The Booster Bash is tonight (ad attached). It is a combined effort between the Midland High Athletic Booster Club and the H.H. Dow All-Sports Boosters. Funds raised will be equally divided between the two Booster Clubs to help their respective schools' athletics departments meet their expenses. 100% of the net proceeds will provide: scholarships and funding for under-priveged students, transportation assistance, safety needs, uniforms, equipment and supplies. This is a fun night of food, drinks, entertainment and auctions to help raise funds to support our student athletes. Go to www.mpssportsboosters.com to buy your tickets and/or become a sponsor. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity!
Online registration for Advanced Placement (AP) testing will run from Wednesday, March 11th until midnight on Wednesday, March 25th. Please go to the Counseling page on the MHS website (www.mps.midlandps.org) and look for the AP test registration link. If you have questions, call the counseling office at 923-5091.
Student course requests are available for viewing until March 27th in the Home Access Center. From within HAC, choose classes and select the schedule tab. The 2015-16 course request section is displayed under the student's current schedule. It's important that you realize these are the classes the students have requested, not final schedules. If you wish to make a change, please contact the counseling office. Counselors Craig Hawkins and Jill English talk about 2015-16 class schedules and the MME at the following link: http://youtu.be/WKwq1mIOHgE
Applications for the Athletic Booster Club Senior Scholarships (2- $500 awards) and Summer Camperships (20-$100 camp fund awards) are due by Friday March 27, 2015. The applications can be found on Chemics.net under the Boosters tab. Once completed they can be turned in to the athletic office. The senior scholarships are awarded to one female and one male athlete each year and are selected by a committee. For the Summer Campership you need to include which camp you are planning to attend, MHS summer camps are included, however you are only reimbursed up to the price of the camp or $100. First preference is given to campers who have not received the scholarship before. 20 apps are randomly drawn to be awarded, you will be notified if your app was selected or not. If the camp you are planning to attend changes, that is fine just turn in proof of payment for whatever camp you paid for and you will get reimbursed. The Booster Club encourages all athletes to apply.
Two or three Midland students will be selected for the opportunity to receive a free round-trip flight to Handa, Japan this summer as part of the City of Midland's annual Sister City Student Exchange program. The trip includes staying with three different host families and experiencing the unique culture of Japan. There are 1.5 weeks left to apply for this three-week whirlwind trip.
In order to qualify, candidates must live in the city of Midland, be entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2015, and have a grade point average of 3.0. Candidates should have a genuine interest in the Japanese culture. Applications are due at Midland City Hall by Friday, March 27. Application forms can be downloaded from the City of Midland website www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/sistercity or found in hard copy form at City Hall and the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.
The Handa-Midland Sister City Committee will interview candidates in mid-April with final selections being made shortly thereafter.
The Midland High National Honor Society invites any first and second grade girls to a royal night out! Please come to the Midland High New Gym on April 10th from 6:30pm-8pm to have a Disney-filled night. Dress up as your favorite Disney princess and join us for a night of fun, snacks, dancing, and games! The $3 admittance cost covers the Princess and a mandatory adult supervisor. This price will be paid at the door. We hope you can attend. Princesses may bring only one adult. We have extended the RSVP deadline until Friday, March 27th. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, include any food allergies and the number of princesses and adults attending. Any questions may be directed to this email, too.
All juniors will be taking the final portion of state testing, the M-Step (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), starting the second full week in April. This test, given on the computer, replaces the paper and pencil MME (Michigan Merit Exam) given in years past. Teachers will be preparing juniors for this test in terms of both content and types of questions asked, as well as helping them become familiar with online test-taking tools. If your student would like more practice or you would like more information, two websites are available (they open best in Google Chrome):
The M-Step testing schedule is below. Specific locations and times will be posted around the school and given to teachers the week after spring break.
Wednesday, April 15 – English
Morning: Adams – Maier
Afternoon: Malace – Zlomak + seniors testing
Thursday, April 16 – Math
Morning: Malace – Zlomak + all seniors testing
Afternoon: Adams – Maier
April 21st through May 1 – Science & Social Studies
Students will be testing in their science and social studies classes and will be assigned a testing session if they do not have a science or social studies class.
Juniors who are testing with accommodations (special education students) will take all four portions of the M-Step between April 14th and April 24th. Please contact Amy Hutchinson with any questions.
Mid Michigan Health is sponsoring a free “Community Vaccination Update” on Tuesday, April 14th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Towsley Auditorium in the MidMichigan Medical Offices-Midland at 4009 Orchard Dr. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required. To register online, visit www.midmichigan.org/immunize For additional information, contact Linda Allen at (989) 835-9809.
We're looking for donations- Do you have old gowns, sewing or arts and craft materials you have kept because they are too good to discard? Would you like to donate them to TWO good causes? The Midland Drama Department is presenting “Phantom of the Opera” (and the prom theme is Mari Gras so we are looking at a masquerade theme for both events and thought we could pool resources. We would appreciate any old gowns (wedding gowns included) you have which could be used for the production. Additionally we are looking for things like lace, feathers, beads, glitter, trim/braid that could be used in the creation of masks . Please drop items off in the main office and they will be put to good use. Now that I've whet your appetite for the school play and prom, please look below for more information on both.
Phantom of The Opera will be performed by the MHS Drama students at 7:00 p.m. on April 16th - 18th at the Central Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, $12 for adults and will be available a week before the first performance at MHS (during lunch hours), Village Green, and Journeys Coffee House.
Junior Parents: Prom will be held on April 25th at Valley Plaza Great Hall with the theme of Mardi Gras. We need help from our junior parents with:
1. The day of Prom we need parents at the Valley Plaza Great Hall from 9:00 AM - noon for decorating. Please let us know if you can assist.
2. We need volunteers at the dance for coat check and ticket taking. There will be two shifts: 7:45-10:00 PM and 10:00-Midnight. If you are interested, please let us know which shift you are interested in.
3. We would like to provide door prizes to students in attendance at prom. Students will be contacting businesses, but it is always helpful to have assistance from parents who have connections to local businesses. We are looking for gift cards, vouchers, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email: Elaine Mahabir (MHS Advisor) MahabirER@midlandps.org
Thank you so much for your help in making this Prom as magical and fun as it can be! If you have any questions, please email: Jamie Zimmer (DHS Advisor) ZimmerJS@midlandps.org
Senior Slide Show information is attached. Please get your senior included in the slideshow this year!
2015 MHS yearbook prices increase Sunday! Order yours today at www.yearbookforever.com or get a check to MHS ($60 payable to MHS Yearbook), room 325. Prices only go up the longer you wait!
Celebrate your senior with a special page in the 2015 Yearbook (cute baby pictures encouraged!). The Yearbook Staff has a few spaces left for senior ads. Contact email@example.com for details about this unique opportunity.
Ever wonder what your child is eating at school? Chartwells has developed a new site with nutritional information for food served at school. Go to www.midlandps.nutrislice.com to access this information.
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