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Congress Calendar:

  • February 22 - Assembly Day - wear team shirt!
  • February 28 - 3rd Quarter Intramurals End
  • March 14 - Assembly Day
  • March 14 - Last Day of 3rd Quarter
  • March 15 - No School for Students, Teacher Work Day
  • March 18-22 - No School, Spring Break

Announcements:

  • Make sure you are remembering our amazing 2018-19 school year with a yearbook! Yearbooks are currently $33! Order yours now through the Josten’s website at: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1653853/Congress-Middle-School/ or through Ms. Mays, room 502 at Congress Middle School! We always sell out in May so reserve yours now!
  • Keep track of your child's lunch balance at School Cafe.
  • We base our end of the year awards for the Congress Awards Assembly on the following point system. Please talk about this with your student and encourage them to earn as many points as possible.
Cumulative GPA after third quarter: 3.0 to 3.49 is 1 point, 3.5 to 3.85 is 2 points, 3.86 to 4.0 is 3 pointsOnly kids with a 3.0 or better for the first three quarters combined will be considered for any award. School participation or community service is worth 1 point. There is only one point available for this category. Students can pick either a school participation activity or do 5 hours of community service. Any involvement at Congress that is not required for a class counts for school participation. School participation opportunities could include, but are not limited to the list below. School play-tried out or were in (not attended) National Junior Honor Society- applied or were in Stucco- applied or were in Student Ambassadors- applied or were an ambassador Any Intramurals or club Ski club Cross Country Geography bee Honor Choir- tried out or were in Talent Show- tried out or were in (not just attended) Weight lifting club All district band or solo and ensemble festival Tried out or were on the basketball team or were a manager Tutor other kids Community service (5 hours). Students will fill out an online form with this information in April. We will have the link available in teams’ websites and social media pages and will announce it on the morning announcements as time comes. Keep in mind community service does not have to be through a formal organization. Helping neighbors and extended family is encouraged. Attendance 90% of school days or better is 1 point. No ISS/OSS is 1 point 2 points get a blue ribbon3 points gets a bronze medal4 points gets a silver medal5 points gets a gold medal6 points gets platinum Invitations will be sent home with students who qualify for an award in May. If you have any questions regarding these criteria or the awards assembly in general please feel free to contact Beth Weishaar (7th grade counselor) or Bridgett Sissel (8th grade counselor).