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Announcements March 27-31

IMPORTANT SENIOR MEETING COMING SOON!

ALL SENIORS NEED to attend an informational meeting during GST on Wednesday, April 5. This meeting will be held in the new gym, and we will share information regarding Prom, Graduation, the Awards Ceremony, and several other important ‘need to know’ details.

 

Boys basketball banquet is Tuesday night at 7 pm at the high school. Please bring a dessert to share.

 

Bowling banquet will be held Wednesday night, March 29th, 6:00 pm at Timber Lanes.  Please bring dish to share.  Bring uniforms to turn in.

 

EAT PIZZA AND SUPPORT BPA!

Our club has paired up with Pizza Hut in Maquoketa. 20% of your total purchase on Thursday, March 30th will go to support our BPA program. All you need is a voucher (obtainable from any BPA member) to take with you when you order! (If you choose to order online – be sure to mention the voucher code 1120.) Thank you for your support!

 

BOYS SOCCER APPAREL  Anyone interested in ordering boys soccer apparel (sweatshirts/tshirts) – there are order forms available in the office.  ALL ORDERS & MONEY ARE DUE BY MARCH 29!

 

There are still several openings available for the May 30 – June 17th Driver’s Ed class!  Please stop in the office for a registration form.

Announcement March 20 – 24

IMPORTANT SENIOR MEETING COMING SOON!

ALL SENIORS NEED to attend an informational meeting during GST on Wednesday, April 5. This meeting will be held in the new gym, and we will share information regarding Prom, Graduation, the Awards Ceremony, and several other important ‘need to know’ details.

Attention students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11: Are you interested in student government? Now is the time to get involved in Student Senate for the 2017-2018 school year. Class representative petitions are available starting on Wednesday, March 15 from Ms. Lansing (room 205) or Mrs. Raker (room 113). Completed petitions are due by Wednesday, March 22 at 3:30 to Ms. Lansing or Mrs. Raker.

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to serve as Student Senate Officers for the 2017-18 school year: President – Brooklyn Waller; Vice President – Naryah Moore; Secretary – Brianna Banowetz; Historian – Addi Dostal; Chaplain – Spencer Owen; Sergeant-At-Arms – Sidney Michel; School Board Representative – Nicole Bickel

Attention Seniors:  Three $1000 Optimist Club scholarships will be awarded in May to students planning to attend a community college or vocational/technical school in the fall.  Applications are available in the guidance office and will be due April 15th.

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 CrazyCrayon.com .  Markers have the ink wadding and tip removed then the #6 plastic barrels can be converted to a fuel to primarily run generators.

Crayons and markers can be dropped off at the Hurstville Interpretive Center and at Imagine the Possibilities.  Other locations are welcome to start their own collections in collaboration with JCC efforts.  Additional information and questions? Contact Jen at 563-652-3783  or Jen@JacksonCCB.com

Seniors who signed up to participate in Senior Survivor should meet in the west gym on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:50 PM. All students, staff, and parents are invited to attend the event starting at 7:00 PM.

Still time to audition for the CAGE Lip Sync Contest!  Please see Mrs. Krum even if you interested in participating.  The Lip Sync Contest will be held this Friday, March 24 at 7:00 pm at the Art Experience downtown.  We will also be featuring some of the CAGE students performing their speeches for the community.  We hope to see you there!!

 

Dancers In Company

Sunday, March 26, 1:00pm @ Maquoketa Art Experience

Donations accepted and appreciated for this event.

The University of Iowa’s premiere touring dance company, Dancers in Company is in its 33rd year.  The company presents works by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers created around this year’s theme of “home.”  Using dance to investigate personal, local, and global issues relating to home, UI Dance students will perform a thrilling and diverse  concert and use workshops and public discussions to facilitate community conversations throughout Iowa.  

 

 

Announcements March 13-17

Announcements March 13-17

Golf practice in the west gym after school this week.

NHS Pie-Day during GST on Wednesday March 15, has been cancelled.  If you donated a dollar for the chance to throw a pie, you will be receiving your money back.  If you have further questions, please see Mrs. Milder.

Congratulations to Lucas Spain on his All State Speech Nomination!!  We are so proud of you and all of the speech students who participated at State on Saturday!

Auditions for the CAGE Lip Sync Contest are this week Monday – Wednesday after school until 6:30PM Get your ideas and group together!  We would love to have you participate!! See Mrs. Krum if you have any questions or need to meet at another time!

Timber Lanes Youth Bowling Spring League starts

Wednesday, March 29th at 5:30 pm.  3 person league, 8 week league.  Any questions call 563-652-5882

Girls tennis players should meet in the cafeteria after school on Tuesday, March 14.

Students in grades 9th-11th will be able to vote for 2017-2018 Student Senate Officers during lunch on Wednesday, March 15. Please see Ms. Lansing or Mrs. Raker by 3:25 on Wednesday if you are unable to vote during this time.

Attention Seniors:  Three $1000 Optimist Club scholarships will be awarded in May to students planning to attend a community college or vocational/technical school in the fall.  Applications are available in the guidance office and will be due April 15th.

Attention students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11: Are you interested in student government? Now is the time to get involved in Student Senate for the 2017-2018 school year. Class representative petitions are available starting on Wednesday, March 15 from Ms. Lansing (room 205) or Mrs. Raker (room 113). Completed petitions are due by Wednesday, March 22 at 3:30 to Ms. Lansing or Mrs. Raker.

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 CrazyCrayon.com .  Markers have the ink wadding and tip removed then the #6 plastic barrels can be converted to a fuel to primarily run generators.

Crayons and markers can be dropped off at the Hurstville Interpretive Center and at Imagine the Possibilities.  Other locations are welcome to start their own collections in collaboration with JCC efforts.  Additional information and questions? Contact Jen at 563-652-3783  or Jen@JacksonCCB.com

 

Announcements March 6-10

Louie Clasen has been chosen the Eastern Iowa District Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 bowling season.   The bowlers just wrapped up their season with a 2nd place finish at the state tournament.  This award is sponsored by the Iowa Bowling Coaches Association. Congratulations Louie!

 

BPA is taking orders for SHAM GRAMS for St. Patrick’s Day! A Sham Gram costs $1 and consists of a sugar cookie and chocolate gold coin(s). If you would like to order one, we will be taking your orders during all lunch shifts on March 7th-9th AND March 13th-16th.

 

The FFA Alumni would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us this past weekend at our Fish Fry and Auction.  Without the help of our students and parents working together, we never could have accomplished everything we did.  The many hands working together made it a fun and rewarding experience for everyone that participated.  The hard work and team effort, are just two examples of the dedication and commitment of those involved in the FFA Alumni and Chapter.  We would also like to thank the many business, and individuals who donate items for both the fish fry and the auction.  Without the support of our community are students would not have the opportunities they do today.  The money raised will not only assist the FFA members in participating in the contest, which help develop leadership skills, it will also allow us to move towards the future with a new Ag Learning Center.   Our next meeting is March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ag room, please join us!

 

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in going out for soccer on Monday, March 6th during GST.

 

Student Senate 2017-2018 officer applications and petitions are available for any students who have served for at least one year on Student Senate. Please see Ms. Lansing or Mrs. Raker for the forms if you are interested in running for an officer position. Completed applications and petitions are due by 3:30 on Wednesday, March 8 to Ms. Lansing or Mrs. Raker.

Attention Seniors:

Three $1000 Optimist Club scholarships will be awarded in May to students planning to attend a community college or vocational/technical school in the fall.  Applications are available in the guidance office and will be due April 15th.

 

Spanish Club would like to thank all the students who came out to the Sadie Hawkins Dance this weekend! Your support helps us get one step closer to going to Costa Rica next summer. Special shoutout to Kane Kopp for letting us use his speaker!

Announcements Feb. 27 – March 3

Third block Health will eat first lunch shift today. Report to class at 11:35.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the CAGE speech students moving on to state contest! We have 17 students going to the IHSSA State Contest on March 11, at Vinton-Shellsburg High School! So proud of ALL of the speech students who participated at Districts this last Saturday!  You represented MHS greatly!!

 

Golf open hitting every Tuesday in the west gym.

 

Any golfer interested in playing in the TH tour this summer should pick up an informational form from Mrs. Taylor.

You must attend a rules meeting…they will be held

April 2 and April 23

 

Young ladies…you still have time to sign up for golf.  See Mrs. Taylor.  Dual sport athletes are welcome!

 

Congratulations to all BPA members who competed at State in Des Moines.  Congratulations to Chloe Swanson who placed 1st in Fundamental of Spreadsheet Applications, Lucas Spain who placed 1st in Fundamentals of Web Design and 2nd in Prepared Speech, and Kacie Varner who placed 1st in Computer Security and placed 4th in Information Technology. These 3 BPA members earned their way to Nationals in Orlando, FL. Congratulations!   

 

Western Illinois Univ will be in the Counseling Office on Thur March 2 at 1:00.  A signup sheet is in the Counseling Office.

 

Students, teachers, administrators, and parents, the FFA Alumni Fish Fry will be held on March 3, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the commons area.  Please come and support the FFA Alumni, as we continue to support the Maquoketa FFA Chapter.

 

Come join student senate on March 21st in the west gym at 7:00 pm for Senior Survivor. Seniors can now pick up questionnaires in the office to be filled out for their chance to participate. Questionnaires need to be turned in by GST on March 1st in Mrs. Raker’s room.

 

If you are interested in joining tennis and missed the meeting, please see Mrs. Raker.

 

Attention Seniors:  Three $1000 Optimist Club scholarship will be awarded in May to students planning to attend a community college or vocational/technical school in the fall.  Applications are available in the guidance office and will be due April 15th.
Tickets for the Sadie Hawkins Dance will be on sale during all lunches this week for $5 each! You may also purchase tickets before or after school in Miss Wallace’s room (110).

Announcements Feb 20-24

Open hitting tonight after school in the west gym.

 

Anyone that missed the golf meeting last week, see Mrs. Taylor in the ICN.

 

Iowa Central Comm College will be in the Counseling Office on Wed Feb 22 at 1:00.  A signup sheet is in the Counseling Office.

 

SENIORS: Frank from Jostens will be here during lunch on Friday, February 24 with graduation orders (invitations, etc.).  If you are expecting something, please be sure to meet with him during your lunch break.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CAP AND GOWN – those will be delivered the week prior to graduation.

 

ATTN STUDENTS AND STAFF: In honor of February being National Cancer Prevention Month, Student Senate would like your help bringing awareness to these forms of cancer. Please wear an article of clothing to correspond with each day. Thank you for participating.

Wednesday, Feb. 22:

Prostate: Light Blue

Thyroid Cancer: Pink and Blue

 

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, February 23 for any boys or girls interested in joining tennis this spring. The meeting will take place at 3:30 in the cafeteria. Please see Mrs. Raker if you have any questions or if you are unable to attend.
Saturday, March 4th is the Sadie Hawkin’s Dance. Tickets will go on sale next week during all lunches for $5 a person!

Announcements Feb 13-17

Announcements Feb 13-17

 

There will be a meeting for all potential golfers, male and female on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Report to GST first, then go to the ICN at 1:15.

 

THERE WILL BE OPEN HITTING ON TUESDAY AT 3:30

 

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.  Safe Path survivor resources is sponsoring a poster contest.  The theme is “What do people need to know about teen dating violence?”  Posters need to be turned in by Thursday, February 16.

 

Simpson College will be in the Counseling Office on Wed Feb 15 at 1:00.  A signup sheet is in the Counseling Office.

 

Attention parents of FFA members – The next FFA Alumni meeting is on February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ag room.  Hope to see you there!

 

SENIORS: Frank from Jostens will be here during lunch on Friday, February 24 with graduation orders (invitations, etc.).  If you are expecting something, please be sure to meet with him during your lunch break.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CAP AND GOWN – those will be delivered the week prior to graduation.

Track season begins today (Monday)!  Practice will start at 3:45 in the multipurpose room (next to the weight room). Please note the following:

  • All girls interested should have filled out an athlete information form in Mr. Voland’s room (room 209). If you haven’t… that’s ok! Please do so ASAP!
  • We will be going outside for part of Monday’s practice. It is mandatory that you have hats, gloves, sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm.
  • Be sure to turn in physical forms and updated concussion forms to the office.

Announcements Feb 6-10

 

There will be a meeting for all potential golfers, male and female on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Report to GST first, then go to the ICN at 1:15.

 

Clinton Comm College will be here Wed., Feb 8 at 1:00 in the Counseling Office.  A signup sheet is in the Counseling Office.

 

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.  Safe Path survivor resources is sponsoring a poster contest.  The theme is “What do people need to know about teen dating violence?”  Posters need to be turned in by February 20, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.  See Mrs. Taylor for details.

 

Attention parents of FFA members – The next FFA Alumni meeting is on February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ag room.  Hope to see you there!

 

Track season begins (next week!!) on Monday, February 13th. Please note the following:

  • All girls interested should have filled out an athlete information form in Mr. Voland’s room (room 209). If you haven’t… that’s ok! Please do so this week!
  • We WILL be going outside when the weather cooperates. We’ll only do so for parts of certain practices, but be sure to bring hats, gloves, and sweats to stay warm during those times.
  • Can’t wait to see you on the 13th! Go Cards!

 

Would the following SENIORS please see Denise in the main office THIS WEEK:  Rylan Brimeyer, Jace Felderman, Austin Kane, Logan Kelly, Brooke Klemann, Brooklyn Manders, Ethan Manning, Kallista Maupin, Barb Miller, Nick Sagers, Troy Sams, Reece Schneweis, Shawn Solomon, Bryce Streets, Rachael Tenley, Jackson Tubbs, Isaiah Miller, and Abe Kinrade.

 

CAGE Individual Speech students please sign up for practices today!  WaMac Contest is this Saturday, Feb. 11, at West Delaware.  Bus leaves at 6:30 am.!!!

 

Congratulations to the Maquoketa wrestlers on an outstanding performance on Saturday. The wrestlers advanced four individuals to Districts this Saturday in Maquoketa. Justin Holst, Lucas Davison and Abe Michel finished 2nd at their sectional. Trevor Bickford was the Sectional champion.

 

SENIORS: Frank from Jostens will be here during lunch on Friday, February 24 with graduation orders (invitations, etc.).  If you are expecting something, please be sure to meet with him during your lunch break.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CAP AND GOWN – those will be delivered the week prior to graduation.

 

Attention Students and Staff: Buy a “Crush for your Crush” for Valentine’s Day from a Student Senate member in the cafeteria during all lunch shifts on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 8. Cost is $1.00 per can.

 

Spanish Club is hosting the Ties and Tiaras Ball on Sunday from 1-4pm at Centerstone Inn. It is a father/daughter dance for girls aged 6th grade and younger. If you have a little sister who might be interested please see Ms. Wallace for more information!

Announcements Jan 30-Feb 3

Maquoketa High School Announcements

January 30 – February 3

 

IHSSA State Large Group speech contest is this Saturday, Feb.4, at Cedar Rapids Washington!  We will leave from the lower parking lot at 6:30 am! If you went to District contest, you are welcome to join us to go and support the team.  Please let Mrs. Krum know if you are planning on going on Saturday.  Break a leg CAGE speech student!!!

 

CAGE 9th grade students who are doing individual speech competition, I need to see you today!!! Please stop in and give me your titles!

 

CAGE individual speech students (both varsity and 9th grade) need to have their titles and selections given to Mrs. Krum by the end of the day today!  Please see Mrs. Krum if you have any questions or concerns!

 

Attention all basketball fans: HOSA members and the cheerleaders are announcing Friday’s home game as a “red out” in honor of heart health month. Please wear red to show your support not only for a healthy heart but also for the home team.

 

Attention Juniors:  Beginning next school year, the State of Iowa has enacted a rule that all incoming Seniors are REQUIRED to show proof of having gotten a Meningococcal immunization.  Remember this the next time you go to the doctor.

BPA members: We are working the concession stand on Saturday, Feb. 4. Make sure you are there by 1:15.  Each member needs to bring 1-2 dozen(s) baked goods. Any questions please see Ms. Buckwalter.

 

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, 2/1 at 3:30 for any boys interested in TRACK.  The meeting will be held in the LMC (Library) with Mr. Duffy.

 

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.  Safe Path survivor resources is sponsoring a poster contest.  The theme is “What do people need to know about teen dating violence?”  Posters need to be turned in by February 20, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.  See Mrs. Taylor for details.
Attention parents of FFA members – The next FFA Alumni meeting is on February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ag room.  Hope to see you there!

Announcements Jan. 23-27

January 23-27

Parents of FFA members, there will be a FFA Alumni meeting on January 25th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ag Room.  Please plan to attend to learn about the future of the FFA program and the upcoming Fish Fry and Auction.

Student Senate is sponsoring an all-school assembly on Wednesday, January 25. Mitch Goudy, a motivational speaker and musician, will be speaking to students and staff in the main gymnasium from 1:10-2:10. Students should report to their GSTs at 1:00 to check-in with their teachers and then go immediately to the gym. 5th block will begin once students are released from the gym at about 2:10.

 
Congratulations to Mrs. Krum for receiving the Maquoketa Community School District IMPACT Award!