance learning time should expect to hear from the teacher(s) whose class(es) you're not doing well in. Teachers will be contacting you multiple times per week until you are in good standing. If you have any questions about our plans moving forward, please reach out! Thanks, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
6 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
MUMS May 2020 Menu
Attention any 6th, 7th or 8th graders interested in cheerleading for the 20-21 school year: cheerleading tryouts are being held virtually this spring! Please use the following link for additional details. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Kotwica at kotwicam@muschools.com. Thanks! https://muathletics.com/2020/04/09/junior-high-high-school-cheerleading-tryout-information/
7 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Good morning, Bulldogs! I want to congratulate and thank all of the teachers, students and parents who have worked so hard over the last month to keep our students learning! This hasn't been easy. :) Parents, if you haven't checked your child's grades on Power School recently, please do that soon. We are seeing that students who have completed all or most of their work are earning great grades! Those who are missing work are not. Please use Power School as a means of checking work completion. Teachers are accepting late work, so it's not too late to get caught up. To those students who are all caught up on their work, have an awesome break! For students who are behind on getting work done and submitted, now is the perfect time to get caught up! If students or parents have any questions about specific grades or assignments, please reach out to the teachers. They are anxious to help all students succeed! As a reminder, teachers are also on Spring Break tomorrow and next week and may not be available to communicate. Happy Easter!
7 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
online learning
Please join us (from your own home) Sunday April 5th, 2020 at 4:00 pm for a brief opportunity to connect MU students and staff. Click the link for more information. https://5il.co/eof1
7 months ago, Central Office
teacher parade
Let me see your superhero gear! Thanks to ALL of the medical professionals out there doing so much to keep us safe! You truly are super heroes!!
7 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Super Hero Monday
Let's celebrate making it through two weeks of virtual learning (for all of us!) with a school spirit week! See the descriptions on the picture. It would be great to see photos of students (and their families) for each day! Stay safe, and keep working hard! :)
7 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
Virtual Spirit Week
Good afternoon! I hope you're all staying healthy! I'm so proud of all the hard work teachers and students are doing during this unusual (to say the least) time. :) While we still have some things to iron out and improve, the virtual learning experience has been relatively successful so far. As a reminder to students and parents, if there are any questions or concerns about work and/or grades, please contact the teacher directly first. They are all willing and able to help in any way they can. Thanks!
7 months ago, Mrs. Hartley
This is a message for students who do NOT have internet access and were completing work on paper only: The school library will be open on Fridays for the next three weeks from noon until 6pm for work drop off and pick up. Please bring completed work with the student's and teacher's name to the school library this Friday at any time between noon and 6pm. Teachers will have additional needed paper assignments available for the upcoming week at that time as well. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hartley at hartleyk@muschools.com. Thanks!
7 months ago, Mrs. Hartley