Medlin Middle School
To ignite confidence in every Mustang to be their best self.
The Medlin Community will use Growth mindset, positive Relationships, Integrity and Teamwork to provide a safe and inclusive culture that empowers all Mustangs to reach their full potential.
Motto: Mustang GRIT
As a Mustang, I will have PRIDE in my school and practice INTEGRITY. I will develop my LEADERSHIP skills, have positive relationships with others, be a good team member and have a growth mindset.
Medlin Bell Schedule
2023-2024 Medlin Bell Schedules
- Destination Imagination
- National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
- Physical Education
- Project Lead The Way
- Student Council
Mrs. Lovern's Schedule
1st- Planning Period
2nd- Intro to Art
3rd- Theatre Productions
4th- Art Foundations
5th- Art Foundations
6th- Art Foundations
7th- Intro to Art
8th- Intro to Art
Mrs. Cordova's Schedule
1st – Planning Period
2nd – Art 1
3rd – Art 1
4th – Art 1
5th – Art 1
6th – Digital Art and Animation
7th – Digital Art and Animation
8th – Digital Art and Animation
Sixth grade students will need to purchase an Art Kit through this link that is distributed the first few weeks of school with students' art supplies.
These kits include:
Drawing Set and eraser
The Medlin Band Website can be accessed through this link.
Medlin MS Choir
Emily Fry, choir director
Olivia Peacock, choir director
FOLLOW US ON:
FACEBOOK - Medlin Choir
Detailed information, including information for incoming 6th grade students, can be found at Medlin Choir Website. Feel free to reach out to a director for more information.
What is DI? Destination ImagiNation, also known as DI, is the world's largest creative problem solving program for students from kindergarten to university level. DI is currently active in all 50 states and in 40 countries, with more than 12,000 teams supported by more than 40,000 volunteers. Find out all the details on the DI program by visiting www.IdoDI.org
How DI Operates in Northwest ISD: Our district has over 40 DI teams participate in the Regional Tournament. A team from Lakeview Elementary and a Medlin Middle School team advanced from Regionals to the State Championship in 2008. The Medlin team went on from State to take 4th place in the WORLD at the Global Finals competition in Knoxville, Tennessee. The DI competition levels within our school district include Elementary (K-5th grade), Middle (6th-8th grade) and Secondary (9th-12th grade). Applications can be picked up from the D.I. sponsor, the front office of the school, or on this web page. Teams of up to seven students, managed by a volunteer Team Manager parent (usually a parent of a student on the team) work together in after-school or weekend weekly meetings to solve one of several Challenges and present their final solution at a Regional Competition. They compete against only those students at their competitive level who have selected the same Challenge.
The Central Challenge: DI is divided into two separate segments of competition: the Central Challenge and Instant Challenge. Teams select one of several complex Central Challenges to solve, with each having required elements but plenty of room for creative elaboration. Teams meet for months, working on solutions to their Challenges, creating scripts, props, costumes, and sets. Teams have to create each element of their solution on their own. They can have instruction on general concepts, but everything you see on performance day is designed, written and constructed solely by team members.
The Instant Challenge: During months of working on solving their Central Challenge, teams also practice general creative problem solving skills to solve theatrical, structural and hybrid Instant Challenges (IC). ICs are designed to teach students to think quickly, creatively and strategically. At tournament, each team is given an IC it has not encountered before. For example, a team may be asked to create and perform a play using a given set of items, manipulate materials to build a structure, or develop a non-verbal communication system with team members to complete a given task. The team is required to create and present a solution in just minutes, thus testing a team's ability to work together in a spontaneous atmosphere.
Long-Term Benefits of DI: The benefits are HUGE! DI teaches kids how to become independent thinkers and innovative problem-solvers. They learn the value of being part of a team, as well as the importance of commitment. They learn to experiment, to try many different methods to accomplish their goals, and become increasingly confident about their own abilities. They learn invaluable self-motivation, time management, and public speaking and presentation skills. Academic organizations have determined DI enhances students' ability to meet National Education Standards, provides Gifted and Talented (GATES) level learning, and develops skills needed to perform well on the TAKS. As an added bonus, long-term DI participants are eligible for numerous college scholarships, and employers of major corporations routinely seek out potential employees with past DI experience on their resumes.
National Junior Honor Society, NJHS, is a service organization that is dedicated to serving the school and community. We participate in group and individual projects to earn service hours. Tracy Romero and Ann Miller are the advisors. Meetings are held once a month during Pride Time. Please watch the NJHS bulletin board for current announcements.
Applications for NJHS are available in early spring.
National Junior Honor Society
Medlin Middle School Chapter
Sponsors: Tracy Romero and Ann Miller
NJHS Application Process
You may apply to Medlin's NJHS if you are currently a 7th or 8th grade student.
Applications are available below! If you need a hard copy because you don't have a printer, please visit Mrs. Romero in room C116 for a copy.
Thank you for your interest in the Medlin Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society: a prestigious academic and service organization. We select themes and try to complete service projects about that theme. Some of the activities that the NJHS has been involved with include: helping out with registration/Pony Camp before school, purchasing Christmas presents for local families in need, helping out with Beck's field day, and having an end of the year banquet. We have lots of fun while giving service to the school and community.
If you are currently enrolled in two pre AP classes and have at least a 90% average in your core classes, then you are eligible to apply for membership.
Please fill out the application below and return it to Mrs. Romero (room C116) or Ms. Miller (C101) no later than January 31 by 9:00 am. The faculty council will review your application and determine if you qualify in the five ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. The application must be completed as instructed, or you will not be assured acceptance. If you are accepted, you will be notified, be expected to attend the induction program, and then be governed by the bylaws of our local chapter.
The faculty council looks forward to reviewing your application, and we hope to see you in National Junior Honor Society!
Please use the following links to complete the NJHS application process.
Constitution and Bylaws (read this before signing your compliance form.)
NJHS 2024 Application (This is the application that must be completed.)
Remember: Application (and all the parts) are due Wednesday, January 31 by 9:00 am in room C116 or C101. Please be sure to hand them to Mrs. Romero or Ms. Miller. Please do not just leave them on a desk.
NJHS is a service club and members are required to do 30 hours of community service a year (from the time they are inducted). Earning Silver Star is an expectation and the easiest way to obtain 30 hours in a year. Summer service hours are encouraged.
Submit service hours on x2VOL.
Each student will be expected to dress out and participate in PE daily. Students will be performing stretches, conditioning exercises and an activity every day that will improve their overall physical fitness.
During Physical Education class we will follow these rules in addition to the rules stated in the Student Handbook:
Each student is required to wear a Medlin PE Uniform everyday.
Students who have asthma need to have their inhaler with them everyday for PE class.
Appropriate PE dress
Medlin requires all students to purchase a P.E. uniform. PE uniforms can be purchased online in August. All students must wear their physical education uniform each day in class. Students also need to wear appropriate athletic shoes. If a student loses his/her uniform, another one must be purchased. Students are also encouraged to take their uniform home on Fridays to be laundered and are required to bring them back on the following Monday.
The students will be given 5 minutes to be dressed in proper attire and seated in their assigned spot.
Each student will be given a locker with a combination in the locker room. They are not allowed to switch lockers or share lockers with other students.
Each student is expected to participate. If the student cannot participate due to illness or injury, he/she will be expected to complete an alternate assignment.
Parent notes will be honored at the discretion of the teacher and for no more than 2 days. After 2 days, a doctor’s note will be required.
Each student will start out each week with 100 points for participation – up to 20 points per day can be deducted. Parents will be contacted when their child’s grade falls below a 70% and/or they do not participate or dress out. Repeated failure to dress out will result in disciplinary action.
Who can be in theatre?
At Medlin we offer many different classes that fit many different types of theatre lovers!
If you have NEVER taken a theatre course and are in 6th grade, you should take "Intro to Theatre". In this class you will learn all about the basics of theatre, from ensemble building to acting to tech theatre. You will end the year by participating in a theatre showcase!
If you have NEVER taken a theatre course and are in 7th or 8th grade, you should take "Theatre I". In this class you will learn all about the basics of theatre, from ensemble building to acting to tech theatre. You will end the year by participating in a theatre showcase!
If you HAVE taken either Intro to Theatre or Theatre I and want to focus on producing shows (and don't mind spending time outside of school), you may want to take "Theatre Productions". In this class, students will participate in a minimum of 2 shows a year as well as other activities within Medlin like the Talent Show. This class is an audition/interview based class only, as students need to have a strong skill set and must be prepared for many hands-on projects.
If you HAVE taken either Intro to Theatre or Theatre I and are interested in continuing your craft and learning all that you can about theatre, you should take "Theatre II/III". This is an in-depth class for students who want to continue to advance their skills.
Do I have to be in a class to work in the theatre?
As of right now, this is the only way we will do shows at Medlin. Each class will participate in at least one show a year.