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21st Century Students Receive A Special Visitor

  On the day after Veteran’s Day, the staff and students from Monroe Middle School’s 21st Century Program had a very special visitor! Maj. Gen. Jack R. Holbein (Ret.), who most recently served as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Joint Forces Command, in Norfolk, VA came to speak about his career, important leadership qualities, and life in the military.
Maj. Gen Holbein spoke about his career as an officer in the Air Force, which began in 1971. He spoke about his flying experience, explaining to students that he obtained more than 3,700 flying hours in 4 different aircraft. He spoke with a very interested audience about the history of the military Oath of Enlistment and how it began with George Washington. He administered the Oath of Enlistment to fellow veteran, Regina Dill (7th grade math teacher) to demonstrate the ceremony.
He ended his presentation by taking a wide variety of great questions from the audience and then presenting all with collectible card containing the Oath of Office along with a picture of General Washington.
One of the goals of Monroe Middle School’s 21st Century Program is to foster leadership in students and the General’s very generous donation of his time and knowledge was a great lesson for everyone!

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Annual MMS Canned Food Drive:  Continuing to Help Those In Need photo

Annual MMS Canned Food Drive: Continuing to Help Those In Need

 The Monroe Middle Student Government Association wrapped up their fourth annual Food Drive on Thursday, December 18. Operation Reachout, a local food bank based in Monroe, picked up over 1,800 food items that were donated by our students and staff, as well as by The Boy’s and Girl’s Club. The three homerooms with the most items collected will be rewarded with a free jean day on Friday, December 19. In third place was Mr. Kopcznski’s class. Second place was earned by Mr. Seltzer’s class. The top homeroom class belongs to Mrs. Carroll who collected a whopping 214 cans, bags, or boxes. The winning group was The Boy’s and Girl’s Club with an impressive 342 items collected. The SGA sends out a sincere thank you to everyone who donated and helped improve the lives of families in our great community!

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