MMSA 2016 Conference

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Join other educators for an opportunity to learn the best practices in middle level education! The Minnesota Middle School Association will be holding their annual conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington on December 8th and 9th, 2016. We are excited to have two dynamic keynote speakers in Kim Campbell on Thursday and Jack Berckemeyer on Friday.

See listing of conference presentations here!

Conference Registration Form


Register on-line here!

DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South

Discounted Rooms Extended to December 2nd !

Link to Conference Discount Room Rates

Call for Presenters at the 2016 MMSA Conference

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The Minnesota Middle School Association is calling for presenters at our annual conference December 8th and 9th in Bloomington, MN. Please consider sharing your middle level knowledge at the 36th annual Minnesota Middle School Association's state conference. The range of topics we are looking for include, but are not limited to: RtI, PBIS, technology integration, advisory, growth mindset, learning for ALL, exploratory, differentiation, closing the gap.

Follow the link below, and submit your application today!

Follow this link to the MMSA presenter form.

Kim Campbell - Thursday Keynote!

Kim Campbell

Kim is hands down one of the premier middle level educational consultants in the country!  The combination of her dynamic presentation style and proven practical strategies leave those in attendance energized and informed.  Whether you're an entry year teacher or a seasoned veteran, you are sure to walk away with more tools for your teaching tool box.

Jason Galloway, Principal, Sequoyah Middle School, Edmond, OK

Kim models for our teachers how to best reach our most challenging students.  She does this through active engagement strategies with the infusion of technology.  Kim inspires us with her humor and high energy, while reaffirming the importance and value of our work.

Rebecca Schroeder, Principal, Oltman Middle School, St Paul Park, MN

For more information about Kim -

Jack Berckemeyer - Friday Keynote!

Jack Berckemeyer

I could sit and listen to Jack all day long. He is energetic, practical, and downright funny.

Wewoka, Oklahoma

I have taught for 25 years and Jack is the best speaker we have ever had. Great! Great! Great!

Austin, Texas

Jack is perfect for all aspects of education - teachers, administrators, and parents love him. Real information in a humorous way, best professional development ever!

Stillwater, Oklahoma

For more information about Jack -

MMSA Exhibitor Invitation

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Celebrating 36 years as the primary source of support for middle level educators, we invite you to the MMSA Conference and witness multiple engaging sessions and keynote presentations. Our Exhibit Hall is packed with products, services, activities, and information.

Each year we consistently attract 400+ attendees, offering exceptional sessions and opportunities to network with other educators.

To reserve your booth on-line select this link.

or fill out this contract and mail to Patrick Fox, MMSA Exhibitor Coordinator

MMSA Writing Contest Winner Announced!


Ashlee Pfau from Buffalo Community Middle School is this year's MMSA essay contest winner. The theme of the contest was "Ignite". Ashlee's essay will be featured in the MMSA state conference booklet and she win's $100. Thank you to all the students who sent in entries from around the state.

Minnesota Twins Perfect Attendance Incentive

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The Minnesota Twins recognize that good performance in school begins with good attendance and they’re excited to team up with Minnesota Middle School Association to create the Perfect Attendance Incentive Program.  We’ve had a great experience for many years and this year’s program was the best ever! The Twins recognized 74 students who had perfect attendance during the 2015-16 school year! Watch the video of our middle school students enjoying the game!

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Perfect Attendance Program!

Read on for more information.  Follow this link to register!


For more information contact:

Chris Bussmann, Principal
Levi P. Dodge Middle School
Farmington, MN 55024

Dare To Care: Those Who Inspire!

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Every day throughout our experiences in middle schools we are inspired by those very special people who impact others in meaningful ways. These remarkable people come in the form of students, teachers, teams, administrators, educational assistants, custodians, media specialists, and essentially anyone you can imagine! The Minnesota Middle School Association wants to recognize these caring individuals for "Daring to Care"!


Follow this link to nominate someone!

"Inspire, Challenge, Celebrate!"

The mission of the MMSA is to connect a community of educators to support and develop middle level education.

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