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School Announcements
Upcoming Schedule
School hours are 8:10 to 2:50. 

Students should not arrive at the school before 7:30 A. M. 
Before 8:10, they should report directly to the cafeteria and remain there until the bell rings at 7:55.
  
17 Nov.
Monday

Maroon Day
18 Nov.
Tuesday

Blue Day
19 Nov.
Wednesday

Maroon Day
20 Nov.
Thursday

Blue Day
21 Nov.
Friday

Maroon Day
24 Nov.
Monday

Blue Day
25 Nov.
Tuesday

Maroon Day
26 Nov.
Wednesday
11:30 Dismissal
Blue Day
28 Nov.
Friday

No School
22 Sep
During the school year, in the event of a school closure, the maroon day/blue day rotation will not change.  For example, if school closed on a Monday, and it was supposed to be a maroon day, Tuesday will become the maroon day. We will continue to alternate blue and maroon from that point on.

Please see the Prince William County Public Schools site for bus schedules.
 
If you need to register your student, please call for an appointment (703)393.7608.
 
Happy Substitute Appreciation Week!
Marsteller would like to thank all the hard work and dedication that our substitute teachers bring to our building each and every day.  Thank you very much!


 
8th Grade Science Fair Packet
Please click here to access the 8th Grade Science Fair Packet.  Students will also be given a paper copy of this document in their Science class.








 
BDHS Cambridge and Horticulture Information Night
Brentsville District High School will host its first Cambridge and Horticulture Information Night on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7 pm in the auditorium. Interested students and parents are invited to attend and learn more about these two programs from our coordinator, staff, and students. If you can not attend, please note the final information night will be held on January 8, 2015. You are also welcome to contact the Specialty Coordinator, Matt Carbo, at carbomm@pwcs.edu, or the principal, Katherine Meints, at meintskj@pwcs.edu.

 
2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar at Patriot High School
On December, 6 2014 from 9 AM - 1 PM, Patriot HS PTSA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar to welcome rising 8th graders and their parents to meet and greet our beloved principal Dr. Bishop as well as other administrators.  For more information, please click here to view the event flyer.




 

 
7th/8th Grade Winter Band and Orchestra Concert Change
The new date for the 7th and 8th grade Winter Band and Orchestra Concert is now set for Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM.


 
CAREER DAY 2014 - A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY!
Our 10th Annual Career Day for 8th graders is Tuesday, November 25 and we need your help!  We are looking for presenters from a wide range of careers to be part of this.  If you know of someone who may be interested, a parent, coach, teacher, etc.  see Mrs. Wark or Mrs. Gillespie or the School Counseling Page of the Marsteller Website for more information and a registration form.
 

Attention 8th grade students and families
Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized program, is offered at Stonewall Jackson, Gar-Field, Osbourn Park, Patriot, Potomac, and Woodbridge high schools. For more information regarding this and other high school and middle school opportunities please follow this link.

 

 
Office 365 for Students
Over the next few weeks, students will be activating their Microsoft Office 365 accounts.  Once activated, students will have access to email as well as online versions of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, and OneNote which they can utilize at school or at home.  In addition, students will have 5 licenses to download MS Office 2013 on their home computers, laptops, cell phones, and/or tablets.  For more information regarding Office 365 for students, please click here.
 
Tdap vaccination for rising 6th graders
Parents are reminded that students entering sixth grade in Prince William County Public Schools this fall must present proof that they have had a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) booster shot within the past five years. 

Se les recuerda a padres de estudiantes que van a entrar al sexto grado este otoño a las escuelas del Condado de Prince William, que tienen que presentar prueba de la vacuna de refuerzo (llamado Tdap) contra el tétano, difteria y tos ferina administrada dentro de los últimos cinco años.

More information
here.

 
Student Accident Insurance
Markel Student Accident Insurance is available for families who may need it. Please click here for more information including directions on how to sign up.



 
Concussion Training for 2014-15 School Year
Below are the dates for the face-to-face concussion trainings for the 2014-2015 school year.  They will each begin at 6:30 PM.

August 20, September 3, November 6, January 14, March 12, June 1

Click here to go to the Prince William County page for information on mandatory concussion training.  


Parents and students who have already attended a face-to-face training may take this year's mandatory concussion training onlineclick here for the online training.  Rising 6th grade and 9th grade students and students new to Prince William County Public Schools are not eligible for the Online Training.
 
Order your 2014-2015 Marsteller Middle School Yearbook Today!!
The yearbook is now on sale.  Click HERE to order online today!


 

 
Eighth Grade Creative Writing
Marsteller Middle School will be incorporating a Creative Writing course into the eighth grade schedule beginning this fall. This course will provide the opportunity to apply reading and writing skills essential to continued academic success and allow students to meet rigorous academic standards across the curriculum. Our Creative Writing teachers will work collaboratively with the Language Arts teachers to enhance and enrich critical thinking and written response proficiency to prepare our eighth grade students for high school and beyond. This course will be part of the eighth grade schedule for students not participating in the World Language program at Marsteller.

 
Updated Activity Bus Schedule
Click here to see the Activity Bus schedule.  The buses leave Marsteller at 5:00.  Arrival time at the various stops may vary according to student load, and the schedule is subject to change.





 
New Secured-Entrance Procedures
Beginning Tuesday, May 27th Marsteller will implement the new secured entrance system. This system will enable us to safely identify visitors who are requesting access to the building.  Please read the attached letter for more information.
Important Directions for Parent Portal and SchoolFusion
Parents - Click here for directions on how to make sure you receive your school web site's daily email notification.

Parents and students - Click here to learn how to change your email address for Parent Portal and SchoolFusion or to change your web password.


"Be There Prince William"
The School Board signed a resolution designating November as "Be There Prince William" Month.  This suggests a simple way parents can play an active role in preparing their children for success every day.  "Be There Prince William" inspires parents to make ordinary moments extraordinary by connecting with their children during the daily routines of life. Visit bethere.org to read stories submitted from other school divisions and for inspiration.
 
Here is the tip:

It's not an April Fool's joke.  The benefits of connecting with your child every day will last a lifetime.

No es una broma del Dia de April Fool.  Los beneficios de conectarse con su hijo cada dia duraran toda la vida.
Link to Interactive Achievement Test Site
If students do not see the "iTest7 Middle School" icon in their NAL, have them CLICK HERE.









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