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Divisionwide Announcements
Social Media Safety Night: May 28, 7 p.m., Benton Middle School
Learn What Parents and Students Need to Know to Avoid Online Dangers.  Get Details   -   Test Your Knowledge
 
School Announcements
Upcoming Schedule
School hours are 8:10 to 2:50. 

Students should not arrive at the school before 7:30 A. M. 
Before 8:10, they should report directly to the cafeteria and remain there until the bell rings at 7:55.
  
26 May
Tuesday

Blue Day
27 May
Wednesday

Maroon Day
28 May
Thursday

Blue Day
29 May
Friday

Maroon Day
1 June
Monday

Maroon Day
2 June
Tuesday

Blue Day
4 June
Wednesday

Maroon Day
5 June
Thursday

Blue Day
6 June
Friday

Maroon Day

During the school year, in the event of a school closure, the maroon day/blue day rotation will not change.  For example, if school closed on a Monday, and it was supposed to be a maroon day, Tuesday will become the maroon day. We will continue to alternate blue and maroon from that point on.

Please see the Prince William County Public Schools site for bus schedules.
 
If you need to register your student, please call for an appointment (703)393.7608.
 
2015 SOL Expedited Retakes
The Virginia Board of Education recently passed a resolution that will allow eligible students the opportunity to retake a grade 3-8 Standards of Learning (SOL) test. Students are permitted what is called an "expedited retake" of a SOL test if they are passing the course associated with the test and:
-    Scored between 375 and 399 on their first attempt; or,
-    Did not pass their first attempt and have extenuating circumstances that warrant retesting; or,
-    Did not sit for the regularly scheduled test for legitimate reasons.

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) does not endorse excessive or unnecessary testing of students. However, we believe this resolution may allow specific students to benefit from retesting, especially in cases where targeted subject-matter assistance can be provided.
 
Your child will be given an "expedited retake" permission form today in class.  Please complete this form and return it to your child’s first academic class by Friday, May 8.  Additional forms can be found here: English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Vietnamese.


 
Order your 2014-2015 Marsteller Middle School Yearbook Today!!
The yearbook is now on sale.  Click HERE to order online today!  Place your order by May 31 to ensure you receive one.
 

 
Summer Sports Camp at Marsteller MS
Marsteller will be hosting three summer sports camps for students in grades 4 - 8.  Each camp will cost $85.00 per participant. Checks or money orders are to be made payable to Marsteller Middle School.  Please contact Mr. Kibler if you have questions.


 
Football:  June 29 – July 3 from 9:00 – 12:00 P. M.         Football application
Volleyball:  June 29 – July 3 from 9:00 – 12:00 P. M.        Volleyball application
Basketball:  June 29 – July 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 P. M.      Basketball application

Summer camp registrations for football, vollyball, and basketball need to be turned in by June 13th.

For information about middle school sports, click here or click on the Athletics & Sports button on the left.  Then click Marsteller Athletics Page on the right hand side.

Marching Band Interest Night for Rising Brentsville District High School 9th Graders
Please join the BDHS Marching Tigers for an evening of fun, pizza and marching on Tuesday, June 9 @ 6:00 in the BDHS band room located behind the school.  You’ll meet our wonderful Band Director, Mr. Agee and members of the BDHS Marching Tigers; you’ll even get to practice marching to see if you like it.  There will be plenty of information for parents as well.  You don’t have to play in the school band to join the Marching Tigers and you even earn school credit.  If you plan to attend, please email BDHSBandBoosters@gmail.com by Friday, June 5.








 
2015 Youth Football Camp at SJHS
Stonewall Jackson HS will be hosting a Youth Football Camp for rising 4th through rising 9th graders
June 10,11,12 6:00-8:00 PM at SJHS SPORTS STADIUM.  Check out the flier for more information including registration.









 
Rising 9th Grade Football Player Informational Meeting at SJHS
Stonewall Jackson HS will hold a PARENTS and PLAYERS MEETING on Tuesday, 26 May (day after Memorial Day) at 6:00 PM in the 2nd floor Group Room. All aspects of the upcoming season will be discussed.









 

 
Ruri-Teen Teacher of the Year: Mrs Greene!
The MMS Ruri-Teen Club is proud to honor Mrs. Heather Greene as our MMS Ruri-Teen Teacher of the Year, 2014-2015. Mrs. Greene feels she is living the dream, for the best part of teaching is the students! Click here for her full Bio. Mrs. Greene will be honored at the annual Nokesville Day Festival on May 16, 2015. Congratulations, Mrs. Greene!







 
Ruri-Teen Club Member of the Year: Hannah Nieves!
President, Hannah Nieves, 8th Grader, is elected by her peers as The MMS Ruri-Teen Club Member of the Year: 2014-2015. Hannah can't wait to help more people in her community through service with her friends and family!  Click here for her full Bio. Hannah will be honored at the annual Nokesville Day Festival on May 16, 2015. Congratulations, Hannah!







 
Summer Reading List
Looking for a good book this summer?  Check out the summer reading list and feel free to check out the media center's homepage for additional book ideas.






 

 
Battlefield Academic Camp Registration is Now Open!
Have fun, while expanding your knowledge, at the Battlefield Summer Academic Camps. Battlefield's ILITE Robotics (indicated by *), along with the Battlefield IT, will host a wide range of camps: Cyber Defense*, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Fun with Information Technology, Girls in STEM*, Programming with Scratch, and Renewable Technologies*.

For registration and information: ILITE Robotics Camps*, Complete listing of all camps

 
Dance Team Tryouts at BDHS
For all students attending BDHS in the fall - Try-outs for the BDHS Dance Team will be on June 3rd and 4th in the BDHS cafeteria from 4:00 until 5:30 with an interest meeting at 5:00 pm on May 28th at BDHS in Room 2207.  Contact Mrs. Massie or visit the BDHS Dance Team page on groupfusion for details.  You can also check out the flier.



 
Summer Basketball Camp at BDHS
Summer Basketball Camp at BDHS runs June 22-26, 2015.  Check out this flier for more information.









 
2014-2015 Virginia Student Councils Achievement Award
The Marsteller Middle School SCA has been awarded the Virginia Student Council Achievement Award for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  We were one of 21 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive this prestigious award in recognition for the dedication of E.H. Marsteller Middle School and the community.

 

 
Concussion Training for 2014-15 School Year
Below are the dates for the face-to-face concussion trainings for the 2014-2015 school year.  They will each begin at 6:30 PM.

August 20, September 3, November 6, January 20, March 12, June 1

Click here to go to the Prince William County page for information on mandatory concussion training.  


Parents and students who have already attended a face-to-face training may take this year's mandatory concussion training onlineclick here for the online training.  Rising 6th grade and 9th grade students and students new to Prince William County Public Schools are not eligible for the Online Training.
 
Attention 8th grade students and families
Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized program, is offered at Stonewall Jackson, Gar-Field, Osbourn Park, Patriot, Potomac, and Woodbridge high schools. For more information regarding this and other high school and middle school opportunities please follow this link.

 

 
Office 365 for Students
All students have activated their Microsoft Office 365 accounts.  Students have access to email as well as online versions of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, and OneNote which they can utilize at school or at home.  In addition, students have 5 licenses to download MS Office 2013 on their home computers, laptops, cell phones, and/or tablets.  For more information regarding Office 365 for students, please click here.
 
Tdap vaccination for rising 6th graders
Parents are reminded that students entering sixth grade in Prince William County Public Schools this fall must present proof that they have had a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) booster shot within the past five years. 

Se les recuerda a padres de estudiantes que van a entrar al sexto grado este otoño a las escuelas del Condado de Prince William, que tienen que presentar prueba de la vacuna de refuerzo (llamado Tdap) contra el tétano, difteria y tos ferina administrada dentro de los últimos cinco años.

More information
here.

 
Student Accident Insurance
Markel Student Accident Insurance is available for families who may need it. Please click here for more information including directions on how to sign up.



 
Updated Activity Bus Schedule
Click here to see the Activity Bus schedule.  The buses leave Marsteller at 5:00.  Arrival time at the various stops may vary according to student load, and the schedule is subject to change.





 
Link to Interactive Achievement Test Site
If students do not see the "iTest7 Middle School" icon in their NAL, have them CLICK HERE.









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