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Weekly Message for 10.11.19

General Announcements

 

Fall break is quickly coming to and end. Hopefully everyone had an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. Remember to set alarm clocks for Monday morning! Students will receive a copy of their 2nd quarter schedule in 1st period. For Students who a quarter long elective 1st period, check PowerSchools for your new 1st period class. Staff will be available in the morning to tell students who they have 1st period as well.

 

As a reminder, report cards and Math EOG/EOC score reports for 2018-19 went home with students prior to break. Please contact your student’s teacher or counselor if you have questions or would like to schedule a conference.

 

Fall picture make-ups will be Tuesday. All students who enrolled after August 13th, were absent on August 13th or did not like their pictures will be able to have their pictures taken on Tuesday. If you are retaking purchased pictures, the originally purchased pictures must be returned in their entirety. Students who are retaking their pictures and paying for them for the first time are required to have an order form with payment or a note from home stating that they paid online in order to have their picture taken. Additional order forms are available in the front office.

 

We are looking for a couple volunteers to help with picture make-ups. If you are able to help between 8:15 and 10:00, please email (mmondora@wcpss.net) or call (919.664.5737) Marla Mondora.

 

Students who have signed up to take the PSAT are reminded that the payment for the PSAT is due on October 16th which is also the day of the PSAT. The cost for the test is $17 with checks made payable to Moore Square with PSAT in the memo. Cash or checks for the test should be given to Ms. Mondora for receipt. Students will complete the survey on Tuesday during 1st period. Once checking in with their 1st period teachers, students should report to the cafeteria.

 

Yearbooks are on sale now for $45. Order at jostens/yearbooks.com or call 1-877-767-5217.

 

As off campus learning experiences ramp up, we want to remind families that when we plan and pay for trips (those with a fee), we base the cost on the number of students attending the trip. We are still required to cover the cost of a student who does not attend the trip. For this reason, we will not be able to refund the cost of field trips this school year. We appreciate your understanding.

 

Does your student like staying active? Does your student like counting their steps on a digital wristband? Do they like achieving goals? Then, have a say in the PowerPlay. The PowerPlay is back, sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes to encourage community-wide fitness, in which middle school students log the times they commit to exercise between now and November 15. Individual students are invited to exercise at least 60 minutes outside the classroom each day. Students may log their exercise times by signing in to their Wake ID portal and clicking the PowerPlay icon.

As students reach the individual goal of 1,200 minutes or 20 hours of exercise, they will be rewarded with two free tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes game.

 

 

Magnet News

 

We are excited for our Fall First Friday event on Friday, November 1st from 4-6.  

There will be singing, dancing, theatrical and musical performances in addition to displays of student work! Any student staying after school will need a signed permission slip and pass; otherwise, they will need to go home and come back with an adult. Students are encouraged to speak with their teachers about staying at school at the end of the day. Mark your calendars as you do not want to miss the event!

 

Support a cool future art project for Moore Square students AND "Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle"...Keep sending in those plastic bottle caps!

 

 

Class and Club News

 

As the start of the 2nd quarter approaches, take a moment to check on your student’s supply of pencils, pens and paper. Restock if needed!

 

It's time to cut loose with the Moore Square Theatre Arts Department's production of Getting to Know...Footloose! Performances will be Friday, October 25th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, October 26th at 2 pm & 6:30 pm. Adult tickets will cost $5 with student tickets costing $3.

 

A new link for parents and students has been added to our school website: The Homework Board. This Google spreadsheet file is the first item under the Academics menu, and it links to a comprehensive list of homework assignments by teacher and grade level (see tabs at the bottom).

 

The Lioness Club will meet on Thursday, October 17th from 2:30-3:30. All girls are welcome to attend. 

 

The 8th grade is collecting DC Trip payments, online or in person. See Reminds and info sent home for more information. Contact Kate Price (kprice2@wcpss.net) for more information.

 

First Model United Nations Club meeting of the year will be Wednesday October 16 in Mrs. Sweeney's room, 3315. Please have a ride home at 3:30. No experience necessary-- come see what it's all about!

 

 

Moore Square Engineering Club: Do you like to fly drones, work with virtual reality headsets, and do cool science experiments? Then the Moore Square Engineering Club is for you! This club is sponsored by the NCSU Math/Science Education Network Pre-College Program. Starting in November and running through April, we will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month afterschool from 2:30-4:00 (your ride must be here to pick you up by 4:00). There is an application process online. Also, there is a cost involved as you also get to attend 5 Saturday Academy sessions at NCSU. The website address is: msen.fi.ncsu.edu. We will hold a parent night on Wednesday, October 16, from 6:00-7:00 pm, to give you and your parents much more information about this club. The application deadline will be November 1, 2019.

 

Hello, FBLA members! Please mark your calendars for our next meeting on Wednesday, October 16. The Wednesday that we return to school. We will finish our business cards and work on our soft skills for business. Also, the deadline for membership dues will be Wednesday, October 16. Remember, you cannot compete at the competitions unless you are a paid member. Text Mrs. Somerville on the Remind app if you have questions. Have a great break!!!

 

 

Counseling and Student Services News

 

In order to help reinforce ROAR behaviors, we will select target behaviors to focus on for a week. For the week of October 14th-18th, the focus will be on Respecting Everyone and Everything in all areas. Please make sure to work on being respectful to self, others and the building this week.

 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The school counselors, Mrs. Estes and Mr. Wray, will be in classrooms this month to talk about bullying. Here is a link for the WCPSS Bullying Prevention Brochure-English and Spanish. It includes information about the definition of Bullying and What Parents Can Do.

Also, check out this link to learn more about the Types of Bullying and the WCPSS Board Policy on Bullying

October 23 is Unity Day – wear orange to unite around kindness, support, and inclusion.

 

Attention 8th Graders: Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy wants to connect with students interested in attending their school. As the only public, single gender female middle and high school Early College magnet choice, they develop young women to be college-ready, career-focused leaders who serve in their communities.      

 

The application period is October 12-December 16.  Campus tour dates in October are the 18th, 23rd & 30th.  Campus tours in November are on the 6th, 13th and 20th.  The final tour date will be held on December 4th.  Tours are at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm on the scheduled dates.  Parents can sign up beginning September 18th by visiting their website: www.net/wywla.  On November 7, 2019 an evening information session will be held from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.

 

 

After School Activities for the Week

Monday        Football @ North Garner (rescheduled from 10/3)

Tuesday       Girls’ Soccer vs North garner (rescheduled from 10/2)

                   Volleyball vs North garner (rescheduled from 10/2)

                   Intramural Basketball    

Wednesday  Girls’ Soccer vs East Garner

                   Volleyball vs East Garner

                   Intramural Team Games

                   Model UN

                   Realms of Myth

                   Garden Club

                   Battle of the Books

Thursday      NJHS (7:05 and 2:20)

                   Football vs East Garner 

                   CAM

                   Lioness Club

                   Be the Man

                   Intramural Soccer

Saturday      Thespian Competition