COMING SOON TO MMS: Watch D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

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1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Who Are WatchDOGS?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who speak any language and volunteer for at least one day each year at Midvale Middle School. We are happy to have help on a regular basis, or on a day off here and there. While volunteering as a WatchDOG, one may read or work with students in class, play during lunch, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the first day of participation, each WatchDOG will be given a brief review of their involvement and will be given an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt to wear, along with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as WATCHDOGS.

How WATCH D.O.G.S. Works

WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one full day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Individuals can sign up at our “Donuts with Dad” Event, to be scheduled in September, in the office at any time throughout the school year, or online by  completing this brief questionnaire. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who will partner with Karen Moore, assistant principal, to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. 

Program Benefits

  • Students gain positive male role models.
  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Fathers get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them.
  • Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, social behaviors. 

ALL MALE ROLE MODELS ARE WELCOME! NO SPECIAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! Please call Karen Moore for more information@ 801.826.7313.

Summer Schedule for Midvale Middle School

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June

June 6th - June 9th: Main office open from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

June 14th and June 16th: Main office open from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  

June 13th and June 15th: Building closed

July

July 4th - July 8th: Building closed

July 11th - July 14th: Main office open from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

July 18th - July 25th: Building closed

July 26th - July 29th: Main office open from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

August

August 1st - 3rd: Main office open from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

August 4th - August 18th: Main office open from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Online registration open

August 5th: Midvale City Harvest Days Parade - check Facebook for details

August 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, and 17th: New student appointments; call the counseling center (801.826.7314) to make an appointment.

August 22nd: 6:00 PM - Dinner at Crescent View Park followed by Back to School Night from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

August 23rd: 6th Grade Orientation from 7:50 AM - 11:50 AM

August 24th: First day of school

What are you going to do this summer?

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sunStudents have officially left the buiding for the summer! Looking for something to do to keep them busy or for summer resources? Here are some ideas we compiled in the Midvale Area.

   Summer Food Service

Meals will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch and will be available from June 6th thru August 5th, 2016 at Copperview Elementary, East Midvale Elementary, Midvale Elementary, Midvalley Elementary, Sandy Elementary and Union Park, with Union Park serving lunch only.  Beginning June 20th, meals will be served at Hillcrest High School, with breakfast served from 7:30 to 8:00 and lunch from 11:45 to 12:15.  Adults may purchase meals at these sites for the price of $2.00 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. Meals will not be available July 4rd and July 25th in observance of the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day Holidays.  No meal service is available on Saturdays or Sundays. 

Boys and Girls Club

801-256-9008

7631 Chapel St. Midvale, UT 84047

ABOUT THE MIDVALE CLUB

Located next to Midvale City Park, the Midvale Club serves over 600 kids each year through its Teen and Juniors Program. Midvale Club members enjoy:

  • Full size gym
  • Computer lab
  • Recording studio
  • Dance studio
  • Homework help
  • Leadership opportunities
  • A dedicated staff of trained Youth Development Professionals
  • Much more!

MIDVALE TEEN PROGRAM

The Midvale Teen Program is open to all kids ages 11 - 18 (6 - 12th grade), and is open Monday through Friday during the school year and summer. The cost to attend the Club during the school year is $20, with a separate $20 required for summer.

Join today! A registration form is attached, simply fill it out and return it to the Midvale Club. Call the Boys and Girls Club to discuss scholarship opportunities.

COPPERVIEW RECREATION CENTER

385 468-1515

8446 South Harrison Street (340 W), Midvale UT 84047

Copperview Rec Center offers a variety of summer sports programs and camps. For more information call 385-468-1515 or visit the website: http://slco.org/recreation/copperview/

Visit the club to discuss possible scholarships.

Sandy Club

801-561-4854

440 E. 8680 S. Sandy UT 84070

The Sandy Club is open Monday through Friday in the summer between the hours of 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The cost is $15 per student for the entire summer.

Friday Nights in the Park

Midvale City Park (455 West 7500 South)

Promote Midvale Pride this summer by attending “Summer Nights in the Park”. Every Friday night, between May 6th and August 5th, the Midvale Arts Council is sponsoring free activities such as concerts, sports activities, and art projects.

General Schedule:

6:00 – 6:45 pm in front of the Boys & Girls Club: Children under 18 will be able to eat dinner for free thanks to the Boys & Girls Club and the Utah Food Bank

6:00 – 9:00 pm by the Bowery: Various Food Trucks will be onsite

6:30 – 10:00 pm at the Midvale Outdoor Stage in the Park: FREE Concerts

7:00 – 9:00 pm various locations in the park and in the Boys & Girls Club: Sports, Games, Art Activities, Storytime, Music and Dance. 

Tammy Nay, along with 47 Other Teachers of the Year, Celebrated at CSD Receptions

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Tammy Nay

Tuesday, April 26th, at the CSD Board Meeting, the CSD Office-East was buzzing with celebration. Teachers, administrators, board members, district officials, families, and students gathered together to celebrate who Superintendent Jim Briscoe called "The Best of the Best".  

The nominee for Midvale Middle School 2016 Teacher of the Year is Tammy Nay, Special Department Lead and teacher of our Accommodated Behavior Support Classroom. 

We were so proud of Ms. Nay as she crossed the stage, shaking board members' hands while her nomination was read.

In her 30 years of teaching, Tammy Nay has helped hundreds of students and teachers receive the best education possible. As the Special Education Department Chair of Midvale Middle School, Nay works tirelessly to ensure that her students receive the services they deserve, but she doesn’t stop there. She also works with the Student Intervention Team to provide supports for all of Midvale Middle’s students. Nay assists teachers by creating individualized trackers to chart the behavior of struggling students in an effective and efficient way. As she works closely with the general education teachers who teach her students, constantly collecting data to make informed decisions on how to best help her students, she lifts both teachers and students to a higher level, making her Midvale Middle’s choice for the 2016 Teacher of the Year.

In addition to the qualities highlighted in her nomination, Stephanie Landon, accommodated core classroom teacher praises Ms. Nay.

Tammy is a very dedicated teacher, always looking for new ways to reach not only her students, but all students.  She has been a great team leader during very difficult and time consuming situations.  We can depend on her advice and help anytime.  Her knowledge concerning education in general and special education specifically amazes me every time we have a discussion on best practices and current trends.

Ms. Nay is greatly appreciated by all of our faculty and staff for her patience, ability to remain calm in stressful situations, and her unwillingness to give up on any student. Her students' words put it best.

"She puts up with our attitudes." --Orion

"Mrs. Nay is patient and helpful." -- Tykai

"She's really nice and everyone should have her."--David

"She's generous and never gives up on us."--Keagan

"She's honest. Always working. One of the nicest teachers in the school."--Juan

"She's fair and just."--Fin

"She always knows when we need a break."--Jon

For all of these reasons and more, Ms. Nay is an invaluable member of our Midvale Family, and we are proud to have her represent us as the 2016, Teacher of the Year.