Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS



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NOTIFICATION

April 6 - The boiler has been shut off in the Wyoming center due to construction. Students and staff should dress accordingly for the remainder of the school year. Sorry for any inconveniences.

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Upcoming Events:

Apr 26 - 1:00 Dismissal for inservice - Wyoming AM Schedule

Apr 28 - Open House to recognize Superintendent Rodenberg's retirement will be held at Little Bear Country club at 3:45PM, community members are invited to attend.

May 3 - 1:00 Dismissal

May 10 - 1:00 Dismissal

May 17 - 1:00 Dismissal

May 23 - Gym and locker rooms in Wyoming will be shut down for an indefinite time due to construction.

May 24 - Last day of school 12:00 dismissal

June 12-July 20 - Drivers education class in Mr. Eganhouse's room 146

June 12 - Due to construction there will be limited access to the new building in Wyoming

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UPPENA QUALIFIES FOR DRAKE RELAYS

Midland senior Liberty Uppena qualified for the Drake Relays with a school record throw of 41' 0"! Congratulations Libby! She will throw on Friday, April 28 at 8:30AM. There will be a send off for Libby on Thursday at 3:05 by the Bronson building. Best of luck Libby!!!

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE APRIL 21, 2017

Work continues on the academic portion of the construction. This week they are ripping into the old ICN room to annex the office areas. Windows have been removed, outlines of walls have been installed in the ICN room, part of the roof is being exposed. Come on sunshine!

These photos were taken as the sun rose over the school.

These photos are of the gym entry area on the south side of the building.

These photos were taken from the new 2nd floor area.

These photos were taken from the ground floor of the academic wing.

These photos show the future front entry and offices area from the 2nd floor. The principal, superintendent and district offices will all be to the south of the free standing wall. The teacher's lounge, nurses office and counselor's office will sit immediately behind that in what used to be the ICN room.

This is the view from what used to be Green Street at the corner.

Mr. Luensman's class recently took a field trip to the airport and got these photos of the construction site from a bird's eye view.

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PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

A Jones County Deputy informed the school district today that they are seeing an increased number of issues with students and the improper use of electronic devices and/or websites to pass along pornographic photos. Students are sending pictures of themselves or other students nude via the use of email, snapchat, facebook, etc.

The deputy wanted us to be sure to notify parents to have a discussion with their students so they know this is illegal and could lead to legal charges involving child pornography or sex offender classification.

He said there is a case in Western Iowa where a 16 year old and 14 year old were dating, they broke up and one sent nude photos of the other to everyone on their contact list. That individual is currently being charged and may end up on the sex offender list for the rest of their life.

That is something that would tragically affect the rest of the student's life - future jobs, etc.

PLEASE discuss these issues with your son/daughter to make them aware of the big responsibilities of having social media accounts. Even possessing or passing along that type of information can be illegal, you don't have to be the one taking the photo or originally sharing it to be in trouble.

We would HATE to see any of our families dealing with that type of situation!!!

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YOUTH GRIEF CAMP, June 17th

Above & Beyond Hospice Care is sponsoring a Youth Grief Camp at Camp Courageous in Monticello called Camp Horizon of Hope for ages 5-17. The camp will be held from 10:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The purpose of the camp is to provide fun, safe and creative ways to explore the grief your child may be feeling as a result of the death and loss of a loved one or loved ones. More information and registration is available on Above & Beyond's website, www.abovebeyondhc.com, or call Carol De Jong (Bereavement Coordinator) at 319-465-4637. Registration is required.

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GRANDMA BETTY DRIVING HER FINAL STUDENTS THIS YEAR

Betty Anderson is completing her 44th year of employment by the Midland District as either a bus driver or a car route driver. She says she will retire for real from the transportation department at the end of this school year.

To commemorate her final retirment, Art teacher Kellie Kelck made Betty a pair of shoes painted Betty style.

Parents, don't worry Betty says she's not done helping the baseball team, wrestling team, or Post Prom. Grandma Betty plans to be around for the students for a long, long time yet!

Thank you for all of your efforts Betty, you have positively effected the lives of students for a couple of generations already! We hope you enjoy your retirement, we know you won't be sitting in front of the TV with your feet propped up. We know we will see you out and about at all community activities.

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2017-18 KINDERGARTEN OR PRESCHOOL

Kindergarten and preschool round up was held on February 7. If you have a child who needs enrolled in either of these classes for the fall of 2017-18 please contact the elementary secretary Deb Larkey ASAP 563-488-2292 x 3270 or dlarkey@midland.k12.ia.us

There are a limited number of seats available in the preschool class so sign up today!

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NHS BLOOD DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS, FOOD BANKS REAP THE BENEFITS

Thanks to all who took time out of their busy schedules to donate blood at the drive sponsored by NHS on March 23rd! The drive was a huge success with 74 total donations which included 14 first time donors! These donations will provide as many as 296 blood products for patients in need.

The NHS members have decided to donate the grant money their group receives from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to the three food pantries within our district. So the Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Wyoming food pantries will each receive $108.00.

These are the NHS members, photo is missing Callie Feuss who was at her Kirkwood class when taken.

Thanks to all who participated! Not only did you help those in need of blood in our area, but you helped those in need of food in our district!

A big thank you to NHS sponsor Kim Buchholtz who helped the kids organize this outstanding event!

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SCHOENHERR STATE WRESTLING

Congratulations to Brett Schoenherr who finished with a record of 1-2 at state. Another year in the weight room and we're sure Brett will be back for more fun!

Firetruck send off:

Congratulations Brett, we are all very proud of you!

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A VISIT WITH SENATOR GRASSLEY

On Thursday, January 26th Senator Grassley took time out of his busy schedule to make a stop at Midland Middle High School to talk to the students.

Ms. Kaftan, government teacher, lined up the visit and is introducing the Senator to the student body and visitors. Students in grades 5-12 attended this assembly.

Senator Grassley answers questions that Leah and others had for about 30 minutes.

Everett and Brett asked more questions.

Ms. Kaftan, Mr. Rodenberg and board members Tom, Nikki, Keith, Terry and Clay met with Senator Grassley and gave him a tour of the school, giving him information on the renovation project.

Full album of photos can be found online at https://goo.gl/photos/5NEVLpuAzV3Zjpsw8

We thank Mr. Grassley for answering our questions and giving us some insight to what it's like to be a senator. We thank him for all he does to represent us in the capitol every day!

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POSITIVE FEEDBACK

Some good news to share with our district patrons, the Midland basketball fans were discussed during a recent TriRivers Conference Choral Directors meeting, in a very positive way!

Miss Ralson reports back: "At a basketball game last week against Cedar Valley Christian the National Anthem was sung by a group of choir students prior to the game. It was reported to me that after the general applause that normally follows the National Anthem, there were many Midland parents/fans who remained standing for a little while longer who continued to clap and say "Good job!" and "That was great!" comments to the group. It was noticed by the director and the school was surprised at how supportive and positive the Midland parents/fans were! The director stated that it was such a blessing to have such a positive group of visitors."

WAY TO GO EAGLE FANS! We know we have the best fans anywhere, good to see others are seeing it too! Keep up the great work!

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ONLINE PAYMENTS NO LONGER ACCEPTED AT MIDLAND VIA REVTRAK

Due to additional cost for hosting RevTrak (online payment center) effective January 1st, Midland will no longer have RevTrak.

The District Office is looking into other options to keep the fees as low as possible for everyone.

Thanks for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Megan in the district office directly.

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WYOMING CENTER PARKING FOR EVENTS

The gym is back in use, we hope you will come out to support the Eagles. Unfortunately due to construction most will have a hike to get to the gym, keep in mind this is temporary and next year our facilities will be much more accommodating to all. Until then thanks for your patience. Please be careful walking as not all is on smooth terrain, you may want a small flashlight to navigate your way.

Here is our parking scenario for now: Midland Middle/High School Map

Entrance doors are the doors on EAST end of school in front of portable classroom or NE corner by bus barn, marked with yellow triangles. Parking is marked in blue and is available along Washington Street, Green Street one block East, the bus driveway, the drive by the Bronson building, behind and West of PPF and West of gym. It will be tight so please park responsibly.

It would be great if we could leave the spots by the portable for handicapped or elderly guests.

The bus driveway is a one way street going from Washington to Jones Street - you can park on both sides diagonally.

Thanks for bearing with us during construction. The inconveniences this year will lead to wonderful improvements for future years!

GO EAGLES!

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May 24 - YES we have school - this is to make up for no school for ice on January 16th. 1:00 dismissal, last day of school, provided we don't have further no school days

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2016-17 SCHOOL HELPFUL INFO

2016-17 MCSD Master Calendar

2016-17 SCHOOL FEES

16-17 Midland School Supply List

16-17 Midland Bus Routes and Times

SCHOOL REGISTRATION NEWSLETTER

2016-17 LUNCH APPLICATION FORM

The Wyoming Center has a 1-to-1 Laptop Program in place, each student is assigned a laptop to use for the year. Sixth grade students will leave their laptops at school at all times as a transition period. Students in grades 7-12 will be allowed to take them home to complete homework once their Laptop Agreement Form is completed and returned to Mr. Greenfield. Laptops will be checked out once the school year starts. You can turn in the agreement form to the office at any time.

GRADES 6-12 LAPTOP AGREEMENT FORM

Parents are also reminded that Computer Insurance is again available through the school for $25.00. This premium is on a voluntary basis and will cover the repairs to a school issued computer. If the premium is used on one occasion the student/family can pay another premium of $25. For any subsequent damages, the insurance premium would increase to $50. If a student/family decides not to pay the insurance premium the student will be responsible for total cost of repairs.

If you have questions on registration, please feel free to contact the office at 563-488-2292 or stop in at either office location.

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MIDLAND PARENTS AND DISTRICT RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP FOR NEW IOWA SCHOOL ALERT SYSTEM

As of July 1, 2016 the Iowa School Alerts system that we used to inform parents of school cancellations is going away. We are putting in a new system through govdelivery that we encourage all parents and district residents to sign up for. This sight can automatically send you any information you requestduring the setup process including the district newsletter, any district wide notification, school dismissal notifications, any school specific notifications or bulletins.

To sign up for the Midland version please go to this website: Iowa School Alerts or you can click on the Iowa School Alerts logo on the right side of the school webpage.

Once you create an account you can sign up to receive different information either in the form of an email or text message. You can choose as many levels as you want or need including: District, Middle/High School and Elementary.

Please keep in mind that this is a brand new system that operates totally different than anything we've had in the past and there may be some learning curve for our staff member in charge of it. If you have comments please contact our webmaster.

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RSCHOOL:

RSchool Website

RSchool Made Easy Instructions




Thursday, January 05, 2017

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS SEMESTER 1 2016-17 NEWS



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FOOD DRIVE SUCESSFUL

Thanks to all who donated to the 2016 Holiday Food Drive held by Midland Schools. The Wyoming center collected over 800 items to be evenly distributed to the food banks at Wyoming, Lost Nation and Oxford Junction. The Oxford Junction center collected many too - no count available at this time. The real winners are the people in our district who utilize the food pantries. You helped make their holiday just a little brighter. Thanks for showing you care Midland District!

The FFA collected enough items for their We Care Packages to create 70 Christmas gifts for youth in our communities. Those will be passed out at each of the food pantries. Thanks to all who donated!

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WYOMING CENTER PARKING FOR EVENTS

The gym is back in use, we hope you will come out to support the Eagles. Unfortunately due to construction most will have a hike to get to the gym, keep in mind this is temporary and next year our facilities will be much more accommodating to all. Until then thanks for your patience. Please be careful walking as not all is on smooth terrain, you may want a small flashlight to navigate your way.

Here is our parking scenario for now: Midland Middle/High School Map

Entrance doors are the doors on EAST end of school in front of portable classroom or NE corner by bus barn, marked with yellow triangles. Parking is marked in blue and is available along Washington Street, Green Street one block East, the bus driveway, the drive by the Bronson building, behind and West of PPF and West of gym. It will be tight so please park responsibly.

It would be great if we could leave the spots by the portable for handicapped or elderly guests.

The bus driveway is a one way street going from Washington to Jones Street - you can park on both sides diagonally.

Thanks for bearing with us during construction. The inconveniences this year will lead to wonderful improvements for future years!

GO EAGLES!

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REMEMBERING B, FOREVER AN EAGLE

John Lyle Byers 1/30/37-11/21/16

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that long time former shop/drivers ed teacher and wrestling/football coach John Byers passed away on November 21, 2016. His visitation and funeral were Nov 26 and 27 through Lahey's Funeral Home. Our home wrestling tournament was named after Mr. Byers dearly known as B by a great many Midland students over many years. Probably every MHS graduate from the age of 30-55 has a story they remember about Mr. B.

His obituary is at http://www.laheys.com/notices/JohnMrB-Byers

Please keep his family in your thoughts. To borrow a fitting phrase from his daughter Mimi, Goodnight John, you played a heck of a game.

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FOOTBALL TEAM FINISHES HISTORIC SEASON

Special thank you to Daryl Schepanski from the Anamosa Journal-Eureka for the photo!

Congratulations to the Midland football team. 333 teams entered this season and Midland was one of the top 4 teams in the state in the 8 man division! They met up with a very talented Don Bosco team in the state playoffs at the UNI Dome on Nov 10 and lost, but they had an outstanding season! They represented themselves, their families, their school and their community very well.

This team of young men has set the bar high for future Midland teams. This year's JV team was undefeated so we are looking for big things from them in the future as well. Thanks for all of the memories seniors, you will be greatly missed.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who supported all of the extra efforts on behalf of the team throughout the community. The support from parents, grandparents, businesses, family and friends was outstanding! Together we can do great things!

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DUSANEK RECEIVES AWARD AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA BELIN-BLANK CENTER

Chiara Dusanek was recently recognized at the Belin-Blank Center Recognition Ceremony which is held each year to acknowledge those students in grades 4-12 who earned top scores in the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS).

The Explore test which Chiara took is an 8th grade level test. She was in 6th grade when she took the test and scored in the top tier. Thousands of students took this test throughout Iowa and many other states.

Chiara is a 7th grader at Midland Middle School this year and is the daughter of Tara Hay-Dusanek and Chad Dusanek both of Wyoming. Due to this accomplishment she will receive opportunities to attend the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa throughout the year.

Keep up the good work Chiara!




Friday, November 11, 2016

2015-16 MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS



STATE TRACK RESULTS

Congratulations to Libby Uppena who finished 2nd in shot putt with new school record at 39 feet 4.25 inches!

Jaelynn Folkers 9th in 1500M at 5:15.96; 17th in 3000M at 11:53.0

Alex Martens 10th in high jump at 5 feet 11 inches

Rylee Andresen 12th in 400M hurdles at 1:09.89; 20th in 400M in 1:03.58

Trace Jensen 17th in 1600M at 4:50.37

4x400M Relay of Emma Dusanek, Rylee Andresen, Jaelynn Folkers, Drew Jensen - 18th in 4:19.73

Drew Jensen 23rd in 200M at 1:04.81

GREAT JOB representing yourselves, your families, your school and your communities!

Thanks to Deanna Martens for the district track pictures!

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CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER WAY

Special thanks to Travis and Elisha Hansen who took time to fly their drone over the construction area so we could all take a birds eye view of the changes to the Wyoming center. Thanks guys!

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

The construction project has begun at the Wyoming center. Please drive carefully around the school. Speed limit in construction zone is 10 MPH, reminder speeding tickets double in construction zones. Slow it down!

This is an exciting time at Midland, but we are all going to be inconvenienced at some time or another as this project progresses. Please bare with us and if you have any questions or concerns anywhere along the line please contact the administrators at the school. We will try to keep this webpage updated with needed information, and will email information out to students and parents as needed.

NEW BUS PICKUP/DROP OFF AREA IN WYOMING

Changes to Green Street caused a change for the area for bus pickup/drop off. A temporary road has been built from Washington Street to Webster Street on school property around the remaining house on that block. Students will load buses on the North side of that road in the grassy area.

Also a temporary road will be constructed just West of the Little Eagles Daycare Center that will lead to the Fitness Center. Students are still asked to drive behind the school to get to their parking areas.

OVERVIEW AND TIMELINE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The voters of the Midland District passed a bond issue on April 7, 2015 for $12.9 million. The bid came in at $12,353,000. With fees and such the total projected cost will be more than the $12.9 million. The difference will be made up with the use of funds in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) and State wide one cent sales tax fund, called SAVE.

Many have asked, how long will it take? Phase one will hopefully begin in late March. The focus of this phase will be the new two-story classroom section, office expansion, kitchen, new gym and locker rooms. This phase will be ongoing throughout the entire project.

Phase two is set for the summer of 2016. During this phase the high school hallway classrooms will be transformed into the new science rooms, vo-ag/foods classroom and art classroom. This work should be completed so that these classrooms will be used at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. The shell of the new shop and wrestling room will also be constructed during this phase.

Phase three is set for 2016-17 school year. During this phase the shop area and wrestling room will be completed, remodeling of the music and stage areas will take place. The two story classroom area, kitchen and gymnasium work will continue as well. Phase four is for the summer and fall of 2017. The locker rooms and rest rooms by the high school gym will be remodeled and the finishing touches on the new areas will be finalized. The transition from the Bronson building to the new building will take place. Once that is accomplished, the Bronson building will be demolished and the parking areas and outside touches will be completed. The completion date for the entire project is November 1, 2017.

A ground breaking event will be scheduled once we get the start date finalized. During the different phases, we will keep you posted about changes in location of offices, classrooms, student drop off/pick up and parking. Initially, the superintendent office will be moved to the portable. At the same time,the principal's office will be moved to the nurses' office and the nurse will move over to the guidance office in the Bronson building.

The word that comes to my mind about this entire project is, AMAZING. I am very excited about the process and what this will mean for our students, staff, community and future. I can't thank people enough for their work to get this entire plan put into place. The board, community members, staff and students have been great to work with. Way to go Midland!!! - Mr. Rodenberg

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WYOMING LEGION POST 259 AWARDED 2016 MIDLAND ATHLETIC BOOSTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

At the Winter Sports Banquet on Thursday, March 3, the Athletic Booster Club named the Wyoming Legion Post 259 as their 2016 Athletic Booster of the Year.

These members attended the banquet to accept the award: Front (L-R) Acel Nowachek, Albert Storm, Frank Caes, Lyle Watters, Ken Harms, Denny Carstensen Back (L-R) Lennie Miller, Curtis Thornhill, Mark Mead, Gary Brunscheen, Steve Agnitsch, Kenny Hanna, John Noel

The Legion has been a long standing supporter of Midland Athletics at the fairgrounds. They were the group who spearheaded building the football and baseball/softball complex for the school. They had the money to undertake the project and got everyone together to make it a reality. The history on this project comes from Albert Storm who was Commander of the Legion Post at that time.

In 1960 a group of Legion members from Wyoming Post 259 had a vision that would benefit the community and the school district. Charlie Marshall, Red Mayberry, Charlie Swordes and Albert Storm started kicking around the idea of building a baseball/softball combo field along with a football field at the fairground for the school district to use. They had the money in the bank and it wasn't drawing any interest so they thought they would use it towards helping the community. They started talking about it in the community to see if there was an interest. Charlie Marshall would invite people into his print shop on Main Street just to strike up a conversation about the new sports fields at the fairgrounds.

They discovered that people were on board with their ideas, so they approached the Fairboard to get their approval to use the fairground land to build the new fields. Many volunteers within the community had a hand in this project. They found when they started laying out the football field that it was 13 feet higher on the East end than the West so they had to move a lot of dirt to make it more level. Once the dirt was moved they used a disc and harrow to level it. They even used the city maintainer to help level dirt. They wanted to complete the job before winter so it would have time to settle.

When the baseball field was built it was used for the softball field as well. They had two sets of base pegs and would move the bases in for the girls' game. This wasn't an ideal situation, as balls would take odd bounces off of the baseball pitcher's mound, but it served the team for many years until the current field was built over 20 years later.

Lighting was the next issue that they had to tackle. They dug up the poles at the previous baseball field which had been located on the southwest side of Wyoming (which is now Bill Hansen's corn field - between the houses and the creek) and moved them to the current site. They had to place dynamite in the ground to help create the holes since the ground was already frozen. Iowa Electric helped set the poles and hook up the electricity for a small fee.

Lastly they moved the concession stand from the old baseball field across town to its current position next to the baseball field at the fairgrounds. The Legion members ran the concession stand for all home baseball/softball games and football games. Eventually the Midland Athletic Boosters took over running the concessions for the summer sports and the Legion members kept running it for football games. A new chapter begins this fall for the Legion Post and the Midland Athletic Boosters as the boosters are entering a 10 year lease agreement for the use of the Legion concession stand for all home athletic events at the fairgrounds.

We appreciate all the Legion members have done over the past 50+ years to support the athletes of the Midland Community School District, thus they are named the 2016 Athletic Booster of the Year recipient. We look forward to continuing our joint efforts to help our athletes, school and community.

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SUMMER CAMPS FOR STUDENTS AGE 9-15

Kirkwood offers Summer Kick Camp for students age 9-15, registration is now open. Check out their video and brochure at http://www.kirkwood.edu/kick

Kirkwood for Kids will run June 27-30 for students in grades 1-8. Deadline to apply is May 15.

Kirkwood For Kids Brochure for grades 1-4

Kirkwood For Kids Brochure for grades 5-8

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2016-17 MCSD Master Calendar as approved by the school board on Feb. 15, 2016

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HACAP Information for Jones County Residents

Jones County Volunteer Center and HACAP partner to meet the need for information, education, enrollment opportunity, renewal and assistance with hawk-i health care coverage for children, Medicaid, Presumptive Eligibility and Delta Dental Wellness Program and the Market Place.

HACAP staff will be at the Jones County volunteer Center located at 605 E Main St, Anamosa from 9am to 4pm on the following Thursdays: 2/11, 2/25, 3/24, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23 Please call 319-551-4329 for an appointment and use back entry.

An application is below. This application may be used for both Medicaid or hawk-i Presumptive Eligibility. These are income qualifying products. All members of the family should be included, even those that do not need covered.

PRESUMTIVE ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION JONES CO

If any questions, please contact them directly at 319-551-4329.

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS REGARDING STATE SCHOOL REPORT CARDS

See this letter to parents from Superintendent Brian Rodenberg, and then the Frequently Asked Questions handout.

SRC Parent Letter

FAQ from Parents on Iowa School Report Cards

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MIDLAND HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Midland Students at both the Oxford Junction and Wyoming Centers conducted a food drive for the past month. Over 1300 items were donated between the buildings with the Wyoming center once again taking bragging rights collecting 775 items to OJ's total of 544.

The collected items will be evenly split between the food pantries within our district including Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Wyoming. Pictured above is one of the three loads that were leaving the Wyoming center.

The students and staff at Wyoming are looking forward to seeing Mr. Wendler in our building, he has to serenade our center with some Christmas songs at lunch since he lost the challenge. The real winner in this contest is the community. There will be extra items available for families in need during the holiday season.

Thanks for showing you care Midland Community!

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WE CARE PACKAGES

For a second year in a row the Midland FFA took donations of shoe boxes and small gifts (new or lightly used) and created We Care Packages and delivered them to students within our district to brighten their Christmas! Thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause!

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ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS NOW AN OPTION AT MIDLAND

Attention Families! The Midland Community School District now provides an easy to use solution for online payments. Make payments for lunches, athletic passes, preschool tuition and Paul Petersen Fitness Center memberships. This service empowers you to save time, reduces trips to the district office, and eliminates the need to send cash and checks with your students. Make a quick payment in the evening or during your lunch hour with just a few clicks. PLEASE NOTE: A service fee of 3.61% will be added to your shopping cart at checkout.

Please be patient with us as we transition to this new service, there may be growing pains for all involved for awhile. We hope this helps our patrons with their billpaying. More options may be available in the future if this works out as we hope.

Here is a handout explaining how to set up your account: RevTrak Instructions

You can find a link to RevTrak on the right side of the school homepage under Helpful Links.

If you have questions please contact Megan Frankfurt in the district office at 563-488-2292 x 1210.

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MIDLAND TEAM TRAVELS TO NATIONALS TO COMPETE AS IOWA CHAMPION

Congratulations to the Midland FFA Ag Issues team for competing at the National Competition and earning a bronze award. Members of the team are Madi Markmann, Madison Gravel, Tommy Ostrander, Ethan Wherry, Rylee Andresen, Eli Slouha, Sydney Stender, and Kara Gnade (alternate). This group of students became educators themselves as they were able to teach others about the pros and cons of the regulations associated with school lunches. This is the first team that has won the state competition and advanced to Nationals.

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RODENBERG RECEIVES AWESOME SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE AWARD FROM JCSHYC

Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition just held their year end wrap up meeting and presented Superintendent Rodenberg with their Awesome School Representative Award for all of the support he has shown their organization since 2010.

Here is what they had to say: Brian has been involved with the Coalition since at least 2010. He has always been so supportive in having his school participate in everyway possible with the coalition. He has encouraged Christine Gent, Ed Ahouse, Ashley Marshall, Ryan Luensman, Carol Reilly, Michelle Hansen, and Chris Conger and other staff from Midland to participate in the ways they could as well. They have gone to the Day on the Hill, Take Charge, Sustainability Trainings, a rural community training in South Carolina, helped with in-kind time, and shared coalition infor-mation via school emails! Brian has been on the Policy Committee for several years, has helped with booths/tables at the Wyoming Fair for the Coalition in the past, helped put the Coalition Christmas tree up for the Christ-mas City celebration for a couple years, he has supported us in city council and supervisor meetings, as well as made connections with the TIPS server training and getting ID Scanners to the Little Bear Golf Course. For all these things and more we recognize Brian with the Awesome School Representative Award!

Midland resident Kelly Dodge was also recognized by the group with their Longest Serving Executive Member Award. They said: Kelly has been our Treasurer on the Executive Board for the past 6 years and did a great job making sure we had the checks to pay for expenses, kept her eye on our DFC grant expenditures, and saw to it that our federal and state government forms were filled out yearly. Kelly has also been the chair of the Planning Committee, has given great input on the direction of our Coalition, has shared her experience being a part of the County Attorney's office and also for several years gave her input as a Wyoming City Council member. She also gives us her Midland parent perspective and has given in-kind time through helping with Post Proms, National Night Out, and various PTO events.

For more information on this organization or how to get involved you can check out their website at http://jonescountycoalition.org/ (there is a link from the main page of the Midladn website) or contact Jennifer Husmann at 319-462-5030 or 319-721-4463. Their office is at: 203 E. Main St., Anamosa, IA 52205

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MIDLAND ELEMENTARY IS SPOTLIGHTED ON A NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY WEBSITE



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2015-16 YEARBOOKS

Order your 2015-16 Midland yearbook now by logging on to www.treering.com to buy and personalize your 2 free custom pages. You still have until the end of the school year to customize your personal pages. If you have not yet logged on to treering you will need the school code : 1013464327822344




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MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS FROM 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

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MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS from 2013-14 School Year

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Contact Us
Main Phone: 563-488-2292
Elementary Extension 7
Middle/High School Extension 8
Secretary Extension 0


MIDLAND TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS LISTING

Elementary
510 3rd Avenue North
Oxford Junction, IA 52323
Fax: 563-826-2681
Grades: PreSchool-5

Middle/High School
109 West Green St.
PO Box 109
Wyoming, IA 52362
Fax: 563-488-2253
Grades: 6-12

Contact: Webmaster

CURRENT/UPCOMING ITEMS

Softball Apparel order online May 3-15

Baseball Apparel order online May 3-15

Discovery Camp Registration form for grades K-5 due May 15

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Midland will again offer DRIVERS EDUCATION during 2017 summer. Class will be held at the Oxford Junction Elementary starting June 12. Here is the tentative calendar:

Drivers Education Tentative Calendar Summer 2017

2017-18 INFO

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

2017-18 Registration Fees

Activity Calendar 2017-2020

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

16-17 Athletic Booster Foodstand Spring, Summer Sign up - email mihansen@midland.k12.ia.us to sign up

INFORMATION

MCSD 2016-17 Master Calendar

Activity Calendar 2016-2017

2016-17 Free and Reduced Meal Application

Vision Statement
The vision of the Midland School District is to prepare students to think, lead and serve.

Mission Statement

Helpful Links

Notice - Powerschool upgrades will be installed every 2nd Sunday of every month from 6:45-8:45AM so it will not be accessible during those times.







Midland Middle High School Facebook Page


NON SCHOOL RELATED LINKS: