Any 7th grade boy interested in playing basketball this season should come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, December 17th, in Room 34, from 3:20-4:00 PM. If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Fuss.
Dance Marathon is a community event on Dec 21st that is held at Maquoketa High School to honor kids who have had to use the Iowa City Children’s Hospital for an extended period of time and raise funds for the hospital. This year, 8th Grader Andrew Proshuto is one of our honored kids because he was born legally blind. If you would like to support Andrew by joining his team – you can purchase a Team Andrew shirt next week on Monday Dec 9th and Tuesday Dec 10th for $10. Please order from Mrs Orris in her classroom and pay when you place your order. Shirts will be in the week of Dec 16th!
Do you have someone special you want to send a Secret Santa message to? Student Council will be selling Giant Candy Canes from December 3rd – December 16th. Candy Canes are $2.00 and we will deliver them December 20th along with a special message from their Secret Santa. See Mrs. Ferguson in room 37 to order.
The All-School Spelling Bee was a great success! It’s the most students we have had compete so far. Congratulations to ALL the students who participated and were willing to learn new words. I applaud these students for sharing their gifts and talents with vocabulary OR were willing to develop their interest in language. Going outside of your comfort zone is not an easy task – BRAVO TO ALL!!!
These students are going to represent Maquoketa Middle School in the Sectional Spelling Bee in Dubuque on Tuesday, Jan. 28th. This competition will be after school.
1st place – Mackenzie Conrad – 7th grade
2nd place – Kristina Roepcke – 7th grade
3rd place – Trey Cornelious – 8th grade
4th place – Jacob Risinger – 8th grade
Alternate – Mariah VanSyon – 6th grade
Student Council is selling Yearbooks. Cost is $15.00. Forms are in the office and must be turned in by February 15th, 2014.