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  • Watching the weather at Mark Bills

    As an introduction to the weather unit, and learning how wind effects temperature we built weather vanes. We noticed a storm was rolling in, so we were able to test them out. Our goal was to measure the direction the wind was coming in. Throughout the unit we have plans to explore other tools meteorologists use to predict the daily weather through weather patterns.

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  • Mark Bills observes Peace Day

    The International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, was brought into being by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Each year, hundreds of students take part in a student observance of Peace Day which includes committing to being Messengers of Peace.

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  • 2016-2017 Calendars

    The following are events here at Mark Bills as well as the 2016-2017 school calendar.

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  • Mark Bills School Supply List 2016-17

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  • Principal Welcome Back Letter

    Mrs. Rodgers welcomes all students and families back to school for the upcoming 2016-17 school year! We are excited to get started on learning, August 17th!

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  • MBS is Awarded Silver PBIS status!

    Congratulations to Mark Bills for your outstanding efforts implementing PBIS. The dedication of everyone involved is to be commended!

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  • ReAd EvErYdAy and make it a HaBiT!

    EVERY DAY from 7:40 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. all students and teachers will participate in Sustained Silent Reading in their Homeroom. This time will give students a chance to read for pleasure, as well as increasing their reading abilities. We believe that having daily time set aside for reading will set the tone for all that we do at Mark Bills. This is not a study hall and not an advisory time. No classwork will be done by students. No grading will be done by teachers. Remember that this is SILENT reading. Students and Teachers will not talk or disturb others for the entire reading time! Everyone should bring a book to read every day, however, each Homeroom will have reading materials available.

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  • Don't forget to Clip those Box Tops for Education

    And send them in to Mark Bills

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  • Family Access Instructions

    Using these instructions families may access the information they need for updating school information in the re-enrollment process.

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Announcements

Attendance Counts! Every student, every class, every day! MBS is striving for 100% attendance every day! Planners were distributed to students the first week of school. Please read over the Student Handbook inside, sign and return the signature page. Students have already started checking out Library books and taking AR tests. Ask your student what they are reading for SSR! Back-to-School Night is Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00-7:30pm! Parents, come see your child's classrooms, talk to teachers, sign up for PTO and Volunteer days. Parents are encouraged to come to the first Parent University on August 25th, 5:30-8pm at the Lakeview Noble Center. Please sign in as a Washington parent to show how much our parents care! Please schedule Doctor and Dentist appointments after school hours, so as not to disrupt the school day. Make sure to get the Sports Physical when you get the School Physical, so that students are ready for anything. Keep yourself active but cool by hiking the shaded trails at Forest Park, walking or riding the Rock Island Trail to Junction City or the ice cream shop in the Heights, or catching a cool breeze off the Illinois River down at the Riverfront. Maybe you will find a few Pokemon on your walks as well!
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Mark Bills Middle School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) offering MYP years 1, 2, 3 and 4. 
  

Announcements

  • Attendance Counts! Every student, every class, every day! MBS is striving for 100% attendance every day!

    Planners were distributed to students the first week of school. Please read over the Student Handbook inside, sign and return the signature page.

    Students have already started checking out Library books and taking AR tests. Ask your student what they are reading for SSR!

    We will start NWEA August 29th and be done in no time at all!
     
    Wear your College Colors shirt with uniform pants on Friday, Sept 2nd.
     
    Bring your Eagle Bill tickets! The PBIS Store will be open during lunch on Sept 1st.
     
    Chase the Rainbow Fundraiser packets due Friday, September 2nd.  Packets will be accepted after but with no guantee on shirt size.

    Please schedule Doctor and Dentist appointments after school hours, so as not to disrupt the school day. Make sure to get the Sports Physical when you get the School Physical, so that students are ready for anything.

    Keep yourself active but cool by hiking the shaded trails at Forest Park, walking or riding the Rock Island Trail to Junction City or the ice cream shop in the Heights, or catching a cool breeze off the Illinois River down at the Riverfront. Maybe you will find a few Pokemon on your walks as well!

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