Girls in grades 4-8 interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are encouraged to attend the free Girls in STEM event on Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at HVCC’s TEC-SMART in Malta. Space is limited; registration deadline is Tuesday, April 22. The event features hands-on workshops and opportunities to hear from successful young women inspired by math and science. Register by clicking here... A flyer with more info is available here... Posted 4/18/14.
Students in grades 8-10 who are interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are encouraged to visit the Career Expo 2014 on Wednesday, May 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy. This is a free event for students, parents and educators. Exhibitors from a variety of careers will be on hand to speak with students including health care, engineering, video game design, green technologies, veterinarian, biochemistry, construction and mechanical technology. Click here for the flyer... Posted 4/09/14.
The April edition of the MHMS student newspaper The Junior Paw Print is available by clicking here... Posted 4/09/14.
MHMS Student Earns NY Field Archers and Bowhunters Award
Maple Hill Middle School 6th grader Emily Smith was named NY Field Archers and Bowhunters 2013 Shooter of the Year in her age division over the weekend. Congratulations! Posted 3/24/14.
Due to the weather, the Maple Hill boys tennis team's Tennis Play Day has been rescheduled for Friday, April 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on the High School tennis courts. The event is open to all ages and will include tennis-related activities intended to build interest in the game of tennis and some skill acquisition. Some equipment will be available for our youngest learners. To learn more, click here for a flyer… Posted 2/26/14.
Students Fundraise for Ambassadorship Program
Students Matthew Jung and Natasha Strock and their families would like to sincerely thank the community for supporting their spaghetti dinner fundraiser on March 15 which raised more than $1,000 for their participation in a Student Ambassador program! Click here to see a list of winners for the silent auction and 50/50 raffle... Posted 3/19/14.
The MHHS Guidance Office has prepared a list of summer program opportunities available by clicking here… While most of the opportunities are for High School students, there are also opportunities for Middle School and Elementary students. Please note, many programs have application deadlines. Posted 3/13/14.
When students visit MHMS library, they can find summaries of books by scanning a QR code with a tablet or cell phone to watch video book trailers created by classmates. “Students did an amazing job,” said Library Media Specialist Kim Nemeth. “They were really driven because they’re producing videos for a real audience. To them the grade is secondary. They know classmates will see them. It’s very engaging for them.” Click here to read more... Posted 3/03/14.
MHMS's STEM Day was a huge hit with students as they spent Feb. 27 building speakers from plastic cups, using tablets to learn about computer coding and enjoying dozens of other engaging activities as they explored Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Click here to read more and see photos… Posted 2/27/14.
Literacy Fund Helps Purchase Books
Maple Hill Middle School students have 58 new books to choose from thanks to the Roberta K. Daly Literacy Fund. Mrs. Daly was a community member who devoted much of her life to teaching children how to read. Her family established the memorial fund to help continue Mrs. Daly’s desire to put books in the hands of children and instill a love of reading. The district would like to sincerely thank the Daly family and everyone who has donated to the fund. Posted 2/19/14.
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.
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.