Mr. Ted Berryhill
235 Temple St. Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-0287 - Fax
Mr. Craig Kueffner
235 Temple St. Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-0287 - Fax
Monday, January 14, 2019 - NWEA ELA benchmark assessments begin with 7/8 grade.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Late Start Wednesday. Classes begin at 8:40 am.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - NWEA Math benchmark assessments begin with 7/8 grade.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Winter Sports Pictures - MMS Gym - 2:40 pm
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NWEA Winter Benchmark Begins at MMS
Mason Middle School will begin its Winter Benchmarking this week using the NWEA MAP Growth Assessments. The students will take the MAP Growth Assessment for science, mathematics, and reading as they did in the fall. The data collected during the winter benchmark period will 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. Based on individual student growth data from fall to winter, students will be working with teachers to set SMART goals for the spring benchmarking that will occur in May. Please look for an email from Mr. Berryhill alerting everyone to the reports coming home with your child. Click on the links below for more information about the NWEA.
Mason Optimist Club Partners with MMMS to Sponsor Student of the Month Celebrations During 2018-19 School Year
On Friday, November 30, 2018, the Mason Optimist Club sponsored the October Student of the Month celebration at MMS. Thirty student leaders were recognized for their scholarship, selflessness, work ethic, and compassion for others. Our future looks bright with these students leading the way!
PAWS Classes Provide MMS Students with an Opportunity for Enrichment/Intervention During the School Day
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.
Students working on their Traveling Around the World Research Project during PAWS.
NWEA Fall Benchmark Testing Completed at MMS
Mason Middle School wrapped up our NWEA Fall Benchmark Assessments in late September. The students took the MAP Growth Assessment for science, mathematics, and reading. The data collected during the fall benchmark period will 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 the week after Parent/Teacher Conferences and students will be working with teachers to set SMART goals for the winter benchmarking that will occur in January. Please look for an email from Mr. Berryhill alerting everyone to the reports coming home with your child. Click on the links below for more information about the NWEA.
BEGINNING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9: MMS New Traffic Flow Guidelines for Student Drop Off and Pick Up
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.
The above changes to the traffic pattern and parking lot usage will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Please continue to check your email for updates from Mr. Berryhill concerning this change and thanks for helping us keep our school campus safe for our students.
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.
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.
November Meeting Canceled
Next meeting: January 10, 2019 - Room 22 @ 7:00 pm (6:30 pm for 8th Grade Winter Dance Planning)
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.
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.