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Volume 13, Issue 10
May 30, 2019
Maize Middle School News
Principal's Message

I hope you are enjoying the start of your summer. It was such a great year and our students did an awesome job. We have had a lot of accomplishments from academic and character education honors to athletics to music. I am proud of our MMS students. You all truly Made The Year Matter.

Thank you to all the parents for the support you provide for MMS. All the time you put in volunteering is appreciated. The amount of volunteers and parents that donate for the end of the year staff cookout was awesome. The same for the 8 th grade breakfast, many of you stepped up to help out. THANK YOU!

As we look towards next year, we will have a few staff changes and a few positions added with our growing student population. Below are the staff changes for 2019-2020.

Those leaving us:

·         Chad Cramer (Assistant Principal/AD)-accepted Principal position at Valley Center MS
·         Kelly Sullivan (6 th grade teacher)-retiring.
·         Kathy Hoheisel (Counselor)-retiring.
·         Kristina Harris (7 th/8 th grade ELA teacher)-moving.
·         Shari Luebbe (Strucutred Learning teacher)-other opportunities.
·         Deborah Montgomery (6 th grade SPED teacher)-other opportunities.
·         Traci Hoagland (SPED ELA teacher)-accepted another position out of district.
·         Paula Friedrichs (Speech Pathologist)-moving over to MSMS
·         Jeannie Mitchell (SPED para)-retiring.
·         Stephanie Mendenhall (Psych secretary)-accepted another position out of district.

I wish all of them leaving us the best and thanks for your time at MMS.

New faces for next year:

·         Kevin Roulhac- Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
·         Chantille McCarthy-6 th grade Math Improvement/7 th Math
·         Garrett Gould-7 th grade Social Studies/7 th/8 th Physical Education
·         Kelly Burkholder-6 th grade
·         MariahMcDowell-7 th ELA and 7 th ELA Improvement
·         Amanda Hawkins-7 th ELA and Yearbook
·         Meghan Ugues-Counselor
·         Darcy Baker-SPED Math
·         Roni Worcester-SPED ELA
·         Christy Niece-SPED ELA

I wish all the 8 th graders the best of luck in high school, you will be missed. I look forward to seeing the rest of you, incoming 7 th and 8 th graders, as our leaders of MMS. I know you will lead by example for our incoming 6 th graders.

I hope you have a great summer. Take time to enjoy your family and loved ones.
Make Today Matter


Brian Thompson
Maize Middle School
4600 N. Maize Rd.
Maize, KS 67101

Make Today Matter

4th Quarter Honor Roll

6th Graders
Luke Aaron, Larissa Aguilar-Lopez, Thatcher Auten, Owen Beeson, Jack Bowen, Ethan Briones, Tyler Carey, Jane Carroll, Katie Cassity, Lauren Cherrier, Avi Cooke, Ainsley Cramer, Jonathan Crawford, Emani DeLeon, Abigail DeWitt, Lindsay Downing, Luke Ethridge, Madison Fluis, Addison Folse, Claire Frentzel, Jacob Froese, Allie Gaylor, Kamerah Gilmour, Abigail Griffin, Emma Hays, Leni Henderson, Koen Heuer, Mitchell Hoyle, Sabrina Hunt, Angel Jefferson, Lauren Jenkinson, Gemma Jones, Kinslea Jones, Kyah Knutson, Holly Lane, Payten LaPoint, Alex Le, Connor Levey, Abigail Linton, Abigail Lippert, Carys Mauldin, Hayden McBroom, Danica Miller, Falyn Murrell, Christina Nguyen, Morgan Nicholson, Gentry Nittler, Joey Ott, Chloe Pauls, Andrew Pederson, Satara Petty, Adley Pierce, Alexander Prebble, Alissa Ragland, Brandi Ryno, Braden Salsbury, Jackson Salsbury, Charles Sharp, Kyndall Sites, Connor Sternberger, Delainey Stevens, Alexis Thompson, Grace Thompson, Hadley Topping, Julia Vargas, Torianne Vo, Jayce Weaver, Jayse Welch, Lauren Welch

7th Graders
Elizabeth Akers, Alayna Alvarez, Lea Ames, Haley Barnard, Ryan Bayliff, Liliana Cortez, Keaton Crockett, Collin Davis, Elsa Dobbs, Teagan Garcia, Lonnie Hampe, Julian Hidalgo, Owen Jarboe, Maleigha Johnson, Jena Kirk, Colin Knaak, Sydney Lampkin, Chloe Linville, Brelee Long, Sebastian Luna, Savanah McAlee, Delaney Mies, Kaleb Moore, Jaden Murdock, Emma Newberry, Katelynn Newman, Parker Peterman, Houston Porter, Simon Rawley, Miles Rodell, Amari Sanders, Stahley Sears, Devin Short, Kyler Sianis, Virginia Steffan, Ella Stillings, Camdyn Stucky, Cooper Tannahill, Ian Thiessen, Caiden Unruh, Hung Vo, Brianna Watts

8th Graders
Ariana Beggs, Topher Cannizzo, Kate Crisler, Elijah Cunningham, Mallory Diaz, Zoe Dong, Leah Gerardo, Mason Gutierrez, Lesly Hernandez, Michael Houseman, Brady Hunt, Jaden Hutton, Lindsay Jeffries, Zachary Johnson, Gracie Kaumeyer, Elsbeth Knaak, Emmalynn Kohl, Kaylee Lam, Kaylee Lively, Bailey Martin, Marissa Martinez, Kinsley Morrison, Isabel Newberry-Rivera, Catherine Nguyen, Devon Nguyen, Kayla Nicol, Adley Nusz, Camden Padgett, Elizabeth Patton, Taylor Paulus, Dionne Payne, Enrique Perez-Ruiz, Addonna Powell, Paige Putter, Teagan Redinger, Martin Richards, Sam Ritchie, Samantha Roach, Allie Robinson, Evan Rogerson, Maggie Salsbury, Micah Schmidt, Madelyn Shove, Isak Smith, Wyatt Stover, Ella Strobel, Tyler Stuckey, Kenndey Topping, Elizabeth Trantham, Sophia Vaughn

Attendance Reminders

Regular attendance is necessary to fully realize the benefits of educational opportunities. Students are expected to be present and punctual for all classes throughout the year. The responsibility of school attendance is with the student and his/her parents. Parents/guardians should notify the school via our attendance line in the event the student will be absent. Excused absences include illness verified by a doctor, appointments with a doctors note, school sponsored activities, funerals or administrative approved absences.  Parents are encouraged to provide a doctors note for appointments and illnesses.  Attendance letters will be mailed to parents of students with 5 or more absences during the semester and disciplinary actions can be taken.

Reference student handbook pages 5-8.

From the Nurse’s Office

A few friendly reminders fro the Nurse's Office:

  • Please, please make an appointment early with your student's physician to update their immunizations! All incoming 7th graders now require BOTH a Tdap and a Meningococcal ACWY vaccine. Taking care of this early will alleviate any chance o exclusion due to non-compliance! Be sure to bring documentation to the school nurse!!
  • If your student has any health concerns that require medication, please have the necessary medication administration form filled out and signed by both the physician AND parent. All medications to be given at school must be in the original container or prescription bottle.

Have a GREAT summer! Looking forward to serving your student next year! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at sfunk@usd266.com.

Shelley Funk
Phone: 350-2308


Looking ahead to next year we continue our goal to Stay Connected in Middle School. We really want our entire Eagle Family to get to know one another. This includes MMS kids and parents with other MMS families and our fabulous MMS staff. Activities we plan will keep that connection as the focus. Money raised at any events, Spirit Night, and even the recent spirit wear sales will be used to help fund various classroom and school projects at Maize Middle. We would love to see parents connect together through PTO (among other activities) and we welcome you to join in when and wherever you can! Find us on Facebook and Twitter to stay current with upcoming events! We are completely starting over in building a list of those who want to stay in touch with PTO, so if you have not completed our new Google form please head to our new website and click on the Parents tab:

- Back to School spirit wear- be on the look out at Back to School night for new spirit wear purchasing options!

Spring Break 2020

I am thrilled to share that world languages classes are taking our next educational tour through Scotland and Ireland in 2020! These lands were once home to ancient Celtic and Gaelic tribes. We will step into the Middle Ages on Edinburgh's Royal Mile and under the towering spire of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. We also will visit Belfast and more historical and beautiful cities. We want to invite our students and families to participate in this incredible opportunity. If you have any questions please email me aprendes@usd266.com.

Maize Middle School Summer Camps

Log on to the District website, under Community select Online Bulletin Boards and scroll down to summer camps and find MMS.

Girls Basketball Camp
June 3-6 10:00-12:00
6th,7th & 8th Grades $50.00


Boys Basketball Camp
June 3-6 8:00-10:00
6th, 7th & 8th Grades $50.00


Football Camp @ MHS Game Gield
June 10-13 8:30-10:00
6th, 7th, & 8th Grades $40.00


MMS Summer Strength Training
June 10-27 & July 16-August 8
7th & 8th Grades $55.00


Volleyball Camp
June 24-27 9:00-11:00
6th, 7th, & 8th Grades $30.00


MMS Girls Basketball Open Gym
June 6-July 18, 10:30-12:00
Every Tuesday & Thursday
7th & 8th Grades $50.00

From the MMS Front Office

To help the Front Office of MMS run as smooth, friendly and efficiently as possible and communicate important information, please be aware and reminded of the following processes:

Front Office Hours:
  • 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

When your student is absent:
  • Please call 729-2464 and leave a message with the students name (and spelling)
  • Provide a reason for the absence (ill, out of town, appointment, etc.)
  • If you plan to have your student out of school for 3 or more days stop by the MMS office to pick up an administrative approval form

When dropping off something for a student:
  • Please have it labeled with their first/last name
  • Checks/Cash in envelopes with student name
  • Front office is not responsible for any items left for students

When you have to leave a message for your student:
  • Please call 729-2464
  • Provide your student's name/spelling
  • Concisely state your message
  • Your student will be notified through instant messaging with the teacher, or a note will be delivered wither 4th hour or Encor through an office aide
  • Messages must be received 30 minutes prior to dismissal

Students will not be called out of class and to the office until a parent is present to sign them out. Our goal in the Front Office is to not disrupt classrooms except in the case of an emergency.
Are You Moving?

If you are moving out of district, please contact Dawn Ingram, MMS Registrar/Data Secretary, at dingram@usd266.com or by phone at 729-2464. Please include the new school, city and state you will be transferring to so we can prepare your students records for transfer.

If you have moved or will be moving, but are still in district, please send a Proof of Residency to the MMS office as soon as possible. You can email it to dingram@usd266.com, or fax it to our office at 316-729-2479.

A utility bill is preferred, but a mortgage/lease agreement can be temporarily accepted. If you have any questions regarding Proof of Residence, please don't hesitate to call the MMS office.

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  1. Visit www.dillons.com/communityrewards
  2. Scroll down to find your location and click "Enroll Now"
  3. Sign in to your online account, or create an account.
  4. Find and select our organization, and click "Save"

You'll start earning rewards for our organization right away on qualifying purchases made using your Plus Shopper's Card!
Everyone must enroll in the Reward Program. This is necessary in order for purchases throughout 2019 to credit Maize Middle School. Sign-in and make your contribution selection using this new 5 digit NPO number, NI311.
Important Dates

Thursday, August 8, Open House/Meet Your Teacher Night, 6:00-7:30

Tuesday, August 13, First Day of School for 6th Graders
Wednesday, August 14, First Day of School for 7th & 8th Graders

Homework Request

When your student is absent from school and you would like to pick up homework, you must request it by 10:00 a.m. The MMS office will only put the request in when a student has been out for two days in a row. All homework will be in the office after 2:00 p.m.

Thank you.
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Box Tops

MMS rocks the Box Tops! Thank you to everyone who sends in Box Tops............ and Keep clipping! It's an easy way to benefit our school and PTO.


Brian Thompson

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Chad Cramer

Assistant Principal
Christine Kerbs

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