21 September 2018

Daily Announcements 9/21/18


Daily Announcements

Congratulations to Coach Meyers’ volleyball team for beating Greece Athena in their scrimmage 5-1 yesterday.  Congratulations to Coach Englert’s team for beating Brockport 4-2 in yesterday’s scrimmage.

Any student in 7th or 8th grade that is interested in ART CLUB…the first meeting is Wednesday 9/26 after school in room 217 until 3:15.  All are welcome.  Please see Mr. Smith in room 217 for more information.  Come and be creative!

The first FACS Club meeting is Wednesday, September 26 from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See posters for details.  All are welcome!

There will be an informational meeting for Be-A-Friend on Wednesday, September 26th.  Please meet in the MIR at 2:20pm.  Thank you!
  
Minecraft Club will begin next Friday, September 28 in the library.  Bus passes will be provided. See Mrs. Bocuzzi-Reichert if you have any questions.

It’s time to change the world!  Get out there and collect donations for the Ugandan Water Project!  Your actions could change a life!  Stay tuned for more information…

Any girl in 7th or 8th grade that is interested in softball, there is an open workout on Thursday from 3:00-4:30 at Village Elementary.  Please wait in the cafeteria after school.  See Mr. Smith in room 217 for more information.

Looking for a club to join? Are you passionate about recycling?  Environmental Club meets 1 time every two weeks.  Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 27th.  Stay tuned for the location.

Want to save 15% on your yearbook?  You’ve got just a week or so to get this discount.  See Mrs. Meagher in room 211 or Mrs. Reichert in the library for order forms.

All band students are reminded to check the lesson schedule posted outside the band room.  Lesson groups and schedules are also posted in Google Classroom.

Come and celebrate world peace with the French and Spanish clubs on Friday in room 105.  All are welcome! Merci! Gracias!

20 September 2018

Daily Announcements 9/20/18


Daily Announcements

There is NO NYM rehearsal after school today.  The next rehearsal will be on Monday.

Minecraft Club will begin next Friday, September 28 in the library.  Bus passes will be provided. See Mrs. Bocuzzi-Reichert if you have any questions.

It’s time to change the world!  Get out there and collect donations for the Ugandan Water Project!  Your actions could change a life!  Stay tuned for more information…

Mertonette auditions with Mrs. Randolph will be rescheduled to next week.

Any girl in 7th or 8th grade that is interested in softball, there is an open workout on Thursday from 3:00-4:30 at Village Elementary.  Please wait in the cafeteria after school.  See Mr. Smith in room 217 for more information.

Looking for a club to join? Are you passionate about recycling?  Environmental Club meets 1 time every two weeks.  Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 27th.  Stay tuned for the location.

Want to save 15% on your yearbook?  You’ve got just a week or so to get this discount.  See Mrs. Meagher in room 211 or Mrs. Reichert in the library for order forms.

All band students are reminded to check the lesson schedule posted outside the band room.  Lesson groups and schedules are also posted in Google Classroom.

Come and celebrate world peace with the French and Spanish clubs on Friday.  All are welcome! Merci! Gracias!

19 September 2018

Daily Announcements 9/19/18


Daily Announcements

It’s time to change the world!  Get out there and collect donations for the Ugandan Water Project!  Your actions could change a life!  Stay tuned for more information…

Mertonette auditions with Mrs. Randolph will be rescheduled to next week.

There will be a meeting in room 128, Ms. Grego’s classroom for Student Council to brainstorm ideas for the homecoming float.  All students are welcome to come.

Any girl in 7th or 8th grade that is interested in softball, there is an open workout on Thursday from 3:00-4:30 at Village Elementary.  Please wait in the cafeteria after school.  See Mr. Smith in room 217 for more information.

Looking for a club to join? Are you passionate about recycling?  Environmental Club meets 1 time every two weeks.  Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 27th.  Stay tuned for the location.

Want to save 15% on your yearbook?  You’ve got just a week or so to get this discount.  See Mrs. Meagher in room 211 or Mrs. Reichert in the library for order forms.

All band students are reminded to check the lesson schedule posted outside the band room.  Lesson groups and schedules are also posted in Google Classroom.

The first Math Club meeting will be held TODAY in Mrs. Westbrook’s room.  All are welcome!

Come and celebrate world peace with the French and Spanish clubs on Friday.  All are welcome! Merci! Gracias!

18 September 2018

Daily Announcements 9/18/19



Daily Announcements

Mod B2 Soccer had an outstanding game yesterday against Brockport with a score of 6-1.  Way to go!

There will be a meeting in room 128, Ms. Grego’s classroom for Student Council to brainstorm ideas for the homecoming float.  All students are welcome to come.

Any girl in 7th or 8th grade that is interested in softball, there is an open workout on Thursday from 3:00-4:30 at Village Elementary.  Please wait in the cafeteria after school.  See Mr. Smith in room 217 for more information.

Looking for a club to join? Are you passionate about recycling?  Environmental Club meets 1 time every two weeks.  Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 27th.  Stay tuned for the location.

Want to save 15% on your yearbook?  You’ve got just a week or so to get this discount.  See Mrs. Meagher in room 211 or Mrs. Reichert in the library for order forms.

All band students are reminded to check the lesson schedule posted outside the band room.  Lesson groups and schedules are also posted in Google Classroom.

The first Math Club meeting will be held on Wednesday in Mrs. Westbrook’s room.  All are welcome!

Come and celebrate world peace with the French and Spanish clubs on Friday.  All are welcome! Merci! Gracias!

14 September 2018

Daily Announcements 9/14/18


Daily Announcements

Looking for a club to join? Are you passionate about recycling?  Environmental Club meets 1 time every two weeks.  Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 27th.  Stay tuned for the location.

Want to save 15% on your yearbook?  You’ve got just a week or so to get this discount.  See Mrs. Meagher in room 211 or Mrs. Reichert in the library for order forms.

Attention Student Council Members: Please meet in room 103 after school on Monday.  If you are interested in joining Student Council, this meeting is for you too!  We will be making plans for our 1980’s themed homecoming float.

All athletes must report to sports study hall in the cafeteria no later than 2:30pm.  You must remain in the cafeteria and must have a pass or permission to leave.   No one should be roaming the halls.

There is a snack cart located outside the cafeteria starting at 2:15 pm daily.  There is a large variety and each item is priced at only $.50!  

Students interested in Jazz Ensemble can pick up audition materials on Wednesday.

The Noteworthy Young Men (NYM) will have their first rehearsal this coming Thursday in room 141.  All guys interested in this performance group are welcome to come. Please see Mr. Palella if you have any questions.

Auditions for Mertonettes start Monday, September 17.  Please sign up in the chorus room for an audition time and take an informational flyer.

13 September 2018

Daily Announcements 9/13/18

Daily Announcements


Attention Student Council Members: Please meet in room 103 after school on Monday.  If you are interested in joining Student Council, this meeting is for you too!  We will be making plans for our 1980’s themed homecoming float.

All athletes must report to sports study hall in the cafeteria no later than 2:30pm.  You must remain in the cafeteria and must have a pass or permission to leave.   No one should be roaming the halls.

There is a snack cart located outside the cafeteria starting at 2:15 pm daily.  There is a large variety and each item is priced at only $.50!  

Students interested in Jazz Ensemble can pick up audition materials on Wednesday.

The Noteworthy Young Men (NYM) will have their first rehearsal this coming Thursday in room 141.  All guys interested in this performance group are welcome to come. Please see Mr. Palella if you have any questions.

Auditions for Mertonettes start Monday, September 17.  Please sign up in the chorus room for an audition time and take an informational flyer.

12 September 2018

Keepsake Photography


Keepsake Photography took school pictures at Merton Williams September 11 & 12.
If you have not yet ordered photos, you can place your order on line. 

This is the link to order on line. 


You can order until midnight 9/13/18


Daily Announcements 9/12/18


Daily Announcements


Attention Student Council Members: Please meet in room 103 after school on Monday.  If you are interested in joining Student Council, this meeting is for you too!  We will be making plans for our 1980’s themed homecoming float.

All athletes must report to sports study hall in the cafeteria no later than 2:30pm.  You must remain in the cafeteria and must have a pass or permission to leave.   No one should be roaming the halls.

There is a snack cart located outside the cafeteria starting at 2:15 pm daily.  There is a large variety and each item is priced at only $.50!  

If you are interested in attending fall baseball work outs on Mondays and Wednesdays after school please see Mr. Murphy for information.

Students interested in Jazz Ensemble can pick up audition materials on Wednesday.

The Noteworthy Young Men (NYM) will have their first rehearsal this coming Thursday in room 141.  All guys interested in this performance group are welcome to come. Please see Mr. Palella if you have any questions.

Auditions for Mertonettes start Monday, September 17.  Please sign up in the chorus room for an audition time and take an informational flyer.

11 September 2018

Service Learning

As we finish our first full week of school, the students at Merton Williams will be presented with a school-wide show of service call to action for their service learning work as a member of an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  (Information will come home with students at the end of the week.)

Dr. Kenneth Ginsberg shares the following information on adolescents and the idea of making contributions to their community and world.  

Contribution 
It is a powerful lesson when children realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Children who understand the importance of personal contribution gain a sense of purpose that can motivate them. They will not only take actions and make choices that improve the world, but they will also enhance their own competence, character, and sense of connection. Teens who contribute to their communities will be surrounded by reinforcing thank you’s instead of the low expectations and condemnation so many teens endure. 


Before we can foster this sense of contribution, here are some things to consider: 

 Do I communicate to my child (at appropriate age levels, of course) that many people in the world do not have as much human contact, money, freedom, and security as they need? 

 Do I teach the important value of serving others? Do I model generosity with my time and money? 

 Do I make clear to my child that I believe he can improve the world? 

 Do I create opportunities for each child to contribute in some specific way? 

 Do I search my child’s circle for other adults who might serve as role models who contribute to their communities and the world? Do I use these adults as examples to encourage my child to be the best he can be? 


From Ginsburg KR, Jablow MM. Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings. 2nd ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011 Please feel free to copy this handout or download from www.fosteringresilience.com or the American Academy of Pediatrics Web site for parents, www.HealthyChildren.org. 

Daily Announcements 9/11/19



We will observe a moment of silence to reflect and honor those affected by September 11, 2001.

There will be a snack cart located outside the cafeteria starting at 2:15 pm daily.  There is a large variety to choose from and each item is priced at only $.50!  

If you are interested in attending fall baseball work outs on Mondays and Wednesdays after school please see Mr. Murphy for information.

Students interested in Jazz Ensemble can pick up audition materials on Wednesday.

The Noteworthy Young Men (NYM) will have their first rehearsal this coming Thursday in room 141.  All guys interested in this performance group are welcome to come. Please see Mr. Palella if you have any questions.

Auditions for Mertonettes start Monday, September 17.  Please sign up in the chorus room for an audition time and take an informational flyer.

There will be a National Junior Honor Society meeting TODAY after school in room 151, Mrs. Stamoulacatos' classroom.

10 September 2018

Student Agendas

Student agendas are for sale in the main office. $4.00 each


Daily Announcements 9/10/18

There is a snack cart located outside the cafeteria starting at 2:15 pm daily.  There is a large variety and each item is priced at only $.50! 

The Noteworthy Young Men (NYM) will have their first rehearsal this coming Thursday in room 141.  All guys interested in this performance group are welcome to come. Please see Mr. Palella if you have any questions.

Auditions for Mertonettes start Monday, September 17.  Please sign up in the chorus room for an audition time and take an informational flyer.

There will be a National Junior Honor Society meeting TODAY after school in room 151, Mrs. Stamoulacatos' classroom.

07 September 2018

Daily Announcements 9/7/18

There will be a National Junior Honor Society meeting on Monday, September 10 right after school in Mrs. Stamoulacatos' class room #151.

06 September 2018

School Picture Day


School Picture Day Is Fast Approaching

Keepsake Photography will be at Merton Williams
Tuesday, September 11th & Wednesday, September 12th

Here are some clothing suggestions for your son or daughter's school pictures:

·  Because we are photographing Green Screen, we don't recommend your child wear green clothing.
·  Help your child select colors that look great on them. 
·  Select colors that compliment the background that you have selected.
·  Avoid busy patterns, large text or large logos on the clothing.
·  Long sleeves and neutral tones work best.
·  Choose accessories that enhance, not distract.


Please feel free to contact the studio with any questions you may have Christine@keepsakephotography.com

Daily Announcements 9/6/18

There will be no bells this week.  Teachers will dismiss according to the "I" day schedule.

Students will be dismissed 10 minutes early for this week to get used to the bus routine.

Attention any girls interested in playing volleyball..try outs start TODAY at Village Elementary from 3:15-5:00 pm.  All girls are welcome, even if not in attendance at yesterday's informational meeting.

Agendas and drawstring bags are for sale in the main office while supplies last.  Agendas cost $4.00 and drawstring bags cost $2.00.  Purchase both for $5.00!

05 September 2018

Plan for sporting events today due to heat index



*** PLEASE NOTE:  The modified girls volleyball meeting will be held as scheduled.

Daily Announcements

Welcome!  There will be no bells this week.  Teachers will dismiss according to the "J" day schedule.

Students will be dismissed 10 minutes early for this week to get used to the bus routine.

Attention any girls interested in playing modified volleyball.  There will be a meeting TODAY after school in Mrs. Meyer's room #130.  Information will be shared about tryouts.  Late bus passes will be provided.  Bring a friend!

Have a great day Merton Williams!

31 August 2018

First Day Celebration







You are invited to Merton Williams TOMORROW at 7:00am, to line the sidewalks, welcoming our students and wishing them good luck on a successful year as they enter the building.

Refreshments will be served to parents and guardians at 7:20 AM.

Parking is available across the road in the Village Elementary bus loop. 

Girls Volleyball





Girls interested in playing modified volleyball -
  There will be an informational meeting in room 130 (Mrs. Meyers) right after school on September 5th.  Late bus passes will be provided.  Bring a friend!



28 August 2018

Orientation is Tomorrow!

Attention all 7th Grade Students, New Students to Merton Williams, and their parents/ guardians: 

Please join us at your team's assigned time for orientation, schedule pick-up, and building exploration.  

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!  


27 August 2018

15 August 2018

Cell Phones and Portable Electronic Devices


Merton Williams Middle School recognizes that we live in a global society where technology is available for communicating and accessing information. We feel that the responsible use of electronic devices has a positive impact on student learning.
Personal Electronic Devices (PEDS) include, but are not limited to the following: cell phones, smartphones, MP3 players, iPods, digital cameras, recording devices, laptop computers, netbooks, headphones, earbuds, and IPADs.
PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES
·    Electronic devices may not be used in any manner that will jeopardize the privacy or safety of either staff or students.
o  This includes any form of bullying violation with the Dignity for All Student’s Act

·    Electronic devices are not to be used in any manner that will jeopardize the integrity of any test or assessment situation.

·    The safekeeping of an electronic device is the sole responsibility of the student who brings the device into school.

·    Hallways are Red Zones from 7:25 am - 2:15 pm. 

·    Classrooms, study hall, and library usage will be at the discretion of the classroom teacher or supervisor. Merton Williams staff members will designate their rooms in one of the following two types:



Red Room
Yellow Room
All PEDS are put away and turned off
All PEDS are silenced and only used when instructed by the teacher
Tools of Technology will be provided by the instructor
Other tools of technology will also be provided by the instructor