Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

October 14, 2022

Happy Friday! It was a short, but impactful week of learning! There was also a MAST team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana presenting at Magnet Schools of America about our award of Excellence. It was an amazing experience being able to share our journey and how much each student, staff member, and our whole school has grown since 2017! We have a full 5 - day week next week and we can't wait to see all of our Sharks as we also celebrate the completion of the first nine weeks. Report cards go home on Monday and we have Honor Roll Call and Shark Swag celebration on Friday! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

MAST Fundraisers

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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!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vBLqddeF8_VIOX9hdDiv9yMhXzOjgDY4qjpdcpUdO84/edit?usp=sharing

Family Engagement Opportunities

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Information for SHARK Families

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Media Center Maker Space

Our Library/Coding Corner is in need of materials to fill their Maker Space for students. If you have any of the following items, please send them in. Thank you in advance for your donations!


~Paper towel, toilet paper, and gift wrap cardboard tubes

~Shoe boxes

~Yarn and string

~Duct tape

~popsicle sticks

~plastic lids of all colors and sizes (from water bottles, milk cartons, Gatorade, etc.)

~Milk cartons

~Egg cartons

~Plastic water bottles

Attendance Competitions through Grade levels

Congratulations to 2nd grade for earning extra recess for having the highest percentage of students at school last week!


In addition to attendance, we need students here on time and all day! Please remember students need to be in their seat by 8am and need to stay until 2:30pm daily.

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Community Opportunities

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Get Your SHARK Merchandise