Thank You Classified Staff!
March 7th-11th marks Classified Employee Appreciation Week and McKenzie is truly thankful for it's dedicated Classified staff! McKenzie's Classified Employees are our bus drivers, custodians, maintenance staff, cooks, education assistants and secretaries. These folks do the work that supports students and teachers in the pursuit of knowledge and learning. They transport them to school and back home and to events around the state. They make sure they learn and work in clean classrooms that are functional and safe. They make sure they have the fuel to get through the day by creating delicious meals. They collaborate with teachers and help instruct students in important concepts. They keep us all organized and on the same page. Please take some extra time this week to let them know how much you appreciate all they do to make McKenzie such a special place.
Thank you Classified staff for supporting our students, teachers and community!
Three days into our 15 school days in March, we're still in position to meet our overall 92% at 90% and our 5% improvement goals for the month!
The Elementary after last week have 96% of students who have the potential to attend 90% or more days of school. It's incredible to me that with our small numbers and shortened weeks, only 4 students missing more than 1.5 days have dropped our percentage 4 percentage points. It just goes to show, everyone's efforts to be here can pay off!
In the Middle/High School, three days into March, are sitting at 93% of students having the potential to attend 90% or more days. The Middle School is really showing up with all students still able to make our 90% goal!
Although we've had a few months coming up short, we are still shooting for 92% @ 90% for the month of March. Should we meet our goal for the month we will host a movie night for students and parents to celebrate together!
I'd also like to propose a side challenge to the student body of McKenzie Schools. If we can improve attendance by a minimum of 5% in March to 82% from February's 77% each student will get to take their best shot at me with a water balloon!
I know you've got it in you McKenzie to show up, learn, and enjoy the rewards of great attendance!
Athletic Round UpThe Middle School Girls Basketball team was in competition last week against Oak Hill and Triangle Lake.
High School Track completed its first full week of practice this week. Coach A. hosted athletes and families to a delicious dinner at his annual Track Family Meeting. Visit http://goo.gl/kWNIUq for the schedule for the upcoming season.
McKenzie Elementary Celebrates Dr. Seuss!
McKenzie celebrated the life and work of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, Wednesday, March 2nd. The festivities were kicked off with an assembly at 8:30 am. With Mr. Michael and Mr. Abrams reading "The Sneetches" and "Happy Birthday to You." Over the course of the day classes were treated to guest readers sharing their favorite Seuss story!
This Week's Athletic Schedule
MSGBBX @ Alsea - 4:00, Dismiss 12:45, Depart 12:30
MSGBBX vs. Crow - 4:30pm
High School Sports Awards Night - 6:00pm - Cafeteria
MSGBBX @ MWL Tournament @ Mapleton - 2:00pm - 11:00am Depart
Batter Up!McKenzie students to step up to the plate and take a swing at Sluggo's Home Run Reading Challenge! Eugene Emeralds mascot Sluggo will lead off the Reading Challenge with an assembly Monday, March 7th at 1:00 pm in the Pagoda. Sluggo
Check out A.S.P.I.R.E. at McKenzie Online
The A.S.P.I.R.E. (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) program at McKenzie connects community mentors with our students to help them plan and prepare for life after High School. Our A.S.P.I.R.E. Mentors assist students and parents in navigating the complicated world of post-secondary training. A.S.P.I.R.E. can help plan for college or career training including finding the right school or program for you, how to make your best case to get accepted, and how to pay for it. Beyond the workshops and weekly counseling they offer, the A.S.P.I.R.E. Mentors have been building a valuable online resource at https://aspireatmckhs.wordpress.com/. Take a peak to learn more ways you can plan now for educational opportunities after high school.
Like McKenzie Schools on Facebook to Stay Up to Date
Stay up to date with news and events from both McKenzie High and McKenzie Elementary School by liking them on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com/mckenziehighschool and www.facebook.com/mckenzieriverelementary. The McKenzie High School Athletic Department is also on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/McKenzieAthletics.