Thank you to the MMS Staff for a great 2016-17 School Year

Thank you
Thank you to the students and staff of Mitchell Middle School, parents and guardians, the community of Mitchell and the Hanover School Division for a great year! I hope you have a safe and happy summer!! Get outside as much as you can. Read as much as you can and laugh as much as you can.

I enjoyed my first year at Mitchell Middle School and am very much looking forward to year two. Thanks for all the support, encouragement and kindness given to me all year long.


A quick look at School Start up in August and September 2017

August 24
School office opens (9 AM – 3 PM)

September 4
Labour Day

September 5
No school for kids with Meet the Teacher 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

September 6
First Day of Term 1 classes – Day 1
Regular start time – Bell Schedule
Student fees due – submit to homeroom teacher – details here

September 11
Grade 7 Band students – HSD First Note Night

September 14
Dot Day – School Assembly

September 15 and 18
Strong Connections
Students will attend one of these two days. Schedule to be determined in early September 2017

September 22
Character Day – School Assembly, Download the app!
Cross Country Run #1

September 28
Terry Fox Run – Parents/Guardian welcome to join us!

September 29
Orange Shirt Day – School Assembly
Cross Country Run #2

*Parents always welcome to join us for all special events and assemblies

Some Important Information for 2017-18

Term Dates 2017-18

  • Term 1: September 6, 2017 – November 10, 2017
  • Term 2: November 14, 2017 – March 8, 2018
  • Term 3: March 12, 2018 – June 27, 2018

Semester Dates 2017 – Grade 7 Drama/Art class and Gr 7/8 Home Ec/Tech Ed time frames

  • Semester 1 September 6, 2017 – February 1, 2018
  • Semester 2 February 5, 2018 – June 27, 2018

School Attendance Matters
It is very important that the school be informed by the parent or guardian by phone/email/text.Phone messages before 8 AM may be left on our general office voice mail.

Office staff will attempt to contact the parents/guardians of children who are absent without parent excuse by 9:45 AM and 1:30 PM daily.

To help reduce the number of phone calls made by office staff please notify the office by 9 AM the day of the absence or as soon as possible if your child is going to miss school for any reason

Any changes to phone numbers or addresses should be reported to the office as soon as possible to allow us to be able to contact someone for attendance reasons or in case of an emergency or school closure.

Office Contact Information:

Email: or

Phone: 204-320-9488

Text: (204) 371-6278 (Mr. Mead cell #)

Grades 5 and 6 students are given two 15-minute recesses each day. We also have a 30-minute noon recess for those students who stay for lunch.

At Mitchell Middle School we believe that fresh air and exercise help students to learn better as well as provide them an opportunity to develop physically and socially. Therefore, students are expected to go outside and play at recess time where they are well supervised. While classroom teachers and other staff will help organize play and settle problems, we encourage students to be creative and organize their own play as much as possible.

We find that if students are well enough to come to school, they are almost always well enough to play outside at recess. Students who are not to go outside are required to bring a note from parents, requesting permission to stay inside at recess.

On rainy or very cold days we may allow students to remain in their classrooms at recess. However, students should always be dressed in such a manner that they will be able to enjoy the outdoors for at least 30 minutes.

Lunch Program
Wherever possible, we request that students go home for lunch. Town students are expected to go home for lunch, and may stay home during the noon recess. On days when this is not possible, parents should send a note in the morning requesting permission for their child(ren) to stay at school. Children of working parents may bring a note at the beginning of the school year, which will be valid for the year. Should a student’s noon behaviour become problematic, parents will be contacted so that they can make other arrangements for lunch for a period of time. Students going home for lunch should return by the 12:45 PM buzzer.

Students who bring lunch to school generally eat at their own desks. Supervisors are assigned and are always close at hand, although not always right in the classroom. We expect students to talk quietly and demonstrate good manners during lunchtime. Students must stay in their classroom until dismissed.

Allergy Alert! We have students who have serious food allergies. In such cases we ask all staff and students, or those in classes most directly affected, to refrain from bringing certain foods to school. Your support in helping make the school safe for all is greatly appreciated.

Our canteen sells a variety of food throughout the year. Some snack foods such as chips are also usually available. We try to de-emphasize the selling of junk food although some candy may be available from time to time. Various types of drinks and juices are available from vending machines. On Wednesdays students can order subway subs and on Fridays students can order pizza. Watch the monthly MMS Spotlight for further announcements regarding our canteen.

Code of Conduct
In alignment with the Manitoba Education Provincial Code of Conduct and the St. James-Assiniboia School Division’s Student Conduct policy, Mitchell Middle School’s goal is to provide a safe, secure and caring learning environment, which fosters student’s personal growth, self-respect, and a sense of belonging which encourages them to be responsible citizens in the present and in the future. The complete Mitchell Middle School Code of Conduct can be found within the Student Handbook.

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