Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

December 9th, 2022

Happy Friday! It has been a busy and rainy week! Teachers helped students finish up their MAP Winter Assessments and we have seen tremendous growth already this year! Thank you for your continued support at home as well! It is definitely a partnership and we value that partnership! Next week, we will continue to work hard while having fun and finishing up several PBL events as well! On Friday, December 16th, we will dismiss at 11:10am. Thank you for all that you do!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

Santa Shop

Next week PTO will host Santa Shop where students can purchase gifts for their loved ones. Information and an envelope for money was sent home Friday. Please send this in with your child on Monday so they can shop during their scheduled Coding IMPACT Time.

MAST Apparel Delivery

MAST Apparel will be sent home with students on Wednesday or Thursday of next week. If you would like to pick them up instead, please contact Ms. Moore at 864.397.2204 or

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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Book Fair

Our Book Fair this year earned $3,500.00 in FREE BOOKS for our library! We couldn't have done it without you, so thank you very much!

If you would like to continue to support our library, here is a link to an Amazon Wish List of books that students have requested or that are missing books from series that we already have. I will happily place a book plate in any book that you donate in honor or in memory of someone that you would like to recognize. Thanks for all you do to keep our kids enjoying reading!

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

MAST Winter Musical

All 3-5 grades and Lower Montessori (Mrs. Squires and Ms. Wirgau) class will be performing and will need to arrive at 6pm!
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Community Opportunities

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Reading Corner

Make sure you are reading with students each night! Practice makes perfect! We are giving student incentives to encourage nightly reading for each grade level.
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STEM Corner - Everyday STEM

Here are some fun Christmas activities!
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