Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

January 6, 2023

It was a great first week back in action! Our Sharks were hard at work this week. Everyone was able to get back into the routines so quickly! Next week is a full 5 day week of learning! On Friday we will celebrate all of the success we had in Quarter 2 before the break and also have a Shark SWAG party that afternoon!

Have a wonderful weekend and we can't wait to see you Monday!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

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

This month we challenge you to have a little reading fun. As a family try to complete the reading scavenger hunt. Students benefit greatly from reading 20 minutes per day. Sometimes, students like to have parents and siblings join in the fun. If you or your family complete the challenge, please send Mrs. Spearman ( an email and your student can come choose 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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