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5/29 announcements

Maquoketa Middle School       
Daily Announcements
May 29th
“B” Day 
                                                
                                                
STUDENTS:
On Friday, May 30, the 8th grade graduation will take place at 9:45 A.M.   Parents and all grade levels are invited to attend. 
HELP NEEDED:  There will be a breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 9:30 to honor our graduating 8th grade students.  We are looking for parents to assist with serving pancakes, juice, rolls, and fruit.  Students will sign up to provide items for the breakfast.  Please contact Jane Schmidt or Rachelle Kober (jschmidt@maquoketa.k12.ia.us  or  rkober@maquoketa.k12.ia.us) if you can assist with the breakfast.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

All students that have not picked up their projects from their respective Industrial Technology class need to do so by the end of the school year.                               

Seventh grade will be going the Maquoketa Dam on Thursday, May 29th for a Science trip.
8th graders will travel to the Quad Cities for a day of activities.  We will cruise the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle, have a sack lunch at a local park, and then see an improve show at Comedy Sportz.  Permission slips are due Friday, May 23rd.

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.

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.

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 2 nd, 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:

YMCA Swimming 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
5/29        8th Grade Field Trip
           7th Grade Field Trip to the dam
5/30        Last Day of School – dismiss @ 1:30 
           8th Grade Graduation – 9:45