June 2020
Marinette Middle School is open by appointment only.

For assistance please call 715-735-1500 or email
mwhisler@marinette.k12.wi.us
mhanson@marinette.k12.wi.us
jhuth@marinette.k12.wi.us
All Staff are available via email at MMS staff email addresses
Learning plans can be available at Learning Plans
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATE INFORMATION

  • June 1 - 5th -7th grade curbside locker pick up and yearbook pick up 10:00pm-6:00pm.
  • June 8 - 8th grade curbside locker pick up and recognition items 11:00PM-1:00pm
  • If you are unable to pick items up on scheduled days please call the MS office to make arrangements by calling 715-735-1500
2019-20 YEARBOOKS
The 2019-2020 Yearbooks can be purchased on the day you pick up the contents of your locker for $21 cash or check made out to MMS. If you preordered a yearbook it will be put with your child’s locker contents to be picked up next week.

Message from the Nurse at MMS

Click on the link below for more information on heat related illnesses.
Summer meals will start June 9th.

Sites will be Marinette High School, Park Elementary, and the Salvation Army. Locations are subject to change.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Times to be determined.
Space Unit in 8th grade Science
Mrs. Hanson's second learning target focused around the planets. Students explored the different characteristics of the inner and outer planets, and looked at other objects in space.

Mrs. Hanson gave an Earth Day Challenge to her students. Caden came through and picked up the garage by his house. What a great way to help the planet.






Check out the link below on the Genetics Research project put together by the 7th grade science.
A Low-Hassle Way to Enjoy Family Literacy Time
A Message from Mrs. Martin, Literacy Specialist QAS

Virtual Opportunities at the Stephenson Public Library
A Message from Mrs. Martin, Literacy Specialist QAS

Here are links to keep up-to-date with the local public library. Check out their curbside pick up!


SPL Facebook  (look for the special SPL Clubhouse group for kids’ content)
Message from Mr. Whisler

Thank You!
It has been a struggle to decide what message I would like to send to the Marinette Middle School community during this time. However, in the end, I think that a simple, but whole hearted “THANK YOU!” sums up my thoughts best.

Thank you for supporting our middle school students during this time of extreme uncertainty and concern!
  • It is scary enough and uncertain enough to be a middle schooler, so to add to that the removal of your safe and structured learning environment, removal of regular contact with friends, and removal of your academic and social/emotional supports is nothing short of traumatic.

Thank you for doing everything that you can to provide a safe and structured learning environment for your students!
  • While many of you continue to work (some as essential workers) outside the home and within the home, you set up structures and supports within your student’s day to ensure that a reasonable amount of time was dedicated to learning, and communicated your expectation that your student’s learning continue.

Thank you for supporting and recognizing the school staff that have given WAY MORE THAN 100% of themselves to help your students be successful!
  • Our staff have been wonderful and dedicated to our students. Many have spent hours, well beyond the “contract day” on Google Meets and on phone calls with individuals and groups of students. Our staff have altered their instructional delivery models and adjusted their curriculums to make sure that our students continue with essential learning.

I think that this pretty well sums it up. I could easily go on and on. As we head into the Summer, we will have many more conversations about what the Fall looks like and the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Those conversations and any decisions will be communicated throughout the Summer. Until that time...Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe...Be a Believer! and remember to stay #MarineStrong.

As always, if you would like to talk about this topic further, have questions about this, or would just like to sit down and talk, please feel free to reach out to me at (715)735-1505 or mwhisler@marinette.k12.wi.us
How to Talk to Your Middle Schooler about COVID-19

Lately, I have been getting questions on how to talk to middle schoolers about COVID-19 and their life right now. This can be a tough job - however, a very important one. In my search for guidance, I came across the article linked below from The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds (Massachusetts General Hospital).

Message from Mr. Hanson

Dear MMS Parents and Guardians,

As we wrap up an unprecedented school year, I’d like to continue with Mr. Whisler’s show of gratitude for each of you. Thank you for partnering with us as we provided learning opportunities for your son or daughter. So many families faced uncertainty and yet our students were able to access learning opportunities. That is in large part due to your work at home, in partnership with the hard work of our MMS teaching staff. Education is always a team effort, but never more so than in the last few months. I have always valued the relationships that have been established between myself and our students and parents. It is truly the most gratifying aspect of my position. I wish you all the best. Have a great and safe summer,

Mr. Hanson
Marinette Middle School
1011 Water Street
Marinette, WI 54143
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