Pella Middle School

News from January, 2019

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 4 - Classes - Makeup Snow Day
  • February 4 - Conferences from 3:30 - 7:00
  • February 4 - HS Orientation for 8th grade parents and students @ Pella MS from 6:00-7:00
  • February 6 - 90 minute Professional Development Early Dismissal
  • February 11 - Excellence in Electives 5:30-7:00 at Pella High School
  • February 12 - 1:15 Dismissal for Elementary Conferences
  • February 14 - 1:15 Dismissal for Elementary Conferences
  • February 15 - No Classes
  • February 20 - 90 minute Professional Development Early Dismissal
  • February 27 - 90 minute Professional Development Early Dismissal
  • March 6 - 90 minute Professional Development Early Dismissal
  • March 11 - 15 - Spring Break
  • June 6 - Final School Day due to weather related No School Days

Snowy & Cold January Days!

Thank you for your grace and understanding with all of the delays and no school days due to the inclement weather. The students handled it wonderfully, and our final day will be June 6 now as a result.
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Registration for 2019-20

2019-20 School Registration is opening March 1

All district families are encouraged to register all of their school-aged children for the 2019-20 school year starting March 1. Have a child turning 4 by September 15, 2019? We need you to register them for preschool too! More details to come in the next few weeks about this exciting annual event, so watch your inbox! Questions about the 2019-20 school registration can be directed to Allissa Grandia by emailing allissa.grandia@pella.k12.ia.us or by calling 641-628-9539.

8th Grade Informational Meeting, Orientation, and Planning for High School

A meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in the Pella Middle School Gymnasium for parents/guardians of 8th grade students to discuss topics such as high school registration, course information and options, and graduation requirements, among many other things.

8th grade parents and students are encouraged to attend, but we know conflicts will and have arisen due to rescheduling events and activities. If you are unable to attend, we will record as well as share the presentation afterwards.


Other Important Dates for 8th Grade Students:

  • Tuesday, February 5 - 8th grade orientation for students from 12:00-3:00

    • Students will tour the high school building in small groups and end with a question/answer session.


  • Monday, February 11 - Excellence in Electives 5:30-7:00 at Pella High School

    • This is a come-and-go event where students can learn about our electives offered at the high school.


Please contact the middle school or high school counselors after these events if you have further questions.


Middle School & High School:

brian.huddle@pella.k12.ia.us & jessica.manning@pella.k12.ia.us

deb.sunderman@pella.k12.ia.us & teresa.thompson@pella.k12.ia.us

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Awesome Display of Sportsmanship

Hats off to our 8th grade boys' basketball team and coaches for demonstrating tremendous sportsmanship on Friday night against Oskaloosa. See for yourself!
2:1:19 Pella vs. Osky Sportsmanship

Thank you to Pella Women's Business Club

We would like to thank the Pella Women's Business Club for their generosity during the holiday seasons. As a result, staff members were able to take students Christmas Shopping. What a blessing to our students and staff to have this level of support, generosity, and partnership during the holiday season.
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Math Counts Champions

Congratulations to the students and Mr. Siewert for earning first place at the Math Counts competition on February 1st. This is an accomplishment and testament to our students and staff.


Participants pictured below are: Grant Anderson, Stephen Gaul, Camden Holland, Zack Neumann, Taryn Peffers, Jack Conrad, Donovan Helle, Wyatt Van Dyk, Gideon VendeKieft,


Grant Anderson, Zach Neumann, Donovan Helle, and Penelope Shriver will be moving on to the state competition in March.

SOUP-er Bowl of Caring

Student council is sponsoring a Can Drive from January 21 - February 1, and the contest will provide food items for the Pella Food Shelf. Please send any items that would benefit the Pella Food Shelf.

Student Council Accepts $4000 Check from Pella Community Foundation

Piper Eighmy, Pella Middle School student council president, and Mrs. Kristin Schulz, 7th grade Social Studies and student council sponsor, accept a $4000 check from Mark Recker and the Pella Community Foundation. The money will be used to pay for Meals from the Heartland on March 29. If you would like to observe or be a part of it, please join us. More details to come in upcoming newsletters. This will be another tremendous service learning opportunity for all of our students.

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8th Grade Party - April 13, 2019

If you are interested in helping plan and prepare for this year's 8th Grade Party (8GP) on April 13, 2019, please contact the 8GP facilitators.

8th Grade Party Letter LINK


Holly Kraber: hkraber@gmail.com

Melissa Brown: ronlissa@mchsi.com

Thank You Local Business Partners

We would like to thank multiple local businesses for their generous donations to our students. Our students earned coupons from local businesses for being responsible and having zero or one late assignment for the second quarter. Around 200 students fell into this category, and that is over 50% of our student population; we are hopeful the number raises next quarter. Great job students, and thank you to our local business partners!

** Grades are Published and final for 2nd Quarter and First Semester on Infinite Campus **