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POPLAR MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS ARCHIVE


SECOND QUARTER 2020-21

NOVEMBER 5 - JANUARY 15

 

NEW TUTORING RESOURCES FOR CORE SUBJECTS

January 14, 2021

A new tutoring section has been added to the ACADEMICS section of the middle school website. You can access information and fun activities to help you with your studies.  Also, passes/reminder tickets are available from your teachers for regular afterschool tutoring sessions in Mrs. Ferguson's room.  Check it out at the link below.

YOU COULD BE THE 2021 POPLAR MS SPELLING BEE CHAMPION!

January 13, 2021

The winner of the Poplar MS spelling bee set for JAN 27 will receive this medal and the chance to represent us at the county spelling bee in Bainville.  Be sure to talk to your teacher if you are interested in participating, and get your study materials today!

FREE CLOTHING CLOSET OPEN TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

January 12, 2021

The free clothing closet located in the high school is ready for students to visit and take items they need!!   Available to middle school students as well, there are clothes in men's, junior's & women's sizes right now as well as quite a few pairs of shoes.  Talk to a school staff member or contact Traci Sadler at the link below for more information.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES STILL IN PLACE FOR JAN 14 MS GAMES

January 12, 2021

The JAN 14 MS 7th/8th BBB Home vs. Harlem, start times are 5:00 PM for 7th grade and 6:15 PM for 8th grade.  Both games will be played in HS gym.  The NFHS network will also be broadcasting games/events played in the high school gymnasium. Learn more at the link below.

POPLAR SCHOOLS SPORTS EVENTS UPDATE

January 8, 2021

Coy Weeks, Poplar Schools athletic director, has issued the following  update for January 9 sports events:  1)  HS wrestling @ Circle, start time- 1:00 PM;  2)  MS 7th/8th BB Home Maroon & Gold scrimmage start time- 9:00 AM in HS gym

CHEERLEADING SIGNUPS GOING ON NOW

January 7, 2021

Any middle school students interested in being a cheerleader are encouraged to sign up at the Poplar Middle School front office.

NEW FOR 2021: GET TO KNOW POPLAR MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLINE!

January 6, 2021

At Poplar Middle School, we understand the importance of a stable digital/online presence as we move into 2021.  Our school website has been created to provide an interactive and user friendly approach to staying connected where ever you are. Parents/guardians can register at the link below to participate in the "Get to Know Poplar Middle School Online" parent engagement activity. Participants will be eligible for monthly prize drawings!

INDIAN CLUB MEETING JAN 8

January 5, 2021

Poplar Middle School Indian Club will meet Friday, January 8 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Dress warm and bring your community service record sheets with you. Contact Mr. Turcotte for more information.

SCHOOL SPELLING BEE SET FOR JAN 27

January 5, 2021

The Poplar MS spelling bee is set for JAN 27.  Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers with winners representing our school at the county spelling bee.  Talk to your teacher if you are interested in participating. Access study tips and learn more about spelling bees at the link below.

NEW LIBRARY BOOKS ARE HERE!

January 4, 2021

The library has a new shipment of books ready to be checked out! Find out more about check out procedures, AR testing and the card catalog at the link below.

MIDDLE SCHOOL, WE HAVE A MYSTERY POSTER!

January 4, 2021

Help us to figure it out what it is!!  Check out a library book and get a color sticker to put on the poster, OR take an AR test get a color sticker put on the poster to uncover the mystery. Check out periods are 1st and 8th. See Mrs. Schwartz for more information.

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ARRANGE FOR TUTORING ASSISTANCE

January 4, 2021

Students are encouraged to meet with teachers on Fridays and/or attend afterschool tutoring to finish out the semester.  Tutoring classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 in Mrs. Ferguson's Room 208.  Snacks and a ride home are provided. Talk to your teachers or contact Mrs. Ferguson for more information.

COUNTY HEALTH GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR JANUARY 2 BASKETBALL GAMES

December 30, 2020

Poplar varsity boys and girls basketball games vs Frazer will be played JAN 2 starting at 4:00 at Poplar.  Roosevelt County Health Department approved guidelines must be followed. See the link below for more information.

STEM:  TRIGGER, TRAJECTORY AND STORED ENERGY?

December 21, 2020

Grade 6 students recently built trigger launchers and learned about the terms trigger, trajectory, and stored energy in special Friday sessions with Mrs. Young. Students were able to take the launchers home to practice with or improve upon them.  These STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities are designed to promote participation on Friday tutoring day, increase motivation for achieving in science and math, and also spark an interest STEM careers.  See Mrs. Young for more information, and check out STEM careers at the link below.  (Audio Available)

GRADE 7-8 BOYS BASKETBALL SIGN-UP DEC 21-22

December 21, 2020

Grade 7-8 sign-ups for boys basketball will be today and tomorrow at the end of the school day. Players will need a physical and complete athletic paperwork before they can participate. Practice starts on Monday DEC 28 at 4:00 pm, and the first game is  scheduled for JAN 2 in Wolf Point.

WINNERS OF DOOR DECORATION CONTEST ANNOUNCED

December 21, 2020

The elves visited and they wandered around the middle school in awe of the classroom doors! They really liked the 3D doors and the ones "honoring" the pandemic, and of course who wouldn't like the buffalo with the jeans. The classroom winners are:  Muhs, Mr. Schwartz, MS office, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Schwartz and Ms. Parker.

GREETINGS FROM REMOTE LEARNING STAFF

December 18, 2020

Poplar Middle School REMOTE Learning staff have put together their December 2020 newsletter containing helpful information for the coming weeks. Access the newsletter at the link below.

FOOD DRIVE CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

December 17, 2020

The winners of the Poplar MS Indian club sponsored food drive decorated box contest and receiving prize donuts are Muh's Grade 5, Watts' Grade 6, Ferguson's Grade 7 and Snyder's Grade 8. The class collecting the most food overall is Ms. Hovan's. They will get a pizza party.

CANDY CANE LANE - DEC 20

December 16, 2020

This JOM sponsored candy, stockings and Santa event will take place Sunday, December 20 at 1:00 pm at American Legion Park/Poplar Powwow Grounds. A turkey or ham will be available for each JOM family.

NOTICE TO GRADE 5-6 STUDENTS

December 16, 2020

All Grade 5 and 6 students currently attending in-school Maroon and Gold days are required to return their school issued Chromebook AND power cords to their teacher by the end of next week (12/17), so they are at the school over the Christmas break for inventory and maintenance.  Talk to your homeroom teacher for more information.

WINTER WEIGHT ROOM HOURS GRADES 7-12

December 15, 2020

The weight room is open Monday thru Friday beginning December 30 from 4:00-5:30. This is a great opportunity to build muscle, discipline and become a better athlete. Masks are required. Contact Mr. Erickson for more information at the link below.

JOIN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL DRUMLINE

December 15, 2020

Middle School Drumline will meet Friday's at 11:30 beginning JAN 8 in Mr. Brooks' room in the high school. Any Grade 8 students interested in joining drumline can sign up at the middle school office. Contact Mr. Books at the link below.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD SCAVENGER HUNT

December 15, 2020

This Poplar MS Library activity calls on students to explore Christmas traditions around the world by using the internet to complete the scavenger hunt. Click on the link below for more details.

GIFT GIVE AWAY TODAY - DEC 11

December 11, 2020

Chiropractors & HPDP will be distributing Christmas gifts at the Old Santee building/old movie theatre as a drive thru coming east and going west in front of the building. Click the link below for the schedule.

NOTICE TO GRADE 6 STUDENTS

December 10, 2020

All Grade 6 students currently attending in-school Maroon and Gold days are required to return their school issued Chromebook AND power cords to their teacher by the end of next week (12/17), so they are at the school over the Christmas break for inventory and maintenance.  Talk to your homeroom teacher or contact Ms. Watts at the link below for more information.

THE HALLS ARE DECKED AT POPLAR MS

December 9, 2020

Thanks to student council for coordinating this activity, students and staff at Poplar MS have really been getting into the holiday spirit! You can check out the slide show of the holiday decorated doors in our website gallery by clicking the link below.

WINTER COATS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

December 9, 2020

The Poplar Middle School library has winter coats, hats, and gloves available for students.  If anyone needs one, stop by and pick one up. Contact Mrs. Schwartz for more details.

COMMUNITY COVID TESTING

DECEMBER 11-12

December 9, 2020

Community Covid-19 testing will be available in Poplar at the tribal transit center/A&S, Industrial Park Road December 11-12. Click the link below for more information.

MONTANA HAS A NEW

CRISIS COUNSELING HOTLINE

December 8, 2020

The Montana Crisis Recovery hotline is funded and available for at least the next nine months. Montanans in need of crisis counseling can call 1-877-503-0833 to receive free and confidential counseling services from trained crisis counselors Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WIN A CHRISTMAS TREE!

December 7, 2020

Seven lucky winners will win a fully decorated tree of their choice. Remote students can make their choices online. Mrs. Redpath will draw on December 10, at noon. If you have questions, you can contact Mrs. Redpath at the link below.

PARADE OF TREES DEC 7-10

November 30, 2020

All middle school students (remote students included) will have a chance to win a tree courtesy of the Chante' program and Poplar MS teacher sponsors. Teachers can bring down their students to put their tickets in the can for a chance to win starting on Monday, DEC 7. Trees will be on display until the drawing on DEC 10.

LOCKER DECORATING CONTEST

November 25, 2020

Student Council will again be sponsoring Student Locker Decorating and Classroom Door Decorating contests.   Decorating will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 1st. We will also be selling candy canes Monday, Dec. 14 - 18 for 50¢ each. Click the link below for a printable flyer.

BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR STUDENT COUNCIL

November 25, 2020

Poplar MS students are encouraged to run for a student council office. Grade 5-6 students run for class representative and Grade 7-8 students can run for class representative or president, vice president, treasurer or secretary. Click the link below for more details.

WINTER SPORTS PICTURE DATES

November 24, 2020

Grades 7-8 Girls Basketball pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, December 1 and Grades 5-8 Wrestling pictures will be taken Tuesday, December 8. Coaches will remind their athletes  at practices.

REMINDER: LIFETOUCH

RETAKES SET FOR DEC 1-2

November 24, 2020

Lifetouch retakes for Poplar MS are scheduled for Tuesday, DEC 1 for Gold students & Wednesday, DEC 2 for Maroon students.  Individual photos will be taken and MUST be prepaid. Payment envelopes are at the MS office. You must have exact change in the envelope or there is an option to pay online.  We must limit traffic in our school and will not be able to let parents in to change clothing, pick packages, fix hair, etc. No underage siblings in the buildings the day of photos. Remote learners can call the office to make appointments on either day.   Call Jackie at 768-6733 with any questions.

ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE ENDS DEC 4

November 20, 2020

There is still time to decorate food boxes and collect donations of canned goods, dry goods, non-perishables and toiletries to be distributed to families in need here in Poplar.  Donations will be accepted November 9 to December 4. Contact Mr. Turcotte at the link below for more information.

BASKETBALL GAME CANCELED NOV 19

November 18, 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must cancel the 7th grade girls' basketball game in Poplar against Frontier on Thursday November 19 at 6:00 PM. Sorry for any inconvenience.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT POSTER/POETRY CONTEST:  DEADLINE  DECEMBER 22

November 18, 2020

This year's theme is "My Future Career: Imagine the Possibilities!" Celebrate  by writing an original poem or creating a poster about the exciting possibilities for YOUR future.  Entries need to be turned in to or emailed to Ms. Lake by December 22.

GET HELP WITH YOUR HOMEWORK!

November 16, 2020

Tutoring classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 in Mrs. Ferguson's Room 208.  Snacks and a ride home are provided. Contact Mrs. Ferguson for more information.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WEEK:  LEARN ABOUT COLLEGE 

November 13, 2020

Many careers require some type of education after high school, and when asked, most middle school students say they are interested in going to college.  A good place to start learning about college is right here at Poplar MS with our own teachers. Check out the college signs teachers have posted outside their classrooms and start a conversation today!

NUMBER OF SPECTATORS NOT LIMITED AT TONIGHT'S WOLF POINT GAME

November 12, 2020

Wolf Point is not limiting the number of fans for tonight's game due to their gym capacity. They are only requiring that spectators wear masks.

IT'S WHAT'S COOKING AT POPLAR MS THIS WEEK...

November 12, 2020

Students in Mrs. McCabe's family and consumer science class got to make this delicious Mexican inspired black bean and corn salsa and homemade corn tortillas with HPDP dietitian and professional chef, Martin Smith.

LIFETOUCH

PICTURE RETAKES: DEC 1-2

November 11, 2020

Lifetouch retakes for Poplar MS are scheduled for Tuesday, DEC 1 for Gold students & Wednesday, DEC 2 for Maroon students.  Individual photos will be taken and MUST be prepaid. Payment envelopes are at the MS office. You must have exact change in the envelope or there is an option to pay online.  We must limit traffic in our school and will not be able to let parents in to change clothing, pick packages, fix hair, etc. No underage siblings in the buildings the day of photos. Remote learners can call the office to make appointments on either day.   Call Jackie at 768-6733 with any questions.

VETERANS DAY - NOVEMBER 11

November 10, 2020

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States  for honoring  persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.  At the link below, check out the trailer for the PBS documentary "The Warrior Tradition," that tells a largely-untold story of Native Americans who served in the United States military.

STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER 

November 10, 2020

Students of the quarter were nominated by teachers for being positive role models at Poplar Middle School.  Each student of the quarter was awarded a big lollipop and a gift certificate for a burger and fries.

NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT WEEK NOV 16-20

November 9, 2020

This year's theme is "My Future Career: Imagine the Possibilities!" Celebrate  by writing an original poem or creating a poster about the exciting possibilities for YOUR future.  Click the link below for more information about the  contest and other career awareness activities.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES SET FOR NOV 12

November 6, 2020

The building will be open to parents if they choose to come in. However, it is encouraged to schedule google meet conferences

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