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.
MONSTERS Running Club - starts on March 27
Southeast Linn Community Center is offering scholarships for Mount Vernon family pool passes. Scholarships are available to families in Lisbon and Mount Vernon school districts. Families who use SELCC food pantry, or receive SNAP or free/reduced lunch automatically qualify. Anyone interested in a scholarship must complete a scholarship request form at SELCC and pay $25 towards the cost of the pass. A limited number of scholarships are available. Sign up begins Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sign up continues during SELCC regular business hours (9:00-4:00) March 28th - Friday, April 5th or until scholarship funds are depleted. No early sign-ups or holds will be accepted. Please contact Nicole at email@example.com or 455-2844 with questions.
Chalk the Walk 2019 Artist Applications are Now Open!
Applications are being accepted for the 14th Annual Chalk the Walk festival, held on May 4th and 5th, 2019 in Uptown Mt. Vernon. The online artist application is available at https://bit.ly/2XFP9hM
New Health Office Webpage: Please take a moment to check out the new district Health Office site. It has a wealth of information about your child's health that you won't want to miss!
7th & 8th Grade Sports
athletes must a currents physical on file and a concussion form in order to start practice.
7th & 8th Boys Track - schedule
Coach: Andy Shea
Boys Track practice will start after Spring Break on Monday, 03/25.
7th & 8th Girls Track - schedule
Coach: Kory Swart
Girls Track practice will start after Spring Break . Meeting on Monday, 03/25 after school . Practice will start on Tues. 03/26 3:30-4:45.
Attendance reminder: While we realize that your child may need to be gone during the school day for various reasons, it is very important for them to be in school as much as possible. It is also important that the school is contacted whenever your child will not be attending school for all or part of the day. Whether it be an illness, doctor appointment, or some other reason, please remember to contact the school. You can always leave a voicemail at 319.895.6254 at anytime during the day, night or weekend. Please try to notify us by 8:30am if your child will be absent or leaving during the school day. If you prefer to send an email, please send it to both Patty Mote and Chiara Burke with the date and time frame your child will be absent, leaving or returning during the school day. Sending the email to both of us will ensure that your email is received in a timely manner if one of us is not available on any given day. Thank you.
The MV Foundation funded the viewing of Screenagers for the MVMS students and staff as well as a showing for parents of Mount Vernon students on March 7th.
Screenagers is a documentary about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. The big topics covered in the documentary are:
Tuesday, April 2 - PPEL Renewal Election - Please mark your calendars to vote at a special school election at Mount Vernon City Hall from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on the renewal of the district’s PPEL funding levy. Click here for more information.
The Harlem Globetrotters are Coming to Cedar Rapids - Friday, April 12th - 7:00pm - US Cellular Center. Click here for all of the details and to see how Mount Vernon families can save money on tickets!
Hearing Screening: Has been reschedule for Thursday, May 9th.
GWAEA will conduct hearing screening for the Middle and High School on Thursday May 9th. The following students are scheduled to be screened: All 5th grade students, all students new to the MVCSD this school year and students with previously diagnosed hearing issues. Parents/guardians will be notified directly by GWAEA if there are any hearing issued detected during the screening process. If there are no issues noted, the student will be given a letter to bring home. If you do not wish that your student participate in the hearing screening please contact Nurse Linda directly at LSee@mvcsd. org.
ONLINE MOUNT VERNON APPAREL ORDERS
Looking for some MV clothing items? They make great presents!
Please keep your student's lunch account above zero.
Success Lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the middle school library from 3:15 - 4:30. Success Lab is an opportunity to do homework in a quiet environment with people that can provide assistance. This is also a great opportunity for students who need some additional organization to become more successful.
Students will be given a healthy snack at Success Lab also. Students can come as often as needed and also can leave when they have finished their work.
Other information below kept on for reference
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. 895-6264.
NOTE: Current physicals AND Concussion forms must be on file with the MS office prior to practicing. A new concussion form is needed each school year and good for the school year.
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!
The Mount Vernon School District has partnered with Tanager Place of Cedar Rapids to help support our students. Seeking support can be a challenging process and Mount Vernon School District believes this is a great opportunity for families to utilize within the walls of our schools. Please contact Jennifer Tischer, our school counselor or Linda See, our school nurse for more information. If you would prefer, you can also contact Kristin Cannon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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. Students with cell phones are encouraged to take a picture of their activity pass, that way they will most likely always have it handy. All students without activity passes will need to pay cash at the gate of sporting events. Reminder: Activity passes are not accepted during post season games.
What's happening at the Middle School at a Glance
Mon. 03/18* Fri. 03/22 - No school - Spring Break
Mon. 03/25 * 7th& 8th girls track meeting after school
7th & 8th boys track practice starts 3:30-4:45
PRIDE meeting MS Library - 6:00pm
Mon. 04/08 * MS Boys track meet @ Solon 4:00
Wed. 04/10 *1:00 dismissal - Post Prom Dodgeball tourney
Thurs. 04/11 * MS Girls track meet - Marion-Thomas Park 4:00
Mon. 04/15 * MS Boys & Girls track meet - Home 4:00
Fri. 04/19 - No School
Mon. 04/22 * MS Boys track meet @ Regina 4:15
Tues. 04/23 * MS Girls track meet @ Regina 4:15
Wed. 04/24 - 1:00 dismissal
Fri. 04/26 * MS Girls track meet @ Williamsburg 4:15
Mon. 04/29 * MS Girls track meet @ Dyersville Beckman 4:15
Tues. 04/30 * MS Boys track meet @ Clear Creek Amana 4:15
Fri. 05/03 * MS Boys WaMaC East track meet @ Solon 4:00
MS Girls WaMaC East track meet @ Maquoketa
Tues. 05/07 * MS Boys track meet@ Marion-Thomas Park 4:00
Wed. 05/08 * MS 5K
Thurs. 05/09 * Hearing screenings - all 5th grader and new to MV
Mon. 05/27 * No School - Memorial Day
Wed. 05/29 * 8th grade Adventureland trip 8:30-6:00
Wed. 06/05 * Last day of school (as of now)
Click on these links for information