Today is Tuesday, February 28, 2023
February Word of the Month: Humanity
Believing that people of different cultures, Abilities, religions, sexes, and races are equally valuable members of our society.
Sports this week:
Tuesday Feb 28, 7th & 8th Volleyball at Collinsville @ 4:15 pm.
Thursday Mar 2, 7th & 8th Volleyball at Carriel @ 4:15 pm.
If you are interested in trying out for Track, sign up in the office during your lunch hour. Please make sure you return the emergency information/parent consent form, athletic waiver of liability/indemnification form, and have a current physical on file with the nurse.
Track Tryouts: 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders Thursday Mar 2 & Friday Mar 3 from 3:00-5:00 pm.
Saturday Mar 4, Bowling at S.I. Bowl Carterville @ 9:00 am.
Saturday Mar 4, 7th Volleyball at Wesclin Tournament.
Here are the winners of the Spirit Stick for the month of February:
6th Grade: Mr. Hilpert with 239 points
7th Grade: Ms. Kloeckner with 283 points
8th Grade: Mr. Hardt kept the Spirit Stick with 243 points
Today Tuesday 2/28 will be the Braves Bungalow luncheon during each lunch hour for Students of the Month and Cool Characters for the month of February. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Students may also bring their phone to the luncheon.
There will be a Yearbook Staff meeting after school on Tuesday, February 28 until 3:20 P.M. in Mrs. Heberer's Room.
Order your yearbook today by clicking on the link: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?... . The deadline to order is March 3. The price of the yearbook will be $22. Yearbooks will arrive in May before the school year is completed.
Starting Wednesday, March 1, Wellness Wednesday Warmup will be held in room 635 located in the multi-purpose room. Staff and students (with a signed permission slip) are welcome to meet from 7:25-7:40 to practice stretching, yoga, or meditation. Permission slips are available outside the office. This is a quiet, reflective time to help prepare for the day. *Students, please have your signed permission slip as a pass to enter door 12. *If you come later than 7:25, please enter respectfully.
Any 8th grader wanting to change their High School Courses must do so by March 1st. Questions can be directed to your current Science Teacher or Ms. Frey.
Anti-Bullying Club- We will meet this Thursday during recess to talk about Kindness week in Mrs. Schnable's room! Come with ideas to share!
First Priority will meet this Thursday in Room 713!
Chess club will not be meeting this week.
Mascoutah Middle School Chorus and Treble Choir will perform on March 2nd at 7pm in the MHS auditorium. "A Blast From the Past" will include popular songs from 1958-1978! Doors open at 6:30pm.
No Place for Hate- Any current members/ambassadors and anyone who would like to join is welcome at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 7th afterschool from 2:45-3:15 PM in the library!
Room 517 will be used for Advanced HS Choir auditions during 4th period only on March 9th. 8th grade students: If you are not currently enrolled in the 8th Grade MMS Chorus and would like to audition to be in one of the advanced HS choirs on March 9th, please email Mrs. Terch to make an appointment. If you have signed up for HS Concert Choir and do not want to audition for an advanced choir, you are not required to audition.
Beginning this month, homerooms with the best attendance rate will be rewarded with a donut party. One homeroom per grade level will be selected every month. Attendance rate is based on both tardies and attendance so make sure you’re getting to school on time and coming to school everyday. Good luck to all of our homerooms!
Beginning In February, every student with perfect attendance each month - zero tardies and zero absences - will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket from the school store. One winner will be selected every month from each grade level. Perfect attendance for prize baskets starts over every month so even if you don’t have perfect attendance one month, you can still earn entry in following months. The February gift baskets are displayed in the display cabinet by the front office.
The 3rd quarter reward party will take place in mid March. Start preparing now. The criteria to earn the reward is 2 or fewer late or missing assignments combined in all classes & 1 or less discipline referral.