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October 15, 2014
Calendar
NEW STAFF MEMBERS
October 23-24 ParentTeacher Conferences
October 17—Fans with
Cans Food Drive
November 3—FAFSA Information Night
November 8—Community
Craft Bazaar
November 11—Veterans
Day Breakfast and Assembly.
November 14—FFA Harvest
Dance
December 5—PAC Christmas Party
Don’t Miss:
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Football Senior Night
October 17
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First day of Wrestling
October 20
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Senior Project First Draft
Due October 30
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Haunted Halls—HS
Games—Elementary
October 31 6:00-8:00
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BPA Dues—$25
Due November 1
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First day of Boys Basketball
November 11
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Melba Junior/Senior High School has changed
the format for Parent Teacher Conferences.
Teachers will be available Thursday evening,
October 23, 2014 from 4:00—8:00 and
again on Friday, October 24, 2014 from
10:00—1:00. If parents are unable to attend
conferences during these times, and would like
to talk with one of the teachers, they should
contact the office for an appointment or email
the teacher.
It is important to take this opportunity to meet
with your student’s teachers. If you have questions, please contact the office at 495-2221.
Melba Greenhouse
Melba School District is excited to break ground on their
new greenhouse. The $8,000
grant from Monsanto helped
kickstart this project and it is
hoped the foundation will be
poured this month.
Building and establishing a
greenhouse has been a vision
for the district for some time.
The greenhouse project has a
three-fold mission.
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To enhance our students’
Have you met:
Mr. Derik Lindquist, Spanish Teacher from
Maricopa, Arizona
Ms. Sarah Anderson, Band and Choir teacher
from Utah
Mrs. Natalie Welch, English teacher from the
University of Idaho by way of Coeur d’Alene.
Mr. Sherm Blaser, Conditioning teacher from
Nampa
Mr. Casey Clark, Junior High Social Studies
teacher from Weiser.
Mrs. Gayle Young, Special Services teacher
from Nampa
These men and women are a great addition to
our staff her at Melba and we invite you to
stop by and meet them.
Junior High Football Banquet
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Harkers Red Barn on Melba Road
Potato Bar
A-M bring Potato Toppings
N-Z bring a Dessert
R.S.V.P. Michelle Martinez
230-2534
education through the use
of cutting-edge technology, allowing student to
apply what they are
learning in the classroom
to the environment where
they live.
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To help our local farm
community by collecting
and analyzing data to
address current issues.
To provide produce and
products that can be dis-
tributed to the community.
Jake Silver, Melba’s Ag Advisor stated “This greenhouse
will provide the next step in
the education of our agriculture students. We greatly
appreciate the support from
Monsanto & our community.”
Please check out our website
at
melbaschools.org
for up-to-date information
about events and news of the
students of Melba.
Melba Jr./Sr. High School
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Football Field
The Melba Football Field is
lookin’ good! You probably
have noticed the numerous
improvements to the field
and track area: Sidewalks
and pavement have made it
handicap accessible, a new
ticket booth has been added, the entrance has been
graded and leveled, the
’frame’ stating “Home of the
Mustangs” is dramatic and
new gates will be added in
the near future. These improvements have been a
joint venture with several
Eagle Scout projects. Scouts
Adam Saurey, Kaden Pieksma, Calvin Preisler, Cody
Holiday Craft
Bazaar
November 8,
2014
9:00—2:30
Svedin, Devin Edmiston and
Jake Woodruff worked with
administration and our
Maintenance Staff to complete these upgrades and
their donation of time and
talent is greatly appreciated.
The district would like to
offer a big thank-you to
Reese Leavitt of Leavitt Engineering who helped oversee
these Eagle Scouts and to
Eric Clark and James Magsamen whose cooperation
and expertise was essential
to the success of the project.
Tutoring
If your student needs some
additional help in their English Class, Mr. Sessions is
offering after school Junior
High Language Lab in his
room Monday through Thursday from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
If you have questions, please
call the office at 495-2221.
Math Night
National College Fair
Wednesday, October 29th
Parental Permission slips are
due by the end of the day on
October 28th.
Do you have questions about Math?
You are invited to a Math Night showcasing the junior high curriculum, Common Core and a question and answer
period. Thursday, October 23, 2014,
6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Library.
Senior Project Field Trip
Melba Seniors were able to visit the State Capitol
and meet with Senator Patti Anne Lodge from District 11. She answered questions about upcoming
legislation and taught the students how the process
works in Idaho. Finally, she took them to the Senate
Floor so they could have first-hand experience of
the legislative procedures.
CWI Dual Credit money is due on December 16th.
For students in the Fast Forward program, parents
will pay the fees and Melba High School will reimburse the parents.
Fans with Cans
Rake Up Melba
Veterans Day
The Melba Senior Center Food Bank
is in desperate need of supplies! In
answer to that need the Student
Council is sponsoring “FANS WITH
CANS”. Bring your canned food or
non-perishable item to the front
gate at the football game on Friday, October 17th and we will deliver your items to the Senior Center. They will also accept cash donations. In Melba we pride ourselves on taking care of our own
people, so be generous!
Student council will be doing Rake
Up Melba again this year on Tuesday, November 25th . If you know
someone who we should add to our
list to rake their yard please feel
free to contact the high school or
student council advisor, Ms. BoschWilson ([email protected]) so we
can get you on the list. This is a
huge community project that the
entire school takes part in. Student
council would gladly accept any
community trash bag or chili donations to help aid us in that day.
On Tuesday November 11th Melba
Jr./Sr. High School will be hosting the
annual Veteran’s Day Assembly. We
would love any Veterans and their
families to attend. At 9:00 a.m. our
local FFA chapter will be hosting a
breakfast for all Veterans and their
families with the assembly to follow. We would love to have as many
people as possible at both events. If
you are planning on attending the
breakfast please RSVP with either Mr.
Silver, [email protected] or Ms.
Bosch-Wilson, [email protected] melbaschools.org by November 4th.