Mountaineer Notes, February 25, 2016

Madison Strong.

On Saturday, February 13, the Madison Jazz Band performed at the District 13 Jazz Assessment at Albemarle High School. It was the band’s first time performing outside of our own school and for a panel of judges. The students received a superior rating from all three judges and got some great tips in a clinic afterwards. It was an exciting day! The Jazz Band is made up of 7th-12th graders from both WMS and MCHS.

??????????????On Monday, February 22nd Waverly Yowell teachers participated in the 2nd annual crockpot challenge. Categories included best main dish, appetizer, soup,chili, and dessert. The big winners were Donald Dodson (main dish), Kristin Bishop (appetizer), Ali Allamon (soup), and Becky Weigle (dessert). Each winner received a fabulous trophy.:)

SUMMERQUEST – MCPS gifted students, grades 5,6, & 7, are invited to attend SUMMERQUEST July 11-14 and 18-21 at Emerald Hill Elementary School in Culpeper. SUMMERQUEST is an educational two-week Governor’s School program. Information was mailed to qualifying students. Completed applications are due to Tina Weaver, Director of Teaching and Learning, no later than March 11.

Celebration Events

  • February    Black History Month
  • February    Career and Technical Education Month
  • February 7-13    National FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Week
  • February 14-20     National FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Week
  • February 20-27     National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week

Coming Soon

  • March 4      MPS Jump Rope for Heart

wrestling state - finalCongratulations to the following wrestlers for their performance at the VHSL State Wrestling Championships: Jalyn Simms (3rd Place at 132), Zach Gibson (4th Place at 145) and Joseph Manuel (5th Place at 220)

 

 

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Congratulations to the Girls Swim team for placing 6th at the VHSL State Championships. The following swimmers earned All State recognition for their performances:

  • Claudia Gohn – State Runner Up in the 100 Fly and 3rd Place in the 100 Backstroke
  • Rosemarie Mullen, Alaina Hall, Jeana Grace Kelliher, Claudia Gohn – 3rd Place in the 400 Free Relay
  • Rosemaria Mullen – 6th Place in the 50 Free and 7th Place in the 100 Free

Congratulations to Ben Dillon for finishing 3rd in the 1m Dive Competition at the VHSL State Championships.

Post OfficePost Office Field Trip.  Recently, Pre-K classes took a field trip to the post office. While they toured the facility, they got to see where the mail went and the trucks that brought it to the post office.  The postmaster explained how the mail was sorted.  They got to mail their own cards after they chose the date and stamped their letters!  As a parting gift, everyone got a heart lollipop!

Princess BallThe annual Princess Ball at Madison Primary School was a roaring success. Our Primary School Princesses were absolutely adorable in their gowns, and the dads were quite sharp as well. There was a wide variety of musical selections for dads and daughters to dance to, some tasty snacks to eat, and the opportunity to sit for a formal photograph. A big THANK YOU goes out to the MPS PTO for organizing this awesome event.

MCHS would like to recognize the following seniors for national forensics recognition.

  • Camryn Powers qualified for the National Invitational Tournament of Champions in Denver, Colorado twice this winter, once at the George Mason National Invitational Tournament and again at the Sunvational Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale.  Cameron will be competing in Original Oratory.
  • Jordan Taylor was crowned tournament champion in Dramatic Interpretation at the Bethel Park Invitational in Pittsburgh. This was a National Circuit qualifier with teams from mid-west and east coast. Jordan has now qualified for National Invitational Tournament of Champions in Denver, Colorado.

CTE 6The MCHS CTE Department Career Fair was held last week at the high school.  Students had an opportunity to explore and inquire about current CTE offerings and programs during all 4 lunches. Staff members and CTE teachers were available to answer questions about current CTE offerings.
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Celebration Events

  • February    Black History Month
  • February    Career and Technical Education Month
  • February 7-13    National FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Week
  • February 14-20     National FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Week
  • February 20-27     National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week
  • March      Music in Our Schools Month
  • March      Youth Art Month
  • March 14    Pi Day
  • March 21        World Down Syndrome Awareness Day
  • March 7-11     National School Breakfast Week
  • April 2    World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 10-16     National Library Week
  • April 17-23     National Student Leadership Week
  • April 22    Earth Day
  • April 18-22     Public School Volunteer Week
  • April 24-30     Administrative Professionals Week & Day (April 27)
  • April 30    Madison Festival of the Arts
  • May     Better Speech and Hearing Month
  • May 1    Decision Day
  • May 1-7     National Physical Education & Sport Week
  • May 1-7     Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3     National Teacher Day
  • May 2-6     School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week
  • May 9-15     National Children’s Book Week
  • May 11     National School Nurse Day
  • May 15-21     National Educational Boss’s Week

(If we missed any, please contact Liz Patterson.  We want to celebrate everything!)

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