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“Mac Among State’s Best”

That was the headline from the Peru Tribune regarding Maconaquah High School.  U.S. News and World Report ranked Maconaquah High School 44th from throughout the state of Indiana.  This competition focused on “College Readiness,” “Algebra Proficiency,” English Proficiency,” and “Student/Teacher Ratio.”  Maconaquah High School has historically had strong student participation in AP classes, ACP classes and “dual credit” classes, which improves our ranking for “college readiness.” 

 

The state of Indiana has a strong emphasis on “college and career readiness.”  Maconaquah High School, as evidenced by this national award, is clearly offering students opportunities that help make them ready for college and careers. 



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    What's New at MMS

    Maconaquah Middle School has joined an international community of schools engaging students in real-world learning through service. By registering for the generationOn Schools program, Maconaquah Middle School has made a commitment to empower students to make their mark on the world through service-learning.  Our school is now listed on the NEW generationOn Schools directory on the website http://www.generationon.org/educators/programs/schools-program/registration/directory.  Congratulations to the staff and students at MMS.

    Daily Announcements

    2014-15 MMS Parents and Students:

    During the 2014-15 school year, Maconaquah Middle School will offer enrichment classes.  These classes are non-traditional nine week courses that will meet during the last 25 minutes of school each day.  A list of enrichment courses and course descriptions are located under the Student Resource tab on the Maconaquah Middle School homepage.  All students entering grades 6-8 during the 2014-15 school year will sign-up at 8:45 AM on Friday, May 23, 2014.  Each course is limited to 20 students and registration will shut off for that course once 20 students have enrolled. We are excited to offer these high-interest courses that will take the place of the traditional homeroom!

    Maconaquah students and teachers have been training on STEM methods for over a year.  During the 2014-15 school year, Maconaquah Middle School will become a STEM school.  Below are some of Mrs. White's English students working on a STEM lesson covering forensics.  For more information on STEM or if you would like to be a parent or community advisory member, please contact Craig Jernagan at jernaganc@maconaquah.k12.in.us










    Student eLearning Expectations

    Please read through these expectations carefully!!!

    eLearning Student Expectations.docx

    If you have questions during the eLearning day, please use the list below to contact the appropriate person.

    ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:

    Craig Jernagan     4000     jernaganc@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Randy Baldwin     4001     baldwinr@maconaquah.k12.in.us 

    Sharilyn Spohn     4005     spohns@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Angela Braden      4015     bradena@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Taryn Pramis       4800     pramist@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Maryann Rowlett     4900     rowlettm@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Speech-Amanda Hall     4220     halla@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    GUIDANCE:

    Kim Bunn     4020     bunnk@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Teri Hoffman     4025     hoffmant@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Suzette Daine     4035     daines@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    VISUAL ARTS/HOME ARTS:

    Lindsey Kunkle     4304/4311     kunklel@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    ENGLISH:

    LaVeena Gibson     4215     gibsonl@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Brooks Myers     4219     myersb@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Joe Rife     4212     rifej@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Nina White     4113     whiten@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Kristi Wittenberg     4218     wittenbergk@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    GAP:

    Stacy McCartney  4421/4108  mccartneys@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Michelle Ladd     4421     laddm@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    MUSIC:

    Matt Carnagua     4315     carnaguam@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Gregg Reed     4305     reedg@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    PROJECT LEAD THE WAY:

    Sue Ellen Sopher     4308     sophers@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    SPANISH:

    Eli Reed     4202     reede@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    COMMUNICATIONS:

    Gregg Reed     4310     reedg@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    LIBRARY:

    Michele Walsh     4356     walshm@maconaquah.k12.in.us    

    MATHEMATICS:

    Cory Howard     4301     howardc@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Diane Mast     4101     mastd@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Ron Shaffer     4107     shafferr@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    SCIENCE:

    Marsha Piggott     4120     piggottm@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    John Sinnamon     4210     sinnnamonj@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Josh Whaley     4103     whaleyj@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Patrick Redmon     4104     redmonp@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES:

    Kari Catanzaro     4216     catanzarok@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Jennifer Smith     4042     smithj@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Alyson West     4112     westa@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

    Dustin Hays     4208     haysd@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Stacy Broyles     4402     broyless@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Tim Wittenberg     4213     wittenbergt@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    SPECIAL EDUCATION:

    Shane Clemons     4220     clemonss@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Brigitte Kintner     4110     kintnerb@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Jason Lake     4207     lakej@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    STUDY HALL:

    Barbara Smith     4056     smithb@maconaquah.k12.in.us

     

    COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY:

    Andy Steele     4410     steelea@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT:

    Riley Conner/Tech     4999     connerr@maconaquah.k12.in.us

    Tech Center     5999


    MMS Announcements!!!

    Maconaquah Middle School VIDEO announcements are now available!!!!  Students may log into My Big Campus to view the video announcements.  If you do not know how to access the videos on My Big Campus, please see the attached document for help.

    Parents may visit
    http://www.youtube.com/macmiddlebraves to access the videos as well.  Please note that you may have to use Fire Fox or Chrome to view videos.
    How to access video announcements in My Big Campus.docx
    What is an eLearning Day??  Watch the video to find out more information!
    eLearning.wmv

    Coming Soon!!
    Maconaquah MIddle School will be continue our eLearning program
    during the 2014-2015 school year.  We also received GREAT news from the Indiana Department of Education…we can use eLearning days for weather emergencies during the 2014-15 school year!
    Students in grades 6-12 will learn from home on the following dates:
    September 10, 2014
    November 12, 2014
    February 11, 2015
    April 17, 2015

    Please read the following attachments for further information.
    Questions may be directed to middle school principal,
    Mr. Craig Jernagan.


    eLearning Frequently Asked Questions

    SKMBT_60114072109300.pdf
    STUDENT DROP OFF TIME

    Maconaquah Middle School student drop off time is from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM.  The doors at Maconaquah Middle School will open each morning at 8:15 AM and classes will begin at 8:30 AM.  We ask that students are not dropped off earlier than 8:00 AM due to safety and security concerns.  

    AUP TEST-Laptop care and use

    All students must complete the AUP test with a 90% or above to earn the privilege of taking their computer home.  The test is open book!  Each student needs to complete this test by August 1, 2014.  The link to the QUIA test is below.  To access the test click the link and type your first name and last name in the appropriate boxes.  Make sure you submit the test when finished.  Good Luck!    

    http://www.quia.com/quiz/4856604.html


    Bullying Report

    To make an anonymous report, please print the form and complete as much information as possible, but do not sign your name.  Turn the report into the office at the appropriate building.  Upon receipt of the report, an investigation will be conducted and established procedures will be followed.

    False reporting will be dealt with according to the school discipline policy.  Please refer to the student handbook for each building.
    BULLYING REPORT AND INCIDENT FORM.pdf

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