Thursday, May 22, 2014

MS Announcements- May 22, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


13- Mr. Nick Mariani and Pedro F.
15- Bia R., Lipe R.
16- Juliana R. & Ashley L.
20- Felipe H.
23- Jonathan S.
24- Ms. Ana Paula Espinheira & Anna M.
25- Isabel K. & Mathew G.
26- Brenna F.

Community Time

Tuesday- Advisory
Thursday- Advisory
Friday- Friday Activity (last one for the year- Friday, May 30 we will all take a Technology Survey)


Battle of the Books
Congratulations to Purple House for winning the Battle of the Books this year! Thank you to the librarians and the Humanities Department for organizing a great event. Points are currently being tallied and we will send out an updated list of House points ASAP.

Field Day
This year we will have a World Cup theme for Field Day.  Whether you love soccer or just like being with your friends working as a team, there will be a way for you to contribute to your House. Standings as of now are based on the results of the Stone, Paper, Scissors competition earlier in the year:

Purple House- 30 pts

Black House- 20 pts

Red House- 10 pts. 

Art Show

Please come to the Arts Center (2nd floor) to pick up your artwork ASAP.
We cannot be responsible for artworks left here during vacation!
Thank you!
Ms Ariani

Festa Junina

Opportunity for an 8th Grader
Are you interested in a new and improved School Store?  Graded is going to renovate our School Store and it will include items like... well, that's where we need your help.  We are looking for a rising 9th Grader to help with the transition to the kind of School Store with items that students want.  If you are interested, please send Mr. Engstrom an e-mail.

Film Fest

Dear Students,

During the assembly of May 26th we will be celebrating the accomplishments of this year's film and acting for the camera students, at the Middle School Film Festival.

Some of the films done in Digital Video classes will automatically be part of the contest, but we are also extending the invitation to the Middle School and welcoming submissions!

Here are the guidelines:
- Video must be submitted to Ms. Kagohara or Ms. Moraes by May 20th
- Video must be shorter than 4 min total (with credits and all)
- Video must be school appropriate

We will have awards on the following categories:
- Best Movie
- Best Acting
- Best Supporting Acting
- Best Script
- Best Soundtrack
- Audience Choice

Hope you decide to participate, there is still time!


Ms. Kagohara and Ms. Moraes

Students leaving at the end of this year:
We have several students leaving at the end of this year. As a tradition, we say our goodbyes to each other in our grade-level Advisories. Mr. Tuttle sent an email to the students who will be saying goodbye to their friends. Please prepare your speeches ASAP and send them to Mr. Tuttle.

End of year items:
As we wrap up the year, please make sure that you start thinking about:
  • Returning library books 
  • Returning books and other classroom items to your teachers 
  • Cleaning out your lockers
  • Being respectful to others. Stress can be high for everyone at the end of the year, and emotions can get the best of us, so please be aware of how you are treating those around you. Let's end off the year on a positive note and take care of one another...

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