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Back to School at MRHS
Thanks to all who helped with our Grounds Beautification Day on August 1 at Marvin Ridge! The campus is looking fantastic! We appreciate all the new mulch and trimming of shrubs and trees. There was a great turnout of students and parents on both the middle and high school campus.
In preparation for the start of the new school year, we have mailed student schedules and related information. We anticipate that these mailings will reach all students by Monday, August 10. On the back of the student schedule in the mailing, there is an explanation of how our counselors will assist students who have an incomplete schedule, and how schedule change requests will be processed.
Our counselors’ first focus will be to ensure all students have a complete schedule for the first day of school. Schedule change requests will be prioritized and responded to by our guidance counselors, primarily during the first week of school.
Student schedules also indicate homeroom assignments. All students will meet in homeroom for a brief period on the first day of school and receive an additional copy of their schedules.
We are continuing to make some tweaks and polishes to student schedules in order to balance class sizes.Full Story
2015-2016 Community Read Topic and Title Announced
Bully Awareness: Exploring Empathy and Tolerance
As part of our school’s vision and mission, our community comes together every fall for discussion during an event called Community Read Day. Over time, we have used this as an opportunity to discuss a variety of global issues and to broaden perspectives of those in our learning community. Community Read is a unique feature of our school, and each year we are able to tailor it to our unique needs as a community of learners. At Site-Based Team Meetings last spring, an introspective topic was suggested and has been investigated by a team that included teachers and students.
This year our school would like to take this opportunity to start meaningful dialogue in our community on the role of empathy and power of tolerance to prevent bullying. During the spring, we allowed students to select a book through a school-wide voting process. We are also offering an alternate title. Please select one of the following books to read over this summer and be prepared to join us in a meaningful conversation this fall.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories
Please click on the the link below to find summaries of each title and suggestions for both parents and students to get the most out of our Community Read.