Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 - Day 3

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017

Good morning, it is Tuesday, February 14th.  It is a day 3. 

Students and staff are you up for a challenge? This week and next we will be Reading Around the Clock. What does that mean? We want to have staff and students reading in our “caution” area in front of the media center during as much of the school day as possible. We want to promote reading and have some fun. Teachers can sign up themselves and their students to come down and open a book to a new adventure.

Students there is still time to activate your Read-A-Thon account. When you activate your account, you will be asked to pick a prize and this confirms that activation was successful. At the conclusion of our Read-A-Thon, students that received pledges will need to go back in to pick their prizes. Please keep your secret code, so you can go back into your account to see messages from sponsors and choose prizes.

Stress Busters will be meeting with 7th and 8th grade students who signed up for the coloring activity tomorrow in the cafeteria.  Sign up today if you are interested! Make sure to check in with your SNAP teacher for attendance and get permission to come to the activity.  It is your responsibility to know if you are signed up!  

Have you ever wanted to be in a book club or want to know what one is all about, register online or call Community Ed to sign up for the Middle School Book club.   Grades 5 & 6 book club starts February 21st and Grades 7 & 8 start February 28th and will be held at West.  Sign up now!

Whether you want a recreational or travel softball experience, community ed has the program for you.  Go to www.stmagirlsfastpitch.com to check out their programs and register.  Registration is open through February 24.

There will be an organizational meeting for all 7th & 8th grade girls who want to play school softball.  The meeting will be right after school in the lecture hall on February 28th.  It will last until about 3:30.

All 8th grade teams were in action on Monday afternoon against Monticello.  MSW White came out with little to no energy in the first half and fell behind early and never could get closer than six points.  The Knights were outworked, outhustled, and outplayed and lost 56-49.  Wyatt B. was the leading scorer with 17 points and Jack D. added 16 points for the Knights.  The loss drops MSW White’s record to 4-3 on the season.  The Gold team came out firing from the start and defeated Monticello by a score of 42-21.  The Knights played very well defensively and led to easy baskets down at the other end of the floor.  Chuck W. led MSW Gold with 18 points and dominated the offensive and defensive glass all afternoon.  The win improves MSW Gold’s record to 5-0.   The Blue team traveled to Monticello.   They got off to a bit of a slow start as the defense lacked intensity and trailed by four at halftime.  After a stirring pep talk from the coach Edlund the defense rose to the occasion and in no time had erased the 4 point deficit and was enjoying an 11 point lead.  Monti hit a couple of miracle 3 pointers in the final minutes to draw the score close but Jacob D. hit 3 of 4 late free throws to seal the win 46-44. Jack D. and Jacob D. combined for 23 points for STMA.  With the win, MSW Blue improves their record to 5-0

The 7th grade boys’ A basketball team defeated Monticello 39-36 last night.  The Knights jumped to a 19-2 advantage early in the game.  Monticello slowly fought their way back.  They were never able to take the lead as MSW boys made several key shots and steals. Johnny T. had the hot hand early sinking a variety of shots to start the ballgame. Uriah P. provided the scoring punch in the second half hitting outside shots when Monticello pulled within a few points.  Riley R.showed some scrappiness in the second half digging up several lose basketballs.  Jake B. hit a couple a nice mid-range jumpers early in the game.  Joseph S. again showed his quickness on the defensive end. It was a nice win for the guys.  The Gold team dropped a close decision to Monticello 34-28.  A slow start by the Knights caused them to play catch up the entire game. There were many positives despite the loss.  Justin A., Ben H., Mason U., and Jack I. all dropped in some nice mid-range shots.  Treyton K. went coast to coast for a driving lay-up. Charles M. had rebound put back late in the game.  Dylan J. had 10 and Trey S. 6 to lead the scoring for the Knights. 

7th grade Gold B team is at East tonight.  Bus leaves at 4:50.

Winter Week is next week and here are your dress up days!  Tuesday is PJ Day; Wednesday is Twin Day, Thursday is MN Sports Day, and Friday is Favorite Book Character Day.

Main lunch line has personal pepperoni pizza or personal buffalo white chicken pizza, romaine salad, green beans, veggie pasta salad, assorted fresh vegetables, applesauce, Valentine cookie, and fresh fruit.  The sandwich line has PBJ grape, roasted turkey on a hoagie bun, romaine salad, crinkle cut fries, Valentine cookie, and assorted fruits and vegetables.

Have a great day.

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