In the Middle
January Newsletter from Dakota Meadows Middle School
DMMS Geography Bee
Dakota Meadows held its annual Geography Bee on January 11th. "The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.
Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee Champion." (from the Geography Bee website)
Students participating in the Geography Bee were:
The Geography Bee champion this year was Zakaria Ibrow. He will move onto the next round and will take a test at DMMS to qualify for the state round of the Geography Bee. Congratulations to all of the participating students and Good Luck to Zakaria!
DMMS Spelling Bee
Dakota Meadows held its annual spelling bee on January 25th. Students took a prelimnary spelling test in their ELA classes to determine the participants in the all school bee. Students participating in this year's bee were:
Congratulations to this year's spelling bee champion Jonah! Good luck in the Regional Spelling Bee!
Conferences are drawing near please "Save the Dates"!
Thursday, February 21st, 3:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday, February 25th, 3:15 pm - 7:30 pm
As we get closer to the dates please watch for an email from the DMMS office providing you with the online registration link. With this link you will then choose "one" of the dates listed above for conferences.
Registration will open on Monday, February 4th.
8th Grade Families - Please Read
Attention parents/guardians of 8th grade students:
February 4th & 5th - Mankato West High School Counselors will be presenting to the 8th graders the registration process during science on Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th.
February 11th - There is a parent/student registration information meeting at DMMS on Monday, February 11th in the evening. You should have received a letter from Mankato West High School regarding this.
February 12th - 15th - 8th grade students will register for high school classes this week during their science classes.
Students that have questions or will not be in school this week should make an appointment to meet with their counselor.
Save the Date - PTA Chipotle Fundraiser
Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Where: Chipotle Restaurant -- 1600 Warren St. Suite 1, Mankato, MN 56001
Note: Order must be placed in the Chipotle Restaurant by MSU campus. Online orders will not count towards the sales.
Spring PAC Meeting Information
Student Council Dance
Please review the dance expectations.
Homework helpers is a free program offering homework and academic assistance to K-12 students. We specialize in K-3 reading assistance, 5-12 math and science and K-12 English, Social Studies and History.
We meet Monday-Thursday 4-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm.
We can be found in the lower level Educational Resource Center (ERC) in the Memorial library on the Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus.
The College of Education is responsible for the organization of this program using work study and student volunteers. MSU students are program supervisors and tutors.
Please don't miss out on this opportunity for students to get extra help. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Mymique Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org or her graduate assistant Joshua Lawson at Joshua.email@example.com
Mark Your Calendar
February 1st - 8th Graders take the MN Student Survey during Social Studies
February 6th - NAEP 2019 8th grade math and reading assessments
February 7th - 6th grade Ski Day
February 11th - PTA meeting 6pm
February 12th - 2 hour late start
February 18th - 22nd - ACCESS Testing in the Flex Space
February 21st - Spring Conferences 3:15 pm - 7:15 pm
February 25th - Spring Conferences 3:15 pm - 7:15 pm
February 26th - 7th grade Career Readiness @ MSU
February 26th - February 27th - 6th grade BIZ town science class