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Daily Bulletin

 

MSTM JR/SR HIGH DAILY BULLETIN

March 14, 2019 (Day A)

 

Today’s Lunch Menu: Cold Ham, Turkey, and Cheese on Whole Grain Bun, Carrots, Broccoli, Applesauce

Breakfast March 25: Cereal or Toast

Lunch March 25: Chicken Pattie on Whole Grain Bun, French Fries, Baked Beans, Applesauce

 

DAILY EVENTS

Thursday

  • 1:00 Dismissal
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:30-7:30pm

Friday

  • No School

March 18-22

  • No School – Spring Break

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

Grace Dunahoo on March 15

Hannah Dudney on March 16

James Keagle on March 16

Samara Rayman on March 16

Haley Meyer on March 17

Grayson Phillips on March 17

Sam Carroll on March 19

Jabin Becker on March 20

Evan Ballard on March 21

Jenny Wilson on March 21

Wyatt Alexander on March 22

Zach Hughes on March 23

 

GENERAL NEWS

Boys’ track shirts are available for anyone to purchase now through Sunday, March 17th.  Paper order forms are available in the office and are due back by today.  Online orders will be accepted through the 17th.  See pictures of the available apparel on the office window.

 

All students are reminded that you are not to leave school grounds without parental permission once you arrive at school.  Students may not leave to go to any gas station, etc., once they have arrived on school grounds in the morning, whether arriving by bus or personal vehicle.  This includes leaving after participating in morning activities such as drama, sports practices, morning agility, etc.  The student handbook states the following: “Closed Campus – no student may leave the school grounds from the time they arrive until dismissal, unless permission has been granted by the office. This includes the morning prior to classes beginning for the day.”  Students who do not follow this directive will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

National Honor Society will be collaborating with LifeServe Blood Centers to host our annual spring blood drive on Wednesday, April 3, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Please visit with an NHS student or contact Mr. Olson to schedule an appointment. You can make a difference!

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held today from 1:30-7:30 p.m.  Conferences are held in the teachers’ room on a first come, first served basis.

 

Yearbook sales will take place during parent/teacher conferences today, but students can order them any time through the Blue Devil Store and www.yearbookforever.com.  Online sales have an April 15 deadline, but regular orders at school are not due until May 1.  Be aware of deadlines, as last year’s yearbook sold out and there were no extra copies for seniors who forgot to order them.  Basic yearbooks are $40 and can be purchased online through the Blue Devils Web Store.  Go to www.mstm.us, click on the Blue Devils Web Store, then click on Yearbook.  If you want to order any extras for your yearbook, pick up a form in the office or go to yearbookforever.com to place your order.

 

The MStM Music Boosters will be doing a fundraiser to support our organization at the Putney Auction on Sunday, March 24.  Please consider donating items listed in the link below.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, you can sign up on the work schedule at the link below.  Thank you in advance for your much appreciated donations!

Link for donations: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EAFAF29A6FA7-martensdale17
Link for work schedule:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EAFAF29A6FA7-martensdale18

 

Attention all 7th-12th graders!  Coach Wharton is bringing in three highly qualified and respected coaches to run a kettlebell training clinic. Brad Nelson, Joe Hadacheck, and Pete Traynor are kettlebell experts who are going to come in and teach us how to properly use kettlebells during training to increase strength, power, and explosiveness.  There will be three training sessions: Monday, March 25, from 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 a.m.-7:00 a.m.  You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you’d like.  All sessions will take place in the weight room.  This is a great opportunity to learn from experts in their field and will be an extremely beneficial addition to our workout programs.  Please come dressed and ready to work out!  Please stop by the office to sign up for the sessions.

SENIOR HIGH

Prom Ticket Information for Juniors, Seniors, and Dates: Prom tickets are being sold for $25 each online and in the office through noon  today.  There is an online form to fill out if you purchase your ticket online.  If you purchase your ticket in the office there will be a paper form to fill out.  After you purchase your ticket, and Mrs. Franey is sent confirmation of your purchase, you may immediately sign up for your prom table at that time in her room.  Each individual, including dates from other schools, must be paid for before signing up for tables.  Tables seat 7 guests each.  To purchase tickets online, go to the Blue Devil Web Store, click on Prom/Post Prom, then click on Prom Tickets.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Franey.

 

If you will be attending Prom this year and need a tuxedo, we can help!  Hy-Vee will be coming to our school to do fittings on Thursday, April 4, from 11:30-11:50 a.m. and 12:15-1:05 p.m.   The location will be determined later.  Tuxedos are rented through Skeffington’s Formal Wear and they offer different styles and packages.   Hy-Vee will give Post Prom a $10 profit from each tuxedo rented through them!   If you cannot attend the fitting date at the school, but would still like to order, you can go to the Indianola Hy-Vee Floral Shop at any time before April 12th and tell them you are there for a tuxedo fitting for MStM school.  If your date from another school needs a tux, they can purchase through our school as well.

 

ATTN:  Agility for high school athletes begins on Monday, March 25th, at 7:00 a.m., and continues for 6 weeks on M-W-F.  Hope to see you there taking advantage of a self-improvement opportunity.

 

There will be a HS boys’ track parent meeting on Monday, March 25, at 6:00 p.m. at the track, weather permitting.

 

Girls Go CyberStart  is a free, forward-thinking cybersecurity skills program designed to educate and inspire high school girls to discover the opportunities and rewards offered by a career in cybersecurity. It is open to all female students in grades 9 through 12, regardless of their prior knowledge or experience with cybersecurity and information technology.  Playing alone or on teams, participants solve challenges to gain points and advance through levels, earning prizes along the way. In addition to individual prizes, such as trips, gift certificates, and computers, the three in-state schools with the most participants win monetary prizes.  Iowa high schools where at least 5 girls in the Girls Go CyberStart program masters 6 or more challenges will win access to the full CyberStart game for 50 additional students, extending the competition to both male and female students for the remainder of the year. Girls Go CyberStart registration opened February 18.  First day of play is March 20. Cyber FastTrack registration also opened February 18.  First day of play is April 5.  For more information, visit girlsgocyberstart.org and cyber-fasttrack.org.  To see the types of challenges the students will face in the games, please visit https://go.joincyberstart.com/.

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS

Juniors and Seniors – The following colleges and universities will have representatives here to speak with students. Please sign up in the guidance office if you would like speak with them.

Indian Hills Community College – March 25th @ 8:40

Central College – March 27 @ 10:00

 

ACT TESTING DATES

Visit the ACT website for more information.

Test Date                  Registration Deadline       Late Fee Required

June 8, 2019            May 3, 2019                      May 4-20, 2019

July 13, 2019           June 14, 2019                    June 15-24, 2019