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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

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Ted Berryhill - Mason Middle School Principal   

Mr. Ted Berryhill                                                                            
Principal                                                                                          
berryhillt@masonk12.net                                                                                                                 
(517) 676-6514
                                 

Craig Kueffner - Middle School Assistant Principal
Mr. Craig Kueffner
Assistant Principal
kueffnerc@masonk12.net
(517) 676-6514
                                                                        

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News and Information

New Teachers Hired for the 2019-2020 School Year at MMS

AI Classroom Teacher - Mrs. Jodi Deroshia earned her Bachelors from Central Michigan University and her Masters of Special Education-Autism Spectrum Disorder from Oakland University. She started her teaching career at Holt High School then made a switch two years ago to Mason Public Schools at Alaiedon Elementary. She is very proud to work in the Mason community where she lives with her husband and two daughters.  Her oldest daughter is extremely excited to be part of the first Kindergarten class at the Harvey Education Center and the Deroshia's couldn’t be happier for her to be part of such a great district!  Jodi has been teaching students with cognitive impairments for seven years, and she is looking forward to starting her eighth year of teaching in the new Autism Classroom at Mason Middle School. 

Vocal Music Teacher - Mr. Alex Port is a fourth year teacher and new teacher at Mason Middle School.  He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Miami University (Ohio).  From 2014-2015, he directed choirs at Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Then, from 2015-2017, he taught choir, music appreciation, and musical theatre classes at Calumet New Tech High School in Gary, Indiana.  For the last two years, he attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Master of Music in Choral Conducting.  When he’s not teaching, Alex enjoys playing tennis, rock climbing, cooking, and reading. 

Resource Classroom Teacher - Mrs. Sarah Dawson has taught for seven years. She started her teaching career at Teague Middle School in Altamonte Springs, FL where she taught special education and advanced English for grades 6 – 8. After three years, she relocated back to Michigan and taught for special education and English for grades 6 – 12 for four years at Webberville Middle/High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts in Special Education from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing a Specialist degree in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University. Mrs. Dawson resides in Mason with her husband, son, and two dogs.

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher - Mr. Alex Reed graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a degree in History and obtained his teaching certification from Eastern Michigan University. His favorite areas of history are the American Revolution and Ancient Roman history. In high school, Mr. Reed was a member of both the Cross Country team and the Bowling team. In his free time, he loves to play board games, go for runs with his dog, and keep up with Survivor. Mr. Reed served as a long term substitute at Mason Middle School last year, and he is beyond excited to be working at Mason Middle School this coming Fall. "I cannot wait to get to know even more of the amazing students at Mason Middle School!" said Mr. Reed. He got married to his wife, Julia, last October and currently lives in Lansing with his dog and other pets.

Avoid the Summer Slide/​Title I Presentation

On May 22, the middle school hosted a brief presentation on the building's Title I programming as well as some tips on avoiding the summer slide in content and learning. Several middle school parents (and even a few students) attended the evening event. If you were not able to make it, the slideshow from the presention is below. The slideshow contains several links to summer learning opportunities (many of them free). 

MMS Summer Slide and Title I Slideshow

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

Mason Optimist Club Partners with MMS to Sponsor Student of the Month Celebrations During 2018-19 School Year

On Friday, April 26, 2019, the Mason Optimist Club sponsored the March Student of the Month celebration at MMS. Twenty six 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.

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.

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 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.