MMSA Summer Institute 2016 featuring Anthony Muhammad

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"Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap"

June 28th, 2016 (Duluth, MN) and June 29th, 2016 (Lakeville, MN)

Dr. Anthony Muhammad is one of the most sought after educational consultants in North America and is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate.  His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Select this link for the registration form.


Select this link for the Duluth on-line registration form.

Select this link for the Lakeville on-line registration form.

MMSA Writing Contest - Theme: Ignite!

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In recognition of March as the Month of the Young Adolescent, the Minnesota Middle School Association is pleased to announce this year’s writing contest. This contest is open to students currently enrolled in a middle school or junior high in Minnesota.  Our MMSA theme this year is “Ignite.”

The winning student will receive $100.00 and be published in this year’s Minnesota Middle School’s Conference Program in December.

All entries must be postmarked by April 15th, 2016.

For more information select this link.

$500 Mini-Grants !

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The Minnesota Middle School Association will be awarding up to four - $500 mini-grants to member educators in Minnesota this year. Educators who wish to be considered must complete the following application and submit it no later than March 31, 2016. If you have questions, please e-mail Melissa Benjamin at

Mini-Grant Application Form

Minnesota Twins Perfect Attendance Incentive

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The Minnesota Twins recognize that good performance in school begins with good attendance and they’re excited to team up with Minnesota Middle School Association to create the Perfect Attendance Incentive Program.  We’ve had a great experience for many years and this year’s program was the best ever! The Twins recognized 54 students who had perfect attendance during the 2014-15 school year!

BREAKING NEWS! The Minnesota Twins have DOUBLED the number of schools invited to participate in the Perfect Attendance Program!  Please contact Chris Bussmann to sign your school up for this program or go to the MMSA website ( and register on-line at this link!

For more information contact:

Chris Bussmann, Principal
Levi P. Dodge Middle School
Farmington, MN 55024

Minnesota Twins Perfect Attendance Letter

Wisconsin Middle Level New Teacher Conference

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The Wisconsin Association of Middle Level Education (WAMLE) is proud to sponsor the EE & U conference in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse School of Education, Professional & Continuing Education. The EE & U conference is designed to serve first, second, and third year middle level teachers, and teacher candidates who serve or will serve middle level learners. Faculty and administrators are also welcome to attend.

Minnesota Special Olympics Minnesota

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, a world in which every single person is accepted and welcomed regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

More information is available here

Dare To Care: Those Who Inspire!

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Every day throughout our experiences in middle schools we are inspired by those very special people who impact others in meaningful ways. These remarkable people come in the form of students, teachers, teams, administrators, educational assistants, custodians, media specialists, and essentially anyone you can imagine! The Minnesota Middle School Association wants to recognize these caring individuals for "Daring to Care"!


Follow this link to nominate someone!

"Inspire, Challenge, Celebrate!"

The mission of the MMSA is to connect a community of educators to support and develop middle level education.

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