Check out our MSMS Celebration Video for the month of April!!
about 1 month ago, Mona Shores Middle School
April Video
APRIL 30, 2023 Mona Shores Families, While we continue to long for the consistency of sunshine and warmer temperatures, April is leaving and May is coming. Traditionally, this month challenges our students to remain focused, to continue making positive choices, and to finish the year off strong...academically, behaviorally, and socially! It is a time when the weather really improves, students are outside more, and the days get longer. I am confident, with encouragement, support, and structure, that our students will continue to be successful and have a phenomenal end to the school year! Throughout the month of May, we will focus on the character trait of INTEGRITY! Integrity can be defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” We will be focused on challenging our students to make the right choices and to do what’s right all through the month. Our goal is that our students will hold themselves to high moral and ethical standards, even when it is hard to do so, and take ownership when they don’t quite meet those standards. C.S. Lewis says, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” I believe this is a challenge for all of us, not just our students. As we head through May, please take the time to have intentional conversations with your students regarding integrity, recognize them when they make the right choices, and encourage them to demonstrate integrity, even when it is tough to do so. **PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES || Moving into our final 7 weeks of school, we want to offer another opportunity for Parent Teacher Conferences. This experience will be the same as the other two throughout the school year. Below are a few additional details outlining this experience. PTC window will be from May 8 through May 26. These will be scheduled and orchestrated through your student’s CREW leader. CREW leaders will be communicating a sign up for their CREW to connect with parents in person, via phone, or virtually. These sign ups will be communicated and scheduled no later than Friday, May 5 and take place during the previously mentioned window. If you have not heard from your CREW leader by then, please feel free to reach out. These connects / conferences provide flexibility for all of our families to choose their mode and the best time to connect with CREW leaders. NOTE: You are always welcome, at any time and in any mode, to connect with any of your child’s teachers to check on academic progress, behavior, socialness, or just general observations. Please feel free to reachout at any point to your child’s teachers to check in, ask questions, or discuss any concerns. QUICK REMINDERS **STUDENTS WALKING TO/FROM SCHOOL -- If your student is walking down Woodside or Reneer, either coming to or leaving school, please remind them to respect our neighbors, their yards, and their property. We have had a few complaints of students riding bikes in their yards, ringing doorbells, walking through flower beds, littering, and messing with mailboxes. We will do the same here, talking about respect and responsibility. We will also be communicating with Officer Payton, our SRO, so that she can monitor more as well. **SOCIAL MEDIA REMINDER -- How is YOUR STUDENT using social media -- to build up or put down? How do WE, as adults, use social media - to build up or put down? How might WE ALL use social media in a positive way, promoting our children, our schools, our community, and all of the amazing things that we are grateful for? We MUST tell the story of all the great things that are happening in Mona Shores. Protect Young Eyes is a great resource for digital citizenship and for us as parents. This is a great time of year to review and discuss expectations around social media with your student. I hope that you all will have a great week and are able to talk about integrity with your students! Continue to positively encourage your students, support them, and communicate with their teachers when you need help, clarification, or simply an update on their progress towards success. #FinishStrong Doug Ammeraal Principal Email | Facebook | Mona Shores Middle School Twitter | @msms_sailors Twitter | @dougammeraal Instagram | msms_sailors Hashtag | #msmspride
about 1 month ago, Mona Shores Middle School
We had some amazing students perform at last week's Solo & Ensemble Festival. Shoutout to all of our students and teachers for representing MSMS with PRIDE!
about 1 month ago, Mona Shores Middle School
Solo & Ensemble Festival
Vote May 2!
about 1 month ago, Mona Shores Public Schools
Vote May 2
MSMS recognizing our February Students of the month today with apple juice and doughnuts! Congratulations to some AMAZING Sailors! 6th Grade: Lucie Nimtz and Emilie Greene 7th Grade: Maggie Fishel and Zoe Dudley 8th Grade: Payton Koziak and Hailey Parker Picture coming soon!!
3 months ago, Doug Ammeraal
Student of the Month | February
Good Afternoon Sailor Families, Spring sports are close to kicking into gear and we wanted to get some important info out to parents of potential athletes. Practices and Tryouts will begin on Wednesday, March 22, Directly After School. In order to participate in any practice or tryout, a physical form signed and filled out by a doctor must be on file in the front office prior to the first practice or tryout. These can be picked up in the front office to be taken to your family doctor or an Urgent Care in town. Track || This is open to any 7th or 8th grade student. Tennis ll This is open to any 6th – 8th grade student. Practices will continue through the end of the week after school. Local Urgent Cares for physicals are listed below. You must bring a blank MHSAA physical form with you. Trinity Health Urgent Care- Sherman 1670 East Sherman Blvd Muskegon, MI 49444 Hackley Community Care NOWCare 1550 Clinton St. Muskegon, MI 49442 Trinity Health Urgent Care - North Muskegon 2006 Holton Road Muskegon, MI 49445. If you have specific questions concerning Girls Track, you can contact Head Coach Leah Kern at and Boys Track, Head Coach Rory Closz at Tennis, Head Coach Peter Butkevich at As always, if you have other questions please feel free to call my office at 231-332-8593. Thank You! ----- Jack Nummerdor III C.A.A. Assistant Principal || Athletic Director Mona Shores Middle School Phone: (231) 332-8593 Fax: (231) 755-0514 Email: Website: Twitter: @MrNumms Twitter: @msms_sailors
3 months ago, Mona Shores Middle School
"Matilda" The Musical presented by the Mona Shores High School Choir, opens next week. Reserve Your Tickets Today! Scan the QR Code below or follow: If you already have your tickets, thanks so much for your support and we truly hope you enjoy the show!
3 months ago, Bill O'Brien
Matilda poster
2023-24 School Calendar:
3 months ago, Mona Shores Public Schools
Last week, students from MSMS (Student Congress, 4 CREWS, and Peer to Peer) brought the Red Glasses Movement to all four of our elementary schools! They prepared lessons, created activities, and shared the message of "Live Bold. Love Big. Pass It On." What an amazing experience for all of our Sailors! Watch for a video coming out later, highlighted our full Month of Caring, as well as our elementary visits.
3 months ago, Mona Shores Middle School
MONTH OF CARING || We are committed to and will continue to support The Red Glasses Movement. As you may recall, The Red Glasses Movement was started in honor of a very special 5-year old girl, Audrey Jandernoa, who passed away in 2018. Audrey was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect, but these were not things that defined her. Audrey was defined by her bright Red Glasses, her contagious smile, and her lack of inhibitions. She went through life like a little bulldozer, pushing her way through every door possible to achieve her goals again and again. She had a way of loving indiscriminately and without restrictions. She was a shining example of love, kindness, and courage in this world. For more The Red Glasses Movement, you can watch this VIDEO LINK to learn more. THIS WEEK: || PASS IT ON *COIN WAR WINNERS -- These winning CREWs will be visiting all 4 of our local elementary buildings and sharing the message and impact of the The Red Glasses Movement with the 3rd through 5th grade classrooms. They will be delivering a 20 minute lesson that will share the message, challenge their own impact, and provide a positive, healthy experience for our students. *IMPACT WEEK -- MONDAY >> Card Making & Poster Competition Launch TUESDAY >> Positive Locker Notes WEDNESDAY >> Appreciation Day THURSDAY >> RED GLASSES Design Day & Poster Judging FRIDAY >> WORLD KINDNESS DAY
4 months ago, Doug Ammeraal
MSMS recognizing our February Students of the month today with apple juice and doughnuts! Congratulations to some AMAZING Sailors! 6th Grade: Lucie Nimtz and Emilie Greene 7th Grade: Maggie Fishel and Zoe Dudley 8th Grade: Payton Koziak and Hailey Parker Picture coming soon!!
6 months ago, Doug Ammeraal
Students of the Month