Maquoketa Middle School
Daily Announcement
March 23th
“B” Day


There will be a track meeting for all boys in grades 7 & 8 on Thursday, March 23rd, during CST. If you can’t be at the meeting, please see Mr. Miller for a schedule. Practice begins on Monday, March 27th, after school.

There are 2 weeks left to order your 2016-2017 Yearbook! Yearbooks are in color and are $17.50 each. Don’t miss out, pick up an order form from Mrs. Ferguson or in the office today!

Student Council will be collecting any crayons or markers you may have. Please bring them in to your CST teacher beginning Monday, March 27th. We will also celebrate National Crayola Crayon Day on March 31st by dressing as a CRAYON! Dress head to toe in your favorite color. No hats or hair color allowed.
Crayon and Marker Recycling with Jackson County Conservation
Do you have a sad old shoebox with old crayons sitting on a shelf? How about those questionable markers in the back of a desk drawer? Clear them out and give them new life. Jackson County Conservation is working with the Crayon Recycling Program and Crayola to provide a way to recycle these items. In a landfill, a standard crayon make take up to 100 years to decompose and marker barrels can take thousands. The crayons are sorted by color, melted and the wrappers are skimmed off and sold as fire starters. The crayon wax is poured into molds to make more crayons, available at . Markers have the ink wadding and tip removed then the #6 plastic barrels can be converted to a fuel to primarily run generators.

We will collect until Friday, April 7th.

Reminder: 6-8 choir pictures for yearbook will be taken on Tuesday, March 28th.


6th Grade Parents; The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization law for the start of the 2017/2018 school year. This changes requires that all students entering 7th grade have both a Meningococcal vaccine and Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria, Pertusis/whooping cough) booster before school starts this fall. Drop completed forms off in the Nurse’s office.

The 8th gr Spring Play class will be putting on their production of NO SHOW on Thursday, March 30th, starting at 7:00 pm. Admission is:
$3 Adult / $2 Student / Passes and Donations Accepted
Imagine a theater classes not prepared for their final exam. While warming up, they discover an audience in front of them. Not knowing what to do, they improvise their way to the end of the show. It’s a funny play with a little bit of everything bound to make you laugh. Bring a friend (or two).

Yearbook Order Forms

3/24 No School – Inservice
3/27 Boys and Girls track practice starts
3/31 End of 5th 6 wks
4/5 Track Pictures – 3:30
4/11 Girls & Boys track at home – start 4:00
4/13 Girls & Boys track @ Northeast – start 4:00
4/14-4/17 No School Spring Break
4/18 No School – Inservice
4/21 Girls & Boys track @ Northeast – start 4:00
4/24 Girls track @ Monticello – start 4:00
4/25 Boys track @ home – start 4:00
Girls track @ Camanche – start 4:00
4/27 Boys track @ Monticello – start 4:00
5/2 Girls & Boys track @ Tipton – start 4:00
5/4 MS Band Concert @ Middle School – start 7:00
5/5 Girls WaMaC track @ Dyersville – start 4:15
Boys WaMaC track @ W Delaware – start 4:15
5/8 Girls track @ DeWitt – start 4:00
5/11 MS Choir Spring Concert @ Middle School – start 7:00