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Daily Announcements for Friday – April 28, 2017

posted Apr 28, 2017, 5:26 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 5:26 AM ]

 

Today is DAY 4


April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Carl Sandburg.   Carl Sandburg said, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come, but today is here!”  Today is a gift…that is why it is called the present.  But a gift is not worth much if you do not open it.  If you go out of your way to try something new, you may be pleasantly surprised!  Sometimes the wrapping paper can be deceiving!

 

For Mr. Muller – From the students:  For the past few months we have had an amazing student teacher in Mrs. Grice’s room.  His name is Mr. Muller.  He impacted students in many more ways than he knows and today is his last day with us.  We thank him for all of his hard work and time he spent here with us.  We have a few students who have some well wishes for him:

  • From Hannah Keyser: Thank you for being so much fun in social studies and always asking me how my day was.  We will all miss you very much and I hope you succeed outside of South.
  • From Maggie Dunlap: Mr. Muller gave our social studies classes energy and humor no other teacher could!  He will be sorely missed!
  • From Pacey Butcher:  Mr. Muller inspired me to put a different thought on learning.
  • From Hayden Wirth:  Mr. Muller made this class so much easier.  I remember in the beginning of the year being afraid of social studies, but when you came you made the class so much easier!
  • Thanks again Mr. Muller for everything you have taught us and done for us.  We love you and wish you good luck!

 

Music News

  • Band News – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • At the conclusion of today’s PSSA testing – Make-up scale lessons for anyone who missed them yesterday
    • CP10 – Percussion
    • CP11 – Jazz Band

 

Sports News

  • South Track – The track team is reminded that we DO NOT have practice after school today.  WE DO have a meet on Monday so don’t forget your uniform!  See you all on Monday!

·         Softball

o   Remember to bring your uniforms on Monday for our game against Indian Valley.

o   Team members are reminded to return your spirit wear orders to Mrs. Sands asap.

·         PHS Golf – 8th grade students interested in the high school golf team for the 2017/2018 school year should see Mr. Yurchak for more information.

 

PSSA Prep (8th grade only) – 8th grade PSSA science testing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2nd, and Wednesday, May 3rd.  Students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Ahoy Mateys! – Do you and a friend want a chance to compete at the high school against other classmates?  It is time to start building your sea-worthy craft for the 2017 Cardboard Boat Regatta!  All grades are welcome to participate in this event which will be held after school on May 25th at Pennridge High School.  Interested “mates” should come to the informational meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd during CP11.

 

Breakfast News - Good Morning South Students and teachers!  Come one, come all to the South Middle School Breakfast at the A&N Diner on Saturday, May 6th from 8:00AM - Noon.  A great time for families and friends!  10% of all proceeds will be donated to South Middle School.  Support South!  Hope to see you there!

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Thursday – April 27, 2017

posted Apr 27, 2017, 7:46 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 7:46 AM ]


Today is DAY 3


April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Carl Sandburg.   Carl Sandburg said, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come, but today is here!”  Some things are impossible to change, but today is always a new day!  Take the initiative to do something new and exciting!  You will be glad you did.

 

South Sports News

  • Track

o   The track coaches congratulate the following girls for placing in their events at yesterday's meet against Pennfield:

§  Maya Valletta                    Maddie Angelo                 Julia Post

§  Abby McNavage               Jordan Grober                   Zoe Boone

§  Taryn Reigle with a high jump of 4 foot 7 inches!  Way to go!

o   The coaches also congratulate the following boys who placed at the meet:

§  Joe Sullivan                         Noah Rush          Jalen Messina                    Kevin Link

o   Great job by both teams yesterday!

o   Just a reminder we have pictures and practice today after school!

o   Anyone with spirit wear money see Coach Bech immediately!

·         Softball

o   Congratulations to the varsity girls’ softball team on their 18-2 win over Dock Mennonite Academy yesterday!  Chloe Coughenour had 12 strike-outs on the mound, Brielle Yencha had an amazing 2nd out catch in left field, Mackenzie Owens warmed up the bats (as usual), and the rest of the girls did a great job hitting, stealing, and playing a solid defense!  Great job girls!

o   Remember to bring your uniforms on Monday for our game against Indian Valley.

o   Team members are reminded to return your spirit wear orders to Mrs. Sands asap.

 

Cafeteria News – The cafeteria will be switching April 27th and April 28th menus.  Thursday will be Friday and Friday will be Thursday menu.

 

From Ms. Pletz

  • Ms. Pletz’s CP1 and CP2 students are reminded to report to room #109 for class today.
  • Ms. Pletz’s CP4 and CP6/7 students are reminded to meet outside of the library prior to class today.

 

Music News

  • Band News – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP2 – All non-transposing instruments for grades 6/7/8
      • Flutes, Trombones, Baritone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon
    • CP3 – All b-flat instruments for grades 6/7/8
      • Trumpets, Clarinets, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet
    • CP10 – Alto Saxes for grade 6/7/8
    • CP11 – Jazz Band rehearsal
  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • Thursday – All boys in grades 6, 7, and 8
    • Choir members should report to PM HR first to pick up your report card envelope, and then report to room #110.

 

Fishing Club News – Any Fishing Club member who ordered a shirt but has not picked it up yet should report to room #201 asap.

 

Homework Club News – We WILL have Homework Club after school today.

 

AM Intramurals – 7th & 8th grade intramurals are cancelled for tomorrow.  See you all next week!

 

PSSA Prep – Tomorrow is the last day for PSSA Math testing.  Students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Breakfast News - Good Morning South Students and teachers!  Come one, come all to the South Middle School Breakfast at the A&N Diner on Saturday, May 6th from 8:00AM - Noon.  A great time for families and friends!  10% of all proceeds will be donated to South Middle School.  Support South!  Hope to see you there!

 

Ahoy Mateys! – Do you and a friend want a chance to compete at the high school against other classmates?  It is time to start building your sea-worthy craft for the 2017 Cardboard Boat Regatta!  All grades are welcome to participate in this event which will be held after school on May 25th at Pennridge High School.  Interested “mates” should come to the informational meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd during CP11.

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Wednesday – April 26, 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:07 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 6:07 AM ]


Today is DAY 2


April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Carl Sandburg.   Carl Sandburg said, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come, but today is here!”  Today is a wonderful day to celebrate all the good things you have in life.  Take the initiative to try something new.  If you take that first step, the next few are much easier to take.

 

Music News

  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • Thursday – All boys in grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Orchestra News – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP1 – Group G
    • CP2 – Group H
    • CP3 – Group I
    • CP4 – Group D
    • CP5/6 – Group E
    • CP8/9 – Group F

 

South Sports News

  • Track
    • The track team has an away meet today.  The whole track team will be dismissed at 2:00PM for a 2:15PM bus departure.  8th grade track team members are dismissed to go to lunch at 1:30PM.  After lunch break, report to the locker rooms at 2:00PM to change and be on the bus by 2:15PM for departure.
    • Team picture day has been rescheduled for tomorrow, April 27th at 3:00PM.
    • If any team member has spirit wear orders, they may drop it off to Coach Bech in room #213 now.

 

Cafeteria News – The cafeteria will be switching April 27th and April 28th menus.  Thursday will be Friday and Friday will be Thursday menu.

 

PSSA Prep – Students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Breakfast News - Good Morning South Students and teachers!  Come one, come all to the South Middle School Breakfast at the A&N Diner on Saturday, May 6th from 8:00AM - Noon.  A great time for families and friends!  10% of all proceeds will be donated to South Middle School.  Support South!  Hope to see you there!

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Tuesday – April 25, 2017

posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:51 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 5:51 AM ]


Today is DAY 1


April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Carl Sandburg.   Carl Sandburg said, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come, but today is here!”  Initiative is the ability to act and make decisions without the help or advice of other people.  When we use our initiative today, we can grow as individuals and help make the world a better place.

 

Music News

  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • Thursday – All boys in grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Orchestra News – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP4 – Group B
    • CP10 – Groups A/C
    • Rehearsal for grades 6/7/8 on the auditorium stage

 

South Sports News

  • Softball
    • The varsity softball team played Penndale yesterday.  It was a tough loss but the girls played a strong defense.  Mackenzie Owens hit a homerun and Chloe Coughenour had a lot of strike outs!
    • Due impending inclement weather conditions this afternoon, make sure to listen to PM announcements for the status of our game today.
  • Track – Any track team member who has not received a spirit wear order form, see Coach Bech in room #213 asap.

 

PSSA Prep – Students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Monday – April 24, 2017

posted Apr 24, 2017, 5:37 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 5:37 AM ]


Today is DAY 6

 

April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Carl Sandburg.   Carl Sandburg said, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come, but today is here!”   Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry.  He was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes:  two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham Lincoln.  His quote is telling us that we have to make the most of each and every day.  Remember, make a difference today!

 

Track News – The track coaches congratulate the boys and girls track teams for a close meet on Friday against Christopher Dock!  Both teams gave it their all!  A special shout out goes to the following ladies and gentlemen for placing in their events:

  • Julia Post                        Hayley Gurysh                 Lizzi Bobo            Annabelle Sharp
  • Courtney Steiner              Jordan Groeber                Taryn Reigle      
  • Gryphin Dean                   Liam Rawling                  Kevin Link            Jalen Messina
  • Sean Curry                      Erik Ulmer                       Alex Nace
  • A special shout out goes to Sierra Hufnagle for her effort and competitive nature prior to the meet on Friday!  We hope you get better soon.
  • We will see everyone for practice after school today.

 

Music News

  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • Monday – All girls in grades 6, 7, and 8
    • Thursday – All boys in grades 6, 7, and 8

 

PSSA Prep – In preparation for the upcoming Math PSSA testing on April 25th, 26th, and 28th, students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Friday – April 21, 2017

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:04 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 6:04 AM ]


Today is DAY 5

  

April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Benjamin Franklin.  Benjamin Franklin said, “One today is worth two tomorrows.”  Initiative starts today – remember Ben Franklin’s adage, “Never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.”

 

Reading Olympics News

  • Congratulations to all of the Reading Olympics participants!  Our 4 teams did an amazing job at last nights’ competition, taking home 2 BLUE ribbons and 2 RED ribbons!  Mrs. Brennan and the rest of the South staff are extremely proud of the hard work you put in this whole year!
  • Thanks go out to Ms. Tscheschlog, Mrs. Plumley, Ms. Kennedy, Mrs. Hippauf, Mr. Arnold, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. Raber for helping out at last night’s event.
  • Thanks go out to Dr. McAllister and the parents for coming out to support us.

 

Green Team/Earth Week News

  • Tomorrow is Earth Day!  We thank all of the students who participated in the recycled material art contest.  Your creativity and use of items was awesome.
  • Congratulations to the following winners:
    • Artistic Category:
      • 1st place – Peter Tasich for making the Eiffel Tower
      • 2nd place – Jessica Keogh for the monogrammed fabric
    • Functional Category:
      • 1st place – Sara Casey, Riley Hepler, and Brooke Weiss for making the 3 little piggy banks
      • 2nd place – Katrina Eldridge for making the birdfeeder
    • Using the Most Recycled Materials:
      • 1st place – Dominic Salinas
  • Congratulations to all!  Winners should come to the main office now to claim your prize.
  • Celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, 4/22 by doing something special to help the planet!

 

Softball News

  • Congratulations to the Varsity girls’ softball team on their 10-2 victory over Milford MS yesterday!  Cassandra Schillo had some huge hits, Chloe Coughenour did a great job pitching, and Mackenzie Owens caught a great came at the plate.
  • Team members are reminded to bring your uniform on Monday for your game against Penndale.

 

From Miss Krall – 6th grade students are reminded that your 7th grade music course selection forms are due to your homeroom teacher TODAY!

 

JV Softball News – Due to the current weather conditions, Coach McCann encourages his team members to listen closely to PM announcements to see if we can still have practice after school today.

 

PHS Girls Volleyball News – There will be a free girls’ volleyball clinic this Saturday, April 22nd, for all middle school girls interested at the PHS white gym from 9:00-11:30AM.  For more info, please contact: bjohnson@pennridge.org

 

From Mrs. Pletz – Students are reminded to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to class ALL next week for PSSAs.

 

PSSA Prep – In preparation for the upcoming Math PSSA testing on April 25th, 26th, and 28th, students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Dress Code Reminder - Students:  With warmer weather approaching, please be reminded of our dress code rules (refer to page 7 of your agenda rules and guidelines).  We have relaxed our dress code rules regarding ripped jeans and leggings, however, that does not mean specific guidelines do not apply.  Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than fingertip length.  Spaghetti straps and halters are not permitted.  Ripped jeans are acceptable, provided the rips are BELOW fingertip length on the thigh.  Rips ABOVE fingertip length require that you have leggings under the jeans.  Gaping holes in jeans are not acceptable.  Leggings are acceptable provided the leggings are reasonably covered by a tunic, dress, skirt, etc.  This guideline is necessary since some leggings are made of extremely thin material and do not provide adequate body coverage.  Non-compliance with this guideline means that the student will need to call home and have appropriate attire delivered before the student may return to class.  We are willing to work together with our students regarding dress code guidelines, but you must work with us as well and use good judgement.  Our teachers and staff would rather not send students to the office for dress code violations, so if you don’t challenge the dress code, we can all focus on more important things; your education.  Thank you!

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Thursday – April 20, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 5:26 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 5:26 AM ]

 

Today is DAY 4

 

April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Benjamin Franklin.  Benjamin Franklin said, “One today is worth two tomorrows.”  Every day there is a new tomorrow.  So do not wait for tomorrow to get here.  Take the initiative now to achieve your goals.

 

Green Team/Earth Week News

  • We have some amazing Earth Week projects on display in the main office hallway so stop and take a look at the creative talents of our students!
  • Earth Week spirit days are as follows:
    • Thursday Towel Drive Day – Thank you to all who donated towels today!  The towels will be donated to Pawsability, an animal adoption and rescue center where they will be used to help animals in need.  There will be a collection area right outside the café in the morning to drop them off.
      • Today’s tip is to repurpose glass jars as leftover containers or use them for bulk storage of items such as nails.
    • FridayClassroom Earth Day activities

 

Reading Olympics News

  • Reading Olympics participants are reminded that our competition is TODAY!
  • Remember to stay after school today and to wear your t-shirts.
  • If you still owe a permission slip, please see Mrs. Brennan now.

 

From Mrs. Pletz – Ms. Pletz’s classes are reminded to meet outside of the library door today only.

 

Wellness News – 6th grade wellness classes should report to the gym today for class.

 

Music News

  • Band News – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP1 – All Concert Pitched instruments
    • CP2 – All Transposing instruments
    • CP11 – Jazz Band rehearsal
  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • CP11 - Rehearsal for all singers in grades 6, 7, and 8 in the auditorium.  We will be reading new music for the Pops Concert!  Choir members who do not have a regular Thursday commitment during CP11 must attend.

 

From Miss Krall – 6th grade students are reminded that your 7th grade music course selection forms are due to your homeroom teacher by tomorrow.

 

SMYLE News – SMYLE is open this week to the following homerooms:  Mrs. Plumley, Mrs. DeAcetis, Mrs. Grice, Mrs. Pletz, and Mrs. Lewis.

 

Homework Club News – There will be homework club today after school.

 

AM Intramurals – The activity for 7th & 8th grade intramurals will be Kick the Cone.  Hope to see you at 7:00AM tomorrow.

 

Triumph & Tragedy News – Triumph & Tragedy students are reminded that our trip is TOMORROW!  Please pack accordingly so make sure to check the weather the night before.  We will be doing A LOT of walking and going through A LOT of security.  Please re-read your handout to know what to pack and what not to pack.  You must be at the back parking lot of South MS by 6:00AM to prepare for departure.

 

From Mrs. Pletz – Students are reminded to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to class ALL next week for PSSAs.

 

PSSA Prep – In preparation for the upcoming Math PSSA testing on April 25th, 26th, and 28th, students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Dress Code Reminder - Students:  With warmer weather approaching, please be reminded of our dress code rules (refer to page 7 of your agenda rules and guidelines).  We have relaxed our dress code rules regarding ripped jeans and leggings, however, that does not mean specific guidelines do not apply.  Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than fingertip length.  Spaghetti straps and halters are not permitted.  Ripped jeans are acceptable, provided the rips are BELOW fingertip length on the thigh.  Rips ABOVE fingertip length require that you have leggings under the jeans.  Gaping holes in jeans are not acceptable.  Leggings are acceptable provided the leggings are reasonably covered by a tunic, dress, skirt, etc.  This guideline is necessary since some leggings are made of extremely thin material and do not provide adequate body coverage.  Non-compliance with this guideline means that the student will need to call home and have appropriate attire delivered before the student may return to class.  We are willing to work together with our students regarding dress code guidelines, but you must work with us as well and use good judgement.  Our teachers and staff would rather not send students to the office for dress code violations, so if you don’t challenge the dress code, we can all focus on more important things; your education.  Thank you!

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Wednesday – April 19, 2017

posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:48 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 6:48 AM ]

 

Today is DAY 3

 

April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Benjamin Franklin.  Benjamin Franklin said, “One today is worth two tomorrows.”  Take the initiative and find ways to help yourself to succeed.

 

Green Team/Earth Week News

  • We have some amazing Earth Week projects on display in the main office hallway so stop and take a look at the creative talents of our students!
  • Earth Week spirit days are as follows:
    • WednesdayWear Green Day
      • Our Earth Week tip for today is:  Collect rainwater to use to water your houseplants and garden.
      • Remember to bring in clean, old towels tomorrow to be re-used by an animal shelter.
    • Thursday Towel Drive Day – Reusing items is another great thing we can do for our environment so this day we will have a towel drive.  Just bring in any old clean towels you no longer need to school Thursday morning.  The towels will be donated to Pawsability, an animal adoption and rescue center where they will be used to help animals in need.  There will be a collection area right outside the café in the morning to drop them off.
    • FridayClassroom Earth Day activities

 

Track News – The track coaches congratulate the following ladies and gentlemen for placing in their events at yesterday's meet against Milford:

·         Maya Valletta                    Sierra Hufnagle                 Maddie Angelo                 Julia Post

·         Taryn Reigle                       Brooke Weise                    Joe Sullivan                         Noah Rush

·         Jalen Messina                    Cooper Saks                       Sean Curry

·         Great job by both teams yesterday!

·         Just a reminder we have practice today after school!

 

Music News

  • Band News – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • Today’s band rehearsal is for 7th & 8th grade band, but all 6th graders are invited to join us if you do not have chorus or orchestra rehearsals to attend.  We will be working on our Pops concert songs.
    • 6th grade band members:  your make-up lessons will be on Friday
    • 7th & 8th grade students will have their lessons tomorrow.
  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • Choir members that there will be a rehearsal for all singers in grades 6, 7, and 8 in the auditorium on Thursday during CP11.  We will be reading new music for the Pops Concert!
    • Choir members who do not have a regular Thursday commitment during CP11 must attend.
  • Orchestra – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP4 – Group E
    • CP5/6 – Groups F/I
    • CP10 – Groups D/G/H

 

Triumph & Tragedy News – Triumph & Tragedy students are reminded that our trip is on Friday!  Please pack accordingly so make sure to check the weather the night before.  We will be doing A LOT of walking and going through A LOT of security.  Please re-read your handout to know what to pack and what not to pack.  You must be at the back parking lot of South MS by 6:00AM to prepare for departure.

 

SMYLE News – SMYLE is open this week to the following homerooms:  Mrs. Plumley, Mrs. DeAcetis, Mrs. Grice, Mrs. Pletz, and Mrs. Lewis.

 

Reading Olympics News

  • Reading Olympics participants are reminded that our competition is TOMORROW!
  • If you owe a permission slip, you must turn it in today.
  • If you did not receive your t-shirt yesterday, please go to the library now to pick it up.

 

Homework Club News – There will be homework club this Thursday after school.

 

From Mrs. Pletz – Students are reminded to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to class ALL next week for PSSAs.

 

PSSA Prep – In preparation for the upcoming Math PSSA testing on April 25th, 26th, and 28th, students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Dress Code Reminder - Students:  With warmer weather approaching, please be reminded of our dress code rules (refer to page 7 of your agenda rules and guidelines).  We have relaxed our dress code rules regarding ripped jeans and leggings, however, that does not mean specific guidelines do not apply.  Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than fingertip length.  Spaghetti straps and halters are not permitted.  Ripped jeans are acceptable, provided the rips are BELOW fingertip length on the thigh.  Rips ABOVE fingertip length require that you have leggings under the jeans.  Gaping holes in jeans are not acceptable.  Leggings are acceptable provided the leggings are reasonably covered by a tunic, dress, skirt, etc.  This guideline is necessary since some leggings are made of extremely thin material and do not provide adequate body coverage.  Non-compliance with this guideline means that the student will need to call home and have appropriate attire delivered before the student may return to class.  We are willing to work together with our students regarding dress code guidelines, but you must work with us as well and use good judgement.  Our teachers and staff would rather not send students to the office for dress code violations, so if you don’t challenge the dress code, we can all focus on more important things; your education.  Thank you!

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Tuesday – April 18, 2017

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:42 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 5:43 AM ]

 

Today is DAY 2


April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Benjamin Franklin.  Benjamin Franklin said, “One today is worth two tomorrows.”  Some of Franklin’s inventions included the lightening rod, Franklin stove, bifocals, carriage odometer and glass harmonica.  He took the initiative and used each day to get started.  Taking initiative means using your time wisely.

 

Green Team/Earth Week News

  • We have some amazing Earth Week projects on display in the main office hallway so stop and take a look at the creative talents of our students!
  • Earth Week spirit days are as follows:
    • Tuesday Wear Animal Print Day (or a shirt with a picture of an animal on it) to show your support for keeping the earth clean for animals.
    • WednesdayWear Green Day
    • Thursday Towel Drive Day – Reusing items is another great thing we can do for our environment so this day we will have a towel drive.  Just bring in any old clean towels you no longer need to school Thursday morning.  The towels will be donated to Pawsability, an animal adoption and rescue center where they will be used to help animals in need.  There will be a collection area right outside the café in the morning to drop them off.
    • FridayClassroom Earth Day activities

 

Music News

  • Orchestra – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP2 – Group A
    • CP3 – Group B
    • CP4 – Group C
    • CP11 – 6/7/8 rehearsal on the stage

 

Track Team News – Track team members are reminded that we have an away meet today.  Dismissal is at 2:00PM and the bus leaves at 2:15PM.

 

From Mr. Bech – Mr. Bech’s CP11 class is cancelled today due to the track meet.

 

Homework Club News – There will be homework club today and Thursday after school this week.

 

Reading Olympics News

  • Reading Olympics participants are reminded that our competition is this Thursday!
  • If you owe a permission slip, please turn it in today.

 

From Mrs. Pletz – Students are reminded to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to class ALL next week for PSSAs.

 

PSSA Prep – In preparation for the upcoming Math PSSA testing on April 25th, 26th, and 28th, students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Dress Code Reminder - Students:  With warmer weather approaching, please be reminded of our dress code rules (refer to page 7 of your agenda rules and guidelines).  We have relaxed our dress code rules regarding ripped jeans and leggings, however, that does not mean specific guidelines do not apply.  Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than fingertip length.  Spaghetti straps and halters are not permitted.  Ripped jeans are acceptable, provided the rips are BELOW fingertip length on the thigh.  Rips ABOVE fingertip length require that you have leggings under the jeans.  Gaping holes in jeans are not acceptable.  Leggings are acceptable provided the leggings are reasonably covered by a tunic, dress, skirt, etc.  This guideline is necessary since some leggings are made of extremely thin material and do not provide adequate body coverage.  Non-compliance with this guideline means that the student will need to call home and have appropriate attire delivered before the student may return to class.  We are willing to work together with our students regarding dress code guidelines, but you must work with us as well and use good judgement.  Our teachers and staff would rather not send students to the office for dress code violations, so if you don’t challenge the dress code, we can all focus on more important things; your education.  Thank you!

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

Daily Announcements for Monday – April 17, 2017

posted Apr 17, 2017, 6:04 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 6:04 AM ]

 

Today is DAY 1


April Theme - April’s “T.A.K.E.S.  P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”  

 

Quote of the Day – This week’s quote is from Benjamin Franklin.  Benjamin Franklin said, “One today is worth two tomorrows.”  Benjamin Franklin is a model of initiative.  He was successful in many fields:  printer, scientist, politician, inventor, musician and author.  When he had an idea, he took the initiative to make it happen.

 

Green Team/Earth Week News

  • We have some amazing Earth Week projects on display in the main office hallway so stop and take a look at the creative talents of our students!
  • Earth Week spirit days are as follows:
    • MondayLights Out Day – Today we kick off Earth week with “lights out day.”  We will turn off any unnecessary lights throughout the building to show support for conserving energy.  Another way to save energy is to unplug appliances when not in use.  At home and at school, turn off as many lights as possible and use natural sunlight.
    • Tuesday Wear Animal Print Day (or a shirt with a picture of an animal on it) to show your support for keeping the earth clean for animals.
    • WednesdayWear Green Day
    • Thursday Towel Drive Day – Reusing items is another great thing we can do for our environment so this day we will have a towel drive.  Just bring in any old clean towels you no longer need to school Thursday morning.  The towels will be donated to Pawsability, an animal adoption and rescue center where they will be used to help animals in need.  There will be a collection area right outside the café in the morning to drop them off.
    • FridayClassroom Earth Day activities

 

From Mr. Bech – Mr. Bech’s Algebra 1A class should bring your books to class today.

 

Music News

  • Band – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • 6th grade band students will have their lessons tomorrow.  Students be working on the scales for the District scale assessment, plus the new music for the Pops Concert.  All 6th grade band students should have their instruments at school tomorrow.
    • CP11 – 6th grade band rehearsal

 

Reading Olympics News

  • Reading Olympics participants are reminded that our competition is this Thursday!
  • T-shirts will be distributed tomorrow morning.
  • If you owe a permission slip, please turn it in tomorrow.

 

AM Intramurals – Tomorrow’s activity for 6th grade intramurals is SpeedAway.  Hope to see all 6th graders at 7A:00AM.

 

From Mrs. Pletz – Students are reminded to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to class ALL next week.

 

PSSA Prep – In preparation for the upcoming Math PSSA testing on April 25th, 26th, and 28th, students are reminded of the following requirements for PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a silent reading book on testing days.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.

 

Dress Code Reminder - Students:  With warmer weather approaching, please be reminded of our dress code rules (refer to page 7 of your agenda rules and guidelines).  We have relaxed our dress code rules regarding ripped jeans and leggings, however, that does not mean specific guidelines do not apply.  Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than fingertip length.  Spaghetti straps and halters are not permitted.  Ripped jeans are acceptable, provided the rips are BELOW fingertip length on the thigh.  Rips ABOVE fingertip length require that you have leggings under the jeans.  Gaping holes in jeans are not acceptable.  Leggings are acceptable provided the leggings are reasonably covered by a tunic, dress, skirt, etc.  This guideline is necessary since some leggings are made of extremely thin material and do not provide adequate body coverage.  Non-compliance with this guideline means that the student will need to call home and have appropriate attire delivered before the student may return to class.  We are willing to work together with our students regarding dress code guidelines, but you must work with us as well and use good judgement.  Our teachers and staff would rather not send students to the office for dress code violations, so if you don’t challenge the dress code, we can all focus on more important things; your education.  Thank you!

 

REMINDER

  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When dropping off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
    • Due to bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM.  Otherwise, you may park in the designated parking spaces in the parking lot.  Thank you!
  • Attn. Parents/Guardians:  When calling in your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at 215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).  Thank you!
  • Attn. Students:  ALL students should be entering the building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter through the front doors near the bike rack.
  • Please remind your parents they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th Street curb.
  • Also, no students should be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
  • All Students and staff are reminded - DO NOT open building doors for anyone.  All guests should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the building.

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