MHMS Book Fair – Friday, Dec. 6 – Wednesday, Dec. 18
MHMS will host a Book Fair from Friday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Students can shop during lunch in the conference room. The Book Fair will be open during middle school concerts on Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 17. Cash and checks accepted. Posted 12/03/13.
Parents Invited to Learn About Computer Science Opportunities - Dec. 12
Schodack CSD will participate in the Hour of Code program during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 9-15. Middle and High School students will learn how to code during the day and learn about opportunities in computer-related fields. Parents and community members are encouraged to learn more on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the High School. Dr. Timothy Lederman from Siena College will offer a short presentation about the opportunities for Computer Science studies in college and the workforce. Following the presentation, parents and community members will be able to explore the Hour of Code tutorials in the High School computer labs. To participate, please e-mail teacher Tim Ryan. Posted 12/04/13.
To help Schodack CSD students Matthew Jung and Natasha Strock participate in a Student Ambassador program, a fundraiser raffle is being held for an iPad air. The drawing is Dec. 22. To learn more, click here for a flyer... Matthew and Natasha have been nominated to be a part of the People to People program where they will represent the United States along with students and teachers from around the region. Posted 12/06/13.
Music Parents Association Fundraiser
The Maple Hill Music Parents Association is selling gift cards to Five Guys Burgers and Fries as a fundraiser. The association receives 20% of all proceeds. Gift cards can be purchased from Schodack music students. Posted 12/04/13.
Music Parents Association Seeks Baked Good Donations for Concerts
The Maple Hill Music Parents Association is seeking donations for baked goods to sell at their concession stand at the Middle and High School winter concerts. Baked good donations can simply be dropped off the night of the concert. Thank you. Posted 12/04/13.
Maple Hill Middle School has announced the Honor Rolls for the 1st quarter. Click here to see a list of students... Congratulations to all our students! Posted 11/27/13.
MS Yearbooks can be purchased through Dec. 20 for $20. After Dec. 20, the cost will be $22. For more information, click here for a flyer and order form... Posted 11/22/13.
Students Raise Money for Ambassadorship Program
Schodack CSD students Matthew Jung and Natasha Strock raised approximately $500 towards their involvement in a student ambassadorship program through their Rake-A-Thon at Castle Hill Senior Apartments on Nov. 13. “They raked a good portion of the front lawn in an hour,” said parent Linda Jung. “We would like to thank everyone who showed up and also donated. We would also like to thank Kathy Wilkinson and all the folks at Castle Hill Apartments who helped us to arrange the rake-a-thon.” Matthew and Natasha plan to join about 40 area students and teacher delegation leaders in traveling to England and France as representatives of the U.S. The People-to-People program educates young Americans about the world in an effort to promote understanding and tolerance of different cultures. Posted 11/20/13.
Students in Family and Consumer Science class created innovative projects as part of a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose” assignment. “Students needed to find something at home or a garage sale and create something from it, keeping it from the landfill,” explained Teacher Patty Racz. “Additionally, they researched the cost of that item if it were new and calculate their cost savings. There were so many awesome projects.” Click here to see some of their projects… Posted 11/14/13.
We Read on Wednesdays Encourages Reading
This year, every student, teacher and staff member in Maple Hill Middle School takes time to read for about eight minutes during homeroom once a week as part of the new We Read On Wednesdays program. The initiative was started by teachers as part of the WRAPS (Writers, Readers, Advisees, who exhibit Positive behaviors and engage in STEM activities) Program that is being funded with a $600,000 competitive state grant the district applied for. Posted 11/04/13.
Maple Hill Middle School sent a parent letter home with report cards on Nov. 15. Click here to read the letter… Posted 11/15/13.
Student Helps Classmates Learn Russian
7th grader Elvira Horbata helped her classmates learn Russian numbers by volunteering to teach them in their Exploratory class. “The Exploratory class is about culture, language and geography,” explained teacher Patty Racz. “Elvira, who speaks Russian at home, offered to teach the class Russian to round out the French, Portuguese and Spanish we learned.” Posted 11/04/13.
MHMS students have been receiving materials from colleges in the past month after they wrote business letters to universities. Faculty and staff have also emphasized the importance of college by speaking to students about how college has helped them. “The best part of this project is our Middle School students are excited about college,” said Principal James Derby. “Jacqui Hill and Chris Fowler have done a great job with this.” Click here for photos… Posted 11/01/13.
As part of efforts to make the MHMS Parents Night on Sept. 17 more engaging, faculty and staff created videos to share with Middle School parents. Click here to see videos from faculty and staff on the district's YouTube channel… Posted 9/18/13.
If you have a Price Chopper Advantage Card, please register for Tools for Schools to help your student’s school by clicking here... Each time you use the card, you can earn points for the school that can be used to receive free equipment. Maple Hill Middle School's school code is 15722. Posted 9/11/13.