Please read through all of the documents below. They contain important information for the start of school. Letter from the Principal. Click here. Back to School Checklist - Click here.  School Information Letter - Click here.  WEB Orientation - Click...
Take a look at these great articles discussing the mind of a middle schooler! Although the articles are specific to teachers in the classroom, at the end of the day we are our kids most consistent teachers.   http://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/take-a-peek-inside-the-mind-of-a-mid......
This year we have large repairs on the campus that we can no longer put off: Gym Lighting, Auditorium Risers, and Technology Updates...just to name a few. (For details on the repairs and funds needed, click here.) Don't let our school fall behind in repairs and technology--please join and donate to our PTA! You can get the best...
A robot as CEO? It's possible. 4D printing for Mars?  It's possible. Boosting student creativity through new teaching methods? It's possible. Join us for the 8th annual TEDxManhattanBeach as 14 innovators in the fields of science, technology, business, education and the arts share their ideas, stories & successes in defying the odds to make the world a better place. Saturday, November 4th 9AM-3PM  Mira Costa Auditorium Buy your tickets before they sell out at ...
Come join your friends and MBMS classmates at the SKECHERS Pier to Pier (P2P) Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 29th! This year we’ve added a little friendly competition, so the MBMS grade level that registers the most walkers wins a Popsicle Party and bragging rights! Join the 6th grade team...
Calling all filmmakers, photographers, writers, visual artists, composers and choreographers... Ready or not, it is time to create! Don't miss your chance to create an original piece of art based on the 2017-2018 PTA Reflections Art Contest theme, "Within Reach". Please click here to download the rules and student entry form. Submit both your artwork and completed student entry form to the MBMS office by October 23...
MBMS invites all parents to participate as Young At Art docents. Many thanks to those who have already joined the team! Young at Art is an art enrichment program where students have the opportunity to create rich and meaningful art projects over the course of the school year, led by volunteer parent docents. Students learn about different artists, associated art history, and a wide variety of media and techniques. Training for parent docents is provided for each art project, and no prior...
Plugged-In Parents: Keeping Kids Safe, Happy, and Healthy in the Digital Age Parent University Presentation by Common Sense Media on Middle Schoolers in the Digital Age on Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm, MBMS in the MPR.   Come and hear Dr. Yalda Uhls of Common Sense Media, author of Media Moms and Digital Dads, present practical strategies on parenting middle schoolers in the digital age. Dr. Uhls’ work with UCLA  focuses on how older and newer media impacts the social behavior of...
The Competition Math Club is coming back to MBMS!  This is a parent-sponsored club held on Sundays from 6:30-8:00PM in MBMS Room 129. Enrollment is limited to 30 students. For more information, please join our Introductory Meeting and tryout in Room 129 at 6:30PM on Sunday, 9/24. Sessions will run from Sunday, 10/1 through Sunday, 4/22. For more detailed info, click here. For the complete Math Club schedule, click...
Thank you all for coming to our first PTA General Session meeting last week. In case you missed it, the link to the presentation is here. Additionally, please find the the minutes for the meeting here and the approved budget here.  Please mark your calendars with the...
  Coffee with the Counselors is an opportunity for parents to informally talk with the MBMS school counselors and other parents about the middle school experience and the whole child: How to navigate middle school both academically and socially, how to work with different teaching personalities, handling peer-to-peer relations, transitioning grade levels and how to access the counselor, just to name a few.  You can sign up to attend Coffee with the Counselors ...
Calling all 6th graders! Don't miss the first big social event of middle school, the Welcome to MBMS Party! Come enjoy Inflatable Obstacle Courses, Rock Wall, Adventure Room, Indoor Structure and the Sports Court, and best of all, a rockin' DJ! Pizza, snacks and drinks are provided. Friday, September 29th, right after school from 3-5PM at AdvenurePlex Click here for more information and registration and volunteer sign ups. 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to Friday, June 22, 2018
Please begin to use the MBMS Calendar on the MBUSD District Site to view all MBMS Events.  You can find it here: http://www.mbusd.org/apps/events/2017/9/?id=8 Or, you can find the MBMS Events Calendar by navigating to www.mbusd.org, CALENDARS Tab, DISTRICT CALENDAR Tab. Once there, make sure that...
Get PUMPEd! (Parent University at MBMS Participatory Education): Making the Most of MBMS Presentations You can find a screen cast of Mrs. Linz’s presentation here.  If you open it in PowerPoint there are narrations on every slide.  Just press the arrows. Additionally, the E-Backpack online tutorial can be seen here.  Mrs. Ahren’s and Mrs. Parker’s...
Take a look at these great articles discussing the mind of a middle schooler! Although the articles are specific to teachers in the classroom, at the end of the day we are our kids most consistent teachers.   http://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/take-a-peek-inside-the-mind-of-a-mid......
Plugged-In Parents: Keeping Kids Safe, Happy, and Healthy in the Digital Age Parent University Presentation by Common Sense Media on Middle Schoolers in the Digital Age on Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm, MBMS in the MPR.   Come and hear Dr. Yalda Uhls of Common Sense Media, author of Media Moms and Digital Dads, present practical strategies on parenting middle schoolers in the digital age. Dr. Uhls’ work with UCLA  focuses on how older and newer media impacts the social behavior of...
Join other parents of teens and preteens in this weekly discussion of parenting challenges and successes led by a licensed family counselor.  There is no need to pre-register and participation is free.  Families Connected Parent Chats are held every Monday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Beach Cities Health District Cafe 514 N. Prospect Ave.  Redondo Beach...
Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year.  This year is starting off strong with three parent ed events planned in September.  September 18:      “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”   6:00 p.m.   MBMS Multi-Purpose Room September 20:      John Moffett - Social Media Safety 6:30 p.m.        Hermosa Valley Middle School     September 27 :      Common Sense Media - Your Child and Healthy Technology Use  6:00 p.m.  MBMS Multi-Purpose Room In addition, South Bay Families Connected (SBFC)...
The results of the MBMS student wellness survey are in!  We learned about the things that stress our kids, who they rely on most when they are stressed, and much more.  One of the most important findings from the survey was that many of our kids aren't getting enough sleep.  Teenagers have different sleep patterns – have you noticed that your teen is staying up later and sleeping in longer?  There are physiological reasons for this shift.  The following TED talk by Wendy Troxel is relevant to...
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