Maquoketa Middle School     
Daily Announcements
February 12th
“B” Day
Thursday, February, 13:  6th graders to attend The Lego Movie at Voy Theater from 12:50 P.M. to 3:05 P.M.  (This is a rescheduled event from a snow day before winter break.)
We are unable to find a date to reschedule West Delaware in MS BBB.
If you like Legos and building things, there will be a short meeting after school on Wednesday, Feb. 12th in room 39. More information about club times and activities will be discussed at the meeting.
UW-Platteville – College of Engineering is sponsoring a day called Dreaming of the Sky for any interested girls from grades 6-8 .  Learn about the exciting career opportunities that are available for women interested in STEM. The hands-on, interactive career sessions will give you some ideas for exploring careers that involve problem solving and experimentation, putting things together and taking them apart, and using what you learn in your studies of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Plus, it is lots of fun! If interested – see Mrs. Kopp, Mrs. Hingtgen, Mrs. Willimack, or Mrs. Wold for more information and forms. Registration closes on Feb. 28th. The date is Sat., March 8th from 8:30 – 3:00.
Service Project for Grades  5-12
Jeans for Teens is a part of Aeropostale’s Make a Difference Campaign. They help teens make a difference in their communities by donating jeans to less fortunate youth in the community. In the 6 years Aeropostale has helped teens to donate 3.5 million pairs of jeans. So clean out your closet, by donating a used pair of jeans to the guidance office you will receive a coupon for 25% off a new pair of jeans from Aeropostale. You can turn in jeans of any size for any age child between February 4-12th. All donations will be sent to the Maquoketa Community Store. Thanks for your help!
Any 8th Grader, planning on joining club hOpe this May, who is interested in traveling to the Amazon Rainforest in the Summer of 2015 – please attend a parent meeting at 7pm on Feb 10th at the Middle School in Mrs Orris’s classroom. This trip does not interfere with summer sports or the Jackson Co. Fair. If you could not attend this meeting, but would like more information about the upcoming trip, please email Mrs Orris at
Student Council WILL be selling Valentine Cookies this year!!  Cost is $2.00 for a 5″ Chocolate Chip Cookie with decorative icing around the edges.  You can order your cookies from
Monday, Feb. 3 – Monday, Feb. 10th.  Cookies will be delivered on Feb. 13th at the end of the day.
You can order cookies from Mrs. Ferguson anytime before or after school or in the cafeteria during lunch. Parents can email Mrs. Ferguson to place their orders.
Anyone that made the first trimester honor roll could stop in the office and pick up a free student ticket for BLADES FOR GRADES Mallard game on Saturday March 1st at 7:05.  Duck Dynasty’s  Mountain Man will be making a guest appearance.  Please stop in the office if you would be a able to attend and would like a ticket.
The Maquoketa Schools Education Fund will be holding a Valentine’s Soup-Supper on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 7:30 P.M. at Maquoketa High School.  Cost is $5 and menu includes:  cheesy potato soup, chili, minestrone soup, rolls, and assorted sweets.  All proceeds support classroom enrichment materials for all of our schools.  Please come and support this worthwhile organization or consider donating to the Education Fund.  Contact Jane Schmidt at MMS or Central Office with any questions.

The Dubuque Sectional Bee is rescheduled for Tuesday, February 4th at Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa.  Registration will begin at 5:30 pm and the bee will start promptly at 6 pm. These students will be leaving at 3:30 pm for this event:  MacKenzie Conrad, Kristina Roepcke, Trey Cornelious, and Jacob Risinger   Wish them Luck!

ISU Extension is offering a basic babysitting course on Friday, February 14th and an advanced babysitting course on Monday, February 17th.  This if for 5th and 6th graders.
Writing YOUR Song with David G Smith Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:00-11:00 am
Come to The Maquoketa Art Experience for an opportunity to meet and create your own song!
Topics covered will be the ABC’s of song structure. How is a song put together? What’s a hook? What comes first, the lyrics or the music? And related topics. Each participant will begin a song lyric with or without music. I will guide you through the song start process. Bottom line: let’s have some fun! Cost: Donation Only. This workshop is intended for ages 13 through 25 year olds. Contact the Maquoketa Art experience to register for this class: or call: 563-652-9925.
David G. Smith, musician and song writer who has successfully published his own music and currently has CDs and songs in the public domain: Angels Whisper, One House, Non-Fiction.
Maquoketa High School will be hosting a Hometown Soccer Clinic on Thursday, February 27, and Friday, February 28, in the Old Gym.  The Men’s Soccer coaching staff from Wartburg College will spend a total of three hours each day working with area boys and girls in grades 7 thru 12.  Please see the attached forms on the Maquoketa High School Athletic website for more details.  Registration can also be submitted online at the Wartburg Soccer website. Fee is $20 prior to February 20th, $25 up to the first day of the camp.
I strongly encourage all current MCHS soccer players to attend this clinic.  In addition, all those who are interested in playing this year or in the future are welcome to participate.  This is a great opportunity to receive collegiate level instruction prior to the beginning of the season.  I had the pleasure of playing three years of college soccer with a number of current Wartburg Soccer staff members, and can personally vouch for their skill in playing soccer and their knowledge in coaching soccer.- Coach Kober
If you are in preschool through 8th grade we have the YMCA 2014 Spring soccer forms in the office.  Registration is until March 6th.

Student Council is  selling Yearbooks.  Cost is $15.00.  Forms are in the office and must be turned in by February 15th, 2014 .

Anyone that made the first trimester honor roll could stop in the office and pick up a free student ticket for BLADES FOR GRADES Mallard game on this Saturday March 1st at 7:05.  Duck Dynasty’s  Mountain Man will be making a guest appearance.  Please stop in the office if you would be a able to attend and would like a ticket
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2/13       BBB – DeWitt- 7A 8H – dismiss 3:05 – start 4:00
2/14       No School – Inservice
2/17       No School  – President’s Day
2/18       BBB – Beckman – 7A 8H – dismiss 2:55 – start 4:15
2/19       Spring Pictures
2/20       BBB – Marion-7H 8A – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:15
2/21       BBB – Anamosa – 7H 8A – dismiss 2:55 – start 4:15
2/21       End 2nd Trimester
2/24       BBB – Solon – 7H 8A – dismiss 2:30 – start 4:15
2/25       BBB – Northeast – 7A 8H – dismiss 3:05 – start 4:00