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Mr. Esslinger's Message, April 15, 2024

Mr. Esslinger’s Message,

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


News Worth Sharing:


-Spring picture packets were given to students on Thursday, April 11th.  If you did not order a packet, a proof and directions to order online were given to your child.  If your child did not bring home their purchased packet or proof, please check their backpack.  Questions – email Mrs. Walkowiak at


-STEM Night April 18th: Iroquois STEM Leadership Club is hosting Community STEM Night, Thursday, April 18. Community members can participate in interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stations that include fun for the whole family! Sign up for your stations with the link below or scan the QR code on the poster.

 STEM Night Information


-State Assessments:  State assessments have begun.  Math (grades 5-8)will be on April 24-25th, and Science (grade 5 and grade 8 only) will be April 29-30th. All opt-out requests must be submitted by April 19th.  This will allow us time for the preparation of administering the assessments.  For more information click on the link: State Assessment Letter to Parents


-The Middle School club Teens in Action is starting a recycling program with “Gotsneakers”, a Sneaker Recycling Organization. Their mission is to recycle and reuse previously loved sneakers. We’ll keep sneakers out of landfills as well as have our sneakers shared with people who may need them. The recycling program will start on April 15. Donations can be made in the boxes in the foyer and other drop off locations in the building.


-8th Grade T-Shirt Design Contest: 8th grade students are encouraged to submit a design for their 8th grade moving up day t-shirt. Information was emailed to all students. Designs can be emailed to by April 19th.


Upcoming Events:

April 12:                Marking Period Ends

April 18:                STEM Night Activity, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, MS

April 24-25:           NYS Math Assessment, Grades 5-8

April 25:                Grades 5-8 Orchestra Concert, 7:30 at the MS

April 29-30:           NYS Science Assessment, Grades 5 and 8 only

May 9:                    Grades 5-8 Band Concert, 7:00 PM. MS Aud

May 14:                  Grades 5-8 Chorus Concert, 7:00 PM, MS Aud



- June 2024 end of school year dates: Please mark your calendars for the end of the school year events and dates:

June 13:           Full Day of school grades 5-8

June 14:           Full Day of school grades 5-8

June 17:           Full Day of school grades 5-8

June 18:           Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m. grades 5-8

                        8th Grade MOD Rehearsal, Student Activities

June 19:           Juneteenth Holiday – no school for students

June 20:           Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m. grades 5-8

June 21:           8th Grade MOD ceremony 9:00 a.m.

                        Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m. grades 5-8

                        Last day for students