Memorial Middle School’s Leadership Academy is participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients Campaign. We have had a great Spirit Week, which included homeroom competitions. As of today, we have raised over $3700 dollars to donate to cancer research. We are so close to our $4000 goal.
The classroom with the largest donation was Mr. Ross’ class with $464.05, while Mrs. Calabrese’s class followed closely behind at $400.56!
We also had 6 homerooms donate more than $200 earning them ice cream parties today!
The winners of the Olive Garden Pasta Party was Mrs. Johnston’s homeroom with a student average donation of $33.33!!!
We are so proud and appreciative of our Memorial family for their generosity. We are continuing to accept online donations HERE.
Our very own Art teacher extraordinaire, Mr. Hume, was recently named the winner of the local Barnes and Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest”. Mr. Hume was entered by MMS student Colin McClurg, who wrote an essay about Mr. Hume.
Mr. Hume will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift card as well as being recognized in a small ceremony at the Barnes and Noble store on Sawmill Rd. and 161 at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14. All are welcome to attend the ceremony. Mr. Hume will also be entered into the Regional and National Contests to possibly win a $500 gift card, $5000 for himself and $5000 for our school.
In addition to the ceremony, April 14 is part of Educator Appreciation week at Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble will be having a “Book Fair” for MMS on that date where a percentage of sales will be donated back to Mr. Hume and/or MMS. Barnes and Noble will be providing vouchers to MMS for use either in store or at BarnesandNoble.com on that date with the information.
We are very proud of Mr. Hume for winning this award and of Colin for nominating him.
Over the next several weeks we will launch a series of videos defining the Hilliard Way. The Hilliard Way is more than a tag line; it’s how we ensure excellence for our students and community. In these videos different members of our school district and community will share what the Hilliard Way means to them and how this simple philosophy ensures that we are all Ready for Tomorrow.
Memorial Middle School is participating in the NBC4 Make a Difference Grant contest. We have the opportunity to win $10,000 for the upgrade of our auditorium. Please vote for us daily. Voting ends March 23.
The grant would go towards the following; replacing the sound mixing board and speakers, purchasing of handheld and wireless microphones, making upgrades to the lighting rigs, and the upgrading of some of the fly systems in the backstage area. From well-lit concerts to outstanding sound during our musical productions, the overall quality of experience in the auditorium will be vastly improved. The renovation would allow for students to begin an education in the Technical Arts, gaining experience in sound and light engineering as well as production and theatre management. Please consider voting for this exciting project that will benefit students at MMS for years to come!
Fire drills are part of our DNA . . . each month we practice and drill what we do in the event of a fire in our buildings.
Tornado drills a part of our routine . . . each year we take time in the spring preparing for the event of a weather emergency.
Unfortunately we must prepare for more than a fire or a tornado . . . we must prepare and drill for the event of a safety threat. It is the world today; we must be prepared for the worst. Read More…