REMINDER TO ALL 8TH GRADE PARENTS
Please remember to pick up any medications from the school nurse before leaving on June 6, 2019.
65 additional tickets for the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be available on June 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up for the tickets will begin at 3:30 at the orange tables in front of the MRMS gym doors. Tickets are limited to 2 per student and must be picked up by a parent or guardian.
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Thursday, June 6th, 10:00am – 11:30am
Arrival: Normal Time
Dress Code: (1) “Sunday Best"; (2) Shawl or sweater required with strapless or spaghetti strap dresses; (3) Dresses must be fingertip length
Parking: MRMS and Overflow in MRHS student lot
Entrance: MRHS bus lot doors
Tickets: 2 tickets per student; Distributed on June 5th in homeroom
Promotion Packets: Distributed after the ceremony at MRMS bus lot entrance
Sign Out: Must be done with the homeroom teacher following the ceremony
The meeting is scheduled for May 21st in the MRMS pit from 6-7pm and will be for all rising 8th grade students/parents interested in signing up for the 2020 Washington DC trip.
Student Council is looking for outgoing students that are comfortable speaking up, that are hard working, and that have a good understanding of your classmates interests. 6th & 7th graders that are interested in student council for next year need to attend an application interest meeting. The application meeting options are this Wednesday 4/17 before school at 7:45 am, Wednesday 4/17 after school until 4:45, Wednesday 5/1 after school until 4:45, Friday 5/2 before school at 7:45, or Friday 5/3 after school until 4:45. You only need to attend one application interest meeting. The meetings will be held in Mrs. Hansen's room F110 in the downstairs 7th grade hallway. You are required to attend a meeting to get an application and MUST be on time. Please also save Saturday, May 11th for interviews, which will be discussed further at your application meeting.
It is that time of the year again, and we need your assistance. If you would like to serve as a proctor for testing, please complete the form below. Thank you!
The county has begun to use a program called Naviance. Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps students align strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. Naviance can be accessed on our MRMS webpage under the Parents section and the UCPS Mobile App. You will need to stop by the front office with your ID to receive your parent code for access to this program. Should you have questions please contact your student’s grade level counselor or administration.
Union County Public Schools is pleased to introduce Read with U, our new community-based reading initiative that pairs elementary students with community members like you.
Sign up to be a reading buddy this school year and spend 30 minutes per week reading with a first-grade student. If your business or organization would like to help students with reading, stay tuned for information about TutorMate, which will be introduced this fall at Title I elementary schools.
Read with U is easy as 1-2-3
- Visit the Union County Public Schools website and click on Read with U to complete a volunteer application.
- Once your application is approved, contact the volunteer coordinator at your local elementary school to get started.
- Read with your student for at least 30 minutes once per week during the school year.
Ready to sign up to be a reading buddy? Click here to start your volunteer application.
For more information, visit our website or contact your school’s volunteer coordinator.
According to Carolina School Hub, Marvin Ridge Middle School is ranked #5 out of 133 middle schools in the Charlotte metro region and #11 out of 700 middle schools in the state. There are just two traditional/non-charter/non-magnet schools in the Charlotte metro area which rank above us, and only three traditional/non-charter/non-magnet schools in the state which rank above us. WOW! Everyone on this team is to be commended for that stellar news. Here’s a link with the full rankings:http://www.carolinaschoolhub.com/best-middle-schools-charlotte-nc.cfm.
The Duke TIP Program is currently open to interested families for the following programs:
- 4th-6th Grade Talent Search
- 7th Grade Talent Search
- Academic Adventures Program (grades 5-6)
- PSAT 8/9 Test Registration (for current 4th, 5th, and 6th graders enrolled in the 4th-6th grade Talent Search)
- Scholar Weekend (grades 8-11)
In order for students to qualify he/she must have either a 95% or above on the EOG's OR a 125 or above on the Inview/IQ test. These scores cannot be more than 2 years old. Please see the link provided for additional information. For more information on qualifying criteria and the enrollment process please visit this link www.tip.duke.edu
Any additional questions can be answered by calling their information line at 919-668-9100.
Parent feedback has shown the desire of some parents to have a list of the textbooks which are used to supplement instruction at MRMS. Attached you will find such a link. Please contact your child’s teacher(s) with any questions. As always, thank you for your support of your child and Marvin Ridge Middle School.