Pella Middle School

March 2022

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Important Dates

  • 3/28-4/1 - ISASP Testing (Testing begins at 8:15)
  • 4/6 - 90 minute Early Dismissal for PD
  • 4/6 - Special School Board Meeting
  • 4/11 - School Board Work Session Meeting @ 4:30
  • 4/15 - Good Friday / NO Classes
  • 4/18 - No Classes
  • 4/20 - 90 minute Early Dismissal for PD
  • 4/25 - School Board Work Session Meeting @ 4:30
  • 4/27 - 90 minute Early Dismissal for PD
  • 4/29 - 8th Grade Bowfishing, Pickleball, and Caldwell Park day
  • 5/5 - 11:15 Tulip Time Dismissal
  • 5/6 - 11:15 Tulip Time Dismissal
  • 5/27 - FINAL DAY of 21-22 School Year (12:30 Dismissal)
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Preparing Everyone to Learn, Lead, and Achieve.

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ISASP...what a success; you should be proud!

Our students and staff rose to the occasion this week, and we could not be more proud. Students had great attendance, focus, drive to do their best, and it was refreshing to see their determination for something that isn't always their favorite. Thank you for your support!


Ask your student about our final writing prompt on April 1st, if you think of it.

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Leader in Me Measurable Results Assessment (MRA)

Thank you for those who have taken the time to complete this survey. We have nearly 100 parents who have done so, and we would welcome more of you to complete this. The results will help us improve our Leader in Me implementation for the future.


Parent Leader in Me Survey LINK

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PLTW Robotics Spring 2022 Update

Pick and Place

Written by: Isabel Branderhorst and Emma Walkup


The purpose of the pick and place is to move things from one place to another. To start the pick and place we press the on button. This makes the gears spin and close the claw, then it moves to the other side after 3 seconds. When the claw senses the color blue on the other side the gears spin the opposite way and the claw opens and drops the block. This repeats until we hit the stop button.


Pick and Place Video


Elevator

Written by: Mia Lorton


The purpose of the elevator is to move the cabin to the correct floor. Buttons are used to tell the elevator which floor it should travel to and sensors are used to tell the elevator when to stop. Pressing a button starts the elevator motor. The motor continues to run until the corresponding floor sensor sees that the elevator is there. Then, the motor stops. The cabin remains on that floor until another button is pressed.


Elevator Video

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6th Grade Students Prepare for 7th Grade

Our future 7th grade students had orientation with us before spring break, and the 8th grade ambassadors led the orientation process. The students below are practicing padlocks, so they are aren't as nervous about their lockers next Fall. The picture left is from March 25 when the students picked their classes for next year. We are eager to see this new 7th grade crew blossom in middle school.
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Rock Wall, Plank Exercises and Bow and Arrows in Physical Education

Red Rock Rucking Club Visits LEAD Time

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On March 8, Mr. David Robbins of Red Rock Rucking Club visited with Mrs. Murphy's 7th grade LIM LEAD time class. David shared information on rucking, rucking equipment, rucking events he has participated in, and opportunities available to our students.
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Students Participate in Pella Christian's Knowledge Bowl

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Pella Middle School Partners with Central College to Weave Plastic Floor Mats

Central College taught our 7th grade students how to make the most of plastic bags during a service learning project this month. Bags were cut, tied together, and then woven to make a mat that a shelter could provide to keep homeless people off of the ground. What a great opportunity to collaborate with Central College for a great cause!

Leader in Me Tree Painted by the Mural Club

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Pella Gear and Apparel Needed

Do you have any Pella gear or apparel that no longer fits, or that you'd like to get out of your closets? If yes, Pella Middle School and Jefferson Intermediate keep green and white on hand for new students, and we welcome any Pella gear and apparel you'd like to get rid of. It can be dropped off in our main offices. THANK YOU!
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8th Grade Percussion Students Prepare for Tulip Time

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Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

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Where are the lunch tables? Getting fixed...really? I sure hope they are back by lunchtime. April Fools!

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The Counselor Connection - Spring has Sprung!

Please remember to honor yourself and our dress code as we get warmer temps in April. If a student has excessive skin exposed in the midriff, back, shoulder, chest, legs, backside, etc., we will ask your student to cover up or change clothes.


Dress Code & Student Appearance (board policy 502.1)


Respectfully in Education,

jourdan.vanwyk@pellaschools.org

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Pella Community School District Vision, Mission, and Elements

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