Maquoketa Middle School
Daily Announcement
April 5th
“B” Day


Any 8th grade boy interested in playing High School Baseball this summer should come to an informational meeting on Tuesday during CST in Room 34 (Mr. Fuss’s room).

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.

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


Please note we will be using the gradual release method with assignment completion as we prepare our students for the next year . Rather than lunch study tables for Term 6, we will offer one night a week for after-school study tables to be held in the school library.

Study tables will take place after school on Thursday on the following dates: April 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11

Time: 3:45-5:00 PM in the LMC Parents/Students and/or Teachers may place students in after school study tables. April 13th will end at 4:30 PM due to Spring Break.

Students must come with study materials and assignments needing completion. Students need to get their assignments from teachers prior to coming to the study table. This is a quiet work time to complete assignments.

Students must sign in and sign out.

Students may leave when their work is done.

The Ohnward Fine Arts Kid’s Production of Alice in Wonderland will be August 12 & 13th. Auditions are July 17th from 10:00 AM – Noon and 1:00 PM through 2:00. Cost for kids to participate is $35.00 and this covers all Scripts, scenery, a Alice in Wonderland Jr. T-shirt and workshops.

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

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

B4K Engineers: Gamer’s Brick Adventures Camp. July 5-7, 9AM – 12PM, W-F, $90.00. Enroll today at or 563-652-9925.

Pitch Hit Run
Alice in Wonderland

4/5 Casey Cards Fundraiser Kick Off
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