Maquoketa Middle School
Daily Announcement
December 13th
“B” Day


8th Graders: Pink registration forms for high school due to Mrs. Fuchs or Mrs. Willimack by Tuesday, December 12th.

Any 7th grade boy interested in playing 7th grade basketball this year should come to an informational meeting on Thursday, December 14th from 3:20-3:50 in room 34. Anyone unable to attend the meeting should see Mr. Fuss for details.
Any 8th grade boy interested in playing 8th grade basketball this year should come to an informational meeting on Thursday, December 14th from 3:20-3:50 in the cafeteria. Anyone unable to attend the meeting should see Mr. Miller for details.

The High School Spanish Club is selling custom Cardinal Pop Sockets this Wednesday during last lunch from 12:05 until the end of the early out school day. Please be prepared to bring $10 if you want to purchase one. All money goes towards our trip to Costa Rica this summer! We will return each early out until the end of the school year.

On Sat, Dec 9th the Robocards competed in their FLL regional competition at the Putnam. The team did an outstanding job in all areas (Project, Robot board, Core Values, and Robot Design). The team received the Robot Design Award for their box robot and framed attachments. Congratulations to Spencer Lamar, Cameron Dague, Oliver Smith, James Miller and Quinn Schnoor. A special thank you to Jane Schmidt and Bryon Carlson for their coaching/mentoring with the team. WE ARE A TEAM and WE HAD FUN!!!

Each year, the MS-ISAC hosts the Kids Safe Online Poster Contest for K-12 students nationwide. This contest has students submit pieces of artwork that are covering topics on being safe online, good online security practices, and how to be a good digital citizen. The winners of the contest are made into our cybersecurity awareness posters and calendars that are distributed nationwide for October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

The contest runs until January 26, 2018 and we are accepting submissions until that time. Below are links to the contest guide and registration form that go over how to enter the contest and how to make your submissions. Each entry must have a registration form accompanying it so that we can keep track of winners!

Forms for this are also available in the office or from Mrs. Wold. A great opportunity for techy artists!

2018 Optimist Essay contest! This is for all aspiring writers grades 6-8. The topic is: “Can Society Function Without Respect?” Contest deadline is Friday, Jan 19th. Entry forms can be picked up in the office, from your friendly Literacy teacher or Mrs. Wold. What’s in it for you? PRIZES!!!
Local: 1st = $100 & 2nd = $50
District prize is a $2500 scholarship
The top essay’s go on to Nationals, how exciting!


A. Home-style Turkey & Gravy and Dinner Roll
B. Chicken Nuggets and Dinner Roll
C. Taco Salad

Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Fruits & Vegetables



12/13 12:20 dismiss – In service
12/18 Band Concert – 7:00 @ Middle School
12/22-1/2 Winter Break
1/3 Classes Resume
1/11 BBB – Anamosa – 7(A) 8(H) – start 4:15
1/12 End 3rd 6 weeks
1/15 No School – Professional Learning
1/16 BBB – DeWitt – 7(H) 8(A) – start 4:00
1/18 BBB – Beckman – 7(A) 8(H) – start 4:15
1/22 BBB – Anamosa – 7(H) 8(A) – start 4:15
1/29 BBB – Beckman – 7(H) 8(A) – start 4:15