MMS News – February 2016

Scheduling for student success

Join the staff of Computer Resources for our annual Scheduling Conference. Learn how to Schedule for Student Success!

When: March 9-10

Time: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel – Harrisburg PA

  • In-depth analysis of the scheduling process
  • Learn about the variety of schedulers available so you can choose the options that best fit your needs
  • Use resources in MMS that support your scheduling process
  • Connect with scheduling experts from other schools and districts

Read more here…

Data driven decision making just got a lot easier- Announcing Vision- Web-based dashboards and reporting from CR

What can your school do with Vision? Create timely dashboards and reports from MMS, or any other district data source, to provide timely reports, dashboards, and critical information so educators can respond to events and trends quickly and effectively. Vision integrates directly into MMS Portals, so staff can create and distribute data analyses anywhere, anytime.

Districts are already working with Vision to implement strategic initiatives like PBIS. Contact us to have Vision configured for your site!

“Vision and MMS have the potential to be complete game changers in data collection and analysis. Data that in the past would have taken hours, or even days to compile, is now at our fingertips anytime. Data driven decision making just got a lot easier with the near real time data that we can pull from MMS.” – Pat Raugh, Susquehanna Township School District

Watch our video case study here…


Upcoming conferences

We will be exhibiting our MMS products at a conference near you. Visit us to learn what’s new with MMS.


The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Hershey PA

February 21-24

National Catholic Education Association

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego CA

March 29-31

Schools gain cloud confidence

More districts trust key data to online storage over on-site servers

A convergence of market maturity, increased availability of high-capacity bandwidth and a track record of security has more K-12 districts trusting their mission-critical administrative software to the cloud.

Read more here…



Welcome to MMS OnLine

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District joins us as the newest member of the MMS OnLine family. MMS OnLine simplifies administration so schools can focus on their goals and mission. Eliminating the overhead of software licensing, server maintenance, and multiple vendor contracts, allows schools to streamline the management of their student information so school administrators can keep their staff focused on improving instruction, instead of maintaining complex computerized systems.

Learn more about MMS OnLine here…


February Webinars

We have a full calendar of MMS webinars lined up for your professional development needs. The convenient live webinars and the recorded webinars from our video library are free to users whose schools have a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription. For all other users, the webinars are available for a nominal connection fee.


Click here to register for a webinar today.

New webinars are added on a continuous basis. Here are just some of the topics we have scheduled this month:


All Users:
Tuesday Feb. 2 Student Filters
Wednesday Feb. 3 Mail Merge: Communicating w/Parents
Thursday Feb. 4 Calculating Grade Averages
Friday Feb. 5 Friday Forum
Wednesday Feb. 10 Getting Around MMS – Portals
Friday Feb. 12 Friday Forum – Custom Reporting w/PRW
Friday Feb. 19 Friday Forum
Friday Feb. 26 Friday Forum – Custom Reporting w/PRW
Tuesday Feb. 2 Web Based Course Registration
Tuesday Feb. 9 Keeping the Database Healthy
Wednesday Feb. 10 Custom Reporting w/PRW 1: Basics
Thursday Feb. 11 Getting Ready for the New Year
Tuesday Feb. 16 Discipline Reporting and School Safety
Tuesday Feb. 16 Ramp Up Student Information
Wednesday Feb. 17 Setting Up Transcripts
Thursday Feb. 18 Custom Reporting w/PRW 2: Summaries
Thursday Feb. 18 GPA & Class Rank
Tuesday Feb. 23 Recording Standardized Testing & Assessment
Wednesday Feb. 24 Custom Reporting w/PRW 3: Details
Wednesday Feb. 24 Graduation Requirements
Monday Feb. 15 Health Screenings
State Updates:
Wednesday Feb. 3 NH i.4.see
Thursday Feb. 11 PA PIMS Course Submissions & PVAAS
Wednesday Feb. 17 PA PIMS Student and Program Facts


Click here to learn how a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription can make your job easier.

Click here to request information about purchasing a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription for your school.
Webinar Subscription FAQs:

How can I register for a MMS Training Webinar?

Visit the webinar registration calendar on our website.

How much does it cost to attend a MMS training webinar?
When you have a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription, you may attend MMS webinars at absolutely no additional cost. Without a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription, there is a charge for each connection. MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscriptions start at $900 per year.

If I have a MMS Unlimited Webinar Subscription, what should I do when the website displays a fee when I register?
Because of your special status, this can simply be ignored. Whenever you register for a MMS training webinar, we will ensure that your subscription is valid. If so, we send you connection details by email to confirm your registration. If you have a subscription, you would have received an email entitled, “Unlimited Webinar Subscription Credentials,” that contains your username and password information.

In this issue:


Scheduling for student success


We have Vision


Upcoming conferences

Schools gain cloud confidence

MMS OnLine


February Webinars