PCSSD will host a community meeting to discuss what coming back to school could and should look like this fall. Tune in Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 am to hear from PCSSD community stakeholders. MEETING LINK: https://youtu.be/SXHRjEg8tgs
NOW HIRING! PCSSD has more than 50 job openings right now. Check out the openings to see if there's something that might be a good fit for you. http://ow.ly/ogZ150AhBkS
PCSSD is following up on a previous survey sent earlier this month. Your responses to the survey are crucial as we plan for staffing, logistics, and safety precautions. The following survey is REQUIRED for all students. Parents must fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The survey has also been emailed to all parents. SURVEY: https://forms.gle/ALwVFMm6ePb36mz57
Buildings may be closed, but registration is still open! Families with students returning to PCSSD must register. Registration information can be found online at pcssd.org/register. If you have questions, please contact Yolanda Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For many kids, wearing a mask might seem uncomfortable and scary. UAMS created book to help children adjust to why it's important to wear mask. It even includes activities to do with younger children. https://view.publitas.com/uams-1/my-teacher-wears-a-mask/page/1
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Shawn Burgess, assistant superintendent for human resources, discuss what it will look like for PCSSD to reopen for students in fall 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmzAgdSNdE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Congratulations to all our students from the superintendent's Cabinet at PCSSD! You are officially finished with the 2019-2020 school year. Check out this message of appreciation for you as head into summer break. https://youtu.be/1SlonalhXOU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Reminder: Last Call Roll In is today. Time: 4:30 to 7:30. Place: Cafeteria entrance. If you have not turned in your chromebook please do so today at this time. Please make sure the device is charged and all accessories ( bag, charger, etc. ) are included in your return items.
The Last Call Roll In will be this Thursday, May 28th, from 4:30 to 7:30. There still are several chromebooks that have not been turned in. Please be reminded that you are responsible for the chromebook and chromebook accessories issued to your student. I encourage those that they still have chromebooks make arrangements to meet at the school during this time. The drop off point will at the cafeteria.
Yearbooks are ready for pickup and purchase today at the school from 4pm-7pm. The cost is $25. See Ms. Bingenhiemer when arrive on campus.
Please be reminded that the "Roll In" starts today. The time is 4pm-7pm. Today's group is 8th grade. Please fully charge the chromebooks. Your child's personal belongings will be returned to you today. The exception is items in the athletic lockers. Personal property in this area will be returned at a later date. Please refer to the posts on our website, mms.pcssd.org, and our Facebook page for details about the "Roll In " process.
The "Roll In" will begin tomorrow. The schedule is as follows: 8th grade, Monday May 18th , 7th grade Tuesday May 19th and 6th grade Wednesday May 20th. The time for "Roll In" will be 4pm-7pm each day. Information and guidance related to the "Roll In" is posted on our school's Facebook page and is coming to the web page soon.
Maumelle Middle staff missed ending the year with our students at school and in our classrooms. We're so proud of all of our students for their hard work this year. We can't wait to see everyone in the fall! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bhfO_Bd3mM&feature=youtu.be
Student "roll in" will begin Monday. Please gather all items for return this weekend. The items include chromebooks w/ bag and charger, library books, calculators, textbooks, etc. You will be given the personal contents of your child's locker at that time. More details to come.
Five Pulaski County Special School District teachers are newly certified from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. https://www.pcssd.org/article/246726?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Cabinet sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out the messages. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRcs6j3vrx8&feature=youtu.be
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked students to send us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from students in our Maumelle Feeder: CRYSTAL HILL, PINE FOREST, OAK GROVE, MAUMELLE MIDDLE and MAUMELLE HIGH. **Thank You Teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/4q0U50zxkUM
Maumelle Middle School appreciates each and every one of our teachers. During Teacher Appreciation Week, a few of our students wanted to share a message of thanks just for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzScE4nSnX8&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMnkez_ijC8oD3JAbQQNBQFF&index=3
AMI packets are due next Friday, May 8th. Please return your packet to the main entrance of the school between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. Contact me at email@example.com with any questions related to the AMI packets.
Band instrument return will be Monday, May 4th for Woodwinds and French Horns and Tuesday, May 5th for Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone and Tuba. The time of return is 4:30-6:30 on both days. Refer the email sent to you by Mrs. Poppelreiter and use the Sign Up Genius to schedule your appointment. All instruments must be inspected by a band director for proper check in.
Yearbooks will be shipped soon! More information regarding distribution will be provided soon. If you still need to purchase a yearbook, please visit www.jostens.com.
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
Maumelle Middle School has a special message of encouragement for you all - in a pep rally format. We Miss You! Keep up the good work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJCuCURjJYI&feature=youtu.be
Since you can't come to our EAST night out, we will bring it to you! Check out some of the amazing things our students have done. https://sites.google.com/pcssd.org/mms-east-night-out-spring-2020/home
Does your child need to purchase a yearbook? Visit www.jostens.com to purchase one. Yearbooks are $30; and, can be purchased throughout the remainder of the school year. More information will be posted regarded yearbook delivery.
AMI packets are available for pick up today and tomorrow from 4:30 - 6:30 at MMS. Please remember that AMI packets are for our families that do not have internet services. All other students need to follow the posted schedule and meet with their teachers in the Google hangouts.
If you are experiencing any Chromebook issues, please contact Traci Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maumelle Middle School sure does miss its students right now! Administrators, teachers and staff teamed up to share a special message of encouragement for you all. We miss you! Keep up the good work, students! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdSPWqvOPrw&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMm4j-iZuUB48Qx18kP2yqGN&index=34
Attention parents with internet access issues: This is a reminder that AMI packets will be available for pick-up at the school from 4:30-6:30 today. Please contact Mr. Burgess directly at email@example.com if you cannot make it so that reasonable accommodations can be made.
AMI packets will be available for pick up tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, from 4:30-6:30 at the school. This is only for students who do not have internet.
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty provides an update on the AMI instructional calendar for the remainder of the year. Pay attention the dates - there are differences for seniors and K-11 students. https://youtu.be/Oacm5U-vBJQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Tomorrow from 5:30-6:30, students who need their instruments can pick them up. No one will be allowed inside. Distribution will happen as curbside pick-up. Please email the band directors to let them know you will be coming, include your child's name and instrument in the email.
Maumelle Middle sure does miss its students right now! Administrators, teachers and staff teamed up to share a special message of encouragement for you all. We miss you! Keep up the good work, students! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdloLZ3gIBw&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMm4j-iZuUB48Qx18kP2yqGN&index=28&t=0s
Arkansas Activities Association extended the "COVID-19 Dead Period" for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. This means that all teams are not allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed. Spring sports competition remains suspended.
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS FOR AMI INSTRUCTION: We understand that many families may experience challenges in scheduling. The most important expectation is completing and submitting assignments as close as possible to when they are due. Teachers will offer digital face to face lessons with students 2-4 days per week. Students should make an effort to attend live instruction. Sessions will be recorded. Download suggested student expectations and AMI schedules here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/652110/maumelle-middle-ami.pdf
Important call out tonight regarding our school's instructional plan. It can be found under the documents tab on the webpage. Check it out.
Good morning MMS! This is Principal Burgess. Today we will resume schooling for our students. A lot of preparation has gone into creating a plan for delivering instruction to students which includes a new schedule to organize our instructional day. We will begin pushing out information today and contacting students directly about how their classes with be conducted on line. Our aim is to present high quality learning experiences to our students during this period of social distancing. It will require positive participation by all. Our home and school partnership is more important now than ever before and I know we are all up to the challenge! All communication outlets are available to use to contact the school including email. Your child's teacher will be your first point of contact with classroom concerns. Be on the lookout for information announcements and pump your kid up for a great "2nd" first day of school. Stay safe and as always "GO STINGERS!
The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
STATEMENT 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
Just a reminder that we do not accept deliveries for students. Thank you!
The Valentine’s dance has been rescheduled for Friday, February 28, from 6:30-8:30. Cost is $5 and students must have their ID. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Students should be completing the AMI assignments for today. All AMI assignments will be graded. Teachers have placed student led conference assignments in their Google classrooms.
Parent teacher conferences are Monday, Feb. 10, from 12:00-6:00. We will be using the student led format. Students need to come to the conferences and should bring their chrome books. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
Join us for our 2nd nine weeks/1st semester honor roll assembly. Students who had all "A's" or all "A's and B's" for 2nd nine weeks and/or 1st semester will be recognized. The assembly will be tonight starting at 6:00pm in the MMS cafeteria.
What a fun day! Today, we welcomed our future Stingers with our fine arts showcase. 5th grade students learned about middle school, went on a tour of the building, had lunch in the cafeteria, met the counselors and administrators and participated in instrument testing for band. We look forward to seeing you in August!
Thank you for your patience regarding yesterday's dismissal. If you did not receive the communication, please update your contact information with Ms. Lamb. Her email is email@example.com; or, stop by MMS to complete the paperwork. This can not be done over the phone.
We do have school today.
Maumelle Middle and Maumelle High schools recently lost power due to an outage in the area. Both schools will dismiss at 1:30 pm today. Buses will depart the schools at 1:30pm; car riders can be picked up at this time as well.
Join us for our 2nd nine weeks/1st semester honor roll assembly. Students who had all "A's" or all "A's and B's" for 2nd nine weeks and/or 1st semester will be recognized. The assembly will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, starting at 6:00pm in the MMS cafeteria.
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
We will have our 1st Fine Art Showcase for all incoming 6th grade students (current 5th graders) this Friday, Jan. 17. Students will have an opportunity to take a campus tour, attend sessions regarding band, choir art and the counseling office. We look forward to this event!
Mandatory parent meeting (two dates) for anyone interested in trying out for cheer, pep or dance squads. https://mms.pcssd.org/article/174810?org=maumelle-middle-school
CHALLENGE DAY 12: Have your child complete the following sentence "I would or would not recommend this book because..." and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 11: Post what your child thinks will happen to Ocean and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 10: Post your child's favorite quote from the book and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 9: Have your student complete the following sentence "This character reminds me of _____ because..." and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 8: Send questions to the author via Instagram by tagging her at @authorcelia and #CeliaAnderson. Also tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 7: Have students complete the following sentence "If it was me I would have..." and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 6: Post something from the book that your child could not believe happened, and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 5: Post something from the book that made your child smile and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 4: Post something from the book that made your child sad and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 3: Post something in the book that made your child laugh and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 2: Post who your child's favorite character and why, and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
CHALLENGE DAY 1: Post a picture of students reading their challenge book and tag Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD on Facebook and @maumellemsllc on Instagram. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate!
Maumelle Middle School families! Don't forget that the reading challenge continues over Christmas break! Each morning of the break we will set forth a specific challenge and ask parents/students to tag the Maumelle Middle School - PCSSD Facebook page and @maumellemsllc Instagram page. Use the hashtags: #LoveOcean #CeliaAnderson #ReadingStingers. Students will earn 5 PBIS points for each day they participate.
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
Skills and drills tryouts for 6th grade will be Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10:00 - 12:00 at MMS. Parents must pick up their student at 12:00. This is open to all MMS 6th grade students.
The cookie dough is here! Please come to the school today between 4 and 6 pm to pick up your orders. Pick up will be at the choir room. You can park in the teachers' parking lot and enter the building through the band room for your convenience. Thank you for your support.
Congratulations to our EAST students who have been awarded a $500 Digital Media Production Tools Grant from Arkansas Online Media Initiatives in partnership with the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education to purchase a new HD camcorder! Way to go!
Dear Parents, The cookie dough pick up today is cancelled. The cookie dough for the MMS Choir fundraiser was not delivered today as scheduled. It is to be delivered tommorow. Pick up time for orders will 4-6 pm. Please watch all of our outlets for updates.
Volunteer hours are due by Friday, Nov. 22. Please make sure to fill out your hours in the Volunteer Reporting Form: http://ow.ly/NkV350xeZPO
Drama Kids International (DKI) is now taking applications for the spring. DKI is for teens who want to expand their skills in acting, public speaking and performing. Classes are held after school each week. For more information visit www.dramakids.com/AR1 or call 501-420-4024.
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
MMS officially renamed the media center to the Library Learning Center! Community members who were present were: Dr. McNulty, superintendent of PCSSD, school board member Alicia Gillen, Lavonne Juhl - PTSO president, Janet Clements - Farmers Insurance Agency of Maumelle, Mr. Burgess -principal, Ms. Matthews - Teacher Librarian and members of the MMS book club.
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
The MMS 1st Quarter Honor Roll Celebration will be Tuesday evening, Nov. 5th at 6 pm. A reception will follow the ceremony. Please make plans to attend.
School is ending today at the regularly scheduled time. No change.
Tomorrow it's our first PBIS event of the year, the Tug-O-War tournament! Participating students only are allowed to wear athletic shorts of appropriate length on tommorow. The concession stand will be open as well during this time. It's going to be a lot of fun. We plan to dismiss the students at 2:30. Parent chaperones are welcomed! See you there!
6th Grade Basketball Skills and Drills will be tomorrow from 9:00-11:00 am in the MMS gym. Students must have a current physical.
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
Just a reminder that when you are picking up your child after school, you need to use the car lane. No student is to be picked up at the gym end or in the teacher's parking lot. We do not have supervision in these areas and this may be a safety issue. Thank you for your help!
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, formerly ADE, is seeking feedback regarding the social studies academic standards. The deadline to complete the survey is Nov. 1, 2019. Parent Survey: https://forms.gle/Ksivbf3BYZGfhX3LA
The 1st day of Homecoming 2019 went great! Tommorow is "Pajama Day". Show your school spirit but remember student dress must always be school appropriate and "house shoes" are not allowed. Wear your PJ's and show your Stinger Spirit! Don't forget, it's also Red Ribbon Week. Wear your red ribbon with pride as a sign of your commitment to a drug free life style. Go Stingers!
Purchase your PTSO Fall Shirt through Tuesday, Oct. 22nd. A google order form was sent by email to students and parents and is posted on the MMS PTSO Facebook page for you to place your order. All funds raised are used to support student incentives and other student activities.
The annual fall dance is this Friday, Oct. 25, from 6:30-8:30pm in the cafeteria. The theme is Glow in the Dark. Admission is $5 and students must have their MMS Student ID. There will be glow items for sale and a concession stand.
The rain will pass! Do allow it to put a damper your school spirit! It's Homecoming at Maumelle Middle and we are also celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Check the website and Facebook for the events of the week. Today's theme is dress Hawaiian. Come join in the fun, Go Stingers!
Good evening all! Please be informed that our students cannot be dropped off at the Maumelle High homecoming football game. Parents must attend with their student. This is a precautionary measure in anticipation of a large crowd tonight. Thank you for your cooperation.
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
Affected 8th grade Parents, please check your HAC account for a message from me related to your student's status in their Science class. A parent meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 14th @5pm in the media center.
8th grade Recognition Ads are now on sale through www.jostens.com Select the size, pictures, and layout to what you want for your student!! Prices are on the site!! On sale now through 11/15/19
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
Homecoming Week and Red Ribbon Week will be October 21 - October 25! Monday - Hawaiian Day Tuesday - Pajama Day (you MUST be in dress code and no houseshoes!) Wednesday - Tie Dye Thursday - Class Colors (6th grade - white, 7th grade - red, 8th grade - black) Friday - Red Out
Faculty Meeting tomorrow 4:15- 5:15. PTSO mtg 6pm. Make plans to attend. PTSO dues are $5 for the year. Let's show our engagement by becoming 100% financial with the organization. I will be providing the refreshments for the meeting.
If your student is interested in trying out for the MMS archery team, there is a required informational parent meeting Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00pm in the Maumelle Middle School Media Center.
Yearbooks and ads for 8th graders are now ON SALE! See the ad pages for sizes and prices. Yearbooks are now on sale through www.jostens.com. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase this year's yearbook!
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
7th and 8th grade girls basketball tryouts are Thursday, October 10 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the MMS gym. Students must have a current physical in order to participate in tryouts. See Coach Casey or Coach Anderson for more information.
School picture day is Friday, October 11. Your child should have brought the packet home on Tuesday.
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 homecoming court! 7th grade: Kina B., Rain K., Rachel H. and Nicole G. 8th grade: Payton A., Chloe B., Remi K., Madison B. and Caroline W. The homecoming queen will be announced during the pep rally on Thursday, October 24 at MMS.
The stringers fought hard but fell short to the bruins 28-26 better luck next time. #GOSTRINGERS
Come support the Maumelle Middle School football team as we take on the Pulaski Academy Bruins.