MSK Team in the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K

MSK is forming a team consisting of students and staff to run/walk in the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K. The race is on Sunday, June 4th at 9:30 am and starts at 175 Port Road in Kennebunk. We will be supporting the Center for Seniors down in Lower Village by participating and also creating team spirit! We are encouraging students, faculty and their families to join our team. 

The cost is only $10.00 per person but you must register using a hard copy of the registration form and not register online, in order to be a part of the team and receive this discount. For your convenience, a copy of the registration form is attached or you can pick one up in the MSK office if you prefer.

All registration forms and money must be in by this Friday, May 26th. Maureen Fulford will hand deliver all MSK forms to Pat Schwebler down at the Senior Center that afternoon. 

Thank you for your support and let's hope that we have a great turnout and great weather for this event.

Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K Registration Form

MSK Weekly Bulletin May 22-26

LATE TO SCHOOL:
We want to remind parents and students that the school day begins at 7:30 a.m. on Mon, Tue, Thr & Fri and at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  Parents, if you drive your child to school, we ask that you get them here no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of the day so they can go to their locker, report to their homeroom on time and don't miss the beginning of the school day. 

ANNUAL WORLD LANGUAGE “MARKET DAYS” ARE COMING 
(These will be bagged lunch days for all students at MSK!) Sign ups for lunch take place in each homeroom. If your child signed up to bring a lunch from home, please remind them on these days.

Our Foreign Language classes will be hosting Market Days: May 25th – Spanish;  May 26th – French and we are looking for parent volunteers and donations.  Please see the online sign up opportunities below.

Online Sign Up

Spanish 5/25
Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44 
Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7

French 5/26
Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv 
Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru

MSK PTG
The MSK PTG would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped with the staff appreciation breakfast on Wednesday. Whether you baked, bought, or volunteered, your assistance was greatly appreciated! We couldn't have done it without everyone's help. Our wonderful staff seemed to really enjoy themselves, and we are glad that we were able to provide them with such a nice event. Thanks again!

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders

Starting on Tuesday, May 23rd, you may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!
If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, 
Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council will meet next Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00 a.m.

KHS VPA’s Spring Meeting May 31
The high school Visual and Performing Arts Boosters' Spring meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm in the KHS Auditorium. Next year will be an exciting one at KHS when the new theater and art classrooms open. Join us to continue the great tradition of supporting the arts at KHS! All are welcome, with a special invitation to next year’s freshman parents.

SPRING SPORTS:
The Spring sports schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

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 Tulip Garden - May 19th

Tomorrow morning, all students and staff at MSK will gather together by the tulip garden in front of our school for our annual "stand against cancer."  This event will take place during our walking time beginning at 9:30 a.m.  It is a time to reflect on those special folks in our lives who are battling cancer, have survived cancer or have lost their battle with this terrible disease.

WE ENCOURAGE STUDENTS AND STAFF TO WEAR PINK OR PURPLE ON FRIDAY!

MSK Parent Check-In Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian of a Middle School of the Kennebunks student,

Below you will find our Parent Check-In Survey.

As part of the 2016-2021 District Strategic Plan, the district will utilize this survey to check in on various focus areas of the district. This same survey will be used for several years and will help the district analyze trends. 

Please note that this survey is specific to the Middle School of the Kennebunks. We are asking that all parents please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey prior to June 16.

Should you have any questions, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Phil Potenziano at ppotenziano@rsu21.net.

Parent Check-In Survey

Sincerely,
Dr. Katie Hawes
Superintendent of Schools

MSK Weekly Bulletin May 15-19

MSK PTG
The MSK PTG is hosting the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 17th, to show our thanks to the wonderful staff members of MSK. This breakfast would not be possible without the help of the fantastic parents of the children here at MSK. *Please note that this is a late start morning and the teachers will enjoy all this before our kids even arrive at school. 

We will need help on that day, as well as help with food donations. If you are able to assist in any way, we would really appreciate it!

1. Volunteers
            -set-up: Wednesday 5/18 at 6:30 am (6-8 people)
            -serving: 7:15-8:15 am (6-8 people)
            -clean-up: (6-8 people)---from about 8:15 until 9:00 am
Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you can help that morning.

2. Food and/or Monetary Donations:
All food donations can be dropped off Tuesday, May 17th between 7:30 and 4:00 in the office (there will be a cooler there), or between 6:30-7:15 am on Wednesday morning, May 18th.
To make this easier, we have listed suggested donation items by grade:

6th grade: Juice and Water (apple, cranberry, OJ, bottled water)
7th grade: Prepared fruit (washed and cut up) in large zip-top bags or disposable containers---each person can do just one or two types of fruit. We did this last year and were able to combine them all into a large bowl for a fantastic fruit salad!
8th grade: Baked Goods (Pastries, Muffins, Breads----Homemade or Store-bought).  Gluten-free options would also be appreciated!

Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to donate any of these items (and specifics of what you will be bringing, if possible).  This way we will know what we will have and what we might need.

We would also be happy to accept monetary donations, which may be dropped off at the office any time between now and May 17th. (Checks can be made out to MSK PTG.)  Your money will go toward rounding out the morning’s menu. Thank you for your help, and for your continued support of the PTG!

THE 2017 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS - BELLA ROSSBOROUGH
6th grader, Bella Rossborough, was one of the top two youth volunteers selected from Maine for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. She was formally recognized at a gala award ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History earlier this month. You can see a clip from Ella's interview here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5vPKx0wclw&feature=youtu.be

      CONGRATULATIONS BELLA!

SCHOLAR LEADER AWARDS DINNER
Two 8th graders, Kevin Finn and Lilly Schwartzman, were honored by the New England League of Middle Schools and the Maine Association for Middle Level Education as Scholar Leaders at an awards dinner on May 11th. This award recognizes 8th graders from throughout Maine who have distinguished themselves in terms of outstanding leadership. We congratulate Lilly and Kevin on receiving this award.

SPRING SPORTS:
The Spring sports schedules can be found on the middle school website:
http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

ANNUAL WORLD LANGUAGE “MARKET DAYS” ARE COMING
Our Foreign Language classes will be hosting Market Days: May 25th – Spanish;  May 26th – French and we are looking for parent volunteers and donations.  Please see the online sign up opportunities below.

Online Sign Up

Spanish 5/25
Food Donations - http://alturl.com/ggh44 
Market Volunteers - http://alturl.com/p8xu7

French 5/26
Food Donations - http://alturl.com/2oscv 
Market Volunteers - http://alturl.com/wprru

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders

Starting on Tuesday, May 23rd, you may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!
If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, 
Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

CELEBRATE EMS WEEK ON MAY 20th   
EMS Flyer 2017

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!

MEA Testing Friday, May 12th at MSK

Dear parents and guardians:

As a reminder, the MEA essay test, the final phase of the MEA’s, will take place this Friday, May 12th. Testing begins at 7:40 a.m. and it is important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast and arrive to school on time. It is also important that students bring their iPads to school fully charged for testing AND BRING THEIR CHARGERS WITH THEM.

Track Practice at MSK Today

For all track athletes:

Due to the anticipated showers this afternoon, track practice will take place at MSK instead of the high school.  Students should stay at MSK afterschool instead of taking their bus to KHS. 

Parents/Guardians: if you pick up your track athlete after practice, they will be at MSK today, Wednesday, May 10th.

MSK Weekly Bulletin May 8-12

SPRING SPORTS:
The Spring sports schedules can be found on the middle school website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk-athletics-announcements

Sports photos will take place on Tuesday, May 9th.  Athletes can get picture forms from their coach, or you can order pictures online at http://bit.ly/2oPpV2U

MEA TESTING AT MSK
The final phase of the MEA’s, the MEA essay test, will take place next Friday, May 12th. It is important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast and arrive to school on time. It is also important that students bring their iPads to school fully charged for testing AND BRING THEIR CHARGERS WITH THEM.

MSK PTG
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the cafetorium. We hope you can join us. 

The MSK PTG is hosting the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 17th, to show our thanks to the wonderful staff members of MSK. This breakfast would not be possible without the help of the fantastic parents of the children here at MSK. *Please note that this is a late start morning and the teachers will enjoy all this before our kids even arrive at school. 

We will need help on that day, as well as help with food donations. If you are able to assist in any way, we would really appreciate it!

1. Volunteers
            -set-up: Wednesday 5/18 at 6:30 am (6-8 people)
            -serving: 7:15-8:15 am (6-8 people)
            -clean-up: (6-8 people)---from about 8:15 until 9:00 am

Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you can help that morning.

2. Food and/or Monetary Donations:
All food donations can be dropped off Tuesday, May 17th between 7:30 and 4:00 in the office (there will be a cooler there), or between 6:30-7:15 am on Wednesday morning, May 18th.
To make this easier, we have listed suggested donation items by grade:

6th grade: Juice and Water (apple, cranberry, OJ, bottled water)
7th grade: Prepared fruit (washed and cut up) in large zip-top bags or disposable containers---each person can do just one or two types of fruit. We did this last year and were able to combine them all into a large bowl for a fantastic fruit salad!
8th grade: Baked Goods (Pastries, Muffins, Breads----Homemade or Store-bought).  Gluten-free options would also be appreciated!

Please contact us at mskptg.me@gmail.com if you are able to donate any of these items (and specifics of what you will be bringing, if possible).  This way we will know what we will have and what we might need.

We would also be happy to accept monetary donations, which may be dropped off at the office any time between now and May 17th. (Checks can be made out to MSK PTG.)  Your money will go toward rounding out the morning’s menu.  Thank you for your help, and for your continued support of the PTG!

The PTG would also like to let parents and students know that next week is National Teacher Appreciation week (even though, due to scheduling, the breakfast is the following week). We would encourage those who feel so inclined to let our wonderful staff members know how appreciated they are for all they do!

MARKET DAYS ARE COMING
Our Foreign Language classes will be hosting Market Days: May 25th – Spanish;  May 26th – French and we are looking for parent volunteers and donations.  Please see the online sign up opportunities below.

Online Sign Up

Spanish 5/25 
Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44 
Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7

French 5/26
Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv 
Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru

MSK YEARBOOK
It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out.  The 2016-2017 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00. The easiest way to order your yearbook is to order online by simply clicking the link below. It will lead you to a "Click to Order Your Yearbook" image.  Click on that image to order your yearbook. 
http://www.rsu21.net/msk-yearbook-orders 

Starting on Tuesday, May 23rd, you may also order a yearbook with cash or a check made payable to MSK.  There will be a table set up in the lobby before school begins. Cash sales will end on June 16th!
If you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact yearbook advisors, 
Ann Kennedy or Julia Gottlieb. Their email addresses are: akennedy@rsu21.net or jgottlieb@rsu21.net  

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
All previously announced community service projects are ongoing and here are two more to share:

-- Preble Street’s homeless population is in need of socks because of how much time they spend outside and on their feet. There will a donation box in the lobby of MSK for new/adult socks only please (no used socks can be accepted). Your donation is much appreciated.

-- A sewing workshop for “Dress a Girl Around the World” will be held on Tuesday, May 16th, after school.  Learn to make a simple dress for a girl in need. No sewing skills are required and all are welcome. Please sign up outside Mrs. Dalton’s room if you would like to participate.

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 - 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!

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
The Civil Rights Team meets every Wednesday after school in Mrs. McGlashan's room (612).  If you have any questions, you can reach Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net.

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 in room 808 and the last regular meeting is on 5/10 at 8:00 a.m. 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 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.

YEARBOOK CLUB
The Yearbook Club will have one more meeting.  The last meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, May 17th.

MSK Sports Update - Tuesday, May 2nd

Due to weather conditions this afternoon, here are some updates for MSK sports:

Track and Field - Home Meet Today at KHS 4pm

7th Gr Softball/Baseball - Games at Scarborough have been cancelled - No Practice

8th Gr Softball/Baseball - NO Practice

8th Boys Lacrosse - No Practice
7th/8th Girls Lacrosse - Practice 2:15 - 3:45
7th Boys Lacrosse - Practice 4-5:30

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