Mt. Washington Middle School always has something going on. Check the “news” section for information about upcoming programs or important information.
- Congratulations to Jaydon Sanders, Davis Kromenacker and Cambren Joiner for earning recognition in The Reel Action Video Contest. This contest is designed to produce videos to prevent underage drinking and the risks of drinking and driving. To view the video follow the link. The students will be recognized March 2 at Baxter Avenue Theatres.
- Hello Parents- Whether you have a 6th grader or an 8th, now is the time to start talking about college. This Sunday, from 3 to 5pm, at the International Convention Center, you can attend the fair, visiting colleges from far and near and it’s FREE. Please download the attachment to see what all is offered. College Fair – 3-2-14
- Applications for the Pre-AP program must be turned in by the last day of March. Take a moment to enjoy the video created by Mr. Murphy (Technology teacher) and students from the Pre-AP Advisory Committee: Pre-AP Video 2013-2014 Pre AP Brochure 2013-2014
- The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU is offering Super Saturday opportunities, beginning February 1st. It’s not too late for gifted students to sign up. Most classes are offered in Bowling Green. However, the Louisville Science Center is offering a “3-2-1 Blast Off” class for 6th graders and a “Forensics” class for 7th and 8th graders. For additional information, parents can go to www.wku.edu/gifted
- Take a moment to see what is going on in the Guidance Office. Mrs. Hanson has created a newsletter that will be sent home with students before Christmas break. Also find information about College Readiness and Career Readiness in the attached brochures. February 2014 Guidance Newsletter career readiness and EPAS and College Readiness
- Spirit wear order form spirit wear form
- The Youth Service Center is running low on belts. If you have any old, unused belts that you could donate to the center, your help would be greatly appreciated.
- Mt. Washington Middle School’s Beta club is now active. Please find information from the new club sponser, Tara Long. Follow the link to be taken to her site with all things Beta.
- Students have been informed that beginning January 2, 2012 they may bring their own device to MWMS. Students will receive a letter prior to Christmas break regarding the restrictions to this endeavor. As a result, parents may be interested in purchasing technology items for their child. Please find the linked document as a way to compare the different tools out there for purchase. This document is intended strictly to provide information about the different items available for purchase. Guide to purchasing technology Students received a letter detailing the “Bring Your Own Device” program at MWMS. Feel free to read the letter again sent home to students: Bring Your Own Device Letter
Please keep in mind a few things: (1) Handheld devices like an I Pad, I Pod, Nook, Kindle, etc. have not had complete success with running Compass Odyssey. The Nook Color is the only device mentioned above that will run this program, but there have been some issues with the device and the program. (2) None of the handheld devices will run the Carnegie Math program. (3) Response time with any device (laptop, Kindle, Nook, I Pad, I Pod, etc.) could be slow inside the school building. The expectation is that many students will bring devices into the building. The wireless network may not be able to handle all of the traffic at a fast speed. MWMS is working with the district technology office to monitor these problems and try to resolve them as they occur. (4) Each individual teacher/team will instruct students on how their device may be used within the classroom. There are a variety of ways the devices could be used such as research, content specific apps, Internet software programs like Compass Odyssey and Carnegie Math, typing, note taking and reading.
- Mt. Washington Middle School is very proud of our 2011 Transition Index. Please take a moment to review the attached document to view MWMS’ placement out of all the middle schools in the state of Kentucky. Middle School Transition Indexes for 2011
- Bullitt County Public Schools, Not At MY School-Bully prevention campaign is under way. Please find the attached document detailing the steps BCPS is taking for keeping kids safe at school. shout out boxes
- If you are a first time student at MWMS, you should already have a physical on file at the school. See front office staff to obtain a copy. If you are in need of a physical, the following Kroger link has information on where to obtain a sports physical, the cost, and the different types of insurance accepted. http://www.thelittleclinic.com/Dot_LocationKentucky.asp?category=118
- Bullitt County School Food Service is proud to announce the introduction of an online payment system for our students through mySchoolBucks.com! Please click on the link below to access information on how to get started!
- Information was presented on April 13, 2011 to the 8th grade class regarding the new changes to the diplomas students can receive through the Bullitt County Public School system. Please take a look at the Career Readiness Presentation-PowerPoint created by Dave Marshall for a better understanding of the changes. You will also see the link to the Word document relating to this presentation.
- All Bullitt County Libraries are now open the following hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: All branches closed EXCEPT Ridgeway location (Shepherdsville). Ridgeway will be open Sunday’s from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- If your child will be absent from school for an extended amount of time, you can contact the school office to request their homework. Please note that 24 hour notice is needed in order to allow teachers time to put together the work and get it sent back to the office. If you request homework, please ensure that you pick up the work in the front office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 502-869-5200.
World Book Online is now available to the students at MWMS. This service allows students an excellent resource for doing research and help with homework. By going to www.worldbookonline.com and entering the username/password of Bullitt, students have a wealth of knowledge at the click of their mouse.
To find out more information about the BCPS student drug testing program by following this linkto information presented by Jamie Goldsmith, Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator.
If you have not already done so, you are encouraged to join the Bullitt County Public School’s electronic newsletter. By joining the electronic newsletter, you will get information much faster when it comes to school closings and important messages/events. By clicking on the following link, you will be directed to the district website, where you can get signed up.
- If you are interested in volunteering at Mt. Washington Middle School you must fill out a Crime Check. This is a process that must be completed every year. If you are interested, you may get the paperwork at the front office or contact the school at 502-869-5200.
RECYCLE your empty cartridges! You can help Mt. Washington Middle School raise money by donating your empty laser and inkjet cartridges. Bring them to Mrs. Nation in the library for recycling.
Remember to keep collecting the Campbell’s Soup Labels and the Box Tops for Education Labels. The school is able to redeem these items for money that supports programs within our school. You may send these items into the front office anytime. If you have questions regarding the program, please call the school office at 502-869-5200.