Message from the Principal
Hello #PowerUpMMS families:
I hope you are safe, well, and healthy! It is unbeleivable we are out of personal touch with the students for such a long time, and we all miss them, connectng with them, and teaching them.
If you or your students have social media accounts, this is a great way to stay connected to their school and teachers. Follow #PowerUpMMS on Facebook and Twitter, "like" Milan Middle School on Facebook for the latest updates and resources, or follow Milan_Middle_School on Instagram for some pictures of staff. We have been and will continue to post videos, pictures, and udates. Teachers are also sending emails and sharing resources, collaborating opportunities, and enrichment work through their Google classrooms. Your students can check their emails or online classrooms through their Google accounts on any device connected to the internet.
The enrichment resource link also has tech, low tech, and no tech activities for your students during this closure. Each week after spring break, we will continue to update links to academic enrichment opportunties.
Above all, it is important that our students' basic needs are being met. Having a sense of routine and schedule can be a big support and ease the tranisiton from and back to school. Having time for reading, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and fitness are important. In addition, there's always time for students to learn about teamwork, work ethic, and responsiblity, so coming up with chores and ways they can help out around the house will be mutually benefical (and you can always blame the chores on me).
Stay safe, well, and healthy.
Missing my staff and students,
Shanna Spickard, Proud (and lonely) MMS Principal
MMS Student Enrichment Resources
In addition, here are a variety of resources for families:
Consider developing a routine for your children that includes a variety of activities: reading, critical thinking, creativity, and physical activity. Check out this example from NESCA (Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents) to help get your started designing one best for your child.