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Media Center

Don't let your brain become a midget. Let it grow by reading some books!

In the media center, students will find books as well as computers. Computers can either be used for typing papers or research.

The types of books available for us to read are fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, and autobiographies. There are also atlases, thesauruses, and other research materials.

The Media Center staff includes Mrs.Hendrix and Mrs. Hiss.

Your Language Arts class will go to the library every other week to do a small project. These projects are at times related to holidays. Most of the times they are teaching an important library or research skill. Mrs. Hendrix makes sure all her students are up to date with the latest news and technology having to do with media.

Directions to the library:
1- Go through the front doors (near the front office).
2- Go straight to the skylight.
3- Enter the eighth grade hall and the library will be right there on your left.

The Mabry Media Center is a place to learn or to get away with a great read!

posted on: March 16, 2006

Car Rider and Walker Directions

Going to the car pool area from the connections hall is easy. Simply turn right at the Music Room, and proceed to the skylight. Exit the building through the from doors next to the office.

From the 6th grade commons, turn left at the end of the hallway and exit through the front doors next to the office.

Walker? Not a problem. Go to the carpool area and walk to the exit of the parking lot. Our crossing guard will tell you when to cross the road.

posted on: March 15, 2006

Bus Directions

If you are a bus rider, you will need to go to the blacktop where the buses are. If you are coming from the connections hall, you will need to turn left at the music room. Go down the hall and turn right at the orchestra room. Walk down the hall to the double door at the end, find your bus, and go home!

If you are coming from the 6th grade commons, turn right into the skylight. Proceed down the hall and turn right at the orchestra room. Walk down the hall and exit through the double doors.

posted on: March 15, 2006

The Clinic

Located in the 7th grade hallway, the clinic is the place to go only if you're sick, hurt, or have medication to take.


---Interview with Mrs.Waters (the nurse)---

Student- "If a student has a temperature, what procedure is followed?"
Nurse- " Well, if the temperature is greater then 100.6 degrees fahrenheit, then the student must go home."

Student- "Under what conditions would you send a child home?
Nurse- " I would recommend a child to go home if he or she has a fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea, develops a rash, breaks a bone, or has a severe headache."

Student- "At what time during the day are you available?"
Nurse- "I am available from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M."

Student- "What type of medications are you allowed to hold for children?"
Nurse- "I can dispense all medications, but the parent must sign a specific form to dispense a prescribed medication. In middle school a student can carry an OTC medication with an OTC form. OTC stands for over- the- counter medication."

Student-"Where do students go if you are not available?"
Nurse- "A student will go to the office if I am not available."

Student- "What is the procedure if you are bringing prescription medicine from home?"
Nurse- "Parents must drop them off at the school and fill out forms."

Come Healthy, Stay Healthy!

posted on: March 14, 2006

The Mess Hall 2

How do I put money in my account?

1) Bring the amount of money that you want to put into your account to school.
2) When your lunch time arrives, get into one of the two lunch lines.
3) When you get to the keypad, type in your number into the keypad. (see keypad directions on sub pages)
4) Finally, give the lunch cashier your money, and she will do the rest.
5) Now the amount of money that you gave the cashier is in your account, and you are free to spend your money on the lunch menu's delicious food.

posted on: March 13, 2006

The Mess Hall 4

Directions To The Cafeteria

1) When you walk in the front entrance, walk all the way to the skylight.
2) Take a right at the skylight and go straight until you get to the connections hallway.
3) Take a right turn when you reach the nearest hallway.
4) Walk down about 100 yards until you see the massive cafeteria on your left.

posted on: March 13, 2006

The Mess Hall 3

Steps To The Keypad

1) Remember your lunch number.
2) Punch your number one by one into the keypad.
3) Press the enter button.
* If you press an incorrect number, press the clear button and repeat the process.

posted on: March 13, 2006

The Brain of Mabry

The Brain of Mabry

The Office: Without its "brain", Mabry would be put to shame!

"Welcome rising 6th graders to Mabry Middle School! This post will inform you about the brain of the school...Leading your way to success!!"
Dr. Tyson "The Big Guy"

Ms. Dixon
Assistant Principal

Ms. DeBardeleben
Administrative Assistant


More pictures of the office...
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Box tops can be dropped off in the front office.

Directions to the front office:
The office is located right when you enter the front doors and to the left.


posted on: March 10, 2006

Counselor Suite Interviews


Ms. Jackson:

1)What exactly do you do?

My job is to help students find their greatest level of success. I help 6th graders make transition as easy as possible.

2)How can students reach you for help?

They can tell a teacher they need to go to the counselor's office and get a pass. That's the best way.

3)What is your favorite part of being a counselor?

Probably getting to work with students one-on-one.

4)What do you do when you're not doing your counselor activities?

When I'm not working with students one-on-one, I'm either doing classroom guidance, parent/teacher conferences, consulting with other staff members, or testing.

Ms. Decker:

1)What exactly do you do?

I register new students, make sure the student attendance, records, and data base are correct and up to date.

2)Will you tell us three interesting facts about yourself?

I love to do yoga, I sell Mary Kay makeup products, and have three childern.

3)What do students do when they are late?

They bring their parents in, stop at the welcome desk, and sign in to get a pass and go to class.

4)What do you do if you have to leave early?

Before school you must go to the welcome desk with a parent note to get an early dismissal pass or a bus pass.


1)How do students get and fill out the money envelopes?

Envelopes are available from teachers, me (the bookkeeper), and in the main office. The envelope should be filled out with your name, teacher, grade, what the money is for and the amount, then put in the black box.

2)What type of supplies do you order for the school?

I order paper,pencils, markers, copier toner, books, videos, paper towels, mops, and trash bags.

3)What are some of your responsibilities?

I am responsibile for collecting student payments, depositing money in the bank, and posting the receipts to the school accounting system.

4)What is your largest order for the school year?

Some of the largest orders this school year have been copier toner and copy paper.

posted on: March 10, 2006

The School Store


The School Store is a great place to ensure that you are ready for class and ready to learn! Its supplies
-Agendas -Binders -Book Covers
-Calculators -Compass -Dividers
-Dictionaries -Erasers -Fabric Crayons
-Glue Stick -Index Cards -Markers
-Notebooks -Paper -Pencils
-Pencil Pouches -Pens -Pocket Folders
-Poster Boards -Protractors -Report Covers
-Rulers -Reeds -Post-It-Notes

The School Store is at the main entrance of the school on the left of the main hall and is open only in the mornings.
*Ask your homeroom teacher when you can pay a visit. You will need a pass from homeroom.


posted on: March 9, 2006

Finding Your Way to Education!


This year, Mabry has made some extraordinary changes to the building. There are many destinations a student may need to attend during the day. Getting around Mabry can be hard, but with a little advice, it's a sinch!

Below are some key places a student should be aware of :

This is where all important upcoming dates and messages are posted. Students AND parents should pay close attention the the marquee.

Courtyards are located at different points around the outside of the school. These are used by teachers and students alike. A class may go outside for some quiet reading; also, courtyards are where some 4.5 week block parties are held.

The bus parking lot is where students are picked up and dropped off by their buses. The only time you should be in the bus parking lot is when you are getting on and off your bus. Also, P.E. classes occasionally have class on the bus parking lot.

( Be sure to check out the Bus Directions blog! )

The parking lot is where teachers park their cars at the beginning of the day. Also, if you are late to school or being picked up, your parents should park in the parking lot. At no point in the day should a student be in the parking lot. (Unless you are being picked up or dropped off)

( Be sure to check out the Car Rider and Walker Directions blog! )

This is the center of the building. Any destination can be easily reached from the skylight. It is located just passed the office and theater.
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Finding Your Way to Success Today!

posted on: March 9, 2006

The Mess Hall



- It is huge.
- It has a whole wall of windows.
- Has tiled floors
- Ice and water machine
* Two different entrances
* Two lunch lines with kitchen behind it


The food

-Similar to the food in elementary school
-Regular lunches and salad lunches
-Cartful of snacks from chips to pop-tarts
-To see menu, go to lunch menu on sub pages



-Have to sit with your lunch class
-Only can go through lunch line once
-No food fights
-Cannot use microwaves
-Cannot use ice or water machines


-Located behind the lunch lines
-Brand new
-Bigger than ever
-Where all the cooking happens
-Has one huge freezer

Lunch period will probably be your most fun; you get to talk with your friends and just be able to take a break from learning............. Have fun at the Mabry Middle School Cafeteria!!!

posted on: March 8, 2006

The Labs of Mabry

Welcome to Mabry ! Let the computers bring your imagination to life!


The Mac Lab and the Writing Lab are cool places students go to complete work. The Mac Lab is where one takes tests, researches, completes career surveys, participates in Performance Series testing, and practices with E-rater. The Writing Lab is where one perfects his or her language arts skills.


Rules of the Labs:

  • No drinks or food.
  • Respect the computers. For example, do not touch the screen or hurt the computers.

Mrs. Preston assists in operating the Mac Lab. " Operating the Mac Lab is a daunting task, but it is manageable."

Remember, Mabry is fun! Let technology digitalize your future!!!


posted on: March 6, 2006

Counselors' Suite

Ever feel unloved?
Need some advice?
Need someone to talk to?
Have questions about school attendance?
Need to turn in money?

How do you get there...

The Counselors' Suite is located down the main hallway after you enter Mabry. You proceed past the front office and take the first right, and the Counserlors' Suite is the first door on the right.

The Pupil Personnel Clerk's desk is on the left side of the main room.
The bookkeeper Miss Osterfeld's office is also located in the suite.
The two counselors at Mabry , Mrs. Jackson and Ms. Hagg, have offices in the counselors' suite, also.

The Pupil Perrsonnel Clerk
The pupil personnel clerk is Mrs. Decker. She is responsible for the attendance records. If you are absent, your parents must send in a note. This way she can enter you as excused so you can make-up class assignments. Also, if you sign in to school late, or leave early, she keeps track of the sign-in/out sheets and updates the attendance.

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The Bookeeper
The bookeeper, Miss Osterfeld, is responsible for collecting all money that a child sends to school. This includes all field trip money, yearbooks, books lost, and fund raising money. You can either give her the money directly or place it in a bookeeping envelope and turn it in at the black box in front office.

The Counselors
Mabry has two counselors for three grades. Ms. Jackson serves as the 6th and 7th grade counselor. Ms. Haag serves as the counselor for 7th and 8th grades. They are available almost any time and can be reached via blog or directly through the front office secretary who will connect you to their phone extension. The counselors can assist you with conflicts, advice, or schedule needs.

posted on: March 3, 2006

It's No Sweat!!

Behind the scenes of the P.E. Territory

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CPA (covered play area):

Diamonds in the Rough:

Boys' and Girls' Locker Rooms:

Information on people and places of P.E.

Coaches:-The coaches are Coach Spannagel, Coach McCall, Coach Jones, and Coach Graber.
- The coaches also oversee the locker rooms.

Covered Play Area:-You participate in activities in the covered play area.
-You play raquetball, team unit, volleyball, tennis, team handball, etc.
-You will also have roll call and after school activities in the covered play area.

Basketball Gym:-The basketball gym is used for the units of basketball, handball, pickleball, taebo, etc
-You'll also use the gym if you are involved in the Lassiter basketball program.

Fields:-The three fields are used for football, rugby, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and intramurals.
-The Sweat Mountain baseball fields are used for rugby, softball, and baseball.

Rules of P.E.:-No touching equipment without instruction from a teacher.
-No pushing or touching another student.

Dress Code:-No sleeveless shirts.
-No short shirts.
Directions from front door

To CPA:-After coming through the front door keep going straight until you hit the sky light.
-Next, take the hallway on your right.
-You will pass the fitness rooms and see a hallway on your right.
-Then you will come to a fork in the hall; take the right side.
-You'll pass by the boys' locker room and come to a doorway; inside is the cpa.
To Basketball Gym:Same directions as CPA except at fork take a left.

P.E. is awesome! You'll get a kick out of it!!!

posted on: March 3, 2006

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