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Picture Day- October 27, 2014

Picture Day- Dress for Success
Monday October 27, 2014
Students please come dressed for success and ready to take your school pictures 

PTSA Costume Dance-October 30, 2014

PSTA Costume Dance will be held on Thursday October 30, 2014 from 4pm-6pm. Cost is $5 at the door or $4 with a can food item. Students may bring their costumes in their book bags and change before the dance. NO scary themed costumes and NO masks. Please make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 

We will have lots of games and prizes so we hope that you will join us. 

M.D. Roberts PINK OUT October 31, 2014

On Friday October 31, 2014 we want to PINK OUT M. D. Roberts! Student may wear a pink top with their jeans when they donate $1. Please help us support Breast Cancer awareness by donating and wearing your pink on this day! 

Brain Camp

Brain Camp on Saturday, November 8th at 9:00-1:15 p.m. at the Delta Flight Museum. 
 Please visit http://www.clayton.k12.ga.us/CCPSBrainCamp to register.  You must register by October 31st to attend. 
 This wonderful learning opportunity will be provided for all middle and high school students and their parents. 
CCPS transportation will be provided

2014 Georgia School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners

Click below to view the 2014 Georgia School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners : 
2014 State Winners.pdf

Georgia PTA Advocacy Conference

PTA leaders all around the state are talking about one of the hottest topics of the 2014-15 school year:  Smart Snacks/Fundraising.  Many of us still have burning questions.  Georgia PTA is excited about having an expert on this topic with us at our Advocacy Day this Thursday morning, October 2.  Sarah Combs, MS, RD, Compliance Specialist with the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Department will provide us with resourceful information on this topic during her presentation.  You will not want to miss this one.  See you there!

Click link for brochure Advocacy_Conference_Brochure2014+2.pdf
Click link for Conference Flyer  Advocacy_Conference_Flyer_-_2014-2015_(final_revisions)Up_dated+(2).pdf

 
Registration fee of $30.00 includes materials and lunch.  Non-members $35.00.

8th Grade PSAT Test

8th Grade Magnet & 8th Grade Gifted Non-Magnet Students at M.D. Roberts Middle School will take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) on Wednesday, October 15th.  The PSAT/NMSQT is the proven first step to college and career opportunity. By measuring reading, mathematics, and writing skills, the PSAT/NMSQT provides students with valuable college readiness feedback and tools to help them reach their college goals. The testing session will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 11:15 a.m. There is no cost associated with this exam. It is critical that your students are present for this exam.

PSAT Letter (2014).pdf

psat-nmsqt-benefits-parents-handout.pdf

psat-nmsqt-quick-reference-handout.pdf

2014-2015 Early Release Days

Parents please be reminded  of our Wednesday early release days. On the following days all students must be picked up by 2:30pn

September 10, 2014
October 8, 2014
November 12, 2014
February 11, 2014
March 11, 2014

September/October Newsletter

Click below to view our September/October Newsletter 
Newsletter Septembet October.pdf

M.D. Roberts Dress Policy

Effective on the first day of school, students who attend M.D. Roberts will adhere to the following dress code policy:
 
Shirts: Solid White or Solid Maroon Collared Shirts (Polo Style or Button Down)
 
Bottoms: Black or Khaki

Please click on the link below to view the entire dress code policy
M.D. Dress Policy.doc

Magnet Shuttle Bus Schedule for M.D. Roberts Performing Arts Magnet Students

Below you will find the bus schedule for the M.D. Roberts. The transportation department will provide individual student bus stop locations and times. 
Program Schedule For Bus Service .docx

New Student Enrollment Information

Clayton County Public Schools
Saturday New Student Enrollment
Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Perry Learning Center
137 Spring Street
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 

New Student Enrollment:
Dates: July 28, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Times:8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mount Zion High School 2535 Mt Zion Pkwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236

August 1-7, 2014

Enrollment will be held at M.D. Roberts Middle School 





Grade Level Supply List

6th Grade Level Supply List

6th GRADE SUPPLY LIST - 2014-2015.docx

7th Grade Level Supply List

7th GRADE SUPPLY LIST - 2014-2015.doc

8th Grade Level Supply List
8th Grade Supply List.docx

Sorrell Carr- Student From M.D. Roberts Donates His Time To Stop Bullying!



NEWNAN, GA. The Family Patterns Matter group is enthusiastic about the “Bullying Is No Laughing Matter” campaign. This south-Atlanta group welcomes teens and young adult alumni with the mission: “Youth Empowering Youth.” This year, the members’ special focus is bullying issues in schools, churches and throughout the community. They are creating a public service announcement that will be shown on local TV. They are especially interested in the definition of bullying that is presented in our new book. The goal of this diverse group echoes the advice in the new comic book: Young people have power that can help put an end to bullying. - See more at: http://www.readthespirit.com/explore/now-turn-show-bullying-laughing-matter/#sthash.tEF3NVG8.dpuf
District Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of Clayton County Public Schools is to be accountable to all stakeholders for providing a globally 
competitive education that empowers students to achieve academic and personal goals and to become 
college and career ready, productive, responsible citizens.
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Vision Statement

The vision of M.D. Roberts Middle School is to be a distinguished school of excellence through the integration of the arts in which all students are college and career ready and prepared to compete in a global society.​
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Core Beliefs

 We believe children have first priority on all of our resources. 
 
 We believe education is the shared responsibility of the student, the parent/guardian, the school, and 
the community. 
 
 We believe communication and understanding among all stakeholders of our diverse community are 
essential to achieving the goals of education. 
 
 We believe that learning is a continuous process and most productive when the needs of each child are 
met through instruction provided by competent and caring teachers. 
 
 We believe a learning environment where everyone experiences security, care, dignity, and respect is 
essential.
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Strategic Goals

1. To increase academic achievement for all students in Clayton County Public Schools as evidenced by 
state, national and international assessment results 
 
2. To provide and maintain a safe, orderly and secure learning environment 
 
3. To create an environment that promotes active engagement, accountability, and collaboration of all 
stakeholders to maximize student achievement 
 
4. To effectively communicate the system’s vision and purpose and allow stakeholder involvement in an 
effort to build understanding and support 
 
5. To provide high quality support services delivered on time and within budget to promote student 
academic success in the Clayton County Public Schools 
 
6. To recruit and retain highly qualified and effective staff
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About M.D. Roberts

Who Was M.D. Roberts?

M.D. Roberts Middle School was named in honor of a family man who had a strong commitment to education and the community. Moddie Decker Roberts was a trendsetter, mediator, and a source of strength for the community throughout his tenure with the Clayton County Public Schools.

Mr. Roberts was the sixth of ten children.  He received his educational training from Georgia Normal and Industrial Institute, Morris Brown College, University of Michigan, University of Hawaii, and Georgia State University.  He also held an honorary Ed.D from Birmingham Baptist University.  Mr. Roberts also had experience as a World War II veteran, a government civilian who worked in post-war Europe, and an educational leader from Twiggs County.

In 1952, Clayton County decided to consolidate the many one-room schools used to educate the minority children throughout the county.  Mr. Roberts was appointed principal of the new Fountain High School.   Mr. Roberts worked thirty-one years as principal of Fountain High School.  Under his guidance, the staff and student populations grew and Fountain became known as the school with a “forward look.”  Mr. Roberts implemented a variety of programs that raised the self-esteem of the students and made them confident and proud of their dynamic heritage.

Mr. Roberts was an advocate of quality education and a respected community leader.  His strong leadership assisted the school system integrate smoothly during the challenging period of the 1960’s. 

Because of Mr. Robert’s legacy, his service as a humanitarian, and his outstanding contributions to education in Clayton County, our school was named in his honor, M.D. Roberts Middle School. 

Our Vision

The vision of M.D. Roberts Middle School is to empower and encourage globally competitive critical thinkers - one student at a time.

Our Mission

The mission of M.D. Roberts Middle School is to provide a globally competitive education that empowers students to achieve academic and personal goals and to become college and career ready, productive, and responsible citizens.

Our Beliefs

At M.D. Roberts Middle School we strive to ignite a passion for life-long learning, and to provide an environment where all students will become educational achievers, critical thinkers, strong leaders, and effective decision-makers in the 21st century.
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Announcements

Magnet Band & Orchestra Performance 10-16-2014

Our Magnet Band and Orchestra will perform a joint concert on Oct. 16, 2014 at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center’s Stroud Hall. We will perform 9 pieces total. Admission cost is $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Any M.D. Roberts faculty member will be admitted for free with your teacher I.D! Please come out and support our Magnet Band and Orchestra students as they perform their first concert of the year on Oct. 16. Doors open at 6:30 PM, music starts at 7:00 PM.

PTA Brochures

Uniform Dress Code Policy

M.D. Roberts Discipline Plan

M. D. Roberts Middle School Sixth Grade Registration For Performing Arts Classes

Notification of Nondiscrimination

Bullying Plan

Infinite Campus Info for Parents

Parent Volunteer Forms

SARS Report

Core Curriculum

Early Care Program Information

PTSA
Administration
Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Congratulations Ms. Faulkner 
Bus Stop Locator
Parents, please follow these steps to find out your child's bus stop:
  1. Click on School Bus Stop Locator.
  2. Type in your address.
  3. Select your child's grade level in the drop down box.
  4. Click on Roberts Middle School's code, 025. Your child's bus stop location and departure/arrival times should appear.