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Linton-Stockton Middle School 109 NE I STREET Linton, IN 47441 Phone (812) 847-6022 Fax (812) 847-6032 Thursday March 13, 2014 MARCH EVENTS 9 Daylight Saving time begins 14 End 3rd Nine weeks 17 Begin 4th Nine Weeks 24-28 Spring Break (No School) The Middle School office has been temporarily relocated to the Media Center/Library. All visitors and parents will need to park at the superintendents office and enter the South doors by the high school gym. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. ********************** Today, Thursday March 13th, the Middle School will hold another open meeting for parents and community members. The meeting will be in the Middle School Library from 6:30-7:30 ********************** March 17th Yearbook forms will be sent out. Yearbook sales will end Thursday May 1st. Please turn in all orders to Mrs. Landis in the office. ********************** ISTEP is on the following days Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th. (8th grade will not test on the 13th) ********************* Tennis Practice: Practice will be from 530 to 7:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, starting on the 24th. ******************* Tutoring with Nate Martin is cancelled for this week ******************** Track Practice started Monday March 10, 2014 ******************** Lifetouch PICTURE DAY is April 22. Yearbooks are on sale starting March 17th and end May 22. ******************* Students going to Washington D.C. will be selling donuts and drinks in the concession stand (annex) from 7:35-7:55. The cost is $1 per donut and 50 cents per drink. Thank you for your support! ************************ Ice cream will be sold on Tuesdays and Thursday at lunch time for 50 cents each ************************ The Choir 5k will be at the high school on April 5th, starting at 9 am. The entry fee is $20 before race day and $25 the day of the race. See Ms. Writtenhouse or any choir member for details. Circle the State with song will start meeting in February, after school until 3:30. need to pick up their kids at 6:45pm ******************* 8th grade boys who are interested in playing High school Football. Football Workouts will take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. ******************* Any Middle School boy interested in playing football next year, Weightlifting will be every Monday @ 6:00pm and Thursday 5:00pm ******************* Student Council: none for 2 weeks Yearbook: none for 2 weeks ASAI: none for 2 weeks *************************** Tutoring with Nate Martin will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 until 4:30 in Mr. Ritchels room. Please report to the annex by the Jr High Gym ************************* If you drink Sunny D, please save the label off of bottle and turn them in to the Media center or to the office. We are collecting Sunny D labels for books. ************************** ATTENTION PARENTS: When dropping your student(s) off please drop them off behind the school, not in the front where the Bus Zone is. ************************** ATTENDANCE LINE: The Junior High has an attendance line for you to call your student in absent. The number is 812-512-9053 and just follow the prompt, you can also call 847-6022 but this line is used for all other calls. Please remember you need to call your student in for illnesses or appointments before 9 a.m. ******************** Reminder to Parents: when requesting homework for students that are absent, please call before 9:00 a.m., homework will be ready for pick-up in the office/media center on the homework rack after 1:30 p.m. Also homework is listed daily on schools website. ******************** Attention Parents: The junior high office would greatly appreciate your efforts in making school arrangements before your student arrives at school. The hectic nature of the office at the end of the day makes it difficult to deliver messages to students in class. Emergency calls are always accepted and delivered when possible. Please help us out and encourage your student to make their plans with you before arriving at school. ******************** A reminder that if you make any phone number changes in Harmony to also make those changes for the school reach alert numbers. With the winter months approaching we want to make sure that you get called if there are school delays and also don't want people called that may now have your old number because it didn't get changed. Any questions please call 847-6022 ******************** REMINDER TO STUDENTS: if you lose or forget things (clothes, books etc) in the auditeria at lunch it gets turned into the high school lost and found, which is in the office. If you have lost jewelry, calculators or electronics you need to ask Mrs. Firestone about those because we don't put those in the lost and found. ******************** SCHOOL CLOSINGS/DELAYS Linton-Stockton School Corporation is using the School Reach Communication System. The System will notify all households and parents by phone of an emergency or unplanned event when they arise. Linton-Stockton School Corporation will continue to report school closings due to snow weather on WTWO, WTHI and Local radio Stations. Please continue to check with the local media on any emergencies or unplanned events. The School Reach System is only one part of our emergency notification system and should not rely solely on being notified by this system. This is a reminder that the School Reach does not notify everyone. Some calls do get dropped and not completed. You also need to be checking the TV Stations-WTWO, WTHI, the local radio stations and 93.3 to get the latest information on school delays and closings. PLEASE TELL YOUR CHILDREN AHEAD OF TIME WHAT THEY SHOULD DO IN CASE OF AN EARLY DISMISSAL. ******************** VACATIONS: Parents/guardians if you will be out of town for vacation or business, please let the school know. Emergencies happen and to expedite treatment, it is necessary to know who to contact. Thank you for your assistance. ******************* NOTE FROM THE NURSE: The Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Education have asked that school systems provide important information to parents and guardians of students about pertussis (whooping cough) and the vaccines available to prevent this serious illness. Pertussis a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and is spread by infectious airborne droplets created when a person who is infected coughs or sneezes. Infants and young children are typically vaccinated against pertussis, but the vaccine loses effectiveness as children get older and vaccinated children can become infected. Pertussis causes severe coughing fits. During the fits, the affected person may be short of breath and appear distressed. The coughing fit may be followed by vomiting and exhaustion. Young infants are at highest risk for developing complications like pneumonia and seizures from the disease. Adolescents and adults who have been previously vaccinated may have milder disease, but they can still spread pertussis to others. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a routine pertussis booster for all 11-12 year old children, and for anyone older who did not have a booster at 11-12 years of age. Please talk with your childs healthcare provider about the Tdap vaccine. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has recently revised the immunization requirements for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Please note that two varicella vaccines will be required for all students for the 2013-2014 school year. Hepatitis A vaccines for kindergarten students and the MCV4 booster for seniors will be recommended, but not required. Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, Indiana State Law IC 20-30-5-18 requires that school systems provide important information to parents and guardians of students about meningococcal disease and the vaccines available to prevent this serious illness at the beginning of each school year. Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis and generally affects children and young adults in two ways: meningitis (an inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and or spinal cord) bloodstream infection (that usually leads to bleeding under the skin) Symptoms of meningococcal disease can include a sudden onset of fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, and confusion and in blood stream infections a rash will develop. This disease progresses rapidly and often results in permanent hearing loss, mental retardation, limb amputations and even death. The bacteria spread through air droplets or by means of direct contact with an infected persons saliva. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine vaccination with the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra) for all students 11-12 years of age, or 13 18 years of age if not previously vaccinated. Children ages 2-10, who have a disorder of the immune system or whose spleen has been removed should also receive the Menactra vaccine as they are at higher risk for contracting this disease. Many local health departments and private healthcare providers offer this vaccine.