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Daily Bulletin


September 19, 2017 (Day B)


Today’s Lunch Menu: Meat Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Pears, Bread

Breakfast Tomorrow: Sausage, Egg Pattie, Toast

Lunch Tomorrow: Sloppy Joe on Whole Grain Bun, Baked Beans, Broccoli Normandy, Mixed Fruit



· JH Volleyball vs. Earlham @ Home 4:00pm

· Cross Country Meet @ Southwestern Community College in Creston 4:00pm

· JV Volleyball @ Southeast Warren HS 6:00pm

· Varsity Volleyball @ Southeast Warren HS 7:30pm



Please dismiss cross country runners at 2:00 today.



September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.



Dayna Marean



A JH football game has been added to the schedule for Thursday, October 5th.  The game will be held here at Blue Devil Stadium at 4:00 against a team consisting of players from Melcher-Dallas and Twin Cedars. 



Donations for the Children's Cancer Connection update:  First, another $300.00 in donations was brought in last week!  Way to go MSTM students and staff!  Continuing in 1st place for the high school is Mr. Metcalf's seminar with $71.54, 2nd place is Mrs. Sherwood's seminar with $51.30, and in 3rd is Mrs. Butcher's seminar with 42.52!  For the elementary, 1st place is Mrs. O'Mara's class with $167.47, 2nd is Ms. Higgins' class with $81.09, and 3rd is Mrs. Franey's class with $80.08!  Keep up the good work!  We still have two weeks to go!


The second session of the Academic Bowl tryouts is today at 11:10 in Ms. Kaven's room.  Tryouts are open to all students in grades 9-12.


There will be a student council meeting today during seminar in the West Lab.


School picture day will be held this Thursday, September 21st.  If you have not yet received an order form, please stop by the office and pick one up from the shelf.  Please take that home to your parents so that they can choose which package they would like to purchase.  You will need to bring the envelope portion back to school with you on the 21st and hand that to the photographer as you go through the line to have your photo taken. 


There will be an FCCLA meeting on Friday, September 22, during seminar in Mrs. Gladson's room (221).  If you are interested in joining, or want more information, please stop by Mrs. Gladson’s room or contact Josie Coates, Olivia Johnson, Sophia Gibson or Shelby McCasland.


Back by popular demand!  The MStM Cheerleaders will be selling their 3/4 length design Blue Devils baseball style shirt with the arrow until Friday.  Please order online by Friday at noon.  The shirts are $25.00 and come in adult sizes S-XXXL.  The shirts have been running a little small so you may want to order up a size. Proceeds from each shirt sold will be donated to the Children's Cancer Connection in Des Moines.  


Join with MStM’s FCA students at the annual SEE YOU AT THE POLE event on Wednesday, September 27th, out front at the school’s flag pole at 7:30 a.m.  All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flag poles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities.  SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.  Go to for more information on this annual event. 


Found: a key on a Garvis Honda key ring and a watch with a white wristband.  These can be claimed in the office.



William Amfahr, Jackie Kleve, and Kate Puderbaugh will meet with Ms. Kaven today during the first half of Block 2 for a required TAG meeting.


The second tryout session for the Academic Bowl is today during the second half of Block 2.  If you missed the first session, you are still eligible for the tryouts.  



Seniors & Sophomores – Please return your Jostens orders to the commons between 9:30 and 10:30 on Friday morning.  Students who were not in attendance at Monday’s meetings need to stop by the office to pick up a packet of information.


Mrs. Franey will meet with the junior class during seminar on Thursday in the elementary gym.  Please come to the meeting with ideas for a Prom theme.  We will vote on Thursday!


The Golden Circle College and Career Fair will be held Sunday, September 24th, from 12:30-3:00 pm at the Iowa Center for Higher Education (formerly AIB), 2500 Fleur Dr., Des Moines.


PSAT testing will be given on Wednesday, October 11th, in Room 211 from 8:30-12:00.  The cost is $15.00 and there is a sign-up sheet in the Guidance Office.


Mr. Hansen will have ACT math review sessions for sophomores through seniors every Friday morning in his room from 7:45-8:15. 



Juniors and Seniors - The following colleges/universities will have representatives here to speak to prospective students.  Please sign up in the guidance office to speak with them.


Iowa State University - September 19 @ 9:00

Simpson College - September 20 @ 9:00

Mercy College of Health Sciences - September 26 @ 12:00

Drake University - September 28 @ 8:30 

Buena Vista University - September 28 @ 9:30

Iowa Central Community College - September 28 @ 1:15

Southwestern Community College - October 4 @ 10:00

Indian Hills Community College - October 17 @ 10:00 



Visit the ACT website at for more information.


Test Date                              Registration Deadline                   Late Fee Required

October 28, 2017               September 22, 2017                     September 23-October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017              November 3, 2017                       November 4-17, 2017

February 10, 2018              January 12, 2018                         January 13-19, 2018

April 14, 2018                    March 9, 2018                              March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018                     May 4, 2018                                 May 5-18, 2018

July 14, 2018                     June 15, 2018                              June 16-22, 2018               



The MStM Food Pantry is open to all Martensdale-St. Marys community families.  The food pantry is located at the school and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:00, or as needed.  Please contact Kathy Higgins or call 641-764-2466 with questions.


"Every can counts!" Please remember to keep bringing your cans, plastic, and glass recyclables to the blue dumpster beside the shed in the school parking lot to help support Post Prom!