Daily Announcements - Thursday, February 6, 2020

MMS Daily Announcements - Thursday, February 6, 2020
Posted on 02/06/2020

Science Olympiad:  Did you forget to order a t-shirt…Uh-Oh!  The online store is closed.  If you still need a shirt please email Mrs. Topper or stop and see her by the end of CARES today and she will order for you!


Spelling Bee Winners:  Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners: 


Runner Up – Addison Hasse

Champion – Varun Sridhar


Varun will represent Menomonie Middle School at the CESA 11 Spelling Bee in Baldwin on Feb. 12th


Good luck Varun!


FFA:  FFA meeting on Monday, February 10th in Mrs. Forster’s room after school until 4pm.


Forensics:  We have our Level One meet today in Eau Claire.  Please meet outside the choir room at 2:55pm.  If you have any questions, be sure to talk to a coach.


Girls Basketball:  Attention 7th & 8th grade players.  Picture day is tomorrow.  Be sure to wear you team shirt to tomorrow’s pactice.


Black History Month:  John Mercer Langston was the first black man to become a lawyer when he passed the bar in Ohio in 1854. When he was elected to the post of Town Clerk for Brownhelm, Ohio, in 1855 Langston became one of the first African Americans ever elected to public office in America. John Mercer Langston was also the great-uncle of Langston Hughes, famed poet of the Harlem Renaissance.



Yearbook:  The deadline for ordering yearbooks is Friday, February 21st!  Late orders not accepted so do not wait until the last minute!  The cost of the yearbook is $25.  Please order online at Jostens.com or get a yearbook order form from the office.

SDMA Celebrates Black History Month:  In the SDMA, we will be celebrating Black History Month with a number of great school activities, including a special Superintendent Writing Challenge for all students. 

This year's challenge will focus on literacy. 

Students are welcome to be creative with their approach to this challenge, but a few ideas might be:

  • Civil Rights- What do civil rights mean to you? What would life be like without them?  How do you think people fighting for their civil rights might be able to achieve equality?
  • Recognizing Achievements and Accomplishments of African Americans- Who achieved what?  Why was it important?  What challenges did they face?
  • Brown vs. the Board of Education- What was this case about? Why was it significant? How does this case impact our world today?
  • Ruby Bridges and the Civil Rights Movement hat did Ruby Bridges do? Why did she do it? What are some of the ways the world is different today because of Ruby Bridges?

Submissions may be emailed to Dr. Zydowsky or a hard copy can be turned into the Middle School front office by 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 20.  Dr. Zydowsky will be reading all student work and awarding prizes for the best submissions for each grade level at each school in the SDMA. 


Quote of the Week:  “Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth.” – Rachel Naomi Remen


Word of the Month:  Safety