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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter |  May 2016
From the Co-Directors:
We have lots of news to share at this busy time of year!
  • Congratulations to our sixth-year students Will Best, Hayden Carriger, Ukiah Cordell, Minnah Gayed, Emma Hopkins, Jayden Pomeroy, Shannon Rogers, and Yasin Shams!  Under the guidance of Juli Phillips, these students have spent the year researching a topic of their choosing and writing a ten-page, typed paper including bibliography. They are now ready to present their reports at a special ceremony on May 9th at the Middle School campus.
  • Congratulations to our first Mountaineer Montessori Middle School graduating class --- Julia Carriger, Jamie Coleman, Haya Moushmoush, Jasmine Phillips, and Hannah Scarbrough!  We will hold a graduation ceremony in their honor on May 31st at the Columbia Gas Cafeteria.
  • We are pleased to announce that our 2016-2017 MMS staff will include Loren Lodge as our new full-time Reading Specialist.  Loren is a graduate of WV Wesleyan College with a degree in Elementary Education and is currently working part-time as a tutor at The Appalachian Reading Center.  Welcome, Loren!
  • We are searching for a part-time math specialist for the middle school.  Please help us spread the word that we are looking for someone with a strong background in mathematics to work two mornings a week at the middle school teaching Pre-Algebra through Calculus and Trigonometry.
  • It's time to order your 'M' Gear!  Watch for an order form coming home with your child.  'M' hoodies are now available!
  • We want to recognize Randall J. Hill M.D. & Aaron R. Parry II, M.D. for their sponsorship of the Masquerade event; and Amanda Barren for her enthusiastic support during the live auction. 
We appreciate your support during the past year.  Please join us in the MMS kitchen next week before or after your child's conference for coffee and pastries - we'd love to have a chance to chat with you.
Third Year Overnight Trip | May 13-14 2016
Sixth Year Project Presentations | May 16, 2016   | 5:30 pm
Step-Up Days | May 16-17, 2016  
Parent Conferences | May 19-20, 2016 
School will not be in session during conferences, but our Plus program will be available.  Please call Beth to reserve a space at Plus.
Lemonade Day @ Capitol Market | May 21, 2016 
Watch for more details from Lower Elementary.
Sixth Year Overnight Trip | May 23-24, 2016
Board Meeting | May 23, 2016 | 6:00 pm
We meet in the Upper Elementary classroom.  Everyone is welcome.
Tie-Dye Day | May 25, 2016
Rain date May 26, 2016
Midsummer Night's Dream presentation | May 26, 2016  |   5:30 pm
Please join us at the South Ruffner Church for an original interpretation of the classic Shakespeare play.  Watch for more details from Jason.
Memorial Day - No School  | May 30, 2016  
Eighth Year Graduation  | May 31, 2016  |   5:30 pm
Columbia Gas Cafeteria
End-of-Year Swim | June 1, 2016  
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School students should bring a swimsuit, towel, goggles and change of clothes for this fun MMS tradition!
Last Day of School/MMS Picnic | June 2, 2016  
Please note that all students will be dismissed beginning at 11:50 on the last day of school.  Please pick up your child and meet us at the picnic.  There will be no Plus Program that day, as we will all be at the Coonskin Riverside Pavilion enjoying good food and good company!  Please visit  MMS Picnic  to sign up to assist with the picnic.
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school this month.  Special thanks to:
  • Kristie Simmons and family for donating materials for the Plus Program.
  • The Gilmer family for Luna moth eggs.
  • Good Shepherd Veterinary Clinic for taking in an abandoned baby bird from our playground.
  • Randy Melton for handy work at our Middle School and continued work with the middle school students using applied mathematics.
  • George Phillips and Terry Hudson for guidance with chicken coop construction.
  • Lower Elementary II parents for your support of the class play.
  • Ali Shams, Harry Bell, Brent Best, Chad Cordell, Jeff Darlington, Susie Loew, Amy Tolliver, Kristy Huckaby, and Alisa Abdalla for chaperoning our Upper Elementary spring field trip.
  • Ali Shams for giving a lesson on the central nervous system.
  • Ali Shams, Leah Barker, Dina Sorour, Kristy Simmons, Elizabeth Scharman, Lonna Barker, and Cary Charbonneiz for their donations and help for the food program.
  • Margaret Leef for helping to organize the drivers for Lower Elementary I field trips.
  • George Chappell, geologist, for visiting and sharing his expertise with our elementary and extended day students. 
  • Casey Stutler for transporting chairs to storage.
  • our friends at the University of Charleston for providing swimming facilities for our students. At yesterday's swim class, John Edward Leef accepted Nancy's challenge and completed a mile swim!
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