This article serves as an update for the week of 12/9-12/13. Girls Volleyball practice will begin on Monday at 6:30 am and a Parent Meeting will be held after practice on Wednesday. All students participating must have a current sports physical on file. The Middle School bands and choirs have been diligently preparing for the Winter Music Program and they will be performing on Monday at 6:00 pm in the Middle School Gym. There is a Parents’ Club Meeting scheduled on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Middle School. There are only two weeks left in Quarter 2, make sure to check your child’s grades to ensure they are passing all classes and making progress toward their AR goal.
Extracurricular Activities for week include:
Boys Basketball @ Saratoga
Boys Basketball @ Seneca
6th Grade Boys Basketball home vs GSW and Grand Ridge at 9 & 11
Wrestling @ Marseilles
Principal’s Update: With temperatures getting colder and the winter weather ahead of us, children will have to adjust to not being able to play outside. Instead of watching television or playing video games, why not try some fun Science Experiments. It is a fun way to interact with your family and make connections to concepts your child may be learning at school. Check out these fun Thanksgiving STEM Activities at https:/https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/thanksgiving-science-activities-and-experiments-for-kids/littlebinsforlittlehands.com/thanksgiving-science-activities-and-experiments-for-kids/.
Here are some photos from the recent 8th grade field trip.
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.