• Participants of the academic team at MBMS are highly motivated sixth through eighth graders. To be on the team, the members “try-out” in the fall of the year by competing in a mock middle school competition. Questions for the competition are taken from the middle school math, science, language arts, and social studies curricula. Successful competitors will then practice at least once a week after school to prepare for the regional and state competitions which take place in the winter and spring. The coaches for the MBMS Academic Team are Mrs. Susan Noakes and Mr. Bert New.