Any current 8th grade girl interested in playing volleyball next fall should attend a informational meeting on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:45 AM in the gym.
Any 8th grade boy who is interested in playing Freshmen Baseball this summer should come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 29th at 8 AM in the gym.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Maquoketa Middle School Combined 7th and 8th Grade Band! The band traveled to Des Moines last Saturday to participate in the Adventureland/Drake Relays Band Festival. This is a state-wide competition where the bands are judged against a real-world, professional standard. There are five possible ratings from “I” (Superior) to “V” (Poor). It is very difficult to achieve a “I” rating. Not only did our band earn a “I” rating, but they were also awarded the “Best In Class” trophy for their division. Maquoketa’s division also included two bands from Nebraska. This is the second “Best In Class” trophy Maquoketa has received at the Adventureland/Drake Relays Band Festival. Way to go, 7th and 8th grade band members!
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
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 ( email@example.com) or Shauna Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE:
Hunting and Conservation Camp for Boys
Outdoor Journey for girls
Miles Threshers Days Talent Show
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
5/20 Band Concert @ Ohnward – start 7:00 – Note Change
5/22 Chorus Concert @ Ohnward – start 7:00 – Note Change
5/26 Memorial Day – No School
5/30 Last Day of School – dismiss @ 1:30