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Week of Feb. 11
Tomorrow is a BLUE day.
**The BOOK FAIR will be open all next week.
2/13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - Full day of school
2/14 - Parent Teacher Conferences - No school
2/15 - No School
2/18 - No School in observance of Presidents Day
7th Grade BBB
2/20, 2/21, 2/23 -KVL @ Tonganoxie
8th Grade BBB
2/20, 2/21, 2/23 - KVL @ Basehor-Linwood
FCA - Feb. 22
Science Olympiad - Meet at JCCC on Feb. 23
MTMS Play - March 1 and 2
Gold Key Art Award
8th grader, Michelle T. received the honor of winning a Gold Key art award through the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Her work of art is a collage created from a photograph. The title of the collage is Alone. Congratulations Michelle.
Kaw Valley Spelling Bee
We had the privilege of taking the buildings top 12 spellers to the KAW Valley Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 5th. Out of 11 schools, we had three students spell their way out of the written rounds and make it into the final round. Those spellers were 6th grader, Emma R.; 7th grader, Emma C.; and 8th grader, Sarah J. Not only did these students participate in the final round, but they also medaled.
Be sure to give these students a big congratulations when you see them. They represented MT well!
From the PTA
Please join us in providing lunch for our teachers during conferences on Thursday February 14th. The items requested can be sent with your student to school or dropped off in the office during office hours. We kindly ask that if you would like to provide a homemade soup that it be dropped off the day of before 1 PM as we do not have room in the school refrigerators. Also, no refrigerated desserts please.
It is the time of year to honor and recognize exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding. These teachers will finish their first year of teaching in May, 2019.
This fall the state will allow the De Soto School District to nominate one Elementary and one Secondary teacher for the Horizon Award. The Horizon Award honors and recognizes exemplary teachers who will complete their first year this May. These spectacular teachers perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding. All of our 2018--2019 teachers who were new last August to the profession are eligible for this honor! Below you will find the guidelines for nominating a teacher:
Novice teachers who will have successfully completed their first year of teaching are eligible to be recognized. A teacher (Pre-K through grade 12) who successfully completes his/her first year of teaching by May 24, 2019 is eligible. The Kansas Horizon Award Program is a regional competition. The regions correspond to the state’s four U.S. congressional districts.
The Kansas State Department of Education will appoint regional selection committees responsible for reviewing the nomination forms and selecting four elementary classroom teachers and four secondary classroom teachers per region for a total of 32 teachers.
v The criteria for this award are:
v Nominee will have successfully completed his or her first year of teaching in a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 Kansas school accredited by the State Board of Education.
v Nominee will be a full-time classroom teacher.
v Nominee will be responsible for the assessment of students, assignment of grades, preparation of lesson plans, parent-teacher conferences, discipline, attendance, and other daily educational tasks.
v Nominee will have performed in a way that distinguishes him or her from other novice teachers. Nominee is considered to be exceptionally skilled, dedicated and able to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities.
In order to facilitate the process, we will begin the nominating portion of the program from February 1-March 1. Anyone can nominate an outstanding teacher who will complete their first year this year: administrators, teachers, and/or parents. (A first year teacher is considered a teacher new to the profession). If you would like to nominate a first year teacher go to www.usd232.org/horizonaward and follow the Horizon Award nomination link. The deadline for nominating a first year teacher is noon on March 1, 2019.
Remember: the nominees are NEW FULL-TIME TEACHERS THIS YEAR.
At this meeting, students will be given important information regarding the tryout clinic, tryouts, and required paperwork for tryouts. This is a MANDATORY meeting. Students MUST attend if wanting to try out for cheerleading.
*Parent Information Meeting: Tuesday, March 26th in the Commons at 6:00 p.m.
At this meeting, parents will be given important information regarding the tryout clinic, tryouts, and required paperwork for tryouts. This is a MANDATORY meeting. A parent MUST attend as a representative for their child if they want to try out for cheerleading.
*Tryout Clinic: Wednesday, March 27th in the Gym from 3:05pm-4:30pm
At this tryout clinic, students will be learning ALL required material to try out for cheerleading. After our clinic is over, ALL material will be uploaded to our MT Cheer YouTube website.
*Tryout: Saturday, March 30th at 9:00 a.m.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. We will go over tryout attire and other information at our meetings.
*2018-2019 New Squad Meeting: Thursday, April 4th in the Commons at 6:00 p.m.
This is a required meeting if your child makes the 2019-2020 MT Cheer squad.
For any additional information, please visit our website https://www.usd232.org/Page/4571 or contact Kelly Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Ayers at email@example.com.