Maquoketa Middle School     

Daily Announcements
September 18th
“A” Day 


Next week is Homecoming…..please join us in supporting our CARDINALS and dressing up for the following dress up days.
Monday is TWIN D AY
Wednesday is Wear Orange for Leukemia Awareness
Friday is SPIRIT DAY
Please remember you may NOT wear face paint, hats or hair color on any of the these special days.  For SPIRIT DAY you can purchase your tattoos and beads in the cafeteria Friday the 25th from 7:55-8:10.

Student Council will be having their annual Pet Food Drive beginning Monday, September 21st and ending on Friday, September 25th. For each day you make a donation your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes to be given away at the Pep Rally on Friday. Please drop your donations off in Mrs. Ferguson’s room, room 37

Student Council will be selling beads and tattoos for Homecoming. We will be in the cafeteria from 7:55- 8:10 Friday, September 25th. Beads are .50 each and tattoos are 1.00 each.
All band instruments MUST be removed from the band room by the end of TODAY.  The band room will be cleaned this weekend, and all instruments and equipment must be removed.  Please remember to take care of this.

Interested in getting Maquoketa Dance Team apparel?  Order forms are available in the office.

Student Council will meet each Thursday morning at 7:45 in Mrs. Ferguson’s room.  A meeting schedule will be sent home with students soon.
Maquoketa Middle School Yearbooks are now for sale. Yearbooks are once again in color and are $17.50. Forms are in the office or in Mrs. Ferguson’s room. Forms need to be turned in by March 11th.

Maquoketa Middle School will be giving FAST Assessments in both Math and Reading during the next two weeks.  FAST Assessments are used as a state approved universal screener so that as a school we can assess to ensure that the curriculum we teach is meeting grade level standards outlined in Iowa Core.  The FAST Assessments can be broken down by grade level, individual teachers and even individual classes.  The reports offered through FAST also assist us in monitoring individual student growth throughout the school year and determine which grade level standards the students have mastered and provide additional learning for students who have not met a concept or skill needed to achieve proficiency at grade level.
The FAST Assessment is given on the student’s computer and headphones or ear buds are needed because there is an audio component to the assessment.  Students will be taking the assessments during their Math and Literacy classes according to the schedule below.  Parents will receive a report on their student during conferences in October from your student’s Math or Literacy teachers.  The FAST Assessments will be given again in January and in April/May to monitor individual student growth throughout the school year.
Tuesday, September 15:  6th Grade aMath, 7th Grade aMath and 8th Grade aReading
Thursday, September 17:  6th Grade aReading, 7th Grade aReading
Tuesday, September 22:  8th Grade aMath
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9/18   Cross Country – Cascade – dismiss 1:55 – start 4:00
          Punt,Pass and Kick – Goodenow Field Lot – 4:00-5:30
9/22   Football – Beckman – 7(A) start 4:15 – 8(H) – start 5:30
          Volleyball – Dewitt 7(H) 8(A) – start 4:00
9/24   Volleyball – Beckman – 7(A) 8(H) – start 4:15
9/29   Football – Dewitt – 7(A) 8(H) – start 4:00