Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

January 13, 2023

Happy Friday Shark Families!

We had a great week of learning! Students have been working hard in their classes and presenting through PBLs. We also celebrated our success from Quarter 2 today through Honor Roll Call and Shark SWAG (students with academic goals) celebrations. Next week is a short week as we honor Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 16th. We can't wait to see you back on Tuesday, January 17th! Have a wonderful, long week-end!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry


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Save the Date for the first PTO meeting of 2023! January 18th at 3pm

We are so excited to welcome our new PTO Board members:

President- Courtney Wynn

Vice-President-Rachel Slykhouse

Co-Secretary- Chamiya Brown and Samantha Green

Treasurer-Jennifer Galloway

Volunteer Coordinator- Rachel Rhye

We will also have our first meeting on January 18th at 3pm in the Shark Tank we would love for any and ALL parents to come and meet the new team!!

MAST Applications for NEW Students

Applications are now OPEN for new students that would like to apply for our Magnet and Montessori programs. If you have friends or family members interested, please use the link below. There are also tours and open house nights available at the second link.



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MAST Fundraisers

SHARK Spirit Rock

We have a new addition this year to our school! It's a spirit rock to be rented out by families to celebrate their student! The guidelines and sign up link is below. All proceeds will help fund our field trips this year! Please be sure to pay AND sign up on SignUp Genius.

Family Engagement Opportunities

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Reading Corner

Here are two resources to help you ask questions while you read with your students. Please encourage students to read twenty minutes per day. It helps them grow as readers. - Informational Text (Nonfiction) - Story Text (Literary or Fiction)

READING SCAVENGER HUNT CHALLENGE - Please email, if you complete this challenge for a free book!

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STEM Corner - Everyday STEM

Here are some fun winter activities that you and your family can complete. If you complete and activity, we loved to see and highlight your student on Facebook and School Bulletin Board. Please send pictures to

Lunch Menu

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