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Maquoketa Middle School     
Daily Announcements
November 17th
“B” Day 
STUDENTS:

Student Council will be sponsoring a Food Drive from November 10th through November 21st. Drop off of food items will be at the beginning of each day in the cafeteria. Students will need to give their donation to Mrs. Ferguson and receive a stamp showing your donated. Following is a list of activities. If anyone has any questions please see Mrs. Ferguson.

Tuesday, November 18th will be FAVORITE TEAM SHIRT DAY. Students (and staff) can wear a team shirt for a $1 donation or a canned good item.
Thursday, November 20th there will be a drawing for two movie passes. Students may put their name in ONE time for a $1 donation or a donation of a canned good item.
Calling all DJ’s……We want YOU, our Middle School students to DJ our dance! Please come and see Mrs. Ferguson if you are interested in being one of three DJ’s. You will need to get together a playlist of songs totaling 30 minutes of music to be approved (no inappropriate content or language). The dance will be held on December 5th from 3:30-5:30 in the cafeteria.
There will be a Middle School dance on December 5th in the cafeteria. Cost is $3.00 to get in and we will have cookies/bars, etc. for sale during the dance. Come support your student DJ’s and make your vote count for the best DJ at the end of the dance. See Mrs. Ferguson if you have questions.
Mrs. Ferguson is beginning to take auditions for the Talent Show. So, if you have a special talent that you would like to share please come and see me to schedule your time now!  Talent Show will be held on December 19th.

Attention all parents of a Middle School athlete:  The Maquoketa Athletic Boosters will be hosting their annual youth basketball tournaments on Nov 1 and Nov 8-9.  Over 100 teams are participating.  This requires a tremendous amount of volunteers and donations.  The Middle School athletes are being asked to donate either scotcheroos (9×13 pan cut into 12 bars, individually wrapped) or Puppy Chow (1 1/2 cups per bag).  7th graders should bring their donation to the high school on 10/31 between 3:30-6:30 and 8th graders on Nov 7 between 3:30-5:30p.  Athletes and their parents are encouraged to work a 3 hour shift.  Please contact Tracy Waller at maquoketaboosters@hotmail.com or 563-349-0638 with any questions.  The Maquoketa Athletic Boosters now support and help fund all athletic programs 7-12th grade.

Yearbook forms are now in the office and in Mrs. Ferguson’s room. One exciting change taking place this year is that the Yearbook will be in CO LO R!!  Yearbooks must be preordered and cost is $17.50. Order forms and payment must be turned into the office by February 19th, 2015.
PARENTS:
If your child is involved in sports or fine arts, please get in the habit of going to the WaMac Conference website to check on upcoming events.  Tom Gruenwald, 7-12 activities director, update this site regularly.  This site also give the addresses of the opponents school. Bookmark it and check it.   Website is: wamacconference.org.  We also have  User Guides for anyone interested.
THIS YEAR’S 7th GRADERS DOCUMENTATION OF THE Tdap VACCINE ON THE CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL NURSE PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL THIS YEAR OR ENROLLMENT CAN BE DENIED ACCORDING TO THE IOWA LAW.
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FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE:
Yearbook Forms
YMCA Swim Team
UPCOMING EVENTS:
11/17   GBB – Anamosa – 7(H) 8(A) – dismiss 2:55 – start 4:15
11/17-19     State Mock Trial Competition
11/18   Vocal Concert @ Ohnward – 7:00
11/21   Wrestling – @ Anamosa – dismiss 2:55 – start 4:15
11/24   GBB – Beckman – 7(H) 8(A) – dismiss 2:45 – start 4:15
11/25   Wrestling @ Home – start 4:15
11/26   No School – Staff Development
11/27&28     No School – Thanksgiving