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September 28, 2020

MRH Middle School Student Photos, Wednesday, September 30

September 28, 2020

MRH MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES

(314)644-4406

Students at MRH Middle School are immersed both inside and outside the classroom in a variety of experiences through the metaphor, “School as Expedition.”

Learning expeditions are in-depth studies of a topic that engage students through authentic projects, real-life studies, fieldwork, and service. Expeditions occur within the school walls when the community is brought into the classroom through expert guest speakers and outside of the classroom, as a journey to conduct fieldwork.

 

MRH 7th & 8th Grade Families!

 

Your child will have a chance to strike a pose on Wednesday, September 30, during the supply pick-up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently we do not have a lot of supplies for students to pick up ~ BUT we want every student to get their picture taken!!!

 

You can purchase your student's photos on-line through the school store link below. Our photographer is high school teacher Otto Schultejans and his journalism class edits and crafts the pictures to be sent to you. By choosing this avenue, we have been able to keep the cost for photo purchase at $5.00 or $10.00 and you can go to any photo store and print the pictures you want!! What a DEAL!!!!  

 

 

WHERE DO I GO TO HAVE MY PICTURE TAKEN??

Look for the BLUE Dancing inflatable and enter through the Gym Lobby Doors. You will follow the signs for your pictures!

 

HOW TO I PAY FOR MY PHOTOS?

Go to this website and purchase whatever you want!!! on-line pay and order form.  Please put your students name and grade into the notes section so we can ensure you receive your photos.  

 

SUPPLY PICK-UP, WHERE DO I GO??

You will go to the GYM!

 

WHEN IS THIS ALL HAPPENING, AGAIN??

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

What Else?- All visitors and staff must wear a mask while on campus.

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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September 25, 2020

MRHMS Update (9/25/20) - Students of the Week & MORE!

September 25, 2020

MRH MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES

(314)644-4406

Students at MRH Middle School are immersed both inside and outside the classroom in a variety of experiences through the metaphor, “School as Expedition.”

Learning expeditions are in-depth studies of a topic that engage students through authentic projects, real-life studies, fieldwork, and service. Expeditions occur within the school walls when the community is brought into the classroom through expert guest speakers and outside of the classroom, as a journey to conduct fieldwork.

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My SchoolBucks- We have heard from multiple families regarding the notifications from this program for invoices that have already been paid. Please understand that we have brought this to the appropriate MRH personnel to rectify. If you continue to receive invoices you have already paid, please screenshot or forward the email to michael.dittrich@mrhschools.net or tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net. We will continue to work to get this technical issue resolved.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Sponsored by the Blue Duck

 

 

Niyah Davis is our 8th grade student of the week. Niyah has gone above and beyond to set a positive atmosphere through her thoughtful participation. She exemplifies self directed learning and perseverance in tasks. If she has a setback, she pursues it further and problem solves. While setting high goals for herself she also encourages her peers to do the same. A focus on advocating has helped Niyah achieve those standards through reaching out to her teachers. Congrats Niyah!

 

 

Cameron Mills is our 7th grade student of the week. Cameron has demonstrated the cornerstone of scholarship by deeply engaging in class discussions, making important connections between the world around us and the novel we are reading. He has done a great job of clearly communicating with teachers to make sure he is on top of his work. Cameron has also set a great example for other students, demonstrating full participation during virtual learning while simultaneously fulfilling other responsibilities at home. Thank you Cameron, for setting the bar high!

 

 

WAY TO GO Niyah & Cameron!!?

Both Niyah and Cameron will receive a free pint of homemade ice cream

?courtesy of the Blue Duck.

 

A message from our counselor-

 

Congratulations on all your hard work with online learning!

Within the next couple class periods, all middle school students will be given the STAR 360 Test. This is an internal reading and math benchmark assessment given to MRH students grade K-8. This will be administered during one of their scheduled Communication Arts and Math classes. This adaptive computer assessment provides a scale score, a student growth percentile, a predicted achievement level on state assessments, and a national percentile. 

Reminders: 

Must log in from their chrome books

Please be patient with technical issues that may come up.

Work hard!

 

Remember, “don’t let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.” ~John Wooden

 

Ms. Brown

Weekly Learning

 

Measures of Central Tendency

This week in 7th-grade math, students are exploring data and statistics through Measures of Central Tendency (mean, median, mode, range, etc.). Information they gather leads to the analysis of data spread and trends and aids in the construction of diagrams, such as box and whisker plots. Mr. Willimann is supporting student exploration and mastery of these concepts through some really fun resources and tools - PearDeck, a Wacom Tablet, Quizlet, and a student favorite, Quizizz!

CALENDAR EVENTS

 

 

SUPPLY PICK UP & MIDDLE SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!! - September 30, 2020 (more details will be mailed out on Monday)

 

 

EARLY RELEASE - October 7, 2020 Students will have a scheduled advisory time on this day. Please check Its Learning on the students advisory page for time.

 

 

END OF 1st QUARTER - October 30, 2020

Important ZOOM Updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please reach out to us if you are having issues connecting. We have attempted to run our technology in the least restrictive settings to make sure students could log on and ease the frustrations of both parents and students. Unfortunately, we have experienced multiple situations of students posting zoom meetings to social media or copying the zoom links to their personal Gmail accounts so they could disrupt the learning of others. To limit these distractions, our settings on Zoom have changed. Any student attempting to logon to an MRH Zoom call will be required to authenticate through their school email address. In simpler terms, a student must be logged into their school email account and access zoom using their MRH school email credentials. Any student or person attempting to logon to our Zoom calls for classes will not be allowed to attend meetings if they are not using MRH credentials. Students were provided a video on Wednesday during advisory by our tech department to help them troubleshoot any issues they have logging in with MRH credentials. This will not prevent teachers in any way from setting up Zoom calls with parents to assist in any matters. Teachers will be able to turn off this setting to meet with parents.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRHMS

REMOTE SCHOLAR!

 

 

 

 

Alexis LaRose - 10/2

 

 

 

 We hope you enjoy

YOUR day!!!

Parents!!! You can now add photos of your student to the middle school yearbook!

 

For more information, please check

out the flyer here!?!!

 

 

The last day to submit your photos is

March 5, 2021!!

HOW TO GET TECH SUPPORT

 

 

 

Tech Support:

Call (314) 446-3999

or EMAIL tech@help.mrhschools.net

 

 

Food Service Updates

Free Meals through December 2020: Great news! MRH has been approved to serve free meals to all children, 18 years old and under, through December 31, 2020 or until USDA funding runs out.

 

What does this mean exactly? The MRH Meal Kits are available at no charge to families starting August 31. It does not matter if the child qualifies for free, reduced, or paid status during the school year.

 

To help us plan, please fill out this form. We welcome the opportunity to serve and help feed our children. We will adjust meal balance accounts when necessary. 

 

For more information about Meal Service please see the informational flyer.

 

You can visit any campus for lunches. 

Lunches are provided on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Lunches are available from 11-1 at the ECC and Elementary and 11:15-1:15 at the middle school/ high school. Pick-up locations are ECC at the Front Entrance, ELE at the roundabout, and MS/HS at the Research and Design Center.

 

If you have not submitted your Free and Reduced Meal Application yet, please visit My School Apps to fill one out online. No need to print it out and send it in! If you have any questions, please contact Irene Wan, District-level Food Service Manager at irene.wan@mrhschools.net.

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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September 21, 2020

MRHMS: This week's schedule due to no school and more important details!

September 21, 2020

MRH MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES

(314)644-4406

Students at MRH Middle School are immersed both inside and outside the classroom in a variety of experiences through the metaphor, “School as Expedition.”

Learning expeditions are in-depth studies of a topic that engage students through authentic projects, real-life studies, fieldwork, and service. Expeditions occur within the school walls when the community is brought into the classroom through expert guest speakers and outside of the classroom, as a journey to conduct fieldwork.

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Families,

 

This is a reminder - NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!!! Get out and enjoy the nice weather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also wanted you to know this week, both Wednesday and Thursday will both be a "B" day! During Wednesday's B1 class, all students will watch a brief video on how to troubleshoot ZOOM if they are unable to login using their MRH email credentials.

 

We encourage all students to join the remainder of their Zoom calls that day using their MRH email credentials, but will not be required to until Thursday morning.

 

If students are having issues logging into ZOOM on Thursday, or any day after using their MRH email credentials, they can call the Tech Support line at 314-446-3999, email tech@help.mrhschools.net ?or call the Middle School office.

CALENDAR EVENTS

 

Middle School/High School Tech Webinar - September 23, 2020 from 6 pm - 7 pm. Please join us from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

 

Please click here: WEBINAR

Passcode: 436139

 

Description: We will have staff from the middle school and high school presenting on helpful hints to navigate Powerschool and Its Learning. Please join us.

 

Middle School PTO Virtual Meeting - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 7 pm - 8 pm. If you are interested in joining our PTO this year, please join us https://mrhschools-net.zoom.us/j/96122944566?pwd=T1pmVzVlRjNtUlRtSUt3Zmw1QXBwdz09

 

 

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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September 20, 2020

MRHMS Update (9/18/20) - Students of the Week & MORE!

September 19, 2020

MRH MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES

(314)644-4406

Students at MRH Middle School are immersed both inside and outside the classroom in a variety of experiences through the metaphor, “School as Expedition.”

Learning expeditions are in-depth studies of a topic that engage students through authentic projects, real-life studies, fieldwork, and service. Expeditions occur within the school walls when the community is brought into the classroom through expert guest speakers and outside of the classroom, as a journey to conduct fieldwork.

Facebook ‌ Twitter ‌

CALENDAR EVENTS

 

Middle School/High School Tech Webinar - September 23, 2020 from 6 pm - 7 pm. Please join us from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

 

Please click here: WEBINAR

Passcode: 436139

 

Description: We will have staff from the middle school and high school presenting on helpful hints to navigate Powerschool and Its Learning. Please join us.

 

NO SCHOOL - September 25, 2020 (Professional Development Day)

 

NO CURBSIDE MEAL PICK-UP - September 25, 2020 - Due to the Professional Development Day. Services will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

 

 

SUPPLY PICK UP & MIDDLE SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!! - September 30, 2020 (more details to follow)

Important ZOOM Updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Zoom update-  We have attempted to run our technology in the least restrictive settings to make sure students could log on and ease the frustrations of both parents and students.  Unfortunately, we have experienced multiple situations of students posting zoom meetings to social media or copying the zoom links to their personal Gmail accounts so they could disrupt the learning of others.  To limit these distractions, our settings on Zoom will change after Wednesday’s the 23rd.  Any student attempting to logon to an MRH Zoom call will be required to authenticate through their school email address.  In simpler terms, a student must be logged into their school email account and access zoom using their MRH school email credentials. Any student or person attempting to logon to our Zoom calls for classes will not be allowed to attend meetings if they are not using MRH credentials. Students will be provided a video on Wednesday during advisory by our tech department to help them troubleshoot any issues they have logging in with MRH credentials. This will not prevent teachers in any way from setting up Zoom calls with parents to assist in any matters. Teachers will be able to turn off this setting to meet with parents.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRHMS

REMOTE SCHOLARS!

 

 

 

 

Frances Noll - 9/21

Katelyn Randolph - 9/24

Jackson Williams - 9/26

 

 

 We hope you all enjoy

YOUR day!!!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Sponsored by the Blue Duck

 

 

Molly Hargrove is our 8th grade student of the week. Throughout our distance learning this Fall, she has approached her classes with a positive attitude and strong desire to produce quality work. She frequently advocates for her needs and communicates with her teachers. Her positive contributions to class help create a stronger learning community for everyone.  

 

Alex Kastanias is our 7th grade student of the week. Alex has already jumped in to demonstrate the cornerstone of leadership. During the first week, he screen-shared with other students to demonstrate helpful instruction with handling google drive organization. He also demonstrated scholarship, reaching out to a teacher to show his knowledge and deeper interest in a learning path. Keep teaching and learning, Alex!!

 

 

WAY TO GO Molly & Alex!!?

Both Molly and Alex will receive a free pint of homemade ice cream

?courtesy of the Blue Duck.

 

Weekly Learning

 

Virtual Lockers

As part of an online learning environment, building relationships and getting to know peers becomes an even more essential aspect for ensuring student safety and security. 

 

This year, both seventh and eighth grade students “decorated” virtual lockers in order to teach their classmates learn more about who they are as individuals. 

 

Students were required to include at least 10 images that reflect their personality, and to create a write-up describing why they chose each item. Depending on the class, students may also have been asked to present their lockers in small groups, and provide one another with feedback. 

Parents!!! You can now add photos of your student to the middle school yearbook!

 

For more information, please check

out the flyer here!?!!

 

 

The last day to submit your photos is

March 5, 2021!!

GSA clubs, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied students to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSA clubs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice beyond individual schools.

HOW TO GET TECH SUPPORT

 

 

 

Tech Support:

Call (314) 446-3999 or

EMAIL tech@help.mrhschools.net

 

 

Food Service Updates

Free Meals through December 2020: Great news! MRH has been approved to serve free meals to all children, 18 years old and under, through December 31, 2020 or until USDA funding runs out.

 

What does this mean exactly? The MRH Meal Kits are available at no charge to families starting August 31. It does not matter if the child qualifies for free, reduced, or paid status during the school year.

 

To help us plan, please fill out this form. We welcome the opportunity to serve and help feed our children. We will adjust meal balance accounts when necessary. 

 

For more information about Meal Service please see the informational flyer.

 

You can visit any campus for lunches. 

Lunches are provided on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Lunches are available from 11-1 at the ECC and Elementary and 11:15-1:15 at the middle school/ high school. Pick-up locations are ECC at the Front Entrance, ELE at the roundabout, and MS/HS at the Research and Design Center.

 

If you have not submitted your Free and Reduced Meal Application yet, please visit My School Apps to fill one out online. No need to print it out and send it in! If you have any questions, please contact Irene Wan, District-level Food Service Manager at irene.wan@mrhschools.net.

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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