MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 27, 2017

Friday, Nov 3  - 1st quarter ends.  Students and parents are reminded to check PowerSchool for missing work as the quarter comes to a close next week. The parent portal will be closed beginning Monday, November 6th as teachers finalize grades for report cards.

Monday, Oct 30 - Choreography for all orphans and all citizens of Hooverville
Tuesday, Oct 31 - Entire cast - Music rehearsal
Wednesday, Nov 1 - Blocking Scenes 1 through 4 - includes Annie, orphans, Bundles, Hannigan, Apple Seller, Assistant Dog Catcher, Dog Catcher and Lt. Ward.
Thursday, Nov 2 - Choreograph servants.  Music rehearsal - Annie, orphans and Hannigan
Friday, Nov 3 - Finish Blocking Scenes 1 through 4

Sign ups for 7th and 8th Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be next week starting on Monday, October 30th. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 6th and will be at the following times:

7th Grade Girls
Mon 11/6 4:45-6:00  Tues 11/7 2:15 - 3:30  Wed 11/8 3:30-4:45  Thurs 3:30-4:45
8th Grade Girls
Mon 11/6 & Tues 11/7 - No Practice  Wed 11/8 2:15-3:30  Thurs 2:15-3:30
7th Grade Boys
Mon 11/6 2:15-3:30  Tues 11/7 4:45-6:00  Wed 11/8 4:45-6:00  Thurs 4:45-6:00
8th Grade Boys
Mon 11/6 3:30-4:45;Tues 11/7 3:30-4:45;Wed 11/8 6:00-7:15;Thurs 11/9 6-7:15

Any student staying after school for the 3:30 practice time should go to Room 507 after school and wait until their coach comes to get them to bring them to the gym. 

From time to time when sending an email to a staff member at school, it ends up in their SPAM folder or we don’t get it because a staff member’s name has been misspelled.  If you email a teacher or other staff member at MSK and you don't hear back within a day or so, please call the school (467-8004) and bring it to our attention. We want to be sure your message is getting through.

Congratulations and good luck to the Kennebunk Clash U14 boys soccer team headed to States this Sunday in Brunswick.

The Yearbook Club is having a cover contest which is open to all students at MSK. The theme this year is MAINE. There are posters around the school with details and students can see Mrs. Kennedy in the library for questions. All entries are due by December 4th. 

Our 6th Grade Language B classes (French and Spanish) will be hosting the 8th annual RAMS' Cup on Oct. 30th and 31st.  The soccer games will take place during their regular scheduled classes.

Come hear the music this year's Cabaret fundraiser benefitting the Class of 2018 Project Graduation. Besides the amazing entertainment provided by KHS students, this night includes the delicious food of the Nonantum and quality serving skills of senior students! Sure to be a fun night for all!! This wonderful night of food, fun, and fundraising will take place on Sunday, November 5th starting at 6:30pm (Social Hour) at the Nonantum Resort (7:30pm dinner & entertainment). Tickets are $50 per person, which includes an exceptional menu of hors d'oeuvres, soup, salad, entree, and a special "event only" dessert all prepared by the renowned Nonantum Chefs. Make your reservations today by calling Tim Ames directly at the Nonantum at 207-494-1266.    

Academic Homework Help 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.

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.

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 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!

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!

Every Wednesday after school until 3:45 p.m. there will be an open art studio offered to all students in grades 6-8 and a digital art studio for those interested in Keystone Creations. This will take place in room 506 with Art Teacher Brendan Roddy as the advisor. Mr Roddy can be reached at for questions.

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 with questions. 

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

6th grade math team practice will resume on Monday, Oct 30th and continue 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 with questions.

Practices for SMML math team will meet 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 three after-school meets are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 23, and Mar. 6.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at with questions. 

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 with questions. 

The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school (weather permitting). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the MSK webpage, under outing club at: for more information. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in front of the office. For more information contact Nick Costello:

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

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 and 

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  & Julia Gottlieb  Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: October 30th, November 13th, November 27th, December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th