MMS Parents/Guardians, Please remember to send your student to school on their correct day (A-L today and Thurs; K-Z Weds and Fri) and at the right time time (doors open at 7:25am and classes start at 7:45am). Each day students come to school they need these three things: 1. Chromebook - fully charged 2. Face mask / PPE 3. Lanyard signifying certification Please sign up for our Zoom Parent/Teacher Conferences (link is in the email and in out News section of the website). Please be patient on the night of the conferences. Teachers will have you in a Zoom "waiting room" until they are ready to let you "in." This is a new process that is all about safety. Zooms with students still begin at the start of each hour but teachers are not confined to the earlier 17 minutes but can take Zooms longer as necessary for instruction. Lunch at no cost has been extended through the end of the school year. Here is the information for remote lunch ordering. Lastly, as you know, there were some technological issues last week and the District techs are working very hard to get all systems back up and running. Thank you for your patience. Respectfully, Principal Dulcamara
MMS Families, this information is included in the plan under "Student Safety: social distancing, masks/PPE and protocols" but I wanted to provide the CDC link here as well as this is crucial information concerning masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
MMS families, as a way to incentivize students to be in attendance we are rolling out an Attendance Incentive Program. Here is the link for a video that will tell you a little more: https://www.loom.com/share/e73f66b750b944058498caa7643498dd
At this time, the 1st mid-quarter progress reports are available in Skyward. Please go to Skyward and check your student's academic progress as reflected in her/his grades. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher. If your child has questions or concerns about their academics, please remind them that teachers are available during Office Hours each day for remote appointments.
Mr. Dulcamara will be sharing videos of some daily thoughts and the Pledge with teachers to share with students for each day. Here is the link to the folder for the Pledge: https://loom.com/share/folder/df91a2b5ab7e4199a54a923d7638e351
Hello MMS Families, today is August 2nd. Sports tryouts have been postponed until further notice. We should be sending out an update soon. There will not be tryouts for middle school sports on Monday, August 3rd. Again, sports tryouts are postponed. Thank you.
Hello MMS Families, today is August 2nd. There will be no sports tryouts for the middle school tomorrow on August 3rd. Please click on the link for the most up to date information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w4s5JqLFV3WaHSMN1YgHS_R4N0XLHBva-TTT_nVy-Ho/edit?usp=sharing Thank you.
The MSD19 Community Q & A has been completed. These questions were compiled from community submissions before, during, and after the School Board Meeting on July 21, 2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RLZNYgFXvzxUJPZaGGsceew4-Hrr0wZQ19V2l5Z7mw8/edit?usp=sharing
Order your Mascoutah Middle School Supply Kits by July 1st!!! When you order your back to school supply kit from 1st Day School Supplies, you receive the exact supplies your teacher requested delivered in a custom kit for your child! So, this year, don’t worry about that purple plastic folder with pockets and prongs! Don't worry about Purell and Clorox wipes. 1st Day School Supplies has you covered! To order, go to www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com and choose Mascoutah Middle School
Order your Mascoutah Middle School Supply Kits now! This year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the RISK of shopping. They have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty this summer will bring, why not check school supply shopping off your list.
Order your Mascoutah Middle School supply kits now! This year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the RISK of shopping. They have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty this summer will bring, why not check school supply shopping off your list.
Dear parents / guardians of our 2020 - 8th grade class, They have now completed middle school! This was not the ending we expected but to honor our students the 8th grade teachers have created a video message. Please see the website, Facebook and the email message sent today.
Locker Clean-out: In an effort to safeguard and protect everyone’s health we have developed a plan that will respect social distancing guidelines for all participants. Please watch this video that touches on our procedures. https://youtu.be/kWpnNQ3J8Hw
Congratulations to the Mascoutah Middle School Students of the Month for April: Taylor Jung, Carter Aldridge, Marcie McGuire, Delaney Welker, Riley Myers, Lachlan McDonald, Peyton Beam, Logan Giovanetti, Geo Sconyers, Brianna Flynn, Ella Romanich, Breyden Richardson, and Evelyn Daus. #19EveryStudent
The Mascoutah Middle School Teacher Appreciation Committee would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our April Staff Member of the Month: This staff member was described by students as funny, kind, and encouraging. MMS students think this staff member stands out because of his ability to get to know them as more than just students, but as people. It’s very clear to his students that he simply wants them to be the best people they can be while getting out of their comfort zone and trying new things. This staff member is the type of teacher that changes students’ lives because he’s “just an all-around cool guy.” Congratulations to our Staff Member of the Month, Mr. Gore!
The Mascoutah Middle School Teacher Appreciation Committee would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to the first ever Staff Member of the Month: This staff member was nominated by students for his ability to relate to them and make them feel cared for while providing a safe space to grow and learn in a fun way. Students describe him as understanding, patient, and committed to helping them understand new concepts. He has created an environment of laughter and learning, while inspiring students to find a new love for science. Congratulations to our Staff Member of the Month, Mr. Hardt!
MMS Families - Today, February 5th, all after school activities are cancelled. Due to weather concerns immediately after school. all after school activities are cancelled for today, February 5th.
Reminder about Friday, December 20th, students will be dismissed at 11:40 to go home.
MMS 6th grade families, the 6th Gr. Chorus field trip to Cedarhurst of Shiloh and Brightly Senior Center has been cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th. Thank you.
MMS, today is Monday, December 16th. All school activities and practices, including the band concert for tonight have been cancelled. The band concert will be rescheduled for after the holidays. More information, including time and date will be communicated in the upcoming week.
MMS families, This is a reminder that Tuesday, December 17, is Basketball and Cheerleader Picture day. Please bring your uniform for photos. The rest of the sports and clubs will be January 28. Thank you.
On Friday, December 6th, the MMS Lady Braves Basketball teams hosted their first ever kids' basketball camp for 3rd-5th grade girls, with all proceeds benefiting the Mascoutah Food Pantry. A total of 34 girls attended the camp, while the 26 players and managers acted as coaches and mentors to their younger counterparts. The team raised a total of $200 to help the food pantry throughout the holidays. The MMS 8th grade team is currently 8-7 on the season and competed in its final home game for the year on Monday, December 9th with Collinsville.
MMS - The Alpha Team was pleased to have Mr. Russell, from Looking Glass Playhouse, discuss theatre for our drama unit. He came dressed in his Scrooge costume and discussed the background of Dickens' visit to Lebanon, characterization, set design, and the community theatre approach to period specific costuming. He also answered questions from students about stage directions, reading with expression, and auditioning. The students were so well behaved and very enthusiastic. Many of them are now wanting to give community theatre a try. #19EveryStudent
Stream the Mascoutah football game here. Directions are included for creating an account and logging in. Go, Indians!!! https://mhs.msd19.org/o/mascoutah-high-school/page/live-streamed-msd19-events
Mascoutah Middle School's Read Right Run Club was out in the community yesterday. Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Bryant and 30 of our finest members wanted to show appreciation to our first responders and thank them for serving and protecting our community. Yesterday they ran to the police department to deliver treats and cards to the police officers and paramedics. Our students really enjoyed visiting with our first responders. #19EveryStudent
MSD19 is participating in American Education Week. We are celebrating and reflecting on Mascoutah’s public schools, our accomplishments, our ties to the community, and people who are making a difference: https://www.facebook.com/Mascoutah-School-District-19-1458300994305025/
Mascoutah Middle School is proud of our Cross Country Team! The girls placed 3rd at State this weekend. Congratulations to Jake Lara who placed 42nd and Caiden Aurelio who placed 45th for the boys, both receiving medals. We also had the following 5 girls place and receive medals: Amelia Martin 21st, Emma Price 23rd, Allie Bower 33rd, Ava Kimmle 37th, and Ella McDonnell 44th. #19EveryStudent
The games for today have been canx and the schedule for tomorrow will change. Games 1 and 3 will be at Blazier at 10 and 12. Games 2 and 4 will be at the Sports Park, Field 9 Big Turf Field at 10 and 12 Game 5 will be at 2:00 at Sports Park and Game 7 will be at 2:00 at Blazier. This will require 2 of the teams to move. Game 6 will be at 4:00 at Sports Park and Game 8 will be at 4:00 at Blazier. This will require 2 of the teams to move. The final games will be held next Saturday with Game Times and Facilities TBD. And yes, I will allow DROP 5 Bats for this trny. 1 hour 50 minute game time limit. Must have winner. You will keep track of pitches and use SIJHSAA rules on this. there will still be a 2.00 cover charge.
The 8th Grade Baseball game bus departure time has been moved back to 3:45pm for the Granite City game.
Due to construction we are postponing Open House. See the website for more info. NEW Open House: 6:30pm to 8:00pm *Aug. 27th: 6th Gr *Aug. 28th: 7th & 8th Gr Students only bring supplies they need for each day for class. At Open House bring bulk items from the supply list.
Several have already applied for positions to our MMS PTO. We are still looking for applicants for Secretary (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pIZ8rFSdPZ6c2lWg0UEZLa_rkCHQJOKK8uAutHuf3jM/edit). You may apply by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/tdCQ9z7diJodE6vy9
Information from St. Clair County Community Development Block Grant Moderate Housing Rehabilitation Program: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1REKj8VcCT5Lw_HKMfncsgPp35AVWm5of/view?usp=sharing
Leu Civic Center Open House information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fkfcqLI8-CIBXukGl-YSNdB2CS3GkZFd/view?usp=sharing
MMS Families, construction and cleaning are moving along as we work to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. The office is back in its original location, though we are still organizing form the temporary move. Thank you for your patience.
Mascoutah Middle School - And the results are in! MMS had two students place in the top 3 at the GO! St. Louis 5K Run! Congratulations to Angel Climaco for placing 3rd in the girl's division and Andrew Billingsley for placing 3rd in the boy's division! All your hard work and dedication has paid off! Way to run your heart out! MMS is proud! #19EveryStudent
MMS Families, all Chromebooks and power cords will be turned in tomorrow, 5/21/19. Please make sure your child brings their Chromebook and power cord. If they turned in a Chromebook on Mon the 20th, but forgot to turn in the cord they can do so tomorrow 5/21/19. Thank you.
MMS Families, next week, on May 20th and 21st, we will begin collecting Chromebooks. Students will need to turn in their Chromebook, charger block, and charger cord at collection. Bags should be kept and used next year.
MMS Families, this is a reminder that today at 4pm and tomorrow evening at 7pm at the HS we will be having our annual play. This year's production is Alice@Wonderland. Friday evening is $1 for students and $3 for adults.
MMS Families, today is the last day for after school Homework Lab. If a student needs help before or after school, please contact that teacher directly to make arrangements.
MMS Chorus Field Trip was a little delayed on their return. The bus was late getting there to pick them up but students are currently on their way back to MMS and should be here at about 6:15 (more or less depending on traffic).
MMS Families, Please take this Math survey in the link provided: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MascoutahMathSurvey The data obtained will assist the district as we continue Engaging every Student, Every day in quality learning opportunities.
Month of the Military Child: Of our 4237 students, ~2200 are military-connected. This week MSD19 schools have activities to celebrate and honor them. #19EveryStudent #MilitaryChild For more: https://mms.msd19.org/article/106934?org=mascoutah-middle-school
MMS Families, The track meet today at Salem has been cancelled, NO practice today. Athletes need to check the google classroom page for further announcements.
MMS Families, please remember to check mid-quarter grades after 4 PM today.
MMS Families, please note the changes to the calendar (see Events). May 23, will be the 8th grade Promotion. More info from 8th grade teams will be coming shortly. The last day for students will be May 24th, which will be our Field Day and the 8th grade end-of-year of Field Trip.
MMS Families, we will not have Homework Lab on Wednesday, April 17th. We will again have Homework Lab on April 23rd, when we return from Spring Break.
MMS Families, remember, there will be no school Thursday, Friday or Monday (18, 19, 22) for our Spring Break. Enjoy the rest. When we get back on April 23rd, Tuesday, that night we will have Laser Tag at the Edge from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. See you there.
MMS Families, because of a District meeting on Monday, April 15th, there will be no Homework Lab that day. Thank you.
The Track meet in Edwardsville and Track practice are both canceled today because of inclement weather. Students will go home as normal at the end of the day. Thank you.
The Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy summer programs. held in Belleville, O'Fallon, and Edwardsville, have seats available for scholarship awardees. For more information: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1O0kWLm1xAtYWiWxwb8WVsesjxhfeRusE
Looking for a family-fun Trivia Night? Open link for all of the details for this fundraiser for a local Lego League Robotics Team. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-9wx9Da0unqbWxsajZXTWk2V0pxcjZ2a1lBZTJKLUM0c0ZB/view?usp=sharing
As part of our current studies, 8th grade students will be visiting the newly renovated St. Louis Arch on April 4th. Permission Form & $15 are due NLT MAR 27 Click on link for form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eks0Ixgl8Gm8a1TIYHiZ1V4AtN-AgmEv9d0pzQ5dpgE/edit
Tomorrow we are again testing. Please remind students to charge Chromebooks and bring earbuds. You all have been doing a great job supporting our kids. Thank you.
Thank you! We did not have too many issues with uncharged Chromebooks. Please continue to remind your student to charge their Chromebook and bring it to school with earbuds each day of testing. Please leave Smartwatches or like devices at home. Thank you.
Families, we are doing state testing Weds - Fri. Please make sure your student charges their Chromebook and brings it to school with earbuds each day of testing. Please leave Smartwatches or like devices at home. Also be advised, there is no Homework Lab this week. Thank you.
There will be 3 phone blasts next week as a reminder that students must come to school with a fully charged Chromebook & earbuds for our testing. It is crucial for successful testing that students be present and prepared. THank you in advance for your patience and assistance.
MMS student Chromebooks will be set to kiosk mode for the upcoming IAR state testing. Please read our recent News article on how to access content on the Chromebooks now that they will be in kiosk mode: https://mms.msd19.org/article/96860?org=mascoutah-middle-school
My apologies for my causing confusion. We will be sending out Report Cards next Friday on March 22nd. A reminder as well, we will be taking our IAR stat testing March 20th, 21st and 22nd. Please remember that students need to have earbuds. Thank you and sorry for the confusion.
Parents of 7th and 8th graders, tomorrow, 3/12/19, Pre-Registration Forms will go home. Everyone must complete one and they need to be returned on March 14th.
MMS Wrestling Update: Mason Thynes lost his first match. Santino Robinson won his first match by pin. Zane Timon won 8-2. Daniel Fix won 3-2. Mason Thynes won by pin; he'll wrestle Saturday morning. Zane Timon lost a tough one 2-0; he'll wrestle tomorrow. Daniel Fix won in OT.
March 20th, 21st and 22nd we will be taking our Illinois Assessment of Readiness exams. Students will need to have earbuds/headphones for this exam. They cannot use wireless earbuds/headphones but need the kind that plugin. Also, please try not to be absent during exams. Thanks.
Congratulations to MHS's Olivia Moyer, IHSA Wheelchair Division Bowling State Champion!
Congratulations to our new Mascoutah Hall of Fame Inductees: Chris Martin, Floyd Lorenz, Nick Carr & Roger Bergheger.