Thursday, March 05, 2015
Mauldin Middle School • 1190 Holland Road • Simpsonville , SC 29681 • (864) 355-6770 • FAX: (864) 355-6988

News and Notes

MAVS Boosters Need Shoes!
The MAVS Booster Club is having its 2nd annual shoe drive. We  need ANY shoe in ANY condition. Boots, sneakers, flip flops, cleats, heels, baby shoes..... ANY shoe. Please consider gathering your old shoes and asking anyone else you know who may have shoes they need to get rid of. What do we do with the shoes? They are shipped to third world countries to create micro enterprise. The shoes become inventory for villagers to sell and they also receive training on how to repair soles and stitching footwear; to further increase their income. Additionally you will be keeping the shoes out of landfills. Soles from shoes do not break down in the landfill. We will be accepting shoes in the Mauldin High School Parking lot facing E Butler rd. (701 E Butler rd., Mauldin, SC 29662) We will be there EVERY Saturday in March. March 7, 14, 21 & 28 (10am-2pm) You can also drop them off at the school office or email us to pick up bags of 25 pairs shoes or more. Our email address is mavsboosterclub@gmail.com. Thank you for your support GO MAVS!

Penny Wars: Who Will Win?

Student Council is holding Penny Wars in the lobby March 2-6 to raise money for our Make-A-Wish project.  Put in pennies and get positive points for your grade level...put silver coins or dollars in other grades' jars to give them negative points.  The grade level with the most points wins free seating at lunch for a day.  Reach $150 in a grade and your grade level administrator will do something crazy at the faculty-student basketball game halftime!!
 
Remember...Pennies earn 5 positive points each.  Take down the other grades with other coins -- Nickels=Negative 1 point; Dimes=Negative 2 points;  Quarters=Negative 5 points; and Bills=Negative 10 points per dollar!!
 
The student/faculty basketball game will be on March 13 starting at 3:30.  Admission is $3 for students. Students who plan to go to the game should stay in 6th period class until 3:25 p.m.

Ready! Set! Go!
runnersMMS and the Be A Fan Club are hosting a Cross-country 5K Fan Run on March 21st with all proceeds going to support Special Olympics at MMS and statewide.  Runners will start at 8:30 a.m. while walkers and the elementary running club will begin at 9:30 a.m.  
The entry fee is $25 before March 21 and $30 on race day.  To register, click HERE.  For more information contact Heather Perry at 355-6686.

Course Catalogs Available
Need to know what classes are available? Click HERE to see the master catalogs for every middle and high school in the district.

iMAGINE Upstate Festival

The iMAGINE Upstate Festival will take place in downtown Greenville on Saturday, April 4th, 2015. Festival hours run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event is free, family friendly and is your all access pass to drones, battling robots, racecars, 3D printing, hovercrafts and more! You decide your future – start at the iMAGINE Upstate Festival. 

Last Call to Order a Yearbook!
The deadline to purchase your 2015 Trailblazer yearbook is fast approaching -- March 9th!!  The cost is only $45.  You can order online by clicking HERE or by sending in a check, cash, or money order in a regular envelope to your student's homeroom teacher.  It's that easy!!  Be sure to include student's name, homeroom teacher, and grade.

Most importantly, unlike previous years, there will NOT be extra yearbooks available for purchase on May29th (yearbook distribution day).  If you want a yearbook, you must place an order by March 9th!!

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