Lake Denoon Family Newsletter

November 8, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Nov. 11, 2019 - 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. - Fundraiser Pick-Up

Nov. 18, 2019 - 1st Quarter grades available in Infinite Campus

Nov. 21, 2019 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Panther Arena

Nov. 21, 2019 - 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Elegant Farmer Fundraiser Pick-Up

Nov. 25, 2019 - 2:20 p.m. - D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony

Nov. 26, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - LDMS (5th Grade Only) Vision Screen with Lions Club

Nov. 26, 2019 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - 1st Quarter Recognition Day

Nov. 27-29, 2019 - NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec. 4, 2019 - 2:10 - 8:10 p.m. - 7th & 8th Grade Choir Festival @ MHS PAC

Dec. 6, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - 7th & 8th Grade Winter Band Concert @ MHS PAC

Your Child's Safety is Our Priority!

To ensure the safety of your child and school staff, please comply with the posted NO PARKING - FIRE LANE areas in front of the building. This lane is for BUS TRAFFIC ONLY and is in place to comply with the law. The correct drop-off and pick-up location for students is near the flag pole. If you are dropping off your child(ren) before and/or after school, please pull all the way to the end of the sidewalk so that buses are not blocked from getting into the parking lot. Students should be exiting vehicles near the school entrance only to ensure their safety in crossing the bus lane at the crosswalk. Thank you for your cooperation!

MHS FALL DRAMA PERFOMANCE

Get your tickets for the Fall Drama Production: The Election!

The performance will be taking place at the Muskego High School Performing Arts Center on November 8th at 7pm and November 9th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mhspac.com. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults, tickets bought on the day of the show are an extra $2.

2019 Fundraiser Pick-Up

The product pick-up for our All-School Fundraiser has been moved to Monday November 11, from 3:15 - 6:00 PM in the commons. If your student sold items that need to be delivered, please make arrangements to pick them up at this time. Thank you for all you do to support LDMS!

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Dear Parents & Guardians,


This year, Lake Denoon is starting a National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Chapter. National Junior Honor Society is an organization that is focused on service to others, maintaining high academic standing, and being role model students with behavior and citizenship. Eighth grade students who embody the qualities of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service were invited to learn more about NJHS during a resource period in October. At this meeting, all of those eligible students were given application packets that they could have completed if they would have liked to be considered as an NJHS member for the remainder of this school year.


Any current eighth grade students not invited this eighth grade school year are encouraged to think about how they can better embody the four qualities of NJHS members so that they can potentially be eligible to apply to National Honor Society (NHS) once they get to high school. Additionally, parents of fifth, sixth and seventh graders should help support and encourage their child to be role model citizens and students so that they may be eligible for NJHS when the time for them to apply before 8th grade comes.


If you have any questions about Lake Denoon’s NJHS chapter, please contact Ms. Stephanie Fote at stephanie.fote@muskegonorway.org or 262-971-1820 ext. 7218.

NEW MHS COURSES FOR NEXT YEAR'S HIGH SCHOOLERS

Attention 8th grade parents: The following high school courses/programs were approved by the School Board on October 28th and will be offered to Muskego High School students beginning next year:

  • Accelerated Geometry

  • Accelerated Algebra 2

  • 3D Open Studio

  • Introduction to Healthcare Careers

  • Digital Mass Media I & II

  • CAPP Individual, School, and Society (college credit available)

  • CAPP Personal Finance (name change only - college credit available)

  • TEALS Program

Details about each course/program can be found HERE. More information will be provided in Muskego High School's 2020-2021 Academic Guidebook prior to registration.

First Quarter Recognition Day

On Tuesday, November 26, we will have 6th - 8th Grade Recognition Day from 1:00 PM - 3:05 PM. Students in sixth through eighth grade who did not have any Ds, Fs, three or more detentions, or one or more disciplinary referrals during 1st quarter will be eligible for our in-building activities. Students who are ineligible will be assigned to directed study during the activities. Students will be picking their choice of an activity the week of November 4. Some activities will require students to bring supplies and/or pay a fee (usually between $1 - $10 depending on the activity).


This year, 5th grade students who meet Recognition Day criteria for first quarter will be receiving information from their homeroom teacher about their event separate from grades 6-8. Fifth grade parents should watch for more information soon.

UPCOMING VISION SCREENING

Muskego-Norway School District offers vision screening for Kindergarten, First grade, Third grade, Fifth grade and, upon request, for all grades.


The attached letter provides the date and time of the upcoming screening for your child. Screening will occur on November 26, 2019 at Lake Denoon School. The screening is optional and you may opt-out by completing the bottom portion of this form and returning it to school.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact our District Nurse:


Tracy Staudacher JD, BSN, RN

Muskego-Norway School District Nurse

Office: 262-971-1790 ext. 4535

Fax: 262-679-5222

District Nurse website

OFF-CAMPUS PASSES

If your student must leave the building during school hours for an appointment, please review the following process to ensure the least amount of disruption to classroom activities as possible.

  • Your student must bring a written excuse to the Student Services upon arriving at school in the morning (i.e. before school starts) so that a pass can be issued. With this pass, the student can leave the classroom at the time they are to be picked up, and office staff can avoid interrupting learning by calling into the rooms.
  • Please do not e-mail teachers with attendance or dismissal requests. All attendance goes through Student Services.
  • In the event of a last minute appointment and you need to pick up your student, please contact Student Services. They will notify the student and provide a pass for release.
  • Lastly, in regard to messages for students: If you wish to have the office convey a message to your student, please call before 2:30 p.m. It is very difficult to track down students late in the day.

Attendance and Guidance News

As of October 31, 2019, 79% of students at Lake Denoon Middle School have missed less than 2 full days of school! Keep up the good work! The majority of the absences at LDMS so far this year have been due to illness or appointments. While we can’t always prevent children from getting sick and we certainly want sick children to stay home and get better, we also want them in school whenever they can be. Here are the Guidelines for keeping sick children home.


Please contact Amanda Rosman at 414-524-9117 (call or text message) with extraordinary circumstances that may impact your child’s attendance. A referral can be made to the district nurse for further intervention as needed.

FALL FUN HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES

Our first LDMS Best Buddies Trick-or-Treating was a huge success! Thank you to students and classrooms for participating in this event!!

MNSD-TAHER FOOD SERVICES IS HIRING!

Please see information about opportunities available here.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019-2020 UNDEFEATED 8th GRADE GIRLS' BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS! WELL DONE LADIES!