Pella Middle School
News from August, 2020
- 9/2: 90 Minute Early Dismissal
- 9/4: PICTURE Day
- 9/7: No Classes - Labor Day
- 9/16: 90 Minute Early Dismissal
- 9/23: 90 Minute Early Dismissal
- 9/30: 90 Minute Early Dismissal
PE/Health Wednesdays for the first two months:
Wednesday, Sept. 2nd is 7th grade health/8th PE and Peer PE
Wednesday, Sept. 9th is 8th grade health/7th PE
Wednesday, Sept. 16th is 7th grade health/ 8th PE and Peer PE
Wednesday, Sept. 23rd is 8th grade health/7th PE
Wednesday, Sept. 30th is 7th grade health/8th PE and Peer PE
Wow, what a start! As sad as we were to end the school year the way we did last year, we are equally as excited to be back! Our students bring so much joy into the building; we are grateful for the opportunity to work with them. They have shown up every day ready to learn, and they have demonstrated an eagerness to be successful. We're aware that potential obstacles exist as we navigate our new norm, but we are off to a fantastic start - hats off to both grades!
Buzzing Into the Building
If you have things for your students, you may drop them off in the vestibule inside our front doors. Please use the notes on the cart to put their names on the items.
Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and it looks like work.
How do my Student's Grades Get Calculated?
- Assessments, Projects, or Performance on standards
- Finals or Final Projects (when a final is included it can impact the letter grade +- of what the letter grade is)
- Daily Work = Practice (not figured into letter grade)
You can be the Best, You can do the Best, or you can give it your Best Shot.
What in the World is the GREAT Rubric?
G - Gives Effort
R - Responsible
E - Engages in Learning
A - Accountable
T - Treats Others With Respect
Learning is not a spectator sport!
Middle School Sports - 2020-21 Participation Forms
Can I Play if I am Failing A Course? Please read the Pella Middle School Academic Eligibility Policy to find out!
The faculty and administration of Pella Middle School have developed the following expectations for students who are failing classes and participating in extra-curricular activities. If you are failing any courses, you will be ineligible to participate in extra-curricular activities for two weeks and be expected to come to the Wednesday after school study table during that time. Full academic eligibility policy link.
Pella Middle School Facelift
Updated PELLA MIDDLE SCHOOL letters.
Thank you Mr. Fynaardt, Tjeerdsma, and Fosythe for repainting the front of the building.
Pella P and DUTCH Light Pole Banners
Banners were installed district-wide to demonstrate our Pella Pride.
The Counselor Connection
Greetings from the counselor corner! We are so excited to have your students back in the building. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and flexibility as we get the year started! It’s going to be a great one!
Our district recognizes that due to our current circumstances students’ are more likely to be experiencing anxiety at some level or another. We are working diligently to give your students a chance to start their school day on a positive note. We are also collecting information on Monday and Fridays regarding how your child is feeling so we can best address these issues as they may arise. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to challenges and joys that are ahead.
Jourdan Van Wyk, School Counselor