Raider News

Happenings at Mackenzie Middle School - September 22 - 28

Mackenzie Steps Out to Stop Diabetes

Coach Tressler, Coach Sanders, Mrs. Criswell, and Mr. Marshall will be representing Mackenzie at the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. The walk will take place Saturday morning at Mackenzie Park.

Students and staff participated in spirit days during the week for $1.00 per day. They raised $200 for the American Diabetes Association. You may also sponsor the team by donating at

See Mackenzie Art at the Fair!

Several pieces of art from Mackenzie students will make an appearance at the South Plains Fair. Be sure to stop by the art exhibit while you're there to check it out! The fair runs from September 21 - 29.

Tutoring Available Mondays and Thursdays

Tutoring by Texas Tech students is available Mondays and Thursday until 5:00. Please take advantage of this opportunity as often as you can!

Fine Arts Fundraiser Kicks Off!

Band, choir, orchestra, and theatre students will begin selling items next week to raise funds for their programs! Be sure to catch one of the students in those programs for some great Christmas gifts or candy.

Band Extravaganza Tickets Available!

The Lubbock ISD Band Extravaganza is coming up on Tuesday, September 25. Tickets are $5.00 in advance from a Mackenzie band student or $6.00 at the gate the evening of the event. The proceeds from advance ticket sales stay with our own Mackenzie band, so please contact a band member or Mr. Scherff for yours today!

Scholarship is Closer to Becoming a Reality

Mackenzie is working to create a scholarship for students who go through Mackenzie Middle School and Coronado High School. The scholarship would be awarded to one student per year beginning with the graduating year of 2020. We must raise $12,500 toward the scholarship for it to become a reality, and we currently have about $4,000. Please join us in supporting this worthwhile cause!

Get Your 2018-19 Yearbook NOW!

Order your yearbook today to save!

Yearbooks ordered and paid by October 1 are $36.00.
Orders placed after October 1 but by December 1 are $38.00.
Any yearbook ordered after December 1 will be $40.00.

Please give orders and payment to Ms. Wilferth, and you may direct any questions to her at

Library & Makerspace Schedule for the Week

Monday - Open makerspace until 5:00
Wednesday - Marble Run STEM Challenge in Library/Makerspace until 5:00
Thursday - Beginner Sewing until 5:00 in ROOM 112
Friday - Library open until 4:15

Looking Ahead...

*Oct. 3 - NJHS Induction

*Oct. 5 - Special Olympics Bocce Competition

*Oct. 9 - PTA Meeting, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

*Oct. 18 - "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Theatre Production, 6:00 p.m. (Need donations of pumpkins and long-sleeve solid color dress shirts & pants.)
*Oct. 18 - Pastries with Parents, 7:45 a.m.

*Nov. 1 - Huge Veteran's Day Celebration, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

7th Grade Football vs. Frenship @ Frenship MS

Monday, Sep. 24th, 5:30pm

500 Main Street

Wolfforth, TX

The B-team game is scheduled for 5:30 and will be followed by the A-team game.

Tennis Matches - Boys @ Mackenzie; Girls @ Atkins

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 4:30pm

5401 Avenue U

Lubbock, TX

The tennis teams will play Tuesday with the boys at home and girls at Atkins Middle School.

8th Grade Football vs. Frenship @ Frenship MS

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 5:30pm

500 Main Street

Wolfforth, TX

The B-team game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The A-team will follow.

Band Extravaganza

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 7pm

PlainsCapital Park-Lowrey Field, Lubbock, TX, USA

Lubbock, TX

Purchase tickets in advance from any Mackenzie band student for $5.00 or at the gate for $6.00. All advance sales help the Mackenzie band program.

Volleyball vs. Evans @ Mackenzie

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 5:30pm

5402 12th Street

Lubbock, TX

7th A (main gym) 8th B (back gym) - 5:30
8th A (main gym 7th B (back gym) - following match in that gym