Wednesday, February 13

Happy Birthday Today To: Avah Fetzer, Natalie McCreary, and Ethan Williams!

Bring your boots!  Next Nature Club meeting will be March 1st from 2:45-4:00.  We will be going on a hike around Memorial and into the woods behind Bradley.

Attention MMS: We do collect Box Tops for Education here at Memorial. Pleaseask at home if you have any collected and drop them off in the front office for Mrs. Weibel or bring them to her room – #138. We are working on making collection boxes to be spread out around the building, but for now, just bring them in and drop them off in the office or in room #138. We are able to send in those box tops for actual money – so don’t throw them out! Bring in your Box Tops for Education throughout the end of the school year!

Battle of the Books teams: Our first Battle is TODAY, Feb. 13th after school in the Media Center! Be ready!

Our next Builder’s Club meeting will be TODAY in room 235.  We will be finished by 4:00.  Looking forward to seeing you then.

Next week, several selected 8th graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  This year, Memorial Middle School is very proud to be hosting this national assessment on Feb 20th in our Media Center.  8th grade students who are randomly selected to participate in this assessment will represent Memorial Middle School nationally as students take this test in schools across the country. Students will be notified individually if they are selected to participate in this great event.  Go Jags!

In honor of Black History Month here is a black history fact:  The hairbrush, lawnmower, cellphone, refrigerator, and air conditioner were all invented by black inventors.

It is that time of year when yearbook orders need to be made.  Yearbooks arehardcover and in color.  Cost is $28. Each student should have received an order form in 1st period.  These can be returned to the main office with your payment.  There is also a link on Memorial’s Home Page. Yearbook orders are due by February 22nd.  If you want a yearbook, you must order one by then.

Author Jason Reynolds needs YOU for a writing contest! He’s written the first line to three stories. Choose your favorite one and write your own story with it. If you win, you’ll get $100, copies of Jason’s book Ghost for your whole class, and your story will be printed in Scholastic’s Scope online magazine! For more information on rules and how to submit your story, please see Miss Lambacher in the media center. The contest ends on March 1st, 2019.

Cardboard houses have been placed in the Main Office and Media Center for you to deposit beverage and food can pull tabs.  These will be collected and recycled to support the work of Ronald McDonald House here in Columbus.  Let’s see how many we can collect and contribute this year.

Any items left in the office will be taken to the Lost and Found (by the stage) at the end of the day on Fridays!

If you have a note to ride a different bus home, please turn it in to the mainoffice by 7:50 in the morning, no later!!

If you have forgotten your iPad or your parent is dropping off money for anyreason, please come down and check in the office between class periods. We will not be interrupting class to call students down to pick up these items. Also, if you are expecting something to be dropped off, please come and check the office if you are not called down.

Please remember: If you need to come to the main office, clinic, or guidanceoffice for any reason, please check in with your teacher before leaving class!