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8th Grade Year-End Events

We have several year-end events coming up for our 8th graders including the 8th grade field trip to Great America, Promotion Dance and Promotion Ceremony.
Please check out the YEAR-END 8th GRADE EVENTS under PARENTS on this page.
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Debate and Dialogue Class Presents Mock Trail at Superior Court

On April 13th, the Debate and Dialogue class took a field trip to the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Having studied Courtroom procedures, the class was excited to present their own mock trial in the courtroom of Judge Deborah Ryan. In the morning, students were able to observe a trial in action. Then, in the afternoon, they presented their own trial. Rujula Rao served as judge. Ishann Iyler and Valeriia Pak were the prosecuting attorneys; Krystle Catamura and Natalie Fisher were the defense lawyers. The four witnesses were: Elliot Kampmeier, Matthew Pendo, Meenakshi Mittal and Haley Stringer. All of the other students were engaged as jury members or court personnel. The class traveled on buses and light rail provided free of charge by VTA.
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Important Notice About State Testing

All MMS students are taking the CAASPP assessment during the window of April 17th - May 5th. It is especially important for students to be at school the entire day during this time. Please do not schedule any appointments or vacations during this time. Please make sure your child is at school on time each day.
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MMS's Destination Imagination Team Advances to the Global Finals!

MMS's Destination Imagination Team, The Funky Nut Blast, will advance to the 2017 Global Finals in Tennessee in May. The team placed 1st at the regional tournament in the Improvisation Challenge, 2nd at the State Tournament, and will be one of 60 teams advancing to the finals! Good luck to team members are Elliot Kampmeier, Natalie Fisher and Amit Yaakobovitz!
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Congratulations to the following students who were invited to compete in the final round of MathCON competitions in Chicago on April 22nd: Junwoo Jung, Ashwin Rajan, Aniket Mahajan, Pranav Chimakurty, Siddharth Banerjee, Samvrit Srinath and Alex Du.
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MMS Students Sweep the Optimist Oratorical Contest!

On March 18th, MMS 8th graders, Rujula Rao and Ishaan Iyer participated in the Optimist Speech Contest. This year's topic was "What the World Gains from Optimism." Rujula was awarded first place and fifty dollars and Ishaan Iyer was second place. MMS 7th grader, Priyanshu Sharma was awarded the third place medal. Both Rujula and Ishaan advanced to the county finals on April 1st. As the only middle school students competing aganist all high school finalists, Rujula and Ishaan were once again victorious! This time Ishaan was awarded first place and Rujula placed second. Both have now qualified for the state finals and the chance to win $2,500 for first place. We wish our outstanding speakers all the best as they compete in the state finals in Sacramento on April 23rd.
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MMS Student Advances to Bay Area Scripps Spelling Bee!

Shreyass Prem Sankar represented MMS at the Bay Area Scripps Spelling Bee, which was televised live from the KPIX studios in San Francisco on March 18th. Shreyass was the winner of the MMS Spelling Bee on January 19th, and advanced to the Bay Area Scripps Spelling Bee final after competing in the semi-finals in Berkeley on February 11th. Congratulations Shreyass!!
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Open House on Thursday!

Open House at MMS is Thursday, April 13th! Students will be dismissed from school at 1:10. The classrooms will be open from 6:30-7:30. Please plan to visit the classrooms with your children! We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our first annual Community Resource Fair from 5:30-6:30 (the hour before our MMS Open House). Come join us and learn about the many services available to our Moreland community from parent support, housing, safety, crime prevention and more!
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Honor Roll Field Trip

Our Honor Roll Field Trip is coming! Students who earned Honor Roll during the 1st or 2nd quarter are eligible to attend. We will be walking to Saratoga Six to see "Smurfs - The Lost Village." Permission slips are available in the office and will need to be turned into the office by Thursday, March 30th. The movie dates are: April 10th - 6th grade, April 11th - 7th grade, and April 12th - 8th grade. Students will leave MMS at 9:15 and return to MMS at noon.
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