Edward R. Martin Middle School

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HAPPY FRI-YAY!!!
At Martin Middle School, we are all about OUR students. We put OUR students and OUR school first in everything we do. We aren’t afraid to take risks and try new things in order to meet the needs of OUR students.

Today, ask a teacher how their teaching practice contrasts what they used to do last year, or five years ago, or ten years ago, or even last week. Ask them to tell you how things are different and what caused them to change.
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We would like to take this opportunity to recognize Mr. Small who is leaving Martin Middle School to become the Director of the Career and Technical Center at EPHS.

We are proud of Mr. Small’s promotion to this position for which he has worked extremely hard to earn.

Nearly 20 years ago, Mr. Small began at Martin Middle School as a PE and Health teacher. From that position, he moved up to become the first middle school Dean in East Providence at MMS. He revolutionized the middle school Dean position and always put students first while maintaining a professional attitude towards all families, staff and students.

Over the years, he has been a coach of football and track at both the high school and middle school levels. He has mentored many East Providence youth which has earned him a strong reputation in the community.

Words can’t express how MMS will miss the impact Mr. Small has made on the MMS Community however we know he will continue to do great things at the CTE and EPHS! However, he will always be a member of the WILDCAT FAMILY! Congrats to Mr. Small!
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We would like to take a moment to recognize Mr. Rappa for being selected as this year’s clinician for the Providence Singers Young Men’s Choral Festival. We congratulate him on receiving this very prestigious honor and we wish him the best of luck at his concert tomorrow evening which is being held at the Nazarian Center at Rhode Island College.

Rob Rappa, once a tenor, tenor section leader, and member of the Providence Singers Board of Trustees, returns this month as clinician for the Singers 2020 Young Men’s Choral Festival.

Since 1999, Rappa has been choral director at the Edward R. Martin Middle School in East Providence, R.I. His choruses have won honors at state and regional festivals and are regarded as among the highest performing groups in the state. He has been an effective and tireless advocate for choral education, recently serving as president of the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA) and the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (RI-ACDA). His classroom has been open to student teachers and collegiate practicum classes, helping to train the next generation of music educators, and he has traveled to Washington several times in recent years to advocate and lobby for music education issues.

Rappa also oversees the RIMEA All-State vocal auditions at both junior and senior levels. He has been a guest conductor of the Rhode Island College Men’s Choir, the Rhode Island Jr. All-State Honor Choir, and the Junior Providence Singers Treble Chorus, and has planned, presented and served as a clinician for many workshops around New England. As 2020 clinician, Rappa’s involvement with the Young Men’s Choral Festival comes full circle: He attended and performed with the first YMCF in 2009.

www.providencesingers.org/YMCF/
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Think about it Thursday!

Today we are focusing on the word contrast.

Think about the start of this school year. How do you contrast to the student you were back in September? How are you different now?
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Today is Wildcat Wednesday!

We hear a lot about Wildcat Pride and Townie Pride in East Providence.
How does Wildcat Pride compare to Townie Pride? How are they similar?
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Here’s to the WILDCAT PRIDE winners. These folks deserve high praise for demonstrating RESPECT, ORGANIZATION, ACHIEVEMENT, RESPONSIBILITY AND SAFETY at Martin Middle School. Sorry for the delay of getting these photos up! Congrats to all!!! ...

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Sports and Dance Night is this Friday, January 24th from 6pm-8pm.

Students will have the option to have the traditional dance in the cafeteria. In addition, we will have the large and small gym open for sports activities. Students have the option to dance or to play sports (volleyball, basketball). Or you can do both!!! Tickets are $5.00 and we will be selling them week during lunch! No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased at MMS lunch this week.
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We are continuing our focus on our two words of the week compare and contrast.

Today we are focusing on the word compare.

Think about the start of this school year. How do you compare to the student you were back in September? How are you the same as you were then?
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This Week at Martin Middle School
Monday, January 20th - MLK Day - No School

Tuesday, January 21st - Day 6
Truancy Court
Superintendent Meeting with MMS Staff 2:30-3:30
MMS Boys Basketball at Western Hills MS (Away) at 3:30pm
MMS Girls Basketball v. Western Hills MS at Martin MS (Home) at 3:30pm

Wednesday, January 22nd - Day 7
WILDCAT PRIDE - Wear Blue and White
Reading Teachers meeting at Orlo Elementary School
Department Meeting at 2:30pm
Drama Troupe @2:30pm
MMS Wrestling at Esek Hopkins (away) at 4pm

Thursday, January 23rd - Day 1
Drama Troupe @2:30pm
MMS Girls Basketball at Ricci MS @ 3:30pm (Away)
MMS Boys Basketball v. Ricci MS @ 3:30pm (Home)

Friday, January 24th - Day 2
Guidance Meeting at 8am
Leadership Meeting at 845am
Middle 2 Little at 9:35am
Sports and Dance Event 6pm-8pm at MMS
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