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January 27, 2020

MRHMS LATEST NEWS FOR YOU

January 24, 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.

Calendar Events

 

EARLY RELEASE - February 4, 2020 - dismissal at 1:25 pm

 

MRH MS VALENTINES SOCIAL - February 13th 7-9 pm at Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park located at 7375 Watson Road, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. Fill out waiver attached HERE

 

NO SCHOOL - February 14, 2020 - Professional Development Day

 

NO SCHOOL - February 17, 2020 - Presidents' Day

 

MRH MS Yearbook - See the attached flyer. Yearbook Orders online through March 4, 2020.

 

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Students of the Week - Recognized by our staff for upholding our cornerstones of Leadership, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Stewardship. With last weeks snow day we have two students of the week for both grade levels.

Colten Huft

Colten is our 7th grade student of the week! Colten exhibits pride and ownership in his work. He perseveres through all tasks and challenges. Colten holds himself to high standards and encourages his peers to do the same. His presence has a positive impact on any group he works with. We are so glad to have Colten on our team!

 

Jada Pickens

Jada Pickens in our 8th grade student of the week. Jada always contributes insightful writing and demonstrates diligence with learning tasks. She shows leadership and tackles all responsibilities with confidence. Way to go Jada!

 

Angela Suazo

Angela is our 7th grade student of the week. Angela is a quiet leader who sets a great example for her peers. She works hard and takes pride in her work. She is a proactive learner that takes responsibility for her education. Keep up the great work, Angela. 

 

 

Daniel Steingruby

Daniel Steingruby is our 8th grade student of the week. Daniel is conscientious with all assignments and class discussions. He makes very meaningful contributions and sets a good pace for others to follow. Daniel enhances our learning environment in creative and thoughtful ways. Thank you, Daniel!!

 

Stay tuned for information heading your way regarding our end of year expeditions to Tremont and Ocean Springs. Less than 10% of our students do not attend our end of year expeditions due to health, family obligations, or behavior issues. Below is an excerpt from our handbook that was shared with all families at the beginning of the year regarding behavior concerns and attendance to our end of year expeditions.

 

 

LEARNING AND WORKING

The student’s primary job at school is to grow as a scholar, leader, citizen, and steward. During the learning process, we want the students to enjoy working with the teachers and classmates. In order to do that, it is important that we make sure that each student understands exactly what is expected of them to uphold the cornerstones. 

The middle school curriculum is built on the principles of expeditionary learning. Most units of study involve field experience, reflection on the learning, and exhibits of excellent student work. Field experiences can vary and range from local trips to area businesses, community and county parks, or out of state trips to the Smoky Mountains or Gulf of Mexico. Daily student behavior related to safety may directly impact participation in these experiences. 

**Students may not be allowed to participate in expeditions if they demonstrate unsafe or uncooperative behavior. In these circumstances, students will meet with the teachers and/or administration to determine if they will be allowed to participate in the extended expeditions. Students are also expected to meet expectations for being in class on time and attendance to school. 

WEEKLY LEARNING HIGHLIGHTS

 

Model United Nations

Sixth grade E4 students joined with the MS E4 students last week to begin their work on the Model United Nations. The Model UN is an educational simulation that allows students to “become” UN ambassadors, learning about diplomacy, international relations, and the roles of the United Nations. This opportunity also allows students to hone their research, writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills. Throughout the day, students engaged in a variety of activities. To begin, they worked in small research teams to investigate various aspects of the UN, including its history, its purpose and principles, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the six main organs of the UN. Teams created elevator pitches (brief accounts of their findings) which they presented to the entire group. Students also discussed how becoming aware of the world’s injustices affect their social responsibility. Other activities of the day were designed to help students feel more connected to their peers, including team building and a shared lunch. The day ended with guest speaker, Bobbi Kennedy, from Civitas STL. Bobbi talked with students about how to approach crafting their UN resolutions, and then students received their delegate country assignments, which they will work on during one of their next meetings. Students will continue to collaborate with their fellow delegates to design resolutions for the April simulation.

 

GIRLS ON THE RUN!!!!!!!

Girls on the Run! – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”

The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of 200+ locations across the United States and Canada.

Girls on the Run® is a 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.

 

Heart & Sole Flyer

 

Here's a video to view!

https://girlsontherunstlouis.org/program/about-program/heart-sole-program

 

Registration for the Middle School opens up Friday, January 17, 2020! Girls on the Run Flyer

 

Practices will be held Tuesday & Wednesdays from 3:05 pm to 4:20 pm. To register please visit Girls on the Run Registration

BASKETBALL, SOFTBALL AND

NEW TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS!!!

 

Registration - February 1-14, 2020

Space is limited

 

 

Registration for Baseball, Softball and the new Track and Field teams with MRH Youth Sports will be from February 1st-14th, 2020. Registration is online at www.mrhys.org. Space is limited and registration must be completed within the registration window.

 

Children ages 5 (rising Kindergartners)- current 8th grade are eligible to register for baseball and softball. Current 6th-8th graders are eligible to register for track and field.

 

Financial aid is available and can be applied for via the link https://drive.google.com/file/d/15G25NgH6mVww86dYseJ6OgUtnn-h0ki3/view?usp=sharing

 

More information, and answers to many of your FAQs, can be found at www.mrhys.org under “Our programs."

 

 

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Announcements

Spelling Bee Results - Please take a moment to congratulate 7th grader, Daniel Matz, our  2019-2020 MRH Middle School Spelling Bee Champion. 7th grader, Daria Martin, was our runner-up!

 

We are so proud of all who participated and look forward to cheering on Daniel when he competes at the regional bee in March. Here are a few words from the final round: Lascaux, hydrargyrum, dropsonde, xylyl, divan, argyria and Connemara.

 

Congrats Daniel Matz!

How can I help as a parent?

Lately, we have had parents ask how they can help our Middle School. One of the things we try to provide for the students are healthy snacks! Daily we have students who have missed breakfast or just need a little extra because they are hitting growth spurts. Next time you go grocery shopping, please feel free to pick up a box of granola bars or some other type of healthy snack for the office.

A special thanks to any parent that has donated snacks to the Middle School! Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

ATTENDANCE REMINDER

If a student is going to be absent, please remember to call or email Mrs. Jonas, our Middle School Administrative Assistant, by 9 a.m. She can be reached at (314) 644-4406 or tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net

Leaving School Early

If a student needs to be picked up early, parents should go to the Central Office to sign their child out. The Central Office will contact the Middle School Secretary. The Middle School will send your student to the Central Office for check out. In order to protect instructional time, students will not be called from class until the parent has arrived at school.

Morning Arrival and Morning Academic Support Information

A reminder that students should not be dropped off or allowed to walk to school and arrive prior to 7:45 am. We do not have official supervision until this time. 

 

Students may be dropped off or arrive at 7:45 if they are attending an academic lab prior to school. The schedule is pictured above. If your child is not attending an academic lab in the morning, then there is no need for them to arrive prior to 8:00 am. Last year, we purposely moved our start time back to 8:30. This decision was based on the research of teens and their sleep patterns.  

 

Please make sure you are having conversations with your children about their plans after school. Students are always welcome to use our office phones after school to notify you they are going to a friend's house, Maplewood Pool, The Heights, Learning Labs, etc. Undoubtedly, the middle school student will at some point forget to tell you where they are going. If this happens, please contact the school at (314) 644-4406 or (314) 446-3900.  

 

Permission Slips

We spend time away from school to learn through our metaphor - School as Expedition. Because of this, we would be sending home permission slips on a weekly basis. However, when your child enrolls at MRH, parents sign a permission slip for students to leave campus, making weekly permission slips unnecessary. The middle school operates under a “duty to inform” parents that we will be taking your child off-campus. Expect to see these via email. 

 

Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Check out Mealviewer or get the app for your Android or Apple. 

https://schools.mealviewer.com/results/mrh

 

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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December 16, 2019

MRHMS FINALS INFORMATION

Principal Dittrich- Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School

10:21 AM (5 minutes ago)

 

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December 16, 2019

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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Updated Schedule - Finals Information

 

Due to the recent inclement weather and required minutes for attendance with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, MRH Middle School and High School will be extending both Thursday and Friday to full academic days. Extending these days will also assist staff and students in preparation for finals that are scheduled for this week. 

 

Please be aware that this will also change our daily schedules and which classes will take place on which dates. Below you will find two separate schedules. The first schedule is based on having school Tuesday through Friday of this week. The second schedule is based on not having school again tomorrow Tuesday December 17th. While we are expecting to have school tomorrow, we want to have a plan and communicate that plan to our stakeholders. 

 

Schedule for the remainder of the week if we return to school on Tuesday:

Tuesday - Regular B Day

Wednesday- Regular A Day

Thursday- Regular B Day- Finals for all B Day classes

Friday- Regular A Day- Finals for all A Day classes

 

 

Schedule for remainder of week if have an additional snow day on Tuesday:

Wednesday- Straight 8 Schedule. Students will have all eight classes to help with review for finals. 

Thursday- Regular B Day- Finals for all B Day classes

Friday- Regular A Day- Finals for all A Day classes

 

 

SNOW DAY CHALLENGE

 

Are you ready for MRHMS First Snow Day Challenge? If so, your challenge is to show your Blue Devil Pride! Be creative, have fun and most importantly be safe!

 

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Create something in the snow that shows your Blue Devil Pride (A blue snowman? Is it possible?)

Create something indoors that shows your Blue Devil Pride.

Do a good deed for a family member, friend or neighbor like do the dishes while your parents are working today.

Shovel a fire hydrant, mailbox, sidewalk or driveway. 

You are not limited to these ideas.

 

With your parent’s permission, take a photo depicting your Blue Devil Pride and share it on twitter to @mrhmiddleschool or post it to our MRH Middle School Facebook page.

Have fun and stay warm!

Calendar of Events/ Announcements

Calendar Events

 

 

END OF 2ND QUARTER/1ST SEMESTER - December 20, 2019

 

WINTER BREAK - December 23 - January 3, 2020. School will resume on January 6, 2020

 

MRH MS Yearbook - See the attached flyer. Yearbook Orders online through March 4, 2020.

 

How can I help as a parent?

Lately, we have had parents ask how they can help our Middle School. One of the things we try to provide for the students are healthy snacks! Daily we have students who have missed breakfast or just need a little extra because they are hitting growth spurts. Next time you go grocery shopping, please feel free to pick up a box of granola bars or some other type of healthy snack for the office.

A special thanks to any parent that has donated snacks to the Middle School! Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

ATTENDANCE REMINDER

If a student is going to be absent, please remember to call or email Mrs. Jonas, our Middle School Administrative Assistant, by 9 a.m. She can be reached at (314) 644-4406 or tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net

Leaving School Early

If a student needs to be picked up early, parents should go to the Central Office to sign their child out. The Central Office will contact the Middle School Secretary. The Middle School will send your student to the Central Office for check out. In order to protect instructional time, students will not be called from class until the parent has arrived at school.

Morning Arrival and Morning Academic Support Information

A reminder that students should not be dropped off or allowed to walk to school and arrive prior to 7:45 am. We do not have official supervision until this time. 

 

Students may be dropped off or arrive at 7:45 if they are attending an academic lab prior to school. The schedule is pictured above. If your child is not attending an academic lab in the morning, then there is no need for them to arrive prior to 8:00 am. Last year, we purposely moved our start time back to 8:30. This decision was based on the research of teens and their sleep patterns.  

 

Please make sure you are having conversations with your children about their plans after school. Students are always welcome to use our office phones after school to notify you they are going to a friend's house, Maplewood Pool, The Heights, Learning Labs, etc. Undoubtedly, the middle school student will at some point forget to tell you where they are going. If this happens, please contact the school at (314) 644-4406 or (314) 446-3900.  

 

Permission Slips

We spend time away from school to learn through our metaphor - School as Expedition. Because of this, we would be sending home permission slips on a weekly basis. However, when your child enrolls at MRH, parents sign a permission slip for students to leave campus, making weekly permission slips unnecessary. The middle school operates under a “duty to inform” parents that we will be taking your child off-campus. Expect to see these via email. 

 

Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Check out Mealviewer or get the app for your Android or Apple. 

https://schools.mealviewer.com/results/mrh

 

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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December 13, 2019

MRH MS WEEKLY UPDATE, 12-13-19

 

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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Calendar Events

 

FINALS - December 18 - Exams A1, A2 & A3 (full day)

 

FINALS - December 19 - Exams B1, B2 & B3 (early release at 1:28 pm)

 

FINALS - December 20 - Exams A4 & B4 (early release at 12:03 pm)

 

END OF 2ND QUARTER/1ST SEMESTER - December 20, 2019

 

WINTER BREAK - December 23 - January 3, 2020. School will resume on January 6, 2020

 

Teacher PD Work Day - January 3, 2020

 

MRH MS Yearbook - See the attached flyer. Yearbook Orders online through March 4, 2020.

 

Students of the Week - Recognized by our staff for upholding our cornerstones of Leadership, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Stewardship.

Jaxon Miller

Jaxon is a 7th-grade student of the Week. Jaxon is personable, an energetic learner and works well with her peers. She exhibits strong leadership skills when working in groups and demonstrates perseverance when challenges arise. We are so lucky to have such a hard-working and kindhearted student on our team!

 

Olivia Hayden

Olivia Hayden is an 8th-grade student of the week. Olivia demonstrates diligence, assuring she is on top of all tasks and assignments. Over the holiday break, she took great care in making sure that her assignments were completed. Olivia puts forth a great deal of effort and connects well with her peers. When facing challenges, she tries to persevere. Keep moving in the right direction, Olivia! We are thankful you are part of our 8th-grade family.

 

Alex Manipula

Alex is a 7th-grade student of the week. Alex is kind, patient and helpful to peers. He is diligent and precise in his work; Alex exhibits a sense of maturity and responsibility and brings positive energy to the school community. MRHMS is fortunate to have him as a part of our 7th-grade team.

 

Peter Pongruska

Peter Pongruska is an 8th-grade student of the week. Peter is always kind to others and encourages friends on a daily basis. He can usually be found providing positive peer pressure in order to demonstrate leadership in the halls and classrooms. Peter strives to put careful thought into making meaningful learning contributions. We salute you, Peter!

 

WEEKLY LEARNING HIGHLIGHTS

December 11, 2019

 

MRH Middle Schoolers Hear From Author of Bilingual Book About Pet Loss Connecticut author Daisy Torres visits MRH Middle School.Daisy Torres lost her best friend and loyal companion in the summer of 2018. Lily was her 14 year old dog.

 

For Torres, a former Spanish language teacher and school administrator from Meriden, Connecticut, the loss was so great that she was moved to fulfill her lifelong dream of authoring a book.

 

"I'll See You on the Bridge" debuted in November and Torres' first book-signing Connecticut author Daisy Torres visits MRH Middle School.took place in downtown St. Louis last week at the Learning Forward national conference. There, she ran into Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School principal Mike Dittrich, who has worked with Torres for 18 months via a mutual professional educational program. 

 

"I knew right away that I wanted her to come speak to our middle school students," said Dittrich. "I figured, I'll just ask her and the worst that can happen is, she'll say no."

 

"I was honored to be asked to come here," said Torres, who presented an hour-long talk in Eve Welge's foreign language class on Tuesday. She opened the discussion by asking each student to talk briefly about their pets.

 

Connecticut author Daisy Torres visits MRH Middle School."I'll See You on the Bridge" is written in both English and Spanish. Torres explains that the book's purpose is to help youngsters cope when a beloved pet passes.

 

"Pet loss is often not viewed the same as the loss of a human. However, for some, it can be even more devastating. The holidays are often a time of joy with family and friends. For others, this is one of the most difficult times of year, especially for those who have experienced a loss. The stages of grief are complicated and definitely not linear. Like grief for our friends and loved ones, grief for our animal companions can only be dealt with over time, but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain."

 

Torres outlines her coping mechanisms:

 

- Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel and don’t tell yourself how to feel either. Your grief is your own, and no one else can tell you when it’s time to “move on” or “get over it.” Let yourself feel whatever you feel without embarrassment or judgment. It’s okay to be angry, to cry or not to cry. It’s also okay to laugh, to find moments of joy, and to let go when you’re ready.

 

- Reach out to others who have lost pets. If your own friends and family members are not sympathetic about pet loss, find someone who is. Often, another person who has also experienced the loss of a beloved pet may better understand what you’re going through.

 

- Honor them. Preparing a memorial, compiling a photo album or scrapbook, or otherwise sharing the memories you enjoyed with your pet, can help celebrate the life of your bridge baby. 

 

- Practice self-care. The stress of losing a pet can quickly take a toll on your emotional state, especially around the holidays. Spend time face to face with people who care about you, rest and exercise regularly to release endorphins and help boost your mood.

 

For more information about Daisy Torres and her first book:

 

Website: www.bridgebabies.com 

 

Link to Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BridgeBabies/?modal=admin_todo_tour

 

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.

 

Have Tools, Will Travel: MRH Middle School Student Excels at Woodworking

 

Click here to see December Expedition Photos

Calendar of Events/ Announcements

How can I help as a parent?

Lately, we have had parents ask how they can help our Middle School. One of the things we try to provide for the students are healthy snacks! Daily we have students who have missed breakfast or just need a little extra because they are hitting growth spurts. Next time you go grocery shopping, please feel free to pick up a box of granola bars or some other type of healthy snack for the office.

A special thanks to any parent that has donated snacks to the Middle School! Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

ATTENDANCE REMINDER

If a student is going to be absent, please remember to call or email Mrs. Jonas, our Middle School Administrative Assistant, by 9 a.m. She can be reached at (314) 644-4406 or tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net

Leaving School Early

If a student needs to be picked up early, parents should go to the Central Office to sign their child out. The Central Office will contact the Middle School Secretary. The Middle School will send your student to the Central Office for check out. In order to protect instructional time, students will not be called from class until the parent has arrived at school.

Morning Arrival and Morning Academic Support Information

A reminder that students should not be dropped off or allowed to walk to school and arrive prior to 7:45 am. We do not have official supervision until this time. 

 

Students may be dropped off or arrive at 7:45 if they are attending an academic lab prior to school. The schedule is pictured above. If your child is not attending an academic lab in the morning, then there is no need for them to arrive prior to 8:00 am. Last year, we purposely moved our start time back to 8:30. This decision was based on the research of teens and their sleep patterns.  

 

Please make sure you are having conversations with your children about their plans after school. Students are always welcome to use our office phones after school to notify you they are going to a friend's house, Maplewood Pool, The Heights, Learning Labs, etc. Undoubtedly, the middle school student will at some point forget to tell you where they are going. If this happens, please contact the school at (314) 644-4406 or (314) 446-3900.  

 

Permission Slips

We spend time away from school to learn through our metaphor - School as Expedition. Because of this, we would be sending home permission slips on a weekly basis. However, when your child enrolls at MRH, parents sign a permission slip for students to leave campus, making weekly permission slips unnecessary. The middle school operates under a “duty to inform” parents that we will be taking your child off-campus. Expect to see these via email. 

 

Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Check out Mealviewer or get the app for your Android or Apple. 

https://schools.mealviewer.com/results/mrh

 

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143
 

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December 6, 2019

MRH MS WEEKLY UPDATE, 12-6-19

December 6, 2019

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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MRH MIDDLE SCHOOL SPELLING BEE

 

Interested students are invited to participate in a written spelling bee on Monday, December 16th during Advisory. The top speller will then be invited to prepare for the regional Scripps Bee held in March 2020. Below is a list of the words students should study to prepare:

Spelling Bee Word List

WEEKLY LEARNING HIGHLIGHTS

Seed Saving & Garden Integration

As part of their Seeds Unit, stewards in Mrs. Tanner’s 8th grade Communication Arts class began researching various plants that were harvested from our MS garden in order to create their own seed packets. Working in collaboration with Mrs. Breed-Parks, students examined the importance of seed saving, and the implications for biodiversity if we allow different varieties of flowers and crops to die off. They then inspected exemplary commercial seed packets in order to determine the type of information that they will need to include in their own packets. They also cleaned the seeds that were harvested and created technical drawings of the plant they researched. As part of the process, students will be designing and assembling their seed packets using LucidPress, a web-based publishing application. Another component of this unit requires students to research GMOs in order to participate in a Socratic Debate where they will need to argue for or against the use of GMOs. Next week the 8th grade will take part in expeditions to Bayer’s Crop Science division and the Danforth Plant Science Center.

Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School Makes MetroLink a Part of Their History Lessons

 

Citizens for Modern Transit: Making Transit a Priority for the Region published an article about our middle schoolers going on an expedition to the MetroLink! You can read the article here. MRHMS History Lesson

MRHMS MORNING WORKOUT

 

Do you need to make up points in physical education class? Middle Schoolers can now come to the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays to work out! You must show up and start your workout between 7:45 am and 8 am.

Calendar of Events/ Announcements

Calendar Events

 

 

END OF 2ND QUARTER/1ST SEMESTER - December 20, 2019

 

WINTER BREAK - December 23 - January 3, 2020. School will resume on January 6, 2020

 

MRH MS Yearbook - See the attached flyer. Yearbook Orders online through March 4, 2020.

 

How can I help as a parent?

Lately, we have had parents ask how they can help our Middle School. One of the things we try to provide for the students are healthy snacks! Daily we have students who have missed breakfast or just need a little extra because they are hitting growth spurts. Next time you go grocery shopping, please feel free to pick up a box of granola bars or some other type of healthy snack for the office.

A special thanks to any parent that has donated snacks to the Middle School! Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

ATTENDANCE REMINDER

If a student is going to be absent, please remember to call or email Mrs. Jonas, our Middle School Administrative Assistant, by 9 a.m. She can be reached at (314) 644-4406 or tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net

Leaving School Early

If a student needs to be picked up early, parents should go to the Central Office to sign their child out. The Central Office will contact the Middle School Secretary. The Middle School will send your student to the Central Office for check out. In order to protect instructional time, students will not be called from class until the parent has arrived at school.

Morning Arrival and Morning Academic Support Information

A reminder that students should not be dropped off or allowed to walk to school and arrive prior to 7:45 am. We do not have official supervision until this time. 

 

Students may be dropped off or arrive at 7:45 if they are attending an academic lab prior to school. The schedule is pictured above. If your child is not attending an academic lab in the morning, then there is no need for them to arrive prior to 8:00 am. Last year, we purposely moved our start time back to 8:30. This decision was based on the research of teens and their sleep patterns.  

 

Please make sure you are having conversations with your children about their plans after school. Students are always welcome to use our office phones after school to notify you they are going to a friend's house, Maplewood Pool, The Heights, Learning Labs, etc. Undoubtedly, the middle school student will at some point forget to tell you where they are going. If this happens, please contact the school at (314) 644-4406 or (314) 446-3900.  

 

Permission Slips

We spend time away from school to learn through our metaphor - School as Expedition. Because of this, we would be sending home permission slips on a weekly basis. However, when your child enrolls at MRH, parents sign a permission slip for students to leave campus, making weekly permission slips unnecessary. The middle school operates under a “duty to inform” parents that we will be taking your child off-campus. Expect to see these via email. 

 

Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Check out Mealviewer or get the app for your Android or Apple. 

https://schools.mealviewer.com/results/mrh

 

 
Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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