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9_13_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Friday!  Today is September 13th and it is a "B" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​General Tso Chicken with Steamed Brown Rice
  • Breaded Spicy Chicken on a Bun
  • Beef Lasagna with a Tea Roll
  • Crisp Chicken Patty with a Bun
  • Turkey Deli Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey and Mozzarella Cheese Chef Salad

Announcements:
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Tell a friend that you believe in them and give them reasons why (i.e. "I believe that today will be great for you...focus on that math test and show what you know - you really know the material.")
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY

Have you heard?
  • Halima Haji scored the most points in a single given day (9/6/2019) compared to all students at Monroe Middle School using TeenBiz. Halima earned 25 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Halima's name will be posted to the School Daily Top Scorer scoreboard.
Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​What is one grade that you need to improve?  What is one thing that you can do to make it better?
    2. What are 3 things you can do in class so that a teacher doesn't have to call you out?
    3. If you had to work when you graduated high school but you didn’t need the money, what would you choose to do?
  • No students completed/turned in yesterday's challenge - so no winners today.

Monroe Club Central:
  • Stay tuned for more information about upcoming clubs.

This Week in Sports:
  • Today (9/13) - There will be a Football Home Game against Bryan (at Benson).  Good luck team! 
  • Today (9/13) - There will be a home varsity Volleyball meet against King today!  Good luck ladies!!!
  • A Look to Next Week...
    • Tuesday (9/17) - Cross Country Meet at Northwest High School
    • Tuesday (9/17) - Volleyball Game at Bryan Middle
    • Wednesday (9/18) - J.V. Volleyball Game at Marrs
    • Thursday 9/19) - Home Varsity Volleyball against Nathan Hale
    • Thursday (9/19) - Home Football Game at Benson versus Morton

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is Fortune Cookie Day!  Add a little fun and excitement to your life by celebrating Fortune Cookie Day. These engaging biscuits always have a suitably general clairvoyant message inside which normally promises good health, luck or fortune to the recipient. It’s always nice to get an assurance of pleasant things to come, so a Fortune Cookie or two is just the thing to provide an intriguing and delightful break in the day.  There are numerous ways of marking Fortune Cookie Day. Perhaps the most obvious is to treat friends or family to a delicious Chinese meal, with the final course consisting of a plate of Fortune Cookies. Why not buy some Fortune Cookies as a pleasant surprise for colleagues or friends? If you’re watching you weight and worry about the calories in these snacks, you can always go online to find virtual Fortune Cookies which will give you your destiny without the added fat!  Get your Fortune Cookie at lunch today!

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Your dreams matter. They’re not impossible, they’re not juvenile, they’re not unambitious and they’re not for everyone. Your vision matters. The way you want to live your life matters. Even if your dreams are mad, your madness matters."

Have a fantastic Friday at Monroe!!!

9_12_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Thursday!  Today is September 12th and it is an "A" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​Popcorn Chicken Bowl with a Tea Roll
  • Smoked Turkey and Cheese Melt
  • Pepperoni Calzone with Pasta Sauce
  • Italian Deli Wrap Sandwich
  • Beef Taco Salad

Announcements:
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Tell at least 10 different people "good morning" this morning (remember to smile when saying it).  
  • 7th and 8th grade boys interested in basketball will meet in the cafeteria during homeroom at 7:50 this morning.
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.
  • GATE This Week:
    • Today - Quiz Bowl during Advisory.  Students will have passes.

Have you heard?
  • Seng Moon Pan scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students at Monroe Middle School using TeenBiz on 9/5/2019.
Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​What is one way that you can "Be Safe" with your passwords and locker combination?
    2. Name the 4 "Be's" of Monroe.
    3. Where do you not mind waiting?  Why do you think you are okay with waiting there?
  • Congratulations to the following students: Amare Watson (6A).   They completed yesterday's challenge and were drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

Monroe Club Central:
  • Stay tuned for more information about upcoming clubs.

This Week in Sports:
  • Today (9/12) - The Volleyball team is traveling today to Buffett.  Good luck ladies!  Come home with some "W's."
  • Friday (9/13) - Football Home Game against Bryan (at Benson)
  • Friday (9/13) - Home Varsity Volleyball Game again King

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is Chocolate Milkshake Day!  Rich, creamy, and indulgent, the milkshake is perhaps the perfect desert food. Cold enough to take the chill off a hot summer’s day, smooth enough to be enjoyed through a straw, and thick enough to provide a satisfying weight on the tongue. Make it with chocolate? Pure perfection. Chocolate Milkshake Day celebrates this indulgent dessert and it’s history, especially as it comes in combination with that richest and most desired of substances.  Check out the attached recipe!

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Your problems matter. The obstacles you face along the way are building your strength. The bumps you inadvertently take are making you a better driver, and all those tears you cried are washing you clean. Your tears matter and even your darkness matters."

Have a terrific Thursday at Monroe!!!

9_11_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Wednesday!  Today is September 11th and it is a "B" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​Hamburger on a Bun
  • Cheesy Dog on a Bun
  • Chicken Alfredo with Penne Pasta
  • Cheeseburger on a Bun
  • Hotdog on a Bun
  • Country Boy Sandwich
  • Turkey Deli and Cheddar Cheese Chef Salad

Announcements:
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Tell someone you've spent time with about a great time you've had together.  (i.e. "I enjoyed that day that we went to the mall and got ice cream.  I really had a great time with you.")  
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.
  • GATE This Week:
    • Today - 6A GATE at 2:25 in room 218A.  They will have passes.
    • Tomorrow - Quiz Bowl during Advisory.  Students will have passes.

Have you heard?
  • Bismark Borelli scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in Nebraska using TeenBiz. Bismark earned 50 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Bismark's name will be posted to the Daily Top Scorer: Nebraska scoreboard for 9/4/2019.
Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​Name 3 things you should be doing while walking in the hallway.
    2. What do you expect will be your favorite part of today at Monroe?  Why?
    3. What is something about yourself you could totally brag about, but usually don’t?
  • Congratulations to the following students: Isahir B. (8B).   They completed yesterday's challenge and were drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

Monroe Club Central:
  • Stay tuned for more information about upcoming clubs.

This Week in Sports:
  • Today (9/11) - There is a Cross Country meet at Marrs.  Good luck Mustangs!   
  • Tomorrow (9/12) - Volleyball plays at Buffett
  • Friday (9/13) - Football Home Game against Bryan (at Benson)
  • Friday (9/13) - Home Varsity Volleyball Game again King

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is Patriots Day!  Today is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001.  Embedded in the memories of everyone who lived through it, this was the day four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  The large majority of those lost after the attacks on the Twin Towers were working at or above the points of collision; thousands of people who had gone to work that morning like every other day, found themselves suddenly stranded at the top of a burning skyscraper.  A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.  

    In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives attempting to fight fires and rescue people.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • The measure of a life is not what that life accomplishes, but rather the impact that life has on others." - Jackie Robinson

Have a wonderful Wednesday at Monroe!!!


9_10_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Tuesday!  Today is September 10th and it is an "A" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​Macho Nachos
  • Chicken and Cheese Taquitos
  • Not So Macho Nachos
  • Country Beef Cutlet on a Bun
  • Turkey and American Cheese Sandwich
  • Grilled Chicken and American Cheese Chef Salad

Announcements:
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Show your best (or a really good) friend why they are the best! (i.e. "You really 'get' me and I can 100% percent be myself around you.")  
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.
  • GATE This Week:
    • Today - 7th grade StuCo will collect orphan books during Advisory (if you have lost library books in your room, the StuCo kids will pick them up and take them to the library).
    • Tomorrow - 6A GATE at 2:25 in room 218A.  They will have passes.
    • Thursday - Quiz Bowl during Advisory.  Students will have passes.

Have you heard?
  • Pramisha Rai scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in Nebraska using TeenBiz. Pramisha earned 50 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Pramisha's name will be posted to the Daily Top Scorer: Nebraska scoreboard for 9/3/2019.
Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​Imagine that a staff member calls you out for doing something wrong.  What is the best thing that you can do to prevent making the issue a bigger problem?
    2. Think of a difficult time of day for you - what can you do to make that time a little bit better?  (i.e. maybe you have a difficult relationship with a teacher - how can you make it a little better today? (maybe so the teacher does not have to call you out as much).
    3. Which day do you consider to be the true start of the week, Sunday or Monday?  Why?
  • Congratulations to the following students: Paw Hser (6B) & Carston Statler (8B).   They completed yesterday's challenge and were drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

Monroe Club Central:
  • Stay tuned for more information about upcoming clubs.

This Week in Sports:
  • Today (9/10) - There will be a volleyball game against Beveridge at MONROE!  Good luck ladies!
  • Tomorrow (9/11) - Cross Country meet at Marrs
  • Thursday (9/12) - Volleyball plays at Buffett
  • Friday (9/13) - Football Home Game against Bryan (at Benson)
  • Friday (9/13) - Home Varsity Volleyball Game again King

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is World Suicide Prevention Day! Did you know that most young people who are suicidal communicate their thoughts with their peers instead of talking to an adult?  With that said, only 25% of the peers that have heard these suicidal comments tell an adult.   If you have heard another person say that they want/plan to kill or hurt themselves, this needs to be reported to an adult in the building.  We are trained in how to address this (or know who to talk to who is) and can put things in place to keep the individual safe or to improve what might have felt like a helpless situation.  Comments like this must be taken seriously (even if it is unsure if they meant it or seemed to be 'doing it for attention'), as it very well could be a matter of life or death for someone.  

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • Your existence matters. It’s not accidental, you’re here because you have a story to tell and you’re here because you will have an impact."

Have a terrific Tuesday at Monroe!!!

9_9_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Monday!  Today is September 9th and it is a "B" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​A+ Hamburger Pizza
  • Buffalo Style Chicken Munchins with a Tea Roll
  • A+ Cheese Pizza
  • Sloppy Joe Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey and Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich
  • Diced Egg and American Cheese Chef Salad

Announcements:
  • 10 mile swim for 7th and 8th graders will begin today, Monday, September 9th. You must be a level 3 or 4 swimmer to participate. 6th graders- your start date will announced later in the week. If you have any questions see Mrs. Rosenthal.
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Tell someone why their future is bright (i.e. "You are such a great listener - I really could see you as an amazing counselor someday.")  
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.
  • GATE This Week:
    • Today - Recycling from 7:45-7:55 near cafeteria.  
    • Tomorrow - 7th grade StuCo will collect orphan books during Advisory (if you have lost library books in your room, the StuCo kids will pick them up and take them to the library).
    • Wednesday - 6A GATE at 2:25 in room 218A.  They will have passes.
    • Thursday - Quiz Bowl during Advisory.  Students will have passes.

Have you heard?
  • Aniya P. (7B) scored the most points Monroe Middle School using TeenBiz. Aniya earned 50 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Aniya's name will be posted to the School Weekly Top Scorer scoreboard.
Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​What is your favorite smell?  What does it make you think of?
    2. Name 2 items that you should be bringing with you to ALL your classes.
    3. Name 2 clothing related rules we have at Monroe (dress code). 
  • Congratulations to the following students: Joe R. (7A) & Zakheya J. (8B).   They completed yesterday's challenge and were drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

Monroe Club Central:
  • Stay tuned for more information about upcoming clubs.

This Week in Sports:
  • Tomorrow (9/10) - There will be a volleyball game against Beveridge at Beveridge!
  • Wednesday 9/11 - Cross Country meet at Marrs
  • Thursday 9/12 - Volleyball plays at Buffett
  • Friday 9/13 - Football Home Game against Bryan (at Benson)

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is Wonderful Weirdos Day!  Nothing’s quite as dull as being normal, boring and average. Celebrate being weird, and celebrate the weirdos in your life on Wonderful Weirdos Day.  Make an effort to be weird by dressing weirdly, doing weird things and encouraging weirdness with your friends!

     

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” – John Wooden

Have a marvelous Monday at Monroe!!!


9_6_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Friday!  Today is September 6th and it is an "A" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​Pizzeria Style Cheese Pizza
  • Pork Tenderloin on a Bun
  • Pizzeria Style Pepperoni Pizza
  • Breaded Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
  • Classic Sandwich
  • Turkey Deli and American Cheese Chef Salad

Announcements:
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Write a letter to a teacher who made a difference in your life.  (Give it to them if they are here at Monroe.  If they are a teacher in OPS, Ms. Loder could send the letter in our OPS mail).  
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.
  • GATE This Week:
    • Today - Quiz Bowl Teams meet during Advisory.  You will receive a pass if you are to attend.

Have you heard?
  • Twar Meh scored the most points during the week of 8/26 - 8/30 compared to all students in Nebraska using TeenBiz. Twar earned 100 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Twar's name will be posted to the Weekly Top Scorer: Nebraska scoreboard.
Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​Name 4 students that are in your science class with you. 
    2. What is a saying or expression that you probably say too much? 
    3. Name three things you do to calm down when you are feeling upset, angry or anxious.
  • Congratulations to the following students: Ra'Niyah P. (6A) & Kameron E. (7A).   They completed yesterday's challenge and were drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

Monroe Club Central:
  • Please stop by Room 217 before 3:15 THIS WEEK if you want to sign up for Art Club. There are about 25 spots open at this time.

This Week in Sports:
  • A Look to Next Week...
    • Tuesday 9/10 - Volleyball plays at Beveridge
    • Wednesday 9/11 - Cross Country meet at Marrs
    • Thursday 9/12 - Volleyball plays at Buffett
    • Friday 9/13 - Football Home Game against Bryan (at Benson)

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is Read a Book Day!  The first celebration of Read a Book Day was around the end of the first decade of the 2000’s and was almost certainly the idea of a librarian, probably one who was encouraging youngsters to read a book.  On Read a Book Day, it’s not compulsory to read a whole book but the day serves as inspiration to people to read a section of a book they particularly enjoyed, to read with children, to donate a book to a children’s school library, or to host a book reading party.

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • "It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them."

Have a fantastic Friday at Monroe!!!


9_5_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Thursday!  Today is September 5th and it is a "B" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​Cheesy Dog on a Bun
  • Popcorn Chicken with a Tea Roll
  • Oven Fiery Baked Chicken with a Tea Roll
  • Hot Dog on a Bun
  • Turkey and American Cheese Sandwich
  • Diced Egg and Mozzarella Cheese Chef Salad

Announcements:
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Tell a staff member why they make a difference (i.e. "Your class is the reason I am interested in going to college for writing.")
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.
  • GATE This Week:
    • Today - Introduction with 6B GATE kids in Advisory.  You will have a pass if you are to attend.
    • Tomorrow - Quiz Bowl Teams meet during Advisory.  You will receive a pass if you are to attend.

Have you heard?
  • Yanaree A.B. (8B) scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in Nebraska using TeenBiz. Yanaree earned 50 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Yanaree's name will be posted to the Daily Top Scorer: Nebraska scoreboard. August 30, 2019
Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​What is one right thing you can do when you observe another student is being bullied?
    2. In the cafeteria, what should you do if you milk falls off your tray and spills everywhere?
    3. What should you do if you accidentally bump into another student in the hallway?
  • Congratulations to the following students: Andrew G. (6A), Myo Soe (7A) & Ne'Vaeh W.B. (8B).   They completed yesterday's challenge and were drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

Monroe Club Central:
  • Please stop by Room 217 before 3:15 THIS WEEK if you want to sign up for Art Club. There are about 25 spots open at this time.

This Week in Sports:
  • The Varsity and Junior Varsity Volleyball teams have their first games today again Davis at Davis.  Wish our girl's good luck!  Go get them Mustangs!
  • A huge shot out is going out to the entire Cross Country team who completed in their first meet yesterday.  We made it happen...just proving how mentally strong each and every one of you truly are!  Another shout out goes to 8th grader, A'Keyle W. for an overall 2nd place finish (there was well over 100 racers from the 11 OPS middle schools). 

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is World Samosa Day!  If you’ve never had one, you’re missing out. That is the first and most important thing you need to know about Samosas. They are a delightfully fried dish filled with onions, peas, potatoes, cheese, beef or lamb, or any of a myriad of other fillings. They’ve become increasingly popular in the US, and World Samosa Day encourages you to try them out if you’ve never had them, no matter where you’re from. Let’s take a look at the history of these delicious little pockets of culinary love!  See the attached recipe and try Samosas at home!

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • "Be a unicorn in a field of horses."

Have a terrific Thursday at Monroe!!!

9_4_2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Wednesday!  Today is September 4th and it is an "A" Day at Monroe. 

Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​Fish Wedge on a Bun
  • Cheese Breadsticks with Pasta Sauce
  • Baked Potato with Pulled Pork and Cheese with a Tea Roll
  • Pastrami and White American Cheese on a Bagel
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Announcements:
  • This month at Monroe Middle School is "You Matter Month."  Each day this month, I'm asking you to complete a task that will in turn remind someone that they do indeed matter.  Today's task:
    • Give a compliment to a person you don't know.  (Tell someone something specific that you like or appreciate about them..i.e. "Your shoes are perfect with that shirt.")
  • Student Council Applications are now available outside of room 218A.  There are no elections to join!  We work with the library celebrations, pop tab collection, Spirit Week and 8th grade prom (just to name a few things).  You have until September 27 to complete the application.  See Ms. Sitzman with questions.  
  • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.
  • GATE This Week:
    • Today - Introduction with 6A GATE kids in Advisory.  You will have a pass if you are to attend.
    • Tomorrow - Introduction with 6B GATE kids in Advisory.  You will have a pass if you are to attend.
    • Friday - Quiz Bowl Teams meet during Advisory.  You will receive a pass if you are to attend.

Challenge of the day:
  • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
    1. ​Describe one way that you can "Be Responsible" in the restroom.
    2. Which sports team is heading to compete at Buffett today?
    3. Name a student who you look forward to seeing each day.  What do you enjoy about this person?
  • Congratulations to the following students: Aubrie Robinette (6B), Issaiah Pierro (7A) & Ker Htoo (8B).  They completed yesterday's challenge and were drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

Have you heard?
  • Victor A. (8B) scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in Nebraska using TeenBiz. Victor earned 50 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Victor's name will be posted to the Daily Top Scorer: Nebraska scoreboard for August 29, 2019!
Monroe Club Central:
  • Stay tuned for more information on upcoming club dates!

This Week in Sports:
  • Today is the Cross Country Team's first meet at Buffett
    Middle School.  Wish our runner's good luck!
  • For students wishing to attend Monroe Home Games:
    • All students attending home games must come with our MAC program or their parent/guardian.  Otherwise, they will not be admitted to any home contest.  Refusal to comply with staff directions to leave the event may result in a referral to their administrator. 
    • Adult Admission to game = $3.00
    • Students without Activity Cards = $1.00

A Little Randomness:
  • ​Today is Wildlife Day!  Every year we lose numerous species to the growth and expansion of human holdings, but through the effort of zoos, sanctuaries, and preservation organizations that rate is being slowed. These groups do amazing work, educating and bringing awareness to people everywhere, all while preserving these precious treasures from Mother Nature. Wildlife Day reminds us that there are creatures out there that cannot speak for themselves, so we have to stand up and be a voice for them. The animals will thank you for it, as will the generations to come who will still be able to enjoy them!

Today's Bit of Inspiration:
  • "Success is making the people who believed in you look brilliant." - Dharmesh Shah

Have a wonderful Wednesday at Monroe!!!

9_2__2019
Good Morning Mustangs -

Happy Tuesday!  Today is September 3rd and it is an "B" Day at Monroe. 


CORRECTION:
Art Club Sign up will be tomorrow after school


Today's Lunch Options:
  • ​Country Beef Cutlet on a Bun
  • Hot 'N' Spicy Chicken Tenders with a Tea Roll
  • Mini Corn Dogs
  • BBQ Beef on a Bun
  • Smoked Turkey and Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich
  • Grilled Chicken Strips and Cheddar Cheese Chef Salad

Announcements:
    Challenge of the day:
    • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
      1. ​If you are interested in Art Club, what should you do today after school?
      2. If a student shares that he or she is being physically hurt by another person, what should you do?
      3. What should you do if you have concerns that your locker partner is taking your personal belongings?
    • Congratulations to the following student: Mi'Lysherrie W. (6A).  She completed yesterday's challenge and was drawn to receive a prize.  Ms. Loder will track you down!

    Monroe Club Central:
    • Art Club will have a formal sign up meeting in room 217 after school today!

    This Week in Sports:
    • All fall sports are currently practicing/in try-outs!
    • Tomorrow is the Cross Country Teams first meet at Buffett Middle School. 

    A Little Randomness:
    • ​Today is Another Look Unlimited Day!  Planning to throw a load of old junk away? Stop! This day encourages you to take another look through what you’re getting rid of to identify things which could be donated to charity, given to friends, or recycled in another way.

       

    Today's Bit of Inspiration:
    • "Creativity is making marvelous out of the discarded."

    Have a terrific Tuesday at Monroe!!!

    8_30_2019
    Good Morning Mustangs -

    Happy Friday!  Today is August 30th and it is a "B" Day at Monroe.  It is also Monroe Middle School's College Week and a half day of school!

    Today's Lunch Options:
    • ​Cheese Pizza
    • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    Announcements:
    • Today is a half day of school - our day ends at 11:30am.  There is no MAC or after school clubs, sports or activities today.  Please make sure you have arrangements for someone to pick you up immediately after school if you do not take the bus.  There is also no school next Monday due to Labor Day.
    • The Boys and Girls Club does not have a bus coming to pick up after school today.  Please make sure to have a ride arranged for 11:30. 
    • College Spirit Week is this week...
    Today (8/30) - College Colors Day...wear your College Shirt (Nebraska Huskers, Duke, Creighton, UNO - whatever College you want to represent!)
    • MAC (Monroe's After School Program) has begun. If you are not signed up but are interested, please get an application from the main office or check with your counselor.  If you ride a bus to school and will need a late bus after MAC, please see Ms. Uher to get signed up!
    • The library will only be open until 4pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. & Friday this year.  The library will only be open until 3:15pm on Mondays for BOOK CHECKOUT ONLY.

    Challenge of the day:
    • Write down this challenge on a piece of paper and answer the questions.  Have a teacher turn in your answers with your name, grade and team on it to Ms. Loder by the end of the day for a chance to win a prize!
      1. ​If you are a student who feels irritated when teachers or other adults are constantly needing to address them, what can you do to prevent or reduce this from happening?
      2. Which teacher challenges you the most?  How and how do you think this will help you?
      3. If you are sent outside after lunch, what is the expectation?
      4. Where do you go if you are asked to turn in your cell phone?
      5. Why is there no school on Monday?
    • There were no Challenge Question Winners yesterday.  Please complete the questions above for a chance to win something from Ms. Loder.

    Monroe Club Central:
    • Art Club will have a formal sign up meeting in room 217 after school on Tuesday, September 3rd.

    This Week in Sports:
    • If you are a 7th or 8th grader hoping to participate in Volleyball, Football or Cross Country, you will need to get your Sports Physical information into Ms. Thomas (7th Grade Administrator) as soon as possible.
    • There will be NO after school sports today. 

    A Little Randomness:
    • ​Today is College Colors Day!  Founded by the College Licensing Company in 2004, College Colors Day, fans have worn the apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day. College Colors Day is celebrated by thousands of organizations, classrooms and millions of individuals who don their team colors and share their school spirit with friends and colleagues.

    Today's Bit of Inspiration:
    • "A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity." - Dan Rather

    Have a fabulous Friday at Monroe!!!

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