This is my first "official" communication for the upcoming (2015-2016) school year. For those of you who haven't had a child go through Midland High School, this is the manner in which MHS communicates important information during the year. These emails are ordinarily sent out each Friday. The site from which the email is sent is the same site you receive communication from our Superintendant, Mike Sharrow. Please know that if you "unsubscribe" to either email, you will unsubscribe to both.
This year will be a new start for Midland High School. We welcome our new Principal, Jeffrey Jaster. Mr. Jaster has previously worked at MHS as a teacher, department head, and assistant principal. He knows the history of the building and how Midland High "works" and is eager to begin the new school year. You can expect a message from Mr. Jaster to be included in the first MHS email in August.
The Midland Public Schools district calendar has been posted to the MPS website. The link is: https://www.midlandps.org/SiteAssets/Calendar/15-16%20Calendar.pdf The building calendar with the dates of homecoming, prom, parent nights, etc. will be formulated from the district calendar and will be sent out with the August email. But for now, there are some exciting things going on that you should know about. I have included them below.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. We have had beautiful weather so far. Perfect weather for barbecues, picnics, and fun in the sun with your family.
Need a reason NOT to cook? Want to support your MHS Pom-Pon teams at the same time? On Sunday July 26th, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20% of your purchase to the MHS Pom-Pon team. Just Bring in the attached flyer and the pom teams will receive some $ for uniforms and camp scholarships!
The second annual “All In” Fore Chemic Pride golf outing and dinner benefit is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3 at the Midland Country Club. Although the golf slots are full, you are invited to come out for the dinner and silent auction portion of the benefit. The information is attached. Half of the proceeds go to Midland High School special projects, and half goes to the Jenifer Sisco memorial fund. Money raised last year will go to purchase a new stage and backdrop for graduation, and a new tig welder and welding hoods. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Hutchinson email@example.com
The 2015-2016 Free and Reduced Lunch Application and the Share Form are available on the WebPortal Address, where you can fill them out electronically. This is a much faster way and saves on paper! https://fs.mps.k12.mi.us/
The application can also be found by following these steps: Go to the MPS website (www.midlandps.org) Click on the Parents tab on the top Click on the Online Payments tab. First tab on the left Under the Free & Reduced Lunch Program heading, click of the Food Service WebPortal. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your students name. After logging into the WebPortal, click on Meal Application on the top right of the screen. The program walks you through step by step.
If your child is looking for summer activities, camps, or training programs, check out the MPS Community flyers page at: http://midps.org/community-flyers/
10th, 11th, & 12th grade schedule pick up and school pictures/ID cards will be Thursday, August 27th. Sophomores will also be completing a Career Cruising inventory on that day. More details will be forthcoming. Schedules will not be available prior to August 27th.
Freshman Orientation for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on Monday, August 31st. This is a mandatory meeting for incoming freshmen. Photographers will begin taking school pictures at 8:00 a.m. and issuing school ID cards. The orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. Students will meet in the gym to learn about MHS, receive their class schedules and locker assignments. They will meet with their Kick-Off Mentor (upperclassmen) and tour the building to locate their locker, classrooms, and familiarize themselves with the building. Students will be fed lunch on this day. The actual orientation piece commences at 1:00 p.m. but the photographers will be here after the program if students did not get the opportunity to be photographed between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
2015 yearbooks will be distributed August 31, 8:30am – 3pm. We have a limited number of extras, so if you didn’t order and still want one, we will have them available on a first-come, first-served basis. See you August 31!