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Hello Artists and Parents,

Spring has sprung and that means the Congress Art Department is preparing the K-12 district-wide art show that will be held the first weekend in May. This year the district-wide event will be held in the gymnasium of Park Hill South High School.  All students and family are welcome to attend. The art show will be held Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm and Sunday, May 5th  from 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm.  Congress student work will be displayed together.

 This year, like in years past, superintendent ribbons will be awarded and pinned to the artwork.  Ms. Finn and Miss Wenzel will be matting work all this month to take to the art show. We have been collecting artwork to share since quarter one. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions,  we cannot hang every piece we take. Please know that we try to hang as many pieces as we can and are not always able to guarantee that every piece will be displayed. We are looking forward to seeing another great turnout this year!  We hope that you come and support the arts at Park Hill South and please invite your friends and family.  

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Do you know someone who is currently in 6th or 7th grade and will be attending Congress or Plaza next year?

Please share this information...

ATTENTION: current 6th and 7th graders

What: Trip to Washington DC/New York City next June (2020)

What: Parent meeting to find out the details

When: Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm

Where: Congress Middle School in room 305

Why: A great way to get to visit historical and exciting places with your friends.

This is not a school-sponsored trip

Check out our Facebook group:  Mrs. Jacob Trip 2020

Contact: Mrs. Ann Jacob with any questions.  816-359-6636

4th Quarter Intramurals



Binder Fairy-APRIL

The binder fairy will be coming around this month to make sure students have 2 pencils in their pencil pouchAll students that meet those expectations will receive a treat.  Get your binder ready!

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Yearbooks 2018-2019


Make sure you are remembering our amazing 2018-19 school year with a yearbook!  Yearbooks are currently $33!  Order yours now through the Josten’s website at:

 or through Ms. Mays, room 502 at Congress Middle School!  We always sell out in May so reserve yours now!



End of the Year Awards Criteria


Congress Parents,


We are going to base our end of the year awards for the Congress Awards Assembly on the following point system.  Please talk about this with your student and encourage them to earn as many points as possible. 


Cumulative GPA after third quarter:  3.0 to 3.49 is 1 point, 3.5 to 3.85 is 2 points, 3.86 to 4.0 is 3 points

Only kids with a 3.0 or better for the first three quarters combined will be considered for any award.


School participation or community service is worth 1 point.  There is only one point available for this category.  Students can pick either a school participation activity or do 5 hours of community service.


 Any involvement at Congress that is not required for a class counts for school participation.   
School participation opportunities could include, but are not limited to, the list below.

School play-tried out or were in (not attended)

                National Junior Honor Society- applied or were in

                Stucco- applied or were in

                Student Ambassadors- applied or were an ambassador

                Any Intramurals or club

                Ski club

                Cross Country

                Geography Bee

                Honor Choir- tried out or were in

                Talent Show- tried out or were in (not just attended)

                Weightlifting club

                All district band or solo and ensemble festival

                Tried out or were on the basketball team or were a manager

                Tutor other kids


Community service (5 hours). Students will fill out an online form with this information in April. We will have the link available in teams’ websites and social media pages and will announce it on the morning announcements as time comes. Keep in mind community service does not have to be through a formal organization. Helping neighbors and extended family is encouraged.


Attendance 90% of school days or better is 1 point.


No ISS/OSS is 1 point


2 points get a blue ribbon

3 points gets a bronze medal

4 points gets a silver medal

5 points gets a gold medal

6 points gets platinum


Invitations will be sent home with students who qualify for an award in May.


If you have any questions regarding these criteria or the awards assembly in general, please feel free to contact Beth Weishaar (7th grade counselor) or Bridgett Sissel (8th grade counselor).  



ATTENTION: current 7th and 8th graders

What: Trip to Washington DC/New York next June (2018)

What: Student/Parent meeting to find out the details


Where: Congress Middle School in room 305

Why: A great way to get to visit historical and exciting places with your friends. 

This is not a school-sponsored trip

Check out our Facebook group:  Mrs. Jacob Trip 2020

 Contact: Mrs. Ann Jacob with any questions.  359-6636


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