Maquoketa Middle School     

Daily Announcements
February 19th
“B” Day 
Absent:  Willimack (Deutmeyer), Lippens
Morning supervision this week:
Southeast door I          Berringer
Southeast door II       Pruess
Southwest door I           Burns
Southwest door II        Tyrrel
FYI: received from Theresa at Central Office
***Please remind your employees to complete and turn in their leave forms to the building office in a timely manner.  If not turned in as per the time sheet schedule, hourly staff will be short in hours on the paycheck we are currently processing and any subs (sub teachers, sub associates, etc.) will also not be paid if applicable.  Leaves submitted after the deadline will be paid on the next payroll. 
The annual baseball hitting and pitching clinic dates have been set and registration forms are available in the office.  This is open to all boys in grades 3-8. If you have questions, please contact Ray Cavanagh or Mr. Lakin at the Middle School.
PIONEERING YOUR FUTURE (girls only, 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! This activity will be on Thursday, March 12th. The cost is $20 (includes, breakfast, lunch, program materials and project supplies). Registration deadline is Feb. 26th. Sign up with your science, math, or TaG teacher.
club hOpe’s Dance Marathon for Maquoketa High School will be Feb 21st from 5:30pm to 12am. This fun-filled event is open to all of the students of the Maquoketa Schools and the community of Maquoketa. Cost to enter is $5 per person with preschool and under are free. This year we will be honoring 10 Honored Kids who have had to use the Iowa City Children’s Hospital for an extended period of time. We have a very special guest coming to Dance Marathon this year – Iowa Native Grant Ganzer from NBC’s Hit Show “The Voice” he will be playing at 9pm on the Big Stage. All Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Iowa City Children’s Hospital. Please consider spending your Saturday night with us making a difference!
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 pre-ordered and cost is $17.50. Order forms and payment must be turned into the office by February 19th, 2015.
ITEC (Iowa Technology Education Connection) offers tech fairs to students K-12. It’s an opportunity to showcase technology-based projects created as part of their instructional curriculum or on their own. There are several project categories to choose from:  3-D Rendering/Animation, Graphics/Publishing, Innovative Technology Use, Mobile Apps, Music & Sound Design, Programming, Video Presentation, and Web Presence. Several students have participated in this event and LOVED the experience. Austin Sanders’ project was featured at the ITEC conference for Iowa teachers and Technology professionals. The Eastern Fair in on Tuesday, May 5th in Cedar Rapids. If you are interested in this event, please see your Technology (Computer) or TaG teachers.
Parents Wanting to Help
Often times during the middle school years parents are waning to get involved in assist the school but really do not know when, where or how.  We are currently seeking volunteers to assist the school on March 4th and March 5th for the Charretts that will be held for the planning for the future of Maquoketa Middle School.  We will have many community members attending this event and we would like assistance in the following areas:  donation of bars/cookies, donation of water, donation of fresh fruit plates, or the donations for ingredients for a light meal for the architectural firm that will be assisting us in this event.  We are also seek individuals that can assist us in welcoming community members into the building and assisting in the food an beverage aspects of the day.  The bonus is that you can see the many different elements that go into to the planning phase of the project.
Please contact the school if you would be willing to donate some food or water for these events OR if you would like to donate your time.  We appreciate any assistance that we will receive from the parents.
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2/19     BBB – Marion – 7(H) 8(A) – dismiss 2:35 -start 4:15
2/21     Young Musicians Honor Band (Cedar Rapids-Prairie) – gr. 6 – all day
2/23     BBB – Solon – 7(H) 8(A) – dismiss 2:25 – start 4:15
2/24     BBB- Northeast – 7(H) 8(A) – dismiss 3:00 – start 4:00
2/26     Variety  Show rehearsal – 7:00 @ Ohnward
3/2       Variety  Show rehearsal – 7:00 @ Ohnward
3/3       Variety Show – 7:00 @ Ohnward
            Math Bee
3/4       Band Large Group @ DeWitt
            Early Dismissal – 12:30
            P/T Conferences – 1-6
3/5       Early Dismissal – 12:30

            P/T Conferences – 1-8
3/6       No School
3/10     Hearing Tests
3/25     Hearing Retakes
3/28     Band Solo Ensemble