Maquoketa Middle School
Daily Announcement
May 11th
“A” Day


The 8th gr. Service Learning class have been learning about the need for clean water in Haiti and a Veteran’s Home in WI. They have organized events to support these projects. Donations for Veterans will be having a Hat Day on Friday, May 12th. Donate an item/s from the ‘Wish List’ or give a $1 to wear a Hat for the day. The money and donations collected will go to the Veteran’s Home in King, WI.
Water for Haiti will be having a Rootbeer Float sale during CARDinval on Friday, May 12th. The floats will be $1. A Bake Sale will be held on Wednesday, May 17th during CST. Students will have the opportunity to purchase cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and muffins for a $1. The money raised for this project will be used to purchase Water Filtration Systems from ServeHAITI. Please support these events by wearing a hat, buying a rootbeer float and baked goods.
If anyone recently loss any pieces of clothing, please come to the office and check what was brought back in.

University of Iowa Wildlife Camps at Maquoketa Cave State Park for any 6th grader. Information is in the office if interested.

Any current 6th or 7th grader interested in football for next school year, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 10th during CST. If you are interested and cannot attend the meeting, please see Mr. Miller or Mr. Fuss for information. Information will include camp this summer, equipment hand-out, first day of practice information, and physical/concussion/code of conduct papers.


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: May 11

Time: 3:45-5:00 PM in the LMC Parents/Students and/or Teachers may place students in after school study tables.

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.

8th Grade Graduation will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:00 am, at the the HS Gym. Parents wishing to take their 8th grade student home with them after graduation may do so and there will be a sign-out station in the HS Lobby. The event will also be streamed live via the Maquoketa Community School District website.

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.

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.

Alice in Wonderland
Outdoor Journey for girls
6th grade College for Kids
Summer Swim lesson and Summer Swim Team

5/11 MS Choir Spring Concert @ Middle School – start 7:00
5/23 Last day of school – dismissal @ 12:30
8th Graduation @ HS Gym @ 9:00