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MSMS Families,


It’s hard to believe that we are in our final week-and-a-half of this historic school year!  It has certainly been a year of struggles, along with many successes as well!  We have all learned a lot about empathy, learning, technology, support, instruction, and perseverance.  I continue to be extremely proud of our students and their continued focus in embracing this school year, making the most of it, and supporting each other in the new learning and work.  I am proud of our staff for their grit and willingness to go above-and-beyond - to go to a place in their profession they never saw themselves going to.   In a different way than others, this year has certainly been meaningful, memorable, and rewarding. 


Our final character trait of the year is SUCCESS.  As we kick off our final few weeks of the school year, along with starting the month of June, we will discuss and focus on success!  By definition, success is, “The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame”  For me, success is much more than that!  I might suggest a better definition of success from Coach John Wooden.  He says that, “Success is the self-satisfaction of knowing that you did the best that you are capable of doing, to become the best you are capable of becoming.”  If we, and our students, can honestly say that we have given our best effort, regardless of outcome, that is true success.  As we reflect on our year and transition into summer, I would ask our students to continue to focus on giving their best in all that they do and know that their best, regardless of outcome, is true success.  


CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION (IN-HOUSE STUDENTS)  ||  For our students that are “in-house” we will be collecting chromebooks right inside Crew classrooms.  Please be sure to bring your charger and have your assigned chromebook during the final days of school.


GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLES / RIDE WITH PRIDE  ||  Mr. Nummerdor has worked hard to organize and communicate our Ride with Pride finalists and will randomly draw our trimester 3 winners.  Cindy Jerkus (Realistic Photography) continues to be our strongest supporter of this program, donating longboards for each grade level winner.  Additionally, our end of year awards recognitions will occur via video.  Each Crew will receive a video specific to their class and their students, recognizing them for each of their accomplishments.  Crew leaders will then be able to share that video with students and families.  Watch for those coming out in the final weeks.


MEDICATION PICK UP  ||  If your students have any medication in the front office, please be sure to pick that up by Tuesday, June 15 at 1:00.  On that following Wednesday it will all be picked up by a district representative and properly disposed of.


8th GRADERS - Bon Voyage || REMINDER  ||  Bon Voyage numbers have been finalized!  We have over 175 students signed up for one of our three slots.  The tent is ready, the DJ is booked, and the food menu is set!  We are excited to see how it turns out for our 8th graders!


You may only attend the session that you have registered for - please arrive on time.

Mr. Ammeraal will communicate with each group of students, with a variety of reminders, as we get closer.

Tables are a first-come, first-serve fashion and seats may not be “saved”.


I am encouraged and excited by the partnership that we continue to have between MSMS, our parents, and community, perhaps more this year than any other!   Together, we will continue to focus and support students in their academic and behavioral successes, build upon our positive character traits for every student, and take what we’ve learned as we move forward together.  Have a successful week!




Doug Ammeraal  | Principal
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