March 20th marked the kickoff of Monroe Middle School’s first annual College and Career Readiness week. MMS halls were decorated in college and university logos, pennants, and flyers. Students received daily “College and Career Readiness Tips of the Day” presented by fellow students on the morning announcements to encourage them to begin thinking about their futures now.
On Friday, March 17th, at Monroe Middle School, The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) UNC Charlotte Chapter presented a Science Night for all students and parents. Students of all ages and parents enjoyed dinner provided by the society and well as activities related to science, math, and engineering.
Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man or Woman of the Year. I am part of team working to raise as much as possible in a 10-week period. Every dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year.
Tech Training with Acacia Sammons and Michele Bost featured a "Resource Carnival" today. As carnival music played in the background and teachers enjoyed sweet treats, staff browsed the various tables where they could view and copy google presentations featuring various instructional tools such as Coggle, PBS Learning Media, Teaching Books, Ebsco Host, NC Wise Owl, ABC-Clio, Culture Grams and more!
Monroe Middle School cafeteria is being recognized this month as 3rd in the state of North Carolina to increase their breakfast sales when compared to all NC public schools. GO TEAM!
The grand opening of the Makerspace area in our media center opened to many anxious students this week. Stations featured: Jenga, Bingo, Roller Coaster Building, Snap Circuits, A Wii, A color therapy station, and more!
MMS hosted an extra special "Souper Bowl" of caring luncheon for the teachers on Friday, February 3rd. Lunch consisted of soup from the Olive Garden and salad from Red Radish restaurant.
.Jamison Crowder (born June 17, 1993) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Duke, and was drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
On Tuesday, January 17th, MMS students were moved and captivated by the songs, the words, the sounds and the moves of the amazing hip hop jazz band, “The Beast.” Comprised of professor, community organizer, and emcee Pierce Freelon, the band presented African American history of in a whole new way as they took students on a journey through music.
Congratulations to Ms. Sarah Lefebvre and Ms. Shana Johnson for being recognized at our staff meeting. Ms. Lefebvre was recognized for being named as one of the top 20 for Union County Teacher of the Year.
Monroe Middle school students are learning the benefits of Yoga, while learning the correct techniques. Breathing is an important role in Yoga too!
On December 5th and 6th, MMS students participated in a straw boat engineering challenge. Students were divided into groups. Each group was given a certain amount of plastic wrap, straws, tape, and a small dixie cup. Students were instructed to build a straw boat.
The Learning Through Making: MakerSpaces and Creation Stations vision for the MMS Media center will soon be a reality for our students. As of December 7th, Mrs. Bost, media specialist received an email that the project had been fully funded. Shortly after returning from winter break, MMS will receive the order with the materials to begin the makerspace area.
Four MMS girls participated in the GingerSnap 5k on Saturday, December 3rd. The race was the final celebration for the Fall season of Girls on the Run.
According to the organization web site: http://komencharlotte.org/ Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program. Charlotte is celebrated 20 years of Race for the Cure on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Uptown at Marshall Park.
On November 8, Union County residents will vote on $54 million in school bonds. If approved, the bond money will be used to make improvements to Monroe High School. In addition, funds for the bond will be used to build a new transportation facility, which impacts all students. Please visit our website/or the UCPS website to learn more about the 2016 bond referendum. http://www.ucpsbond2016.com/
Congratulations to Ms. Lord and Ms. Wojtecki for winning the Redhawk staff award at our Faculty meeting on Wednesday, September 21st. Ms. Wojtecki and Ms. Lord worked very hard designing and organizing our new leveled book room for our ELA teachers. The room contains hundreds of sets of leveled books for Language Arts teachers to use in the classroom for book clubs which are one element of the Reader's Workshop Instructional Delivery Model. Thank you to these ladies for providing access to high quality, leveled book sets for our students! Also congratulations to our morning and evening custodial staff for working hard all summer long and throughout the year to keep our building immaculate and clean all the time for our teachers, students and visitors. We are very proud of these staff members and are fortunate to have them as part of our staff. Great job Ladies! At each Faculty meeting, Mr. Wray will recognize a new group of staff members for an outstanding achievement.
Monroe Middle staff would like to thank all of the parents and students who came out to Open House on Thursday, August 25th. Sixth grade students and parents streamed into the school at 4:00 p.m. and were greeted by Mr. Wray and other staff members at our front entrance, with our seventh and eighth grade families arriving at 5:00 p.m. Parents and students were directed to the gym where they were able to receive schedule information, order our awesome new spirit wear, sign up to be a parent volunteer, and meet the school nurse
Get your photos in the yearbook! We would like for all students and teachers to check out our school’s free photo sharing app from Jostens. The app is called Replayit. It’s the feed for this year’s best moments as they happen and your chance to make the yearbook. Download the app, find our school in the list, create an account, and start uploading photos. All photos submitted for upload are monitored by Jostens to make sure that the photos are school appropriate
On July 9th, 2016, all staff and faculty members gathered on the bus lot to send students off safely on the last day of school. Students and staff waved and cheered and the buses honked their horns as they pulled off the lot. Our staff and students worked hard this year and we are so proud of everyone. We hope that everyone has a safe, restful summer and that all of our Redhawk students come back to school refreshed and ready to learn on the first day of school. We as a staff plan to continue this farewell tradition for years to come and will always send our students home with this positive farewell.
As our eighth grade students lined the hallways, Monroe High School Seniors marched down the halls of Monroe Middle in their caps and gowns as a way to inspire students. Eighth grade students and teachers cheered and clapped as the seniors passed by, as the traditional graduation march played throughout the school.
Monroe Middle School hosted the Annual 8th Grade Dance at Monroe Country Club on Friday evening May 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Students came dressed in their finest, ready to dance, ready to socialize and ready to have a great time!
Congratulations to our Monroe Middle School students who received awards at the Academic Excellence ceremony which was held on Monday night at Monroe High School. We are extremely proud of these outstanding soaring students. Go Redhawks!
Congratulations to our Monroe Middle School undefeated Boys Soccer Team as they won the Championship tournament on Monday, May 16th. We are so proud of these outstanding athletes! Go Redhawks!
It was an eventful Teacher Appreciation week at Monroe Middle school filled with fun and festivities. On Tuesday, May 3rd The Friends of Monroe Middle School, Kids First of the Carolinas and our four "angels": Sharon, Debbie, Sue, and Sabrina provided our teachers with a "Nacho" Average Teacher luncheon complete with cheering, complimentary bead necklaces, and raffle prizes which included massage gift cards as well as Target gift cards.
On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Ms. Carter’s and Mrs. Furr’s classes participated in Special Olympics at Forest Hills High School. The day started with a great send off by the S.A.V.E. Club and Beta Club members, as well as, school administrators and guidance counselors
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Monroe Middle School Girls on the Run team participated in the Spring Girls on the Run 5K in the Lake Park Community in Indian Trail, NC.
Our Buy One, Get One Free* Book Fair is a reading event that brings great books to our school that students want to read. Students will have scheduled days to attend the fair with their Language Arts classes.
Monroe Middle School is so proud to have Ashley Rossman, 6th Grade Math teacher as our teacher of the year. She is an outstanding teacher and is very dedicated to our school and to her students. Ashley Rossman is extremely appreciated and loved by the staff and the students of Monroe Middle School.
Eighth grade students received valuable information about the possibility of attending Union County Early College.
Monroe Middle School staff and students are proud to announce that Ms. Ashley Rossman has been selected as our Teacher of the Year.