Welcome to our returning students and welcome to new students joining the MSS family.
This site is designed to provide parents, guardians and community members with updates about our school, programming and events.
We hope you will visit often to learn about the school, our students and School Council endeavours. Consider getting involved to share your ideas, input and suggestions.
Congratulations to all of the 2015 MSS Graduates. We wish you much success as you begin the next chapter in your education and career.
The blog is taking summer holidays and will return in September. Please check back then for more information.
On Wed. May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in our library, School Council will host a viewing of Start Local, an inspiring documentary that explores the benefits of contributing to a locally focussed lifestyle and the impact this lifestyle has on those who live and work in the community. Please join us!
On Wed. Apr. 8 at 5 p.m., Parent Council will welcome Shaunna Brady from Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Shaunna works with TAY – the Transitional Age Youth program that provides programming and support for youth managing mental health issues. Shaunna will speak about the program and services being offered by Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.
This event is an open-session and all are welcome to attend.
On Feb. 18, COPA, a francophone organization, presented information to parents about anti-bullying strategies being introduced to MSS students and teachers over several months. Students will have an opportunity to attend three consecutive sessions that include discussion about violence prevention, education, self-assertion, peer support and rights and responsibilities in addition to other topics.
Ask your student whether they’ve had a chance to attend the sessions and learn more by going to copahabitat.ca or changeourworld.ca
Check out Rosalind Wiseman’s newest book, Masterminds & Wingmen (helping our boys cope with schoolyard power, locker-room tests, girlfriends and the new rules of the boy world). This is an great read if you’re looking for ways to hear, understand and guide your son and to ensure that he’s more receptive to your ideas and input. Many of you will recognize Wiseman from her work on Queen Bees & Wannabees.
Another recent release is Michael Ungar’s book, I Still Love You (Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from Their Parents). Ungar, a family therapist, is recognized for his work on resilience and at-risk youth and has made numerous presentations on the issue of bubble-wrap kids.
Both books are currently available at the Midland Public Library.
I joined the Council a few years ago when my son was in grade 9. At the end of the day when I asked, “What are you doing at school?” or “What’s happening at the school?”, I wouldn’t get too much information. Joining the Council helped me learn about activities, decisions and goals that my son didn’t necessarily note or share. It helped me understand what was happening at the school from a parent perspective and gave me information so that I could ask meaningful questions.
The group is very welcoming. The meetings are informal and what I learn helps me support my son to be more successful at school.
Think about joining, it’s worth it.