SCC Middle School

8th Graders Share a Cup of "Holiday Tea" ... with a Life Lesson on the Side

holiday tea

During the month of December, 8th Grade Language Teacher Jonalee Buckel’s students were busy working on Holiday Tea activities. Students first listened to and enjoyed the book A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg. They then thought about how they could apply the lesson from this book to their own lives. The holiday season—whether celebrated as Christmas, Hanukah, Ramadan, Kwanza, etc.—is known as the season of giving. Students considered ways in which to give of their time and energies in order to help someone else during the holiday season. Some of these ideas included reading to students (pictured below), going for a visit to the local care center (pictured to the right), talking to a great aunt on the phone, writing letters to elderly grandparents in Florida, baking holiday treats with Grandma, shoveling driveways after our recent snowstorms, and volunteering at local churches and community centers. Once students performed the activity of their choosing, they wrote an essay explaining the assignment. Finally, students reflected upon the experience of helping someone else during the holiday season.

Students had much to say about this assignment:

  • “I received happiness knowing that I had done something good for my community.” (Kaitlyn Holmgren)
  • “Making people happy can make you happy.” (Tadan Holzer)
  • “Getting out of my comfort zone was actually kind of fun!” (Hannah Kempen)
  • “It felt great to know that I was making an impact on hungry people’s lives.” (Mya Kizer)

Submitted by: 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher Ms. Jonalee Buckel


Upcoming Events and Announcements

Softball Fundamental Clinic


Attention SCC youth softball pitchers: Attend a pitching clinic held by the SCC High School Softball team at the SCC Middle School gym on the following Sunday evenings: February 12th, 19th, 26th and March 5th. The clinic for grades 3rd—5th will be held from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and grades 6th—8th clinic will be held from 6:15 p.m.—7:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 for the entire four weeks of instruction. Look for more information in the school’s announcements. We look forward to working with our future SCC softball stars. Contact Varsity Softball Coach Mindy Ramberg with questions by email at: or by telephone: 715-796-2256.

Submitted by: Varsity Softball Coach and 5th Grade Teacher Mindy Ramberg



Buy a Yearbook!

yearbooks on sale

You can purchase your middle school yearbook online until April 7, 2017! The yearbook will be full of events and memories from the 2016-17 school year. 

How to and enter code 12160517. Paper order forms will also be sent home with students in March if you would prefer to order that way.

Price: The basic yearbook will be only $15, but there are tons of upgrades you can add to make your yearbook unique.

Delivery: Yearbooks will be delivered to students around May 19th (depending on delivery schedule)

If you have any questions please contact our yearbook advisor and library media specialist, Amanda Olson.



School Board Election, April 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the St. Croix Central School District on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of office for school board members is three years beginning on Monday, April 24, 2017 and ending Monday, April 20, 2020.

You can find more information about the school board election by going to the SCC website --> District --> Board of Education --> 2017 School Board Elections .



Middle School Concerts



February 28th: 5:30 p.m. - 7th Grade, 7:00 p.m. - 8th Grade

March 7th::  6:30 p.m. Wax Museum Concert


May 11th: 6:30 p.m. - 5th  Grade Dinner Theater Concert

May 16th: 4:30 p.m. - 6th Grade, 5:45 p.m. - 7th Grade, 7:00 p.m. - 8th Grade and Jazz Band



Other Middle School Documents & Forms

A Honor Roll 2nd Quarter
B Honor Roll 2nd Quarter
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