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Maquoketa Middle School     
Daily Announcements
March 31st
“B” Day 
STUDENTS:
CONGRATULATIONS all around to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students who performed at Saturday’s NEIBA Solo & Ensemble Festival held here in Maquoketa.  Here are the results of the festival. Out of 70 events…
38 received “Superior” ratings (54% of all events)
26 received “Excellent” ratings (37% of all events)
6 received “Good” ratings (9% of all events)
Of the 38 events that received “Superior” ratings, 8 received the additional distinction of being rated “Highly Superior.”  These were the outstanding performances of the day.  They included Brittney Tebbe, Danielle Dadisman, Raina Genaw, Lorelei Bahl, Christopher Montoya, Dalen Acton, Ian Poll, and Emily Van Zummeren.

2014 Official Registration form for the Pitch Hit & Run are available in the office.  It will be on Friday, April 11th @ 5:30 PM at the YMCA.

The Jackson County Prevention Coalition is offering an art contest for all Jackson County Middle and High School students.  The theme is YOLO DTRT (You Only Live Once; Do the Right Thing). If interested please pick a flyer in the office.

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.

The Real Hunger Games t-shirt ordering as been extended until Wed. April 2nd. The shirts will be a dark grey in color – not white like the picture hung up around school shows. The cost $10 and can be ordered from Mrs Orris during Zero Hour or at the end of the school day. All Checks need to be made out to Power Graphics.
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.
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
Pitch, Hit & Run Forms
Jackson County Prevention Coalition art contest.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
4/4         ITEC Fair
              Culture Fair – 7th
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