• Wednesday, February 12th

    General News:  

     

    Yo 7th grade you have spirit rally today so let's give out some prizes! Today we have $20 to Get Air and 30 minutes and socks to Sky Zone. ANNOUNCE WINNERS. Please pick up your prizes from Mrs. Nguyen in room C207. 

     

    It's your turn 8th grade and some may say we've saved the best for last. One winner will receive $10 to the App Store and iTunes and another will win $25 to Arnold's ANNOUNCE WINNERS. Please pick up your prizes from Mr. Chubb in room C206.

     

    Attention to all students and families who are interested in  CREW. This weekend, Friday February 14th, the high school crew team will be holding a 24 hour Ergathon, an event where the team will collectively row 250,000 meters!  That’s a ton of meters! The event will be held from 6pm Friday to 6pm Saturday this weekend and we encourage you to get up to the High School and support! The crew team is looking to raise enough money for some new sculling blades.  See you there!

     

    Are you interested in running? If so, here's the perfect opportunity for you. On March 8th the Upper Merion High School Cross Country team will be holding its annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k and 1 mile fun run. The event is for all ages and everyone is welcome. The cost for the 5k is $25 while the cost for the 1 mile fun run is $10. All money raised goes to support the cross country team. In addition there are awards for the top finishers of the race and all mile runners receive a ribbon. If you sign up before the 16th you also get a long sleeve shirt with your admission. If your interested in signing up go to umxcshamrockshuffle.itsyourrace.com or get a paper copy from the main office. .

     

    The CAST CLUB will meet afterschool TODAY, February 12th, in Room C-230 from 3:00 to 4:30.  

     

    The Huddle thanks everyone who donated soup for the Saint John's Soup kitchen in Norristown. It was the highest amount our school has ever given to those who are in great need. Way to go Viking nation!

     

    Heart lollipops will be on sale today after school in the main hallway outside of the auditorium for 50 cents. See you there and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

     

    February 16, 2020 is a very important date to know... it's this guy's 50th birthday- yes, you heard that right, Mr. Cress will be 50 on February 16th. If you see him around school today, make sure you wish him a happy early birthday!



    Lunch News:

     

    Y’all like toast of the French variety?  Get the cinnamon sweet french toast with endless toppings.  Cool, welp, see you later!


    Tuesday, February 11th

    General News:  

     

    A reminder to all that tomorrow is the February PBIS spirit day- wear gear to support your favorite sports team. We can't wait to see all those fans tomorrow!

     

    Are you interested in running? If so, here's the perfect opportunity for you. On March 8th the Upper Merion High School Cross Country team will be holding its annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k and 1 mile fun run. The event is for all ages and everyone is welcome. The cost for the 5k is $25 while the cost for the 1 mile fun run is $10. All money raised goes to support the cross country team. In addition there are awards for the top finishers of the race and all mile runners receive a ribbon. If you sign up before the 16th you also get a long sleeve shirt with your admission. If your interested in signing up go to umxcshamrockshuffle.itsyourrace.com or get a paper copy from the main office. .

     

    The CAST CLUB will meet afterschool tomorrow, February 12th, in Room C-230 from 3:00 to 4:30.  



    Lunch News:

     

    We have a few beef and cheese soft tacos for your hunger problems.


    Monday, February 10th

    General News:  

     

    Hey Viking Nation- what a fun time to be a Viking here at the middle school! Last Friday, 5th and 6th had their mid year spirit rallies and really enjoyed all of the events. 7th and 8th grade- your spirit rallies will be on Wednesday this week. It's also time for our February Spirit Day, this Wednesday Feb 12th- wear your favorite team gear to show your spirit and earn points for your grade level! All grades are doing awesome completing for the PBIS spirit reward at the end of the year, so keep it up! We will have updated points next week after all of these awesome happenings. 

     

    Are you interested in running? If so, here's the perfect opportunity for you. On March 8th the Upper Merion High School Cross Country team will be holding its annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k and 1 mile fun run. The event is for all ages and everyone is welcome. The cost for the 5k is $25 while the cost for the 1 mile fun run is $10. All money raised goes to support the cross country team. In addition there are awards for the top finishers of the race and all mile runners receive a ribbon. If you sign up before the 16th you also get a long sleeve shirt with your admission. If your interested in signing up go to umxcshamrockshuffle.itsyourrace.com or get a paper copy from the main office. 

     

    There will be a Huddle leader meeting tomorrow morning at 7:20 in room C-115.

     

    Lower House students: This is a reminder that today is the deadline for handing in permission forms and payment to be able to play in the FCA Huddle DodgeBall Tournament which will benefit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Also, captains of pre-formed teams must complete a team roster form, hand that in to the main office. Captains, make sure your team players have handed in their permission forms and payment, if they are listed on your team form. Team forms are available in the main office.

     

    Lunch News:

     

    Hop on the gravy train today with mashed potatoes and a crispy chicken patty.

     

    Sports:

     

    On Friday the JV team had an amazing win against collegium. With Molly leading them with 5 points, then amaria close behind with 4, alyssa, bailey and lexie tagged along with 2. Zhaane, Amaria, and alyssa came in with many outstanding steals. Everyone else played amazing defense and were great supporters. Great Season Girls!!

     

    Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball Team who closed out their season in style with a 33-25 road win over Collegium Charter. The Vikings played their best game of the season and were led by Devon Maiden's 11 points and 6 points each from Jiya Brewer and Avery Fox. Samantha Walmsley spearheaded a phenomenal defensive effort.


    Friday, February 7th

    General News:  

     

    Attention 5th grade: Let's get excited for your spirit rally at 11 by drawing 2 names for this month's big prizes, a free cookie from the cafeteria and a $15 gift card to Barnes and Noble.  Make sure to pick your prize up from Mrs. Bacani in room C120.

     

    6th grade let's get hype for today's spirit rally at 12:30! We have two awesome prizes today: a smoothie from the cafeteria and $10 to DeRosa's School Store. Please pick up your prizes from Mr. Kaplan in room C318.

     

    Attention 7th and 8th grade students:

    Upper House Student Council is sponsoring a Valentine's Dance TONIGHT  from 7:00PM -9:00PM

    The cost is $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. You must have a signed permission slip in order to buy a ticket. The tickets will be sold during your lunch shifts. We will also have a gym open for basketball and other activities.  Come out and have a great time with your friends!

     

    The Math Counts competition team will be attending competition this Saturday in Lansdale. We will represent Upper Merion and compete against other schools in Montgomery County. Wish good luck to Robert Rath, Joy Wang, Srinivas, Rohn Mathew, Liz Cooke, and Becca O'Neil. 

     

    Congratulations to our newest 8th grade members of the House of Representatives: 

     

    Meetra Barger, Ava Didonato, Andrew Prendergast, Alex Kim, Taylor Graham, Olivia Lewis, Richard Herman, Hafsah Bhatti, Rujuta Ghandi, Nathan Gomes, Arturo Cabrera-Ortiz, Ben Gordon, Kyle Marchese, Dhruvi Patel, Lindsey Botzum, Cat Errin, Nick Smiley, Alayna Chavez, Josh Nguyen, Jared Wilks

     

    Congratulations to our newst 8th grade members of the Senate: 

     

    JR Herman, Brandon Pham, Collete Egan, Ada Baicoinau, Gabe Falcone, Kaitlyn Napolitan, Aly Maugeri, Jack Rogers




    Lunch News:

     

    Today you cans enjoy an original vegetarian Personal Pan Pizza with some healthy hearty Edamame Pods. Grab those Orange Halves, that are juicy and fresh.  Crumbly Oatmeal Cookie is a must. Have a good day. 

     

    Sports:

     

    JV Basketball ended on a high note defeating East Norriton 37-29. Richard Savior led the way with 11, while Dom Handy dropped 9. Also scoring was Cooper Abraham and Koyan Christopher. Coach Crowley would like to thank Mrs. Feliciano for all of her work, as well as the athletic trainers for all of their assistance this year. Finally a big shout out to volunteer coach, Mr. Munro on another great year of helping out!

     

    The Boys Varsity Basketball team defeated Eisenhower 40-37 on Thursday to finish the season 9-5. 

     

    Games Today:

     

    Girls Basketball game at Collegium at 3:45. Dismissal 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Collegium HS

    Wrestling meet at Quakertown Tournament at 5:00. Dismissal 2:15, departure 2:30. Weigh-ins 3:30. Meet at Quakertown HS.  Tomorrow the bus will leave at 6:00 AM, weigh-ins at 7:30 AM.


    Thursday, February 6th

    General News:  

     

    This Friday the Jr. The Optimist club will meet in room c230 at 7:30 a.m. If possible please bring in individual snacks and or candy for our Valentine's day project.

     

    Attention 7th and 8th grade students:

    Upper House Student Council is sponsoring a Valentine's Dance TOMORROW  from 7:00PM -9:00PM

    The cost is $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. You must have a signed permission slip in order to buy a ticket. The tickets will be sold during your lunch shifts. We will also have a gym open for basketball and other activities.

    Come out and have a great time with your friends!

     

    Students: The Huddle DodgeBall Tournament is coming up soon. The deadline to hand in all forms and money is this Monday, February 10 in order to participate. Forms are available at the main office, cafeteria, and wrestling gym this Friday. Don't be left out. 

     

    Hey everyone: this will be the last week for donating soup containers to help feed the hungry at Saint John's Soup Kitchen in Norristown. You can drop them off at the main office and the wrestling gym at the Huddle this Friday. Many thanks to everyone who have already donated.

     

    Come one, come all to play bucket ball at the Huddle this Friday in the wrestling gym.

    Bring a friend before school to enjoy the action with. There will be refreshments and reflections too. Hope you can make it.

     

    Winners of the Upper Merion Townships 45th Annual Write & Illustrate Your Own Book Contest:

    5th Grade Winners = Max Belmonte & Rida Fathima

    6th Grade Winners = Amelia Desilets

    7th Grade Winners = Sam Belmonte & Ishitaa Saxena

    8th Grade Winners = Jocelyn Bilker, Megan Chaing, Sofia Nannetti & Rujuta Gandhi



    Lunch News:

     

    Today you should munch on fresh Homemade vegan Mac and Cheese alongside some juicy Peas.  To top off your mac n cheese, eat a complimentary fluffy Dinner Roll. Don't forget a scrumptious Watermelon Slice

     

    Sports:



    Games Today:

     

    Boys Basketball game at Eisenhower at 3:30. Dismissal 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Eisenhower MS

    Girls Basketball game home against Eisenhower at 3:30. (1 team)

    Girls Basketball game at Westtown at 3:30. Dismissal 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Westtown School (7th grade only)