WE NEED YOU! We are in need of volunteers to help with the 2017 Booster Bash, including a Midland High co-chair for this upcoming event. This is the 6th year and we would love some new ideas and help to continue helping to fund our great athletic programs. This year we grossed over $71,000. We can't do it without volunteers. Please contact Sue Landis- 832-8169 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Bean email@example.com .
Report cards for the 3rd 9-week marking period are available in HAC. If you cannot view your child's report card, s/he may have an overdue book holding up the process. Please call me to find out.
If you haven't looked at your child's course selections for the 2016-17 school year in Home Access Center, please do so. Sign into Home Access Center (HAC), then click on the "Classes" icon at the top of the Home Access Center page. Open the "Schedule" tab. 2016-2017 Course Requests will be listed at the bottom of the screen. Parents wishing a point level course for their student that is higher than the teacher recommendation will be asked to sign a form indicating that they understand the implications of this choice. Parents/students wishing to change a course request may do so through the counselors before the end of the day April 29, 2016.
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) testing begins Monday, May 2nd and runs for three weeks. If your student is testing, please be sure s/he knows when and where the test is. Contact Craig Hawkins (AP) or Carol Neff (IB) with questions.
Parents! Project 111 needs your help!!!! Give Local Midland is coming up on Tuesday, May 3rd and your donation to Project 111 goes directly towards us helping the teens in our high school to drive well and make good choices in school and in life! If every family gave just $10 (tax deductable) it would make a HUGE difference towards us helping the teens in our high schools! Please visit the Project 111 page at www.giveloalmidland.org!
We will have a half day of school on Wednesday, May 11th, beginning with 4th hour classes at 7:40 a.m. Fourth hour will run from 7:40-8:35, fifth hour will run from 8:41-9:36, sixth hour from 9:42-10:47, and for students with seventh hour classes, the seventh hour will run from 10:55-11:50.
Parents of Seniors: If your son/daughter has not ordered his/her cap and gown package for commencement, please do so asap at www.jostens.com
Seniors will meet with Administrators regarding commencement procedures, guidelines and expectations on Thursday, May 12th.
Our Jostens representative will be here on Wednesday, May 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to distribute caps and gowns to seniors. Each graduating senior will receive six (6) tickets in their cap and gown package. If you need additional tickets, please request them of your student's classmates. We will not be collecting or redistributing graduation tickets. Jostens delivered graduation announcements last week. There were many orders that were not picked up. They are in the main office.
The last day of school for seniors is Friday, May 27, 2016.
The Itinerary for Friday, June 3rd looks like this: The senior breakfast, slide show and commencement rehearsal begin the day at 7:40 a.m. At 9:00 a.m. is the MANDATORY commencement rehearsal until approximately 10:30 a.m. Seniors will return to school at 6:30 p.m. to line up in the auxiliary gym for the ceremony which begins at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited and no seats can be "saved".
Midland Public Schools, in compliance with the Michigan Merit Curriculum Law, will allow students who are not enrolled in a course to "test out" of any course or subject credit area. This option is for students to demonstrate a reasonable level of mastery of subject matter to meet course and program requirements and then be placed at the next higher level. Placement at the next level is based on availability. Testing out should be considered carefully as Test Outs may only be taken once for each course. Applications are due to Amy Hutchinson by June 1, 2016. For more information, please see the attached:
Discover the best in yourself and your family by hosting a Youth For Understanding exchange student. Families are needed for the 2016-2017 school year! Bring the world home to Midland High School and host with YFU! Is your child interested in studying abroad this winter? YFU has programs departing in January! Plan now and apply for a winter study abroad adventure. Learn more at yfuusa.org or call 1.800.TEENAGE.
Warner Photography is offering a very generous fundraising opportunity for students having senior portaits photographed. Warner's will donate $25 to the group or club of that student's choice. It's that easy! Earn cash for a favorite group while being photographed by an award winning photographer! See this flyer for scheduling and contact information:
The 2016-2017 District Calendar is available on the MPS website at this link: https://new.midlandps.org/pages/district/calendar/
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 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”!
You can stay abreast of what's happening at MHS with the daily announcements which are ordinarily presented around 10:00 a.m. each school day on the MHS website at www.midlandps.org/sites/mhs/Pages/default.aspx . They are also emailed to staff and posted on the student bulletin board outside the Attendance Office. For athletic information, visit www.chemics.net
With Chemic Pride,