Mexico Middle School

Mexico Middle School is proud to serve Mexico’s 6-8th grade students by executing our mission with fidelity daily:

Making

Minds

Stronger

Within our walls you will find first class teams of teachers and students working and learning together.  MMS faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our students grow into successful young adults.  Our vision for all of our students:

 

Educating, Engaging, & Empowering Students to Become Lifelong Learners

To drive our purpose we have two building goals for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Goal 1:  75% of MMS students will meet their individualized reading goal by the end of the 2017 - 2018 school year. 

Some of the action steps for this goal include:

  • Department Chairs participating in professional development with a focus on academic language as well as reading strategies and monitor implementation in departments.
  • Teachers will be doing a book study by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie that supports a specific set of instructional routines and strategies to match student's current levels of learning.  It focuses on analyzing the impact of these routines and modifying actions to improve learning.

 

Goal 2:  84% of MMS students will fall in the first tier of the behavioral triangle, earning zero to one discipline referrals, during the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Some of the action steps for this goal include:

  • Implementation of the Social Skills Curriculum, Second Steps.
  • Student participation in school belonginess survey.
  • Continued partnership with the Rose Behavior Center and the University of Missouri to work on tier 2 interventions that include small group social skills groups.

 

 

 

 

Important Homework Links for you! The links will be updated with the homework for 2017 - 2018 once the school year begins.

 
7th Grade Homework: https://goo.gl/a76bWH
 
8th Grade Homework:  https://goo.gl/3U6PkR

 

MMS Parent Teacher Conferences:  

Student led Parent Teacher Conferences are this week.  You should already have one scheduled for you and your student.  Feel free to contact our school or email your student's PAWS teacher if you have a question on the date and time.  This is a great opportunity for collaboration between students, parents and teachers to meet to discuss your student's success!  

 

No School Friday - Take time to enjoy your family, fall and fun on a long weekend! 

 

Welcome to Mexico Middle School where we are Making Minds Stronger - Arrival Plans

Students, our school opens at 7:30 am.  Only those students who ride a Mexico School bus may enter earlier.  If these conditions do not apply to you, then you may not arrive on school grounds before 7:30 am.  

Parents, please have this in your morning plans as we do not have supervision for your children until this time.  Students cannot be standing around outside the building unsupervised.  So make your plans with your family beforehand. 

Students, please arrive on time, prepared and ready for to learn.

 

MMS Sports:  

It's a busy week for Mexico Middle School sports this week.  You'll have opportunities to show your support for all of our various teams. 

MMS Sports schedule this week:

Cross Country - 9/26 @ Warrenton 4:00 pm, 9/28 @ Moberly 4:00 pm 

Football - 9/26 @ Kirksville 5:00 pm

Volleyball - 9/25 Home vs Kirksville 5:00 pm, 9/26 Home vs Fulton 5:30 pm, 9/30 @ Montgomery County TBD

Come out and cheer your Middle School Dogs to Victory!  

  

MMS PTO Dance:  

The PTO dance was so much fun!  We give a special thank you to our PTO who sponsored this event and to teachers and staff who supervised.  The number of kids attending dances this year shows us that moving the dances to right after school has been a win for student involvement!  

 

MMS Book Fair:  

The MMS Book Fair is upon us!  The Scholastic School Book Fair runs from 9/25 - 9/28.  The online Fair runs from 9/20 - 9/30.  There are some wonderful books for your student's reading enjoyment.  The Fair is open during our regular school hours and will be open during our Parent Teacher Conferences.  Be sure to check it out!  Here is the online link for the Fair: 

 

Middle School Handbook:  

Parents, please take some time to read our Middle School Handbook with your student.  Our handbook is an important part of Middle School life.  It has our Vision, our policies, and lots of room for students use for homework, hall passes and homework information.  Each student will receive a hard copy of our handbook at the beginning of the school year.  When students are focused on learning they are more apt to be able to succeed in school.  Your partnership helps us to live our Vision - "Educating, Engaging, & Empowering Students to Become Lifelong Learners."  A copy of the 2017 - 2018 Handbook is found in the related document section.  

 

 

 

SCHOOL ARRIVAL PLANS:

Students, our school opens at 7:30 am.  Only those students who ride a Mexico School bus may enter earlier.  If these conditions do not apply to you, then you may not arrive on school grounds before 7:30 am.  

Parents, please have this in your morning plans as we do not have supervision for your children until this time.  Students cannot be standing around outside the building unsupervised.  So make your plans with your family beforehand. 

Students, arrive on time, prepared and ready for to learn.  

 

STUDENTS THINK ABOUT THIS:

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. "Anthony J. D'Angelo

 

To our MMS family:

"Family consists of people that love and Family consists of people that love and care about each other mutually, and no matter what our background is, we can have people to call family." John Shea, Strategic Empathy

 

Attendance Matters:

"Attend today, achieve tomorrow" 

 

 

Online Meal Payments for the Regular School Year for Extras:

We are happy to announce that you are now able to make online payments to your student's meal account for extras using Parent Portal.  The steps to do this are as follows:

1. Sign into Parent Portal; https://sdm.sisk12.com/MX/Default.aspx?Action=Parent (If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please contact your student's school office to set up an account)

2. Select Meals>Online Payment

3. Enter the dollar amount for each child

4. Click Proceed to Verification Step

5. Choose Proceed to PayPal

Note:  You do not need a PayPal account to pay online, however if you open a PayPal account, payment information will not need to be re-entered every time a transaction is made.