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Mr. Esslinger's Message February 9, 2024

Mr. Esslinger’s Message, February 9, 2024


Hello Iroquois Middle School Families. Please see below with some news and information. Enjoy your weekend.

News Worth Sharing:


-The Diversity Club from the High School, organized by Mrs. Slowik, will be visiting the 5th grade classes to have a conversation about kindness, respect, acceptance, and empathy. We look forward to their visits!


-Sewing Club: 16 hand-sewn Valentines were created this week by members of the Middle School Hand Sewing Club. The creations were constructed using red felt, lace trim, a heart bead, red thread, and a yummy piece of candy!


-SGB is sponsoring a Valentine's Spirit Week February 12-15th

Monday: "Show your love for comfort!" - PJ Day

Tuesday: "Boo'd Up" - Twin Day

Wednesday: Valentine's Day- Wear Red & Pink

Thursday: "Fall-In-Love"- Flannel Day


-Middle School Spelling Bee: the final round of the Middle School Spelling Bee Championship will be on Thursday, February 15th.   The Spelling Bee will take place in the MS Auditorium for all grade levels 5-8.

-Spring Picture Day Update: The correct date for the MS Spring pictures is March 19th and not March 1st.  Please adjust your calendars.

-New After School Group: There is an exciting new after school group for 5th and 6th graders brought to you by two of our 8th grade honor students. It is titled “Y.O.U,” for Youth of Unity. This is an opportunity for 5th and 6th graders to branch out and make some more friends. The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month after school until 4:30pm. Late bus transportation is available. If students are in the homework club on Tuesday, that comes first but if they finish their homework, they can come over to Y.O.U. and have a fun/relaxing time! Students all received a brief presentation in their homebases. They have a Student Interest link in Microsoft Teams and received a Parent Permission Form. Students must complete both the interest form and submit parent permission to be considered. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Linda Bonczyk in Student Support at ext. 6870.


-Student Drop-Off: Parents, drop off will continue for the MS near the old track from 7-7:35 am only. Please, for the safety of our students, do not drop off in the front of the building until after 7:35,  as buses are dropping off students here at that time.


-New Iroquois School District 716 App:  Another step in the Communication piece of the Iroquois Strategic Plan has been completed. On Monday, January 22nd we launched our new App! You can find instructions on how to download (available for Android and Apple) and customize the new Iroquois School District 716 App, as well as some of the App features on our website at: . Be sure to check out the “Activity Stream” button on the App for up-to-date activities and happenings at Iroquois!


-STEM Leadership Club is busy planning their Community STEM Night. Mark your calendars for the evening of April 18th to participate in STEM family fun! 

- MSA is sponsoring a  "Babcia's Pierogi" sale.  Orders/money are due by February 27th.  Cash or check only and checks made out to "Iroquois MSA".  Pick up is on March 13th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the MS cafe. MSA Babcia's Pierogi Fundraiser

Upcoming Events:

February 9:  MSA Sponsored Movie/Slumber Party, 7-9 p.m., MS Gym and Cafe

February 12: BOE Meeting, 7:00 p.m., MS

February 13:  MSA Meeting at 9:15 a.m. and 6 P.m. MS Café

February 16:  Superintendent Conference Day – No school for students

February 19 – 23:  Mid-Winter Recess – No School