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Sunday Message 11/22

November 22, 2020
Good evening Moody Raiders. Here is your Sunday message.

This is just a reminder that we only have two school days this week, Monday and Tuesday. Virtual learning will resume Monday, November 30 and students will follow a Day Two schedule. However, the physical building (schools and offices) will be closed to the public the week following Thanksgiving break.

Having laptop issues that cannot be handled through an email or Schoology message to Mr. Meador? As of today, during the time when the building is closed, the Help Desk will be open from 8AM-1PM. Look for posted information at the front door of the school to get in touch with Mr. Meador and the Help Desk.

Hey Raiders! Want to know what’s happening at Moody? Read all about it in The Raider Review! The first issue of The Raider Review, Moody’s student-published newspaper, is available now. Click the link on Schoology or gomoody.com to download a copy. Download your copy here: The Raider Review Issue #1

The PTSA has a limited quantity of Moody spirit wear available to purchase. All sales are final. Please visit our Moody Raider store to order. https://moody.new.memberhub.store/store

When you are giving thanks this month, don’t forget about your Moody Raider students and staff. Nothing says thank you more than donating to support things like teacher treats, classroom supplies, school enhancements, and student agenda books. Click the link in this email to make your donation. https://moody.new.memberhub.store/store

Have you started your holiday shopping? If you’re shopping online at Amazon, don’t forget to shop on Amazon Smile so that a portion of your purchase is donated to Moody. Just sign in to your Amazon account through smile.amazon.com and choose George H. Moody Middle PTA as your charity.

Hope you and your family have an enjoyable, restful, and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Extra, Extra!

November 19, 2020

Hey Raiders!

Want to know what’s happening at Moody?  Read all about it in The Raider Review!

The first issue of The Raider Review, Moody’s student-published newspaper, is available now.

Download your copy here: The Raider Review Issue #1

Sunday Message 11/15

November 16, 2020
Good evening Moody Raiders. Here is your Sunday message.

Tomorrow starts the second marking period. As we embark on another nine weeks in a virtual learning setting, please remember the importance of your student attending class meetings. Yes, a student can get credit for class attendance by simply doing the asynchronous work or logging in for a minute or two. However, in order to truly learn, students need to attend meetings for the entire class period and complete assignments. Remember, a team meeting is like “going to class.”

During the first nine weeks, lengthy extensions were given as we all became accustomed to learning in a virtual setting. Moving forward, these extensions will no longer occur and due dates will be upheld. Please discuss with your student the importance of staying on top of assignments and turning things in on time.

When you are giving thanks this month, don’t forget about your Moody Raider students and staff. Nothing says thank you more than donating to support things like teacher treats, classroom supplies, school enhancements, and student agenda books. Click the link in this email to make your donation. https://moody.new.memberhub.store/store

Have you started your holiday shopping? If you’re shopping online at Amazon, don’t forget to shop on Amazon Smile so that a portion of your purchase is donated to Moody. Just sign in to your Amazon account through smile.amazon.com and choose George H. Moody Middle PTA as your charity.

Have a wonderful evening. Here’s to a great week of learning.

IBMYP at Moody

November 10, 2020

 

For more information on Moody’s IBMYP program, click here.

For information on the extended IBMYP application deadline, click here.

Sunday Message 11/8

November 9, 2020
Good evening Moody Raiders. This is Mrs. Doss calling with your Sunday message.

Thank you to the families who have filled out the “Student Intent Form.” If you have yet to complete the form, your required completion is appreciated by 11:59 p.m. tonight.  If you are unable to access the Student Intent Form through PowerSchool, please contact Moody Middle School on Monday at 261-5015. We will take your information over the phone. If you receive the answering service, please DO NOT leave a message; simply call us back.

·         The form is located within the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

·         Sign in using your PowerSchool Parent Portal username and password.

·         Once signed in, locate the menu item called “Access Online Forms”.

·         From there, select your student(s) name(s) and follow the instructions on the screen for each student.

·         The instructions will point you to a link for “Student Intent 2020-21”.

·         Need to create a PowerSchool account? Start here for detailed instructions and a how-to video.

Looking for a way to stay organized? The PTSA will be handing out agenda books this Wednesday from 9AM-11AM and again from 5PM to 7PM. Pick-up will occur in a drive-through format in Moody’s bus loop.

This Friday, November 13 is a student holiday. When we return to virtual learning Monday, we will follow a Day One schedule.

After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel winter sports at the middle school level for this year.  Eighth graders may try out for the JV teams in the following sports at their zoned high school: boys’ basketball, sideline cheer, wrestling and gymnastics. The winter season for high school sports begins Monday, December 7. Please contact the Director of Student Activities at your zoned high school for information on tryouts and required paperwork. Spring sports will be assessed once we return in February. If you have questions, please contact Clay Wilson cdwilson@henrico.k12.va.us.

VHSL Physical Form

https://docs.google.com/file/d/11gT7vW7HE3iNyXpOmPOaIXXYZP3QUA97/preview?rm=minimal

Look for something positive each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. Have a great week Raiders!

In-person Info

November 6, 2020

Wondering what Moody will look like should you choose in-person learning for your student? Can’t find the information sheet sent last week? Click HERE for easy access.

Attn: 8th Grade Parents

November 4, 2020

Attention all Moody Middle 8th grade parents: Is your student interested in applying to a Specialty Center? If so, here are some important dates about Specialty Centers and the application process for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Parent Permission Form opens to parent/guardian through the PowerSchool Parent Portal on November 10th at 9amParent/Guardian completes the permission form through PowerSchool Parent Portal which gives permission for the Grade 8 student to apply to centers as well as a communicate the waiver option for recommendations.  

 

Mrs. Chewning will be hosting an information session soon to review the Specialty Center Application process, and a meeting link will be sent out.

The application opens to students on November 16th.

 

Attached is a handout with Specialty Center application instructions and information pertaining to the application process. Student-Application-Process

Winter Sports Update

November 4, 2020

After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel winter sports at the middle school level for this year.  Eighth graders may try out for the JV teams in the following sports at their zoned high school: boys’ basketball, sideline cheer, wrestling and gymnastics.  The winter season for high school sports begins Monday, December 7.  Please contact the Director of Student Activities at your zoned high school for information on tryouts and required paperwork.  Spring sports will be assessed once we return in February.

It’s Spelling Bee Time!

November 4, 2020

It’s time for the annual spelling bee! This year, Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Moody to host our spelling bee virtually! We will host online spelling tests for two levels of competition: grade level and school level.

The first step to spelling bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s online testing platform no later than Thursday, 11/12 by visiting https://online-test.spellingbee.com. Families must register for a Scripps account for students to participate in the spelling bee. Review Scripps’ Instructions for Parents here (note: you only need to do step 1 at this time). This video tutorial explains the registration process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXzjpnMijc

On Friday, 11/13, I will reach out to registered participants to share a Microsoft Teams meeting link and a date for the first round of competition. Grade level bees will be hosted virtually during the week of 11/16 at 2:45 pm (during the extended services or office hours time in our daily schedule). Students from each grade level with the highest scores will move on to compete at the school level, hosted virtually during the week of 11/30 at 2:45 pm. Our school champion will then move on to represent Moody in the HCPS district spelling bee on Monday, January 11, 2021 (virtual or in-person format TBD).

Again, the first step to spelling bee participation is to register by 11/12 at online-test.spellingbee.com. If you have already registered in the online testing platform for another child, you can log in to your account and add an additional child to that same parent account. There is no need to register a different email address for each child in your household. Once you’ve registered, start studying!

Reach out to Ms. Connolly (cqconnolly@henrico.k12.va.us) if you have any questions about our Moody spelling bee program. Please note: spelling bee participation is optional but highly encouraged! I look forward to having your child compete to represent our school!

Sunday Message 11/1

November 2, 2020
Don’t forget…Tuesday, November 3 is a student holiday. When students return to virtual learning Wednesday, they will follow a Day Two schedule.

Have you ordered your 2020-2021 Moody Yearbook? If not, what are you waiting for? This year’s book will be unlike any other, just like this school year. Yearbooks are $25 and can be ordered now via Online School Payments. Just look for the link on GoMoody.com.

Speaking of yearbooks, we need your help filling it with awesome photos of our Moody Raiders! Send us photos of your students participating in Virtual School, working on projects, hanging out, or just being their awesome selves! Photos can be sent to our Yearbook Advisor, Mr. Heaton, at maheaton@henrico.k12.va.us. Please be sure to include your student’s name and grade level in the email.

Don’t forget – there’s only 1 week left to shop at Moody library’s Scholastic online book fair!  Use the link provided for all of your book needs – which might include baby board books, Dogman titles, themed masks, journals, the new Trials of Apollo #5: The Tower of Nero, scented highlighters, AND MORE! So much more! Every purchase supports the Moody library and orders ship directly to your home.  If you spend $25 or more, you get FREE shipping! So what are you waiting for – visit the virtual Moody book fair TODAY!! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/moodymiddleschool3

Speaking of books…Do you have overdue library books? Did you know you can return them to ANY Henrico County school? Please, please, please return your library books. The library is depending on you.

When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a million reasons to smile and laugh. Stay strong Raiders and make it a great week!

MoodySchool

7800 Woodman Road, Henrico, VA 23228
Phone (804) 261-5015 | Fax (804) 261-5024
School Counseling (804) 261-5019

School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Denise Doss, Principal
Stephanie Hoppin, Associate Principal  
Rhonda Bowman, Assistant Principal

Timothy Lewis, Assistant Principal