MSK Track and Field Begins Today

Dear parents and guardians:

This is a reminder that track and field practice begins today, Monday, April 23rd, after school on the high school fields.

Athletes will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. Students who do not usually ride a bus will be assigned to bus 19. All track athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show the bus driver each day in order to get off the bus at KHS and participate in track and field. 

Practice ends at 3:50 pm and students can take be picked up at KHS at that time or take the late bus home from there.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MSK Athletic Director, Andy Coulombe at acoulombe@rsu21.net

Thank you and have a great day!

MSK Weekly Bulletin - April 12, 2018

HAPPY VACATION EVERYONE!

Don’t forget that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, April 13th and next week, April 16 - 20 as we all enjoy a well deserved spring break. 

School will reopen on Monday, April 23 and we look forward to seeing everyone then.

2ND QUARTER REPORT CARDS
The Parent Portal of PowerSchool will reopen on Friday afternoon, April 13th. To view and print your child’s report card via the parent portal, 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 need a hard copy of your child’s report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

STUDENT COUNCIL
The next student council meeting will take place on Wednesday morning, April 25th at 8:00 am in room 707.

We wish you and your family and safe and happy spring break.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - April 6, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
April 6 - 3rd quarter ends.  Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool for missing work as the quarter comes to a close. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, April 9th as teachers finalize grades and will reopen on Friday, April 13th so parents can view report cards.
April 6 - 7/8  Dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5.00 admission (refreshments are available for purchase)
April 9 - Sebago Team Chinatown Trip
April 12 - MSK PTG Mtg 9am
April 13-20 - NO School for Students/Vacation Week

NO HOMEWORK HELP NEXT WEEK
There will be no homework help after school next week, April 9-11.

7/8 GRADE - CHROMEBOOKS STAY IN SCHOOL OVER BREAK
Parents and students, please remember that chromebooks are to be left at school over April vacation. In addition to the chromebooks, cases and chargers should be left as well.  

SPRING SPORTS
Spring sports includes: baseball (grades 7&8), softball (grades 7&8), lacrosse (grades 7&8) and track and field (open to all grades).

Beginning Monday, April 9th - 7/8 softball, 7/8 lacrosse and 8th grade baseball
Beginning Wednesday, April 11th - 7th gr baseball
Beginning Monday, April 23rd - track and field...athletes will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. All track athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show the bus driver each day.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

FOOD DRIVE AT THE DANCE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH
Eighth grade students Lydia Highbarger and Samantha McGrath are doing a food drive for their community service project. As part of their project, they are going to have a donation table on April 6, the date of the MSK dance for 7th and 8th graders. 8th and 7th graders can donate a non-perishable food item as they walk into the dance. They specifically need donations of canned ravioli or spaghetti, canned fruit, canned baked beans, boxed cereal, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, beef stew, boxed pasta, stuffing, muffin mix, oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, and juice. Anything helps!!!

PORTLAND SCHOOL OF BALLET
As part of Maeve Saunders’ community service project to bring the arts to all audiences, please join Portland Ballet at Building Ballets, an innovative program that mixes performance, lecture and demonstration to educate the public about the performing arts. See flyer attached!

KENNEBUNK COFFEE HOUSE - APRIL 7TH
Mary Hauser’s community service project is the "Kennebunk Coffee House", in which 8th grade and high school musicians will perform over coffee and desserts to raise money to support the organization Doctors Without Borders.  This is being done in collaboration with the high school Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Join us on Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafe and help support this worthwhile cause. The suggested donation is $5 /students and seniors; $10/adults, $20 for families. We hope to see you there.

THE BUNK-BRUNCH - APRIL 8TH
On Sunday, April 8th from 10am-3pm, come join Alexandre Reed, Cole Binnet, William Smith and Leia Lowery, at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Headquarters for a family friendly brunch. Located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport, there will be food, fun and board games, or walk a trail and warm up by the fire. For more information contact Leia@kctoffice.org or call 207-967-3465.

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

A 2nd donation box is located in the lobby for Libby Dakers and Elsa Engesser’s community service project, also to support the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk. Any donation you can make to better the lives of animals in the shelter is much appreciated.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
NO HOMEWORK HELP APRIL 9,10&11 - Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  The next meeting is scheduled for April 9th.

Tuesdays:
OUTING CLUB IS BACK
The 1st meeting of the 4th quarter will take place next Tuesday, April 10th: learning about the basics of fire safety and building a fire on goose rocks beach. It’s not too late to sign up, simply see Mr. Costello for a permission slip and sign up on the board outside Mr. Steere’s office. Feel free to bring something to cook over the fire and share! 

Pick up is @ Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport (not gooches!) @ 4:00 PM. Go to the clock tower corner on rt 9, turn on Dyke rd toward the beach, then turn left on the kings highway along the beach. We will be in the middle of the beach. 

For complete information about this and future outings please go to https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/ 

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 30, 2018

CADILLAC TEAM SCIENCE EXPO
The Cadillac Team Science Expo is happening next week on Thursday, April 5th, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the MSK cafeteria. Our scientists are almost ready!!

SPRING SPORTS
Sign ups for spring sports are posted in each wing - outside Mr. Taylor’s room in 6th grade, outside Mr. MacLeod’s room in 7th grade and outside Mr. Hemond’s room in 8th grade. Spring sports includes baseball, softball, and lacrosse that are open to 7th and 8th grade students, and track and field which is open to students in all grades.

Baseball, softball and lacrosse will begin Monday, April 9th.
Track and field will begin on Monday, April 23rd - athletes who participate in track and field will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. All athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show the bus driver each day.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

FOOD DRIVE
Eighth grade students Lydia Highbarger and Samantha McGrath are doing a food drive for their community service project. As part of their project, they are going to have a donation table on April 6, the date of the MSK dance for 7th and 8th graders. 8th and 7th graders can donate a non-perishable food item as they walk into the dance. They specifically need donations of canned ravioli or spaghetti, canned fruit, canned baked beans, boxed cereal, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter, jelly, beef stew, boxed pasta, stuffing, muffin mix, oatmeal, instant mashed potatoes, and juice. Anything helps!!!

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 23, 2018

MEA TESTING CONTINUES NEXT WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS
MEA testing at the middle school will continue on Monday and Tuesday next week, March 26 and 27.  Testing will take place from 7:40-9:00 am each day. If your child is absent on any of the testing days, make up sessions will be provided. 

It is CRITICAL that if your child brings their chromebook home, they bring it back to school each morning FULLY CHARGED.

It is also important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast each morning, and arrive to school on time (by 7:25 am). Please encourage your child to do their best when testing and feel free to contact principal, Jeff Rodman at 467-8004 if you have any general questions regarding the MEA.

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL
We have two games next week: Monday, March 26 at Wells Jr. High at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, March 30 at home at 3:00 p.m. There will also be practice after school on Tues, Wed & Thurs until 3:45 p.m.

Any questions regarding intramural volleyball, please contact Debbie Johnson at wasternist@gmail.com or Maureen Fulford at mfulford@rsu21.net

SPRING SPORTS
Sign ups for spring sports are posted in each wing - outside Mr. Taylor’s room in 6th grade, outside Mr. MacLeod’s room in 7th grade and outside Mr. Hemond’s room in 8th grade. Students should sign up if they are interested in Spring sports. This includes baseball, softball, and lacrosse - open to 7th and 8th grade students, and track and field which is open to students in all grades.

Baseball, softball and lacrosse will begin on Monday, April 9th.
Track and field will begin on Monday, April 23rd - athletes who participate in track and field will take their regular bus to the high school for practice and get off there. All athletes will be issued a blue sports pass that they will show to the bus driver each day.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL SHELTER
Emilie Santerre and Maiea Naber are collecting donations for Safe Haven Animal Shelter. Their goal is to collect 200 cans of cat food and 5 lbs. of dry cat food by March 30th. If they can reach their goal, Mr. Steer has agreed to dress up as the Easter Bunny for the day on April 2nd. Please bring in some cat food and drop it off in the big purple and blue box by the front door of MSK.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
NO ART STUDIO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST. This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  The next meeting will be on March 28th at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 15, 2018

MEA TESTING TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS
MEA testing at the middle school will take place beginning Monday, March 19th and go through Tuesday, March 27th.  Testing will take place from 7:40-9:00 am each day with the exception of late start Wednesday, March 21st (no testing on Wednesday). If your child is absent on any of the testing days, make up sessions will be provided. 

It is important that students get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast each morning, and arrive to school on time (by 7:25 am). Please encourage your child to do their best when testing and feel free to contact principal, Jeff Rodman at 467-8004 if you have any general questions regarding the MEA.

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL
Intramural Volleyball takes place after school and ends in time for students to take the late bus home. Next week’s schedule is as follows: Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22 only.

Any questions regarding intramural volleyball, please contact Debbie Johnson at wasternist@gmail.com or Maureen Fulford at mfulford@rsu21.net

HARLEM SUPERSTARS COME TO KHS - MARCH 19TH
The Harlem Superstars will be at Kennebunk High School on Monday, March 19th for a game to be held at 6:00 pm in the KHS Gym. The tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. This is a fundraiser to benefit the KHS Student Council. A few of the “Superstars” will be visiting MSK during lunch to talk to our students as well. 

COMMUNITY NEWS:
8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Service Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

BLOOD DRIVE-MARCH 19TH
As their community service project, Maura Ragnarsson and Lola Cook are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, March 19th from 2:00-7:00 pm in the MSK gym. If you or a family member can donate blood please spread the world and donate! Thank you for supporting our eighth grade community project.  
Please see the flyer: Middle School of the Kennebunks Blood Drive Newsletter

SPECIAL SURFERS ORGANIZATION
Ashley LaRoche, Ashley Medina and Juliauna Tadlock are having a bake sale at the blood drive on March 19th from 2-7pm. They are raising money for the special surfers organization and are trying to reach a goal of $750.  Please stop by if you are able and help them support kids with special needs who would like to get out and learn to surf! You can learn more about the organization by going to http://www.specialsurfer.org/

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL SHELTER
Emilie Santerre and Maiea Naber are collecting donations for Safe Haven Animal Shelter. Their goal is to collect 200 cans of cat food and 5 lbs. of dry cat food by March 30th. If they can reach their goal, Mr. Steer has agreed to dress up as the Easter Bunny for the day on April 2nd. Please bring in some cat food and drop it off in the big purple and blue box by the front door of MSK.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
NO ART STUDIO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST. This club typically takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Blood Drive - Monday, March 19th from 2-7pm

Dear MSK Parents and Guardians:

Two of our 8th grade students are hosting a blood drive here at MSK on Monday, March 19th in the MSK gym. The blood drive is part of our community projects for our 8th graders and the American Red Cross will be here to run it from 2pm - 7pm. At this time we have 15 of our possible 48 slots filled. We need your help! Please sign up at www.redcrossblood.org or you can reach out to Craig Hemond at chemond@rsu21.net. Let me know what time frame you would like to sign up for and I will sign you up and confirm your appointment. Thank you for considering to give blood and please spread the word!

Thank you,
Craig Hemond (8th Grade Science Teacher and Community Project Advisor for this group)

Please see the attached form for more information: Middle School of the Kennebunks Blood Drive Newsletter

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 9, 2018

KHS MUSICAL
Kennebunk High School Theater presents "As You Like It." A modern musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery. Performances are: March 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm, and March 11 at 2 pm in the KHS auditorium. 

Tickets for all RSU 21 students are free at the door. These free tickets must be claimed, in person, on the same day as the performance. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last. Call 985-1110 x1107 for more information or go to www.asyoulikeitkhs.brownpapertickets.com if you would like to purchase tickets online.

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL
Intramural Volleyball takes place after school and ends in time for students to take the late bus home. Next week’s schedule is as follows:

Monday 3/12 - Game @ York High School 3:30pm start (Bus 2:15pm)
Tuesday 3/13 - No Volleyball
Wednesday 3/14 - Practice 2:15-3:45
Thursday 3/15 - Home Game vs. York 3:30pm

Any questions regarding intramural volleyball, please contact Debbie Johnson at wasternist@gmail.com or Maureen Fulford at mfulford@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE TRIP TO BOSTON - MARCH 16TH
The sixth grade teams will be going to Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, March 16th.  Students will return at 3:00 pm and can be picked up upon return.  Students also have the option of taking the late bus at 3:45 pm.

HARLEM SUPERSTARS COME TO KHS - MARCH 19TH
The Harlem Superstars will be at Kennebunk High School on Monday, March 19th for a game to be held at 6:00 pm in the KHS Gym. The tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. This is a fundraiser to benefit the KHS Student Council. A few of the “Superstars” will be visiting MSK during lunch to talk to our students as well. 

8TH GRADE IB COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS:
All 8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

BLOOD DRIVE-MARCH 19TH
As their community service project, Maura Ragnarsson and Lola Cook are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, March 19th from 2:00-7:00 pm in the MSK gym. If you or a family member can donate blood please spread the world and donate! Thank you for supporting our eighth grade community project.  Please see the attached flyer. 

SPECIAL SURFERS ORGANIZATION
Ashley LaRoche, Ashley Medina and Juliauna Tadlock are having a bake sale at the blood drive on March 19th from 2-7pm. They are raising money for the special surfers organization and are trying to reach a goal of $750.  Please stop by if you are able and help them support kids with special needs who would like to get out and learn to surf! You can learn more about the organization by going to http://www.specialsurfer.org/

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - March 13 Skateboarding, Inline Skates, and Scooter Riding at Bath Indoor Skatepark - A waiver must be completed and signed by a parent in front of the Program Coordinator (this can be done at drop off at the Youth Community Center on the day) OR, IF NOT SIGNED IN PERSON THIS FORM MUST BE NOTARIZED.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th
WHERE: Bath Meetinghouse and Skatepark, Bath
TIMES: Bus leaves the Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return approx. 10:00 pm
COST: $35/participant

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK Weekly Bulletin - March 2, 2018  

8TH GRADE PARENT MEETING AT KHS - MARCH 6TH - 6:00 PM
8th grade parents and guardians, you are invited to a meeting at KHS next week on Tuesday, March 6th. Please see the attached letter from Susan Cressey, Principal at Kennebunk High School, with specific details. 
Letters to 8th parents - March Meeting

KHS MUSICAL
Kennebunk High School Theater presents "As You Like It." A modern musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery. Performances are: March 2,3,9 and 10 at 7:30 pm, and March 11 at 2 pm in the KHS auditorium. 

Tickets for all RSU 21 students are free at the door. These free tickets must be claimed, in person, on the same day as the performance. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last. Call 985-1110 x1107 for more information or go to www.asyoulikeitkhs.brownpapertickets.com if you would like to purchase tickets online.

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL
Intramural Volleyball takes place after school and ends in time for students to take the late bus home. Next week’s schedule is as follows:
Monday 3/5 - 2:15 - 3:45pm
Tuesday 3/6 - 2:15 - 3:45pm
Wednesday 3/7 - 2:15-3:45pm for 6th & 7th graders; 8th graders Game @ York 3:30pm (Bus at 2:15)
Thursday 3/8 - 2:15-3:45pm

Any questions regarding intramural volleyball, please contact Debbie Johnson at wasternist@gmail.com or Maureen Fulford at mfulford@rsu21.net

6TH GRADE TRIP TO BOSTON - MARCH 16TH
6th graders will be going to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Friday, March 16th. We will leave MSK at 8:30 am and return by 3:45 pm. A letter to parents and guardians with specific details will go home with students next week.

HARLEM SUPERSTARS COME TO KHS - MARCH 19TH
The Harlem Superstars will be at Kennebunk High School on Monday, March 19th for a game to be held at 6:00 pm in the KHS Gym. The tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. This is a fundraiser to benefit the KHS Student Council. A few of the “Superstars” will be visiting MSK during lunch to talk to our students as well. 

LITTLE LEAGUE
Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Little League evaluations for the 2018 Major and Minor baseball leagues happen next week. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
2018 Little League Evaluation Baseball

RSU21 FREE & REDUCED MEALS
Please see the attached flyers regarding free and reduced meals or click here for more information. 
http://www.rsu21.net/food-and-nutrition-services/  
NutriCloud Flyer RSU #21
Free and Reduced Guidelines 2018

8TH GRADE IB COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS:
All 8th grade students at MSK participate in a “Community Project” as a culmination of their International Baccalaureate experience at MSK.  Students are allowed to select groups and work to identify a need in the community that matches a personal area of interest.  During this year long, self-directed undertaking, students work to plan and implement a project that will impact the area of need they have identified.  Listed below are some current projects we would like to share.

BLOOD DRIVE-MARCH 19TH
As their community service project, Maura Ragnarsson and Lola Cook are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, March 19th from 2:00-7:00 pm in the MSK gym. If you or a family member can donate blood please spread the world and donate! Thank you for supporting our eighth grade community project.  Please see the flyer: Blood Drive MSK

ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Lizzy Howard and Arianna Fourtzialas-Price are collecting items for A.W.S. If you would like to help out our furry friends, there is a box outside of the main office for your donations.

PROJECT SOCKS
Brier Phipps, Ian Huguley and Hans Ruediger are collecting hats, gloves and socks for the homeless community in Portland. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. There is a box in the MSK lobby for your new or gently used donations.

KENNEBUNK PARKS AND REC OPPORTUNITIES:
Epic Nights Out is for middle school and freshman students. These trips aim to give participants a chance to explore different places outside of town! For information contact Ryan French, Program Coordinator/Youth Center Supervisor, Kennebunk Recreation Department at rfrench@kennebunkmaine.us

Epic Night Out - March 13 Skateboarding, Inline Skates, and Scooter Riding at Bath Indoor Skatepark - A waiver must be completed and signed by a parent in front of the Program Coordinator (this can be done at drop off at the Youth Community Center on the day) OR, IF NOT SIGNED IN PERSON THIS FORM MUST BE NOTARIZED.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th
WHERE: Bath Meetinghouse and Skatepark, Bath
TIMES: Bus leaves the Kennebunk Youth Center at 3:00 pm & will return approx. 10:00 pm
COST: $35/participant

Epic Night Out - April 10 - Maine Indoor Karting - A waiver form must be completed.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Kennebunk Youth Center
TIMES: Bus leaves Kennebunk Youth Center at 4:15 pm & will return approx. 7:30 pm
COST: $60/participant

Epic Night Out - May 1 - Sea Dogs Baseball
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 10:00 pm
COST: $40/participant

Epic Night Out - June 19 - Fun Town
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th
WHERE: Pick up and drop off at MSK
TIMES: Bus leaves MSK at 2:10 pm & will return approx 7:00 pm
COST: $45/participant

For more information or to sign up, visit the Kennebunk Recreation Department website.
 

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the next scheduled meetings: March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net 

IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

MSK INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PARENT SURVEY

Dear parents and guardians:

This year we are involved in a self study process evaluating our progress as an IB World School. As part of this process, we are interested in learning about your experiences with our school.  

We appreciate your feedback as we reflect on our progress and consider how we can continue to develop our Middle Years Programme and enhance students' educational experience at MSK.  

Please use this link to access the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/rw6odLgZh8Qs3hKx2

MSK Weekly Bulletin - February 9, 2018

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for students and parents on Friday, February 9th, at 6:30 pm in the KHS gym. Middle School wrestling will start on Monday, February 12th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Young at styoung@rsu21.net.

MORNING DROP OFF INFORMATION
Thank you for your patience as we work to alleviate the morning drop off congestion. Please understand that the school driveway and Thompson Road were not made to handle the number of vehicles that come to MSK each morning. If an effort to ease traffic flow, we now have two drop off areas. These are:
1. The front driveway along the sidewalk of the main entrance (please pull as far forward as possible).
2. The middle school side parking lot behind the Dorothy Steven’s Center.  If you use the side lot, we ask that you drop your child off in the parking lot, not the driveway.  This will allow traffic to flow smoothly. Students need to use the crosswalk and enter through the glass hallway door when being dropped off at this location. 
At all times, please adhere to the posted speed limits and do not pass other vehicles in line.  Our number goal is to ensure the safety of students. 

Our school day begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. and students are expected to be in their homeroom at that time. 

GUNSTOCK SKI TRIP (SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH) PERMISSION SLIP ATTACHED
Attached is the “official” Gunstock Ski Trip permission Slip. Please print and complete this form and return it to Mr. Rodman no later than Monday February 12th. Hard copies are also available in the main office.
Gunstock Ski Permission Slip March 2018

SPIRIT WEEK IS NEXT WEEK: Feb 12 - Feb 16
Please remember the school code of conduct and school dress code apply during all spirit week activities. Students are expected to dress and behave appropriately.
Monday:     Pajama Day/Onesies
Tuesday:     Sports Day
Wednesday:     Decades Day
Thursday:     Meme/Character Day
Friday:     Color Day: Katahdin-Orange; Cadillac-Yellow; Allagash-Green; Sebago-Red; 8th Grade-Blue and White 

WINTER BAND CONCERT- FEB. 15th
The MIddle School of the Kennebunks Concert and Jazz Bands will have their Winter Concert on Thursday evening, February 15, 2018.  The concert will take place in the MSK Gym and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Students should plan on arriving for warm-ups by 6:30 p.m. and should dress nicely for their performance. * please no jeans, sweatpants or shorts

Boys: Dress pants, collared shirt or sweater - tie optional
Girls: Dress, skirt/blouse, dress pants/sweater

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION - New Meeting Date of Feb 12th
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Monday, Feb. 12th in the school library from 6:00-6:30 pm. Please attend if you are interested in finding out about tryouts requirements, ordering suits, and the schedule for practices and meets. 

All swimmers new to the MSK team must tryout.  Tryouts will be Feb. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.

More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
The last day of Intramural Basketball is Tuesday, Feb 13th - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

CHROMEBOOKS
All Chromebooks (and chargers) are to remain in school during February break.  School is closed February 19-23 and will reopen on Monday, February 26th. 

MSK INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PARENT SURVEY
This year we are involved in a self study process evaluating our progress as an IB World School. As part of this process, we are interested in learning about your experiences with our school.  We appreciate your feedback as we reflect on our progress and consider how we can continue to develop our Middle Years Programme and enhance students' educational experience at MSK.  Click here to take the survey https://goo.gl/forms/rw6odLgZh8Qs3hKx2

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.netwith questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. Dates to be announced. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
 NEW: IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. This club takes place on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net

MSK Morning Drop Off Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Our school day begins at 7:30 a.m. and students are expected to be in their homeroom at that time. If you happen to be driving your child to school in the morning, please arrive between 7:00-7:25 a.m.  

In an effort to alleviate traffic flow issues, you may now drop off in one of two areas.  

  1. The front driveway along the sidewalk of the main entrance (please pull as far forward as possible).
  2. The middle school side parking lot behind the Dorothy Steven’s Center.  If you use the side lot, we ask that you drop your child off in the parking lot, not the driveway.  This will allow traffic to flow smoothly. Students need to use the crosswalk and enter through the glass hallway door when being dropped off at this location. 

At all times, please adhere to the posted speed limits and do not pass other vehicles in line.

Thank you,

Jeff Rodman, Principal

MSK Hold In Place - Feb. 5, 2018

Dear parents and guardians:

This morning, due to a medical emergency involving a student, the middle school initiated a "hold in place." The hold in place allowed first responders to come into the building without restriction and to protect the privacy and dignity of our student. This student was transported to the hospital and is doing well.

The hold in place lasted approximately 20 minutes and our students and staff responded appropriately and respectfully.

Sincerely,
Jeff Rodman
Principal

MSK Weekly Bulletin - February 2, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MSK STAFF MEMBER
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Computer Technician, Jae Allain who started at MSK last week. Ms. Allain will be responsible for IT support for students and staff at the middle school.  She can be reached at jallain@rsu21.net or by calling 467-8004.

Some fun facts about Ms. Allain: she has four chickens and two cats (Princess Gwendolyn and Young Master Thomas Brady Fortin.) Some of her non-technology hobbies include gardening, crafting, cooking, and snowboarding. She also volunteers at Sunday River.

Welcome to Middle School of the Kennebunks Ms. Allain!

MORNING DROP OFF INFORMATION
Our school day begins at 7:30 a.m…..students are expected to be in their homeroom at that time. If you happen to be driving your child to school in the morning, please arrive between 7:00-7:25 a.m.  In an effort to alleviate traffic flow issues, you may now drop off in one of two areas.  
1. The front driveway along the sidewalk of the main entrance (please pull as far forward as possible).
2. The middle school side parking lot behind the Dorothy Steven’s Center.  If you use the side lot, we ask that you drop your child off in the parking lot, not the driveway.  This will allow traffic to flow smoothly. Students need to use the crosswalk and enter through the glass hallway door when being dropped off at this location. 
At all times, please adhere to the posted speed limits and do not pass other vehicles in line.

GUNSTOCK SKI TRIP PERMISSION SLIP (Attachment)
Attached is the “official” Gunstock Ski Trip permission Slip. Please print and complete this form and return it to Mr. Rodman no later than Monday February 12th. Hard copies are also available in the main office. 
Gunstock Ski Permission Slip March 2018

GRIT - GRADE RECOVERY INTENSIVE TUTORING PROGRAM
This after school program will be starting up soon and is designed to support students who have not successfully completed their work at the end of the 2nd quarter. In lieu of a failing grade, this program requires students to successfully complete assignments, assessments, etc… under the watchful eye of MSK staff. Students have up to two weeks to successfully complete their work. If a student does not complete the program within the two weeks, they will receive a failing grade and will not be allowed to participate in after school activities.

SPAGHETTI & RAFFLE FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL BOY
Thursday February 8th, 5:00-7:00 pm at Kennebunkport Consolidated School

A Consolidated School Family Member, a young boy, Max, was diagnosed with cancer this past summer. He still attends school when he is feeling well and not in the hospital receiving treatment. 

Spaghetti Supper is $5pp, please pre-buy tickets at KCS in the office. (We will have tickets available to purchase at the door). Pre-buyers will be on a list, simply check-in at the door. 
All food generously donated from Alisson’s Restaurant and Bradbury Bros. Market. 

Thanks to the support and generosity of our community and surrounding communities  we are holding a RAFFLE FUNDRAISER with AMAZING GIFTS on our stage at KCS  during the Supper as well as ONE silent auction item! 
Raffle Tickets are $5ea. OR 5/$20.  All gifts are valued at a $100 minimum in value! 

All money raised will go to Max’s Family. 

If you are unable to attend but would like to help this family, monetary donations are being accepted. Checks should be written to KCS or RSU21 (memo:Max’s fundraiser) and dropped off or mailed to: Consolidated School, attn: Max’s Fundraiser, 25 School Street, Kennebunkport, ME. 04046 by February 9th. 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, 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. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.

More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

WRESTLING
There will be an informational meeting for students and parents on Friday, February 9th, at 6:30 pm in the KHS gym. Middle School wrestling will start on Monday, February 12th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Young at syoung@rsu21.net.

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. The next after-school meet is scheduled for Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. The next meeting will be on Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
NEW: IMPROVISATION (IMPROV) CLUB
This club is open to all students and is for those interested in learning more about the basics of improv. No experience required, just have fun while learning a specialized form of acting without scripts in a group setting. The 1st meeting will take place on February 8th and continue on Thursdays each week thru April 6th. Please sign up outside of the chorus room if interested. Contact advisor Tom Macisso at tmacisso@rsu21.net if you have any questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. The coach is Jennifer Maher and the advisor is Jae Allain jallain@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 26, 2018  

DROP OFF REMINDER
If you happen to be driving your student to school in the morning, please remember that drop off is in the front driveway along the sidewalk.  We are seeing an increased number of students being dropped off in the front parking lot.  When this happens, it not only prevents access to the parking spaces, but also creates a safety concern with students crossing the line of traffic.

2ND QUARTER REPORT CARDS
The Parent Portal of PowerSchool has reopened. To view and print your child’s report card via the parent portal, 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 need a hard copy of your child’s report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

UPDATED MSK DATES TO REMEMBER

MSK SKI TRIP TO GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN
The middle school is sponsoring a ski trip for MSK students on Sunday, March 4th to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford New Hampshire. Please see the attached flyer with information on how to sign up. New for 2018. Cross Country skiing will be an option for students.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you like free pizza and movies? Tickets are going to be sold for a raffle in the MSK lobby from January 22 until February 2 for Lauren Poulin’s IB Community Service Project. You could win a $50-50 Local gift certificate, a $20-Kennebunk House of Pizza gift card, a $25-Squaretoe’s gift certificate, or a Smitty’s Cinema gift bag. Tickets are $1 each or $8 for 10. All money goes to supporting the education of girls in Guatemala.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 1/30 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/1 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

2018 SUNDAY FUTSAL CLINIC
Develop foot skills and have fun playing Futsal with the high school Varsity Soccer Coaches - Greg & Shannon Cavanaugh. The clinic will run on Sundays beginning on January 28 and will run through February 25right here at MSK. For more information and to register for the clinic, please go to www.cavanaughcoastalcoaching.com/futsal-clinics.html

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, 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. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.

More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

KENNEBUNK LACROSSE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
See attached flyer - Kenn LAX Registration 2018

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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 - 2nd 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

Tuesdays:
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. After-school meets are scheduled for: Jan. 23 and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:
ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. The next meeting will be on Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
There will be a brief Civil Rights Team meeting in Mrs. McGlashan's room on Wednesday, Jan 31st before block 1.  All students who have attended in the past or are interested in the Civil Rights Team, please attend! This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year.   For questions contact advisor: Jae Allain at jallain@rsu21.net

MSK Weekly Bulletin - January 19, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE CAST AND CREW OF ANNIE
Last night’s performance of MSK’s musical “Annie” was spectacular and we want to thank all of our cast, crew, managers, directors, volunteers and parents for all of their hard work and support in making this happen. If you missed last night’s show, don’t worry, you have two more opportunities to see it. Tonight, Friday-Jan 19th at 7pm and Saturday-Jan 20th at 2pm. The cost is $7 and you can purchase tickets at the door.

MSK SKI TRIP TO GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN
The middle school is sponsoring a ski trip for MSK students on Sunday, March 4th to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford New Hampshire. Please see the flyer with information on how to sign up: MSK Ski Trip to Gunstock Mountain

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Do you like free pizza and movies? Tickets are going to be sold for a raffle in the MSK lobby from January 22 until February 2 for Lauren Poulin’s IB Community Service Project. You could win a $50-50 Local gift certificate, a $20-Kennebunk House of Pizza gift card, a $25-Squaretoe’s gift certificate, or a Smitty’s Cinema gift bag. Tickets are $1 each or $8 for 10. All money goes to supporting the education of girls in Guatemala.

BASKETBALL PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULE 
Monday 1/22
7/8 Boys Home Game vs. Biddeford 4:00/5:00
7/8 Girls Away Game vs. Biddeford 4:00/5:00
Tuesday 1/23
7th Boys & Girls Home Game vs. St. James 4:00/5:00
No 8th Grade Practice
Wednesday 1/24
7/8 Boys Away Game vs. Noble 3:30/4:30
7/8 Girls Home Game vs. Noble 3:30/4:30

Intramural Basketball takes place after school on the following dates:
Tuesday 1/23 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 1/25 - 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1/30 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/1 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/6 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/8 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Tuesday 2/13 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Thursday 2/15 - 2:15-3:45 p.m.

2018 SUNDAY FUTSAL CLINIC
Develop foot skills and have fun playing Futsal with the high school Varsity Soccer Coaches - Greg & Shannon Cavanaugh. The clinic will run on Sundays beginning on January 28 and will run through February 25 right here at MSK. For more information and to register for the clinic, please go to www.cavanaughcoastalcoaching.com/futsal-clinics.html

SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
There will be a Swim Team Informational Meeting for new swimmers and their parents on Wednesday, 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. 26th at the YMCA in Biddeford. The swim bus will leave MSK at 2:00 pm for the Y practice which is 2:30-3:30.  The swim bus will return to MSK for the 4:00 pm late bus. 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. 27th. The swim bus leaves MSK at 2:00 pm for the 2:30 Y practice and returns for the 4:00 pm late bus at MSK.
More information can be found on the MSK website under Athletics at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/

HOMEWORK HELP
Academic Homework Help typically takes place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school until 3:50 p.m. Please remember that this is an academic assistance program and not meant as an after school care program. 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.

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or 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 - 2nd 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.  We will announce new club opportunities as they happen both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

Mondays:
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
6th grade math team practice is held every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. This takes place in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

Tuesdays:

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
Practices for SMML math team meets every other Tuesday through early May after school until 3:45 p.m. in room 612. The teams will attend three after-school meets and one day meet in Portland. After-school meets are scheduled for: Jan. 23 and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

MATH COUNTS (GRADES 7 & 8)
MathCounts is a more intense and advanced math team experience that meets after school with Mrs. McGlashan in room 612 until 3:45 p.m. every other Tuesday. MathCounts students will have a full practice and engage with MC concepts and problems during SMML math team practice.  Ten MC students will attend the regional meet on a Saturday in late January or early February.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

Wednesdays:

ART OPEN STUDIO
This club takes place every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students so we ask that you sign up prior to participating each week.  Open Studio takes place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at broddy@rsu21.net for questions.

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Moncala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710). If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
All students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate and we always welcome new members.  Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in room 705. The next meeting will be on Feb 7th. Advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant.  You can reach them for questions at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net 

Thursdays:
CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM
The MSK Civil Rights Team has begun and is open to students in all grades 6-8. This team typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. in room 612 with Mrs. McGlashan as the advisor. The Civil Rights Team is a club that will engage our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  The CRT will meet every other week throughout the year and will be active in ensuring that MSK is a safe and welcoming place for all students, staff, and community members.  Mrs. McGlashan can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. This takes place on Thursdays after school in the Swift Center throughout the year. Coaches: Jennifer Maher and Joanna Buckley.  For questions contact Advisor Megan MacDonald mmacdonald@rsu21.net
YEARBOOK CLUB
Everyone is welcome!  All Yearbook Club meetings take place in the library and will be on Mondays after school, ending in time for students to catch the late bus.  Advisors are:  Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net  & Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th.

MSK Musical - Annie - January 18, 19 and 20

MIDDLE SCHOOL OF THE KENNEBUNKS PRESENTS "ANNIE"

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. in the MSK cafeteria tonight, Jan. 18 & Friday night, Jan. 19---as well as a matinee performance on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door, or ahead of time at the MSK front office.

MSK music teacher Karen Mathews is once again serving as music director and producer, and retired York High School band director George Perkins is the artistic director. 

Please see the flyer for more details: Annie Musical Poster 2018