APRIL 3: Promotion & Spring Pictures
All 8th grade students will have a promotion picture taken during PE. Students who wish to take a Spring Picture, bring order and payment to the photographers.

APRIL 4 & 5: third quarter honor roll celebration hosted by Parent Club
7th Grade: Breakfast, 8:05am, Thursday, April 4 in the MPR
8th Grade: BBQ Lunch, 11:40am, Friday, April 5 by the bike rack.  Parent Club is requesting donations of chips (small bags) and bottled water.  Donations can be dropped off in the office prior by April 4.

Email Counselor: Christie Thompson Kemp
Email Counselor: Aubrey Gonzalez

Plan for TESTING: April 29 - May 17
April 30, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9: Testing Schedule: early dismissal @ 1:28pm

Promotion: May 31 (Friday) 8:30am, bball courts
All students plan to report to the MPR by 8:00am.  Basketball court gates open at 7:40am. Open seating is provided, or bring your own chair, shade is limited. During the ceremony we ask that balloons be tied to the fence and view obstructive items be put away and aisle ways remain clear. 

Millswood Dress Code

  • LANYARDS/ID's: should be worn daily.  Students without lanyards, should visit the front student window for a Loaner badge.  ID's/lanyards can be purchased from the front window.
  • Gates open at 7:45 on Monday.
  • Free Breakfast?  M - F: 7:15am - 7:58am in the MPR
  • Bell rings at 7:55am to enter and school starts at 8:00am
  • Students receive a planner, which is used as the primary communication of assignments and teacher expectation
  • Parent Club Student Store supports these supplies.
  • Students need to use the sidewalks, crosswalks, walking their bikes, holding their skateboards entering and exiting school safely.
  • Phone Policy: put it away in your backpack.  It can be used after school when you are sitting on the bus loop benches.  Office student phone is available to use during passing and lunch. 
  • 7th Grade Counselor:  Aubrey Gonzalez
  • 8th Grade Counselor:  Christie Kemp

Contact:between 11am - 6pm email Demaris Ward 
209 663-6354

School Year Office Hours:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm  
Front Office/Attendance:  (209) 331-8332 and 331-8333
Spanish/ Espanol:  (209) 331-2041
Administration: (209) 331-8331
Bridge After School Program: 209 663-6954


The Story of the Stars

Centuries ago, explorers left their homeland in search of new adventures and new opportunities.  These brave men and women had no maps to follow, just some simple tools:  a sextant, a compass, and an astrolabe.  These tools allowed the explorers to use the stars to find their way.  The most important stars were (and still are) those found in a familiar constellation:  Ursa Major. 
Ursa Major points to the Polaris, the North Star.  Ursa Major and Polaris still help humans find their way when they are lost or away from home.  In a similar way, Millswood's five stars...Attendance, Academics, Behavior, Citizenship and Sportsmanship...will help our students find their way from the comfort of elementary school to the new lands of middle and high school.  When you are lost, the stars will show you the way. 
And Ursa Major?  That's Latin for "Great Bear".  Why else would we choose the Grizzly as our mascot?


1. Academics - We believe....in excellence, hard work, doing our personal best, taking responsibility, and never giving up.
2. Attendance - We stand for...."being there", dependability, reliability, and showing up on time.
3. Behavior - We stand for...strong character, integrity, doing the right thing, and walking in our strength and not our weakness.
4. Citizenship - We stand for ....respecting others, our school, and ourselves.
5. Sportsmanship - We stand for many and we stand for one. We believe in supporting each other and cheering each other on.

Millswood Middle School