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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. MMS will embrace a culture of lifelong learning where collaboration, high expectations, and development of each individual is the priority.
Mason Middle School Band Practice

Contact Us

Ted Berryhill - Mason Middle School Principal   

Mr. Ted Berryhill                                                                            
Principal                                                                                          
berryhillt@masonk12.net                                                                                                                 
(517) 676-6514 (MMS Office)
(484) 841-5203 (Google Voice)
                                 

Craig Kueffner - Middle School Assistant Principal
Mr. Craig Kueffner
Assistant Principal
kueffnerc@masonk12.net
(517) 676-6514 (MMS Office)
(484) 841-4512 (Google Voice)
                                                                       

Quick Links

Mason Public Schools COVID-19 Screener for Entering Buildings
MMS 7th/8th Grade Student Learning Schedule 2020 (updated 11/2/2020)

MMS 6th Grade Student Learning Schedule 2020 (updated 11/2/2020)
Mason Middle School - What Will School Look Like Newsletter
MMS Parent Communication - Principals' Message 2020
MMS Student Services Virtual Office
Back to School information 2020-21 - Please Click Here.
Online Enrichment Opportunities
District Strategic Plan
MMS Staff Directory
MMS Student/Parent Handbook
MS Athletics Handbook
Food Services
Skyward Family Access
Mason Middle School Safety Drills
OK2SAY
Mason Middle School Google Calendar
Understanding Concussion
Chaperone Background Check Form
MMS Building Use Form

Incoming 6th Grade Information Center

Welcome Letter for Incoming 6th Graders with Links, Videos, and Virtual Tours

Sixth Grade Orientation Letter 2020

MS Athletics Schedules
(Note: Several 2020-21 schedules are tentative due to the COVID-19 situation. This is indicated on the individual schedules.)

Football
Cross Country
Volleyball
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Wrestling
Track

News and Information

New Teachers Hired for the 2020-2021 School Year at MMS

Photo of teacher Cindy 8th Grade English Language Arts - Mrs. Cindy McCormick has been an educator for the past thirteen years. She earned her teaching degree from Michigan Technological University, where she majored in English and minored in Biology. She began her teaching career at Jeffers High School, which is located in the western part of the Upper Peninsula. There, she taught a variety of English and Biology courses and was a leader in her school’s outdoor education program. In 2015, she and her husband moved to mid Michigan. Since then, Mrs. McCormick has been an English teacher with Webberville Middle/High School. She is thrilled to be joining the Mason Middle School team this year. Go Bulldogs! In her spare time, she loves reading, gardening, hiking, and baking. She currently lives in Holt with her husband.  
Photo of teacher Addy with family Health/PE Teacher - Mrs. Addy Hamilton has been teaching art at Mason Middle School for the past 13 years. She lives in the Mason community with her husband, two daughters and her silver labrador retreiver.  Both of her girls are excited to attend Steele Elementary this year. Addy and her family are proud to be part of such an amazing school district!

MMS and Mrs. Hamilton are excited to announce that Addy will be changing her position at the middle school. This year Mrs. Hamilton will be the new Health and Physical Education teacher.  Addy loves teaching at the middle school, and she can’t wait to share her passion for both health and physical education with our students. 

Running has been her personal hobby for over a decade, and she coaches both middle school track and cross country.  Mrs. Hamilton said, "It has been amazing coaching and teaching the dedicated, hard working students in our community! Go Bulldogs!"

photo of teacher Tracy

Art Teacher - Mrs Tracy Casali has been teaching art in Mason for 22 years.  She is excited to return to the middle school after teaching at both Alaiedon and North Aurelius Elementary.  

Mrs. Casali has two sons who attend Mason High School.   She is proud to be a teacher in Mason and loves the close knit community.  In her free time, she works with her husband and sons at their apple orchard and also enjoys playing with her two golden retrievers, Harper and Yukon. 

She believes that middle school students are extremely creative and is inspired by their enthusiasm and ability to try new things! Mrs. Casali wants her students to know that it is going to be a great year filled with learning and creating amazing art work.

MMS Traffic Flow Guidelines for Student Drop Off and Pick Up

Over view Map of Mason Middle School

Bus Drop Off and Pick Up: The front (west) traffic circle will be for school bus traffic only from 7:00 - 9:00 am and 2:00 - 3:00 pm every day.  Visitors and parents may use the front traffic circle from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

North Parking Lot:  Students may be dropped off and picked up in the north parking lot near the gym doors.  Students dropped off in the north parking lot near the gym doors should use the sidewalk to proceed to the cafeteria in the morning. Students that would like to be picked up in the afternoon using the north parking lot should gather near the gym doors to be picked up.  All drivers should use the full traffic circle in the north parking lot as indicated with the blue arrows on the map above.

South Parking Lot:  Students may be dropped off and picked up in the south parking lot along the sidewalk (north side of the parking lot).  Students dropped off in the south parking lot should use the sidewalks to proceed to the cafeteria or main entrance to enter the school.  Reminder - 8th graders are the only grade level allowed to gather in the courtyard near the main entrance prior to the first bell (7:25 am).  Students from any grade may choose to walk to the cafeteria to wait for the first bell.  All drivers should use the full traffic circle in the south parking lot as indicated with the blue arrows on the map above.

Visitor Parking: Visitors may use the traffic circle between the hours of 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Otherwise, they should use the north or south parking lots to park and then walk to the main entrance to use the buzzer system to gain entry to the MMS Office.  Any visitors that park in the traffic circle after 2:00 pm will be stuck in that lot until 2:45 pm due to bus traffic.

Thanks for helping us keep our school campus safe for our students!

Generic School Supplies Lists for MMS Students and Families 

Please click on the link below to access the generic school supplies lists for school.  We provide all required materials for school but it would be helpful for students to have some of their own supplies.

MMS School Supplies Lists

NWEA Benchmark Assessments at MMS

Mason Middle School uses NWEA for its benchmark asssessments in the fall, winter, and spring. The data collected during the benchmark periods allow teachers to make adjustments to their instruction in class based on what the students are ready to learn in their perspective grades.  Additionally, it allows for teachers to provide interventions, enrichments, and support for students at the appropriate level. Individual student progess reports are going to be made available once students have completed the assessments.  Click on the links below for more information about the NWEA.

NWEA Parent Information Slideshow

NWEA MAP Growth Parent Guide

NWEA RIT Reference Brochure

PAWS Classes Provide MMS Students with an Opportunity for Enrichment/Intervention During the School Day

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Students working on their Traveling Around the World Research Project during PAWS.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, students at MMS participate in PAWS classes to receive enrichment or interventions based on individual need.  Students receiving interventions meet in smaller classes (typically 15 or smaller) with a highly qualified instructor to receive a research-based intervention in an area of need for the student.  Students receiving an enrichment during 1st Trimester have been working with instructors to work on ELA related enrichment projects.  Example enrichment projects: National Parks Research Project, Travel Around the World Research Project, debate, career exploration, hip hop writing/rap song creation, experiment design/science lab writing, grant proposal writing, argumentative research, persuasive writing, game creation, Mason historical building research, and Michigan Road Trip projects.

Mr. Haney's Forensics Class are Busy Solving "Crimes"

Mr. Haney’s Forensic students have been involved in collecting evidence at simulated crime scenes.  In addition, students have practiced analyzing, classifying, and making conclusions about the evidence.  Students have studied Dactyloscopy which is the analysis and classification of patterns observed in individual fingerprints, and they have practiced dusting and lifting prints with different brushes and powders. Mr. Haney's students also had a chance to investigate how easily lip prints, ear prints, and shoe print castings can be used to identify someone at a crime scene.

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

Mason Middle School Parent Advisory Committee meets four times annually from 6:00 - 7:00 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 Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020 School Year:

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Thursday, April 16, 2020

6th Grade Lock-In Committee Meetings: TBD
8th Grade Winter Dance Committee Meetings: TBD
8th Grade End of the Year Committee Meetings: TBD

MMS PAC Member Contact Information

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Off and Running at MMS

Once again, Mason Middle School teachers will be collaborating on Wednesday mornings throughout the school year.  The PLC teams will focus on the four central questions:  What do we expect our students to learn?  How will we know they are learning? How will we respond when they don't learning? (Intervention)  How will we respond if they already know it? (Gifted - Enrichment)  Teachers met together on the first day of PLCs to review the work they have already done, evaluate their performance as a team, and to set goals for where they want to be as a team.

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teachers sitting at tabelsPrincipal and vice principal standing talking