Matthew J. Kuss Middle School


Summer Reading 2015

Letter to Parents

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Reading Assignments

GATE - Incoming 6th graders

GATE - Incoming 7th Graders

GATE - Incoming 8th Graders


Fall River Parent Academy - Building strong families...Building Fall River's Future. Please tell us what you would like to see offered as FREE learning opportunities for you and your family.

UPDATE: Boy's Baseball Triumphs!  
Kuss Girls win Soccer and Softball Championships! Track and Field in Finals this Saturday!

See Kuss Sports

Nelly's Journey from Kuss Video Production on Vimeo.

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June Highlights of the Month

The Kuss Music Department took home 5 trophies at the Six Flags Music in the Parks Festival on May 29, 2015. The Orchestra received a rating of "excellent," the Band received a rating of "excellent" and the "overall best band" award, and the Chorus received a rating of "superior!" Our Music students also received the only "Espirit de corps" award for best spirit and professionalism.

See Kuss Sports for the weekend's updates that includes a no-hitter by Gabrielle Streeto in softball.

Kuss -  Fitness Challenge

The Kuss Middle School submitted a fitness proposal entitled "plank to the core of the earth". The Proposal received an honorable mention at the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge on Friday May 15th, 2015 earning our school a generous $125 dollar donation to the Physical Education department courtesy of Partners for a Healthier Community. A great idea developed by Mr. Harvey that utilized cross curricular subjects as well as life long fitness exercises students can utilize anywhere they are. Thank you to the students for making this initiative successful. Planking season will continue on at Kuss Middle School!

Special Olympics

On May 8, 8R took part in 2015 Special Olympics at Dartmouth High School.  Not only did they have a great time, but they took home Gold across the board in the track and field, the javelin throw and softball. Participating in the event was Joshua Raposo, Edwin Fernandez, Colyns Teixiera Garret Gorton, Jayshalee Rivera, Tabetha Rebello, Jaiden Melo, Ana Guilmette Jameson Owen, Nicholas Bernard and Bryce Choquette.  Great job Cougars!

Walk for Hunger

On Sunday May 3rd, Kuss students, current and past, took part in the Walk for Hunger in Boston. Through their fundraising efforts, we were able to raise $1000.00 to help combat hunger in our home state.  Students persevered through a warm day and a 20 mile course to take part in this social justice project.  Along the way they were able to see such sights as Fenway Park, Boston College, Harvard, M.I.T. as well as ending the walk in the beautiful Boston Commons.  This is the 7th consecutive year Kuss has participated in the Walk for Hunger. 

The students, staff and parents that took part in the walk are:

Aguiar, Raistlyn
Bouchard, Daniel
Calhoun, Jakhia
Cashman, Cassidy
Castaneda, Alisha
Correia, Jaliris
Defendre, Rose
Almedia, Haley
Diaz, Kaitlyn
Dingle, Shaneya
Gossic, Donald
Griego, Ashley
Lopes, Tamiya
Medina, Genesis
Mercado, Adelysha
Neves, Kyle
Peixoto, Kolby
Perreira, Caterina
Peters, Alexandra
Vincente, Bailey
Diaz, Kaitlyn (mom)
Perreira, Caterina (mom)
Correia, Brittany
Dunbar, Tim
Fitzgerald, Daniel
Harvey, Robert
Harvey, Vanessa
Sakell, Mathew
Younger, Amy
Correia, Genie
Correia, Kassidy
Reed, Alicia
Silva, Alyssa               

MS Theater Competition

Last Saturday The Kuss Middle School Theater Arts Program,  assisted by our alumni and friends from the Durfee High School Theater Company and several parents hosted the very successful  Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's Middle School One Act Play Festival. Over 150 students from five schools presented their best theatrical work on our stage throughout the day.
The Kuss Middle School's production of East of The Sun, West of The Moon was awarded a Silver Medal. Four All Star Company Awards presented by the judges: 
  • Nikole Youmans-Nosko, for Excellence in Lighting
  • Mason Proulx, for his portrayal of The South Wind
  • Lorelai Botelho for her portrayal of The Young Woman/Troll Princess
  • Noor Issa for her portrayal of Karin.
The play will be presented June 5th and 6th at 7PM as a part of our
Evening of One Act Plays, along with Sally Cotter and The Censored Stone
Student Directed by  Kolby Peixoto and Gabriella Noversa
Tickets for students will be available at the door and are only $3




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