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Maquoketa Middle School     
Daily Announcements
April 15th
“A” Day 
STUDENTS:
Overdue library fines can be paid for 1/2 price between April 14-16 in the LMC. Fines for lost or damaged materials need to be paid in full.
I regret to inform you that the Middle School will no longer be taking 6-8th grade students to the Youth Writing Conference at the University of Iowa on April 17.  The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) rescheduled the date of the conference for Saturday, April 18th, and both myself and the other teacher providing transportation will no longer be able to accommodate students due to family obligations.  If your child still wishes to attend the conference and you plan to provide your own transportation, please let me know and I will pass on your information to the IYWP and be sure that they plan for you to attend. The conference will now be held at the Iowa City Public Library. Regards,  Mrs. Kober – 8th grade Literacy Teacher

State Fair is offering a Spelling Bee competition for 1st – 6th graders. 6th grade students interested in this opportunity can pick up a Registration form and rules in the office. All participants must be registered by Friday, June 1st.

The Talented and Gifted Department is having a Guest Speaker, Kate Degner, PhD, coming to speak on Tuesday, April 22nd at 4pm in the Middle School cafeteria. Mrs. Degner will be discussing Belin-Blank Options for your child. Parents are encouraged to attend. If you have questions, please call Mrs. Wold at 652-4956 x3222.
Miles Threshers Days is having a Talent Show on July 12th at 7PM.  Forms are in the office.

Central College Middle School Percussion Camp – Aug. 4 – 6, 2014 – This camp is for beginning percussionists interested in learning more about the world of percussion. Attendees will explore, perform, and develop their skills and techniques on mallet percussion (marimba, xylophone, vibes), concert percussion (snare drum, cymbals, tambourine, timpani, etc), world hand drums (congas, djembes), and Caribbean steel drums. Camp cost includes t-shirt, housing, meals and activities. If you are interested, see Mrs. Wold or Mr. Kahn for more details.

Summer basketball camp brochures for girls entering 3rd-7th grade can be picked up in the office for all girls who are interested. Any questions can be sent to me, Maggie Furlong, mfurlong@maquoketa.k12.ia.us .
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:
There will be an 8th grade Graduation Dance for all Maquoketa Middle School 8th graders on Wednesday, May 28th from 5:30-7:30. The dance will be held in the Middle School cafeteria. There is no charge for the dance and snacks and drinks will be provided. Students must follow the following dress code: capri pants, dress shorts/pants, sundresses. No strapless or spaghetti straps. This dance is not school sponsored so if you have questions please contact either Andrea Dostal ( adostal@maquoketa.k12.ia.us) or Shauna Ferguson (sferguson@maquoketa.k12.ia.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
Miles Threshers Days Talent Show
UPCOMING EVENTS:
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
5/1       Boys Track @ Monticello – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:00
5/6       B & G Track @ Tipton Invite – dismiss 2:30 – start 4:00
5/9         Girls WaMac Invite @ W Dubuque – dismiss 2:45 – start 4:15
         Boys WaMac Invite – home – start 4:15
5/12  Girls DeWitt Invite – dismiss 3:05 – start 4:00
         Band Concert @ Ohnward – start 7:00
5/15  Chorus Concert @ Ohnward – start 7:00
5/18  Graduation
5/26  Memorial Day – No School
5/30  Last Day of School – dismiss @ 1:30