Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS



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School registration is open in your PowerSchool parent account. Please register your children ASAP if you have not. If you need to use a school computer, please contact the building secretary to arrange a time to do this. We would like to have all payments to the school by no later than August 18th so we can get those funds into the proper accounts by the first day of school. Then your child will be good to go for the year. If any questions, please contact us 563-488-2292.

REMINDER: Parents, we will need separate checks again at registration for registration fees, lunch money, and athletic passes. Thanks for your help with this, our auditors insist. We plan to have additional staff at each of the on site registration days to help with this. You can also drop payments off at either school office or mail to Midland Schools, PO Box 109, Wyoming, IA 52362. We appreciate getting these fees paid by August 17th so all funds get into the right accounts so your child is good to go on day one.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT TUETKEN - August 22, 2017

Midland Patrons,

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update regarding our building project before our students return to school on Thursday.

The West Parking Lot will be available for students on Thursday. Students can use the west door from the west lot to enter the school. Students are asked to please enter the west lot from the north entrance off of Washington Street. Students are not to enter the west lot from the south by the Paul Pete Center. Students are also asked to not park around the Paul Pete Center. Please stay in the West Lot. The construction workers will be utilizing the parking around the Paul Pete.

The Bus Drop Off and Pick-Up will be the L-shaped lot that was utilized last year. If by chance we have some unforeseen circumstances, we will utilize the parking and bus drop off/pick-up plan sent out by Mrs. Hansen last week. But as of today we do not anticipate that.

During the school day students will be exiting out the east doors of the east wing of the HS towards Washington Street and walk around the current fencing to the Bronson Center. This is the same route we were using at the end of the school year. Once the water line and sewer lines are dug in from Washington Street to the Paul Pete Center, a gravel walkway will be built for students to also use the south doors by the new gymnasium to get to the Bronson Center as well.

The north side of the facility is nearly complete. The band and vocal rooms as well as the offices in the north hallway will be available to staff and students when classes begin Thursday. Our new kitchen will be fully operational by Thursday, but it will take our cooks a couple of weeks to understand how to fully utilize all of the new equipment. It is a state of the art facility.

The restrooms by the new concession stand are fully operational as well as the restrooms by the east hallway. The new locker rooms should be fully operational next week. The outside steps need to be installed before we can utilize that space.

Serve Pro cleaning services will be coming on Wednesday to dust mop, scrub and clean hallways and restrooms. Although this service will be cleaning the hallways and restrooms, we will be battling dust for quite some time due to the construction from the other areas of the building.

On the negative side, we have run into a snag with the gym floor vendor. They are unable to deliver the floor on a timely basis and we are aggressively trying to find other solutions to complete this project in the next 4 to six weeks. Please know that we are extremely upset with the current situation and exploring all available options.

Please know that a huge shout-out goes to Tim, John, Jim, Kim, Jan, Carrie, Clay and Terry and our high school staff for all the work that they have done to help get our facilities ready for classes. Without their efforts our remodeled facility would not have been completed to hold classes.

If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Thanks,

Doug Tuetken, Superintendent

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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO DISRUPT WYOMING CENTER - August 17, 2017

WYOMING STUDENTS/PARENTS WELCOME BACK,

School starts on Thursday, August 24th with a 1:00 dismissal.

The first two days will be special schedules, all students will report to the cafeteria by 8:10 to meet with their teachers and have tours of the school and have group meetings to go over rules/expectations, etc.

Please do NOT send school supplies to school until Monday, August 28th. That will be our first normal schedule day. Please do NOT send kleenex to the office at the start of the year like normal, your student can ask their teachers if they need a box in their classroom and turn them in there, or please keep them at home until after Thanksgiving break when we hopefully DO have a front office space :)

PARKING - We are waiting to see how much gets completed, they are currently digging a water/sewer line thru bus driveway and between Bronson building/Little Eagles Daycare and behind the PPF. Depending on how far they get with that by Thurs, Aug 21 we will let you know what the exact plan for student parking is.

There is a possibility that students AND staff may have to park for awhile at the Calkins Barn parking lot 3 blocks south of the school along Jones Street. Watch for an email next week Tues or Wed with exact info.... Here is the worse case scenario that we would follow - if they have it ripped up south of the Bronson and into Washington Street.

MMHS Parking Plan - if construction impedes access to school.

WALKING - students walking to school - IF coming from the West or South - should use the EAST sidewalk along N Washington Street and cross at the intersection of Green & Washington.

CAUTION: If driving by the high school during AM or PM bus times - 7:15-8:10 or 3:00-4:00 PLEASE drive slowly and cautiously. The driveway around the school should not be accessed, it will be full of construction and bus barn activity. We have requested a deputy be on duty at the school during the first couple of days during these busy times. We want everyone to start safe, and stay safe all year! :)

This building will be AWESOME, we just all have to work together to get thru these challenges the next few months.

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Upcoming Events:

Aug 23 - Jones County Alternative School begin classes

Aug 24 - SCHOOL RESUMES, 1:00 dismissal

Aug 30 - Preschool begins class

Aug 30 - 1:00 dismissal for teacher inservice

Aug 31 - Beginning Band Display Night 5:30-7:30 in art room - for info on renting or purchasing instruments

Sept 4 - NO School - enjoy your Labor Day!

Sept 5, 6, 7 - High school music trip parent meetings 7PM in the art room. A parent and the student should attend!

Sept 7 - School photos - am

Sept 10-16 - Homecoming 2017 - watch for more details as available

Sept 12 - School election day - Polls open Noon-8PM

Sept 13 - 1:00 dismissal for teacher inservice

Sept 20 - 1:00 dismissal for teacher inservice

Sept 27 - 1:00 dismissal for teacher inservice

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES AVAILABLE

Back To School Sale

School Supply Drive Info.

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MOBILE FOOD PANTRY AUGUST SCHEDULE

Mobile Food Pantry August Schedule

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REVED UP EVENT

Reved Up And Ready To Learn Flier

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FROM MR. TUETKEN, JULY 28

Midland Parents, Staff, Students, and Patrons:

Just a quick update on the building project. The window installation on the front of the gym lobby should be completed today. Doors to the new gymnasium have been hung and the HVAC has been turned on. The gym floor should be delivered on Monday or Tuesday. The floor will sit for the rest of the week to acclimate to the environment and installation should begin the following week. The general contractor will bring in a portable air conditioner to help control the climate in the kitchen area and floor installation should begin in that area early next week. As soon as the epoxy floor is installed in the kitchen the new equipment can be set and connected. Bleacher delivery is scheduled for the middle of September but the architect is working with the bleacher company to try and move up that delivery date. The new restrooms and new concession room located by the new gym is nearing completion. The ventilation and electrical work in the classrooms, offices and hallway continues in the north side of the building. Flooring and ceiling installation work will also begin next week in those areas. The target completion date for the north side of the facility remodel is still before school begins for our students. The interceptors and some of the storm sewers have been installed this past week. Key City has brought additional equipment in this week to begin the other sewer work next week.

Although we didn't want so much rain, it did help identify some windows in the new addition that are not sealed properly and will need to be corrected. Due to the amount of rain some of the insulation has gotten wet and will need to be replaced. Ventilation, electrical and drywall work also continue in the new addition. Although we all wish the project would be completed by now, it is obvious that progress is being made.

If you have any questions about the remodel and new addition project, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

The school board elections are on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Polls will be open from noon-8PM. We had several people turn in paperwork to get their name on the ballot for the four open seats on the board. It is exciting to see so much interest from our community members!

Candidates on the ballot include: Derek Denniston, Sarah Fishwild, Cassandra Gilson, Travis Hansen, Jessica Nicely, Jordan Oberbreckling, Patti Pace-Tracy, Nikki Rushford

If questions contact Megan Frankfurt at 563-488-2292 x 1210 or Janine Sulzner, Jones County Auditor, at 319 462-2282 or by e-mail auditor@co.jones.ia.us

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NOTIFICATION - NEW VACCINATION REQUIRED OF STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 7 THROUGH 12 BY START OF 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

Beginning with the 2017/18 school year students entering grade 7 and grade 12 must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in the state of Iowa.

The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for applicants in grades 7 and above, if born after September 15, 2004; and 2 doses of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccines for applicants in grade 12, if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when applicants are 16 years of age or older. This aligns with the recommendations by the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

One dose of meningococcal vaccine before seventh grade. If a student had the first dose as a sixth grader, then another dose is not required until grade 12.

A total of two doses are required before grade 12. Most students entering grade 12 received their first dose when they were younger and will be due for their second dose, or booster. This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time.

The only teens that will NOT need a second dose before grade 12 are those who received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday. Parents are encouraged to check with their children's physicians prior to the start of the new school year to determine when or if they need to be vaccinated. A valid Certificate of Immunization with the new meningococcal vaccine will need to be submitted to the school the child is enrolling or attempting to enroll. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not pay for vaccines, contact Dallas County Public Health at 515-993-3750 or 515-465-2483.

Meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection that can lead to meningitis (inflammation of the lining covering the brain and spinal cord) and bloodstream infections such as septicemia. Symptoms of the disease include a high fever, headache, vomiting, a stiff neck and a rash. Those who contract the disease may experience permanent brain damage, hearing loss, kidney failure, loss of arms or legs, or chronic nervous system problems.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found the highest rates of meningococcal disease to be among preteens, teens, and young adults, as well as among infants with certain medical conditions. The new law targets many in this age group and aligns with the CDC's recommendation to vaccinate 11- to 18-year-olds against meningococcal disease.

To learn more about meningitis and how to prevent it visit www.dallascountyiowa.gov/publichealth

PLEASE SEND PROOF OF VACCINATION TO THE HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE BY AUGUST 24, 2017. Thanks for your help with this state mandate!

Meningococcal Vaccine Notice

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE AS OF August 4, 2017

Workers have been coming and going doing all kinds of stuff from constructing steel beams in walls to putting up drywall, to installing flooring, to electrical, to mason work, you name it and it's getting done. The push is on as we head down the back stretch and try to get the rooms needed by the first day of school completed.

Construction company was asked to have the following areas done by August 15th area, band room, vocal room, kitchen, cafeteria, special education room and an office for the school counselor.

Here is a look at what it looked like this morning both inside and out on a walk through...

These are the exterior from the SW corner by the fitness center.

These show the office area is still a pavilion, no windows or walls. The second photo is from the bus drive area SE corner.

These are the south wall of the academic wing. What's going in that big opening everyone asks? Well we wait patiently to see.

These are views of the first floor academic wing, a lot of work left to do here, but the supplies are arriving to do the work. Second photo is from the main stair steps looking towards the office area and front door.

This shows the flooring complete upstairs in the academic wing. The classrooms are taking shape, some even have the sheet rock up and mudded. Looking more like classrooms.

First photo shows the walls are done in the hallway between office and the gym area and the ceiling was recently painted. Second hallway is the one between the gyms that go to West entrance.

This is the south side entryway to the gym area. Second photo shows the athletic booster room with sliding doors put in their serving windows. They should be ready to move in soon.

New gym is ready for floor to be laid, supposed to be here this week and laid next week. Second photo is from the old south gym entry area down the hallway where the restrooms and boys locker room was.

This shows a new brick wall going up in what was the boys and girls locker rooms by the gym. Second photo is the view coming in from the shop area, near the home side gym doors.

The AD office is in need of flooring and some ceiling tiles. This will be the home of the school counselor when school begins and it is located in the back hallway by the old band room. This is the old back hallway by the old band room and old shop.

This is the choir room which used to be the band room. Second photo shows the flooring down in the entryway to what will now be the vocal room, the old band room.

This is the old teachers' lounge which will now be off stage area for the stage. Second photo shows the cafeteria, still a lot of stuff to use up and move out

This is the new band room and the instrument room. They have flooring down, need some ceiling work and final touch ups.

This is the view from the door to the bus barn. This hall will contain the new restrooms on your right, then hallway to science-art-ag wing to the left and end at the office area, front doors and bottom of the steps in academic wing. Second photo shows the restrooms in the main hall are nearing completion.

Finally the special education room is where the restrooms, cafeteria hallway and offices were located last year. Still a way to go by August 24th.

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CLAYTON COUNTY SHARES THOUGHT PROVOKING VIDEO

With graduation celebration time upon us, we hope all in the Midland district can take a few minutes to watch this you tube video that was created by Clayton County officials. We hope nothing like this ever happens here, we hope by sharing this video it might make someone stop and think before making a bad choice.

Party Your Life Away: Mannequin Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYBUHUVtxdg

Have a very safe summer 2017!

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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!




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS SEMESTER 2 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR



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STATE TRACK RESULTS INCLUDE SCHOOL RECORDS AND PERSONAL BEST

Congrats to our state track participants who did a great job representing themselves and their school last week:

Alex M 3rd in high jump set a personal best 6 feet 4 inches

Libby U 9th in shotput 36'5" and 16th in discus 104'8"

Jaelynn F broke 2 school records - 12th in 3000M 11:18; 16th in 1500M 5:09

Landon H 12th in 400M hurdles in 57 seconds

Emma Dusanek 15th in 400M in 1:02.78

Drew Jensen 17th in 400M in 1:03.30

4x400 Relay: Emma D, Taylor B, Kayla F, Drew J got 19th with 4:22

WAY TO GO GUYS/GALS! You did an AWESOME job of representing yourselves, your school, your family and community all season long!

Here are some photos from the fire truck send off held on Wednesday

Thanks to Lennie Miller for bringing the truck, and to Kellie Kelck for photos!

Good luck guys and gals!! Run fast, jump high, throw far on the blue oval at Drake!

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UPPENA FINISHES 7TH AT DRAKE RELAYS

Midland senior Liberty Uppena competed in the Drake Relays on Friday, April 28th and placed 7th with a throw of 39' 3.75". Way to go Libby!!! Keep working hard, a return trip to the state meet is still in your sites!

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

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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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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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2016-17 SCHOOL HELPFUL INFO

2016-17 MCSD Master Calendar

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!




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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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Good Stuff 2 Know9/19/2013 12:45:54 PM


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
106 West Webster St.
PO Box 109
Wyoming, IA 52362
Fax: 563-488-2253
Grades: 6-12

Contact: Webmaster

UPCOMING ITEMS
2017 Midland Volleyball Apparel- Order Form - available Aug 3-14, if questions contact Sheri Dosland

Football Shirts - https://ktforms.com/forms/10929 - if questions contact Casey Hack

IMPORTANT INFO

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

2017-18 Registration Fees - again this year we will need separate checks for these 3 categories: registration fees and laptop insurance, lunch accounts, athletic passes

2017-18 Bus Schedules

Grades 6-12 School Supply List

Grades PS-5 School Supply List

2017-18 Lunch Application

2017-18 Lunch Public Release

Activity Calendar 2017-2020

Tentative 2017-18 Midland Middle-High School Course Schedule

2017-18 Midland High School Course Registration Book

Midland Building Use Application

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

2017-18 All Sports Food Stand Sign Up - to sign up contact Michelle in the HS office via email or phone call. These are assigned on a first requested, first filled basis. If not signed up, a time will be assigned to the parents of ALL athletes.

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


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