Anthony P. DeMarco
Our grade 6 teams had a very successful week at Nature’s Classroom camp during October. Students partook in a variety of classes and activities that are designed to enhance the grade 6 curriculum in science and social studies. Drawing from their experiences during the week a number of assignments are then implemented upon their return to school in all areas of the curriculum. This has been a wonderful experience for the students as it not only provides an extension of the grade 6 curriculum, but also provides students and teachers with an opportunity to get to know each other better and create memories that will last a lifetime. I would like to give a special thanks to the chaperones that attended this years’ camp to make it such a special experience for all the children.
We held a T.O.L.D. (Trash On the Lawn Day) Event on October 27th & 28th for our 6th and 7th grade science classes in association with the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (www.nrra.org) and the MMS Recycle Club. Trash On the Lawn Day is a thought-provoking service-learning project that assesses a school’s waste management issues and opportunities for improvement, while fostering student leadership. Under the NRRA School CLUB’s guidance, our Recycling Club organized a waste sort of an entire day’s worth of trash. All the trash is sorted into categories, weighed and recorded by the students to produce a report showing how much could have been diverted from the school’s waste stream. This is part of the Recycle Club’s continuous efforts to get MMS to Reuse, Recycle and Recover from our trash.
The weather has definitely taken a turn and it is beginning to really feel a lot like fall. As the weather starts to turn colder, students should be reminded to wear appropriate outside clothing, especially in the mornings. Students are coming to school without jackets or coats and wearing t-shirts and flip-flops as the temperature has been steadily dropping on these cold Fall mornings. Students are outside in the mornings until 7:30 AM when the bell rings. However, if there is inclement weather, students will be allowed into the building around 7:10 AM to wait in the corridors until the bell rings at 7:30 AM. Some students still prefer to remain outside. Please speak with your child and remind them to dress appropriately for the weather. Thank you for your continued cooperation in this matter.
We would like to remind parents that the Milford Middle School weather station is up and running and reporting weather conditions from the middle school. The banner for the weather station reports is found on the school’s webpage; http://mms.milfordk12.org
Winter is coming and with it is the chance of snow and inclement weather; the Superintendent of Schools may call a delayed opening or may determine that cancelling classes for the day would be in the best interest of the students’ safety. When classes are canceled every effort will be made to have the announcement made by 5:00AM and no later than 5:30AM. The announcement will be broadcast over the district’s website (www.milfordk12.org) and following media channels;
WMUR-TV CH 9 http://www.wmur.com/weather/
CBS-TV CH 4
WCVB-TV CH 5
WGIR 101.1FM / 610AM WZID 95.7FM
WBZ 1030AM WOKQ 97.5FM
If a delayed opening is announced, students are expected to arrive at school two (2) hours after their normal time of arrival. Here at the middle school, students are expected to arrive between 9:15AM and 9:30AM during a delayed opening. If the weather remains bad and the decision has to be made to change from a delayed opening to the cancellation of classes for the day an announcement will be made over the media outlets listed above before 8:00AM.