Right now, you have the opportunity to help two of MMCS' classes get what they need. This is for a limited time only, so ACT NOW! Third grade students need a projector to have the ability to see text and images big and bold! Click HERE to help them get the projector. Give by March 15, 2014,
and your donation will be DOUBLED thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just
enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page, and you'll be matched dollar
for dollar (up to $100).
Middle school students need 12 two-person tables that can be easily moved to promote collaborative work in small and whole group settings. Click HERE to help them get the tables. For the next four days, any donation you make to this project will be doubled (up to $100). To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through March 13. Also, the March Friends and Family Challenge is
here! If at least 3 donors give $20 or more to Ms. Jen's middle school classroon this week, she
will win a gift card, and the top three teachers will take home one of many amazing grand prizes.
The lottery was drawn on Monday, March 3. Please contact the school at 341-1424 to inquire about the status of your application. Thanks to all who applied!
The updated hot lunch menu
is available for download. The menu is in effect beginning Feb. 19, 2014.
Feb. 7, nine 6th graders made the trek to the New Mexico Capitol for
Anti-Racism Day. Each of the students submitted an essay for the
Anti-Racism Essay Contest and were invited as special guests of Senator
Linda Lopez onto the Senate Floor.
The two winners - our very own Chalina Caton Garcia and Lucia Hoelter -
read their essays on the Senate Floor directly to the Senators.
Albuquerque poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy, performed one of his poems on
the floor, and the girls held their own gracefully and powerfully beside
him. The girls then read their essays at the Anti-Racism Rally and all
of the students were recognized in the Rotunda for their work towards
anti-racism. Read the essays here. It was an incredibly exciting day. Our 6th graders represented themselves and MMCS so very well.
Congratulations to our essay participants: Alexis, Analiya, Andrew, Caeleigh, Chalina, Gaige, Ian, Jack, Lucia, Maria, and Nova.
MMCS students have Monday and Tuesday off. Monday is a federal holiday
and Tuesday is a professional development day for faculty and staff. In
addition, students will be released from school at 12:15 p.m. for the
rest of the week, Wednesday through Friday. Lunch will occur before
Aftercare will be available, Wednesday through Friday, from 12:15-6
p.m. Parents would need to register their children in advance with
the Rio Grande Educational Collaborative, www.rgec.org
, 873-6035. Parents can also register in person with the aftercare staff M-Th from 3-6 p.m. and Fr from 1-6 p.m.
Mountain Mahogany students were recently featured in the November 2013 issue of New Mexico Lawyer magazine for their successful legislative work to expand the use of wildlife safety zones across the state. As part of the Wild Friends program, a unique, award-winning program housed at the UNM School of Law, the students researched the topic, helped draft legislation, and testified during the session. Read the article here.
Led by the 8th grade class, currently studying the American Civil Rights Movement, the MMCS community commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington today. Students, staff, family members and friends marked this important occasion with an on-campus march/parade and a reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech by a group of 8th grade students.
Also in attendance was special guest Lenton Malry, PhD, who was at the march 50 years ago. Dr. Malry is an educator; originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, he came to Albuquerque in 1962, eventually becoming the city's first African-American principal and the state's first African-American state representative.
Click here to watch coverage from KOB-TV!
THANK YOU to those who have donated money in response to the fire and vandalism that took place on campus in late August. We are incredibly appreciative. Thank you also to those who responded to the vandalism.
If you'd like to donate cash - or know someone who would - click HERE. If you'd like to help replace playground equipment, click HERE for a list of needed items. (CURRENT AS OF 10/07/13) If you'd like to help replace garden equipment, click HERE for a list of needed items (CURRENT AS OF 9/13/13) If you'd like to help replace school supplies, click HERE for a list of needed items. (CURRENT AS OF 9/18/13) You can see photos of the damage HERE. You can see photos of our community outreach HERE.
Today's (Aug. 6) ABQ Journal - on the front page - highlights the positive potential of K-8 schools. We're doing it - successfully - already! Read the article here.