Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Morning Announcements 5-8, Thursday, December 4, 2014

Morning Announcements – Thursday, December 4, 2014

1. Our Chess Team got their season off to a great start yesterday as they fared very well in their meet with two teams from Blue Hill and the team from Bucksport.

2. Parents of our 7th and 8th graders are encouraged to attend a public meeting at EHS tonight, December 4, at 6:30 PM to get a status update on EHS’ shift to proficiency-based teaching, learning, and grading. This is important because our current 8th grade students will be required to meet proficiency standards in order to graduate from high school. The traditional 0-100 scale will no longer be utilized.

3. Today and tomorrow those 5th – 8th grade students who want to walk and sing in Saturday’s parade with EEMS will be meeting in the cafeteria from 7:55 to 8:10 to practice the songs. Please make sure you return the permission form to take part. If you are in band or chorus on those days, go to band or chorus.

4. Good luck to our basketball teams as they open their season against Bucksport today. The boys are at home and the girls are away

5. Show choir auditions will take place today from 3-4:30 in the elementary music room. Please bring your permission slip to auditions if you have yet to do so.

6. Teachers who volunteered to help organize holiday activities are to meet with Mrs. Roper at 3PM today in the computer lab.

7. Teachers are reminded that grades and comments for next Monday’s report cards need to be in Infinite Campus tonight. Report cards will be printed tomorrow.

8. 8th graders will have Garden Club this Friday.

9. The rollerblading is going really well in PE. Thanks for remembering your hair protection.

10. 7th grader Rory Burmeister has started a food drive for cats and dogs that will benefit the SPCA of Hancock County. There is a box in the main lobby where those who wish to donate can drop off these specific brands of food: Purina Cat Chow Complete (blue bag), 9 Lives canned cat food, Friskies Classic Pate, Purina Dog Chow with real lamb and rice (red bag), and Purina Dog Chow – Healthy Life Nutrition (green bag). This drive will conclude on December 12. Thanks for your help!

11. Raffle tickets for Isabelle the American Girl Doll and raffle tickets for a remote control helicopter and laser tag tanks are on sale in the front lobby each morning until 8:10. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. Proceeds to benefit the 8th grade class.

12. Thanks to Kevin Salisbury who found the missing iPod Touch the day it was lost and returned it to the main office.