MSJH Weekly Bulletin: 3/13/17-3/18/17
Justin Franzen
Wednesday, March 08 2017

Good morning everyone. Here is the MSJH weekly bulletin for 3/13/17-3/17/17.

Monday, March 13

- PAWS Monday group will meet after school in room 123 until 5:00 PM on Monday, March 13

- FFA Agri-Science Club: 3:25 PM to 4:25 PM in Room 110

- Intramural Basketball: 5:00-9:00 PM in the orange gym

- Breakfast: glazed cinnamon roll with string cheese, assorted breakfast bar flavors, assorted muffins with cinnamon toast or string cheese, assorted cereal with cinnamon toast or string cheese, fresh fruit, 100% juice, and milk variety

- Lunch: pancakes with syrup and sausage patty, chicken patty on a bun, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, Italian salad, ranch chicken wrap, tater tots, fresh broccoli, fresh apple, mixed fruit, bread and butter, and milk variety

Tuesday, March 14

- Photo/Video Club Meeting: 3:30-4:30 PM in Room 300

- Scholastic Bowl vs. PVO (3:45 PM)

- RAMS Club Meeting: 7:50 AM in the MSJH Library

- Catch-up club: 3:25-4:25 PM in Room 119

- Breakfast: pancake on a stick with syrup, assorted breakfast bar flavors, assorted muffins with cinnamon toast or string cheese, assorted cereal with cinnamon toast or string cheese, fresh fruit, 100% juice, and milk variety

- Lunch: chicken shawarma wrap, cheeseburger on a bun, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, turkey chef salad, ham sandwich, green beans, red peppers, fresh orange, diced peaches, bread and butter, and milk variety

Wednesday, March 15

- Synergy Info Meeting (show choir)-open to any 7th or 8th grade singer from 3:30-4:15 PM in the MSJH Music room

- Catch-up club: 3:25-4:25 PM in Room 119

- Breakfast: sausage and cheese biscuit, assorted breakfast bar flavors, assorted muffins with cinnamon toast or string cheese, assorted cereal with cinnamon toast or string cheese, fresh fruit, 100% juice, and milk variety

- Lunch: meatball pizza sub, grilled cheese sandwich, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, ham chef salad, turkey and cheese sandwich, baked beans, cucumber slices, fresh banana, diced pears, bread and butter, and milk variety

Thursday, March 16

- PAWS Thursday group will not meet on Thursday, March 16 due to student-led conferences. We will resume the Thursday after spring break.

- Parent/Teacher Conferences: 3:30 PM-8:40 PM

- Breakfast: cheesy sausage and egg breakfast burrito, assorted breakfast bar flavors, assorted muffins with cinnamon toast or string cheese, assorted cereal with cinnamon toast or string cheese, fresh fruit, 100% juice, and milk variety

- Lunch: chicken shawarma wrap, hot dog on a bun, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, fruit, yogurt, and cheese plate with muffin, ham and cheese sandwich, sweet corn, celery sticks, applesauce, orange juice, bread and butter, and milk variety

Friday, March 17th through Sunday, March 26th

NO SCHOOL: SPRING BREAK

Reminders:

The Spring Book Fair is coming! The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the MSJH Library from Thursday, March 9 to Thursday, March 16. On March 16, it will be open for the duration of Parent-Teacher Conferences. Come by, buy a book, and support the MSJH Library!

Parents: we just wanted to remind all of you about upcoming tryouts/practice dates for athletics for the 2016-2017 school year. We will provide the actual times at a later date. A current physical must be on file in order to attend tryouts. Here are the sports and dates:

6th/7th/8th Boys & Girls Track: March 6, 2017 (1st day of practice: no tryouts from 3:30-5:00 PM in the orange gym)

Parents: we just wanted to remind all of you about upcoming tryouts/practice dates for athletics for the 2017-2018 school year. We will provide the actual times at a later date. A current physical must be on file in order to attend tryouts. Here are the sports and dates:

7th/8th Girls Softball: Tryouts will be held on Monday, July 24th and Tuesday, July 25th. Tryouts will be from 5:00-6:30 PM on Monday and Tuesday. We will meet at the HS Fieldhouse. Please bring tennis shoes, helmet, bat and glove. We will have a team meeting on Wednesday, July 26th at 3:30 to announce the players that made the team. This meeting is for players only. All players that made the team will stay for a team meeting, all others are free to leave after they hear the announcement. Practices for the rest of the week will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Times will be announced at a later date. Usually they will either be from 8-10am or 3:30-5:30pm.

7th/8th Boys Baseball: Baseball tryouts will be Monday, July 31st, Tuesday, August 1st, and Wednesday, August 2nd from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at the high school field. Baseball players need to be there at min of 2 days, preferred all 3 days

6th/7th/8th Cross Country: the first practice can be held on Tuesday, August 1 (NO TRYOUTS)

7th/8th Girls Basketball: tryouts can begin on Monday, August 28, 2017.

7th/8th Boys Basketball: tryouts can begin on Monday, October 16, 2017.

6th/7th/8th Wrestling: the first practice can be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 (NO TRYOUTS)

7th/8th Girls Volleyball: tryouts can begin on Monday, November 27, 2017.

6th/7th/8th Boys and Girls Track and Field: the first practice can begin on Monday, February 26, 2018 (NO TRYOUTS).

7th/8th Cheerleading: TBD

From the office:

-17/18 7th and 8th graders: there are 2 Enrichment opportunities during our Extra Learning Time ELT 10th hr. pick up brochure and applications for the semester classes in the MSJH office, Visual Arts ELT and Enrichment STEM ELT. Deadline for applications are March 15, 2017.

MSJH Parent/Teacher Conferences- Thursday, March 16 3:30 PM to 8:40 P.M. There is no school on Friday, March 17.

Spring Break- March 20-March 24.

The Spring Book Fair is coming! The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the MSJH Library from Thursday, March 9 to Thursday, March 16. On March 16, it will be open for the duration of Parent-Teacher Conferences. Come by, buy a book, and support the MSJH Library!

MSJH INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL

The intramural volleyball program is for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls. There are 8 sessions of MSJH intramural basketball from 3:30-5:00 P.M. Here are the dates: April 5, April 6, April 11, April 13, April 18, April 20, April 25, and April 27. Mrs. Dyer is the sponsor for intramural volleyball and if you have any questions, you can reach her at sdyer@ms.k12.il.us. Also, each of these sessions are setup in a clinic-like fashion working on basic skills. In order to participate, students must have a current physical on file. If students are interested, they will need to pick up a permission form from the MSJH office and turn this in by Friday, March 31, 2017. The fee to participate is $30.00

- The 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Regional Games are on 3/7, 3/8, and 3/9 at Champaign Jefferson Middle School.

- The MSJH Drama Club Play is on Friday, March 10th at 6:30 PM and on Saturday, March 11th at 6:30 P.M in the MSJH Cafeteria. The parent preview night is on Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 P.M.

- Wrestling State is on Friday, March 10th and on Saturday, March 11th at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, IL (Northern Illinois University).

- The FFA Agri Science club will meet in Room 110 from 3:25 PM to 4:25 PM on the following dates: 3/13, 4/17, and 5/15.

Students who need a pass to leave early for any reason should stop by the office after the 8:10 bell in the morning. In addition, students who need a pass to ride the bus home with another student should stop by the office in the morning or at lunch/recess. Bus passes cannot be issued at the end of the day.

Absences and appointments may be entered through Skyward Family Access under the attendance tab.

Ibuprofen and Tylenol can be purchased in the office for $.50.

- Parents may now enter an absence or appointment for their student by logging in to Skyward. Once you are in Skyward, click on "attendance", "enter absence request", "add request", then you can enter date, time and reason and hit "save". This will notify the office of the absence or appointment.

- MSJH will start Catch-Up Club on Tuesday, September 6th. Catch-Up Club is designed to offer time and help for students to get caught up on assignments, projects, etc. We will now offer Catch-Up Club every Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday after school from 3:25-4:30 P.M. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Catch-Up Club will be located in Room 119. On Thursday, Catch-Up Club will be located in Room 106. If a student wants to attend Catch-Up Club after school, they will need to sign up for Catch-Up Club in the main office before 12:00 noon each day they are interested in attending. At 4:30 P.M., students that do not need a bus will be able to walk home or be picked up at school. For students attending Catch-Up Club that need a bus, they will be escorted to a bus at 4:30 PM and the bus driver will bring that student home. Students riding the Catch-Up Club bus home after school may not be home until 4:45-5:45 P.M. depending on the number of students riding on this bus each evening.

Thanks,

Justin Franzen

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School