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Daily Bulletin


February 16, 2018 (Day A)


Today’s Lunch Menu: Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, Crackers, Grilled Cheese, Carrots, Peas, Applesauce

Breakfast Monday: Cereal or Toast

Lunch Monday: Goulash, Lettuce, Broccoli, Pineapple, Bread Sticks



  • Friday
  • State Wrestling Tournament @ Wells Fargo Arena – Class 1A Quarterfinals @ 2:30pm
  • Varsity Girls Regional Basketball – MStM vs. Panorama @ Panora 7:00pm
  • Saturday
  • State Wrestling Tournament @ Wells Fargo Arena



Morgan Clark today

Kyle Butts on Saturday

Madeline Myer on Saturday

Shelby McCasland on Sunday



State wrestling absence forms are due in at the office by 10:00 this morning. Students will be dismissed from class at 1:15, so please check in at your classroom after lunch, if you have 3rd lunch mod, before being excused for the tournament.  The pep bus will leave at about 1:20 this afternoon.  The cost to ride the bus is $3.00 and that money must be turned in at the office before getting on the bus.  The bus will leave after Session 5 is over, at approximately 5:45.  Tickets to get in at Wells Fargo Arena will cost $10 and must be purchased there at the ticket office.


Here are some upcoming Fashion Friday yearbook photos.  All photos will be taken during seminar in the commons.

*Crocs photo and scrunchies photo today

*Joggers photo on Thursday the 22nd

*Cowboy boots on Friday the 23rd

*Bring your pop sockets for a photo on Friday the 23rd


The Finer Things Calligraphy Club will be meeting in Mrs. Grafft’s room on Tuesday, February 20th, during seminar. Please bring your calligraphy pens with you.  Stop by and see Mrs. Grafft or Miss Safley with any questions.

The Rosa Parks Symposium students will meet in Mrs. Grafft’s room during seminar on Wednesday, February 21st.

The NCSA informational meeting will be held on Thursday, February 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center. Any 8th-12th grade student who is interested in participating in collegiate athletics is encouraged to attend, along with their parents.  The meeting will include information regarding preparing for college.  Please visit to get started on your free NCSA profile.  See Mr. Seeman with any questions.

Criminology Club will meet on Friday, March 2nd, during seminar in Mr. Metcalf’s room with special guest Officer Hank Herman from the Des Moines Police Department.  Please come ready to have a good time, learn about the investigation process, and ask questions.



Kate Puderbaugh – please see Ms. Kaven on Monday during seminar.

Any high school student in TAG who is taking the ACT this spring should sign up with Ms. Kaven for at least one practice session this month.  Other TAG students interested in getting a baseline score should also sign up.

The Academic Bowl students will have one last meeting on Wednesday, February 21, second half of Block 2.  Awards will be given at this time, so attendance is required.



A huge thank you to the junior class for supplying the hugs and kisses for our Valentine fundraiser, and also thanks to the junior class members who took time to help assemble the Valentine grams!  We were able to raise over $550 for the 2018 Junior/Senior Prom!

Junior Class Members: If you would like to help with the Daddy/Daughter Dance on Friday, March 2nd, from 6:30-8:00, please let Mrs. Franey know.

Sophomores, Juniors and your parents: The guidance office sent out an email about the upcoming Career & College Planning & Financial Aid Night.  This will be held Wednesday, February 21, at 6:00 p.m. for college planning and 7:00 p.m. for financial aid in the Media Center.  Please plan to attend to answer questions about your future after high school.

Mr. Hansen will have ACT math review sessions for sophomores through seniors every Friday morning in his room from 7:45-8:15.



Juniors and Seniors – The following colleges and universities will have representatives here to speak with students. Please sign up in the guidance office if you would like speak with them.

Indian Hills Community College – February 19 @ 9:30

Iowa Central Community College – February 22 @ 10:00

Mercy College of Health Sciences – March 21 @ 10:00

Buena Vista University – March 21 @ 1:00

Northwest Missouri State University – March 28 @ 9:30



Visit the ACT website for more information.

Test Date                Registration Deadline        Late Fee Required

April 14, 2018          March 9, 2018                         March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018            May 4, 2018                          May 5-18, 2018

July 14, 2018           June 15, 2018                      June 16-22, 2018



Congratulations to all 4 of MStM’s wrestlers who competed at state yesterday!  They all won their first match and will go on to compete in the quarterfinals later today.

Congratulations to the varsity boys’ basketball team for their victory over Lamoni last night!   They move on to the next round of districts and will play Mormon Trail, Garden Grove at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 20th, at Chariton HS.



The MStM Food Pantry is open to all Martensdale-St. Marys community families.  The food pantry is located at the school and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:00, or as needed.  Please contact Kathy Higgins or call 641-764-2466 with questions.

Please remember to keep bringing your cans, plastic, and glass recyclables to the blue dumpster beside the shed in the school parking lot to help support Post Prom!