Maquoketa Middle School     

Daily Announcements
February 6th
“A” Day 
Students will need a calculator the week of February 9th for IA Assessment testing. 
Mrs. Ferguson will be in the cafeteria on Wed. and Friday selling Valentine cookies.
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!
Anyone interested in purchasing a Team Jacqsuen t-shirt for Dance Marathon – you have until Friday Feb 6th from Mrs Orris. Jacqsuen Roepcke, 8th Grader Christina Roepcke little brother, was born with CDH – Congenital Diaphramatic Hernia. Jacqsuen is almost 7 years old and has had to stay at the Iowa City Children’s Hospital many times during his life due to CDH. Currently, Jacqsuen is in the hospital being treated for his illness. club hOpe would LOVE to have you join Team Jacqsuen by buying a shirt to show support for the Roepcke family!
Hoops for Hope
Who: Maquoketa 8th Grade Boys Basketball Teams vs. DeWitt
When: Feb 12th
Why: The Maquoketa Middle School Boys Basketball Programs have decided to host Hoops for Hope as a way to raise money for the Iowa City Children’s Hospital through Maquoketa’s Dance Marathon. These boys will be raising money based on total points scored for their grade during the games on the 12th against DeWitt. These boys will be collecting donations based on per points or a one time donation for the Iowa City Children’s Hospital. They will be honored on the Big Stage at Dance Marathon for their efforts!
Please contact a Boys Basketball Player or coach to make a donation!
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.

Deliver something sweet to your BFF or Sweetie this Valentine Day!  Student Council will be selling Valentine Grams (chocolate cookies) for $3.00 from January 26th though February 9th. Parents/grandparents can order these for students by emailing Shauna Ferguson at the middle school ( or students can see Mrs. Ferguson before or after school to purchase. Valentine Grams will be delivered to students on Feb. 12th. Contact Mrs. Ferguson with questions.

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.
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2/2 – 2/12    Iowa Assessment Testing
2/6       Battle of the Bridges Competition – gr. 6-8 – dismiss 10am
2/9       BBB – West Delaware – 7(A) 8(H) – dismiss 2:30 – start 4:15
2/12     BBB – DeWitt – 7(A) 8(H) – dismiss 3:00 – start 4:00
2/13     No School – Inservice
2/16     No School – President’s Day
2/18     End of 2nd Trimester
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(A) 8(H) – dismiss 3:00 – start 4:00