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WASC ACCREDITATION

Warmest Aloha to the Accreditation Visiting Committee who will be here at Moanalua Middle School this week. After our in-depth Self Study of what is in place here at MMS, the Visiting Committee will assess our student programs and their impact on student learning with respect to criteria and indicators from the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC).
Our VC Chairperson, Ms. Darby Williams, comes to us from Sacramento, CA.

INTERNET SAFETY REMINDERS

The following memo was sent home with the students on Friday, February 24th.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
As we begin our online State of Hawaii Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) sessions, we would like to remind our students and parents of the importance in following internet safety protocols.
Teachers are making sure that students' cellular telephones are off and put away during testing time, and students are not allowed to do work on any computers while other around them are testing.
As stated in the beginning of the year at 1:1 meetings, we follow the State of Hawaii GLO#6, "Effective and Ethical Use of Technology," as well as the States' Technology Acceptable User Guidelines (TAUG) that all parents and students signed off on.
It is a good reminder at this time to not only follow this guidelines at school, but at home as well to ensure the safety of your child while they are online with their personal devices.
For more information, please visit the following internet website:
http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/Internet-safety.aspx
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Wayne Guevara, Principal

You can click on this headline to go directly to the link.

CONGRATULATIONS MMS POETS!

On Sunday February 19, Moanalua Middle School students participated in the 7th Annual Poets from the Past Competition sponsored by the Pacific Ocean Chapter of Blacks in Government and Phi Beta Sigma.
1st place: Parisa Oliai, 8th Grade,
2nd place: Chelisea Fernandez, 7th Grade
3rd place: Vivian Hui, 8th Grade
4th place: Teralyn Cox, 8th Grade

MMS LITERACY ALL-STAR

Congratulations to 8th grader Kayla Yanos who received a Certificate of Achievement Award at the Annual ACHIEVE3000 Literacy Conference held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. Pictured with Kayla is her Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Lisa Montoya and Principal Mr. Wayne Guevara.

CONGRATULATIONS CRISTIAN!

8th grader Cristian Milanes took 1st Place at the Central District Science and Engineering Fair. MMS wishes him Good Luck as he moves onto the State Finals.

** ZERO TOLERANCE PARENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR STUDENT ATHLETES **

For those parents/guardians unable to attend the Mandatory Meeting for Student Athletes (Soccer), please click this headline to access the Presentation. At the end of the presentation will be an Acknowledgment check box. If you should have any questions, please contact our Sports Director,Mr. Ma'a, at donny_maa@notes.k12.hi.us.

FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION

Please click on this headline to be directed to the new PrimeroEdge/School Cafe Meal Program website where parents/guardians can apply for Free and Reduced priced meals.

MOANALUA MIDDLE SCHOOL SELF STUDY REPORT

The Accrediting Commission for Schools (ASC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in partnership with HIDOE provides a coordinated accreditation system integral to the school improvement process for ALL Hawaii DOE Public Schools K-12. This accreditation process is directly aligned with the HIDOE State Strategic Plan and the corresponding Academic Plans of the schools. This process systematizes and standardizes the ongoing evaluation of a school program and streamlines planning and reporting. The Focus on Learning Process Guide facilitates a school’s in-depth look at what currently exists and what needs to be improved in relation to student learning and the school’s program. The end product is a school's Self Study Report. By clicking on this headline you will be directed to the Moanalua Middle Schools 2015-2016 Self Study Report that was submitted to WASC on January 16, 2017. The WASC Visiting Committee will be coming to MMS February 27 to March 2 to review and confirm the Self Study Report.

Applications for Geographic Exceptions for SY 2017-18

Moanalua Middle School will accept Geographic Exception (GE) Request applications for school year 2017-18 from January 1, 2017 to March 1, 2017. In accordance with Section 8-13-7, a chance selection or lottery will be held on March 3, 2017 if the number of applications exceed the number of available spaces. It is important to remember that a new GE application must be submitted for a student who is interested in moving from the elementary school to middle school. For example, if you presently live outside of the Moanalua geographic area, have a child in the 6th grade attending a complex elementary school on a GE, and are interested in your child attending Moanalua Middle School next year, a new GE application must be submitted to Moanalua Middle School. However, if your child already attends Moanalua Middle School on an approved GE and wishes to continue here, a new GE application will not be required.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
**In order to distribute the finalized GE application, the MMS Office will accept only hard copy applications that come with attached carbon copies. Please visit any school office to get these hard copy GE applications.
**We are unable to give any status update of your GE application before the March 3rd lottery date. Notification letters are scheduled to be sent out the second week of April.

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Community News

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Interested in working as a Meal Tracker Attendant in the school cafeteria? If you are available Monday to Friday 10:30am to 1:00pm ,please contact Debbie Swanson, Cafeteria Manager, at 305-1330. The pay is $9 per hour for the 12.5 hours per week.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Upcoming Events

WASC Visitation
Date: 2/27/2017 3/2/2017
GE Lottery
Date: 3/3/2017, 3 PM 4 PM
SCIENCE HSA TESTING
Date: 3/6/2017 3/10/2017
SOCCER vs. Aliamanu
Date: 3/11/2017, 10 AM 12 PM
Location: Mililani
TEAM 8B Big Island Trip
Date: 3/13/2017 3/16/2017
SOCCER vs. Wahiawa
Date: 3/18/2017, 10 AM 12 PM
Location: Radford



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