Monday, June 6, 2011

8th Grade Celebration, Baccalaureate, Graduation are all wonderful memories of the past.
Now we focus back on academics and end of year tests and exams.
I know it is difficult with the lovely weather, but stay focused, the end is in sight!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Congratulations to the Middle School Grey Team and the Seniors, both winners of the Maryvale Gym Meet Banner for 2011!
The middle school now prepares for end of year tests and exams for the 8th grade.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The middle school students are working hard on their marches and songs to see who will win the Maryvale gym meet banner.
Will it be RED or Grey?????

Friday, May 6, 2011

May Procession

The entire Maryvale Community participated in the crowing of Mary during a beautiful liturgy.
The May Procession Court this year consisted of
the Queen, Rachel Jarboe
and her two attendants, Amanda Weis and Mackenzie Kilduff.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A big thank you to all of our 7th & 8th grade ladies, who worked so hard at Special Olympics today. They were a great group who did a very difficult day of work to help the students athletics.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The 7th & 8th grade are preparing for their community service trip to assist Baltimore City Public Schools at their
Special Olympics events on Tuesday, May 3.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Congratulations to Morgan Ferrans,
winner of the
White House Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest!!!!

Morgan and her 7th grade art class have been invited to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 25, 2011.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Due to the hard work of Mrs. Cunnane we will have a speaker

on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Nicole Ortiz, Miss Maryland United States 2009,

will speak to all grades during a morning assembly.

Nicole is the founder of “No Body’s Perfect."

This is a program to increase awareness on eating disorders.

Nicole will share her own story on battling both anorexia and bulimia.

She will also offer insights on healthy living, esteem building, and positive decision making. .

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011 is the middle school mixer.
The cost is $5.00 to be paid during period 5 any day from 4/4-4/8. Tickets are not sold at the door for Maryvale students.
Maryvale students may bring one female guest.
If you are bringing a guest you need to complete and return a guest permission form which may be obtained from Mrs. Meyd.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Middle School students may participate in a poster contest sponsored by the Maryland Skin Cancer Prevention Program.

Students should illustrate how and why it is a good idea to protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Entries are due April 11th.

More information can be found at See Mrs. Shinsky for details.

Thank you Mrs. Shinsky for helping us with this important message on skin safety.

Congratulations to Mrs. Shinsky's advisory for winning the
NJHS door decorating contest.
They collected $61.88

The total amount collected from the entire middle school was $120.00

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Irish Spirit Banner

Congratulations to the 8th grade
on winning the middle school Irish Spirit Banner !!
You will receive the banner on Tuesday in Community Homeroom.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wearing of the Green at Maryvale
On Thursday, March 17th students will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the "wearing of the green"
Required uniform dress on this date will be---------Uniform skirt, shirt and shoes.
Blazers are not required on this date.
Students may accessorize in green or in green/white/orange with tights, socks shoelaces, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirt, hair ribbons, hat, headband, pins, beads.
The middle school Irish Spirit Banner will be announced via email on Thursday afternoon and the banner presented in Community homeroom.
Judges criteria for the awarding of the banner;
Class members follow the rules
Class participation

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Middle School students have received a parent advisory survey. Please help us to continue to evaluate and improve our advisory program. The form is anonymous and your daughter may return it to a box in the middle school office. We look forward to reviewing your responses.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Results of the advisory survey taken by middle school students are in the hands of the advisors and are being discussed with students. We welcome all suggestions to improve our advisory program from anyone in our Maryvale community.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Congratulations to the eighth grade on winning The Spirit Week Banner!

Congratulations to our 2010-2011 Letters About Literature Contest Maryland State finalists;

Riley Hanlon, Emily Craig, Zoey Aarons, Tori Thompson!

These students will be invited to the state awards ceremony at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore on Saturday April 16th.

Thank you to their teachers, Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. McNeilly for assisting these students in their applications.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sixth and seventh grade students have been invited to a mixer at Loyola Blakefield on March 4th from 7-9 pm in Knott Hall. The cost is $5.00. No flip-flops or hats are allowed

NJHS is having a door decorating contest. Each advisory group decorates their door for spirit week. The following week (February 28th through March 4th) students decide which door they like best. There will be a collection box at every door and the door with the most money gets a prize. The money collected will go to the Women's Housing Coalition in Baltimore, Maryland. NJHS

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The middle school advisory groups have been viewing a video about St. Judes Children Hospital in preparation for the math-a-thon. Questions about this program can be directed to Mrs. Mollenkopf at Thank you Mrs. Mollenkopf for continuing to take on this project every year!

Wednesday is Spirit Week Super Hero Day!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tuesday is Red and Grey Day for Spirit Week! Come to school in your color.
GO RED!!!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

The 7th graders created genetic bugs out of marshmallows, tooth picks, map pins, push pins and jelly beans. They did such a nice job that they enjoyed feasting on leftover body parts. Thank you Mrs. Shinsky for this fun lesson!
The eighth graders have been very busy with the construction of their hovercraft models. We had our annual race in the Middle School Locker Room on Tuesday (2/15) and Wednesday (2/16). The group with the fastest average speed was Rachel Jarboe, Amanda Weis and Allie Weis with a speed of 1.55 cm/s. In second place, with a speed of 1.01 cm/s was Ebony Johnson, Mackenzie Kilduff, Zoey Aarons and Rachel Vandegrift. Third place goes to Caroline D,Ambrogi, Emma Boris, Miranda Ibello and Maggie Huey with a speed of 0.91 cm/s. Congratulations to all of the 8th graders for a job well done!
The middle school under the direction of Brianna Cimino created Valentines which were sent to Johns Hopkins pediatric oncology patients. We received a lovely thank you note from the hospital for this caring community service project.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sixth grade art students, under the direction of Mrs. Butcher, are going to participate in the Goggle art challenge. To find out more about this contest you can go to the following web page.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Catholic Schools Week is January 31- February 4. Here at Maryvale, we welcome parents to visit on Tuesday, February 1st. Please join your daughter for all or part of the school day. If we open late due to the weather, we will follow the late schedules posted in the front of the agenda books. If we are closed we will welcome parents on Tuesday, February 8th. We look forward to sharing "life at Maryvale Middle School" with you. It is an exciting and wonderful place!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Some scheduling events that involve the upcoming weeks are as follows;
Friday,January 14th is exam study day. Students are not required to be in school. They should use this day to prepare for exams/tests. If they are planning to come in on this day to review with a teacher, they should contact that teacher ahead of time. On January 18, 19 & 20 students are only required to be in school during the scheduled exam/test times. Students come in regular school uniforms on these days and may bring a light snack to eat between exams/tests.