News & Notes

Issue 11 - Oct. 9, 2015 - Excelsior Springs Middle School

Middle School Spirit Week


(10/12) Monday - Superhero day

(10/13) Tuesday - Twin day

(10/14) Wednesday - Mismatched day

(10/15) Thursday - Sports day

(10/16) Friday - Tiger Spirit day


MS Night at Tiger Stadium: Join us at 6:30 pm on Friday to help make the tunnel on the field during pre-game warmups. Students will receive a concessions special coupon at school next week. As a reminder district policy requires students in grades K-8 to attend the game with a responsible adult.

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Attendance has been strong during the first quarter of the year, raising our attendance to levels that are comparable to what our neighboring district middle schools achieved last year (91.8% in Kearney and 90.6% in Lawson). Maintaining a 90% rate for the entire year would raise Excelsior Springs Middle School's state attendance ranking from 286/309 to 169/309, an improvement of 117 places. Regular school attendance leads to higher levels of student achievement and college and career readiness. Today's year to date attendance rate is an improvement of over 6% from this time last year. Thank you for your support of student learning and your partnership in your child's education.
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Pictured Above: On Friday, 187 students enjoyed a popcorn party for having perfect attendance in September and being tardy free in September! Congratulations students. Many thanks to BobKorn or their donation and continued partnership with our school.
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Pictured Above: FCCLA held a chapter meeting on Monday and students baked for their bake sale held on Thursday. Our bake sale was held on Thursday from 2:45-4:00 pm at MAGNA and we raised $75.00 for Alex's Lemonade Stand. Alex's Lemonade Stand is an organization that was started by children and raises money for children battling cancer.

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Pictured Above: Students participated in a bully prevention lesson during Tiger Hour on Wednesday. Each ELT class completed the wrinkled heart activity and discussed the power of empathy and words.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

October 12
Art Club, 2:45 pm
Courage Up, 2:45 pm
MathCounts, 2:45 pm
FCCLA Car Wash, 3-5 pm

October 13
FIRST LEGO League, 2:45 pm
Girls on the Run, 2:45 pm

Jr. Optimist Club, 2:45 pm

Science Olympiad, 2:45 pm

Volleyball vs. Cameron, 4:30 pm (HOME)

Football vs. Grain Valley, 5:00 pm (HOME)


October 15
FIRST LEGO League, 2:45 pm
Girls on the Run, 2:45 pm

Volleyball vs. Grain Valley, 5:00 pm (HOME)


October 16

MS Night at Tiger Stadium, 7:00 pm

Help make the tunnel on field at 6:30 pm

The Winter Sports Season Begins October 26

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