Each month, our students of the month are chosen based on the theme for that month. We strive for our CHARGERS to be:
C CourteousH HelpfulA AcademicR RespectfulG GenerousE EnthusiasticR ResilientS Studious
School Levy 2018 Election Information can be found on our district website.
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-Name of Student
To report absence, please email MaywoodAttendance@issaquah.wednet.edu or call 425-837-6900 to leave a message.
Please click here to get information about Season 2 Registration. Registration Process begins October 29th.
Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire – (SDQ)
This month Middle and High School students across the district will complete a short 25-item “Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire”, or SDQ. This kid-friendly survey is used to gain insight about individual student emotional and behavioral functioning. Students will complete the questionnaire during Charger Time on Monday, October 22nd. This is a separate survey from the state’s Healthy Youth Survey which Maywood’s 6th and 8th graders will complete on Friday, October 12th. Please click here to read the letter sent through E-News from Principal Erin McKee, and PBSES Coach Nikki McGrath.
Speech & Debate Club's first Meeting is Monday, October 15!
WHO: Any current 6th-8th grade Maywood student who has paid their $35 ASB fee to the bookkeeper
WHAT: Speech & Debate Club, a speech and debate crash-course with Becca Piel from Coal Creek Family YMCA
WHEN: Two Mondays a month, 2:35-3:30, beginning October 15*
WHERE: Mrs. Tolonen’s Room 214
WHY: To become a more efficient and confident speaker, listener, debater, meet others, and to have FUN!
HOW: Whether you joined us last year or not, anyone can show up! ALL are welcome at this club. Registration is not needed.
QUESTIONS: See student-leaders Jenna Silvestri (president) or Anjali Dixit (vice president) or email Mrs. Tolonen (advisor) firstname.lastname@example.org
*Speech & Debate Club Meeting Dates:
October 15 November 5 & 19 December 3 & 17 January 7 & 14
February 11 & 25 March 11 & 25 April 15 & 29 May 6 & 20 June 3
Maywood Club Info Link: https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/middle/maywood/activities/clubs/
Attention 6th Graders who are interested in running for office: 6th Grade Representative applications are due on Tuesday, October 9th. Filming speeches is on Wednesday, October 10th (before and after school). Election are on Monday, October 15! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Miele!
Please click here for a special video message to families from Superintendent Ron Thiele. And thank you for supporting our Maywood PTSA & Issaquah Schools Foundation!
Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during the fall of 2018. Maywood Middle school 6th and 8th graders will be taking this October 12th, 2018.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
Participation for 6th and 8th graders in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.
GOT SCHOOL SUPPLIES?Click here to be taken to the 2018-19 Maywood School Supply List. Once again this year the Issaquah Schools Foundation has provided new backpacks filled with supplies for families with financial need. Stop by the Maywood main office after August 15th and ask to get your free backpack with supplies. No forms needed. This is just one of the many foundation programs that enriches our districtwide equity initiatives and directly benefit our students.
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Queen Bees and Masterminds: Navigating Friendships, Social Conflicts and Popularity Want to empower your kids' with a positive social life? ParentWiser presents parent talk and book signing with youth behavior expert Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees Wannabes and Masterminds and Wingmen, on Wednesday August 29 at 6:30pm at Liberty High School. Rosalind Wiseman pulls back the curtain on friendships and social hierarchies and gives practical advice for teaching youth how to navigate common yet complex social situations and break through communication barriers. For parents of K-12. Free for PTSA members in Issaquah School District, $10 donation for non-members/guests. REGISTER HERE!
Charger 100 Reward
Thank you Maywood PTSA for providing ice cream/popsicles on Monday, June 18th and supporting our Charger 100 program! Our Charger 100 program is one of the ways we recognize and reinforce student efforts on their academics, being a contributing member of our community, and demonstrating positive behaviors. This trimester EVERYONE received a reward during lunch – no form required. Students showed their appreciation of the unexpected treat during their LAST lunch of the year with lots of thank yous and big smiles!
Ready for School Fair (Online Verification Support) For our families from Diverse Cultures and Languages – please join us in August for help with the Back to School Online Verification Process (EVP, BTSCI, RSVP). August 10, 2018, Maywood Middle School, 9:00am-Noon, and Issaquah Valley Elementary, 3:00pm-7:00pm.
Chinese and Spanish Interpreters will be available. Please email Lorna Gilmour if you need an interpreter in another language by August 1, 2018.
中文 (Chinese), 한국어 (Korean), русский (Russian), Español (Spanish), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
Each month Grade level and Elective teams recognize 2 students that show one of the CHARGER characteristics we value. May’s characteristic was Studious. On Thursday, June 7th, these students were given certificates of recognition and thanked for their exemplary Charger behavior. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Sixth Grader Nidhi Achanta who last week flew back to Washington DC to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Nidhi first won the school spelling bee and then state regionals before competing in the Scripps National Bee and advanced to the 3rd round against students from around the country which was broadcast on ESPN. Nidhi did a great job representing Maywood, showing poise and confidence. Way to go Nidhi!
Maywood Middle School is hosting a school supplies drive in order to help foster students throughout the greater Seattle area! Dates: Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 8th
Thank you to all candidates who want to serve at both Maywood and Liberty! We are lucky to have such a strong group of servant leaders!
Election results for the 2018-2019 school year can be found here: https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/middle/maywood/asb/
Please click here to see the revised practice schedule of Track for the last weeks.
On Saturday, one 6th grade team and one 8th grade team from Maywood's Math Team competed in the Math Is Cool State competition in Moses Lake. Congratulations to 8th grader Pravir Chugh, who earned first place, out of all Geometry competitors. And, congratulation to our 8th Grade team - Pravir Chugh, Michael Lilley, Ryan Reamy, and Jacob Rubenstein - who earned the First Place team award for their division, the first time for any Maywood Middle School team.
March 19 and 30, Maywood's Speaking for Success club welcomed professional debate coach, Jim Hanson, from Climb the Mountain Speech & Debate.
Congratulations again to Maywood's Math Team for another successful competition at the Washington State Math Championship in Blaine, WA. A special shout out goes to Pravir Chugh, 8th grade, who came in second overall in the individual competition. Way to go Chargers!
February 16, 2018
Dear Issaquah School District families, staff, and community,
As Public School Educators we are deeply saddened by any acts of violence perpetrated on school campuses. The teachers and staff who have been victims of this violence feel very much like our colleagues; the students feel very much like our students. Our hearts go out to them.
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Dr. Justin Patchin will be at Skyline HS on March 25th at 7:00 pm for a community presentation on Teen Technology Use and Misuse.This presentation will cover a broad overview of cyberbullying, including issues parents, educators, and teens need to know about how youth use and misuse technology to cause harm to their peers. The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss the role of parents in preventing and responding to inappropriate online behaviors. It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to use to make sure they are used safely and responsibly. Please see this flyer for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MAYWOOD'S DISTRICT REFLECTIONS FINALISTS!
Tuesday night the District Reflections reception was held at Issaquah High School. Artwork from all 24 schools was displayed and the district finalists were announced. Congratulations to Nidhi Achanta and Jarom Ricks who are among the 54 district finalists whose artwork will advance from the district level to State! Thank you to all our Maywood Reflections artists who submitted artwork to this program this year. We have amazing artists here at Maywood!
Letter from Ms. McKee to Families via enews Disability Awareness
On 10/20/17 we welcomed Mr. Steve Ferreira, Maywood alumnus and founder of the organization Beyond Disabilities, to lead small presentations to groups of 8th grade students. He shared his stories, experiences and thoughts on living with a disability. He encouraged students to challenge their preconceived notions and stigmas that exist around people living with disabilities. Please read on for the ENews message from Principal McKee that was sent to families regarding these presentations.
On 10/3/17 we welcomed Dr. Caprice Hollins from Cultures Connecting to lead grade-level assemblies focused on encouraging our students to stand up against put downs due to differences. Please read on for the ENews message from Principal McKee that was sent to families regarding these assemblies.
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