September 2019

Important Dates
  • 9 Hanson Foods Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick off
  • 23 Hanson Foods Cookie Dough Order Forms due in MS office
  • 27 Professional Development Day (No School for students)
  • 23 Hanson Foods Cookie Dough Fundraiser pick up (2:30-5:00) Small Gym
  • 31 Early Release (Dismissal at 11:30)
Parent/Guardian Involvement

It is more important than ever for you to be involved in your student’s schooling. There are many ways to get involved at Marinette Middle School. Everything from volunteering in the classroom, supporting the Parent/Teacher Organization, or reading to your student at home. Please be on the lookout for new options and ideas for parent/guardian involvement as we enter into the new school year. Click on Background Check to fill out background check.

We are celebrating the attendance achievements from June of last year this week. We will be giving donuts to the students from the 2018-2019 homerooms that had the best attendance for that month. First place was Mrs. Cheney’s class with 97.44%. Second place was Mrs. L. Francour’s class with 95.70%. We had a tie for third place with Ms. Osterby and Mrs. Danielczak classes both having 95.65%.

We would also like to recognize that the total attendance per grade for the year was awesome too. First place was the 7th grade with 95.21%. Second place was the 6th grade with 95.20%. Third place was the 8th grade with 95.03%. Finally, the 5th grade had 94.64%. Let’s keep these numbers climbing this year. 
Remember to go to the Marinette Middle School Facebook page and Like 👍 us!

If you have something that you would like on our page please contact the Middle School office.
Look for Hanson Foods Cookie Dough FUNDRAISER information that will be sent home with your student (s) on Monday September 9th. This is our only fundraiser and helps us fund may fun activities at MMS.
2nd Annual Family Picnic
Volleyball Schedule
Tues., Sept 3, 2019    7th/8th vs Coleman (home) 5:00 PM
Tues., Sept 10, 2019  7th/8th vs Peshtigo (home)    5:00 PM
Sat., Sept 14, 2019     7th & 8th @ Crivitz Tourney    8:00 AM
Thurs., Sept 19, 2019  7th/8th @ Oconto (MS)            5:00 PM
Tues., Sept 24, 2019  7th/8th vs Crivitz(home)           5:00 PM
Tues., Oct 1, 2019      7th/8th @ Peshtigo (elem)       5:00 PM
Thurs., Oct 3, 2019   7th/8th @ Wausaukee                  TBD
Tues., Oct 8, 2019      7th/8th vs Oconto (home)             5:00 PM
Cross Country Schedule
Tues., Sept 10, 2019    @DePere               4:15 PM
Tues., Sept 17, 2019    @Bonduel 4:00 PM
(Navarino Nature Center)
Thurs., Sept 19, 2019    @Pulaski              4:15 PM
Sat., Sept 21, 2019         Home                   TBD
Mon., Sept 23, 2019       @ Shawano (MS)             4:00 PM
Mon., Sept 30, 2019      @ West DePere                4:15 PM
Thurs.,Oct 17, 2019     @ Oconto Falls                 TBD
                  Football Schedule
Thurs.,Sept 5, 2019    7th vs Peshtigo 8th vs Oconto 4:306:00 PM
Tues., Sept 17, 2019   7th & 8th vs Escanaba (home)   4:30 & 6:00 PM
Tues., Sept 24, 2019  7th & 8th @ Kewaunee (HS)    4:30 & 6:00 PM
Tues., Oct 1, 2019       7th vs Crivitz combined (home) 4:30 PM
Thurs., Oct 10, 2019  7th/8th @ Oconto Falls      4:30 & 6:00 PM
Thurs., Oct 17, 2019  7th & 8th @ Menominee           5:00 & 6:30 PM

Check out this month’s edition of Middle Years . Topics covered include: how a positive attitude leads to increased student learning; what an involved middle school parent/guardian may look like, and how to go about choosing a community service project for your student.

Message from Mr. Whisler

Welcome back! I am so excited to be back working with your student(s). The last few days have reminded me why I love working in education so much...especially middle schoolers.  

I don’t have much to say today other than thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your student with Marinette Middle School. I truly BELIEVE that this will be a special school year and we will see great things from each and every one of our students.

Is screen time an issue with your middle school student. Click on the link above to read an article published by Mindshift that provides parents/guardians with some ideas for supporting young people around screen time.
Message from Mr. Hanson

Hello MMS Parents and Guardians:

We’re up and running once again. We’ve had a great start to the year. I’d like to update you on some safety measures that we are excited to provide for our students this year. 

On the first day of school students transitioned through expectations rotations. Students learned expectations in the cafeteria, bus, hallway, bathroom, and evacuation drills. Teachers developed classroom expectation matrices with students. I presented some general info and introduced our motto for the 2019-20 school year: “Be a Believer!” Being a Believer for our students means believing in their abilities and being resilient through adversity. For our staff it means believing every day, every class that each student can and will succeed. On day one, students also participated in an Activities Fair and had an opportunity to learn about the many extra-curricular activities that are available to them.

Thanks to a grant we were able to make our school more safe this summer. You’ll notice that entry to the building is a bit different this year. We ask that you use the Water Street door on the right when coming into the building. To the right are some pictures of the entryway.
Access from the door on the right, ring the buzzer and state your name and the reason for your visit. Our administrative assistants will open the door for you and you can then come into the office.
Another safety measure is the placement of cones at the Water Street driveway. We ask that you do not enter the MMS driveway off of Water Street when dropping off or picking up. This is because we have buses that access this area, and students are crossing. You’ll notice cones and a sign that reads, “Buses Only Please.” 
Here are some reminders:
  • If you are dropping off and/or picking up on Water Street, please be sure to pull as far forward as possible so as to not block the Terrace Avenue drive (where the green cones are). Buses, staff, and visitors do need to enter at Terrace Avenue parking area.
  • If you are in need of visiting the MMS Main Office during student drop off time, you may enter through the cones so that you may park in the Terrace Avenue parking lot. Please be on the lookout for students crossing.
  • Students should utilize crosswalks whenever possible. Staff and dedicated crossing guards will assist as possible.

If you have any questions and/or concerns about MMS student drop-off and/or pick-up please contact the school’s main office.
If you have any questions or concerns I can always be reached at (715) 735-1504 or by emailing me at  Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!
Marinette Middle School
1011 Water Street
Marinette, WI 54143
The Board of Education is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students in the District. The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected under State or Federal law including, but not limited to, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability in any of its student program and activities.
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