News & Notes

Issue 7 - Sept. 11, 2015 - Excelsior Springs Middle School

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Students and staff at ESMS will observe the national moment of silence beginning at 7:46 a.m. CDT to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As part of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, students will participate in a program during ELT.
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Leadership in Action at the Middle School

Mrs. Kuebler's new elective, Leadership in Action has started working on two service projects. Below are some details about two projects that students in second hour are leading.

  • Students are working with the Excelsior Springs Optimist Club to plan and organize the annual pop tab collection at ESMS. This activity raises funds to benefit families through the work of the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City.

  • Students are working to plan a collection for Box Tops for Education. Their goal is to collect 10,000 Box Tops this year. That will raise $1,000 for the art room to buy a pottery wheel.
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Pictured above: 6th grade students explored Autodesk Inventor in Mr. Week's Introduction to Robotics class on Thursday.

ESMS Attendance Update

Through 20 days of school 88.6% of students have attended school 90% of the time. The attendance guideline established by the Missouri Department of Secondary and Elementary Education is for 90% of students to attend school 90% of the time. To meet this target, students can’t miss more than 8 days of school in each semester.

Regular school attendance is critical for your child's academic success. A recent national study examined the negative impact of student absences on immediate and long-term student achievement (Ginsburg, Jordan & Chang, 2014). Below are some of the key findings from this study.

  • Poor attendance the first month can predict chronic absence for the entire year.
  • Absenteeism in middle and high school can predict dropout rates.
  • Absenteeism influences the likelihood of completing college in the future.

  • When students reduce absences, they can make academic gains.

El Maguey Night - September 15

We are thrilled to partner with El Maguey this year to raise funds for our student activity accounts. Tuesday (9/15) is our first El Maguey Night fundraiser from 5- 9 pm. 10% of your bill will be donated to our student activity accounts.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

September 14
Courage Up meeting, 2:45-4:00 pm
FCCLA meeting, 2:45-4:00 pm
MathCounts, 2:45-4:00 pm
Cross Country vs. Grain Valley, 4 pm (ESHS)
School Board Meeting, 7 pm

September 15
Girls on the Run practice, 2:45 pm
Football vs. Cameron, 5 pm (Tiger Stadium)

September 16
Cross Country at Osage Trail MS, 4 pm

September 17
Constitution Day
Girls on the Run practice, 2:45 pm
Volleyball at Oak Grove, 5 pm

7th & 8th Grade Athletics

Guidelines for Participation
MRVC Eligibility and Sportsmanship Standards

Athletic Schedules

Cross Country Schedule

Football Schedule

Volleyball Schedule

Contact Information
Please contact Mr. Rubey with any questions about middle school athletics

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