This article serves as an update for the week of 10/21-10/25. Monday will start Red Ribbon Week to raise awareness for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention. The school will be having daily themes to show support and rally around Red Ribbon Week. Monday will be Neon Clothes and Sunglasses, Tuesday will be Bandanna and Mustache (students will receive a mustache at school), Wednesday will be Crazy Socks, and Thursday will be a Rally in Red Day. Students can also bring in a canned good for the local food pantry on Thursday.
Boys Basketball for students in grades 6-8 will begin on Monday after school until 5 pm. There will also be a Boys Basketball Parent Meeting on Tuesday at 5 pm.
Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 pm-7:30 pm and Friday, October 25th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in the Middle School Gym. Students need to have all library and lunch fees paid to receive their report cards before parent teacher conferences.
8th grade students will be heading to GAVC on Wednesday for their Career Fair.
There will be a 2:10 dismissal on Thursday and no student attendance on Friday.
7th and 8th grade band will have their Mass Band performance at Seneca High School on Friday. The bus will leave the Middle School at 3:45 pm.
Extracurricular Activities for the week include:
Girls Basketball Home vs Ransom
Girls Basketball @ Seneca
Principal's Update: This was an exciting week at both the elementary and middle school thanks to the Mazon Fire Department, Verona-Kinsman Fire Department, and MVK Ambulance. The departments provided fire safety lessons to all students in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Students in early childhood through fourth grade toured a fire truck and ambulance. Fifth through eighth grade students learned how to use a fire extinguisher. Thank you to all departments for coming together and educating our students!
Principal’s Update: Attendance is a key component to student success. When students are absent they lose the opportunity to participate in class discussions, ask their teacher questions, work on group projects, and receive help from their peers. Here are a few ways to maximize the time students spend in the class. When scheduling doctor appointments, the best times are before or after school and during the lunch period. Establishing a nighttime routine helps ensure that students wake up on time in the morning and are ready to learn. Lastly, encourage your child to get involved at school. We offer several athletic and academic extracurricular opportunities at MVK. Students who participate in these activities are excited to come to school to be eligible to participate.
Principal’s Update: It can be challenging for students to get back in to the school routine, especially at the Middle School level. Balancing extracurricular activities, family time, homework, and time for friends can become quite difficult and overwhelming. Here are a few helpful hints to ensure homework gets completed and still allow time for everything else. Have your child set aside a certain time of the day/week that is only for homework. This will allow them to establish a routine and also be excited when they don’t have any homework and get extra free time. It also helps to encourage your child to use their time wisely during the school day. Students have the opportunity to work on homework during study hall, after lunch, and during I&E at the end of the day. Lastly, help your child see homework as a chance to prove their independence by getting their work done on time and on their own. This can boost confidence as well as promote the importance of responsibility.