Middle School Office News
(ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION)
Principal Bob Haugse,
Secretary Chiara Burke, Secretary Patty Mote
(for your convenience: at a glance daily calendar towards the bottom of the page) Community page link to the left has several opportunities.
School starts on Wednesday, August 23rd.
That day will be a 1:00 dismissal. All early dismissals will be at 1:00 this year. (in the past it was 12:30)
The 2017-18 MVCSD Calendar is attached here.
You should have received a registration packet from the school. If you have not, please contact the school ASAP.
If you have not completed the online registration, please do so ASAP. It is very important that we have the most updated information and online permissions. Reminder: You will not receive future school notifications if all of your Powerschool accounts are not updated through online registration. Thank you so much for taking care of this. Please call the middle school office if you need assistance on this.
Activity Ticket Notice: The first home High School Volleyball game is Thursday, 08/24 and the first home High School Football game is Friday, 08/25. Students MUST have their activity ticket or cash to get into the game. If you are purchasing tickets for your child, please make sure you take care of this as soon as possible so we can get them their card. If you have purchased through registration fees already, they should be on the list to receive on, but this is a quick turnaround this year with the first games the week that school starts.
MS Schedules will be mailed out the week of August 14th.
Important dates for the
2017-18 school year.
Fifth Grade Meet and Greet Tuesday, August 22nd 3-4 p.m.
Come meet your teachers, find your locker, drop off your supplies, and walk through your schedule. Great way to calm those first day of middle school nerves.
New Student orientation Tuesday, August 22nd 5:30-6:30 pm
Informal; Mr. Haugse, middle school principal, will provide information and a tour of the building.
Student/parent 1:1 Technology information meeting Thursday, August 24th 6:00-7:00 pm in the District Auditorium.
Fifth Grade Parent Orientation Thursday, September 7th 6:00-7:30 p.m. School will have started. Come get familiar with PowerSchool, Google accounts, the fifth grade web page, and the how to’s of middle school.
Fifth Grade Open House Thursday, October 12th 5:00-7:00 p.m. Visit the fifth grade classrooms with your child to see what’s going on in his or her school day.
Fall Conferences Thursday, October 26th and Thursday, November 2nd. 5th grade: Attend a scheduled 15 minute conference with your child’s homeroom teacher to find out how he/she is doing in his/her core classes. You may also meet with the specials teachers on these nights. Check out the Scholastic Book Fair while you are here.
6th - 8th grade will have an opportunity to sign up online for meet with teachers as the time nears. Information will be sent to you regarding signups.
5th grade Spring Showcase February, Date and Time TBA
Come see examples of your child’s work from all the core classes. Also, this is another chance to visit the Scholastic Book Fair.
MS School Fall Sports - 7th & 8th grade
NOTE: Current physicals AND Concussion forms must be on file with the MS office prior to practicing.
Cross Country - Abby Bock, coach
Thursday, Aug. 24th - team meeting and short run - come dressed to run.
Season practices will begin at 3:25 and end around 4:40.
MSCC 2017-18 Schedule
Mike Jones and Ryan Whitman - coaches
team meeting and practice starts Thursday, Aug. 24th
Greg Murphy, Aaron Truitt and Todd Murakawa coaches
team meeting and practice starts Thursday, Aug. 24th
MS Football 2017-18 Schedule
Kim Bjork, coach
Emily Stamp, coach
7th & 8th volleyball will have team meetings on Thursday, 08/24 after school and begin practice on Friday 08/25.
7th grade will practice at 6:15 am and 8th grade will practice after school.
MS Volleyball 2017-18 Schedule
Sports Physicals: If your child will be participating in Middle School sports (7th & 8th graders) please make sure they have a current Physical and Heads up Concussion form on file with the school. Physicals and Concussion forms are required before a student can start practice. Fall sports (Cross Country, Football and Volleyball) start within the first week of school. Physicals are good for a year past the date of the exam. Click here for a physical form and here for a concussion form. If your child hasn't had a sports physical and will need one, summer is a great time to get that done!
2017 SNL - Sunday Night Youth Volleyball League - for grades 4th, 5th and 6th.
MV Archery - 4th - 12th grade. Stay tuned for registration information as it becomes available. Archery usually starts in October.
Accessing the Document Vault in Power School: To find the grade reports document in Power School, log in as usual. On the lower left side of the opening screen is a link called "Document Vault", which you should click. You will be able to download and view or print your child's report card. If you do not know your Powerschool password, please contact:
Patty Mote at the Middle School to reset it. 895-6254
PRIDE, our parent group that supports all aspects of the Middle School (including financially) is looking for volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year. PRIDE needs a treasurer, concession stand manager and president for next year. Any volunteers could email Beth Johnson at email@example.com. Many things that happen at the middle school would not happen without the support of PRIDE. Please consider volunteering!
See camps and clinics link on website for registration forms for camps offered through MVCSD.
Student absences: Reminder: We always need a parent contact if students are absent, returning to school from an appointment, illness or other absences. Please call, email or send a note if your child is absent, arriving late or leaving early as soon as possible in the day. While we appreciate the student telling us they were at an appointment, we still require a parent contact. We also record the reason for every absence, so please provide specific information. Examples: Doctor appointment, dental appointment, out of town, etc. Just an appointment is not specific enough as some appointments like haircuts are not excused absences, so clarification is helpful. Please refer to page 2 and 3 of the Middle School Handbook for information regarding absences. Click here for the handbook.
MVMS Magazine Sales - Fundraiser - We will still take online orders at anytime. The school continues to make money on those.
Link to website (Mt. Vernon MS account #2619732)
For those parents that are using the Instagram App, Please check out our middle school instagram page at MVMSART. For those of you that are not using Instagram, We encourage you to install the app on your smart phone or visit the website on your computer at Instagram.com
Success Lab: Success Lab meets Monday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30 in the Middle School library. Students can use this time to complete work, makeup work, get extra help or just have a positive place to spend after school hours.
Activity Passes or cash are needed to get into all Middle school and high school athletic events. State sponsored post-regular season athletic events (i.e. playoff/tournament games) always require payment for admittance for ALL students. Activity passes are not accepted during post season games. All students without activity passes will need to pay cash at the gate of sporting events.
Be sure to check out the links to the right. The Community Link has things that are going on in the area.
Check out the Mount Vernon Football Website- click here
Check out the MVMS clubs and Activities (right side bar)
Click here for District Athletic-Activities Calendar
What's happening at the Middle School at a Glance
Tues. 08/22 * 5th Grade Meet & Greet 3:00-4:00pm
* New Student Orientation 4:00-5:30 (students new to the district)
Wed. 08/23 * First Day of School 1:00 dismissal
Thurs. 08/24 * MS Cross Country practice starts
* 1:1 technology parent/student info. meeting 6:00-7:00 pm - district auditorium.
Mon. 09/04 * NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Tues. 09/05 *MS Cross Country @ Tipton 4:30pm
Wed. 09/06 * Early Dismissal - 1:00pm
Thurs. 09/07 *7th Football - Home 4:15 pm
8th Football @ Solon 4:15 pm
7th Volleyball- Home 4:15 pm
8th Volleyball @ West Delaware 4:15 pm
Sat. 09/09 * MS Cross Country @ Benton Comm. 8:30 am
Tues. 09/12 * 7th Football @ Independence 4:15 pm
8th Football - Home 4:15 pm
MS Cross Country @ Iowa City 5:00 pm
Thurs. 09/14 * 7th Volleyball @ Solon 4:15 pm
8th Volleyball - Home 4:15 pm
Mon. 09/18 * 7th Volleyball - Home 4:15 pm
8th Volleyball - @ Clear Creek Amana 4:15 pm
Tues. 09/19 * 7th Football @ Dyersville Beckman 4:15 pm
8th Football @ Dyersville Beckman 5:30 pm
7th Volleyball - Home 4:15 pm
8th Volleyball @ Center Point-Urbana 4:15 pm
Wed. 09/20 * Early Dismissal - 1:00pm
Mon. 09/25 * 7th Volleyball @ Anamosa 4:15 pm
8th Volleyball - Home 4:15 pm
Tues. 09/26 * 7th Football - Home 4:15 pm
8th Footbal - @ Central DeWitt 4:15 pm
Wed 09/28 *
The Mount Vernon Community School District will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status (for programs), socioeconomic status (for programs), disability, religion, and creed. Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services with the district who feel that they have experienced discrimination are encouraged to contact Matt Thede, Equity Coordinator, Mount Vernon Community High School, 731 Palisades Road SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314, telephone: 319-895-8843 x4005, where our district has a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of Civil Rights – Region VII,