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June 10, 2021

MRHMS LATEST NEWS FOR YOU

June 11, 2021

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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What do teachers do all summer?

 

Please enjoy this short public service announcement.

 

Thank you to the students, parents, teachers, and entire community for their support this year! Click on the picture below for our end-of-year public service announcement. ?

DID YOUR STUDENT GET VACCINATED??

Please submit a screenshot of your student's vaccination card to our nurse at: angel.goldberg@mrhschools.net

 

Proof of your student being vaccinated will be needed next year and very important for our quarantining procedures!

 

 

Thank you!

7TH GRADE FAMILIES

?Please check with your 7th-grade student's medical provider to make sure they have received their Tdap and MCV (Meningococcal 4 Vaccine) and provide a copy of these vaccine records to our school nurse, Angel Goldberg, RN.

 

Missouri State law requires all upcoming 8th-grade student's parents to present documentation of these up-to-date vaccines (Tdap and MCV4) prior to the students starting 8th grade. 

 

Please view our REQUIRED immunizations according to the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Schedule, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html.

 

If you have questions, I would encourage you to contact your child's medical provider. You may reach our school nurse, Angel Goldberg, at 314-446-3813, or you may call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Immunizations at 1-800-219-3224 for vaccine-related concerns. 

 

The direct fax number to the Middle School Nurse Office is 314-446-3997.

7th Grade Summer Reading Recommendations

 

Be sure to check through our student-generated summer reading recommendations here before your trip to the library this summer! 

 

Also, be sure to check out the summer reading program at Maplewood or Richmond Heights libraries! There are many awesome prizes available!!!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLLEYBALL?????

 

Summer information attached HERE.

 

Practice officially begins

Monday, August 9th.

 

You MUST have a physical!!!

Girls & Boys Basketball Camp

Ages 6-15

 

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please submit an application/signed medical waiver and entry fee.

 

For more details, click on the image below!!!

CALENDAR EVENTS

 

 

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - June 10, 2021

 

Summer School - July 21st - July 9th

 

No Summer School - July 5th

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (K-12) - August 24, 2021

 

First Day of School (Pre-K) - August 31, 2021

 

Closed (Memorial Day) - September 6, 2021

 

Early Release - September 14, 2021

 

No School/PD DAY- September 24, 2021

 
Dr. Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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June 8, 2021

MRH Middle School Promotion Ceremony Video

June 8, 2021

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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Congrats to our 8th graders!

We are so proud of you all!

 

To view the 8th-grade promotion video click on the picture below!! Thank you to all the students, families, and staff that made the best of this year.

To view the promotion pictures, click folder 1 and folder 2.

 

 

We will mail promotion certificates, a promotion program, and final report cards. Please expect to receive these in the middle of next week.

 
Dr. Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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June 4, 2021

MRHMS LATEST NEWS FOR YOU

June 4, 2021

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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FINALS SCHEDULE

PROMOTION VIDEO RELEASE DATE!

 

We will release the promotion video on June 8th at 6 pm.

Chromebooks & Water bottles

 

We have been experiencing a huge uptick of students coming to school with a Chromebook that is NOT fully charged. Please help your students develop the habit of plugging in their Chromebooks before going to bed.

 

Water bottles - Please remind your student to grab their water bottle before leaving the house!!

As a reminder, students are allowed to have their cell phones at school but they need to be in their backpacks during school hours. If students are observed with cell phones they will either be asked to put the phone away or a teacher may request to hold the phone or office hold the phone until the end of the day. Thank you in advance for your help.

Families,

 

We wanted to remind you of our procedure for early pick-up.

 

When a student needs to leave school early, a Parent/Guardian should call or email Mrs. Jonas our building secretary. Mrs. Jonas can be reached at tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net or (314) 644-4406.

 

So that we can get your student out to you on time, please provide us with as much advanced notice as possible.

 

 

We understand that emergencies happen and that advanced notice is not always possible.

 

We are not allowing visitors into the buildings at this time. We will send your student out to you!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Sponsored by the Blue Duck

 

Graham Colvin is our 8th-grade student of the week! Graham is a responsible and reflective scholar. He works hard and always strives to do his best possible work. Graham is a leader in the classroom and leads by example asking thoughtful questions and works well with his peers. Way to go Graham!

 

 

Minta Reeves is the 7th-grade student of the week! Minta stays focused on the task at hand, works well with others when asked, and always challenges herself to understand all concepts. She is always ready to step into the next learning challenge. Thank you, Minta, for your hard work this year!

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WAY TO GO, Graham & Minta!!?

 

?Graham & Minta will receive a free pint of homemade ice cream

?courtesy of the Blue Duck.

Weekly Learning

 

Analyze This!

TED Talk Presentations

 

 

Scholars in Mrs. Tanner’s Communication Arts classes have been exploring local and global issues that affect communities. 

 

As part of their research, students worked on finding reliable sources, as well as analyzing and synthesizing their collected information in order to develop possible solutions for their chosen problem. As a culminating activity (which serves as their final exam), students presented a TED Talk to their classmates. This involved crafting a written script and creating slides to accompany their presentation. Students formed an overarching question about their topic, provided background information, and shared how they thought the problem could be improved. Audience members were tasked with providing feedback to their peers, including what the presenter did well, suggestions, and wonderings. 

Springtime is here which means

seasonal allergies are too

 

Students will be spending more time outside as the weather continues to improve. If your student has seasonal allergies, we encourage you to speak with their healthcare provider about a treatment plan. 

 

Here are some tips to help avoid allergy triggers: 

 

1) Start their antihistamine and/or other control medicines for asthma and /or seasonal allergies early. 

 

2) If long-acting antihistamines make your student tired, give it to them at dinner or bedtime.

 

3) After being outside for recess or playing outdoors at home, have your student wash their hands and take a wet paper towel and wipe down their face and hair -- remove the pollen closest to their nose! 

 

Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any of the symptoms on the daily health screening form and call their doctor for clearance to return to school.

 

COVID-19 and seasonal allergies present similarly and your healthcare provider will be able to determine when it is safe for your student to return to school. 

 

As always, you are always welcome to call us regarding your student's symptoms.

7TH GRADE FAMILIES

?Please check with your 7th-grade student's medical provider to make sure they have received their Tdap and MCV (Meningococcal 4 Vaccine) and provide a copy of these vaccine records to our school nurse, Angel Goldberg, RN.

 

Missouri State law requires all upcoming 8th-grade student's parents to present documentation of these up-to-date vaccines (Tdap and MCV4) prior to the students starting 8th grade. 

 

Please view our REQUIRED immunizations according to the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Schedule, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html.

 

If you have questions, I would encourage you to contact your child's medical provider. You may reach our school nurse, Angel Goldberg, at 314-446-3813, or you may call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Immunizations at 1-800-219-3224 for vaccine-related concerns. 

 

The direct fax number to the Middle School Nurse Office is 314-446-3997.

 

?Guidance

UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

In keeping with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the St. Louis County Department of Health, MRH has revised its Family Handbook to reflect the new recommended COVID-19 quarantine period as 10 days rather than 14.

 

You can read the updated Handbook here.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLLEYBALL?????

 

Summer information attached HERE.

 

Practice officially begins

Monday, August 9th.

 

You MUST have a physical!!!

Girls & Boys Basketball Camp

Ages 6-15

 

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please submit an application/signed medical waiver and entry fee.

 

For more details, click on the image below!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

MRHMS

?SCHOLARS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macey Gabbert - 6/6

Grant Gittemeier - 6/6

Enzo Gilbonio - 6/8

 

 

 

 

 

 We hope you ALL enjoy

YOUR day!!!

We have a limited supply of

?yearbooks for sale!!!

 

Our yearbook staff worked tirelessly on our yearbook this year!

 

The cost is $14.00. We are accepting cash or check. If you send cash, please send the exact amount.

 

Please make checks payable to MRH Middle School.

CALENDAR EVENTS

 

 

8th GRADE PROMOTION VIDEO RELEASE DAY -

June 8, 2021, at 6 PM

 

FINALS - June 7th - 10th

 

END OF 4TH QUARTER/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - June 10, 2021

 
Dr. Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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May 28, 2021

MRHMS LATEST NEWS FOR YOU

May 28, 2021

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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FINALS SCHEDULE

DETAILS! DETAILS!!

 

We will be recording our 8th-grade promotion on Wednesday, June 2nd.

 

Please make sure your 8th graders come to school dressed appropriately!

 

We will release the promotion video on June 8th at 6 pm.

Chromebooks & Water bottles

 

We have been experiencing a huge uptick of students coming to school with a Chromebook that is NOT fully charged. Please help your students develop the habit of plugging in their Chromebooks before going to bed.

 

Water bottles - Please remind your student to grab their water bottle before leaving the house!!

As a reminder, students are allowed to have their cell phones at school but they need to be in their backpacks during school hours. If students are observed with cell phones they will either be asked to put the phone away or a teacher may request to hold the phone or office hold the phone until the end of the day. Thank you in advance for your help.

Families,

 

We wanted to remind you of our procedure for early pick-up.

 

When a student needs to leave school early, a Parent/Guardian should call or email Mrs. Jonas our building secretary. Mrs. Jonas can be reached at tonya.jonas@mrhschools.net or (314) 644-4406.

 

So that we can get your student out to you on time, please provide us with as much advanced notice as possible.

 

 

We understand that emergencies happen and that advanced notice is not always possible.

 

We are not allowing visitors into the buildings at this time. We will send your student out to you!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Sponsored by the Blue Duck

 

Margaret Christensen is our 8th-grade student of the week! Throughout the year, she has demonstrated scholarship and perseverance. The questions she asks in class enhance the learning community. The collaboration with her peers helps everyone achieve more. We are proud of Margaret’s hard work and growth. Way to go!

 

 

George "Bixby" Hanrahan is the 7th-grade student of the week! Bixby shows a high interest in challenging material and works extremely well with others. He is always eager to encourage and support his peers while also advocating for his own learning. Bixby adds great flair and spirit to our 7th-grade team. Thanks, Bixby for all you do!

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WAY TO GO, Margaret & Bixby!!?

 

?Margaret & Bixby will receive a free pint of homemade ice cream

?courtesy of the Blue Duck.

Weekly Learning

 

SCIENCE

 

This week in Mr. Henske's 8th-grade science class, students are exploring minerals in their Cycles that Matter unit. Students learned how to test minerals for hardness, streak, and density. They also have been using mineral identification kits to distinguish minerals based on their properties. When looking at the physical properties of minerals, the identification kits offer nails, copper pennies, ceramic plates, fingernail files, glass plates, and vinegar for students to compare against Mohs' Scale of Mineral Hardness.

Springtime is here which means

seasonal allergies are too

 

Students will be spending more time outside as the weather continues to improve. If your student has seasonal allergies, we encourage you to speak with their healthcare provider about a treatment plan. 

 

Here are some tips to help avoid allergy triggers: 

 

1) Start their antihistamine and/or other control medicines for asthma and /or seasonal allergies early. 

 

2) If long-acting antihistamines make your student tired, give it to them at dinner or bedtime.

 

3) After being outside for recess or playing outdoors at home, have your student wash their hands and take a wet paper towel and wipe down their face and hair -- remove the pollen closest to their nose! 

 

Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any of the symptoms on the daily health screening form and call their doctor for clearance to return to school.

 

COVID-19 and seasonal allergies present similarly and your healthcare provider will be able to determine when it is safe for your student to return to school. 

 

As always, you are always welcome to call us regarding your student's symptoms.

7TH GRADE FAMILIES

?Please check with your 7th-grade student's medical provider to make sure they have received their Tdap and MCV (Meningococcal 4 Vaccine) and provide a copy of these vaccine records to our school nurse, Angel Goldberg, RN.

 

Missouri State law requires all upcoming 8th-grade student's parents to present documentation of these up-to-date vaccines (Tdap and MCV4) prior to the students starting 8th grade. 

 

Please view our REQUIRED immunizations according to the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Schedule, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html.

 

If you have questions, I would encourage you to contact your child's medical provider. You may reach our school nurse, Angel Goldberg, at 314-446-3813, or you may call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Immunizations at 1-800-219-3224 for vaccine-related concerns. 

 

The direct fax number to the Middle School Nurse Office is 314-446-3997.

 

?Guidance

UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

In keeping with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the St. Louis County Department of Health, MRH has revised its Family Handbook to reflect the new recommended COVID-19 quarantine period as 10 days rather than 14.

 

You can read the updated Handbook here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

MRHMS

?SCHOLAR!

 

 

 

 

 

Lily Dawes - 6/1

 

 

 

 

 

 We hope you enjoy

YOUR day!!!

We have a limited supply of

?yearbooks for sale!!!

 

Our yearbook staff worked tirelessly on our yearbook this year!

 

The cost is $14.00. We are accepting cash or check. If you send cash, please send the exact amount.

 

Please make checks payable to MRH Middle School.

CALENDAR EVENTS

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY/NO SCHOOL - May 31, 2021?

 

8th GRADE PROMOTION FILMING - June 2, 2021

 

8th GRADE PROMOTION VIDEO RELEASE DAY -

June 8, 2021 at 6 PM

 

END OF 4TH QUARTER/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - June 10, 2021

 
Dr. Michael Dittrich | 7539 Manchester, Maplewood, MO 63143

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