We are pleased to announce that our students now have access to the Office 365 Education package, which includes Office Suite Online, OneDrive cloud storage with the ability to collaborate and share documents, and 5 copies of Office 2013 for home download. Providing 5 copies allows the students access to their 365 account on multiple devices for their academic endeavors. Students will not have access to Outlook email at this time; they will continue to use their Polk Gmail (mypolkschools.net accounts for those with parental permission to use Google Apps).
Students will log in through the polk-fl website by clicking on the Office 365 link on the bottom, left of the web page, under Tools & More. Note: Students must use the Office 365 link, not the Student Portal or Webmail for Office 365 links. Their sign- in information is:
This information should be the same as student computer access, with the addition of @polk-fl.net
A major benefit to the student Office Education licenses is the ability to install Office at home, giving students a tool to be even more successful in the classroom. Teachers will be discussing effective use of these products with students. If students or parents have any questions, please contact one of your student’s BYOD teachers or Mr. Carley, MMS Network Manager, 701-1066.
It is National FFA week! Our FFA members recently represented MMS at the Florida State Fair. Under Mrs. Marsh’s leadership, they continue to honor MMS. FFA students will be serving strawberry shortcake to the staff. Thank you, Mrs. Marsh and the FFA members!
This past Saturday, Mr. Cavanaugh’s Orchestra performed at MPA and received at rating of overall SUPERIOR! They truly earned the right to say they are superior! Ms. Malott was thrilled to report on the Solo and Ensemble MPA. The Woodwind Trio and Brass Quartet received Good ratings; eleven soloists and one duet received Excellent ratings; seventeen Superior Solo Ratings with two duet Superior Ratings and one Superior for the Woodwind Quintet were awarded.
Mrs. Teresa Yearicks, ITV teacher, and Mr. Alan Crispin, Title 1 Migrant Paraeducator, have been elected by their peers to represent MMS as Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year Nominees.
Mrs. Yearicks is responsible for our televised morning news broadcasts that are written, filmed, directed, and edited by her students–no easy task! Her students are seen, cameras in hand, all over campus and into neighboring communities in order to keep our students informed. She is also an elective teacher of ITV classes.
Mr. Crispin actually attended Mulberry Middle School! He has become a valuable member of our staff; always willing to assist. He tutors our non-English speaking students and supervises students while they participate in virtual school.
Thank you, Mrs. Yearicks and Mr. Crispin, for your dedication to MMS!