April 29, 2021

Thursday Schedule

Advisory 8:00-8:30

Class One/Period One 8:30-10:23

Class Two /Period Two 10:23-12:15

Independent Learning Time 1- 2:15

 

Grade Level Support Zooms 1-2

 

 

6th Grade Band (Brass and percussion)  1-1:35

6th Grade Orchestra  1-2

7th Grade Band  1:40-2:15

 

Bus Students- Meal Change

Due to some poor choices by Miller Students on busses at the end of the day, meals will no longer be handed to students BEFORE they get on the bus.

Students will now be handed their meals when they get OFF the bus.

 

 

School Pictures for Cohort B students who ordered them have arrived and have gone to the Social Studies/History Teachers. Cohort B students who are distance learners can pick them up in the office during office hours

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 3 Track Starts for Grades 7/8

MAY 3-6 MAPS TESTING

 

May 7 NO SCHOOL

ASD5 Native Education Program

The Native Education program is looking for American Indian/Alaskan Native students to help pilot a videogame hack-a-thon sponsored by Microsoft. If you like video games or are interested in STEM/computer programming please email your name, grade, tribal affiliation & why you are interested to Mrs.Pfeifer at hpfeifer@asd5.org. Please email if you have any questions or would like more information.

 

Thanks, staff and students, who chose to participate in the Cafeteria's Impossible Meat Spaghetti Taste Test.

 

If you sampled the product, please click on this link to fill out this survey!

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNfHkZS5PCzIa4Uguz91Q9ZAa88nk7tQ2Rbj_vKzbwd3gNbw/viewform?usp=sf_link

SPORTS

Track for Grade 7 and 8

Are you going out for track?  Get your sports packet turned in NOW!

Practice

May 3-6 4:30 -6

May 7 Optional Practice 12-1

May 10 practice time change to 3-4:30

 

For practice, you will need:

 

water bottle

running shoes

attestation forms

 

Track Information Video available on the MJH Webpage!

Find out about practice, events, COVID safety, and equipment!

 

Elections for next year’s ASB officers are coming soon. Applications will open on Monday, May 17 and are due by 2pm on Friday, May 28. After reviewing the applications, elections for next year's officers will happen on Tuesday, June 1st. Please email Mrs. Emmett if you have any questions at aemmett@asd5.org 

The following positions are available:

 

  • President (8th grade only)
  • Vice President (8th grade only)
  • Secretary (8th grade only)
  • 8th Grade Senators (2 positions available)
  • 7th Grade Senators (2 positions available)

 

 

Message about required GRADES 6, 7, AND 8 HIV/AIDS information:

In response to the threat of HIV to our population, the 1988 Washington State Legislature mandated that a program of prevention education be presented yearly to students beginning with the fifth grade.  The Aberdeen School District has adopted an appropriate program for HIV prevention education with the advice of educators, parents and community members.  To provide our students with quality instruction on this topic, we will be utilizing the KNOW curriculum.

 

The KNOW curriculum is available online for your review.  Please click this link to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website:  https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/resources-subject-area/sexual-health-education/know-curriculum

 

In the past at MJH, this curriculum was provided in our PE/Health classes.  Since we do not have PE/Health classes this year, some of our former PE/Health teachers created lessons for students that will be available in their Advisory Canvas class during the week of May 3-7.  These lessons are independent, not teacher-led. 

 

This information is on our school website, and is going out in the 4/28 MJH Newsletter.  If you parent/guardian has concerns about your viewing this state required information, they can contact the school principal!   lgriebel@asd5.org

 

P-EBT Card Update-

Here is an update from OSPI regarding the P-EBT cards:

 

P-EBT benefits will be loaded to eligible children’s cards on April 20, 2021 and benefit amounts are dependent on the majority of time you are distance learning vs in person learning.

Some families are still waiting to receive their P-EBT cards in the mail and the state appreciates your continued patience while DSHS works to mail letters and cards to eligible students.

If your family has not gotten their card yet, the last batch of P-EBT cards will be mailed on April 27, 2021, and cards take seven to 10 days to arrive in the mail.LIBRARY BOOKS

I have exciting news! Students are now able to log-in to Destiny Discover with their Google account to search the library collection and they can place holds on books that are available.  Mrs. Schreck will check for books on hold each day and deliver them to the students advisory class. Students are able to check out one book at a time. The book will be due in two weeks and they will need to return it to check out another.

 

Here is the link for Destiny Discover:

https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/60170

 

Here is a short video on how to put a hold on a book:

https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/article/Placing-Holds-in-Destiny-Discover-Simplified-View-VIDEO

 

 

 

Aberdeen High Cheer 

Cheer Coach: Summer Powell, spowell@asd5.org

Assistant Coach: Stacie Fesler, stfesler@asd5.org

 

Important Cheer Dates

 

May 3-7, 2021

6:00pm-8:00pm Cheer Clinic-Commons

 

May 8, 2021

8:00am Cheer Tryouts-Aux. Gym

Students-  In Phase 3, there are spectators allowed at our home soccer and football games.  However, with COVID there are still LOTS OF RULES.  If you are a football player or soccer player, please share this information with your family. 

NO STUDENTS can attend these events as spectators UNLESS they are with a family member/adult to sit with.

 

Spectator Expectations for soccer and football

 

We had our first girls soccer game at Stewart Field on April 1st and NO FOOLS- We had over 200 spectators!  It was glorious.  We are following Washington State Phase 3 Spectator Expectations at our MJH Soccer and Football games.  (If our County goes BACK to Phase 2 or moves forward to Phase 4, these guidelines would be revised.)  We are having ALL home soccer and football games at Stewart Field since they hold a larger crowd capacity.  Our MJH home stadium can only hold 200 spectators under Phase 3 guidelines, and we can have 400 spectators at Stewart Field!  Please come prepared to wait in line at 6 feet apart to get through the attestation for spectators. 

 

 400 Spectator Capacity

  • Families of Players and Fans  (Both Home and Visitor) only
  • No UNACCOMPANIED student fans (Students watching game MUST be with/sit with an adult family member responsible for them)
  • Sign in and provide contact information
  • Attest to health questions
  • Have temperature taken
  • Wear mask at all times and wear mask correctly (this is includes all children 2 +)
  • Cooperate with all directions of supervisors
  • Follow Stewart Field Rules (including no outside food brought in AND no pets)
  • Adhere to league guidance on sportsmanship

 

Extended Learning Program Opportunity for 6th and 7th graders July 6th-August 13th

It’s a 5-week summer session to prepare students for the upcoming school year.  The program will offer arts, STEM, English, Math, and PNW classes.  Students will be able to take two classes per day.  Please go to our MJH website under Great Things @ Miller for more information.

English Form: Current 5th, 6th and 7th graders

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccMKlB4MtNqB0HVa2CSl906JRGF5g0luUYjoa-Qg7u6u_AEA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Spanish Form: Current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNhKw_D21DL2qUtr6nxNLEWxQgl6DlpkeBKSGEL4HhQ-y7Bg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

8th grade students

Aberdeen High School is offering Two summer sessions for credit retrieval for the upcoming school year, and an extended learning experience to support academic learning and growth.  They are also offering math for Summer School to our 8th graders. It is an Algebra Readiness class so you can go straight into Algebra next year. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Roiko at 360-538-2051 or email at aroiko@asd5.org.

English Form: Current 8th grade only

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaqqhVjEuYPXWiTOYbSbJON9HaFlwBv2Lq72aXla90ODgkWw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Spanish Form: Current 8th grade only

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc14WBySFVvTwIxp10P00ORLFJHWXDBWr_8by6EnaZbpM_WZA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Click here to get some information from our school counselors!

MJH School Counseling Newsletter (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Attention 7th and 8th Graders!! 

Would you like to have most of your college paid for?  If so, you may qualify for the College Bound Scholarship.  It is an easy process to find out if you qualify and/or sign up.  You can go to this link here to get more information/sign up or contact Mr. Williams (6th/8th Grade Counselor) about it:   thwilliams@asd5.org

Attention World Class Scholar Scholarship Students:The 2021 End of the Year Paperwork for 7th-11th grades is now available on the Aberdeen School District website and hard copies can be found in the Miller Junior High office. Your 5 hours of community service and the End of the Year Paperwork are to be turned in by the end of May. You can turn the paperwork into the MJH office or contact your WCS parent tracker to find out how to get it to them directly. If you have questions or need to find out how to make up previous missed years, please contact: Joy McGregor (Parent Tracker Coordinator & AHS/MJH Gen. Info.) - brianandjoy@comcast.net - 360-591-6584 Rachel Rose (Class of 2025, 8th Grade) - rrose@asd5.org - 360-589-0563 Jolene Powell (Class of 2026, 7th Grade) - djkpowell@msn.com - 360-580-0492

 

 

The after school program at Miller is still open! We still have room to welcome students. You will have access to expert teacher help for academic hour from 2:30 to 3:30 every day. Then, you will be able to join us for the enrichment hour, where we do fun stuff. We draw, play with technology, learn sign language, do STEM projects, and even COOK Yummy food! application for After School Miller

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Espanol After school Miller(Links to an external site.)

 

 

 GSA

Gay Straight Alliance is open to any student at Miller. We work to promote a safe school experience here at Miller. We support each other with friendship. We also just hang. If you are interested, email Mrs. Barlow more more information. mbarlow@asd5.org

School Office Hours

The MJH Office is open Monday- Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Even though we have returned students to in person learning, parents/guardians are still not allowed inside the building. You can access service by ringing the bell and waiting. All support is provided through the service window to the outside. Please wear a mask. You can also call the main office at (360) 538-2100. A secure drop box is available for after hours drop off of materials. The office is closed during school holidays. 

Go, BobKittens!  Dream, Believe, Achieve!