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Academic and Social Success for All

Welcome to Mission Hill Middle School, home of the Mavericks! Proud to be the first public school in Santa Cruz, Mission Hill’s outstanding faculty and staff have been educating students for over 150 years.

MHMS is dedicated to providing the highest level of academic excellence in an environment that nurtures all aspects of a child’s development. The Maverick community takes pride in motivating students, involving parents and utilizing the exceptional talents of an outstanding faculty and staff.

MH is a great place to experience your middle school journey.  Middle school is a time of learning, excelling, change, growth, and fun.  Everyone is safe, known well, and cared for at Mission Hill Middle School.  Students can expect to meet new friends, have new classes, and participate in extra curricular activities like arts academy, clubs, and sports teams.  Welcome Mavericks!


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Order Yearbooks now!

Deadline to order is May 30!!  

Go to www.balfour.com and type in "Mission Hill Middle School" or come to the office to place an order.  Only $30 for great memories.





Deadline to order your own copy is May 30 so order today!

Lock and register your bikes!

Theft happens at home, at school and around town. It can't be prevented completely but you can minimize the chances by always locking up your bike, even in the bike cage at Mission Hill.  And for recovery of your bike should it go missing, you should  get it registered.  For more information on registering a bike (free in Santa Cruz), using a bike lockers in the downtown area, bike trail maps, or bike safety, visit this website:  http://www.sccrtc.org/services/bike/

PTA elections still open!

Want to make a bigger impact at Mission Hill?  You can be the PTA President, tax auditor, encrypt, committee for dances or just serve coffee. Not all positions need attendance at the meetings.  Sure the PTA will take your money but that is not the only way to give back to Mission Hill. Time is just as valuable and there are many ways the school can use your help. From setting up tables, cutting flowers for decorations during the awards ceremony, picking up food, cleaning up the garden.  There are committees for dances and graduation, teacher projects, lunch time help, library help.  For more information on how you can help contact the PTA.  

8Th grade dance - June 6

Help make the last school dance for the 8th graders a fabulous success. Please use the donate button to donate. Whatever you can do, $5 or more, to add to our budget will help make the dance a really fun and memorable event!
Join the fun on Friday, June 6, 2014

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