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Phone: 480-484-5200
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Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Mohave Middle School
8490 E. Jackrabbit Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250     
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Chris Asmussen, Principal
Wendy Allen, Assistant Principal
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Achievement Profile
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Community Notice:
In response to changes in technology to its wireless services, and its commitment to provide service throughout this area, Verizon Wireless is requesting approval for the replacement of nine (9) existing antennas with nine (9) new antennas at Mohave Middle School. The proposed antennas will be similar in size and will be painted to match the existing light pole.

Any questions or comments, please contact Steve Ciolek (480)246-4131
 
District Announcements

​More than 850 middle school student athletes will compete in volleyball or baseball tournaments on Saturday, September 6th at Saguaro High School, Chaparral High School and Cocopah Middle School. The public is invited to attend and support SUSD’s student athletes. See Middle School Sports Festival.
SUSD Hosts 3rd Annual Parent University Project

 
Scottsdale Unified School District’s (SUSD) Community Education department will host its 3rd Annual Parent University Project (PUP) from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th at Saguaro High School, 6250 N. 82nd St., Scottsdale 85250.
 
Robert Franek, senior vice president-Publisher, The Princeton Review, and author of "The 379 Best Colleges” is this year’s keynote speaker. A recent guest on NBC's "TODAY" show, Franek will discuss "How to Find and Pay for a 'Best Fit' College." Click here for more information about the event.
 
ADE Releases New Achievement Profiles

ADE Label
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
 
MOHAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mohave Middle School Ice Bucket Challenge
Morning Announcements
Mohave will post morning announcements here, on our main page, frequently.  However, PLEASE make sure you are still paying attention at the beginning of each day.  There may be a delay getting announcements posted OR we may miss posting an announcement that was important to YOU.  Please be in your first period on time, at 7:45 AM, and ready to listen to morning announcements every day.  Thank you.
Announcements the WEEK OF AUGUST 25th

Cell phones should be off and in your backpack.  Teachers may allow students to use their cell phones during class for educational purposes.  You may use your cell phones in class ONLY with teacher permission. 

Cell phones may be used at lunch – students may not take pictures or videos.  Please use this time to communicate with home as needed.


Remember to WEAR your student ID card - EVERY DAY.  Mr. Johnson shared that all grade levels have done a great job in the last 2 days ... a  contest wills start next week between the grade levels to win a special assembly with Mr. A and Officer Kinsey (and the SPD Police Dogs!)

Mr. Close, Mohave's Athletic Director, announced that a NEW SPORT is coming to SUSD and Mohave.  Starting on September 15th we will introduce Cross Country.  Meets are held on Saturdays, pick up information from the front desk ... hope to see you there !!!

The following students (names read) have books ready to be picked up in the library: These books can be picked up at the circulation desk. 
 

The Library will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 AM to 2:40 PM.  Please show your PAWS when in the Media Center.  Feel free to stop in at lunch if you need a book for Reading :-)

Any student interested in visiting Washington, D. C. during our Spring Break is invited to pick up information in Mrs. McBride’s room or ask your teacher for an information packet.  All students and parents are welcome to the informational meeting on Thursday, August 28 in the Media Center.  We will begin at 6 pm.

The morning news crew is looking for students to operate the camera, sound board, and to be news anchors.  Mr. A will be wandering around the cafeteria with applications for this club – please see him or Mrs. Ratliff in room 255 if you are interested.

Writing CLUB starts today after school in room 128, that is the computer lab across from the Art Room downstairs.  
 
Geography Club starts on Tuesday, August 26th. All students interested in Geography are welcome.  Learn about the 5 themes (Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region), and learn about yourself and others WHILE getting ready to compete in the National Geographic Bee.

Debate Club: Every Thursday in Mr. Stevens' room, Room 227.  Students are invited to learn how to argue using evidence to support their claims.  Great way to practice the Spring Board skills you are learning in ELA

Homework Club:  Need help with your homework, and want a teacher there to provide that support?  Starting this Thursday, students may drop into the Media Center to get extra help.  The club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday!  Hope to see you there.

Math Lab:  Need help with math?  The Math Lab will be open every Monday after school, Tuesday before school, and Wednesday after school.  Stop in the Media Center and get the help you need! 

Robotics Club   meets Fridays after school.   If you didn't turn in a form, you are still invited to attend.  The club runs from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM ... make sure you have a ride to pick you up promptly at 4:30 PM ... Thank you!

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE comes to Mohave
Our Superintendent, Dr. Peterson, has Challenged Mr. A !!!!!!!!!!!!

Students, have you ever wanted to dump an ICE COLD BUCKET of water on Mr. A or a teacher(There will be many to choose from)?  Well, now here is your chance! We are having a competition between 1st PERIOD classes to help raise money for ALS and STUGO and to help bring more awareness about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  Called the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE, which many of you have heard about.

Starting Monday 8/25  please bring in your extra coins, and dollars to help with the cause. Give to your  1st PERIOD teacher.  Any students who donates 50 cents or more,  will be given a ticket to put their name on.  Each day you donate, you will get a ticket to put into the drawing.  The drawing will take place on Friday morning's announcement to see who gets to dump ICE COLD WATER on to a teacher or administrator.  There will be MANY TEACHERS LINED UP for the soaking! So A LOT of students will be able to participate!

Please consider helping bring awareness about ALS, and support ALS and STUGO (AND get ready to soak the teachers and Mr. A).  All are worthy causes and we are showing our PAWS by “WORKING TOGETHER” as a school community.

This weeks PAWS winners are ... (drum roll please) ...

6th grade: Teddy G.
7th grade: Dana L.
8th grade: Jon S.


 



 
Wildcat Weekly
   THE WILDCAT WEEKLY   3rd  EDITION!! 8/29/14      
       There are many opportunities for students to get involved at school!  Some clubs are fee based (so we can pay the teacher for their time, and get materials for the club).   Tax credit fees are dollar for dollar credits that parents can claim on their Arizona State Income Taxes in April.   Other clubs are FREE – either because the teacher is volunteering their time, or Mohave is using specific accounts to cover the costs for our students.  IF the club is fee based, and your family needs assistance – PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO ASK … Mohave will not let a fee prohibit a student from participation.
We will showcase a new opportunity every week. This week, your Wildcat Weekly Crew would like to showcase:      Future Cities Competition
Future Cities meets after school on Thursdays in Room 120 with Mrs. McBride.  In this Club/Activity, students work in teams to design a city of the future.  Students work with volunteer engineers, who help students design, create a model, and write a description of their city.  This is a STEM related Club/Activity and is open to all Mohave students.  There is NO Charge for this Club – as Mrs. McBride volunteers her time, please contact Ms. McBride for more details. 
Answer to last week’s trivia question: Mohave has 75 staff members. Hmmm….75 staff members and 812 students…something tells us that the students would win in a tug of war competition!
Winner, Winner   Dinner!
Our P.A.W.S. winners this week are:
6th grade: Teddy G.
7th grade: Dana L.
8th grade: Jon S.
What information is being put in Wildcat Brains this week?
6th Grade: Our new Wildcats are hard at work dividing decimals in math class!
7th Grade: Ask a 7th grader scientist about different soil compositions...HOORAY FOR DIRT!
8th Grade: Our eldest wildcats are learning about taxation without representation in SS
Fun Facts with Donya and Kalliope
Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits more mountains than anyone of the
other mountain states.
 
COPS CORNER - 1
   Parking Lot safety – our students safety are our #1 priority
  • Pull your vehicle all the way forward in the drop off/pick up lane
  • There is NO pick up or drop off on Jackrabbit road
  • Please stay alert in and around the school
  • Use either parking lot on Jackrabbit for drop off/pick up
  • IF YOU DROP OFF YOUR STUDENT PRIOR TO 7:30 A.M. THERE IS NO WAIT!!
Thank you for your continued support – Officer Kinsey

AlS Ice Bucket Challenge – Wildcats Accept!
Mohave students have a chance this week to dump ice cold water over a staff member’s head on Friday, August 29th. This is to raise money and awareness for the ALS Foundation. The Wildcat weekly crew would like to take a moment to share what exactly is ALS:
ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons  die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
Most commonly, ALS strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. ALS has cut short the lives of other such notable and courageous individuals as Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Senator Jacob Javits, actors Michael Zaslow and David Niven, creator of Sesame Street Jon Stone, television producer Scott Brazil, boxing champion Ezzard Charles, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player George Yardley, pro football player Glenn Montgomery, golfer Jeff Julian, golf caddie Bruce Edwards, British soccer player Jimmy Johnstone, musician Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter), photographer Eddie Adams, entertainer Dennis Day, jazz musician Charles Mingus, former vice president of the United States Henry A. Wallace and U.S. Army General Maxwell Taylor.
Information from http://www.alsa.org/about-als/   8-28-14                                   For more information , please go to www.alsa.org
Meeting about MOhave Middle School's Trip to Washington, D.C. Trip
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WASHINGTON, D.C.
Thursday, August 28th at 6pm in the Media Center
Trip Dates:  March 10-13, 2015
Clubs Sports and Activities
There are many opportunities for students to get involved at school!  Some clubs are fee based (so we can pay the teacher for their time, and get materials for the club).   Tax credit fees are dollar for dollar credits that parents can claim on their Arizona State Income Taxes in April.   Other clubs are FREE – either because the teacher is volunteering their time, or Mohave is using specific accounts to cover the costs for our students.  IF the club is fee based, and your family needs assistance – PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO ASK … Mohave will not let a fee prohibit a student from participation.
After School  Homework Club (Starting Thursday, August 21st)
Need help with your homework?  Students may seek help from Mr. Norris after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Students meet in the Media Center.  No appointment needed, just stop in and ask a Mohave teacher for help!  There is NO charge to students for seeking help – Mohave Middle School is using Tax Credit money to support this program for our students.
Please note:  NO Homework clubs on … September 2, October 7, November 11, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5 … Mr. Norris will attend Mohave Staff Meetings on these days.
Math Lab (Starting the Week of August 25th)
Need specific help in math?  Mohave math teachers are available throughout the week – before and after school to help students improve their math skills (and to help with homework and test/quiz preparation).  No appointment needed, just stop in and ask for help!  There is NO charge to students seeking help in math – Mohave Middle School is using Title 1 dollars to support this program for our students.   The Lab is held in the Media Center.
  • Monday: After school from 2:30 to 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: Before school from 7 to 7:40 AM
  • Wednesday: After school from 2:30 to 3:30 PM
Open Computer Lab (Starting August 25th)
Need a computer to help with your school work?  Or do you need a computer to create a “jazzy” presentation?  Mrs. Ratliff opens her computer lab, Room 255 every Monday after school from 2:20 to 3:20 PM for students in need.  No appointment needed, just drop in for help.  There is no charge to students – Mrs. Ratliff volunteers her time.
Morning Announcements (Join today)
We are looking for students to operate the camera, the sound board, and to direct the morning news program.  Have a “Wildcat Personality” and want to be IN FRONT OF the camera?  We need news anchors too!  See Mrs. Ratliff in room 255 for more information.  News crew starts at 7:30 AM every morning!  There is a $60 tax credit fee to join the news.
 After School Sports
Quarter 1: Boys Baseball, Girls Volleyball
**Cross country – plans to start in September, more information to come.

Quarter 2: Boys Basketball, Girls Softball, Cheer, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer

Quarter 3: Boys Flag Football, Girls Basketball

Quarter 4: Boys and Girls Track and Filed

SUSD Middle School Sports is a two Tier program.  The 1st Tier runs during the 1st half of the quarter.  There are NO cuts, and all students can participate.  At the end of Tier 1, all athletes participate in a Super Saturday Sports Festival.  The festival runs on a Saturday, and all athletes play in 3 games.  To participate in Tier 1, there is a $60 tax credit fee.
  • Quarter 1: Saturday, September 6
  • Quarter 2: Saturday, November 15
  • Quarter 3: Saturday, January 31
At the conclusion of Tier 1, teams are chosen.  15 players are chosen for a 7th/8th grade team AND 15 players are chosen for a 6th/7th grade team.  These teams host and travel to the other SUSD middle schools – and represent Mohave!  If invited, and to participate in Tier 2, there is a $30 tax credit fee.
See the Office for more information or Mohave’s Athletic Director, Mark Close.
Future Cities Competition (Join Today!)
Future Cities meets after school on Thursdays in Room 120 with Mrs. McBride.  In this Club/Activity, students work in teams to design a city of the future.  Students work with volunteer engineers, who help students design, create a model, and write a description of their city.  This is a STEM related Club/Activity and is open to all Mohave students.  There is NO Charge for this Club – as Mrs. McBride volunteers her time.  For more information please contact her.
Robotics (Starts Friday, August 22nd)
Robotics meets Fridays after school in Mr. teVelde’s room, Room 237.  Students work in teams to design and program robots to complete missions.  Students will begin working with First Lego League materials in preparation of completion (regional meet hosted by Mohave MS) in November.  The club will transition to VEX robotics later in the year.  State competition in the spring (Mohave is the reigning state champion!) with hopes of returning to Worlds in May.  There is a $60 tax credit fee to participate. 
Creative Writing Club (Join Today!)
Creative Writing Club meets after school on Fridays in Room 128 with Mrs. McBride.  In this Club, students work individually or with partners and groups.  There is NO charge for this club – as Mrs. McBride volunteers her time.  For more information please contact her.
 Debate Club (Join Today!)
Debate Club meets Thursdays after school in Mr. Stevens’ room, Room 127.  Students pick the side of an argument, use evidence and justification to support their claims, and try to sway others to their thinking.  There is NO charge for this club – as Mr. Stevens volunteers his time.  For more information, please contact him.
Geography Club (Starts Tuesday, August 26!)
The Geography Club will begin on Tuesday after school.  All students interested in Geography are are welcome.  Come learn about the 5 themes (location, place, human and environment interaction, movement, region), and learn about yourself and others WHILE getting ready to compete in the National Geographic Bee.  This club is free of charge - as Mrs. McBride is volunteering her time.  The club will meet in room 120, please see Mrs. McBride for more information. 
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