GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY  

Please be advised, due to the threat of inclement weather and a lack of chaperones, the 8th grade dance scheduled for tonight has been postponed to a later date, yet to be determined.  Stay tuned!

Math Olympiads is off to a fantastic start! Congrats to all the students who came out for the team.  Leading our team is Elizabeth Peng with an impressive score of 5 out of 5! Other honorable mentions go to Gian Stabler, Ratna Bandaru and Caleb Pack who all scored an amazing 4 out of 5.  Excellent work.  See you all on Wednesday, December 12th in Mrs. Toohey's room at 3:15 for Contest #2.

Debate Club meets Monday after school in room 104.  Members need to check Google Classroom for the topics of the week.  New members welcome!

Homework Club meets Monday after school in the Counseling Center

Spanish Club meets Monday after school in room 206.  

We’ll be having our Geography Competition.

Visibility Club meets Monday after school in Ms. Malone’s office, 244.  

All are welcome.  Bring a friend!

MathCounts meets Monday & Wednesday after school in room 136.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

The Positivity Project character strength is Gratitude.

People grumble that roses have thorns, but we should be grateful for those thorns; they protect the roses from predators who would eat the blooms.  How you look at things can change what you are grateful for.  Gratitude dissolves negativity.  Decide that no matter what comes your way, you’ll find a grateful heart.  Try it...you may be happier!

New York Senator and author, Kirsten Gillibrand, will be visiting with the students of Iroquois Middle School and Rosendale Elementary School the week of December 3, 2018.  As a part of this author visit, Senator Gillibrand will be presenting the inspiring stories of ten suffragettes in the picture book

Bold & Brave, the story of the fight for women’s right to vote.  

If you would like to purchase a signed copy of one of Senator Gillibrand’s books as a remembrance of her visit, please complete the order form (available in the Main Office or from your Homeroom teacher) and return it by Tuesday, November 20th. The cost of the book is $19.00​.

Modified Boys Basketball tryouts continue today from 4-6 PM at Van Antwerp.  Call backs will be on Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 from 4-6 PM at VA.  Questions? Contact Coach Smith.

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted veggies, fruit & milk

Gautum Kurien, Lavaysha Smith, Kyle Smith, Ms. Fiumano & Mme Macko

And a wonderful weekend!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY  

Please be advised, due to the threat of inclement weather and a lack of chaperones, the 8th grade dance scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed to a later date, yet to be determined.  Stay tuned!

Are you ready to try out for the Science Bowl Team?  

 The qualifying test to try out for the team will be given today during access  in Mr. Frank’s room,  238.  This is a 10-minute short answer test.  There will be no make-up date.  Let your homeroom teacher know if you are interested.

 

Game Club meets today after school in room 203.

Club de Francais meets today after school in room 237.

We’ll be talking about the traditions of The Feast of St. Nicholas (December 6th) and making paper “sabots”.  

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

Debate Club meets Monday after school in room 104.  Members need to check Google Classroom for the topics of the week.  New members welcome!

Spanish Club meets Monday after school in room 206.  

We’ll be having our Geography Competition.

Visibility Club meets Monday after school in Ms. Malone’s office, 244.  

All are welcome.  Bring a friend!

Take the late bus home at 4PM today.

The Positivity Project character strength for the next two weeks is Gratitude.

Here are 5 good reasons to be grateful:

  1. Increases positive emotions & lowers negative ones.
  2. Improves your health
  3. Helps you cope better with stress
  4. Deepens relationships by promoting support
  5. Increases helpful behavior

Pretty good reasons.  Get started today.  Show some gratitude.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

 

New York Senator and author, Kirsten Gillibrand, will be visiting with the students of Iroquois Middle School and Rosendale Elementary School the week of December 3, 2018.  As a part of this author visit, Senator Gillibrand will be presenting the inspiring stories of ten suffragettes in the picture book

Bold & Brave, the story of the fight for women’s right to vote.  

If you would like to purchase a signed copy of one of Senator Gillibrand’s books as a remembrance of her visit, please complete the order form (available in the Main Office or from your Homeroom teacher) and return it by Tuesday, November 20th. The cost of the book is $19.00​.

Modified Boys Basketball tryouts take place today & tomorrow from 4-6 PM at Van Antwerp.  Call backs will be on Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 from 4-6 PM at VA.  Questions? Contact Coach Smith.

We’re having a feast for lunch today!

Turkey w/gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, fruit & milk

Paloma Cruz & Natalie Warrick

Be a quitter!  Leave the pack behind!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

We will have all our classes today, but no Access.  Each period will be 27 minutes long.  Pay no attention to the bells; your teachers will dismiss you.  

Survivor Book Club meets tonight at 7 o’clock in the Media Center.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  It’s a story about coping with your mental illness while trying to maintain friendships, deal with family and just get through the day without too much anxiety.   Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Are you ready to try out for the Science Bowl Team?  

 The qualifying test to try out for the team will be given tomorrow during access  in Mr. Frank’s room,  238.  This is a 10-minute short answer test.  There will be no make-up date.  Let your homeroom teacher know if you are interested.

Do you like math?  Do you like to challenge yourself?  If so, join Math Olympiads.  “Mathletes” meet once a month after school from November to March.  This club is open to all students in 6th - 8th grade.  Our first meeting is today after school in Mrs. Toohey's room, 102. Pick up a registration form, fill it out and bring it back to Mrs. Toohey.  If you don’t have a form, that’s ok...just come to the meeting and get the registration back to her later.

Attention Brookdale Volunteers, your volunteer session has been canceled for this afternoon.  Your next meeting is Wednesday, November 28 in room 234.  See Ms. Reittinger if you have questions.    

Anime Club meets today after school in room 118.  

Come one, come all as we continue watching “Howl's Moving Castle”.

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

MathCounts meets today after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Game Club meets tomorrow after school in room 203.

Club de Francais meets tomorrow after school in room 237.

We’ll be talking about the traditions of The Feast of St. Nicholas (December 6th) and making paper “sabots”.  

Newspaper Club meets tomorrow after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Wednesday & Thursday this week.

The Positivity Project character strength for the next two weeks is Gratitude.

Here are 6 good reasons to be grateful:

  1. Increases positive emotions
  2. Reduces health problems
  3. Lowers negative emotions
  4. Helps you cope better with stress
  5. Deepens relationships by promoting support
  6. Increases helpful behavior

Pretty good reasons.  Get started today.  Show some gratitude.

 

Hey 8th graders!  You’ve got a social this week!

It’s this Friday from 7-9pm.  The cost is $5.00 at the door and there will be free snacks..  DJ Chas will be playing music and we will also have foosball, ping pong and basketball.  Hope to see you there!

New York Senator and author, Kirsten Gillibrand, will be visiting with the students of Iroquois Middle School and Rosendale Elementary School the week of December 3, 2018.  As a part of this author visit, Senator Gillibrand will be presenting the inspiring stories of ten suffragettes in the picture book

Bold & Brave, the story of the fight for women’s right to vote.  

If you would like to purchase a signed copy of one of Senator Gillibrand’s books as a remembrance of her visit, please complete the order form (available in the Main Office or from your Homeroom teacher) and return it by Tuesday, November 20th. The cost of the book is $19.00​.

Modified Wrestling tryouts are taking place  in the Wrestling room at the high school.  If you couldn’t  make it to the first meeting yesterday, just come to the regular practice today after school.  Take the high school shuttle.

Modified Swim & Dive tryouts start today at the high school pool.  

Take shuttle number 23 or 54 at dismissal (3:15).

Modified Girls Basketball tryouts begin today after school in the gym.  

Questions?  Contact Coach Daoust.

Modified Boys Basketball tryouts take place tomorrow & Friday from 4-6 PM at Van Antwerp.  Call backs will be on Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 from 4-6 PM at VA.  Questions? Contact Coach Smith.

Baked ziti, garlic breadsticks, broccoli, fruit & milk

Louis Katz & Elise Corbin

Have a “dilly” Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Today is a half day for parent/teacher conferences.

Iroquois will dismiss at 12:45.  We will have shortened class periods 1-8, but no Access.  Each grade will have 25 minutes to eat.

EPIC Club will be volunteering at the Regional Food Bank tonight from 5-7 PM.  

If you would like to join them, see Mrs. Leto for the details.  

You don’t have to be a member of EPIC to go to the Food Bank.

Do you like math?  Do you like to challenge yourself?  If so, join Math Olympiads.  Mathletes meet once a month after school from November to March.  This club is open to all students in 6th - 8th grade.  Our first meeting is tomorrow after school in Mrs. Toohey's room, 102.   In order to join, you need to pick up a registration form, fill it out and bring it back to Mrs. Toohey by tomoorrow.  Don't wait because this club can accommodate only 35 students and fills up fast.  

Anime Club meets tomorrow after school in room 118.  Come one, come all as we continue watching “Howl's Moving Castle”.

Homework Club meets tomorrow after school in the Counseling Center.

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Game Club meets Thursday after school in room 203.

Club de Francais meets Thursday after school in room 237.

Newspaper Club meets Thursday after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Wednesday & Thursday this week.

2018-19 Survivor Book Club meets tomorrow at 7 PM in the Media Center.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  It’s a story about coping with your mental illness while trying to maintain friendships, deal with family and just get through the day without too much anxiety.   Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Attention all students!  It will soon be time to try out for the Science Bowl Team!  

The Science Bowl is a regional competition against area schools.  Student teams answer “Jeopardy-style” questions in science, math and technology at the competition in March.  The team will also build an energy efficient car to race against other schools.  Five team members will be needed for the competition.  For Iroquois to compete regionally and maybe even nationally, we need the best scientific minds out there!

The qualifying test to try out for the team will be given Thursday during access.   The location will be in Mr. Frank’s room 238.  This is a 10-minute short answer test.  There will be no make-up date.  If you are a student with good grades and a real interest in science, math and technology, plan on taking the test on Thursday, Nov 15th!

Let your homeroom teacher know if you are interested.

The Positivity Project character strength for the next two weeks is Gratitude.  Elie Wiesel once said, “ For me, every hour is grace.  And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.”  Be grateful today.  Look people in the eye and appreciate who they are.  

Oh, and don’t forget to smile.

Hey 8th graders!  You’ve got a social this week!

It’s this Friday from 7-9pm.  The cost is $5.00 at the door and there will be free snacks..  DJ Chas will be playing music and we will also have foosball, ping pong and basketball.  Hope to see you there!

Modified Wrestling tryouts begin today in the Wrestling room at the high school.  They start at 3:45 and will end around 5 PM.  Because of the half-day, there are NO shuttle buses.  You will need a ride both ways.

If you can’t make it today, just come to the regular practice tomorrow after school.  

Modified Swim & Dive tryouts start tomorrow at the high school pool.  

Take shuttle number 23 or 54 at dismissal (3:15).

Modified Girls Basketball tryouts will begin tomorrow after school in the gym.  Questions?  Contact Coach Daoust.

Modified Boys Basketball tryouts will take place on Thursday & Friday from 4-6 PM at Van Antwerp.  Call backs will be on Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 from 4-6 PM at VA.  Questions? Contact Coach Smith.

Because of the shorter lunch periods today, the School Store will not be open.  

See you Thursday!

Taco bowls, rice, corn & black beans, salsa, lettuce & tomato, fruit & milk

Nathan Wuttke & Samson Muraven

Say something nice today.  Be generous with compliments.

Happy World Kindness Day!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Today is the end of Quarter 1.  

All your projects and assignments up to date and handed in?  

Tuesday, November 13th, is a half day for parent/teacher conferences.

Iroquois will dismiss at 12:45.  We will have shortened class periods 1-8, but no Access.  Each grade will have 25 minutes to eat.

EPIC Club will be volunteering at the Regional Food Bank next Tuesday from 5-7 PM.  If you would like to join them, see Mrs. Leto for the details.  

You don’t have to be a member of EPIC to go to the Food Bank.

Do you like math?  Do you like to challenge yourself?  If so, join Math Olympiads.  Mathletes meet once a month after school from November to March.  This club is open to all students in 6th - 8th grade.  Our first meeting is Wednesday, November 14 after school in Mrs. Toohey's room, 102.   In order to join, you need to pick up a registration form, fill it out and bring it back to Mrs. Toohey by Wednesday.  Don't wait because this club can accommodate only 35 students and fills up fast.  

Anime Club meets Wednesday after school in room 118.  Come one, come all as we continue watching “Howl's Moving Castle”.

Homework Club meets Wednesday after school in the Counseling Center.

MathCounts meets Wednesday after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets Wednesday after school in room 236.

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting next Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  It’s a story about coping with your mental illness while trying to maintain friendships, deal with family and just get through the day without too much anxiety.   Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Attention all students!  It will soon be time to try out for the Science Bowl Team!  

The Science Bowl is a regional competition against area schools.  Student teams answer “Jeopardy-style” questions in science, math and technology at the competition in March.  The team will also build an energy efficient car to race against other schools.  Five team members will be needed for the competition.  For Iroquois to compete regionally and maybe even nationally, we need the best scientific minds out there!

The qualifying test to try out for the team will be given next Thursday, November 15th, during access.   The location will be in Mr. Frank’s room 238.  This is a 10-minute short answer test.  There will be no make-up date.  If you are a student with good grades and a real interest in science, math and technology, plan on taking the test on Thursday, Nov 15th!

Let your homeroom teacher know if you are interested.

The Positivity Project character strength this week is bravery.

Here is your bucket list for Bravery.  Try one of the following this weekend:

Go forth and be brave.

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

Modified Girls Basketball tryouts will begin next Wednesday, November 14th, after school in the gym.  Questions?  Contact Coach Daoust.

Modified Boys Basketball tryouts will take place on Thursday & Friday, November 15 & 16 from 4-6 PM at Van Antwerp.  Call backs will be on Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 from 4-6 PM at VA.  Questions? Contact Coach Smith.

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted veggies, fruit & milk

Owen Medina, Noah Gaies, Sara Abatto, Ann Greenwood, Kayla Premnauth

& Mrs. Salisbury

Home of the free because of the brave

Have a wonderful weekend.  See you on Tuesday.


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

EPIC Club meets this morning at 8 o’clock in room 231 to discuss your upcoming visit to the Regional Food Bank next Tuesday, 11/13 from 5-7PM.  Space for that trip is limited, so see Mrs. Leto as soon as possible if you are interested.

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

Drama Club will be meeting for the first time next Thursday, November 15, after school in the cafeteria.  Come find out what's cooking in Drama Club, what the play will be this year and when all the fun begins!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting next Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  It’s a story about coping with your mental illness while trying to maintain friendships, deal with family and just get through the day without too much anxiety.   Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Attention all students!  It will soon be time to try out for the Science Bowl Team!  

The Science Bowl is a regional competition against area schools.  Student teams answer “Jeopardy-style” questions in science, math and technology at the competition in March.  The team will also build an energy efficient car to race against other schools.  Five team members will be needed for the competition.  For Iroquois to compete regionally and maybe even nationally, we need the best scientific minds out there!

The qualifying test to try out for the team will be given next Thursday, November 15th, during access.   The location will be in Mr. Frank’s room 238.  This is a 10-minute short answer test.  There will be no make-up date.  If you are a student with good grades and a real interest in science, math and technology, plan on taking the test on Thursday, Nov 15th!

Let your homeroom teacher know if you are interested.

The Positivity Project character strength this week is bravery.

Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote a song for the musical “The King & I” that describes what it means to be brave:

 “Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect

And whistle a happy tune so no one will suspect I'm afraid

While shivering in my shoes, I strike a careless pose

And whistle a happy tune and no one ever knows I'm afraid

The result of this deception is very strange to tell,

For when I fool the people I fear, I fool myself as well

I whistle a happy tune, and every single time,

The happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid

Make believe you're brave, and the trick will take you far,

You may as brave as you make believe you are.”

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

Modified Girls Basketball tryouts will begin next Wednesday, November 14th, after school in the gym.  Questions?  Contact Coach Daoust.

Modified Boys Basketball tryouts will take place on Thursday & Friday, November 15 & 16 from 4-6 PM at Van Antwerp.  Call backs will be on Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 from 4-6 PM at VA.  Questions? Contact Coach Smith.

All boys and girls trying out for the High School Bowling teams should take shuttle 37 after school Monday through Thursday all this week to Boulevard Bowl.  Please have someone at the lanes at 5:00 pm to pick you up.  

 

Anyone trying out for Cheer Squad should take shuttle  51 to Hillside after school.  

Any 7th or 8th graders interested in joining the HS Alpine Ski Racing Team should attend practice today after school at the high school track.  Take shuttle  23 or 54.  No ski racing experience is necessary, but you must be an experienced skier.  This practice will be outdoors so dress appropriately and wear sneakers.  Bring a completed and signed gray card with you to practice.  

Practice will end at 4:30; you will need ride home.

Sweet & sour chicken, brown rice, broccoli, carrots & celery sticks, fruit & milk

Britney Cole, Parry Abram & Ellie Grossman

Have a frothy Thursday!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Attention, Brookdale Volunteers:  Meet in the bus circle after school today and take your shuttle to Brookdale. Questions?  See Ms. Reittinger.

MathCounts meets today after school in room 136.

Art Club meets today after school in room 118.  All are welcome.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236

Homework Club meets tomorrow after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets tomorrow after school in room 249.

Drama Club will be meeting for the first time next Thursday, November 15, after school in the cafeteria.    Come find out what's cooking in Drama Club, what the play will be this year, and when all the fun begins!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

EPIC Club meets tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock in room 231 to discuss your upcoming visit to the Regional Food Bank on Tuesday, 11/13 from 5-7PM.  Space for that trip is limited, so see Mrs. Leto as soon as possible if you are interested.

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting next Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  It’s a story about coping with your mental illness while trying to maintain friendships, deal with family and just get through the day without too much anxiety.   Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Attention all students!  It will soon be time to try out for the Science Bowl Team!  

The Science Bowl is a regional competition against area schools.  Student teams answer “Jeopardy-style” questions in science, math and technology at the competition in March.  The team will also build an energy efficient car to race against other schools.  Five team members will be needed for the competition.  For Iroquois to compete regionally and maybe even nationally, we need the best scientific minds out there!

The qualifying test to try out for the team will be given on Thursday, November 15th, during access.   The location will be in Mr. Frank’s room 238.  This is a 10-minute short answer test.  There will be no make-up date.  If you are a student with good grades and a real interest in science, math and technology, plan on taking the test on Thursday, Nov 15th!

Let your homeroom teacher know if you are interested.

The Positivity Project character strength this week is bravery.

Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote a song for the musical “The King & I” that describes what it means to be brave:

 “Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect

And whistle a happy tune so no one will suspect I'm afraid

While shivering in my shoes, I strike a careless pose

And whistle a happy tune and no one ever knows I'm afraid

The result of this deception is very strange to tell,

For when I fool the people I fear, I fool myself as well

I whistle a happy tune, and every single time,

The happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid

Make believe you're brave, and the trick will take you far,

You may as brave as you make believe you are.”

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

All boys and girls trying out for the High School Bowling teams should take the route 37 shuttle after school Monday through Thursday all this week to Boulevard Bowl.  Please have someone at the lanes at 5:00 pm to pick you up.  

 

Anyone trying out for Cheer Squad should take shuttle number 51 to Hillside after school.  

Any 7th or 8th graders interested in joining the HS Alpine Ski Racing Team should attend the first practice today after school at the high school track.  Take shuttle # 23 or 54.  No ski racing experience is necessary, but you must be an experienced skier.  This practice will be outdoors so dress appropriately and wear sneakers.  Bring a completed and signed gray card with you to practice.  

Practice will end at 4:30; you will need ride home.

French toast sticks, turkey sausage OR chicken nuggets sweet potato tots, carrots & celery sticks, fruit & milk

Joseph Ltaif


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 136.

Art Club meets tomorrow after school in room 118.  All are welcome.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236

Drama Club will be meeting for the first time next Thursday, November 15, after school in the cafeteria.    Come find out what's cooking in Drama Club, what the play will be this year, and when all the fun begins!

Newspaper Club meets Thursday after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Attention, Brookdale Volunteers:  This is a reminder that you will volunteer on Wednesday after school.  Meet in the bus circle and take your shuttle to Brookdale.  Speak with Ms. Reittinger if you have any questions.  

EPIC Club will meet Thursday morning at 8 o’clock in room 231 to discuss your upcoming visit to the Regional Food Bank on Tuesday, 11/13 from 5-7PM.  Space for that trip is limited, so see Mrs. Leto as soon as possible if you are interested.

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  It’s a story about coping with your mental illness while trying to maintain friendships, deal with family and just get through the day without too much anxiety.   Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

The Positivity Project character strength this week is bravery.

The late South African President Nelson Mandela once said:

“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but

the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does

not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Brave individuals conquer their fears to accomplish great things.  

What will you overcome & accomplish this week?

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

Are you planning to play a winter sport?  Then you need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.

All boys and girls trying out for the High School Bowling teams should take the route 37 shuttle after school Monday through Thursday all this week to Boulevard Bowl.  Please have someone at the lanes at 5:00 pm to pick you up.  

 

Anyone trying out for Cheer Squad should take shuttle number 51 to Hillside after school.  

Any 7th or 8th graders interested in joining the HS Alpine Ski Racing Team should attend the first practice tomorrow after school at the high school track.  Take shuttle # 23 or 54.  No ski racing experience is necessary, but you must be an experienced skier.  This practice will be outdoors so dress appropriately and wear sneakers.  Bring a completed and signed gray card with you to practice.  

Practice will end at 4:30; you will need ride home.

Nachos w/ spicy beef, chicken, beans, salsa, lettuce & tomatoes, fruit & milk

Katherine Juras & Daniel Riviezzo

Have a jazzy Tuesday!


TODAY IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

MathCounts meets today & Wednesday after school in room 136.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  It’s a story about coping with your mental illness while trying to maintain friendships, deal with family and just get through the day without too much anxiety.   Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.  Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

The Positivity Project character strength this week is bravery.  Individuals with this character strength might be described as: courageous, heroic and daring.

Courageous individuals:

Try to be brave this week and work towards a goal that challenges you.  

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

Are you planning to play a winter sport?  Then you need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.

All boys and girls trying out for the High School Bowling teams should take the route 37 shuttle after school Monday through Thursday all this week to Boulevard Bowl.  Please have someone at the lanes at 5:00 pm to pick you up.  

 

Anyone trying out for Cheer Squad should take shuttle number 51 to Hillside after school.  

Any 7th or 8th graders interested in joining the HS Alpine Ski Racing Team should attend the first practice this Wednesday after school at the high school track.  Take shuttle # 23 or 54  and find the ski team at the track.  No ski racing experience is necessary, but you must be an experienced skier.  This practice will be outdoors so dress appropriately and wear sneakers.  Bring a completed and signed gray card with you to practice. If you are not sure if ski racing is for you, please attend the practice to get more info from Coach Skufca.  Practice will end at 4:30; you will need ride home.

Mac & cheese, mixed veggies, fruit & milk

Have a magnificent Monday and a wonderful week.


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Relax!  Today is Pajama/Comfy Pants day.

Anime Club meets today at 8 AM in room 118.  

Come join the “anime-niacs” as we watch Howl’s Moving Castle.

The Iroquois Turkey Trot is today after school. The 1 mile race starts at 3:30...all are welcome and you will need a ride home!  Sign up outside Coach Flynn's office.


Niska-Game is coming tonight only from 6-9 PM in the Iroquois cafeteria.  Are you registered?  All permission slips handed in?  Team theme decided on?  If so, it sounds like you’re ready to roll the dice.  If not, register online or pick up a form in the Main Office and return it...time’s running out!

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Iroquois students, parents, faculty and staff meet in a casual atmosphere to discuss young adult literature.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  High-school junior Aza, who struggles with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, reconnects with childhood friend Davis after his billionaire father disappears, on the run from the police. But can Aza help Davis cope with being parentless while she’s having trouble managing her own downward-spiraling obsessive thoughts?  Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

The Positivity Project character strength of the week has been Creativity.

Who do you know who exemplifies the quality of creativity.  Let’s recognize them today.  When you see creativity at work today, let them know and watch creativity grow.  In the words of American artist & filmmaker, Barbara Januszkiewicz,  “Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.”

Are you planning to play a winter sport?  Then you need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

 Indoor Track and Field begins Monday at the HS. All middle school students who are interested must send a note to Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org to show your intent to try out and to get info about minimum requirements.  Tryouts will occur all next week at the high school.

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Varsity Swim & Dive @ 12:05 for Sectionals

Pizza, tossed salad, veggies, fruit & milk

Dillon Wood, Nathan Hein, Jacob DiCaprio, John Aretieda-Basantes, Sage Kos, Calvin Taber, Sam Eckman & Ms. Minerly

Get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night!

Turn your clocks back one hour.


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Your Student Council is sponsoring  some Spirit Days this week!

Today is Black Out day...wear all black.

Tomorrow  is Pajama/Comfy Pants day...no explanation necessary.

 

Not crazy about your school picture?  Were you absent on picture day?  No worries...Picture Retake Day is today during lunches.  SMILE!


Homework Club is cancelled today.

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Anime Club meets tomorrow at 8 AM in room 118.  

Come join the “anime-niacs” as we watch Howl’s Moving Castle.

The Iroquois Turkey Trot is tomorrow after school. The 1 mile race starts at 3:30...all are welcome and you will need a ride home!  

Sign up outside Coach Flynn's office.


Niska-Game is coming tomorrow only from 6-9 PM in the Iroquois cafeteria.  Are you registered?  All permission slips handed in?  Team theme decided on?  If so, it sounds like you’re ready to roll the dice.  If not, register online or pick up a form in the Main Office and return it...time’s running out!

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Iroquois students, parents, faculty and staff meet in a casual atmosphere to discuss young adult literature.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  High-school junior Aza, who struggles with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, reconnects with childhood friend Davis after his billionaire father disappears, on the run from the police. But can Aza help Davis cope with being parentless while she’s having trouble managing her own downward-spiraling obsessive thoughts?  Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

The Positivity Project character strength of the week is Creativity.
Think outside the box today and be creative
.  Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.

Are you planning to play a winter sport?  Then you need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in Boys or Girls Bowling should attend an informational meeting today after school in room 120.  

Questions?  Contact mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

 Indoor Track and Field begins Monday, November 5th at the HS. All middle school students who are interested must send a note to Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org to show your intent to try out and to get info about minimum requirements.  Tryouts will occur all next week at the high school.

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Varsity Swim & Dive @ 12:45 for Sectionals

Grilled cheese, tomato soup, tossed salad, fruit & milk

Zaid Halepota & Logan Dobson


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018

IT IS A “Boo” DAY

Please keep the following rules in mind when it comes to your costume:

no changing in the bathroom!

Your Student Council is sponsoring three Spirit Days this week!

Get your spooky spirit on today for Halloween!

Tomorrow is Black Out day...wear all black.

Friday is Pajama/Comfy pants day...no explanation necessary.

MathCounts meets today after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.


Homework Club meets tomorrow after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets tomorrow after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

 

Not crazy about your school picture?  Were you absent on picture day?  No worries...Picture Retake Day is coming tomorrow during lunches.  

SMILE!

Anime Club meets Friday morning at 8 o’clock in room 118.  Come join the “anime-niacs” as we watch Howl’s Moving Castle.

The Iroquois Turkey Trot is this Friday after school. The 1 mile race starts at 3:30...all are welcome and you will need a ride home!  

Sign up outside Coach Flynn's office.

2018-19 Survivor Book Club is starting on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM in the Media Center.  Iroquois students, parents, faculty and staff meet in a casual atmosphere to discuss young adult literature.   Our November selection is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  High-school junior Aza, who struggles with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, reconnects with childhood friend Davis after his billionaire father disappears, on the run from the police. But can Aza help Davis cope with being parentless while she’s having trouble managing her own downward-spiraling obsessive thoughts?  Read the book and join us for a spirited discussion.  Snacks to share are always welcome, but never required.

Question?  See Mrs. Farina.

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

The Positivity Project character strength of the week is Creativity.

Train your brain to be creative.  Change the way you think.  Lift your mood.  Exercise.  Pay attention to your dreams.  How creative can you be today?  

Think about these words from author Maya Angelou:  

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


Niska-Game is coming this Friday only from 6-9 PM in the Iroquois cafeteria.  Are you registered?  All permission slips handed in?  Team theme decided on?  If so, it sounds like you’re ready to roll the dice.  If not, register online or pick up a form in the Main Office and return it...time’s running out!

Are you planning to play a winter sport?  Then you need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in Boys or Girls Bowling should attend an informational meeting tomorrow after school in room 120.  

Questions?  Contact mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

 Indoor Track and Field begins Monday, November 5th at the HS. All middle school students who are interested must send a note to Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org to show your intent to try out and to get info about minimum requirements.  Tryouts will occur all next week at the high school.

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Boo Burgers, cheese, veggies, tater tots, baked beans, fruit & milk

Kyle Markham & Mrs. Wolfort

Have a happy & safe Halloween!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Halloween is tomorrow.  As you put together your costume, please keep the following rules in mind:

no changing in the bathroom!

Your Student Council is sponsoring three Spirit Days this week!

Tomorrow is, of course, Halloween...get your spooky spirit on!

Thursday is Black Out day...wear all black.

Friday is Pajama/Comfy pants day...no explanation necessary.

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.


Homework Club meets Thursday after school in the Counseling Center.

Newspaper Club meets Thursday after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

 

Not crazy about your school picture?  Were you absent on picture day?  No worries...Picture Retake Day is coming this Thursday during lunches.  

Stay tuned for more information.

Anime Club meets Friday morning at 8 o’clock in room 118.  Come join the “anime-niacs” as we watch Howl’s Moving Castle.

The Iroquois Turkey Trot is this Friday after school. The 1 mile race starts at 3:30...all are welcome and you will need a ride home!  

Sign up outside of Coach Flynn's office TODAY!

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

The Positivity Project character strength of the week is Creativity.

Please ponder this quote professor and speaker Brene Brown:  

“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”  

Will you learn from your failures and ultimately succeed?


Niska-Game is coming this Friday and Saturday from 6-9 PM in the Iroquois cafeteria.  Are you registered?  All permission slips handed in?  Team theme decided on?  If so, it sounds like you’re ready to roll the dice.  If not, register online or pick up a form in the Main Office and return it...time’s running out!

Are you planning to play a winter sport?  Then you need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

All 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for Modified or Freshman Basketball should attend a meeting today during Access in the gym.

Remember to check in with your Access teacher before heading to the gym.  Questions?  Contact lsteenland@niskyschools.org.

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in Boys or Girls Bowling should attend an informational meeting Thursday after school in room 120.  

Questions?  Contact mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

 Indoor Track and Field begins next Monday, November 5th at the HS. All middle school students who are interested must send a note to Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org to show your intent to try out and to get info about minimum requirements.  Tryouts will occur all next week.  

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

A huge congratulations to Modified Girls Volleyball! They beat Troy Monday night 2 games to 1!! Such an amazing way to finish the season, especially being down 24-15 in game 1 and coming back to win 26-24...it was a huge team effort, but absolutely amazing serving goes to VA’s Micaela Hagler, serving 11 points in a row! Such an awesome finish to a great season!

Sports Dismissals today include:

HS XC @ 1:45

7th Grade Football @ 2:35

Modified XC @ 3:00

8th Grade Football @ 3:15 (regular dismissal)

Hunter Kent

Tacos, rice, corn & beans, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit & milk


TODAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Halloween is the day after tomorrow.  As you put together your costume, please keep the following rules in mind:

no changing in the bathroom!

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

Today’s the deadline...get to it!

Debate Club meets today after school in room 104.  

Check Google Classroom for the topics and plan your arguments!  

New members are always welcome to join the debate!

MathCounts meets today & Wednesday after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets Wednesday after school in room 236.

The Visibility Club meeting originally scheduled for today has been cancelled.  

Stay tuned for the date of the next meeting.


There is
NO Homework Club today.  

We’ll see you on Thursday after school in the Counseling Center.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Have you ordered your Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook?  Order forms are available in the Main Office or you can order online.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

 

Not crazy about your school picture?  Were you absent on picture day?  No worries...Picture Retake Day is coming this Thursday during lunches.  

Stay tuned for more information.

Have you been practicing your dice throwing?  Have you been thinking about some songs, dances, and/or skits you might be able to perform to impress the judges to get more Niska-Game money or candy or even coupons for free snacks from the Concession stand?  Do you have your team of 10 all registered with all of the signed permission slips turned in and accounted for?  Got your theme picked out?  Then you sound like you’re ready to roll the giant dice for an exciting, fun, and fast moving game of Niska-Game!  Last chance to register is fast approaching so don’t delay! Can’t wait to see you all at Iroquois this Friday or Saturday, November 2nd or 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm!

The Positivity Project character strength of the week is Creativity.

Creative people might be described as imaginative, original, artistic, and inventive.

Individuals with this strength may daydream, look for new ways to do things, or step out of their comfort zone to try new things.  These individuals may love the work and need no rewards.  They intrinsically look to fulfill their potential.  Creativity helps us work together to solve problems.  Go forth and be creative.

Teriyaki chicken, rice, edamame,  fruit & milk

Are you planning a playing a winter sport?  Then you will need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

All 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for Modified or Freshman Basketball should attend a meeting tomorrow during Access in the gym.

Remember to check in with your Access teacher before heading to the gym.  Questions?  Contact lsteenland@niskyschools.org.

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in Boys or Girls Bowling should attend an informational meeting Thursday after school in room 120.  

Questions?  Contact mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

 Indoor Track and Field begins next Monday, November 5th at the HS. All middle school students who are interested must send a note to Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org to show your intent to try out and to get info about minimum requirements.  Tryouts will occur all next week.

 

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Mrs. Connors


TODAY IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Art Club meets this morning at 8 o’clock in room 118.  

New and former members are always welcome.  

Student Council meets this morning at 8 in room 202.  

ALL representatives should attend.

No early morning pass is necessary for Art Club or Student Council; just check in at the Main Office when you come in.  

Hey 6th graders!  Your social is tonight  from 7 - 9  in the gym.  Cost is $5.00 and there will be FREE snacks.  DJ Chas will be playing music and we will have foosball, ping pong and basketball.  Be there!

Today is the last day of the Fall Scholastic Book Fair.  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunch.

There is also an online book fair with an even bigger selection at the link below:  http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3904387&direct=Y

Online sales will be delivered free to the school.

The next meeting of Debate Club is Monday after school in room 104.  Check Google Classroom for the topics and plan your arguments!  New members are always welcome to join the debate!

MathCounts meets Monday & Wednesday after school in room 136.

The Visibility Club meeting originally scheduled for Monday has been cancelled.  

Stay tuned for the date of the next meeting.

We are taking orders for the Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook. The cost is $31.00 if you order one in the next 2 weeks. You may order online or with one of the forms you got in homeroom.  The order forms are also available in the Main Office.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and payment to school and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.

 

Not crazy about your school picture?  Were you absent on picture day?  No worries...Picture Retake Day is coming on Thursday, November 1 during lunches.  

Stay tuned for more information.

Did you know that Niska-Game has been a tradition for more than 30 years?  We are playing this year on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd here at Iroquois.  You can register online or pick up a form in the office.  Do you have a team theme yet?  You’ll be wearing a team shirt advertising our sponsors but you can still wear PJ pants or silly hats – you decide!  (No shoes are allowed on the game board pieces so socks or slippers will be the footwear of the night!)  Remember:  You cannot play without a signed permission slip!  

Each person sees the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective.  Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.

Students and staff will be allowed to dress up in school appropriate costumes, but there are a few rules we are asking you to follow:

no changing in the bathroom!.  

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted veggies, fruit & milk

Are you planning a playing a winter sport?  Then you will need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

 Indoor Track and Field begins on Monday, November 5th at the HS. All middle school students who are interested must send a note to Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org to show your intent to try out. Tryouts will occur from 11/5-11/9. There is not a modified team for the indoor season. To qualify for the high school team, you must meet at least one of these minimum requirements (long jump cannot be the only achieved mark):

BOYS

55 meters:   7.6 seconds or faster

300 meters:  47 seconds or faster

Standing Long Jump:   at least 7 feet

Mile Run:   5:40 or faster

GIRLS

55 meters:   8.4 seconds or faster

300 meters:  52.5 seconds or faster

Standing long jump:  at least 6 feet

Mile Run:  6:10 or faster

Information will be updated at http://www.niskytrack.org throughout the tryout process and season.

There will be a meeting for all 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for Modified or Freshman Basketball next Tuesday 10/30 during Access in the gym.

Remember to check in with your Access teacher before heading to the gym.  Questions?  Contact lsteenland@niskyschools.org.

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in Boys or Girls Bowling should attend an informational meeting next Thursday, 11/1 after school in room 120.  

Questions?  Contact mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Boys Modified 7/8 Soccer ended their season Wednesday with a strong 3-0 win over Ballston Spa.  Cooper "The Beast" Harvey used his blistering speed and tenacity to add two goals, clinching himself the Golden Boot award while Raghav "Ronaldo" Raj added a third using his fancy footwork to finish off the foes!

Great job guys!

Congratulations to the Modified Girls Volleyball team on their 3-0 win over Ballston Spa Wednesday night.  Amazing effort by all!  Beat Toga Monday!

The girls Mod 9 Soccer team complete their season with a 0-0 tie versus Shenendehowa yesterday.  They finished their season with 11 wins 0 losses and 2 ties placing them 1st in the league!  Congrats girls, it was well deserved.

Congratulations to the following Iroquois artists whose exemplary artwork qualified for the Fall 2018 Nisk-Art Gallery show at the high school:  

Malak Al-Kofahi, Tatum Bonilla, Angella Chen, Monica Cammarota, Pallavi Datta, Lauren Davis, Tatum Hegney, Anjana Kurian, Caryna Luna, Kyle Makham, Ashley Sanchez, Avree Torres, Kai Vernooy, Susan Ward & Emily Wood.  

Their works were selected from all of Mr. Colby’s & Ms. Chwazik’s classes last year and will be on display at the Gallery until next Friday, November 2.

Levent Doganaksoy, Dillan Volo, Abigail Szepek, Connor Bailey & Jamie Fay

Have a fantastic Frankenstein Friday and a wild weekend.


TODAY IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

We are taking orders for the Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $31.00 if purchased with cash or check in school during this sales drive, which will be conducted for the next 2 weeks during homeroom. You may order online or with one of the forms you got in homeroom.  The order forms are also available in the Main Office.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and your payment to school starting tomorrow and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

It’s time for the Fall Scholastic Book Fair.  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunches all this week.

There is also an online book fair with an even bigger selection at the link below:  http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3904387&direct=Y

Online sales will be delivered free to the school.

Game Club starts today! Drop in to room 203 after school and play some games with your friends and make new friends.  We’ve got board games, cards, puzzles, and video games.  Game Club will meet on alternating Thursdays.

 

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Art Club meets tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock in room 118.  

New and former members are always welcome.  

Student Council meets tomorrow morning at 8 in room 202.  

ALL representatives should attend.

No early morning pass is necessary for Art Club or Student Council; just check in at the Main Office when you come in.  

Hey 6th graders!  Your social is tomorrow night  from 7 - 9  in the gym.  Cost is $5.00 and there will be FREE snacks.  DJ Chas will be playing music and we will have foosball, ping pong and basketball.  Be there!

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.

 

Not crazy about your school picture?  Were you absent on picture day?  No worries...Picture Retake Day is coming on Thursday, November 1 during lunches.  

Stay tuned for more information.

Are you “board”?  Why not put together a team of up to 10 players for Niska-Game?  It’s happening at Iroquois on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd.  Don’t know what Niska-Game is?  Well, it’s a life-size game based on Monopoly except YOU and your teammates are the game pieces!  Roll the huge dice and walk around the board and see where you land.  Who knows?  You may land on the Town Pool, The Co-Op, I Love NY Pizza or the Town Dump.  Register online or pick up a registration form in the Main Office office.

How can you see life from your friend’s perspective and be a better friend?

Students and staff will be allowed to dress up in school appropriate costumes, but there are a few rules we are asking you to follow:

no changing in the bathroom!.  

Popcorn chicken bowl, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, green beans,

fruit & milk

Are you planning a playing a winter sport?  Then you will need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

 Indoor Track and Field begins on Monday, November 5th at the HS. All middle school students who are interested must send a note to Coach DeRocco at jderocco@niskyschools.org to show your intent to try out. Tryouts will occur from 11/5-11/9. There is not a modified team for the indoor season. To qualify for the high school team, you must meet at least one of these minimum requirements (long jump cannot be the only achieved mark):

BOYS

55 meters:   7.6 seconds or faster

300 meters:  47 seconds or faster

Standing Long Jump:   at least 7 feet

Mile Run:   5:40 or faster

GIRLS

55 meters:   8.4 seconds or faster

300 meters:  52.5 seconds or faster

Standing long jump:  at least 6 feet

Mile Run:  6:10 or faster

Information will be updated at http://www.niskytrack.org throughout the tryout process and season.

There will be a meeting for all 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for Modified or Freshman Basketball next Tuesday 10/30 during Access in the gym.

Remember to check in with your Access teacher before heading to the gym.  Questions?  Contact lsteenland@niskyschools.org.

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in Boys or Girls Bowling should attend an informational meeting next Thursday, 11/1 after school in room 120.  

Questions?  Contact mtrefethen@niskyschools.org.

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Sports Dismissals today include:

8th grade Football @ 3:15

Boys Mod 9 Soccer @ 3:15

Despite the rain and cold winds that kicked up during the Girls Mod 9 Soccer game on Tuesday,  the girls scored quickly to ensure the 2-0 win over Averill Park.  Both goals were scored in the first quarter by Kaleigh West with both assists coming from Grace Mackey. Midfield worked hard and won many balls in the middle. Our defense earned themselves their 7th shutout of the season!

Great job girls, one more to go.

Congratulations to the following Iroquois artists whose exemplary artwork qualified for the Fall 2018 Nisk-Art Gallery show at the high school:  

Malak Al-Kofahi, Tatum Bonilla, Angella Chen, Monica Cammarota, Pallavi Datta, Lauren Davis, Tatum Hegney, Anjana Kurian, Caryna Luna, Kyle Makham, Ashley Sanchez, Avree Torres, Kai Vernooy, Susan Ward & Emily Wood.  

Their works were selected from all of Mr. Colby’s & Ms. Chwazik’s classes last year and will be on display at the Gallery until next Friday, November 2.

Emily Shim & Isabella Pigliavento


TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Starting today,  we taking orders for the Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $31.00 if purchased with cash or check in school during this sales drive, which will be conducted for the next 2 weeks during homeroom. You may order online or with one of the forms you got in homeroom.  The order forms are also available in the Main Office.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and your payment to school starting tomorrow and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

It’s time for the Fall Scholastic Book Fair.  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunches all this week.

There is also an online book fair with an even bigger selection at the link below:  http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3904387&direct=Y

Online sales will be delivered free to the school.

Attention all Brookdale volunteers!  Meet Ms. Reittinger in the Media Center classroom during Access today.  You will be preparing for the talent show!  Please

be sure to sign out with your Access teacher before going to the library.

Homework Club is cancelled this week.  

We’ll see you next Thursday, November 1.

Recycling Club meets today after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236.

Game Club is starting tomorrow! Drop in to room 203 after school and play some games with your friends and make new friends.  We’ve got board games, cards, puzzles, and video games.  Game Club will meet on alternating Thursdays.

 

Newspaper Club meets tomorrow after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Art Club meets Friday morning at 8 o’clock in room 118.  

New and former members are always welcome.  

Student Council meets Friday morning at 8 in room 202.  

ALL representatives should attend.

No early morning pass is necessary for Art Club or Student Council; just check in at the Main Office when you come in.  

Hey 6th graders!  Save the date!  Your social is Friday from 7 - 9 PM.  Cost is $5.00 and there will be FREE snacks.  DJ Chas will be playing music and we will have foosball, ping pong and basketball.  Be there!

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.

 

Not crazy about your school picture?  Were you absent on picture day?  No worries...Picture Retake Day is coming on Thursday, November 1 during lunches.  

Stay tuned for more information.

 Niska-Game is happening on November 2nd and 3rd so get your team together and get registered to play!  You can register online or get a form in the office.    Got questions?  Check out the N-CAP website. Don’t forget, every team member needs a permission slip to register.

Here are some synonyms for perspective:  outlook, interpretation, attitude, frame of reference, way of looking, viewpoint.  Actor Chris Pine had this to say: “Perspective is one of the few things we can control.  You can’t always control your situation, but you can always control the way you view it.”

How will you view things today?

Students and staff will be allowed to dress up in school appropriate costumes, but there are a few rules we are asking you to follow:

Hamburger, Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger, Lettuce & Tomato, Curly Fries,

Variety of Fruit & Milk

Are you planning a playing a winter sport?  Then you will need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

There will be a meeting for all 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for Modified or Freshman Basketball next Tuesday 10/30 during Access in the gym.

Remember to check in with your Access teacher before heading to the gym.

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in Boys or Girls Bowling should attend an informational meeting next Thursday, 11/1 after school in room 120.

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Girls Mod 9 Soccer bested Bethlehem 1 - 0 at their home game on Monday. The only goal of the game came after a perfect pass from Emily Bateman to Ella Moskov who had a fantastic left footed shot from outside the goalie box.​

Great job ladies!

Madeline Ehrlich & Cedar Kos

Happy Bologna Day!  


TODAY IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

It’s time for the Fall Scholastic Book Fair.  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunches all this week.

There is also an online book fair with an even bigger selection at the link below:  http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3904387&direct=Y

Online sales will be delivered free to the school.

Homework Club is cancelled this week.  

We’ll see you next Thursday, November 1.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236.

Game Club will be starting this Thursday! You are not required to come for each meeting; you can attend whenever you are interested. You can play individual or group based games including board games, cards, puzzles, and video games.  Game Club will meet on alternating Thursdays after school  in room 203.

 

Newspaper Club meets Thursday after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Starting tomorrow,  we will be taking orders for the Iroquois  Middle School Yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $31.00 if purchased with cash or check in school during this sales drive, which will be conducted for the next 2 weeks during homeroom. You may order online or with one of the forms you got in homeroom.  The order forms are also available in the Main Office.   ALL STUDENTS NEED A FORM FOR ONLINE OR IN PERSON ORDERING.   We will accept either cash or a check ($31.00) made out to Iroquois Middle School.  Bring the order form and your payment to school starting tomorrow and give it to your Homeroom teacher.

Hey 6th graders!  Save the date!  Your social is this Friday from 7 - 9 PM.  Cost is $5.00 and there will be snacks for FREE.  DJ Chas will be playing music and we will have foosball, ping pong and basketball.  Be there!

Art Club meets Friday morning at 8 o’clock in room 118.  

New and former members are always welcome.  

Student Council meets Friday morning at 8 in room 202.  

ALL representatives should attend.

No early morning pass is necessary for Art Club or Student Council; just check in at the Main Office when you come in.  

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.  

 Niska-Game is happening on November 2nd and 3rd so get your team together and get registered to play!  You can register online or get a form in the office.    Got questions?  Check out the N-CAP website ask the Niska-Game coordinator when she is here today during lunches to help get you all registered.  Don’t forget, every team member needs a permission slip to register.

Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's thoughts, feelings, and condition from their point of view, rather than from your own. You can imagine yourself in their place in order to understand what they are feeling or experiencing.  This is an example of perspective.  Try to be understanding today.  Step into someone else’s shoes.  Understand them and make their day.

It’s a Fall Fiesta at lunch today:

BBQ chicken quesadilla, Southwest salad, candy corn fruit cups & milk.

Are you planning a playing a winter sport?  Then you will need a gray card!  Please return the completed gray card to the Nurse so she can check it and make sure it is ready to go to the Coach.  Do not give it to your homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  And do not leave it in her mailbox.  

Any 8th grade girl or boy who is interested in joining the Varsity Cheer Squad should e-mail Coach Squadere (dsquadere@niskyschools.org) and let her know.  She will send you all the information you need.

Sports Dismissals today include:

Boys Mod 9 Soccer @ 2:45

Girls Freshman Volleyball @ 2:55

Boys 7/8 Soccer @ 3:00

Modified Field Hockey @ 3:15 (regular dismissal)

Sasha Goodman, Mika Wilbur, Gianna Deso, Tanmay Goel, Eric Chen, Kelsey Gerstler &  Mrs. Anderson


GOOD MORNING

TODAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

It’s time for the Fall Scholastic Book Fair.  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunches all this week.

There is also an online book fair with an even bigger selection at the link below:  http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3904387&direct=Y

Online sales will be delivered free to the school.

Homework Club meets Wednesday after school in the Counseling Center.

Recycling Club meets Wednesday after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236.

We are excited to announce that Game Club will be starting this Thursday! Game Club is open to all students in sixth through eighth grade. It is a drop-in based club where students are not required to come for each meeting, but can attend when they are interested. You can play individual or group based games including board games, cards, puzzles, and video games.  Students are invited to join  us every other Thursday after school  in room 203.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Hey 6th graders!  Save the date!  Your social is this Friday from 7 - 9 PM.  Cost is $5.00 and there will be snacks for FREE.  DJ Chas will be playing music and we will have foosball, ping pong and basketball.  Be there!

Have you been practicing your dice throwing?  Have you been thinking about some songs, dances, and/or skits you might be able to perform to impress the judges to get more Niska-Game money or candy or even coupons for free snacks from the Concession stand?  Do you have your team assembled?  Registered?  Got your theme picked out?  Then you sound like you’re ready to roll the giant dice for an exciting, fun, and fast moving night of Niska-Game!  Last chance to register is fast approaching so don’t delay!   Can’t wait to see you at Iroquois on Friday or Saturday, November 2nd or 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm!!!

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.  

Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Are you a “half full” or “half empty” kind of person? Listen this week to learn more about the new positivity project character strength: perspective.  Henry David Thoreau once said, “It’s not what you look at that matters.  It’s what you see.”

Today is the last day to order your holiday pies from the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms for the Mourningkill Bakery pies are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org)  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through grants, scholarships and district festivals.  

Meatball sub, roasted cauliflower & broccoli, fruit & milk.

In an extremely exciting game going into overtime, the Girls Mod 9 Soccer team ended in a 1 to 1 tie with Shenendehowa.  The whole team looked amazing and played their best game yet.  Shen scored in the second quarter and it wasn't until the fourth when Kaleigh West scored a goal with the assist coming from Carlie Maltbie to tie it up sending the game into overtime, where it remained a tie game. Three home games left, keep it up girls!

Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Modified Volleyball @ 2:30

Boys 7/8 Soccer @ 3:15 (regular dismissal)

Tahlia Turner & Nathan Carroll


TODAY IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT:

The Niskayuna homecoming football game is tonight at 7 o’clock.   During recent home games there has been an increase in inappropriate behavior including vaping, vandalism and roughhousing from some middle school students. In an effort to keep all students safe, all middle school students attending the football game, including groups of students, must have at least one parent or guardian with them. If a middle school student arrives at the gate tonight without a parent or guardian, they will be turned away.​ Thank you for your cooperation.

Today is Think Pink Day!  Wear pink to show your support for a cure for breast cancer.  Student Council is selling pink bracelets today in support of breast cancer awareness & research.  Bracelets cost $1.00 each and are available in the Main Lobby and near the School Store before Homeroom.

​Do you like Anime?  Manga?  Graphic Novels?  All students are invited to the first meeting of Anime Club in Mr. Colby's art room this morning at 8 o’clock.  No early morning pass needed - come see what Anime Club is all about.

Did you order Spirit Wear?  The good news is, it’s in! The even better news is the School Store will be open today during lunches so you can pick it up!  

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming next week!  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunches Monday through Friday.

There is also an online book fair with an even bigger selection at the link below:  http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3904387&direct=Y

Online sales will be delivered free to the school.

Did you know that Niska-Game has been a Middle School tradition for years?  We are playing this year on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd.   Your signed permission slip and donations can be dropped off in the box in the Main Office.  Start thinking about your team’s theme!  You’ll be wearing a team tee shirt advertising our sponsors but you can still wear PJ pants or silly hats – you decide!  (No shoes are allowed on the game board, so socks or slippers will be the footwear of the night!)   One team member can register everyone on the team but he or she must have a signed permission slip for every single team member!  Register online ( www.ncapnisky.org ) or pick up a form in the Main Office.

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.  

What does it mean to be true to yourself?  Do you think that you find yourself or create yourself?  What does it mean to be an authentic person?

 Here is a quote from Oprah Winfrey to close out our week focusing on integrity:  “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.”

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through grants, scholarships and district festivals.  

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted veggies, fruit & milk.

Any 6th grade boy or girl  interested in playing Junior Warriors Volleyball should plan on being at Nisky High School this tomorrow and next Saturday, 10/27.  To register or get more information, email Coach Christina Coons (christina_coons3737@yahoo.com). The cost is $45.00 per player for the two sessions, which run from 10AM to noon.  Forms are available in the Main Office.

A big congratulations to the Girls Modified Volleyball team for huge wins against Schenectady and Troy!  The girls came from behind to beat Schenectady 2 out of 3 games, and swept Troy in 3 games.  These wins give the girls great momentum to take on Guilderland this afternoon.  Keep up the good work!

Girls Mod 7 Soccer traveled to Guilderland on Wednesday and played in a blustery, freezing game on wet grass, but added yet another win to their record with a score of 4-0.  Co-Captain Stella "small but thinks she's tall" Giagni led the team with 2 goals, and Hope "gettin in the mix" Borkowski had a beautiful assist.  But you can't win games without a great defense...Co-Captain Keeper Anna "nothings gettin by me" Joyce added yet one more shutout bringing her season total to 7.   She had the help of her amazing defensive line including outside backs Gianna "don't make me mad" Deso and Melina "the bruiser" Boretti.

Come out this afternoon to watch the girls take on Shaker at the Zenner Road Soccer Fields behind Craig school.

And a big well-done to the Modified Field Hockey team for their 5-1 win against Shen on Wednesday.  Thanks to Adelyn Farrell for her shot.  Congratulations!

Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Varsity Swim & Dive @ 2:50

Girls Modified Volleyball @ 3:00

Boys 7/8 Soccer @ 3:15 (regular dismissal)

Fletcher Stein

Naina Sagiraju, Gwen Biaglow, Kyle Berkhof, Saif Chowdhrey, Susan Ward, Andrew & William Crabtree

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!


TODAY IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Student Council is selling pink bracelets today & tomorrow in support of breast cancer awareness & research.  Bracelets will cost $1.00 each and will be available in the Main Lobby and near the School Store before Homeroom.  And tomorrow is Think Pink Day!  Wear pink to show your support for a cure for breast cancer.

Come find out about EPIC, which stands for “Empower Peers, Inspire Change”, at our first meeting today after school in Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  We will be participating in activities and experiences that are fun and have a positive impact on our well-being, our school and our community.    

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

French Club meets today after school in room 237.  We will be discussing Halloween and La Toussaint and building Eiffel Towers!

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

​Do you like Anime?  Manga?  Graphic Novels?  All students are invited to the first meeting of Anime Club in Mr. Colby's room, 118,  tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock.  No early morning pass needed - come see what Anime Club is all about.

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming next week!  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunches starting Monday, October 22.

Are you “board”?  Why not gather some of your friends and build a team of up to 10 players for Niska-Game?  It’s happening at Iroquois on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd.  Don’t know what Niska-Game is?  Well, it’s a life-size game based on Monopoly except YOU and your teammates are the game pieces!  Roll the huge dice and walk around the board and see where you land.  Could be on the Town Pool or you could land on the Town Transfer Station (otherwise known as the Dump!).  Register online ( www.ncapnisky.org ) or pick up a registration form in the Main Office.

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.  

Are you a person of integrity?  Sometimes it is challenging to be a person of integrity, especially if others around you are doing the wrong thing.  It’s even harder if those people are your friends.  What do you do in these situations?  Think about integrity.  Are you living up to your values, not theirs? In the words of author and philanthropist W. Clement Stone, “ Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. “

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through grants, scholarships and district festivals.  

Grilled cheese, tomato soup, tossed salad, fruit & milk.

Any 6th grade boy or girl  interested in playing Junior Warriors Volleyball should plan on being at Nisky High School this Saturday, 10/20 and next Saturday, 10/27.  To register or get more information, email Coach Christina Coons (christina_coons3737@yahoo.com). The cost is $45.00 per player for the two sessions, which run from 10AM to noon.  Forms are available in the Main Office.

Girls Mod 9 Soccer added another one to the win column with a 3 to 1 victory over Colonie. Kaleigh West scored in the second quarter with an assist from Grace Mackey. Mackey then scored her own goal in the third off a corner kick from Ella Moskov. Four tough games left in the season, lets go girls!

Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Freshman Volleyball @ 2:30

Modified Girls & Boys Cross Country @ 2:50

Girls Mod 9 Soccer @ 3:00

7th Grade Football @ 3:05

8th Grade Football @ 3:15 (regular dismissal)

Lillian Pechar, Mrs. Bowman


TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

MathCounts meets today after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Attention Brookdale volunteers, today we have a planning meeting after school in Ms. Reittinger's room, 234.

French Club meets tomorrow after school in room 237.  We will be discussing Halloween and La Toussaint and building Eiffel Towers!

Are you interested in having a positive impact on your school and community?  Come find out about EPIC, which stands for Empower Peers, Inspire Change.  

This is a club for students who want to connect with others seeking to make a positive impact on society. We will be participating in activities and experiences that positively support our school, our community, and the well-being of all .  

The club’s mission is to educate each other about how middle school students can make healthy choices.  

If you are interested, come to our first meeting tomorrow after school in Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.   If you want to be a part of EPIC  but can’t attend the meeting, see Mrs. Leto about ways you can get involved.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Student Council will be selling pink bracelets this Thursday & Friday in support of breast cancer awareness & research.  Bracelets will cost $1.00 each and will be available in the Main Lobby and near the School Store.  And Friday will be Think Pink Day!  Wear pink to show your support for finding a cure for breast cancer.

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming next week!  Come check out all the great books, posters and cool stuff on the stage during lunches starting Monday, October 22.

It’s coming soon!  Niska-Game is happening this year at Iroquois on November 2nd and 3rd so get your team together and get registered to play!  You can register online or get a form in the office.    Got questions?  Check out the N-CAP website, www.ncapnisky.org to see photos from past years or simply ask whatever you need to know.  Keep listening for updates during announcements!

Have you signed up for Ski & Snowboard Club yet?  

The deadline has been extended until October 29th.  

The new Positivity Project word of the week is integrity.

Mahatma Ghandi once said, “To believe in something and not live it, is dishonest.”  Have integrity and be true to yourself.  What do you value?  Do you always show it?  Continue to think about integrity this week.

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through grants, scholarships and district festivals.  

Ham & cheese on a pretzel roll, seasoned fries, cole slaw, fruit & milk.

Any 6th grade boy or girl  interested in playing Junior Warriors Volleyball should plan on being at Nisky High School this Saturday, 10/20 and next Saturday, 10/27.  To register or get more information, email Coach Christina Coons (christina_coons3737@yahoo.com). The cost is $45.00 per player for the two sessions, which run from 10AM to noon.  Forms are available in the Main Office.

Girls Mod 9 Soccer earned themselves another win with a 6 - 0 victory over Schenectady.  In the first quarter Kaleigh West scored two quick goals with an assist from Grace Mackey.  Carli Maltbie added another with an assist from West.  We added two more in the 2nd quarter, Maddie Mills and Jane Biaglow both scored off passes from Autumn Penman and Alex Gallo. Anna Brown added the final goal in the 4th.  ​Great job ladies!

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Mod 7 Soccer @ 3:00

Cambria Tomko

Have a (pre)historic National Fossil Day!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 136.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Are you interested in having a positive impact on your school and community?  Come find out about EPIC, which stands for Empower Peers, Inspire Change.  

This is a club for students who want to connect with others seeking to make a positive impact on society. We will be participating in activities and experiences that positively support our school, our community, and the well-being of all .  

The club’s mission is to educate each other about how middle school students can make healthy choices.  

If you are interested, come to our first meeting this Thursday after school in Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.   If you want to be a part of EPIC  but can’t attend the meeting, see Mrs. Leto about ways you can get involved.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Student Council will be selling pink bracelets this Thursday & Friday in support of breast cancer awareness & research.  Bracelets will cost $1.00 each and will be available in the Main Lobby and near the School Store.  And Friday will be Think Pink Day!  Wear pink to show your support for finding a cure for breast cancer.

Niska-Game is coming November 2 & 3 here at Iroquois from 6 - 9 PM both nights.  It’s a life-sized board game based on Monopoly, but all about Niskayuna and the players are the pieces.  Roll the giant dice and move around the board from Town Hall to the library to River Road Park.  Registration is online at www.ncapnisky.org.  You can put together a team of up to ten people and pick a team theme which may include costumes if you like.  Stay tuned for more info.  

Less than a  week left to turn in your Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms.  When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

The new Positivity Project word of the week is integrity.

What would you do if you...

Hopefully you would do the right thing even when no one is watching.  

People with integrity are honest and speak the truth and have the courage to not follow the crowd if it means going against their personal beliefs.  

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through grants, scholarships and district festivals.  

Tacos, rice, corn & beans, salsa, lettuce & tomato, fruit & milk.

Any 6th grade boy or girl  interested in playing Junior Warriors Volleyball should plan on being at Nisky High School this Saturday, 10/20 and next Saturday, 10/27.  To register or get more information, email Coach Christina Coons (christina_coons3737@yahoo.com). The cost is $45.00 per player for the two sessions, which run from 10AM to noon.  Forms are available in the Main Office.

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Freshman Girls Volleyball @ 2:40

JV Boys Volleyball @ 2:40


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Do you like sharing your opinion?  Arguing a point?  Backing it up with facts and evidence?  Debate Club sounds right for you!  Join us for our very first meeting today after school in room 104.  Questions?  See Mrs. Klein.

Club de Espanol meets today after school in room 206.  You’ll be creating candy-filled pinata skulls for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), coming up on November 2.

Visibility Club meets today after school in Ms. Malone’s office, 244.  All are welcome to join the club working to make intolerance a thing of the past.

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Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.

MathCounts meets today & Wednesday after school in room 136.

Are you interested in having a positive impact on your school and community?  Come find out about EPIC, which stands for Empower Peers, Inspire Change.  

This is a club for students who want to connect with others seeking to make a positive impact on society. We will be participating in activities and experiences that positively support our school, our community, and the well-being of all .  

The club’s mission is to educate each other about how middle school students can make healthy choices.  

If you are interested, come to our first meeting this Thursday after school in Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  

If you want to be a part of EPIC  but can’t attend the meeting, see Mrs. Leto about ways you can get involved.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Only one week left to turn in your Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms.  When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

The new Positivity Project word of the week is integrity.

Individuals with integrity are honest, trustworthy, and sincere.  They practice what they preach, live by a code of values that is true to them, care more about being true to themselves than being popular.   People who lack integrity can be described as fake, hypocritical or insincere.  

Listen each day this week to learn more about integrity.  

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through enrichment grants, scholarships and district festivals.  Let Mourningkill Bakery & FOM make your holiday season a little easier and a lot of delicious this year!

Chicken nuggets, sweet potato tots, baked beans & corn , fruit & milk.

Any 6th grade boy or girl  interested in playing Junior Warriors Volleyball should plan on being at Nisky High School this Saturday, 10/20 and next Saturday, 10/27.  To register or get more information, email Coach Christina Coons (christina_coons3737@yahoo.com). The cost is $45.00 per player for the two sessions, which run from 10AM to noon.  Forms are available in the Main Office.

Girls Mod 7-8 Soccer increased their record to 7 and 1 last week with two wins over Schenectady (6-2) and Saratoga (5-0).  Co-Captains Giagni and Richards each found the net.  Our Backs of Boretti & Borkowski kept Co-Captain Keeper Joyce free from harm's way.  Be sure to come cheer on the ladies at our next home game vs Shaker on Friday!

It was a close game with Saratoga, but the Girls Mod 9 Soccer team scored early and then held on to finish with a 2 to 1 victory.  Scoring in the first quarter was Ella Moskov off a pass from Kaleigh West. Saratoga broke through to score in the 2nd, but Nisky recovered and held them for the rest of game.

Amazing effort ladies, keep it up.

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Mod 9 Soccer @ 3:10

Modified Field Hockey @ 3:05 (Home game has been moved to Burnt Hills High School due to condition of Iroquois fields)

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

7th & 8th grade representatives, you have a Student Council meeting this morning at 8 o’clock in room 202 to prep for the upcoming bracelet sale.  

Please check in with the Main Office on your way in.

Art Club meets this morning at 8 o’clock in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.  All are welcome.  No early morning pass is necessary; just check in at the Main Office.

Hey 7th graders!  Your PTO Social is tonight from 7 - 9 PM.  

$5.00 at the door gets you foosball, basketball, pingpong, dancing to DJ Chaz and free snacks!  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Do you like sharing your opinion?  Arguing a point?  Backing it up with facts and evidence?  Debate Club sounds right for you!  Join us for our very first meeting this Monday, October 15 after school in room 104.  Questions?  See Mrs. Klein.

Club de Espanol meets Monday after school in room 206.  You’ll be creating candy-filled pinata skulls for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), coming up on November 2.

Visibility Club meets Monday after school in Ms. Malone’s office, 244.  All are welcome to join the club working to make intolerance a thing of the past.

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Homework Club meets Monday after school in the Counseling Center.

MathCounts meets Monday & Wednesday after school in room 136.

Are you interested in having a positive impact on your school and community?  Come find out about EPIC, which stands for Empower Peers, Inspire Change.  

This is a club for students who want to connect with others seeking to make a positive impact on society. We will be participating in activities and experiences that positively support our school, our community, and the well-being of all .  

The club’s mission is to educate each other about how middle school students can make healthy choices.  

If you are interested, come to the first meeting next Thursday, 10/18 afterschool in Mrs. Leto’s room, 231.  

If you want to be a part of EPIC  but can’t attend the meeting, see Mrs. Leto about ways you can get involved.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are going fast!  Come pick yours up in the Main Office and get it back to us with your check  by October 22.  

When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week comes from #Other People Matter Mindset. The final message for the positivity project this week:

Other People Matter...Be Kind.  Author and talk show host Dennis Prager sums it up this way, “Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, goodness is about how we treat other people.”

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through enrichment grants, scholarships and district festivals.  Let Mourningkill Bakery & FOM make your holiday season a little easier and a lot of delicious this year!

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted veggies, fruit & milk.

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:15

Girls Mod 9 Soccer @ 2:35

Girls Mod 7/8 Soccer @ 2:50

Finley Watson

Jacquelyn Reffelt, Anya Krisa & Mr. Fraking

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!



GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Newspaper Club meets today after school in room 249.

Do you like sharing your opinion?  Arguing a point?  Backing it up with facts and evidence?  Debate Club sounds right for you!  Join us for our very first meeting this Monday, October 15 after school in room 104.  Questions?  See Mrs. Klein.

Club de Espanol meets Monday after school in room 206.  You’ll be creating candy-filled pinata skulls for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), coming up on November 2.

Visibility Club meets Monday after school in Ms. Malone’s office, 244.  All are welcome to join the club working to make intolerance a thing of the past.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays,Wednesdays & Thursdays.

6th Graders who are interested in joining the Student Council should attend an informational meeting in the cafeteria today during Access.  Make sure to sign out with your Access teacher before going to the cafeteria.

7th & 8th grade representatives, you have a Student Council meeting tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock in room 202 to prep for the upcoming bracelet sale.  

Please check in with the Main Office on your way in.

Art Club meets tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.  All are welcome.  No early morning pass is necessary; just check in at the Main Office.

Hey 7th graders!  Your PTO Social is tomorrow night from 7 - 9 PM.  

$5.00 at the door gets you foosball, basketball, pingpong, dancing to DJ Chaz and free snacks!  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are going fast!  Come pick yours up in the Main Office and get it back to us with your check  by October 22.  

When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week comes from #Other People Matter Mindset.  Have you recognized the people in your life for being friendly, generous, kind, and / or  beneficial? What are you waiting for?  Get out there and show other people they matter by recognizing the good in others!  Former football player and motivational author Ralph Marston put it this way:  “Truly appreciate those around you and you will soon find many others around you.  Truly appreciate life and you’ll find you have more if it.”

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through enrichment grants, scholarships and district festivals.  Let Mourningkill Bakery & FOM make your holiday season a little easier and a lot of delicious this year!

Sloppy Joes, seasoned fries, baked beans, fruit & milk.

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls' Tennis team for winning back to back matches in sectional play against Shen and Guilderland.  They are now in the finals against Shaker today, weather permitting, at Central Park.  Good luck girls.  Also, congratulations to the JV Girls' Tennis team for winning their match against Columbia yesterday 6-3.  Well done, ladies!

Girls Mod 9 Soccer continues playing well with a 3-0 win over Guilderland.  Emily Bateman and Anna Brown did a fantastic job in the defensive middle helping to keep the ball on offense for most of the game.  With some amazing corner kicks off the foot of Ella Moskov, the first goal was touched in and another deflected off a head for the second.  In the fourth quarter, Autumn Penman did a great job up front.  Keep it up, ladies!

Modified Field Hockey is having a season to remember!  Last week, Adelyn Farrell contributed a goal in their 4-0 victory over Saratoga.  And this past Tuesday, the ladies blitzed Shaker 1-0, with Harper Stevens assisting on the only goal of the game.  Well done, girls...keep it going!

Congratulations to the JV Golf team on their third place finish in the

JV Invitationals yesterday at the Van Patten Golf Course.

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Modified Volleyball @ 2:20

7th Grade Football @ 2:50

8th Grade Football @ 3:05

Modified Boys & Girls XC is cancelled today

Varsity Girls Tennis is postponed to tomorrow

Alexander Kerr, Hailee-Noelle Maryea, Mihita Bose & Lila Kerr

Today is  International Day of the Girl.  

The 2018 theme is “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Today is the deadline for your PTO Yankee Candles orders.  Packets & order forms are available in the Main Office and at the school store.

There is NO Homework Club this week.  See you next Monday, 10/15/18.

Recycling Club meets today after school in room 236.

Please don’t throw your garbage in the recycling bins; plastics go in the container bin, paper goes in the paper bins and garbage goes in the trash can!  Thanks.

MathCounts meets today after school in room 136.

Newspaper Club meets tomorrow after school in room 249.

Take the late bus home at 4PM  today & tomorrow.

Attention Brookdale Volunteers:

Meet Ms. Reittinger at the flagpole after school today.  Take route 37 to Brookdale.  You will need a ride home from Brookdale at 4:45.  

6th Graders who are interested in joining the Student Council should attend an informational meeting in the cafeteria tomorrow during Access.  Make sure to check in and sign out with your Access teacher before going to the cafeteria.

7th & 8th grade representatives, you have a Student Council meeting  on Friday morning at 8 o’clock in room 202 to prep for the upcoming bracelet sale.  

Please check in with the Main Office on your way in.

Art Club meets Friday morning at 8 o’clock in Mr. Colby’s room, 118.  All are welcome.  No early morning pass is necessary; just check in at the Main Office.

Hey 7th graders!  Your PTO Social is this Friday night from 7 - 9 PM.  

$5.00 at the door gets you foosball, basketball, pingpong, dancing to DJ Chaz and free snacks!  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are going fast!  Come pick yours up in the Main Office and get it back to us with your check  by October 22.  

When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week comes from #Other People Matter Mindset.  How do you show that other people matter? Explore the power of compliments today.  Unleash your kindness and say something nice.  Recognize the goodness in others and tell them so.  Mother Theresa said it this way: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through enrichment grants, scholarships and district festivals.  Let Mourningkill Bakery & FOM make your holiday season a little easier and a lot of delicious this year!

Mac & cheese, broccoli & carrots, fruit & milk.

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:15

 Boys JV Golf @ 2:30

Modified Boys & Girls XC @ 2:30

Girls Mod 9 Soccer @ 2:50

Boys Mod 7/8 Soccer @ 3:15

Today, the second Wednesday in October is National Stop Bullying Day...Do your part!  Not just today...EVERYDAY!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

There is NO Homework Club this week.  See you next Monday, 10/15/18.

Recycling Club meets tomorrow after school in room 236.

Please don’t throw your garbage in the recycling bins; plastics go in the container bin, paper goes in the paper bins and garbage goes in the trash can!  Thanks.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Wednesday & Thursday this week.

 

Make dinner a selfless act by joining your friends & family for a PTO fundraiser at Chipotle on Balltown Rd. tonight from 4 - 8 PM.  Bring in a flyer, take a picture of it on your phone and show the cashier, or just tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Iroquois PTO.  

Come on...ya gotta eat, right?

Hey 7th graders!  Your PTO Social is this Friday night from 7 - 9 PM.  

$5.00 at the door gets you foosball, basketball, pingpong, dancing to DJ Chaz and free snacks!  This social is for Iroquois 7th graders only.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are going fast!  Come pick yours up in the Main Office and get it back to us with your check  by October 22.  

When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week comes from #Other People Matter Mindset.  Other people matter and we can make sure they know that by appreciating the goodness in others.  How wonderful would it be if every day you came to school someone greeted you with words:

Olympic gymnast Nadia Comenici once said, “What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.”  

How many people can you appreciate today?  How will you make sure they know it?  Go ahead.  Make my day.

Tomorrow is the deadline for your PTO Yankee Candles orders.  Packets & order forms are available in the Main Office and at the school store. The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.

Back by popular demand and just in time for Thanksgiving, the Friends of Music Fundraising Pie Sale!  Order forms are available online only at the Friends of Music website (niskyfom.org) until October 22.  All pies are assembled fresh by Mourningkill Bakery and then frozen for you to bake.  This PRE-ORDER ONLY​ sale supports music education through enrichment grants, scholarships and district festivals.  Let Mourningkill Bakery & FOM make your holiday season a little easier and a lot of delicious this year!

Nachos with meat or beans, salsa, lettuce, tomato, fruit & milk.

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Freshman Girls Volleyball @ 2:30

Boys JV Golf @ 2:35

Modified Field Hockey @ 2:45

Sarah Dow & Mrs. O’Brien


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

The Emergency Drill Early Release Day is today.

Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early at 3:00.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite yearbook cover design.  Designs are posted outside the art rooms; ballots can be cast in either Mr. Colby’s (118) or Ms. Chwazik’s (116) room.  Be sure to vote by the end of the day!.

Today is the last day to join choir! New singers are welcome for all grade levels. Monday and Wednesday at 8AM for 7/8 grade choir, Tuesday and Thursday at 8AM for 6th grade choir!  After Thursday,  enrollment will be closed for the year.  See Ms. Steeley for more info.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are going fast!  Come pick yours up in the Main Office and get it back to us with your check  by October 22.  When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is open mindedness.

Open-mindedness keeps us focused in group work.  Do you follow the group-think or stay focused on the tasks assigned? Be a leader and stay focused on your goals, gathering evidence, brainstorming possible solutions, and developing sound conclusions.  In the words of musician Frank Zappa, “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

Make dinner a selfless act by joining your friends & family for a PTO fundraiser at Chipotle on Balltown Rd. next Tuesday, 10/9/18 from 4 - 8 PM.  Bring in a flyer, take a picture of it on your phone and show the cashier, or just tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Iroquois PTO.  Come on...ya gotta eat, right?

The deadline is looming for your PTO Yankee Candles orders.  Packets & order forms are available in the Main Office and at the school store. The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your order in by next Wednesday, October 10.

Grilled cheese, tomato soup, tossed salad, fruit & milk.

The Girls Mod 9 Soccer team is still going strong with a 1 - 0 win over Shaker. Shaker had a solid chance to score, but goalie Maddie Mills made an amazing one handed save in the 3rd quarter to keep the game tied at 0 - 0. Defense did a tremendous job shutting down the Shaker forwards.  Then in the 4th quarter with six minutes left, Carlie Maltbie feed the ball up the middle to Grace Mackey who broke through Shaker's defense and scored the only goal of the game.

Way to go girls!!

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Modified Volleyball @ 2:45

Modified Field Hockey @ 2:45

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 3:10

Dylan Menillo

Katerina Stanco, Aiden Duggins, Greg Drapeau & “Best Buddy” Mrs. Carroll

Tomorrow is Superintendent’s Conference Day--no students

Monday is Columbus Day; see you Tuesday!

Have a wonderful long weekend!


TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

The Emergency Drill Early Release Day is tomorrow.

Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early at 3:00.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite yearbook cover design.  Designs are posted outside the art rooms; ballots can be cast in either Mr. Colby’s (118) or Ms. Chwazik’s (116) room.  Only 2 days to decide which one you like best; be sure to vote by the end of the day tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the last day to join choir! New singers are welcome for all grade levels. Monday and Wednesday at 8AM for 7/8 grade choir, Tuesday and Thursday at 8AM for 6th grade choir!  After Thursday,  enrollment will be closed for the year.  See Ms. Steeley for more info.

Brookdale Volunteers should meet Ms. Reittinger at the flagpole today at dismissal.  Board Shuttle #37 for Brookdale.

MathCounts meets today after school in room 136.

Think you have the makings of a reporter? Cartoonist? The first Newspaper Club meeting is today after school in Sra Stanziano's room, 249.

All are welcome to join the staff of the Iroquois Arrow.

Homework Club meets today after school in the Counseling Center.  

About 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, yet our recycling rate is only 28%!  Help do your part by joining the Recycling Club.  We meet today after school in Mr. Ackley's room, 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are going fast!  Come pick yours up in the Main Office and get it back to us with your check  by October 22.  When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is open mindedness.

Changing your mind is not a sign of weakness. Just the opposite, it is a sign of character and intelligence.  Have you gathered more evidence or facts about a situation?  Have you stepped into someone’s shoes and understood their point of view?  Look at things with an open mind.  You won’t regret it.  Playwright George Bernard Shaw said it this way: “Progress is impossible without change; those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

One more week to order your Yankee Candles from the PTO for the holidays. Order forms and catalogs are available in the Main Office and at the school store. The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your order in by next Wednesday, October 10.

Buffalo chicken tenders, sweet potato fries, green beans, fruit & milk.

Girls Mod 7 Soccer had a home game mudfest Monday, beating Colonie 12-0, bringing their season totals to 5-0 with 44 goals for and 0 against.

Captain Anna "Nothings gettin by me" Joyce stayed true to her nickname only touching the ball when it was played it to her during their 4th quarter keep away game.  Captain MacLaren "Mac Attack" Richards found the net twice and added an assist to Captain Stella "small but thinks she's tall" Giagni who reciprocated.

Tiniki "can't catch me" VanNeikerk and Lily "I got skillz" Smullen added to the score as well as Anika "So Close" Bidoshi, who finished a beauty for her birthday!

Congrats on another nice win ladies!

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Boys & Girls H.S. Cross Country @ 2:10 (rescheduled from yesterday)

Girls Mod 7 Soccer @ 2:50

Boys Mod 7/8 Soccer @ 3:00

Girls Mod 9 Soccer @ 3:00

Sarah Zhang, Audrey Murphy, Hannah Cremo, Daniel Chan & Samantha Rowden

National Walk to School Day is today, the first Wednesday in October.

Get steppin’ and have a wonderful walking Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

There is a Faculty/Staff Meeting this morning at 8 o’clock.  That means NO teachers will be available to meet with you before Homeroom.  Please do not come in early assuming they will see you.  If you are coming in to decorate a locker, bring a parent with you and sign in at the Main Office. The ONLY students who should be here early today are 6th grade chorus and WIRO.

The Emergency Early Release Day will be Thursday, 10/4/18. 

Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early at 3:00.

Cast your vote for your favorite yearbook cover designs starting today.  Designs are posted outside the art rooms; ballots can be cast in either Mr. Colby’s (118) or Ms. Chwazik’s (116) room.  Only 3 days to decide which one you like best; be sure to vote by the end of the day on Thursday.

Thursday is the last day to join choir! New singers are welcome for all grade levels. Monday and Wednesday at 8AM for 7/8 grade choir, Tuesday and Thursday at 8AM for 6th grade choir!  After Thursday,  enrollment will be closed for the year.  See Ms. Steeley for more info.

Brookdale Volunteers should meet Ms. Reittinger at the flagpole tomorrow at dismissal.  Board Shuttle #37 for Brookdale.

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 136.

Think you have the makings of a reporter? Cartoonist? The first Newspaper Club meeting is tomorrow after school in Sra Stanziano's room, 249.

All are welcome to join the staff of the Iroquois Arrow.

Homework Club meets tomorrow after school in the Counseling Center.  

About 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, yet our recycling rate is only 28%!  Help do your part by joining the Recycling Club on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Ackley's room, 236.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are going fast!  Come pick yours up in the Main Office and get it back to us with your check  by October 22.  When the bus is full, that’s it!  First come, first served.  

Our Positivity Project character strength of the week is open mindedness.

Author & civil rights activist Audre Lorde said, “It’s not our differences that divide us, it’s our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”  

Think of how much better we’d get along with one another if we could try to understand other points of view.  Make someone’s day today by stepping into their shoes and understanding them. They will feel better...and so will you!

The PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway and runs until October 10th!! Order forms and catalogs are available in the Main Office and at the school store. The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your fall and holiday candles and decorations and support your Iroquois PTO at the same time!

 

Tacos, rice, corn, black beans, salsa, lettuce & tomatoes, fruit & milk.

Girls Mod 9 Soccer improved their record with a 3 - 0 win over Ballston Spa.  Tied 0 - 0 until the 3rd quarter when Amani Dinar scored the first goal of the game.  Then in the 4th, Carli Maltbie provided an assist and Kaleigh West added a goal. The girls play Shaker away on Wednesday. Good luck ladies.

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Boys & Girls High School Cross Country @ 2:10

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:35

Boys JV Golf @ 2:50

Simon Durham, Anika Bidoshi, Annabel & Charlotte Barberich


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Cast your vote for your favorite yearbook cover designs starting tomorrow.  Designs will be posted outside the art rooms; ballots can be cast in either Mr. Colby’s (118) or Ms. Chwazik’s (116) room.  Be sure to vote by the end of the day on Thursday, October 4.

This is the last week to join choir! 6th grade choir keeps getting new members every rehearsal..any new singers are welcome for all grade levels....an exciting year for both choirs...awesome music, make new friends and get better at singing! After Thursday,  enrollment will be closed for the year....Monday and Wednesday at 8AM for 7/8 gr choir, Tuesday and Thursday at 8AM for 6th gr choir!

MathCounts meets today & Wednesday after school in room 136.

Think you have the makings of a reporter? Cartoonist? The first Newspaper Club meeting is this Wednesday after school in Sra Stanziano's room, 249. All are welcome to come join the staff of the Iroquois Arrow.

Homework Club meets Wednesday after school in the Counseling Center.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are available for pick up in the Main Office.  The club will go to Jiminy Peak on 6 consecutive Friday nights starting on January 4th.  Fill out all the appropriate forms and return with your payment to the Main Office by October 22.  Space on the bus is limited; get your forms back soon.  First come, first served.  This is a private club run by Iroquois parents and not affiliated with Iroquois or the Niskayuna School District.  

Do you like to try new things, consider new ideas?  Can you examine things from all sides and not jump to conclusions? People might describe you as being open-minded.  Open-mindedness is the new Positivity Project character strength of the week.  Stay tuned for more information on open-mindedness all this week.

The PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway and runs until October 10th!! It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Order forms and catalogs are available in the Main Office and at the school store! The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your new fall and holiday candles and decorations and support your Iroquois PTO at the same time!  

If you want to order school pictures,  go to the Lifetouch website and enter  Iroquois code #  WL658030Y0 .  Retake day is Thursday, November 1.

There is a Faculty/Staff Meeting tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock.  That means NO teachers will be available to meet with you before Homeroom.  Please do not come in early assuming they will see you.  If you are coming in to decorate a locker, bring a parent with you and sign in at the Main Office. The ONLY students who should be here early tomorrow are 6th grade chorus and WIRO.

Pasta with meatballs, green beans, fruit & milk.

Harper Stevens & Ms. Bradley

Congratulations to the Mod 8 Football Team on their impressive win over Shen last week, 32-10.  Come cheer the team on at home on Thursday as they take on Colonie!

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Boys Mod 9 Soccer @ 2:50

Boys Mod 7/8 Soccer @ 3:15 (rescheduled from 9/28)


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Cast your vote for your favorite yearbook cover designs starting next Tuesday, October 2.  Designs will be posted outside the art rooms; ballots can be cast in either Mr. Colby’s or Ms. Chwazik’s room.  Be sure to vote by the end of the day on Thursday, October 4.

If you want to order school pictures,  go to the Lifetouch website and enter  Iroquois code #  WL658030Y0 .  Retake day is Thursday, November 1.

Next week is the last week to join choir! 6th grade choir keeps getting new members every rehearsal..any new singers are welcome for all grade levels....an exciting year for both choirs...awesome music, make new friends and get better at singing! After Thursday,  enrollment will be closed for the year....Monday and Wednesday at 8AM for 7/8 gr choir, Tuesday and Thursday at 8AM for 6th gr choir!

MathCounts meets Monday & Wednesday after school in room 136.

Homework Club meets Wednesday after school in the Counseling Center.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Ski & Snowboard Club registration forms are available for pick up in the Main Office.  The club will go to Jiminy Peak on 6 consecutive Friday nights starting on January 4th.  Fill out all the appropriate forms and return with your payment to the Main Office by October 22.  Space on the bus is limited; get your forms back soon.  First come, first served.  This is a private club run by Iroquois parents and not affiliated with Iroquois or the Niskayuna School District.  

The Positivity Project words of this week are teamwork and citizenship.

By working together we can achieve something special for our community.

Please consider these words from anthropologist Margaret Mead, “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world.  For indeed, that’s all who ever have.”   Let’s continue to be Iroquois Strong.

The PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway and runs until October 10th!! It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Order forms and catalogs are available in the Main Office and at the school store! The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your new fall and holiday candles and decorations and support your Iroquois PTO at the same time!  

Pizza, tossed salad, fresh veggies, fruit & milk.

Samirbir Singh, Connor Comley, Tyler Roney, Ian Bolle & Mrs. Garrison

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:20

Boys Mod 7/8 Soccer @ 3:15

Have a fabulous Friday and a fantastic Fall weekend.

GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Auditions for WIRO start today at 8 AM in the WIRO studio. Please see Mrs. Farina if you have not received a notice with your audition time.

SMILE!

Today is School Picture Day! Your teachers will take you to the auditorium at your scheduled time. All students will have their pictures taken for the yearbook. If you want to order pictures,  orders can be placed on line (Iroquois code # is WL658030Y0) or you can bring in the form with the payment and give it to the photographer when it’s your turn.  

Do not give it to your Homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

One more week to sign up for Iroquois chorus.  After next Thursday, enrollment will be closed for the year. Any questions, see Ms. Steeley.

It’s still pretty warm out, but it won’t be for much longer! Time to start thinking about Ski & Snowboard Club!  The club will go to Jiminy Peak on 6 consecutive Friday nights starting on January 4th.  Stop by the Main Office to pick up a registration form.  Fill out all the appropriate forms and return with your payment to the Main Office by October 22.  Space on the bus is limited; get your forms back soon.  First come, first served.  This is a private club run by Iroquois parents and not affiliated with Iroquois or the Niskayuna School District.  

The Positivity Project words of this week are teamwork and citizenship,

 character traits that are associated with naturally positive feelings by being part of a community like we are at Iroquois Middle School.  Be careful to guard against behavior that will disparage this community.  Remember that other people matter and that teamwork and citizenship help us to create a caring community.  

Let’s be Iroquois Strong!

The PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway and runs until October 10th!! It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Order forms and catalogs are available in the Main Office and at the school store! The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your new fall and holiday candles and decorations and support your Iroquois PTO at the same time!  

Grilled cheese, tomato soup, coleslaw, fruit & milk.

Avery Watson, Jacob Pirrone-Salisbury & Luke Goodspeed

Girls Mod 9 Soccer continues their streak, beating Averill Park 2 to 0 in a well played game. In the last quarter, Kaleigh West capitalized on a cross from Ella Moskov to give us two. Defense led by Jane Biaglow helped the girls earn their second shutout.  Great Job!

Congratulations to Vera Amirbekian, Eva Hilt, Finley Watson, and the rest of the girls Varsity Swim and Dive team for their thrilling win over Shenendehowa yesterday!  The team moves to 5-0 on the season, and is solidifying themselves as the team to beat in Section 2.  Congratulations, girls!

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Boys JV Golf @ 2:25

Modified Girls Volleyball @ 2:40

Freshman Girls Volleyball @ 2:40

Modified Field Hockey @ 3:00


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Best Buddies meets promptly at 8:45 this morning  in Mrs. Carroll’s room, 119.  

If you submitted an application, please attend.

Did you know...

A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk and 26 gallons of bottled water per year.  That’s a lot of containers that can all be recycled.  Join the Recycling Club and do your part!  We meet today after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236.  

Get your math skills on!

MathCounts meets today after school in room 136.

Attention all Brookdale volunteers!  Your first meeting is today after school  in Ms. Reittinger's room, 234.  This is an organizing/planning meeting.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

SMILE!

School Picture Day is tomorrow! Your teachers will take you to the auditorium at your scheduled time.  Please bring home the Lifetouch packet you received and give it to your parents.  Orders can be placed on line or you can bring in the form with the payment and give it to the photographer when it’s your turn.  

Do not give it to your Homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  

Auditions for WIRO start tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock in the WIRO studio. Please see Mrs. Farina if you have not received a notice with your audition time.

Autumn may have just started, but it is time to start thinking about Ski & Snowboard Club!  The club will go to Jiminy Peak on 6 consecutive Friday nights starting on January 4th.  Stop by the Main Office to pick up a registration form.  Fill out all the appropriate forms and return with your payment to the Main Office by October 22.  Space on the bus is limited; get your forms back soon.  First come, first served.  This is a private club run by Iroquois parents and not affiliated with Iroquois or the Niskayuna School District.  

The PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway and runs until October 10th!! It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Order forms and catalogs are available in the Main Office and at the school store! The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your new fall and holiday candles and decorations and support your Iroquois PTO at the same time!  

The Iroquois choirs are up and running! Anyone who has been thinking about joining should know you may join choir through next week! After that, enrollment will be closed for the year. Any questions, see Ms. Steeley.

The Positivity Project words of this week are teamwork and citizenship.  

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”  Be mindful, be kind and work together for the common good.  Remembering that Other People Matter is essential to any successful team environment.

Pasta & sauce, meatballs, green beans, fruit & milk.

Jameson Pazro & Gabriella Hinostroza

Come support your Girls Varsity Swim & Dive team today at 4:30 at the pool, when they take on section and state rival, Shen. If you have never been to a Shen vs Nisky meet before, it is the loudest high school sporting event you can go to!  Bring your energy, and wear red!

Girls Mod 7 Soccer kept their winning streak alive Monday night taking Troy to the bank to cash in 8 more goals and leaving the opposition scoreless, yet again.

Tiniki "catch me if you can" Van Neikerk started us off only 6 minutes into the first quarter hitting a beautiful direct kick from outside the 18.

In the 2nd, Co-Captain MacLaren "Mac Attack" Richards laid off a ball for Van Neikerk's 2nd goal of the game.  Richards went on to score a hat trick in the 3rd quarter before being taken out of play by the opposition.  The girls take on Colonie Friday at home; come out & cheer them on!

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Mod 9 Soccer @ 2:20

Modified Cross Country @ 2:40

Boys JV Volleyball @ 2:45

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

There will be a Best Buddies meeting in room 119 at 8:45 tomorrow morning.  

If you submitted an application, please attend.

SMILE!

School Picture Day is coming this Thursday! Your teachers will take you to the auditorium at your scheduled time.  Please bring home the Lifetouch packet you received and give it to your parents.  Orders can be placed on line or you can bring in the form with the payment and give it to the photographer when it’s your turn.  Do not give it to your Homeroom teacher.  Do not bring it to the Main Office.  

A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk and 26 gallons of bottled water per year.  That’s a lot of containers that can all be recycled.  Join the Recycling Club and do your part!  We meet tomorrow after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236.  

Get your math skills on!

MathCounts meets tomorrow after school in room 136.

Attention all Brookdale volunteers!  Your first meeting is tomorrow, after school, in Ms. Reittinger's room, 234.  This is an organizing/planning meeting.

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Autumn may have just started, but it is time to start thinking about Ski & Snowboard Club!  The club will go to Jiminy Peak on 6 consecutive Friday nights starting on January 4th.  Stop by the Main Office to pick up a registration form.  Fill out all the appropriate forms and return with your payment to the Main Office by October 22.  Space on the bus is limited; get your forms back soon.  First come, first served.  This is a private club run by Iroquois parents and not affiliated with Iroquois or the Niskayuna School District.  

The PTO Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway and runs until October 10th!! It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Order forms and catalogs are available in the Main Office and at the school store! The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  Get your new fall and holiday candles and decorations and support your Iroquois PTO at the same time!  

The Iroquois choirs are up and running! Anyone who has been thinking about joining should know you may join choir through next week! After that, enrollment will be closed for the year. 8th graders who want to sing at the high school level should continue participation in choir this year at Ms. Pizzino's request for skill building and experience. Hope to see even more of you at the next rehearsal.  

Any questions, see Ms. Steeley.

The Positivity Project words of this week are teamwork and citizenship.  

Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Citizenship is a willingness to work towards the common good as opposed to one’s own self-interest.  Teamwork and citizenship are two qualities that build our community at Iroquois Middle School.  We work together to help and support each other by our words and actions.  

Nachos with spicy beef, chicken or beans, salsa, lettuce & tomatoes, fruit & milk

Niklas Bratten

 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Modified Girls Volleyball @ 2:10

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:20

Boys & Girls Cross Country @ 2:25

Girls Freshman Volleyball @ 2:55

Have a torrential Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Looking for a fun place to do your homework with your friends or get some extra help?  Come to Homework Club today after school in the Counseling Center.    

Spanish Club will have its first meeting today after school in Sra. Yetto’s room, 206.  We’ll be discussing our plans for the year and working on our display for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th).  

Do you love math?  Do you like to compete?  You can do both in MathCounts.

MathCounts is a national program that gives middle school students the opportunity to improve problem solving skills and compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers.  MathCounts will meet every Monday & Wednesday in room 136, starting today.

Are you interested in making our school community a better, more welcoming place for all students? If so, join the Visibility Club! The Visibility Club offers opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight allies to meet for discussion, support, and to create a community free of discrimination, harassment, and intolerance. ​The first meeting of Visibility Club will be today after school in Ms. Malone’s room, 244.  We hope to see you there!​

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

The Iroquois choirs are up and running! Anyone who has been thinking about joining should know you may join choir through next week! After that, enrollment will be closed for the year. 8th graders who want to sing at the high school level should continue participation in choir this year at Ms. Pizzino's request for skill building and experience. Hope to see even more of you at the next rehearsal.  

Any questions, see Ms. Steeley.

The Positivity Project words of this week are teamwork and citizenship.  Individuals with these character strengths might be described as loyal, dedicated, collaborative, reliable and cooperative.  They value working cooperatively and love to accomplish amazing feats together with others.  

Automaker and industrial giant Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is the beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.”

Chicken patty, smiley fries, carrots, fruit & milk

Congratulations to the three Iroquois girls who are members of the Girls Varsity Swim and Dive Team for their win over Troy last week to move to 3-0 for the season.  Vera Amirbekian, Eva Hilt, and Finlay Watson have worked very hard since August to be integral members of the varsity team and all three had Sectional Meet qualifying times last Thursday!  Congratulations, girls!  Come cheer on the girls at 4:30pm this Wednesday as they take on Shen!  Nisky was the second best team in NY last year, and Shen was third.  Should be a great meet!  Rock your red and silver, and come support the ladies!

The Girls Mod 9 Soccer team earned another win Friday with a 5 to 0 victory over Colonie! Kaleigh West scored 3 of the goals and Ella Moskov sent 2 more to the back of the net.  Ella, Carli Maltbie, Grace Mackey, and Meagan Eldaye all earned one assist each.  Maddie Mills did a great job in goal, saving many shots and earning herself her first shutout of the season. Keep up the good work, ladies.

                                 Early Sports Dismissals today include:

Boys JV Golf @ 2:25

Boys JV Volleyball @ 2:45

Modified Field Hockey and Boys Modified 7-8 Soccer have a regular dismissal @ 3:15.

Have a magnificent Monday and a wonderful week!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Happy Iroquois Community Spirit Day!  Lookin’ good in your red, white & silver!

Looking for a fun place to do your homework with your friends or get some extra help?  Come to Homework Club on Monday, September 24th after school in the Counseling Center.    

Spanish Club will have its first meeting on Monday, September 24th after school in Sra. Yetto’s room, 206.  We’ll be discussing our plans for the year and working on our display for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th).  

Do you love math?  Do you like to compete?  You can do both in MathCounts.

MathCounts is a national program that gives middle school students the opportunity to improve problem solving skills and compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers.  MathCounts will meet every Monday & Wednesday in room 136, starting this Monday, September 24th.  

Are you interested in making our school community a better, more welcoming place for all students? If so, join the Visibility Club! The Visibility Club offers opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight allies to meet for discussion, support, and to create a community free of discrimination, harassment, and intolerance. ​The first meeting of Visibility Club will be this Monday, September 24 after school in Ms. Malone’s room, 244.

We hope to see you there!​

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

The Iroquois choirs are up and running! A reminder to all 7th and 8th graders: you may join choir until Wednesday of next week! After that, enrollment will be closed for the year. 8th graders who want to sing at the high school level should continue participation in choir this year at Ms. Pizzino's request for skill building and experience. 6th graders may join until next Thurs. Bring your friends! Hope to see even more of you at the next rehearsal.  Any questions, see Ms. Steeley.

Are you curious?  That’s our Positivity Project Word of the Week. 

Think about these words from author Carolyn Haywood:

“Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy.   They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.”

Pizza, tossed salad, fresh veggies, fruit and milk.

                                 Sports Dismissals today include:

Girls Mod 9 Soccer @ 3:00

Boys Mod 7/8 Soccer @ 3:15

Olivia Cadoret, Pratham Parmar, Ethan Hecker, Mr. Ackley & Mr. Halayko

Autumn starts this Sunday, September 23.


TODAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Venez au Club Francais and “frenchify” your life!  Monthly meetings will take place the third Thursday of every month; our first meeting will be today after school in Mme Macko’s room, 237.  We’ll be trying some madeleines, watching a video and making plans for the year.  See Mme Macko to sign up to bring snacks.

Did you know...the average American uses 650 lbs. of paper each year?  100 million tons of wood could be saved each year if all that paper was recycled.  Do your part to help save the environment by joining the Recycling Club.  

We will meet today after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236.

Looking for a fun place to do your homework with your friends or get some extra help?  Come to Homework Club on Monday, September 24th after school in the Counseling Center.    

Spanish Club will have its first meeting on Monday, September 24th after school in Sra. Yetto’s room, 206.  We’ll be discussing our plans for the year and working on our display for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th).  

Do you love math?  Do you like to compete?  You can do both in MathCounts.

MathCounts is a national program that gives middle school students the opportunity to improve problem solving skills and compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers.  MathCounts will meet every Monday & Wednesday in room 136, starting this Monday, September 24th.  

Are you interested in making our school community a better, more welcoming place for all students? If so, join the Visibility Club! The Visibility Club offers opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight allies to meet for discussion, support, and to create a community free of discrimination, harassment, and intolerance. ​The first meeting of Visibility Club will be this Monday, September 24 after school in Ms. Malone’s room, 244.

We hope to see you there!​

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

The Iroquois choirs are up and running! A reminder to all 7th and 8th graders: you may join choir until Wednesday of next week! After that, enrollment will be closed for the year. 8th graders who want to sing at the high school level should continue participation in choir this year at Ms. Pizzino's request for skill building and experience. 6th graders may join until next Thurs. Bring your friends! Hope to see even more of you at the next rehearsal.  Any questions, see Ms. Steeley

Get a new bike over the summer?  Did you have fun riding with your friends?  If you want to continue to do so and learn more about the sport of mountain biking, come to the Mountain Bike Skills Clinic today  from 3:30 - 4:30 outside the gym. Ride home or get picked up...the late bus will be gone.   Helmets are required.  If you need more information or want to sign up, see Mr. Rizzi in room 205.

Are you curious?  That’s this week’s Positivity Project Word of the Week.

Consider these words from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don't ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.”

Got your Spirit Wear yet? You’re going to need it tomorrow for Iroquois Community Spirit Day!  Check out the samples in the School Store. You can purchase there or you can order items that are not in the store.  Forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  And, don’t forget to wear Nisky colors tomorrow to show your spirit!

Sweet & sour chicken, rice, broccoli, fruit and milk.

Boys JV Golf @ 2:40

Jackson Massaroni, McKenna Clark-Smerk and Gianna & Aurelio Guido


TODAY IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Attention Team Seneca students!  Are you interested in a community volunteer opportunity?  If so, please attend an informational meeting today during lunch Ms. Reittinger’s room, 234.  Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting.

Venez au Club Francais and “frenchify” your life!  Monthly meetings will take place the third Thursday of every month; our first meeting will be this Thursday, September 20th after school in Mme Macko’s room, 237.  We’ll be trying some madeleines, watching a video and making plans for the year.  

See Mme Macko to sign up to bring snacks.

Did you know...about 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, but our recycling rate is only 28%?  If you’d like to do your part to help save the environment, join the Recycling Club, usually on Wednesdays, after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236. This week, however, Recycling Club will meet on Thursday, same time, same place.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Get a new bike over the summer?  Did you have fun riding with your friends?  If you want to continue to do so and learn more about the sport of mountain biking, come to the Mountain Bike Skills Clinic this Thursday, September 20th from 3:30 - 4:30 outside the gym. Ride home or get picked up...the late bus will be gone.   Helmets are required.  If you need more information or want to sign up, see Mr. Rizzi in room 205.

Are you curious?  That’s this week’s Positivity Project Word of the Week.

Consider these words from Walt Disney: “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Got your Spirit Wear yet? You’re going to need it this Friday for Iroquois Community Spirit Day!  Check out the samples in the School Store. You can purchase there or you can order items that are not in the store.  Forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  And, don’t forget to wear Nisky colors this Friday to show your spirit!

Girls Mod 7 Soccer  rocked Saratoga last night, bringing home 5 more goals and yet another shutout.  These ladies are unstoppable!  Be sure to come out next Monday to watch them take on Troy at home!

Tacos, rice, corn & black beans, salsa, lettuce & tomato, fruit and milk.  

Vera Amirbekian

Have a terrific Tuesday


TODAY IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Chorus and music ensemble rehearsals begin today!

Music ensembles meet at the high school at 7:30 AM

6th grade ensembles meet on Mondays & Wednesdays.

7th & 8th grade ensembles meet Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Select ensembles meet on Friday.

Chorus meets in the Iroquois auditorium at 8 AM.

6th grade meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade meets Mondays & Wednesdays.

Did you know...about 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, but our recycling rate is only 28%?  If you’d like to do your part to help save the environment, join the Recycling Club usually on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236. This week, however, Recycling Club will meet on Thursday, same time, same place.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Attention Team Seneca students!  Are you interested in a community volunteer opportunity?  If so, please attend an informational meeting tomorrow during lunch Ms. Reittinger’s room, 234.  Feel free to bring your lunch to the meeting.

Get a new bike over the summer?  Did you have fun riding with your friends?  If you want to continue to do so and learn more about the sport of mountain biking, come to the Mountain Bike Skills Clinic this Thursday, September 20th from 3:30 - 4:30 outside the gym. Ride home or get picked up...the late bus will be gone.   Helmets are required.  If you need more information or want to sign up, see Mr. Rizzi in room 205.

Are you curious?  That’s this week’s Positivity Project Word of the Week.  

If you're curious, you really want to know something — like the secret ingredient that makes those cookies so crunchy. You may wish you hadn't been so curious when you find out it's roasted crickets. Curious describes someone who is eager to find out answers and to explore and learn, even if what they find out is less than pleasant.

Got your Spirit Wear yet? You’re going to need it this Friday for Iroquois Community Spirit Day!  Check out the samples in the School Store. You can purchase there or you can order items that are not in the store.  Forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.  And, don’t forget to wear Nisky colors this Friday to show your spirit!

Chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, roasted cauliflower, fruit and milk.  

Congratulations the the Girls Mod 9 Soccer team in their first game with a win against Saratoga! The final score was 3 to 2. Kaleigh West put the finishing touch to score all 3 goals, one with a pass from Ella Moskov in the third quarter to tie us up and another in the fourth from a beautiful corner kick also from Ella to win the game.​ Great job ladies!

The Girls Mod 7 Soccer team took Bethlehem to school on Friday afternoon, recording their 2nd Shutout of the season and adding 5 goals to make their season total of 19 goals in just 2 games.  Bethlehem held on for the first quarter, but they didn't have the stamina to keep up.  In the second quarter Captain Stella "small but thinks she's tall" Giagni started us off with a sweet goal set up by Captain MacLaren "mac attack" Richards.  We would score 3 more in the half.  

For the second half of the game, both Anika "so close" Bidoshi and Lily "I got skillz" Smullen kept the goalie busy with a few shots each while Hope "gettin in the mix" Borkowski and Melina "not gettin by me" Boretti kept our defensive end calm and ball-free.

Come out this afternoon to support the girls while they play at home vs Saratoga at 4:15.

Early Sports dismissals today include:

8th Grade Football @ 2:35

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:40

Boys Modified Soccer @ 3:00


TODAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

 Student Council is holding a meeting for current 7th and 8th grade student council members this morning at 8 AM in room 202.  

Only current student council members should attend the meeting.  

Sixth graders, stay tuned to the announcements for information about being a Student Council rep.

 

Hey 6th graders!  Come on over to the WEB Social from 7-9 PM tonight in the gym.  Meet all your fellow 6th graders and your 8th grader WEB leaders.  $5.00 at the door gets you foosball, ping pong, basketball, dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz and a ticket for a free snack.  Hope to see you there!

Get a new bike over the summer?  Did you have fun riding with your friends?  If you want to continue to do so and learn more about the sport of mountain biking, come to the Mountain Bike Skills Clinic on Thursday, September 20th from 3:30 - 4:30 outside the gym. Ride home or get picked up...the late bus will be gone.   Helmets are required.  If you need more information or want to sign up, see Mr. Rizzi in room 205.

Please be on the lookout for information on the Positivity Project in and around Iroquois this year.  The goal of the Positivity Project is to empower you to build positive relationships by understanding, appreciating and modeling our character strengths.  Our character is made up of our actions, our thoughts, and our feelings.  Simply stated, your character is who you are.

Each week throughout the school year there will be a Positivity Project Word of the Week.  This week's focus is a phrase:  #OtherPeopleMatter

​This phrase is a reminder to us that our words and actions affect others and that people should be supported and celebrated as we are present in each others' lives.  Listen for more about the Positivity Project and the #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset this week.

If you have any papers or medications for Nurse Gravelle, please bring them to the Health Office by today.

Chorus and music ensemble rehearsals all begin on Monday.

Music ensembles meet at the high school at 7:30 AM

6th grade ensembles meet on Mondays & Wednesdays.

7th & 8th grade ensembles meet Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Select ensembles meet on Friday.

Chorus meets in the Iroquois auditorium at 8 AM.

6th grade meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade meets Mondays & Wednesdays.

School Spirit Wear is now available to order and the selection just keeps on growing!  Color-block hoodies, camo performance tees, mesh shorts, flannel pants and more.  Check out the samples in the School Store.  Order forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  

The store is open Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunches.

Any 8th grader who is interested in participating in WIRO this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Pizza, tossed salad, fresh veggies, fruit and milk.  

Early Sports dismissals today include:

Boys Volleyball @ 2:20

Girls Mod 7 Soccer @ 2:50

Caleb Kim, Monica Cammarota, Jason Serotta & Ms. Steeley

Happy Weekend Birthday to Irina, Nina & Stefan Knezevic

Have a great one!


TODAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

 Student Council will be holding a meeting for current 7th and 8th grade student council members tomorrow morning at 8 AM in room 202.  

Only current student council members should attend the meeting.  

Sixth graders, stay tuned to the announcements for information about being a Student Council rep.

 

Hey 6th graders!  You are invited to this Friday’s WEB Social from 7-9 PM in the gym.  Meet all your fellow 6th graders and your 8th grader WEB leaders.  $5.00 at the door gets you foosball, ping pong, basketball, dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz and a ticket for a free snack.  Hope to see you there!

Get a new bike over the summer?  Did you have fun riding with your friends?  If you want to continue to do so and learn more about the sport of mountain biking, come to the Mountain Bike Skills Clinic on Thursday, September 20th from 3:30 - 4:30 outside the gym. Ride home or get picked up...the late bus will be gone.   Helmets are required.  If you need more information or want to sign up, see Mr. Rizzi in room 205.

Please be on the lookout for information on the Positivity Project in and around Iroquois this year.  The goal of the Positivity Project is to empower you to build positive relationships by understanding, appreciating and modeling our character strengths.  Our character is made up of our actions, our thoughts, and our feelings.  Simply stated, your character is who you are.

Each week throughout the school year there will be a Positivity Project Word of the Week.  This week's focus is a phrase:  #OtherPeopleMatter

​This phrase is a reminder to us that our words and actions affect others and that people should be supported and celebrated as we are present in each others' lives.  Listen for more about the Positivity Project and the #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset this week.

If you have any papers or medications for Nurse Gravelle, please bring them to the Health Office by tomorrow.

Chorus and music ensemble rehearsals all begin next week, starting

Monday, September 17th.

Music ensembles meet at the high school at 7:30 AM

6th grade ensembles meet on Mondays & Wednesdays.

7th & 8th grade ensembles meet Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Select ensembles meet on Friday.

Chorus meets in the Iroquois auditorium at 8 AM.

6th grade meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade meets Mondays & Wednesdays.

The School Store will be open every Tuesday & Thursday during lunches

(11:15 - 1:15).  The store is located right next to the cafeteria.  They’ve got everything from pencils to locker decorations.  Come check it out.

School Spirit Wear is now available to order and the selection just keeps on growing!  Color-block hoodies, camo performance tees, mesh shorts, flannel pants and more.  Check out the samples in the School Store.  Order forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.

Any 8th grader who is interested in participating in WIRO this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Hamburger, cheeseburger, veggie burger, tater tots, baked beans, fruit and milk.

The Girls Modified 7 Soccer team started their competition season with a bang,  shutting out Albany on their home turf 14-0.

The defense, led by Captain Anna "nothing's getting by me" Joyce kept the ball out of our defensive end, having only 2 saves for the duration of the match.

Our midfield, led by Tiniki "can't catch me" VanNeikerk and Captain, Mac "attack" Richards ran circles around the opposition providing many opportunities for our offense to find the back of the net as well as sinking in 4 themselves.

Captain Striker, Stella "small but thinks she's tall" Giagni kept their defense on their toes finding the net 3 times for her first hat trick of the season.

Things are looking good for the ladies as they head into the season.  Be sure to come and cheer them on at our first home game on Monday vs Saratoga.

Meanwhile, the Boys Modified Soccer team had an exciting first game yesterday, tying Albany 2-2.  Cooper Harvey blasted in the first goal and Madov Raj hit a laser beam past the Albany keeper for goal number two.  The boys take on Bethlehem on Friday and look to continue their outstanding play.  

Early Sports dismissals today include:

Girls Modified Volleyball @ 2:20

Boys JV Golf @ 2:25

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:35

Modified Field Hockey @ 2:45

Girls Freshman Volleyball @ 2:55

Nicholas Defazzio


TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

Attention to all students who are interested in joining Best Buddies this year:

There will be an informational meeting for students this morning at 8:45 in the cafeteria.  Please come to hear all about this wonderful club.  If for any reason you cannot make the meeting please see Mrs. Carroll in room 119 (downstairs near Music, Health and Art rooms).

Did you know a typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk and 26 gallons of bottled water every year?  That’s a lot of containers that can all be recycled.  Please do your part to help save the environment by putting all your recyclable containers in the blue bins around the building and in the cafeteria during lunch.  

And, if you would like to join the Recycling Club, please come to the first meeting in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236, today after school.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

 Student Council will be holding a meeting for current 7th and 8th grade student council members on Friday morning, September 14th in room 202.  

Please only come to the meeting if you are a current member.

Hey 6th graders!  You are invited to this Friday’s WEB Social from 7-9 PM in the gym.  Meet all your fellow 6th graders and your 8th grader WEB leaders.  $5.00 at the door gets you foosball, ping pong, basketball, dancing to the musical stylings of DJ Chaz and a ticket for a free snack.  Hope to see you there!

Please be on the lookout for information on the Positivity Project in and around Iroquois this year.  The goal of the Positivity Project is to empower you to build positive relationships by understanding, appreciating and modeling our character strengths.  Our character is made up of our actions, our thoughts, and our feelings.  Simply stated, your character is who you are.

Each week throughout the school year there will be a Positivity Project Word of the Week.  This week's focus is a phrase:  #OtherPeopleMatter

​This phrase is a reminder to us that our words and actions affect others and that people should be supported and celebrated as we are present in each others' lives.  Listen for more about the Positivity Project and the #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset this week.

 

If you have any papers or medications for the nurse, please bring them to her office as soon as possible.

Chorus and music ensemble rehearsals all begin next week, starting

Monday, September 17th.

Music ensembles meet at the high school at 7:30 AM

6th grade ensembles meet on Mondays & Wednesdays.

7th & 8th grade ensembles meet Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Select ensembles meet on Friday.

Chorus meets in the Iroquois auditorium at 8 AM.

6th grade meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade meets Mondays & Wednesdays.

The School Store will be open every Tuesday & Thursday during lunches

(11:15 - 1:15).  The store is located right next to the cafeteria.  They’ve got everything from pencils to locker decorations.  Come check it out.

School Spirit Wear is now available to order and the selection just keeps on growing!  Color-block hoodies, camo performance tees, mesh shorts, flannel pants and more.  Check out the samples in the School Store.  Order forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.

Any 8th grader who is interested in participating in WIRO this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Mac & cheese, broccoli, fruit and milk.

Early Sports dismissals today include:

Boys Volleyball @ 2:30

Girls Modified Volleyball @ 2:50

Girls Mod 7 Soccer @ 3:00

Jada Rodriguez, Grace Cerniglia, Graysen Gorman & Elizabeth Tandlmayer

Have a wonderful Wednesday and a happy “hump” day!


TODAY IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

IT IS AN“A” DAY

There will be a bus drill today at dismissal.  

Students need to be reminded to dress appropriately for exiting the rear of the bus (sit and slide).

Attention to all students who are interested in joining Best Buddies this year:

There will be an informational meeting for students this Wednesday, tomorrow, September 12, at 8:45 in the cafeteria.  Please come to hear all about this wonderful club.  If for any reason you cannot make the meeting please see Mrs. Carroll in room 119 (downstairs near Music, Health and Art rooms).

Did you know the average American uses 650 lbs. of paper each year – 100 million tons of wood could be saved each year if all that paper was recycled.

The Iroquois community would like to do its part to save the environment.  If you would like to join the Recycling Club, please come to the first meeting in Mr. Ackley’s room, 236, tomorrow after school.  

Take the late bus home at 4PM on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Please be on the lookout for information on the Positivity Project in and around Iroquois this year.  The goal of the Positivity Project is to empower you to build positive relationships by understanding, appreciating and modeling our character strengths.  Our character is made up of our actions, our thoughts, and our feelings.  Simply stated, your character is who you are.

Each week throughout the school year there will be a Positivity Project Word of the Week.  This week's focus is a phrase:  #OtherPeopleMatter

​This phrase is a reminder to us that our words and actions affect others and that people should be supported and celebrated as we are present in each others' lives.  Listen for more about the Positivity Project and the #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset this week.  

If you have any papers or medications for the nurse, please bring them to her office as soon as possible.

Chorus and music ensemble rehearsals all begin next week, starting

Monday, September 17th.

Music ensembles meet at the high school at 7:30 AM

6th grade ensembles meet on Mondays & Wednesdays.

7th & 8th grade ensembles meet Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Select ensembles meet on Friday.

Chorus meets in the Iroquois auditorium at 8 AM.

6th grade meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade meets Mondays & Wednesdays.

The School Store will be open every Tuesday & Thursday during lunches

(11:15 - 1:15).  The store is located right next to the cafeteria.  They’ve got everything from pencils to locker decorations.  Come check it out.

School Spirit Wear is now available to order and the selection just keeps on growing!  Color-block hoodies, camo performance tees, mesh shorts, flannel pants and more.  Check out the samples in the School Store.  Order forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  

Any 8th grader who is interested in participating in WIRO this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Chicken quesadilla, salsa, rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, fruit & milk

Ava Dube, Sam Faga, Gianna Natalie, Elizabeth Peng,

Dr. Cloutier, Mrs. Hanchar & Mrs. Feldman

Early Sports dismissals today include:

Boys JV Golf @ 2:20

Girls Freshman Volleyball @ 2:30.

Girls Varsity Tennis @ 2:45

Woo-hoo!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

IT IS A“B” DAY

There will be a bus drill on Tuesday, September 11th at dismissal.  

Students need to be reminded to dress appropriately for exiting the rear of the bus (sit and slide).

If you have any papers or medications for the nurse, please bring them to her office as soon as possible.

Chorus and music ensemble rehearsals all begin the week of

Monday, September 17th.

Music ensembles meet at the high school at 7:30 AM

6th grade ensembles meet on Mondays & Wednesdays.

7th & 8th grade ensembles meet Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Select ensembles meet on Friday.

Chorus meets in the Iroquois auditorium at 8 AM.

6th grade meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade meets Mondays & Wednesdays.

The School Store will be open every Tuesday & Thursday during lunches

(11:15 - 1:15).  The store is located right next to the cafeteria.  They’ve got everything from pencils to locker decorations.  Come check it out.

School Spirit Wear is now available to order and the selection just keeps on growing!  Color-block hoodies, camo performance tees, mesh shorts, flannel pants and more.  Check out the samples in the School Store.  Order forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  

If you plan to take a different bus at the end of the day, you will need a bus pass.  

Please have your parent or guardian write a note, signed & dated, saying where you are going.  Give the note to your Homeroom teacher or bring it to the Main Office.  We will stamp it with the date, copy it and put it in the buss pass box on the counter.  Come back at lunch and get the original and give it to the bus driver.  

If you need to stay after school for club meetings, activities or extra help, there is a late bus that leaves Iroquois at 4PM every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.  It takes you to the High School, where you catch your bus home; just ask the driver which bus to get on at the High School.  

Stay tuned for announcements about clubs and activities.

If you need to get to a sports practice or religious ed, there are shuttle buses that  take you to those places at the end of the school day.  Shuttles will run every day at dismissal; come to the Main Office to find out which bus goes where.

If you will be leaving early for an appointment, you will need a note, signed & dated by a parent or guardian, saying what time you are leaving.  Give that note to your Homeroom teacher.  Whoever is picking you up will need to come to the Main Office to sign you out and wait for you there.  We will call you in your classroom when it is time to go.

And finally, if you need to come in early to see a teacher or decorate a locker, you need to get a pass from the teacher the day before.  You can’t just show up at 8 AM and assume the teacher will be here for you.  And you are not allowed to just hang around; you need to have a reason to be here before Homeroom.  

Clubs, chorus & WIRO do not require a pass.

Any 8th grader who is interested in participating in WIRO this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Pizza, tossed salad, assorted fresh vegetables, fruit & milk

Shreya Patel

Early Sports dismissals today include:

High School Cross-Country @ 2:00

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.

See you on Tuesday!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

If you have any papers or medications for the nurse, please bring them to her office as soon as possible.

Chorus and music ensemble rehearsals all begin the week of

Monday, September 17th.

Music ensembles meet at the high school at 7:30 AM

6th grade ensembles meet on Mondays & Wednesdays.

7th & 8th grade ensembles meet Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Select ensembles meet on Friday.

Chorus meets in the Iroquois auditorium at 8 AM.

6th grade meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

7th/8th grade meets Mondays & Wednesdays.

The School Store will be open every Tuesday & Thursday during lunches

(11:15 - 1:15).  The store is located right next to the cafeteria.  They’ve got everything from pencils to locker decorations.  Come check it out.

School Spirit Wear is now available to order and the selection just keeps on growing!  Color-block hoodies, camo performance tees, mesh shorts, flannel pants and more.  Check out the samples in the School Store.  Order forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  

If you plan to take a different bus at the end of the day, you will need a bus pass.  

Please have your parent or guardian write a note, signed & dated, saying where you are going.  Give the note to your Homeroom teacher or bring it to the Main Office.  We will stamp it with the date, copy it and put it in the buss pass box on the counter.  Come back at lunch and get the original and give it to the bus driver.  

If you need to stay after school for club meetings, activities or extra help, there is a late bus that leaves Iroquois at 4PM every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.  It takes you to the High School, where you catch your bus home; just ask the driver which bus to get on at the High School.  

Stay tuned for announcements about clubs and activities.

If you need to get to a sports practice or religious ed, there are shuttle buses that  take you to those places at the end of the school day.  Shuttles will run every day at dismissal; come to the Main Office to find out which bus goes where.

If you will be leaving early for an appointment, you will need a note, signed & dated by a parent or guardian, saying what time you are leaving.  Give that note to your Homeroom teacher.  Whoever is picking you up will need to come to the Main Office to sign you out and wait for you there.  We will call you in your classroom when it is time to go.

And finally, if you need to come in early to see a teacher or decorate a locker, you need to get a pass from the teacher the day before.  You can’t just show up at 8 AM and assume the teacher will be here for you.  And you are not allowed to just hang around; you need to have a reason to be here before Homeroom.  

Clubs, chorus & WIRO do not require a pass.

Any 8th grader who is interested in participating in WIRO this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Grilled cheese & tomato soup, coleslaw, fruit & milk

Luca Coppola

Early sports dismissals today include:

Girls Freshman Volleyball @ 2:40.

Have a thrilling Thursday!


GOOD MORNING!

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

IT IS A “B” DAY

The School Store will be open every Tuesday & Thursday during lunches

(11:15 - 1:15).  The store is located right next to the cafeteria.  They’ve got everything from pencils to locker decorations.  Come check it out.

School Spirit Wear is now available to order and the selection just keeps on growing!  Color-block hoodies, camo performance tees, mesh shorts, flannel pants and more.  Chewck out the samples in the School Store.  Order forms are available in the Main Office and in the store.  

If you plan to take a different bus at the end of the day, you will need a bus pass.  

Please have your parent or guardian write a note, signed & dated, saying where you are going.  Give the note to your Homeroom teacher or bring it to the Main Office.  We will stamp it with the date, copy it and put it in the buss pass box on the counter.  Come back at lunch and get the original and give it to the bus driver.  

If you need to stay after school for club meetings, activities or extra help, there is a late bus that leaves Iroquois at 4PM every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.  It takes you to the High School, where you catch your bus home; just ask the driver which bus to get on at the High School.  

Stay tuned for announcements about clubs and activities.

If you need to get to a sports practice or religious ed, there are shuttle buses that  take you to those places at the end of the school day.  Shuttles will run every day at dismissal; come to the Main Office to find out which bus goes where.

If you will be leaving early for an appointment, you will need a note, signed & dated by a parent or guardian, saying what time you are leaving.  Give that note to your Homeroom teacher.  Whoever is picking you up will need to come to the Main Office to sign you out and wait for you there.  We will call you in your classroom when it is time to go.

And finally, if you need to come in early to see a teacher or decorate a locker, you need to get a pass from the teacher the day before.  You can’t just show up at 8 AM and assume the teacher will be here for you.  And you are not allowed to just hang around; you need to have a reason to be here before Homeroom.  

Clubs, chorus & WIRO do not require a pass.

And speaking of WIRO, any 8th grader who is interested in participating this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Chicken nuggets, sweet potato tots, peas, fruit & milk

Madison Wells & Seth Rubin

Girls Varsity Swim & Dive will be dismissed at 3:00 today.

Wait by the tennis courts for the bus.

Have a wonderful Wednesday

GOOD MORNING & WELCOME BACK!

TODAY IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

IT IS AN “A” DAY

Homeroom today will be extended to 9:20. (Please ignore the bell at 9:00; your teacher will dismiss you).  First period will end at its normal time, 9:45 and the rest of the class periods will be their usual length.

If you plan to take a different bus at the end of the day, you will need a bus pass.  

Please have your parent or guardian write a note, signed & dated, saying where you are going.  Give the note to your Homeroom teacher or bring it to the Main Office.  We will stamp it with the date, copy it and put it in the buss pass box on the counter.  Come back at lunch and get the original and give it to the bus driver.  

If you need to stay after school for club meetings, activities or extra help, there is a late bus that leaves Iroquois at 4PM every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.  It takes you to the High School, where you catch your bus home; just ask the driver which bus to get on at the High School.  

Stay tuned for announcements about clubs and activities.

If you need to get to a sports practice or religious ed, there are shuttle buses that  take you to those places at the end of the school day.  Shuttles will run every day at dismissal; come to the Main Office to find out which bus goes where.

If you will be leaving early for an appointment, you will need a note, signed & dated by a parent or guardian, saying what time you are leaving.  Give that note to your Homeroom teacher.  Whoever is picking you up will need to come to the Main Office to sign you out and wait for you there.  We will call you in your classroom when it is time to go.

And finally, if you need to come in early to see a teacher or decorate a locker, you need to get a pass from the teacher the day before.  You can’t just show up at 8 AM and assume the teacher will be here for you.  And you are not allowed to just hang around; you need to have a reason to be here before Homeroom.  

Clubs, chorus & WIRO do not require a pass.

And speaking of WIRO, any 8th grader who is interested in participating this year needs to complete an application.  You will find the application on the Media Center webpage. Any questions, see Mr. Adamo (239), Mr. Wolfort (Media) or Mrs. Farina (233). Apply at this link: bit.ly/WIROApp18

Tacos, rice, corn & black beans, salsa, lettuce & tomatoes, variety of fruit & milk.

Have a terrific Tuesday