Maquoketa Middle School     
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February 3rd
“A” Day
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.

Parents and students:  Just a reminder that we are taking Iowa Assessments through the week of February 3rd.  Students are encouraged to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, bring in a snack or water bottle, and come with  your game face on as you accept the challenge to show improvement from last year’s scores to this year’s scores.  Check out this inspirational video created by MCHS senior Austin Sanders:

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!

All girls who participated in middle school basketball this year are invited to come to the high school girls basketball home games this Friday against Solon. All girls will be admitted free of charge and will be introduced at half time of the varsity game. The freshmen game begins at 4:30 followed by JV at 6 and Varsity and 7:30. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support.

The next middle school Boxtop Blitz will be held next week, January 27-31.  For every 10 Boxtops, Campbell’s Soup Labels or Tyson labels you bring in, your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Please see Mrs. Cavanagh with your labels.

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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2/3         BBB – Beckman – 7H 8A – dismiss 2:55 – start 4:15
2/6         BBB – Mt.Vernon – 7A 8H – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:15
2/10       BBB – W. Delaware – 7A 8H – dismiss 2:35 – start 4:15
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
2/20       BBB – Marion-7H 8A – dismiss 2:40- 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