Fall News

August 21 – First Day

New Middle School Bell Schedule for 2017-2018
All three Hilliard Middle schools will be operating under a new bell schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.  School will now begin at 8:00 am and end at 2: 45 pm.  In addition, our daily schedule will now have three separate lunch periods, as compared to the two in our previous schedule.  Students will be assigned to either 4th, 6th or 8th period lunch.  The rest of each student’s schedule will be based on the period he/she has lunch.  An over view of next school year’s bell schedule can be found by CLICKING HERE.

2017-2018 School Year 7th Grade Orientation- Jaguar Jump Start
MMS will be holding a new form of orientation for incoming 7th graders, called Jaguar Jump Start, on August 15, 2017.  .  Jaguar Jump Start will be a special program just for students entering the  7th grade and will take place  from 9am -12 noon.  This new orientation will be primarily led by a  group of  8th grade Jaguar Ambassadors that will act as mentors and tour guides. Parents will drop students off at the MMS Auditorium and pick them up in the front parking lot.

For complete info on Jaguar Jump Start CLICK HERE.

Jaguar Jump Start will take the place of our former Jag Days for 7th graders.

Jag Days Open House
All MMS 7th and 8th graders, and their parents, are invited to our first Jag Days Open House on August 15, 2017, from 4-7 pm.  At Jag Days Open House, students can pick up their class schedule, have their school picture taken, check out their locker, receive their school issued iPad, get information on school clubs and activities and more.  In addition, MMS staff members will be in their classrooms to meet and greet both students and parents, as well as provide information about their classes for the year.  Students and parents will be able to walk around school, check out their classrooms and meet their teachers.  This will be a great opportunity for all students and parents to welcome in the 2017-2018 school year.

School Fees
There will no school fees for Hilliard City Schools’ students this school year.

School Pictures/Student ID’s
Our school photographer, HR Imaging, will be mailing a pre-printed school picture flyer to each student’s home.  Please look for it.  Students and/or parents should bring their pre-printed flyer/envelope to Jaguar Jump Start or Jag Days Open House and get their picture taken, even if you are not planning on purchasing pictures.  It will serve as the camera card and save time in line.  All students will be photographed for their ID.

Parents can also check shop/hrimaging.com for picture purchasing options.

All parents are invited and encouraged to be members of the MMS PTO.  Check the PTO tab under Parent Information on the MMS Website for updated information on how to join the MMS PTO and help with the many supportive activities available throughout the school year.

School Supply List: One 3-ring binder, Dividers, 1 Pack Pencils, 1 Pen, Ear buds, 1 Pack (200 count) Notebook Paper, Stylus (optional)
Language Arts anchor texts, May purchase as paperback or online iBook.
Gr. 7 Regular and Advanced— Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick
Gr. 8 Regular only—The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
Gr. 8 Advanced only– Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Honors English 9 anchor texts: (Please purchase Of Mice and Men for the start of school. Your teacher will give you further instructions for the rest)
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Night, by Elie Wiesel
Frankenstein (unabridged), by Mary Shelley
Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
Romeo and Juliet (side-by-side translation)

Band/Orchestra Supply List: 1″ Binder with Notebook Paper (200 count)

Athletic update: Fall sports begin the week of July 31. All information about fall sports at MMS is now available on the MMS website, under the Athletics tab. Please make sure to check for start dates, tryout dates and what is needed. Contact Asst. Athletic Director Brian Rawlins at brian_rawlins@hboe.org if you have questions.