Everything in the Middle School that matters
September Middle Matters
In this issue...
- 9/11 Remembrance
- Peachjar Flyers
- Memorial Stadium Guidelines
- JUUL - what we know
- Meet the Student Center Staff
- And much more...
"Where were you when the world stopped turning" Alan Jackon tribute song/video - discussion afterward.
"September 12th, We Knew Everything Would Be Alright" Children's book read by firemen and women. Discussion afterward.
7th-grade students will view a slide show and discuss what happened on 9/11. To show our appreciation, students write thank you notes to local and national groups such as firefighters, police, armed forces, etc.
8th-grade students will conduct an interview with someone who was alive during 9/11 - we will discuss those interviews on September 10 and 11.
Monticello Middle School is excited to share that we will be using Peachjar with more regularity during the 2019-20 school year.
Peachjar is a digital flyer distribution company that Monticello Community Education started using during the 2019-20 school year. While it will not directly replace any communication that the school is already doing, it will provide another opportunity for us to reach our families with important information about events and opportunities in our building.
Peachjar sends digital flyers directly to parents who see them as visually engaging images right on their smartphone or computer screen. Additionally, all flyers will be posted to each school’s website. Parents will be able to click to register their children for youth sports, enrichment programs, and community events, as well as follow links to learn more about some of the great things happening in our building during the school year.
It is our belief that the use of Peachjar will help us to strengthen our community bond and increase parent and community engagement and participation at our building and across the district. We look forward to taking advantage of this new platform and opportunity during the 2019-20 school year!
You will see the link below at the bottom of each newsletter.
NOTES FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Did you know a single JUUL e-cigarette contains as much nicotine as smoking a full pack of 20 cigarettes?
Please take time to read the link below from the MN Department of Health on the rising concern of our youth & smoking electronic cigarettes. This is a national health issue. Minnesota is drafting legislation to keep our kids safe from the significant lung damage the devices can cause.
STUDENT CENTER SPOTLIGHT
Meet the Student Center Staff
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Activity Spotlight - Activities Director/Dean of Students Lori Hanson
The “Activity Spotlight” section of the Middle School matters newsletter will focus on information regarding after-school activities, athletics, and clubs.
We are excited about the start of the 2019-20 school year and enjoy the energy the students bring to the school. One of our goals is to get kids involved in athletics and activities so they feel connected to each other and our school community.
Athletics: The following sports are available for 7th & 8th grade students in the fall:
Girls: Cross-country (6-12), Soccer, Swimming/Diving (7-12), Tennis, Volleyball
Boys: Cross-country (6-12), Football, Soccer
In order to participate in any sport, students need to register with the following information. It can be done at the MS office or online at www.monticello.feepay.com. :
Current sports-qualifying physical (physicals are good for 3 years)
Emergency Card and MSHSL Eligibility Form
Game schedules, cancellations and directions to schools can be found at www.mississippi8.org.
Activities & Clubs: As the school year progresses, we will be offering a number of activities and clubs for students to participate in. Announcements will be made through our morning announcements, in M&M, and our monthly newsletters. A few examples of activities and clubs that students can get involved with Knowledge Bowl, Jazz Band, Speech, Fiddle Club, The Zone, and Cantar, and many more.
If you have questions about these opportunities, contact the Middle School Activities Office at 763.272.2112 or access our website at www.monticello.k12.mn.us.