Upper Merion Area Middle School

Inspiring Excellence

 

Friday, May 26


Here are today’s announcements-


Yesterday afternoon, C230 was filled with positive energy as brave students took a risk and performed at the Open Mic in front of over 110 students, parents, and teachers!  

The 9th Annual CREATE Open Mic opened and closed with our drummers-- Sarah Mkadem and Adriana Lamesta.  We had many singers who chose various genres from alternative to pop to show tunes to rock, and guitarist Alex Vazquez, as well as comedians Mikel Isufaj and RJ Curtis.  We even had gymnasts Sienna Butler and Camryn Leahy perform a routine of tumbling!

A special thanks to Ms. Nutter, who trusted us with her drums, Ms. Seymour who lent us her lucky rug, Mr. Homicz for setting up, and Mr. Pizza for preparing the room.  We are grateful to PTC for feeding the students, and a shout out to the dozen teachers who showed their support-- especially Mr. Cress who stayed for all of the performances!


Attention Yearbook Staff: Please join us for our FINAL yearbook meeting on Wednesday, May 31st in Mrs. Wood's room (C-119) from 3:00-4:30.


TODAY is the Day- May 26th, the last day to log your books for the 25 Book Challenge. The library  will not accept any more logs after today so be sure to either log your books on the library Schoology page, the library website or provide a paper copy of your book list to your librarian TODAY! Remember, there will be  a drawing for some amazing prizes for those students who have logged 25 books over the school year.


But that’s not the only reason TODAY is important. Students must return all their library books TODAY as well. So clean out that backpack, locker and under your bed and return all library materials TODAY.


Don't forget to enter the NATURAL HIGH VIDEO CONTEST!  Create a 30-45 second video about YOUR Natural High!  Be creative!  Three videos will be selected to win prizes to GET AIR, SKY ZONE, and ARNOLD'S FUN CENTER.  Submit your video through your grade level's Schoology assignment by June 2nd. We are looking forward to seeing your video!


We have off on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day, here is a video from Mrs. Koerper’s class for more information on Memorial Day! *****


Lunch today- Grilled Cheese Sandwich Creamy Tomato Soup Carrot Sticks w/ Hummus Dip Pineapple Tidbits  

Quote of the Week:  “We all have stumbling blocks. What is most important is turning them into stepping stones.”


Have a Cool C day!


 

 

Thursday, May 25


Here are today’s announcements-


Attention Yearbook Staff: Please join us for our FINAL yearbook meeting on Wednesday, May 31st in Mrs. Wood's room (C-119) from 3:00-4:30.


May 26th is a very important date. May 26th is the last day to log your books for the 25 Book Challenge. The library  will not accept any more logs after May 26th so be sure to either log your books on the library Schoology page, the library website or provide a paper copy of your book list to your librarian by  May 26th. Remember, there will be  a drawing for some amazing prizes for those students who have logged 25 books over the school year.


But that’s not the only reason May 26th is important. Students must return all their library books by May 26th as well. So clean out that backpack, locker and under your bed and return all library materials by May 26th.


Hey students, you are invited to this week's Huddle. Come Friday morning before school to the wrestling gym, and have fun, food, and fellowship. There will be a guest speaker too. Bring a friend.


Attention girls- The Upper Merion High School Girls Basketball Program will be having Open gym for rising 9th graders tonight, Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-6:00.  This will continue through the summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Shumoski. Thanks!


Don't forget to enter the NATURAL HIGH VIDEO CONTEST!  Create a 30-45 second video about YOUR Natural High!  Be creative!  Three videos will be selected to win prizes to GET AIR, SKY ZONE, and ARNOLD'S FUN CENTER.  Submit your video through your grade level's Schoology assignment by June 2nd. We are looking forward to seeing your video!


In Sports Today-


Vikings 7th grade baseball tied a tough Perk Valley West team 5-5 yesterday. It was a tough first inning for the Vikings, giving up three runs, but Mike L and Thomas M picked someone off at 3rd base to end the inning and swing the momentum. The Vikings then responded with four runs from Gus C, Mike L, Hutch, and Robbie P and Thomas M had an RBI. Perk Valley was then shut down by Thomas M and Mike L in the pitching game. Robbie P scored on a wild pitch and tied it up in the 6th and that’s the way the game would end. Way to finish the season on a good note Vikings!


The 8th Grade Girls Lacrosse team ended their season with a big win against Boyertown East with a score of 9-4. Anya Waller did an amazing job in goal with 8 saves!! Our defense caused many turnovers giving Upper Merion the advantage. Sarah Adams, Sophie Kvetan, and Emma Siegrist all produced key interceptions throughout the game. In addition, Natalie DeRosato, Francesca Campolongo, and Irena Naida played tough defense.  Midfielders, Megan McNeill, Emma Wellington, and Cat Merritt, did a great job working together to control the draws which allowed them to win most of them.  Cat Merritt scored 5 goals and had one assist.  Bella DiSanto scored 2 goals and also had an assist.  And Emma Wellington scored 2 goals. Attackers Kiara Otto, Aziyah Edwards, Kayleigh Roseland, Krystieanna Westlove, and Sammy Lewis played with intensity!  Congratulations to all the 8th grade players on a job well done.



Lunch today-  Get your Pho for the last time this year.  Choose your meat and grain in the delicious broth and then top it with all the fresh toppings of your choice.  


Breakfast tomorrow will be donut holes.  These are whole grain rich, delicious little donut holes with a bit of icing drizzled across.  Get a fruit or juice with it and choose any milk you like to make it a meal.


Quote of the Week:  “We all have stumbling blocks. What is most important is turning them into stepping stones.”



Have the BEST B day!


 

Wednesday, May 24


Here are today’s announcements-


All Intramural Hockey players and helpers should report to the main gym today at 3:00.


The next edition of the Viking Cup playoffs will take place today after school. The Penguins and Golden Knights will battle for the right to take on the first place Predators. Good luck to all teams, and may the odds ever be in your favor for winning the cup.


Thank you to the Community of Caring Club members who woke early this past Saturday morning to volunteer at Cecil and Grace Bean's Soup Kitchen in Norristown.  Thanks goes out to: Sarah P, Morgan H, Andrew F, Aishani M and Mrs. Mehta.  Your time and smiles were highly appreciated by those you served!


Attention Yearbook Staff: Please join us for our FINAL yearbook meeting on Wednesday, May 31st in Mrs. Wood's room (C-119) from 3:00-4:30.


Can you believe it?  The week of the CREATE Open Mic is here!  This year we have tons of talented classmates from all the grades who will perform in a relaxed, non-judgement zone this Thursday after school in C230 from 3-4:30!

For example... Alex Vazquez in 8th grade playing his guitar-- Adriana Lamesta in 5th grade on the drums-- and a lot more surprises in store!  

Get your permission slip signed and returned to Mrs. Della Valle as soon as possible.  Forms available at lunch and in C112.  There is no charge and pizza will be provided by the PTC.

Speaking of which... the last practice for the CREATE Open Mic will be on Wednesday from 3-4:30 in C112, Mrs. Della Valle's room.    


The Student Achievers Program will soon end for the school

year. Thursday, May 25th is the final day for students to attend this Program.  Mr. Slavin would like to thank our staff and students who once again made this program a success


Attention girls- The Upper Merion High School Girls Basketball Program will be having Open gym for rising 9th graders Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-6:00.  This will continue through the summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Shumoski. Thanks!


Are you planning to create a video for the Natural High Video Contest?  Need some inspiration?  Here's another winning video from last year's Natural High Contest at the High School! *****


May 26th is a very important date. May 26th is the last day to log your books for the 25 Book Challenge. The library  will not accept any more logs after May 26th so be sure to either log your books on the library Schoology page, the library website or provide a paper copy of your book list to your librarian by  May 26th. Remember, there will be  a drawing for some amazing prizes for those students who have logged 25 books over the school year.


But that’s not the only reason May 26th is important. Students must return all their library books by May 26th as well. So clean out that backpack, locker and under your bed and return all library materials by May 26th.


Hey students, you are invited to this week's Huddle. Come Friday morning before school to the wrestling gym, and have fun, food, and fellowship. There will be a guest speaker too. Bring a friend.


This is an announcement from Ms. Seymour for the Build a Better World Band!

Please see Ms. Seymour in C110 some time today.  She has details regarding our first performance!


In Sports Today-


The 8th Grade Girls Lacrosse Team showed what team work is all about in their win against Stewart MS yesterday!  Bella DiSanto and Cat Merritt scored two goals and ...ready for this...the following players all scored a goal...Christina Vetrano, Aziyah Edwards, Sarah Adams, Krystieanna Westlove, Emma Wellington, Khiara Otto, Irena Naida, Sammy Lewis, Sophia Lamesta, Kayleigh Roseland, Rylie Hanlon, and Emma Seigrist.  Many assists were made by Sarah Adams, Angel Koeuth, Megan McNeill, Emma Wellington, and Cat Merritt.  Aggressive defense was played by Francesca Campolongo, Sarah Perez, Natalie DeRosato, Angel Koeuth, and Megan McNeill.  Goalie, Anya Waller had 6 saves out of 7 shots on goal!  The team will travel to Boyertown East on Wednesday for their last game of the season...Go Vikings!!



Games today:

Boys Baseball home against Perkiomen Valley West at 3:45 7th grade at Heuser Dismiss at 2:45/Bus departure 3:00

Girls Softball at Pottsgrove at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:15/Bus departure 2:30

Girls Lacrosse at Boyertown East at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:00/Bus departure 2:15


Lunch today-  The lunch special in the cafeteria today is homemade mac and cheese with ham.  Lunches are either free, $.40, or $3.25.


Quote of the Week:  “We all have stumbling blocks. What is most important is turning them into stepping stones.”



Have an awesome A day!


 

 

Tuesday, May 23


Here are today’s announcements-


Attention Yearbook Staff: Please join us for our FINAL yearbook meeting on Wednesday, May 31st in Mrs. Wood's room (C-119) from 3:00-4:30.


Can you believe it?  The week of the CREATE Open Mic is here!  This year we have tons of talented classmates from all the grades who will perform in a relaxed, non-judgement zone this Thursday after school in C230 from 3-4:30!

For example... Alex Vazquez in 8th grade playing his guitar-- Adriana Lamesta in 5th grade on the drums-- and a lot more surprises in store!  

Get your permission slip signed and returned to Mrs. Della Valle as soon as possible.  Forms available at lunch and in C112.  There is no charge and pizza will be provided by the PTC.

Speaking of which... the last practice for the CREATE Open Mic will be on Wednesday from 3-4:30 in C112, Mrs. Della Valle's room.    


The next Intramural Hockey session will be this Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30.


Hey students, you are invited to this week's Huddle. Come Friday morning before school to the wrestling gym, and have fun, food, and fellowship. There will be a guest speaker too. Bring a friend.


The Student Achievers Program will soon end for the school

year. Thursday, May 25th is the final day for students to attend this Program.  Mr. Slavin would like to thank our staff and students who once again made this program a success


Attention girls- The Upper Merion High School Girls Basketball Program will be having Open gym for rising 9th graders starting Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:00-7:00 and Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-6:00.  This will continue through the summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Shumoski. Thanks!


May 26th is a very important date. May 26th is the last day to log your books for the 25 Book Challenge. The library  will not accept any more logs after May 26th so be sure to either log your books on the library Schoology page, the library website or provide a paper copy of your book list to your librarian by  May 26th. Remember, there will be  a drawing for some amazing prizes for those students who have logged 25 books over the school year.


But that’s not the only reason May 26th is important. Students must return all their library books by May 26th as well. So clean out that backpack, locker and under your bed and return all library materials by May 26th.


Attention All 5th Grade Band Members:
The 4th annual 5th grade band swim party will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, after school until 4:30.  You may pick up a permission slip in the band room... it is posted on Schoology as well.  Permission slips are due to Mrs. Jackson TODAY.  Don't miss out on the fun




In Sports Today-

Attention 8th graders (only) who will be playing football next season:  The Athletic Department will be offering physicals at the high school for fall high school athletes on June 1st from 2:30-5:30.  See Coach Chubb in room C206 for a copy of the PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-participation Form.  Please have your parents complete sections 1-5 and return your completed form to Coach Chubb no later than May 25th.  The cost of the physical is $10.00.

Games today:

Boys Baseball at Stewart at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:15 /Bus departure 2:30

Girls Softball home against Stewart at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:30/Bus departure to Heuser 2:45

Girls Lacrosse home against Stewart at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:30/Bus departure to Heuser 2:45


Lunch today-  Lasagna w/ Marinara or Meat Sauce Garlic Toast Green Beans Sliced Apples


Quote of the Week:  “We all have stumbling blocks. What is most important is turning them into stepping stones.”



Have a DAZZLING D day!


 

 

Monday, May 22


Here are today’s announcements-


The Student Achievers Program will soon end for the school

year. Thursday, May 25th is the final day for students to attend this Program.  Mr. Slavin would like to thank our staff and students who once again made this program a success


The Upper Merion High School Basketball Program will be having Open gym for rising 9th graders starting Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:00-7:00 and Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-6:00.  This will continue through the summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Shumoski. Thanks!


May 26th is a very important date. May 26th is the last day to log your books for the 25 Book Challenge. The library  will not accept any more logs after May 26th so be sure to either log your books on the library Schoology page, the library website or provide a paper copy of your book list to your librarian by  May 26th. Remember, there will be  a drawing for some amazing prizes for those students who have logged 25 books over the school year.


But that’s not the only reason May 26th is important. Students must return all their library books by May 26th as well. So clean out that backpack, locker and under your bed and return all library materials by May 26th.


Attention All 5th Grade Band Members:
The 4th annual 5th grade band swim party will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, after school until 4:30.  You may pick up a permission slip in the band room... it is posted on Schoology as well.  Permission slips are due to Mrs. Jackson on or before May 23rd.  Don't miss out on the fun


Intramural Hockey will take place today from 3:00 to 5:30. All players and helpers should report to the main gym today.


Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade orchestra!  They received a Superior Rating in the High Note Music Festival on Friday.  Special shout out to the orchestra section leaders Wilson Li, Jean An, Chris Kourtitis and Daniel Prusacki.


We had three raffle winners from Natural High Week.  Alina Hernandez won the Natural High Donation Raffle.  Michael Gallagher won the raffle for filling out a Natural High Sheet, and Izzy LeGendre won the raffle for the Natural High Pledge. Congratulations!  You may pick up your prizes in the Main Office after the announcements.  


Are you planning to enter the NATURAL HIGH VIDEO Contest?  Do you need some inspiration?  Here's a winning video from last year's Natural High Contest at the High School.  Enjoy!


In Sports Today-

Attention 8th graders (only) who will be playing football next season:  The Athletic Department will be offering physicals at the high school for fall high school athletes on June 1st from 2:30-5:30.  See Coach Chubb in room C206 for a copy of the PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-participation Form.  Please have your parents complete sections 1-5 and return your completed form to Coach Chubb no later than May 25th.  The cost of the physical is $10.00.

Games today:

Boys Baseball home against Perkiomen Valley West at 3:45

         7th grade at Heuser Dismiss at 2:45 /Bus departure 3:00

Girls Softball at Pottsgrove at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:15/Bus departure 2:30

Girls Lacrosse at Pottsgrove at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:15/Bus departure 2:30


Lunch today-  Potato and Cheese Pierogies w/ Asst. Toppings Dinner Roll Sautéed Spinach Peaches


Quote of the Week:  “We all have stumbling blocks. What is most important is turning them into stepping stones.”



Have a CARING C day!


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