Mardela Middle & High
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VPA VIRTUAL AUDITIONS SOON
APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS
Applications are due on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to Jeffrey Baer, Supervisor of Fine Arts, Wicomico County Public Schools. Each application is attached. You can send them to Mrs. Shiles and then she can send them to Dr. Baer. If you send directly, please cc Mrs. Shiles on the email, so she knows you have applied for a VPA program. Virtual auditions and interviews will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
- PERFORMING ARTS—MUSIC VPA is a two-year program for 11th and 12th graders. (Students may select the program for just their senior year.) Music students attend the center for two periods a day (if a seven-period schedule is operating) and return to their home school for periods three through seven each day for their academic requirements. If a semester-based schedule is operating, music students would attend the center for the first period of the school day for both semesters. Students in the music program will be required to participate in their highest-level home school performing ensemble. (Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, or Orchestra) Students will be involved in instrument (string, woodwind, brass, percussion and piano) or voice study in an individual and/or small group setting as well as the study of theory, ear training, keyboard, and music history. Transportation is NOT provided for students selected to participate in the music program. However, we will assist students who are accepted into the program with finding transportation. Transportation is not guaranteed.
Students may make a virtual visit to the VPA Music program at 10:30 AM on
Wednesday March 10, 2021.
2. VISUAL ARTS VPA is a two-year program for 11th and 12th graders. (Students may select the program for just their senior year.) Art students attend the center for three periods a day from 7:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (if a seven-period schedule is operating) and return to their home school during periods four through seven each day for their academic requirements. If a semester-based schedule is operating, visual art students would attend the center for the first period of the school day semester 1 and then two periods during semester 2. Students study painting, drawing, graphics, printmaking, three-dimensional design, and digital photography in addition to art history in preparation for a career in the arts or related fields. Transportation is provided for VPA Visual Arts to and from the students’ home school. Transportation is not guaranteed.
Students may visit a virtual VPA Open House at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 10, 2021
PERFORMING ARTS - PERFORMANCE THEATRE VPA is a three-year high school program. You may apply to start this program as early as your freshmen year. Theatre students attend the center (located at Wicomico High School) for up to two hours a day from 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM Students would attend their home school for the periods that they would not be in the VPA Theatre Performance class(es). Students in the theatre program will be required to participate in after school rehearsals and performances. This course will meet at Wicomico High School but is open to ALL Wicomico County high school students. A lab fee may be required based on material and equipment used. In this program of courses, students will explore, practice, develop, and refine skills that will enable them to participate in a professional quality theatrical production. Students will learn about all aspects involved in theatrical production including the performance, business, and technical areas. In addition, students will review theatrical productions in historical, cultural, and social contexts. This will include the study of important shows, creative collaborators, famous performers and artists involved in productions throughout time. Students will be required to create original works, suggest revisions and informed opinions about theatrical pieces, and connect with the community and other students. Students will maintain a portfolio which will provide broad assessment documentation for their course work. This program is an individualized program, which prepares the students for their college auditions or post-high school study in their performance art form. Students in this program may be eligible to earn a Wicomico County Certificate of Merit (see Course Catalog). Transportation is NOT provided for students selected to participate in the theatre program. However, we will assist students who are accepted into the program with finding transportation. Transportation is not guaranteed.
Students may make visits to the VPA Performance Theatre program between 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Please contact Mr. Johnson for the Zoom link (email@example.com).
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INVITES SENT
High School Students: Check your email! A Google Classroom invitation was sent to students who qualify to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. There you will find the directions and application. Applications are due by March 12th at 3 PM. Please email either of the Dormans if you have any questions.
CTE NURSING INTEREST MEETING
Are You Interested in a Nursing Career?
Parkside CTE has a 1 year Nursing Assistant Program for 12th
Please contact your guidance counselor to be invited to a
Nursing Assistant Zoom interest meeting coming soon!
You may also reach out to the CTE Guidance Counselor Mrs.
Valerie Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org or program instructor
Mrs. Tracy Hunter email@example.com
MMHS MUSICIANS MAKE ALL-SHORE ORCHESTRA
On Saturday, February 6th the Mardela High School Orchestra had several students audition for All-Shore Orchestra. The auditions were held virtually through Zoom with the Eastern Shore Orchestra Directors Association. Our students performed wonderfully and received fantastic placement in the ensemble.
Please help us in congratulating the following students on their great musical accomplishments!
Mackenzie Triplett, Violin 1
Alexzander Baer, Cello
ALL COUNTY MUSICAL GOES VIRTUAL
AUDITIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S ALL COUNTY MUSICAL REVIEW ARE HAPPENING NOW!
AUDITION VIDEOS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 5TH, 2021
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SINGERS, ACTORS, AND TECH PEOPLE.
JOIN THE ALL COUNTY MUSICAL
GOOGLE CLASS FOR MORE
CLASS CODE = 6fcf5la
CONCERT CHOIR AUDITIONS MARCH 5
Concert Choir Audition Information: Who: 9th - 12th Graders To Be What: Prepare 30 - 45 seconds of your favorite song, show off your voice and then we’ll match some pitches! Where / When: March 5th 3:00pm - 5:00pm Email Mr. Wixted for ZOOM info: firstname.lastname@example.org
SGA TALENT SHOW IS A GO!
SGA will be putting on the Talent Show! Deadline for signing up will be March 5. Video submission deadline: March 19. It will post April 9. There will not be tryouts. Fill out this Google form for students by March 5.
UNIFIED TENNIS STARTS SOON!
Practices will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30.
We can give them any other information they need once they contact us.
FALL SPORTS START FEB 13, SPRING SPORTS START APR 17
The Bayside Athletic Supervisors, with support of the Bayside conference’s superintendents, are pleased to announce that the Fall and Spring athletic seasons will take place during the following dates: Fall will occur February 13th to April 17th and Spring will occur April 17th to June 19th. The goal for each season is to offer in person coaching/training of student-athletes along with competitive events.
Go to Atheltic Trainer's Mrs. Wisk's site for all needed forms and other information for try-outs.
MMHS CHOIR MEMBERS EARN ALL-COUNTY HONORS!
Please enjoy the following virtual performance brought to you by
ALL of Wicomico County’s Middle and High School Choirs!
Though choir has been virtual, our students have been persevering and adjusting fabulously, proving music truly can bring everyone together even during the strangest and most difficult of times!
Mardela’s amazingly talented humans can be heard in the following musical selections…
“Cold Snap” - The Mighty Musical Warriors (6th Grade Choir)
“Where Do the Stars Go” & “Marshmallow World” - Mardela’s Melody (Mixed 7th - 12th Grade Choir)
“Mary Did You Know” - The Voice of the Warrior (High School Concert Choir)
8TH GRADER NAMED TO ALL-STATE JUNIOR CHORUS
A HUGE congratulations to 8th Grader, Ava Baer for making it into All-State Junior Chorus!
She will be proudly and amazingly representing our Warrior Pride!
MMHS BOOK CLUB STILL ACCEPTING MEMBERS
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, MMHS Book Club held its first meeting, and members voted on our first book. We will be reading Remarkables by Margaret Peterson Haddix (see description in picture). We still have spots open in book club, so if anyone is interested in joining, they should contact either of the Dormans (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
FOOD BUNDLE SCHEDULE UPDATED
VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB COMING SOON!
Do you like reading and discussing books? If so, we would love to invite you to join our virtual book club. Book club is open to all students in grades 6 through 12. We will meet on Zoom on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-3:30 PM.
If you are interested in joining our virtual book club, please e-mail either of the Dormans by Wednesday, November 18th:
Amber Dorman- email@example.com
Kelly Dorman- firstname.lastname@example.org
MMHS NEEDS A FOOD BANK FRIDGE
We are going to start having a food bank here but we are in need of a refrigerator/freezer. If anybody has one to donate (has to be in working condition), it has to be 26" or less (width wise). Please call Bonnie Smith at the MMHS Office at (410) 677-5142.
6TH GRADE SCHOOL TOURS AVAILABLE
We are very excited to be currently scheduling tours for our 6th grade students on Wednesdays. Please call our Middle school counselor, Mrs. Armstrong, to schedule a time to bring your student in for a tour. Prior to coming in for your scheduled time, please go to https://covid.wcboe.org to complete the WCBOE COVID form
SENIORS - SIGN UP FOR IN-PERSON HELPO FROM MRS. SHILES
In-person help for seniors will be available on Thursdays with Mrs. Shiles. Students/parents can register the week before to sign-up. If you want to attend next week the registration is open today (Thursday 10/8) only.
Mardela School Counseling Website: https://sites.google.com/wcboe.org/mardelaschoolcounseling
MHS Seniors – Help from Mrs. Shiles Website: https://sites.google.com/wcboe.org/mhsseniors-helpfrommrsshiles/home
DRAMA CLUB INFO AVAILABLE
CURBSIDE LIBRARY PICKUP COMING SOON!
Check out books from the Mardela Library by following these simple steps:
- Open Mardela Destiny Library by typing in https://destiny.wcboe.org/ and selecting Mardela Middle High School
- Click on the Catalog Tab. Search for books by keyword, title, author, subject or series, to find a title you would like to check out
- Email email@example.com (Mrs. Brown is teaching so Mrs. Hooper will be pulling books) with the title(s) of the book(s)that you want
- Wait for an email response with the day and time that your book(s) will be available
- Curbside Service will be available weekly on Wednesdays (Starting September 30th) at the Mardela bus ramp or by appointment throughout the week
MARDELA ATHLETIC BOOSTERS NEED YOUR HELP!
We are in need of parents to help fill positions on the Executive Board for FY 20-21.
Multiple positions are available. Send in your nominations now!
Get to know other athletic parents and students and what is happening at Mardela.
If interested or to submit nominations by 9/18/20, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of the Boosters:
To work in conjunction with Mardela Middle & High School’s administrator(s) and coaches to develop an athletic program for the student athletes.
Our slogan is “Improving the Experience for the Mardela Student Athlete”
WCPS STUDENTS CAN DIGITALLY BORROW MATERIALS WITH JUST THEIR LUNCH NUMBER
All WCPS students can use their lunch number as a virtual Library Card! Use services like Hoopla to borrow e-Books and audiobooks and even digital copies of comics from Marvel!
CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION PROGRAM & SCHOLARSHIPS LIST
Our Virtual Commencement Ceremony will begin at 7PM Saturday, May 30 on PAC-14 and on the WCBOE YouTube Channel. Linked below are PDF versions of the Graduation Program and Scholarships list.
UMES OFFERING VIRTUAL TOURS, COUNSELING APP'T
From UMES Admissions Counselor Jennifer Johnson:
We are offering virtual admissions presentations every Wednesday and Friday at 2:00pm for any student interested in UMES, I am also holding One-on-One Counselor meetings for students that have questions during this time.
Virtual Tour Registration- https://umes.welcometocollege.com/visit
One-on-One Counselor Meeting- https://calendly.com/jajohnson6"
TWO HONORED AS BAYSIDE SCHOLAR ATHLETES
Congratulations to Camilla Flagg and Matt Guy for being named Bayside Conference 2020 Senior Scholar Athletes!