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2018-19 Meridian Junior High Announcements

Week of October 22, 2018

2018-19 Meridian Junior High Announcementsy 30







October 22

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October 24

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October 26

October 27

Academic Team Meet vs. Forreston 3:30

Student Council  Meeting 7:30 am

6th Boys Basketball vs. Reagan 4:00 @ MC

7th Boys Basketball vs. Reagan 4:00 

8th Boys Basketball @ Reagan 4:00

Haunted Hallway tickets on sale

Academic Team practice 2:40 - 3:10

Haunted Hallway tickets on sale

7th Boys Basketball @. Genoa 4:15 

8th Boys Basketball vs. Genoa 4:15

Haunted Hallway tickets on sale

Winter Activity Pictures - Academic team, Boys Basketball, Cheer after school

MJHS PTO Haunted Hallway Dance 7-9 PM



Important Dates Coming Up:   November 6 - Flu Shot Clinic; November 6 - PBIS Store; November 9 - Early Release; November 12 - No School Veteran's Day


  • After meeting with our school resource officer and members of the crisis management team the district  will be implementing a new protocol when someone rings the buzzer to enter a school. After you ring the bell, you will be greeted by a member of the office staff and asked to state the purpose for your visit.  This will happen for everyone, even if we know you! We are hoping this little extra step will support us in keeping our school safe.

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in parent teacher conferences.  Your students worked hard preparing to talk to you. I hope you find including your student in the conversations helpful.

  • Your student should have come home with a report card on Friday!  If you did not see it, you can always find quarter one grades posted in the gradebook tab on Skyward.

  • The FAMOUS Haunted Hallway takes place this Friday!  Please make sure costumes are school appropriate! No fake or real weapons of any kind!  Masks must be removed at the door...and upon request inside. Tickets will be sold before school in the gyms Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  $5. $7 at the door Friday night.

  • Please make sure your emergency contacts are updated on Skyward. Per District policy, the office will not be able to release any student to those who are not listed as a family member or emergency contact.  Siblings must be aged 18+ to sign out a student.

  • MJHS boys basketball, cheer, and academic team has started.  All participants must have a current sports physical on file, must be registered online at https://stillmanvalley.8to18.com/accounts/login, and have paid the $35 activity fee (online or check submitted to the MJHS office). Students must also be passing all classes with a D or above throughout the season. Eligibility is checked every Friday beginning the third week of practice. The season will begin on October 9th and go through December 4th.

  • PE classes are using the fields on the other side of Stillman Road(west of the basketball courts).  PLEASE be cautious when driving past, as students may be crossing the road.

  • Students are required to dress each day in a grey t-shirt and black shorts for PE.  Please make sure your student is bringing home their PE clothes on Friday to be washed!

  • Remember, we don't collect homework for students until they have been absent 3 or more days.  Skyward often has lesson plans and assignments posted by various teachers.  Sometimes you can even find the PDF of worksheets you an print off at home.

  • We are looking for parent volunteers to support our teachers.  If you are interested in making copies, laminating, etc. contact Kelli Zitzke at kzitzke@mail.meridian223.org

  • Please do your best to communicate with your student pick-up procedures before school starts.  If you are picking them up early, please write a note and have your student stop by the office before school.  You must come into the office to sign your student out.

  • Like the District Facebook page @MeridianCUSD223 to see all of the great things happening at MJHS.  

  • Lunch money needs to be dropped off in the office first thing in the morning.  If it comes in after 9:00 a.m. it will not be entered until the next day.

  • Breakfast is served in the small gym in the morning!

  • If you have a student involved in athletics and/or activities you must turn in all required paperwork and pay the athletic fee before your student can participate.  You can find the 8 to 18 registration link on the right side of the district website.  Academic Team and Boys Basketball should be getting registered.  
  • Please take the time to log in to Home Connect to see your student’s progress in Accelerated Reader and in Math 2.0!  Log in using your student’s Accelerated Reader username and password. (username = first name. Last name password is their student ID number)  Click here to log in to your Home Connect

  • We are looking for volunteers!  MJHS has a PBIS Bird  Buck Store the first Tuesday of every month.  We are looking for parent volunteers that would be willing to work from 11-2.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Janet Hall at jhall@mail.meridian223.org 

BULLYING:  Is It Bullying?

  • When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that is RUDE

  • When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and do it once, that is MEAN

  • When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it- even when you tell them to stop or show them you are upset, that is BULLYING

  ****Please remind your students this includes things they say/post on social media****
LIBRARY BOOKS AND FINES: Please make sure you have returned all library books and have paid any fines you may owe.  If you have any questions, please see the librarians. 
8TH GRADE BOOK CLUB:  Meets Friday: November 2, December 7, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 5, May 3, Pizza/Movie Party Date TBD
7TH GRADE BOOK CLUB:  Meets Friday: January, February, March, April, Pizza/Movie Party Date TBD  
ILL CHILD:  If your student does not feel well during the school day, they must come down to see the nurse. The nurse will contact you. If your student texts you and asks you to pick them up because they are sick, this may not be excused by the office. If you receive a text from your child, please direct them to the nurse. 

MJHS PTO NEWS:  Please click HERE to see the PTO news: 

  • Click HERE for the flyer and order form for the PTO 31 Tote Fundraiser.  Order forms may be turned into the MJHS office by Wednesday, October 10

  • Through schwans-cares.com, you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help out the MJHS PTO meet its fundraising goals.  When you order by November 13, 2018, 20% of product and 40% of egift card sales

  • Did you know you can raise funds for the MJHS PTO without spending any extra money?  Download the Shoparoo app and select our school!  All you do is snap pictures of your receipts and submit them on the app - every receipt gives us points and every point earns cash.  Super Easy!

  • Be sure to "like" Meridian Jr. High PTO on Facebook to stay up to date.

  • Next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, November 6  at 6:00 pm at Cardinal Cafe.  All current MJHS parents and teachers are welcome.

  • Contact anytime to get involved, volunteer or ask questions at meridianjrhighpto@gmail.com

PBIS STORE:  The next PBIS store is Tuesday, November 6.  Hours for the PBIS Store 10:50 - 2:00.  Please have all your birdbucks signed.  

MORNINGS:  Remember there is no supervision before 7:00 a.m. If you drop your student off before that, they will be outside until the building opens at 7:00 am. Please remember that you are not allowed to walk to Casey's or Marathon in the morning after exiting the bus.  You need to enter the building upon exiting the bus.  Breakfast is served in the small gym.


  • If your student is involved in an activity, they must be academically eligible.  Academically eligible means they must be passing all classes each week.  The following steps will be followed involving eligibility: 
    • First Offense:  the student may not compete in any contests for that week, but may practice with the team.
    • Second Offense:  the student may not practice or compete in any contest for that week.
    • Third Offense:  the student will be dismissed from the team.
    • Remember if your student is involved in a club or sport, they must be in attendance at school for at least 4 periods in order to practice or play in a game.  The absence should be excused by a note from the dentist, doctor, etc.

AGENDAS:  If your student has misplaced his or her agenda, there are extras in the office that may be purchased for $8.00.

LOCKERS - Remember to lock your lockers!  Mrs. Davis feels sad when students’ items go missing, but if you locked your locker, you would not have an issue.  This also includes your gym locker.

LEAVING CAMPUS - Students are NOT allowed to leave campus and then return to get on the bus.  Mrs. Davis is responsible for your student from the moment they leave your house until the moment they get home. For example, they are not allowed to run to Casey’s and then come back on campus. If they are hurt crossing Route 72, Mrs. Davis is responsible.  Any student that does, this will not be allowed to get on the bus.

BIRD BUCKS:  Have you earned any bird bucks?  There is always time to get caught being GREAT!  Use them in the  BIRD BUCK STORE.  Make sure your name is on them.

LIBRARY:  Remember to bring in your Box Tops to the library.  It helps us purchase items to make the MJHS library GREAT!!

6th Grade - 71 Million Words
7th Grade - 94 Million Words
8th Grade - 92 Million Words


NOTES FROM THE NURSE:  Please continue to reinforce the 3 C's:  CLEAN, COVER, & CONTAIN.  

CLEAN your hands often using soap and water or hand sanitizer.  
COVER your coughs & sneezes with tissue or use your sleeve if no tissue is available.
CONTAIN germs by staying home if you are sick. You should stay home at least 24 hours after being fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicines.  
Let's stay healthy through this cold & flu season!

Coca Cola Rewards:  A HUGE THANK YOU for all that have donated their lids and points to MJHS.    

LUNCH BALANCE:  Please make sure your lunch balances are in the positive for this year.

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) Reminders:  Students can only use cell phones and wear hats after school hours.  Cell phones need to be turned off and put away as soon as you enter the building.  If you have any questions about the PBIS reminders, please contact a teacher.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of SEPTEMBER- RESPONSIBILITY!

6th Grade:  Taylor Davidson & Jaxon Barrett
7th Grade:  Kristin Lewis & Braden Engel
8th Grade:  Jenna Shelburne & Jared Fitzsimmons

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of OCTOBER- KINDNESS!

6th Grade
7th Grade:  
8th Grade:  

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of NOVEMBER - THANKFUL!

6th Grade
7th Grade:  
8th Grade:  

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following are the students of the month of DECEMBER - COMPASSIONATE!

6th Grade:  
7th Grade:  
8th Grade:  

PBIS WINNERS:  Congrats to our 1st quarter PBIS Winners!!

6th Grade
7th Grade:  
8th Grade:  

Congrats to Our Winners !!