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Mason Middle School is committed to the vision and mission of Mason Public Schools. Mason Middle School strives to be an exemplary learning community that enables each student to flourish as a responsible citizen in a complex, changing world. Furthermore, Mason Middle School is committed to academic excellence in a safe environment where students develop critical thinking skills, are empowered to succeed, and are encouraged to serve their community.

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Mr. Ted Berryhill                                                                            
Principal                                                                                          
berryhillt@masonk12.net                                                                
235 Temple St. Mason, MI 48854                                                   
(517) 676-6514                                        

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Mr. Craig Kueffner
Assistant Principal
kueffnerc@masonk12.net
235 Temple St. Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-6514  

Principal's Message

Please click here to view Mr. Berryhill's Principal Message for the 2016-17 school year.                                                                                                        

Upcoming Events  

Monday, February 20 - No School for Students - Teacher Professional Development
Tuesday, February 21 - NAEP Testing (Select 8th Graders)
Tuesday, February 21 - Wrestling - MMS @ 4:30 pm 
Wednesday, February 22 - Late Start Wednesday - Classes start at 8:40 am.
Wednesday, February 22 - Girls' Basketball v. East Lansing (7th Away, 8th Home) - 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 25 - Wrestling @ Jackson Parkside Invitational
 

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News and Information 

Ms. Bailey Recognized as the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year

Ms. Beth Bailey was recognized as the winner of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education at a dinner held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  Ms. Bailey was nominated by Mr. Berryhill for her dedication to the students and families of Mason Middle School over her 12 years of service to the district.  Ms. Bailey is integral to the learning and activities that take place at MMS.  In addition to serving as a school counselor for over 500 middle school students on a daily basis, Ms. Bailey serves as the adviser for NJHS, the Yearbook Editor, and Game Manager for athletic contests.  MMS would like to thank Ms. Bailey for everything that she does to enhance the lives of our students and the greater Mason Community!

Mason Middle School Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Minutes and Information

Mason Middle School Parent Advisory Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in Room 22 at Mason Middle School. Through volunteerism, fundraising, and partnering with the teachers/adminstration of MMS, the PAC is dedicated to providing support to our middle school students through social activities, community/school projects, and other positive enrichment events. If you would like to be a part of the process, please visit and "like" the Mason Middle School PAC Facebook page by clicking here. The PAC is always looking for more parents to help out with school functions.  Thanks in advance for your support of MMS and our students.

PAC Membership and Contact Information

October Minutes
November Minutes
December Minutes
January
 Minutes
February
Minutes

Select 8th Grade Students to Take the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) in February

Approximately fifty 8th grade students were selected to particpate in a very important assessment on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  If your student has been selected, you will receive notification in the mail sometime during the week of January 23, 2017.  The NAEP assessment team will administer the assessment in the MMS Media Center in two groups.  Group A will be taking the test at 7:45 am and Group B will be taking the test at 12:00 noon.  On this day, the 8th graders and 7th graders will switch lunch times to accomodate the assessment windows.  Please find the letter that was sent home to selected students and a link for NAEP informational videos for students, teachers, and parents below.

NAEP Parent Letter (Selected Students Only) - Arriving in the mail during the week of January 23, 2017.
Information for Parents - Video
Information for Teachers - Video
Information for Students - Video

Additional NAEP resources for parents and students will be provided to the students selected during the month of February. If you received a letter in the mail, please encourage your child to do the very best that he or she can on this important assessment. 

November/December Students of the Month

Mason Middle School staff celebrated November/December Students of the Month on Thursday, January 12 before school in the library.  Twenty five Mason Middle School students were selected by their teachers for demonstrating leadership, work ethic, positivity, and academic prowess in the classroom for the months of November and December.  Join us in celebrating their achievement!

National Junior Honor Society Students Inducted at Mason Middle School on November 28

On Monday, November 28, 2016, the Mason Middle School chapter of National Junior Honor Society inducted its third class of students.  The NJHS Chapter has become an integral part of our school and allows students to demonstrate leadership and citizenship while providing service to their school and local community.  Ms. Bailey, NJHS Adviser, and the students got right to work in December by leading the charge on our annual Adopt-A-Family campaign that supports local Mason families during the holiday season.  Please join us in recognizing this tremendous honor for these students!

Student of the Month Celebration

Mason Middle School staff celebrated October Student of the Month on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 before school in the library.  Thirty-two Mason Middle School students were selected by their teachers for demonstrating leadership, work ethic, positivity, and academic prowess in the classroom for the month of October.  Join us in celebrating their achievement!

January SOAR Activities Now Available

Please click on the Quick Link above to access the SOAR Brochure for January.  We have additional hard copies of the brochures available in the Main Office for students to pick up as well.  Please email or see Mrs. Tiffany Henfling with any questions regarding SOAR. 

Mason Middle School Choir Students Participate in Regional Honors Choir Activity

Sixteen Mason Middle School choir students traveled to South Lyon High School on Saturday, October 22 to participate in a Regional Honors Choir Activity. Choir students from all around the state of Michigan were involved.  While there, they rehearsed with the other students, performed a short concert and also auditioned to be part of the State Honors Choir.  Those students who were selected will be participating in several rehearsals, which will culminate in a concert at DeVoss Hall in Grand Rapids on January 19.  Congratulations, singers!

Students participating were:  Ellie Agnew, Izabell Allen, Caitlyn Brown, Jenna Corey, Joe Gorishek, Paityn Grimwood, Mariah Keener, Camron Leasure, Sydney Martinez, Elly Mills, Mardeen Peterson, Delanie Roll, Adrie Smith, Kirra Stentoumis, Lane Tostevin, Diane Worden

Brickey's English Language Arts Classes Complete Self-Identity Projects

After reading The Absoultely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Ms. Brickey's 8th grade ELA students chose two sides/tribes of their personality to illustrate in 'Self-Identity' Projects.  Each project shows two identities, 3 major characteristics of each, and 5 additional details.  In addition, each student wrote three sentences explaining how these sides work together and what it is like to 'walk in two worlds' at the same time.

Harlem Ambassadors Visit Mason Middle School

The Harlem Ambassadors visited Mason Middle School and delivered a fun but powerful message regarding focusing on positivity, working hard to overcome life's obstacles, and developing mental toughness/perseverance.  Some students that volunteered to be part of the program were presented tickets to the Harlem Ambassadors v. Mason "All-Stars" basketball game on Thursday, October 27 - 7:00 pm @ MHS Field House.  MMS held our 1st Marking Period Big Dog Drawing for Positive Behavior and 6 lucky students won 4 tickets each to the event. There will be another Big Dog Drawing tomorrow for 6 more students to be recognized for their positive behavior and leadership at MMS.  MMS would like to send a special thank you to Mason Kiwanis Club for sponsoring the event and to recognize the contribution of Jack Cook in bringing the Ambassadors to Mason Middle School.

AIMSWeb Data for Mason Middle School

Students at Mason Middle School take AIMSWeb Assessments during the fall, winter, and spring of each school year during AIMSWeb Benchmarking Periods.  These assessments (screeners) are used to provide intervention or support to those students that may need a boost in the areas of reading fluency, general reading ability, mathematics computation, and mathematics concepts/applications.  Additionally, these assessments are used to help identify students that may benefit from enrichment or advanced placement classes.  

Click on the links below to view the school data for the R-CBM (Reading - Curriculum Based Measurement - Fluency), MAZE (Reading - General Reading Ability), M-COMP (Mathematics - Computation), and M-CAP (Mathematics - Concepts & Applications).  Mason Middle School strives to have 80% or more of their students reaching benchmark (Tier 1 - Green) on all four of these assessments at each benchmarking period.

R-CBM Results

6th Grade R-CBM
7th Grade R-CBM
8th Grade R-CBM

MAZE Results

6th Grade MAZE
7th Grade MAZE
8th Grade MAZE

M-COMP Results

6th Grade M-COMP
7th Grade M-COMP
8th Grade M-COMP

M-CAP Results

6th Grade M-CAP
7th Grade M-CAP
8th Grade M-CAP

New PBIS and Promise Signage Unvieled at MMS

Students, staff members, and parents will notice new PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) signage in the hallway near the main entrance.  These signs are meant to be daily reminders for our students about being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn!  Additionally, new signage has been unvieled in the main hallway near Mrs. Hamilton's art room that is meant to remind the students, staff, and community about the promise that Mason Public Schools has made to our students and families.  Mason Middle School would like to extend a special thank you to our friends at JP Signs of Mason for creating such a beautiful addition to our building.

MMS Student is State Winner at FFA Competition

Emma Barnum, 8th grader, won the Jr. High Prepared Public Speaking competition at the State FFA Competition last spring.  Congratulations to Emma! 

MMS Raises a Staggering Amount for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

During the entire month of February, the students, staff, and families of Mason Middle School participated in its annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  This year, the fundraiser was operated and managed by the National Junior Honor Society students and Ms. Jennifer Sauser.  Their enthusiasm and tireless efforts resulted in $4,462.29 being raised over the course of the month.  This money will go a long way to help find a cure and to provide support for families that are dealing with this horrible disease.

 

Back Row: Jhanna Mataya (NJHS), Sadie Disselkoen (NJHS), Mrs. Dodendorf, Bleon Jahiri, Colin Hanah, Mackenzie Ward, Madeline Chrome, Jacob Spear, Maddy Brown, Ashley Anderson, Parker Friend (NJHS), and Ethan Burt (NJHS)
Row 3: Kira Tindall, Chloe DeMott, Aulivia Washburn, Alysa Bartlett, Hayden Falardeau, Deverion Jefferson, and Brook Dodendorf
Row 2: Jake Kelly, Elijah Gallardo, Madison Smith, Lane Morris, Devlin Wheeler, Mark Ravelo, Emily Gridley, and Mrs. McCoy
Front Row: Joey Fraga, Logan Crandall, Ahlexiah Lake, Justin Pressley, Kourtne Mackley, and Izzy Allen  (Not pictured: Tyler Tomlinson)

Mrs. McCoy's 6th Grade Class was the number one fundraising class and will enjoy an Olive Garden lunch on behalf of the Okemos location and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Congratulations to them and thanks to everyone that contributed to this very successful campaign!