Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Morning Announcements 12-12-14, grades 5-8

Morning Announcements – Friday, December 12, 2014

1. Today’s PLC meeting involves vertical sharing of Essential Skills across grades 6-8. That meeting will take place in the library. We will start together and then break out by the math and reading assignments used during the workshop days.

2. Student reps met yesterday and determined that the first three finishers in the upcoming talent show will be awarded $50, $25, and $10. They would also like any interested staff members to participate in the judging. The reps will also be judging. You may still sign up for a talent show audition.

3. Permission forms for our first trimester reward trip should be returned to the office. They are due no later than Wednesday, December 17, which is the day before the trip.

4. 8th grade Garden Club meets today in Mr. Ormsby’s room.

5. A reminder to all varsity cheerleaders that there is no practice today after school. There is a game on Monday.

6. Support staff is reminded to turn in time cards today.

7. Today is a K-8 Pajama Spirit Day. Thanks to those who dressed up.

8. Today is the first PTF Family Movie Night of the year. The evening kicks off with a bake sale from 5:30-6:15. At 6:15, “The Polar Express” will be shown. Free popcorn will be provided. Families are to bring blankets to sit on and should bring their own drinks.

9. Show choir rehearsal will be on Wednesday next week instead of Thursday (because most everyone will be going on the reward trip) from 3-5 in the elementary music room. If you're playing a game or cheering that day, please drop in if you can before the game.

10. Our Winter Concert is next Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 PM. The grade 6-8 chorus and grade 6-8 band will be performing. The grade 5 concert is typically held in January.

11. From Coach Libby: On Wednesday, basketball history was made in the varsity girls' and jv girls' basketball game. Unfortunately, it wasn't because we both won, or that we both hit 100 points. In an extremely rare occurrence both of our games ended in identical scores! I have never heard of that happening. The bad part is that we were both on the low end of the scores. Even though our girls played hard, showed great team spirit, and fought until the end, the score was not close. Good effort though, girls.

12. The JV Falcon boys' team faced the Hampden JV boys on Thursday night. The 2:2:1 full court defense of the Falcons stifled the opposition’s offense and the Falcons opened up a 12-2 lead right away. Once again the Falcon Starters opted to sub out often for the bench and reserve players to spend time on the floor.
Deyan Rich Grabbed 9 rebounds, Austin Harris added 9 assists and the entire team effort led the Falcons to a 39-30 win. The starters sat out most of the game and allowed the Hampden JV Boys' team a great game. Our entire reserve squad came together to make this our second win in a row bringing the EEMS JV Falcons to 2-1.

13. Varsity The Falcons had their hands full with a hustling, aggressive Reeds Brook team. Behind some hot shooting by Isaac Wardwell, the Falcons took the lead early and held it to the final minutes of the game, but Reeds Brook hustled their way to a 52‐ 50 win over the Falcons. In the end, Reeds Brook outshot the Falcons from the foul line 12 shots to 6 including 4 shots to 0 made for the Falcons in the fourth quarter.

Isaac led all scorers with 24 points including 5 three pointers. Connor Crawford added 9, Atticus Deeny 5 and Jackson Curtis, Hunter Fernald, Matt Burnett and Cameron Cote each scored 2 points.

The team will try to even its record with a win at Lincoln on Saturday.

14. The JV FALCON GIRLS played the visitors from Hampden last night in their first home game of the season. The girls played very hard and earned their first win of the season by a score of 30 to15.

Scoring for Ellsworth were Danaee Felix, Elise Dow, and Autumm Paul with two points each. Jenna Ramsdell had four, Edie Salzig with eight, and Kylie Robidoux with a game high twelve.

There was some excellent defense played by Hayden Hardison and Tessa Lemoine as they bothered the Rebels all night.

Kerrigan Andrews and Annabella Johnson did a great job under the basket and Jocelyn Boudreau and Abbie Barnes played excellent ball throughout the game.

Nice job ladies. Remember, we leave at 7:30 tomorrow for our games with at Lincoln.


15.Today is the last day of the pet food drive. Thanks to those who made a contribution and to Rory Burmeister for her effort to help homeless pets.

16.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. This ends on December 18.