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Maquoketa Middle School     
Daily Announcements
March 26th
“A” Day 
STUDENTS:
8th -12th  grade students and their families are invited to the Jackson County Transition Event on Tuesday, April 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Maquoketa High School. The focus will be to explore options after high school for individuals with IEP’s and 504 plans.
If you would like to order a Real Hunger Games t-shirt for $10 – see Mrs Orris during Zero Hour or after school in room 32. All checks need to made out too Power Graphics. The last day to order a shirt is March 28th.
Your $15 Hunger Games Donation for your District is DUE April 7th to your District Leader. Remember, the District who raises the most money for the food packaging event on the 11th will have a better shot at winning the Real Hunger Games during 6th Hour.

The Middle School will be taking up to 14 students to the Youth Writing Conference at the University of Iowa.  The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP), in partnership with the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing at the University of Iowa, is looking for imaginative and passionate junior high school students to participate in a daylong writing experience, which will be held on April 17 from 9am to 2pm at the University of Iowa. Please see your Literacy teacher for a permission slip if you wish to attend.  Spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Please return the permission slip no later than March 26 to Mrs. Kober in Room 36.

Building and Designing Simple Machines:   How do you build a simple machine out of LEGO® bricks? This mini-camp we will explore and test the function of different LEGO® technic components and discover how those components can work together to create all kinds of simple machines.  Campers will create a Spider that crawls on 8 legs and modify our Dragster for maximum speed. Campers will explore the creative process of model design and at the completion of the camp, each camper will have the opportunity to present his or her own design idea or design enhancements to family, neighbors and friends. Come build with us.

Date/Time:   June 30th- July 2nd, 2014 from 1 to 3 each day.    Cost: $60             Grades: 4 to 8
PARENTS:
On April 11th the students at Maquoketa Middle School will participating in The Real Hunger Games. Throughout the day, students will be completing a real life hunger lesson through the World Food Programme, watching the documentary “A Place At The Table”, working on an assembly line to package meals for those in need through the non-profit Kids vs. Hunger, listening to Para-Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Yohe speak and competing in the Real Hunger Games competition. This day will be streamed live via the internet for parents and community members to watch and see how the students of Maquoketa Middle School are working to become global citizens and make a difference in the world.
The livestream feed will be on www.maquoketa-cardinals.com starting at 8:15am until the end of the day.
All students have been asked to raise $15 to help fund the cost of the food packaging portion of this day. Students will have until April 7th to raise their $15 and turn it into their District Leaders.
Students, staff and community members also have the opportunity to purchase a Real Hunger Games t-shirt. The cost is $10 and all checks must be made out to Power Graphics. All shirts orders must be in BY March 28th.
We are looking for parent volunteers for this event, so if you are interested or you have any questions please email Mindy Orris at morris@maquoketa.k12.ia.us or Jane Schmidt at jschmidt@maquoketa.k12.is.us
THIS YEAR’S 6TH GRADERS DOCUMENTATION OF THE Tdap VACCINE ON THE CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL NURSE PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL NEXT YEAR OR ENROLLMENT CAN BE DENIED ACCORDING TO THE IOWA LAW.
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FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE:
Hunting and Conservation Camp for Boys
Outdoor Journey for girls
UPCOMING EVENTS:
3/29       Solo Ensemble
4/4         ITEC Fair
4/9         End 5th 6-weeks
4/14       B & G Track @ Clinton – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:00
4/17-4/22  Spring Break
4/22       No School – Inservice
              B & G Track @ Northeast – bus 3:10 – start 4:00
4/28       Girls Track @ Monticello – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:00
4/29       Boys Track @ Camanche – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:00
              Girls Track Home – start 4:00