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MTMS

8401 S. Mackinaw Trail
Cadillac, MI 49601

Phone: 231.876.5600  ~  Fax: 231.876.5621

Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Sück
Assistant Principal: Mr. Richard Giddens
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Start Time: 7:40am ~ End Time: 2:25pm
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Principal's Message

Our building theme this year is to "Beat Average".  We, as a staff, have identified key components that will help our students to be successful at Mackinaw Trail.  Each month we will focus on one of the following components. 
Attendance/ Tardies, Organization (Clean lockers & binders), Work Completion (Late & Missing Assignments), Motivation (Setting Goals)
September we focused on Attendance.  Each homeroom kept track of daily attendance as well as tardies.  The class with the lowest percentage of absences and tardies was recognized at our all school assembly.  
Congratulations to Mrs. Biller's 5th grade class and Mrs. Crouch's 6th grade homeroom!  They will be creating the video for November/ December's theme of "Work Completion".  
Our focus for October is "Organization".  Staff will be conducting random locker checks and students will be encouraged to keep their planners up to date.  We encourage parents to support your child in their organization, by allowing them to find tools and systems that are meaningful for them. Some students are successful using planners while others find success with binders and folders.
November will be "work completion".  Staff will be monitoring students late and missing assignments.  You can help encourage your son/ daughter to become more personally responsible by having them check Parent Portal at home and explaining the grades they are getting.  Together we can make a difference!  
We will have our assembly on Friday, October 31st to reveal the winner of "organization" and kick off our next theme.  

The videos for each month will be posted at the bottom of this section.  
 

Respectfully,

Mrs. Sück
 

Beat Average Nov/ Dec

Beat Average October

Beat Average September


Announcements   

School Closing and Delays

You can find out school closings and delays by checking the calendar or going to the vikingnet.org homepage.  You can also receive an e-mail or text as soon as we have school closing or school delay information.  Visit the following link:  www.cadillacnews.com   Look for the snowflake to sign up for this service.More

After-School Math Tutoring

Mackinaw Trail is offering a free, after-school Math tutoring program starting Tuesday, November 4th, tentatively through March 27th, Monday – Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 PM.  Math only is offered this year. Free transportation is available via the Wexford Transit Authority (CWTA) for a maximum of 12 students each day for those students who request that option and live within the drop off boundaries.  If the student is using the CWTA, additional paperwork needs to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian PRIOR to the student staying after school.  Forms are available in the office and on the rack outside of the office.


Students will need to sign up in the office no later than noon on the day they will be staying for tutoring.  Students MUST sign up EACH time they will be staying.  If you are picking your child up after tutoring, please be at MTMS no later than 3:30 pm.

4-H Creative Writing every Monday, 2:30 - 3:30

Every Monday, Oct 20th - Dec 15th

MTMS Chico's Taco House "Give Back" Day Tuesday, November 25th

Tell your friends, family, relatives!! Support Mackinaw Trail Middle School any time on Tuesday, November 25h, 2014. Chico's will donate 10% of their total sales from dine-in, carry-out, & gift certificate sales to us!!!

Art To Remember

The PTO is holding an Art to Remember fundraiser and would love for all students to participate. 5th graders created their art with Mrs. Crouch or with their Teacher. 6th graders were given special paper and instructions to take home to create their art on their own. Please return all completed art to the PTO mailbox. Merchandise ordered will be in before Christmas break.  Thank you for supporting your PTO! (For the website: For more information & project ideas visit www.arttoremember.com )

CASA Boys/Girls Basketball - Check for updates

CASA Basketball began Saturday Nov. 1st at MTMS. Please attend at your assigned time. 
3rd/4th girls 8:30 AM  5th/6th girls 9:30 AM 3rd/4th boys 10:45 AM  5th/6th boys 11:45 AM. Feel free to sign up on Nov. 1st or contact Ann Bush 775-0755 with questions.

NO C.A.S.A. BASKETBALL  NOVEMBER 29TH


DEC. 6TH WILL BE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE AUXILIARY GYM. (AS YOU DRIVE THROUGH THE GATE BY TENNIS COURTS, IT IS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE)

DEC. 13TH FINAL DAY BACK AT MTMS


MTMS PTO Meeting 6:30PM Tuesday, Dec 2nd

Free Breakfast for all students on regular school days 7am-7:30am

Attendance Line

If your child is absent from school please call our attendance line 231-876-5603 as soon as possible on the day of the absence.  You can call the attendance line at anytime.  For preplanned absences please send a note to school.
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