Pleasant Ridge Middle School

February 2020

Greetings

Hello Ram Fam.


Hopefully Spring arrives sooner than later. Again, I hope you enjoyed the "extra" day off this past week. Regardless of the number of snow days our teachers are focused and strive to make an impact in the lives of each student every day.


Over the past year Rubrics Cubes have become very popular in the building. More and more students have been bringing them to a point where they are causing a distraction to the learning environment. I have asked all students to refrain from bringing them to school until further notice.


Also I have reminded students about our cell phone policy which is to keep their phones locked in their lockers at all times. They are allowed to check them in between classes but they should not be bringing them to class.


Please continue to reach-out to teachers, counselors, staff members, and administration if there is anything else we can do to support your family.


Thank you again for making Pleasant Ridge Middle School a great place to learn and grow. As always, if there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Sincerely,


Mr. Siebenmorgen

Second Chance Breakfast coming soon

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A hungry stomach can lead to an unfocused mind. Studies have shown that good nutrition leads to improved classroom performance, higher test scores, and better behavior. There are many reasons why students don’t eat breakfast before the school day. Offering a 2nd Chance Breakfast allows students who haven't eaten before school to eat just a bit later.


Starting on Tuesday, February 18th, we will be providing a 2nd Chance breakfast during the first passing period for all of our students. They will be able to come to the cafeteria from 8:50 to 8:53 to purchase either an initial breakfast or a second breakfast for the same price as a regular one. Students will take the breakfast items (all "grab & go" breakfast choices) back to class with them. If a student eats breakfast during our first breakfast time before school and then wants a second breakfast, they will be charged for that 2nd breakfast, just as if they were getting seconds at lunch.


We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our students. If you have any questions about 2nd Chance Breakfast, please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEKL Mass Choir Day

We hosted the Northeast Kansas League Mass Choir Day on February 11th, at the high school. All choirs from the ten NEK League schools attended the event and performed with a concert beginning at 1:00 in the gym. Our guest clinician and director this year was Carolyn Welch, the artistic director from the Lawrence Children's Choir. It was great opportunity for our students to collaborate and perform with student from around the league.

Dance


The second dance of the year is scheduled for Friday, February 14th, with an Hawaiian Luau theme. Students are encouraged to wear Hawaiian clothing. The cost for admission is $2.00 or two canned goods and it will run from 6:00-8:00. All canned goods will be donated to the food bank in Easton to help families within our community.

Parent University Survey

We are asking each family to fill out a quick survey about our Parent University. You may follow the link below:

Parent University Survey

Athletics

Boys Basketball:

Parents Night is schedule for February 20th, when we host Valley Falls in our last regular season home game. We will recognize the parents of the eight grade Boys Basketball team and also the parents of the 8th grade Cheerleaders just before the start of the A game that night. The Northeast Kansas League Tournament will begin on Monday, February 24th with the #1 and #2 seeded teams hosting the opening round. We are seeded at number 2 so will be be hosting three games on Monday, February 24th. If you are able to help in anyway on Monday please contact the school. Oskaloosa will be the host site for the NEKL finals on Thursday, February 27th and Saturday, February 29th. Once the bracket has been finalized we will get it out to everyone.


Scholars bowl: Six 7th graders and twelve 8th graders make up the eighteen students out for Scholars Bow this year. Their first meet is scheduled for March 5th at St. Benedict’s beginning at 4:00 pm.

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Change of information?

If you have had an address change, email or phone number change since school started, please call the office to have this information updated in our system so that we can contact you if necessary. Thank you!
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The Kansas State Assessments will begin for us on March 30th and run through May 1st. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will take the Math and ELA assessments. The 8th graders will also take the Science Assessment.

SAVE THE DATE - 3rd Quarter Band / Choir Concert

Tuesday, March 3rd, 6pm

PRMS Gymnasium

Our students will perform a Band and Choir concert on March 3rd.

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 14th - Dance 6:00 - 8:00

Feb. 17th - No School

Feb. 20th - Boys Basketball vs Valley Falls (Parents Night) 4:30

Feb. 24th - NEKL Boys Basketball Tournament - TBD

Feb. 26th - Parents University at PRES 6:30

Feb 27th - NEKL Boys Basketball Tournament at Oskaloosa

Feb. 29th - NEKL Boys Basketball Tournament at Oskaloosa

March 2nd - Scholars Bowl at JCN 4:00

Pleasant Ridge Middle School

Mr. Lucas Siebenmorgen

Principal

Every Student. Every Day.


Twitter: @lsiebenmorgen