Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS



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Upcoming Events:

Oct 16-20 - School Bus Safety Week - Thanks to our wonderful transportation staff who take such great car of our kids each and every day!

Oct 18 - 1:00 Dismissal

Oct 20 - End of 1st Quarter for Wyoming center - Remediation Day for grades 7-12

Oct 22-28 - Red Ribbon Week

Oct 24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8PM, Elementary parents are assigned conference times, Secondary parents can come any time during these hours

Oct 26 - 1:00 Dismissal

Oct 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences 1:30-8PM, Elementary parents are assigned conference times, Secondary parents can come any time during these hours

Oct 27 - NO SCHOOL

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BUCHHOLTZ EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT

Congratulations to Kim Buchholtz who was awarded a Educational Excellence Award by Upsilon State Organization Delta Kappa Gamma Society International! Thanks for your many years of service to Midland Community Schools!

Kim is employed by Midland schools as AD Secretary and paraprofessional but does so much more for us! She can be found each morning and noon punching meal tickets for students. She is our National Honor Society Sponsor. You can also find her at nearly every Midland event behind her camera. She shares her love of photography by creating online photo albums that students and parents can access and save or print her photos for free. We finally got Kim in FRONT of the camera. Keep up the good work Kim!

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary organization of women educators with over 77000 members in 18 countries worldwide. It promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education through seminars, workshops, conferences, scholarships, and publications of members research. DKG provides financial support to educators and education worldwide. Beta Nu Chapter recognized Kim with a State Educational Excellence Award for her educational contributions to Midland.

Thanks to Mrs. Antons for recommending Kim and coordinating this surprise for her!

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES OCTOBER 24 AND 26

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at Midland on Tuesday, October 24th from 4-8PM and Thursday, October 26th from 1:30-8PM.

October 26 we have a 1:00 dismissal and there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 27.

Here are the schedules for our shared staff members:

  • Miss Doll - Wyoming on 24th and OJ on 26th
  • Mr. Hack - Wyoming on 24th and OJ on 26th
  • Mr. Luensman - Wyoming on 24th and OJ on 26th
  • Ms. Ralson - OJ on 24th and Wyoming on 26th
  • The elementary building assigns conference times with teachers. Contact the office if you have any certain requests for scheduling.

    At the secondary building all teachers will be in the cafetorium and parents can come at a time that works best for you. You can talk to as many or few teachers as you desire. We just ask that you be courteous and wait your turn if other parents are talking to the teacher you need next. Quarter 1 report cards will be handed out at conferences.

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    GOLD GYM HAS OPENED

    The Gold Gym was opened and used for the first time at the volleyball game on October 10th!

    This will be our new competition gym for all varsity contests. It will hold approximately 200 more spectators than the other gym. There are ten rows of seats on the home side and six rows on the visitors side but they run completely from one end of the gym to the other. Home side is still the north side, where the bleachers say MIDLAND. South side is for visitors, where bleachers say EAGLES. We look forward to years of memories in this fine facility for our teams!

    The BLACK GYM, the old Eagle's Nest, will be used as needed when there are conflicts in the schedule or for middle school events.

    Home locker rooms are on the West end of the new gym. They are currently in use by our teams.

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    October 6 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

    Today the bleacher assemblers are hard at work. They tell us they should be completely assembled by the end of the weekend. Here is a look at the set in the cafetorium which will be used for musicals, plays, small productions, large student meetings, etc.

    Work on the stage continues. Today metal railings went up along the front steps.

    The exterior set of window and doors along the main gym enterance continued today.

    The offices behind the main office and entry area were getting drywall put up today.

    EXTERIOR WORK - October 5th

    This is the action going on outside today.

    The hole made in Washington Street to attach waterlines is filled back in. The crevise between the Bronson building and Little Eagles Daycare is being filled back in.

    This is the look at the south side of our building addition.

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    WALK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION AND INSERVICE - October 4th

    October 4th we had teacher inservice in the afternoon, here is what I found our staff and construction workers doing...

    In the main hallway, staff members were enroute to inservice meetings. Coaches were assembled in the AD's office. They said they were busy changing the world this particular afternoon.

    Discussion in the band room was based on language arts goals.

    In the library a technology meeting was being held. In the district office the ladies were making the most of quiet time and having a productive afternoon.

    The art room found wonderful creations on display with Miss Kelck deep in thought in the background. In the music room Ms. Ralson was taking advantage of some quiet time to work on her piano pieces.

    The ag room got a new plant tower. They are currently growing cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, kale and swiss chard. It has been very interesting watching these little seeds develop before our eyes into plants. We are excited to see what the final results will be.

    All classrooms have promethean boards for 21st century learning. They also have some standard white boards. Sorry folks, not a chalk board or piece of chalk to be found in this building!

    Here is the view from the new stage in the cafetorium. I found Mr. Wilson dreaming one day this week, thinking ahead to his yearly production which will take place on the new stage. The back stage area has steps and a lift.

    The new PE and visitors locker rooms are nearly ready for use. A peak inside finds nice modern lockerroom space!

    The academic wing had drywallers, mudders and painters working in many of the rooms. The theme colors which are carried out throughout the building of grey matters, gold, tangerine and teal are starting to make their mark on accent walls in a few rooms.

    The second floor special education room has a fresh coat of teal colored paint on the accent wall.

    The southern most classrooms on the second floor still need windows installed. The big space now has window dividers for several smaller windows. We can't wait to see the final product and have the building enclosed for warmth as cool weather approaches.

    The metal studs for divider walls have gone up in the office area, so we can now visualize spaces. Waiting on window panels to help enclose the building.

    The media center from the inside and out.

    Interior glass has been installed by the south gym entryway. The exterior layer of windows and doors are currently being installed. This first photo is a 6AM shot, the gold walls and industrial lighting is a welcoming sight from the dark morning.

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    CONSTRUCTION UPDATE SEPT 28

    Quite a bit of change has occurred since my last update. Since the last update, the new gymnasium is nearly complete. The floor has been installed, sanded, painted, sealed and waxed. Now that it is finished, the floor needs to sit for a week for the wax to fully seal. The bleachers for the floor are expected to be delivered on Monday October 2nd. Installation of the bleachers will begin on the 3rd with complete installation expected by the 9th. The bleachers for our cafetorium will also arrive with this shipment and those bleachers will be installed the week of the 9th. We expect to be able to use the new gymnasium the weekend of the 14th for the Tri-Rivers Volleyball Tournament. The cafetorium stage has a new front, new steps and new flooring. Some patchwork and fixing needs to occur on the plaster walls before the painting of the stage occurs. We are hoping that this will occur in early October. The PE locker rooms are now complete except for some base trim and locks for the entrance doors. The adjacent restrooms are nearly complete and should be available for students and patrons in early to mid-October.

    The new addition is beginning to take shape. The 2nd floor electrical is complete and the drywall has been hung. The drywall finishers have a large portion of the drywall taped and finished and the painters will begin painting rooms this week. Once the painting is done the acoustic ceiling tile will be hung with then doors and glass work to follow. Carpet will then be installed immediately following the ceiling work. Rough-in for the electrical is occurring on the 1st floor with drywall going up. We are hoping that the finishers can complete their work on the 2nd floor by the end of the week and start on the 1st floor. The terrazzo flooring will then be poured around the 5th of October. The work on the first floor will follow a similar step by step process as the 2nd floor. Siding continues to occur on the exterior of our facility. The water sewer has been installed and the excavating work to install the water lines begins this week.

    If you noticed, the glass on the south side of our facility has yet to be installed. CR Glass installed the wrong type of framing and also made some mistakes in measuring. The have made corrections and the new framing has arrived. They have begun the process of removing their initial mistake and installing the new framework. The glass should be arriving in early October so the final room on the 2nd level and also the south entrance to our new gymnasium can be completed.

    Once the classroom portion is completed it will be inspected and then the furniture company will arrive to install all of the new furniture. That process will take approximately a week. Please know that we meet weekly with the construction company to ensure the project continues to move along.

    If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to give me a call. Doug Tuetken, Superintendent 563-488-2292 x 1280

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    GENEROUS DONATION

    A huge thank you to the Becker Family for their generous donation! They have donated the scoreboard in the new gymnasium in honor of family members who have passed away. What a terrific way to show your support of Midland Schools!

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    PPF DONATION

    Special thank you to Judee Burmahl who donated two televisions to the Paul Petersen Fitness Center. What a generous donation, all of the users of the center will appreciate it! Thanks Judee!

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    THE CHANGING OF THE BOARD

    Thanks to the many Midland District patrons who took time out of their schedule to go to the polls and cast their vote! We had 380 voters or 15.4 percent of registered voters go to the polls. The great turnout for a school board only election shows that everyone is concerned about our school! Thanks to all eight candidates who ran for school board this year. We hope you will all continue your interest in our district.

    At their meeting on September 18th the outgoing board members were honored for their years of service. Keith Larson, Dawn Rupp and Roberta Rupp each served one term or four years. Board President Clay Pestka presented them with a certificate in honor of their service.

    Thank you for your fine service and dedication to our district!

    School Business Official Megan Frankfurt administers the Oath of Office to returning board member Nikki Rushford and new board members Derek Denniston and Travis Hansen. Absent was new board member Sarah Fishwild.

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    MIDLAND ATHLETES AND COACHES COMMENDED

    Midland received a letter from the Iowa High School Athletic Association dated August 25, 2017 commending our student athletes and coaches for not having any ejections during the 2016-17 school year. We were one of 165 schools to meet this criteria, which is 45 percent of the IHSAA membership.

    Iowa High School Athletic Association Letter

    Congratulations Eagles! Keep up the good work as we roll into the 2017-18 seasons!

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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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    CLAYTON COUNTY SHARES THOUGHT PROVOKING VIDEO

    We hope all students and parents 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




    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 Website

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    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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    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

    IMPORTANT INFO

    MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

    MMHS Map - Building, parking, driveway

    2017-18 Bus Schedules

    2017-18 Lunch Application

    Activity Calendar 2017-2020

    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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