During MCPS' recent celebration of Engineering Month, students at several of our schools participated in an epic paper airplane competition. Students researched, designed, and launched their own paper planes, giving our youngest learners a chance to experiment with important STEM-related concepts such as aerodynamics, force, and resistance. Here's a look at some of our MMS students who participated in the challenge and took home some awesome prizes!
1 day ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Six MMS students pose with their paper airplanes
Two students chat while another lines up his paper airplane for launch
MMS student holds a paper airplane
MMS student holds a paper airplane
Two MMS students launch paper airplanes in a hallway
MMS students with STEM-themed toys
Wow! MCPS had NINE teams compete this weekend at the Piedmont Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament! Four teams placed first in their categories to advance to the state tournament next month, including all three of the Middle School teams that competed and one team from PHES! Teams from PHES and AHES also took home multiple top three finishes in their categories. Congratulations to all teams and their coaches for all their hard work over the last few months, and for their amazing performances on competition day!
2 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team members pose with their first place medals
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first and second place medals
Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first place medals
Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team members hold up their first place medals
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team with their coach
AHES Odyssey of the Mind Team poses with coach
☘️ This morning, a beautiful rainbow briefly appeared over Patrick Henry Elementary School! One lucky leprechaun was outside to witness the magical moment. Instances like this that remind us that our schools are not just places of learning, but treasures in our community, just like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! 🌈🌟
6 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
A rainbow arches over the sky and ends at Patrick Henry Elementary School, where a teacher stands in a leprechaun costume on the front sidewalk
MCPS will host a meningococcal vaccine clinic for rising 7th and 12th grade students on April 20 and 21 at Martinsville Middle School. This vaccine is required by the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Education, and is state-mandated. Consent forms should have been mailed to parents and must be returned no later than Friday, March 17. Forms can be turned in at MHS to Tristan Sarver, RN, and at MMS to Toya Johnson, LPN. If the student has insurance, please bring a copy of their insurance card on the day of the clinic. If you have any questions, contact: Tristan Sarver at (276) 403-5788 or tristan.sarver@martinsville.k12.va.us Toya Johnson at (276) 403-5735 or tjjohnson@martinsville.k12.va.us
8 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Vaccine Clinic graphic
Congratulations to all the talented performers who took part in the Martinsville Middle School PBIS talent show yesterday! From amazing songs and dances to impressive displays of karate and gymnastics, the show was packed with fantastic performances. We also can't forget to mention the incredible faculty band who rocked the house! What an amazing showcase of talent. We can't wait to see what you'll do next! Congratulations to the talent show winners: 🏆 1st: Ben Pickett for his karate performance 🏆 2nd: Abbi & Olivia Campbell for their tumble routine 🏆 3rd: KeAndrius Beal & KyKira Johnson for their duet
8 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
One MMS student holding a guitar smiles at another student holding a microphone during the MMS talent show
An MMS student in a karate uniform shouts during his showcase at the MMS talent show
MMS teacher Greg Hackenberg holds drumsticks in the air as he sits behind a silver drum kit
MMS student holds out her right arm and holds a microphone in her left hand as she performs during the MMS talent show
Two MMS students perform a duet at the MMS talent show
MMS Assistant Principal Mark Toole holds his baritone above his head as he sits with the faculty band at the MMS talent show
Two students dressed in white button down shirts and suit jackets sing during the MMS talent show
two students dressed in slippers, pajamas, and bathrobes sing into microphones while sitting in chairs during the MMS talent show
One MMS student points and smiles as her dance partner does a split during the talent show
Two MMS students perform a flip during a tumbling routine at the MMS talent show
Yesterday, on Pi Day, MMS recognized those students who placed at the Virginia Military Institute's Middle School Math Day, hosted by VMI's Department of Applied Mathematics. The competition, focusing on mathematical modeling, challenged students to answer one question: how many people are streaming video right now? Students were given data about world populations, time zones, internet access, and more and judged on the process of determining their answer. The presentation by Amyah Richardson, Sherman Dillard, and Trinitee Prunty was determined to be the best from MMS. The judges praised their use of assumptions to simplify the problem and the clarity of their reasoning. The team of Jaden Ayoub, Pedro Niccesio, and Tyson Hairston was judged the most creative of all presentations submitted during the competition. Judges were impressed with their use of background images and how they fit text to images, as well as their methodology in solving the problem. In addition to certificates from VMI, this team also won socks and sunglasses from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and some math-themed temporary tattoos! Congratulations to these awesome mathematicians and to their math teacher, Mr. Tanner Sweitzer!
8 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS students hold certificates and pose with MMS math teacher Tanner Sweitzer
MMS students pose with math teacher Tanner Sweitzer while holding certificates from VMI
Tonight, Martinsville City Council recognized MHS student athletes Natalie LaPrade and Jahmal Jones with proclamations congratulating them on their success in the VHSL state championships in diving and indoor track.
9 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MHS student Natalie LaPrade with Martinsville Mayor LC Jones
MHS student athlete Jahmal Jones with Martinsville Mayor LC Jones
Happy Pi Day from the staff and students at MMS!
9 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Middle school girl with a temporary pi symbol tattoo on her cheek smiles
Middle school students with pi symbol temporary tattoos on their cheeks and foreheads
Middle school teacher with pi symbol temporary tattoos on her hands
Students with temporary pi symbol tattoos on their hands and faces
Middle school teacher with pi symbol temporary tattoos on her cheeks
Students with temporary pi symbol tattoos on their hands and faces
Please remember that MCPS will dismiss students 2 hours early on Tuesday, March 14.
10 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS 2 Hour Early dismissal graphic
Due to current weather conditions, MCPS will operate on a 2 hour delay Monday, March 13.
11 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS 2 Hour Delay graphic
🌪️ On Tuesday, MCPS participated in the Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill. The drill is held each year during Severe Weather Awareness Week, organized in partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. Click the link to learn more: https://www.vaemergency.gov/severe-weather-awareness/
13 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Students kneel and cover their heads in the hallway
Patrick Henry Students line the hallways during a tornado drill
George Bell, a former Harlem Globetrotter and one of the tallest living men in the world, visited our elementary schools to encourage students to stand tall against bullying.
14 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
George Bell holding a smiling elementary student
George Bell poses with a class for a photo
George Bell speaking
George Bell speaks to all of Patrick Henry Elementary School in the gym as students are seated on the floor
George Bell holds a smiling elementary student
George Bell signs a Harlem Globetrotter basketball for art teacher Wenn Harold
AHES art teacher Mr. Wenn holds a basketball signed by George Bell
📆 MHS juniors, mark your calendars for MHS College Night! 🎓 Stop by the high school on Monday, March 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. to learn more about the college process and resources available in our community to help you out along the way! 💵 Students who attend will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship!
14 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
College Night flyer
📚 "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go." -Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!" Last week, MCPS celebrated Read Across America Week! Teachers welcomed special guest readers from our community including school board members, school administrators, city council members, firefighters, police officers, high school student athletes, and many more, all of whom took time out of their busy schedules to come read to our students. Thank you to all those who came to share their love of reading with our students!
18 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Martinsville Mayor LC Jones reads to a group of elementary school students
Former Martinsville Fire Chief Ted Anderson reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Zeb Talley reads to a group of preschool students
MHS student athletes read to a group of elementary school students
MCPS School Psycologist Dr. Travis Worrell reads to preschool students
Virginia Museum of Natural History Director Dr. Joe Keiper reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS assistant superintendent of instruction Dr. Angilee Downing reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS Human Resources Director Yani Smith reads to a group of elementary school students
MCPS coordinator of advanced learning Cary Wright reads to a group of preschool students
Students listening to a guest reader
Yesterday, every single student at MMS received a free book thanks to Toys for Tots! 📖 What an amazing gift for our students during Read Across America Week! #keepcalmandreadon
20 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS students with donated books
MMS students with donated books
MMS students with donated books
MMS students with donated books
MCPS celebrated Engineering Month this February with special projects, guest speakers, and more! The last week of the month-long celebration centered on flight and several schools held an epic paper airplane competition. Students designed and launched their own paper planes, giving even some of our youngest learners a chance to experiment with important STEM-related concepts such as aerodynamics, force, and resistance. Here's a look at some of our Albert Harris students celebrating Flight Day!
20 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES student throws his paper airplane
The elementary school girls hug in the middle of the gym floor
Five AHES students launch their paper airplanes
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES students prepare to launch their paper airplanes
AHES students holding paper airplanes
AHES students launch their paper airplanes
Our MMS 7th grade students visited the Virginia Museum of Natural History yesterday! During the field trip, which was focused on the predator/prey relationships they have been learning about in science class, students toured the museum's galleries to identify real-world examples of those relationships. They also utilized the museum's microscopy and student training lab to get an up-close look at an owl feather and mouse skull and identified features of an owl that helped make it a successful predator.
20 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS student at microscope
MMS students in Virginia Museum of Natural History Gallery
MMS students at microscope
MMS students in Virginia Museum of Natural History Gallery
MMS students in Virginia Museum of Natural History Gallery
MMS student in front of triceratops skull
Mouse skull in Petri dish next to an owl feather
MMS students at microscopes
MMS students in Virginia Museum of Natural History Gallery
Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day! Some of our schools celebrated the occasion with green eggs and ham for breakfast. 🟢🍳 Here are some of our AHES students enjoying their breakfast Seuss-style!
21 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES students with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
AHES student with green eggs and ham
Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day! Some of our schools celebrated the occasion with green eggs and ham for breakfast. 🟢🍳 Let's take a look at our PHES students enjoying their Seuss-inspired meal!
21 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES students with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES student with green eggs and ham
PHES students with Thing 1 and Thing 2 cutout
PHES student with Thing 1 and Thing 2 cutout.
PHES students with green eggs and ham
Our CELC students and staff were decked out in their Seussical best this morning for a special green eggs and ham breakfast in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday!
21 days ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Clearview students eating green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss hats
Clearview class poses wearing their paper Dr. Seuss hats
Clearview student with a tray of green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss hats
Clearview student with a tray of green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss hat
Clearview teacher in colorful costume
Clearview students eating green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss hats
Clearview teachers in Dr. Seuss-inspired costumes
Clearview student eating green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss hat
Clearview student eating green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss hat
Clearview students eating green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss hats