Covid-19 update from Mr. McMurtry, November 13, 2020. https://drive.google.com/file/d/14vxDLcawuNBToalIXxDW5rWnJ7OZskks/view?usp=sharing
The free lunch program through the USDA funding has been extended to the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Which means free meals for all Maxwell students K-12. Encourage your student to eat at school and you take a break from the kitchen!!
Thank you to all who have submitted your tech survey, we appreciate it! If you have not filled out a survey please do so. Thank you! Please help our district in receiving funds to help with needed technology! Collection of this data will assist us in serving your child in a better way. We are collecting this data not only in case of (which we have no intention of at this point in time) a remote learning move at some point, but to better understand what access and capabilities that students have at home so that we may better serve their educational needs in the future. Please remember that you will need to fill out ONE survey for EACH student in our district, so if you have more than one student who attends Maxwell you will need to fill out a survey for EACH student. Follow the link below: https://forms.gle/Hgt3mmZxz29qHSRv7
Updated district information about Covid-19 from our Superintendent Mr. McMurtry. https://www.loom.com/share/ef54a5c909664f9b899ce7ec701af632
Please help our district in receiving funds to help with needed technology! Collection of this data will assist us in serving your child in a better way. We are collecting this data not only in case of (which we have no intention of at this point in time) a remote learning move at some point, but to better understand what access and capabilities that students have at home so that we may better serve their educational needs in the future. Please remember that you will need to fill out ONE survey for EACH student in our district, so if you have more than one student who attends Maxwell you will need to fill out a survey for EACH student. https://forms.gle/Hgt3mmZxz29qHSRv7 Thanks!
Have you wanted to learn about coding? How about building a robot? Learn both in our new Junior High Robotics club grades 6th-8th. Tonight is the first meeting in Mrs. Seamann's room right after school until 6:00 p.m. Robotics club meets every Monday after school for the rest of the year. Talk to Mrs. Seamann or Mr. Holt for more information!
Oct 12 NO SCHOOL Oct 12 JH Volleyball: vs Elwood/Eustis-Farnam (Home) at 1:30 PM Oct 12 JH Football: vs Hi-Line Bulls Co-Op (Home) at 3:00 PM Oct 12 Board Meeting at 7:00 PM Oct 13 Maxwell Spirit Squad-DRIVE THRU FUNDRAISER AT RAISING CANE’S. Mention the fundraiser when placing your order. At 5:00 PM–8:00 PM Oct 13 Jr./Sr. High Fall Band and Chorus Concert at 7:00 PM Oct 14 End of 1st Quarter Oct 15 Volleyball: JV and Varsity Game vs Southwest (Home) JV at 5:30 PM. Varsity at 6:30 PM PINK OUT Oct. 15 Football: Varsity Game vs Mullen (Away) at 7:00 PM
Oct 5 Girls Junior High Game vs Sutherland (Away) at 3:00 PM Sutherland High School Oct 5 JH Football Game vs Sutherland (Away) at 4:00 PM Sutherland High School Oct 5 JV Football Game vs Sutherland (Away) at 5:30 PM Sutherland High School Oct 6 Varsity Volleyball Triangular vs Away vs. Multiple Schools (Away) at 6:00 PM Arnold High School Oct 7 Late Start at 10:00 AM Buses will run accordingly Oct 7 JH football game vs. Brady (Home) at 2:30 PM Oct 8 Cross Country: Varsity RPAC Tournament/Meet vs Cambridge (Away) at 4:00 PM Cambridge High School Oct 9 Varsity Football Game vs Hitchcock County High School (Home) at 7:00 PM Oct 10 Varsity Volleyball Triangular vs Multiple Schools (Home) at 9:00 AM Oct 10 Homecoming Dance grades 7-12th at 7:00 PM-10:00 PM REMINDER NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY OCTOBER 12th
Important information regarding Parent Teacher Conferences: https://www.maxwellschools.org/article/320295?org=maxwell-public-schools&fbclid=IwAR017zRTGJ3tCLdeq03Zr-OU6PnOorQ90HBCL_l8Qa4LHzibmo_ltQQYnM4
Maxwell Athlete and Spirit Squad Virtual Jersey Auction: Follow the link below and check the Sign-Up button next to the jersey you wish to purchase for $25. This will be a first come serve purchase auction. When you click Submit and Sign Up at the bottom of the page you will be taken to another page where you will enter the amount ($25) in the Comment box. You will also need to enter your name and cell phone number. “Auction” will end Wednesday, October 7th at 3:00 PM. Winners will be notified via phone call or text message. Pickup and payment of the jerseys will be Thursday, October 8th. Directions will be provided at that time. Anticipated payment/pickup will take place Thursday afternoon/evening. Jerseys will be returned at the conclusion of Friday night's game or Tuesday October 13th to the school office. Any questions can be directed to Dani Cumming at firstname.lastname@example.org Please see the link for auction information, directions, and deadline. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49abad29a6fac16-maxwell
🚨SCHEDULE ALERT🚨 The varsity football game against Cambridge on FRIDAY (10.2.20) has been CANCELLED. We will update the Wildcat Nation if a new opponent is added to our schedule. We will continue to press forward to offer our student-athletes the best experience possible! Can’t wait to get these boys back out there!! #WeAreMaxwell
2020 Homecoming themes-October 5-10 Monday is Country v. Country Club (Western Day for Elementary) Tuesday is Ages/Era Day 12th/11th/K-2 Senior Citizens 10th/9th/3-4 Middle Aged 8th/7th/5-6 Babies/Toddlers Wednesday is Teachers v. Students Day Thursday is Hawaiian/Tacky Tourist Day Friday is SPIRIT Day ***All outfits must be school appropriate***
Flu shots will be available October 1, 2020 These are Fluzone, preservative free vaccines available for those 36 months and older. Cost of the vaccine is $10 per shot. The vaccines are available to students, staff and their families. Consent for vaccination can be printed off via the link provided below or at the school office. Please return payment with your forms to the school. Any questions regarding the forms or vaccinations please contact Gina Sommers, Maxwell School Nurse https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/945108/Maxwell_Flu_Vaccination_Forms_.pdf
Thank you to the fans who purchased a mask at the football game. We ran out of the few I had on hand in the adult size. I do have a few kid size left on hand. We would like to get our large order in soon. If you are wanting a mask or gator please pick up a form at the office, or with a spirit squad member. We are asking you to pre-pay with your order. You may make checks to Maxwell Public School in the memo please write spirit team. We would like to get orders in by October 11th. Thank you for your support.
JH Football game for today has been cancelled. A reminder that picture retakes are tomorrow. Packets can be picked up in the front office.
Good afternoon, This is Danny McMurtry with Maxwell Public Schools. This message is to update you to changes in our regulations. We have met with staff and students to discuss our current reality and determine what is best for us going forward. After having these conversations, we feel that there are changes that need to be made to our plan. With that said, we will be sticking to wearing our masks until October 30th. At that point in time, we will re-evaluate and make a decisions for the remainder of the semester. The state came out with new guidelines for quarantine. As long as we are all in masks, the only person who can get quarantined is someone who tests positive or someone who is showing symptoms. This decisions brings consistency for our students instead of possible wavering back and forth based upon the health dial of orange or yellow that could change week to week. It also provides the best chance for our students to remain in the classes. Protecting participation in activities was also a big talking point for our students. Here were the major talking points that we had discussion around with our students staying in school is important and we need to do everything we can to make that happen Participating in activities is important and we want to protect that as much as possible The dial could go right back to orange if there are more cases. The back and forth would be hard on students; especially the younger ones Waiting till the end of October allows for us to determine if the dial is going to remain yellow or not We are used to doing it at this point. Leaving the habit would make it really hard to go back to Thanks for your understanding. If you do have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Thanks and have a great weekend!
U.S. Bank Believers and Achievers! Congratulations to: Kirby Corfield, Kaitlyn Miller, and Kaycee Boltz. The 2020-2021 list of Local School Winners of the U.S. Bank Believers & Achievers award is available on the NSAA website at https://nsaahome.org/2020-21-us-bank-believers-achievers-l…/. Stay tuned next week for the announcement of the 48 statewide winners of the U.S. Bank® Believers & Achievers award!
Reminder all home and away Covid-19 guidelines can be found on our website and app. They are updated daily for all MHS activities. Be sure to check it out if you are traveling to cheer on the Wildcats. FYI no fans are allowed at the Brady Volleyball tournament this Saturday. For live streaming info please see the link below. Good Luck Wildcats! https://www.maxwellschools.org/o/maxwell-public-schools/browse/167441?fbclid=IwAR0lq-58wXObjhiRqyrrpMbYPpPMmHnMRzPzKxxSmh4OayUO5Ias66SAvxU
Sep 21 at 2:00 PM Volleyball JH: Girls Junior High vs. Sandhills Valley (Away) Sep 21 at 3:00 PM Football: JH Game vs Sandhills Valley CO-OP (Away) Sep 21 at 4:30 PM Football: JV Game vs Maywood-Hayes Center (Home) Sep 23 at 10:00 AM Late Start- Buses will run accordingly Sep 23 at 4:00 PM Volleyball JH: Girls Junior High vs. Adams Middle (Away) Sep 24 at 4:00 PM Cross Country: Varsity Invitational vs Away vs. Multiple Schools (Away) West Wind Golf Club Sep 24 at 5:00 PM Volleyball: Varsity Triangular vs Multiple Schools (Home) Sep 25 at 7:30 PM Football: Varsity Game vs Dundy County Stratton (Home) Sep 26 at 9:00 AM Volleyball: Varsity Tournament vs Away vs. Multiple Schools (Away) Brady High School FYI: No Fans are allowed at this tournament.
Homecoming dress code and dance information/clarification: *We are still highly encouraging this to be an informal dress code. Jeans will be allowed at the dance(no holes, please.) Please do not go out and purchase an expensive dress! If the local DHM’s would change for the worse, there is the possibility that the dance could be called off. *Only current Maxwell students grade 7th-12th grade are allowed to attend. This means no outside dates, those students who are homeschooling/remote learning courses or students who have graduated. Detailed homecoming information can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTzl8cLnQg2AYv5cnJ__UVWJZNmnc_YfRZkT1wh--IPorDh6WsJrO3AjM-kS0zyZqptKyTPgTaHVMsZ/pub?fbclid=IwAR0qVMP8BPDpFAD1TH4cJ1TbClUTrCzPPXRkMVBW-mWR99ZrQUGYVbkgwKA