MSK Sports Practices, Wednesday April 26th

Due to weather conditions this afternoon, here is our practice schedule today 4/26:

Track - No Practice 

7th Girls Lacrosse - No Practice

8th Boys Lacrosse - No Practice

8th Girls Lacrosse - meet in Mr. Hemond's room for uniforms. 

7th and 8th Softball - meet in Mr. Bibeau's room for uniforms.

8th Baseball - meet in Mr. Howell's room for uniforms

7th Baseball -  practice in the gym from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

7th Boys Lacrosse - practice in the gym 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

MSK Sports Practices Tuesday, April 25th

Due to weather conditions, here is our sports practice schedule for today, Tuesday April 25th:

Track - MSK gym 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Please note: this is a change in location...students will take the late bus home from MSK today, not the high school. If you pick up your athlete, they will be at the middle school for practice today).
8th Girls Lacrosse - No practice today.
7th and 8th Softball - No practice today.
8th Baseball - No practice today.
7th Baseball - No practice today.
7th Boys Lacrosse - Today 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. MSK gym
8th Boys Lacrosse - Today 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. MSK gym
7th Girls Lacrosse - Today 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. MSK gym

MSK REMINDERS

Dear Parents/Guardians:

REMINDERS:

Tomorrow Friday, April 14th is a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:00 a.m.  

There are no after school activities and no late buses will be running.  All students are required to go home at the end of the school day at 11:00 a.m.

7th/8th Grade: ALL student iPads AND CHARGERS are to be left at school during the break for inventory purposes.  All devices will be inspected to see if any are in need of repair before the end of the year.  

When we return to school on Monday, April 24th, it will be a day 6.

Have a wonderful vacation everyone!

8th Grade Community Service Project

Dear parents and guardians:

For one of the Middle School of the Kennebunks IB community service projects, three 8th grade students, Isaac P, Xavier P, and Terry M, from MSK will be running two computer based activities at the Kennebunk Free Library this Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, April 13th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. there will be a video contest for students in grades 5-8.  Each group will create and edit a video. The group with the best video will win a prize. Limit of 12 students.

Then, on Friday, April 14th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. there will be a Super Smash Brothers Tournament. This tournament is open to students in grades 6-10.

Isaac, Xavier, and Terry want to thank the middle school for providing the Lego robots for these programs.

All Sports Practices Cancelled EXCEPT 7th Gr Baseball

Due to weather conditions this afternoon, Wednesday-April 12th, ALL MSK sports practices EXCEPT for 7th Grade Baseball have been cancelled. 7th Grade Baseball practice will take place in the gym at right after school at 2:15 p.m.  All other middle school practices have been cancelled and ATHLETES SHOULD GO HOME AFTER SCHOOL AT THE REGULAR TIME OF 2:00 P.M.

As a reminder, there is no homework help today.  Homework help will resume after the break on Monday, April 24th.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - April 7, 2017

REMINDER: THERE ARE NO SPORTS PRACTICES TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

IMPORTANT REMINDERS REGARDING TONIGHT’S 7TH/8TH GRADE DANCE: FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

-- The dance begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm
-- Please do not drop your child off before 6:50 pm
-- Students must be in school on Friday to be able to attend the dance
-- Students who bring a nonperishable food item will be entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to Dairy Queen

END OF THE 3RD QUARTER - FRIDAY, APRIL 7
Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool this weekend to check for missing work. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, April 10th until Friday afternoon, April 14th as teachers prepare grades for report cards.

*Report cards for the 3rd term can be accessed via the PowerSchool parent portal beginning Friday afternoon, April 14th.

To access the report card please follow these steps:
• Log in to PowerSchool.
• Select the student you would like to view.
• In the Left Side navigation window, select the Online Report Card link for your student’s school (this is the fourth link down in the Navigation panel).
• In the Reporting Term - select the Quarter for the report card you would like to view (Q1 = Quarter 1, Q2 = Quarter 2, etc.)  Please note that only grades for a completed quarter are available for viewing via the report card.
• If you would like to print the report card, the best method is to select the printer icon toward the upper right corner of the page - this will remove the browser border windows and provide for better printing.
• Depending on your computer, printer and paper size - you may need to set your page to print in Landscape mode (instead of Portrait) for better results.

If you are having difficulties printing or would like a hard copy of your report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

CLYNK MAINE RECYCLES CHAMPIONSHIP
DID YOU KNOW that MSK is participating in the Maine Recycles Championship through Clynk at Hannaford?  Although we recycle all year long, this program offers added incentives from Feb 17 - Apr 24.  For every $1 raised we can earn an extra $.50

Soooooo in order to qualify for the added funds, that gives us just about two more weeks to get all those bottles and cans returned to Hannaford using CLYNK bags with MSK’s tag on them.  If you need bags, we have them here in the MSK office. They are already tagged so you’ll be good to go! All bags must be dropped at Hannaford by the end of day on Monday, April 24 in order to count toward the Maine Recycles Championship. The funds we raise go toward helping students in many ways and we appreciate your support!

NO HOMEWORK HELP ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
There will be HW help on Monday and Tuesday next week, BUT homework help is not available on Wednesday, April 12th.  

CATCH THE WAVE
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel, and we hope the RSU21 community will join us in celebrating the work that we have done and will continue to do to support the six schools of our district.  

Catch the Wave is: A Celebration of Education that will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at The Nonantum from 7:00-10:30 pm. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased online by clicking HERE or on our website, educationfoundationka.org.  There will be live and silent auctions along with some surprising new additions to the evening's program. We are also continuing to sell our maximum of 150 raffle tickets for a private cabana in St. John’s!  Visit our website for more information and purchase the raffle tickets in advance.  This event is a great way for grown-ups to have some fun while supporting and investing in our children’s educational interests. All proceeds will support the EFKA's mission to work with RSU 21 to ignite young minds by funding creative and innovative programs for students and professional development for teachers and other staff.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Please see the attached list of important dates. 
Dates to Remember - April 7, 2017

SPRING SPORTS:
Schedules on Rank One Website

Track and Field will start on Wednesday, April 12th
(THIS IS A CHANGE DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS)

MSK Track and Field takes place on the high school track, not at the middle school.  Athletes should change up before taking their afternoon bus to KHS and get off there and proceed directly to the track. All athletes will need an athletic pass to show the bus driver in order to get off the bus at KHS. This pass will be distributed to students next week. Track and Field practice is from 2:15–4pm. You can either be picked up at KHS or take the late bus home from there. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather!!

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

-- Caleb Congdon, Aiden Ward, and Nathan Payeur are collecting toiletries for York County Shelter Programs. There will be three ways to help donate to this organization. One way is to bring toiletries to the 7/8th grade dance on April 7th, the second is to drop them off in the MSK lobby, and the third drop off point is at Duffy's Tavern and Grille.  The organization is in need of toiletries for men, women and children including deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and tooth brushes, liquid soap, lotion, shampoo, cream rinse, hair brushes and combs.
-- Lance Dinino, Quinn Battagliese, and Donavyn Corcoran are collecting new and gently-used hats, gloves, and mittens for the homeless in the Portland area. Their donation box can be found in the school lobby. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
-- Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? You can donate it now by dropping it in the box outside the main office.  Aubrey Howard and Matteson Orendorf are collecting coats of all sizes (kids and adults).  Please be sure that the coats are in good shape, are clean, and do not have holes or rips in them.   All will go the York County Shelter Program. Thank you for you help!
-- Soccer Donations? Grady Seaward and Robin Gorham are collecting new or gently used soccer gear to donate to those in need.   We’re looking for cleats, soccer balls, shin guards, and tall soccer socks.  There is a box in the lobby for your donations.  Thank you for your support.  
-- Your old shoes can give a new hope in 127 countries around the world. Donation boxes are located outside the Middle School Office, at Sea Road School, Kennebunk High School, Hannaford and the Kennebunk Free Library. All shoes collected will be donated to places around the world to people in need. These shoes will be collected on April 14th so be sure to drop off your old shoes before then.
-- Leah Wimpfheimer is coordinating the donation of unused diabetes test strips. Please see the flyer on Juvenile Diabetes.

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

MSK CLUBS - 4th QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

NEW CIVIL RIGHTS CLUB:
The 1st meeting for the 4th quarter will be Wednesday, April 12th after school from 2:15-3:45 pm in room 612.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor.  If you have any questions please see her or send an email to rmcglashan@rsu21.net

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS WHO CODE
This new club takes place on Mondays after school in the Swift Center.  Girls Who Code is for girls only and is part of a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. “Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code Club.” www.girlswhocode.com  Please see Ms. MacDonald or email mmacdonald@rsu21.net for sign-up information. Coaches/Advisors are: Jennifer Maher & Joanna Buckley

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 12th at 8:00 a.m.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 31, 2017

THE GIRL SCOUT MOVIE NIGHT SCHEDULED FOR THIS EVENING, FRIDAY, MARCH 31st
HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - MONDAY, APRIL 3
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm. Please see flyer: Blood Drive Flyer

SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE EXPO - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
This year's Sixth Grade Science Expo will take place at MSK on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 5, from 12:30-2:00 pm.  Families and friends are most welcome to join us to see the results of the past several weeks of students' work. Projects will be on display in the sixth grade wing along with our student scientists ready to discuss their work and answer your questions. All are welcome!

NO 6TH GRADE HOMEWORK HELP ON WED, APRIL 5
There will be no homework help for 6th graders Wednesday, April 5th but homework help on Monday and Tuesday (April 3&4) will still take place. Homework help for 7th & 8th graders remains Mon-Wed.

SPORTS:

Spring Sports Start Dates and Practice times are below: 
Please make sure that all of the Rank One information is completed (can be found on our website under athletics) and proof of a physical is documented with the athletic director. 

Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball will start on Tuesday, April 4th
--7th and 8th Girls Lacrosse –  2:15–4pm Outside - side parking lot near the baseball field
--8th Boys Lacrosse – 5-6:30pm – Outside - side parking lot near baseball field
--7th Boys Lacrosse – 4-5:30pm – Outside - side parking lot near baseball field
--7/8 Softball – If Outside – 2:15–4pm on Softball field. If Inside – 3:45 – 5:15 in MSK gym
--8th Baseball – 2:15–4pm Inside (MSK gym) or Outside (Baseball Field)
--7th Baseball – 2:15–4pm Inside (MSK gym) or Outside (Baseball Field)
No Practices on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th. 

Track and Field will start on Monday, April 10th
MSK Track and Field takes place on the high school track, not at the middle school.  Athletes should change up before taking their afternoon bus to KHS and get off there and proceed directly to the track. All athletes will need an athletic pass to show the bus driver in order to get off the bus at KHS. This pass will be distributed to students next week. Track and Field practice is from 2:15–4pm. You can either be picked up at KHS or take the late bus home from there. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather!!

KKLL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL EQUIPMENT SWAP
Please see flyer: KKLL Baseball and Softball Equipment Swap

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

-- Caleb Congdon, Aiden Ward, and Nathan Payeur are collecting toiletries for York County Shelter Programs. There will be three ways to help donate to this organization. One way is to bring toiletries to the 7/8th grade dance on April 7th, the second is to drop them off in the MSK lobby, and the third drop off point is at Duffy's Tavern and Grille.  The organization is in need of toiletries for men, women and children including deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and tooth brushes, liquid soap, lotion, shampoo, cream rinse, hair brushes and combs.
-- Lance Dinino, Quinn Battagliese, and Donavyn Corcoran are collecting new and gently-used hats, gloves, and mittens for the homeless in the Portland area. Their donation box can be found in the school lobby. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
-- Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? You can donate it now by dropping it in the box outside the main office.  Aubrey Howard and Matteson Orendorf are collecting coats of all sizes (kids and adults).  Please be sure that the coats are in good shape, are clean, and do not have holes or rips in them.   All will go the York County Shelter Program. Thank you for you help!
-- Soccer Donations? Grady Seaward and Robin Gorham are collecting new or gently used soccer gear to donate to those in need.   We’re looking for cleats, soccer balls, shin guards, and tall soccer socks.  There is a box in the lobby for your donations.  Thank you for your support.  
-- Your old shoes can give a new hope in 127 countries around the world. Donation boxes are located outside the Middle School Office, at Sea Road School, Kennebunk High School, Hannaford and the Kennebunk Free Library. All shoes collected will be donated to places around the world to people in need. These shoes will be collected on April 14th so be sure to drop off your old shoes before then.

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS WHO CODE
This new club takes place on Mondays after school in the Swift Center.  Girls Who Code is for girls only and is part of a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. “Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code Club.” www.girlswhocode.com  Please see Ms. MacDonald or email mmacdonald@rsu21.net for sign-up information. Coaches/Advisors are: Jennifer Maher & Joanna Buckley

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 12th at 8:00 a.m.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Blood Drive April 3rd

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This is a reminder that we are hosting a blood drive here at MSK with the American Red Cross. It will take place next Monday, April 3rd from 2-7 pm in the gym. Attached is a flyer with the information as to how to sign up for an appointment. 
Thank you!

Blood Drive Flyer

 

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 24, 2017

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL GAME - MONDAY, MARCH 27
The intramural volleyball game has been confirmed for Monday after school in our gym from 3:00-4:30 p.m. against Wells.  

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM MEETING - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
The Civil Rights Team will meet this Wednesday, March 29 after school in Mrs. McGlashan's room (612).  If you are interested in joining the Civil Rights Team, but cannot make this meeting, please see Mrs. McGlashan. 

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - MONDAY, APRIL 3
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm.  

SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE EXPO - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
This year's Sixth Grade Science Expo will take place at MSK on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 5, from 12:30-2:00 pm.  Families and friends are most welcome to join us to see the results of the past several weeks of students' work. Projects will be on display in the sixth grade wing along with our student scientists ready to discuss their work and answer your questions. All are welcome!

KEITH McCLELLAND AUDITIONS - SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Please see the flyer attached.  The deadline to sign up is April 1st.
McClelland Fund Auditions

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

- Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? You can donate it now by dropping it in the box outside the main office.  Aubrey Howard and Matteson Orendorf are collecting coats of all sizes (kids and adults).  Please be sure that the coats are in good shape, are clean, and do not have holes or rips in them.   All will go the York County Shelter Program. Thank you for you help!
- Hannah Cartwright and Ashea Walker will be holding a sewing workshop for “Dress a Girl Around the World” after school on Tuesday, March 28th. Learn to make a simple dress for a girl in need. No sewing skills are required. All are welcome! Please sign up outside Mrs. Dalton’s room if you would like to participate.
- Soccer Donations? Grady Seaward and Robin Gorham are collecting new or gently used soccer gear to donate to those in need.   We’re looking for cleats, soccer balls, shin guards, and tall soccer socks.  There is a box in the lobby for your donations.  Thank you for your support.  
- Your old shoes can give a new hope in 127 countries around the world. Donation boxes are located outside the Middle School Office, at Sea Road School, Kennebunk High School, Hannaford and the Kennebunk Free Library. All shoes collected will be donated to places around the world to people in need. These shoes will be collected on April 14th so be sure to drop off your old shoes before then.

MAINE ROBOTICS
Flyer attached! 
Maine Robotics Day Camps

SPORTS:
The Swim and Wrestling schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

Intramural volleyball continues through March 30th in our gym from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday except on the following date because of home wrestling meet; Thursday, March 23rd. 

Spring sports sign ups are taking place now outside Mr. Hemond's room in the 8th grade wing, Mr. MacLeod's room in the 7th grade wing and Mr. Taylor's room in the 6th grade wing. Please make sure that all of the Rank One information is completed (can be found on our website under athletics) and proof of a physical is documented with the athletic director. 
The offerings for the spring are as follows:
Track and Field for grades 6, 7 and 8
Baseball - 7 and 8
Softball - 7 and 8
Boys Lacrosse - 7 and 8
Girls Lacrosse - 7 and 8

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS WHO CODE
This new club takes place on Mondays after school in the Swift Center.  Girls Who Code is for girls only and is part of a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. “Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code Club.” www.girlswhocode.com  Please see Ms. MacDonald or email mmacdonald@rsu21.net for sign-up information. Coaches/Advisors are: Jennifer Maher & Joanna Buckley

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 17, 2017

PLEASE REMEMBER:
THE SCHOOL DAY BEGINS AT 7:30 A.M. ON MON, TUE, THR & FRI AND AT 9:00 A.M. ON WEDNESDAYS.  IF YOU DRIVE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL, PLEASE GET THEM HERE 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF THE DAY SO THEY CAN GO TO THEIR LOCKER AND REPORT TO THEIR HOMEROOM ON TIME. 

MEA TESTING TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS
MEA testing at the middle school will take place during the week of March 20th. It is important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast each morning, and arrive to school on time. Testing will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

It is important that students bring their iPads to school fully charged each day for testing AND BRING THEIR CHARGERS WITH THEM.

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 3rd
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm.  Red Cross handouts with detailed information were distributed to students and a copy of the flyer is also attached for your convenience.  
Blood Drive Flyer

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? You can donate it now by dropping it in the box outside the main office.  Aubrey Howard and Matteson Orendorf are collecting coats of all sizes (kids and adults).  Please be sure that the coats are in good shape, are clean, and do not have holes or rips in them.   All will go the York County Shelter Program. Thank you for you help!

6th GRADER WINS THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
Congratulations to Bella Rossborough, a 6th grader at the Middle School of the Kennebunks and recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her advocacy on reducing plastic bag use in our community.  Bella will be traveling to Washington D.C. in early May to receive this award.  During her time in Washington, she will be reading to students in grades K-6 and she is seeking donations of new or gently used childrens’ book. These books will be donated to schools in the D.C. area. There will be a collection box outside the middle school’s main office and we will be taking donations up until April 10, 2017. Should you have any questions, please call the MSK office at 467-8004. Thank you!

SOCCER DONATIONS?
For their 8th grade IB Community Project, Grady Seaward and Robin Gorham are collecting new or gently used soccer gear to donate to those in need.   We’re looking for cleats, soccer balls, shin guards, and tall soccer socks.  There is a box in the lobby for your donations.  Thank you for your support.   

SPORTS:

The Swim and Wrestling schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

Intramural volleyball continues through the end of March in our gym from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday except on the following dates because of home wrestling meets; Tuesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 23rd. 

Spring sports sign ups will start on Monday, March 20th outside Mr. Hemond's room in the 8th grade wing, Mr. MacLeod's room in the 7th grade wing and Mr. Taylor's room in the 6th grade wing. Please make sure that all of the Rank One information is completed (can be found on our website under athletics) and proof of a physical is documented with the athletic director. 
The offerings for the spring are as follows:
Track and Field for grades 6, 7 and 8
Baseball - 7 and 8
Softball - 7 and 8
Boys Lacrosse - 7 and 8
Girls Lacrosse - 7 and 8

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

GIRLS WHO CODE
This new club takes place on Mondays after school in the Swift Center.  Girls Who Code is for girls only and is part of a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. “Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code Club.” www.girlswhocode.com  Please see Ms. MacDonald or email her at mmacdonald@rsu21.net for sign-up information. Coaches/Advisors are: Jennifer Maher & Joanna Buckley

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 10, 2017

STUDENTS VS STAFF BASKETBALL GAMES ARE THIS MONDAY, MARCH 13TH
Don’t forget, the 8th grade basketball teams will be playing the female and male staff of MSK on Monday, March 13th. As part of their 8th grade community service Maiah Rosen and Jenna Walters are organizing the basketball games this year. The girls game will start at 6pm and the boys game will start at 7pm. All proceeds and donations from the game and T-Shirt sales will go to the Will Fulford Scholarship Fund. T-Shirts will be available for $10. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.  Please come and cheer on your favorite team. 

KHS ACTION-PACKED MUSICAL-THIS WEEKEND (March 10-12)
Come out this weekend to see a great show starring local kids, most of whom are MSK graduates.  Around the World in 80 Days will be performed in the KHS auditorium tonight (Friday) at 7:00 p.m., Saturday  at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.musicatkhs.com or at the door for $9.00.  We hope you can join us for this fast-paced, comedic musical.  Some of the cast members include:  Nathan Ladd, Eliara Spinney, Ivana Mulcahy, Piper Kingston, Kyle Ryan, Madison Harakles, Sydney Richelieu, and Gabe Vesenka, Riley Cerabona, Sam Vaccaro, Olivia Aiken, Brian Foisy, Elizabeth Elkington, and Zach Macisso

TONIGHT, FRIDAY - MARCH 10TH: FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIE NIGHT AT MSK 
Girl Scout Troop 1056 invites you to movie night on Friday, March 10th at 7pm.  Please see the flyer for details.
Family Friendly Movie Night - Peanuts

MEA TESTING DATES ARE MARCH 20 - 24
MEA testing at the middle school will take place during the week of March 20th. It is important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast each morning, and arrive to school on time. 

SUNDAY SOCCER OPPORTUNITY FOR MSK STUDENTS
Please see the flyer regarding Sunday night soccer at MSK.
MSK Sunday Soccer

NAEP (Rescheduled Assessment Date-March 14th)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), originally scheduled for 2/9, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 3/14/17.  The same randomly selected students, as before, will be assessed.  Once again, “NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education.”  If you have any questions regarding the assessment please contact Brian Grant at bgrant@rsu21.net or by calling 467-8004.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? You can donate it now by dropping it in the box outside the main office.  Aubrey Howard and Matteson Orendorf are collecting coats of all sizes (kids and adults).  Please be sure that the coats are in good shape, are clean, and do not have holes or rips in them.   All will go the York County Shelter Program. Thank you for you help!

6th GRADER WINS THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
Congratulations to Bella Rossborough, a 6th grader at the Middle School of the Kennebunks and recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  Bella will be traveling to Washington D.C. in early May to receive this award.  During her time in Washington, she will be reading to students in grades K-6 and she is seeking donations of new or gently used childrens’ book. These books will be donated to schools in the D.C. area. There will be a collection box outside the middle school’s main office and we will be taking donations up until April 10, 2017. Should you have any questions, please call the MSK office at 467-8004. Thank you!

SOCCER DONATIONS?
For their 8th grade IB Community Project, Grady Seaward and Robin Gorham are collecting new or gently used soccer gear to donate to those in need.   We’re looking for cleats, soccer balls, shin guards, and tall soccer socks.  There is a box in the lobby for your donations.  Thank you for your support.   

KIEVE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Caitlin Dunn, our Kieve Leadership School Educator in Residence will continue with us until March 17th. She offers an after school program for low ropes and Kieve games for MSK students every Thursday from 2:15-3:50. No sign up is necessary, just meet Caitlin in the computer lab if you are interested. The late bus is available for transportation home.

SPORTS:
The Swim and Wrestling schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

Intramural volleyball continues through the end of March in our gym from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday except on the following dates because of home wrestling meets; Tuesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 23rd. 

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 3rd
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm.  Red Cross handouts with detailed information are being distributed to students to bring home. A copy of the flyer is also attached for your convenience. (Note: on the physical flyer provided by the Red Cross, the middle school address is listed incorrectly. This blood drive will take place here at 60 Thompson Rd, not Fletcher St.)

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

NEW CLUB: GIRLS WHO CODE
This new club takes place on Mondays after school in the Swift Center.  Girls Who Code is for girls only and is part of a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. “Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code Club.” www.girlswhocode.com  Please see Ms. MacDonald or email mmacdonald@rsu21.net for sign-up information. Coaches/Advisors are: Jennifer Maher & Joanna Buckley

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  3/9 and 3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 3, 2017

THE MSK SKI TRIP TO GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY MARCH 4TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE EXTREME COLD TEMPS EXPECTED.  WE ARE TRYING TO RESCHEDULE THIS SKI TRIP FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH.  If you are able to make this new date, and have not contacted us yet, please call 207-467-8004 and let us know.

STUDENTS VS STAFF BASKETBALL GAMES -RESCHEDULED DATE IS MONDAY, MARCH 13TH
The 8th grade basketball teams will be playing the female and male staff of MSK on Monday, March 13th. As part of their 8th grade community service Maiah Rosen and Jenna Walters are organizing the basketball games this year. The girls game will start at 6pm and the boys game will start at 7pm. All proceeds and donations from the game and T-Shirt sales will go to the Will Fulford Scholarship Fund. T-Shirts will be available for $10. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.  Please come and cheer on your favorite team. 

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? You can donate it now by dropping it in the box outside the main office.  Aubrey Howard and Matteson Orendorf are collecting coats of all sizes (kids and adults).  Please be sure that the coats are in good shape, are clean, and do not have holes or rips in them.   All will go the York County Shelter Program. Thank you for you help!

KIEVE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Caitlin Dunn, our Kieve Leadership School Educator in Residence will continue with us until March 17th. She offers an after school program for low ropes and Kieve games for MSK students every Thursday from 2:15-3:50. No sign up is necessary, just meet Caitlin in the computer lab if you are interested. The late bus is available for transportation home.

SPORTS:

The Swim and Wrestling schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

Intramural volleyball continues through the end of March in our gym from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday except on the following dates because of home wrestling meets; Thursday, March 2nd, Tuesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 23rd.  

CHAMBER CHOIR AUDITIONS FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
Auditions for Chamber Choir at KHS for next year will take place after school on Friday, March 10th.  Please see Mrs. Mathews or email her at kmathews@rsu21.net for more information.

FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIE NIGHT AT MSK - MARCH 10TH
Girl Scout Troop 1056 invites you to movie night on Friday, March 10th at 7pm.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

SUNDAY SOCCER OPPORTUNITY FOR MSK STUDENTS
Please see the attached flyer regarding Sunday night soccer at MSK.

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 3rd
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm.  Red Cross handouts with detailed information are being distributed to students to bring home. A copy of the flyer is also attached for your convenience. (Note: on the physical flyer provided by the Red Cross, the middle school address is listed incorrectly. This blood drive will take place here at 60 Thompson Rd, not Fletcher St.)

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

NEW CLUB: GIRLS WHO CODE
This new club takes place on Mondays after school in the Swift Center.  Girls Who Code is for girls only and is part of a national organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. “Want to learn to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code Club.” www.girlswhocode.com  Please see Ms. MacDonald or email her at mmacdonald@rsu21.net for sign-up information. Coaches/Advisors are: Jennifer Maher & Joanna Buckley

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone is on hold until mid-May.  Stay tuned for more information.

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  3/9 and 3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

8th Grade Parent Info Night

The Annual Information Night for parents of 8th graders will be held in the Kennebunk High School cafeteria at 7 PM on Thursday, March 2.  Principal Susan Cressey, Assistant Principals Bruce Lewia and Jason Sullivan, and Athletic Administrator Joe Schwartzman will update you on the renovation, review the course registration process, and discuss the academic and extra-curricular programs available at KHS.  Information will also be provided about special education programs.

The KHS Administrative Team spoke to 8th graders at MSK on February 15th, so there is no need for students to attend the evening session.

Parking is available on Fletcher Street, in the parking lot in front of the gym, and behind the school.

Please call Kennebunk High School at 985-1110 and press 0 if you have further questions.

Thank you.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - February 17, 2017

HAVE A GREAT VACATION WEEK EVERYONE!!  
We’ll see you back in school on Monday, February 27th!

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 3rd
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm.  Red Cross handouts with detailed information are being distributed to students to bring home. A copy of the flyer is also attached for your convenience. (Note: on the physical flyer provided by the Red Cross, the middle school address is listed incorrectly. This blood drive will take place here at 60 Thompson Rd, not Fletcher St.)

SPORTS:

INTRAMURALS
Intramural volleyball takes place in our gym from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday through the month of March. The following days will not have volleyball because of home wrestling meets; Thursday, March 2nd, Tuesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 23rd.  

 LATE WINTER SEASON ATHLETICS
Please remember that athletes must have a current athletic card on file in Rank One in order to participate.  Forms can be accessed by going to: https://maineregional.rankonesport.com/Main/Default.aspx

SWIM TEAM
All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 27th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pmfor the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK. Open spots are limited, so interested swimmers should be able to swim a 50 freestyle with proper breathing in 50 seconds or less.  Also swimmers must be able to commit to 4 days of practice per week (2:30-3:30 pm) and 5 Friday evening meets.

Practice for swimmers who have been on the team last year will start Feb. 28th.

WRESTLING
Wrestling practice takes place Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. except when there are meets scheduled.  Wrestling is open to all students in grades 6-8. 

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  2/16, 3/9 and 3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - February 10, 2107

LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found items at MSK have been growing. During this week, we ask that you take a look either here at school or online at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found to see if anything belongs to you.  During February break all remaining items will be donated to a charitable organization.

SPIRIT WEEK IS HERE - FEBRUARY 13-17
Students and staff can dress up as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday and Thursday’s themes switched places from last week’s bulletin).
Monday - PJ day (dress code applies)
Tuesday - Twin Day and Crazy Day
Wednesday - Character Day
Thursday - Decades Day
Friday - Color Day
             Katahdin- orange
             Cadillac- Yellow
             Sebago- Red
             Allagash- green
             Acadia and Baxter - Blue and White

STUDENTS VS STAFF BASKETBALL GAMES - FEB 16TH
As part of their 8th grade community service Maiah Rosen and Jenna Walters are organizing the students vs staff basketball games this year. The 8th grade basketball teams will be playing the female and male staff on Thursday, February 16th. The girls game will start at 6pm and the boys game will start at 7pm. All proceeds and donations from the game and T-Shirt sales will go to the Will Fulford Scholarship Fund. T-Shirts will be available for $10. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.  Please come and cheer on your favorite team. 

MSK DATES TO REMEMBER (UPDATED)
Please below for the list of important dates to remember. 
Dates to Remember - Feb. 10, 2017

MSK SKI TRIP
We still have a few spaces available for the ski trip to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford NH on Saturday, March 4th.  If you did not return an interest form but your child would like to go, please email jrodman@rsu21.net as soon as possible.

KIEVE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Caitlin Dunn, our Kieve Leadership School Educator in Residence, offers an after school program for low ropes and Kieve games for MSK students every Thursday from 2:15-3:50. No sign up necessary, just meet Caitlin in the computer lab if you are interested. The late bus is available for transportation home.

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 3rd
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm.  Red Cross handouts with detailed information are being distributed to students to bring home. A copy of the flyer is below for your convenience. (Note: on the physical flyer provided by the Red Cross, the middle school address is listed incorrectly. This blood drive will take place here at 60 Thompson Rd, not Fletcher St.).
Future Donors Pre-drive Newsletter - Kennebunk

SPORTS:

INTRAMURALS -
Intramural volleyball starts Monday, February 13th and will take place in our gym from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Monday - Thursday through the month of March. The following days will not have volleyball because of home wrestling meets; Thursday, March 2nd, Tuesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 23rd.  Sign ups for intramural volleyball begins on Monday, February 6th.

LATE WINTER SEASON ATHLETICS:
Please remember that athletes must have a current athletic card on file in Rank One in order to participate.  Forms can be accessed by going to: https://maineregional.rankonesport.com/Main/Default.aspx

SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING - FEB 14th at 6pm
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Tuesday, Feb. 14th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. This is a rescheduled date since the Feb 7th meeting was snowed out.  Please attend if you are interested in finding out about try-outs requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 

All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 27th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pmfor the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK. Open spots are limited, so interested swimmers should be able to swim a 50 freestyle with proper breathing in 50 seconds or less.  Also swimmers must be able to commit to 4 days of practice per week (2:30-3:30 pm) and 5 Friday evening meets.

Practice for swimmers who have been on the team last year will start Feb. 28th.

WRESTLING
Sign ups for wrestling are posted in each grade level wing.  The wrestling season begins on Monday, February 13th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wrestling is open to all students in grades 6-8. 

LATE BUS

Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

DANCE CLUB
Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  2/16, 3/9 and 3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - Feb 3, 2017

NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR’S WEEK
February 6-10 is National School Counselor’s Week and we would like to thank our entire Guidance Department for the work they do for students, parents and staff alike.  They go above and beyond each and every day and we appreciate their caring approach to all of our needs.  THANK YOU MRS. BINGER, MR. GRANT, MR. HESSE-STROMBERG AND MRS. MCCLUSKY FOR ALL YOU DO!

LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found items at MSK have been growing. We ask that over the next two weeks you take a look either here at school or online at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found to see if anything belongs to you.  During February break all remaining items will be donated to a charitable organization.

MSK PTG MTG - FEB 9TH
The next meeting of the MSK Parent Teacher Group will be on Thursday, February 9th at 9:00 a.m. We hope you can join us.

KIEVE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Caitlin Dunn, our Kieve Leadership School Educator in Residence, offers an after school program for low ropes and Kieve games for MSK students every Thursday from 2:15-3:50. No sign up necessary, just meet Caitlin in the computer lab if you are interested. The late bus is available for transportation home.

MSK SKI TRIP - March 4th
Last call for those students interested in going to Gunstock Mtn Resort with the middle school on Saturday, March 4th. Please return the attached form by Monday if your child wants to go.  We will send additional information regarding the trip once plans are finalized.  
Gunstock Ski Trip Interest Form

STUDENTS VS STAFF BASKETBALL GAMES - FEB 16TH
As part of their 8th grade community service Maiah Rosen and Jenna Walters are organizing the students vs staff basketball games this year. The 8th grade basketball teams will be playing the female and male staff on Thursday, February 16th. The girls game will start at 6pm and the boys game will start at 7pm. All proceeds and donations from the game will go to the Will Fulford Scholarship Fund. Admission will be $2 for adults and $1 for students. Please come and cheer on your favorite team. 

MSK BLOOD DRIVE - APRIL 3rd
As part of their 8th grade community service project two students, Elanna Carroll and Skylar Maloney, will be hosting a blood drive on April 3rd here at the middle school from 2pm-7pm.  Red Cross handouts with detailed information are being distributed to students to bring home. A copy of the flyer is also attached for your convenience. (Note: on the physical flyer provided by the Red Cross, the middle school address is listed incorrectly. This blood drive will take place here at 60 Thompson Rd, not Fletcher St.) 
Future Donors Pre-drive newsletter Kennebunk

SPORTS:

INTRAMURALS -
Intramural Basketball Week 6: Monday, February 6; Tuesday, February 7; Wednesday, February 8; Thursday, February 9

Intramural volleyball will start on Monday, February 13th and will take place in our gym from 2:15 to 3:45 Monday - Thursday through the month of March. The following days will not have volleyball because of home wrestling meets; Thursday, March 2nd, Tuesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 23rd.  Sign ups for intramural volleyball begins on Monday, February 6th.

LATE WINTER SEASON ATHLETICS:
Please remember that athletes must have a current athletic card on file in Rank One in order to participate.  Forms can be accessed by going to: https://maineregional.rankonesport.com/Main/Default.aspx

SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING - FEB 7th at 6pm
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Tuesday, Feb. 7th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please attend if you are interested in finding out about try-outs requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 

All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 27th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pmfor the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK. Open spots are limited, so interested swimmers should be able to swim a 50 freestyle with proper breathing in 50 seconds or less.  Also swimmers must be able to commit to 4 days of practice per week (2:30-3:30 pm) and 5 Friday evening meets.

Practice for swimmers who have been on the team last year will start Feb. 28th.

WRESTLING
Sign ups for wrestling are posted in each grade level wing.  The wrestling season begins on Monday, February 13th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wrestling is open to all students in grades 6-8. 

SPIRIT WEEK
Spirit week is coming up on Feb. 13th-17th.  Students and staff can dress up as follows:
Monday- PJ day (dress code applies)
Tuesday- Decades Day
Wednesday- Character Day
Thursday- Twin Day and Crazy Day
Friday- Color Day
             Katahdin - orange
             Cadillac - Yellow
             Sebago - Red
             Allagash - green
             Acadia and Baxter - Blue and White

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically meet from 2:15-3:50 pm, however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. The late bus is available for transportation home. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

NEW CLUB: DANCE CLUB  - Dance will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.   Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/9 and 3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net

Reminder: MSK Winter Band Concert Tonight, Feb 1st

You are invited to the MSK Winter Band Concert tonight, Wednesday February 1st, in the middle school gymnasium. 

The concert begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and band students should arrive for warm ups at 6:30 p.m.
Students are asked to dress nicely!
Boys: collared shirts, nice pants (tie optional)
Girls: dress, skirt/blouse or dress pants/blouse/sweater

We are looking forward to tonight's performance and are very proud of our young musicians. This will be a themed based concert celebrating the Centennial of the National Parks Service. There will be music put together with pictures from many of the national parks from our country! We hope you can join us.

Sincerely,
Laurie Ellis
MSK Band Director

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 27, 2017

PLEASE REMEMBER: School begins at 7:30 a.m on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  This means students need to be sitting in their homerooms at these times, not arriving to school or in the hallway at their locker.  If you drive your child to school, please plan on being at school 15 minutes early so they have enough time to get settled and in homeroom on time.

MARY POPPINS INFO:
There’s still time to join us to see the Middle School of the Kennebunks musical production of “Mary Poppins.” Performance dates are tonight, Friday, Jan 27th at 7:00 pm and tomorrow Saturday, Jan 28th at 2:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7.00

SPORTS:

INTRAMURALS -Intramural Basketball Dates - MSK Gym 2:15 – 3:45
Week:

5) Monday, January 30; Tuesday, January 31; Thursday, February 2
6) Monday, February 6; Tuesday, February 7; Wednesday, February 8; Thursday, February 9

SWIM TEAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Tuesday, Feb. 7th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please attend if you are interested in finding out about try-outs requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 

All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 27th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pmfor the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK. Open spots are limited, so interested swimmers should be able to swim a 50 freestyle with proper breathing in 50 seconds or less.  Also swimmers must be able to commit to 4 days of practice per week (2:30-3:30 pm) and 5 Friday evening meets.

Practice for swimmers who have been on the team last year will start Feb. 28th.

KHS UNIFIED BASKETBALL
The Kennebunk High School Unified Basketball Team has started practicing and players are very enthusiastic about the 2017 season.  Please plan on attending any or all of our games this season.  We would love to have as many fans cheering us on as possible. Home games are at the high school.

Friday  January 27th Home Game 3:30 vs. Massabesic
Tuesday January 31st Away Game 3:30 @ Marshwood
Friday February 3rd Home Game 4:00 vs. Wells
Tuesday February 7th  Home Game 5:30 vs. Greely
Thursday February 9th Away Game at York 3:30
Wednesday March 1st Away Game 3:30 at Massabesic
Friday March 3rd  Home Game vs. Deering 3:30
Wednesday March 15th End of the season Festival at Yarmouth 3:30pm
 
Thank you for your support, KHS Unified

LOST AND FOUND
Students can sometimes be forgetful and leave their personal items behind at school.  We are working to place all of MSK’s lost & found items into a photo gallery so parents can browse for items and claim them. You can see what is here by going to http://www.rsu21.net/msk-lost-and-found. We will continue to catalog lost items and update the photo gallery each week.  This page is also linked to our middle school home page under “Information-Lost and Found”.  

LATE BUS
Late buses leave the middle school at 4:00/4:05 p.m. every day that school is in session.  Please note that late bus routes are different than regular bus routes and do not make as many stops.  If you have any questions, please call us at 467-8004.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. (while school is in session). Late buses are available for transportation home.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS - 3rd QTR
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  Below is a list of current clubs.  Afternoon clubs typically finish in time for the late bus home however, there are exceptions so please check with the advisor if you have any questions. We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

NEW: DANCE CLUB  - This club will take place on Tuesday afternoons in the cafetorium, and is for students who enjoy dancing and like working with others to choreograph and learn routines.  No experience necessary.  We will explore different styles of dance based on student interest.  The first meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 31st from 2:15-3:50 p.m.  Advisor: Dolly Nguyen   If you have any questions you can reach her at jeda_dlh@hotmail.com

COLORING/DRAWING CLUB
Coloring/Drawing Club happens on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:50 in Room 611 (Mrs. Scott’s classroom).  A variety of coloring sheets/books, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided.  Students may bring their own supplies if they prefer.   If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Binger at dbinger@rsu21.net.  All are welcome!!

GIRL TALK
This is a great group of high school girls who are looking to build relationships with middle school girls. Girl Talk is a nationally recognized nonprofit mentoring program that offers fun, positive monthly meetings and friendship-building activities for middle school girls. KHS/MSK is one of many chapters. This club meets at 8:00 a.m. in room 808 on the following late start Wednesdays:  1/25, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12 and 5/10. Please contact advisor Jill Lamontagne at jlamontagne@rsu21.net for more information.  You can also find out more about this program at www.mygirltalk.org.

KEYSTONE CREATIONS
KeyStone Creations is our in-house design and graphics arts business.  KeyStone meets weekly-most often on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:30 in the Swift Center. For more information or to sign up, please see advisor Mrs. McCarthy or email her at mmccarthy@rsu21.net.

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations is posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ or google: rsu21 outing club. For more information contact Nick Costello:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
This club takes place on Wednesdays, after school in room 710 until 3:45 p.m.  Students will play classic and modern strategy games such as chess, mancala, stratego, etc.  Games will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to also bring their own.  Contact advisor Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net for more information.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students at MSK and we invite new members to join us throughout the year.  Meeting dates to be announced.  Advisors: Mrs. Grant (dgrant@rsu21.net) and Mrs. Thomson (cthomson@rsu21.net). 

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will meet on Thursdays through March on the following dates:  1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/9 and 3/23.  All meetings are after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Everyone is welcome. Advisors are: Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net, and Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net