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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day
Tuesday, February 17 - Day 4

World Kindness Week is February 12-18, Rachel’s Challenge will be holding a hat and glove drive for the children at Brightwood Elementary School in Springfield, MA. Brightwood is the third poorest school in the state with a 99.4 percent poverty rate, a majority of the children walk to school so this time of year there is a high need for these items. Please send your donation in with your child from now until February Vacation. We will deliver the gloves and hats to ensure they are available upon the return of vacation. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Grant at jgrant@mursd.org.

Basketball
Home games this week; Today-against Grafton at Miscoe Hill, Wednesday-against Uxbridge at Miscoe Hill, Friday-against Northbridge at Miscoe Hill

Box Top Contest
Please bring in your box tops with your name and homeroom number on the plastic bag holding the box tops. The homeroom with the most box tops will win a Dunkin Donuts party from the PTO. Contest ends February 17th.

Miscoe Hill Talent Show
Talent show is Thursday, Feb 16th at 6:00pm. Admission is $3. There is a $10 family cap. Practice for the show will be held on February 15th at 3:00

BVT interviews
8th grade BVT interviews will be held at Miscoe Hill on Wednesday, February 15th. BVT will interview students that have completed their applications. Students should report at the scheduled time to the guidance office for their interviews. Schedules are located on all 8th grade room doors.

Semi Formal Meeting
Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 in room 224 at Miscoe Hill. We need more parent volunteers so please come if you are a parent of an 8th grade student.

Yearbook
As your student’s last year here at Miscoe is upon us, the Yearbook Club will be working diligently to make sure this year’s yearbook will have the most memorable moments of your middle school experiences. We would also like to include baby pictures of this year’s 8th graders.  To upload a baby picture, you will need to create an account on the Pictavo website http://community.pictavo.com/using the School ID 64457.  Please title the picture with the student’s first and last name. DEADLINE for baby pictures is MARCH 17, 2017.  Please Email Ms. Tinio (atinio@mursd.org) if you have any questions.

iFair
The Mendon-Upton Regional School District is pleased to announce the date for its 3rd annual Community iFair. The iFair will be held on Thursday, March 30th. Sessions will run between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature student demos, hands-on learning activities, and insider technology tips for all members of the community. More details will follow in the weeks ahead, so mark your calendars to save the date! If you are a technology professional and you are interested in participating in this event, or if you have additional questions, please contact David Quinn, Director of Technology Integration, via email at dquinn@mursd.org.

Miscoe Braves - Battle for the Court
Support your favorite Miscoe Hill Braves team in this year's Boys vs Girls basketball competition, Friday, March 3rd at 7pm. There will be half time events with prizes awarded, a bake sale and more! Admission is $7 each or $20 for a family of 3 or more. (kids under 5 are free).  This event will be held in the Miscoe Hill school gym and is sponsored by the Miscoe Hill Sports Boosters. Please come to support Miscoe Hill in building school spirit, supporting the basketball program, and keeping our great middle school sports programs alive!  Please see the attached flyer. THANK YOU

Miscoe Hill Makers
We are pleased to announce that second Miscoe Hill Makers event will be held on Tuesday, February 28th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. This month's event will be transforming CD cases into 3D holograms via a smartphone. The cost for this event is $25 per team of student and parent and $35 for 2 students and one parent. The cost includes materials and a pizza dinner. Space is limited to 50 teams. Families can register by clicking here and sending a check made out to MURSD to the Miscoe Hill main office. Please note, registration is not complete until payment is received.

Theater - One Act Plays
The box office is now open for ticketing for the One-Act Play competition being held tonight Tuesday, February 14th.  Show times are 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.  Please come and support the drama program! Use this link to access the box office http://www.ticketstage.com/T/MHYT

Golf Tournament
Jim Grant's golf tournament fundraiser benefiting the Mendon/Upton Schools, Athletic Programs, Youth Athletic Programs and Nipmuc Warriors Booster Club will be held this year on Monday, May 15th at Hopedale Country Club. This year's tournament will be in honor of Linda Varney who has been so generous to the athletic programs for the past 40 years. If you can help in any way it would be much appreciated. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Family Fun night at Fenway Park
Miscoe Hill PTO family fun night at Fenway Park!
Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners
Friday, May 26th at 7:10PM
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Questions: Contact Dani Joseph At Dani-J@Charter.net
Please see attached flyer to order tickets

Spring Sports
Registration for Miscoe Hill Spring Sports opens tomorrow. Sports are only for 7th and 8th grade students and include baseball, softball, and track & field. Registration is online on the district website.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8 - Day 6

If MURSD has a snow day tomorrow then Friday will be a day 2. Also, any delays in the start of school results in the missing of periods in the morning for the delay.

World Kindness Week is February 12-18, Rachel’s Challenge will be holding a hat and glove drive for the children at Brightwood Elementary School in Springfield, MA. Brightwood is the third poorest school in the state with a 99.4 percent poverty rate, a majority of the children walk to school so this time of year there is a high need for these items. Please send your donation in with your child from now until February Vacation. We will deliver the gloves and hats to ensure they are available upon the return of vacation. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Grant at jgrant@mursd.org.

Miscoe Hill Talent Show
Talent show is Thursday, Feb 16th at 6:00pm. Admission is $3. There is a $10 family cap. Practice for the show will be held on February 15th at 3:00

BVT interviews
8th grade BVT interviews will be held at Miscoe Hill on Wednesday, February 15th. BVT will interview students that have completed their applications. Students will be informed of their interview times at school.

Semi Formal Meeting
We will have our first 8th Grade Semi Formal Meeting on Wednesday, February 8th starting at 6:00pm in Room 224. Our 8th Grade class will have their Semi Formal on Saturday, June 10th at Miscoe Hill School. This event is a parent run event so we need all interested parents to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on February 8th and are interested in helping out, then e-mail Principal Meyer at ameyer@mursd.org. Thank you for your help!

Yearbook
As your student’s last year here at Miscoe is upon us, the Yearbook Club will be working diligently to make sure this year’s yearbook will have the most memorable moments of your middle school experiences. We would also like to include baby pictures of this year’s 8th graders.  To upload a baby picture, you will need to create an account on the Pictavo website http://community.pictavo.com/using the School ID 64457.  Please title the picture with the student’s first and last name. DEADLINE for baby pictures is MARCH 17, 2017.  Please Email Ms. Tinio (atinio@mursd.org) if you have any questions.

World Challenge Trip
Attention all 8th grade students interested in the World Challenge Iceland Trip in July 2018. The applications to signup for this World Challenge trip are due online by Thursday, February 9th. Please have our parent email Nipmuc teachers Ms. Leja or Mrs. Brazil-Sheehan with any questions.

iFair
The Mendon-Upton Regional School District is pleased to announce the date for its 3rd annual Community iFair. The iFair will be held on Thursday, March 30th. Sessions will run between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature student demos, hands-on learning activities, and insider technology tips for all members of the community. More details will follow in the weeks ahead, so mark your calendars to save the date! If you are a technology professional and you are interested in participating in this event, or if you have additional questions, please contact David Quinn, Director of Technology Integration, via email at dquinn@mursd.org.

Miscoe Braves - Battle for the Court
Support your favorite Miscoe Hill Braves team in this year's Boys vs Girls basketball competition, Friday, March 3rd at 7pm. There will be half time events with prizes awarded, a bake sale and more! Admission is $7 each or $20 for a family of 3 or more. (kids under 5 are free).  This event will be held in the Miscoe Hill school gym and is sponsored by the Miscoe Hill Sports Boosters. Please come to support Miscoe Hill in building school spirit, supporting the basketball program, and keeping our great middle school sports programs alive!  Please see the attached flyer. THANK YOU

Miscoe Hill Makers
We are pleased to announce that second Miscoe Hill Makers event will be held on Tuesday, February 28th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. This month's event will be transforming CD cases into 3D holograms via a smartphone. The cost for this event is $25 per team of student and parent and $35 for 2 students and one parent. The cost includes materials and a pizza dinner. Space is limited to 50 teams. Families can register by clicking here and sending a check made out to MURSD to the Miscoe Hill main office. Please note, registration is not complete until payment is received.

Theater - One Act Plays
The box office is now open for ticketing for the One-Act Play competition being held on Monday, February 13th.  Show times are 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.  Please come and support the drama program! Use this link to access the box office http://www.ticketstage.com/T/MHYT

Golf Tournament
Jim Grant's golf tournament fundraiser benefiting the Mendon/Upton Schools, Athletic Programs, Youth Athletic Programs and Nipmuc Warriors Booster Club will be held this year on Monday, May 15th at Hopedale Country Club. This year's tournament will be in honor of Linda Varney who has been so generous to the athletic programs for the past 40 years. If you can help in any way it would be much appreciated. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Family Fun night at Fenway Park
Miscoe Hill PTO family fun night at Fenway Park!
Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners
Friday, May 26th at 7:10 p.m.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Questions: Contact Dani Joseph At Dani-J@Charter.net

Please see attached flyer to order tickets

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7 - Day 5

World Kindness Week is February 12-18, Rachel’s Challenge will be holding a hat and glove drive for the children at Brightwood Elementary School in Springfield, MA. Brightwood is the third poorest school in the state with a 99.4 percent poverty rate, a majority of the children walk to school so this time of year there is a high need for these items. Please send your donation in with your child from now until February Vacation. We will deliver the gloves and hats to ensure they are available upon the return of vacation. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Grant at jgrant@mursd.org.

Miscoe Hill Talent Show
Talent Show tryouts are Tuesday the 7th, after school in the auditorium. Students can call for rides once they are finished. Students needed to sign up in their homerooms by Thursday, 2/2.  Talent show is Thursday, Feb 16th at 6:00pm. Admission is $3. There is a $10 family cap.

BVT interviews
8th grade BVT interviews will be held at Miscoe Hill on Wednesday, February 15th. BVT will interview students that have completed their applications. Students will be informed of their interview times at school.

Semi Formal Meeting
We will have our first 8th Grade Semi Formal Meeting on Wednesday, February 8th starting at 6:00pm in Room 224. Our 8th Grade class will have their Semi Formal on Saturday, June 10th at Miscoe Hill School. This event is a parent run event so we need all interested parents to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on February 8th and are interested in helping out, then e-mail Principal Meyer at ameyer@mursd.org. Thank you for your help!

Yearbook
As your student’s last year here at Miscoe is upon us, the Yearbook Club will be working diligently to make sure this year’s yearbook will have the most memorable moments of your middle school experiences. We would also like to include baby pictures of this year’s 8th graders.  To upload a baby picture, you will need to create an account on the Pictavo website http://community.pictavo.com/using the School ID 64457.  Please title the picture with the student’s first and last name. DEADLINE for baby pictures is MARCH 17, 2017.  Please Email Ms. Tinio (atinio@mursd.org) if you have any questions.

World Challenge Trip
Attention all 8th grade students interested in the World Challenge Iceland Trip in July 2018. The applications to signup for this World Challenge trip are due online by Thursday, February 9th. Please have our parent email Nipmuc teachers Ms. Leja or Mrs. Brazil-Sheehan with any questions.

iFair

The Mendon-Upton Regional School District is pleased to announce the date for its 3rd annual Community iFair. The iFair will be held on Thursday, March 30th. Sessions will run between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature student demos, hands-on learning activities, and insider technology tips for all members of the community. More details will follow in the weeks ahead, so mark your calendars to save the date! If you are a technology professional and you are interested in participating in this event, or if you have additional questions, please contact David Quinn, Director of Technology Integration, via email at dquinn@mursd.org.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It has come to many of our staff’s attention that there are students that are copying from each other, especially in homework and projects. We have and will continue to go over dishonesty and cheating with the students but ask that you also speak to your child at home about integrity and honesty. Sometimes students don’t connect cheating with technology to cheating. Thanks so much for your help,
Ann J. Meyer

Academic Dishonesty/Cheating & Plagiarism

Students and parents need to be aware of the importance of academic honesty at Miscoe Hill School. Academic honesty means not cheating, plagiarizing or using information unethically in any way.

Plagiarism

Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:
  • Submitting someone else’s work as your own, including that of tutors, friends, parents or siblings or paraphrasing without giving credit to the source.
  • Turning in purchased papers or papers from the Internet written by someone else.
  • Helping others plagiarize by giving them your work, even if you don’t think it will be copied.
  • Using someone else’s idea without giving credit to the original source.
Note: You can use other people’s ideas and even paraphrase or quote their words, but you MUST give them credit. Use phrases such as “According to…,” and “In the book…” and cite ALL of the sources you got information from in a bibliography. You must acknowledge your source. Cheating
Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
  • Copying assignments that are turned in as original work.
  • Trading or sharing assignments with other students, even if you don’t think they will be copied.
  • Using unauthorized notes or technology, such as bringing notes into a test or using a computer program to translate an assignment and turning it in as your own.
  • Sharing answers before, during or after quizzes or tests. Students must be responsible for their own papers and make sure others cannot copy their work.
  • Using summaries, Cliffs Notes, or technology, instead of reading the assigned material.
  • Taking credit for work that you didn’t do (e.g. not acknowledging the assistance of a parent, friend or tutor).

How to avoid plagiarism and cheating

  • Plan ahead. Rushing to get your work done the night before a big project is due may make it more tempting to cheat or plagiarize.
  • Be sure you understand the assignments. Don’t always rely on your friends for information about what is required.
  • Don’t read someone else’s paper or homework before you do your own work. If you get any ideas from them, you would have to cite that person as a source.
  • Make sure to ALWAYS cite your sources. This means saying where you got the information you are using for all assignments.
  • Keep a list of the sources you use (including the author, title, publisher and copyright date) as you use them and make sure to note which information you got from which source.  
  • When in doubt about what you need to do to avoid cheating or plagiarism, ask your classroom teacher.
Definite Consequences:  Parents are informed of the incident; student receives a detention; student loses credit for the assignment or test; the incident is recorded in the student’s file.
Possible Consequences:  Parental conference; short or long-term suspension; failure of the course; expulsion from school.
Monday, February 6 - Day 4

Basketball games for today have been canceled against Hopedale. Boys will have practice, girl’s practice is canceled.

Miscoe Hill Talent Show
Talent Show tryouts are Tuesday the 7th, after school in the auditorium. Students can call for rides once they are finished. Students needed to sign up in their homerooms by Thursday, 2/2.  Talent show is Thursday, Feb 16th at 6:00pm. Admission is $3. There is a $10 family cap.

BVT interviews
8th grade BVT interviews will be held at Miscoe Hill on Wednesday, February 15th. BVT will interview students that have completed their applications. Students will be informed of their interview times at school.

Semi Formal Meeting
We will have our first 8th Grade Semi Formal Meeting on Wednesday, February 8th starting at 6:00pm in Room 224. Our 8th Grade class will have their Semi Formal on Saturday, June 10th at Miscoe Hill School. This event is a parent run event so we need all interested parents to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on February 8th and are interested in helping out, then e-mail Principal Meyer at ameyer@mursd.org. Thank you for your help!

Yearbook
As your student’s last year here at Miscoe is upon us, the Yearbook Club will be working diligently to make sure this year’s yearbook will have the most memorable moments of your middle school experiences. We would also like to include baby pictures of this year’s 8th graders.  To upload a baby picture, you will need to create an account on the Pictavo website http://community.pictavo.com/using the School ID 64457.  Please title the picture with the student’s first and last name. DEADLINE for baby pictures is MARCH 17, 2017.  Please Email Ms. Tinio (atinio@mursd.org) if you have any questions.

World Challenge Trip
Attention all 8th grade students interested in the World Challenge Iceland Trip in July 2018. The applications to signup for this World Challenge trip are due online by Thursday, February 9th. Please have our parent email Nipmuc teachers Ms. Leja or Mrs. Brazil-Sheehan with any questions.

Basketball
The boy’s and girl’s basketball teams played against Whitinsville Christian on Friday. The boys team had a good win 37-33. Matt Fraser had 16 points and Bennet Morill had 8. Chris Broe, Michael Quinn, Lucas Beder, and Sam McGelliot also all played good games. The girl’s team played a great game on Friday as well.The girls basketball team beat Whitinsville Christian 39-19 on Friday.  Anna Cedrone, Abby Behrikis, Cate Flanagan and Caleigh Christensen led the offense.  Abby Paul played well on defense.

iFair

The Mendon-Upton Regional School District is pleased to announce the date for its 3rd annual Community iFair. The iFair will be held on Thursday, March 30th. Sessions will run between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature student demos, hands-on learning activities, and insider technology tips for all members of the community. More details will follow in the weeks ahead, so mark your calendars to save the date! If you are a technology professional and you are interested in participating in this event, or if you have additional questions, please contact David Quinn, Director of Technology Integration, via email at dquinn@mursd.org.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3 - Day 3

Miscoe Hill Talent Show
Talent Show tryouts are Wednesday Feb 8th, after school in the auditorium. Students can call for rides once they are finished. Students needed to sign up in their homerooms by Thursday, 2/2.  Talent show is Thursday, Feb 16th at 6:00pm. Admission is $3. There is a $10 family cap.

BVT interviews
8th grade BVT interviews will be held at Miscoe Hill on Wednesday, February 15th. BVT will interview students that have completed their applications. Students will be informed of their interview times at school.

Semi Formal Meeting
We will have our first 8th Grade Semi Formal Meeting on Wednesday, February 8th starting at 6:00pm in Room 224. Our 8th Grade class will have their Semi Formal on Saturday, June 10th at Miscoe Hill School. This event is a parent run event so we need all interested parents to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on February 8th and are interested in helping out, then e-mail Principal Meyer at ameyer@mursd.org. Thank you for your help!

Yearbook
As your student’s last year here at Miscoe is upon us, the Yearbook Club will be working diligently to make sure this year’s yearbook will have the most memorable moments of your middle school experiences. We would also like to include baby pictures of this year’s 8th graders.  To upload a baby picture, you will need to create an account on the Pictavo website http://community.pictavo.com/using the School ID 64457.  Please title the picture with the student’s first and last name. DEADLINE for baby pictures is MARCH 17, 2017.  Please Email Ms. Tinio (atinio@mursd.org) if you have any questions.

World Challenge Trip
Attention all 8th grade students interested in the World Challenge Iceland Trip in July 2018. The applications to signup for this World Challenge trip are due online by Thursday, February 9th. Please have our parent email Nipmuc teachers Ms. Leja or Mrs. Brazil-Sheehan with any questions.

Basketball
Basketball games today,  Friday, February 3rd. Both boy’s and girl’s games start at 3:30. Boys will be playing at Whitinsville Christian and Girls will be playing at Miscoe Hill against Whitinsville Christian.

Enrichment
Enrichment forms are due this today. Forms can be found on the district website and in the Miscoe Hill newsstand in the lobby.

iFair
The Mendon-Upton Regional School District is pleased to announce the date for its 3rd annual Community iFair. The iFair will be held on Thursday, March 30th. Sessions will run between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature student demos, hands-on learning activities, and insider technology tips for all members of the community. More details will follow in the weeks ahead, so mark your calendars to save the date! If you are a technology professional and you are interested in participating in this event, or if you have additional questions, please contact David Quinn, Director of Technology Integration, via email at dquinn@mursd.org.