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Phone: 480-484-5200
Fax: 480-484-5201
Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Mohave Middle School
8490 E. Jackrabbit Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250     
Chris Asmussen, Principal
Wendy Allen, Assistant Principal
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Community Notice:
In response to changes in technology to its wireless services, and its commitment to provide service throughout this area, Verizon Wireless is requesting approval for the replacement of nine (9) existing antennas with nine (9) new antennas at Mohave Middle School. The proposed antennas will be similar in size and will be painted to match the existing light pole.

Any questions or comments, please contact Steve Ciolek (480)246-4131
District Announcements
ADE Releases New Achievement Profiles

ADE Label
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
Traffic Safety and Schools

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Back to School Night
Mohave Curriculum Night
 Wednesday August 20thfrom 6 to 8 PM Mohave is hosting Curriculum Night.  The evening will begin at 6 PM sharp – please plan to be in your child’s 1st period classroom 
6:00 PM                “Morning Announcements”   The Nurse, PTO, and Mr. Asmussen will share information about Mohave
6:20 – 6:30 PM                   1st period
6:35 – 6:45                           2nd period
6:50 – 7:00                           3rd period
7:05 – 7:15                           4th period
7:20 – 7:30                           5th period
7:35 – 7:45                           6th period
7:50 – 8:00                           7th period
Teachers will share with parents the scope and sequence of what will be learned in their classroom this year.  They will share how they are connecting to the Mohave Initiative – an integrated approach to teaching and learning where students are focusing their learning toward a common theme.
6th grade theme: Changes in Systems
7th grade theme: Making Choices (when presented with many options)
8th grade theme: Overcoming Challenges
Please ask your student to print their schedule for you from Synergy, or provide you with a written copy. 
If by chance, parents come to school without their child’s schedule – we will have schedules available for parents in their child’s 1st period.  (We will not be able to print copies for parents in the office.)
During your child’s lunch period parents will have the opportunity to hear information about the SUSD Override.  Yes To Children has rented space from the District, and will be in the café.  Parents may choose to not attend this informational meeting.   Parents will not attend “Reading”.   
8th grade: 4th period
7th grade: 5th period
6th grade: 6th period
Please note that this is a time for teachers to share global information about their class.  If you have individual concerns about your child – please set a time with the teacher(s) outside of this evening’s activities.  
We look forward to meeting you on the 20th.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the school.  480-484-5200.

Morning Announcements
Mohave will post morning announcements here, on our main page, frequently.  However, PLEASE make sure you are still paying attention at the beginning of each day.  There may be a delay getting announcements posted OR we may miss posting an announcement that was important to YOU.  Please be in your first period on time, at 7:45 AM, and ready to listen to morning announcements every day.  Thank you.

Wednesday, August 19th
Cell phones should be off and in your backpack.  Teachers may allow students to use their cell phones during class for educational purposes.  You may use your cell phones in class ONLY with teacher permission. 

Cell phones may be used at lunch – students may not take pictures or videos.  Please use this time to communicate with home as needed.

Remember to WEAR your student ID card - EVERY DAY.  

The morning news crew is looking for students to operate the camera, sound board, and to be news anchors.  Mr. A will be wandering around the cafeteria with applications for this club – please see him or Mrs. Ratliff in room 255 if you are interested.

Students who put in for a schedule request, but have not received it ... it is looking like that request cannot be honored.  Please feel free to see Mr. A at lunch to discuss you situation.

The Library will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 AM to 2:40 PM.  Please show your PAWS when in the Media Center.  Feel free to stop in at lunch if you need a book for Reading :-)

Writing CLUB will begin this Friday in room 128, that is the computer lab across from the Art Room downstairs.  
New Clubs starting at Mohave! Debate Club: Starting this Thursday in Mr. Stevens' room, Room 227.  Students are invited to learn how to argue using evidence to support their claims.  Great way to practice the Spring Board skills you are learning in ELA

Homework Club:  Need help with your homework, and want a teacher there to provide that support?  Starting this Thursday, students may drop into the Media Center to get extra help.  The club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday!  Hope to see you there.

Math Lab:  Need help with math?  The Math Lab will be open every Monday after school, Tuesday before school, and Wednesday after school.  Stop in the Media Center and get the help you need!  Math Lab opens next week - Monday, August 25th!

Robotics Club will start  Friday - August 22nd.  Mr. TeVelde is asking that students who are interested notify him - this way he will have enough materials on hand. 

It is still not too late to join Girl’s Volleyball or Boy’s Baseball.  Go to the office for an athletic packet and more information.
Make-Up Testing (Pre-Test) will be given in the Library today and Wednesday.  Teachers, please send students who did not finish or who were absent during testing. 


Clubs Sports and Activities
There are many opportunities for students to get involved at school!  Some clubs are fee based (so we can pay the teacher for their time, and get materials for the club).   Tax credit fees are dollar for dollar credits that parents can claim on their Arizona State Income Taxes in April.   Other clubs are FREE – either because the teacher is volunteering their time, or Mohave is using specific accounts to cover the costs for our students.  IF the club is fee based, and your family needs assistance – PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO ASK … Mohave will not let a fee prohibit a student from participation.
After School  Homework Club (Starting Thursday, August 21st)
Need help with your homework?  Students may seek help from Mr. Norris after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Students meet in the Media Center.  No appointment needed, just stop in and ask a Mohave teacher for help!  There is NO charge to students for seeking help – Mohave Middle School is using Tax Credit money to support this program for our students.
Please note:  NO Homework clubs on … September 2, October 7, November 11, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5 … Mr. Norris will attend Mohave Staff Meetings on these days.
Math Lab (Starting the Week of August 25th)
Need specific help in math?  Mohave math teachers are available throughout the week – before and after school to help students improve their math skills (and to help with homework and test/quiz preparation).  No appointment needed, just stop in and ask for help!  There is NO charge to students seeking help in math – Mohave Middle School is using Title 1 dollars to support this program for our students.   The Lab is held in the Media Center.
  • Monday: After school from 2:30 to 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: Before school from 7 to 7:40 AM
  • Wednesday: After school from 2:30 to 3:30 PM
Open Computer Lab (Starting August 25th)
Need a computer to help with your school work?  Or do you need a computer to create a “jazzy” presentation?  Mrs. Ratliff opens her computer lab, Room 255 every Monday after school from 2:20 to 3:20 PM for students in need.  No appointment needed, just drop in for help.  There is no charge to students – Mrs. Ratliff volunteers her time.
Morning Announcements (Join today)
We are looking for students to operate the camera, the sound board, and to direct the morning news program.  Have a “Wildcat Personality” and want to be IN FRONT OF the camera?  We need news anchors too!  See Mrs. Ratliff in room 255 for more information.  News crew starts at 7:30 AM every morning!  There is a $60 tax credit fee to join the news.
 After School Sports
Quarter 1: Boys Baseball, Girls Volleyball (It’s NOT too late to sign up for 1st quarter sports.  Get your information in by Friday, August 22nd!)
**Cross country – plan to start in September, more information to come.
Quarter 2: Boys Basketball, Girls Softball, Cheer, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer
Quarter 3: Boys Flag Football, Girls Basketball
Quarter 4: Boys and Girls Track and Filed
SUSD Middle School Sports is a two Tier program.  The 1st Tier runs during the 1st half of the quarter.  There are NO cuts, and all students can participate.  At the end of Tier 1, all athletes participate in a Super Saturday Sports Festival.  The festival runs on a Saturday, and all athletes play in 3 games.  To participate in Tier 1, there is a $60 tax credit fee.
  • Quarter 1: Saturday, September 6
  • Quarter 2: Saturday, November 15
  • Quarter 3: Saturday, January 31
At the conclusion of Tier 1, teams are chosen.  15 players are chosen for a 7th/8th grade team AND 15 players are chosen for a 6th/7th grade team.  These teams host and travel to the other SUSD middle schools – and represent Mohave!  If invited, and to participate in Tier 2, there is a $30 tax credit fee.
See the Office for more information or Mohave’s Athletic Director, Mark Close.
Future Cities Competition (Join Today!)
Future Cities meets after school on Thursdays in Room 120 with Mrs. McBride.  In this Club/Activity, students work in teams to design a city of the future.  Students work with volunteer engineers, who help students design, create a model, and write a description of their city.  This is a STEM related Club/Activity and is open to all Mohave students.  There is NO Charge for this Club – as Mrs. McBride volunteers her time.  For more information please contact her.
Robotics (Starts Friday, August 22nd)
Robotics meets Fridays after school in Mr. teVelde’s room, Room 237.  Students work in teams to design and program robots to complete missions.  Students will begin working with First Lego League materials in preparation of completion (regional meet hosted by Mohave MS) in November.  The club will transition to VEX robotics later in the year.  State competition in the spring (Mohave is the reigning state champion!) with hopes of returning to Worlds in May.  There is a $60 tax credit fee to participate. 
Creative Writing Club (Join Today!)
Creative Writing Club meets after school on Fridays in Room 128 with Mrs. McBride.  In this Club, students work individually or with partners and groups.  There is NO charge for this club – as Mrs. McBride volunteers her time.  For more information please contact her.
 Debate Club (Join Today!)
Debate Club meets Thursdays after school in Mr. Stevens’ room, Room 127.  Students pick the side of an argument, use evidence and justification to support their claims, and try to sway others to their thinking.  There is NO charge for this club – as Mr. Stevens volunteers his time.  For more information, please contact him.

If you would like a copy of the Mohave Student Handbook  - PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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