Maquoketa Middle School
Daily Announcement
March 31st
“A” Day


Today is the last day you can 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.

MS Dance Team practice Friday, March 31st from 3:30 – 4:15 for any dancers interested in performing at the Dance Marathon this Saturday night.

Scott’s Pitch Hit Run will be Friday April 21 at the Maquoketa YMCA starting at 5:00. Forms are available in the office.


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.
bound to make you laugh. Bring a friend (or two).

Simpson College is proud to announce the lineup for the second year of its summer camp for middle schoolers! This one-week camp is intended for students who like to read, think about ideas, and use their imaginations. All of the “major” classes are taught by full-time Simpson College professors from the History, English, and Religion departments, so it is a great opportunity for students to get a taste of liberal arts college education.

For more information, check out the website or contact Prof. Nicolas W. Proctor at

DANCE MARATHON, April 1st from 5:00 – 12:00, Doors open at 4:30. Cost is $5.00 per person at the door. Wristbands may be purchased in advance at the MHS Office or at Osterhaus Pharmacy from March 27th to April 1st. All net Proceeds go to The University of Iowa’s Children Hospital.
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Yearbook Order Forms
Pitch Hit Run

3/31 End of 5th 6 wks
MS Dance team practice in Gym right after school
4/1 NEIBA Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Middle School – students report @ 7:30
I-Excel testing @ MS – start 8:30
Dance Marathon at HS – 5:00 – 12:00
4/3 Casey Cards Fundraiser Kick Off
4/4 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