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December 2021
Principal's Message
Cort Haynes 
MSMS Principal

We celebrated many things during the month of March. Our Orchestra, Band, and Vocal students performed very well at their respective Wichita Suburban League Music Festivals. Our Science Olympiad Team qualified for State which will take place on the campus of Wichita State University this Saturday, April 2nd. We hosted all 270 students of our incoming 7th grade class from Maize South Intermediate on Wednesday. Our Maverick Ambassadors helped us highlight the outstanding culture that they are a part of.

State Assessments will be completed this month along with AimsWeb testing. Please be sure to review the attached testing calendar. We appreciate your support at home in helping them be at their best for these tests. Students need to get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast, and be encouraged by loved ones. We will utilize this data as we consider academic placement and support for each student.

On Wednesday, April 27 our 8th grade class will participate in a civic engagement with our community. This Mavs on a Mission will take students around the community to assist in partnerships with local businesses. The 7th grade students will remain at MSMS and conduct activities that promote community engagement. They will be writing notes of gratitude, working with mentor students from MSHS, and participating in team-building activities.

The end of the school year presents a perfect opportunity to talk about two of our character traits: Grit and Optimism. Reminding our students that hard work and believing in the best possible outcome are paramount in education and in life. As always, thank you for your continued support of MSMS.

With the end of the school year right around the corner, I wanted to remind you of some important dates:
·        Bull Rush - Friday, May 20 - Maize South High School Football Stadium

·        Mavs Got Talent Show - Monday May 23rd (8:30 – 10:30 am) - Maize South High School Auditorium

·        Last Day of School - Tuesday, May 24
8th Grade Celebration – May 24 - Details TBD - Communication will be shared via email with all 8th grade parents.

Adding value,
Cort Haynes
Principal


Follow MSMS updates by checking the following sites:

MSMS Website - https://www.usd266.com/msms
           
MSMS rSchool Calendar - MSMS RSCHOOL Calendar
 
MSMS Facebook - MSMS Facebook
 
MSMS Twitter - MSMS Twitter 

MSMS Instagram - msms_mavnews
MSMS Summer Sports Camps

Girls Volleyball Camp--June 6th-9th 9:00AM-11:00AM

Girls Basketball Camp--June 13th-16th 9:00AM-11:00AM

Tennis Camp--Every Monday and Wednesday in June 8:00AM-11:30AM--More information will come on exact times for each grade level

Football Camp--July 11th-14th-- 9:00AM-10:30AM

Boys Basketball Camps--July 11th-14th--6th Grade--11:00-12:30
7th Grade--12:45-2:15
8th Grade--2:30-4:00
MSMS Cheer Tryouts

MSMS Cheer Tryouts for the 2022-2023 season are approaching soon! The tryout clinic will be on Wednesday, April 6 & Thursday, April 7 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the MSMS gyms. Tryouts will be held on Friday, April 8, starting at 4:00 p.m. in the MSMS gyms.

Please email a coach (emark@usd266.com / nmark@usd266.com) and/or see Ms. Mark in room A110 if you have any questions and to sign up.

Please plan to sign up prior to Wednesday, April 6, so you can be given access to the Google Site with the tryout material!
MSMS Freddy's Night
Wednesday, April 13th, 5:00-9:00pm
“MAVS GOT TALENT” Talent Show

Does your child have a talent that they’ve wanted to share with others? If so, the “Mavs Got Talent” show is for them! We are encouraging a variety of acts, from singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, skits, magic, comedy, juggling, or any other unique talent. An informational meeting will be held during Mav Time on Monday, April 4th in the Commons, and forms will be handed out. Permission forms are due Wednesday, April 13th to the office. Forms will also be available in the Counselors’ Corner Google Classroom and in the front office. Auditions will be held later in April and those dates will be communicated with students. “Mavs Got Talent” show will be May 23rd at 8:30am at MSHS. Contact DeeDee Kittle or Steffanie Moore for additional information.  

Congratulations to Our MSMS Band!

We had a very successful day at the WSL league festival. The Advanced 7/8 Band received a "I" rating and the Intermediate 7/8 Band received a "II" rating.

In addition we had several student soloists and smaller ensembles receive high ratings.

The following soloists and small ensembles received a "I"
Kiley Thornquist- Bassoon solo
Clara-Stover Brown- Flute solo
Michael Kovach- Trumpet solo 
Griffin Thomas- Tuba solo
Flute Quartet: Bryson Britting, Katie Le, Grant Taylor, Son Le
Reed Quintet: Gabriel Griffith, Landon Hopkins, Faheem Chowdhurry, Blaine McVay, Kiley Thornquist
Brass Quintet: Ryan Le, Michael Kovach, Chase Smith, Brenley Grant, Aaron Shady
Percussion Ensemble: Graham Stiles, Caleb Mentel, Elliot Corriveau, Damien Smith, Jonathan Ayotte

The following soloists and small ensembles received a "II"
Trumpet Quintet: Kinley Davis, Josh Arnold, Josh Glover, Christian Shields, Gabriel Guevara
Low Brass Trio: Asher Smith, Karson Davis, Cooper Matthews
Ryan Le- Trumpet solo "II"
Chase Smith- French horn solo "II"
Congratulations to the MSMS Orchestra!

Congratulations to the orchestra for playing fantastic, exhibiting great Mav character, and receiving all superior (one) ratings at WSL festival in Andover yesterday.

Congratulations to Alex Dominguez for receiving a superior (one) rating on her solo.

Congratulations to the Maverick Minuet-Alex Dominguez, Elise Marshall, Isabella Ponce, and Anna Doyon for receiving superior (one) ratings on their quartet.

Congratulations to the Quartet Swans-Esther Busenitz, MacKenzie Gassmann, Ashlynn Brock, and Meena Ghosh for receiving superior (one) ratings on their quartet.

All orchestra students worked super hard and did an incredible job at the festival. Congrats to all!
MSMS Choir

Congratulations to our amazing Choir!

They did a great job at the WSL Choir Festival! Every Single group brought home a 1 Rating! 

Tenor Bass Ensemble 1 Rating
Soprano Alto Large Group 1 Rating
Mixed Large Group 1 Rating

Congrats to the choir! So proud of them!
Find events, opportunities on district’s Online Bulletin Board

Maize USD 266’s Online Bulletin Board is the place to go for information about upcoming events, camps, clinics, fundraisers, and other opportunities available through the district and official partner agencies. Visit www.usd266.com/OnlineBulletinBoard.

2022 SUMMER DRIVER EDUCATION
Enrollment Information and Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting

USD 266 Maize Schools will once again offer summer driver education. Any student who turns 14 on or before Sunday, May 1, 2022 and has or will graduate 8th grade by June 1st will be eligible to enroll in summer driver education. 
Instead of meeting with students face to face for the classroom portion this year, students will complete the coursework online through Google Classroom. Students will have 31 days (April 13th - May 13th) to complete the online coursework. Students will also complete at least five, one hour driving sessions starting no earlier than May 30th (schedule to be determined after class begins). We prefer that students get an instructional permit at the DMV in advance of the class and spend as much time as possible driving in safe locations with their parents. Practicing with parents before class starts is a plus considering that driver education is only five hours of driving.
Enrollment will be offered on a first come, first serve basis with enrollment limited to the first 200 students to register. Enrollment registration will open at 8:00 AM on Friday, April 1st, 2022 and will close on Monday, April 11, 2022 or when enrollment capacity has been reached. To register go to https://forms.gle/KSyVYSH93DvjSSo78 (form not accessible until April 1st).
Mandatory Enrollment Meeting 
The first 200 students to register will receive a Google invite to attend the mandatory enrollment meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the Maize South High School Auditorium. A parent or guardian and the student MUST commit to attending this meeting. Failure to attend the meeting will result in the student being dropped from the class. At the meeting, we will discuss the driving schedule, the Kansas Driver's Handbook Test, online class expectations, answer questions regarding the online enrollment form, collect the $200 enrollment fee, administer eye tests (please bring corrective eyewear if needed), and have you sign the enrollment forms. Students will need to bring any type of license or permit they might already have to the meeting. 
The cost of summer driver education is $200 with payment due in full on the date of the meeting. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunches may apply for waived fees during the enrollment process. No registrations or late payments will be accepted after the mandatory enrollment meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.



Kansas Driver Handbook Test 
Students who don’t have a valid instruction permit or who have an instruction permit that will expire prior to the end of the summer drivers education will be required to take the Kansas Driver Handbook Test. This test will be administered in person at a location to be determined the week after the enrollment meeting. Students who are required to take the test must pass the Kansas Handbook Test at a minimum Mastery Level of 80% in order to complete the course. The student will be given three proctored opportunities to successfully complete this test. For a digital copy of the Kansas Driver Handbook, please click the link below. Print copies of the handbook may be purchased at any local Drivers License Exam Station.
Students and parents with questions are encouraged to contact Curtis Klein at 316-462-8012 or by email at cklein@usd266.com

Use of Student Information in Media and District Publications 

Information which may be shared with media or used in district publications is limited to: participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, school activities, honors and awards received, grade level and photographs.
Parents/guardians have the right to refuse or permit the designation of any or all of the above information for use in the media or in district publications. Parents/guardians who do not want this information published must file written notification to Lori Buselt, Director of Communications, Maize USD 266, 905 W. Academy, Maize, KS 67101 on or before September 20, 2021.
  
If you do not file a refusal, Maize USD 266 assumes you have no objection to the release of the above information for media or district publication purposes.
  
Click here to access the "Do Not Photograph" form.
Important Reminders

  • Remember to furnish the office with a copy of any legal documentation in regard to custody issues. 
  • If your student is going to be tardy to school, they are allowed three parent excused tardies per semester, not including medical excuses with notes. Please call the school if your student is going to be late for any reason.
  • KS State Law requires notes for medical absences. Please be sure to provide a doctor's note to the front office when your child has seen the doctor, dentist, etc. 
  •  If you need to pick up your child from school during school hours, please remember that we cannot pull your student out of class until you have come into the office to sign them out.
  • Just a reminder that the school district does not provide any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school. The school district makes insurance available to those who wish to purchase it on a voluntary basis. Forms may be obtained in each school office.
  • Please check your student's lunch account balance in Skyward Family Access regularly to be sure they have enough money for breakfast and/or lunch.

Thanks for your help!
Important Dates




April 15th and 18th No School
BullRush May 20th
Mavs Got Talent Show May 23rd
8th Grade Celebration May 24th
Last Day of School May 24th





2021-22 MSMS Administration

Principal

 Assistant Principal A-L

Assistant Principal / Athletic Director M-Z

If you would like to speak to an administrator during the school day, you may call 316-722-0421.

2021-22 MSMS Office Staff
 
Tiffany Bernabe
Accounting Secretary

Sherri Wright
Attendance Secretary 
2021-22 MSMS Counseling
Department

Steffanie Moore 
A-L Counselor

Amy Beckmann
M-Z Counselor




If you would like to speak to a counselor during the school day, you may call 316-722-0421.

2021-22 MSMS Athletic Dept.

MSMS Athletic/Activities Director

Sara McAsey
MSMS Athletic/Activities Secretary
Maize South Middle School

(316) 722-0421
fax (316) 722-4077
 
3403 N. Tyler Rd.
Wichita, KS 67205
 
Office Hours:
6:30am-3:30pm
 
School Hours:
7:35-2:40 M,T,Th,F
7:35-2:05 Wednesday



School Nurse
Lisa Turner
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. If you have any questions or feedback, please call us at (316) 722-0421 between 6:30am and 3:30pm or send an email to swright@usd266.com.
 
Sincerely,
Maize South Middle School
Maize South Middle School
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