Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

Keeping The Dream Alive!

Principal Dabney

  • Principal Inez Dabney

    Hello, students, parents, guardians and stakeholders,

     As we continue to maneuver the ups and downs of virtual learning, I am so proud of the way our students and staff have met this challenge head on. If we are nothing else at MLK, we are resilient as a school community.

     Parents/guardians, please continue to encourage your child(ren) to be fully engaged in each classroom. We would love for each student to be on camera daily, however, this is an option for students. Our teachers continue to provide engaging and rigorous instruction to prepare of students for high school and higher education. I am truly amazed by the assignment and activities that our teachers have created in the virtual setting. The A.T.O.M. STEM Academy will be installing the SMART Lab by January 2021. This will allow the expansion of the STEM Program even further.

     Educating our students is a collaborative effort between students, parent/guardians, teachers, and the community. Just as the African proverb states, It takes a village to raise a child.

     As a school will we continue to support our students, academically, mentally and socially.  Students participate in Community Circles and mindfulness moments daily. This is one way for students to keep connected to their teachers and classmates. The new schedule offers a flex –time, where students will be able to receive additional support from 3:30 -4:30 pm, Monday –Tuesday and Thursday – Friday.  If any student needs support in any of these areas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email or contact the school.

     

    Until we return to the building, the staff and our community partners are here to assist our students as needed.

     

    Thank you for supporting MLK, home of the Mighty Titans!

     

    Sincerely, Principal Dabney

     

Announcements

  • New Student Registration

    New Student Enrollment will be conducted at MLK every Tuesday and Thursday (appointment only) between 10am-12pm. Parents are  encouraged to call the school to set-up an appointment.

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    SOLs – SOLs are occurring this year, and if you choose to have your children participate, per the VDOE, they must do so in person. Please complete this survey to let your school know if you would like your children to test. To access the survey link, please use this web address: https://survey.k12insight.com/Survey1.aspx?k=SsRPPWTsYPsPsPsP&lang=0.

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    Preschool and Kindergarten Registration – This is just a reminder that we're currently registering students for PreK/K for the next fall. PreK is open to children who will be 3 or 4 by September 30, and kindergarten is open to children who will be 5 by September 30. Parents, let's set our babies up for long-term academic success by building a solid educational foundation by registering them for preschool and kindergarten. For a complete list of eligibility and documentation requirements and enroll your child, please visit our website at rvaschools.net/enroll.

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    Spring In-Person Testing Parent Intent Survey

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    Rising 6th Grade Course Selection (Click Here)

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    Is your child interesed in attending college? Not sure where to start looking? Or how to begin the process? Well the answer is here! Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. For more information click here to the view the flyer!

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    Tutoring – Just a quick reminder that we're offering FREE virtual tutoring in reading and math for students in grades K-8. Use this link, for additional information: https://www.rvaschools.net/Page/8256

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    Attention parents, if you have a scholar(s) who has been patiently waiting to exchange their tablet for a Chromebook or they need to receive their  new ELA or  math materials the wait is over.  Every Wednesday, the "Swap Out" session at MLK  will be  from 10 am to 3 pm. SOCIAL DISTANCING is a MUST and PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE MASK!!!

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  • Enroll RPS Link

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    New Virtual Bell Schedule *Effective 10/20

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  • PBL

    How Families Can Support Kids With PBL At Home

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District Announcements

Upcoming Events

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - May 10, 2021

    As we prepare to #ReopenWithLove2.0, we're excited to show you – not just tell you – some of the things we're doing to protect everyone's health and safety next year. For example, check out the picture below of a Carrier OptiClean HEPA Filtration Air Scrubber at Miles Jones Elementary School. We'll have one of these units in every classroom in RPS, and several of them in every large common area. These air scrubbers meet the standard for hospitals, and they were named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2020. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing more pictures of our health and safety investments so you can literally see everything we're doing to prepare.

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  • RPS Direct Update - May 7, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Congratulations to Ashley Bland, our 2021 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Bland serves as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) for John B. Cary Elementary School and has been THE go-to source for support this year for teachers, students, and families. You might be familiar with her name because she's appeared in the shout-outs 30 times! Ashley earned bachelor's degrees in biomedical engineering and physics, and then went on to earn her master's in education, all at VCU. She entered RPS through the Richmond Teacher Residency, and is passionate about inspiring more students of color to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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