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January 15, 2014

Dear Mustangs,

Happy New Year and welcome back, Mustangs!

We have settled back into the routine of school and due to the extended break all were ready to get back to learning. As I spent the first three days back from break in the classrooms, students and teachers were engaged through conversation and questioning, discovery and inquiry, and of course through reading and writing. Students were back to creating a beautiful “noise” in chorus and band, expressing themselves through art, drama and staying fit through PE and the study of Health. It is good to have our hallways and classrooms alive once again.

We entered our second semester and report cards will be coming home on the 17th. It is hard to believe we are at the halfway point of the school year. Please encourage your child to revisit their study habits as their educational slate is, yet again, clear. Providing a quiet space where your child can do homework and study and setting a homework time will be nothing but beneficial.

By now you should have noticed that you are receiving our announcements daily via your email. PTSA is helping us to fund this and make it possible. Thanks to the PTSA for helping to make this happen. Your patience with me to try something new—going to the webpage for announcements—was much appreciated. I finally realized my idea did not work as I had hoped and thus the return to what did work…daily announcements.

Congratulations to our wrestling team who took 3rd place in the North Oldham Duels Tournament this past weekend and to the dance team for their winning performance where they took 1st place and were honored as the middle school grand champions. Way to go Mustangs.   Our Academic Team will be competing in the Governor’s Cup District Competition. The Future Problem Solvers, Written Assessments (in written competition, Arts and Humanities, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science) and Quick Recall will all have a part. The Cheerleaders are headed to Jamfest in Indianapolis for competition this weekend. Good luck, Mustangs!

Mrs. Katie Churchman will return from maternity leave next Thursday. While we have missed her so, we will certainly miss Mrs. Amy Smith who has been the long term substitute in drama. Thanks to Amy and welcome back, Katie!

We continue to have a shortage of bus drivers. As the transportation works diligently to consolidate buses, please be sure to check the Oldham County FaceBook page for delayed morning and afternoon routes. Should your child need to stay for a late bus in the afternoon, please remind him/her to meet at the end of the 6th/7th grade hallway in the glass hallway by the exit doors.

In the morning, if you drop off your child at school, please pull up all the way to the end of the sidewalk in front of the school. This allows more cars to drop off at one time and keep the traffic off 1793. It was reported that students are getting out of cars on 1793 and running across the road to get to school. This is very dangerous and should not occur. Please help by pulling all the way up to the orange cone at the end of the sidewalk. Thank you for your efforts in helping to keep our Mustangs safe.

Believing,

Carrie Pitsenberger

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