Pennies for Patients: Roel is the Pennies national hero for this school year. You’ve probably seen his picture on the posters and coin boxes. In March 2011, when Roel was in the first grade, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After more than 3 years of chemotherapy, Roel remains in remission. That’s a great thing because his busy schedule of bike riding and spending time with his family at the beach does not allow any more time for cancer.
We are gearing up for an amazing day on March 24th and wanted to give you a sneak peek of what we have in store for our students and staff! Next Friday, March 24th, will be our 2nd annual MJHS Day of Service. This is the day that every student, teacher, and staff member from the junior high (and a few additional helpers from around the district) will be out of the classroom, out of the building, and some out of the district - serving in our community. Students will have the chance to spend the entire day giving back in the service of others and the greater community. We have partnered with over 20 different agencies to provide a variety of different service opportunities for the students.
Wow--what a great weekend our Power of the Pen teams had! 41 schools and 234 writers competed in the Regional competition at Wyoming Middle School on Saturday. In the 7th grade, Lizzie Feeney placed 12th, Zoe Copetas placed 10th, Emma Lundeberg earned 4th place, and Ellison Van Scoy took home the 3rd place trophy. In the 8th grade Samantha Flerlage placed 14th, and Andrew Foley earned 5th place. These writers qualified for the state tournament in May. Additionally, Zoe Copetas had 3 pieces recognized that will be published by Power of the Pen. As a team, the 7th grade writers earned 1st place and as an entire school, our Warriors earned the 1st place Sweepstakes trophy. We are so proud of all our writers! All team members are invited to a celebratory pizza party Tuesday after school! Great job!
We continue to take care and brood our chicks this week. Any help before and after school would be appreciated. Adoption day is Friday. If you plan on adopting, see Mr. Amlung to pick up the adoption papers you will need to have your parent sign.
The Junior High was well represented at the DI Tournament this weekend. The district has seven teams heading to the State Tournament in April. The Unidentified Flying Donuts team will be competing in the state tournament. Team members are Theo Christopher, Zoe Copetas, Erika Dewey, Braeden Ewart, Liam Karlson, Anastasia Szymkowiak and Sofie Wuertemberger. The Super 7 team placed second in Saturday’s competition. Team members include Grace Bohl, Josie Bloom, Ana Eversole, Emma McGuire, Ally Scheeser, Lauren Schmit and Ellie Trubisky. Third Place was earned by the Frosty Apes team of Jackson Hacias, Maggie Hayskar, Ellie Hunt, Tony Mershon, Olivia Simpson, Anne Stewart and Ella Waltz. Congratulations to all participants.
JH Spring Sports pictures will be taken after school on Wednesday, March 22. Please check with your coach for picture order forms, location and picture schedule.
Stock Club will meet tomorrow during lunch.