MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB DAY
Teachers from Boone Middle School were chosen to present at the Middle Level Education 40th Annual Conference, November 7th-9th, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. The presentation titled, “Club Day – Relationships That Matter”, focuses on school & community vision, building strong relationships with students, building leadership capacity among teachers, engaging students in learning, and community engagement.
On Club Days teachers lead small student groups in like interests activities, join in character development assemblies, and provide service to the community.
There are thirty-four clubs including Hunting/Boating Safety, Healthy Eating, Tech/Robot Programing and Design, Photography, Furry Friends, Philanthropy, Flight, Musical Theater, Franklin Friends (4th grade), International Culture, & Babysitting Certification. Club Day is once a month on the early release Wednesday.
Since Club Day started 3 years ago, students have provided nearly 15,000 hours of service giving back to the community of Boone and partnered with places such as the women’s homeless shelter, Boone City Parks, local nursing homes, local food pantries, the Humane Society, Boone Police, Boone County DNR and Naturalist, Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center, ISU, and many more.
BOARD MEETING: The September Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Board Room.
STUDENT HEALTH RECORDS: A reminder that each student needs to have a health record completed and on file at their respective school for their health and safety. You can find this form on the school website or additional forms can be found on the BCSD health services website or at your school.
TDAP WALK IN IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Boone County Public Health will be offering a walk-in adolescent immunization clinic at the Boone Middle School on Tuesday September 10th, from 5-7 pm (during conferences). This is for 6th grade students, AND those current 7th graders who have not yet gotten their Iowa Law mandated Tdap immunization booster.The Tdap is offered for 6th graders (the mandatory Tdap requirement for next year will be met); Gardasil and Menactra also will be offered. State law now requires proof of a Tdap booster for incoming 7th graders be provided to the school by the first day of school. For questions, call Colleen or Katie at Home Cares: 432-1127.
‘DORS AWARD: Do you know someone in your school or department who really “gets it” when it comes to exceptional customer service? If so, the Boone Community School District wants to recognize them for having a positive impact on students, staff, and parents. We are looking for a BCSD employee who has made a special effort on your behalf by performing outstanding service. ‘DORS Award nomination forms are available in the school offices and online at www.boone.k12.ia.us on the Quick Link.
FOOTBALL GAME ETIQUETTE: For the safety and supervision of students at the home football games, we are asking parents to help. Please communicate with your child that no balls will be allowed in the stadium. In addition, students may not be on the track area unless accompanied by a parent. Please remind students that they are at a school activity and all school rules apply. Thank you.
RESCHEDULED – HIGH SCHOOL MID-TERM CONFERENCES: Due to the heat in the un-air- conditioned High School, the Mid-Term Conferences have been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 24 from 5:00-8:30.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MID-TERM PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES: Conferences will be held on Tuesday, September 10 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Teachers will be available to meet parents in their classrooms.
LINCOLN/PAGE WEDNESDAY DISMISSAL TIME CHANGE: Please note that beginning on September 11th, Lincoln and Page dismissal times on the scheduled early out Wednesdays will change to 2:25 (at Lincoln) and 2:30 (at Page). This change will NOT affect the first Wednesday of the month dismissal time which will remain 1:10 and 1:15, respectively. These time changes are needed to allow for better coordination of bus route schedules.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION: The School Board election filling two Board seats and voting on the PERL Levy is on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Voting is at the Boone County Fairgrounds from noon until 8:00 p.m.
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND RECREATION LEVY (PERL): On the September School Board Election Ballot, there will be a vote for a Public Education and Recreation Levy (PERL). Revenues from PERL, also called the Playground Levy, are used to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds in the school buildings and on school grounds. The PERL revenue is also used to provide public educational and recreational activities within the district and for community education. This is a small levy of 13.5 cents per thousand that will generate approximately $62,000 in revenue.
BOONE ATHLETE NAMED DES MOINES REGISTER “SHINING STAR” FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AND HY-VEE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AS SELECTED BY SPORTS SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE: Alex Davis led the Boone Toreadors to an opening season victory over Carlisle, 39-28 by leading a strong ground game. Davis finished the game with 218 yards and 5 touchdowns on 28 carries. Alex averaged 7.8 yards per carry and his longest scoring run of the night was a 34-yard burst.
HIGH SCHOOL AUTOMATED ATTENDANCE CALLS: The Infinite Campus auto-dialer system will send out messages to alert parents/guardians on any absences during the school day. If a phone call is not received from the parent in the attendance office by 8:30 am on the day of a student absence, the Infinite Campus auto-dialer system will send messages to the contact information as provided by the parent at registration. Please be sure to contact the attendance office when you receive a message through this system at 515-433-0995 extension 5122.