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Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. -Stephen Hawking

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/21/18




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Today is a B day. 

If any 8th grader is still interested in attending the 8th grade trip to Hershey Park, please stop in the Middle School Office.

 

 

Remember to bring in your boxtops for the final challenge which runs through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party!

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/21/18




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Due to the Faculty Meeting being held today, Monday, May 21st, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period. Students must take the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/21/18




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Band Lessons for today are:

Wednesday, 5/16/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 4 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 7 - Gr 6 Clarinets

 

Middle School Jazz band will meet today in the band room from 2:30 to 4:00.

 

 

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1- Group 11

Period 3- Group 12

Period 6- Group 9

Period 8- Group 10

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/16/18




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Today is a B day. The Dryden Modified Track and Field teams continued their success on Friday at the Blue Devil Relays. The boys took first place and the girls took 3rd. Outstanding performance by the entire team! Go Lions! 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/15/18




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Today is an A day. The Dryden Modified Track and Field teams continued their success on Friday at the Blue Devil Relays. The boys took first place and the girls took 3rd. Outstanding performance by the entire team! Go Lions! 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/14/18




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Monday, 5/14/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 2

Period 2 - NYSSMA Saxophones

Period 3 - NYSSMA Trumpets

Period 4 - NYSSMA Flutes

Period 7 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 3

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/14/18




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Live so that when your children think of Fairness, Caring, and Integrity, they think of you. - H.Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/14/18




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Any 8th grader still interested in attending the 8th grade trip to Hershey Park, please stop by the Middle School Office.

 

Attn: 6th or 7th grade girls interested in testing up to play JV or Varsity girls soccer, there will be a skills evaluation  on Thursday, June 14, from 2:30 - 3:00 on the varsity soccer field. Please contact Coach Keator in G-7 with any questions.

 

Remember to bring in your boxtops for the final challenge which runs through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/14/18




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Friday, 5/11/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 - Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/11/18




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Today is a B day. The Dryden golf team continues to win, improving their record to 8-3. 8th grader Patrick ONeill continues to make significant contributions to these wins. Way to go, Patrick!

 

Remember to bring in your boxtops for the final challenge which runs through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/11/18




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Thursday, 5/10/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 3 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/10/18




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Wednesday, 5/9/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 3 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 6 Saxophones

 

Jazz band will meet today in the band room from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/9/18




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Any girl in 6th or 7th grade who is interested in testing up to play JV or Varsity girls soccer next season, there will be a skills evaluation on Thursday, May 24th from 3:00 - 4:30 on the varsity soccer field. Please contact or have your parent contact Coach Keator in G7 with any questions.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/9/18




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Today is a B day. Attention Middle School Students: due to Department Meetings today Wednesday, May 9th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period. Students must go home on the 2:19 bus! All other activities, such as athletics and Dave Hall, will be held as scheduled. Late busses are cancelled today!

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/9/18




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A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ~ Colin Powell

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/7/18




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Today is an A day. Band lessons will be canceled, but band rehearsals will be held as normal. Attention Middle School Students: due to department meetings tomorrow, May 9th, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Attention: swim class will be held in the gym today. Please be prepared for the lesson in the gymnasium.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/7/18




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Any girl in 6th or 7th grade who is interested in testing up to play JV or Varsity girls soccer next season, there will be a skills evaluation on Thursday, May 24th from 3-4:30 on the varsity soccer field. Contact Coach Keator with any questions.

Remember to bring in your boxtops for the final challenge. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/4/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Friday, 5/4/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets


 

Voice Lessons for today are:

 

Period 1 - Group 18

Period 3 - Group 19

Period 6 - Group 20

Period 8 - Group 17

  

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/4/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Thursday, 5/3/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 2 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 7 - Gr 7 Tubas

Voice Lessons for today are:

Thursday

Period 1 - Group 14

Period 3 - Group 15

Period 6 - Group 16

Period 8 - Group 13

 

 

Our Middle school bands and jazz band will be performing tonight in the auditorium at 7pm. Come support your friends and hear some great music.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/3/18




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Today is a B Day. Book club will meet today during activity period.

Our Middle school bands and jazz band will be performing tonight in the auditorium at 7pm. Come support your friends and hear some great music.

Any girl in 6th or 7th grade who is interested in testing up to play JV or Varsity girls soccer next season, there will be a skills evaluation on Thursday, May 24th from 3:00-4:30 on the varsity soccer field. Contact Coach Keator with any questions.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/3/18




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Today is an A day. The final boxtop challenge for this school year has started. It will go through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party. Please bring in boxtops to your homeroom teachers.

Congratulations to the boys modified lacrosse team on their 3 to 2 win over Elmira. Great work guys!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/2/18




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Grade 6 Trombones/Tuba:  Period 1 -  

Grade 6 Flutes: Period 2 -

Grade 6 Clarinets: Period 3 -

Grade 6 Saxophones: Period 4 

Grade 6 Trumpets: Period 7

 

Voice Lessons:

MS Groups 10 & 12-Period 6, MS Groups 9 & 11- Period 8

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 5/2/18




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Today is an A Day. The final boxtop challenge for this school year continues through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party. Please bring in boxtops to your homeroom teachers.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/30/18




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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, Im Possible.  Audrey Hepburn

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/30/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Monday, 4/30/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Trumpets

Period 2 - NYSSMA Flutes

Period 3 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 3

Period 4 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 2

Period 7 - NYSSMA Saxophones

 

All voice lessons with Mr. Matson are cancelled for today.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/30/18




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Today is a B day. The final boxtop challenge for this school year will kick off on Monday and run through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party! Please bring in boxtops to your homeroom teachers.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/27/18




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Friday, 4/27/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 - Saxophones

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/27/18




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Today is an A day. Attention Student Council members! There will be a mandatory meeting today at 2:20 pm in C212.  Please let Mrs. Tasselmyer know if you cannot make the meeting.

 

The final boxtop challenge for this school year will kick off on Monday April 30th through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party. Please bring in boxtops to your homeroom teachers.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/26/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Thursday, 4/26/18

Period 1 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/26/18




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The Dryden Drama Booster Club is holding a free ultimate audition workshop on Wednesday, May 9 from 6-9 pm in the chorus room at the Cortland High School. This FREE workshop is available to all students and will focus primarily on tips and techniques necessary to ace your upcoming auditions and help you gain knowledge and confidence about the audition process. Sign up sheet and more information is available on the bulletin board in the music wing. 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/25/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Wednesday, 4/25/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 2 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 7 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/25/18




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Today is a B day. Attention Student Council members! There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday at 2:20 pm in C212.  Please let Mrs. Tasselmyer or Gweni know if you cannot make the meeting.

 

The final boxtop challenge for this school year will kick off on April 30th through May 31st. The homeroom with the most boxtops will earn a pizza party. Please bring in boxtops to your homeroom teachers.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/25/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Tuesday, 4/24/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 4 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 7 - Gr 6 Percussion

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/24/18




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Attention all athletes who use C-13 for their athletic bags. You must drop your bags off by 7:50 in the morning and you will not have access to them until dismissal at 2:19.

 

Congratulations to all students and staff who participated in the Dryden Middle School Variety Show on Friday. It was amazing! So many students showing off their creativity and ingenuity. You all went above and beyond to show us how talented you are!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/23/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Monday, 4/23/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Flutes

Period 2 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 3

Period 3 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 2

Period 4 - NYSSMA Saxophones

Period 7 - NYSSMA Trumpets

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/23/18




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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing - Walt Disney

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/22/18




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Friday, 4/20/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - Saxophones

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group - 17

Period 3 - Group - 18

Period 6 - Group - 19

Period 8 - Group - 20

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/20/18




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Come catch a new perspective on planet Earth from 12:30 to 2:30 this Saturday at Southworth Library. Cornell Spacecraft Imaging will share images of earth from space. The library will be full of NASA  activities and investigations to explore. Each family that attends will take home a free Earth Day book!

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/19/18




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Today is an A day. Today is the last day to order your Dryden Middle School 2018 yearbook. Attention all athletes who use C13 for their athletic bags: you must drop your bags off by 7:50 in the morning and you will not have access to them until dismissal at 2:19. Make sure you have everything you need for the day before leaving your bag!

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/19/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Thursday, 4/19/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 7 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

 

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group - 13

Period 3 - Group - 14

Period 6 - Group - 15

Period 8 - Group - 16

 

Today is a B day, it is School Colors Day. Tomorrow is Character Day.

Attention all 8th grade students! It's cold outside. So, please remember to bring your jacket with you on today's field trip to BOCES, as you may need to walk outside to switch classes.

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/19/18




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Do not forget to buy your yearbooks. See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is this Friday, April 20th.

 

Just a reminder: Talent Show Rehearsals are this week after school from 2:30 to 3:30.  Please meet Mr. Lee down in the auditorium ready to listen and practice at 2:30. If you are not at rehearsal, you are not in the show. The Talent Show is Friday, April 20th during the school day!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/17/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Tuesday, 4/17/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 3 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 7 - Jazz Band Saxophones

 

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group - 5

Period 3 - Group - 6

Period 6 - Group - 7

Period 8 - Group - 8

 

Spirit Week is this week!

Today is Twin Day

Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day

Thursday - School Colors Day - Dress in purple & white

Friday - Character Day

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/17/18




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Do not waste time on what is not important. Do not get sucked into the drama. Get on with it: do not dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you would admire.-Allegra Huston

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/16/18




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Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 1

Period 3 - Group 2

Period 6 - Group 3

Period 8 - Group 4

 

Spirit Week is this week!  

Today is - Crayon Box Day - Dress all in the one color

Tomorrow- Twin Day

Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day

Thursday - School Colors Day - Dress in purple & white

Friday - Character Day

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/16/18




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Today is an A day. Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting today there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  There will be NO Middle School tutoring today. Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.

 

Do not forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is this Friday, April 20th.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/16/18




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Today is a B day. Band lessons for today are:

Period 7 - Grades 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinet

 

Spirit Week is next week.  Start planning your outfits!

Monday - Crayon Box Day - Dress all in the one color

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day

Thursday - School Colors Day - Dress in purple & white

Friday - Character Day


 

Attention Middle School Students:  due to the Faculty Meeting on Monday, April 16th, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

Just a reminder: Talent Show rehearsals are this week and next week after school from 2:30 to 3:30.  Please meet Mr. Lee down in the auditorium ready to listen and practice at 2:30. If you're not at rehearsal, you're not in the show. The Talent Show is Friday, April 20th during the school day!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/13/18




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Spirit Week is next week.  Start planning your outfits!

Monday - Crayon Box Day - Dress all in the one color

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day

Thursday - School Colors Day - Dress in purple & white

Friday - Character Day

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting on Monday, April 16th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

Talent Show Rehearsals are this week and next week after school from 2:30 to 3:30.  Please meet Mr. Lee down in the auditorium ready to listen and practice at 2:30. If you're not at rehearsal, you're not in the show. The Talent Show is Friday, April 20th during the school day!

 

Attention all 8th grade students: please remember to return your completed BOCES Field Trip permission forms to your ELA teacher today If you do not have a completed permission form you will not be able to attend.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/12/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Period 4 - 7th Grade Horn

Period 7 - Grades 7 & 8 Trumpets

 

Boys Modified Lacrosse - please get your clothing orders

in to Mrs. Passalugo TODAY.

 

Book club members - we will meet today

during activity period in the library.  Please see Mrs.

Passalugo for your bus pass.  

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/12/18




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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little EXTRA.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/11/18




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Due to department meetings TODAY there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities, such as Dave Hall, Jazz Band and athletics, will be held as scheduled. -

 

Boys Modified Lacrosse - please get your clothing orders

in to Mrs. Passalugo by this Thursday, April 12th -

 

Book club members - we will meet Thursday, April 12th

during activity period in the library.  Please see Mrs.

Passalugo for your bus pass.  -

 

Attention all 8th grade students! Please remember to return your completed BOCES Field Trip permission forms to your ELA teacher by this Thursday, April 12th. If you do not have a completed permission form you will not be able to attend.-

 

 

 

Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.-

 

Just a reminder: Talent Show Rehearsals are this week and next week after school from 2:30 to 3:30.  Please meet Mr. Lee down in the auditorium ready to listen and practice at 2:30. If you're not at rehearsal, you're not in the show. The Talent Show is Friday, April 20th during the school day!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/11/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Period 4 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 7 - Gr 6 Clarinets

 

Middle School Jazz Band will rehearse today, Wednesday, April 10th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the band room.  We will be preparing for Jazz Dessert Night. Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you have any conflicts.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/11/18




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Quote of the week… The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/10/18




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Today is an A day. Lunch group with Ms. Buckley is cancelled today.

 

Attention all 8th grade students! Please remember to return your completed BOCES Field Trip permission forms to your ELA teacher by this Thursday, April 12th. If you do not have a completed permission form you will not be able to attend.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, April 11th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities, such as Dave Hall, Jazz band and athletics, will be held as scheduled.

 

Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

Just a reminder: Talent Show Rehearsals are this week and next week after school from 2:30 to 3:30.  Please meet Mr. Lee down in the auditorium ready to listen and practice at 2:30. If you're not at rehearsal, you're not in the show. The Talent Show is Friday, April 20th during the school day!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/10/18




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Tuesday, 4/10/18

Period 1 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 4 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 7 - Jazz Band Trumpets

 

Middle School Jazz Band will rehearse this week on Wednesday, April 11th from 2:30-4:00 pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you have any conflicts.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/10/18




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On this day in history in 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option. Although scattered resistance continued for several weeks, for all practical purposes the Civil War had come to an end.


Quote of the week… The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little EXTRA.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/9/18




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Band lessons for today are

Monday, 4/9/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 2

Period 2 - NYSSMA Saxophones

Period 3 - NYSSMA Trumpets

Period 4 - NYSSMA Flutes

Period 7 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 3

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/9/18




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Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings this Wednesday, April 11th, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks. See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

Just a reminder: Talent Show Rehearsals are this week and next week after school from 2:30 to 3:30. Please meet Mr. Lee down in the auditorium ready to listen and practice at 2:30. If you're not at rehearsal, you're not in the show. The Talent Show is Friday, April 20th during the school day.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/9/18




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Today is an A day. Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

A message to girls modified soccer players: Anyone who wants to sell BBQ tickets for girls soccer, please stop by room G7 to see Coach Keator to pick them up.

 

Talent Show Rehearsals begin next Monday, April 9th immediately after school during activity period.  All participants need to plan on staying after school for at least an hour until the morning show on Friday, April 20th.  Please work out transportation ahead of next week. If anything has changed or you have any questions, please see Mr. Lee in room C5!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/6/18




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Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. -Pele

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/6/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Friday, 4/6/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 - Alto Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets


 

Voice Lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group - 17

Period 3 - Group - 18

Period 6 - Group - 19

Period 8 - Group - 20

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/6/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Thursday, 4/5/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 3 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones


 

Voice Lessons for today are:

 

Period 1 - Group - 14

Period 3 - Group - 15

Period 6 - Group - 16

Period 8 - Group - 13

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/5/18




Audience: Our School

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. - Pele
 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 4/5/18




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Today is a B day.

 

Do not forget to buy your yearbook. See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

Talent Show Rehearsals begin next Monday, April 9th during activity period immediately after school. All participants need to plan on staying after school for at least an hour until the morning show on Friday, April 20th.  Please work out transportation ahead of next week. If anything has changed or you have any questions, please see Mr. Lee in room C5.

 

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Published: 4/5/18




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Today is National School Librarian Day! Whether you wander down to the library to use the computers, search for a book or just say hello, remember to thank your librarian for all the hard work they do.


Quote of the week… Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. -Pele

 

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Published: 4/4/18




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Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

There is a mandatory meeting after school today during activity period for all yearbook members in C1.

 

A REMINDER: Talent Show Rehearsals begin next Monday, April 9th, during activity period, immediately after school. All participants need to plan on staying after school for at least an hour until the morning show on Friday, April 20th. Please work out transportation ahead of next week. If anything has changed or you have any questions, please see Mr. Lee in room C5!

 

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Published: 4/4/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Wednesday, 4/4/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 3 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 6 Saxophones

 

Voice Lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 9

Period 3 - Group 10

Period 6 - Group 11

Period 8 - Group 12

 

 

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Published: 4/4/18




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Band lessons for today are

Tuesday, 4/3/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 2 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 3 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 4 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 7 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

 

Voice Lessons for today are

Period 1 - Group 5

Period 3 - Group 6

Period 6 - Group 7

Period 8 - Group 8

 

Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

JUST A REMINDER: Talent Show Rehearsals begin next Monday, April 9th immediately after school during activity period from 2:30 - 3:30.  All participants need to plan on staying after school for at least an hour until the morning show on Friday, April 20th. Please work out transportation ahead of next week.  If anything has changed or you have any questions, please see Mr. Lee in room C5!


On this day in history in 1860 the Pony Express made its debut. The Pony Express came at a time before radios and telephones, telegraphs or transcontinental railroad, when California, which achieved statehood in 1850, was still largely cut off from the eastern part of the country. Letters sent from New York to the West Coast traveled by ship, which typically took at least a month, or by stagecoach, which could take from three weeks to many months to arrive. Compared to the snail’s pace of the existing delivery methods, the Pony Express’ average delivery time of 10 days seemed like lightning speed. Though the Pony Express only lasted a year before telegraph wires replaced this mail service it captured Americas’ imagination and lives on in history.

 

Quote of the week… Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Pele

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Published: 4/3/18




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Due to a variety of circumstances today's MS Jazz Band field trip to Ithaca High School has been canceled.

 

Regularly scheduled Band lessons and Band 7/8 rehearsal will take place as scheduled

 

Friday, 3/23/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - Alto Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

 

Voice Lessons for today are

Period 1 - Group 18

Period 3 - Group 19

Period 6 - Group 20

Period 8 - Group 17

 

Don’t forget to buy your yearbooks! See Mrs. Darlow if you need a form. Deadline for yearbooks is April 20th.

 

We need someone to take over our job next year! We’d love to hear you as the new voice of the morning announcements. Applications will be on Mrs. Goodenough’s door, room c203, Miss Wood’s door, room A-18 or in the main office. Please submit by the end of the day.

 

Today is national puppy day! This day was created to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives.  National Puppy Day is also a day to bring awareness to the need for care of and homes for orphaned pups as well as to educate people about the horrors of puppy mills across the country.


Quote of the week… “Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.” Steph Curry

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Published: 3/23/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Thursday, 3/22/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 2 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 7 - Gr 7 Tubas


 

Voice Lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 15

Period 3 - Group 16

Period 6 - Group 13

Period 8 - Group 14

 

We need someone to take over our job next year! We’d love to hear you as the new voice of the morning announcements. Applications will be on Mrs. Goodenough’s door, room c203, Miss Wood’s door, room A-18 or in the main office. Please submit by Friday.

 

Quote of the week… “Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.” Steph Curry

 

 

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Published: 3/22/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Wednesday, 3/21/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 2 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 3 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 7 - Gr 6 Trumpets

 

Voice Lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 10

Period 3 - Group 11

Period 6 - Group 12

Period 8 - Group 9

 

We’d love to hear you as the new voice of the morning announcements. Applications will be on Mrs. Goodenough’s door, room C-203, Miss Wood’s door, room A-18 or in the main office. Please submit by Friday.

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: you need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurses’ offices.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting today, Wednesday March 21st, during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.

 

Quote of the week… “Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.” Steph Curry

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

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Published: 3/21/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Tuesday, 3/20/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 2 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 3 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

 

Voice Lessons for today are

Period 1 - Group 6

Period 3 - Group 7

Period 6 - Group 8

Period 8 - Group 5
 

Do you want to be the new voice of the morning announcements next school year? We’d love to hear you! Applications will be on Mrs. Goodenough’s door, room C-203, Miss Wood’s door, room A-18 or in the main office. Please submit your application by Friday.

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices! If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurses’ offices.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting Wednesday March 21st during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.

 

Quote of the week… “Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.” Steph Curry

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a terrific Tuesday!

 

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Published: 3/20/18




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Band lessons for today are:

Monday, 3/19/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Trumpets

Period 2 - NYSSMA Flutes

Period 3 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 3

Period 4 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 2

Period 7 - NYSSMA Saxophones

 

Voice Lessons for today are

Period 1- group 3

Period 3- group 4

Period 6- group 1

Period 8- group 2

 

Do you want to be the new voice of the morning announcements next school year? We’d love to hear you! Applications will be on Mrs. Goodenough’s door, room c203, Miss Wood’s door, room A-18 or in the main office. Please submit by Friday.

 

Due to the faculty meeting this afternoon, Monday, March 19th, FOCUS tutoring from 3:00-5:00 will be cancelled. All students scheduled for tutoring this afternoon should go home on the 2:19 bus.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting after school today there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities, such as athletics and Dave Hall, will be held as scheduled.

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurses’ offices.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting Wednesday March 21st during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.

 

Quote of the week… “Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.” Steph Curry

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a March Madness Monday!

 

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Published: 3/19/18




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Friday March 16th there will be a 11:00 a.m. dismissal today.

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurses’ offices.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting Wednesday March 21st during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.


Quote of the week… “A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.”

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Published: 3/16/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Thursday, 3/15/18

Period 1 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

 

Due to yesterday's snow day, Middle School Jazz Band will rehearse today, Thursday, March 15th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you have any conflicts. Any Middle School Band students planning to make up a missed band lesson can still do so during activity period today.

 

There is a mandatory meeting after school today for any student council members that plan to help with Battle of the Grades tomorrow. We have last minute details to take care of and you will need to get your t-shirt. See everyone at 2:20 in C212.

 

Don't forget Battle of the Grades is tomorrow!  Please plan to wear your grade color trying to win team spirit points. Colors are as follows:

6th Grade - Blue

7th Grade - Green

8th Grade - Red

 

Are you still interested in joining the new Dryden Middle School

Book Club?  See Mrs. Passalugo by 2 pm to sign up and reserve your bus pass for our first meeting today during activity period in the library.  

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurses’ offices.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting Wednesday March 21st during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.

 

All girls who will be in grades 7-8 next year and are interested in playing girls soccer, there will be a brief meeting in room G7 of the high school, during activity period today  March 15.

 

We will be following a 2-hour delay schedule today. Students please remember there will be no 20 minute Ac Labs during lunch today.


Quote of the week… “A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.”

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Published: 3/15/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Wednesday, 3/14/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 2 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 7 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

 

Attention Middle School Students:  due to Department Meetings today there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Student Council members: There will be a mandatory student council meeting today to finish preparations for Friday's battle of the grades. Please plan on attending.

 

Battle of the Grades is coming this Friday. Please take some time to sign up for events you would like to participate in. Homeroom teachers have a list, but students can sign up with any grade level teacher.  

 

As part of Battle of the Grades, we will be awarding team spirit points to the grade that best displays their assigned color. The grade colors are as follow:

6th grade - blue

7th grade - green

8th grade - red

 

Are you interested in joining the new Dryden Middle School

Book Club?  See Mrs. Passalugo to sign up and reserve your

bus pass for our first meeting tomorrow, Thursday, March 15th, during activity period in the library.  

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurses’ offices.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting Wednesday March 21st during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.

 

All girls who will be in grades 7-8 next year interested in playing girls soccer, there will be a brief meeting in room G7 of the high school, during activity period on Thursday, March 15.

 

Quote of the week… “A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.”

 

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Published: 3/14/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Tuesday, 3/13/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 4 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 7 - Gr 6 Percussion

 

Attention Middle School Students: due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, March 14th, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

 

Battle of the Grades is coming this Friday. Please take some time to sign up for events you would like to participate in. HR teachers have a list but students can sign up with any grade level teacher. As part of Battle of the Grades we will be awarding team spirit points to the grade that best displays their assigned color. The grade colors are as follow:

6th grade - blue

7th grade - green

8th grade - red

 

Student Council members: there will be a mandatory student council meeting on Thursday to finish preparations for Friday's battle of the grades. Please plan on attending.

 

Are you interested in joining the new Dryden Middle School

Book Club?  See Mrs. Passalugo to sign up and reserve your

bus pass for our first meeting on Thursday, March 15th during activity period in the library.  

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurses’ offices.

 

Attention Modified Girls Softball players ~ There will be a mandatory meeting today Tuesday, 3/13 in the High School Cafeteria at 2:30 p.m. If you cannot make the meeting please let Mr. Hinkle know, thank you.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting Wednesday March 21st during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.

All girls who will be in grades 7-8 next year interested in playing girls soccer, there will be a brief meeting in room G7 of the high school, during activity period on Thursday, March 15.

 

Quote of the week… “A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.”

 

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Published: 3/13/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Monday, 3/12/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Flutes

Period 2 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 3

Period 3 - NYSSMA Clarinets - Level 2

Period 4 - NYSSMA Saxophones

Period 7 - NYSSMA Trumpets

 

Attention Middle School Students:  due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, March 14th, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Are you interested in joining the new Dryden Middle School

Book Club?  See Mrs. Passalugo to sign up and reserve your

bus pass for our first meeting on Thursday, March 15th during activity period in the library.  

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: you need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices. If these forms are not in on time, you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office, or nurses’ offices.

 

Practice for Modified Outdoor Track & Field and Lacrosse start today, Monday, March 12th. Practice for Modified Softball and Baseball start on April 2nd.

 

Seventh and Eighth graders interested in modified baseball, there will be a player meeting Wednesday March 21st during Activity Period in Mr. Coolbaugh's room A-11-A. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible so that he can get you a bus pass. If you have any questions before the meeting please see Mr. Coolbaugh.

 

All girls who will be in grades 7-8 next year interested in playing girls soccer, there will be a brief meeting in room G7 of the high school, during activity period this Thursday, March 15.

 

Congratulations to our three middle school students recognized for their outstanding theater skills; Eliza Wilder, Marcus Williams and Ainsley Bouffard. At the High School Musical “Legally Blonde” all three students were awarded with certificates to attend the theater workshop or class of their choice.

 

Quote of the week… “A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.”

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a marvelous Monday!

 

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Published: 3/12/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Friday, 3/9/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - Alto Saxophones

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

 

Voice Lessons for today are

Period 1 - Group 19

Period 3 - Group 20

Period 6 - Group 17

Period 8 - Group 18

 

Are you interested in joining the new Dryden Middle School

Book Club?  See Mrs. Passalugo to sign up and reserve your

bus pass for our first meeting to be held in the library on Thursday, March 15th, during activity period.  

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse before you will be able to start spring practices!! If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play. Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office, or nurses’ offices.

 

Practice for Modified Outdoor Track & Field and Lacrosse start Monday, March 12th.

 

Practice for Modified Softball and Baseball start on April 2nd.

 

Any girls who were planning to play modified lacrosse should Ms. Sheppard in the high school in room G21 today after school. She will have information for you about testing up to play on the JV team since there will be no modified team this spring.

 

All girls who will be in grades 7-8 next year interested in playing girls soccer, there will be a brief meeting in room G7 of the high school, during activity period on Thursday, March 15.

 

The Dryden High School musical Legally Blonde's first performance is tonight! Showtimes are as follows: Friday, March 9th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 10th at 2:00 pm and Saturday March 10th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Pre-sale tickets are available at the high school office.

 

Quote of the week...“To persevere, I think, is important for everybody. Don't give up, don't give in. There's always an answer to everything.” ~Louie Zamperini

 

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Published: 3/9/18




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Band lessons for today are:

 

Thursday, 3/8/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 7 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

 

Voice Lessons for today are:

 

Period 1 - Group 16

Period 3 - Group 13

Period 6 - Group 14

Period 8 - Group 15


 

There will be a modified track sport meeting for boys and girls this afternoon, March 8th, during activity period in the middle school gym.
 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse by Thursday March 8th in order to start practices next week. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play.  Forms can be picked up in the Middle School office, high school office or nurse’s offices.

 

The Dryden High School performance of the musical Legally Blonde is coming. Showtimes will be Friday March 9th at 7pm and Saturday March 10th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Presale tickets are available at the high school office.

 

Quote of the week...

“To persevere, I think, is important for everybody. Don't give up, don't give in. There's always an answer to everything.”

~Louie Zamperini

 

 

 

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Published: 3/7/18




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Band lesson for today are as follows:

 

Tuesday, 3/6/18
Period 1 - Jazz Band Trumpets
Period 2 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones
Period 3 - Jazz Band Trombones
Period 4 - Gr 6 Percussion
Period 7 - Jazz Band Saxophones

 

 

Band lesson links:

 

https://sites.google.com/a/dryden.k12.ny.us/band7-8/lessons

 

https://sites.google.com/a/dryden.k12.ny.us/band6/lessons

 

 

Attention student council members!  There is a meeting for a student council members today after school. Please make it a priority to attend.  If you cannot make the meeting you must speak to Mrs. Tasselmyer before the end of the day. The meeting is Today, Tuesday, March 6th!

 

A reminder to students interested in spring sports: You need to have your Sports Papers into the nurse by Thursday March 8th in order to start practices next week. If these forms are not in on time you may not be eligible to play.  

 

The Dryden High School performance of the musical Legally Blonde is coming. Showtimes will be Friday March 9th at 7:00 pm and Saturday March 10th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

 

Quote of the week...“To persevere, I think, is important for everybody. Don't give up, don't give in. There's always an answer to everything.” ~Louie Zamperini

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a terrific Tuesday!

 

 

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Published: 3/6/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Period 1 = Grade 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 2 = Grade 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 3 = Gr 7 & 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 4 = Grade 7 & 8 Flutes

Period 7 = Grade 7 & 8 - 1st Clarintes

 

 

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 4

Period 3 - Group 1

Period 6 - Group 2

Period 8 - Group 3

 

Attention all student council members: there will be a full student council meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6th at 2:20 in Mrs. Tasselmyer's room.  All members should plan to attend. Please let Mrs. Tasselmyer know if you cannot attend the meeting.

 

Reminder to sign up for spring sports. Sign up sheets are located outside the middle school cafeteria.

 

Today is National Cheese Doodle Day! First manufactured and sold in the 1950’s, cheese doodles soon became a snack favorite. They have come in over 15 different flavors and styles including: Cheese Doodle flavored potato chips, Jalapeno, honey BBQ and croc-o-doodles (which are shaped like crocodiles). Though the cheese doodle brand has been sold by several different companies the original recipe is still used today.

 

Quote of the week...“To persevere, I think, is important for everybody. Don't give up, don't give in. There's always an answer to everything.”~Louie Zamperini

 

 

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Published: 3/5/18




Audience: Our School

 

Band lessons for today are:

Thursday, 3/1/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 2 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 4 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

 

Congratulations to our BoxTop winning homeroom! Mrs. Loiselle’s homeroom won with 355 boxtops. Mrs. White’s homeroom came in 2nd with 259 boxtops.  We collected $107 through these boxtops.  Thanks for collecting.

 

Talent Show preparations are underway!  If you are interested in being the MC and hosting the show on Friday, April 20th, please see Mr. Lee in C5.  There will be tryouts in 2 weeks.  More information forthcoming.

 

Reminder to sign up for spring sports. Sign up sheets are located outside the middle school cafeteria.

 

On this day in history Yellowstone National Park was created. Early in 1872, Congress moved to set aside 1,221,773 acres of public land straddling the future states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho as America’s first national park. This was the nation's first national park and led to the creation of 57 more national parks in the United States.

 

Quote of the week...

"Even at my age, I’m trying to improve. Never give up, no matter what. Even if you get last place, finish."

~Louie Zamperini

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a thoughtful Thursday.

 

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Published: 3/1/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

 

Wednesday, 2/28/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 4 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 7 - Gr 6 Clarinets


 

Talent Show preparations are underway!  If you are interested in being the MC and hosting the show on Friday, April 20th, please see Mr. Lee in C5.  There will be tryouts in 2 weeks.  More information forthcoming.

 

There will be a meeting TODAY for all boys, grades 7 to 12, interested in playing lacrosse during activity period in the small HS cafeteria.

 

Reminder to sign up for spring sports. Sign up sheets are located outside the middle school cafeteria.

 

Quote of the week...

"Even at my age, I’m trying to improve. Never give up, no matter what. Even if you get last place-finish."

~Louie Zamperini

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful Wednesday.

 

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Published: 2/28/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 4 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 7 - Jazz Band Trumpets

 

 

All girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring, there will be a preseason meeting in G21 today, Tuesday February 27th, instead of Monday. Please see Ms. Sheppard if you cannot attend.

 

Talent Show preparations are underway. If you are interested in being the M.C. and hosting the show on Friday, April 20th, please see Mr. Lee in C5.  There will be tryouts in two weeks. More information forthcoming.

 

We are working on our current boxtop challenge that runs through today. These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students! Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers, the winning homeroom will get a pizza party.

 

Reminder to sign up for spring sports. Sign up sheets are located outside the middle school cafeteria.

 

Quote of the week...

"Even at my age, I’m trying to improve. Never give up, no matter what. Even if you get last place- finish."

~Louie Zamperini

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a terrific Tuesday.

 

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Published: 2/27/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Monday, 2/26/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Trumpets & Horns

Period 2 - NYSSMA Low Brass

Period 3 - NYSSMA Percussion

Period 4 - NYSSMA Flutes & Clarinets

Period 7 - NYSSMA Saxophones

 

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting today there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

All girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring- There will be a preseason meeting in G21 Tomorrow,  Tuesday February 27 instead of Monday. Please see Ms. Sheppard if you cannot attend.

 

Talent Show preparations are underway!  If you are interested in being the MC and hosting the show on Friday, April 20th, please see Mr. Lee in C5.  There will be tryouts in 2 weeks.  More information forthcoming.

 

We need 8 teams for the dodgeball tournament. Join in the fun and sign up ASAP.  Today is the last day to submit your team to Mrs. Tasselmyer in Room c212. It will take place tomorrow Tuesday, February 27  from 6-8 pm.

 

We are working on our current boxtop challenge that runs through today. These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Reminder to sign up for spring sports. Sign up sheets are located outside the middle school cafeteria.

 

Quote of the week...

 

"Even at my age, I’m trying to improve. Never give up, no matter what. Even if you get last place- finish."

 

~Louie Zamperini

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 2/26/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Friday, 2/23/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 - Alto Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

 

Voice Lessons for today are:

Period 1 group 20

Period 3 group 17

Period 6 group 18

Period 8 group 19

 

Attention all girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring: there will be a pre-season meeting in G21 on Tuesday February 27 instead of Monday. Please see Ms. Sheppard if you cannot attend.

 

Talent Show preparations are underway!  If you are interested in being the MC and hosting the show on Friday, April 20th, please see Mr. Lee in C5.  There will be tryouts in 2 weeks.  More information forthcoming.

 

Attention student council members: the meeting has been rescheduled. There will be a meeting today after school, FRIDAY, to prepare for the upcoming Dodgeball Tournament and discuss upcoming activities. All members should plan to attend.

 

We need 8 teams for the dodgeball tournament. We currently only have 3 teams. Join in the fun and sign up ASAP!  Monday is the last day to submit your team to Mrs. Tasselmyer in Room c212. It will take place Tuesday, February 27  from 6-8 pm.

 

We are working on our current boxtop challenge that runs until Monday, February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Attention all modified girls basketball players...just a reminder that your games this afternoon versus Marathon will be in our High School Gym with a 4:30 tipoff for the 7th grade game and the 8th grade game to follow

 

Reminder to sign up for spring sports. Sign up sheets are located outside the middle school cafeteria.

 

Quote of the week in honor of our first American president, “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one” ~George Washington

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 2/23/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Thursday, 2/22/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 3 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

 

Voice Lessons for today are

Period 1 group 13

Period 3 group 14

Period 6 group 15

Period 8 group 16

 

Attention swim class students: Mr. Stuttle's classes will be in the gymnasium today.

 

Attention all girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring: there will be a mandatory pre-season meeting in G21 on Monday the 26th. Anyone who cannot make it must see Ms. Sheppard.

 

Attention student council members: there will be a meeting today after school, Thursday, to prepare for the upcoming Dodgeball Tournament and discuss upcoming activities. All members should plan to attend.

 

The dodgeball tournament is coming soon! It will take place Tuesday, February 27  from 6-8 pm. Anyone wanting to participate needs to submit a form to Mrs. Tasselmyer with their teams. All teams must be resubmitted! No teams from the original tournament in January will be used. Please get your forms to C 212 ASAP. The first 10 teams will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament.

 

We are working on our current boxtop challenge that runs until Monday, February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Quote of the week in honor of our first American president, “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one” ~George Washington

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 2/22/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Wednesday, 2/21/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 3 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 7 - Gr 6 Saxophones

 

Voice Lessons for today are

Period 1 groups 12 & 2

Period 3 groups 9 & 3

Period 6 groups 10 & 4

Period 8 groups 11 & 1

 

Attention swim class students: Mr. Stuttle's classes will be in the gymnasium today and tomorrow.

 

There will be no Dave Hall lunch groups today, although his afterschool group will meet.

 

The dodgeball tournament is coming soon! It will take place Tuesday, February 27  from 6-8 pm. Anyone wanting to participate needs to submit a form to Mrs. Tasselmyer with their teams. All teams must be resubmitted! No teams from the original tournament in January will be used. Please get your forms to C 212 ASAP. The first 10 teams will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament.
 

We are working on our current boxtop challenge that runs until Monday, February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Quote of the week in honor of our first American president, “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one” ~George Washington

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 2/21/18




Audience: Our School

Thursday, 2/15/18

Band lessons for today are:
Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion
Period 2 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns
Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets
Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones
Period 7 - Gr 7 Tubas
 
The Valentine's flower sales were a big success. Thank you to all that participated! The Valentine's Dance is tonight, 7-9pm. Students from ski club only can arrive late and pay just $3 to get into the dance. Please remember your permission slip and $5 or coupon to get into the dance.

 

We still have room for Dodge Ball Teams. All old teams (from January) were discarded and a new team must be submitted if you plan to participate on February 27. There is no cost. The first 10 teams will compete. All team forms should be handed to Mrs. Tasselmyer in C212.


Talent Show auditions are this week!  Please report to Mr. Lee's room (C5) by 2:30 on the day you signed up - Tuesday or Thursday.  Bring with you any music or materials for your act.  Don't forget to sign up for an activity  bus if you need one!  See you then!


A quick reminder to check lost and found in the cafeteria for any of your missing items.


In honor of the birthday of our 16th president Abraham Lincoln, a quote from him….”Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 2/15/18




Audience: Our School

A reminder that jazz band will meet today in the band room from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

 

The Valentine candy and  flower sales continue today will be sold, cash and carry.  All sales are during lunch periods in the cafeteria.

 

The Valentine's Day dance is this Thursday. All students must have have a permission slip and $5 or a PBIS coupon to get into the dance. Any student receiving ISS or OSS from 2/08 - 2/15 will not be allowed to attend the dance. Permission slips will be handed out in Homeroom on Tuesday.

 

There will be a dodgeball tournament Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Mrs. Tasselmyer will be accepting team forms today, February 12th. Forms can be picked up outside of C212. The first ten teams are guaranteed a spot in the tournament.

 

Talent Show auditions are this week!  Please report to Mr. Lee's room (C5) by 2:30 on the day you signed up - Tuesday or Thursday.  Bring with you any music or materials for your act.  Don't forget to sign up for an activity  bus if you need one!  See you then!

 

Attention Middle School Students: Due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, February 14th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities, such as jazz band, Dave Hall groups and athletics will be held as scheduled.

 

A quick reminder to check lost and found in the cafeteria for any of your missing items.

 

The 8th grade girls basketball team defeated Whitney point last night by a score of 26 to 18. Lauren Gulini scored 13 points, Sindi Pinckney netted 8, Lauralye Caskey made a basket and Tori Bryan made two free throws to round out the scoring.

 

The 7th grade team came up a bit short, but played tough, just getting edged by the Eagles 27 to 22. Kahlen Cornell scored 10 points, with Ava Henry and Gianna DiNardo each scoring 6 points.

 

Great games, ladies!

 

In honor of the birthday of our 16th president Abraham Lincoln, a quote from him….”Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 2/14/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Tuesday, 2/6/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 4 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 7 - Gr 6 Percussion

 

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1- Group 5

Period 3- Group 6

Period 6- group 7

Period 8- group 8

There is a student council meeting after school today. Please plan on attending. We have lots of work to do.

 

Attention there will be a valentine themed dance and open gym on Thursday, February 15, 7-9 pm. $5 entry or use signature for a free pass. Any student receiving ISS or OSS from February 8-15 will not be able to attend.

 

There will be a dodgeball tournament Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Mrs. Tasselmyer will be accepting team forms on February 12th. Forms can be picked up outside of C212. The first ten teams are guaranteed a spot in the tournament.

 

Student Council will be having a Valentine's flower sale this year. Flowers will be $2 and will be for sale in the cafeteria during lunch periods, February 12-14.

 

Talent Show Auditions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday the week of February 12th.  RIGHT BEFORE WINTER BREAK!!!  Auditions will be after school during activity period from 2:30 - 3:15.  Your act needs to be between 1 and 4 minutes. Please sign up for a time and identify your homeroom teacher for every single person in your act.  If you can be picked up by your parents, please choose time slots after 3:00.  If you need an activity bus, please indicate the letter bus that you will need and choose time slots before 3:00.  Sign ups are at Room C5 outside Mr. Lee's door.  Please see Mr. Lee if you have any questions.  The Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, April 20th during school hours.  We can't wait to see your talent!

 

"Come one, come all to our quarterly Movie Night!  We will be showcasing the work of our own video artists and welcome you to come and see a series of short movies created by your fellow students!  The viewing will be in the library on Wednesday, February 7th, during activity period!  Plenty of popcorn will be served!"

 

A Reminder to all of Mr. Keihl's 7th Grade Tech classes that they will be meeting in the E-4 computer lab today

 

The 8th grade girls basketball team picked up their 5th win of the season with a 27-21 victory over Groton last night. Lauren Gulini led the Lady Lions with 15 points, including a 3 point buzzer beater at the end of the first half that brought the crowd to its feet!  Sindi Pinckney scored 6 points, Abby Spano netted 4 points and Lauralye Caskey added a basket in the win. Special shout out to 7th grader Mickey Heisey, who stepped up to help out the short handed 8th grade team with some awesome defense. Great game, ladies!

 

Attention Middle School Girls, Want to learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through coding?

Starting this week, Cornell University students lead Girls Who Code at the Southworth Library on Fridays after school for girls in grades 6 through 12.  Busing is available. Contact the library to register or visit the library web site for more information.

 

A quick reminder to check lost and found for any of your missing items.

 

Quote of the week..."Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." — Nelson Mandela

 

 

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Published: 2/6/18




Audience: Our School

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on their first Super Bowl Win!

 

Band lessons for today are:

Monday, 2/5/18

Period 1 - NYSSMA Flutes & Clarinets

Period 2 - NYSSMA Saxophones

Period 3 - NYSSMA Trumpets & Horns

Period 4 - NYSSMA Low Brass

Period 7 - NYSSMA Percussion

 

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1- Group 1

Period 3- Group 2

Period 6- group 3

Period 8- group 4

 

Talent Show Auditions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday the week of February 12th.  RIGHT BEFORE WINTER BREAK!!!  Auditions will be after school during activity period from 2:30 - 3:15. Your act needs to be between 1 and 4 minutes. Please sign up for a time and identify your homeroom teacher for every single person in your act.  If you can be picked up by your parents, please choose time slots after 3:00.  If you need an activity bus, please indicate the letter bus that you will need and choose time slots before 3:00.  Sign ups are at Room C5 outside Mr. Lee's door.  Please see Mr. Lee if you have any questions.  The Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, April 20th during school hours.  We can't wait to see your talent!

 

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Remember to check lost and found for any missing items.

 

Quote of the week...Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — NELSON MANDELA

 

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Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Friday, 2/2/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - Alto Saxophones

Period 7 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

 

Talent Show Auditions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday the week of February 12th.  RIGHT BEFORE WINTER BREAK!!!  Auditions will be after school during activity period from 2:30 - 3:15.  Your act needs to be between 1 and 4 minutes. Please sign up for a time and identify your homeroom teacher for every single person in your act.  If you can be picked up by your parents, please choose time slots after 3:00.  If you need an activity bus, please indicate the letter bus that you will need and choose time slots before 3:00.  Sign ups are at Room C5 outside Mr. Lee's door.  Please see Mr. Lee if you have any questions.  The Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, April 20th during school hours.  We can't wait to see your talent!

 

Attention there will be a valentine themed dance and open gym on Thursday, February 15, 7-9 pm. $5 entry or use signature for a free pass. Any student receiving ISS or OSS from February 8-15 will not be able to attend.

 

There will be a dodgeball tournament Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Mrs. Tasselmyer will be accepting team forms on February 12th. Forms can be picked up outside of C212. The first ten teams are guaranteed a spot in the tournament.

 

There will be a Valentine's flower sale this year. Flowers will be $2 and will be for sale in the cafeteria during lunch periods, February 12-14.

 

The 8th grade girls basketball team put on a defensive display Wednesday night, defeating Union Springs by a score of 19 to 5. Lauren Gulini scored 15 of those 19 points with Sindi Pinckney and Lauralye Caskey each adding a basket. Nice game, ladies!

 

Attention all 8th grade students who are attending the Hershey Park trip in June, your 1st payment is due TODAY the Middle School Office.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook.  If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know.  Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Quote of the week in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl a quote from Vince Lombardi…”It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”


 

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a super “bowl” weekend!

 

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Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Thursday, 2/1/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 7 - Grade 7 & 8 Horns


 

Talent Show Auditions will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday the week of February 12th.  RIGHT BEFORE WINTER BREAK!!!  Auditions will be after school during activity period from 2:30 - 3:15.  Your act needs to be between 1 and 4 minutes. Please sign up for a time and identify your homeroom teacher for every single person in your act.  If you can be picked up by your parents, please choose time slots after 3:00.  If you need an activity bus, please indicate the letter bus that you will need and choose time slots before 3:00.  Sign ups are at Room C5 outside Mr. Lee's door.  Please see Mr. Lee if you have any questions.  The Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, April 20th during school hours.  We can't wait to see your talent!

 

There will be a student council meetings for Officers only, today at 2:30 pm. All officers should plan on attending.

 

Attention all 8th grade students who are attending the Hershey Park trip in June, your 1st payment is due to the Middle School Office by Friday, February 2nd.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook.  If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know.  Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Quote of the week in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl a quote from Vince Lombardi…”It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a thoughtful Thursday!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 2/1/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Wednesday, 1/31/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 7 - Gr 6 Flutes

 

Jazz band will meet after school today from 2:30-4:00 in the band room.

 

Attention all student council members: there is a meeting today after school to work on many upcoming projects. Please plan on attending!

 

Attention all 8th grade students who are attending the Hershey Park trip in June: your 1st payment is due to the Middle School Office by Friday, February 2nd.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook. If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know.  Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

We are working on a new Boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th. These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

On this day in history in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America.The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The amendment passed 119 to 56, seven votes above the necessary two-thirds majority. With the passage of the amendment, the institution that had indelibly shaped American history was eradicated.

 

Quote of the week in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl a quote from Vince Lombardi…”It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/31/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Tuesday, 1/30/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 3 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 7 - Jazz Band Saxophones

 

There is a student council meeting after school  Wednesday to work on many upcoming activities. Please plan on attending.

Attention all 8th grade students who are attending the Hershey Park trip in June, your 1st payment is due to the Middle School Office by Friday, February 2nd.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook.  If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know.  Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

The 7th grade girls basketball team picked up their third win of the season last night, by a score of 23 to 19 over Trumansburg. Ava Henry scored 13 points, including 7 points in the decisive final quarter. Kahlen Cornell scored 6 with Mikayla Hisey and Gianna DiNardo each scoring a basket.

 

The 8th grade girls lost a heartbreaker in double overtime, 23 to 21. Lauren Gulini scored 13, Lauralye Caskey scored 4 with Sindi Pinckney and Abby Spano each scoring a basket. Each team has 3 wins with only 1 loss.

 

Great effort by both teams

 

Quote of the week in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl a quote from Vince Lombardi…”It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a terrific Tuesday!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/30/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Monday, 1/29/2018

Period 1 - NYSSMA Saxophones

Period 2 - NYSSMA Trumpets & Horns

Period 3 - NYSSMA Low Brass

Period 4 - NYSSMA Percussion

Period 7 - NYSSMA Flutes & Clarinets


 

"There will be an informational meeting held in the band room today during activity period for any middle school band student interested in participating in the NYSSMA Solo Festival.  Registration materials for the NYSSMA Solo Festival will be discussed and distributed at this meeting.  Solos will be distributed to students on Thursday, 2/1/18 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend and need a bus pass.

 

Attention all 8th grade students who are attending the Hershey Park in June, your 1st payment is due to the Middle School Office by Friday, February 2nd.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook.  If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know.  Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

The 8th grade girls won their third game of the season on Thursday, defeating Whitney Point by a score of 28 to 14.  Lauren Gulini and Abby Spano each scored 10 points with Sindi Pinckney adding 6 points and Lauralye Caskey scoring a basket. Great game, ladies!

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show will be in April, this is a change from the original announcement.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

There is a student council meeting after school  Wednesday to work on many upcoming activities. Please plan on attending.

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Quote of the week in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl a quote from Vince Lombardi…”It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a meaningful Monday!

 

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Published: 1/29/18




Audience: Our School

Voice lessons for today are:

Thursday

Period 1 - Group 14

Period 3 - Group 15

Period 6 - Group 16

Period 8 - Group 13

 

Attention all 8th grade students who are attending the Hershey Park in June, your 1st payment is due to the Middle School Office by Friday, February 2nd.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook.  If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know. Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

There will be no midday Dave Hall groups meeting this week but

Dave will be here after school.

 

The library will be closed periods 6-8 all week.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show will be in April, this is a change from the original announcement.  Auditions will be held at the end of January. Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

A reminder to all teachers, staff and students that due to High School regents testing the bell will not be going off to signal class change today.

 

Quote of the week “We know what we are, but know not what we may be” ~William Shakespeare

 

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Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Wednesday, 1/24/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 4 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 8 - Gr 6 Clarinets

 

Jazz band rehearsal will be after school today from 2:30-4 in the band room.

Voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 10

Period 3 - Group 11

Period 6 - Group 11

Period 8 - Group 12

 

Attention all 8th grade students who are attending the Hershey Park in June, your 1st payment is due to the Middle School Office by Friday, February 2nd.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook.  If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know.  Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

There will be no midday Dave Hall groups meeting this week but

Dave will be here after school.


 

The library will be closed periods 6-8 all week.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show will be in April, this is a change from the original announcement.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

The 7th grade girls basketball won their second game in a row last night, defeating Lansing by a score of 26 to 16. Ava Henry led the charge with 10 points, Kahlen Cornell added 8 points, Gianna DiNardo scored 4, with Hannah Knout and Becca Stanford each making a basket apiece.

 

The 8th grade girls also won their second straight game,  taking down the Bobcats 43 to 12. Lauren Gulini led all scorers with 17 points, Tori Brian scored 8 points, Lauralye Caskey scored 6 points, Abby Spano and Sindi Pinckney each had 4 points apiece with Hollace Finver and Kristina Busby each scoring a basket to round out the victory.

 

Great games, ladies!

 

A reminder to all teachers, staff and students that due to High School regents testing the bell will not be going off to signal class change today.

 

Quote of the week “We know what we are, but know not what we may be” ~William Shakespeare

 

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Published: 1/24/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Tuesday, 1/23/18

Period 1 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Horns

Period 3 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 4 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 7 & 8 Alto Saxophones

 

Voice Lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 5

Period 3 - Group 6

Period 6 - Group 7

Period 8 - Group 8

 

Attention student council members: there will be a full student council meeting after school today Please plan on attending. If you can not attend please speak to Mrs. Tasselmyer and tell her if you need a bus pass.

 

Yearbook club members will be roaming the hallways taking pictures for this yearbook.  If you do not want your picture taken, please let the club member know.  Teachers, we would love to have some classroom pictures, if it is not convenient, please tell the club member to come back another time.

 

There will be no midday Dave Hall groups meeting this week but

Dave will be here after school.

 

The library will be closed periods 6-8 all week.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show will be in April, this is a change from the original announcement.  Auditions will be held at the end of January. Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

We are working on a new boxtop challenge that runs until February 26th! These boxtops help bring in money that fund activities and programs for you, the students. Please give all boxtops to your homeroom teachers. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

The 7th grade girls basketball team started the season with a big win over Marathon last night by a score of 22 to 14. Ava Henry led the charge with 12 points with Mikayla Hisey scoring 6 points and Kahlen Cornell adding 4.

 

The 8th grade girls also picked up a victory, beating the Olympians 23 to 16. Lauren Gulini led all scorers with 13 points, Abby Spano scored 8 points with Sindi Pinckney adding 2.

 

Great job ladies from both squads!

 

Quote of the week “We know what we are, but know not what we may be” ~William Shakespeare

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/23/18




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are

Friday, 1/19/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

Period 2 - NYSSMA

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets


 

Timers are needed for the Boys Swimming Home meets. No experience needed ~ Coach Webb will train you.  If you are interested in doing this please see Mr. Hinkle in the High School Office.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show will be in April, this is a change from the original announcement.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

Quote of the week...Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Every Friday we like to recognize those students who go above and beyond to demonstrate our core values of excellence, creativity and integrity.

 

Mrs. Griffith’s would like to recognize the following students. Casandra Fetterman and Kaelyn Stahlman for helping students organize their binders on the shelves in order to make them easier to use and store. The whole class appreciates your constant help!

 

Brezelynne Boyce, Faith Sullivan, Maggie Murphy, and Angus Gleason for helping to create a new bulletin board our ELA classroom. They helped to select and design the board and it looks great! Thanks for helping to make our classroom beautiful!

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/19/18




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are

Thursday, 1/18/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 3 - Jazz Band Brass

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones


 

Timers are needed for the Boys Swimming Home meets. No experience needed ~ Coach Webb will train you.  If you are interested in doing this please see Mr. Hinkle in the High School Office.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show will be in April, this is a change from the original announcement.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

Today is National Thesaurus Day! It’s a great, no amazing day to think about all the many ways to say a phrase. Thanks to the thesaurus you can take those bland words such as good or ok and turn them into superb, spectacular, marvelous or wonderful. After all wouldn’t you rather be magnificent instead of merely “fine”. So choose your words wisely and have an exceptional day!

 

Quote of the week...Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are

Wednesday, 1/17/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 3 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Saxophones

 

The dodgeball tournament has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 27. When the date gets closer more information about forming your teams will come out.

 

Attention skiers and riders participating in the Gore Mountain Ski Trip, the MANDATORY student and parent meeting is this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in C13.  The final payment of $140 is due.  All participating students are expected to attend this important meeting.  Please see Mr. Crocker if you have any questions.  

 

Timers are needed for the Boys Swimming Home meets. No experience needed ~ Coach Webb will train you.  If you are interested in doing this please see Mr. Hinkle in the High School Office.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show will be in April, this is a change from the original announcement.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

Quote of the week...Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are

Tuesday, 1/16/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Horns

Period 2 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 3 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

 

The dodgeball tournament has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 27. When the date gets closer more information about forming your teams will come out.

 

Timers are needed for the Boys Swimming Home meets. No experience needed ~ Coach Webb will train you.  If you are interested in doing this please see Mr. Hinkle in the High School Office.

 

Middle School Students:  Due to today’s faculty meeting after school there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period. Dave Hall groups and athletics will still meet.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show is on the March 16th early release day during school hours.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.


Quote of the week...Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

Friday, 1/12/2018

Period 1 - NYSSMA

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Flute

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 - 1st Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 - 2nd Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 7 & 8 - 3rd Clarinets

 

Attention all chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 19

Period 3 - Group 20

Period 6 - Group 17

Period 8 - Group 18

 

6th grade students currently taking media literacy; classes during periods 6 and 8 will be in the high school computer lab today.

 

There will be a student council meeting for all officers after school today. Please let Mrs. Tasselmyer know if you cannot attend.

 

Anyone who needs a yearbook order form, please go to the middle school office or see Mrs. Darlow in Room C1.  Anyone turning in yearbook orders, please give them to your homeroom teacher.  Teachers, please put your order forms in Mrs. Darlow's mailbox.  Thank you.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show is on the March 16th early release day during school hours.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

Message of the week from our special visitor Jared Campbell...You are valuable!

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are:

Thursday, 1/11/18

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 2 - Jazz Band Brass

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Tubas

 

Attention all chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

 

Period 1 - Group 15

Period 3 - Group 16

Period 6 - Group 13

Period 8 - Group 14

 

There will be a student council meeting for officers on Friday, January 12 at 2:30 in Mrs. Tasselmyer's room. Please let her know if you cannot attend.

 

There will be no Dave Hall groups during school today but Dave Hall will still have his after school group.

 

Anyone who needs a yearbook order form, please go to the middle school office or see Mrs. Darlow in Room C1.  Anyone turning in yearbook orders, please give them to your homeroom teacher.  Teachers, please put your order forms in Mrs. Darlow's mailbox.  Thank you.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show is on the March 16th early release day during school hours.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

Today is National Milk Day. Did you know that in 1863 French chemist and biologist Louis Pasteur invented pasteurization, a method of killing harmful bacteria in beverages and food products. Milk was first sold in glass bottles by American Doctor Hervey Thatcher of New York City. He called them ‘Thatcher’s Common Sense Milk Jar,’ which was sealed with a waxed paper disk. Later, in 1932, plastic-coated paper milk cartons were introduced commercially as a consequence of their invention by Victor W. Farris.

 

Message of the week from our special visitor Jared Campbell...You are valuable!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today:

Wednesday, 1/10/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 2 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 3 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trumpets

 

Attention all chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

Wednesday

Period 1 - Group 11

Period 3 - Group 12

Period 6 - Group 9

Period 8 - Group 10

 

Middle School Students: Due to Department Meetings today, Wednesday, January 10th, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period. Dave Hall, Jazz band and athletics will still meet.

 

There will be a student council meeting for officers on Friday, January 12 at 2:30 in Mrs. Tasselmyer's room. Please let her know if you cannot attend.

 

Anyone who needs a yearbook order form, please go to the middle school office or see Mrs. Darlow in Room C1. Anyone turning in yearbook orders, please give them to your homeroom teacher. Teachers, please put your order forms in Mrs. Darlow's mailbox. Thank you.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show is on the March 16th early release day during school hours.  Auditions will be held at the end of January. Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

Message of the week from our special visitor Jared Campbell...You are valuable!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/10/18




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are

Tuesday, 1/9/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 2 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 7 & 8 Horns


 

Attention all chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

Tuesday:

Period 1 - Group 6

Period 3 - Group 7

Period 6 - Group 8

Period 8 - Group 5

 

Attention All-County Chorus students, our bus to Lansing leaves from the auditorium at 3:10, please be in Mr. Matson's room by 3:00. Speak with Mr. Matson as soon as possible with  questions or concerns.

 

Mrs. Bennett’s and Mr Lampman’s PE classes will get dressed quickly and meet in the weight room for class today.

There will be a student council meeting for officers on Friday, January 12 at 2:30 in Mrs. Tasselmyer's room. Please let her know if you cannot attend.

 

Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, January 10th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period. Dave Hall, Jazz band and athletics will still meet.

 

Anyone who needs a yearbook order form, please go to the middle school office or see Mrs. Darlow in Room C1.  Anyone turning in yearbook orders, please give them to your homeroom teacher. Teachers, please put your order forms in Mrs. Darlow's mailbox.  Thank you.

 

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show is on the March 16th early release day during school hours.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/9/18




Audience: Our School

Attention middle schoolers!!!  Do you have a talent?  Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic or comedy, and/or have some other special skills?  The Dryden Middle School Talent Show is on the March 16th early release day during school hours.  Auditions will be held at the end of January.  Please see Mr. Lee in Room C5 to sign up and get more information.

 

Anyone who needs a yearbook order form, please go to the middle school office or see Mrs. Darlow in Room C1.  Anyone turning in yearbook orders, please give them to your homeroom teacher. Teachers, please put your order forms in Mrs. Darlow's mailbox. Thank you.

 

Modified boy's swim practice will be held today from 11:15 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Any students staying after the 11:00 dismissal today will need to find their own transportation home.

 

Thought of the week...what songs inspire you?

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/8/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today

Thursday, 1/4/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Brass

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 8 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion


 

Dave Hall will not be here today.

 

Anyone who needs a yearbook order form, please go to the middle school office or see Mrs. Darlow in Room C1. Anyone turning in yearbook orders, please give them to your homeroom teacher. Teachers, please put your order forms in Mrs. Darlow's mailbox. Thank you.

 

Attention students the much awaited dodgeball tournament will take place tonight at 6:30  pm. Please make sure you and your teammates show up on time! If whatever reason your team is no longer attending the tournament, please make sure to let Mrs. Tasselmyer know.

 

Quote of the Week: The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. What are your goals for the new year?

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/4/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today

Wednesday, 1/3/18

Period 1 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 2 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba


 

Middle School Jazz Band will rehearse today, January 3rd, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the HS Band room.  Just a reminder, if the school cancels after school activities we will always try again with Middle School Jazz Band rehearsal the next possible day back to school

 

Attention students the much awaited dodgeball tournament will take place tomorrow night at 6:30  pm. Please make sure you and your teammates show up on time! If whatever reason your team is no longer attending the tournament, please make sure to let Mrs. Tasselmyer know today.

 

On this day in history on January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signs a special proclamation admitting the territory of Alaska into the Union as the 49th and largest state. Originally settled by Russia it was sold to the United States in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars. Even though it only cost 2 cents an acre it was considered a ridiculous purchase by many in Congress. Nevertheless, the Senate ratified purchase of the tremendous landmass, one-fifth the size of the rest of the United States. The discovery of gold in 1898 brought a rapid influx of people to the territory. Alaska, rich in natural resources, has been contributing to American prosperity ever since.

 

Quote of the Week: The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. What are your goals for the new year?

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/3/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today

Tuesday, 1/2/18

Period 1 - Jazz Band Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Horns

Period 8 - Gr 6 Percussion

 

Middle School Jazz Band will rehearse this week on Wednesday, January 3rd, from 2:30-4:00pm in the HS Band room.  

 

Just a reminder, if the school cancels after school activities we will always try again with Middle School Jazz Band rehearsal the next possible day back to school

 

On this day in history President Benjamin Harrison welcomes Alice Sanger as the first female White House staffer on this day in 1890. It would still be another 30 years until women would see the 19th amendment give them the right to vote. This appointment of the first woman staffer in the White House was seen as a great move toward equality.

 

Quote of the Week: The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. What are your goals for the new year?

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 1/2/18




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today

Thursday, 12/21/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 8 - Jazz Band Brass

 

Voice lessons for today-Thursday

Period 1 - group 16

Period 3 - group 13

Period 6 - group 14

Period 8 - group 15

The long awaited results are in for the fantastic door decorating. Thanks to our judges Ms. Champlain, Ms  Smith and  Mr. Guercio. All of the doors were so well done the judges had a very tough choice. Drum roll please:

We had a 3 way tie for 3rd place:

Ms. Wood, Mr. Gregg and Mr Vachon

Ms Hayes and Mrs Cotterill, in 2nd place

Mrs. Darlow.

 

And in first place with a door that was engineered to have moving parts when you open it: Mrs. White's door.

 

Hey 7th and 8th graders it is time to sign up for Modified girls basketball, boys swim and wrestling. Sign-up will be in the cafeteria. Practices will begin January 2.  Anyone interested must have their paper-work submitted to the school nurse.  No paperwork - no practice!

Any questions, please tell stop by the athletic office.

 

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls planning on trying out for modified basketball the day we get back from vacation in January:  There will be an informational meeting today, December 21st, in Coach Raponi's room during activity period. Please check on the status of your last physical and make plans to attend the meeting.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Raponi.

 

Join us for our fun filled spirit week as the holidays approach.:

Today: Mismatch Day (red/green or gold/silver)

Tomorrow: Ugly Sweater Day


 

Congratulations once again to the elves in 6th grade that brought so many food products in for our food drive. As a thank you to all of you the student council will be giving you an ice cream social during lunch on Friday. That means all 6th grade students will have a full, 40 minute lunch period. Any staff that normally have 6th grade student please come to the cafeteria to help with supervision

 

Tomorrow, December 22nd, is the last day to sign up for Ski Club!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room. If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

Are you athletic? Do you like to play dodgeball? Then join the first Middle School Dodgeball tournament, it will take place on January 4 in the evening.  Exact time to be announced soon. You must put together a team and sign up together to be able to participate. The first 8 teams to get their sheets to Mrs. Tasselmyer will be guaranteed a spot.

 

Quote of the Week: When you choose joy, you feel good & when you feel good, you do good & when you do go it reminds others of what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/22/17




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today

Thursday, 12/21/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Percussion

Period 8 - Jazz Band Brass

 

Voice lessons for today-Thursday

Period 1 - group 16

Period 3 - group 13

Period 6 - group 14

Period 8 - group 15

The long awaited results are in for the fantastic door decorating. Thanks to our judges Ms. Champlain, Ms  Smith and  Mr. Guercio. All of the doors were so well done the judges had a very tough choice. Drum roll please:

We had a 3 way tie for 3rd place: Ms. Wood, Mr. Gregg and Mr Vachon, Ms Hayes and Mrs Cotterill.

In 2nd place: Mrs. Darlow

 

And in first place.... with a door that was engineered to have moving parts when you open it ....Mrs. White

 

Hey 7th and 8th graders it is time to sign up for Modified girls basketball, boys swim and wrestling. Sign-up will be in the cafeteria. Practices will begin January 2.  Anyone interested must have their paper-work submitted to the school nurse.  No paperwork - no practice! Any questions, please tell stop by the athletic office.

 

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls planning on trying out for modified basketball the day we get back from vacation in January:  There will be an informational meeting today, December 21st, in Coach Raponi's room during activity period. Please check on the status of your last physical and make plans to attend the meeting.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Raponi.

 

Join us for our fun filled spirit week as the holidays approach.:

Today: Mismatch Day (red/green or gold/silver)

Tomorrow: Ugly Sweater Day

 

Congratulations once again to the elves in 6th grade that brought so many food products in for our food drive. As a thank you to all of you the student council will be giving you an ice cream social during lunch on Friday. That means all 6th grade students will have a full, 40 minute lunch period. Any staff that normally have 6th grade student please come to the cafeteria to help with supervision

 

Tomorrow, December 22nd, is the last day to sign up for Ski Club!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room. If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

Are you athletic? Do you like to play dodgeball? Then join the first Middle School Dodgeball tournament, it will take place on January 4 in the evening.  Exact time to be announced soon. You must put together a team and sign up together to be able to participate. The first 8 teams to get their sheets to Mrs. Tasselmyer will be guaranteed a spot.


Quote of the Week: When you choose joy, you feel good & when you feel good, you do good & when you do go it reminds others of what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/21/17




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today

Wednesday, 12/20/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 8 - Gr 6 Flutes

 

Voice lessons for today- Wednesday

Period 1 - group 12

Period 3 - group 9

Period 6 - group 10

Period 8 - group 11

Tonight is our Middle School band and chorus concert. The concert starts at 7pm in the auditorium. So come and support your fellow classmates, listen to some great music, and see all their hard work pay off.

 

Attention 7th and 8th graders it is time to sign up for Modified girls basketball, boys swim and wrestling. Sign-up will be in the cafeteria. Practices will begin January 2.  Anyone interested must have their paper-work submitted to the school nurse.  No paperwork - no practice! Any questions, please tell stop by the athletic office.

 

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls planning on trying out for modified basketball the day we get back from vacation in January: There will be an informational meeting tomorrow, Thursday, December 21st, in Coach Raponi's room during activity period. Please check on the status of your last physical and make plans to attend the meeting.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Raponi.

 

Join us for a fun filled spirit week as the holidays approach.:

Today: Holiday Character Day

Tomorrow: Mismatch Day (red/ green or gold/ silver)

Friday: Ugly Sweater Day

 

There will be an informational meeting for Boys interested in Modified Swim Team today December 20th at 2:30 in the pool area.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is Friday, December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!


Quote of the Week: When you choose joy, you feel good & when you feel good, you do good & when you do go it reminds others of what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/20/17




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today

Tuesday, 12/19/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Horns

Period 4 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 8 - Jazz Band Saxophones


 

Voice lessons for today

Tuesday

Period 1 - group 7

Period 3 - group 8

Period 6 - group 5

Period 8 - group 6

 

Attention 7th and 8th graders it is time to sign up for Modified girls basketball, boys swim and boys wrestling. Sign-up will be in the cafeteria. Practices will begin January 2.  Anyone interested must have their paper-work submitted to the school nurse.  No paperwork - no practice! Any questions, please tell stop by the athletic office.

 

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls planning on trying out for modified basketball the day we get back from vacation in January: There will be an informational meeting this Thursday, December 21st, in Coach Raponi's room during activity period. Please check on the status of your last physical and make plans to attend the meeting.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Raponi.

 

Join us for a fun filled spirit week as the holidays approach.:

Today: Holiday Hat and Socks

tomorrow: Holiday Character Day

Thursday: Mismatch Day (red/ green or gold/ silver)

Friday: Ugly Sweater Day

 

There will be an informational meeting for Boys interested in Modified Swim Team on Wednesday, December 20th at 2:30 in the pool area.

 

There is a full student council meeting after school today. All members should plan to attend

 

Door decorating has been extended until today at 3 pm. It has been great looking at all the beautiful doors. Judging will take place tomorrow. Students, it is your responsibility to have a pass to give to the teacher whose class you are leaving. The teacher whose door you are decorating should give you that pass or send an email.  Students should not be allowed to leave ac labs or lunch without the pass or email.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is Friday, December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!


Quote of the Week: When you choose joy, you feel good & when you feel good, you do good & when you do go it reminds others of what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/19/17




Audience: Our School

Join us for a fun filled spirit week as the holidays approach. Starting today, we have a themed day for you to get into the holiday spirit!

 

Today is PJ Day

Tuesday: Holiday Hat and Socks

Wednesday: Holiday Character Day

Thursday: Mismatch Day (red/ green or gold/ silver)

Friday: Ugly Sweater Day

 

There will be an informational meeting for Boys interested in Modified Swim Team on Wednesday, December 20th at 2:30 in the pool area.

 

Drum roll please! The results are in for the holiday very successful food drive. We passed our goal by over 30 items bringing in 391 food items. Thank you to everyone who donated. Eighth grade ended in 3rd place, Seventh grade in 2nd and Sixth grade in first place with 249 food items donated. There will be an ice cream social at the end of this week during your lunch period. More details to follow.

 

There is a full student council meeting on Tuesday, December 19. All members should plan to attend

 

Door decorating has been extended until Tuesday at 3 pm. It has been great looking at all the beautiful doors. Judging will take place Wednesday. Students, it is your responsibility to have a pass to give to the teacher whose class you are leaving. The teacher whose door you are decorating should give you that pass or send an email.  Students should not be allowed to leave ac labs or lunch without the pass or email.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

A reminder to students that after school today, December 18th, is a faculty meeting. Students not involved in an afterschool activity, such as athletics or Dave Hall programs, must go home on the 2:19 bus today.

 

Quote of the Week: When you choose joy, you feel good & when you feel good, you do good & when you do go it reminds others of what joy feels like and it just might inspire them to do the same.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/18/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Friday, 12/15/2017

Period 1 - Gr 8 Clarinet

Period 2 - Gr 7 Clarinets

Period 3 - STMEA All County Band

Period 4 - Gr 8 Flute

Period 8 - Gr 7 Flutes

 

Join us for a fun filled spirit week as the holidays approach. Starting next Monday we will have a themed day for you to get into the holiday spirit.

 

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Holiday Hat and Socks

Wednesday: Holiday Character Day

Thursday: Mismatch Day (red/ green or gold/ silver)

Friday: Ugly Sweater Day


 

It is feeling festive in the Middle School as the doors are being decorated. Attention students, it is your responsibility to have a pass to give to the teacher whose class you are leaving. The teacher whose door you are decorating should give you that pass or send an email.  Students should not be allowed to leave ac labs or lunch without the pass or email.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

Quote of the Week: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle

~Steve Jobs

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/15/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Wednesday, 12/13/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 4 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 8 - Gr 6 Clarinets


 

Join us for a fun filled spirit week as the holidays approach. Starting next Monday we will have a themed day for you to get into the holiday spirit.

 

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Holiday Hat and Socks

Wednesday: Holiday Character Day

Thursday: Mismatch Day (red/ green or gold/ silver)

Friday: Ugly Sweater Day


 

The holiday food drive is in full swing and we have already gathered over half our goal in non-perishable goods.  Currently, the 6th grade is in the lead with 116 items donated, the 7th grade has donated 62 items and the 8th grade 39 items.  There are still 2 more days to bring in items. Thanks to all for the donations you have made.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings today Wednesday, December 13th and the Faculty Meeting on Monday, December 18th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled. Any students who have signed up with Dave Hall for this Wednesday and upcoming Monday your groups will begin right after 9th period despite teachers’ meetings.


 

It is feeling festive in the Middle School as the doors are being decorated. Attention students, it is your responsibility to have a pass to give to the teacher whose class you are leaving. The teacher whose door you are decorating should give you that pass or send an email.  Students should not be allowed to leave ac labs or lunch without the pass or email.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

Quote of the Week: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle

~Steve Jobs

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/13/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Tuesday, 12/12/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone

Period 4 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

 

The Middle School food drive is off to a great start.  The food drive continues all this week so make sure to bring in your donations so we can reach our goal of 360 food items.  Currently the 7th grade is in the lead with 6th grade close behind.  8th grade there is still plenty of time to catch up so please help out.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, December 13th and the Faculty Meeting on Monday, December 18th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled. Any students who have signed up with Dave Hall for this Wednesday and upcoming Monday your groups will begin right after 9th period despite teachers’ meetings.

 

Have you thought about bringing in food for the annual holiday food drive? Remember the winning grade, that is the grade with the most food donated, will win an ice cream social after lunch. So give some food and maybe you will get some food.

 

Ho Ho Ho is the season for holiday cheer!  Hopefully you have found a teacher door to decorate. Due to meetings this week and the end of the five week marking period the decorating contest has been extended until Tuesday, December 19. So get in the holiday spirit, join the team and start decorating.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

The eighth grade boys basketball team improved to six and three on the season with a 27 to 21 victory over Whitney point last night. Hiram Hackworth scored 10 points and collected 13 rebounds to lead the Lions. Ryan Wiser scored 5 points, Bryant DePaull and Jared Prignon each scored scored 4, with Corey Matesanz and Armando Gonzalez each netting a basket apiece.

 

The seventh grade basketball team improved to 5 and 4 on the season with a win over Whitney point as well, taking down the Eagles 31 to 19. Colton Dow set the tone with 15 points. C.J.Miles had 8. Deshaun Thompkins scored 4 with Brody Casterline and Chris West rounding out the scoring with a basket apiece.

 

Great games by both teams!


 

Quote of the Week: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle!

~Steve Jobs

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/12/17




Audience: Our School

 

Today’s band lessons are:

Monday, 12/11/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Percussion

Period 2 - Gr 7 Percussion

Period 3 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 4 - Gr 7 & 8 Horn

Period 8 - Jazz Band Trombones


 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, December 13th and the Faculty Meeting on Monday, December 18th, there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Have you thought about bringing in food for the annual holiday food drive? Remember the winning grade, that is the grade with the most food donated will win an ice cream social after lunch. So give some food and maybe you will get some food.

 

Attention teachers, please remember to turn in your secret santa forms to the main office or to Mrs. Darlow if you want to participate.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

On this day in history in 1946 UNICEF was founded. In the aftermath of World War II, the General Assembly of the United Nations votes to establish the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), an organization to help provide relief and support to children living in countries devastated by the war. Now UNICEF is active in 190 countries and territories improving the lives of children and families.

 

Quote of the Week: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." ~Steve Jobs

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/11/17




Audience: Our School

 

Today’s band lessons are:

Friday, 12/8/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Clarinets

Period 2 - STMEA All County Band

Period 3 - Gr 8 Flute

Period 4 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 8 - Gr 8 Clarinet

 

Attention Chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

Friday

Period 1- Group 20

Period 3- Group 17

Period 6- Group 18

Period 8- Group 19


 

Monday, December 11 starts one week of fun and festive holiday door decorating, so be sure to find some friends and a door, and get set to decorate! Let your teacher know what supplies you need and they will purchase them for you.

 

Do you enjoy holiday dinners? Well some people don't have enough food!  So please donate food to those in need. By putting canned or nonperishable foods in a donation box found in the hallways, you can change a life. No glass or perishables please.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!



Quote of the Week: Seek respect not attention, it lasts longer.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/8/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Thursday, 12/7/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Trombones

Period 2 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 3 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 7/8 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 8 Trombones

 

Attention Chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

Thursday dec 7

Period 1 -Group 13

Period 2-Group 14

Period 3-Group 15

Period 4-Group 16

 

Have you contacted a teacher to let them know you want to decorate their door.  If not you only have a few more days before our door decorating begins!  Remember each teacher has a small budget to spend on supplies. Please be respectful of all the decorations put up, making sure  not to sabotage someone else's door   

 

Have you thought about bringing in food for the annual holiday food drive? Remember the winning grade, that is the grade with the most food donated will win an ice cream social after lunch. So give some food and maybe you will get some food.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  The last day to sign up for Ski Club is December 22nd!  Transportation forms are available in Mr. McDowell's room and Mr. Crocker's Room.  If you want to shred some deep pow with your friends once the snow comes, make sure you sign up for ski club now!

 

On this day in history in 1941, 360 Japanese warplanes descended on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and launched a ferocious assault.  The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States into World War II. Much of the Pacific fleet was rendered useless: Five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed. A total of 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 were wounded, many while valiantly attempting to counter the attack. President Roosevelt would address congress the following day and declare that December 7, 1941 would be a “date which will live in infamy”.

 

Quote of the Week: Seek respect not attention, it lasts longer.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Period 1 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone

Period 3 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

 

Attention Chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

 

Tuesday

Period 1 - Group 8

Period 3 - Group 5

Period 6 - Group 6

Period 8 - Group 7

 

The student council sponsored annual food drive will begin on Wednesday, December 6. You are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable food item to drop in the box.  There is a friendly competition between grades with the grade donating the most food items winning an ice cream social during lunch. So please do something to help others during this season of giving.

 

Would you like to become a certified babysitter and certified in child CPR? Dryden Ambulance offers a Children and babysitting course. This course offers information on proper supervision, basic caregiving skills and responding properly to an ill or injured child or infant. This 6 hour course is open to anyone between the ages of 11 and 15 and is $20 to take. If you’ve ever thought of babysitting as a great way to make some extra money and have fun then this course is for you. Contact Dryden Ambulance for more information or sign up at the office for more information.

 

Today is National Microwave Oven Day. The first microwave was six feet tall and weighed 750 pounds. In 1955 the first home microwave was sold for $1,295, that’s about $12,000 today. A current poll finds that 90% of American households have a microwave oven and that they consider it the invention that makes their life easier.


Quote of the Week: Seek respect not attention, it lasts longer.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/5/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Monday, 12/4/2017

Period 1 - Gr 7 Percussion

Period 2 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 3 - Gr 7 & 8 Horn

Period 4 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 8 Percussion

 

Attention Chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

 

Period 1 - Group 4

Period 3 - Group 1

Period 6 - Group 2

Period 8 - Group 3

Would you like to become a certified babysitter and certified in child CPR? Dryden Ambulance offers a Children and babysitting course. This course offers information on proper supervision, basic caregiving skills and responding properly to an ill or injured child or infant. This 6 hour course is open to anyone between the ages of 11 and 15 and is $20 to take. If you’ve ever thought of babysitting as a great way to make some extra money and have fun then this course is for you. Contact Dryden Ambulance for more information or sign up at the office for more information.



Quote of the Week: Seek respect not attention, it lasts longer.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/4/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Thursday, 11/30/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 7/8 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Trombones


 

The Gore Mountain Ski Trip deposit is due THIS FRIDAY to Mr. Crocker in room B17. The trip is open to 8th -12th grade students.



Quote of the Week: “It does not matter where you start-Only where you are headed.” A. James

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Thursday, 11/30/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 7/8 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Trombones


 

The Gore Mountain Ski Trip deposit is due THIS FRIDAY to Mr. Crocker in room B17. The trip is open to 8th-12th grade students.



Quote of the Week: “It does not matter where you start-Only where you are headed.” A. James

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/30/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Wednesday, 11/29/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 2 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 3 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trumpets

 

Middle School Jazz Band will meet today, November 29th at 2:30pm in the bandroom.


 

The Gore Mountain Ski Trip deposit is due THIS FRIDAY to Mr. Crocker in room B17. The trip is open to 8th-12th grade students.

 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip, for the 8th grade trip, is due TODAY.

 

Quote of the Week: “It does not matter where you start-Only where you are headed.” A. James

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Monday, 11/27/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 2 - Gr 7 & 8 Horn

Period 3 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 8 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 7 Percussion


 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip, for the 8th grade trip, is due Wednesday, November 29th to your homeroom teacher.

 

Quote of the Week: Quote of the week, “It does not matter where you start-Only where you are headed.” A. James

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/27/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Tuesday, 11/21/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone


 

Attention Chorus students, today's voice lessons are:

Period 1 - Group 5

Period 3 - Group 6

Period 6 - Group 7

Period 8 - Group 8

 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip, for the 8th grade trip, is due Wednesday, November 29th to your homeroom teacher.

 

A reminder to all students that due to today’s early release drill there will be no activity period after school today. All student athletes should still report to the athletic hall in the middle school cafeteria after school.

 

Quote of the Week:  Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey

 

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/21/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Monday, 11/20/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 & 8 Horn

Period 2 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 8 Percussion

Period 4 - Gr 7 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 6 Percussion


 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip, for the 8th grade trip, is due Wednesday, November 29th to your homeroom teacher.

 

Due to a faculty meeting today, there will be no activity period. Students are to take the 2:19 bus home.

 

Meeting today...all skiers and boarders in grades 8-12.  The much anticipated annual ski trip is happening!  We are going to Gore Mt in the Adirondacks.  If you want to rip 110 trails, 9 freestyle parks plus endless glades then come to the student information meeting in room B17 during Activity Period Today, November 20th.


 

Quote of the Week: Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/20/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Friday, 11/17/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 2 - Gr 8 Clarinet

Period 3 - Gr 7 Clarinets

Period 4 - STMEA All County Band

Period 8 - Gr 8 Flute


 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip, for the 8th grade trip, is due Wednesday, November 29th to your homeroom teacher.

 

Please remember to check lost and found in the cafeteria if you are missing any items.
 

An announcement for all skiers and boarders in grades 8-12.  The much anticipated annual ski trip is happening!  We are going to Gore Mt in the Adirondacks.  If you want to rip 110 trails, 9 freestyle parks plus endless glades then come to the student information meeting in room B17 during Activity Period on Monday, November 20th.

 

Attention middle school students: Due to the faculty meeting on Monday, November 20th, there will be no support provided during activity period. Students must go home on the 2:19 bus. All other activities will continue as scheduled.

 

Quote of the Week: "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -- Joseph Addison

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/17/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Thursday, 11/16/17

Period 1 - Gr 7/8 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 8 - Jazz Band Trumpets


 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip for the 8th grade trip is due Wednesday, November 29th to your homeroom teacher.

 

Please remember to check lost and found in the cafeteria if you are missing any items.

 

The 7th grade boys basketball team won their 2nd game of the season with a 41-25 victory over Whitney Point.  Colton Dow led the charge with 22 points.  C.J. Miles added 10 points. Daeshawn Thompkins netted 3 with Brody Casterline and Connor Blovsky each adding a basket apiece.

 

The 8th grade boys also came away victorious, improving to 3 and 1 with a hard fought 26-20 win over the Eagles. Hiram Hackworth led all scorers with 12 points and 16 boards. Ryan Wiser and Jared Prignon had 4 points apiece.  Bryant DePaull and Corey Matesanz had a basket apiece with Armando Gonzalez and Chace Scutt adding 2 important free throws

 

An announcement for all skiers and boarders in grades 8-12.  The much anticipated annual ski trip is happening!  We are going to Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks.  If you want to rip 110 trails, 9 freestyle parks plus endless glades then come to the student information meeting in room B17 during Activity Period on Monday, November 20th.

 

Attention All Middle School Students:  Due to an after school meeting today, Thursday, November 16th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period. Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Quote of the Week: "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -- Joseph Addison

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/16/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Wednesday, 11/15/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 8 - Gr 6 Flutes

 

Jazz band will meet today from 2:30 to 4 in the band room. Please see Mr. McMahon for a pass if you are riding the 5pm bus home.

 

Speech with Ms. Lockwood is cancelled for periods 1 through 5 today. She will have speech periods 6 through 9.

 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip, for the 8th grade trip, is due Wednesday, November 29th to your homeroom teacher.

 

Please remember to check lost and found in the cafeteria if you are missing any items.

 

It's time for our 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive!  Please bring in food items to donate toward Thanksgiving boxes we put together for families in our community!  Donation boxes with a list of needed items are located by the Middle School Office.  Time is short so remember to bring in a donation tomorrow!

 

Yearbook club will meet in Ms. Darlow’s room during activity period today,.November 15th. Please see Ms. Darlow if you need a bus pass.

 

An announcement for all skiers and boarders in grades 8-12.  The much anticipated annual ski trip is happening!  We are going to Gore Mt in the Adirondacks.  If you want to rip 110 trails, 9 freestyle parks plus endless glades then come to the student information meeting in room B17 during Activity Period on Monday, November 20th,   .

 

Attention All Middle School Students:  Due to an after school meeting tomorrow, Thursday, November 16th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

The National Honors Society is offering free tutoring to all middle school and high school students during activity periods, daily. Sign up outside Ms. Fulmer’s room, J-1, in the high school math wing, or get in contact with Mark Dodici

 

Quote of the Week: "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -- Joseph Addison

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/15/17




Audience: Our School

 

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Monday, 11/13/2017

Period 1 - Jazz Band Trombones

Period 2 - Gr 8 Percussion

Period 3 - Gr 7 Percussion

Period 4 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 7 & 8 Horn

 

Attention Chorus students, today's voice lessons are:
 

Attention 8th Graders:

Your first permission slip, for the 8th grade trip, is due Wednesday, November 29th to your homeroom teacher.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to an after school meeting on Thursday, November 16th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

ATTENTION STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS: There has been a change, there is no meeting on thursday Nov 16. However there will be a student council meeting today after school. All student council members should plan on attending. Please see Mrs. Tasselmyer if you can not attend or if you need a bus pass.

 

It's time for our 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive!  Please bring in food items to donate toward Thanksgiving boxes we put together for families in our community!  Donation boxes with a list of needed items is located by the Middle School Office.  Time is short so remember to bring in a donation tomorrow!

 

The National Honors Society is offering free tutoring to all middle school and high school students during activity periods, daily. Sign up outside Ms. Fulmer’s room, J-1, in the high school math wing, or get in contact with Mark Dodici

 

The 7th grade boys basketball team won their first game of the season on Thursday, defeating Marathon by a score of 39 to 34. C.J.Miles led the charge with 23 points with Brody Casterline and Connor Carr adding 8 points apiece in a hard fought victory.

 

The 8th grade boys also came away victorious, taking down the Olympians by a score of 42 to 39.  Hiram Hackworth led the Lions with 18 points and 16 rebounds.  Corey Matesanz and Jared Prignon scored 6 points apiece while Bryant DePaull and Antonio Gonzalez scored 4 points apiece.  Ryan Wiser added 3 with Chace Scutt netting a big free throw.

 

Great job by both teams!

 

Quote of the Week: "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -- Joseph Addison

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Our School

 

Today’s band lessons are:

Thursday, 11/9/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 2 - Gr 7 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 4 - Gr 8 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 7 Trumpets


 

Attention Chorus students, today's voice lessons are:

Period 1 - Group 14

Period 3 - Group 15

Period 6 - Group 16

Period 8 - Group 13

 

Please remember to check lost and found in the cafeteria for any of your missing items.


 

It's time for our 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive!  Please bring in food items to donate toward Thanksgiving boxes we put together for families in our community!  Donation boxes with a list of needed items is located by the Middle School Office.  Time is short so remember to bring in a donation tomorrow!

 

Attention student council officers. There is a meeting today Thursday, November 9 at 2:20 in C212. There is a full student council meeting on Thursday, November 16

 

The National Honors Society is offering free tutoring to all middle school and high school students during activity periods, daily. Sign up outside Ms. Fulmer’s room, J-1, in the high school math wing, or get in contact with Mark Dodici

 

Quote of the Week: On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. – Dan Lipinski

 

Remember to thank a Veteran, especially this week.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are cancelled.

 

The end of the first quarter is Thursday, November 9th. If you need to make up any band lessons please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible.


 

Attention Chorus students, today's voice lessons are as follows

Period 1 - Group 6

Period 3 - Group 7

Period 6 - Group 8

Period 8 - Group 5

 

Please remember to check lost and found in the cafeteria for any of your missing items.

 

There will be no Dave Hall groups during and after lunch periods for the rest of the week. Dave will be here for his after-school groups.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings Wednesday, November 8th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled

 

It's time for our 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive!  Please bring in food items to donate toward Thanksgiving boxes we put together for families in our community!  Donation boxes with a list of needed items is located by the Middle School Office.  Time is short so remember to bring in a donation tomorrow!

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  It's almost that time of year again! Get ready to shred the gnar by signing up for the Dryden Ski and Ride Club at Greek Peak.  See Mr. McDowell in the middle school, or Mr. Crocker in the high school, or sign up online.  Right on!

 

Quote of the Week: On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. – Dan Lipinski

 

Remember to thank a Veteran, especially this week.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/7/17




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for today are:

 

Friday, 11/3/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Clarinets

Period 2 - STMEA All County Band

Period 3 - Gr 8 Flute

Period 4 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 8 - Gr 8 Clarinet

 

The end of the first quarter is Thursday, November 9th. If you need to make up any band lessons please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible.

 

The Dryden Middle School Drama Club presents the musical Honk Jr. There will be two performances, tonight at 7:00PM and

Saturday, November 4, at 2:00PM. Tickets are $6 for students and are available at lunch or tonight at the door. Come support your fellow students as they perform the tale of the Ugly Duckling.

 

Quote of the Week: “There is nothing impossible to those who will try.” -Alexander the Great

 

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/3/17




Audience: Our School

Band lessons for period 1 through 4 are canceled for today. Band 7/8 will meet 5th period as planned, Music 7 will meet in room D-8 as usual, and the 8th Grade Trombone lesson group will meet 8th period in the bandroom.

 

A reminder to teachers and students: Dave Hall will not be here today. The library will be closed during periods 6,7 and 8 today.

 

The next Dryden Maker Space meet up is today.  We will begin during Activity Period in the Library. Come explore and create and bring your friends!

 

The Dryden Middle School Drama Club presents the musical Honk Jr. There will be two performances, Friday, November 3 at 7:00PM and Saturday, November 4, at 2:00PM. Tickets are $6 for students and are available at lunch or on the day of the play at the door. Come support your fellow students as they perform the tale of the Ugly Duckling.

 

Congratulations to the Houston Astros in their first ever world series win!

 

Quote of the Week: “There is nothing impossible to those who will try.” -Alexander the Great

 

Have a thoughtful Thursday!



 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/2/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Wednesday, 11/1/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 3 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Saxophones

 

"Middle School Jazz Band will rehearse today Wednesday, November 1st from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend today's jazz band rehearsal and need to ride the 5:00pm bus home."

 

Attention Chorus students, voice lessons for today are as follows...

Period 1 - Group 15

Period 3 - Group 16

Period 6 - Group 13

Period 8 - Group 14

 

The next Dryden Maker Space meet up is this Thursday.  This time it will begin during Activity Period in the Library. Come explore and create and bring your friends

 

Anyone wishing to join the Middle School Yearbook committee please come to C-1, Mrs. Darlow's room, during the activity period today.

 

The Dryden Middle School Drama Club presents the musical Honk Jr. There will be two performances, Friday, November 3 at 7:00PM and Saturday, November 4, at 2:00PM. Tickets are $6 for students and are available at lunch or on the day of the play at the door.

 

Attention skiers and boarders!  It's almost that time of year again! Get ready to shred that fatty pow-pow by signing up for the Dryden Ski and Ride Club at Greek Peak. See Mr. McDowell in the middle school, or Mr. Crocker in the high school, or sign up online.  Right on!

 

Picture Retake Day is today, November 1st. If you missed picture day, or need your picture taken again, extra picture forms are available in the main office.

 

Quote of the Week: “There is nothing impossible to those who will try.” -Alexander the Great

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 11/1/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Tuesday, 10/31/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone

Period 3 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones


 

Anyone wishing to join the MS Yearbook committee will need to be present during the activity period tomorrow, November 1st. Please come to C-1, Mrs. Darlow's room.

 

The Dryden Middle School Drama Club presents the musical

"Honk Jr.", there will be two performances, Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $6 for students and are available to purchase during lunch or on the day of the play at the door.

 

Attention skiers and boarders...it's almost that time of year again! Get ready to shred that fatty pow-pow by signing up for the Dryden Ski and Ride Club at Greek Peak. See Mr. McDowell in the middle school, or Mr. Crocker in the high school, or sign up online. Right on!

 

A reminder to the players on the girls modified soccer team, you have a pizza party after school today in room A11-A during activity period. Please see Mr. Coolbaugh as soon as possible if you need a bus pass.

 

Picture Retake Day will be tomorrow, November 1st. If you missed picture day, or need your picture taken again, extra picture forms are available in the main office.

 

Quote of the Day “When the black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.

 

Have a spooktacular Tuesday!


 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/31/17




Audience: Our School

Just a reminder that today is a half day with dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

Due to the half day schedule, there will be no after school sports. Those in the musical should stay after with Mr. Matson. All other students must go home on the regular bus. Dismissal will be at 11am.

 

Anyone wishing to join the MS Yearbook committee will need to be present during the activity period on Wednesday November 1.  Please come to C-1, Mrs. Darlow's room.

 

Congratualtions Student Council on a successful Halloween Dance! We had record attendance and tons of fun.

Our costumer winners were:  

 Scariest costume- Shelby Howells

 Most original costume- Hajo Wise

 Most Creative- Tristen Price

 Best Duo Costume- Angelous Santemyer and Jessica Sundheimer

 Funniest Costume- Jeremiah Willer

 

The Dryden Middle School Drama Club presents the musical Honk Jr. There will be two performances, Friday, November 3 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, November 4, at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $6 and are available at lunch or on the day of the play at the door.

 

Picture Retake Day will be held this Wednesday, November 1st. If you missed picture day, or need your picture taken again, extra picture forms are available in the main office.

 

Quote of the Week: “There is nothing impossible to those who will try.” -Alexander the Great


 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Thursday, 10/26/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Gr 8 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Trombones

 

Attention Chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

Period 1 - Group 15

Period 3 - Group 16

Period 6 - Group 13

Period 8 - Group 14

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Goodenough and Ms Hubbell’s homeroom for their collection of over $50 worth of boxtops!

 

Attention Students: Due to the half day schedule on Monday, October 30th there will be no after school sports. All students must go home on the regular bus. Dismissal will be at 11am.

 

Anyone wishing to join the MS Yearbook committee will need to be present during the activity period on Wednesday November 1.  Please come to C-1, Mrs. Darlow's room.

 

Come and join us tonight at the Halloween dance tonight From 7 to 9pm!  Admission is $5 at the door. Make sure you bring to the dance your pink permission form, money or your signature coupon. Any student who had ISS or OSS between October 18 to the 26th is not eligible to come to the dance.

 

Picture Retake Day will be Wednesday, November 1st. If you missed picture day, or need your picture taken again, extra picture forms are available in the main office.

 

Quote of the Week: by Soccer Star Lionel Messi;

"You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it."

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Wednesday, 10/25/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 2 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 3 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trumpets


 

Middle School Jazz Band will rehearse today Wednesday, October 25th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend today's jazz band rehearsal and need to ride the 5:00pm bus home.

 

Come and join us at the Halloween dance this Thursday October 26th From 7 to 9pm!  Admission is $5 at the door. Any student who had ISS or OSS between October 18 to the 26th is not eligible to come to the dance.

 

Attention 6th graders...Today the signature store will be open at lunch for 6th graders! Don't forget that for 20 signatures you can get a free pass into the dance. Sorry, but signatures will not be accepted at the dance door, cash or certificate only.

 

Picture Retake Day will be Wednesday, November 1st. If you missed picture day, or need your picture taken again, extra picture forms are available in the main office.

 

Quote of the Week: by Soccer Star Lionel Messi;You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.

 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Tuesday, 10/24/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone

Period 2 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones

 

Come and join us at the Halloween dance this Thursday October 26th From 7 to 9pm!  Admission is $5 at the door. Any student who had ISS or OSS between October 18 to the 26th is not eligible to come to the dance.

 

Today the signature store is open at lunch! Don't forget that for 20 signatures you can get a free pass into the dance. Sorry, but signatures will not be accepted at the dance door, cash or certificate only.

 

Quote of the Week: by Soccer Star Lionel Messi

"You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it."

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Monday, 10/23/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 2 - Gr 8 Horn

Period 3 - Gr 7 Horn

Period 4 - Gr 8 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 7 Percussion

 

BOO! Come and join us at the Halloween dance this Thursday, October 26th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm!  There will be an awesome costume contest with winners for most unique, best group costume, scariest and funniest! Start thinking of what you are going to wear.

 

Quote of the Week by Soccer Star Lionel Messi; "You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it."

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Friday, 10/20/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Flute

Period 2 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 3 - Gr 8 Clarinet

Period 4 - Gr 7 Clarinets

Period 8 - STMEA All County Band

 

The dance is coming up on Thursday October 26th! We hope to see you there from 7 to 9pm! Make sure to bring your permission slip and $5 for admission!


 

Today is the last day to bring in box tops to your homeroom teacher. The winning homeroom will get a pizza party!

 

Quote of the Week: "Everyday may not be good, but there is good in everyday."

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/20/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Wednesday, 10/18/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 2 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

 

MS Jazz band will meet today from 2:30-4:00. Please see Mr. McMahon if you are riding the 5pm bus home.

 

 

Attention middle school students, our Halloween Dance is on Thursday, October 26th from 7 to 9 pm! There will be a costume contest. Permission slips have been distributed to every homeroom, they are required with dance entry.

 

Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys interested in trying out for modified basketball…There will be an informational meeting today Wednesday, 10/18 during activity period in Coach Raponi’s room.  Please check and see if you have an updated physical on file with the nurse and please see Coach Raponi if you have any questions.

 

We are still collecting boxtops for education. The winning homeroom with the most box tops by Friday, October 20th will get a pizza party.

 

Quote of the Week:

"Everyday may not be good, but there is good in everyday."

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/18/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Monday, 10/16/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Horn

Period 2 - Gr 7 Horn

Period 3 - Gr 8 Percussion

Period 4 - Gr 7 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 6 Percussion


 

Attention Honk Jr. Crew Members -- the crew list is now posted on the bulletin board in the D-wing. Please check the board to see your crew assignments and to accept your role. The first crew meeting will be tomorrow Tuesday, October 17th from 2:30 to 5:00pm in the auditorium. Please bring an empty three-ring binder with you to the meeting.

 

A reminder to all students: Due to the faculty meeting today no students will be able to stay with a teacher for activity period on Monday. Please take the 2:19 bus home. All other activities will continue as scheduled.

 

We are still collecting boxtops for education. The winning homeroom with the most box tops by October 20th will get a pizza party.

 

Today is National Dictionary Day! Celebrate by learning a little bit of dictionary history and about Noah Webster:     In 1806, American Noah Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language. In 1807 Webster began compiling an expanded and fully comprehensive dictionary, An American Dictionary of the English Language; it took twenty-seven years to complete and had 70,000 words. To complete the dictionary Webster learned twenty-six languages, including Old English (Anglo-Saxon), German, Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic and Sanskrit. Webster completed his dictionary during his year abroad in Paris, France, at the University of Cambridge.  His book contained seventy thousand words, of which twelve thousand had never appeared in a published dictionary before.

 

Quote of the Week: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. ~Nora Roberts

 

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Friday, 10/13/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 2 - Gr 8 Clarinet

Period 3 - Gr 7 Clarinets

Period 4 - STMEA All County Band

Period 8 - Gr 8 Flute


 

Attention chorus students, voice lessons for today are:

 

Period 1 - Group 20

Period 3 - Group 17

Period 6 - Group 18

Period 8 - Group 19

 

Attention Honk Jr. Crew Members -- the crew list is now posted on the bulletin board in the D-wing. Please check the board to see your crew assignments and to accept your role. The first crew meeting will be on Tuesday, October 17th from 2:30 to 5:00pm in the auditorium. Please bring an empty three-ring binder with you to the meeting.

 

Remember we are still collecting boxtops for education. The winning homeroom with the most box tops by October 20th will get a pizza party. Currently Ms. Goodenough’s homeroom is in the lead, trailed by Mr. Gregg’s homeroom and then Ms. Sannerud’s classroom.

 

A reminder to all students: Due to the faculty meeting on Monday, October 16th, no students will be able to stay with a teacher for activity period on Monday. Please take the 2:19 bus home. All other activity will continue as scheduled.

 

Today is History: In 1792 the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington. 8 years later, President John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States, became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the “White House” because it's white-gray Virginia freestone contrasted strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings. The city of Washington was created to replace Philadelphia as the nation’s capital because of its geographical position in the center of the existing new republic.

 

 

Quote of the Week: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. ~Nora Roberts

 

 

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

Thursday, 10/12/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 8 - Gr 8 Trumpets

 

Thursday lunch group with Dave Hall is cancelled.

 

Attention Honk Jr. Crew Members -- the crew list is now posted on the bulletin board in the D-wing. Please check the board to see your crew assignments and to accept your role. The first crew meeting will be on Tuesday, October 17th from 2:30 to 5:00pm in the auditorium. Please bring an empty three-ring binder with you to the meeting.

 

Attention chorus students, voice lessons for today are as follows:

 

Period 1 - Group 16

Period 3 - Group 13

Period 6 - Group 14

Period 8 - Group 15

 

 

We are still collecting boxtops for education. The winning homeroom with the most box tops by October 20th will get a pizza party.

 

Quote of the Week: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. ~Nora Roberts

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a thoughtful Thursday.

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Wednesday, 10/11/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 8 - Gr 6 Flutes

 

Middle School Jazz Band rehearsal is from 2:30-4:00. Please see Mr. McMahon if you need to ride the 5 pm bus home.


 

Remember we are still collecting boxtops for education. The winning homeroom with the most box tops by October 20th will get a pizza party. Currently Ms. Goodenough’s homeroom is in the lead.

 

Quote of the Week: If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. ~Nora Roberts

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful Wednesday.

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Friday, 9/29/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Clarinets

Period 2 - Jazz Band Rhythm Section

Period 3 - Gr 8 Flute

Period 4 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 8 - Gr 8 Clarinets

 

A reminder to Mr. Keihl's Tech classes that they will be going outside today (if it does not rain) so they should dress appropriately

Hurry! Today is the last day to get student council forms in. You can get them at C212. We hope you sign up

 

Quote of the week, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Fabulous Fall Weekend!

 

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Posted by: Alison Lonsky
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Thursday, 9/28/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Trombones

Period 2 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 3 - Gr 8 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 8 Trombones





 

The Southworth Library has collaborated with Cornell Women in Computing students and a national organization, Girls Who Code, to provide a 10 week after school club at the library for girls to explore science and computer related fields, learn some computer coding and see some computer applications at work.  The club meets at 3:00 on Wednesdays and  is free and open to any girls in grades 6 -12. Bus transportation is available to the library after school and with pickup for the late bus back to the school from the  library at 5:00.

 

Hurry! Student Council applications available from room C212, are due tomorrow! We hope you sign up

 

Today is National Good Neighbor Day! Take the time today to say hello and wave to your neighbor. Remember a smile is like exercising, it uses up to 53 facial muscles and can be contagious. So share a smile with a neighbor today and maybe make their day a little brighter.

 

Quote of the week, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Thrilling Thursday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Wednesday, 9/27/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 3 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Saxophones

 

Middle School Jazz Band rehearsal will take place today Wednesday, September 27th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend today's jazz band rehearsal and need to ride the 5:00pm bus home

 

Do you like school events? Want to help plan them? You should join student council! You can get applications at C212. They are due Friday, September 29.

 

Today is National Chocolate Milk Day. An Irish physician named Sir Hans Sloane is credited as the inventor of chocolate milk in 1687. He had traveled to Jamaica where they had been making a hot chocolate recipe from chocolate shavings, hot milk and cinnamon since 1494. He brought back the chocolate milk recipe and tweaked it a bit. It was then manufactured and sold as medicine. So grab a cold glass of chocolate milk today and celebrate the invention of chocolate milk over 300 years ago.

 

Quote of the week, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Winsome Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/27/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Tuesday, 9/26/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone

Period 3 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones


 

Student Council applications are due Friday, September 29 to Mrs. Tasselmyer, C212. You should join student council because you get to have a voice for your other classmates and learn to be responsible. We hope you sign up.

 

Ms Lockwood will be unavailable 5th through 9th periods. There is no speech this afternoon.

 

It’s going to be another warm day. Stay cool with some penguin facts: DId you know that the extinct colossus penguin stood as tall as LeBron James? Or that male gentoo and Adelie penguins "propose" to females by giving them a pebble?

 

Quote of the week, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Terrific Tuesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Monday, 9/25/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Percussion

Period 2 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 3 - Gr 8 Horn

Period 4 - Gr 7 Horn

Period 8 - Gr 8 Percussion


 

Do you have school spirit? Do you have ideas to improve our school? You should join student council! Get an application at C212. They are due Friday, September 29th. We hope you sign up!



 

Chorus students, check your voice lesson schedules.  Today's voice lessons are as follows:

Period 1 - Group 1

Period 3 - Group 2

Period 6 - Group 3

Period 8 - Group 4


 

We’re currently running our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Help your school earn money that can be used for student activities and education. Every boxtop counts, so make sure you bring your’s into homeroom.


 

Quote of the week, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this, I can take the next thing that comes along”~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Meaningful Monday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/25/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Friday, 9/22/17

Period 1 - Jazz Band Rhythm Section

Period 2 - Gr 8 Flute

Period 3 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 8 Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 7 Clarinets




 

We’re currently running our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Help your school earn money that can be used for student activities and education. Every boxtop counts, so make sure you bring your’s into homeroom.

 

Today is the first day of Fall. It is also known as the autumn equinox because the amount of daylight is nearly equal to the amount of darkness today. Although it might officially be fall, the amount of warm weather we’ve been having will let us know summer is trying to hang on. So enjoy the unseasonably warm weather for as long as it hangs on.

 

Quote of the week, Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction” ~ Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Fantastic Friday and a Warm Weekend!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Thursday, 9/21/17

Period 1 - Gr 7 Tubas

Period 2 - Gr 8 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Trombones





 

We’re currently running our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Help your school earn money that can be used for student activities and education. Every boxtop counts, so make sure you bring your’s into homeroom.

 

Today is International Day of Peace. The United Nations’ International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political. The peace dove flying with an olive branch in its beak is one of the most commonly featured symbols for the day. Say hello to people you see, offer a smile and a handshake to everyone and spread a feeling of peace and calm today.

 

Quote of the week, Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction” ~ Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Thoughtful Thursday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Wednesday, 9/20/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba

Period 2 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 3 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trumpets

 

Middle School Jazz Band rehearsal will take place today Wednesday, September 20th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend today's jazz band rehearsal and need to ride the 5:00pm bus home

 

We’re currently running our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Help your school earn money that can be used for student activities and education. Every boxtop counts, so make sure you bring your’s into homeroom.

 

Did you know that today is National String Cheese Day? Or that England claims to have more than 700 different varieties of cheese produced there? How about the fact that Sweden is the only producer of Moose Cheese in the world? So enjoy some string cheese today; pull it, peel it, share it. However you choose to eat it.

 

Quote of the week, Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction” ~ Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/20/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Tuesday, 9/19/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone

Period 2 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones


 

Attention students: If you have media literacy class periods 6 or 8 you will be meeting in the library classroom Monday through Thursday this week.

 

A quick reminder to Mr. Keihl's Technology Classes that they will be in the E-4 computer lab

 

It’s that time of year again! We’re holding our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Last year we were able to raise $750 so start collecting those boxtops and bring them in.

 

A reminder to all students auditioning for the Middle School Musical, don't forget to sign up for an audition slot on the bulletin board in the music wing as soon as possible.

 

There will be a student council officer meeting today after school. All elected officers should plan to attend at 2:25 in Mrs. Tasselmyer's room.


 

Argh, Mateys! It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day! So even though you’re landlubbers today you can talk like you're on the high seas. Here’s a grand pirate joke to get you through the day: How do you save a drowning pirate? With C-P-ARRRRRRRRR!

 

Quote of the week, Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction” ~ Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Terrific Tuesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: Our School

Today’s band lessons are:

 

Monday, 9/18/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 2 - Gr 8 Horn

Period 3 - Gr 7 Horn

Period 4 - Gr 8 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 7 Percussion


 

Attention students: All media literacy class will be meeting in the library classroom Monday through Thursday this week.


 

It’s that time of year again! We’re holding our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Last year we were able to raise $750 so start collecting those boxtops and bring them in.

 

Yesterday was National Constitution Day. This commemorates the anniversary of the day 39 delegates signed the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens.  In the 230 years since the Constitution was signed America has stretched across an entire continent and its population and economy have expanded more than the document’s framers likely ever could have envisioned. Through all the changes, the Constitution has endured and adapted. Today, the original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting today, September 18th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

A reminder to all students auditioning for the Middle School Musical, don't forget to sign up for an audition slot on the bulletin board in the music wing as soon as possible

 

Quote of the week, Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction” ~ Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia

 

(Ms. Champlain needs to speak~~~~STOP HERE)

Thanks for tuning in and have a Magnificent Monday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/18/17




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There are no band lessons today due to today’s assembly

 

We have a special day for everyone today. Due to the half day we will be having a modified schedule. Students will remain in homeroom until 9am and then will proceed down to the auditorium when their homeroom is called.

 

It’s that time of year again! We’re holding our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Last year we were able to raise $750 so start collecting those boxtops and bring them in.


 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting on Monday, September 18th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.


 

Quote of the week, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” ~ Dr. Seuss

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Fabulous Friday and a Wonderful weekend!

 

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are:

 

Thursday, 9/14/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Trumpets

Period 2 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 3 - Gr 8 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Tubas


 

Any students interested in auditioning for the Middle School Musical must attend a music learning rehearsal today, September 14th from 2:30 - 4:00 in the Auditorium. See Mr. Matson with questions, comments, and concerns.

It’s that time of year again! We’re starting our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Last year we were able to raise $750 so start collecting those boxtops and bring them in.

 

September 15th is the last day to order the DMS Group Photo

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting on Monday, September 18th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Today is National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! Kids and teens across the country are called to take over their kitchens on this day using their favorite recipes and make a meal for their family! So find your favorite recipe, get your family together and cook up something good!

 

Quote of the week, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” ~ Dr. Seuss

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Thankful Thursday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are:

 

Wednesday, 9/13/17

Period 1 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 2 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 3 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trombones/Tuba


 

The first rehearsal of the Middle School Jazz Band will take place today, September 13th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend jazz band rehearsal and need to ride the 5:00pm bus home.

 

Any students interested in auditioning for the Middle School Musical must attend a music learning rehearsal tomorrow Thursday, September 14th from 2:30 - 4:00 in the Auditorium. See Mr. Matson with questions, comments, and concerns.

 

September 15th is the last day to order the DMS Group Photo.

 

It’s that time of year again! We’re starting our homeroom boxtop competition. The contest is underway and the winning homeroom will get a pizza party. Last year we were able to raise $750 so start collecting those boxtops and bring them in.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, September 13th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Quote of the week, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” ~ Dr. Seuss

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/13/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for today are:

 

Tuesday, 9/12/17

Period 1 - Gr 8 Alto Saxophones

Period 2 - Gr 7 Alto Saxophones

Period 3 - Gr 8 Baritone Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Baritone Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 8 Tenor Saxophone




 

The first rehearsal of the Middle School Jazz Band will take place this Wednesday, September 13th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend jazz band rehearsal and need to ride the 5:00pm bus home.

 

Any students interested in auditioning for the Middle School Musical must attend a music learning rehearsal this Thursday, September 14th from 2:30 - 4:00 in the Auditorium. See Mr. Matson with questions, comments, and concerns.

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to Department Meetings on Wednesday, September 13th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled.

 

Quote of the week, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” ~ Dr. Seuss

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Tremendous Tuesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/12/17




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Good Morning Dryden Middle School

Today is Monday, September 11,2017

It is an A day

Today is the first day of band lessons for the middle school.

Band Lessons for today are:

Per. 1- Grade 8 Horns

Per. 2- Grade 7 Horns

Per. 3- Grade 8 Percussion

Per. 4- Grade 7 Percussion

Per. 8- Grade 6 Percussion

 

The first rehearsal of the Middle School Jazz Band will take place this Wednesday, September 13th from 2:30-4:00pm in the Band room.  Please see Mr. McMahon as soon as possible if you plan to attend jazz band rehearsal and need to ride the 5:00pm bus home.



 

Any students interested in auditioning for the Middle School Musical must attend a music learning rehearsal this Thursday, September 14th from 2:30 - 4:00 in the Auditorium. See Mr. Matson with questions, comments, and concerns.

 

Quote of the week, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” ~ Dr. Seuss

 

Thanks for tuning in and have a Marvelous Monday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/11/17




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Any students interested in auditioning for the Middle School Musical must attend a music learning rehearsal on Thursday September 14th from 2:30 - 4:00 in the Auditorium. See Mr. Matson with questions, comments, and concerns.

 

Happy International Literacy Day! Today is a great day to curl up with a good book and let your imagination take over.

 

Quote of the week, “Your life isn’t behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. Today is a new day – seize it!” – Steve Maraboli

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/8/17




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Good Morning Dryden Middle School and welcome to the new 2017/2018 school year.

Today is Thursday, September 7,2017

It is an A day

Let’s begin our day by standing and facing the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.    I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

AND TO THE REPUBLIC

FOR WHICH IT STANDS,

ONE NATION

UNDER GOD,

INDIVISIBLE,

WITH LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

 

Today’s lunch is Cheeseburger on a roll or Turkey and Cheese Sandwich


 

Students and teachers we will be following a 2 hour delay schedule today. We hope everyone has had a great summer and is ready for a new school year.

 

Quote of the week, “Your life isn’t behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. Today is a new day – seize it!” – Steve Maraboli

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Our School

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Fantastic Friday and a Wonderful Summer!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/16/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Thursday, 6/15/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Horn

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 6 Euphonium/Tuba

Period 9 - Gr 6 Percussion

 

 

Attention 8th grade students who are going on the 8th grade trip.  Your parent or caregiver needs to drop you off at the Middle School entrance no later than 6:15 on Friday, June 16th

 

Yearbooks have arrived! You will receive your yearbook this morning from your homeroom teacher. Teachers, please make sure students sign to say they have received their yearbook. If you forgot to order your yearbook there are still some copies available. See your teacher about contacting Mr. Norman for a copy.

 

Last night’s award ceremony was very well attended. Congratulations to all students who received an award, your hard work has not gone unnoticed. And a special congratulations to our teacher of the year Mr. Anderson!

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Thankful Thursday!

 

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/15/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Wednesday, 6/14/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 9 - Gr 6 Trumpets

 

Attention 8th grade students who are going on the 8th grade trip.  Your parent or caregiver needs to drop you off at the Middle School entrance no later than 6:15 on Friday, June 16th.

 

Listen up all middle school students, for Physical Education class you will meet in fitness room or pool this week. Make sure you report to the fitness room or pool for Phys. Ed. this week

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/14/17




Audience: Our School

Yearbooks are here!  If you received a receipt for your yearbook then you are all set, if you have not ordered one yet please submit an order form as soon as possible, order forms are available from your

 

Attention all middle school students, for Physical Education class you will meet in fitness room or pool this week. Make sure you report to the fitness room or pool for Phys. Ed. this week

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Tremendous Tuesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/13/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Monday, 6/12/17

Period 2 - Gr 8 Altos

Period 4 - Gr 8 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 7/8 NYSSMA

Period 9 - Gr 8 Flutes

 

Middle School Jazz Band will meet today, Monday, June 12th from 2:30-4:00pm in the band room

 

Yearbooks are here!  If you received a receipt for your yearbook then you are all set, if you have not ordered one yet please submit an order form as soon as possible, order forms are available from your homeroom teachers and the main office.  All orders are first-come, first-served as there is a limited number of yearbooks available.  Please have orders in by tomorrow, June 13th, to ensure your yearbook is ready for distribution day on Thursday June 15th

 

Yearbook club will meet today at 2:30 to prepare for our Thursday Yearbook Distribution

 

On this day in history in 1985 President Reagan challenged Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. The wall had been built following Germany’s defeat in World War II. It divided Berlin into East and West. Russia controlled Eastern Germany and used the wall to keep people from escaping to Western Germany. This speech by then President Reagan brought hope to the people of east Germany who 2 years later saw the wall crumble and the country united.

 

Quote of the Week, “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome” ~ Arthur Ashe

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Meaningful Monday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/12/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Friday, 6/9/17

Period 2 - Gr 7 Altos

Period 4 - Gr 7/8 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 9 - Gr 7/8 Clarinets

 

Yearbooks are here!  If you received a receipt for your yearbook then you are all set, if you have not ordered one yet please submit an order form as soon as possible, order forms are available from your homeroom teachers and the main office.  All orders are first-come, first-served as there is a limited number of yearbooks available.  Please have orders in by Tuesday June 13th to ensure your yearbook is ready for distribution day on Thursday June 15th.

 

We’d like to say great job to the Middle School Chorus.Last night’s performance was amazing. Everyone sounded wonderful and sang beautifully. A big thank you to Mr. Matson for all his planning and hard work in putting this concert together.

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Fantastic Friday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/9/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Thursday, 6/8/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Euphonium/Tuba

Period 8 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 9 - Gr 6 Horn

 

Yearbooks are here!  If you received a receipt for your yearbook then you are all set, if you have not ordered one yet please submit an order form as soon as possible, order forms are available from your homeroom teachers and the main office.  All orders are first-come, first-served as there is a limited number of yearbooks available.  Please have orders in by Tuesday June 13th to ensure your yearbook is ready for distribution day on Thursday June 15th

 

 

Attention those interested in being on the Varsity or Modified girls soccer teams this fall...there will be a general interest meeting Thursday at 2:30 in the HS cafeteria

 

The Volleyball meeting for current 8th graders wishing to try out for next seasons JV team will be today during activity period in the HS gym.  See Coach Deyo if you cannot make it.

 

 

"Any 6th grade girls interested in playing girls lacrosse next year should come to the 2 day clinics this week from 3-5 after school today and Friday on the girls soccer field. We will work on learning basic skills of the game. Equipment will be provided. Please see Ms. Sheppard in room G21 for more information!"

 

 

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Thoughtful Thursday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/8/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Wednesday, 6/7/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 9 - Gr 6 Flutes

 

Mr. Stuttle's open swim will take place today and Thursday this week. Please see Mr. Stuttle for a bus pass

Just a reminder to 8th graders for the picnic on Thursday - please wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet and/or a little bit dirty.  See you then.

 

Attention those interested in being on the Varsity or Modified girls soccer teams this fall...there will be a general interest meeting Thursday at 2:30 in the HS cafeteria

 

The Volleyball meeting for current 8th graders wishing to try out for next seasons JV team will be this Thursday during activity period in the HS gym.  See Coach Deyo if you cannot make it.

 

There will be an end-of-the-year celebration for Reading Buddies today during activity period in room c-210

 

Any 6th grade girls interested in playing girls lacrosse next year should come to the 2 day clinics this week from 3-5 after school on Thursday and Friday on the girls' soccer field. We will work on learning basic skills of the game. Equipment will be provided. Please see Ms. Sheppard in room G21 for more information!

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Winning Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/7/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Tuesday, 6/6/17

Period 2 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 7/8 Horns

Period 8 - Gr 7 Tenor Sax / Bari Sax

Period 9 - Gr 7/8 Trombones



 

Mr. Stuttle's open swim will take place Wednesday and Thursday this week. Please see Mr. Stuttle for a bus pass

 

There will be an end-of-the-year celebration for Reading Buddies on Wednesday, June 7th during activity period in room c-210.

 

The Middle School Nurse is out today.  Please report to Mrs. Price in the High School if you need a Nurse today

 

A reminder to all students; this is the last week for the 3 o’clock bus. Plan ahead if you need to stay after school with a teacher this week.

 

Any 6th grade girls interested in playing girls lacrosse next year should come to the 2 day clinics this week from 3-5 after school on Thursday and Friday on the girls’ soccer field. We will work on learning basic skills of the game. Equipment will be provided. Please see Ms. Sheppard in room G21 for more information

 

Did you know that a shark can detect a fish’s heartbeat before it attacks? Or that sharks have 9 senses whereas humans only have five?

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Tremendous Tuesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/6/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Monday, 6/5/17

Period 2 - Gr 8 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 7/8 NYSSMA

Period 8 - Gr 8 Flutes

Period 9 - Gr 8 Altos

 

Middle School Jazz Band will meet today, Monday, June 5th from 2:30-4:00pm in the band room to prepare for this Saturday's Dairy Day performance in Montgomery Park.

This will be our last rehearsal before Dairy Day and all members are needed at rehearsal.  Please see Mr. McMahon with any conflict before 1st period today

Yearbook club will meet today at 2:30, be there or be square

 

Mr. Stuttle's open swim is cancelled today. It will take place Wednesday and Thursday this week. Please see Mr. Stuttle for a bus pass

 

Dave Hall will not be here today for his Lunchtime groups.  He will be here in the afternoon

 

There will be an end-of-the-year celebration for Reading Buddies on Wednesday, June 7th during activity period in room C-210

 

Congratulations to 8th grader Connor Smith for winning the IAC Junior High Golf Tournament at Hillendale Golf Course Thursday!

Connor beat everyone in the field of 45 players.  It marked the second straight year that a Dryden Golfer has won the event after Kevin Gardner won in 2016.

7th Grader Patrick O'Neill also played well and finished 4th in his division

 

Today is World Environment Day. Started in 1974 by the United Nations it centers around a different theme every year. The theme for 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, urges us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and to think about how we are part of nature and how closely we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and enjoy this vital relationship.

 

Quote of the Week, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” ~Henri Matisse

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Marvelous Monday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Friday, 6/2/17

Period 2 - Gr 7/8 Percussion

Period 4 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 8 - Gr 7/8 Clarinets

Period 9 - Gr 7 Altos

 

Congratulations to our box top challenge winners: Ms. Hayes Homeroom with a whopping 525 box tops. Ms. Erslev’s homeroom came in second with 217. Now they just have to choose pizza or donuts for their prize.

 

Any current 8th Graders interested in auditioning for Beyond Measure next year, there will be an informational meeting in the auditorium during Activity Period on Monday June 5th. If you cannot attend, please speak with Mr. Matson

 

Do you enjoy water sports? Have you always wanted to learn how to row? If you think this sounds interesting then come to the free Cascadilla Boat Club Learn to Row Day. From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Cascadilla Boat House in Stewart Park, the club is offering hour-long introductions getting you on the water to discover what makes the Olympic sport so much fun. All equipment and instruction is provided free. You must be in middle school or high school to participate. A parent or guardian must be there to sign you up and complete any paperwork. Wear comfortable clothing (nothing baggy), and sneakers and socks.

 

Today are the Dryden games. Many of our student athletes will be competing in various sporting events. It takes place on the high school track and field from 10-1:30. If you see them in the halls this morning wish them luck.

 

Quote of the Week, “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory” ~ General George S. Patton

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a great Friday and Sunny Weekend!

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Published: 6/2/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Thursday, 6/1/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Euphonium/Tuba

Period 4 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 8 - Gr 6 Horn

Period 9 - Gr 6 Trombones


 

Yesterday we ended our box top competition. Each boxtop is worth money and we have collected about $750 this year. Thank you to everyone who participated.

 

Thank you to all the candidates that participated in this year's student council election. I encourage all students that did not win an officer position to stay involved next year as a grade level representative. The student council officers for 2017-2018 are as follows:

President - Gweni Harrington

Vice President - Ceon "CJ" Miles

Treasurer - Cole Goggan

Secretary - Kaelyn Stahlman

Public Relations - Carlea Davis

 

There is a mandatory meeting for all new officers on Thursday, June 8.


 

Any current 8th Graders interested in auditioning for Beyond Measure next year, there will be an informational meeting in the auditorium during Activity Period on Monday June 5th. If you cannot attend, please speak with Mr. Matson

 

Do you enjoy water sports? Have you always wanted to learn how to row? If you think this sounds interesting then come to the free Cascadilla Boat Club Learn to Row Day. From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Cascadilla Boat House in Stewart Park, the club is offering hour-long introductions getting you on the water to discover what makes the Olympic sport so much fun. All equipment and instruction is provided free. You must be in middle school or high school to participate. A parent or guardian must be there to sign you up and complete any paperwork. Wear comfortable clothing (nothing baggy), and sneakers and socks.


 

Quote of the Week,  “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory” ~ General George S. Patton

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a great First day of June!

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Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Wednesday, 5/31/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 9 - Gr 6 Clarinets

 

Attention all 8th graders.  Are you interested in being a student leader working on projects to improve the High School? Then stop by Mr. Crocker's room B-17 today during activity period to find out more information about the Student Leadership Team.

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. The Boxtop challenge ends today so make sure you turn in any stray boxtops. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

Any current 8th Graders interested in auditioning for Beyond Measure next year, there will be an informational meeting in the auditorium during Activity Period on Monday June 5th. If you cannot attend, please speak with Mr. Matson

 

Do you enjoy water sports? Have you always wanted to learn how to row? If you think this sounds interesting then come to the free Cascadilla Boat Club Learn to Row Day. From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, the club is offering hour-long introductions getting you on the water to discover what makes the Olympic sport so much fun. All equipment and instruction is provided free. A parent or guardian must be there to sign you up and complete any paperwork. Wear comfortable clothing (nothing baggy), and sneakers and socks.

 

Quote of the Week, “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory” ~ General George S. Patton

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/31/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Friday, 5/26/17

Period 2 - Gr 7 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 7/8 Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 7 Altos

Period 9 - Gr 7/8 Percussion


 

Ms. Lockwood will not be available today. All her sessions are cancelled

 

Performers needed for the Spring Cabaret...The Dryden Drama Booster Club is planning a Cabaret night with current & past students of the Dryden Middle/High Schools.  It is open to anybody who would be willing to perform something (sing a song; act out a scene, comedy skit; play an instrument etc.). Anything Goes!  There is a sign up sheet posted on the Music wing bulletin board

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through next Wednesday, May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

Quote of the Week, “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart.”~Gordon B. Hinckley.

 

This Monday, May 29th we observe Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It was originally known as Decoration Day and began in the years following the Civil War. New York state was the first to recognize this day as an official state holiday in 1873 and it became an official federal holiday in 1971.

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Fanciful Friday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/26/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Thursday, 5/25/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Percussion

Period 4 - Gr 6 Horn

Period 8 - Gr 6 Trombones

Period 9 - Gr 6 Euphonium/Tuba

 

All girls entering grades 7-12 who are interested in playing basketball, please stop by the high school main office to pick up summer league information

 

Attention students in 6th and 8th grade who had artwork displayed at the Art Show last week - PLEASE pick up your artwork from Mrs. Hannula TODAY any time after 3rd period

 

Dave Hall will not be here during academic labs today.

 

The middle school nurse is out today. Please see the high school nurse if you are in need of medical help.

 

Attention students interested in signing up for a Fall Sport---Fall  sport sign up lists have been posted outside the cafeterias.  This Fall we will offer: Football; Cheer;  Cross Country;  Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Swim, Girls’ Volleyball.  In addition to putting your name on the list, to become eligible to tryout, a student needs to turn in medical clearance paperwork to the nurse.  Interested players should also be listening to the announcements for pre-season meetings with coaches.

 

Attention student council members the last meeting for student council is today after school.  We will have refreshments and discuss this year and next. I hope you can join us today afterschool in C212

 

Performers needed for the Spring Cabaret...The Dryden Drama Booster Club is planning a Cabaret night with current & past students of the Dryden Middle/High Schools.  It is open to anybody who would be willing to perform something (sing a song; act out a scene, comedy skit; play an instrument etc.). Anything Goes!  There is a sign up sheet posted on the Music wing bulletin board

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

Today is National Tap Dance Day. Whether you know how to tap your toes or do a dance, let the rhythm take you away!

 

Quote of the Week, “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart.”~Gordon B. Hinckley.

 

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/25/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Wednesday, 5/24/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Trumpets

Period 4 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 8 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 9 - Gr 6 Saxophones


 

Reading Buddies will meet at the elementary school today.  Remember to bring your bus passes.  This will be the last trip to DES for the school year, so please plan to attend.

 

All girls entering grades 7-12 who are interested in playing basketball, please stop by the high school main office to pick up summer league information

 

Yearbook will meet today at 2:30, be there peeps

 

Attention students interested in signing up for a Fall Sport---Fall  sport sign up lists have been posted outside the cafeterias.  This Fall we will offer: Football; Cheer;  Cross Country;  Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Swim, Girls’ Volleyball.  In addition to putting your name on the list, to become eligible to tryout, a student needs to turn in medical clearance paperwork to the nurse.  Interested players should also be listening to the announcements for pre-season meetings with coaches.

 

Performers needed for the Spring Cabaret...The Dryden Drama Booster Club is planning a Cabaret night with current & past students of the Dryden Middle/High Schools.  It is open to anybody who would be willing to perform something (sing a song; act out a scene, comedy skit; play an instrument etc.). Anything Goes!  There is a sign up sheet posted on the Music wing bulletin board

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

On this day in history in 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge opened connecting New York City and Brooklyn. It was the world’s first steel suspension bridge, spanning 1,595 feet. It changed the dynamics of New York City and Manhattan and was dubbed the eighth wonder of the world.

 

Quote of the Week, “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart.”~Gordon B. Hinckley.

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Winsome Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/24/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Tuesday, 5/23/17

Period 2 - Gr 7 Tenor Sax / Bari Sax

Period 4 - Gr 7/8 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 9 - Gr 7/8 Horns


 

Please remember that you must have a pass from your Academic Lab teacher to go to Dave Hall. You are not allowed to go during your lunch period and must check in with your academic lab teacher first.

 

Reading Buddies will meet at the elementary school tomorrow.  Remember to bring your bus passes.  This will be the last trip to DES for the school year, so please plan to attend.

 

Attention students interested in signing up for a Fall Sport---Fall  sport sign up lists have been posted outside the cafeterias.  This Fall we will offer: Football; Cheer;  Cross Country;  Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim, Girls Volleyball.  In addition to putting your name on the list, to become eligible to tryout, a student needs to turn in medical clearance paperwork to the nurse.  Interested players should also be listening to the announcements for pre-season meetings with coaches

 

Performers needed for the Spring Cabaret...The Dryden Drama Booster Club is planning a Cabaret night with current & past students of the Dryden Middle/High Schools.  It is open to anybody who would be willing to perform something (sing a song as a solo, duet or group; act out a scene, comedy skit; play an instrument etc.). Anything Goes!  There is a sign up sheet posted on the Music wing bulletin board

 

All girls entering grades 7-12 who are interested in playing basketball, please stop by the high school main office to pick up summer league information

 

Ms. Lockwood will not be available today. All her sessions are cancelled

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

Quote of the Week, “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart.”~Gordon B. Hinckley.

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Tenacious Tuesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

There are no band lessons for today

 

Attention all students: this is a friendly reminder that Dave Hall's fun activity period during AC Lab has rules that need to be followed.  All students must go to their Academic Lab FIRST, get a pass(if there are any left) and then go to Dave Hall. You are NOT to go during your lunch. You MUST have a pass. If anyone has any questions about these rules please see Ms. Champlain.

 

Did you know that all your blood flows through your heart once a minute? Or that a hummingbird’s heart can beat over 1,000 times per minute?

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

Quote of the Week, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” ~Pablo Picasso

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Fabulous Friday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Thursday, 5/18/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Horn

Period 4 - Gr 6 Trombones

Period 8 - Gr 6 Euphonium/Tuba

Period 9 - Gr 6 Percussion


 

Today is the Middle School/High School Art Show. All student art pieces will be on display in the Middle school gym from 8am to 3pm. Opening reception will be from 5pm-7pm tonight. Stop in and see what everyone’s been working hard on all year.

 

Attention all students: this is a friendly reminder that Dave Hall's fun activity period during AC Lab has rules that need to be followed.  All students must go to their Academic Lab FIRST, get a pass(if there are any left) and then go to Dave Hall. You are NOT to go during your lunch. You MUST have a pass. If anyone has any questions about these rules please see Ms. Champlain.

 

On this day in history in 1980 Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people. Ash from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota. Millions of trees were scorched and burned by the hot air alone. When the glacier atop the mountain melted, a massive mudslide wiped out homes and dammed up rivers throughout the area. Magma, at 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, flowed for miles.

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

Quote of the Week, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” ~Pablo Picasso

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Singularly Wonderful Thursday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Wednesday, 5/17/17

Period 2 - Gr 6 Flutes

Period 4 - Gr 6 Clarinets

Period 8 - Gr 6 Saxophones

Period 9 - Gr 6 Trumpets

 

Tomorrow, Thursday May 18th, is the Middle School/High School Art Show. All student art pieces will be on display in the Middle school gym from 8am to 3pm. Opening reception will be from 5pm-7pm tomorrow night. Stop in and see what everyone’s been working hard on all year.

 

Good scrimmage last night, Modified girls lacrosse, with a  score of 8-7 against Seton Catholic. Taylor Allis scored 4 goals, Jazmine Edwards had 3 goals and Emma Kidney scored 1. Keep up the good work!

 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!



 

Attention all 6th and 7th grade Students! Are you interested in hands-on, fun summer learning experiences that explore various topics such as cosmetology, robotics, baking, welding, and video production?

If you have an interest in any of these opportunities please see Ms. Claflin or Mr. Guercio for more information and an application!

 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting today, May 17th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled


 

Quote of the Week, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” ~Pablo Picasso

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/17/17




Audience: Our School

Band Lessons for Today:

Tuesday, 5/16/17

Period 2 - Gr 7/8 Trombones

Period 4 - Gr 7 Trumpets

Period 8 - Gr 7/8 Horns

Period 9 - Gr 7 Tenor Sax / Bari Sax


 

We are working on our final Boxtop challenge for the school year. This Boxtop challenge will run through May 31st. The top homeroom will have a choice between pizza for lunch or having a donut and juice breakfast. Please bring your boxtops in today!

 

On this day in history in 1975 the first woman climbs to the top of Mount Everest. Japanese climber, Junko Tabei, conquered the tallest mountain in the world. Mount Everest stands at 29,035 feet tall.


 

Attention Middle School Students:  Due to the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, May 17th there will be no academic support provided during Activity Period.  Students must go home on the 2:19 bus.  All other activities will be held as scheduled


 

Quote of the Week, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” ~Pablo Picasso

 

Thank you for tuning in and have a Tremendous Tuesday!

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Posted by: Patricia Helms
Published: 5/16/17