Panther Pride News
Jane Mears Middle School, Anchorage, AK
Friday, November 4, 2022
Hard Work Pays Off First Quarter
School Calendar: Upcoming Dates and Event
Important Dates Ahead
Thursday, Nov. 10 -- Special Event: Veteran's Day Assembly at Mears Middle School
Friday, Nov. 11 -- State Release Professional Development Day. No school for students.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25 -- Thanksgiving Holiday
TUE 11/8: ASYNCHRONOUS Learning Day. Teachers and Staff work day on site.
TUE 11/8: STAFF MEETING, 9:00am in the library
FRI 11/11: STATE RELEASE PD DAY
TUE 11/15: Mears MS Leadership Meeting 3:00 p.m. MMS Library
WED 11/16: ASD CT Leads 3:00 p.m.
WED & THURS 11/24-25: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
ASD Student-Designed Book Mark Contest
ASD Library Bookmark Contest
2022 - 2023 Theme is:
Learning for Life @ Our Library
Use your imagination and any ideas relating to reading, literacy and the love of the library!
Entries are due December 9, 2022. Submit your entry to Mrs. Fleming, the librarian. The winning school entries will go to district judging. Entries become the property of the Anchorage School District and may be used in other advertisements.
fit the theme and include the phrase Learning for Life@ Our Library™
be the original work of the student, whether hand drawn, digital art, or computer generated
be the correct size: 7” x 2 ¾” either horizontal or vertical
be submitted with the student's full name and grade on the back of the bookmark
No copyrighted characters may be included on the bookmark.
Forms with the correct size template are available in the library.
October Writing Contest Winners
We received an impressive number of exceptional stories for the October writing contest. Selecting just two winners from among so many well-written stories proved challenging for judges.
In first place, for his terrifying story, is Finley Elson.
Runner up, for “The Murderer of Concord Lane” is Aila Marvin.
Thank you to the many students who entered haunting stories and gave our judges lasting nightmares.
Now, on to November’s theme which is family, culture, and ancestors. Write a story, either fiction or nonfiction, that centers on a cultural tradition or a family object.
See Panther Participation for full details and writing guidelines. Deadline is Wednesday, November 30th.
Here is the link to this month's prompt and details: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1x9gW15ihFR0dUG8aU4BvAKv-TtQF1iUl4mlgam8XN24/edit?usp=sharing
Good luck, writers.
World Kindness Day
November marks the month that we celebrate World Kindness Day. Kindness is encouraged every day at Mears however November 13th is the official day when the power of kindness is celebrated globally. The Mears Bee Kind series (episode 3 on giving) is an excellent example of how we can go above and beyond to be kind to others. Check out the video here: https://asdk12.instructuremedia.com/embed/52150955-4652-47c9-8a9a-d8e697894c75
This month Mears counselors will also roll out our Digital Citizen video where we hope to promote positive and healthy habits in our cyber-driven world. Look for the link in an upcoming Panther Pride newsletter.
PTSA General Meeting Schedule: All Mears Community Members are Welcome -- Second Wednesday of each month @ 5:30pm via Zoom
Semester 1: Nov. 9, Dec. 14
Semester 2: Jan 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10
Meeting ID: 981 2989 0912
Parents and Family Members, please consider supporting Mears PTSA by becoming a volunteer, which is a fun and valuable way to support our students and teachers.
Please like and follow us on Facebook Mears Middle School PTSA for more information.
You can contact us at MearsMS.PTSA@gmail.com
Visit www.MearsPTSA.com for general information
To join the PTSA, visit MemberHub
To purchase Mears Gear (including gym clothes), visit the Mears Middle School Store
Join Team PTSA: Volunteer Interest Form:
Yearbook is Now on Sale
Mears families can also order online by going to: ybpay.com using access code 13921123 (see the attachment). Please be certain to print and keep a copy of your receipt after completing and paying for the online purchase. Please do not wait to submit your yearbook order(s). Understand that orders made online after 11:59 p.m. on night of March 26, 2022 are not guaranteed a yearbook order. Questions? Please contact the Mears MS PTSA via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Your Mears Gear Online
PTSA is proud to announce its new online store. Items can be purchased online and delivered directly to your home. https://mearsptsa.squarespace.com/
We are on Dena’ina Homeland
Mears Middle School acknowledges that we operate and gather on the traditional land of the Dena’ina Peoples and honor, with gratitude, the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.