We Need You
We quite frequently hear Marvin Ridge parents saying, “Let me know if I can help in any way at the school.” Now is the time when we need you and will take you up on that offer, folks! We are in need of volunteer proctors and hall monitors for end of year testing.
We really need you to do this! If you can commit to just one morning…great! If you can commit to multiple mornings…even better! The bottom line is that this is an “all hands on deck” need. We thank you in advance for signing up for at least one of the many necessary volunteer slots. You’ll find the details of testing and sign-up below. Please contact MRMS assistant principal and testing coordinator, Mrs. Marni Menkin (email@example.com), with any questions.
8th GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY - Friday, June 8th – 10:00am – 11:30am
Students should arrive to school at the normal time. The dress code is “Sunday Best.” Female students who choose to wear strapless or spaghetti strap dresses must also wear a shawl or a sweater, and all dresses must be fingertip length. All attendees will park at the middle school and enter the ceremony through the high school bus lot doors. Overflow parking will be available in the student lot at the high school. Ceremony tickets will be distributed through homeroom teachers on June 7, and all students will receive two tickets only for the event. At the conclusion of the ceremony, students will return to the middle school bus lot entrance to pick up their promotion packets and sign out their students with the homeroom teacher. All students must be signed out prior to leaving the property.
ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR 8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY
Available on June 7, 2018 @ 4:00pm
There will be 65 additional tickets available for the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. These tickets will be available on June 7, 2017 @ 4:00pm on a first come, first served basis with a limit of two tickets per student. Additional tickets must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Tickets will be distributed at the orange table in front of the middle school gym doors. There will be a sign up list on the table starting at 3:30pm, and tickets will be distributed at 4:00pm.
REMINDER TO ALL 8TH GRADE PARENTS
Please pick up any medications from the school nurse before leaving.
Summer Sports Camps
MRHS is hosting sports camps for kids in grades K-9 throughout the months of June and July. Please open this flyer for more information and to access the links to register for the individual camps
Summer Career Readiness Camps
UCPS is offering summer camps for rising 8th and 9th grade students. These camps are offered to give students an opportunity to participate and learn about some of the Career Readiness Pathways available to them in high school and are only open to UCPS students. Click this link, https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Page/5804, to find out more.
Building An Outdoor Classroom, The Butterfly Project!
We are looking for sponsors to help us reach our goal for Phase 2! Our goal is to raise $15,000 to pay and install our steel frame butterfly. Bob Doster, our artist, has hand designed a unique butterfly memorial just for us. The very same artist that created the globe for the high school students at the main entrance. Once we have our funds, the memorial will be installed, the butterflies riveted on and the reminder for acceptance of all will stand.
Phase 2 is a large steel butterfly that will be placed on a concrete pad in the grassy area in front of our school. Each year the students will now paint a metal butterfly that will be adhered to this monument. This will be our own memorial that will grow each year showing our commitment to tolerance and acceptance of all. Click here to learn more!
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.