The Wolf Wire
Week of October 17
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear MTMS Families,
Our annual Veteran's Day assembly at MTMS is Thursday, November 10th. The day will begin with a breakfast for the attending veterans starting at 7:30 a.m. in the MTMS Commons, followed by an assembly at 8 a.m.honoring the service of our veterans.
We cordially invite all family and friends who have served, or are currently serving in any branch of the military to attend. Please RSVP to the following link by Monday, November 7th. Space is limited so please respond early. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49aeae2ea2fb6-mtms20
In addition, a slide show is being prepared for any veteran – both for those who can attend and those who are unable. Please send a picture with the following information: name of the person that served, and the first and last name of the student they are connected with. Please include their branch of military. Pictures can be sent to presentations4MT@gmail.com
Please send pictures and information no later than November 7th.
DATES TO REMEMBER
October 17 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Teacher In-Service Day
October 17 - 7th Football @ Bonner Springs (HS Field) 4:00 PM
October 18 - 7th Football @ MTMS 4:00 PM /8th Football (B Only) @ MTMS 5:00 PM
October 24-28 - ALL SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE TO SUPPORT DE SOTO FOOD PANTRY
October 24-28 - RED RIBBON WEEK
October 25 - 7th Girl's Basketball @ MTMS 4:00 PM /8th Basketball @ Mill Creek 4:00 PM
October 26 - STUCO hosting 6th grade film screening of Wolfman (1941 version) @ Activity Center 3:05 - 4:30 PM
October 27 - STUCO hosting 7th/8th grade showing of Frankenstein (1931 verson) @ Activity Center 3:05 - 4:30 PM
October 27 - 7th Girl's Basketball @ Tonganoxie 4:00 PM /8th Basketball @ MTMS 4:00
October 31 - 7th Girl's Basketball @ Lansing 4:00 PM /8th Basketball @ MTMS 4:00 PM
October 31 - Start of MTMS Coat Drive through November 4th
November 1 - 8th Grade Fall Choir Concert @ MTMS Commons 6:30 PM
November 5 - Wrestling KVL Meet @ De Soto HS 9:00 AM
November 5 - Science Olympiad Meet @ California Trail MS
November 10 - Veteran's Day Breakfast 7:30 AM & Assembly 8:00 AM
CROSS COUNTRY WRAP-UP
Cross Country wrapped up it’s season on Monday. 7th grade boys took first in our league meet, 7th grade girls, 8th grade girls and 8th grade boys all took 3rd in the league meet. Thanks for a great season!
Coach Parker, Coach Lindenmeyer & Coach Ferrell
7th GRADE VOLLEYBALL WRAP-UP
The 7th grade girls worked hard all season long. They continued to grow in their skills all season. B team took 2nd place in their tournament and A team took 3rd in both tournaments. They are all such a great group of girls and can’t wait to see them play next year!
Coach Landon & Coach Wurtz
8th GRADE VOLLEYBALL WRAP-UP
The 8th grade team finished the season undefeated at 16-0.
They won the KVL league tournament for the second straight year.
Their combined record for their 7th/8th grade season was 31-1. Way to go Lady Timberwolves! Coach McClure & Coach Agre
MTMS Food Drive October 24-28, 2016
This year's food drive will benefit the De Soto Food Pantry which serves those in need in the school district. Items will be turned in at the end of your team hallway each morning.
Macaroni Monday - Mac-n-cheese & all kinds of pasta, rice or boxed meals
Tuna Tuesday - Tuna or other canned fish or proteins such as chicken, Spam, etc.
Warm up Wednesday - Chili, soup, crackers or stew
Fill the Tank Thursday - Breakfast foods, cereals, oatmeal, pancake mix/syrup, granola bars
Fruity Friday - Canned fruit, peaches, pears, applesauce, raisins, dry fruit, fruit snacks
STUCO IS HOSTING MONSTER MOVIE NIGHTS!
6th grade film screening of Wolfman (1941 version)
Tuesday, October 26, from 3:05-4:30 in the activity center
7th/8th grade showing of Frankenstein (1931 version)
Wednesday, October 27, from 3:05-4:30 in the activity center
Parent permission forms are required to attend.
Snacks and soda will be offered at no charge.
Students are encouraged to bring a hygiene item to the film.
All items collected will benefit the shelter at City Union Mission.
SPOTLIGHT ON ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Students in 8th grade Engineering Technology studied the standards and types of views of how engineering drawings are created. They then studied the five main types of bridges – beam, truss, suspension, arch and cantilever, as well as their differences, advantages, disadvantages, and how they are constructed.
Students then designed and built a bridge out of toothpicks and tested their bridge design. The best bridge held 329 times its own weight before it broke!
MTMS COAT DRIVE
MTMS Coat Drive
October 31st – November 4th
For Johnson County Christmas Bureau
Please consider donating any outgrown or no longer worn COATS, JACKETS, and HOODIES!
ALL SIZES ACCEPTED and NEEDED!
(Picture shows the toddler selection on day three last year. The shop is open nine days.)
· Johnson County Christmas Bureau serves between 12,00 and 14,000 low income Johnson County neighbors who meet specific economic guidelines.
· 86% are women and children.
· Over 6,500 are below the age of 18.
· FOR MANY THE ONLY COAT THAT THEY WILL HAVE THIS YEAR IS THE ONE YOU WILL DONATE, the one that just hangs in your closet!
For more information contact Mrs. Rule RSRule@usd232.org or visit www.jccb.org
8TH GRADE FALL CHOIR CONCERT
Share strategies to help your child get more out of studying
In middle school, students are expected to take more responsibility for their own learning. That means they need to strengthen their study skills so they can work independently and effectively.
Practice these study strategies with your child and encourage him to use them when
he works on his assignments:
• Answer six questions. When reading, your teen should keep these questions
in mind: who, what, when, where, why and how. Answering them will give him a basic understanding of the material. It can also help him create an outline.
• Learn the vocabulary. Your child will struggle with an assignment if he doesn’t understand the terminology. Encourage him to use a dictionary.
• Evaluate information. Many assignments require your child to understand the difference between significant ideas and details. Practice this with your child: “Jim’s tears fell on his blue shirt as he walked up to the house.” Which is more important, the fact that Jim had a blue shirt on
or that he was crying?
• Compare and contrast. Your child should think about how things are alike and how they are different. Practicing this skill will help with several subjects. Help him by asking questions like, “How are a cat and a tiger alike? How are they different?”
Source: D. Johnson and C. Johnson, Homework Heroes, Kaplan Publishing.
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