On December 1, 2, and 3, 2015, The Legacy Center for Community Success (TLC) will facilitate a survey of the needs, attitudes, and behaviors of Midland County students in the 6th through 12th grades. The survey is titled Search Institute Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors. It will provide our community with a wide range of information. It will tell us how students spend their time, their perceptions of school and community life, as well as their participation in risky behaviors, (e.g., alcohol, drugs, sexual activity, fighting, etc.). It will also tell us the amount of time students spend doing homework, watching TV, and the amount of time they spend involved in sports, the arts, etc. Most importantly, the survey will tell us the extent to which our students are experiencing Developmental Assets (the “building blocks” of positive relationships, opportunities, skills and attitudes). To view a copy of the survey, please visit the school office.
If you do not want your child to participate, you must return the form at the bottom of this letter: to MHS by November 30, 2015. If no form is received, your child will be allowed to take the survey.
Senior Pictures are due December 1, 2015. Please see this flyer for specifications and how to get your picture to the yearbook staff:
Can't decide what to buy for your Chemic? Need some ideas? The CHEMIC CORNER will have evening hours on December 2nd and December 9th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. for your shopping pleasure. The store stocks t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, jackets, mittens, scarves, hats, and lots of other "Chemicware". Be sure to stop in, even if you only need stocking stuffers!
On December 8th the ASVAB test will be given in the cafeteria 1st-3rd hours. The ASVAB is a free, comprehensive battery of tests, enabling students to match their interests, abilities, and personal preferences to over 200 occupations. This test is required if a student is considering a military occupation. Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are 15 years and older may take the ASVAB. Students must sign up in the media center beginning Monday, November 30th and obtain a parent permission slip.
December 11th 7:30 pm Meistersingers Candlelight Concert Trinity Lutheran Gathering Room
The Meistersingers will present a concert of old favorites and new gems to help you bring in the season including Joy to the World, Masters in this Hall, and Eric Whitacre’s Lux Nova. Punch and cookies are served at intermission and a free-will offering is taken to support the Meistersingers spring trip.
December 15th 7:30 pm MHS Choirs Holiday Concert Trinity Lutheran (corner of Jefferson and St. Andrews)
The MHS Chorus and Meistersingers will share music of the season and other selections including the traditional closer with MHS Alumni. Selections include Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World and In the Bleak Midwinter.
December 16th 7:30 pm MHS Winter Concert - All Bands Central Auditorium
December 17th 7:30 pm MHS Orchestras Holiday Concert Central Auditorium
The Concert Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra will be performing music spanning the ages from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s The Mad Russian.
There is a new "Scholarships and Transcripts" tab on the home page of the MHS website for students to obtain information regarding the latest scholarships and to order transcripts. Please check it out!
There is another new link on the home page of the MHS website entitled "MHS Fundraisers". I have only listed a couple of the fundraisers that are currently going on, but I'm waiting for more. If you are heading up a fundraiser for a group at MHS, please send me an informational flyer in pdf format, and I'll get it posted on the home page.
Chemic Coffee is now on sale – Order yours today! Midland High has teamed up with the 2Good Coffee Co. for an exciting new fundraiser this year: fresh roasted coffee delivered right to your door! Chemic Coffee is a coffee roasted right here in Michigan especially for Midland High School. It is available as a one-time purchase or as a six month or twelve month subscription. The other exciting and unique aspect of this fundraiser is that 2Good Coffee Co. will be giving employment opportunities to participants from the local Jobs for Life program. Good Coffee for Good Causes! Please go to http://www.chemiccoffee.com to order your coffee subscription. A Chemic Coffee subscription makes a great Christmas present too…you might say it’s “the gift that keeps giving the whole year through”. Chemic Coffee: In your heart, in your cup – The Pride’s Inside”!
Ms. Marsh's marketing classes have formed businesses to sell a variety of goods and services with all profits going to The American Cancer Society. To name a few; Color run, Clips, Phone covers, Tumblers, Tie dye shirts, Wristbands, Socks, Lawn mowing services, Business videos, Zipper bags, Pencils, Stickers, Phone cases, Pink tie die shirts, Baked goods, Hockey jerseys, T-Shirts, and Edible straws. For more information, please contact Ms. Marsh at MarshEA@midlandps.org
Most of the fall sporting events have come to an end, and winter sports are gearing up. Please encourage your child to try out for a sport or join a club. It's been proven that students who participate in extracurricular activities do better in school and social situations. For information on available clubs and activities: For information on athletic practices and tryouts: www.chemics.net
The STEM Explorer program is sponsored by DOW Chemical and Dow Corning and is geared for all students in the 9th – 12th grade in the tri-city region. Below is a list of our topics for the upcoming year. If you are interested in signing up this year for the program, please contact Lori Keith as soon as possible at LLKeith@dow.com to reserve your spot within our program for the year. We do have to limit our membership again this year to 60 students to accommodate venue sizes. The fee is only $30 per student to accommodate our admission fees for the USS Edson in Bay City. For more information see the attached flyer:
2015-2016 Career Area Topics
Facility Management – Ice Rink
Applications of Chemistry
Logistics – Supply Chain
Communications Broadcasting – MCTV
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is accepting applications for the class of 2015! This fall, Midland Public Schools middle and high school students will have the unique opportunity to start and launch their own REAL businesses or social movements, by participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). To date, Midland YEA! student businesses received a combined total of $13,500 to start their ventures. YEA! is a year-long after school program offered through the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce with weekly classes meeting at Northwood University beginning October 28, 2015 through May 25, 2016. Over the course of the year, students brainstorm ideas, form partnerships, write business plans, pitch their plans to a group of investors, obtain funding, launch their enterprise and actually sell their products or services. Along the way they work with business professionals to, among other things, develop business plans, build a brand identity and create a website; hear from local business owners; and participate in a Trade Show. Participants start the program as students and finish as CEO’s of their own REAL business. Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 YEA! Class and are available in the school office or can be completed online at yeausa.org. Students are urged to apply before October as the class is filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit us online at yeausa.org, facebook.com/MidlandYEA, twitter.com/MidlandYEA or contact Tina Lynch at the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce at (989) 839-9901or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents! Midland High School would like to thank Garber Chevrolet for their generous donation of the Project 111 October prizes!!! Project 111 is a safe-driving campaign designed to reward the seniors at MHS to drive well and make good life choices. All MHS seniors are automatically placed in a random, monthly drawing for an iPad and three $50 gift cards. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded at graduation! Parents! Have you seen your senior’s Project 111 lanyard and their cool new window cling? Both are great reminders for them to drive well! For more information visit our Facebook page and find us on Twitter!
If your child is driving to school this year, the car MUST have a parking permit on it to avoid penalty. Parking permit applications are available in the main office, athletic office or on the MHS website (under the Resources tab in the Additional Documents folder. The cost is $50. Please contact Mrs. Mitchell in the athletic office if you have questions at MitchellSA@midlandps.org
Student Planners are available throughout the year for $2.00 each. Students utilizing mobile device planners or other calendars should familiarize themselves with school policies and procedures in the Chemic handbook on the MHS website at this link: https://www.midlandps.org/sites/mhs/Site%20Assets/MHS-HB-2015-16.pdf
The 2015 yearbook has arrived! For those students who didn’t pick it up already, please stop by room 325 or contact email@example.com to set up other pick up arrangements.
Also, new for the 2016 yearbook – we want YOUR goofy & awesome pictures in the yearbook. Yearbook Snap is an app that allows students AND PARENTS to send pictures directly from a smartphone to the yearbook staff. Download it on any ipad, iphone, or android device with the password “chemics” (all lowercase) and submit some of your pictures today! And, since you’re sending some of your pictures in for the book, make sure you order it now to get the best deal – order online at www.yearbookforever.com.
Senior Ad space can be reserved now as well. Honor your senior with your own special message & pictures (see attached brochure Senior Ad Brochure (2).pdf - contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more details.
If you would like to volunteer in any capacity in the schools, new BRAVO volunteer forms need to be completed. Security measures are being taken to ensure that your children are with qualified, responsible, safe people at all school events. The approval process takes a little longer because of the history check. Please don't let this deter you from volunteering. We always need and appreciate your help. The link to the BRAVO volunteer forms is www.midlandps.org/Pages/Bravo-Project.aspx
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Students did not register important contact information on the first day of school. Instead, we ask that you log into the Home Access Center and verify that the registration information there is correct. If it is not, please EMAIL corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to include your name, your student's name and the corrections to be made.
If you need a refresher course in logging into Home Access Center, please see the simple steps below:
1. Log into the MPS homepage ( www.midlandps.org )
2. Click on the Parents tab in the green bar at the top of the page.
3. Click on the Home Access Center tab at the center right of the screen.
4. Enter your Username and Password on the login screen.
Items for the Caring Closet need to be re-stocked . . . we need YOUR help! The Caring Closet has been a huge success in the past and it’s all because of YOU and your generous donations, thank you! Because of its success we are in need of additional supplies. If possible, please drop off any of the following items to the Counseling Center . . . any brand is accepted . . . we greatly appreciate your donations! Body Wash,Hand Soap, Acne Wash, Body Lotion, Hair ties, Hair brush, Gel Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Razors, Body Sponges, Laundry Soap, Feminine Products ( pads with wings and regular tampons) and Q-tips are all needed.
Student Athletes will receive an annual athletic pass at no extra charge when they fulfill their activity fee obligation ($150 or $75 fee paid, free and reduced lunch status determined, or scholarship awarded by the principal). Spring athletes may elect to pay for their activity fee in advance in order to take full advantage of their annual athletic pass. Athletes in Spring Sports: Stop by the Athletic Office once you have completed your activity fee requirement to pick up your Student Pass.
The building calendar is posted at https://www.midlandps.org/sites/mhs/Site%20Assets/MHS%20Building%20Event%20Calendar%202015-16.pdf . I suggest you save it in your favorites folder so you don't miss a thing. Calendars are also available in printed form in the main office. You can also stay abreast with the daily announcements which are ordinarily presented around 10:00 a.m. each school day. These announcements are posted on the MHS website https://www.midlandps.org/sites/mhs/Pages/default.aspx each day, emailed to staff, and posted on the student bulletin board outside the Attendance Office. For athletic information, visit www.chemics.net
As always, if you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. Email works best (email@example.com) but you are welcome to call also (923-5185).
With Chemic Pride,