Raider News

Happenings at Mackenzie Middle School 1/27/2020 - 2/01/2020

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A Note From Mrs. Trauber

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I want to extend my DEEPEST appreciation for all of the love, support, prayers, gifts, and hugs that I have received from my precious students, incredible colleagues, and amazing Mack families. I completed my chemotherapy treatments in mid-December, am beginning to feel SO much better, and now on the "slow-but-sure" road to recovery. I have felt your prayers and presence EVERY step of the way. I know at the very depth of my heart and soul that my good fortune has been possible because of the care of my extended Mack family. BLESS YOU FOR BLESSING ME!!!

In love, Mrs. Trauber

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Mackenzie Team & Group Photos

Portrait Day

This Wednesday, January 29 is portrait day! Order forms went out last week.

Clubs or classes that have tee shirts may wear them on photo day, but they must be in their black or brown chino pants.

Group Photos will be taken of:



Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball





Student council




"Band Students please remember to wear your band shirt." Mrs. Nutt

Choir Solo & Ensemble Coming Up This Saturday!

Choir Solo & Ensemble Next Saturday, February 1st at Frenship High School.

  • Students need to have a ride to this event.
  • Students will receive their competition time on Monday, January 27th.
  • If you have any conflicts please contact Mrs. Lowry as soon as possible @

Wish all of you the best of luck!!

Mrs. Miller's Students are Learning Life Skills!

Mrs. Miller’s Family and Consumer Science classes are completing life skills stations. Some of the stations include how to do laundry, threading a needle, identifying fabrics, tying a tie, steps to ironing, and folding clothes.

Special Olympics Practice is in full Gear!

Thompson & Korab's students have a lot of special olympic events on the horizon. The students are gearing up for the State Bowling competition, Febraury 6th, from 9-3 at Main Event!

They are also practicing their basketball skills for the local Special Olympics Basketball Competition, February 15th, from 8-5 at Frenship High School. The students will also compete in the Special Olympics Rollerskating Competition, March 12th, from 9-12 at Skate Ranch.

Wishing all of their students the best of luck!

AVID Goes To College

7th and 8th Grade AVID students are touring South Plains College on Tuesday, February 4th.

7th Grade History Fair is in the Works!

7th Graders are currently working on their History Fair projects in their Social Studies classes. So far most of the students have selected a topic, found and cited at least 3 credible sources, and collected few common use images for their project. Who is your student researching? History Fair Day will be Wednesday, February 5th.
Come visit the Mackenzie Library Makerspace and see all the activities that are available!

We are open this week Monday-Thursday from 4:00-5:00.

PTA Meeting February 11th!

Want to be more involved in your student's education this year? Being involved with the Mackenzie Raider Parent Teacher Association is a great way to start! They will meet on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Hope to see you there!
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Raider Basketball Schedules

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Tutoring is Available!

There is a lot of support going around Mackenzie. Tutoring is happening in the morning before classes begin and after school. Please check with your child's teacher for their tutoring times and have your students take advantage of this inspiring opportunity!

Spanish Tutoring: Tuesday, Some Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:15-4:50 PM

Mrs. Miller's Science: Monday & Wednesday from 4:14-5:00 PM

Ms. Day's Science: Tuesday & Thursday from 4:15-4:50 PM

Mrs. Hoage's 6th grade Math: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:15 - 5:00, and other times by appointment.

Mrs. Robinson's Math: Tuesdays-Thursday Before and After School

Looking Ahead...

Watch for more information on these events as the dates draw near.

Jan 27- 8th Grade Technology Assessment

Jan 28- String Fling 7 PM Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

Jan 29 - Team & Group Portrait Day

Feb 5- 7th Grade History Day

Feb 6 - State Special Olympic Bowling Competition 9 AM - PM at Main Event

Feb 11- PTA Meeting 6:00 PM

Feb 14- Valentine's Dance

Feb 15 - Local Special Olympics Basketball Competition 8 AM - 5 PM at Frendship High School

Feb 18- Pastries with Parents 7:45 AM

March 12 - Special Olympics Rollerskating Competition 9 AM- 12 PM at Skate Ranch