STUDENT EXPECTATIONS FOR AMI INSTRUCTION: We understand that many families may experience challenges in scheduling. The most important expectation is completing and submitting assignments as close as possible to when they are due. Teachers will offer digital face to face lessons with students 2-4 days per week. Students should make an effort to attend live instruction. Sessions will be recorded. Download suggested student expectations and AMI schedules here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/652084/MILLS_MIDDLE.pdf
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL Hello Mighty Mills Comets Students, I would never have imagined that our 2019-2020 school year would take a turn such as this. These last three weeks have truly been a learning curve for everyone. I am hoping and praying you and our families are all doing well. Remember your school family misses you and are here for you. As we move forward using our AMI packets, innovative technology, and teacher’s creative ways to stay in contact with you, please be patient as we travel through this situation together. This is all new for everyone. We will take this opportunity as learning together to ensure learning is still taking place. You teachers and administrations are working daily just like you are by attending online professional development, meeting and planning to provide you with continuous rigorous instruction in a different format. Remember to read at least for twenty minutes a day and do not forget to record what you read. We are working on setting up face to face meetings via Google hangout in order to assist and just to see everyone smiling faces. Lastly, if no one has told you today that they love you, I do. I miss all of you very much. I want you to stay safe and healthy. Your Principal, Dr. E. Lisa Watson
Good evening parents and guardians of Mills Middle students, As we have currently transitioned to an alternate method of instruction during this time , we want to make sure you are continuously updated and have availability of your child’s academic progress. Therefore, we want to inform you that report card grades for the 3rd nine weeks will be available for view via HAC , on April 10th. If you do not have your credentials to view your child’s report card , please reach out to the counselors, Mrs. Wright or Mrs.Griffin, to get this information. You may message Mrs. Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-234-5259. Mrs.Griffin can be reached at email@example.com or 501-234-5257. Please be sure to include your child’s name in the message for prompt availability of your login credentials. If you do not have internet access to view HAC, you may speak with Mrs. Wright in reference to your child’s 3rd nine week’s grades. Also, the 4th nine weeks is now in session. You may continue to keep track of your child’s academic progress via HAC and also by joining your child’s google classrooms. It’s also important to note that some students may have a course change for the 4th nine weeks, that will take effect tomorrow. This change is in reference to students’ wheel courses, and includes ALL 6th graders, 7th graders that are not enrolled in Keycode this semester, and 8th graders that are not enrolled in Career Development this semester. If you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to our counselors. ” Mrs.Tracye Wright, Counselor Mills Middle School
The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
Due to school closing transportation to Hot Springs has been cancelled. If your student paid for a ticket to the State Championship a full refund will be given when school resumes. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Coach Pearson at email@example.com.
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
STATEMENT 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
Transportation will be provided to all Mills Middle School students who wish to travel to Hot Springs to support the Mills High Basketball team in the State Championship this Friday. Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for adults. Students must have a signed permission slip in order to attend. Buses will leave at 4 pm and parents will be notified 30 minutes prior to returning to the school after the game. If you have any questions please feel free to call the main office at 501-490-5730.
There will be a meeting for all Mills Middle School ALE Parents on this Thursday, March 5th, 2020 starting at 4:30pm in the media center. Questions? 501-490-5730
Did you see the news? Our robotics team competed in the VEX Robotics Tournament last weekend. The students had fun competing against about 30 other teams from across the state! https://www.pcssd.org/article/196170?org=pcssd
On tomorrow, Tuesday Feb 25th starting at 5:30pm we will host our annual 8th grade night. Students will complete Student service plans and meet with members from the High school faculty to prepare for their high school transition . Students that attend with their parent will receive an incentive.
The afterschool Accelerated Learning Program will not start on today instead it will begin this Thursday, Feb 6th, Bus transportation will be provided.
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
Good evening parents and students This is a reminder that Mills Middle students will have their winter celebrations during their 7th period class on tomorrow. ALL STUDENTS are expected to be within dress code. Pajamas will not be allowed. If there are any questions please feel free to contact the main office at 501-490-5730.
Habrá una reunión de padres hispanos aquí en Mills Middle School el mañana 19 de diciembre a partir de las 5:30 pm en el centro de medios. Llame a la oficina principal al 501-490-5730 para confirmar su asistencia. Gracias
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
Mills University Studies High School Theatre Department will host its first full play production in over a decade. "The Miracle Worker" will run November 21 and November 22 at 7pm each night. Students- $3 w/ student ID. Adults- $5, PCSSD Educators- Free w/ school ID.
Mills University Studies High School Theatre Department will host its first full play production in over a decade. "The Miracle Worker" will run November 20 - November 22 at 7pm each night. Students- $3 w/ student ID. Adults- $5, PCSSD Educators- Free w/ school ID.
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
Due to a power outage there will be no school on today Monday, October 21,2019. This will be considered as an AIM day. Students will need to complete the required assignments posted online at https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/browse/76327 in order to receive be credit for today.
Good morning. Due to the storms last night, Mills Middle does not have power. Restoration is not expected until later this evening. We will issue AMI DAY #1 today - Monday, October 21.
Good evening Mills Middle School Parents: On tomororw October 17th we will hold Vision and Hearing Screening for 6th and 8th grade students. Parents please make sure your child wears his or her glasses for the vision screening. Thank you and have a great night!
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
El martes 15 de octubre de 2019 a partir de las 5:00 p.m., la Escuela Intermedia Mills organizará una reunión especial para todos los padres hispanos. Durante esta reunión, tendrá la oportunidad de hablar con nuestros Administradores, la Sra. Lisa Watson, Directora, y el Sr. Marlon Dorhan, Subdirector y otros profesores / personal que proporcionarán información importante y cualquier pregunta que pueda tener con respecto a lo que está sucediendo en la escuela secundaria Mills. Haga planes para asistir, así como a la reunión de padres de Título I que comenzará inmediatamente después. La cena será servida. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con la Sra. Nichols al 501-490-5730.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
ATTN PARENTS: The start date for the afterschool accelerated learning program has been CHANGED to next Tuesday, October 15th beginning immediately afterschool until 5:30pm. Transportation and a meal will be provided to all students. Questions? Contact 501-490-5730.
Check out Mills Middle School new counselor site https://sites.google.com/pcssd.org/millsmiddlecounseling/home
2019-2020 Girls Basketball Parent Meeting When: Monday, October 7th, 2019 @6:30pm Where: Mills Middle School-Auxillary Cafeteria If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Campbell. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 501-490-5730
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
Congratulations 7th Grade Jr Varsity Football Team on their win tonight against Jacksonville!!! Final score 20-6
Fall Picture Day: Friday, October 11th, 2019 Students were given a payment envelope on today or parents may pay online by going to www.mylifetouch.com using Mills Middle School picture day ID: EVT7HHVBR
Parent Survey Parents please take time to complete our Parent Survey by clicking on the link below or pasting it in your web browser. https://docs.google.com/a/pcssd.org/forms/d/1_8SW8_Za9dDmsmo7KkjTKRJEdZnJVb3WkqlfTNVSrzQ/edit?usp=drive_web
Accelerated Learning Program; Oct 10th-Dec.12th, 2019 (Semester 1) Feb 4th-March 19th, 2020 (Semester 2). Afterschool enrichment to help students raise test scores and grades. Transportation and Meal provided. Permission Slip was sent home on yesterday. Questions? 501-490-5730.
Title I Parent Meeting/Family Night October 15th, 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm All Parents and Students are asked to attend it will be a night full of important information and fun as well as dinner will be served! For more information please contact our main office at 501-490-5730
Interim reports come out September 12, 2019