The month of October is College Application Month & during the month, most colleges offer free applications. The MHS Counseling Office celebrated by holding a College Application Day on Tuesday, October 4th. Our senior students (approximately 300 of them) came to the Media Center during their English class. They were given the hour to work on college applications, create their FSA ID#, work on their FAFSA application, as well as apply for scholarships. The MHS College Advisor and our MHS Counselors were there to help students and answer any of their questions. College Reps (from CMU, Northwood, Delta, Ferris, Lake Superior & Alma) to discuss their schools with interested students and answer any of their questions. CMU even made “on the spot” decisions and accepted 27 of our students that day for Fall of 2023!
Midland High School hosted its 3rd annual Victory Day celebration on Monday, September 12, at the Midland Community Stadium. The day was established to allow students with different abilities the opportunity to participate in a football gameday experience. Scores of Chemics turned out for an afternoon of football, festivities, and fun. The students were able to throw the football around, participate in practice drills, cheer with the Chemic Pompon & Cheer teams, and even had the opportunity to catch a pass or run the ball into the end zone for a touchdown! The Midland High Band was there as well to help cheer everyone on. The Chemic Victory Day is modeled after a program started in Trenton, Michigan in 2010. Since then dozens of Victory Days have sprouted around the country. This special event includes everyone in the joys of participating in a high school football game and is meaningful for all involved.
MHS Hispanic Heritage Week
The week of October 10 - 14, 2o22, MHS observed and celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week. A team of students, led by Divina Howery and her co-coordinators Emily Klassen and Aveion Martinez created some fantastic events so students and staff could learn more about some of the world cultures of Hispanic origin. Most of these events will occur during lunch with the grand finale on Friday in the Media Center from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.. Events included:
Monday, 10/10 - Sampling of Hispanic Food - MHS students and even an executive chef created Hispanic food for students and staff to sample.
Tuesday, 10/11 - Loteria (similar to “Bingo”) is a traditional Mexican game where images are used rather than numbered balls. Players gathered in Eyeball Alley during their lunches and had a paper playing board (tabla) that they randomly labeled using a list of Spanish words. As the images were uncovered by the caller, players matched the image with the words on their board.
Wednesday, 10/12 - Hispanic Dances - Chemics demonstrated and taught their fellow students the Hispanic dance called Cumbia. The Cumbia originated in Columbia and is very popular in Mexico.
Thursday, 10/13 - Hispanic “Museum” - Students & staff were able to visit the Media Center to view displays of famous Hispanic people and art.
Friday, 10/14 -”Live Hispanic Museum” - This was an impactful event on Friday afternoon. It featured fellow Chemics sharing their stories and experiences as Hispanic Americans.
The students did a wonderful job of sharing their Hispanic heritage & culture with Midland High!