Murray Hill Middle School
A Note From The Principal
Dear MHMS Families,
This week we were excited to welcome 7th and 8th grade hybrid students back into the building. All of our students who have returned to the building have done an amazing job of following our new processes and protocols, and we are looking forward to supporting both our in-person and our fully virtual students for the remainder of this school year.
Quarter 4 started on Thursday. I encourage all of our students to take time to establish their academic goals for this quarter, so that they finish the year strong. I also encourage virtual students to use their class time effectively, by using the asynchronous portion of the period, to remain in the Google Meet to work on their assignments for the class, and have access to the teacher in real time if they have questions, or need help.
MHMS will offer the opportunity for students to take Spring Pictures next week. Please see the information below with specific details.
Lisa R. Smithson
Murray Hill Middle School
MHMS Spring Picture Day: Spring Pictures will take place next week. All in-person students will have their picture taken either on Tuesday or Thursday, and students who are fully virtual will have the opportunity to come to the building to have their pictures taken on Wednesday. Families also have the option to participate in a Snap At Home option, if they choose.
Snap At Home Option:
Chromebooks Care- A Message from Ms. Gwyneth Jones.
MCAP Updates: The Math and ELA MCAP assessments, formerly known as PARCC, that were scheduled for Spring 2021, are now scheduled to be taken in the Fall of 2021. The tests will be used as diagnostic tests to assess the learning received during the 2020-2021 school year. MCAP assessments that are planned for the 2021-2022 school year are currently still planned to take place in the Spring of 2022.
For students who took Algebra I or Geometry this school year: a passing grade must be earned to move to the next course. Students will take the MCAP assessment in the Fall, but there will not be a required passing grade needed for high school graduation.
For additional questions, please contact our Instructional Team Leaders:
MHMS PTA News:
PTA BrickNFire Pizza Fundraiser: Support the MHMS PTA by purchasing frozen pizza from BricknFire Pizza Company. Orders can be placed through Tuesday, April 20th. Visit https://www.bricknfirepizzacompany.com/frozen-local-pizza-delivery/. Merchandise will be delivered directly to your home. Be sure to enter #MHMSPIZZA, in the Order Notes when you checkout. See the flyer for more details: MHMS BrickNFireFlyer.pdf
PTA 2020-2021 Membership: Please visit https://mhms.new.memberhub.store/store to obtain your MHMS PTA membership for the 2020-2021 school year.
MHMS SPIRITWEAR: MHMS Spiritwear is now available to order online! Support our MHMS PTA and show your MHMS pride by purchasing today! Spiritwear can be customized and features both glitter and non-glitter options. All merchandise will be mailed directly to the address of your choice. This month’s Spiritwear Coupon is 10% off of rainbow hoodies (https://www.murrayhillspiritwear.com/#coupon)- Code: APR21W.
COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites: The Howard County Government is introducing Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites, starting Monday, March 29th. See the attached flyer for specific details with dates, times and locations- Mobile_Testing_Site_.jpg
Pantry On The Go: Glen Mar Church in collaboration with The Maryland Food Bank will be distributing over 6,000 pounds of produce, today, Friday, April 16th from 4:00-6:00 pm. See the attached flyer for more information- Food Giveaway April 16th GlenMar UMC English.pdf Food Giveaway April 16th GlenMar UMC Spanish.pdf
Food Giveaway at Howard Community College: HCC will sponsor a free food giveaway on Friday, April 30th, from 11:00-2:00. Please see the attached flyer for more information- Food Giveaway at HCC April 1st and 30th.pdf
Howard County Health Department Community Sharing Session: On April 21st, join the Community Sharing Session: What Helps Me- A Discussion of Coping and Connection. See the attached flyer for more information- What Helps Me Event Flyer.pdf
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