Twins Make-Up Game Information

“The MMSA & Minnesota Twins Perfect Attendance Game was postponed on Saturday, May 20.  The game will be made up at 4:40 on Sunday, May 21st.  The tickets you currently have will get you into the gates for the 4:40 game.  Unfortunately we are unable to reschedule the pregame ceremony this year due to the tight timeline of the doubleheader schedule.  We look forward to schools participating in our program for 2018!”

MMSA Summer Institute 2017 Featuring Willow Sweeney !

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 - Lakeville High School, Lakeville, MN

Willow Sweeney is a co-founder of Top 20 Training that provides training and materials to empower leaders, teachers, parents and students to develop their potential. She and her Top 20 team have trained over 500,000 people throughout the United States. Her work focuses on helping others further develop their potential, through social and emotional skills and develop more effective workplace teams and cultures. Willow has co-authored Top 20 Teachers: The Revolution in American Education, Top 20 Parents: Raising Happy, Responsible and Emotionally Healthy Children and Top 20 Teens: Discovering the Best-kept Thinking, Learning and Communicating Secrets of Successful Teenagers.

Read more for session descriptions.

Register On-Line Here!

Mail-In Registration

MOYA Art Contest!

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March is the Month of the Young Adolescent (MOYA).  The Minnesota Middle School Association (MMSA) is proud to announce an art contest for any student currently enrolled in a participating middle school or junior high in Minnesota.  A logo/design created by a student will be featured on the cover of our program at the MMSA conference next December.  Our conference theme is, “Innovate”.  All entries must follow the guidelines posted below.  The winning entry will be selected at the MMSA Board meeting in July.    

The winning artist will be awarded a $100.00 prize from MMSA.

MMSA Logo/Design Guidelines

  • All art work must fit in an area that is 6” wide and 6” high
  • All art work must be black and white.
  • Avoid very intricate, detailed, lightly shaded, small-scale drawings – these do not reproduce well.
  • All art work must be original.  No clip art, for example.
  • The title, “Innovate” should be included in the design.  The title may be hand written or typed.
  • Be sure to include name, grade, school and city on the back or on an attached piece of paper.  
  • One entry per student.
  • Link to download template.

All entries should be mailed to Melissa Benjamin by June 1st, 2017.

Melissa Benjamin
Orono Middle School
800 Old Crystal Bay Rd.
Long Lake, MN 55356


MMSA Writing Contest - Theme: Innovate !

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In recognition of March as the Month of the Young Adolescent, the Minnesota Middle School Association is pleased to announce this year’s writing contest. This contest is open to students currently enrolled in a middle school or junior high in Minnesota.  Our MMSA theme this year is “Innovate.”

The winning student will receive $100.00 and be published in this year’s Minnesota Middle School’s Conference Program in December.

All entries must be postmarked by June 1st, 2017.

More information from Association of Middle Level Education

Presenter Notes

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Looking to Access This Year's Conference Presentations?

Thanks to all of our attendees for joining us at our annual conference on December 8-9, 2016. If you are looking to access past sessions, handouts, and presentations, please log in to the SCHED account you were invited to create as part of the conference.  If you need assistance with your account, please contact Chris at


Link to Thursday Survey and CEU Forms

Link to Friday Survey and CEU Forms

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

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

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