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Thursday, February 23, 2017 Linton Stockton Middle School 109 NE I ST Linton, IN 47441 Phone (812) 847-6022 Fax (812) 847-6032 BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU: Monday Breakfast: Biscuit & Egg Lunch: Spaghetti & Meatballs w/Breadstick OR Chicken Sandwich, Corn, Mandarin Oranges Tuesday Breakfast: Apple Bosco Lunch: Turkey Manhattan w/Roll OR Chicken Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bananas Wednesday Breakfast: Cereal & Toast Lunch: Pancakes & Sausage OR Chicken Sandwich, Hash Brown, Cucumbers, Apples Thursday Breakfast: Pizza Lunch: General Tsos Chicken OR Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Broccoli, Carrots & Dip, Pears Friday Breakfast: Poptart Lunch: Chicken Potpie w/Biscuit OR chicken Sandwich, Sweet Potaotes, Baked Beans Pineapples ~Prices- Breakfast: $1.50 Reduced: $0.30 Lunch: $2.75 Reduced: $0.40~ ~Breakfast is served daily in the High School Auditeria 7:30am-8:00am~ ~Menu subject to change without notice due to product availability~ ISTEP STARTS MONDAY 27th All Middle School students will need a calculator for ISTEP. They will not be able to use the calculator on their chromebooks. Submitted by Mrs. T Smith February 18-25th is National FFA Week! The FFA members have planned some Spirit Days that have been approved, and would like to invite the students and staff to participate: Thursday-February 23- College Day Friday-February 24- Blue and Gold Day The Spring musical for Linton Stockton High School will be Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music! The first rehearsal will begin on THURSDAY, March 2nd from 3:30-5:30pm. We will then have regular rehearsals on Monday's, Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's, ( at least 3 per week) and TWO Saturdays. I will post an official schedule along with the audition results. *The show will premiere on Friday, April 21st and run that entire weekend. Ms. Williams The Middle School Winter Sports Program The Middle School Winter Sports Program will be on February 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm in the HS Auditeria. Questions ask Mr. Charlie Karazsia at The HS Boy's will be playing Barr-Reeve in the first Sectional game on Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6pm at Eastern High School. Tickets are available for $10 each and will be available until Tuesday at NOON from Beth Wade in the High School office. (Kindergarten & older MUST have a ticket.) Thank you! Soccer Spring Soccer registration is currently open. Registration closes March 10th. Register at Cost is $40 for the first player. Season starts April 29th and ends May 20th weather permitting. Submitted by Antonio Moronez JR Civitan JR Civitan will meet Thursday, March 2nd after school 2017-2018 Miner Kadets/Flag/Rifle Important information for anyone in grades 8th-11th interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 Miner Kadets: Dance Tryouts for Miner Kadets will be March 6-8th. Flag and Rifle tryouts will be March 13-17th. All practices and tryouts will be held in the junior high gym from 3:30-5:30. You must be in band to be on the flag and rifle teams. If you have questions, please contact either Mrs. Breneman, Mrs. Lynn, or Mrs. Yingling in the high school. We hope to see you there. MS Boys/Girls Track There will be an informational meeting on March 1 & 2 to sign up for boys and girls track. You can come anytime in the 5:00-6:30 window on either day--you do not need to attend both days. This will be held in the elementary in Mrs. O'Bryan's classroom--outside door number 322 in the north wing by the baseball field. All athletes must have a physical on file. You will sign up for events you are interested in and get information for the season. Please contact Tim at or Cara at with any questions. 7/8 Grade Band 7/8th grade band will be performing at ISSMA State Band Contest on March 18th at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Terre Haute, IN. Linton Public Library Teens! It is not too late to sign-up for the Winter Reading Program at the Linton Public Library! Get movie candy, Pringles or a 2-liter just for reading 2 teen books or 4 graphic novels. Also, put your name in for a chance to win 2 movie tickets and a $15 Taco Bell card. The challenge ends Feb. 28th so come in today and get started. Submitted by Ginger Anderson, Children's Library Services Thursday, February 23 The Linton Public Library will host Teen Coffee and Coloring from 4-5 p.m. The Linton Public Library will have Movie Madness at 6 p.m. Free popcorn and soda will be provided. Saturday, February 25 The Linton Public Library will have a Family Movie Matinee at 1 p.m. Free popcorn, soda and candy will be provided. Miner Kadets Zumba Fundraiser Miner Kadets will be having a Zumba fundraiser Saturday, April 1st in the High School Auditeria. Zumba will be from 1:00pm-3:00pm. The cost is $10 advance and $12 at the door. Tickets will go on sale in March. Yearbooks 2016-2017 yearbook order forms are available in the office if you would like to order one, your student(s) can pick them up in the office before school, in between classes or after school. The Yearbook Prices start at $26. Sales will end May 5, 2017. You can order online at: Yearbook ID Code: 1293417 Middle School Football The MS football team weight lifting will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 6:00 for the remainder of the semester. ~Athletes will need a current physical to participate~ Email Coach Franklin if you have any questions. Events coming up * ISTEP- Part 1 is February 27 through March 10. *ISTEP- Part 2 is April 17 through May 5. * Spring Concert- Friday 4/28/2017 at 7 P.M. Attention: All Middle School Girls ages 13-16 Applications for the Linton Freedom Festival Pageant are now available. Young ladies who are 17-20 years of age will compete for the Queens title and young ladies who are 13-16 years of age will compete for Princess title. Be sure to stop by the High School Guidance Office and pick up an entry form. The entry must be completed and returned by Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The winners will be crowned on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Linton Freedom Festival Scholarship Pageant. Parents Parents remind your students when coming to and from school that they need to walk on the sidewalks and not walk through the parking lots. Make sure they look both ways before crossing the street. This also includes coming and going from lunch, please stay on the sidewalk. Parking/Signing Students Out This is a reminder to parents/guardians please drop your Middle School student off behind the school by the Middle School Entrance. If you need to sign your Middle School student out please park in the visitor parking area on the far end of the loop. You will no longer need to go to the High School office to pick up or drop your student off. (You can drop your students off in the mornings in the front of the high school, the loop for the middle school or the loop for the elementary) please do not drop them off at any other place than those that are listed. Educational Talent Search ETS is a program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education serving eligible young people in grades six through twelve. ETS identifies students who demonstrate an interest or desire to attend college and provides them with the motivation and support to enroll in a program of postsecondary education (college, university, technical or vocational school) after high school graduation. In order to be eligible for selection as ETS participants must meet the following criterion: *Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alien; *Be at least 11 years of age and in grades 6-12; *Commit to remain in the ETS Program until high school graduation; *Demonstrate an interest or desire to attend college. In order for your son or daughter to participate in this program, parents/guardians must complete a Transcript Release form and return it in the self-addressed, stamped envelope. By signing this form, you will be giving ETS permission to communicate with you and your child via U.S. Mail, telephone, computer generated correspondence, written correspondence in regards to ETS activities and services. *If you have any questions, you may contact us at the Vincennes Office: 1019 N 4th Street, Rm 108, Vincennes, IN 47591, (812) 888-4298 *Find us on Facebook: Vincennes University Educational Talent Search * CELL PHONE POLICY /ELECTRONIC DEVICES Students are not allowed to have cell phones in their possession during school hours (7:55 AM 3:05 PM) If a student brings a cell phone to school it must be kept in their locker, turned off. (See HANDBOOK for Displine) Superintendent Mr. Nick Karazsia is on Twitter and you can receive information about our school corporation including school closures and delays, follow him on Twitter @SOLSSC1 Deliveries *Parents/Guardians please note that we do not accept flowers, candy, or balloon deliveries for students at the school. *Parents/Guardians please also note that we no longer accept snacks/lunches/take-out food items at any time during the day after 7:55 AM due to students safety and health. If your child forgot their lunch, they will be able to have a lunch tray from the cafeteria. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please contact Jessica Taylor 812-847-6024 or email Please Remember there is absolutely no way for us to identify who might have called you if you have caller id and/or automatic callback! We have over 50 phones in this building and no way of telling where the call might have come from or who placed it. In case of an emergency we will keep trying until we reach someone or we will leave a message. ATTENDANCE LINE: The Middle School has an attendance line for you to call your student in absent. The number is 812-512-9053, 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. Homework is listed on the schools website daily, and students can make up all work the next day they return. Please remember to send Doctor Excuse slips within 48 hours of absence, they can also be faxed at 812-847-6032 Making Arrangements with your student: The Middle School Office would greatly appreciate your efforts in making school arrangements before your student arrives at school. Please tell your student in the mornings how they will be going home after school or other information that they need to know. 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. *Parent/Guardian you need not to contact the school to sign your student(s) out for appointment(s) unless someone other than the Parent/Guardian is signing them out. We need your permission to allow this. Note from the Nurse: LICE To control and eliminate head lice infestation, while ensuring that parents/guardians have an adequate amount of time to clean the childs head and the house without accumulating unexcused absences. Parents are responsible for checking their own childs head for lice periodically. The school nurse or designated staff will check students referred by staff members including siblings and friends, as appropriate. Children identified with head lice will be sent home. Students must be checked by the nurse or designee and found to be free of live lice, before they are permitted to return to school or ride on the school bus. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to school to have their head checked. Students are not permitted to ride the bus until they have been checked and approved to return. Immediately upon discovery of head lice, the parent/guardian will be contacted to take the child home to begin the process of cleaning the childs head and the house. It is the parents responsibility to transport the child home promptly when notified. The day the child is sent home due to head lice will be excused #1. 1. The student will need to return to school, the next scheduled school day, prior to the tardy bell, to be checked by the nurse or designee. If the parent/guardian calls the student in absent for this, it will be counted as an excused absence up to two (2) days only. If the child is found to be clear of all head lice, the child will then return to class. If the child remains infested with head lice, the parent/guardian will take the child back home to continue the process of eliminating head lice. This day will be counted as an excused absence as long as the student returned on the next scheduled school day, prior to the tardy bell-excused #2. 2. The student will need to follow the same process for the next consecutive school day. If the child is found clear of all head lice, the child will then return to class. If the child remains infested with head lice, the parent/guardian will take the child back home to continue the process of eliminating head lice. This day will also be counted as an excused absence, as long as the student returned on the next scheduled school day, prior to the tardy bell-excused #3. 3. The student will then need to return on the third consecutive school day, prior to the tardy bell, to be checked by the nurse or designee. If the child is found clear of all head lice, the child will then return to class. If the child remains infested with head lice, the parent/guardian will take the child back home to continue the process of eliminating head lice. This day and all days to follow will be unexcused absences. Please note that this process may be used no more than once per semester. All other occurrences per semester will be unexcused days. * Written notes will be required from parents/guardians for absences beyond the excused days, but will be counted as unexcused. Students who have a temperature 100.0 or above will be sent home from school. Students should be kept at home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.