Parents –

Hi! A M3S (Millhopper Montessori Middle School) parent asked a very good question about the difference between the current pre-algebra math course and the new math courses 1,2, & 3.

I wanted to share our response with the 6th & 7th grade parents.

Course 3 is the last course in the series that is considered “pre algebra”.  Math courses have been revised so that pre algebra is incorporated into Course 1, 2 & 3.  By the end of Course 3, MMS students will have completed all the requirements for “pre algebra” and will be ready to take Algebra I by the ninth grade year.

 There isn’t much difference from the current Pre-Algebra class.  We’re using the same publisher and textbook series as the pre-algebra book we currently have 1. because we like the series; good teaching methodology, structure, and it has a good reputation 2. to keep the content consistent; we wanted to make sure we weren’t skipping/dropping necessary concepts. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or set a time when we can sit down and talk about your child’s LRCO.


Ms. Sherilyn

Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

adventure Each year the teachers and faculty of Millhopper Montessori School work incredibly hard to help our children learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. During Teacher Appreciation Week we like to let them know how much we value their efforts. This year’s theme is designed to honor each individual’s interests and choices. As part of our Teacher Appreciation Week activities, the PTO Appreciation Committee is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to purchase for our teachers and staff a gift certificate to a local merchant of their choice. By many families contributing to the same gift, they are able to select something special. Participation is optional and we hope the program will alleviate some of the stress of this busy time of year. If you would like to participate, please place your order on this webpage or you may review the letter that was mailed to your home and indicate the dollar amount you wish to contribute next to the individual’s name. Please total all your contributions and return the form with cash or check (made out to MMS PTO) in an envelope to Crystal Sorrow by Friday, May 13, 2016. You may leave the envelopes at the front desk or hand them to Crystal directly. Gift certificates will be presented to each recipient during Teacher Appreciation Week with a card from the families who have contributed. Dollar amounts are not included on the card. Since the PTO is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible. Please speak to your tax advisor regarding tax deductions. If you are interested in assisting with planning Teacher Appreciation Week or if have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us at or Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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