Connect Ed/Mustang Messages 2022-2023

  • 12-11-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.
    Our wrestling team will have a match at home against Northern Middle on Monday. The first match will begin at 5:00 pm and ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
    The basketball teams will be on the road against Northern on Monday. The boys’ team will play first with a 4:45 pm start time. Please remember that the clear bag policy is in effect for all athletic events.
    Our very own 7th and 8th grade beginning bands will have their concert on Tuesday at 5:30 pm, followed by the 6th grade concert at 6:00 pm. Then on Wednesday, the 7th and 8th grade concert bands will perform at 6:00 pm in the gym.
    On Monday we will kick off school spirit week. Please show your support by wearing your favorite holiday head gear. Tuesday will be red and white day. Wednesday is ugly sweater day. Thursday is holiday character day, and Friday will be school appropriate pajama day.
    Don’t forget to order your yearbook for the low price of $35. You may visit www.jostensyearbooks.com and make your purchase today.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!


    12-4-22

     Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.
    The boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will kick off their season at home on Monday against Northern. The first game will start at 4:45 pm and ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. They will be on the road on Thursday against Jamestown Middle.
    The wrestling team will be on the road on Monday against Northern. The match begins at 4:45 pm and ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. They will be at home on Thursday against Jamestown Middle.
    Don’t forget to order your yearbook for the low price of $35. You may visit www.jostensyearbooks.com and make your purchase today.
    Please make sure that students are bringing their GCS OneCards to school each day.
    If your child has been absent recently, this is a gentle reminder to provide a written note with your child’s name, date of absence and reason for their absence. Please have your child turn this note in to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. This will allow their absences to be changed from unexcused to excused.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    11-27-22

     Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.
    Our World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser has ended. Please bring all money associated with this event to school as soon as possible.
    If your child is interested in submitting a PTA Reflections application, please have them do so by November 28th. The applications may be found in the front office.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    11-20-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.
    Our World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser has ended. Please bring all money associated with this event to school as soon as possible.
    There will be a mandatory student/parent meeting on Monday at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria for anyone that made the wrestling team and the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.
    There will be no school for students on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I hope that you enjoy your time with family, loved ones, and friends.
    If your child is interested in submitting a PTA Reflections application, please have them do so by November 28th. The applications may be found in the front office.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

     

    11-13-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    Our World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser has ended. Please bring all money associated with this event to school on Monday.

    Tryouts for winter sports will begin this week. Girls’ basketball will be on Wednesday from 3:45 pm until 6:00 pm. Boys’ basketball will be on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:45 pm until 5:45 pm. Wrestling tryouts will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Monday from 3:45 pm until 6:00 pm.

    Fall make up pictures will be taken on Thursday, November 17th. If your child would like to have their picture re-taken, please have them bring in the original package that they received. If wanting to purchase re-takes, please pick up a picture form in the front office.

    If your child is interested in submitting a PTA Reflections application, please have them do so by November 28th. Forms may be found in the front office.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    11-12-22 

    Good afternoon Mendenhall Families. This Principal George Green with an important message.

    Guilford County Schools (GCS), in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) PowerSchool security team, has been working to protect student data after an inadvertent error resulted in an incorrect attachment was shared in lieu of individual student report cards on Monday. The attachment contained the interim report cards of many students instead of individual report cards as intended. The erroneous communication was recalled later that day and all access to it was withdrawn. We have no reason to believe that anyone misused the data contained in the erroneous attachment, but we have been working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Powerschool to take every step to assure your students’ information remains private.

    Per the recommendation of the NCDPI security team, all student passwords have been reset to a unique password and students will be asked to change their password to a new unique password private to them on Monday, November 14, 2022. If homework assignments were given that require students to access Canvas or other tools using their NCEdCloud passwords, they will not be able to access these programs over the weekend but will not be penalized. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience to you. I ask that you please remind students that under no circumstance are they to share their password with anyone else because their password should remain private to them.

    Thank you for your support of Mendenhall Middle School.

    11-6-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    Our World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser ended this past Friday. Please bring all money associated with this event to school on Monday.

    Parents we need your help. If your child has been absent recently, this is a gentle reminder to provide a written note with your child’s name, date of absence and reason for their absence. Please have your child turn this note in to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. This will allow their absences to be changed from unexcused to excused. Also, we are seeing an increase of early dismissals in which valuable instruction time is being lost. Please schedule appointments in a way that keeps students in school for the entire day.

    We have a busy sports schedule this week:
    On Monday the girls’ soccer and boys’ volleyball teams will be at home against Northeast. The games will begin at 4:45 pm. Then on Wednesday, we have a home soccer and volleyball match while the football team will be on the road against Kiser. The football game will be held at Grimsley High School with a kick-off time of 5:00 pm. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

    If your child is interested in submitting a PTA Reflections application, please have them do so by November 28th. Forms are in the front office for those that are interested.

    There will be no school for students on Tuesday for a scheduled teacher workday and no school for students and staff on Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day. Thank you for your service to all that have served!

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    11-3-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a quick reminder concerning our school beautification day.

    Please be reminded that this Saturday, November 5th from 9:00-11:00 am we will host a PTA sponsored outside beautification day. Be sure to wear long sleeves, long pants, boots and gloves to assist with the clean-up of the flower beds around the school. Additionally, if you have gardening tools, especially hedge clippers, please bring them with you. All are invited to attend and there is no experience necessary.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    10-30-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    Please remember that Monday, October 31st is a teacher workday and there will be no school for students.

    The boys’ volleyball and girls’ soccer teams will be on the road on Tuesday against Kernodle Middle and will be at home on Thursday against Eastern Guilford Middle. Both games begin at 4:45 pm and ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

    The football team will be on the road on Wednesday against Northeast. This game will be held at Northeast Guilford High School and will begin at 5:30 pm. Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

    Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then the Mendenhall PTA invites you to have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today from the front office. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards. Our program will run October 28-November 28. If you have questions, please e-mail Cynthia Wynn @ crrwynn@icloud.com .

    Come out and join us on Saturday, November 5th at 9:00 am for a PTA sponsored outside beautification day. Bring your gardening tools and help us as we winterize our campus for the colder months.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    10-23-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    There will be a student and parent basketball and wrestling interest meeting this Monday in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm.

    On Tuesday the girls’ soccer and boys’ volleyball teams will take pictures. Please make checks payable to Lifetouch and if paying by cash be sure to send the exact amount.

    If you are in orchestra and participated in our cookie dough fundraiser, the cookie dough will arrive at Mendenhall on Wednesday, October 26. Please plan to come and collect your individual orders between 3:30-6pm. If you know that you will not be able to pick up your items, be sure to arrange for a friend or family member to come pick them up for you as we do not have storage for frozen items at the school.

    The football team will be on the road on Wednesday against Eastern. This game will be held at 5:30 pm at Eastern Guilford High School and will begin at 5:30 pm.

    There will be a virtual AG meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Invitations were sent out last week. Please contact Amanda Blanton or Jennifer Fannin with questions.

    The girls’ soccer and boys’ volleyball teams will be on the road on Thursday against Western Guilford Middle. Both games begin at 4:45 pm.

    On Thursday we will have our McDonalds fundraising night at the McDonalds located near the intersection of Battleground and Cone. Proceeds from this event comes directly back to the school.

    Attention families of 8th graders: there are still 18 spots left on the spring trip to Atlanta. You can email Ms. Masters for more information or assistance: masterm@gcsnc.com. This is also a reminder that October payments for the trip are due by the end of the month.

    Come out and join us on Saturday, November 5th at 9:00 am for a PTA sponsored outside beautification day. Please bring your gardening tools to assist with winterizing our campus for the colder months.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    10-16-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    We are rapidly approaching the end of the 1st quarter grading period. Please work with your child and their teacher to complete any missing assignments by October 27th. Reach out to your child’s teacher with questions.

    If your child has been absent recently, this is a gentle reminder to provide a written note with your child’s name, date of absence and reason for their absence. Please have your child turn this note in to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. This will allow their absences to be changed from unexcused to excused.

    The boys’ volleyball and girls’ soccer teams will be on the road for their first game against Jamestown on Tuesday and then they will be at home on Thursday against Northern. Both games begin at 4:45 pm and ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

    The football team will have their last home game of the season on Wednesday against Kernodle Middle. The game starts at 5:00 pm and ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. We will also have Cailee Belles food truck at the game for all of your sweet tooth needs. Please be reminded that our clear bag policy will be in effect as well.

    This week we will kick off school spirit week. On Monday students will dress like teachers and teachers will dress like students. Tuesday is twin day. Wednesday will be pink out day. Thursday is jersey day. And Friday is school appropriate pajama day.

    Would you like to have memories from your middle school years? If so, purchase a yearbook for the low price of $35.00. Please visit Josten’s website at www.jostensyearbooks.com to make your purchase!

    There will be a student and parent interest meeting for basketball and wrestling on Monday, October 24th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria for those that are interested.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    10-13-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a quick reminder concerning the Back to School Dance.

    Our Back to School Dance will take place this Friday, October 14th right after school, and will end at 5:30 pm. Students may purchase pizza, candy, drinks, Mustang Spirit wear, and glow wear during the dance. This means that students will need a few extra dollars before leaving home tomorrow morning. Additionally, please make sure that you arrive by 5:30 pm to pick students up, so that you may kick off your weekend.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

     

    10-9-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    Tryouts for girls’ soccer and boys’ volleyball will be held on Tuesday, October 11th thru Thursday, October 13th from 3:45 pm until 5:15 pm. You must have a current sports physical and concussion form on file in order to try out. These can be found on our website or in the front office.

    The football team will be at home on Wednesday against Western Guilford Middle. The game starts at 5:00 pm and ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Our clear bag policy will be in effect.

    Our Back to School Dance will take place this Friday, October 14th right after school and ends at 5:30 pm. Please make sure that you arrive by 5:30 pm to pick up students to kick off your weekend.

    Would you like to have memories from your middle school years? If so, purchase a yearbook for the low price of $35.00. Please visit Josten’s website at www.jostensyearbooks.com and purchase today!

    Have you joined the Mendenhall PTA? If not, please visit our website and join today.

    There is a daily charge for breakfast and lunch this school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

     

    10-2-22
    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    The soccer and volleyball teams will finish their season on Tuesday, October 4th on the road against Kiser. The soccer match will be played at Grimsley High School and the volleyball match will be played at Kiser Middle. Both games start at 4:45 pm.

    Would you like to have memories from your middle school years? If so, purchase a yearbook for the low price of $35.00. Please visit Josten’s website at www.jostensyearbooks.com and purchase today!

    There will be no school for students this Wednesday, October 5th for a scheduled workday for teachers.

    Fall school pictures will take place on Friday, October 7th. Picture forms will be sent home tomorrow. If writing a check or money order, please make it out to Lifetouch. If paying by cash, please send the exact amount.

    Attention 8th grade families: The deadline to make the first payment for the Atlanta trip has been extended to Friday, October 7th. If you have any questions about the trip, please email Ms. Masters at masterm@gcsnc.com.

    Tryouts for girls’ soccer and boys’ volleyball will be held on Tuesday, October 11th thru Thursday, October 13th from 3:45 pm until 5:15 pm. You must have a current sports physical and concussion form on file in order to try out. These can be found on our website or in the front office.

    Have you joined the Mendenhall PTA? If not, please visit our website and join today.

    There is a daily charge for breakfast and lunch this school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!


     
    9-25-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.
    Our soccer, volleyball and football teams are all on the road this week. On Monday the soccer and volleyball teams will travel to Eastern Middle. On Wednesday the football team will take on Jamestown Middle and the game will be played at Ragsdale High School. And on Thursday, the soccer and volleyball teams are back in action at Northeast Middle. The soccer match on Thursday will take place at Northeast Park. Please remember that the GCS Clear Bag Policy is in place while attending any of these sporting events.
    The Back to School Dance will take place this Friday, September 30th right after school. There will be pizza, chips, drinks, and school spirit wear available for purchase during the dance.
    Have you joined the Mendenhall PTA? If not, please visit our website and join today.
    There is a daily charge for breakfast and lunch this school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    9-22-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with an important reminder about athletic events.
    Starting on Friday, Sept. 23, purses, backpacks and other traditional bags will not be allowed at sporting events on our campus.
    Acceptable bags must be made of clear plastic or vinyl, including gallon-sized or smaller zip storage bags. Small clutch bags, diaper bags and bags used for medical supplies will be allowed but will be subject to inspection. More information about this process can be found on our website at www.gcsnc.com/athletics.
    We thank you for your assistance in keeping our venues safe and welcoming for all
    guests.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    9-18-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.
    The Mendenhall Music Department will kick off their annual cookie dough and popcorn fundraiser this Monday. Proceeds from this event will help our band and orchestra programs.
    We will host our Back to School Dance on Friday, September 30th from 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Permission slips were sent home on Friday with the details.
    Our soccer and volleyball teams will have two home games this week on Tuesday and Thursday. The games will begin at 4:45 pm and ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
    We also will have our first home football game against Northern on Wednesday. The game starts at 5:00 pm and ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
    Be sure to join the Mendenhall PTA. Your PTA membership helps to support the school in many ways. Please visit our website and join today.
    Parents please continue to check the PowerSchool portal for online grades. Progress reports will be available for your viewing in a couple of weeks.
    There is a daily charge for breakfast and lunch this school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    9-11-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    Come out and join us for our first home soccer and volleyball games on Monday against Jamestown. The games begin at 4:45 pm and ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

    Please remember that the state of North Carolina requires all 7th graders to have 2 additional vaccines in order to attend 7th grade. Call your health care provider to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

    There will be a daily charge for breakfast and lunch this school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.
    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    9-4-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    There will be no school on Monday, September 5th for students, faculty and staff in observance of Labor Day. We look forward to everyone’s return on Tuesday.

    During the 2021-2022 academic school year, Mendenhall Middle was 1 of 12 schools in Guilford County Schools that EXCEEDED EXPECTED GROWTH on the North Carolina End of Grade and End of Course Assessments! This is a great accomplishment for our school, students and staff.

    In order to assist with the efficiency of the new car rider drop-off process, please refrain from dropping students off in areas that require them to cross on-coming traffic. This poses a huge safety risk for our students and to you as well. Thank you for your immediate attention and support.

    Please remember that the state of North Carolina requires all 7th graders to have 2 additional vaccines in order to attend 7th grade. Call your health care provider to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

    There is daily charge for breakfast and lunch this school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    8-28-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

    Thank you for coming out to Open House on last Tuesday. It was a great to see everyone back in the school building and interacting with their peers and teachers.

    The first day of school is Monday, August 29th, which happens to be tomorrow. We are looking forward to seeing students bright and early with our doors opening at 8:05 am. There is no adult supervision prior to this time, so please help us by keeping them in your car until 8:05. We will begin dismissing students a little early to assist with the dismissal process in the afternoon. Your patience during arrival and dismissal is much appreciated.

    Over the next few days student schedules may be adjusted to balance class sizes that will lower the student to teacher ratio. Thank you in advance for your understanding, flexibility and support.

    Please remember that the state of North Carolina requires all 7th graders to have 2 additional vaccines in order to attend 7th grade. Call your health care provider to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

    There will be a daily charge for breakfast and lunch this upcoming school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com prior to the start of school to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, The Home of the Mustangs!

    8-21-22

    Good evening Mendenhall Families! 

     

    This is Principal George Green with a few reminders for this week.

     

    You are cordially invited to attend Page Fest this Monday evening from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm on the campus of Page High School.

     

    Open House will take place on Tuesday, August 23rd with drop-in times from 4:00pm until 6:30pm.  Sixth graders and students that are new to Mendenhall are encouraged to stop by between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  Seventh and eighth graders can stop by between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

     

    Please remember that the state of North Carolina requires all 7th graders to have 2 additional vaccines in order to attend 7th grade.  Call your health care provider to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

     

    There will be a daily charge for breakfast and lunch this upcoming school year. You may visit www.lunchapplication.com prior to the start of school to see if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

     

    As always, thank you for your continued support of Mendenhall Middle School, where we are, Home of the Mustangs!