This Just In

This Just In…is a weekly publication of the MPS Communication Office. Events are submitted to the Communication Office by schools and are subject to change. Media are advised to confirm the date and time of an event and must call the Communication Office at (334) 223-6848 or 223-6873 for authorization to visit a school or photograph and interview students or staff.

THIS JUST IN… Dec. 11-15, 2017

Sidney Lanier High students are holding a toy drive for needy families, and the deadline for donations is noon Thursday, Dec. 14. The Lanier Fellowship of Christian Students, also known as the Praying Poets, is holding the drive for the Poet Nation PTSA Angel Project. This project will benefit 30 identified families in the Poet Community through the Lanier Parent Center on Friday, Dec. 15.

Halcyon Elementary faculty and staff are counting down to Christmas Vacation with the 10 Days of Christmas. Each day leading up to the Winter Break will bring special activities for the faculty and staff, including crazy outfits, elf ears, reindeer antlers and Hawaiian shirts. One highlight will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, which will be Polar Express Day. All students and staff will wear pajamas to school, and there will be hot chocolate in the office. It should make for a fun and colorful holiday event.

Winter Break is nearly upon us at MPS. Students will be out of school starting Monday, Dec. 18, and will return to school Wednesday, Jan. 3. Teachers will return Tuesday, Jan. 2 for professional development. All schools and MPS offices will be closed Dec. 18 through Jan. 1.

Monday, Dec. 11

Sidney Lanier High’s arts departments will be in the spotlight during the Christmas extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be presentations and performances by the band, theater, choir, visual arts and Spanish departments. Admission is $5.

Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet’s dance department will perform “S.O.D.R (Strengthening Our Dance Roots)” by dance instructor Angela Peck at 6:30 p.m.

McKee Pre-K will continue expanding young minds with its celebration of Holiday Traditions Around The World each morning at 9:30 a.m. through Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Goodwyn Middle will become the first public middle school in Montgomery to be chartered with the National Junior Beta Club as it holds a formal induction ceremony for 27 students at 5:30 p.m. National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. The organization recognizes high academic achievement, fosters leadership skills and encourages service to others.  

Thursday, Dec. 14

Baldwin Arts & Academics Magnet will hold a dance and guitar concert at 7 p.m. following the 6:50 p.m. parent meeting.

Carver Elementary and Arts Magnet invites parents to come share the Christmas spirit by joining their children for Christmas Lunch at the school.

The Forest Avenue Academic Magnet Chorus will perform at 9:30 a.m. in the school auditorium.

Friday, Dec. 15

Sidney Lanier High will hold its PBIS Day Party for the month of December in the Library Media Center. Students who have shown improved behavior, improved grades and improved attendance will be rewarded with Christmas music and snacks. They will also create Christmas cards, which the Lanier JROTC will distribute to Woodley Manor and Cedar Crest nursing homes at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The cadets will also sing Christmas carols to help spread Christmas cheer among the residents.

Forest Avenue Academic Magnet's chorus will give a Holiday Cheer performance at 9:30 a.m. at Eastdale Mall.

King Elementary pre-K students will have a fun day out on the last day before break with a trip to Eastdale Mall starting at 9:30 a.m. The students will ride the carousel and the train and then have lunch in the Food Court.