That's a wrap on the 2022-2023 school year! As we bid farewell to another year of growth, learning, and memory-making, we want to take a moment to thank everyone- parents, students, teachers, and staff- for making this yet another amazing year at MCPS. Just 82 days until the 2023-2024 year begins!
12 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students waving from school bus windows to teachers standing on the sidewalk who are waving back
Join us in saying GOOD LUCK! to our MMS Odyssey of the Mind students who are traveling to Michigan today to compete in the World competition! πŸŒŽπŸ†
12 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS odyssey of the mind students in a van
MCPS families: Tomorrow is the last day of the 2022-2023 school year! Please remember that MCPS will dismiss students 3 hours early tomorrow (Wednesday, May 24).
12 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
3 hour early dismissal graphic
MMS is gearing βš™οΈ up for the summer with some awesome summer camp options! Sign up for camps using the links below or the QR codes on each image. πŸ€– VEX Robotics: June 5-8 from 1-4 p.m.; current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students https://tinyurl.com/VEXcamp2023 🧠✨ Odyssey of the Mind: June 12-16 from 1-4 p.m.; current 6th and 7th grade students https://tinyurl.com/OMcamp2023 πŸ€– LEGO Robotics Club: June 20-22 and June 26-29 from 1-4 p.m.; current 6th and 7th grade students https://tinyurl.com/LEGOrobotics2023
12 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
VEX Robotics Summer Camp
Odyssey of the Mind summer camp graphic
Lego robotics club graphic
Some of our local churches are showing their support of our MMS staff! First Baptist Church of Collinsville provided desserts and snacks at the end of last week to celebrate the end of the first week of SOL testing. Refuge Temple Ministries provided lunch earlier this week to kick off our district celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week! 🍎 Thank you to these community organizations for supporting our city schools!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A buffet of food
MMS staff pose in front of a table of food
MMS staff pose in front of a table of food
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you to all of our teachers who invest so much in our students each and every day! We are immensely grateful for all you do!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Teacher appreciation graphic
MCPS will host a meningococcal vaccine clinic for rising 7th and 12th grade students TOMORROW, April 21, and MMS and MHS. This vaccine is required by the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Education, and is state-mandated. Consent forms should have been mailed to parents and can still be turned in the morning of the clinic. If the student has insurance, please bring a copy of their insurance card on the day of the clinic. If you have any questions, contact: Tristan Sarver at (276) 403-5788 or tristan.sarver@martinsville.k12.va.us Toya Johnson at (276) 403-5735 or tjjohnson@martinsville.k12.va.us
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Vaccine clinic graphic
Wow! MMS students are bringing home even more accolades for the trophy case after competing in yesterday's GO TEC VEX Robotics tournament! πŸ€– The team of Josiah, Aileen, David, and D’Anna, coached by Mr. Hackenberg, took home 2nd place overall πŸ₯ˆ Ms. Clervoi's team-Jayden, Jeremiah, KaVaughn, and Samson- earned the Most Energetic Award ⚑️ Congratulations to our students and coaches! We're so proud of all your hard work!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS students with their VEX robotics award
MMS students with their VEX robotics award
MMS students and coach Greg Hackenberg at VEX Robotics competition
MMS students and coach Jessica Clervoi at VEX Robotics competition
MMS students operate their robot at VEX Robotics competition
MMS students and coach Greg Hackenberg at VEX Robotics competition
We're going to Worlds! πŸŒŽπŸ† The Martinsville Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team coached by Greg Hackenberg advanced to the World OotM Tournament after a great performance at States today in Leesburg! The Patrick Henry Elementary team coached by Liz Lynch will also be bringing home some medals having placed third in their division. πŸ₯‰ Congratulations to all four teams who travelled to Lessburg this weekend to represent MCPS at the state tournament. We're so proud of all your hard work!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS odyssey of the mind team
PHES odyssey of the mind team
Happy Friday! And what a great way to start the weekend- a stunning double rainbow appeared over Albert Harris Elementary this morning to welcome our students and staff as they arrived at school. Did you see the rainbow this morning?
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A double rainbow over Albert Harris Elementary School
Mark your calendars for the spring MCPS Vivo collaborative concert! On Tuesday, April 18, 40 MCPS special needs students will join with a choir and several local musicians for a grand finale performance. This semester, students in the Vivo program have learned what it means to be a good citizen through music, art, and dance, all in direct alignment with their Virginia Social Studies SOLs. The concert will take place at Albert Harris Elementary School on Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m.
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
English Vivo graphic
Spanish Vivo graphic
Everyone's favorite swamp-dwelling ogre is taking the MCPS stage in Shrek The Musical, Jr.! Tickets are on sale NOW! The presale price is $8, which will increase to $10 at 3 p.m. on May 5. Don't miss out on the presale prices! Visit our.show/mcpsshrekjr to purchase your tickets today and support our MCPS student cast in what promises to be an amazing spring musical!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Shrek the Musical Jr. graphic
Martinsville City Public Schools will be closed for Spring Break April 3-10. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 11.
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Spring Break graphic
Karla Scales, Grayson Givens, and Jessica Clervoi of Martinsville Middle School's PBIS team presented at the 2023 TTACx Symposium presented by the Radford and Virginia Tech Training and Technical Assistance Centers. Their presentation, "Benefits of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the Middle School Classroom" earned rave reviews from attendees! Thank you to the entire MMS PBIS team, which also includes Marnie Martin, Troy Dalton, and Jalen Dillard, for your dedication to creating a positive environment in which students feel safe and supported! You can watch a video of their presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL4OkEldUgo
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Karla Scales, Jessica Clervoi, Marnie Martin, Grayson Givens, Troy Dalton, and Jalen Dillard pose for a photo
Today's #MondayMotivation comes to us from this post-it note found on a locker at MMS!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Pink post-it note taped to red locker
Congratulations to the winners of the second annual MMS Geography Bee! Contestants from grades 6, 7, and 8 each took turns answering questions about geography including state capitols, nicknames, the locations of prominent rivers and mountains, and more until only our winner was left standing! πŸ₯‡First place: Brennan Coleman, grade 7 πŸ₯ˆSecond place: Olivia Campbell, grade 6 πŸ₯‰ Third place: Leo Mata, grade seven Winners received a medal, trophy, and cash prizes! Congratulations to everyone who participated!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Middle school participants in the Geography Bee pose on the stage of the middle school
The three winners of the MMS geography bee hold their trophies and prize money
A geography bee participant answers a question
A geography bee participant answers a question
A geography bee participant answers a question
A geography bee participant answers a question
A geography bee participant answers a question
A geography bee participant answers a question
Baseball and softball are in full swing (see what we did there?) at MCPS!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Five high school baseball players smile and pose for a photo
Middle School baseball player winds up for a pitch
A high school baseball pitcher throws the ball
A middle school baseball player jumps up to make a catch
A middle school softball player stands with a bat at the ready at home plate
A middle school softball player stands with a bat at the ready at home plate
A high school baseball pitcher throws a ball to his catcher
A high school baseball player swings at a pitch
During MCPS' recent celebration of Engineering Month, students at several of our schools participated in an epic paper airplane competition. Students researched, designed, and launched their own paper planes, giving our youngest learners a chance to experiment with important STEM-related concepts such as aerodynamics, force, and resistance. Here's a look at some of our MMS students who participated in the challenge and took home some awesome prizes!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Six MMS students pose with their paper airplanes
Two students chat while another lines up his paper airplane for launch
MMS student holds a paper airplane
MMS student holds a paper airplane
Two MMS students launch paper airplanes in a hallway
MMS students with STEM-themed toys
Wow! MCPS had NINE teams compete this weekend at the Piedmont Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament! Four teams placed first in their categories to advance to the state tournament next month, including all three of the Middle School teams that competed and one team from PHES! Teams from PHES and AHES also took home multiple top three finishes in their categories. Congratulations to all teams and their coaches for all their hard work over the last few months, and for their amazing performances on competition day!
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team members pose with their first place medals
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first and second place medals
Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first place medals
Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first place medals
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
AHES Odyssey of the Mind Team poses with coach
☘️ This morning, a beautiful rainbow briefly appeared over Patrick Henry Elementary School! One lucky leprechaun was outside to witness the magical moment. Instances like this that remind us that our schools are not just places of learning, but treasures in our community, just like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! 🌈🌟
about 1 year ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A rainbow arches over the sky and ends at Patrick Henry Elementary School, where a teacher stands in a leprechaun costume on the front sidewalk