Eighth Grade Newsletter
March 8, 2015
Watch for progress reports that were mailed home last week.
4 students will be traveling to Bellaire on Wednesday, Mar. 11, to represent our band in the District II Honor Band! They will rehearse all day and play a concert in the evening at 7:00 P.M. The concert will be open to the public and Mr. Stutzman will be available to bring students back if parents are not able to attend! Our students will be transported by Mr. Stutzman and they should wear Rayder Gear during the day and dress in their concert uniform at night! We will be hosting the 2nd annual Charlevoix County wide middle school massed band on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Bands will attend from East Jordan, Ellsworth, Boyne City, and Charlevoix! There will be over 150 middle school students on stage and they will be working with Dr. Tim Topolewski who will direct the groups! Each band will play one or two numbers and Dr. Tim will clinic them …. the individual performances will be followed by the bands meeting in mass and rehearsing numbers that have been pre arranged by the directors!
Jr. High Solo & Ensemble will be held on Saturday April 11, 2015 …. students are rehearsing their music and will be ready to perform in Boyne City on the Saturday following our return from Spring Break!
Our spring concert will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. We would like to organize a band parent group that would form prior to this concert and begin making plans to welcome the new band director that will be hired prior to the end of the school year. I am planning to work with the new director and help mentor them into their position and be available to work side by side during the fall of next year!
Washington DC Registration
I have asked the students about their roommate preferences and started to form groups. The difficulty is that several students told me they plan to register for the trip but haven't done so yet. If you plan to register your child for the trip, please let me know as soon as possible so I can plan accordingly.
Our trip ID number is 105608.
Your final payment was due to Worldstrides February 19. If you need to extend your payment plan, it is important that you contact Worldstrides directly. Please keep in mind that you may have to pay late fees if you have a balance due after the due date.
Track will start after Spring Break. Students must have a current physical on file to participate.