MS Daily Announcements

What’s happening at the Middle School today?

Tuesday December 1, 2020

This Friday is an “F” Friday and also a half day.  Dismissal is at 11:02.  Parent pick up is 11:25 -12:30.

Attention all Student Council members;  we will be holding our monthly meeting today OR tomorrow at 2:30.  Whichever day you are home, please join us. Link to the Meet is on the Classroom page.

The O’Rourke Observer will meet virtually this Thursday and next Thursday at 2:45.  New reporters are encouraged to join and send an email of interest to Ms. Wadsworth.

Did you know that math can be fun AND enjoyable?  Do you want to explore exciting parts of mathematics? Come join the Math Club!  We will be meeting next Tuesday, December 8th at 2:45pm via Google Meet.  If you are interested, join the Math Club Google Classroom: zidj63m or contact Mrs. Kibler for more information!

Have you checked out the Character Education website yet? Head over to the library homepage and scroll to the bottom.  This month’s strength is PERSEVERANCE! Please take a moment to enter our Character Education contest, by filling out the prize form about perseverance.  One winner will be chosen from each grade level.  The form needs to be submitted by Friday December 11. Good luck!

The Toys for Tots drive is all this week.  Bring any new, unopened toy to room 311 during homeroom and you will be entered to win a raffle for an Amazon Gift Card.  Virtual students can participate too.  Just bring your new toy donation to the office this week with your name attached and you will be entered to win as well.  See Mrs. Hills in room 311 or email her with any questions at

If you need your pictures taken for the first time or retaken, School Picture day for the Grey cohort is Thursday, December 10th: 10am – 2pm.  Please be sure to bring your original photo package with you on your retake day!

Wednesday, December 9th: 10am – 2pm for the Maroon cohort.

Wednesday, December 9th:  2:30pm – 4:30pm Virtual cohort:  (no time slots needed).

If you take piano lessons and would like to participate in the NYSSMA Piano Solo Festival sponsored by the New York State School Music Association, please see a school Music Teacher for detailed information.  This year’s festival will be virtual.  The deadline for signing up is January 8th.